Crossover Universe

Neither Brute Nor Human

It’s the first of the month, and that means there’s a new short story available on my Patreon page. “The Charnel Hounds” finds the Royal Occultist, Thomas Carnacki, and his apprentice, Charles St. Cyprian, facing down a horde of starving ghouls in the trenches of the First World War.

If that sounds like something you’d be interested in reading, head over to my Patreon page, pledge a dollar, and check it, as well as the rest of the short stories, out.

Those Folk Below

Dark Regions Press has released the cover and table of contents for their forthcoming anthology, Arkham Detective Agency, a Lovecraftian-noir tribute to the late C.J. Henderson. I’m proud to say that I have a story in the book, alongside authors such as Konstantine Paradias, Sam Gafford and Glynn Owen Barrass. (more…)

Saturday Self-Promotion

It’s Saturday, and I feel like selling some books. Interested in some late 19th century escapades? What about a deadly duel atop the Eiffel Tower? An attempted coup in a country teetering on the edge of revolution? Alien conspiracies? Enough literary Easter eggs to choke a rabbit?

If any of that sounds like your sort of thing, then you should check out either (or both) of the two books below.

The Other Log of Phileas Fogg was only the beginning!

Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows

It is 1889 and Phileas Fogg has settled into a life of quiet sequestration in the rural idyll of his family estate with his wife and children. The millenia-old conflict which once threatened to consume him is over and done. Or so he thought. But when an old foe disrupts his peaceful retirement, seeking his aid against an enemy which threatens them both, Fogg  finds himself once more thrown into the white-hot crucible of war.

Now, with his loved ones under threat of death, and accompanied by the unpredictable colonel who has been described as the second most dangerous man in London, Fogg must dare the dangers of the City of Light in order to uncover the deadly secrets hidden beneath the streets of Paris. And as the wonders of the Exposition Universelle unfold around him and the air quivers with the impossible reverberation of nine great clangings, Fogg  must plunge into the shadowed depths of the Parisian catacombs on the trail of his phantom enemy…

Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra

1889. The war of shadows is over, but a new and more deadly conflict has begun in the Central European country of Ruritania. A conflict which threatens to consume the few remaining survivors of the millennia-old struggle between Eridaneans and Capelleans, including Phileas Fogg.

Drawn to the city of Streslau by a mysterious letter, Fogg finds himself accused of a crime he didn’t commit and caught between old allies and new enemies in a struggle for survival. On the run and aided only by the unpredictable Count of Hentzau, Fogg must exert every iota of his famed intellect in order to unravel the mystery of the Heart of Osra – or face the utter annihilation of Eridaneans and Capelleans alike!

Green Death

The kind gentlemen over at the Microphones of Madness podcast have composed a two-part review of Dark Regions Press’ new anthology, The Children of Gla’aki, which includes my story, “Squatter’s Rights”.

Part One is here. Part Two is here. I strongly suggest you listen to both, but if you’re only interested in their discussion of “Squatter’s Rights” (spoiler: they liked it), it’s in Part Two.

“Squatter’s Rights” finds Charles St. Cyprian, the Royal Occultist, and his assistant, Ebe Gallowglass, facing off with the monstrous Gla’aki and his followers, on behalf of a friend with poor taste in lakefront properties.

Children of Gla’aki is available as an ebook, trade paperback or deluxe hardcover from Dark Regions Press.

Pulpfest 2016

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Pulpfest 2016 is later this month, as is Farmercon XI, and I’ve been told that there’ll be copies of both Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows and the sequel, Phileas Fogg and the Heart of Osra available in the Dealer’s Room.

There are only a few copies of Phileas Fogg and the War of Shadows left, so this’ll be the last chance you have to grab a hardback copy. So, if you’re planning to be in Columbus, Ohio at the end of July, why not grab a ticket, and a copy or two?