KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.


THE COLD KISS By John Rector

Imagine you're alone in an art house cinema. Just as you take your seat a movie snaps on with a loud disturbing clatter. No coming attractions, no fanfare. Within moments you're riveted by characters trapped in a vortex of icy desolation and desperation. This is the old school spiral down, slippery noir I've been searching for... THE COLD KISS. Buy it and read it. I didn't breathe until page 184. Seriously.