Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Satyrs Are Finally Piping

Songs of the SatyrsA quick note to announce that the long-awaited anthology Songs of the Satyrs is finally available. (My story was accepted in October 2011.) Satyrs are goat-like creatures from Greek and Roman mythology known for their love of wine, women, and nymphs. Satyrs can't help but be lusty. As the cover implies, this collection abounds with adult themes. You've been warned. Inside, you'll find twenty stories from various writers, including David Farland (a.k.a. David Wolverton) as well as my story “Blood & Beauty.” Combining elements from “Beauty and the Beast” and classical mythology, “Blood & Beauty” tells a sad tale of a love affair between a half satyr, half lion and a dryad.

Some advance praise for the collection:
“If there has been a previous fiction anthology devoted to satyrs I'm certainly not aware of it—in fact the existence of such an anthology seems as unlikely as these half humans, half goats themselves. But Songs of the Satyrs revels in such unlikeliness, its authors taking this mythical creature as a challenge to their imaginations to produce a variety of fantasy, horror, and science fantasy tales exploring sex, madness, appetite, and ecstasy.”
—Steve Rasnic Tem, author of Deadfall Hotel


  1. Hi Jeff--new follower via IWSG. Congrats on the pub! Sounds like it's been a long time coming!

    1. Thanks for stopping, Randi. Yes, "soon" and "not very long" have a whole different meaning in the world of publishing.