Greeting friends. Rejoice, the November, 2015 issue of Quantum Muse is now up at www.quantummuse.com.
This month we feature various artists who’s cover art have adorned some of our more frequent contributors books.
here is the list of this months selections.
First Contact by Harris Tobias Left Minding the Farm by John David Rose Sergio Palumbo’s The Outrageous Insult by Michele Dutcher Song of Ithaca by Branden Szabo
In This Issue:Dear Reader Letter | Ask Clay and Susan Griffith | 50 Page Fridays | Weekly Giveaway
From the Desk of Brian James Freeman
As the long-time managing editor of Cemetery Dance Publications, I’m often asked why we still publish short stories and anthologies and collections when the popular sentiment is that short fiction has gone out of style.
A lot of people even say the short story is DEAD, but I don’t agree. I love horror short stories. I grew up on them, and the first fiction I ever wrote was scary little fables inspired by the dark tales that had creeped me out as a kid. Besides, those who love the horror genre know that something being called DEAD is hardly the end of anything; sometimes it’s just the beginning.
There are still a lot of amazing writers who have dedicated the time and energy to learning the craft of writing a good, scary short story — a task that isn’t easy. Getting inside the head of the reader and making him or her think twice about turning off that last light in the room on a dark night is actually really tough. Read the Rest of Brian’s Letter >>
What ‘Crown & Key’ Authors Clay and Susan Griffith Wish You Would Ask Them About
I’ve asked husband and wife writing team Clay and Susan Griffith more than a few questions over the years, mostly about vampires, magic, and that kind of thing. I know that others have, as well. It’s to be expected, given that’s the kinds of things they write about.
When I had an opportunity to speak with them once again, this time at New York Comic Con 2016, I knew that I’d better dig a little deeper. After all, the obvious questions had already been addressed at length. Surely there was new ground to cover, but was the question that could take us there? After thinking about it at length, I stumbled upon a solution: I would ask them. See the Questions that Clay and Susan Want You to Ask >>
50 Page Fridays Recap
Each week we’re giving away the first 50 pages of an awesome Del Rey or Spectra book – for FREE! Check out the titles we’ve premiered in the last month:
Amber Lamont was living the life of a normal sixteen year-old until a shocking encounter revealed a horrifying secret and she was forced to go on the run. Amber hurtles from one threat to the next, with vampires, killer cars and red-skinned, horned demons just the beginning. Available in hardback for just £4.99 this Halloween!
Alone with the Dead
When a woman is murdered on his new patch, PC Donal throws himself into the case in a bid to forget his past, to forget that night. As the first person on the scene, he can’t erase the horrific images that faced him – and knows that the case can’t go unsolved. But how do you solve a case with no evidence? As his past catches up with him, Donal is forced to confront his demons, but what will crack first, the case, or Donal?
The Silent Girls
Frank Rath thought he was done with murder when he turned in his detective’s badge to become a private investigator and raise a daughter alone. Then the police in his remote rural community of Canaan find an ’89 Monte Carlo abandoned by the side of the road, and the beautiful teenage girl who owned the car seems to have disappeared without a trace.
The Theory of Death
When two kids find a dead body in the woods, the investigation leads Detective Peter Decker & his partner into the cryptic world of mathematics at Kneed Loft College. It will take all of Decker’s wits and McAdams’s intellect to solve a twisted tale created by depraved masterminds, and then make it out alive…
We’re giving away three of these spine-chilling bundles featuring The Hiding Place, The Silent Girls and The Ice Twins to satisfy all of your Halloween-read needs!
Stuart MacBride offers an insight into the life of a terrifying crime thriller author, including how thinking up the next big murder in a book can distract the simple pleasures of the MacBride family dinner.