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by Carol MacAllister

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"With THE BLACKMOOR TALES, Carol MacAllister brings the creepy in all its many forms. There are so many shades of darkness here that there's something to quicken every pulse and send a shiver up every spine." - Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of FIRE & ASH and EXTINCTION MACHINE

“A strong volume of work from a powerful writer. Carol MacAllister not only earns her place at the table, but solidifies her position there as a hot up-and-coming talent. And deservedly so.” - Jack Fisher, editor, STRANGEWOOD TALES

“Carol MacAllister’s writing style instantly grabs you and draws you in. She paints a beautifully vivid picture that keeps you hooked and leaves you wanting more.” – Paul Fry, SST Publications

“Carol MacAllister continues to shine as a powerful voice among today’s literary new Guard.” – Gregory L. Norris, editor, THE CALL OF LOVECRAFT. Evil Jester Press.

In Blackmoor, time runs differently. Each period spirals and intertwines with the next. Hideous beings from times forgotten and places unnamed slip across dimensions to hunt among the living, stealing innocence and culling blood for insatiable appetites. Prayers and candles, fortitude and cunning, heavy latched doors and shuttered panels offer no protection.
Eleven dark tales of fantasy and horror draw the town of Blackmoor before the reader’s eyes. These shivery tales range from short fiction to novella-length, with transitions in dark poetic verse between the stories.
The characters range from Lovecraftian creatures that stalk man in remote swamps, to flesh-eating monsters roaming the countryside. Blood-culling grotesques, demons disguised in childhood rhymes, psychological and physical vampires and zombies abound. Souls are lured and corralled at Blackmoor’s Inn for malevolent entertainment, and interplanetary intrusions torment and harvest mortals. The physical settings include remote swamps, burial grounds, fairytale landscapes, a clearing ringed by blood-culling pines, caves that touch the ocean, a willow-strewn river, and an Inn laced with ghastly evil. Remember the old Celtic warning: From goulies and ghosties and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940148713449
Publisher: Northampton House
Publication date: 07/12/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 524 KB

About the Author

Carol MacAllister’s short stories and poetry have been published in the US, UK, and Australia, gained mentions in Ellen Datlow’s The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy and Horror, received numerous awards, and been featured in many trade paperback books, online collections and magazines. She has served as panelist and speaker at the Jersey Devil Conference and been guest speaker at the Philadelphia Writers’ Workshop. Her work was presented on local television in the Princeton, NJ area, and on radio shows in NJ and Australia. She’s a past officer of the Garden State Speculative Fiction Writers, a member of Horror Writers Association, SIC-NJ, AWP and co-founder of Tri-Muse writers.

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