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Sabledrake Enterprises is working hard to get our books available on all eReader formats.  So far, the following eBooks are available:

Christine's Smashwords page is a great place to to get the latest releases.  New books will be arriving here first.

Her DriveThruFiction page has quite a few books too, but their formats are limited, so she'll probably be focusing her new releases elsewhere.


Coming Soon

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Coming Valentine's Day 2014 from Breathless Press.  Contains Christine tale, Awaiting Our Reunion.


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With this prayer in the The Whisperer In Darkness, Lovecraft introduced the world to the mighty and terrible Shub-Niggurath, the fertility deity of his then-fledgling Cthulhu Mythos. A being of primal lusts, overwhelming fecundity, and soul-blasting horror, the Black Goat is regularly invoked, entreated, and mentioned in furtive whispers within the pages of most Mythos fiction. And yet, for all that she is a cornerstone of the Mythos, readers encounter her rarely.

Now, with Conqueror Womb: Lusty Tales of Shub-Niggurath, Martian Migraine Press and editors Justine Geoffrey and Scott R Jones bring you 18 pulpy tales of fertility and fear, hot sex and chilling sacrifice! Stories that squelch, tales that both titillate and terrify, from some of the best writers working in Lovecraftian horror and mind-bending erotica today: Wilum H. Pugmire, Molly Tanzer, Don Webb, Christine Morgan, Kenton Hall, Brian M. Sammons, Jacqueline Sweet, Copper Sloane Levy, Annabeth Leong, and Christopher Slatsky, along with fresh new voices.

From nighted glades where frenzied orgiasts work unholy magic to slick urban dungeons of unbridled pleasure; from fertility clinics to fevered dance clubs; from the misty depths of the past to the unthinkable future, join us as we offer praise and abundance! Iä! Shub-Niggurath!

Look for Christine's story, With Honey Dripping, in this twisted collection of tales.


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Hot off the success of Witches, Stitches and Bitches comes another 3 Little Words anthology.

Christine's story in this one is called Follow Me, and takes the reader back to Ancient Greece.


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A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court


The Fey have been with us since the beginning, sometimes to our great joy but often to our detriment. Usually divided (at least by us silly humans) into two courts, the first volume of A Chimerical World focuses on the Seelie Court: the court we humans seem to view as the “good” faeries. But “good” and “evil” are human concepts and as alien to the Fey as their mindsets are to us.

Inside you will find 19 stories that delve into the world of the faeries of the Seelie Court, from authors both established and new, including George S. Walker, Eric Garrison, Alexandra Christian and Christine Morgan.

But be warned: these faeries are nothing like Tinker Bell.

Christine contribution to this anthology is called Taggers, and follows the story of a burnt out locksmith and a band of Raver Faeries.




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Airship Shape and Bristol Fashion

This steampunk anthology focuses on the city of Bristol, where Reginald Wilmott, formerly seen in Unfathomable, must rescue his chum from a delicate mess, and winds up getting more than he bargained for.  Look for the story, Brassworth, in this upcoming anthology.


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Morpheus Tales / EtherealTales Special Issue

This issue will feature Christine's story, Torch Songs from Purgatory, a touching, dreamy tale of lost love and hope.




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Fresh Fear

There is something for everyone in Fresh Fear with stories ranging from the classically Gothic to more extreme works, representative of a diverse and healthy contemporary literary scene that shows no sign of slowing down. Most of the stories are previously unpublished while we also have some carefully selected reprints from a few of our more well-known Masters of Horror.

Christine's new offering for this anthology is Nails of the Dead, a disturbing look at a lesser-known deity from Norse Mythology.


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Someone Wicked


An anthology of bad people doing wicked things.

Christine's tale, Sven Bloodhair, follows a Viking warlord in his quest to achieve a reputaition that will survive the eons.  Coming  late in 2013 from Smart Rhino Publications.

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Steampunk Cthulhu

What do Steampunk and Terrors Man Was Not Meant to Know have in common?  Steampunk Cthulhu from Chaosium Books.

In Unfathomable, Chantal Noir, Inspector Pearce (both seen in The Garretton Ghoul), a mysterious meteor, a crazed sea captain and a ocean-going submersible all come together in this frightening adventure, everyone gets more than they bargained for.



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Professor Patriot and the Doom That Came to Niceville

Another anthology of epic horror from the folks at Chaosium, this time set in the 1950s --
Atomic Age Cthulhu: Terrifying Tales of the Mythos Menace.

Imagine a world still where the biggest threat to freedom, capitalism and the American way of life isn't Communism, but from The Great Old Ones!  A world where superheores aren't all about superstrength and punching Stalin in the nose, but where tweed-wearing scholars battle against horrors from beyond, smacking their knuckles with enchanted yardsticks.


His Blood

Why do vampires hate the sight of the cross? The darkest secret of the past two thousand years is about to be revealed, as ancient evil and modern science combine to bring about a resurrection that could plunge the world into a new age of terror.  Coming in the Summer of 2013 from Belfire Press.


Appearances by Christine Morgan

World Horror Con -- May 8-11, 2014
ConVergence -- July 3-7, 2014

BizarroCon -- November, 2014

RadCon -- February, 2015

 

A Bibliography of the works of Christine Morgan

Her full Bibliography is also available on her Amazon Author page and at her Goodreads page.

