Starling by Jo Walton

An intimate first flight of short fiction from award-winning novelist Jo Walton (Among Others, The King’s Peace). A strange Eritrean coin travels from lovers to thieves, gathering stories before meeting its match. Google becomes sentient and proceeds toward an existential crisis. An idealistic dancer on a generation ship makes an impassioned plea for creativity and…

The Rose Master Sequel, OF BELLS AND THORNS, is now Available!

Those of you who read my first novel, THE ROSE MASTER, and have waited anxiously for its sequel, you can now buy it! OF BELLS AND THORNS is available right here.   Here’s the blurb:   Rosewood Manor has been ashes for weeks. Left with no post and no home, Anne Tinning never expected to…

Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

An obsessive young woman has been waiting half her life—since she was twelve years old—for this moment. She has planned. Researched. Trained. Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger seat beside her. Carl Louis Feldman is a documentary photographer. The young woman…

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Seventeen-year-old Alice and her mother have spent most of Alice’s life on the road, always a step ahead of the uncanny bad luck biting at their heels. But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a cult-classic book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate, the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her…

Teaser Tuesday

  My second novel, the sequel to The Rose Master, will be released on November 28th, so I’ll be teasing a bit on the blog. You can preorder it from my publisher and get the novel a whole weekend earlier by going here: OF BELLS AND THORNS     “My cheeks as well warmed with…

Kill Creek by Scott Thomas

At the end of a dark prairie road, nearly forgotten in the Kansas countryside, lies the Finch House. For years it has perched empty, abandoned, and overgrown–but soon the door will be opened for the first time in many decades. But something waits, lurking in the shadows, anxious to meet its new guests. When best-selling…

Teaser Tuesday

Welcome to Teaser Tuesday, the weekly Meme that wants you to add books to your TBR, or just share what you are currently reading. It is very easy to play along: • Grab your current read</http://thepurplebooker.com/wp-admin/themes.phpem> • Open to a random page • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page • BE…

      “At an age when most young Scotsmen were lifting skirts, plowing furrows and spreading seed, Mungo Park was displaying his bare buttocks to al-haj’ Ali Ibn Fatoudi, Emir of Ludamar.” Water Music– T.C. Boyle

This week’s topic is an ode to all the unique book titles out there!    Where the Sea Breaks Its Back by Corey Ford The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon Something with Blood in the Title by Khurt Khave St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell Zombies Vs. Unicorns…

The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers

One of the most important works of American supernatural fiction since those of Poe, The King in Yellow was among the first attempts to establish the horror of the nameless and the unimaginable. A treasured source used by almost all the significant writers in the American pulp tradition — H. P. Lovecraft, A. Merritt, Robert…