See It First: Meghan Ciana Doidge, Jae Vogel, and Chris Ward

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Fantasy

Cupcakes, Trinkets, and other Deadly Magic by Meghan Ciana Doidge

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If you’d asked me a week ago, I would have told you that the best cupcakes were dark chocolate with chocolate cream cheese icing, that dancing in a crowd of magic wielders – the Adept – was better than sex, and that my life was peaceful and uneventful. Just the way I liked it. That’s what twenty-three years in the magical backwater of Vancouver will get you – a completely skewed sense of reality. Because when the dead werewolves started showing up, it all unraveled … except for the cupcake part. That’s a universal truth.

Happy Birthday to Meghan Ciana Doidge, whose Birthday was October 11th!

Paranormal

Exclusive: A New Dawn by Simeon Lindstroma new dawn jae vogel

Aurora Potier had struggled all her adult life. Two jobs at a time is not unusual in New York City, and with her mother unable to work, it’s been an endless uphill battle just to survive since she was a teen. There isn’t time to blink, much less think about slipping from this endless cycle. Work, sleep, repeat. It’s been her life for a while, now.

But when her exhausting routine is tripped by some unexpected and violent complications, Aurora finds that her life of scraping by is only the surface. There’s more to her than even she realized, and more to the father that walked out before she could even remember his face.

She’s about to have the most unpredictable day of her life; what a time to get stuck wearing heels!

Horror

They Came Out After Dark by Chris Ward

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For Jun Matsumoto, a school trip to the remote study camp of British Heights is hardly his idea of a good time. Akane Yamaguchi, the love of his life, hates him, and he’s rooming with Ogiwara, the school bully.

Things get even worse when many of the students become violently sick, and Jun and a handful of survivors are left cut off from civilization as the snow closes in. Soon the power has gone off, and a strange, birdlike creature begins terrorizing the guests.

As the students group together with the other remaining guests, suddenly their understanding of danger turns on its head.

There are creatures out in the woods, and they’re hungry for human flesh…

They Came Out After Dark is the first in Chris Ward’s Tales of Crow series, an exciting blend of horror, fantasy and dystopian science-fiction with a heavy dash of black humour.

 

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