Archive for July, 2010

July 30th, 2010

New for readers

Pocket Books has launched a new, free online community for romance and urban fantasy readers called Pocket After Dark. Simon & Schuster Digital developed the site, which will feature exclusive content and a forum for members to share interests and chat with other readers, authors, and editors. The site also includes all [...]

July 29th, 2010

We want your ideas!

Thinking ahead, Dark Valentine Magazine is planning a first anniversary anthology of all-new stories and art, to be published in the spring of 2011.  In the tradition of Ellen Datlow’s great anthologies, we would like it to have a theme.  The theme has to accommodate the range of genres we promote, so something like Starships [...]

July 26th, 2010

Through a Lens Darkly: Another POV

For the Love of God
By Nigel Bird
Photograph by Marzel
Over 200 years we waited for someone to arrive. All that hanging around and it was over in a flash.
“Guard the door,” she said. “Guard it well.” That was 1789.
“Whatever happens, don’t let anyone in.” Her hair was piled on top of her scalp as ever and, [...]

July 23rd, 2010

Through a Lens Darkly

The Folly
By Chris Dabnor
He smiled as he poured her weak tea from the slightly scuffed metal teapot.
“When we leave here,” he said, his demeanour unchanging, his voice with a soft melodic quality, “I’m going to take you somewhere quiet and kill you.”
She looked at him aghast, but said nothing, instead drawing her fraying brown cardigan [...]

July 23rd, 2010

Free Weekend Read

Jason Evans (The Clarity of Night) periodically runs flash fiction contests  on his blog (there’s one up now) based on photo prompts.  (He’s a photographer as well as a poet/writer.)  Right now he’s offering a free download of stories that won the 12 previous contests.  Compiled by James R. Tomlinson (no relation), the free ebook [...]

July 20th, 2010

Through a Lens Darkly

Will the peacocks inherit the earth?  Our good friend Marzel of the Dark Artists Guild took this photograph of peacocks casually hanging out in her neighborhood.
What does this image suggest to you?  Is it sinister or benign?  Is it an image from the future or the past?  What’s going on here?
We’d like to know.  Using [...]

July 13th, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Would Wiley please contact me with an address so I can mail the book?
Look for a new give-away next week as we launch the first of our serialized fiction.  Details to come.