Even in the darkest of catacombs, irrespective of the expected and obvious contents, there will always be a certain beauty and magic. For some, it is difficult to detect, or even imagine. Others will catch a glimpse of treasure or precious revelation. Still others will find solace in the embrace of their own mortality. One thing that cannot be denied, however, is the effect these dark places have upon sound. Their effect upon harmonics and resonance is an irrefutable sorcery. We at Liquid Imagination pride ourselves in finding the unique. Echoes of Dark Minds is not a collection of the ramblings of closet psychopaths, but the resonance of that magic: the literary spell-casting of a selection of excellent authors. We not only invite you to enjoy the escape, but to join our ranks. Step away from the mundane, step into Liquid Imagination. You owe it to yourself.
The new Horror/Urban Fantasy novel by Mike Phillips, The World Below, is now available.
A trailer for the book may be viewed at: http://youtu.be/k8o6lq1ieLk
Synopsis: In ancient times, magical creatures inhabited the earth. They lived on mountaintops, in trees, at the bottom of lakes and rivers. But that was long ago, before the human race declared war on the creatures they feared and hated. Now the enchanted peoples are all but gone. Those few that remain fear being stretched out on an examination table in some secret, governmental facility. The only place they can hide from the ever increasing number of satellites and smart phones is in the World Below.
Mitch Hardy is going through a hard time in his life. In his early twenties, he was working his way through college when he suffered an accident that left him flat broke and physically deformed. When Mitch decides to make a fresh start in a new town, things start looking up. He finds a place to live, a decent job, good friends. He even meets a nice girl. Unknown to Mitch, his new girlfriend is one of the Elder Race, what some call the Faerie Folk. Mitch doesn’t know that Elizabeth is looking for a father she never knew. The key to finding him is somehow tied up with the mysterious Blade of Caro. Desperate, she steals the Blade from its protector, the despotic ruler of the World Below, the Dragon of Worms, Baron Finkbeiner. When Elizabeth is kidnapped by the Baron, Mitch is pulled into a world or magic and monsters he never imagined.
Author Bio: Mike Phillips is author of The World Below and Reign of the Nightmare Prince. His short stories have appeared in ParAbnormal Digest, Cemetery Moon, Sinister Tales, Beyond Centauri, the World of Myth, Mystic Signals and many others. Online, his work has appeared in Lorelei Signal, Kzine, Bewildering Stories, Midnight Times, and Fringe. He is best known for his Crow Witch and Patrick Donegal series. Please visit Mike at mikephillipsfantasy.com.
Rory Steves , one of my favorite authors, has a Smashwords page. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/RorySSteves
Aurora Wolf Literary Journal recognizes Chris Bartholomew who created the ezine Static Movement in order to publish stories readers get lost in. The ezine Static Movement has been around for years, a starting point for new writers and a test of mettle for seasoned pros. The stories in this anthology come directly from the ezine, ranging from speculative to literary fiction, written by some of the most well-known-up-and-coming writers out there such as Eric S. Brown, John Klawitter and P.S. Gifford. Illustrations and artwork enhance each story. Prices for similar products in bookstores target around $20.00, but you can purchase StaticMovement Print Special No. 2 for $10.00.
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John kaniecki is a talented writer that should be recognized for his two books “Words of the Future” and “Murmurings of a Madman”.
Kevi Wallis editor for Liquid Imagination put together an anthology of some of his best stories. Perfect readinfg for the stout of heart.