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Vampire Chronicles

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Boxed Set: Three full-length vampire novels and a bonus novella from four Top Authors in the genre.

 

Dark Secrets by AM Hudson

 

What would you really give up to be a vampire?

Ara and David fell in love under tragic circumstances, the emotions magnified by grief until one could no longer live without the other. But after David confesses that he’s a vampire, Ara’s recent brush with death leaves her wondering if she ever wants to see him again. In just two weeks she is expected to either leave her life behind for an eternity of murder in a cult-like society, or say goodbye to David. But when a decades-old feud between brothers erupts, Ara becomes the pawn in a sick, twisted game of life and death—one that forces her to face the reality of the choice she made.

Will David learn what’s happened in time to save her, or did he plan this in the hopes that the brutalised girl would beg him to turn her?

 

Token Huntress by Kia Carrington-Russell

The sun’s light dimmed many centuries before; now in the year of 2,341 rampant vampires now stalk their victims in a half-lit world. Humanity has been overtaken by a new society: one comprised of vampires, the supernatural beings that hunt them, and the remaining humans they fight over. The laws and rules that once bound our world have long since been lost. Now, the Hunter Guild struggle to stay one step ahead of the Vampire Council. Esmore, Token Huntress, has exceeded all expectations at only 18 years of age. She is fearless leader to her team, and she is relentless in her pursuit of the enemy. There is only one problem: Esmore is struggling to repress the growing darkness that seduces her from within. Esmore takes another step into the darkness when she encounters a teasing, tantalizing — utterly unignorable — vampire. The lines between right and wrong are blurred further as Esmore gives into her temptation, and her reality becomes deliciously tainted both with evil and with lust.

 

This Blood (The Grace Allen Series) by Alisha Basso

When Grace Allen discovers a valuable ring in a gutter, she thinks it’s her lucky day, but, fate has other ideas. Now, Grace finds herself not only the keeper of tremendous power, but the only person in the world able to wield it.
Seth McPhee is a monster on the hunt and his prey has never been more seductive. While Grace’s powers will ensure his leadership in the underworld, her beauty will make her captivity a pleasure.
Rushing to the rescue is Lucian, a man who is more than he seems. Will he prove to be the white knight that he claims, or is he just another beautiful monster?
Battling fantastic creatures as well as her raging libido, Grace’s resolve is tested. Will she succumb to a life of lavish entrapment, or escape for an uncertain freedom?

 

Laura’s Locket by Tima Maria Lacoba

What would you do if you met the man of your dreams, who came to you only at night and promised you love everlasting? Eighteen-year-old Laura Dantonville meets handsome and mysterious Philippe in while on holiday in Italy, completely unaware of her own destiny and the part Philippe will play in it.

Rococoa

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Where Sword and Soul ends and before Steamfunk begins, there is the Age of Spring Technology and Clockwork.

Imagine an alternate universe where chronomancer Benjamin Banneker crafts a world of automatons, clockwork airships and other marvels; where Nat Turner leads a rebellion, killing hordes of vampire slave owners; where the pirate queen, Black Pitch Pauline joins Jean-Jacques Dessalines in defeating Napoleon during the Haitian Revolution. Think Three Finger’d Jack; the pirate, Black Caesar; the Black Count, Nat Turner, and the Stono Rebellion…THAT is Rococoa!

Fourteen masters of speculative fiction have taken a new genre, embraced its established themes and refashioned them in surprising ways and settings. The result is an anthology that defies its genre even as it defines it.

https://www.amazon.com/Rococoa-Milton-Davis-ebook/dp/B019EROUGE

Sycorax’s Daughters

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Thought-provoking, powerful, and revealing, this anthology is composed of 28 dark stories and 14 poems written by African-American women writers. The tales of what scares, threatens, and shocks them will enlighten and entertain readers. The works delve into demons and shape-shifters from “How to Speak to the Bogeyman” and “Tree of the Forest Seven Bells Turns the World Round Midnight” to far future offerings such as “The Malady of Need”. These pieces cover vampires, ghosts, and mermaids, as well as the unexpected price paid by women struggling for freedom and validation in the past. Contributors include: Tiffany Austin, Tracey Baptiste, Regina N. Bradley, Patricia E. Canterbury, Crystal Connor, Joy M. Copeland, Amber Doe, Tish Jackson, Valjeanne Jeffers, Tenea D. Johnson, R. J. Joseph, A. D. Koboah Nicole Givens Kurtz, Kai Leakes, A. J. Locke, Carole McDonnell, Dana T. McKnight , LH Moore, L. Penelope, Zin E. Rocklyn , Eden Royce, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Andrea Vocab Sanderson, Nicole D. Sconiers, Cherene Sherrard, RaShell R. Smith-Spears, Sheree Renée Thomas, Lori Titus, Tanesha Nicole Tyler, Deborah Elizabeth Whaley, L. Marie Wood, K. Ceres Wright, and Deana Zhollis.

