Now On Amazon – Seven Deadly Sins, A YA Anthology, Vol 2: Sloth

Seven Deadly Sins Vol 2: Sloth is now on Amazon!

The book’s available as an e-book and in print. You can find the US/International version for Kindle here, or check out the website for a detailed list of all outlets.

~ All proceeds go to the charity First Book. ~

Huge thanks to Katie StephensE.N. Loizis, and Dino Laserbeam for all their editing/proofreading/other efforts as well as to Luke Spooner at Carrion House for the awesome cover design.

Seven Deadly Sins Vol 2: Sloth Cover

Here are the taglines of all fourteen stories:

The Locker Monster by Elizabeth Archer

Mom always told you to clean up, or you’d regret it. But how bad could your locker get? Two girls find out it could get much stranger than they ever expected. . .

Tangled Threads by Teresa Bassett  

Art student Raine loves her boyfriend, but his lazy ways drive her crazy. When her self-portrait is included in an art exhibition, her relationship also comes under scrutiny.

David and the Devil by RL Black

David Wheeler takes the lazy way out of a school assignment, and pays the ultimate price.

Puzzled by Embe Charpentier

An obsession with puzzles isn’t unusual. But for either Jolene or Priscilla, solving their mutual mystery may lead to murder – or living death.

Regrets and Reflections by Alisia Faust

Too focused on her blossoming sexuality, Briana ignores her family’s attempt to contact her. By the time they reach her, it’s already too late. . .

Natural Enemies by Sylvia Heike

Zombies aren’t the only thing wanting to eat you in the woods, but no one believes a teenager.

Five Definitions of Sloth, With Examples by Rae Kennedy

When her foster mother requests a written task, Maisie takes the opportunity to write a letter to the authorities that will reveal years of neglect, abuse and alcoholism. The question is: will they believe her?

Micro-motivity by Chris Kennedy 

Greg forgoes college to run the Youth Hostel his stepfather owns. He cooks for the guests and even has a time schedule to get everything done, so what is the problem with his stepfather?

Eternal Life by Yvette O’Kay

What if that feeling of laziness wasn’t just a feeling after all? What if it was someone or something prompting you to do those things?

the truth by Blake Parker

Olivia seems like the average teenager – indolent and unmotivated. But someone knows the real truth.

One More Level by John Rickett

As Josh’s bond with the game World of Dragons strengthens, his bond with his mother—and his own reality—is threatened.

Earth Ethics 5~Ö: Sloth by Kathy Steinemann

In a time that could be the future—or now—aliens learn about a deadly human sin known as sloth.

Treasures by K.T. Stephens 

When Jay is forced to complete community service, he finds much more than yard work: an old man with a strange story, a treasure hunt involving his father and a foreigner who has been searching for peace for over sixty years. But the biggest surprise is yet to come.

By Birth Alone by M.J. Travis

Brian may be a born athlete, but will his lack of responsibility and feelings of entitlement cause the defeat of not only himself, but also his team?


Oh, and Happy Halloween! It’s not really a big thing here in Finland, but it’s become more popular in the past few decades. Trick or treating is almost non-existent here–we do a similar thing as witches and other creatures around Easter though.

– Sylvia

Cover Reveal – Seven Deadly Sins Vol 2: Sloth

It’s time to reveal the cover of Seven Deadly Sins Vol 2: Sloth! Isn’t it gorgeous?

The cover is made by Luke Spooner at Carrion House. Luke also made the cover for the first installment in the series: Seven Deadly Sins Vol 1: Pride. And no, it’s not the wrong way up. She’s sleeping. I have an additional personal interpretation though. The cover makes you ask questions which are so fitting when you see that the theme is… sloth! Quite clever.

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The Molotov Cocktail: Prize Winners Anthology

The Molotov Cocktail’s prize winners anthology is out on Amazon! It contains the prize winners and honorable mentions of their Flash Monster, Flash Future, Flash Fool, and Flash Fury contests.

Here’s a short excerpt from the beginning of my story, “Goodbye, Sunshine:”

Quote from "Goodbye, Sunshine" by Sylvia Heike


This collection contains 40 flash fiction stories selected by Josh Goller and Mary Lenoir Bond, ranging from amusing to horror and surreal to disturbing. Some of them may even be wistful and sad. All of them will move you, one way or the other.

Get your print copy of The Molotov Cocktail Prize Winners Anthology on Amazon.

– Sylvia


Image: Yellow sunset by J. Lurie-Terrell,

“Winter In My Bones” Published In Selfies from the End of the World

I’m happy to announce that Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse has come out. My flash fiction story “Winter In My Bones” is featured in it. Here’s a small excerpt from the beginning of the story:

Quote Winter In My Bones by Sylvia Heike

Selfies from the End of the World, cover art, a girl with goggles

This project first started  in February as a Kickstarter Campaign. I was a backer, with the small hope that perhaps if I managed to write a story that fit the submission call and was good enough, and the campaign reached its goal, my story might be in it. I am excited to see that happen now but would’ve been happy to support this anthology nevertheless.

You may wonder what “selfies” have to do with this. An anthology is about stories, not pictures, right? Selfies in this case are written experiences:

The anthology, Selfies from the End of the World, will be a collection of stories about the apocalypse and post-apocalypse told from the point of view of people experiencing the end of the world.

– Selfies from the End of the World on Kickstarter, Feb 17, 2015

You can get the “Selfies” anthology on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other outlets, as an e-book or in print. This anthology is a project of Mad Scientist Journal, edited by Jeremy Zimmerman and Dawn Vogel. Cover illustration by Luke Spooner at Carrion House.

Hope you enjoy the stories!

– Sylvia


Image: Snow on fields by Ejder Yurdakul,