Grimdark Fantasy and Hope for the Numinous

At first I thought the current fashion of dark, gritty fantasy – fantasy noir – is just that, a recent shift in popularity, like the explosion of angsty teenage vampire stories. If we take the long view, it’s an established … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Seer’s Blood by Doranna Durgin

When Blaine Kendricks discovers strangers in Shadow Hollers, she thinks they’ve come to trade. She couldn’t be more wrong….

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BVC Announces The Emperor of Earth-Above by Sheila Gilluly

The Emperor of Earth-Above The Books of the Painter 3 by Sheila Gilluly After painting the mystical scenes that unlocked the realm of the dead, Aengus the Painter and his lover, the beautiful sorceress Rose, are stricken senseless. The last … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From Kindred Rites by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Kindred Rites Book Two of the Night Calls series by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel   A Christmas Eve Visitation       “Ready for a lesson?” Marta said suddenly. I blinked, surprised by the question. “Tonight?” Marta lifted her head to … Continue reading

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