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A Midnight Clear

Sam Hooker, Alcy Leyva, Laura Morrison, Lindy Ryan (Editor), Cassondra Windwalker, Dalena Storm, Seven Jane


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Winner, Anthologies, 2020 International Book Awards

Six stories of not-so-merry Yuletide whimsy.

A woman so cold she hardens to ice on a winter’s eve. Risen from his grave before his time, a winter god alters the balance between seasons. A wolf’s holiday season is interrupted by a strange curse. From a murder at the Stanley Hotel to demons of Christmas past, present, and future, and a mad elf and Santa’s Candy Court, these authors share their love for winter holidays in this collection of dark winter tales, destined to chill your bones and warm your heart for the Yuletide season.

Praise For A Midnight Clear

"A delightfully decadent descent into Yuletide madness and horrors that were hilariously imaginative and essence, the perfect Christmas tales." — The Nerd Daily

"The whimsy of the holiday season turns dark and absurd in this wickedly amusing anthology of six stories." — Publishers Weekly

"A quick read that will be a balm to those who like their holidays a little horrifying." — Dawn Kuczwara, Booklist

"You can't go wrong with any of these tales of gods, monsters, and chilly weather." —The Portalist

"Between the six short stories, it A Midnight Clear will entertain the crap out of you." —Geeks of Doom

Black Spot Books, 9781733599443, 250pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2019

About the Author

Sam Hooker writes darkly humorous fantasy novels. He lives in Mission Viejo, California. Alcy Leyva is a Bronx-born writer, teacher, and pizza enthusiast. He has been published in Popmatters, The Rumpus, Entropy Mag, and Quiet Lunch Magazine. Laura Morrison has a B.S. in applied ecology and environmental science from Michigan Technological University. She lives in the Metro Detroit area. Cassondra Windwalker is a poet and novelist writing full time from the coast of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. Dalena Storm currently resides with a rare Burmese temple cat, a purring black fluff-beast, a professor of magic, and an infant with an astonishing ability to resist sleep. She lives in Western Massachusetts. Seven Jane is an author of dark fantasy and speculative fiction. She also writes a column for The Women's Fiction Association and is a contributor to The Nerd Daily.