Halloween Head Start: The Tears of Isis Post-Labor Day Sale through September 30

Kindle readers alert:  For a start on the upcoming Halloween season, Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing has gone one up on its Labor Day sale (see September 1) with a month-long special discount on the Stoker Award® nominated dark fantasy/horror collection THE TEARS OF ISIS.   In effect from now through September 30, according to publisher Max Booth III, the electronic edition can be obtained for just 99 cents.

To quote from the blurb on the PMMP site:  . . . the book we have here, THE TEARS OF ISIS, begins with a poem about a sculptor, a modern Medusa, and concludes with the title story of another sculptor who travels a continent for inspiration, in search of the IsisNewgoddess, “the Weeping Isis,” and ends with discovery of her own self.  But THE TEARS OF ISIS, the book, is a journey too, encompassing, yes, “forms such as never were in nature,” as not just “La Méduse,” but also a man’s soul absorbed by an octopus, vampires both physical and metaphorical, music and retellings of Cinderella, an Ancient World caper involving the Golden Fleece of legend, a far-future recasting of Sleeping Beauty — one of three stories in THE TEARS OF ISIS set in the author’s world of the “Tombs,” another “Tombs” tale of the origin of ghouls, cockroaches spawned by war, insects by UFOs, Lovecraftian monsters called forth by candles, a woman who takes in a rat as a pet, the “death planet” Saturn and women who buy birds, the life-cycle of dragons, another “Tombs” story of love and a zombie-like form of revenge, and at last to Isis — her search to create but destroying as well, as is part of her nature, and back full circle to sculptress Medusa who “spoke to her hair at times” and “in her dreams . . . her hair hissed its/ answers.”

The sale is just for the electronic edition, normally priced at $2.99, but there is a print edition as well for only $12.38 on Amazon, reachable from the Kindle site for those who prefer the feel of paper.  For further information including readers’ reviews, or to order, press here.

And as for the portion I wrote in this one (excepting the introduction), all of it.


  1. It’s a keeper, readers — BUY IT! Really a collection you will relish.

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