There are rumours in Ashta - a new religion is rising, and Cinzia, one-time Cantic priestess, has escaped the Holy Crucible. Fleeing from Navone, Cinzia travels with Knot, a man of many parts, and Astrid, the child-like vampire. They are gathering followers, but the murderous Nazaniin are still on their trail.
Meanwhile, Winter is losing her grip on sanity, grappling with immense powers beyond her understanding. Where she goes, chaos and death follow.
Sam Joyce's Tongues was published in September 2016.
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Sam Joyce is a writer based in the United Kingdom. He started out writing drug laden short stories and articles on recreational drugs, which have garnered international attention after being featured on the website of notorious New York artist Mike Diana, who drew the artwork for many of the stories. A lifelong horror fan, Tongues is his first novel.
The author's stories and articles can be found here.
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When journalist Catherine Cobb arrives in the East Texas town of Elena, she quickly finds herself fighting for her life. Something is spreading through the population, turning ordinary civilians into murderers capable of committing the most heinous crimes.
As the body count continues to rise, Catherine walks into one nightmare after another, uncovering a secret plot involving a group of neo-Nazis, top-level federal government, and the strange world of the occult - with global implications.
Before long, Catherine finds herself trapped in a terrifying world that she doesn't understand. And might not escape from.
A REVIEW OF SAM JOYCE'S TONGUES
Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark-Hunter Ultimate Coloring Book was published by Dabel Brothers Publishing in April 2017.
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New York Times and international bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon, is a regular at the #1 spot. With legions of fans known as Menyons (thousands of whom proudly sport tattoos from her series and who travel from all over the world to attend her appearances), her books are always snatched up as soon as they appear on store shelves. Since 2003, she had placed more than 75 novels on the New York Times list in all formats including manga and graphic novels. Current series are: Dark-Hunter®, Chronicles of Nick®, Deadman’s Cross™, Lords of Avalon® and The League®. Her books are available in over 100 countries where eager fans impatiently wait for the next release. The Chronicles of Nick® and Dark-Hunter® series are soon to be major motion pictures while Dark-Hunter®, Lords of Avalon® and The League® are being developed for television. Join her and her Menyons online at SherrilynKenyon.com and www.facebook.com/AuthorSherrilynKenyon
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Information about Dark-Hunter Ultimate Coloring Book:
From the incomparable Sherilyn Kenyon and artists of the Dabel Brothers, comes the ultimate coloring book combining the best images of Dark-Hunter, The League, and The Chronicles of Nick. Setting: Ancient Greece, Atlantis, Modern New Orleans and Nashville Eleven thousand years ago a god was born. Cursed into the body of a human, Acheron endured a lifetime of hatred. His human death unleashed an unspeakable horror that almost destroyed the earth. Back against his will, he became the sole defender of mankind. Only it was never that simple...
A REVIEW OF SHERRILYN KENYON'S DARK-HUNTER ULTIMATE COLORING BOOK
Cthulhu Cymraeg 2: Lovecraftian Tales from Wales (edited by Mark Howard Jones) was published by Fugitive Fiction in April 2017.
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Mark Howard Jones comes from a town in south Wales where it once rained fish. A former BBC journalist, he is editor of the anthology Cthulhu Cymraeg: Lovecraftian Tales From Wales and author of the collections Songs From Spider Street and Brightest Black. He lives in Cardiff.
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The old gods are dead... the older gods have returned!
Before the American master of the macabre H P Lovecraft, there was the Welsh wizard of wonder Arthur Machen, who filled his pages with tales of ancient evil.
Now, completing the circle, comes a second collection of tales from the land of Machen, following in the footsteps of Lovecraft and his uncanny creations.
Featuring new stories by Anastasia Catris, Adrian Chamberlin, Bryn Fortey, Rhys Hughes, Mark Howard Jones, John Llewellyn Probert and Gail Williams.
A REVIEW OF CTHULHU CYMRAEG 2 (EDITED BY MARK HOWARD JONES)
Risingshadow has the honour of publishing a guest post by Tarn Richardson. In this guest post, Tarn Richardson writes about what inspired him to write The Darkest Hand trilogy.
Tarn Richardson is the author of The Darkest Hand trilogy, published by Duckworth Overlook in Europe and Australia, and Overlook Press in the US and Canada.
Consisting of The Hunted (free prequel novella), The Damned (2015), The Fallen (2016) and The Risen (2017), The Darkest Hand trilogy unleashes the flawed but brilliant Inquisitor Poldek Tacit upon a Europe engulfed by the First World War. The Damned was one of the book depository's 'Books of 2015'.
Having grown up in Somerset, he now lives in Salisbury with his wife, the portraiture artist Caroline Richardson.
GUEST POST: "What inspired you to write the trilogy The Darkest Hand?" by Tarn Richardson
Tej Turner's Dinnusos Rises was published by Elsewhen Press in April 2017 (digital edition). The paperback edition will be published in July 2017.
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Tej Turner has spent much of his life on the move and he does not have any particular place he calls ‘home’. For a large period of his childhood he dwelt within the Westcountry of England, and he then moved to rural Wales to study Creative Writing and Film at Trinity College in Carmarthen, followed by a master’s degree at The University of Wales Lampeter.
After completing his studies he spent a couple of years travelling around Asia, where he took a particular interest in jungles, temples, and mountains. He returned to the UK in 2015 for the release of his debut novel The Janus Cycle, published by Elsewhen Press. Since then he has been living in Cardiff, where he works as a chef by day, writes by moonlight, and squeezes in the occasional trip to explore historic sites and the British countryside.
Dinnusos Rises is his second novel and he plans on spending the next few years writing more. He will probably get itchy feet again, and when that happens he has his sights set upon South America.
He keeps a travelblog on his website, where he also posts author-related news.
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The vibe has soured somewhat after a violent clash in the Janus nightclub a few months ago, and since then Neal has opened a new establishment called ‘Dinnusos’.
Located on a derelict and forgotten side of town, it is not the sort of place you stumble upon by accident, but over time it enchants people, and soon becomes a nucleus for urban bohemians and a refuge for the city’s lost souls. Rumour has it that it was once a grand hotel, many years ago, but no one is quite sure. Whilst mingling in the bar downstairs you might find yourself in the company of poets, dreamers, outsiders, and all manner of misfits and rebels. And if you’re daring enough to explore its ghostly halls, there’s a whole labyrinth of rooms on the upper floors to get lost in...
Now it seems that not just Neal’s clientele, but the entire population of the city, begin to go crazy when beings, once thought mythological, enter the mortal realm to stir chaos as they sow the seeds of militancy.
Eight characters. Most of them friends, some of them strangers. Each with their own story to tell. All of them destined to cross paths in a surreal sequence of events which will change them forever.
Set in the same urban landscape as Tej’s debut novel The Janus Cycle, and featuring some of the same characters along with new voices, Dinnusos Rises is a modern-day fantasy with a sharp tongue and a hard heart but a profound soul.
A REVIEW OF TEJ TURNER'S DINNUSOS RISES