I’ve been remiss in mentioning that the first issue of Broadswords and Blastersis now out and available for download. Among other fine stories is my tale of sword-wielding monks and devils from the deep blue sea, “The Waters So Dark”.
“The Waters So Dark” is the second adventure of Bartolomeo Corsi, former soldier, Florentine monk and monster hunter. On the eve of the Treaty of Venice, Corsi finds himself hunting down a renegade monk and coming face to face with a horror out of the deepest recesses of the sea.
I have a new Royal Occultist story available, for those interested in that sort of thing. “The Black Brotherhood” finds St. Cyprian and Gallowglass travelling to Hampstead in 1924, on the trail of a shadowy organisation and an obsidian mirror. (more…)
The first issue of Occult Detective Quarterly is now available for purchase, and as is only proper for a magazine with that title, it includes a story by me, myself and I. “Orbis Tertius” finds St. Cyprian and Gallowglass investigating a cursed artefact of a most unusual sort, as a monstrous evil seeks to consume the membership of London’s Voyagers Club. (more…)
I’ve been kicking around the idea of setting up a Patreon page for a year or two, now. Weighing the pros and cons. It never quite seemed feasible. It still doesn’t, frankly. But this year, for a variety of reasons, I decided to give it a shot. (more…)
The audio version of Airship 27’s 2014 anthology, Occult Detectives, is now available as as audio book, courtesy of Radio Archives. Besides my contribution, it includes stories by Joel Jenkins, Jim Beard and Ron Fortier. (more…)
It wouldn’t be Christmas around here without a showing from the Royal Occultist. This year, rather than a free story, I’ve gone one better. The long promised audio version of “Iron Bells”, as performed by Richard Gough-Thomas (Charles St. Cyprian) and Ruth Narramore (Ebe Gallowglass) has finally arrived, just in time for some holiday listening.
You can listen to “The Royal Occultist: Iron Bells” below, or download it, as well as the previous audio adventure, “The Royal Occultist: Case Files”, for free from https://royaloccultist.bandcamp.com/ You can also drop a bit of money, if you like, which is always appreciated these days.
And if you’re still in the mood for some horrific holiday tales, why not check out the free-to-download digital collection, The Royal Occultist: Haunted Holidays? It includes several fan-favourite stories, including “Krampusnacht” and “The Dreaming Dead”, as well as a wonderfully pulpy cover by MD Jackson.