A Midnight Clear

A Midnight Clear  Six stories of not-so-merry Yuletide whimsy.  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 …

Soul Remains

Soul RemainsTerribly Serious Darkness, Book 2By Sam Hooker  It’s dark in the Old Country. Where do goblins come from? Why do they only turn up in the Old Country, and why do they like swearing so much? Sloot Peril—a “hero” who’s staunchly averse to heroics—goes searching for answers. Much to his chagrin, he finds them. Everything changed after the Fall of …

The Winter Riddle

The Winter RiddleBy Sam Hooker  Once upon a time, the North Pole was a very noisy place. A kingdom cowered under the maniacal rule of the White Queen, The Vikings raided and pillaged as they were wont to do, and the Winter Witch avoided talking to any of them. When her peace and quiet are obliterated by threats of war and …

Come Back to the Swamp

Come Back to the SwampBy Laura Morrison  Bernice loved the swamp. And the swamp loved her back. Working on completing her ecology graduate degree, Bernice is doing invasive species research in Cleary Swamp when she is confronted by a mysterious hag who says she is the swamp’s caretaker. When Bernice discovers that the hag is actually a woman named Rebecca Hallett …

Peril in the Old Country

Peril in the Old CountryTerribly Serious Darkness, Book 1By Sam Hooker  What terror lurks in the shadows of the Old Country?  Well, there are the goblins, of course. Then there are the bloodthirsty cannibals from nearby Carpathia, secret societies plotting in whispers, and murder victims found drained of their blood, to name a few. That’s to say nothing of the …