“Red Dogs” is out now. Part of the first Valentines Heat anthology.

No, I didn’t die. However, I did write a story. No, it’s not a novel. However, it is a Zero Dog story.

ValentineHeat-I-200x300“Red Dogs” by Keith Melton

The Zero Dog Mission Series

Mercenary pyromancer Andrea Walker has just saved the world from bloodthirsty hagworms and is late for her Valentine’s date with Jake. Until she hears that Jake has already left her house…with her

That blurb is shorter than usual because it is a short piece and because there are three other great stories involved. I’ll go ahead and reveal that “Red Dogs” involves both Valentine’s Day and doppelgangers. And action! And humor! And creepy antique shops! And the word “and” used a grand total of five-hundred and six times.

Here are the blurbs for the others in the anthology:

“Heart’s Pride” by Ally Shields

The Guardian Witch Series

When their wedding is ruined by a werepanther attack, Katrina is left hospitalized and Blane is just…gone. But when he finally finds his way back to Riverdale, he learns he’s not the only one who’s been tracking Katrina…

My comments: If you like urban fantasy like Kim Harrison’s The Hollows, give the Guardian Witch series a go. The first book is Awakening the Fire, and the main character is a fire witch. And you can’t go wrong with a fire witch.

“Lost Soul, Lost Love” by Nessie Strange

The Living Dead World Series

It’s Jen MacLellan’s first trip back to earth as a new reaper, and Mardi Gras is in full swing. When she happens upon Chip, a partier stuck in a perpetual 1983, Jen decides to help him find the woman he loves so he can move on. Assuming all goes well when he finds her…

My Comments:  Living Dead Girl has been on my to-read list for awhile. I love the cover and find the concept intriguing.

“V-Day” by CL Bledsoe

The Necro-Files Series

Daisy and her friends think going to a frat party on Valentine’s Day will be a fun, not-at-all-desperate Girls Night Out. What they don’t expect is to have Delilah’s succubus pheromones accidentally set off the apocalypse…

My Comments: I read the first Necro-Files book and laughed my ass off. Loved it. I have the second one in the queue. Looking forward to reading this short.

You can pick up a digital copy of Valentines Heat I here:

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