A Twin’s Place (The DragonChylde Trials: Book Four) by Abigail Anderson Available January 19

Author: Abigail Anderson

Home again and finally finding forgiveness in Mother’s heart, Teal reconnects with his family only to discover an old threat is resurfacing…

The price for the twins’ rampage was a steep one, and no-one is as hard-hit by it as Teal. Finally home after months at sea, contrite and regretful, he found peace within himself. He reconnects with Azura who has a surprise of her own, and find forgiveness in Mother’s arms. At first wary and angry at Ger, the golden Drake who decided Scarlet’s fate, he and the Gold strike a friendship that ignites a special bond. Despite a number of challenges, the young DragonChylde is yet to moult- Until a foe thought to be neutralised finds its way back to the family again.

Read more “A Twin’s Place (The DragonChylde Trials: Book Four) by Abigail Anderson Available January 19”

Tomato Cain and Other Stories by Nigel Kneale Available January 19

Author: Nigel Kneale

Originally published in 1949, Tomato Cain and Other Stories is the sole collection of short fiction by Nigel Kneale. Drawing on his experiences of growing up on the Isle of Man, many of Kneale’s tales conjure up a remote, old-fashioned community where mythology and superstition are part of everyday life. Several stories go further, making imaginative leaps into the kind of weird, eerie territory with which Kneale would go on to make his name, as the writer of TV’s Quatermass, The Road, Beasts, and The Stone Tape. Though garlanded with praise on publication—it won its author the 1950 Somerset Maugham Award—Tomato Cain has long since been out of print. In the face of a steady groundswell of interest, this new edition, published by Comma Press to mark the centenary of Kneale’s birth, makes the collection available again at last, uniting the stories from both the original UK and US editions for the first time ever. It’s sure to delight Kneale’s legions of fans and indeed all admirers of skilfully-crafted short stories.

Read more “Tomato Cain and Other Stories by Nigel Kneale Available January 19”

Tethered in Torment (Nymphs of Incyssia Book 1) by Sullyn Shaw Available January 19

Author: Sullyn Shaw

People often fantasize about being swept up into a magical world where they were thrown into mythical wars and epic love triangles. My sister and I used to be just like them, until it happened.

The wondrous start our family presented was a façade, intending to hide their ulterior motives and the darkness that lurked around every corner, stalking us like prized hogs. We enjoyed bacon as much as the next gals, but we never intended to be sows for a royal family, despite us being Oedinia’s long-lost water nymph princesses.

Despite our protests, our birth family forced us to be pawns in their twisted games, and we watched as our lives and sanity crumbled before our eyes. It wasn’t just our lucidity at stake, though. Our mates and best friend’s were bound to crash down at any moment. They had stayed so strong while we fell apart, but we saw the cracks that the combined trauma brought on.

There was still some fight in us, and we knew one day this would all be worth it, but we questioned how much more we could take and if we would live to see ‘one day.’

Read more “Tethered in Torment (Nymphs of Incyssia Book 1) by Sullyn Shaw Available January 19”

The Island by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant Available January 19

Author: Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant

From the multiple best-selling author team that brought you Pattern Black and Burnout comes a brand new transcendent mindfuck of a fantasy novel.

Two powerful and fierce immortal gods are trapped on an island, endlessly pursuing a Sisyphean task that must be completed each day and is renewed each night.

Enemies forced to work together, they sabotage each other, play tricks on each other, and murder each other, only to be resurrected the following day. Yet, despite the daily friction and violence, ultimately, they live in an uneasy balance.

Until the day the stranger arrives. Then the balance tips, the pit collapses, and all hell breaks loose.

Read more “The Island by Sean Platt & Johnny B. Truant Available January 19”

A Handbook for Killing Demons : Sam Levi – Demon Thriller (Sam Levi – Demon Thrillers 3) by James Wright Available January 19

Author: James Wright

Somebody has to kill them. Is it going to be you? Unlikely. Too many bags of chips, too many soft drinks, too little in the way of doing anything remotely half-ass worthwhile.

Fortunately, someone has trained most of his life to protect your worthless ass.

COME ALONG FOR THE THRILL RIDE OF THE YEAR.

Read more “A Handbook for Killing Demons : Sam Levi – Demon Thriller (Sam Levi – Demon Thrillers 3) by James Wright Available January 19”

The Ghost Trio by Clyde Derrick Available January 19

Author: Clyde Derrick

A story set in Prague that crosses the lines between the living and the dead. The great love of your life is dead, but that doesn’t stop him from communicating with you—or luring you to join him in the afterlife. To remain safe in this world, you accept the help of a professional medium who develops his own emotional agenda. The Ghost Trio that emerges takes us to pre- and post-World War II Prague where a poignant and chilling love triangle finds its resolution. There we meet great Czech creators of the past including Leoš Janácek and Karel Capek. Inspired by the ghost stories of Henry James and Daphne du Maurier, Clyde Derrick introduces three characters whose passions defy time and the accepted boundaries between the dead and the living. The author, who has lived in and visited purportedly haunted sites in advance of writing this novella, contends that this story and its characters found him. Meanwhile, his portrayal of two Pragues—one poised to fall to Hitler’s army, the other muted by Communist oppression—offers us insights into the past and reminds us to stay vigilant against dangerous politics. The Ghost Trio is a spiritual excursion in which we ponder the limitations and hazards of romantic love as well as the possibility of other lives in other times. The Ghost Trio is the winner of the 2020 Omnidawn Fabulist Fiction Chapbook / Novelette Contest, chosen by Molly Gloss.

Read more “The Ghost Trio by Clyde Derrick Available January 19”

Cry Havoc (Hellhounds and Hexes Book 1) by D Kai Wilson-Viola Available January 19

Author: D Kai Wilson-Viola

It’s a little known rule in Hell, that you don’t need to be “bad” to get ahead. In fact, chaos and distrust are often the best tools. All out evil? It’s all so easy and predictable to stop. Mid-tier demon Alexi and his Hellhounds, Havoc and Hooligan, know this all too well, but he’s bored. The humans are destroying themselves…

So when Chancey, a wizard of Renoun, tries to summon her demon friend of old, Alexi to see if he knows who is tipping the scales, and instead transforms his favorite Hellhound to a human, it’s pretty even odds that Havoc will live up to her name. All she has to do is find her place in the world, earn her way back to her Master *and* survive as a human.

Chancey though … sees an opportunity to gain a unique familiar.

And Havoc? She’ll tell you herself …

Read more “Cry Havoc (Hellhounds and Hexes Book 1) by D Kai Wilson-Viola Available January 19”

Candles, Bullets, & Dead Skin by L. Stephenson Available January 19

Author: L. Stephenson

From the author of The Goners comes a pocket-sized collection, featuring the best of his previously published works so far.

Outside of Stephenson’s debut slasher novella, his stories tackled subjects such as ableism, gender identity and shockingly true acts of violence.

Read more “Candles, Bullets, & Dead Skin by L. Stephenson Available January 19”