Wednesday, December 03, 2014

It's Alive!!!!!!


I've been waiting to have a reason to say this for quite some time… LOL



So, yes, “Wanderings on Darker Shores” has been "alive" for a bit more than a week now on Amazon.com, but I was waiting for the LookInside feature to be active and also for other online stores, like Amazon.ca, to include it in their listings.

Faithful readers of this blog will recognize many of these stories and poems, but I’ve also included four stories that have never been published before. These are bigger stories and together they make up for about 42% of the pages in the book, or a bit more than 46% of the total word count.

It is somehow difficult for me to categorize them since it is a rather eclectic collection. I call them strange stories, or weird stories, if you prefer. There are some ghosts in there, even some zombies, some aliens. There is no gore. No “real” horror, unless by suggestion. There are hints. There are shadows.

Actually, the working title was “The Quiet Fantastic” but I changed it to “Wanderings on Darker Shores” not only as an homage to Edgar Allan Poe, but also because I see these stories as incursions into the darker realms that lurk beyond the thin veil of reality....

The fantastic (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastic or even better http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantastique) is actually the genre that I think applies best to this book.

Anyway, here it is for now:







Thank you for spreading the word! :-) :-) :-)


18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

booyah! putting it on the amazon list...so i can get it for the holidays...woot!

Vesper said...

Brian!!! You made my evening!!! :-)
xoxoxo

Bernard Lee DeLeo said...

Congratulations! It looks very impressive... a most attractive cover.

Vesper said...

Hey, Bernard, thank you so much!!! :-)

A Cuban In London said...

Well done! :-) Congrats. I love the cover.

Greetings from London.

Charles Gramlich said...

Very cool. Beautiful cover. I'll pick up a copy soon.

SzélsőFa said...

Congratulations!

Vesper said...

Cuban, thank you! Glad you like! :-)

Charles, thank you so much. For everything! :-)

Thank you, SzélsőFa! :-)

T. Powell Coltrin said...

Saw you at Crosshairs, decided to check you out. Congrats on the new book.

Teresa

Vesper said...

Teresa, glad you did! :-)
Thank you so much! And thank you for stopping by and for following me. :-)

Sarah Hina said...

I'm so, so happy for you, Vesper. That cover is absolutely gorgeous. And I know the words inside are even more so. I feel lucky to have known you for so long, because I have an inkling of what this means to you.

Enjoy every moment! Can't wait to read your beautiful book.

(Added the book to my cart. Like so many others, I'm just waiting to buy until I pick up some other Christmas items!)

L.A. Mitchell said...

Congrats, girl :) I didn't know this was in the works. I would be honored to hit buy. I'm so happy for you :)

Vesper said...

Sarah, thank you so much! I don't even know how to say how much your words mean to me. But I think you know it already... Thank you, my friend, from my deepest heart! xoxoxo

Laura, thank you!!! Yes, I think I've been working to put it together since August... It still doesn't feel real... :-) Thank you so much!

veggiesyarnsandtails said...

It certainly is exciting to see your book(s) at Amazon, I agree.

Wishing you all the best with your first Cora. I'm sure you put a lot of work, heart and soul into this book.

Happy Holidays, G

Vesper said...

I still can't believe it... It still feels strange...

Thank you for your visit, Geraldine, and for your good wishes.

All the best to you and your loved ones for Christmas and the New Year.

Magyar said...

... Grand! _m

Vesper said...

Thank you, Magyar!

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