And in short fiction news, Eldritch Embraces: Putting the Love Back In Lovecraft, an anthology containing my story “Take This, and Eat,” is now available from Dragon’s Roost Press, in both paper and electronic editions.
I’ll let the publisher tell you about it: “We’ve taken two of the most terrifying concepts in literature, the cosmic horror of the Cthulhu Mythos and Romance, and combined them in 31 tales which will terrify, amuse, and possibly even move you.”
Plus, a portion of the proceeds from the anthology go to the Last Day Dog Rescue organization.
So there you go. Love, romance, and Elder Gods. And you get to help out dogs in need. What more could you ask for? A free sample?
OK, if you insist. Here’s a (*cough*) taste of “Take This, and Eat:”
A kind of chicken teriyaki dish, Leah had said. And it certainly looked promising at first—generous portions of noodles and meat, without too many vegetables for Darren to pick around. It smelled spicy, sparking a bit of an appetite in him. Using the tongs the waiter had brought, he optimistically helped himself to a heaping plateful.
Then he caught a glimpse of the tentacle in his food, and his appetite vanished.
At first he thought he might be mistaken, but a second glance confirmed it—long, black, rubbery, with small suckers running down its length.
Once again, that’s Eldritch Embraces, featuring my story “Take This, and Eat.” Have a tentacular time!