The Gate to Oblivion by Matthew S. Cox

Cox blends ancient magical entities with the demands of modern urban life to create a vision of a world where magic is as ubiquitous and mundane as technology is in ours; and just as prone to misuse and malfunctions. This novel is the third in Cox’s Temporal Armistice series. Danger of psychometric backwash ahead. Brooklyn … Continue reading The Gate to Oblivion by Matthew S. Cox

Dark Fringe Anthology by Shaun Baines

Baines crafts tales of normal people encountering the subtle faults and fractures that exist in the shadowed corners of modern life, creating a collection that will appeal to fans of folk horror and psychological thrillers. This collection contains twelve stories spanning mysteries, thrillers, and horror. ‘To Cheshire, With Love’ At first, Carver felt joy in … Continue reading Dark Fringe Anthology by Shaun Baines

Millhaven’s Tales of Suspense

Millhaven's Tales of Suspense, featuring one of my short stories, is now available. While there are a range of tones, from straight out vigilante action to cosy investigation (complete with cup cakes), all the stories feature protagonists who take action rather than sitting back. A group of muggers discover appearance isn't everything. When the police … Continue reading Millhaven’s Tales of Suspense

New Pulp Action Story Available

My short story "Bad Beat" appears in the latest edition of Millhaven's Tales of Suspense, the latest edition of Millhaven's themed short-story magazines. In addition to my tale of poker games gone wrong, hard-headed debt collectors, and just a smidge of weirdness, there are seven other tales of mystery, crime, and espionage, each packed with … Continue reading New Pulp Action Story Available

Kissed by Literature: A Collection of Short Stories by Jordan Elizabeth

Elizabeth layers nuances of character, plot, and world onto the basic frame of a fireside mystery to produce tales that capture the universal fear that danger lurks just beyond the light without becoming repetitive. This collection contains thirty-six short stories by the author. While they do divide into several settings and styles, the majority echo … Continue reading Kissed by Literature: A Collection of Short Stories by Jordan Elizabeth

A Room Full of Elephants by Anthony Camber

Fusing satire, office politics, and experimental physics, Camber creates a tale that sits equally well beside Tom Sharpe or Douglas Adams without being a copy of either. Keith works as a software tester for a start-up in Cambridge. When he isn’t insulting his colleagues, he bickers with his husband, Nick, and submits to his cat, … Continue reading A Room Full of Elephants by Anthony Camber

Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

Layering nuances of historical behaviour and belief over a common core of human experience, Elizabeth creates a fantasy tale that focuses more on the search for wisdom than the search for power. This story interweaves three narratives, linked by Witchwood Hollow, but separated by hundreds of years: in the modern day, Honoria, recently moved to … Continue reading Escape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

Missing, Assumed Dead by Marva Dasef

Combining a sense of threat with modern love, without either descending into brutality or over-idealising events, Dasef creates a mystery-romance that will appeal to a range of readers. When Kameron McBride relieves court papers notifying her she is the last living relative of a man she has never even heard of, she considers telling the … Continue reading Missing, Assumed Dead by Marva Dasef

314, Book 1 by A.R. Wise

Combining gruesome descriptions of supernatural events with character-driven investigation, Wise demonstrates that, just as the body and mind are both part of human experience, tales of demonic evil need not be either mere titillation or thinly veiled morality. Alma Harper’s brother disappeared on 14th March 1996. Alma believes it happened in Widowsfield, on the same … Continue reading 314, Book 1 by A.R. Wise

Maliha Anderson Mysteries (Volume 1) by Steve Turnbull

Turnbull displays a sympathetic touch for the issues faced by a mixed race woman in the British Raj without sacrificing the sense of wonder appropriate to narratives of steam punk worlds and gentle-person detectives. This collection contains the first three Maliha Anderson Mysteries: Murder out of the Blue, Blood Sky at Night, and Halo Round … Continue reading Maliha Anderson Mysteries (Volume 1) by Steve Turnbull