Joe Bonadonna

Specializing in heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, space opera, sword and planet, horror, and children’s books, Joe has published a number of short stories and novels, and has authored five (unsold) screenplays. At one time he was a board member of the Chicago Screenwriters’ Network, where he lectured on the history of science fiction, horror, and fantasy in films, as well as on writing screenplays. A retired rock and roll guitarist and songwriter from the Golden Age of 1964-1984, he was born and bred in Chicago, IL, where he still resides. Besides writing, Joe is an avid reader and owns an extensive collection of films on DVD and Blu-Ray.

Joe Bonadonna has short stories in Heroika: Dragon Eaters, Poets in Hell, Doctors in Hell, Pirates in Hell and Lovers in Hell. He is also the author of the heroic fantasies Mad Shadows-Book One: The Weird Tales of Dorgo the Dowser (winner of the 2017 Golden Book Readers’ Choice Award for Fantasy); Mad Shadows-Book Two: Dorgo the Dowser and the Order of the Serpent; Mad Shadows-Book Three: The Heroes of Echo Gate; the space opera Three Against The Stars; the sword and planet space adventure, The MechMen of Canis-9; and the sword & sorcery adventure, Waters of Darkness, in collaboration with David C. Smith. With co-writer Erika M Szabo, he wrote Three Ghosts in a Black Pumpkin (winner of the 2017 Golden Books Judge’s Choice Award for Children’s Fantasy), and The Power of the Sapphire Wand. He also has stories appearing in: Azieran—Artifacts and Relics; GRIOTS 2: Sisters of the Spear; Sinbad: The New Voyages-Volume 4, Here Be Ghosts, and Sha’ Daa Toys, in collaboration with author Shebat Legion. In addition to his fiction, he has written a number of articles and book reviews for Black Gate online magazine.

Visit his Amazon Author’s page at: www.amazon.com/Joe-Bonadonna/e/B009I1KYIK

His Facebook author’s page is called Bonadonna’s Bookshelf, at: https://www.facebook.com/BonadonnasBookshelf/

Heroika I: Dragon Eaters

Heroika I: Dragon Eaters

The art of dragon killing:

Dragons have been eating humans for centuries. Now heroes throughout history stalk their legendary foe. Learn how to hunt, kill, and eat the wild dragon. Never before has revenge tasted so good. A literary feast for the bloody-minded.

In Janet Morris' anthology on the art of dragon killing, seventeen writers bring you so close to dragons you can smell their fetid breath. Tales for the bold among you.

HEROIKA 1 -- DRAGON EATERS, an anthology of heroic fiction edited by Janet Morris, features original stories by Janet Morris and Chris Morris, S. E. Lindberg, Walter Rhein, Cas Peace, Jack William Finley, A.L. Butcher, Travis Ludvigson, Tom Barczak, J. P. Wilder, Joe Bonadonna, Milton Davis, M Harold Page, William Hiles, Beth W.Patterson, Bruce Durham, and Mark Finn.

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Doctors in Hell
Poets in Hell
Pirates in Hell
Lovers in Hell

Lovers in Hell

Shakespeare said “To be wise and love exceeds man’s might,” and in Lovers in Hell, the damned in hell exceed all bounds as they search for their true loves, punish the perfidious, and avoid getting caught up in Satan’s snares. In ten stories of misery and madness, hell’s most loveless seek to slake the thirst that can never be quenched, and find true love amid the lies of ages.

Story list:

Never Doubt I Love – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Love Interrupted –  Nancy Asire

Lovers Sans Phalli – S. E. Lindberg

Fume of Sighs – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Calamity – Michael E. Dellert

Love Triangle – Michael H. Hanson

A Hand of Four Queens – A. L. Butcher

Devil’s Trull – Andrew P. Weston

Withering Blights – Joe Bonadonna

Wrath of Love – Janet Morris and Chris Morris

Excerpt from Hell Gate – Andrew P. Weston

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Mystics in Hell

Mystics in Hell

Mystic Madness! Join the doomed on their vision quests in eleven stories by the damnedest writers in Perdition: Janet Morris; A.L. Butcher; Joe Bonadonna; Andrew P. Weston; Gustavo Bondoni; S. E. Lindberg; Tom Barczak; Michael H. Hanson; Louis Antonelli; Christopher Crosby Morris. Mystics in Hell is the latest volume in the notorious Heroes in Hell series of anthologies and novels created by Janet Morris.

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Liars in Hell