Fans of Catherynne M. Valente’s The Labyrinth and Bhanu Kapil’s Incubation: A Space for Monsters will enjoy this handful of words.
Jessica Halsey is the author of The Slaughter Chronicles and The Heart of the Forest Cycle. She lives in the Arkansas and writes urban fantasy, paranormal horror, and experimental poetry (and sometimes science fiction). She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, a BA in Sociology from Randolph College, and has a day job where she pokes people with needles.
When Regina’s father accidentally bites and contaminates his daughter, he starts her down a path very different from the life her mother planned for her.
Life in prison is hard but what do you do when you’re an 11-year-old wolf girl?
Regina Slaughter was, according to police reports, the victim of a brutal murder. In reality she became the property of HADES, a mercurial mercenary company dedicated to wiping out the supernatural menace.
Good always triumphs over evil, right?
Not when evil locks you in a cage and does everything it can to destroy you. When Regina’s best friend Tiffany, another werewolf and an innocent victim of HADES, goes missing she will do everything she can to find her.
Disclaimer: This book contains detailed descriptions of violence and gore, mature themes such as death and disregard for personal autonomy, and mature language. Reader discretion is advised.
when it gets too dark to read
when your light has gone out
when the hunting constellations crack the winter sky
when you wanted that feeling (of not feeling) and
when all I could do was enjoy the freeze in my fingers
the blind cold against my cheeks like heavy hands
Part daydream, part cautionary tale, part dystopian nightmare, Lupercalia is a tiny poetry pamphlet that packs a powerful punch.
When Caleb and his friends gather together to open the abyss they learn a painful lesson: dreams don't always manifest the way you want them to.
And the abyss, once looked into, does more than look back out at you.
Disclaimer: This book contains mature language, mild sexual situations, and detailed descriptions of violence and gore. Reader discretion is advised.