Thursday, 24 July 2014

A Seeming Glass - publication date!

Super-duper news! The RASSSA anthology, A Seeming Glass, will be published on the 7th August! I have two stories in it - Thread and You Should Have Let Me Sleep...I was lucky enough to proofread the book and it's blinkin' fabulous!

It will be available from,, Smashwords (ie apple, kobo, iTunes etc for those in the know) and will also be available in paperback from Createspace.

Here's the blurb:

'How can I read the futures if I cannot see your skin?'
Six mysterious swans glide on a holographic pond in a totalitarian capital city.  A terrified girl awaits her part in a ritual that could change the future... and the past. A dancer in ancient Jerusalem mourns her maimed sister and prepares for the performance of her life.  A sword of legend sends its wielder back through the fiercest battles in history. A freshly qualified vampire hunter experiences the practical side of his vocation. Fourteen intriguing, dramatic, humourous and unsettling tales, inspired by existing stories and reflecting the breadth of storytelling from Greek myth to Hammer Horror, via fairytales and Arthurian legend.

A Seeming Glass is an anthology of short, and not so short stories, based around the theme of 'a mirror refection'. In other words, subtly different or not quite how they appear to be.
Ever notice how clean and neat Fairy Tales are, for example? Well those aren't the originals. Fairy Tales, before they were heavily edited by the Victorians, were dark, nasty and usually left you with a creeping feeling at the base of your spine. Don't believe me? Check out the original version of 'The Robber Bridegroom'. With that in mind - and a pretty keen interest in myths, legends, folklore and Fairy Tales - The Random Writers have put together this book of dark delights. Every story is inspired by the original form of an older tale and each one has been given a neat, dark twist like the flick of a straight razor.
Dive in - there's something for everyone. I promise.

And to get your appetite whetted, there are going to be prequels and sequels FREE to read on the Random Writer's website, starting tomorrow... 

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