I am delighted to announce that the first collection by C.A. Yates, ‘We All Have Teeth’ is now live in paperback from Amazon.
The ebook will be available over the next few days on Amazon and on Fox Spirit’s own ebook store.
This collection pulls together previously published and never before seen work by the author.
WE ALL HAVE TEETH
GO FORTH IN THE DANCE OF THE MERRYMAKERS
TONIGHT, YOU BELONG TO ME
A TREACHEROUS THING
PINS AND NEEDLES
HOW TO BE THE PERFECT HOUSEWIFE
THE SWEETNESS OF YOUR SKIN
PROFESSOR VENEDICTOS VON HOLINSHED VERSUS THE SORORAL LEAGUE OF BAZOOKA-BIKINI-WIELDING DEMONIC DIVAS FROM OUTER SPACE (DENOUEMENT)
KIKI LE SHADE
THE CITY IS OF NIGHT, BUT NOT OF SLEEP
EMMELINA IN LOVE
A KICK IN THE HEAD
A CACKLING FART
MAGGIE AND THE CAT
SHOOT TO KILL AND CAN ‘EM UP…
TITS UP IN WONDERLAND
THE FLESH TAILOR
LEAVE THE PISTOL BEHIND
THE MOST TRAGICAL AND IMPLAUSIBLE FATE OF MARY I: A DEMONIC SOLILOQUY
MADAM MAFOUTEE’S BAD GLASS EYE
THE DEVIL’S HAEMORRHOIDS
WELL OUR FEEBLE FRAME HE KNOWS
HIT THAT PERFECT BEAT, BOY
FRESHLY BAKED CHILDREN
THE HOLY HOUR
ALL THINGS FALL
Just before we set sail with C.A. Yates new collection We All Have Teeth
A little before the launch treat. The opening of the story in Piracy, the first Fox Pocket.
Leave the Pistol Behind
Anne the Bone was no fool.
Red Johnny Bootleg might be hung like a well-fed donkey, but he was a good for nothing bully of a blaggard and she was done with him. She’d been thinking with her cunny for too long, acting like a sex-starved old salt. Talented in the bedchamber he might be, but Red Johnny was the most incompetent captain she’d ever sailed with. No sooner had they stepped on that fucking island than they were in all kinds of hellish bother. No treasure was worth the kinds of shit they’d seen that day. Now, the black spot was upon him and there would be no running this time. He may have come within a breath of dancing with old Jack Ketch a hundred times – if you believed his tall tales – but Red Johnny’s voyage was near its end, the devil take him.
Every good for nothing pirate knew Fang Sank Island was a place to stay clear of. Still, pirates weren’t known for their restraint or lack of ambition when it
came to riches, and many had gone to the island never to be seen again. Red Johnny would be no different. He’d once told her that he’d wanted to be a pirate ever since he’d been suckling on his mama’s tit in one of Blind Bobba Boontang’s brothels on Carpenter Bay.
Ok I confess, I’ve been in denial about Christmas. Even as I crack open another door on my advent calendar, scoff, the chocolate and am glad it’s not just a picture of a robin or something, I still on some level think Christmas is weeks away.
So I can only apologise that the fantastic collection by C.A. Yates is not already in your hands, trying to bite you, but we are almost ready to unleash it on an unready world.
A mix of old and new stories from the author, pulled together and showing what we knew but you might have missed if you haven’t been paying close attention. Yates has a broad range, from the witty to the ridiculous, the dark to the deeply moving.
Join us, the the last publication of 2021 We All Have Teeth.
We are delighted to reveal the cover for the upcoming collection of one of our most featured writers and editor of The Fox Spirit Book of Love, C.A. Yates. Designed by Vincent Holland-Keen and the author, we pray your eyes can take it…
Have you ever wondered if fish can sing? Seen bikinis kill? Been curious about whether or not there’ll be any justice at the end of the world, or if dogs are really psychopomps? Don’t worry if you haven’t, because C.A. Yates has already thought about all these things and more. Her debut collection gathers together most of her work with Fox Spirit Books, plus other outlets, and some new and previously unpublished work under one roof… which, admittedly, makes for some strange bedfellows. That’s how we like it though, right?
