#Inkshares Preview #43 – The Wolf in the Woods by Benjamin Gray (@ImBenvincible)

The Wolf in the Woods is an anthology of terror by Benjamin Gray that is in the running for the horror contest.

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This book promises to be a creepy anthology of flash fiction and short stories with creepy themes. Wishes with terrible prices, journeys that never end, a computer game that acts against its creator’s wishes – the stories vary in genre, but each promises to have a dark twist.

Anthologies can be a tough sell, but when they promise unusual premises and creeping terror, it’s hard not to be drawn in. The three preview stories available already show a good, crisp narrative with good characters and storytelling. Be sure to check it out on Inkshares!

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#Inkshares Preview #42 – The Sulphur Cure by Barry Brennessel

In The Sulphur Cure by Barry Brennessel, an artist who lost everything in the Great Depression searches for the brother he thought was lost in the Great War.

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This book is a bit different from the other Inkshares books I’m previewing – The Sulphur Cure was written and published before going on Inkshares for the Launch Pad competition, but this contest should get a bigger audience for the author.

The story follows Vincent Rhodes, an artist who lost his family fortune in the Great Depression, as he receives letters from his brother Theo. Theo went missing in the Great War, so Vincent leaves Brooklyn, following clues in the letters to solve the mystery and find his brother. His search takes him to New England, but the eclectic residents of a decaying resort known as The Sulphur Cure have dark secrets of their own.

Rhodes is an intriguing character from the start, and I really appreciate the simple, compelling narrative of the chapters I’ve read so far. Be sure to check it out on Inkshares and Amazon!

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#Inkshares Preview #41 – The Valentine Saga: Innocence by Brendon Udy (@BrendonUdy )

In The Valentine Saga: Innocence by Brendon Udy, a young woman emerges from a fallout bunker after spending 24 years with only a humanoid robot for company.

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Nina Valentine lives in a fallout shelter with only one friend, her robot Bob. After 24 years, Nina is ready to break out to the surface, but when she does, she finds the remains of a global war with aliens. As she and Bob search for answers, they discover that the war never truly ended.

Nina is a likable character from the start – smart, brave, and witty. The narrative moves quickly, and promises an enjoyable adventure to come. Check it out on  Inkshares now!

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Supporter Preview #34 – S.A. Viau, Busan Writing Group

S.A. Viau is a writer who lived in Busan and is one of the main reasons the Busan Writing Group Anthologies are available today.

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For the 2017 anthology by the Busan Writing Group, S.A. Viau designed the cover and contributed short fiction, just as he has in the previous books. The 2017 piece Sirens is a poignant story of suicide and the emptiness it carves out of the people left behind. The piece highlights Viau’s economy of words, as the story packs a lot of raw emotion into under two pages of text.

S.A. Viau now lives in Louisiana, where he has just been accepted into an MFA program with LSU. You can read Sirens and more works by the Busan Writing Group on Amazon here!

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#Inkshares Preview #31 – Borehole Bazaar by Kendra Namednil (@Kendra1337)

A fantasy allegory for the cycle of abuse, Borehole Bazaar by Kendra Namednil is a very different dark fantasy.

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The story follows the royal bodyguard Ptielieren after he has fled his privileged life to protect his land. He and his companions are assaulted by ferocious creatures and captured by bugbears to serve as pets for their cubs. A harrowing survival story follows, as they can neither run away or fight back.

Reviewers praise the exploration of abusive relationships and the darkly detailed narrative. You can find out more about this upcoming book on the Inkshares page here!

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#Inkshares Preview #27 – The Seventh Age: Dawn by Rick Heinz (@crankybolt)

Magic returns, bringing with it chaos and destruction in The Seventh Age by Rick Heinz

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The first in a planned series of urban fantasy novels, The Seventh Age: Dawn follows Mike Auburn as he deals with visions of the walking dead as he seeks evidence of the afterlife. He discovers a plot to bring magic back and demons and unleash them onto an unsuspecting world.

The tone is the best part right from the start – with the action set in Chicago and a darkly sardonic narrator, it’s hard not to compare it to the Dresden Files. The narrative quickly finds its own darkly comedic voice, though, as the story follows a twisted path into a dark conspiracy. Seventh Age: Dawn can be ordered at Inkshares or at Amazon now!

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Reblog – A Journey Across the Universe

The following is from my recent guest post at the Apotheosis Studios blog, maintained by Jamison Stone.

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A Journey Across The Universe

I know the exact moment that Far Flung was born. I was living alone at the time in a tiny little town called Chalk River, way out in northern Ontario. I was a university student with one of those co-op jobs that sounds great right up until you actually get it. I mean I was working at the facility where CANDU nuclear reactors are designed! Sounds cool, right? Just like Homer Simpson! The work was co-op grunt work, the kind of thing a real researcher shoves onto interns, but still very nifty if you’ve got a mind for science.

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