Step On ...
Single Author Collection
Author Laura Baumbach
ISBN# 978-1-944-770228(print) $14.99
Release Date May 2016
Length: (*) 65,000 words
Heat Rating: Graphic
Categories: Contemporary
Available At: Amazon.com (print)

Step On...over to the dark side of life. Or is it death?

This is a single author collection of some of my paranormal short stories pulled together from other out-of-print anthologies. There are no new stories in this collection, just time-worn, in some cases award-winning, shorts.

Ghost, werewolves and vampires inhabit the world I live in. At least, in my creative mind. This collection features one of my favorite stories, Dark Side of the Moon. It features a young man, rent boy turned vampire, who is suffering the effects of a traumatic injury. As a trauma nurse, I believe not all injuries heal instantly, not even for vampires. There are consequences. I like writing about challenges my characters have to deal with. How often do you get a vampire who ultimately discovers he needs a werewolf?

Dark Side of the Moon - Recovering from a near fatal injury, vampire Harley Scott just wants some peace, quiet and a long night filled with darkness. The wilds of icy Canada sounds like the best place to make that happen-- if he can make it past blizzards, werewolves, and -- oh, yeah, a death squad of fellow vampires on his trail.

Soul Desire - Can passion reach past the grave? Does the urge for love or justice live beyond the physical existence? Mason Everett gets the unfortunate chance to find out.

Shadows in Time - Trying to avoid ruin and disgrace, young naive Neal Clifton, wealthy heir to a sizable Boston family fortune faces the illicit and dangerous complication of his first affair with man - a scheming,unscrupulous man with influence and power that reaches beyond the grave. Neal vows to never give into his own unnatural desires again but finds his only hope for escape in the hands (and arms) of stoic silversmith, Peter Wade.