Sunday, October 13, 2013


Enter At You Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences, published by Firbolg Publishing, is one great anthology! I just received my print copy yesterday, and I am most impressed. Dr. Alex Scully did one great editing job. She kept pushing me to get better and and better and better. Add this; push it over the top; I want more!. What a woman! This collection includes my first Gothic tale. It will not be my last. All the authors did an outstanding job. Way to go team!

One thing I really like is how the interior black and white art at the end of every story enhances the mood of the stories and adds some visual stimulation to whet one's appetite for more. This can be readily seen in the free sample provided for you to read on Amazon. This is in the Kindle version as well as the paperback.

When I write more Gothic Horror, it will definitely be with Firbolg Publishing!

Early words about Enter at Your Own Risk: Dark Muses, Spoken Silences. Sandy DeLuca says, "Sadness, love and an array of emotions are expressed poetically, intensely and with clarity... All of the contributors in this collection are gifted authors" With an introduction from award-winning author Gary A. Braunbeck, find the tales of Timothy Hurley, Blaze McRob, Carole Gill, T Fox Dunham, Mike Chinn, Gregory Norris, Jonny M. Kelley, and B.e. Scully in Dark Muses this October!
 OUT NOW on Kindle!!! Paperback is also available!!!

Book Description

September 29, 2013
Some of the most enduring masterpieces of Gothic fiction are as intriguing for the stories they don’t tell as for those they do. The voices hidden in the wall of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat;” the secrets buried beneath the earth of Sleepy Hollow in Washington Irving’s legendary Headless Horseman tale; the dreams of a monster and an ancient book with a life of its own in H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu;” and stories that reveal Polidori’s hypnotic, archetypal Vampyre as far more than what he first appears to be. In Firbolg Publishing’s third volume in the Enter at Your Own Risk series, ten modern storytellers reimagine the mysterious characters lurking within four classics of Gothic literature. As you read the original stories, a sinister whisper drifts in on a cold chill. But there are other voices beneath the whisper. You can hear them crawling out of the growing darkness. Then the whispers become a scream...

With an introduction from acclaimed author Gary Braunbeck, Dark Muses, Spoken Silences invites you into the hidden shadows of four of the most famous dark fiction tales ever told.

Are you brave enough to enter?

"Highly recommended"
Gene O’Neill
Author of Taste of Tenderloin and The Confessions of St. Zach

“Audacious, innovative, shocking – a kaleidoscope (where all the colors are dark).”
Robert Dunbar
Author of The Pines and Willy

"I am blown away by the beauty, terror and imagination of this brilliant book."
Sandy DeLuca
Author of Manhattan Grimoire and Hell’s Door

Read this great book! Out in time for your Halloween reading pleasure!

Blaze McRob


  1. Fabulous! The concept behind this anthology was one of the most challenging I've been presented with as an author--but what a pay-off for readers willing and able to rise to the challenge of listening to those spoken silences from across the decades...

  2. I completely agree, B.E. And, I loved the challenge. Alex had her hands full with this anthology. To maintain similarity and differences at the same time is not easy for authors or editors.