“The Swell of the Cicadas,” a ghost story, is out now in Prime Books’ Shades of Blue & Gray. The anthology has stories by Connie Wilkins, Nick Mamatas, and many more.
More Americans were killed during the years of the Civil War (1861-1865) than any other date in history. Men shattered,women lost, families broken. In Shades of Blue & Gray, editor Steve Berman offers readers tales of the supernatural, ghost stories that range from the haunts of the battlefield to revenants on the long march home. Yank. Rebel. Both finding themselves at odds in flesh and spirit…
Heads up. Radio, my romantic favorite, is still out there and this week “How the Carters Got Their Name” tripped across its waves. It was featured on the Black Tribbles show’s inaugural Octavia City episode, a showcase of all stories and topics, Afrofuturistic. Check out it here
Double Dragon has just released the Love and Darker Passions anthology.
Love and Darker Passions is a collection of provocative short stories by today’s up-and-coming authors of dark, urban and Gothic fantasy. One man falls in love with an ancient monster, another becomes enchanted by a voice that drives him to a frenzy of self-punishment, and another can’t understand three very odd days he’s spending with his girlfriend. Award-winning author Karen Duvall sends a Millennial Alice through a very different looking glass, and acclaimed author Lee Barwood sends the Sighted bard of her upcoming series into the passionate world of faerie to find a child and a special destiny. Bestseller C.E. Murphy makes her twisted fairytale tell what drives a lover into the arms of her questionable beloved, and Tenea D. Johnson works a soul-stealing spell of magic. In Love and Darker Passions, edgy and cult fantasy authors combine their talents to make us question what inspires love, why we crave revenge against those who’ve stolen love from us, and why we despair when love’s pain is lost.
I’m very pleased to announce I’ll be co-editing the 2013 edition of Heiresses of Russ anthology, with Steve Berman next year. For Tor.com’s review of this year’s inaugural edition, check this out.
“Only Then Can I Sleep,” a short dark fantasy story about what one will do for love will be published in the upcoming anthology Love and Darker Passions out soon. I’ll update with exact publications info as soon as I can.
People are starving, biogenetic adaptations are prevalent amongst the privileged, and the poor are being ground to a sharp and dangerous point. This is the future US where in the struggle for survival citizens are pushed to the breaking point as relationships start to fracture along the lines of class and race. These are stories of the leaders and the followers, the victims, heroes, and the everyday people caught in history’s wake, chief among them Dr. Ezekiel Carter, a genius in his field, who decides to offer genetic reparations to those being left behind. In this world, what will become of the people at the fringes and of humanity itself?
R/evolution (Book One), a novel-in-stories, will be released in ebook and print this Fall.
Want some public sex and magic in your life? Check out Release in A minor appearing in Tangle XY from Blind Eye Books. Available now.
The Taken, a short story, is now available as part of Whispers in the Night: Dark Dreams III collection.
Deep Night, a short story, is available as part of the award-winning anthology Necrologue: Diva Book of the Dead and Undead.