Dead of Winter

Eight chilling tales to read under the Cold Moon.Winner, 2021 International Book Awards, Anthologies Award-Winning Finalist, 2020 Chanticleer Reviews Shorts ​A tinker’s son acquires a cursed soul. A dying woman is haunted by her own reflection. An uninvited presence haunts a Christmas seance. A festive holiday turns macabre. Despite the twinkling lights and steaming cocoa, the end of the year …

2020 International Book Awards Winners and Finalists

2020 International Book Awards Winners and FinalistsBlack Spot Books and Vesuvian Books&bnsp;Winner – Anthology – A Midnight Clear by Sam Hooker, Alcy Leyva, Laura Morrison, Cassondra Windwalker, Dalena Storm, and Seven Jane Finalist – Novella – Come Back to the Swamp by Laura Morrison Finalist – Historical – The Isle of Gold by Seven Jane Finalist – Women’s Fiction – …

ALCY LEYVA

ALCY LEYVAAlcy Leyva is a Bronx-born multi-genre writer who greatly enjoys being an English teacher and working as a part-time pancake engineer. His short stories and poetry explore human connection, language, and finding meaning in life. His satire explores how none of the previously mentioned items actually matter. His heart and soul live in New York which inspires him to …

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 future, and a …