I was reminded recently how incredible fast childhood goes by. My daughter has suddenly reached the very beginning stages of puberty.

“Mommy, I’m becoming a little woman,” she said when I finally accepted and acknowledged the signs.

“NOOOOOOOOOOO!” I screamed silently.

Time, it seems, moves faster and faster. And childhood, for us adults, is gone in the blink of an eye.

Blink. Blink. Blink.

But when it comes to thrillers, things should move fast. And our latest volume of Fiction River doesn’t disappoint.

Here’s the synopsis for Pulse Pounders: Countdown:

The relentless ticking of a clock as time slips away marks the breathless pace of these remarkable stories. In Fiction River’s third edition of its Pulse Pounders series, these sixteen authors push the envelope of the thriller form. From a man desperately searching for his missing little girl to a chef racing to finish a cooking competition to an airship captain facing a deadly adversary, these stories will keep your pulse racing until the very end.

Table of Contents
“Payback is a Bitch” by Diana Deverell
“Death-Blind” by Robert Jeschonek
“The Airship Adventures of Captain Jane Fury” by Anthea Sharp
“Fifteen Men on a Dead Man’s Chest” by Henry Martin
“The Tomb of Arisel” by Bonnie Elizabeth
“Goodnight, Madison” by Lisa Silverthorne
“Romancing the Puffin” by Louisa Swann
“Dominant Species” by Dayle A. Dermatis
“Three Seconds” by T. Thorn Coyle
“Blood Chase” by Leah Cutter
“Caterpillar Boot Man” by Valerie Brook
“The Case of the Dead Son” by Laura Ware
“Breakfast at Luigi’s” by Thea Hutcheson
“Black Phantom, Gray Op” by Stefon Mears
“The Last Ramekin” by Liz Pierce
“The Princess, the Huntsman and the Monster” by Erik Lynd

We can’t control time, but we can put it to good use. And the countdown to this latest volume of Fiction River is now over. You can buy it here.

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Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.