This week’s offering is three videos of classic fantasy reads. We hope you’ll enjoy them all. If you are interested in the books, they can be purchased via the links provided.

If you are an author and would like to participate in one of these series, please visit the eSpec Books Author Reading Series Facebook page for details.

The eSpec Books Author Reading Series

Misty Massey reading an excerpt from her story “Faerie Wrangler” from The Weird Wild West, edited by Misty Massey, Emily Lavin Leverett, and Margaret S. McGraw.

The untamed frontier is a challenge, a test of character, a proving ground for the soul. It’s a place where pioneers rewrite their future, or end their days…for better or worse. In the spirit of Bret Maverick, Cat Ballou, Kwai Chang Caine, and James West, The Weird Wild West blends western grit with the magical and mysterious unknown that waits beyond the next horizon.

With thrilling stories by Jonathan Maberry, Gail Z. Martin and Larry N. Martin, John G. Hartness, RS Belcher, Diana Pharaoh Francis, Misty Massey, James R. Tuck, Robert E. Waters, David Sherman, Tonia Brown, Liz Colter, Scott Hungerford, Frances Rowat, Ken Schrader, Bryan C.P. Steele, Wendy N. Wagner, and a bonus story by New York Times bestselling-author Faith Hunter, you’ve hit the Mother Lode!

About the Author

Misty Massey is the author of Mad Kestrel, a rollicking adventure of magic on the high seas, and the long-awaited sequel, Kestrel’s Dance. She is an acquisitions editor for LoreSeekers Press, co-editor of The Weird Wild West and Lawless Lands: Tales of the Weird Frontier, and she’s working on a series of Shadow Council novellas for Falstaff Press featuring the famous gunslinger Doc Holliday.

When she’s not writing, Misty studies and performs Middle Eastern dance. She’s a sucker for good sushi, African coffee, and the darkest rum she can find. You can keep up with Misty at, and on Facebook and Twitter.

The eSpec Guest Author Reading Series

Gordon Linzner reads an excerpt of his classic short story Malison on 35th Street, from the anthology Violent Legends, edited by Joey Froelich.

Jess Barry reading “Guardian Angel” from The Angel Cat Collection, edited by Jess Barry.

The Angel Cat Collection features all kinds of felines: magical, space-faring, piratical–even one with two tails. Ferociously loyal and protective, these most regal fur-fluffs reign supreme and never fail to look out for their families. The only thing they do better is wreak havoc, and make mischief and mayhem.

About the Author

Novelist and short-story writer Jess Barry loves old architecture, live theater (especially musicals), and astronomy and aerospace news. She studied journalism and German and worked as a technical translator. Her mystery/romance novel Masquerade plays out against a musical theater background. She co-wrote the Viking-era historical The Last Abbot of Linn Duachaill and is currently working on the sequel. The Angel Cat Collection she edited includes her stories “Guardian Angel”, “Ninja Angel”, and “Mischievous Angel.” She wrote two Civil War-era tales “The Crafty Corsair” and “The Rescue” in the Lady Pirates series. For updates on upcoming works please visit

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