Heed the warnings, or you could be next.
A society of Old Wives’ comes together in this collection of suspenseful stories. In between these pages, twelve authors draw on ancient tales your grandmothers warned you about. From demons living amongst humans, to ghosts lurking in the shadows, and even gods looming above, these recountings will surely inspire a fright.
Open the book, turn the page, for it may be the last thing you do.
Emporium of Superstition is an anthology full of superstition, suspense, and horror. If you love Survive the Night by Riley Seger, Stephen King, Joe Hill and American Horror Story, then you’ll not want to miss this thrilling collection.
“From cats stealing your breath, to the misfortune of cracked mirrors, this tricky little trove of bite-sized horrors is candy for the superstitious, and will quench the craving for a Halloween treat.”
—A.G. Howard, best-selling author of the Splintered Series
“This gorgeous, epic tome of dark fantasy and horror tales is absolutely unforgettable. Featuring established authors like Theresa Braun and Candace Robinson along with a number of promising newcomers, this book takes you on a journey through magic and the macabre. You don’t want to miss Emporium of Superstition. It’s sure to be one of the best anthologies of the year.”
—Gwendolyn Kiste, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens and Reluctant Immortals
“There are twelve superb authors featured in this anthology, including C. Vonzale Lewis, Elle Beaumont, Candace Robinson, Jessica Cranberry, and Marlena Frank, to name but a few. In this enthralling collection, we explore the darkest tales from “the old wives”, for example, the dangerous shadow creatures that we are warned about as children and the powerful gods that watch over our every move. What results is a fascinating anthology that gels together beautifully in the sweet spot between cautionary tales, horror, and fantasy. For fans of the likes of Stephen King, Edgar Allen Poe, and Darren Shan, there’s an enjoyably macabre beauty to the works presented in this fine collection. I particularly enjoyed the fact that they weren’t just short stories done in one punch but mini-novella constructions that allowed you to get sucked in with different chapters and scenes moving the story forward to its (often gruesome) conclusions.”
—K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite
“You get lost in the stories as you drown in the emporium of superstition. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something different and who loves folklore, superstition, and stories with a twist.”
—Anelynde Smit for Readers’ Favorite
“They are original wives’ tales as promised, in the style of incantations that could easily be passed down through generations. They range over a variety of plotlines, such as the supernatural vengeance of a mother who has lost her “miracle baby” to a horrific act of violence in C. Vonzale Lewis’ An Ax for the Storm, to a doppelgänger that feeds off the perfection of another in Marlena Frank’s Perfection.”
—Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite
My short story, “Perfection”, is also included in this anthology. Kickstarter backers also received a bonus story, “The Highest Insult”.
Released October 5, 2022