Dead of Winter

Eight chilling tales to read under the Cold Moon.  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 is the darkest time of the year—a season of short days, …

The Gospel According to Grey

Life Can’t hold her. Hell can’t contain her. Heaven doesn’t stand a chance. New York City has always been a big fat sack of stress for Amanda Grey. Luckily, the tiny apartment in Queens she shares with her parents has always served as a refuge from a world that’s too loud and too bright. Unfortunately, that’s all about to change. …

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 LEYVA Alcy 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 …

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 …

And Then There Were Dragons

Hell claimed Amanda Grey’s soul. Someone should have checked the return policy.  For Amanda Grey, stopping the all-encompassing Apocalypse fated to plunge our entire existence into never-ending darkness . . . just kind of sucked. Sure, she had managed to capture every demon set loose on New York City. And yes, she ended up thwarting an evil angel’s plans to …

And Then There Were Crows

We all have our personal demons. Amanda Grey’s leaves the toilet seat up.  New York City has always been a big fat sack of stress for Amanda Grey. Luckily, the one-bedroom apartment in Queens she shares with her parents has always served as a refuge from a world that’s too loud and too bright for Grey. Of course, that’s all …