STORIES

A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales

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With stories ranging from classic sword and sorcery adventures to contemporary horror to twisted takes on myth, legend and folklore, A Minor Malevolent Spirit offers ten tales of magic, mystery and the supernatural… with a dash of humor thrown in for good measure! A man discovers a demon living in his basement, then hires it to advance his career. A young king in exile challenges a powerful wizard in a battle of wits to reclaim his throne. The Aztec pantheon gathers for an unusual contest to win the favor of the immortal Serpent King. A proud warrior queen plots bloody retribution to avenge her murdered family. Ten fantastical tales promise to deliver thrills, chills and even a few laughs. As an added bonus, author notes for each story will give fans a glimpse into the craft of writing and my creative process:

A Minor Malevolent Spirit: A man discovers a gremlin living in his basement, then hires it to advance his career.
It’s a Living: An assassin contracted to eliminate a powerful wizard discovers there’s more to the job than he first imagined.
Monster: A dark, modern take on vampires and the Van Helsing characters that hunt them.
Dead Men Usually Tell No Tales: A gangster story with a supernatural twist.
Paradise Lost: A bold reinterpretation of the classic Adam and Eve tale.
Hydra and Us and Them: Two very different versions of a classic spy tale, with author notes examining the creative process and author choices that led to each particular version.
Castles and Kings: A young king in exile challenges a powerful wizard to a battle of wits to regain his throne.
Feast of the Gods: The Aztec pantheon gathers for an unusual contest to win the favor of the immortal Serpent King.
Volsung Blood – A German Folk Tale: A proud warrior queen plots bloody retribution to avenge her murdered family.

Available now in paperback, Kindle and other ebook formats!

Read an excerpt from A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales here!

WARNING: These stories contain strong language and scenes that may be disturbing for some readers.
 

Previously Published Works:

It’s a Living

Officially published in the second Carnifex Press anthology Clash of Steel: Book Two – Assassin in March of 2006. Pretty tough to find copies of this one anymore; consider it a collector’s item if you have one. Also appears in A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales.

Feast of the Gods

Published in early 2004 in the Canadian SF anthology Open Space. Reviews that specifically mention my work can be found herehere and here. Also appears in A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales.

Paradise Lost

My first published short story, this appeared in the Summer 2003 issue of Paradox magazine. A Tangent On-Line review mentioning my story can be found here. Also appears in A Minor Malevolent Spirit and Other Tales.




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