Monthly Archives: November 2014

Tid Bits

He sits in the bell tower: watching, waiting; scenting the air.

It has been far too long since his last meal, not because he hungers, but because he craves. So many years of eating spoiled meat, the rotted flesh of the dead; so much time held in subjugation, fearing the wrath of a god that does not exist – these things no longer shackle him, he no longer recognizes a master other than his own desire. However, the invasion of his privacy, his sanctuary, after the last frenzy came to light has forced him to stay his hand, to crawl back into the warren beneath the ground to avoid unwanted attention; as well as forced an unnatural silent abandonment of his home. This is his true birthplace – the place he shed the bonds of superstition and started living for himself; he is loath to leave it.

So…

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Book Tour: Gothic Revival

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Carson Buckingham

Alex and Leo Renfield are a husband and wife contractor team who’ve recently moved to the village of Woodhaven, Connecticut to escape the chaos of life in New York. Pretty close to broke, they meet Theodora Hamilton, a somewhat unsavory and odd individual, who offers them an astronomical amount of money to repaint the first floor of her family home.

But along with the huge paycheck comes a set of unsettling rules that must be followed explicitly if they are to accept the offer; one of which is they must reside on the property having no direct contact with the outside world until the job is complete.

Is Theodora Hamilton just an eccentric woman with a peculiar way of doing things, or is there a more sinister agenda that Alex and Leo are unaware of? What exactly does she have in store for this down-on-their-luck couple…

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NEWS: Phrenic Press Acquired by Sirens Call Publications

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Sirens Call Publications is very pleased to announce we have acquired Phrenic Press.

Phrenic Press has operated as an invitation-only, short story publisher since mid 2013 specializing in inspired and eclectic stories. In becoming an imprint of Sirens Call Publications, it will continue to operate in the same manner.

All Phrenic Press titles are published on Amazon and are part of the Kindle Unlimited program.

Check out the Phrenic Press website at:

www.PhrenicPress.com

The Phrenic Press blog can be found at:

phrenicpress.wordpress.com

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OPEN SUBMISSIONS: The Sirens Call Issue #18 – Words of Death

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Submissions have opened for the 18th issue of The Sirens Call – Words of Death!

Our end-of-the-year issue traditionally centers around death, and this year is no exception.

We’re keeping it very simple and open-ended and asking you to submit stories of death. They can be stories leading to death; stories of dying; stories after death; or stories written from the perspective of Death itself.

This is a Horror and Dark Fiction publication, so we ask for works that are not only topical, but genre suitable as well. With that said… Bring out your Dead!

*Undead does not qualify unless the death that created the state of being undead is a significant portion of the piece.

We accept poems of up to 50 lines; drabbles (up to 5 per author); flash fiction of 300 – 500 words; short stories of 1,000 – 2,500 words.

Reprints are acceptable as long as…

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RELEASE: The Sirens Call Issue #17 – Trick-Or-Treat

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Sirens Call Publications is pleased to announce the release of the 17th issue of The Sirens Call – 90 pages of poetry, flash fiction, and fiction all centering on the theme of Halloween Horror!

This issue also includes artwork by Jeanette Andriulli and an interview with Carson Buckingham and an excerpt of her novel Gothic Revival!

The issue is #FREE – they all are! Be sure to get your copy today, and while you’re at it check out our past issues too!

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