The Royal Occultist: Haunted Holidays will be the first of what will hopefully be a series of inexpensive PDF collections, each containing five themed Royal Occultist stories–four reprints, and one all new, never before seen story written specifically for the collection.
As the name suggests, the first collection will have a holiday theme. Future collections will include Fiendish Encounters, Ghostly Occurrences, and Eldritch Artifacts. Read on, to see the stunning MD Jackson cover for Haunted Holidays, and the table of contents.
The Royal Occultist: Haunted Holidays will include the following stories:
- “The Dreaming Dead” First published in Horror for the Holidays, by Miskatonic River Press in 2011; St. Cyprian and Gallowglass face down a trauma-eating entity in Bethnal Green Infirmary on Remembrance Day.
- “Krampusnacht” First published in Horror for the Holidays, by Miskatonic River Press in 2011; St. Cyprian and Gallowglass battle the demonic Krampus in London on Christmas Eve.
- ”The Gotterdammerung Gavotte” First published by Lovecraft eZine, in issue 18, in 2012; St. Cyprian and Gallowglass join forces with five other occult detectives to confront the horrors of the Great Old Ones on Halloween night.
- ”Feast of Fools” First published in the Pulpwork Press Christmas Special, by Pulpwork Press, in 2012; St. Cyprian and Gallowglass face down the sinister
- Saturn Society on a bothersome Boxing Day.
All these, plus an ALL NEW, never before seen story, exclusive to this collection. The Royal Occultist: Haunted Holidays will be available in late 2014/early 2015, via the Royal Occultist site.