By Aiden Merchant
Release: September 13, 2019
Formats: Pocket Paperback, Trade Paperback (w/ bonus sneak preview), eBook
BROKEN BOTTLES // APPROX. 1,800 WORDS // SHORT STORY // CRIME
TWITCH // APPROX. 6,700 WORDS // SHORT STORY // SCIENCE-FICTION
THE MAN INSIDE MY HEAD // APPROX. 10,100 WORDS // NOVELETTE // DRAMA
KILLING TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE // APPROX. 11,300 WORDS // NOVELETTE // CRIME
PRISONER // APPROX. 4,800 WORDS // SHORT STORY // SCIENCE-FICTION
THE CLIMBING SKIES: THE HEL`TRIS MOUNTAINS // APPROX. 16,000 WORDS // NOVELETTE // FANTASY
TAKING THE WORLD BY BLOOD // APPROX. 26,100 WORDS // NOVELLA // HORROR, SUSPENSE
A strip club owner decides it’s time to take out the trash when one of his regulars makes a bad name for himself amongst the girls.
An alcoholic struggling with his sobriety begins to lose track of himself more and more frequently in lapses of darkness.
An unstable girl with numerous identities sets out with an unsuspecting man up the east coast, her thirst for blood ever present.
Featuring seven stories primarily written between 2013-2016, Kill for Them collects the entries that barely missed the cut for Dead As Soon As Born. Of this assortment, three are short stories, three are novelettes, and one is a novella. The genres span crime, drama, science-fiction, fantasy, and horror.
“The Hel`tris Mountains” marks the start of an upcoming series, titled The Climbing Skies.
Gina Charter also reappears in this collection, in “Killing Two Birds with One Stone.” Here, you will see Gina in her early days ruling Lydia’s Shadow, at the height of her criminal rise.
There’s also a shared universe to be found in Kill for Them; both “Twitch” and “Prisoner” deal in the existence of SSC facilities, and their imprisonment of the supernatural and different.ARC Request
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“…one hell of a short story collection!” – Ashley Daviau (Goodreads)
“…no letdown…Merchant winds his way through a few different genres.” – Steve Stred (author of The Stranger)
“This little collection of stories has it all…Merchant does an incredible job of dabbling in several genres and creating effective, memorable stories in each one, demonstrating his skill as a versatile writer.” – Keely Fuse (Goodreads)
“The balance between each story is perfect and well thought out, evoking emotion with darkness and quirkiness.” – Lee Anderson (Goodreads)
“…the storytelling was out of this world…I think I have found one of my new favorite authors.” – Lizeth Alatorre (Goodreads)
“It’s impossible to assign one specific genre to Merchant’s writing; there is something for everyone.” – Lauren Dunn (Goodreads)
“…I wasn’t ready to leave those characters. I know, I’m greedy.” – Terri (Instragram)