Heading into our second week of the amazing Indie Extravaganza and every day is a revelation of brilliant indie things! We hope you've made some fantastic new discoveries and have been as blown away by our raffle prize bundles as we are. Please don't forget to buy some raffle tickets - they're just £2 each, the prizes are amazing and you can enter wherever in the world you are, plus all the money raised goes to charity!
Today we are talking about a forthcoming title from US based indie Apex Books. Originally founded in 2004 Apex started out publishing a quarterly SF magazine and now publish over 40 titles along with the monthly ezine Apex Magazine.
Cry Your Way Home is an exciting sounding short story collection, the second Apex have published by this author. The stories include elements of the surreal (and as you all probably know we love surreal things around these parts! Although you shouldn't judge a book by its cover this one is especially excellent. The artwork is by Marcela Bolivar and is deliciously weird.
Once upon a time there was a monster. This is how they tell you the story starts. This is a lie." Sometimes things are not what they appear to be. DNA doesn't define us, gravity doesn't hold us, a home doesn't mean we belong. From circus tents to space stations, Damien Angelica Walters creates stories that are both achingly familiar and chillingly surreal. Within her second short story collection, she questions who the real monsters are, rips families apart and stitches them back together, and turns a cell phone into the sharpest of weapons. Cry Your Way Home brings together seventeen stories that delve deep into human sorrow and loss, weaving pain, fear, and resilience into beautiful tales that are sure to haunt you long after you turn the last page.
You can pre-order Cry Your Way Home on the Apex website from this Tuesday onwards.
As well as the bundle from Apex Publishing, prize bundle #1 also includes 10 other books, stationery, tea, candles, artwork and bookish pins. There are also two other amazing prize bundles to be won.
Catch up with the Indie Extravaganza so far