I am both pleased and thrilled to bring you some very exciting news. Magenta Shaman author Lily Childs, the brainchild and driving force behind Lily Childs' Feardom and co-editor of Thrillers, Killers 'n Chillers has compiled some of the best dark fiction from the ladies of her February Femmes Fatales and released what is sure to be the 'talk' of 2014 when it comes to horror and urban fantasy -
- an anthology in e-book and trade paperback.
Do you like your horror so dark, dripping and visceral that you almost dread to turn the next page, and your telltale heart beats ever faster as your eyes devour the words in front of you? I'll bet no pansy-assed crime is going to do it for you, right? It's got to be so treacherous, gritty and suspenseful that you bite your nails to the quick, leaving little red smears on the pages. Noir, you say? Noir so steamy and sultry, a cold shower's the only thing to cool you down and save a 'not-in-the-mood' spouse/partner from a 'ravishing'? Or, is it ravaging?
You're in luck! My dear friend and mentor, as well as the 'grande dame' of horror and urban fantasy, Lily Childs, has released a new anthology, featuring dark fiction and poetry by twenty-plus of the premier female writers of the genre today.
Dark dames? Here's twenty-three to thrill and chill you...
Where can I buy this nightmare-inducing, burn-candles-long-into-the-night book, you ask?
Psssst! *whispers* Come 'ere... *steps in to alley*
You look a decent sort... I suppose I can tell you.... as long as you spread it around, right then?
Lily's February Femmes Fatales is on all Amazon platforms. Here are the main ones are:
Now... you'll keep your word, right? Tell all your friends. And... it wouldn't go unnoticed if you wanted to leave a few words on Amazon about the book. Doesn't have to be a huge review, but it goes without saying... "I liked it." isn't likely to get you a plate of cookies.
What's that you say? Do I have a story? I am both thrilled and honoured to have been asked to contribute a story for Lily's anthology. Thank you for asking. Would you like a little peek at Soul Taker? *opens trenchcoat*
I've already burnt through several candles - for some reason, I can't read this stuff in the light of day; it's got to be in that dark, silvery time between the witching hour and the pre-dawn - and more than once awoken my inamorata, having given myself a fright over reading these femmes fatales dark offerings.
Well, I'm off to the apothecary for some herbed candles... it's going to be a long night.
Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw
16 February 2014