The palette of history and horror mingle in the hues of crimson blood and blackest death. The ghosts of the past mourn for lives unfinished, vengeance unfulfilled, and loves lost. The heart beats in a cacophony of anticipation and fear, echoing with the memory of those that once were, once danced, once believed.
Hues of fear, of woe and dying. Shades of death, of blood and shadow. Fallen women, queens, and angels. Angry men, ghosts, and devils. Life is woven in a tapestry of joy and sorrow; painted in the colors of pain, and triumph, and love. What artistry is found within the soul of every man -- some perfection, some wretched -- painted words and pictures of things glorious and of things unspeakable.
Angeline Hawkes writes with the fatalistic poetry of unstoppable history gone disturbingly wrong. - John Everson, Bram Stoker Award winning author
Shades of Blood and Shadow represents only a taste of the hundreds of short stories penned by Bram Stoker Award nominated writer Angeline Hawkes. From ancient Mayans to the horrors at Chernobyl, she pulls you into the hearts and minds of fiendish creatures and tortured man. History offers up the wayward and the monstrous in this collection of ghoulish hues.
“Angeline Hawkes's … imagination seems to tend toward a Lovecraftian-meets-George Romero-in-a-dark-alley sensibility.” - Robert Butterfield, Necropsy: The Review of Horror Fiction
“…Angeline Hawkes conducts an orchestra of creatures that are both bloody and sexy. You won’t forget this tour through historical horror; it’s a sumptuous smorgasbord for beasts craving variety.” - Gregory Lamberson, author of Johnny Gruesome and Personal Demons
“…every story is unique, and every story works. Angeline Hawke's writing is sharp, elegant and satisfying in the most deliciously dark way.” - Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Zombie CSU and Patient Zero
“Angeline Hawkes...conjures dark and dangerous experiences, satisfyingly horrorific stories seasoned with sly humor, historical epics slipstreaming into alternate realities… hellishly inspiring, fantastically inventive, a collection of dark fiction impossible to forget!” - C. Dean Andersson, Bram Stoker Award nominated author of I Am Dracula, Raw Pain Max, and the Bloodsong Saga
“Deftly written, frequently surprising, always entertaining. Proof if we needed it that a lot of good fiction gets published in out of the way places.” - Don D'Ammassa
“...intelligent horror, which doesn’t mean it sacrifices emotional punch. Angeline Hawkes knows when to go for the gut, the jugular, or the heart; she does it with restraint and timing. There is a sense of place and purpose in her writing. She strikes the right balance between the blood and the shadow.” - Hellnotes
Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase: numbered 1-13, 6"x9", bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon, full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and dust jacket.
100 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover: numbered 1-100, 6"x9", bound in leatherette, signed by the author, stamped on the spine with the title and author's name, includes 80lb. natural vellum end papers, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock and a dust jacket.
Trade Paperback: first 100 copies are signed by the author, 6" x 9", 12 point full color cover, 60lb. natural vellum stock.
About the Author
Angeline Hawkes holds a B.A. in Composite English Language Arts from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her collection, The Commandments, was a 2006 Bram Stoker Award finalist. Angeline’s story, “In Waters Black the Lost Ones Sleep”, appears in the Origins award-nominated Chaosium anthology, Frontier Cthulhu. Recent fiction includes Black Mercy Falls, a Delirium Books novella co-written with Christopher Fulbright; and Scavengers, from Elder Signs Press, also a Fulbright and Hawkes. Bad Moon Books will publish Angeline’s Out of the Garden and Other Tales of the Barbarian Kabar of El Hazzar, in spring 2012; and her horror collection, Inferno: Tales of Hell and Horror, winter 2012. June 2012 will see the release of another Delirium Books novella, Sorrow Creek, from Fulbright and Hawkes. Angeline has seen the publication of novels, novellas, collections, fiction in 40 anthologies, and over 100 short fiction publications. She is an active member of HWA and former member of the Robert E. Howard UPA. Visit her websites at www.angelinehawkes.com and www.fulbrightandhawkes.com.
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