Category Archives: The Occult

J-Horror meets H. P. Lovecraft – in “The Mists of Osorezan”!

The following is an excerpt from the novel “The Mists of Osorezan”, a supernatural thriller written by Zoe Drake.  Synopsis: It begins with a series of unconnected mysteries … Aomori, Japan: A young girl dies during the testing of a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac – Musician, Actor, Anarchist, Unsolved Mystery

This is an excerpt from “Whatever Happened to Jason?” – Volume One of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s unauthorized biography of the mysterious counter-culture guru who went missing, now presumed to be dead, on Dec 31st 1999. Learn more about … Continue reading

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A Paranormal Wartime Romance – amidst the Blitz and the Blackout!

This is an excerpt from “The Elements of War”,  a Dieselpunk/Weird War novelette from the “Futurist Manifesto” series of Alternative History tales by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in volume 1 of “Tales From … Continue reading

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Magick and Mystery – in the Skies of World War Two!

This is an excerpt from “Into The Valley”, a Weird World War novelette published by Excalibur Books, from the Futurist Manifesto series of Alternative History stories by John Paul Catton. The story is available as an ‘e-short’, and is published in … Continue reading

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A Japanese Ghost Story from “Dark Lanterns”

This is an excerpt of a story from “Dark Lanterns”, a collection of 15 ghost stories set in modern Japan, written by Excalibur author Zoe Drake. Find out more about Zoe Drake here!           FALLEN THROUGH … Continue reading

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New Decopunk Thriller “Firewater” – Excerpt!

Volume Two of “Tales From Beyond Tomorrow” is available for pre-order now – and here’s a taste of one of the stories included!  SYNOPSIS: Salt Lake City, 1924: Although prosperous and respectable on the surface, the state of Utah is … Continue reading

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Deene Kingston: “Blackout”

The Big Shout Out to artist Deene Kingston keeps on rolling, with his internal illustration for The Futurist Manifesto # 5: “Nightfall in Utopia”! Publisher’s Description:  July 13th, 1977: New York City is paralyzed by a mysterious blackout, cutting off … Continue reading

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Artist of the Month: Deene Kingston

This month Excalibur Books salutes Artist of the Month Deene Kingston as well as Author of the Month Jamie Carter – because Deene has provided the amazing  illustrations for Jamie’s book, “The Jason Zodiac Files: Volume One”. He also contributed … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 8: Justified and Ancient

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Eight of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. October 1988, and it’s time for my first real … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac # 6: Unknown Pleasures Closer Still

The following is an excerpt from Chapter Six of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s biography of Jason Zodiac. Chapter One can be found here. More information can be found here. Simon Briggs  had agreed to meet me not in … Continue reading

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