In this dark and gritty collection--featuring short stories from Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, Kevin J. Anderson, and Rob Thurman--nothing is as simple as black and white, light and dark, good and evil.. Unfortunately, that's exactly what makes it so easy to cross the line. In #1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher's Cold Case, Molly Carpenter--Harry Dresden's apprentice-turned-Winter Lady--must collect a tribute from a remote Fae colony and discovers that even if you're a good girl, sometimes you have to be bad... New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire's Sleepover finds half-succubus Elsie Harrington kidnapped by a group of desperate teenage boys. Not for anything -weird.- They just need her to rescue a little girl from the boogeyman. No biggie. In New York Times bestselling Kevin J. Anderson's Eye of Newt, Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble's latest client is a panicky lizard missing an eye who thinks someone wants him dead. But the truth is that someone only wants him for a very special dinner... And New York Times bestselling author Rob Thurman's infernally heroic Caliban Leandros takes a trip down memory lane as he deals wih some overdue--and nightmarish--vengeance involving some quite nasty Impossible Monsters. ALSO INCLUDES STORIES BYTanya Huff * Kat Richardson * Jim C. Hines * Anton Strout * Lucy A. Snyder * Kristine Kathryn Rusch * Erik Scott de Bie *
#1 New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher turned to writing as a career because anything else probably would have driven him insane. He lives mostly inside his own head so that he can write down the conversation of his imaginary friends, but his head can generally be found in Independence, Missouri. Kerrie L. Hughes has edited thirteen anthologies in addition to Shadowed Souls, including Maiden Matron Crone, Children of Magic, Fellowship Fantastic, and Dimension Next Door.