We enjoyed the month off while celebrating this year’s Halloween Season, as well as Solarcide’s newest release, “Flash Me! The Sinthology,” which is now available in paperback here, but it’s a new month, and it’s back to business for us as we present our monthly guest feature for November, titled “Footsteps of the Dragon“—courtesy of author Eric Del Carlo.
Help us spread the word on this one. Give us a quick shout out on your social media batteries. Bring some new eyes in. Spread the love around. There’s plenty.
Rock on, you grand guys and gals.
Edit – now closed – Niall Rasputin and Lauren Spieller were our lucky winners here. Hope you two enjoy the sinthological flashery that will be heading your way soon.
There’s something in the water this month here at Solarcide. Something debauched, something as decadent as the last days of Rome.
Sin is very much the soup of the day around these parts right now. And September’s special guest story slot fits the theme a treat.
Charie D. La Marr is our guest dominatr.., pardon me, I mean, author, for the month. Her story is called To A Coy Mistress. It’s a little different.
Slaves shall serve.
Check out the story, here.
In other news, to celebrate the release of Flash Me! The Sinthology, we shall be holding a little give-away. At the end of the month, one lucky person from each of our email subscription and Facebook follower lists will be chosen to receive a free copy of the book. New names and old names, all will go into the draw. Help spread the word!
Rock on, folks. Keep it wicked.
Flash Me! The Sinthology, the latest anthology project from Solarcide, is available in paperback right now via Amazon. They got it up a few days faster than estimated, which is very cool.
This is a collection featuring twenty-six wicked and decadent flash and micro-fiction pieces from twenty-six wonderful authors.
The book is edited by Solarcide’s own Martin Garrity and Nathan Pettigrew, and guest curated by Chester Pane. Featuring work by Rebecca Jones-Howe, Bryan Howie, Alex S. Johnson, Shannon Barber, Jason Wayne Allen, Terasa Skultety, and many more. The full table of contents can be see here.
We’re very excited to see this release come through. We worked hard on it. It is great to finally see it unleashed upon the world in all its dastardly glory.
We’d love it if you checked out the book. And if you want to be extra awesome, help us spread the word. Any ‘sharing’ and re-linking, or any other kind of promo you can think of, is very much appreciated. And hey, if you read it, and enjoy, please do leave us a review.
Rock on, folks.
The Sinthology is to become available on both the US and UK versions of Amazon in the next 5-7 days.
Spread the word.
This update is a big old high-five to some buddies of ours, and a feature of some websites and places you really should check out if you enjoy what we do here at Solarcide. (But, of course, you’ll know most of them already, right?) This site is part of a great network of podcasts and lit-mags that form a tight and friendly network of authorly peers. So much great work is seeing the light of day though these people and these places. We’re very fond of them all. Without further ado, put ‘em together for these great guys and gals.
A few awesome lit-mags.
Thunderdome Magazine – Michael Gonzalez is the head honcho over here, and he keeps a tight ship. They have featured dozens of great writers, including many of our own guest authors. Peruse their pages and you’ll see plenty of familiar names. Also, they just pulled the trigger on their second printed anthology project, Cipher Sisters, which is making lots of great noise.
Pantheon Magazine – Matt Garcia is the kingpin here. His lit-mag features Grecian-deity themed issues, and they come packaged with some of the most beautiful story illustrations and cover artwork we have seen. Quarterly releases for the printed books, though the stories are available for reading online too, if you are looking for a preview.
Cease, Cows – H. L. Nelson is the mother of the herd, and she heads a team of editors over at this flash fiction cattle-shed. We’re huge fans of the flashy art form here at Solarcide, and so we were pouring all over this site as soon as we discovered it. Also, a few of the authors that have contributed to our forthcoming Flash Me! project have been featured here. Perfect for lunch break reading.
Imperial Youth Review – Garrett Cook and Chris Kelso teamed up to birth this project, a gallery of the weird and the bizarre that they dub “the anti-New Yorker”. They have a printed fiction issue available and have a feast of online fiction too.
And a couple of great podcasts for your aural delight.
Books and Booze – The triple threat match-up of Renee Pickup, Jessica Taylor, and Dakota Taylor host this madhouse of rants and drunken ramblings. They have had a spectacular run of guests on the show, and they take their interviews to places nobody else would dare. Not sober, anyhow.
Booked. Podcast – Livius Nedin and Rob Olson have been podcasting for a while now and they are becoming masters in their field. Their list of past guests reads like a who’s who of up-and-coming fiction. This year they released an anthology featuring some of those guests, one of the most anticipated collections to be seen in recent days.
So, what are you waiting for. Go check these places out. You can spend hour upon hour with these people if you got the time to kill. So many great stories. It’s all about those words, people.
Somewhat surprisingly, we have yet to run a yarn about zombies here at Solarcide. That ends now. ‘Ware ye though, his is no ordinary tale of the undead. This is something altogether new. This is a zombie story Laura Andrews style, and believe us when we say there is something for everyone here. If you like the sound of killer Pomeranians and guaranteed, grade A, virus-annihilating, bentonite clay, then The Legend of Johnny Bell might just hit the spot.
Keep rocking on, ladies and gentlemen. We have some massive updates in the pipeline for you soon. Not least of which is our flashy little Sinthology explosion. Keep ‘em peeled!
This one was written to a prompt, a quote from Rose Kennedy – “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?”
Great to see it up now at Cease, Cows. Very cool site.
Nice guys definitely finish last in our newest guest story—or should we say patient guys finish last?
Solarcide is happy to bring you our monthly guest feature for July, which comes from author James L. Steele.
Slightly more bizarre than Bizarro, “The Patient Man” offers something for those with a twisted sense of humor, and also for fans of the unusual and unforgettable.
And Be Sure To Visit Again In August when we’ll be making some big and exciting announcements!
This update is a great big shout out to a few buddies of ours who are having a great time of the publishing game just lately. Authors we have been delighted to feature at Solarcide have got some awesome new work out there. You really should be reading these books.
First up, the Booked. Podcast crew, who were awesome enough to review Nova Parade, have just blown the collected stories game wide open with their own debut anthology project. The contents page is a police line-up of authors that we love, many of whom we can vouch for as very good eggs. Clevenger, Venturini, Thomas, Gowin, Gonzales, Guerlain, Ross, Korpon, Highland. So many more. Seriously, check out this contents page.
Awesome anthologies aren’t the only grand works being published just lately. A couple of authors who we have featured here multiple times have some really cool books seeing release. First up, an Aussie living out of Japan who writes superhero literature and comic book goodness, one of our very first interview guests and a very fun guy, Mr Andrez Bergen, has unleashed a third novel in as many years. This time it’s super powered madness, in Who Is Killing The Great Capes Of Heropa?
In addition, Andrez has also just released his first short-story-and-comic-strip-cocktail of a collection, titled The Condimental Op. Both of these are definitely worth checking out if you haven’t taken a peek already.
Next up is a British author living out of Poland, the guru of True Brit Grit and participant in our recent short story spotlight, Mr Paul D. Brazill. Paul has two new novella releases up for grabs, Guns Of Brixton (based on his earlier short story of the same name) and Gumshoe are both yours to snag for the Amazon Kindle format.
Rock on, guys and gals.