Werewolves rule the night in urban fantasy, but everyone knows there are other were-creatures out there just as dangerous and deadly, if not as common, each with their own issues as they struggle to fit into—or prey upon—society. What about the were-goats? The were-crows and were-wasps? Here are seventeen stories of urban fantasy by today’s leading science fiction and fantasy authors that introduce you to some of those other were-creatures, the ones hiding in the dark background shadows, waiting to bite. Join Seanan McGuire, Ashley McConnell, Susan Jett, Eliora Smith, David B. Coe, April Steenburgh, Gini Koch, Mike Barretta, Elizabeth Kite, Danielle Ackley-McPhail, Jean Marie Ward, Katharine Kerr, Sarah Brand, Anneliese Belmond, Faith Hunter, Patricia Bray, and Phyllis Ames as they take you into the hidden corners of our world to see some lesser known were-creatures. You may want to bring along some silver … just in case.

Interior Design (ebook): April Steenburgh
Cover Design by C. Lennox
Cover Art “Were-” by Justin Adams

Introduction copyright © 2016 by Joshua Palmatier
“Best In Show” copyright © 2016 by Seanan McGuire
“We Dig” copyright © 2016 by Ashley McConnell
“Eyes Like Pearls” copyright © 2016 by Susan Jett
“Among the Grapevines, Growing” copyright © 2016 by Eliora Smith
“A Party For Bailey” copyright © 2016 by David B. Coe
“Cry Murder” copyright © 2016 by April Steenburgh
“Missy the Were-Pomeranian vs the Masters of Mediocre Doom” copyright © 2016 by Jeanne Cook
“Paper Wasp” copyright © 2016 by Mike Barretta
“Point Five” copyright © 2016 by Elizabeth Kite
“The Promise of Death” copyright © 2016 by Danielle Ackley-McPhail
“The Five Bean Solution” copyright © 2016 by Jean Marie Ward
“Witness Report” copyright © 2016 by Katharine Kerr
“Attack of the Were-Zombie Friendship With Benefits” copyright © 2016 by Sarah Brand
“The Whale” copyright © 2016 by Anneliese Belmond
“Anzu, Duba, Beast” copyright © 2016 by Faith Hunter
“Shiftr” copyright © 2016 by Patricia Bray
“Sniff For Your Life” copyright © 2016 by Phyllis Irene Radford

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

Kickstarter Edition Printing, July 2016
First Printing, August 2016

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ISBN-10: 1940709105
ISBN-13: 978-1940709109
eISBN-10: 1940709113
eISBN-13: 978-1940709116

Copyright © 2016 Patricia Bray, Joshua Palmatier, and Zombies Need Brains LLC

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Electronic version by Baen Books