Happy Solstice to you and yours, and bright blessings for a wonderful holiday season! I’m hard at work on Book Five of the Soul Forge series right now, and am putting the finishing touches on a Faery Chronicles novelette as well. In the meantime, here is some new fiction for you — faeries and magic and wonder for the dark of the year.
I am thrilled to be a part of the gorgeous new Midwinter Fae anthology.
On the day of the shortened sun
A battle between two kings has begun.
The old year dies, and the Oak King rules
We celebrate with logs of Yule!
But the Holly King is defeated, not dead
To Caer Arianrhod he heads.
Until Midsummer, when they battle again
And the Holly King will once again reign…
This beautiful book contains 19 tales of faeries and magic at midwinter, including some by my very favorite authors.
The Madness of Survival by DAYLE A. DERMATIS
Summerland’s Paladin by DIANA BENEDICT
The Ice Skating Fairy by LEAH CUTTER
Treasure by LESLIE CLAIRE WALKER
Winternight by ERIC KENT EDSTROM
First Rays of New Sun by RON COLLINS
At the Heart of Trickery by REI ROSENQUIST
A Squalor of Chickens by KAREN L. ABRAHAMSON
By Winter’s Forbidden Rite by DEANNA KNIPPLING
Passage by ANTHEA SHARP
Midwinter Run by MARCELLE DUBÉ
Faery Unpredictable by DEB LOGAN
The Stars of Neverwhere by T. THORN COYLE
The Kiss of the Horned God by JAMIE FERGUSON
Destiny by KRISTINE KATHRYN RUSCH
Holly vs Oak by REBECCA M. SENESE
A Last Meal for the Holly King by STEFON MEARS
Bride Thief by BRIGID COLLINS
The Giving Year by ALEXANDRA BRANDT
The book is on sale for only $2.99 everywhere — a perfect bunch of stories to settle in with on a chill winter’s night.