MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT



"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser
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Live, Free Panel featuring a reading and discussion on horror from Martin Ott September 6th!


 

Join a live, free panel featuring reading and discussion on horror from the authors of two new summer horror novels: Martin Ott, author of Dream State (https://amzn.to/3PrzaNV), and Leigh Fryling ("Peyton Douglas"), author of Dark of the Curl (https://amzn.to/3K0tCZU)

Castle Bridge Media is proud to host your final summer escape!

This summer we've got two novels bringing thrills and chills to the beach-- one a harrowing, bleeding-edge thriller, one a fifties surf horror.
Dream State by Martin Ott (8/9 in paper and Kindle) - Think Yellowjackets meets White Lotus.
After an asteroid hits the moon and knocks it out of orbit, global chaos ensues when people lose the ability to sleep. We follow society’s descent into madness through the eyes of a failed zoologist, an almost-bankrupt resort owner, and an underage bartender on a Belize island resort cut off from the rest of the world. As island resources become scarce and conflict erupts, the main characters will need to overcome their demons and fatigue in order to survive.

"Starts as an island getaway but quickly morphs into a chaotic fever dream." -- Emily Hockaday, managing editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction and Analog Science Fiction and Fact, author of Naming the Ghost

Surf Mystic: Dark of the Curl by Peyton Douglas (8/23 in paper and Kindle) - Welcome back to the eternal haunted summer of Laguna Beach. The Surf Mystic series continues in this harrowing adventure. Frannie Cohn, the four-foot-ten queen of the waves and the mystic arts, returns to Laguna Beach in 1959. But between her surfer maybe-boyfriend and a broodingly handsome newcomer with a dark secret, Frannie has plenty of trouble on her hands. But when an army of murderous, bewitched wooden men begins stalking the beach, Frannie's summer gets deadly fast. "Surf Mystic is a pitch-perfect horror homage to 60s beach culture... blends surfing, soapy small-town politics, Kabbalah, and destructive demons in a page-turning alchemy that will transform your summer days. Come on in—the waves are epic!"
-- David Bowles, Pura Belpre Winning and Texas Bluebonnet List Author

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