Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging

Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging

Cover of Dark Cheer Volume SilverI have a short story in Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging (Volume Silver), which is one of two (!!) forthcoming collections from Improbable Press. Dark Cheer Volumes Blue and Silver feature over 70 stories about cryptids, lots of which are queer. COME ON. HOW GOOD IS THAT.

To say I’m excited about these collections would be underselling it just a smidge.

My story, GRIM UP NORTH, is a cute slice of fluff set in Durham, UK, and featuring a very tired barista and a slightly sinister black dog – indeed, a Black Dog. A grim, to be specific. A death omen.

I’m sure it’ll all be fine.

(Spoiler: it’s better than fine.)

Dark Cheer (Volume Silver) will be published in February 2022, but Volume Blue is coming out in December 2021! You can order and preorder both right now, in ebook, paperback, or hardback. Buying both volumes will get you a 20% discount.

Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging

Volume Blue (December 2021)

Volume Silver (February 2022) featuring GRIM UP NORTH

Foxen Bloom is out today!

Foxen Bloom is out today!

Cover of Foxen BloomToday sees the release of FOXEN BLOOM, a queer fantasy romance about magic, hope, and eating your enemies.

Fenton: forest god, heart full claws sharp, doesn’t like shoes or capitalism
Prior: cinnamon roll, believes in reckless self-endangerment, easy crier

The deal: Fenton will save Prior’s sister, providing Prior helps kill Fenton’s sibling in turn.

Except (naturally) it gets a bit more complicated than that…

 

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Paperback also available
Foxen Bloom: Old Nan Had Two Sons and other stories

Foxen Bloom: Old Nan Had Two Sons and other stories

So let me tell you about FOXEN BLOOM.

FOXEN BLOOM is a fantasy romance about a forest god and his accidental acolyte. It’s about the things we’d do for family. It’s about finding similarities in differences, pining for the one you’re standing next to, and occasionally having to rip people apart with your sentient shadow, because stuff happens and keeps! on! happening!! It’s about, for some reason, goats.

It’s a good time, is what I’m saying.

The cover artwork is by Tiferet Design with illustration by Mar Espinosa and I could not love it more! It’s so beautiful and perfectly suited to the story. I am smit with this cover. Look at tiny Fenton and Prior! The raven! Fox friend! The woodcut makes me think of fairytales, which is definitely correct, so long as you remember fairytales usually come with a bodycount…

Yet, despite the bodycount, Foxen Bloom is soft. It’s slow burn. There’s face touching and declarations and a chaise longue. There’s viscera. It’s a bucolic roadtrip with fangs and I’m so excited to share it with you!

AO3 tags include: slow burn; hurt/comfort; only one bed; megafauna are friends not food; flower crowns for all; nose boops; original goat character.

FOXEN BLOOM will be published in ebook and paperback on June 17, 2021. Preorder at gum.co/foxen or books2read.com/foxenbloom


Cover of Foxen BLoomSeason after season, hunters have attempted to capture the white-tailed stag. Local legend holds that its capture promises prosperity, and in a land that is dying—to hunger, to war; to a magical curse, some say—even a whisper of hope is a powerful lure. Yet every hunter who tries fails, never to leave the forest. Fenton, god of the forest, yet imprisoned within its borders, watches from his place in the trees as the hunters first despoil and then fall to his land, dispassionate as his deadwood heart.

Prior doesn’t enter the forest in hopes of capturing the stag or securing prosperity. He has a far bolder hunt in mind: to entreat the god of the forest to save his sister from the sickness sweeping the land. It’s a desperate attempt without much hope of success. He doesn’t imagine he’ll meet the god in person, much less that he’ll find himself agreeing to a favour in turn: his sister’s life will be spared, and in exchange, Prior will kill the god’s sibling. And he certainly hadn’t imagined that a god would be so… human.

When Fenton leaves the forest, he has little but revenge on his mind. As he spends more time with Prior, though, he discovers that the world isn’t as simple as the hunt, and he’s not the only hunter with teeth—but sometimes the chase is worth the risk of being caught.

 

Content Warnings: contagious magical illness; bloody violence; magical violence; bodily injury; death, including the death of animals for food, and magical animals in battle; abduction; vomiting; minor self-harm; bodyhorror; sex.

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Mobi files now available at Gumroad!

Mobi files now available at Gumroad!

A quick update: I’ve made the Metaschemata novels and Love Has Claws series available at Gumroad, for those people who would like mobi files but would like to shop elsewhere to Amazon. I will continue to make longer works available there going forward (I sometimes put shorter works in KU so I can’t do that for those!).

My Gumroad page: gumroad.com/parkerfoye