Shades of Blood and Shadow

Shades of Blood and Shadow

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by Angeline Hawkes
     
 

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The palette of history and horror mingle in the hues of crimson blood and blackest death. The ghosts of the past mourn for lives unfinished, vengeance unfulfilled, and loves lost. The heart beats in a cacophony of anticipation and fear, echoing with the memory of those that once were, once danced, once believed.

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The palette of history and horror mingle in the hues of crimson blood and blackest death. The ghosts of the past mourn for lives unfinished, vengeance unfulfilled, and loves lost. The heart beats in a cacophony of anticipation and fear, echoing with the memory of those that once were, once danced, once believed.

Hues of fear, of woe and dying. Shades of death, of blood and shadow. Fallen women, queens, and angels. Angry men, ghosts, and devils. Life is woven in a tapestry of joy and sorrow; painted in the colors of pain, and triumph, and love. What artistry is found within the soul of every man -- some perfection, some wretched -- painted words and pictures of things glorious and of things unspeakable.

"Angeline Hawkes writes with the fatalistic poetry of unstoppable history gone disturbingly wrong." --John Everson, Bram Stoker Award winning author

Shades of Blood and Shadow represents only a taste of the hundreds of short stories penned by Bram Stoker Award nominated writer Angeline Hawkes. From ancient Mayans to the horrors at Chernobyl, she pulls you into the hearts and minds of fiendish creatures and tortured man. History offers up the wayward and the monstrous in this collection of ghoulish hues.

“Angeline Hawkes's … imagination seems to tend toward a Lovecraftian-meets-George Romero-in-a-dark-alley sensibility.” --Robert Butterfield, Necropsy: The Review of Horror Fiction

“…Angeline Hawkes conducts an orchestra of creatures that are both bloody and sexy. You won’t forget this tour through historical horror; it’s a sumptuous smorgasbord for beasts craving variety.” --Gregory Lamberson, author of Johnny Gruesome and Personal Demons
“…every story is unique, and every story works. Angeline Hawkes's writing is sharp, elegant and satisfying in the most deliciously dark way.” --Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Zombie CSU and Patient Zero

“Angeline Hawkes…conjures dark and dangerous experiences, satisfyingly horrorific stories seasoned with sly humor, historical epics slipstreaming into alternate realities… hellishly inspiring, fantastically inventive, a collection of dark fiction impossible to forget!” --C. Dean Andersson, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of I Am Dracula, Raw Pain Max, and the Bloodsong Saga

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Editorial Reviews

Hellnotes - Sheila Merritt
Shades of Blood and Shadow is intelligent horror, which doesn’t mean it sacrifices emotional punch. Angeline Hawkes knows when to go for the gut, the jugular, or the heart; she does it with restraint and timing. There is a sense of place and purpose in her writing. She strikes the right balance between the blood and the shadow. --Hellnotes
The Horror Fiction Review - Nick Cato
This is what short horror fiction is meant to be. Brief but not sparse, concise but not curt, packing layers of depth and intricacy into a few well-chosen words...Lush language, gorgeous prose, an artful style that manages to be old-fashioned yet not dated … stories that are both darkly beautiful and beautifully dark … genuine craftsmanship and evocative voice … Shades of Blood and Shadow more than lives up to expectations. --The Horror Fiction Review
Don D'Ammassa
Shades of Blood and Shadow is “Deftly written, frequently surprising, always entertaining. Proof if we needed it that a lot of good fiction gets published in out of the way places. --Don D'Ammassa
Pod of Horror - Norman Rubenstein
Shades of Blood and Shadow has "...relatable characters, interesting situations, plenty of conflict and drama...more than sufficient well-plotted & presented horror to keep readers sprouting goosebumps and running to turn on the lights no matter what time of night or day it is...The bottom line is that the book is filled with deliciously fun and chillingly entertaining stories that will provide hours of worthwhile reading at a most agreeable price." --Norman Rubenstein, Pod of Horror
Dark Scribe Magazine - Martel Sardina
History buffs and readers who like a supernatural twist are bound to love Shades of Blood and Shadow. From the retelling of a biblical event to Mayan legends and around the world to the Ukraine, Hawkes puts a unique spin on whatever time period and subject matter she’s covering. --Dark Scribe Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015586725
Publisher:
ND3 Press
Publication date:
10/12/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
551 KB

Meet the Author

Angeline Hawkes holds a B.A. in Composite English Language Arts from Texas A&M University-Commerce and is a former secondary teacher. Angeline’s collection, The Commandments, was a Bram Stoker Award finalist. Her story, “In Waters Black the Lost Ones Sleep”, appears in the 2007 Origins Award nominated Chaosium anthology, Frontier Cthulhu. Angeline writes primarily historical horror and fantasy. She writes independently and in collaboration with her husband and writing partner, Christopher Fulbright. Angeline has seen the publication of novels, novellas, collections, fiction in 40 anthologies, and over 100 short fiction publications. She is an active member of HWA and former member of the Robert E. Howard UPA. Visit her websites at http://www.angelinehawkes.com and http://www.fulbrightandhawkes.com.

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