Friday, 26 May 2017

Equal Opportunity Madness!

EOM: Equal Opportunity Madness - A Mythos Anthology by Otter Libris

In the depths of the cosmos there is madness to be found and there are stories to be told...
H.P. Lovecraft first unveiled his dark and twisted vision of human insignificance to a wide audience with the publication of his short stories beginning in the early 1920s. He became a significant influence on horror writers and readers around the world and left a profound imprint on the horror genre itself. But something was missing in his work, things like positive portrayals of people of color and strong women.
Lovecraft is one of those problematic authors who created astounding work, but carried personal attitudes that most modern audiences find repugnant, like racism and anti-Semitism. Whether or not he was also a misogynist is a topic of spirited debate, but there is no question that his work lacks female characters, and when they are present they portrayed as weak or evil.
And then a group of feisty writers and one plucky little independent press, Otter Libris, decided to fill in some of the gaps in the Mythos....
What began as a joking suggestion to write stories that would make Lovecraft roll in his grave grew into the little anthology that could - EOM: Equal Opportunity Madness. Why should straight, white men of Anglo-Saxon descent get to have all the maddening fun?
EOM includes stories from writers in America, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Greece, and the protagonists are male and female, straight and not, and come in a wide variety of skin tones. Come enjoy all the madness of the Mythos in a rainbow of colors with EOM: Equal Opportunity Madness from Otter Libris, soon to be available in trade paper edition and your favorite e-book flavor.
Visit our Kickstarter and make sure you're the first on your street to go mad!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Seeking adventure? Seek no more!

If you enjoy the clash of steel, you'll love these three recent releases from Rogue Planet Press: Swords Against Cthulhu II: Hyperborean Nights, Sword and Planet, and The Devil's Armory III (as you may guess, there are earlier instalments there, if you need a further fix of adventure! You can also order all three from Lulu.com)

 Swords Against Cthulhu II: Hyperborean Nights reprints my Olbur of Rokol story, The Flame in the Ice; Sword and Planet includes my sword-and-planet romp, Against The Exarzi; and The Devil's Armory III includes a Yellow Mythos-influenced sword-and-planet adventure of resistance against malevolent technologically-advanced masters, Against The Overlords.



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Awesome!

Awesome Tales #5 is here with my science-fiction horror story of Martian menace, Red Sands.

62 pages of awesome science-fiction adventure, available from
Amazom.com and Amazon.co.uk.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

The Archers

No, I haven't written an episode of a certain long-running tale of country folk. The Archers is a multi-year tale of a world in which the Cold War went hot and Britain became a very different place. It appears in Altered Europa, an anthology of alternative European timeline tales - available now on Amazon (kindle and paperback).

Friday, 21 April 2017

What secret does the pit contain?

Read my flash story The Creature in the Pit and discover the dreadful answer!

Atlantean Secrets...

...is the title of my poem appearing in the April 2017 issue of Outposts of Beyond. The magazine is available in both print and digital to order now.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

It's Night in New Orleans...

“There is but one New Orleans,” they say, bustling with joie de vivre, celebrating non-stop, but step closer, into the clinging, honeysuckle-scented air, and you will find a darker version of the Big Easy, depending on what you believe is true. Tales of vampires, werewolves, curses, and mysterious half-human bayou creatures are pervasive in New Orleans’ culture. Visitors may pass them off as folk tales and superstitions, but the locals know to never go into the deep swamp alone or into the cemetery at night. Tale or truth? In New Orleans, the line between them bleeds.

Night in New Orleans is the new anthology from Fundead Publications and features my Yellow Mythos mardi gras tale Momus. It is available in paperback and on the Kindle from Amazon.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Down to a Sunless Sea on Horror Tree

Read my short Yellow Mythos tale, Down to a Sunless Sea, which has been published in Horror Tree's regular Trembling With Fear fiction post.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Arctic Horror...

...in my story Blood of God in Weirdbook 34. Drilling for oil in the arctic, what could go wrong? Plenty...

Weirdbook 34 is available in paperback and on the Kindle. Also in this issue are:

• The Demon in the Doughnut Shop, by Bret McCormick
• A Kiss for the Mirrorman, by Adrian Cole
• Mukden, by Sean Patrick Hazlett
• In the Gallery, by J. Michael Major
• Excavation, by Franklyn Searight
• Bunnies of the Apocalypse, by Gregg Chamberlain
• Zhar’s OutrĂ© House, by Frederick J. Mayer
• The Devil Is Anonymous, by Frank Duffy
• Touched, by James D. Mabe
• The Singing Tree, by Lawrence Buentello
• Bum Fights and Blood Feuds, by Scott Harper
• Beauty Treatment, by Liam Hogan
• My Personal Dream, by James Ward Kirk
• Mischa in the Window, by Jason Rubis
• Thrill My Soul, by Greg Jenkins
• Trick, by Rish Outfield

Plus a selection of poetry by Steve Dilks, Ashley Dioses, Darrell Schweitzer, and Lucy A. Snyder.

Thursday, 2 March 2017

It's Date Night...

...the new anthology from Zimbell House Publishing, which contains my story of an unusual date, Scared. Yes, I do occasionally stray from speculative fiction!

Available to order (pb/kindle) from Amazon.com (pb) / Amazon.com (kindle) and Amazon.co.uk (pb) / Amazon.co.uk (kindle).

Friday, 3 February 2017

Let's Meet The Neighbors...

Yes, the American spelling is correct: The Neighbors is the new anthology from Zimbell House Publishing and the theme is the folks who live next door with a variety of takes on what makes them odd. I've contributed two stories.

The first, Flawed, is about that problem that afflicts everyone who ever moves in beside you - they have a flaw. Only, this time, the new neighbours don't seem to have one. What dark secret are they hiding? It's a humorous short in the manner of the film The 'Burbs.

My second story in this collection is Over For Dinner and it brings in a certain yellow-hued Mythos as gaining new neighbours turns into a horrific experience.

You can order The Neighbors from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk in both paperback and on the Kindle.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Different Masks

My Yellow Mythos novella Different Masks is now available as issues six and seven of The Yellow Sign from Rainfall Books.


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Winter's Grasp

A definite chill in the air, we're caught firmly in Winter's Grasp, which also happens to be the title of the new anthology from Fantasia Divinity. The book opens with my frozen fairy tale/Grail Myth, The Raven Princess. Available in paperback and on the Kindle from Amazon.




Monday, 2 January 2017

The Bone Lord and other horrors...

My flash fiction story The Bone Lord and five poems all appear in the December 2016 issue of Siren's Call ezine. Read the issue for free here.