There’s a new story available for patrons at my Patreon – “Ouroboros” is a bit of dystopian science-horror by way of Lovecraft. It takes place during the final hours of humanity’s final redoubt, as it crumbles before the onslaughts of the Crawling Chaos.
It’s also a sequel of sorts to “Eliza”, which is available to read over at the Lovecraft eZine. Why not go read that one for free, and then check out “Ouroboros” for a buck. And afterwards, why not take a look at some of the other stories available at the Patreon?
It’s that time of year, when the spirits of the dead wander freely and stories are told around blazing fires. When the world is at its darkest, on the verge of a new dawn.
By which I mean it’s Christmas. Continue reading
Today, our exploration of the Royal Occultist universe delves into the secretive brotherhood known as the Order of the Cosmic Ram… Continue reading
Yesterday saw the wrap-up of my five part Royal Occultist serial, “The Coventry Street Terror”. If you haven’t caught up with it, why not do so this weekend?
All five parts are available on Patreon, and absolutely free to read, whether you’re a patron or not. Just click the ‘serial’ tag, and get started!
And if you’ve already read and enjoyed the story, why not take a moment to vote in this quick poll, regarding the possible further adventures of Baron Vordenburg?
For more on the adventures of St. Cyprian and Gallowglass, as well as past and future holders of the office, take a look at the Royal Occultist chronology on this site, as well as a number of free short stories, available only on Patreon. And be sure to ‘Like’ the Royal Occultist Facebook page, in order to keep up with all the latest news and info on the series!
In the spirit of the season, here’s a sneak-peek at a thing the redoubtable John Linwood Grant and I have been discussing, of late. Something may come of it, or it may simply be a shadow of what might have been. Either way, enjoy John’s take on what might be… Continue reading
The first Weirdbook Annual is now available for purchase, just in time for Halloween. It includes my story, “Laying the Hairy Book”, which finds Low Country ghost-breaker, John Bass, tasked to destroy the eponymous tome before its author reclaims it. Continue reading
I’m behind on my Patreon announcements. There are two new stories available – one for patrons and one that’s free to read. The former, “The Tiger, At Large”, features Baxter Sarlowe, a character I haven’t written about in some time, and his investigation of a haunted painting by Rousseau.
The second story, “The Devil of Dog-End”, has appeared before, albeit in audio form. This is it’s first time in print, and as such, I’ve made it free to read.
Too, in order to celebrate the season, I’ve decided to post a free Royal Occultist story a week, until Halloween. Starting with “The d’Erlette Configuration”, the stories have appeared before in one form or another, but it’s become something of a tradition to offer a up a bit of a treat for readers. Each of these stories was inspired, in part, by a favourite horror film of mine, from Fiend Without a Face (1958) to Tombs of the Blind Dead (1972). So be sure to check back each week for a new (old) story. And if you feel like checking out some of the patron-only stories, I encourage you to do so.