Vauk House Press

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Vauk House Press publishes suspense writer Evan Cobb, genre writer Michael Canfield, with more surprises to come in 2012!

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Perfect Likeness
By Evan Cobb
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,650. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Even before Turner met Carmen, he doubted he could mask his dark obsessions beneath a quiet exterior much longer. Carmen: young, bold, breathtaking. Turner can't say he's never met a woman like her before; because he has. Years ago. Carmen has an obsession of her own, but she needs time. And money. Maybe she and Turner can help each other. All it takes is sex, betrayal, and murder.
Red Jacket: A Novel with a Superhero
By Michael Canfield
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,410. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
New York. Tough place for a young, black superhero to fight crime, pay rent, and have a love life. Tough enough, that is, even before the city's mightiest champions enter a transdimensional rift, answering a call-to-arms against alien invaders. Now it's up to Red Jacket and a handful of other "rear guardians" to save the world's greatest metropolis. Or die trying.
419 Memoirs & Other Strange Stories
By Michael Canfield
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,050. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Voyages to impossible pasts, bizarre futures, and skewed-but-recognizable versions of the present. Includes The Food Processor, Library Rules, They Get Away from You, Once Upon a Time At the Learning Annex, A Flavor of Quark, Whatever Happened to NinjaBaby?, The Whited Child, The Plastic Fruit Museum, and more. Plus two novel excerpts: Red Jacket, and Growing Up Zombie, and other extras.
Growing Up Zombie
By Michael Canfield
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
The last living, breathing resident of Harlen township discovers the perfect substance to repel the living dead. Too late to save his Grandpa, or even the town bully. Now he must set out on a desperate cross-country odyssey of survival and self-discovery. Where it leads, he can't say. But he does know he will learn to grow up in world of zombies. Or not grow up at all.
The Plastic Fruit Museum: A Short Novel
By Michael Canfield
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
From the time of a life-threatening accident in infancy, Glen had one obsession. His collection. It gives his life meaning. It *becomes* his life. He protects his obsession from all attempts to co-opt it, and him: parents, jealous rivals, even the only woman who ever loves him. Only one thing matters. But in the end, will obsession destroy Glen, or give him the peace he's never known?
Joe A. Clone
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,440. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Joe makes a great living warning about the dangers of cloning. Why? Because he knows all about the human cost of genetic experiments gone wild. He's one of the first. Now, after a lifetime spent believing one thing, he discovers a new truth that rocks his world. An undeniable truth that, if he summons the courage to face it, will change Joe, the world’s most famous clone, forever. Novelette.
Time Flies At Elsinore
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,130. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
On a dark night, in the deepest recesses of the castle, a prince plots his long awaited revenge....Or does he? Includes bonus story: "A Question of Authorship."
They Get Away From You
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
In the summer before 9/11, some many things are going right for Billy the superfan. The Mariners are in first place, and besides that, the All-Star game's about to be played in Seattle's beautiful new ballpark. Then Billy discovers, for the first time, he has a son. Bonus stories: “Library Rules”, “A Cold Day in Belgium”, “People with Earplugs”, and “The Odd Poem”.
Library Rules
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
At Philip's school everything comes with rules attached. Especially reading. The lelibrarian might think the system will simplify lives. They didn't count on Philip's love of books. Bonuses: This edition also includes 2 additional short stories and 2 flash stories: “They Get Away From You”, “A Cold Day in Belgium”, “People with Earplugs”, and “The Odd Poem”.
A Flavor of Quark
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
A truth-seeking physicist with a burning desire to expand human knowledge. A lab monkey struggling with a deadly disease. A few gold ions. These elements swirl together to make a quantum stew unlike any other. Every world has its creation myths. Even worlds yet to come. Includes bonus story: "Hour of the Snowflake."
We Have Capacity
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
When a guy’s got a job to do he does it. Even with nothing to sell. Literally nothing. Which kinda makes it tough. He does it even when he and the lovely young buyer across the table would both rather play games. Not mind games. Computer games. Makes it tougher. Failure? Not an option. This edition includes two bonus stories: "Transporter Technology", and "Second Season."
Transporter Technology
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,810. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
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Teleportation technology exists. Even if only one lone adventurer knows it. Even if everyone in the world thinks him crazy. Now, in the depths of forgotten corridors beneath - of all places - a bustling Las Vegas casino, he finds one last chance to prove it - though it means making the ultimate sacrifice himself. This edition also includes two bonus stories: "We Have Capacity", and "Second Season.
The Doppler Effect
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Morgan had a job. Not a career, but a job that allowed him to live his slice of life, anyway. Sometimes he even got to hang onto a little bit of his memory, which might or might not be why he found the silent woman at the far end of the platform so intriguing, and the instinct to approach her so irresistible. Includes bonus story: "The Van Winkle Attempt".
Think Of A Pink Ship
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Clay has a choice: give up his new job in Dallas, or get a divorce. Clay doesn't like thinking about the things that brought Molly and him to this point. Now, traversing the empty and terrifyingly beautiful southwestern badlands, he'll have to face not only an otherworldly invasion, but the darkest truth about himself. Includes bonus story "Solid House."
Solid House
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,610. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Harried, deeply-devoted husband Jesse would do anything to make his spirited, brilliant, and imaginative wife Chloe happy. And to keep her safe. Never easy, not even before -- out of thin air -- a mysterious house appears at the end of their dark, quiet road. A house that lives and breathes ... and beckons. A house with plans for Chloe all its own. Includes bonus story "Think of a Pink Ship."
Cure!
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
