New Book Release

Catherine Lundoff's"Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories" is the first release from her new publishing venture, Queen of Swords Press.
More info on Queen of Swords Press can be found at the website: www.queenofswordspress.com.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/queenofswordspress/
Twitter: @qospress
We're not open to submissions yet but it is the long term goal.

About the book:
Eleven tales of the queer fantastic by award-winning author Catherine Lundoff. A bookstore clerk goes on a quest for the Norns while a couple of mercenaries wake up to some big surprises at their favorite inn. Shakespeare’s sister, Judith, forms an alliance with playwright Christopher Marlowe. A witch attempts the wrong love spell and a young prince meets an irresistible monster. Swordswomen, ghosts, the Queen of the Fay, the occasional gentleman of the evening and other unforgettable characters populate these stories rich and strange. Includes the Gaylactic Spectrum Award finalist “At the Roots of the World Tree” as well as several other stories not previously collected.

What others have said of Catherine Lundoff’s work:
“…this wonderful collection of short-stories is engrossing and delightful. The stories will leave a smile on your lips, and don't be surprised if you find yourself shaking your head in disbelief and thinking, 'I didn't see that coming'.” - Gwendolyn McIntyre

“…stories that intrigue and startle, as well as sending the occasional shiver of delight down one's spine that only the most skillful prose in the service of a wide-ranging imagination can invoke.” A Passionate Reader Reviews.

Laurel Ann Hill Interview at Worldcon 74

At World Con 2016, SciFi4Me Genre News requested to interview a member of Broad Universe. A couple of the volunteers at the BU table elected Laurel Anne Hill to respond. While she had no statements prepared, she was happy to  promote BU and did a terrific job! Thanks, Laurel Anne!

Broads in Wicked Witches Anthology

Broad Universe members Morven Westfield, Trisha Wooldridge, Suzanne Reynolds-Alpert, and Jeremy Flagg, all members of both Broad Universe and New England Horror Writers have stories in the NEHW anthology, WICKED WITCHES.

Available now on Amazon (short link - http://amzn.to/2epbyJU), the book will also be available at the Salem, MA open market the weekend of October 29-30, 2016.

Grab a hot cider (or your tipple of choice) and curl up to a good read of chilling stories with well-crafted stories.

Paperback: 328 pages
Publisher: NEHW Press (October 11, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 099818540X
ISBN-13: 978-0998185408
Book Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches

Author pens Vatican conspiracy thriller with Islamic backdrop

Incognito120750x1125Who would have thought amid all the religious thriller novels out there, there could still be room for an original idea?

INCOGNITO, an upcoming international thriller by Khaled Talib, is such a novel. It will be released some time in 2017 as part of World Castle Publishing’s thriller line.

Set in Switzerland and Italy with action scenes in several other countries, protagonist Ayden Tanner, a former British SAS commando, is dispatched with a small team by the global hacker group, Anonymous, to find the Pope, whose absence is raising questions and speculations. Tanner must rely on his survival skills against lethal assassins as he darts into the hidden and unseen worlds of questionable agendas and sinister plans.

Packed with action, intrigue, political and religious drama, the storyline also draws a variety of inspirations from the European migrant crisis and the continent’s edgy relationship with the Muslim world. But don’t expect the current conventional yarn as INCOGNITO tells an insightful yet sly tale of deception to drive the story forward into a vicious truth.

“INCOGNITO is a humdinger of a story. The author’s secret formula is injecting a well-researched and well-plotted story, characterization and pacing that will leave readers with a jolting surprise,” said Karen Fuller, publisher of World Castle Publishing.

INCOGNITO contains elements that will appeal to all thriller fans. The novel will be available in both trade paperback and electronic editions. It can also be purchased online through major booksellers as well as though the World Castle Publishing’s virtual book shop.

About the Author
INCOGNITO is Khaled Talib’s second thriller novel. His debut spy novel, Smokescreen, was published in 2014 where he received praise from New York Times bestselling authors, Keith Thomson (Once A Spy), Ruth Harris (Hooked & Brainwashed) and Jon McGoran (Drift). Born and raised in Singapore, Talib is a former magazine journalist with local and international exposure. His articles have also been published and syndicated to newspapers worldwide. He is a member of the UK Crime Writers Association and the International Thriller Writers organization. The author’s official website is www.khaledtalibthriller.com

About the Publisher
World Castle Publishing is a traditional, independent publisher of high quality fiction. Founded in 2011, World Castle Publishing is based in Florida. Visit World Castle Publishing online at: www.worldcastlepublishing.com

For more information, please contact:
Karen Fuller, Publisher
World Castle Publishing
Email: karen@worldcastlepublishing.com
Toll Free (855) 390-8234
Fax:(866) 305-2632

News Report in The Oslo Times about Khaled Talib’s upcoming thriller, Incognito

The Oslo Times ran a report about Khaled Talib's upcoming thriller, Incognito. The story tells about a specialist assigned by Anonymous to find the pope, who is missing.
To be published in 2017, Incognito, is Talib's second thriller novel. His debut, Smokescreen, was published in 2014 and features blurbs from several New York Times bestselling authors.

http://theoslotimes.com/article/author-khaled-talib's-new-thriller-'incognito'-to-be-released-in-2017