V.S. Holmes lives with her artist partner in a Tiny House (yes, like the FYI television show) and owns far too many books for such a small abode. Her favorite genres include fantasy, science (of both the non-fiction and fiction varieties), and most anything else she finds in her hands.
Holmes graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She has a particular interest in prehistoric peoples and stone tools. When not writing, she works as a contract archaeologist doing Cultural Resource Management throughout the northeastern U.S.
In addition to REFORGED and the NEL BENTLY BOOKS, she has published short fiction in Vitality Magazine.
Published: June 18, 2017.
Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Amphibian Press brings you the worlds of four authors in this collection of dark fantasy tales. Travel from a post-apocalyptic world riddled with mythical creatures to a multiverse war between souls; from a kingdom cursed by treacherous gods to deadly trials for an ocean kingdom's warlord.
Blood stains the land. The gods' desperation grows, and with it, Azirik's mania. Alea struggles to control the blackness in her mind and the power in her veins, while Arman wrestles with madness in a foreign city. The inertia of battle leaves friendships tainted and alliances shattered. If the only creatures able to mend the world refuse to speak to each other how can they win a war?
How to Stalk a Stalker starts off with a bang -- an all-too-real retelling of a creepy story many of us told at our middle school sleepovers. There’s something decidedly sinister about a creature that threatens parking teenagers with a giant obsidian hook. Morgan and the D’vordi brothers no sooner think they know what they are dealing with when they are told the truth about the symbols on the hook-man’s weapon. They aren’t facing a run-of-the-mill demon. Not to mention there is a rash of house fires that hit far too close to home.
The third Starsboro Chronicle might just be my favorite so far. It was a bit longer than the first two, and felt like the perfect length to me. Cameron J. Quinn delivered her characteristic mix of sass and drama wonderfully. I feel as if I’m getting to know the characters now and they’re certainly multifaceted. I’m enjoying the introduction of potential love interests--both good and bad--and I’m so excited to read more next month. It’s safe to say Quinn has hit her stride and is here to stay.