First Chapter, First Paragraph – It by Stephen King

“Eddie discovered one of his childhood’s great truths. Grownups are the real monsters, he thought.” ― Stephen King, It About Welcome to Derry, Maine … It’s a small city, a place as hauntingly familiar as your own hometown. Only in Derry the haunting is real … They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and …

Building Verragos by Scott Kaelan – Guest Author

My novel, The Blighted City, achieved semi-finalist in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 4 contest (SPFBO4). Many of its readers and reviewers praised the world-building within the novel, so I would like to share with you today a little about the process of creating Verragos, the world in which The Blighted City is set, along with the short story, Night Of …

A Hell of a Lot of Fun in Sabbath by Nick Mamatas

If Metal Music and Fantasy Had a Baby it Would Be This Book “I thought Jewish people didn’t believe in the afterlife,” said Jennifer. “I thought Russian Orthodox girls didn’t believe in fucking strangers, or experimenting with lesbianism and then breaking girls’ hearts six months ago,” said Miriam. About Highlander meets Seven in Nick Mamatas’s Sabbath. The infamous eleventh-century warrior Hexen Sabbath is plucked …