Sapphira Olson's Stanley Park was published by BLAM! Productions in August 2019.
About Sapphira Olson:
Sapphira Olson was born in Bryansk, Russia. Her mother was Russian and her father was an American born in Minnesota. Sapphira emigrated to American when she was still a child, but currently lives in England.
When not writing she loves spending time in the countryside and enjoys watching Audrey Hepburn movies and listening to Dido and Caravan Palace.
Click here to visit her official website.
About Stanley Park:
A sorrow has taken root in my heart, and although it hurts every day I know there is a place where we laugh together under an open sky.
To that sanctuary, I am travelling.
This is that story.
Stanley Park is a collection of 35 poems from Parables author Sapphira Olson charting the story of two lovers through history as they are separated and then reunited all within the island of Stanley Park in Vancouver. Olson weaves a beautiful and poignant narrative through a progression of emotional poetry taking the reader on a journey of hope driven by love.
Incorporating poems inspired by Squamish Nation history & legends, the collection explores themes of immortality, love, loss, the nature of consciousness and culture.
Stanley Park itself is a beautiful 405-hectare public park that borders the downtown of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada and is mostly surrounded by waters of Burrard Inlet and English Bay. The park has a long history and was one of the first areas to be explored in the city.
"What shall it profit you if you turn the whole world into a gasometer and lose your own souls?"
Thomas H. Mawson about Stanley Park in his 1912 address to the Canadian Club.
REVIEW: STANLEY PARK BY SAPPHIRA OLSON
Caractacus Plume's Arrow of the Gods was published by Silvatici Publishing in April 2020.
About Caractacus Plume:
Caractacus Plume is the official biographer of Lyons & Hound Paranormal Investigation Agency (est. 1895). Because of the highly sensitive nature of the Agency's work, some of the names in the upcoming manuscripts have been changed to protect the identities of certain individuals (the author's included).
Click here to visit the author's official website.
About Arrow of the Gods:
Mummies, immortals, long-forgotten gods & a murderous demon marauding through the hallowed halls of the British Museum!
What vile villainy is this?!
Sounds like a job for the paranormal investigation agency of Lyons & Hound (est. 1895).
But the theft of a recently discovered Ancient Egyptian artefact places not only Mr Percival Percy (the legendary "Hound Who Hunts Nightmares") & his dear chum & faithful companion, Professor Cornelius 'Dandy' Lyons, in mortal danger but also threatens to bring about the destruction of all mankind!
REVIEW: ARROW OF THE GODS BY CARACTACUS PLUME
Toni Cox’s Second Birthday Deal
14th to 20th April 2020
☆‿➹⁀☆ SALE ☆‿➹⁀☆
As it is still my birthday month, I have decided to put another of my books on special. Grab it between the 14th and 20th of April 2020, and dive into some paranormal romance, with mystery that will keep you guessing until the very end.
You can also grab the prequel to the book here, for FREE.
Risingshadow has had an opportunity to interview Barbara Barnett about her new novel, Alchemy of Glass, which will be published by PYR in April 2020.
About Barbara Barnett:
Barbara Barnett is author of the Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel The Apothecary’s Curse. She is also Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics Magazine, an online magazine of pop culture, politics and more, for which she has also contributed nearly 1,000 essays, reviews, and in-depth interviews with writers, actors and producers over the past decade.
Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras: THE Unofficial Guide to House, M.D. is a critically acclaimed and quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show.
Always a pop-culture and sci-fi geek, Barbara was raised on a steady diet of TV (and TV dinners), but she always found her way to the tragic antiheroes and misunderstood champions, whether on TV, in the movies or in literature. (In other words, Spock, not Kirk; Han Solo, not Luke Skywalker!) It was inevitable that she would have to someday create one of her own.
She is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA’s HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as “The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture,” “The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes,” “The Hidden History of Science Fiction,” and “Our Passion for Disaster (Movies).” Most recently, she gave a lecture at MENSA “The Conan Doyle Conundrum,” which explored the famous author’s life-long belief in fairies.
Click here to visit her official website.
About Alchemy of Glass:
The Alchemy of Glass weaves a tale magical as spun glass and terrifying as a shattered mirror, drawing upon cutting edge science and the most ancient of Celtic mythology, intertwining the magic of fairy lore and the harsh reality of difficult choices, returning us to the world of immortal apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune, as his past, present and future collide, in an attempt to prevent a catastrophic future.
AN INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA BARNETT ABOUT ALCHEMY OF GLASS
Gareth L. Powell's Light of Impossible Stars was published by Titan Books in February 2020.
About Gareth L. Powell:
Gareth L. Powell was born and raised in Bristol, and his early mentors included Diana Wynne Jones and Helen Dunmore. His novels have twice won the BSFA Award, and been finalists for both the Locus Award in the US and the Seiun Award in Japan. He is probably best known for his acclaimed ‘Trouble Dog’ space opera series, which includes the novels Embers of War, Fleet of Knives, and Light of Impossible Stars. He is a popular guest and speaker at conventions and literary events, and can often be found on Twitter @garethlpowell giving free advice to aspiring authors.
Click here to visit his official website.
About Light of Impossible Stars:
Award-winning author Gareth L. Powell delivers an explosive conclusion to his epic Embers of War trilogy.
Low on fuel and hunted by the Fleet of Knives, the sentient warship Trouble Dog follows a series of clues that lead her to the Intrusion - an area of space where reality itself becomes unstable. But with human civilisation crumbling, what difference can one battered old ship have against an invincible armada?
Meanwhile, Cordelia Pa and her step-brother eke out their existence salvaging artefacts from an alien city. But when Cordelia starts hearing the city's song in her head, strange things start happening around her. What extraordinary affinity does she have for this abandoned technology, and how can it possibly help the Trouble Dog?
REVIEW: LIGHT OF IMPOSSIBLE STARS BY GARETH L. POWELL