Prey For Day (And Other Stories)

ABOUT Joss L. Riley

Joss L. Riley
Joss L. Riley lives in Connecticut. Growing up in New England, Joss developed a love/hate relationship with the seasons, but decided to tolerate the winters for the sake of hot chocolate. Joss writes stories in the fantasy, sci-fi, and horror genres. Her next book will be 'LifeHackers'. S More...



Supernatural beings living amongst humans. Vengeful angels. Worlds with no hope. 'Prey For Day and Other Stories' is a collection of four spine-tingling and thought-provoking tales. In this debut publication, Joss introduces you to four of her bravest characters as they face uncertainty and doom.

Born a vampire in a world where supernaturals no longer have to hide their existence, Eva lives with a secret dangerous enough to threaten the tenuous balance between her kind and humanity in the title story, 'Prey For Day'.

In 'The Dreadful Death of Dark Midnight', be careful what you pray for. The angels of the Black Paternoster may be listening.

Take a glimpse into bleak futures, where nature rebels against itself and humanity is at the mercy of the elements in the flash fiction stories: 'Black Rains' and 'No Dawn Again'.

This dark fiction collection is a must for horror and fantasy fans.

Prey For Day – Eva is a unique vampire who is torn away from her life and her human best friend, Danny, by a vampire hunter named Six. I really enjoyed this story, but wished it to continue. I could easily see this being a prequel to an entire full length book. My fingers are crossed!

The Dreadful Dead of Dark Midnight – Julian has committed an atrocity. He is a lost soul. But there are plans that will right his path. Even in death our purpose awaits.

Black Rains – Cala tells her daughter, Lily, a bedtime story about red moons and appeasing gods. It was a simple act of putting her child’s fears to rest before tending to her other duties and council.

No Dawn Again – A quick overview of what would happen if time stopped from the point of view of Paul Samson, a man who was set on his sticking to his routine of sitting in his squeaky lawn chair, drinking Red Creek, and gazing up at the everlasting morning as he awaited the world to end.

Sometimes when I read super short stories I feel as if I’m grasping at an idea; one that is kept just out of reach.

My Favorite Story: Prey For Day. It captivated my attention and I dreaded finding the last page. Maybe one day there will be more to the story of Eva and Danny.

-Jennifer Hines