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Kaaron Warren’s Into Bones Like Oil Blog Tour Kick-off

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Thanks for stopping by to help us kick-off the INTO BONES LIKE OIL BLOG TOUR today! We hope you’ll read Kaaron Warren’s gothic-styled dark fantasy novella and love it as much as we did. For the next two weeks we’ll be celebrating the release with book reviews, excerpts, guest posts & interviews as well as giveaways, including the giftcard giveaway below. Be sure to enter and keep an eye on our social media to join in the fun.

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Into Bones Like Oil

Into Bones Like Oil

A Bram Stoker Finalist!

In this gothic-styled ghost story that simmers with strange, Warren shows once again her flair for exploring the mundane—themes of love, loss, grief, and guilt manifest in a way that is both hauntingly familiar and eerily askew.

People come to The Angelsea, a rooming house near the beach, for many reasons. Some come to get some sleep, because here, you sleep like the dead. Dora arrives seeking solitude and escape from reality. Instead, she finds a place haunted by the drowned and desperate, who speak through the sleeping inhabitants. She fears sleep herself, terrified that the ghosts of her daughters will tell her “it’s all your fault we’re dead.” At the same time, she’d give anything to hear them one more time.

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Recent Press

  • Locus Magazine Recommended Reading List 2019Full List
  • Bram Stoker Preliminary Ballot – Best Novella 2019Full Preliminary Ballot
  • The Canberra Times – “Into Bones Like Oil is an impressive, dark novella by one of Australia’s most imaginative writers” – Full Review
  • Unnerving Magazine Podcast – “EP069 – Talking Into Bones Like Oil With Kaaron Warren” – Podcast
  • Publishers Weekly – “This dark, ethereal novella by Warren . . . will especially appeal to horror readers who appreciate melancholic and atmospheric stories.” – Full Review
  • NB Magazine, Linda Hepworth – (5 stars) – “Dark, disturbing, visceral … it taps into a deep fear of not having our voice heard, our history recognised, our feelings taken into account and our motivations understood. Yet it is also a story which offers the chance of redemption, forgiveness, justice and, eventually, cathartic resolution.” – Full Review
  • Aurealis Magazine, Eugen Bacon – “Warren stirs awake an everyday fear that comes at you one hundred and one ways … an accomplished story that is most unsettling.”
  • Fantasy Book Review – “An unusually effective tale; hard to define, and harder to forget.” – Full Review
  • High Fever Books – “More of 2019’s Most Anticipated Blood Curdlers” – Full Article
  • Signal Horizon, Carson Winter – “Our Most Anticipated Upcoming Horror and Weird Fiction” – Full Article
  • Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World – “Into Bones Like Oil is sinewy, disorientating, and devastating in the way all the best ghost stories are.”
  • Tade Thompson, author of Rosewater and The Murders of Molly Southbourne – “Warren delivers a tale of creeping dread. Dora is in a house that we all know and despise from travelling, but where the guests are used as conduits. For Dora the haunting by her past may be worse than anything supernatural and in Warren’s hands the horrific encroaches inexorably on the familiar. Recommended.”
  • Margo Lanagan, award-winning author of “More” – “Kaaron Warren’s ghosts—numerous, garrulous, plaintive, soaked in seawater and old sins—are only matched for creepiness by her mediums and her hauntees. In this fever-dream of a novella, a loose community of broken souls searches for answers that only the dead, their dead, can bring. The classic setting of a rooming-house on a shipwreck coast is anything but staid in Kaaron’s hands. Bodies of all shapes, ages and degrees of abjection fume and leak, intertwine, yearn towards and repel each other, against a background of thickly shadowed histories and grumbling curses. Deeply unsettling.”
  •  Tim Waggoner, author of The Forever House – “Beautifully written and profoundly disturbing, an evocative meditation on sorrow and loss, a ghost story in which the most terrifying specters come from within.”
  • Seb Doubinsky, author of the City-States Cycle series – “A gripping and idiosyncratic story of horror and redemption … the uncanny is actually the normality, and what we call “normality” is actually the real horror.”

Praise for Previous Books by Kaaron Warren

  • Ellen Datlow (Praise for Walking Tree) – “Kaaron Warren is a fresh, amazingly talented voice out of Australia. You *must* read her work.”
  • Trudi Canavan, author of the Black Magician Trilogy (Praise for Walking Tree) – “Like walking from a dream into a mythical land both familiar and delightfully strange. A tale of tolerance and survival, in a fascinating and beautifully realised world.”
  • Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews (Praise for The Gate Theory) – “A perfect example of Kaaron Warren’s accomplishment in converting different themes and subjects into dense and powerful fiction. Her stories have the tendency to insidiously crawl under the reader’s skin, slithering unnoticed until they find a place from where one is unable to shake them loose after reading.”
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About the Author
Kaaron Warren

Kaaron Warren has been publishing ground-breaking fiction for over twenty years. Her novels and short stories have won over 20 awards, from local literary to international genre.

She writes horror steeped in awful reality, with ghosts, hauntings, guilt, loss, love, crime, punishment and a lack of hope.


