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About Eden Royce
Eden Royce (she/her) is a writer from Charleston, South Carolina. She’s a Shirley Jackson Award nominee for her short fiction. Her debut middle grade novel, ROOT MAGIC is a Walter Award Honoree and a Nebula Award Finalist for outstanding children’s literature.
She loves tea, coffee, used bookstores, and roller skating – not always in that order. Find more by visiting linktr.ee/edenroyce.
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“A poignant, necessary entry into the children’s literary canon, Root Magic brings to life the history and culture of Gullah people while highlighting the timeless plight of Black Americans. Add in a fun, magical adventure and you get everything I want in a book!”—Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation
Debut author Eden Royce arrives with a wondrous story of love, bravery, friendship, and family, filled to the brim with magic great and small.
It’s 1963, and things are changing for Jezebel Turner. Her beloved grandmother has just passed away. The local police deputy won’t stop harassing her family. With school integration arriving in South Carolina, Jez and her twin brother, Jay, are about to begin the school year with a bunch of new kids. But the biggest change comes when Jez and Jay turn eleven— and their uncle, Doc, tells them he’s going to train them in rootwork.
Jez and Jay have always been fascinated by the African American folk magic that has been the legacy of their family for generations—especially the curious potions and powders Doc and Gran would make for the people on their island. But Jez soon finds out that her family’s true power goes far beyond small charms and elixirs…and not a moment too soon. Because when evil both natural and supernatural comes to show itself in town, it’s going to take every bit of the magic she has inside her to see her through.
Walter Dean Myers Honor Award for Outstanding Children's Literature!
Sinister shopkeepers whose goods hold the highest price, a woman’s search for her mother drags her into the binding embrace of a monster, a witchdoctor’s young niece tells him a life-altering secret, an investigator who knows how to keep a 100% confession rate….
These are stories where the setting itself becomes a character—fog laced cemeteries, sulfur rich salt marshes—places housing creatures that defy understanding and where the grotesque and macabre are celebrated.
The stories are rich in flavor and clever in metaphor, the horrors completely surreal or—far more unnerving—all too possible. She brings a refreshing perspective to the table that paranormal lovers are sure to enjoy.
—B.D. Bruns, author of The Gothic Shift
You can feel the warm thick air, the rich history and legends, the desperation of the impoverished, and the deep horror of the betrayed.
—Roma Gray, author of Gray Shadows Under a Harvest Moon
Boys find evil in their favorite sweet treat, a perfume shop that makes more than scents, a hurricane carries a mother’s vengeance, a conjure woman lies dying, unable to name a successor…
This is Gothic horror Southern style—shadowy rice fields, creatures that assume humanity at will—where even the most damaged and delicate have their power.
Spook Lights II takes us again South with stories that are graceful in the telling, and beautifully edgy in their details. Humans and haints traverse historic land in search of magic and revenge, finding salvation and justice in unexpected ways; each tale unwinds magnificently in Royce’s hands.
—Linda D. Addison, award-winning author of “How to Recognize a Demon Has Become Your Friend”
“Eden Royce’s collection of Southern Gothic fiction is an elegant and haunting read. Her stories filled with the kind of quiet chills born of things glimpsed mostly from the corner of the eye. From the genius of ‘To-Do List’ (just try to forget this tale once you reach its ending!) to the landscape she has created in the house of secrets known as Azaleas Hall, in Spook Lights 2 Ms. Royce has created an experience—and one of those favorite books likely to be enjoyed over and over again.”
—Gregory L. Norris, Tales From the Robot Graveyard
Twenty-four authors blur the line between pleasure and pain in this sinful collection of erotic horror, proving that sometimes bad feels good.
Includes short stories by the following authors: Stella Berkley, Deb Eskie, Robert S. Tyler, Lila Shaw, Gustavo Bondoni, Maxine Marsh, Sealey Andrews, Christopher Heath, C.D. Reimer, T.C. Clark, L.M. Doyle, Joshua Dobson, Indy McDaniel, Parisa Syrus, A.J. French, Angel Propps, Matt Kurtz, J. Leigh Bailey, Peter Baltensperger, Lawrence Vernon, Anton Strauss, R. Brennan, Roxanne Rhoads and Eden Royce.
It gets into your bloodstream, causing an insatiable hunger for more. There is no cure, only
the ability to soothe the craving until the need—once again—grows too great. And you
Urban legends that are sickeningly real.
Attempts to cheat death that don’t quite succeed.
Creatures with power over this world and the next.
Twisted desires of the flesh that must be met no matter what the cost.
Just in time for Halloween and all its thrills, “In the Bloodstream” brings together some of
horror’s most imaginative new writers. These thirty-one short stories will infiltrate your
system and leave you wondering about that creaking outside the door, while satisfying
your need for the darkly disturbing.
At least for now…
Strange Tales of Horror is an anthology containing short fiction and poems by writers from all over the world. Prepare yourself.