Good Morning Cultists!
By now I am sure you have been wondering about our forthcoming horror anthology, which was on hiatus for a short while alongside all things Myth Ink Books.
Our last post of March 12th detailed the title change from Boroughs of the Dead 2 to Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York. If you were not aware Myth Ink Books is currently run, editing, website, social media by two people. Unfortunately we both were afflicted with health issues for a few months, which caused us to place work on this anthology on hiatus. These health issues are being managed and we are finalizing the manuscript as our In House Illustrator Luke Spooner is creating images for all of the stories we are publishing in Dark Tales from Elder Regions.
In the months we were away Luke has kept our spirits high with the illustrations for the 2nd edition of The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales, plus the art for Dark Tales from Elder Regions. The work Luke is providing will take you right into the stories and transport you to the realms of horror our authors have provided in their tales. If you have not already please visit his website Carrion House
With this said I can now provide you with a look inside at Dark Tales from Elder Regions with the Table of Contents and select illustrations.
In parentheses you will see the area of NYC the story takes place. This is just a broad application as you will find upon reading that some of these stories are not restricted to the one borough. Unfortunately we did not receive any stories that took place in or around the Bronx.
1) (Brooklyn) “Roebling’s Monster” by Leanna Renee Hieber
2) (Brooklyn) “The Hand of Bone” by Wilum H. Pugmire
3) (Manhattan) “Beautiful Dreams” by DJ Tyrer
4) (Manhattan) “The Professor’s NY Adventure” by Gordon Linzer
5) (Manhattan) “Now Departing” by John Peel
6) (Manhattan) “Leaking” by David Neilsen
7) (Manhattan) “The Sixth Borough” by Gregory Norris
8) (Manhattan) “Retro Viral” by Andrea Janes
9) (Brooklyn) “Broken Glass” by Jordan Mapes
10) (Manhattan) “Wallflowers” by Lilah Wild
11) (Manhattan) “The None Percent” by Warren Frey
12) (Queens) “The Vintner of Little Neck” by Chris Tuthill
13) (Manhattan) “The Last Train to New Haven” by Kevin Wetmore
14) (Staten Island) “E-Ville” by Frank Collia
15) (Staten Island) “Rosebank NNL” by Daniel Russo
16) (Staten Island) “Hell of a Day” by James Aquilone
17) (Staten Island) “The Mad Monk” of St Augustines by Colleen Wanglund
18) (Staten Island) “Remembering Peter” by Christopher Mancuso
19) (Staten Island) “Ghosting” by Jessica Burke
20) (Staten Island) “The Lonely Boat” by Anthony Burdge
We have 20 stories that draw on local legends (Wanglund) , folklore, the paranormal (Christopher Mancuso, Jessica Burke) and a story inspired by H.P. Lovecraft (Pugmire), and The King In Yellow (D.J. Tyrer and Anthony Burdge). In the coming weeks we will be announcing the publication date, a crowd sourcing campaign, book signings and more about our brilliant contributors.