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P.D. Cacek Books In Order

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Publication Order of Second Books

Second Lives (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Chances (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Adventures of Threadwell the Tailor (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Prayers (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Canyons (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Players (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wind Caller (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Visitation Rites (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Selkie (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sebastian (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Metalica (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dust Motes (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grave (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Leavings (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Spirit (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eros Interruptus (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sympathy for the Dead (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Deathport(1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to the Twilight Zone(1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Wicked Little Witch Stories(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seeds of Fear(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Desire Burn(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Muse(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
David Copperfield's Tales of the Impossible(1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fear the Fever(1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Gothic Ghosts(1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peter S. Beagle's Immortal Unicorn, Part 1(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eleventh Annual Collection(1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whitley Strieber's Aliens(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
999: New Stories of Horror and Suspense(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Whispered from the Grave(1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bell, Book & Beyond(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fatal Attractions(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Slime(2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Visions 12(2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Passions(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Book of NECON(2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Journals of Horror: Found Fiction(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beneath the Waves(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Twisted Book Of Shadows(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hauntings(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

P.D. Cacek is an American published author of fictional novels.

Her full name is Patricia Diana Joy Anne Cacek. She also goes by the nickname ‘Trish’.

Cacek was born on December 22, 1951, in Hollywood, California. She’s known for writing novels and short stories, many of which are in the horror genre. She went to Hollywood High for high school and graduated, going on to higher learning.

She attended California State University at Long Beach in 1975 and graduated with her B.A. degree in the fields of English and Creative Writing.

She is married to her husband Joe Cacek, Jr. The two first met while she was in college. They got married in 1977 and share two sons together.

P.D. Cacek has authored many short stories, some of which have earned her nominations and awards. Her 1996 story “Metallica” was nominated for the International Horror Guild Award for best short story. It won the Bram Stoker Award that year for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction.

Her 1997 story “Dust Motes” was nominated for best short story and an International Horror Guild Award but did not win. The same went for her 1998 story “Night Prayers”, which was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award in the category Superior Achievement in a First Novel.

Cacek’s story “Leavings” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction but did not win. Similarly, it was also nominated for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection but did not win.

Her story “Dust Motes’ did end up winning a World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction. Meanwhile, in 1999, her story “The Grave” was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Short Fiction but ultimately did not win.

P.D. Cacek is the author of several stand-alone novels, which include The Adventures of Threadwell the Tailor, Night Prayers, Canyons, Night Players, The Wind Caller, The Selkie, and Sebastian.

P.D. Cacek is also the creator and author of the Second series. The series first got started in 2019 with the publication of the debut novel, Second Lives. This would be followed by the publication of the second novel in the Second Series in 2020, titled Second Chances.

Second Lives is the debut novel in the Second series by author P.D. Cacek. If you are into horror or suspense, be sure to check out this novel and see why Publishers Weekly called the story ‘a rewarding exploration’ of emotions felt by those confronting death and the mourners left behind.

When a total of four patients wake up after they have been declared dead, it’s an unexpected surprise. The families of the people that were declared dead are overjoyed and cannot believe their good luck.

It is not too long before words gets around the hospital. There employees are whispering to each other about what happened, and the word miracle starts to be brought up repeatedly. The families of those that would have been dead are thrilled. But they find that their ecstasy may not be long when the patients they are speaking to no longer respond to their names.

On top of that, they are telling that their loved ones that they are not the same person but are different people. No one knows what is going on, but it is suggested that they are all in the middle of fugue stats. Then one of the doctors says that he recognizes a name given by one of the patients.

He knew the girl but the twist is that he was there when she died. This was in 1992. It soon starts to appear that the people that were declared dead may have the souls of others who have passed in their body. It sounds too strange to be true, but could this be the case? Could the bodies of these patients that were deemed dead really play host to others that have come back from the veil?

Get a copy of Second Lives by P.D. Cacek to find out!

Second Chances is the second novel in the Second series by author P.D. Cacek. If you liked the first book in this series, check the second one out!

There is a name for the dead that occupy the living bodies now, called Travelers. It’s been four years since the first of them came back, and since then there have been more of them.

No one knows quite how to define their existence, but people know about them now. They’ve been accepted into society by most and there are even laws drafted up to protect them. But for every person that accepts the Travelers, there are some that think that they are imposters and are a threat to their faith and their lives alike.

The Travelers are people that are seen by some as having a right to be here, and others do not accept them in any way. They do not think that these souls should be given protection under the law and adamantly want to end the Travelers from showing up at all. They even have a special process arranged as to how to do this by injecting bodies after they have died with a substance that goes into the brain and makes sure that the dead are really dead and not just waiting for the Travelers or Imposters to come back into it and use it.

They call themselves True Borns, and they believe in one body and one soul. They do not accept the Travelers as part of society and think in fact they will ruin it. Something must be done to stop them, but where will these True Borns draw the line? Who will win in a match of the Travelers and the True Borns?

Only time will tell. If you want to find out what happens, you can! Get a copy of Second Chances by P.D. Cacek and find out for yourself whether the Travelers will win the day or whether the fanatical True Borns will end up getting the upper hand against their foe.

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