Today is release day for Contact, the 5th in the Gothika series! Each book in the series has novellas with a particular monsterish theme. This time we have aliens. Just in time for Halloween!
In this volume, we present novellas by F.E. Feeley, Jr., Jamie Fessenden, B.G. Thomas, and me. Mine is called “Refugee.” Here’s the blurb:
When World War II ended and army medic Walter Clark returned to Chicago, he discovered that although home remained the same, he had changed. Unable to fit comfortably into his old life, he spent a year gradually making his way west. Now he’s gone as far as he can—the shore of the Pacific—but old memories make ocean views intolerable. He turns inland and finds himself in the hidden hamlet of Kiteeshaa, Oregon, where the locals are surprisingly friendly and the café serves food exactly like his grandmother used to make.
Martin Wright runs the Kitee Motor Court Inn and offers Walter a place to stay for a few nights. Later, Martin offers him a great deal more. But while Martin is a delight, he also harbors secrets—and there’s something not quite right about Kiteeshaa. No matter how far the two men have traveled, they can’t run away from their pasts.
I’ve had such fun writing the stories in this series, and I’m proud to be in such excellent writing company. I think you’ll really enjoy this volume.
Oh, and you don’t have to read the volumes in any particular order because the stories aren’t related. So you can pick and choose which sorts of creatures you’re in the mood for.