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Look Out For… Singing With All My Skin and Bone by Sunny Moraine and Best Horror Of The Year: 8

singing-hiFinalLook Out For… Singing With All My Skin and Bone by Sunny Moraine

“These are no mere fictions but incantations of something both unnerving and beautiful.”

Come, my love, and I’ll tell you a tale.

Tell me about the times before the fires. Sit down beside me in the dust and tell me stories of empire. Tell me about the times before the stars were so bright.  Tell me about the times before the sun cracked. Tell me a fairy story, a story with heroes.  Tell me a story that isn’t this story. I need you to tell it to me like stories still matter.  I need you to tell me a story so I can put it in me and carry it with me. Tell me. Tell me all of it, to my teeth and tongue and throat. Tell it to my belly, my heart. Tell me and I swear I’ll believe you. Oh my best beloved, tell me the story and I’ll believe in the light again.

Tell me. Tell me all of it.

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

Undertow Publications are a press committed to the art of the literary horror story, and their latest release underlines that commitment. Singing With All My Skin and Bone is the debut collection from Sunny Moraine, a writer from Washington DC whose work has appeared in such places as Nightmare, Shimmer, and Shadows & Tall Trees. The originality of these stories, both in style and content, is apparent from the first piece, ‘Come My Love And I’ll Tell You A Tale’. There’s a lyricism to Moraine’s prose, a sense that these are no mere fictions but incantations of something both unnerving and beautiful. Moraine’s characters are those society considers oddballs and outsiders, and not all of their stories have happy endings. But they are always endings that leave a lasting impression.

Singing With All My Skin and Bone is out now from Undertow Publications.

Undertow’s 2016 subscription offer, comprising of Singing With All My Skin and Bone and three other books, is available on their website.

1597808539_01__SCLZZZZZZZ_SL400_Look Out For… Best Horror Of The Year: 8

“Best Horror Of The Year: 8 is quite simply indispensable.”

For over three decades, Ellen Datlow has been at the centre of horror. Bringing you the most frightening and terrifying stories, Datlow always has her finger on the pulse of what horror readers crave. Now, with the eighth volume of the series, Datlow is back again to bring you the stories that will keep you up at night.

With each passing year, science, technology, and the march of time shine light into the craggy corners of the universe, making the fears of an earlier generation seem quaint. But this light creates its own shadows. The Best Horror of the Year chronicles these shifting shadows. It is a catalogue of terror, fear, and unpleasantness as articulated by today’s most challenging and exciting writers.

Why We’re Excited About This Book:

The eighth volume of Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror Of The Year series is one of those books that really needs no recommendation from us. If the idea of one of the best editors in the business picking her highlights of 2015 isn’t enough to get you clicking buy then we’re not sure any words of ours will change your mind. But let’s just say that this book includes pieces by Priya Sharma, Gary McMahon, Kate Jonez, Ray Cluley, Neil Gaiman, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Stephen Bacon, and many, many more.

Plus there’s the addition attraction of Datlow’s introduction, where she sums up the year in horror and names her notable books of 2015. There’s enough recommendations here to fill your reading year until Best Horror Of The Year:9 comes out.

Quite simply indispensable.

Best Horror Of The Year:8  is now from Night Shade Books.

JAMES EVERINGTON

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