The Dead Aren’t the only thing to fear…
A kid, an old lady, and a heartbroken man…what could possibly go wrong?
Mikey is holding true to his promise to Nina, and is doing everything he can to keep the group alive. But when something attacks the threesome in the middle of the night, things begin to take a turn for the worst.
Luckily a new group—the N.E.O.s are on hand to ease Mikey’s burden and help fight alongside him. But first he must prove his worth to the leader Aiken and the people that follow him. Within this new group, Mikey begins to find a form of peace that he didn’t think was possible after losing Nina, and he discovers his place within this new world. A place where killing isn’t for fun, and is only ever committed as a last resort.
His heart is still aching, but at the end of the world there’s no time to stop and mourn, and as he searches out a Circus Freak Show and the horrors begin to stack up around him, Nina slips far from his mind.
It’s probably best, because there are many more terrors in store for him. Because within the folds of a small town, inside an old candy store, he meets a woman named Clare, her two dogs and something that he never saw coming.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire C. Riley is a USA Today and International bestselling author. She is also a bestselling
British horror writer and an Amazon top 100 bestseller.
Her work is best described as the modernization of classic, old-school horror. She fuses multi-genre elements to develop storylines that pay homage to cult classics while still feeling fresh and cutting edge. She writes characters that are realistic, and kills them without mercy.
Claire lives in the United Kingdom with her husband and three daughters.
Odium The Dead Saga Series (4 books),
Odium Origins Series (3 books),
Limerence (The Obsession Series) (2 books),
Out of the Dark Series,
Thicker than Blood series (2 books),
& Shut Up & Kiss me,
Plus several charity anthologies.
‘She writes characters that are realistic and then kills them without mercy’ – Eli Constant author of Z-Children, Dead Trees, Mastic and much more.
Release date: December 12th 2016
Genre: post-apocalyptic zompoc with elements of ridiculous snark!
So, I am now a fully paid up member of Archery GB, Archery NI and the Northern Ireland Civil Service Sports Association Archery Club; I have also spent money on buying equipment for myself (even though the club are providing most of it for me for a few months I wanted to get some of of my personalised/preferenced things instead) though I did manage (just) to stop short of buying a bow somehow 😉 …so who wants to start the betting for just how long it takes before I get either so ill that I can’t continue or my arms fall off, ey? 🙂
Lucy Webster (@Lucy_Webster_) is a politics and international relations graduate from Warwick University. She was named Student Columnist of the Year by the Guardian in 2014 and is now a freelance journalist, writing on social and political issues including disability and foreign affairs; recently she wrote a really interesting article for The Guardian (UK newspaper) on her thoughts about being a trailblazer in life ‘simply’ because she is a disabled woman and how, sometimes, she would like to be seen first not as her wheelchair but as just the person.
This is something that I can very much relate to.
You see (or maybe you don’t, but that’s ok because that it what I am trying to help you with here) is that sometimes it can be hard putting a positive face on when you are ill, or hurting, or struggling (or all three) or facing the obstacles that living with a disability can hurl your way. The very last thing that you want – on top of everything else that you deal with on an ongoing, daily basis – is for the world to look at you and see you as your disability first and foremost or, even worse, only. You know, last time I looked in the mirror at least, I don’t have a neon sign above my head with an arrow pointing down at me with the words CONGENITAL MYASTHENIA in bold text, or SPINA BIFIDA decals on my jackets, I don’t even have a blue wheelchair tattooed on me so that I get to park anywhere I choose if I forget my blue badge (though that ‘could’ be handy I suppose 😉 ). In fact in polite company most people ask for my name before asking me for my medical background …even the many doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, and occasional witch-doctors (you never know they might just work 😉 ) still get my name before getting down with the faulty genetics you know.
It’s something that I still struggle with myself; I realise the importance of equality and especially diversity in everyday life but especially my own little corner of geekdom which is genre fiction, comics, and gaming where women, people of colour, non-straight, and disabled people are underrepresented so when I am asked if I would be interested in being considered for an anthology, or another piece of work, you would think that I would be really up for it wouldn’t you. You’d think …
…but there’s a part of me that is still really coming to terms with the fact if I am being asked to these things because I am a disabled writer who is pretty good, or a pretty good writer who also just happens to be disabled. I have to admit that worries me, perhaps more than it should.
The term ‘fatherly instincts’ isn’t easily defined as a specific set of characteristics. Every father is different and so are his natural instincts. But when those instincts kick in, nothing can stop them, not even death.
