Words to Die By by William Holden

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Delve into the darker side of human nature with these sixteen stories by William Holden. As darkness enters the mind through revenge, jealousy, paranoia, or the uncanny operations of a supernatural force, these stories lead you onto new heights of fear… and arousal. In "Felonious Behavior," Jack Stevens takes matters into his own hands when the police can't or won't do anything about the driver who ran him down. In "The Other Man," a sex doll named Joey finds life through jealousy over his owner’s new boyfriend. "Fear #2 – Hierophobia, The Fear of Priests" tells of Gian, who returns home to confront his childhood fear—only to find that the priest who once terrified him isn't human, and his destiny is to follow in the priest’s dark footsteps. The human mind is fragile. How much fear one person can handle depends on how deep the darkness runs.

About William Holden

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William Holden has published more than forty stories of erotica, horror, fictional history, and romance. His short story, "Words to Die By," was a finalist in the 2010 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. His first book, A Twist of Grimm (Lethe Press), was a finalist for the 2011 Lambda Literary Award. William has also written encyclopedia articles on the history of gay and lesbian fiction and has authored five bibliographies for the GLBT Round Table of the American Library Association. He is co-founder and co-editor of Out in Print: Queer Book Reviews at www.outinprint.net After 23 years as a corporate accountant, William decided to pursue a more forgiving career. In 2004, he obtained his Masters in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. A native of Detroit, William now lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his partner, Mark Jordan.
Published February 29, 2012 by Bold Strokes Books. 264 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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