The Borrowed Souls

He killed himself ... or so he thought.

After an uncommonly bad day, Jack Duffy makes the biggest mistake of his life—one that will propel him into an entirely new world—he’ll face challenges much more difficult than any he’s ever faced before. Assigned to collect souls, Jack begins to realize the true impact of his own life choices. With each new soul, another layer is revealed. The deeper into the afterworld he gets, the more power he discovers. With his trainer to guide him, Jack is driven to the edge where he must decide who gets to live and who will lose their soul.

The Borrowed Souls blurs the line between the moral and the unjust—his eternal commitment or the forfeiture of his tremendous power. Which will Jack choose?

An Anthology of Short Stories: Summer 2014

short story anthology, sci-fi, fantasy, suicide, tragic

An anthology of seven short stories by Paul B. Kohler. The stories range from just four pages long for Gold Rush to nearly 80 pages for Linear Shift, Part 1.

Amy - A toddler’s independent adventure leads to a tragic and unexpected end.

Ruined Sacrifice - Newlyweds James and Alison are on the trip of a lifetime, trekking through the jungle exploring ancient pyramids. Told that a number of interesting structures are off limits, they decide to wander off on their own … only to discover that they’re not alone — and that the ancient past has a dangerous habit of springing back to life!

Afterlife - Wilson Oliver copes with his new reality of dealing with the dead and dying.

Alone - A sleepless night forces Rob McArthur to question what is causing him to lose sleep, life, and whether he’s alone in his feelings.

Gold Rush - A futuristic glimpse of an age old era that time has forgotten.

Lookout Mountain - Depression nearly gets the best of Ian, but his mind saves him before he firmly hits the ground.

Linear Shift, Part 1 - No one said time travel would be easy.

Peter Cooper, a widowed father of two whose life is crumbling around him—until a bizarre encounter with a desperate Army general launches him on a risky mission: to go back to 1942 and change a moment in time. The repercussions will almost certainly alter the conclusion of World War II. But will the ripple effects stop there? And what kind of life will Peter return to?

An Anthology of Short Stories: Winter 2016

short story anthology, sci-fi, fantasy, suicide, tragic

Notable author, Paul B. Kohler's wild imagination and wicked sense of creativity come to the forefront in his latest collection of expertly crafted short stories. With each one eerily more fascinating than the last, you'll discovery themes ranging from the modernizing of the age-old mythology of Cupid—to the prospects of the soul in the afterlife—to an inconceivable connection of fraternal twins. Each story being a nugget of excitement and something to look forward to!

Ruined Sacrifice

ruined sacrifice, paul b kohler, supernatural, fantasy

Newlyweds James and Alison are on the trip of a lifetime ... trekking through the jungle exploring ancient pyramids. Told that a number of interesting structures are off limits, they decide to wander off on their own … only to discover that they’re not alone — and that the ancient past has a dangerous habit of springing back to life!

Perplexia: A Crystal Medallion Short Story

crystal medallion, amnesia, supernatural, time travel, out of body

Who is Evan Mitchell? Is he a doctor, or a mechanic? An author or a cruise director? A terrorist or a thief? Your guess is as good as his.

His mind bending adventure begins when he materializes in a most unusual place with no idea how he got there. His identity is a mystery, and besides the need to discover his very existence, there's nothing that he wants more than to break free from his unforced confinement. His only obstacle: fear of the unknown ... and his lack of clothing.

Perplexia is a place halfway between confusion and hysteria, and it's where Evan begins his psychological journey. Along the way, he'll discover more about himself and his past. He'll race against time-and the odds stacked against him-to find the loved ones that he uncontrollably left behind.

My Sister’s Keeper

my sisters keeper, paul b kohler, stephen hawking, supernatural, horror

When Stuart discovers that his physical touch has far more implications than just the sensation of feeling, he goes to immeasurable lengths to save his fraternal twin sister, Alice, from a tragic fate that is out of her control.

The Evil in Devil’s Creek

horror, evil, devil's creek, paul b kohler, chilling

Owen knew from the start.

He should have swerved.

A road trip to visit Sheri's son turns deadly when Owen hits something in the road. What they hit, neither could be sure.

As they look for help, their fear climbs when they discover the nearby town empty, deserted . . . but only of humans.

There are others watching.

You’ll love this terrifying yet unforgettable future classic of the horror genre, because everyone loves being scared out of their wits. Almost everyone ...

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