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About Joe Sullivan
Joe Sullivan is the author of Corpse Cold: New American Folklore; Marvelry's Curiosity Shop; and a variety of horror anthologies, collections, and novellas. He is the editor of Places We Fear to Tread; Other Voices, Other Tombs; and Campfire Macabre.
You can check out all of his work at cemeterygatesmedia.com or follow him on twitter @cemeterygatesm.
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Also featuring stories from Eric J. Guignard, Eddie Generous, Ai Jiang, J.A.W. McCarthy, Michael Harris Cohen, Mark Allen Gunnells, Tyler Jones, John Lynch, Corey Farrenkopf, Laura Keating, P.L. Watts, Bob Ford, JG Faherty, Marisca Pichette, Tiffany Michelle Brown, Eric Raglin, Joe Koch, S.H. Cooper, K.S. Walker, Patrick Barb, LP Hernandez, Scott Cole, Anthony J. Rapino, Jeff Provine, Angela Sylvaine, Jessica Ann York, Ali Seay, John Boden, Christi Nogle, Jonathan Duckworth, Joshua Marsella, Die Booth, and Brennan LaFaro.
Also featuring stories from such talents as Tim Meyer, Nicole Willson, Michael Harris Cohen, Mark Allan Gunnells, L. Marie Wood, R.J. Joseph, Catherine McCarthy, Mark Towse, LP Hernandez, Alex Ebenstein, Alex Woodroe, Michael Kelly, Kenneth W. Cain, and a poem from Shane Douglas Keene.
Retired stage magician Dr. Marvelry prefers to stock his antique store with strange and occult items. He has always enjoyed meeting odd people and hearing their stories, the legends attached to mysterious objects. A phonograph that seemingly replays a tragedy. Fertility dolls that are more than decoration. A bedeviled mannequin. These are just some of the relics this eccentric shopkeeper has collected over the years.
No two customers will have the same experience in his curiosity shop -- some walk away satisfied, others are never heard from again. But one thing is certain – when you purchase an item at this store, you often get more than what you paid for.
Follow Marvelry and his hexed objects through twelve tales of suspense, magic, terror, and transformation. Meet his new assistant, fellow illusionists, and some irregular characters along the way. Whatever macabre artifact of the human psyche you’re seeking – you’ll find something special in Marvelry’s Curiosity Shop.
"Please, invest a bit of time into reading this book and let it cast its spell upon you, because a marvellous feast of fantastic storytelling awaits you when you open its covers." -- Risingshadow.net
"I truly enjoyed this book and I would recommend to anyone who likes science fiction, occult, fantasy and, of course, all fans of modern horror.." -- Fans of Modern Horror
"...Dr. Marvelry earned a place high on my list of favorite literary characters from the moment he first spoke." -- Author Aila Stephens
Magic Loves the Hungry by Hailey Piper
A presence haunts Melody Langston. It grows bolder each night, as if preying on her anxiety-ridden complications with coven initiation, friends who are her ex-lovers, and the touch of overattentive authority. Starved for belonging, she needs to prove herself, cleanse herself, prove she isn't weak.
But a terrifying enigma has its heart set on her, and magic loves the hungry.
Drawing Down the Sun by Stephanie M. Wytovich
Protection is vital.
Faye Erikson has been dead for centuries, but her grip on the Clement family remains as strong now as it did the day she spat out her curse. Fearful of her wrath, the family heads out to the woods around Midsummer each year to stand watch over her grave. Anne Clement, the first girl to be born into their bloodline in over 200 years, has some reservations about Faye and her ties to her family. Her curiosity leads her to dig deeper into her ancestral history, and what she uncovers might be scarier than the witch she's been taught to fear.
Milk Kin by K.P. Kulski
She knows because she remembers the night her mother disappeared. It doesn’t matter she had been a newborn, that Grandmother Bada and auntie say it is impossible to remember so early. Ruby did and she could replay the memory like a video— of how the long-fingered woman took her mother away. How the same woman returns every autumn decorated with teeth and oak leaves, with a long silver needle that pierces Ruby’s heel.
The House of the Heart by Donyae Coles
"The House of the Heart is about family and the ways that we carry that and how it carries us. It's a story about boundaries and reparations. It's also about knowing when it's time to just grab a candle and let the ancestors handle it. Though it is never mentioned by name in the story, the practice is hoodoo and I wanted to write something where even though the outcomes were sensational, it was still a living practice that was part of their lives, as natural as breathing." - Donyae Coles
Longest Night by Gaby Triana
Two modern-day witches, recently out of the broom closet, throw a Yuletide party to welcome the winter solstice with friends, unprepared for the uninvited guests who arrive. When Christmas-themed pranks appearing after the party unexpectedly ends turn deadly, Indigo must figure out where they’re coming from, who’s causing them, and whether or not she’s witch enough to end them during the longest night of her life.