Folk Songs

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons Blog Tour & Giveaway

With Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons, award-winning author Keith Rosson delves into notions of family, grief, identity, indebtedness, loss, and hope, with the surefooted merging of literary fiction and magical realism he’s explored in previous novels. In “Dunsmuir,” a newly sober husband buys a hearse to help his wife spread her sister’s ashes, while “The Lesser Horsemen” illustrates what happens when God instructs the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to go on a team-building cruise as a way of boosting their frayed morale. In “Brad Benske and the Hand of Light,” an estranged husband seeks his wife’s whereabouts through a fortuneteller after she absconds with a cult, and in “High Tide,” a grieving man ruminates on his brother’s life as a monster terrorizes their coastal town. With grace, imagination, and a brazen gallows humor, Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons merges the fantastic and the everyday, and includes a number of Rosson’s unpublished stories, as well as award-winning favorites.

“These powerful stories will leave readers unsettled in the best ways.”

– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Tour Schedule

Feb-22 – All Things Jill Elizabeth – Excerpt
Feb-22 – Sadie’s Spotlight – Excerpt
Feb-22 – Nonstop Reader – Book Review
Feb-23 – b for bookreview – Interview
Feb-23 – Speculative Fiction Showcase – Excerpt
Feb-23 – The Faerie Review – Book Review
Feb-23 – Books, Beans & Booze – Book Review
Feb-23 – The Qwillery – Excerpt
Feb-23 – NB Magazine – Book Review
Feb-24 – Tomes and Tales – Interview
Feb-25 – Vol.1 Brooklyn – Interview
Feb-25 – Literary Gadd -Excerpt
Feb-25 – My Corner of Books – Interview
Mar-1 – Books, Tea, Healthy Me – Interview
Mar-1 – 100 Pages A Day – Book Review
Mar-2 – The Next Best Book Club – Guest Post
Mar-2 – T Kent Writes – Guest Post
Mar-3 – – Interview
Mar-4 – Big Indie Books – Guest Post
Mar-5 – Michelle Meng’s Book Blog – Book Review
Mar-5 – Celticguardian’s Bookish Ramblings – Book Review
Mar – 5 – Crazykidjournal – Book Review
Mar-11 – LargeHearted Boy – Playlist

Other Books by Keith Rosson

Folk Songs for Trauma Surgeons
Road Seven

Smoke City

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Dominique Hecq

Speculate Blog Tour & Giveaway

From what began as a dialog between two adventurous writers curious about the shape-shifter called a prose poem comes a stunning collection that is a disruption of language—a provocation. Speculate is a hybrid of speculative poetry and flash fiction, thrumming in a pulse of jouissance and intensity that chases the impossible.


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1/18 – Myweereads – Book Review
1/18 – Qwillery – Excerpt
1/19 – Sadie’s Spotlight – Excerpt
1/19 – Speculative Fiction Showcase – Excerpt
1/19 – LargeHeartedBoy – Playlist
1/20 – Tomes and Tales – Interview
1/20 – Curious Cat – Book Review
1/20 – Motherofzombiedragons – Book Review
1/21 – b for bookreview – Excerpt
1/22 – forthenovellovers – Book Review
1/25 – Earthy Soulful Things – Book Review
1/26 – T. Kent Writes – Guest Post
1/27 – All Things Jill-Elizabeth – Book Review
1/27 – – Interview
1/28 – The Next Best Book Club – Guest Post
1/28 – Vol.1 Brooklyn – Interview
1/28 – Suganya Mohankumar – Book Review
1/29 – Writing Forums – Interview
1/29 – Big Indie Books – Guest Post

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Eugen Bacon

The Road to Woop Woop Blog Tour

Eugen Bacon’s work is deemed cheeky with a fierce intelligence in text that’s resplendent, delicious, dark and evocative. NPR called her novel Claiming T-Mo “a confounding mysterious tour de force.” The Road to Woop Woop and Other Stories imbues the same lushness in a writerly language that is Bacon’s own. This peculiar hybrid of the untraditional, the extraordinary within, without and along the borders of normalcy will hypnotize and absorb the reader with tales that refuse to be labelled. The stories in this collection are dirges that cross genres in astounding ways. Over 20 provocative tales, with seven original to this collection, by an award-winning African-Australian author.

Complex, earnest, and striking, Bacon’s impeccable work is sure to blow readers away. 


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Tour Schedule

11/30 – Forthenovellovers – Book Review
11/30 – Literary Gadd – Announcement
11/30 – Thistle & Verse – Book Review
12/1 – Have Coffee Need Books – Book Review
12/1 – Speculative Fiction Showcase – Excerpt
12/1 – Largehearted Boy – PlayList
12/1 – 100 Pages A Day – Book Review
12/2 – Pine Enshrined Reviews – Guest Post
12/2 – Vol.1 Brooklyn – Guest Post
12/2 – – Interview
12/3 – Myweereads – Guest Post
12/3 – NB Magazine UK – Book Review
12/4 – Tomes and Tales – Interview
12/7 – curiosityboughtthebook – Book Review
12/7 – The Next Best Book Club (TNBBC) – Guest Post
12/7 – Big Indie Books – Guest Post
12/8 – Bookworm for Kids – Book Review
12/8 – Jazzy Book Reviews – Excerpt
12/8 – Shomeret: Masked Reviewer – Book Review
12/9 – The Bookwyrm’s Guide to the Galaxy – Book Review
12/10 – Crystal’s Library – Book Review
12/10 – Literary Quicksand – Book Review
12/10 – A Paper Arrow – Announcement
12/11 – TKentWrites – Guest Post
12/11 – Jessica Belmont – Book Review
12/11 – Shae Riki Reads – Book Review

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