Short Fiction

Anthologies and short story collections featuring work by 

Adele Cosgrove-Bray 

City Stories: Tales of Modern Liverpool

Edited by Adele Cosgrove-Bray

Published: November 2013

Love, terror and 21st century life! From the heart of cosmopolitan Liverpool come nine thrilling views of modern living. Blood-drinkers, killers and secrets. Old sorrows and new beginnings. The light and dark of human life set against the glittering backdrop of a reinvigorated city. City Stories. Tales of life today.

Featuring fiction  and poetry by: Tim Hulme; William R Jones; Caroline Hubbard;
Andy Siddle; Jason Barney; Jack Horne; Adele Cosgrove-Bray.

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ISBN: 9781310916939

Message from the Great Rainbow
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Published:  December 2012

 "Little sister, let me tell you this story. I know your days are busy
and your life full of important things.
I promise not to delay you for long.

"It is a simple story. It came to me last night in my dreams, and its beauty impressed itself upon my mind so strongly that when I woke, still hearing these words echo through me, I remembered you and sought a way to share it...."

So begins this enchanting account of a mystical journey.
ISBN: 9781301639526
             ASIN:  B00ARXMUNA (for Kindle)            

Seaside Stories
Edited by Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Published: October 2012

Romance, heartache, treachery and death!
Eighteen stories and poems inspired by the sea, from a group of imaginative writers
who live on the Wirral peninsula in England.
Featuring fiction and poetry by:  Tim Hulme ; Andy Siddle; Adele Cosgrove-Bray;
Peter Caton; Nikki Bennett; Ruth Ann Titley.
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ISBN: 9781301150069
Quiet Lives
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Published by Amazon Shorts: February 2008
2nd Edition: May 2012

All her life, Dawn has been told she isn't beautiful.
Armajeet refuses to compromise when her lover lacks bite.
The generation gap provides a meditation on family life.
 And the witch who welcomes a door-to-door salesman grants an unexpected gift.

Appearances can be deceptive…and nothing is as it seems
in these four short stories of womens' lives:-
Beautiful; Dear Harry; The Four Seasons; and Mirror.

ISBN: 9781476010632
ASIN: B0081P81QG (for Kindle)

A Wirral Otherkin Trilogy
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Published by Amazon Shorts : July 2007
2nd Edition: April 2012

Three short stories of selkies and faeries.
Encounter the notorious fae of Caldy Hill.
Meet the secretive selkies who swim beyond Hilbre Island
then walk on land in human form.
Discover the magic of Wirral in these enchanting dark fantasy tales.

Includes: Frog, New Year's Day, and Swap.
ISBN: 9781476028736
ASIN: B007YFRI9U (for Kindle)
The Karens
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Published: March 2012

Karen's clones built a perfect world - and then they created Karsen...
Can we overcome the prejudice between natural-born people and regenerated clones?
The Karens is a satirical look at gender politics, DNA cloning and the human condition.

ISBN: 9781476066554
ASIN: B007JASKRY (for Kindle)

Dark Tides
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Published: October 2011

Nightmares from ancient myths glide through our modern world.
When selkies, faeries, old gods and young mortals
rub shoulders, tensions quickly flare.
Terrifying watchers, devious lovers, mischief makers, dangerous business partners
- you will meet them all in the thirteen stories and one poem found in Dark Tides.
ISBN: 9781466052024
ASIN: B0069U96C8 (for Kindle)

Spanish Jones
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray
Published: October 2011

 Pirates, selkies and witches battle to survive!
When Charlie Porter makes a deal with Spanish Jones, he ensnares the Porter family
in a vicious centuries-long feud.
Set on the ruggedly beautiful Hilbre Island in the Dee Estuary, history and folklore blend
to create a magically atmospheric tale.
ISBN: 9781466083448
ASIN: B0069OQ1QI (for Kindle)
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray, featured in the Barren Worlds anthology
Edited by Eric T Reynolds, Adam Nakama and Rob Darnell
Published by Hadley Rille Books, July 2008
A beautiful androgynous crew who fly over a post-apocalyptic Earth
 - but is this the future or an echo of a distant past?
ISBN: 9780978514822

Old World Magic
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray, featured in the Ruins Metropolis anthology
Edited by Eric T Reynolds and Rose Reynolds
Published by Hadley Rille Books, June 2008

A trip to her local New Age store brings Tracy into conflict with the notorious Caldy fae!
ISBN: 9780978514891
ASIN: B006HOPR5G (for Kindle)

Seagull Inn
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray, featured in the Ruins Terra anthology
Edited by Eric T Reynolds
Published by Hadley Rille Books, September 2007

A ghost story set on the historically-colourful Hilbre Island, in the Dee Estuary.
 This tale introduces Rowan, from the Artisan-Sorcerer series.
ISBN: 9780978514853
ASIN: B006FR02I2 (for Kindle) 

The Club
by Adele Cosgrove-Bray, featured in Dark of the Night: An Anthology of Shadows
Edited by Corvis Nocturnum
Published by Dark Moon Press, October 2006

A disturbing tale of vampire subculture is unveiled in The Club,
which introduces Jason, who features in the Artisan-Sorcerer series.

ISBN: 9781430309154