Category Archives: The Occult

Exclusive Preview: “Skywatchers” by Zoe Drake

  The following is an excerpt from the supernatural thriller “Skywatchers” by Zoe Drake – Book 1 in the “Fiat Lux” series.  THE TIME: Winter, 1996. THE PLACE: The Fenlands, a haunted, remote part of East Anglia, England. THE PERSON: … Continue reading

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5 Ghosts that Haunt the Streets and Canals of Venice

Venice is the perfect city for ghosts … the Gothic architecture and otherworldly atmosphere create a setting for dreams and nightmares! Here are five ancient and modern folk tales of encounters with the supernatural … that have their foundation in … Continue reading

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The Ritual on the Island of the Dead

The following is the opening chapter from Zoe Drake’s supernatural thriller, “The Mists of Osorezan”. Learn more about Zoe Drake here!  Ahead of them lay the island of San Michele, the Isola di Cimitero. The sight filled Professor Weiss with … Continue reading

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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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