Clockwork Wonderland contains stories from authors that see Wonderland as a place of horror where anything can happen and time runs amok. In this book you’ll find tales of murderous clockworks, insane creations, serial killers, zombies, and a blood thirsty jabberclocky. Prepare to see Wonderland as a place where all your worst nightmares come true. You may never look at classic children’s literature the same way again.
Edited by Emerian Rich
Cover by Carmen Masloski
Laurel Anne Hill
There comes a time in every author’s journey that one spies the finish line of the story. The arc’s trajectory pointed toward the all important final two words: The End. I started The Minister Knight of Soulsseries many rotations ago while living in the New Mexican desert. Sarah’s journey from the soul cages to Veloris, and the salvation of the Pixlis Galaxy was a fun and enjoyable story to tell. Here I got to play with magick, oracles, goddesses, and minister knights.
I love winter, and such, Veloris, the Ice Planet became a great setting for the story. So, of course, over the years, I returned to that world, mostly in short fiction form. One of those stories appears in We Are Not This anthology, called “Headstrong.” Other stories of early Veloris appear in various anthologies long out of print. They may make a nice, short collection at some point in the future.
In the last two years, I wanted to return to the royal family of Marion and Kalah. This time I wanted to focus on one of my favorite characters, Zykeiah, the sole female minister knight among a lot of men. It served to foster conflict, and with that in mind, I began the new novel, Akub: The Devourer.
Last night, I crossed the word count line. Although I’m still working at finishing the novel–all but one chapter remains–the relief of having completed the tale is gratifying. I’m excited to share this story with you.
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Nicole Givens Kurtz’s sensational p.i. is back on the case. Following the tragic events of SILENCED, Cybil Lewis returns to The District to recover and rest. It isn’t long before those fickle Fates deliver another present on her door, draped along the arms of Trey O’horon, and sporting enough currency to purchase the entire Northeast Territory.
Cybil Lewis and her inspector-in-training, Jane, are back on the case. Hired to find the missing son of a prominent woman, Cybil is pulled into the District’s sordid political arena of a governor’s family with dark and dangerous secrets, and the determination to keep them hidden.
Cybil will soon learn that anyone can be a little cozen.
There’s already reviews rolling in!
“Cozened‘s heroine, Cybil Lewis is good at finding things… people and trouble, but not necessarily in that order. Cozened‘s author, Nicole Givens Kurtz is good at making us care about those people and the trouble they get into. Kurtz and Lewis make a great team.” —BobbyNash, author of Evil Ways, Domino Lady “Money Shot
“Cybil Lewis is a sci-fi P.I. you don’t want to miss, and Nicole Givens Kurtz is theperfect writer to tell her tale. Action, mystery, and overflowing spoonfuls ofsnark – Cybil Lewis brings it all and more.” –Stuart Jaffe, authorof Immortal Killers
“Cozened is a fast-paced mystery thriller with film noir elements, set in a richly-developed science fiction future. Nicole Givens Kurtz gives us a novel that succeeds as both science fiction and mystery. Cybil Lewis is a complex and unique character, and I look forward to reading more novels about her.”–Amazon Reviewer
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