Let’s Get In The Mood!

Our favorite time of the year is upon us!  Halloween is approaching, so let’s get in the mood with two of our favorites!

http://www.darkoakpress.com/goth.html

goth318Take a fascinating and disturbing walk through this collection of stories the darker side of the Gothic/Steampunk point of view as written by a Goth librarian.

Kimberly Richardson guides you through modern situations and intrigues from a darkly poignant point of view. Her characters will take you back to the Victorian mindset as they deal with desperation, obsession, and despair. In this anthology, Kimberly embraces the Gothic/Steampunk style and adds her unique voice to the genre.

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http://www.darkoakpress.com/goth2.html

goth2xlgKimberly Richardson guides you back into the dark book stacks where you explore her strangely compelling world. She visits a few old favorites and then boldly heads deeper into her macabre imagination asking shadowy questions.

 

New Release by Kimberly Richardson!

openaxlgThe Music of Passion and Madness
Graydon Fayette is a man who has it all: looks, wealth, talent, and the desire of every woman. Born into a powerful Memphis family fused with the Dark Gift and a long history of secrecy, darkness, intrigue, and startling eccentricities, Graydon enjoys his lifestyle and his music. Then he meets the lovely and seductive Aerin from another family with their own history in the River City. Now, his world is thrust into a web of lies, madness, murder, and sex, all wrapped in the chilling sounds of his violin and the spirit who both loves and hates him.

http://www.darkoakpress.com/opena.html

New Release!

mystaxlgRelease The Inner Valkyrie
The powers of the mythological valkyrie spirit begin to emerge after an attack by an obsessed fan that nearly killed Mysta.

While recuperating, she reunites with an old high school friend, Kieran, who encourages her to explore her new memories, assuring her that he was her former love. She longs for the passion they shared, until his brother Garik arrives. A strange and overwhelming attraction plunges her into a bizarre sibling rivalry as the men begin a deadly competition to win her heart.

Unknown to Mysta, for condemning him to the underworld, a demi-god seeks revenge on her valkyrie spirit. Rather than face her, he exploits the men in her life to achieve his evil goals. As the young woman continues to recover and her relationships develop, she discovers that one of the brothers really was her past love, but is he already possessed by the very fiend she must destroy?

http://www.darkoakpress.com/mysta.html

Capes and Clockwork 2 – Releases on 7.26.16!

cc2xlgSuperheroes in the Age of Steam
Return again to a forgotten time when steam and clockwork powered the world, and heroes rose to battle against the sinister forces that threatened the world. Some former heroes return to the fight, while new ones rise up in this fusion of fantasy, beauty, and adventure. Tease your imagination with twenty stories of good versus evil, monster versus hero, steam versus muscle.

http://www.darkoakpress.com/cc2.html

The Tales:
Roger Dawkins and the Automaton Medusa by Adam Millard
Captain Amy and the Tower of Talon by D. Alan Lewis
Ecuadorian Adventure by Logan L. Masterson
Back Alley Battle Hymn by A. J. Johnson
County Fairy Tale by John G. Hartness
The Night Mississippi Declared War on the Moon by Brandon Black
Revenge of the Gorgons by John A. McColley
Wishing Well by Andrea Judy
Yellow Bird Mission by Christopher J. Valin
Breaking the Barrier by Herika R. Raymer
To Catch a Unicorn by M. D. Stewart
Destructible by Alexander S. Brown
JerryRigg – In Need of a Fix by Ray Dean
The Runaway City by Konstantine Paradias
Ten Thousand Several Doors by David J. Fielding
The Fluff and the Fury Five by Jeremy Hicks
The Lady Wore Black by Michael Krog
The Stowaway by M. B. Weston
Inertia by Robert J. Krog
Not So These City Beasts by Sean Taylor

GA Author of the Year Awards Finalist!

http://www.darkoakpress.com/healer.html

The Healer’s Choice:  In a land of subtle magics, a woman of peace must face the violence within her, and a man of war must learn that weapons will not give him the victory he desires.

Years ago, the Kel Nira gave up her name and all attachments to devote herself to her people. As Chief of the Healers’ Order, she has grounded her life in service, peace, and compassion. But now war has come to her country, and everything is changing.

When the invading army’s Lord Corvalen offers a treaty, it falls to the Kel Nira to decide whether her people will accept it or continue to fight. Yet even as she struggles to make the right choice, her own long-suppressed violent instincts are resurfacing, challenging everything she has believed about herself and her place in the world.

Nor is there peace for Corvalen, who finds himself falling in love with the Kel Nira and seduced by the subtle magics of the land she serves-the land he is sworn to conquer for his king.

 

The Darrell Awards Approach

https://darrellawards.wordpress.com/2016/03/01/2016-darrell-awards-finalists-2/

Congratulations to When Dragons Sleep by Steven Glen Baird for being a finalist!!!

http://www.darkoakpress.com/dragonssleep.html

2016 Darrell Awards Finalists — And Two Winners — Announced

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the following outstanding authors were chosen by the 2016 Darrell Awards Jury as Finalists for the Best Published Midsouth Science Fiction, Fantasy, and/or Horror.

Short Stories
Zedhead by Victor Lorthos
The Ones Who Remember by Robert J. Krog
Memphis BBQ by Cat Rambo
Sentry by Herika R. Raymer

Young Adult Works
The Old Blood by Tim Bohn
All The Turns of Light by Frank Tuttle

Novels
When Dragons Sleep by Steven Glen Baird
Lincoln’s Bodyguard by T. J. Turner
The Darker Carnival by Frank Tuttle

The Jury is also pleased to announce that AARON CHRISTOPHER DROWN is our newest winner of the Dal Coger Memorial Hall of Fame Award for his outstanding body of work, including many excellent short stories.

In addition, the Jury has chosen Brielle and the Alien Geek by JESSICA COULTER SMITH as the Winner of the 2016 Darrell Award for Best Midsouth SF/F/H Novella.

Congratulations to all of the Finalists!

The 2016 Darrell Awards will be presented during the Banquet at MidSouthCon 34 on Saturday, March 19. Please see the convention’s website at www.midsouthcon.org for details of that event.