SoSThe shadowy underworld of classic crime noir stories meet the shadows of urban fantasy in *Streets of Shadows*, a new fiction anthology edited by Maurice Broaddus and Jerry Gordon and published by Alliteration Ink. Featuring Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, Seanan McGuire, and Brandon Massey, the anthology’s combination of genres will allow more freedom for the stories.

“Crime and urban fantasy are the two most versatile genres,” says Bram Stoker Award and Black Quill nominated editor Maurice Broaddus. “They provide the kind of playground folks can both build any play set they can imagine and tell stories that speak straight to the human condition.” Publisher Steven Saus agreed, saying “It takes the right writers and editors to create an anthology that is more than just fun to read – and knowing the high quality that Jerry and Maurice brought to *Dark Faith* and *Dark Faith: Invocations*, I know this anthology will hit that same high mark.”

Broaddus agreed. “Jerry and I are excited to have an excuse to work together again. Working on *Dark Faith* and *Dark Faith: Invocations* was such a great experience, and we’re were jazzed to have Alliteration Ink being on board for *Streets of Shadows*. We have a great cast of writers lined up and plenty of surprises in store,” says Maurice Broaddus.

*Streets of Shadows* is currently being crowdfunded on Kickstarter, with anticipated release in the late summer of 2014 in trade paperback and eBook editions.

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You think you’re safe. What a joke.

You don’t think about the places you pass every day. The side streets. The alleys. Under bridges. The shadows.

All you’d have to do is take a step to the side. Then you’d know.

Life on the streets ain’t easy. It takes someone tough like me to survive. Danger lurks in the shadows. Yeah, there’s muggers and gangs. Sometimes you get zombies, vampires, and ghouls. And if you’re real unlucky, you run into the scary stuff.

Whether it’s the dirty streets of Detroit, the paved-over cobblestones of London, or the patched asphalt of your hometown, people like me are all that stand between death and your door.

Our world isn’t made up of parks and malls. Our world is the streets, covered in shadows.

These are our stories.