My fantasy novel, Dawn, is out now on ebook from Crossroads Press Mystique Ink imprint. Print version will be available within the next few days. Reblog to be entered in a drawing for a free signed copy.
A Legacy of Violence
When Stiva and her twin brother, Chandris, inherit the troubled throne of Aris, the populace grows uneasy, and with good reason. The twins, estranged for years after a bitter feud, are very different. Stiva takes after their mother, a Reonih bard from the primal mushroom forests of distant Shadri, while Chandris favors their father, a hardened warlord, commander of the mighty Selin army.
A King’s Thirst For Power
Faced with enemies on all sides and the rising threat of war, the twins vow to put their discord behind them and unite to protect Aris. But Chandris wants more than survival; he dreams of empire, and is determined to lift Aris out of its post-technological dark age. He will stop at nothing to achieve that goal, and has no qualms about reawakening an ancient, deadly technology to do it.
A Land Divided
By delving into forbidden science and forgotten dark arts, Chandris breaks a longstanding treaty with the Reonih and incites civil war. He also unleashes an ancient, unearthly threat; the bloodthirsty, elemental Zhur. As alliances fracture and warfare threatens to engulf the land, Stiva must fight not only to save the Reonih from her brother’s lust for power, but protect herself from the Zhurlord that is haunting her.
I am thrilled to announce that I am one of the “Fourteen,” the authors in the first anthology from New England Speculative Writers.
This sff antho is going to kick some fictional and robotic butt. A kickstarter campaign has been set to help get the book launched. In something like a week, we’re at 87 percent of our goal.
Please support if you can!
Stories of the end of civilized life have always fascinated us, from the mythological world endings, Armageddon to Ragnorok, to the flood stories of across the Ancient world. They make us wonder what we would do if all around us came to an end: no transport, no fuel, no communications: a retreat into the desperation, the onslaught of disease, how would we survive? This is the source of zombie literature and provides the inspiration for this fabulous mix of horror and adventure, of classic and brand new writing in the successful series of Gothic Fantasy titles from Flame Tree. Features my story Bleed the Weak.
Check out the first Tuesletter … updates from the Tuesday Mayhem Society! TMS Consists of myself, April Hawks, Peter N. Dudar, and Emma Gibbon.
Tuesday Mayhem Society – Winter 2018 Tuesletter – http://mailchi.mp/ad998ff7cbe6/tuesday-mayhem-society-winter-2018-tuesletter-481909
If you would like to join our list, click here. We’ll be sending fiction, blogs, and poetry, as well as news, recipes, and other cool stuffs.
One thing that has really got me excited this week is the fact that Abode was reviewed–and recommended–in the Library Journal. I’m so honored to be included in this! Below are screenshots of the actual magazine. Stoker Award winner Tom Deady, author of Haven, also got recommended.
These were part of a Halloween series about horror. They also coincided with blog posts from several Bloodshot Books authors about the genre. You can also read my article online at Becky Spratford’s blog here. Check the others out too!
Also, Abode (e-book) is $0.99 cents this week … click here for the link.
Here is an early review of my novel Abode from Unnerving Magazine.
“Well worth picking up.”
I’ll take that 🙂
New England has a rich, dark history with the supernatural. From this region many writers of dark fiction have fueled their stories. One chapter in history has been the stuff of legends and nightmares: the Witch. Look to ancient mythology or your next door neighbor and you will find them, practicing arts both Dark and Light. The New England Horror Writers proudly present a new anthology which pays tribute to those whose ancestors were accused, hung, pressed, drowned, or burned at the stake. Enter these pages, wander the hard roads of Colonial America or modern corporate boardrooms, to face the Witch.
Wicked Witches, fiction from New England’s most talented writers: G.D. Dearborn, Barry Lee Dejasu, Peter N. Dudar, Jeremy Flagg, Joshua Goudreau, Catherine Grant, Jan Kozlowski, Patrick Lacey, Izzy Lee, Nick Manzolillo, John McIlveen, Paul McMahon, James A. Moore, Errick A. Nunnally, Ogmios, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, Doug Rinaldi, Rob Smales, Morgan Sylvia, K.H. Vaughan, Morven Westfield and Trisha J. Wooldridge
Click here to order
Introduction by Penny Dreadful; Cover art by Mikio Murakami
I’m going to start a little experiment here, fueled by my
pinterest addiction love of photography. I’ll post a photo and a quote or poetry snippet. Poets out there are welcome to brainstorm a line if something catches your fancy. I do want to be respectful of copyrights so I will not post anything that has a watermark/credit.
Here’s the first one – starting out with something a bit dark
Something pale and hungry lumbers forth in the darkness
Also of note – have just stumbled over horrortree, a horror market listing. Seems like a good resource, so I’m passing it on.
Poetry snippet: moi
Photo of pale dead thing repinned from Pinterest – source unknown. If this is your pale dead thing, please feed it a cheeseburger or something, and please comment if you want it removed from the site.