Short Story

Cemetery Without Crosses

There’s a new short story for patrons over at my Patreon. “Ia, Django, Ia!” is a weird western with a Lovecraftian twist, inspired by the many…many…many Django films of the Sixties and Seventies. There’s something iconic about the character, whether he’s played by Franco Nero or Terrance Hill. The story was a lot of fun to write, and if you’re looking for some accompanying music, you can’t go far wrong with this: (more…)

Ghosts of Demesnus

Black Library has released a new Hallowed Knights story this week, if you’re into such things. “The Ghosts of Demesnus” finds Gardus Steel Soul embarking on a personal journey into the secret places of his past – will he find the answers he seeks, or something more sinister? (more…)

Murder by Gaslight

EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing has revealed the cover for the forthcoming Gaslight Gothic: Strange Tales of Sherlock Holmes. Edited by Charles Prepolec and J.R. Campbell, Gaslight Gothic includes stories by Stephen Volk, James Lovegrove and others, including myself.  (more…)

The Fading Light

My short story, “The Resolute”, is now available as a digital download from Black Library. Previously published in the Legends of the Age of Sigmar omnibus, it finds Felyndael of the Fading Light and his fellow tree-revenants battling against the forces of the Plague God, Nurgle.  (more…)

It’s Here!

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The newest issue of Occult Detective Quarterly is here, and it includes “The Bascomb Rug”, a brand new Royal Occultist story that’s part locked room murder mystery, part monster mash.

While it’s only available in print at the moment, it will be available to download shortly. You can grab your copy from Amazon.com and its various affiliates. And if you haven’t yet checked out the previous three issues, I encourage you to do so.

Daughter of Pnath

A month back, I conducted an informal poll on social media, looking to see what sort of short story patrons of my Patreon were interested in. Sword and sorcery won handily, so, I decided to use the opportunity to revisit one of my favourite characters – Amina Algol.

Amina is a Lovecraftian Mowgli of sorts, albeit one raised by ghouls, rather than wolves. Alongside her monstrous siblings, Arif and Bera, she wanders the strange kingdoms of Earth’s Dreamlands, upholding the laws of the charnel-god, Mordiggian. Amina and co. have appeared in several of my stories, and there’s at least one more forthcoming this year. But for the moment, patrons can enjoy their newest adventure, “The Orphan of Bones”, in which Amina and her kin pursue a cagey pair of tomb robbers across the deserts of Khem, for the low price of a dollar.

If you do enjoy it, be sure to check out the other stories on my Patreon page – including a number which are free to read – and perhaps leave a comment, hit the ‘Like’ button, or even consider becoming a patron.