This Father’s Day anthology is all about fathers protecting their children, revenge, men going above and beyond for children and exhibiting other fatherly instincts in unexpected ways.
✰ Ipecacuanha ✰ MCKENZIE WINBERRY (Contest Winner)
✰ Endsong ✰ JAY FAULKNER (Contest Winner)
✰ Megachiroptera Echolocation ✰ STEPHEN COONEY (Artist)
✰ Villains ✰ ROSE BLACKTHORN
✰ Vengeance is Mine I Will Repay ✰ TAYE CARROL
✰ Asshole Season ✰ LISA DABROWSKI
✰ Judge Not ✰ DUSTY DAVIS
✰ Like Father, Like Son ✰ CLAIRE DAVON
✰ Insure Us With Grace ✰ SK DELPH
✰ Grave Robbing ✰ RONALD GILLESPIE
✰ The Confession ✰ JIM HUTCHINSON
✰ Like Fireflies in the Dead of Winter ✰ THOMAS KLEATON
✰ Where Are They Now? ✰ D.K. MASON
✰ Not Today ✰ EILEEN MATSUMURO
✰ Our Little Alice ✰ RICK BENFORD (Photographer)
✰ Termination ✰ JOHN MCACHREN
✰ Father Dog ✰ PETE MESLING
✰ Last Stand ✰ TERRY MICHAELS
✰ Daddy’s Girl ✰ DONNA J. W. MUNRO
✰ Spaced ✰ JOHN ROSSMAN
✰ Catch of the Season ✰ JO-ANNE RUSSELL & RICK BENFORD
✰ Psicografia de Papai ✰ M.J. SYDNEY
✰ Poppy Flower ✰ PEGGY WHEELER
✰ The Funeral ✰ SHERI WHITE
✰ Mr Jones’s Dog Died ✰ VAL WILLIAMSON
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*print copy available soon!
What hope has a humble adventurer when faced with a fight against Cthulhu himself? No matter; the true swordsperson cares not for hope—only for the bite of steel against flesh, whether that flesh be eldritch or more conventional. So, grab your khukuri knife, your iklwa spear, or a legendary blade and journey with us from ancient Rome to feudal Japan, from the Dreamlands to lands there are no names for in any of the tongues of men.
If you have any doubts, inside this tome you can consult ask some of Lovecraftiana’s hottest voices, be they seasoned veterans or relative newcomers…
Hope be damned. Glory awaits!
Relentlessly hurtling you into madness and danger are:
Natania BARRON • Eneasz BRODSKI • Nathan CARSON
Michael CISCO • Andrew S. FULLER • Adam Scott GLANCY
Orrin GREY • Jason HELLER • Jonathan L. HOWARD
John Horner JACOBS • John LANGAN • L. LARK
Remy NAKAMURA • Carlos ORSI • M. K. SAUER
Ben STEWART • E. Catherine TOBLER • Jeremiah TOLBERT
Laurie TOM • Carrie VAUGHN • Wendy WAGNER • Caleb WILSON
These 22 authors delivered some of the finest white-knuckle, Mythos-busting adventures it has been our pleasure to ever read, and we are confident that when the book is released in July 2016 you will feel the same.
Pub Date: 1 July 2016
Format: B Format – 198x129mm
Extent: 282 pages
ebook: Included with print copy
Becket, author of The Blood Vivicanti & personal assistant to author Anne Rice said “Julieanne Lynch is a truly gifted writer.”
About the book:
Molly Rice just wants to go through life unnoticed. To work hard, buy a little house, and perhaps settle down some day. Everything else she can do without.
Connor Ellison, the son of the hard-nosed CEO of Ellison Enterprises, finds it hard to ignore the pretty doe-eyed girl who one day accidentally walks into his life. Completely bowled over by her beautiful nature, Connor embarks on a whirlwind mission to make Molly his.
Molly soon finds herself lost in a billionaire’s paradise, but she isn’t easily persuaded. In one year, everything changes. When feelings get involved, there’s so much more at play.
Can Molly and Connor overcome the many hurdles that are pitted against them? Do they have the strength to unbreak each other’s hearts?
Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy and contemporary fiction for both adults and teens. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, with her husband and five children, where she works on novels full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided writing was the way for her and is thankful for each day she lives her dream.
About Totally Bound Publishing:
Totally Bound – the Home of Erotic Romance.
