Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Blood and Beauty and Other Weird Tales

Collects six short stories of fantasy and weirdness. Fans of Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Greek mythology, and biblical-inspired fantasy will find something interesting.

"Blood and Beauty" tells the tragic love story of a satyr and a dryad.

"Sutter's Well" records the weird encounter between two boys and a Lovecraftian monster in Appalachia.

"Morphine and Chocolate" draws inspiration from the medieval poem Pearl as it follows a father's search for his missing daughter from one weird landscape to another.

"The Facts in the Case of M. Hussman" takes inspiration from Edgar Allan Poe and records the horrific consequences of artificially extending life in a steampunk world.

"Shafts to Hell" returns to the Old West and takes the reader inside the mind of an insane miner.

"Good King David" combines the tales of Hamlet and Absalom in a Biblical fantasy world.

Categories: weird fantasy, weird horror, Greek mythology, mythical creatures, steampunk.

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  1. Ooh, I love these type of stories! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love any story that's weird and short ;-)

  3. I love weird so Jeff's book is on my must-read list. Thanks for the reminder that I need to get it. And congrats and best of luck to Jeff!

  4. Sounds like the kind of stories I'd enjoy!

  5. Thanks for posting about the collection, Christine. Wow. Much appreciated.

  6. That cover is neat. I love how classic and artistic it looks.

    Congratulations, Jeff!!! :D All the best to you with this collection.

  7. Those sounds like some stories I would like. Going to check it out.

  8. Jeff is a great writer. Can't wait to read these.

  9. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. I have this one on my Kindle waiting for me! :)

  10. Those sound like some really interesting stories. I love weird stories.

  11. The satyr on the cover looks so adoring. This should be interesting. Congrats to Jeff.


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