https://www.amazon.com/Sycoraxs-Daughters-Walidah-Imarisha-ebook/dp/B06W2FLLMB

Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017

 

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Phantom limb surgery, dimensional windows, and sentient androids. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book.

Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2017 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Rhonda Eikamp, Darrell Z. Grizzle, and Joachim Heijndermans. Readers will also find other resources for the budding mad scientist, including an advice column, gossip column, and other brief messages from mad scientists.

Authors featured in this volume also include Isaac Teile, H. E. Bergeron, S. Qiouyu Lu, Candida Spillard, Steve Toase, E. R. Zhang, Kaitlin Moore, Maureen Bowden, Wesley O. Cohen, Megan Dorei, Allison Spector, Sam Jowett, Domenic diCiacca, Melanie Atherton Allen, Andy Brown, Darci Vogel, Dawn Vogel, Dylan Vogel, Lucinda Gunnin, and Sean Frost. Art by Amanda Jones, Shannon Legler, Luke Spooner, Ariel Alian Wilson, Errow Collins, Scarlett O’Hairdye, and Justine McGreevy.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Mad-Scientist-Journal-Summer-2017-ebook/dp/B072R5Z9NS

Shadow Fabric Mythos Vol.1: Supernatural Horror Collection

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by Mark Cassell

 

Featured stories include:

16 Shadow Fabric mythos stories in one volume!

Includes the best-selling debut novel The Shadow Fabric, all stories from the collection Sinister Stitches, the short stories Ten Minutes Till Deadtime and Claimed, and also a previously unpublished mythos story Dead Lines.

Over 500 pages of absolute terror…

 

THE SHADOW FABRIC – a supernatural horror novel

Leo remembers little of his past. Desperate for a new life, he snatches up the first job to come along. On his second day he witnesses a murder, and the Shadow Fabric – a malevolent force that controls the darkness – takes the body and vanishes with it.

Determined to get answers, Leo has no idea where to turn. Revelations come in the most unlikely places, and secrets of witchcraft and ancient artefacts unfold. In particular, a device used in the 17th century to extract evil from witches proves key to his discoveries. With these truths long hidden from humankind, his memory unravels. Not only haunted by the past, a sinister presence within the darkness threatens Leo’s existence and he soon doubts everything and everyone…including himself.

The relentless and destructive power of the Shadow Fabric compels Leo to fight not only this growing darkness, but also the entity beneath the Fabric’s surface. While these supernatural horrors rage and his world crumbles, Leo must confront his past before he can embrace his future. But the future may not exist.

SINISTER STITCHES – a collection of short horror stories

Featured stories include:

NEXT ON THE LIST – “I hate changes.”
MIDNIGHT CLAY – …a mess of black and crimson.
A DEMON’S THREAD – …campfire stories…
ON THE VINE – Barbs sliced his forearms and the torch flew from his hand.
THE ARTIST AND THE CRONE – Part-flesh, part-shadow, the foul garment writhed on the ground.
DUE SOUTH – He really should’ve driven like most people.
RED, WHITE AND BLACK – …filth glistened, protruding through torn flesh and broken bone…
INTENSIVE SCARE – It churned like liquid, bubbled, and swept up and into my eyes.
MEETING MUM – Beneath the gleaming skin, those traceries of veins wriggled like a hundred worms.
SEEING IS BELIEVING – When he removed those glasses, I saw his bloodshot eyes.
DISTURBED – The night pressed down. His hands clawed his head, tugged at his hat. “No!”
WELCOME HOME – She’d vanished last night . . . or was it last week?

Each story binds the Shadow Fabric mythos tighter, revealing that everything around us is entwined with a deep-rooted darkness. And sometimes that darkness — the fabric — tears.

TEN MINUTES TILL DEADTIME & CLAIMED

Two stories that prove no matter where you are in the world, the darkness will find you…

DEAD LINES

A previously unpublished short tale of an artist struggling to meet deadlines because the dead have other plans.

Dark fantasy horror stories of demons, devices, and deceit.