The Paramental Appreciation Society's self-titled chapbook collects four previously unpublished dark urban fantasies set in San Francisco, lushly illustrated with Lily Beacon's black-and-white photographs. Vampires stroll Golden Gate Park. Dragons prowl Nob Hill. Witches craft curses and love potions in the Tenderloin. And what's really chasing BART? Join us for an ad hoc tour of San Francisco's odd and unnatural corners.
Loren gives an overview of the book:
"She loved San Francisco. She wanted to stay. How could she bring herself to drink blood? If attaining immortality meant buying something regularly in a shop, she might come to enjoy that sort of interaction with strangers. If she might cheat death behind the privacy of a locked door, she would consider doing any number of unsavory things. But to purchase life through so intimate a transaction: not only to solicit strangers, but to touch them, taste them, drink their blood... She shuddered, repulsed on a level beyond the grasp of words." — "The Shattered Rose" by Loren Rhoads
My book of cemetery travel essays -- Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel -- just came out from Western Legends Press.
Also out now is The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two, which I edited for Damnation Books. The book collects fiction,...