K.V. Taylor's debut novel Scripped, an Appalachian Faerie Tale, is available to pre-order from Belfire Press.
"In an attempt to escape constant arguing, Jonah Gray wanders away from the family cabin deep in the West Virginia wilderness. But he wanders too far, over the borders to a Faerie land that could only exist in Appalachia.
Faerie-napping, cold knives, underground oppressors, horror stories, and unwilling affections threaten to suck him forever into their desolate Company Town. If they do, he’ll lose himself in every way possible.
You might escape the fae, but you can never go home. Not really."
Jason Sanford's short story collection, Never Never Stories, is available from Spotlight Publishing. Jason is a fantastic and fantastical story teller (and he also runs the storySouth Million Writers Award). I'm one story into the collection (buried ships and secrets and clouds) and am also looking forward to the continuation of his Plague Birds world in an upcoming issue of Interzone.
Issue 4 of Shock Totem has been released and this time it features fiction by Lee Thompson, Jaelithe Ingold, A.C. Wise, Weston Ochse, and others.
You can purchase it at Amazon or find out more at the Shock Totem website.
"Analefa Miradwen has spent the last ten years avoiding vampires. She knows her blood is a delicacy, but she doesn’t want to share. Not after the last time, which nearly left her dead.
When the vampire mage Magnus begins stalking her, Ana turns to the King’s Enforcer for help. Vincent Ondarr has the manpower and the magic-power to keep her safe. According to him, Ana’s blood doesn’t just taste good, it enhances a mage’s magic.
The trouble is, Vincent’s a vampire mage too. If Ana wants to keep her blood to herself, she’ll have to figure out which one of them she can trust. And what exactly Magnus wants from her..."