Commander Raymond Burntwood of the Royal Navy has returned to England where he meets the reclusive heiress Lady Ariana Grayhart. After the scandal of a night spent dancing together, Ariana returns home to Northumberland. Raymond's superiors-seeking information about Ariana's father-dispatch the commander under the cover of courting the heiress.
All is not as it seems in the Grayhart household. Captain Grayhart is an invalid, the servants maintain a monkish silence, and secrets are layered upon secrets. Everyone has their own agenda, from Raymond's friend and confidante Du Bois, to the family lawyer Sir Berwick, and Ariana herself.
In the midst of it all, Raymond must unravel the truth of Captain Grayhart's decline and save Ariana's reputation and fortune. In doing so, he learns dark secrets about himself that could tear his world apart.
The happily ever after is never the end. The curtain doesn't fall once love is recognized or evil is vanquished. Credits don't roll once the giant is slain or the big bad wolf is boiled alive. Wicked stepsisters, malevolent rulers, and hideous creatures still have lives after their sinister roles play out; heroes, lovers, and dreamers often find their victories lead to more troubles.
Within these pages are more than seventy continuations, retellings, and eldritch stories that explore the dark forests, magical castles, and grotesque monsters After the Happily Ever After.
We're offering limited edition hard-cover copies at our store.
Also available in paperback and e-book.
These babies are shipped from New Orleans to Oklahoma to be signed by both editors before they get sent out to you, our lovely readers. You ready?
Drug abuse, murder, and the occult.
Bad Apple, a goth band on the cusp of fame, is finally returning home after their first major tour. Restless and road weary, the group's vocalist, Vanian, meets Patricia, a mysterious woman he's noticed at several shows. As their relationship flourishes with creativity, passion, and witchcraft, a self-destructive bandmate spirals downward into drug abuse, insanity, and violence.
When dysfunction and tragedy threaten Bad Apple's future, Vanian's voice and heart test the boundaries of life and death. Will music and love be enough to save Bad Apple and his soul?
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UNDERWATER is here!
When was the last time you came face-to-face with a mermaid?
Ever explore a hidden underwater cave or been haunted by an unearthly creature? Did that passionate childhood fantasy turn into a real, sexy encounter? When was the last time you discovered a bell concealing the entrance to a faerie mound? Have you wondered what would happen if New Orleans was entombed in radioactive water?
UNDERWATER features sixteen exploratory tales that delve into decrepit landscapes and strange magic, inhuman heroes and crushing experimentation. Two-thirds of the world is submerged—experience what happens within, from the fantastical and erotic to the horrifying and triumphant, UNDERWATER showcases stories that will inundate readers with uncharted territories.
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