You can listen on any major podcast outlet as Kate takes you on a tour of comedy through the ages. Laity is an academic, a writer, and always a fan making this a delightful gentle wander. Is it Funny is interesting and clever but made with genuine affection for the material which makes me want to spend time listening to the author enthuse about the subject of each session even where I have no familiarity with the material.
Slightly later than intended, so our apologies for those waiting for this title, but we are delighted to announce the release of Kim Bannerman’s ‘The Blackwood Papers’ is now imminent.
Cover art by Daniele Serra
Layout by Vincent Holland-Keen
Edited by Darren Pulsford
Typeset by HandEbooks
When painter Celeste Blackwood vanishes in the autumn of 1911, her disappearance is dismissed by the community as a nuisance rather than a tragedy: she’s nothing more than a flighty young socialite running away from her responsibilities and marriage. But the mystery of Celeste’s fate endures through the decades until a curious museum curator uncovers a series of letters, newspaper clippings, journal entries and police reports. Together, they reveal a story of motherhood, family secrets, cannibalism and murder, and chronicle the extraordinary lengths a desperate mother will take to save her child.
Enthralling and disturbing, The Blackwood Papers explores the shadowy region between imagination and reality, myth and science, truth and deception. From turn-of-the-century San Francisco to misty Canadian forests and rocky Arctic islands, novelist Kim Bannerman has created a harrowing landscape for readers to explore with every page of The Blackwood Papers.
Huge congratulations to all those shortlisted but a special shout out to Shona Kinsella who has been shortlisted with novella The Flame and the Flood
Very well deserved recognition for Shona in the novella category.
In Slyvo, one child in a hundred is born with an affinity: a magical link to an element, able to shape and use it as they choose. If they are lucky they will become a master craftsman, able to command high prices; if they are unlucky, the factories always demand new wielders, kept as slaves and worked to exhaustion. Talis and Almoris are free wielders, dedicating their lives to helping wielders leave the country for better lives abroad. But not everyone believes in their mission, and not everyone can be trusted – when Almoris takes in a runaway, they find themselves pulled into a mission that puts their lives in danger and threatens both their loyalties and their love.
This year marks 10 years since Joyce Chng’s Wolf at the Door was first published under the name J, Damask.
We thought we would celebrate. Yes FS is only 9, so no it hasn’t been with us for 10 years, but we love these stories and we really, any excuse for a party. By party we mean staying home reading books.
So follow us on twitter @FoxSpiritBooks for giveaways and more this month as we make July the Month of the Wolf.
Yesterday in the UK the pubs reopened. Today something even better happened., and way more culturally significant.
The Fox Spirit Book of Love has launched.
You can find it on Amazon for kindle or in paperback or our own ebook store.
Cover by C.A. Yates, Paul Yates and Vincent Holland-Keen
Typesetting by HandEBooks
It’s edited by the irrepressible C.A. Yates who has been a long term fixture at Fox Spirit with incredible short stories, displaying fantastic range and also excellent humour. Here the marvellous Yates brings the same spicy variety to that most mysterious human emotion. Love.
Without further ado…
‘These are probably not the love stories you are looking for…..
…. but they should be.’
Love. That many-splendoured thing. It can move mountains and make fools of us all, but what is it? Does it come courtesy of a cherub’s bow? Is it a battlefield? Endless? Crazy? Only available on a Friday? Well, the answer might be between these covers. Inside you’ll find stories from fantastical worlds to fairy tales, from dark places to virtual reality, tales of transformation, hope, and despair. Above all else, each one is, at heart, about love.
Decomposing Corpses: A Love Story by Douglas J. Ogurek
The Holy Waters by Dolly Garland
Jixxa, My Love by Alec McQuay
End Times in Paris by James Bennett
Love in The Age Of… by David Tallerman
The First Day of Khirshi-Da by Joyce Chng
By Blade And Bloom by Xan van Rooyen
The Fine Art of Fortune-Telling by Michelle Ann King
A Curse That’s Not For Breaking by Lawrence Harding
A True Wish by Charlotte Bond
Notes on a Haunting by Kit West
Subatomic for ‘It Must be Love’ by Emma K. Leadley
The Twelfth Day by Ro Smith
The Wind’s Son by K.C. Shaw
Salt Ocean by Lisa Shea
Enchanted Garden by K.A. Laity
Rapture on the Lonely Shore by Jenny Barber
The Whale and the Moon by G. Clark Hellery
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