Flash Fiction Friday: The Artist

  They came for the artist in the night, dragged him down the stairs roughly, but careful always of his fingers, and threw him into the back of an unmarked van. Despite the commotion, his neighbors deliberately did not wake, did not hear, did wonder. To notice was to be noticed, as the artist had... Continue Reading →

“The Alchemist in the Attic” is Now Available

The Alchemist in the Attic is a historical mystery with occult undertones—a tale of rival newspapermen, murder, and alchemy in turn-of-the-century San Francisco. It is now available for a limited launch price of $0.99 on Amazon. Here is the Blurb and a Brief Excerpt: San Francisco 1899. As the city prepares to welcome the new century, a twisted killer enacts... Continue Reading →

Flash Fiction Friday: The Lady Tiger

Julian Fiennes woke up next to a tiger, a Siberian tiger to be exact. Mr. Fiennes was known to be very fond of tigers. Ever since he had first stumbled upon a breathtaking watercolor illustration in one of his father’s great leather-bound books, he had devoted his life to learning all there was to know... Continue Reading →

The Whispering Swarm by Michael Moorcock

Michael Moorcock's The Whispering Swarm is part autobiography and part sprawling literary fantasy. Moorcock is a giant of the genre whose contributions stretch, like his fictional counter part, from the pulp science fiction of the 1950s to the New Wave and beyond. His concept of the Eternal Champion has inspired generations of imitators and his... Continue Reading →

Walking the Labyrinth by Lisa Goldstein

Lisa Goldstein's Walking the Labyrinth is an atmospheric fantasy that incorporates a wide-array of influences from vaudeville to spiritualism and secret societies to classical mythology and witchcraft. Molly Travers is one of the last living descendants of the Allalie family, once an infamous group of vaudeville magicians. Her life changes when she's approached by John... Continue Reading →

After Me Comes the Flood by Sarah Perry

Sarah Perry's The After Me Comes the Flood is a lyrical dreamlike debut. An exercise in atmosphere and misdirection, it is short on incident yet mesmerizingly compelling. Nothing is ever quite as it seems and a sense of the uncanny hovers over events without ever becoming concrete. That is the source of the novel's greatest... Continue Reading →

The Glittering World by Robert Levy

Robert Levy's The Glittering World is a dark, fantastical story set in a remote Canadian town. Michael “Blue” Whitley is a young chef trying to keep his restaurant afloat. Having fallen afoul of a loan shark, Blue and his friends travel to Starling Cove to sell his Grandmother's house as quickly as possible. It's supposed... Continue Reading →

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