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After too long without publishing new speculative fiction, Fantastic Books leaps back out of this world today with two new books that will transport you beyond the realms of human ken. Carren Strock's paranormal romance Tangled Ribbons is an exploration of Earthly—and otherworldy—relationships, and Scott Edelman's These Words Are Haunted is a bizarre baker's dozen of acclaimed horror stories. Both books are officially on sale today, April 7, 2015.
Carren Strock's paranormal romance Tangled Ribbons is a novel of Earthly and otherworldly relationships. The book follows recently deceased Jenna, who has become a Spirit Guide, charged with facilitating a Perfect Pairing on Earth. But the vengeful Cornelia appears hell-bent on stopping the pairing and wreaking destruction throughout the Celestial Tableland. ($14.99, 204 pages, ISBN: 978-1-62755-637-8)
GoodReads earlier reviewers say "this book kept me on the edge of my set the whole time and was very hard to put down," and "I found myself drawn into the story and I couldn't put it down because I had to know how everything was going to end up. It was a great mix of light and dark times."
Fantastic Books' sibling imprint Gray Rabbit Publications is the publisher of Strock's nonfiction A Writer's Journey: What to Know Before, During, and After Writing a Book ($14.99, 200 pages, ISBN: 978-1-61720-068-7), and her mystery novel In the Shadow of the Wonder Wheel ($14.99, 208 pages, ISBN: 978-1-61720-730-3). Strock is also the author of the ground-breaking sociological study Married Women Who Love Women.
Scott Edelman's These Words Are Haunted is the first paperback publication of the collection of stories that Barry Malzberg called "utterly uncompromising, bleak, furious, penetrating, overflowing by turns." Calling Edelman a major writer, Malzberg said these stories "reconstruct and re-enact familiar tropes in a fashion never less than astonishing and original." Originally published in a limited hardcover edition in 2001, Mary A. Turzillo said "Edelman has a truly, deliciously twisted imagination. Buy it, read it. It'll keep you up most of the night, but that's what horror is for, isn't it?" ($13.99, 224 pages, ISBN: 978-1-62755-636-1)
Fantastic Books is also the publisher of Edelman's science fiction collection What We Still Talk About ($13.99, 222 pages, ISBN: 978-1-60459-938-1).
These, and all Fantastic Books/Gray Rabbit Publications titles, are available from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and all major online retailers, and distributed through Ingram to physical bookstores and libraries. For more information, see our web site at www.FantasticBooks.biz.