Thursday, May 14, 2015

New Release: Blood and Beauty and Other Weird Tales

Blood and Beauty and Other Weird Tales is currently available for pre-order. The release date is May 21. The six short stories collected here are on the darker side of fantasy and weirdness. If you're a fan of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Greek mythology, or biblical-inspired fantasy, you might find something interesting here.

"Blood and Beauty" tells the tragic love story of a satyr and a dryad.

"Sutter’s Well" records the weird encounter between two boys and a Lovecraftian monster in Appalachia.

"Morphine and Chocolate" draws inspiration from the medieval poem Pearl as it follows a father's search for his missing daughter from one weird landscape to another.

"The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman" takes inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and records the horrific consequences of artificially extending life in a steampunk world.

"Shafts to Hell" returns to the Old West and takes the reader inside the mind of an insane miner.

"Good King David" combines the tales of Hamlet and Absalom in a Biblical fantasy world.

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  1. I love your mash-ups of classic lit, fantasy, and Bible stories - you rock, Jeff!

  2. Congrats on the new book! That's quite a cocktail of offerings - you can write anything! Have a good weekend. :)

  3. Way to go, Jeff! I remember enjoying many of those tales -- the weird westerns, in particular.

  4. I just bought your book, Jeff. Came here from Christina Rains' blog. Congrats.

  5. Wow! Love the diversity in the stories. Best of luck!