Archive for March, 2011

March 31st, 2011

Happy Birthday Kitamu!

Kitamu Latham-Sampier, whose work has appeared on both our site and in our Spring issue, turns 28 today!
If you don’t know her art, you should check out her portfolio here.

March 30th, 2011

L.A. Nocturne–Tales from the City

Five tales of urban fantasy set in a Los Angeles where supernatural creatures interact with ordinary and not-so-ordinary humans.
These stories take place in the same universe as The Misbegotten, where a paran0rmal crime reporter named Kira Simkins runs a blog called paracrimes.com.
Kira “stars” in the title story, “Tired Blood,” which first appeared in Astonishing [...]

March 29th, 2011

Just a chick sitting around talking…

Dakota Cassidy, everybody’s favorite beauty queen-turned-author, is appearing at Seduced by Books today, along with Nina, her character from her Accidental series.  The topic of the day is when an author should let a series go.  (We’re looking at you Janet Evanovich…) Check out the discussion and add your comments to win books.

March 28th, 2011

Want to know what editors are thinking?

Check out Jim Harrington’s blog SIX QUESTONS FOR… .
Here is the interview schedule for the month of April
4/01—Six Questions for David A. Bright, Editor, Gemini Magazine
4/04—Six Questions for Randall Brown, Founder, Matter Press and The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts
4/06—Six Questions for Mandy Ward, Editor, Welcome to Wherever
4/08—Six Questions for Keely Christensen, [...]

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March 26th, 2011

A cool new series; one hot angel!

L.A. Banks has done it again. Her new book, Surrender the Dark, is out next week with its sequel, Conquer the Dark, available in October.
Here’s the 411:

Celeste Jackson has fought all her life against a fog of hallucination and substance abuse, but it’s not until she meets her protector, Azrael, an angel who [...]

March 23rd, 2011

Zombie Fiction

Dead Letter
By Katherine Tomlinson
The first inkling Beatrice had that something was wrong was the sound of her dog’s agonized yelping.
Suzie-Q was a barkie little dog, a soft-coated Wheaten terrier, who patrolled her fenced-in domain with the intensity of a Blackwater contractor, but her yapping was usually of the happy “hi, howya doing?” variety. This was [...]

March 23rd, 2011

Charity for Clean Water…

Our Dark Waters fiction round-up is over but we’re still thinking about dirty water, especially in the wake of natural disasters.  The UN has a new charity that is dedicated to providing clean water throughout the world.  See the information here.

March 20th, 2011

Fiction fished from dark water…

A Coral Pillow

© G. Wells Taylor
When Carl paused in his long and dangerous descent to wave, he almost lost his footing on the crumbled shale slope. A scatter of stones clattered and drew his eyes to the sharp rocks below where the wild waves chewed the shoreline with foaming teeth. Risking another scare, he [...]

March 18th, 2011

Fiction fished from dark water…

Bait
By Alexander Douglas
He floats.  Limbs limp and weightless.  Naked as a newborn in his mother’s womb.  Peaceful.  The water is cold, bracing against his skin.  His body is alive and he can feel everything: the pressure on his ears, his hair swaying with the current, his balls cinching up for warmth between his legs.  The [...]

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March 17th, 2011

Time is running out…

Pill Hill Press has a slew of anthologies open for submission right now but don’t wait until the last minute to get your story together. The deadline for their horror parody It Was a Dark and Stormy Night has been extended until the end of the month and there’s still time to send stories [...]