That’s our official motto here at GothicScapes, and what it means is that we are three authors who’ve banded together under one brand to bring you fun, emotionally touching, action-filled, paranormal stories three times a year, three novellas per collection!
Perhaps you know one or more of us, and if not, we’d love to meet you. There’s Chris Marie Green, AKA Christine Cody (Vampire Babylon and Bloodlands series), New York Times Bestseller Nancy Holder (Wicked and Teen Wolf series), and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom (Vampire Moons and Wolf Moons series). And we’re all set to entertain!
We started up this primarily digital venture (available on in your e-book stores, plug, plug!) because we wanted to have a great time with our writing. Plus, there were tales we wanted to tell on our own terms. Chris wanted to continue her printed Vampire Babylon books where they left off, so she “revamped”…er…rebooted her series so both loyal and new readers could join the adventures of Dawn Madison and her monster hunting team. Nancy created a new witchy world with magical spheres and twisty turns. Linda conjured a fresh world, too, bringing a gargoyle to life and setting him loose in the streets of Paris.
As we start off this venture, we’re centering our anthologies around holidays, starting with Samhain (or what you mortals refer to as Halloween!). Every story in this first collection, Undead for a Day, features… You guessed it. Undead creatures who roam the holiday night. We’ll be following this book up with another soon after—STRANGE SPIRITS, which will be released in December. That one will revolve around Christmas and the naughty and nice creatures that come with it.
But let’s get back to Undead for a Day. If you’re hungry for more details, here you go….
Samhain. All Hallow’s Eve. A night when zombie-like revenants can be raised by a magic-using, ancient family to exact revenge on the hunter who wrecked their underground kingdom… A time when a redheaded blackbelt pits herself against warmongering witch clans… A holiday that allows the Underworld to open and the creatures to pour out, their freedom governed by a gentleman’s agreement between the forces of Light and Dark.
Welcome to Undead for a Day, a collection of three novellas from a trio of reader favorite urban fantasy writers.
“Raising the Darkness” by Chris Marie Green (A Dawn Madison Vampire Babylon novella) reunites you with former hunter Dawn Madison, who hasn’t been the same since she retired from the life. She’s tired and drained from injuries sustained during the team’s last stand against the dragon, but when the clock strikes twelve on Samhain, everything changes. It seems that someone has sent raised-from-the-dark creatures after her, and they’re out for blood—as well as Dawn’s life.
In “Into the Fire” by Nancy Holder (A Story of the Favored,) Bridget Flynn leaps into a bonfire and goes from Samhain year wife at the first stroke of midnight to widow on the last. Caught in the middle of a feud between rival magical Houses, Bridget raises a battle force of her own. But can she survive in the midst of hot-tempered witches intent on destroying each other?
“Trapped in Stone” by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom takes us to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, where the forces of Good and Evil are playing a game of Chicken with one man’s soul, and the woman he loves is a major player in a challenge that has continued for a century.
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Thanks so much for reading, and we hope you have as much fun with this as we’re having.
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