Black Dog Short Stories III ~ Cover art & Desi by AidanaWillowRaven ()
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I'm loving that I have a new cover and design to show off for Rachel Neumeier's latest release in the Black Dog world of fiction, Black Dog Short Stories III.
Like the other BDSS collections, it's a gathering of four, short fiction stories for the ebook version and eight stories (I & II, then it will be III & IV) for the print versions. I know it's kinda normal to think your latest work is the best yet, I think in this case, I really mean it... lol
Originally, the plans for the visual to represent the third (& fourth) Black Dog collection of shorts wasn't going to feature the namesake figure at all. However, I talked Rachel into letting me include him discreetly, and I'm so glad I did, because my mind SAW & KNEW he was prowling just out of view long before Rachel said yes. I may be getting a little attached to this series, lol. Ya think?
My favorite part of the scene? Hard to say with this one because I love sunsets, graveyards, and creepy trees, but this time, it's probably the CAR...
I'm not a big car person, but there is something about the classic, muscle cars that make my head turn every time. Maybe it's because my first car was an old, fully-manual Mustang. I still wish I had that car, too. But if I had my pick, it would be the red baby on this cover (1971 Hemi Cuda), for sure! (Sorry old, blue Mustang).
Blurbs for the four stories in BDSS III:
Baptism by Fire
If you've read SHADOW TWIN, you may be wondering what Cassie wasn't telling Miguel during their text exchanges. It turns out that while Miguel and the rest dealt with disaster out west, quite a lot was going on back home ...
Something near Dimilioc is killing livestock and leaving strange tracks. It's probably not Bigfoot ... but it might be something even more surprising, and much scarier.
A year ago, Thaddeus chose to spare the life of a young black dog kid in Chicago -- he even invited the boy to make his way to Dimilioc. It was a memorable incident. Certainly for the kid, who did not forget about that invitation.
Errand of Mercy
Ezekiel never makes friends with anyone. Certainly not outside Dimilioc. Yet an unexpected call for help sparks an equally unexpected urge to go far out his way to lend a hand ...
Keep track of familiar characters and get to know new ones in the latest Black Dog collection!
I know the print version won't be ready for a while, so the titles for BDSS IV aren't available yet, but I wanted to show off the full scene. Don't wait for collection IV, though, when III is available now in ebook!
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Onto wrapping up the next book :-D
Until next time ...