Totally Bound delivers ‘A List’ escapism for readers who love erotic romance fiction. They are the go-to destination for deliciously good stories that put a smile on readers’ faces and a spring in their step.
The Totally Team are passionate about quality. They seek out, nurture and polish captivating stories with mesmerizing plots and compelling characters from the most amazing authors. The result is a truly decadent, enjoyable and divine ‘me time’ reading experience – the very best stimulation for the imagination available.
Totally Bound is a part of Bonnier Publishing. Bonnier Publishing is the fastest growing major publisher in the UK, with group sales of £100m. It also has offices in Australia, France and the USA with 460 employees worldwide. In the UK it owns publishers Hot Key Books, Zaffre, Twenty7, Totally Bound Publishing, Pride Publishing, IglooBooks, Templar Publishing, Blink Publishing, Autumn Publishing, Picadilly Press, Weldon Owen Publishing and Studio. Its overseas publishers are The Five Mile Press and Echo Publishing in Australia, Paris-based publishers Piccolia abd Elcy, and little bee books in New York. Bonnier Publishing is owned by Bonnier Books, which is a top 15 world publisher with revenue of £550m.
Back in the day, before I started writing, I thought that I was going to pursue a career as an artist, preferably as a comic book artist (preferably with Marvel Comics …though I do have a lot of love for DC too). While I am, professionally speaking, an IT Manager for a Criminal Justice Sector organisation, specialising in Information Assurance by day, and attempting to be a writer by night (and parts of some days too) I’m actually, educationally speaking (at least according to my Degree) and artist.
So when I saw a new trend going around on Facebook and Twitter today, called #ArtVsArtist, where people were posting a picture of themselves surrounded by artwork that they had done. Now initially when I saw the sheer array of talent that was on show I decided that I would simply scroll through it all and enjoy what I was seeing rather than post anything myself but then, as time went on, I realised that just because I didn’t* produce artwork as much anymore didn’t mean that I couldn’t/shouldn’t be brave enough to show off some of the work that I had enjoyed making.
So here it is; here is me #ArtVsArtist
Fantasy author Gregory A. Wilson is pleased to announce the release of his new graphic novel, Icarus, via Silence in the Library Publishing. Collaborating with artists Mark Dos Santos and Matt Slay, Wilson’s newest endeavor will instantly appeal to fans of fantasy, art, and new takes on mythology.
Icarus is the story of two characters, Icarus and Jellinek, people as different as night and day. As the story goes on, however, the winged and fair Icarus and the ruddy and gruff Jellinek discover that while they may be unlikely companions, they are connected by the mysteries and trials of their world, Vol. Together, they will fight to end the tyranny of the leading Magisters and try to gain the freedom of an entire people. The story takes place inside the heart of a massive dormant volcano called Vol, on a world far from Earth.
Wilson, a college professor by day, has always been intrigued by the Icarus myth of ancient mythology. Touching on many themes like the relationship between fathers and sons, joy and sorrow, ambition, lack of control, and the simplicities and complexities of survival, the original tale was a deeply sad story. While pondering the story, Wilson wondered what would happen if some hope was pulled from the despair. Would the story veer in a different direction? This thought process, coupled with some inspiration from a Cirque Du Soleil show, created the story of Icarus as it exists in Wilson’s graphic novel.
While Icarus is Gregory A. Wilson’s first graphic novel project, he has also written a fantasy novel, The Third Sign, and is contracted to write a series, the Gray Assassins Trilogy, which will be released via the Ed Greenwood Group over the next couple of years. He has also penned several short stories. The experiences of writing prose stories versus writing for a graphic novel differed a great deal. While writing the graphic novel, Wilson had to work closely with artists and allow their illustrations to do the work of bringing readers into the world of Vol as well as supplying some of the emotional reactions of the characters. With this type of collaboration, readers will be able to experience Icarus and the world of Vol and its inhabitants in a way that wouldn’t be possible with just straight prose.
“I’ve always imagined Icarus to be a very visual story, with really dramatic, visually-driven set pieces,” Wilson says. “That’s why the art is so special–it really captures the images I had in my head to begin with, giving them a powerfully tangible quality which would have been difficult for me to represent on my own.”
Graphic novel and fantasy fans of all kinds can experience this visual feast for themselves—Icarus is now available on amazon.com. For more information, please visit Gregory A. Wilson’s website at www.gregoryawilson.com