Shane Jiraiya Cummings

Biography

Shane Jiraiya Cummings has been acknowledged as "one of Australia’s leading voices in dark fantasy". Shane is the author of the forthcoming Yokai Wars series (Circle of Tears, Clockwork Legion, and Blight of the Underworld) and the dark fiction books The Abandonment of Grace and Everything After, Shards, the Apocrypha Sequence (Deviance, Divinity, Insanity, and Inferno), and the Ravenous Gods cycle (Requiem for the Burning God and Dreams of Destruction). He has won the Australian Shadows Award and two Ditmar Awards, and he has been nominated for more than twenty other major awards, including Spain's Premios Ignotus.

Shane is an Active Member of the Horror Writers Association and former Vice President of the Australian Horror Writers Association. When he is not writing, Shane is an editor and journalist by day. By night (and on weekends), he can be found indulging in hobbies such as playing the guitar, photography, sword fighting, and testing the limits of his new cruiser motorcycle.

In his youth, Shane was trained in the deadly arts of the ninja, and the name Jiraiya (lit. "Young Thunder", after the legendary ninja Jiraiya) was bestowed upon him by his sensei.

Shane was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He lived for many years in Perth, Western Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand, but he recently returned to his old home town to revisit the ghosts of his past.

More information on Shane (including his free fiction) can be found online at www.jiraiya.com.au.

Where to find Shane Jiraiya Cummings online


Books

The Song of Prague
Price: Free! Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » General
A haunting song. An enigmatic singer. A confrontation that could tear the fabric of reality apart. Pray the Dreamer does not wake ... A dark urban fantasy short story from Shane Jiraiya Cummings, Australia's master of the macabre.
Apocrypha Sequence: Inferno
Series: The Apocrypha Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,540. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Adventure » General
(4.00)
Monsters and humanity contend for dominion over the 21st century ... With the Kraken's rise off the shores of Western Australia, an age of monsters is ushered in. When wits and heroics fail, a secret cabal of guardians will take drastic, devastating measures to protect everything they know and love. In the aftermath, when the world has been razed in a fiery apocalypse, hope will find a way.
Apocrypha Sequence: Divinity
Series: The Apocrypha Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General
Suffer the capriciousness of the gods ... Imagine the story of Moses from the perspective of an Egyptian commander who has lost everything to the ten deadly plagues. Can solace be obtained from a religious manifestation that appears only to mock? And in a world of shifting moral values, who is to say the Antichrist isn't just a decent guy dealing with his own issues?
Apocrypha Sequence: Insanity
Series: The Apocrypha Sequence. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,020. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General
Explore the human mind as it is pushed to breaking point ... What if every man you'd ever met was named Ian? What if the stress of an unrelenting routine intruded while you were stopped at an intersection? Insanity is a darkness that can envelop you before you're even aware of it. Sometimes, it begins with an itch, sometimes, a mysterious invitation. Regardless of the catalyst, it never ends well.
Apocrypha Sequence: Deviance
Series: The Apocrypha Sequence. Price: Free! Words: 17,920. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » General
(4.00)
Explore the darkness within the human heart... Set foot inside the morgue at Stratton Memorial Hospital, a place where the scales of life and death have tipped in the wrong direction, and wander the city beyond, where fantasies of sex, drugs, and violence can become frighteningly real. Redemption may be found under a scalpel, in an alley, or sometimes, by embracing the darkest corner of the soul.
The Smoke Dragon
Price: Free! Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(3.33)
In a Japan that never was ... Yamabushi Kaidan is a mountain monk with tremendous fighting ability and spiritual powers, Yumi is a brilliant but untested warrior, fighting for her village and her independence, and Kaidan's apprentice Akio is a gifted healer with a courageous heart, but can their combined prowess save the village of Kyuusai from the onslaught of the mysterious Smoke Dragon?

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