A Battle Royale in an broken-down TV studio stands between a local hero and the vaccine. Can he save himself? Will he have to sacrifice his humanity to do it? What about the girl he left behind? What about her baby? Tune in tonight. Television to die for. Or kill for. A story about how the world ends ... one choice at a time. Includes bonus story: "The Crossing."
Camerado
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
No one knew what the ambassador truly looked like; the Cameradi admitted to adapting their corporeal forms. Even the design of their communication satellites and shuttles were changed to conform with ours, by malleability in their chemistry. Nevertheless, the ambassador claimed kinship with her new hosts... Includes bonus story "Eleven Years".
Hour of the Snowflake
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,830. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Smith and his buddies. Four regular guys who like to hang out in their favorite bar, talk smack, and avoid going home to their problems and fantasize about the waitress. Predictable. That's how they like it. Tonight, during a storm unlike any other, everything will change. Smith will discover a reality only as permanent as a snowflake. Also includes a bonus short story: "A Flavor of Quark."
The Language of Monsters
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Alien? Devil? Even the creature itself doesn't know its origin. But it knows what it wants. A place in the cosmos. If can learn the language — language in the deepest sense — of prisoners, of guards, of the guilty, of the innocent, but most importantly, of the man from the CIA — the one human who believes—then now, after millennia it might find a way to live, and a home. Short story.
Whatever Happened to NinjaBaby?
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
The greatest pint-sized action star in the world. As "Ninja Baby," he gave everything for his career. Genetic-modification, nano re-engineering, plastic surgery. All part of the fame game. Now, for the first time, he tells his own story -- in his own words -- for a last shot at the prize that's always eluded him -- redemption. Includes a bonus story: "Landing Day".
The Mushroom King
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Outcast on a desolate world, Jonny holds the key to survival for his fellow banished rejects, Now he must seize this last chance to redeem himself, and and find a way to coexist with the indigenous intelligence, before the aliens decide the humans represent a threat too dangerous to abide, and snuff them out. A novelette about a desperate struggle for existence on a strange new world.
Citadel Ninety-Nine: A High Fantasy Short Novel
By Michael Canfield
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
The legion had conquered 98 walled cities without a single setback. No force in the lower world could oppose the Commander’s Legion. The Commander was a god. So what's one city more? A dark epic of doomed heroes and world-shattering battles. An homage to classic fantasy - with a real-world tinge. Extra: this edition also includes a bonus fantasy story, "The Common Knight."
Landing Day
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
On any given day you fight and you live or you fight and you die. Tom embraces that world, even if others don't. If others get hurt, then they get hurt. It happens. Even on the day the human race make first contact. Even on Landing Day. A hardboiled crime story, or a sense-of-wonder sci-fi tale? Maybe both. Includes bonus story: "Whatever Happened To NinjaBaby?"
Attack of the 50 Ft. Cosmonaut: A Retro Sci-Fi Short Novel
By Michael Canfield
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
The Berlin Wall comes down, but out in the Nevada desert, it's another weekend night; a carload of wild teens gives the big-bellied sheriff another headache. Especially Jack, whose patrolman father died out on the nuclear test range back in the early sixties. Died under mysterious circumstances. The hills had glowed green back that night too. With bonus story,"The Soft Invasions."
The Food Processor: A Twisted Fairy Tale
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
They wanted to make things. Wanted tools for their birthday. They didn't get them. Mother and Father don't like it, but the boys improvise. A chilling and bizarre twisted fairy tale. A short story like nothing else you've ever read. Really. Bonus Story: "Wednesday."
The Crossing
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
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Only Vincente braved the outside. Fear gripped the city, gripped even him, and rats roamed the streets. But he fought on when the others wouldn't. When they had given up. He knew he'd do better on his own: without Mama, the Colonel, or even Laura to slow him down. But would they be better without him? Includes bonus story: "Cure!"
Wednesday
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,960. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Short story. Late one fine mid-week morning half the world disappears. Done, over, finished. As in forever. Ben? Got anything to say for yourself? Plus bonus story: "The Food Processor."
Once Upon A Time...At The Learning Annex
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,870. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
He came from nowhere, footing across sand and brush, to confront a parking lot and an Edge City. He made his way through parked cars, cheroot dangling between scarred lips. He removed his hat to wipe the sweat; his heavy brow still cast shadow over dark eyes. The creases surrounding his mustache cut like canyons. How tall? Tree tall. Includes bonus stories: "Kank's Last Breath" and "Borges, Yo!"
Super-Villains
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,230. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
In Excelsior City trouble finds everybody. Lang Lofton's busy managing his media empire atop the Kryse Building and roaming the night as a masked vigilante. He's got an new problem too: no villains left to defeat. Until his arch-enemy Archetype goes free. And just as the Venus Diamond goes on display at the Supernatural Wonders Museum. Then a deadly new player appears. Coincidence? No.
The Whited Child
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
Men feared wolves. They feared disease, they feared the unknown. They feared the White Mountains. When a plagues comes down off the mountain and grips one of them, even a child, they cast the child out. Then all they have to fear is the retribution of Bad Pete. A dark fantasy short story of the far future. Includes bonus story: "Ship of Salt".
Peas and Carrots
By Michael Canfield
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2010 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction
A girl, a boy, and a villain. One busy waiter, and one crowded Vienna café. Hundreds of performances, always ending the same. Until now. If - just if - Sam can find the courage to step beyond the script. To win her heart, Sam will have to take on the most difficult role of his career. Himself. Includes Bonus Story: "The Woods Wife".


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  • My Socks Rolled Down on Jan. 18, 2011
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    Another winning story from this prolific writer. The premise here is quirky and engaging, an interesting variation on the genre that might be called "domestic magic." Maybe. It's a funny story that takes a clever and inevitable, though unexpected, turn. If you're tired of the same-old same-old in contemporary fantasy stories, check out this weird and wonderful little gem.