James Decker just won’t stay dead. Slain while rescuing a young woman from a would-be rapist, he finds himself in a pseudo-life, caught between two realities, belonging to neither. Haunted by the ghosts of his father and grandfather, he learns that the woman he rescued is in fact an Innocent, the physical embodiment of hope. As it turns out, seeing . . .
Abigail is not afraid of anything in particular. She’s just . . . afraid. All the time. Of everything and everyone. She weaves wild stories to explain her state of perpetual anxiety to the people around her, preferring they treat it as a joke than treat her as a neurotic freak. It’s a plan that works well enough: with a little help from her . . .
Imagine a world where the night outside is crawling with vampires but inside your home, life is completely normal. You cook, you wash dishes, you make love—and you ignore the white faces at the window and the teasing, wheedling voices. The story follows two women, Sally and Lavinia, as they try to make a home together in a . . .
Lives are turned upside down, as the Inquisition of 1486 spreads through the city of Paris. The witch Selene du Miette battles, and dies at the hands of, the evil men who claim to lead the Church, only to open her eyes once again, in a world that has forgotten her. On her first night in Paris, Selene is targeted . . .
What is Goodfae? Goodfae is a story about the mafia. Simple, right? Well, actually not so much. Not once you throw fairies, ghosts, gods and monsters into the mix with mobsters and magic. The world of Goodfae is far from copacetic, much like the life of its protagonist, Alfonso Anastasio; a mafioso and newly made man trying to make ends . . .
Thirst is all about the effects of survival on a cast of very different personalities. The populace is in an age of rebuilding itself from near annihilation, but progress is still slow. This world is heavily influenced by the video game “Fallout: New Vegas”, George Miller’s “Mad Max” films and Richard Matheson’s “I Am Legend” short story. As the author, . . .
Alexis is a girl at the height of her high school career, a social butterfly with no shortage of friends, popularity, or things to do on the weekends. Until she falls victim to a vicious attack, and is brought to the brink of death. She survives, but it soon becomes clear that she cannot return to the same life she . . .
Non-linear story. Peter Gray takes over his recently departed father’s dream in the restaurant business, but an odd grand-opening gift infects Peter pushing him into the Roseland underground. With the help of two employees, Nine and Tigris (aka Tiger), Peter battles organized crime to discover his future depends on Kandy, a former hired killer. Fleeing a powerful vampire, Kandy . . .
Millennial, post-grad Beckett is already struggling to crawl out of the black pit that is her deteriorating mental health. But now there’s also her ex-best-friend to contend with: a naive, newly-turned vampire who has inserted herself right back into Beckett’s life. . . .
Nica is running from her past. Naj can’t remember his. The two may be closer than they think. Asylum is home to many stories and many secrets, welcoming all who seek shelter among its dancers. After years in a magical sleep, Naj awakes in Asylum’s rafters knowing only two things: he is a serpent shapeshifter, and he is in hiding. . . .
Diese Stadt . . . ein Sumpf von Schweiß und Sünde. Ein fauliger Ort, nass und klebrig und voller Fliegen, deren Sirren jedem den Verstand raubt. Immer schon rottet sie vor sich hin, Jahrzehnte lang unbeachtet, bis dann und wann ein Anfall von Wut und Wahnsinn sie aufpeitscht. Bis sie das Land mit Gewalt überzieht. Ihr letzter Irrsinn riss sie in Stücke. Gespalten fiel . . .
This is my story. Believe it, or not, but I have to tell it, just as it happened. . . .
Jun 5, 2015: So yeah, urban fantasy with werewolves, vampires, witches . . . It’s been done to undeath, you say? Well, read this story anyway. Sure, the manifestation of these supernatural beings is fairly standard, though the explanation for how they interact with the mortal world is quite intriguing, and makes a weird amount of sense, almost enough to make you believe . . . no, don’t! Ha ha of course magic is only a myth.
Moving on. To not be just another urban fantasy, this story has some unique elements. [more . . .]
Mar 28, 2014: My title says it all, I haven’t had a great deal of time, but I read the first chapter. What I got out of it was coffee up my nose, and a need for some wipes. My poor laptop took the brunt, it suffered in silence, but glared reproachfully at me. This stories voice is funny, with a capital F. Its urban fantasy at its lightest, well the first chapter is. Have a look, hopefully this review will get fleshed out when I have a bit more time.