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A Midnight Clear
SIX STORIES OF NOT-SO-MERRY YULETIDE WHIMSY
You'd better watch out...
Coming just in time for the holidays: the perfect stocking stuffer for the fantasy lover! These six stories of not-so-merry Yuletide whimsy contain enough winter chills and thrills to satisfy every lover of speculative fiction.
Black Spot Books’ first anthology, A Midnight Clear [November 5, 2019], features stories from the house’s leading and bestselling authors and includes tales by the in-house authors that write them the best, ranging from humorous dark fantasy (Hooker, Soul Remains) to a ghostly Christmastime murder (Windwalker, Preacher Sam), and new spins on old winter fables (Storm, The Hungry Ghost; Jane, The Isle of Gold).
A woman so cold she hardens to ice on a winter’s eve. Risen from his grave before his time, a winter god alters the balance between seasons. A wolf’s holiday season is interrupted by a strange curse. From a murder at the Stanley Hotel to demons of Christmas past, present, and future, and a mad elf and Santa’s Candy Court. In A Midnight Clear [Black Spot Books, November 5, 2019] the authors of Black Spot Books share their love for winter holidays in this collection of dark winter tales, destined to chill your bones and warm your heart for the Yuletide season.
"Winter is a time of darkness. The nights grow longer and colder, and all around us the world comes to a pause. For thousands of years people have waited through the season, keeping warm with family and friends and fire and anxiously awaiting the return of the light,” says publisher Lindy Ryan.
About the Authors
Sam Hooker writes darkly humorous fantasy novels about things like tyrannical despots and the masked scoundrels who tickle them without mercy. He knows all the best swear words, though he refuses to repeat them. Peril in the Old Country, The Winter Riddle, Soul Remains
Alcy Leyva is a Bronx-born writer, teacher, and pizza enthusiast. He graduated from Hunter College with a B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and an MFA in Fiction from The New School. And Then There Were Crows, And Then There Were Dragons
Laura Morrison lives in the Metro Detroit area. She has a B.S. in applied ecology and environmental science from Michigan Technological University. Before she was a writer and stay-at-home mom, she battled invasive species and researched turtles. Come Back to the Swamp
Cassondra Windwalker is a poet and novelist writing full time from the coast of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Her hobbies include hiking, photography, and having other people's demons over for tea. Bury the Lead, Preacher Sam
Dalena Storm has lived in India, Japan, Germany, and on both United States coasts. She currently resides in a converted general store in the woods of Western Massachusetts with a rare Burmese temple cat, a professor of magic, and an infant with an astonishing ability to resist sleep. The Hungry Ghost
Seven Jane is a bestselling author of dark fantasy and speculative fiction. She is a member of the Women's Fiction Writing Association. She is a contributor to The Nerd Daily and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin & Fountain. The Isle of Gold
A Midnight Clear will be available in paperback and e-book formats through all major retailers and distributors on November 5, 2019.
ISBN (print): 978-1-7335994-4-3
ISBN (EPUB): 978-1-7335995-5-0
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