We are thrilled to announce that S.T. Gibson’s lyrical novella A Dowry of Blood will be published by Nyx Publishing! A Dowry of Blood features characters previously introduced in Gibson’s short story ‘Brideprice’, which can be found in the Unspeakable anthology. It will be released in digital and paperback formats in the beginning of 2021.
Summary for A Dowry of Blood
A lyrical and dreamy reimagining of Dracula’s brides, A DOWRY OF BLOOD is a story of desire, obsession, and emancipation.
from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is
transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying
king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist
into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved
is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival
consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets.
With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.
About the author
Saint is a poet, author, and village wise woman in training. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the theological studies program at Princeton Seminary, she currently lives in Boston with her partner, spoiled Persian cat, and vintage blazer collection.
You can find out more about Saint on her website, or connect with her on Twitter.
Unspeakable contains eighteen Gothic tales with uncanny twists and characters that creep under your skin. Its stories feature sapphic ghosts, terrifying creatures of the sea, and haunted houses concealing their own secrets. Whether you’re looking for your non-binary knight in shining armour or a poly family to murder with, Unspeakable showcases the best contemporary Gothic queer short fiction. Even dark tales deserve their time in the sun.
The anthology contains the following stories:
Let Down by Claire Hamilton Russell
Moonlight by Ally Kölzow
An Account of Service at Meryll Point, as recollected and set down by C.L.
The White Door by Lindsay King-Miller
Doctor Barlowe’s Mirror by Avery Kit Malone
Laguna and the Engkanto by Katalina Watt
The Moon in the Glass by Jude Reid
Brideprice by S.T. Gibson
Lure of the Abyss by Jenna MacDonald
Hearteater by Eliza Temple
Quicksilver Prometheus by Katie Young
Homesick by Sam Hirst
Rodeo by Ryann Fletcher
Lady of Letters; or, the Twenty-First Century Homunculus by Heather Valentine
Taylor Hall by Jen Glifort
The Ruin by E. Saxey
The Dream Eater by Anna Moon
Leadbitter House by Mason Hawthorne
The anthology can be bought in the Nyx Publishing shop, or on Amazon. You can also request a order at your local bookshop, or add it to read on Goodreads.