Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Release Announcement: Sirens


Albuquerque, NM (April 13, 2016– World Weaver Press has announced the anthology Sirens, volume four of Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries, will be available in trade paperback and ebook Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

Praise for Rhonda Parrish’s Magical Menageries:

“Nibble on this deliciously wondrous collection of stories of fae one at a time or binge on its delights in one night, you'll love the faerie feast this collection provides.”
— Kate Wolford, editor of Beyond the Glass Slipper, editor and publisher of Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine.

“The Fae prove treacherous allies and noble foes in this wide-ranging anthology from Rhonda Parrish that stretches boundaries of folk tale and legend. There’s no Disney-esque flutter and glitter to be found here — but there are chills and thrills aplenty.”
— Mike Allen, author of Unseaming and editor of Clockwork Phoenix

“Smart and dark like the corvids themselves, this excellent collection of stories and poems will bring you a murder of chills, a tiding of intrigue, a band of the fantastic, and—most of all—an unkindness of sleepy mornings after you've stayed up too late reading it!”
— Karen Dudley, author of Kraken Bake

“Corvidae evokes the majesty and mischief of corvid mythologies worldwide—and beyond our world—in a collection that is fresh and thoroughly enjoyable.”
— Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger

“Rhonda Parrish has assembled a stellar collection that runs the gamut of Urban   Fantasy to Weird Fiction. Easily the most consistently satisfying anthology I've read in years.”
— K.L. Young, Executive Editor, Strange Aeons Magazine

“Seven tales ... range in feel from horror to upbeat tales about homes where things go right, and are set everywhere from the modern day to mythical fantasy   pasts. Anyone with an abiding love of Faerie and the Folk who dwell there will find stories to enjoy in FAE.”
— Tangent [C. D. Lewis]

“With fifteen talented writers and a subject that is both evocative and memorable, Rhonda Parrish’s new anthology, Scarecrow, is no straw man. Like any good scarecrow, this anthology is truly outstanding in its field. Don’t be scared to pick this up and give it a read.”
                                                 — Steve Vernon, author of Tatterdemon

Sirens are beautiful, dangerous, and musical, whether they come from the sea or the sky. Greek sirens were described as part-bird, part-woman, and Roman sirens more like mermaids, but both had a voice that could captivate and destroy the strongest man. The pages of this book contain the stories of the Sirens of old, but also allow for modern re-imaginings, plucking the sirens out of their natural elements and placing them at a high school football game, or in wartime London, or even into outer space.

Featuring stories by Kelly Sandoval, Amanda Kespohl, L.S. Johnson, Pat Flewwelling, Gabriel F. Cuellar, Randall G. Arnold, Micheal Leonberger, V. F. LeSann, Tamsin Showbrook, Simon Kewin, Cat McDonald, Sandra Wickham, K.T. Ivanrest, Adam L. Bealby, Eliza Chan, and Tabitha Lord, these siren songs will both exemplify and defy your expectations.

Sixteen siren songs that will both exemplify and defy your expectations.

“Siren Seeking” by Kelly Sandoval
“The Fisherman and the Golem” by Amanda Kespohl 
“We Are Sirens” by L.S. Johnson
“Moth to an Old Flame” by Pat Flewwelling
“The Bounty” by Gabriel F. Cuellar
“The Dolphin Riders” by Randall G. Arnold
“Is This Seat Taken?” by Micheal Leonberger 
“Nautilus” by V. F. LeSann 
“Siren’s Odyssey” by Tamsin Showbrook
“Safe Waters” by Simon Kewin  
“Notefisher” by Cat McDonald 
“Experience” by Sandra Wickham
“Threshold” by K.T. Ivanrest 
“The Fisherman’s Catch” by Adam L. Bealby 
“One More Song” by Eliza Chan 
“Homecoming” by Tabitha Lord

Sirens will be available in trade paperback and ebook via Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Books-a-Million, KoboWorld Weaver Press, iBookstore, IndieBound and OmniLit, and for wholesale through Ingram.

Rhonda Parrish is driven by the desire to do All The Things. She was the founder and editor-in-chief of Niteblade Magazine, is an Assistant Editor at World Weaver Press, and is the editor of several anthologies including, most recently, Sirens and C is for Chimera. In addition, Rhonda is a writer whose work has been included or is forthcoming in dozens of publications including Tesseracts 17: Speculating Canada from Coast to Coast, Imaginarium: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (2012 & 2015), and Mythic Delerium. Her website, updated weekly, is at rhondaparrish.com.

World Weaver Press is an independently owned publisher of fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction. We believe in great storytelling.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016 • Fantasy

$12.95 trade paperback • $4.99 ebook

ISBN: 978-0692687208

Publicity/Reviews: publicity@worldweaverpress.com


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