New Short Story: “CUT HER OUT IN LITTLE STARS”

I have a new short story up at The Hanging Garden:

CUT HER OUT IN LITTLE STARS

Three sisters fell in love with a star. (This is not quite true. But wait and listen to my story.)

They lived very near the edge of the world, where the rivers run faster and faster until they fall roaring off the rim, into the infinite void. Where birds with feathers of smoke and fire build nests, and hiss at passers-by as they brood over their eggs in smoldering trees.

Where stars, sometimes, come down to visit the earth.

Short Story: “OF THE DEATH OF KINGS”

I have a new short story up at The Hanging Garden:

OF THE DEATH OF KINGS

They like their princesses buried, in this kingdom.

Some kingdoms encase them in crystal, others sink them in pools, still others leave them lying on silk-draped beds. But here in Sendrava, they bury their princesses under six feet of earth, and they plant rose-bushes or apple trees over them.

It’s all one to the Adjudicator.

CRIMSON BOUND cover reveal!

It’s finally here! You can see the gorgeous CRIMSON BOUND cover on the Epic Reads blog.

(If you’re wondering–the reason why that post calls it a “companion novel” to CRUEL BEAUTY is that they’re both similar fairytale fusions. They’re not set in the same world.)