Ekleipsis

The sun has finally set on humanity…

What happens when we give in to the darkness?

Ékleipsis is a debut short story collection written by Canadian author Tamel Wino, with hints of Chuck Palahniuk’s and Cormac McCarthy’s stripped, vivid writing styles. This gripping book explores the havoc wreaked when ordinary people abandon their humanity to pursue their darkest desires, and questions just how far people will go to follow their baser instincts.

Each story takes a version of a person we’ve known in our own lives and transforms them into something completely unnerving—yet all too familiar.

These dark, complex characters and twisted tales of the once ordinary will change your perception of humanity forever.


Meet Tamel Wino

Tamel Wino is a horror/thriller short fiction writer from the resplendent British Columbia whose works focus largely on madness and human morality. He attended the University of Western Ontario, majoring in health sciences and psychology which only furthered his interest in human nature.

With inspirations including Alice Munro, Joe Hill, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood and Edgar Allan Poe; Tamel’s expositions are strongly grounded in traditions of dark fiction. Yet, with his bold, evocative narrative voice and incisive plot construction, Wino is paving a new movement within the space.
When he’s not reading or scribbling away on his laptop, Tamel loves listening to jazz, rewatching good ol’ classic movies and travelling.

The Potion Peddler’s Almanac

A literary anthology. 
A literary flight of fancy, a collection of stories as convoluted as the mind of the author who wrote them. 
Vivid, descriptive writing with twists and turns that will leave the reader wanting more. 
A cornucopia of prose coupled with speed of light delivery. 
A full-throttled bullet ride through imagination and beyond.
This… is the Potion Peddler’s Almanac by Colin R. James.


Meet Colin R. James

Colin James, an Englishman by birth and a Yorkshireman by the grace of the gods, emigrated to the U.S back in 2001. After various junctures in New Mexico and New York he has settled in Arizona. The career path he has followed has taken him from the ranks of the British Army (R.E.M.E.) to the tops of Austrian mountains as a ski guide. He currently runs a successful pigeon abatement business in sunny Phoenix, AZ. He is a writer, author, and blogger.

Trying Anyway is a collection of short stories. Some are humorous. Some are haunting. Some are impressionistic and a little obtuse.
They’re all weird—
It’s a book for book weirdos—
Are ya weird? Need something else weird to reflect on instead of your weirdness for a change?
Read these stories. They’re about the Philadelphia area. I don’t think there is enough literary representation of our Delaware Valley. Our strifes and philosophies are relevant. Not everything worth writing down happens in New York City. But these stories don’t happen in Philadelphia. They happen in the wilderness and in the dark. They happen in the quiet spaces where you just want to be alone. They’re still happening—right now. Open this book, and they could be happening to you.

These are stories about monsters chasing and people falling down. Everyone’s always crying and hurting each other. I’m troubled by them. I’ve collected them for you. I’m publishing them for you. These weird and wiry tales are unbefitting a standard press. They are lopsided and crude. Worrying. They go too far. They leave without saying goodbye.

If you are from Philadelphia, you will recognize the agony within. The temperature of this book is unbearable. The smell is choking. There is garbage everywhere. Philadelphia is built on a dank swamp that freezes in the winter. The days and nights are loud with illegal construction. The police are corrupt. The crooks are contemptuous. This city is a disappointment to its parents and a shameful catastrophe to behold. We are covered in filth and suffer from mental decay.

Profit made from this book’s sales go directly toward feeding and sheltering a person with clinical mental illness.

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Meet Justin Kirk Engard

Justin Kirk Engard has been trying to write a book this good for a long time. Reap the rewards.