Tales of Monstrosity Wins Multiple Awards

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The Outstanding Creator Awards winners were announced and “Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths, and Miscreants” won multiple awards, including ranking #7 in the top 25 fiction books of the year. Congratulations to all of the authors!


1st Place
Outstanding Creator Award for Short-Stories / Anthologies / Collections
Outstanding Creator Award for Myths & Legends / Fairy Tales / Mythical Creatures / Cryptids
Outstanding Creator Award for Fantasy
Outstanding Creator Award for Horror


2nd Place
Outstanding Creator Award for Best Fiction Book of Clash of Champions 2023

7th Place of Top 25 Fiction Books of 2023

Honorable Mention
Outstanding Creator Award for “Best Character” – F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald
Outstanding Creator Award for “Best Villain” – El Cucuy and the Jersey Devil
Outstanding Creator Award for “Hottest Character” – Elena
Outstanding Creator Award for “Best Dynamic Duo” – Elena & Ned

“Dive into the world of the unknown and explore the monsters lurking in the shadows with Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths, and Miscreants. This anthology features a diverse group of award-winning veteran and emerging authors challenged to break away from the usual vampire and werewolf tales and bring to light lesser known myths and legends. From gnomes to gorgons, gargoyles to El Cucuy, these stories run the gamut of genres, from urban fantasy to horror and beyond. As a bonus, enjoy the behind-the-scenes peek at the creative process through personal author articles. Don’t miss this monstrously fun collection of unique and twisted tales.”

Guest On… Super Geeked Up: Best Dragon Characters and Companions, Dragon Games, Dragon Authors!

Had a great time being a guest on Super Geeked Up with my fellow “Dragons of a Different Tail” authors J.C. Mastro and Sophia DeSensi! Hosts Jeff Burns and Francis Fernandez are also authors of the anthology, so we had a lot of fun things to say about the book. Plus, we “chat the best dragon characters and companions and play super-geeky dragon games!” Don’t forget, you can pick up a copy of the anthology at – https://books2read.com/dragonstail

Release Day! DRAGONS OF A DIFFERENT TAIL

It’s dragon week!!!

Today our anthology, “Dragons of a Different Tail: 17 Unusual Dragon Tales,” was released in ebook format. Click this link to find it at your favorite online store – https://books2read.com/dragonstail

In the next couple of weeks, the paperback version will also be available. So watch for that to pop up on Amazon or Barnes & Noble if print is more your jam.

I am very proud of the great stories in this anthology and want to thank all of the authors for taking a chance on my slightly unusual project.

“Eighteen award-winning, veteran, and emerging authors bring you seventeen unique dragon tales that defy tradition. Winged serpents as large as continents, as well as those tiny enough to perch on the fingertip of a young girl. Dragons who inhabit the Wild West, Victorian London, Brooklyn, and a post-apocalyptic Earth. Scaly beasts who fight in the boxing ring, celebrate Christmas, and conquer the vast void of outer space. There are rockstars who meddle with dragon magic, clever and conniving shapeshifters, and powerfully exotic hybrids. Science fiction, urban fantasy, mystery, western, epic fantasy, YA fantasy…no matter the setting or the genre—here be dragons!”

Interview… “Author Interview with Marx Pyle on his Kindle Vella Obsidian Monsters, and Upcoming Anthology Dragons of a Different Tail”

This was a fun interview I recently did. I chatted with author J.J. Gonzalez about Obsidian Monsters and the upcoming anthology, Dragons of a Different Tail: 17 Unusual Dragon Tales. https://storiesbyjj.com/author-interview-with-marx-pyle

Marx Pyle is one busy author! While he has his exciting urban fantasy, Obsidian Monsters, on Kindle Vella going, he also is releasing a new anthology Dragons of a Different Tail17 Unusual Dragon Tales, where he is working with numerous authors to bring readers unique dragon stories in every scenario!

Cover Reveal! Dragons of a Different Tail

Awesome cover by the talented Shayne Leighton.

Cover reveal time!!! This amazing cover was created by Shayne Leighton (www.parliamenthousepress.com) for our dragon anthology.

“Dragon of a Different Tail: 17 Unusual Dragon Tales” will be out November 29th!

You can preorder the book at – https://books2read.com/dragonstail

LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN Book Launch Online Event

Want to read my new science fiction comedy short story, “The First Contact Handbook”? Want to see me actually read the story (and also take part reading a play)? Want to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society?

Then mark your calendars for July 24 and 25. You can buy tickets for all of the above and much more at the LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN Book Launch online event. The launch will include write-ins, pre-recorded reading panels, some live panels, raffles, and lots of other fun stuff. A ticket even gets you a copy of the paperback edition of the anthology, with free shipping in the United States!

Click the link to buy a ticket: https://hopin.com/events/like-sunshine-after-rain-book-launch

Short story in upcoming anthology!

Cover Reveal! I am very proud to have a short story in this amazing anthology, LIKE SUNSHINE AFTER RAIN. It is packed with short stories, poems, and essays. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please consider pre-ordering a copy. You can find more information at: http://rawdogscreaming.com/cover-reveal-like-sunshine-after-rain/