Build Your Own Monster!!! Guaranteed to Scare the Whole Family by Bryn Fortey and Johnny Mains The Head by Garry Kilworth Inappetence by Steve Rasnic Tem Songs in the Dark by Jenny Barber The Beast of Bathwick by Sarah Ash Cuckoo Flower by Tom Johnstone A Song for Christmas by Ashe Woodward Dream a Little Dream of Me and My Shadow by Adrian Cole Memories of Clover by K T Wagner Sun, Sand, Stone by Marion Pitman Redwater by Simon Bestwick Dreamcatcher by Pauline E Dungate The Daughters by Tim Jeffreys Black Spots by John Llewellyn Probert Echoes of Days Passed by Mike Chinn What the Snow Brings by Ralph Robert Moore
My fantabulous delightful story is, as mentioned previously, a mermaid gothic-ish horror with a deal-breaking smuggler and the new wife who gets dragged into the consequences of his mistakes…
It’s also part of the Mermaids of St Senara universe which keen readers may have encountered in my Fox Spirit Book of Love story earlier this year.
In related news, the Mermaids of St Senara patreon is definitely going live end of November, which I’m all the excite about. Dedicated post about all that coming in a couple of weeks!
Coming very soon – ‘Songs in the Dark’ – soon to be appearing in The Alchemy Press Book of Horrors 3: A Miscellany of Monsters…
Like my story in the Fox Spirit Book of Love, this is set on St Senara and is a mermaid horror with a deal-breaking smuggler and the new wife who gets dragged into the consequences of his mistakes…
Horrors is not available to buy until 31st October, unless you’re a UK peep who’s at the stage of venturing outside, then you can get an advance copy signed by fantabulous people, plus free glass of wine, at the amazing Alchemy Press Living and the Dead Signing/Launch at Fantasycon on 25th September at 2pm. (The Jury’s Inn Hotel, Broad St, Birmingham.)
Obviously (gestures at …everything…) my Mermaids of St Senara patreon got a smidge delayed, but! I’m finishing the editing on the launch stories right now so hoping that November is when things will all go live. Supporters can expect a mermaid story every month plus random bonus stories and other St Senara related content… Stay tuned for more news on that…
Today, calloo callay, the Fox Spirit Book of Love has gone live! Woohoo!
Here’s the deets:
‘These are probably not the love stories you are looking for…..
…. but they should be.’
Love. That many-splendoured thing. It can move mountains and make fools of us all, but what is it? Does it come courtesy of a cherub’s bow? Is it a battlefield? Endless? Crazy? Only available on a Friday? Well, the answer might be between these covers. Inside you’ll find stories from fantastical worlds to fairy tales, from dark places to virtual reality, tales of transformation, hope, and despair. Above all else, each one is, at heart, about love.
Edited by C.A. Yates, with cover by the combined might of C.A. Yates, Paul Yates and Vincent Holland-Keen.
Decomposing Corpses: A Love Story by Douglas J. Ogurek The Holy Waters by Dolly Garland Jixxa, My Love by Alec McQuay End Times in Paris by James Bennett Love in The Age Of… by David Tallerman The First Day of Khirshi-Da by Joyce Chng By Blade And Bloom by Xan van Rooyen The Fine Art of Fortune-Telling by Michelle Ann King A Curse That’s Not For Breaking by Lawrence Harding A True Wish by Charlotte Bond Notes on a Haunting by Kit West Subatomic for ‘It Must be Love’ by Emma K. Leadley The Twelfth Day by Ro Smith The Wind’s Son by K.C. Shaw Salt Ocean by Lisa Shea Enchanted Garden by K.A. Laity Rapture on the Lonely Shore by Jenny Barber The Whale and the Moon by G. Clark Hellery
My story – ‘Rapture on the Lonely Shore’ – comes from my Mermaids of St Senara universe (look out for more St Senara stories on my patreon launching later this month!) ‘Rapture’ tells the tale of mermaids and nuns and the sweet music they make…
I’m in the final stages of prepping the 2021 Mermaids of St Senara patreon launch of loveliness and it’s getting really exciting! Allllll the mermaids! All of them! And quite a few stone witches, shapeshifters and portal hopping rogues as well.
It’s going to be quite a mix of time periods too – spanning from Iron Age to modern, with the odd side trip offworld. You can expect a varied selection of portal fantasy, sword & sorcery, historic fantasy, urban fantasy and horror, with both standalone stories and a glorious collection of cross-over fic with characters getting all up in each others business!