The Witcher returns! A brand new novel set in the early days of The Witcher saga - the inspiration behind the bestselling series of games!
Geralt. The witcher whose mission is to protect ordinary people from the monsters created with magic. A mutant who has the task of killing unnatural beings. He uses a magical sign, potions and the pride of every witcher - two swords, steel and silver. But what would happen if Geralt lost his weapons?
Andrzej Sapkowski returns to his most popular hero in a stand-alone novel where Geralt fights, travels and loves again, Dandelion sings and flies from trouble to trouble, sorcerers are scheming... and across the whole world clouds are gathering - the season of storms is coming...
Paul Stuempel and Cormac Lambe's Augee: Guardian of Hohala was published by Werner & Lawrence Publishing in November 2017.
Information about the authors:
Paul Stuempel is a native of Fort Thomas, Kentucky. His debut novel, Augee: Guardian of Hohala, is the first in the Augee series, an original saga imagined over four decades. Paul is based in Dayton, Kentucky where he lives with his wife, Rose Anne.
Cormac Lambe (PhD) is a writer, editor, and educator from Dundalk, Ireland, based in Atlanta, Georgia. His research interests are in Irish literary history. He lives with his fiancée, Amanda, and a cat named Elizabeth.
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Information about Augee: Guardian of Hohala:
In the far-off land of Hohala, an isolated, prosperous nation is threatened by an impoverished and ruthless foreign race. Faced with extermination, the natives are forced into exile where danger and fear are ever-present. As his people struggle for survival, young Nicholas Stone uncovers an ancient secret, and a miracle is born. That miracle is Augee - Guardian of Hohala.
A REVIEW OF PAUL STUEMPEL AND CORMAC LAMBE'S AUGEE: GUARDIAN OF HOHALA
Brhel and Sullivan's Her Mourning Portrait and Other Paranormal Oddities was published by Cemetery Gates Media in January/February 2018.
Information about the authors:
John Brhel is a horror writer from upstate New York. His work has appeared in "The Vault of Ghastly Tales." He is the co-author of "Tales From Valleyview Cemetery"." He blogs at http://cemeterygatesmedia.tumblr.com/. His Twitter handle is @JohnBrhel.
Joseph Sullivan is a writer of horror tales (Tales from Valleyview Cemetery), occult fantasy (Marvelry's Curiosity Shop), explorer of urban legend (upcoming Route 12: The Legend Trip) hiker, songwriter, and co-founder of Cemetery Gates Media. His long-term writing goal is to combine his love of poetry, the American novel, and Upstate New York into one cohesive work of fiction.
Information about Her Mourning Portrait and Other Paranormal Oddities:
Her Mourning Portrait and Other Paranormal Oddities is the fifth anthology from Brhel & Sullivan. It is a collection of dark fantasy stories which focuses on the interplay between the euphoric and lamentable moments of romantic commitments. These ten tales are light romances, which take turns through various fantasy subgenres such as science fiction, the paranormal, the occult and the weird.
Such tales include: “Lady of Cayuga Lake,” which recounts the last hurrah of a separating husband and wife, a final vacation which takes a turn toward the paranormal when they both spy a ghost over the lake. Will they have what it takes to work together, confide in each other, and solve the mysterious disappearance of Mary Gold?
“The Lost Cache” tells of the strain an obsessive hobby can have on a marriage. Hillary appears to give Eric every chance to engage her, and work his way back toward an intimate companionship, even going so far as to plan out a special evening of hiking and geocaching in an old cemetery with her husband.
“Side by Side” is a quirky cemetery tale about a confrontation between a long-dead man and his widow’s second husband, regarding the final resting place of their beloved-in-common.
“Her, He, and a Corpse Makes Three” focuses on a love triangle between a living couple who work in a funeral home, and the woman’s recently deceased, yet spiritually returned ex-boyfriend.
A REVIEW OF BRHEL AND SULLIVAN'S HER MOURNING PORTRAIT AND OTHER PARANORMAL ODDITIES
Rebecca Hall's Instrument of Chaos was published Elsewhen Press in a digital edition on 2nd January 2018 and will be published in paperback in March 2018.
Information about Rebecca Hall:
Rebecca started writing when she was supposed to be studying for her exams at Otago University but somehow passed anyway, eventually graduating with a decorative piece of paper. She moved to the UK to pursue a career in publishing and after a couple of mishaps ended up in Edinburgh and sold Instrument of Peace to Elsewhen Press, which is not quite the career she had in mind. The career she did have in mind was along more editorial lines which is why she is now a volunteer at Inspired Quill and a freelance copy-editor for everyone else. She also has a blog which she infrequently remembers to update, where those mysterious things known as short stories can be found.
Even after three years, she is baffled by the fact that the British use miles, pints and 1p coins but things like pineapple lumps, black forest chocolate and L&P have not caught on. Rebecca would like to make it very clear that she is a Kiwi and absolutely NOT an Australian (or South African) and she will do almost anything for chocolate.
Information about Instrument of Chaos:
The third book in the Symphony of the Cursed trilogy
The Angels are back
The long hidden heart of the Twisted Curse had been found, concealed in a realm that no angel can enter, where magic runs wild and time is just another direction. The Twisted Curse is the key to ending the Eternity War and it can only be broken by someone willing to traverse the depths of Faerie.
Unfortunately, Mitch has other things on his mind. For reasons that currently escape him he’s going to university, making regular trips to the Netherworld and hunting down a demon. The Academy might have prepared him for university but Netherworlds and demons were inexplicably left off the curriculum, not to mention curse breaking.
And then the Angels return, and this time they’re hunting his best friend.
Instrument of Chaos is the conclusion of the Symphony of the Cursed trilogy, as Mitch, Amelie and Nikola arrive in Dunedin in New Zealand to start their first year at the University of Otago.
A REVIEW OF REBECCA HALL'S INSTRUMENT OF CHAOS
Deborah Sheldon's Thylacines was published by Severed Press in January 2018.
Information about Deborah Sheldon:
Deborah Sheldon is an author of dark fiction and crime and is based in Melbourne.
Her fiction has appeared in various magazines such as Quadrant, Island, Aurealis, SQ Mag, and Midnight Echo, as well as in many anthologies. Latest releases, all traditionally published, include the horror novel, 'Devil Dragon', the crime-noir novellas, 'Dark Waters' and 'Ronnie and Rita', the crime-themed collection, 'Mayhem: selected stories', and the horror collection, 'Perfect Little Stitches and other stories'. Other credits include TV scripts; stage and radio plays; feature articles; non-fiction books; and award-winning medical writing.
Click here to visit her official website.
Information about Thylacines:
The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was hunted to extinction some eighty years ago. Now, Professor Rosie Giuliani and her staff at The Resurrection Lab have done the impossible: created a living, breathing litter from a preserved specimen. Yet Rosie can’t share this scientific breakthrough with the world. The cloned animals are more like monsters than thylacines. By chance, a small band of activists hears about the caged litter, and their decision to free the tigers will unleash a deadly havoc upon the campus of Fraser University.
A REVIEW OF DEBORAH SHELDON'S THYLACINES
Risingshadow has had the honour of interviewing Michelle E. Lowe.
Michelle E. Lowe is the author of The Warning, Atlantic Pyramid, Cherished Thief, the action adventure/fantasy novel with the elements of steampunk, titled Legacy. Children's books, Poe's Haunted House Tour, and the three part adventure children's series, The Hex Hunt. She is also a mother, wife, and painter. Her works in progress are the continuations for Legacy.
AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHELLE E. LOWE