Autobiography
Novels
Short Stories
Roleplaying Books
Magazine Articles
Other Projects
Awards, Friends and Credentials

Contact Christine Morgan

Latest Releases


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The Bestiarum Vocabulum

A catalog of mythic beasts and demons that were summoned by esoteric means. Once owned by Count Allesandro Di Cagliostro, it was thought forever lost in a fire at the Chateau de Versailles. Two hundred years later, twenty-six modern day masters of the macabre bring The Bestiarum Vocabulum back from the ashes.

Authors include: Emile-Louis Tomas Jouvet, Jan Edwards, Martin Roberts, Lisa Jenkins, Peter Mark May, Raven Dane, Joe Mynhardt, Rakie Keig, D.T. Griffith, Mark West, John Palisano, Amelia Mangan, Robert Walker, Christine Dougherty, Tim Dry, Nerine Dorman, Dean M. Drinkel, Christine Morgan, Tej Turner, D.M. Youngquist, Jason D. Brawn, Lily Childs, Andy Taylor, Sandra Norval, Adrian Chamberlin, and Barbie Wilde.

Including Christine's story, R is for Rusalka: The Sad Lady.



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Murder Girls: The Complete Trilogy

“I bet we could get away with it.”

Eight little words.

Five college housemates.

Rachel, the brainy one. Jessie, the sporty one. Darlene, the angry one. Gwen, the sensitive one. Annamaria, the gorgeous one.

That idle remark, and a peeping pervert’s bad timing, are all it takes to set them on the road to becoming unlikely serial killers.



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Fossil Lake, An Anthology of the Aberrant

A mix of horror and humor, the frightful and the bizarre, this darker than dark anthology is transgressive and fun. FOSSIL LAKE is truly and "literary" an eye in the shadows, a glimpse of terrors big and small in all their horrific forms as they make a home in Fossil Lake. Readers are sure to fear the dark of grandparental basements -- this anthology is better than the best of Norwood's Discoveries! -- Mary SanGiovanni, author of CHAOS and THE FADING PLACE

Aquatic horrors, cold-hearted killers, lovely monstrosities, fiendish depravity and desire, lost civilizations, ancient secrets, music and movies, murder, madness, pain, hideous humor, hunger, and revenge.

37 stories and poems brought together in this anthology of the aberrant.

Venture into the darkness. Venture into the depths.

Welcome to...

FOSSIL LAKE

Featuring the work of:

  • Ramsey Campbell
  • Ken Goldman
  • Melany Van Every
  • G. Preacher
  • Scott Colbert
  • Jerrod Balzer
Christine's first foray into editing a short story anthology can be found on Smashwords and on Amazon.



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We Walk Invisible

Come right to the edge of reality with this collection of modern, edgy short stories that deal with the theme of Invisibility, both literally and figuratively. Horror, bizarro, magical realism, science fiction and speculative fiction are all represented in this book. A man finds that retirement makes him invisible to society. A group of weird plants allow one man to act on his impulses. A desk clerk uses the cover of darkness to play with his guests. Someone finds out his mother is wasting away, maybe on purpose. After an accident a man suffers from a ghost limb, among other things. Sometimes being invisible just means disguising yourself, more so if you are a murder suspect. There is even an invisible suit to try on, if you have the guts.

Featuring Christine's story
Of The Utmost Discretion, inspired by Downton Abbey and available now!




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Ugly Babies 2

There’s nothing quite like the birth of a child. Children are born in our likenesses... we treasure their beauty, their innocence, and marvel as they take their first breaths outside of their mother’s womb. In a perfect world, babies are miracles. But as we know, the world is not always perfect. “... then something like a stick insect, enormous bulging eyes among stiff fragilities that were limbs... a small girl all blurred, her flesh guttering and melting... a doll with chalky swollen eyes, its eyes wide and blank, like blue ponds, and its mouth open, showing a swollen little tongue. A lanky boy was skewed, one half of his body sliding from the other. A child seemed at first glance normal, but then Harriet saw there was no back to its head; it was all face, which seemed to scream at her.” -- from Doris Lessing’s Fifth Child What happens when we allow ourselves to conceptualize the horrible possibilities -- the terrifying consequences of childbirth gone wrong -- the unimaginable monstrosity that might be born into this world, or perhaps another -- the worst case scenario of what could but shouldn’t be?

This anthology contains Christine's Eating for Two
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66-Sex Club

There is a mysterious secret in “The City” that has the tabloids frothing at the mouth and many others watching every door and alley like kids hoping for a glimpse of Santa. It’s the legendary 66-Sex Club, a BDSM club that opens every night, but never in the same place. The door could be anywhere and nearly anything, only presenting itself to those who “need” it most. There are rumors of certain taxi drivers who may know of its whereabouts at any given time, but good luck sweet-talking them!

It is said that the house mistress is quite a spunky dominatrix. For those lucky enough to meet her, she goes by a legion of names and wears as many faces.

As for the club, it stretches under or throughout “The City” in some other dimension. It knows your deepest secrets and desires, bad or good, and exploits them. Will you receive pleasure or pain? Most likely both.

Stories include M/F, M/M, and F/F; a delicious mix!

“The Perfect Cure” by Eve Knight

“Stalkers” by Phoenyx Cross

“Phenomenon” by Brayden Hart

“Knife’s Edge” by Doug Blakeslee

“Subterranean Submission” by Tony Wards

“Inspiration” by G.S. Scott

“Suspense” by Christine Morgan

“A Voyeur Experience” by Syble Baker



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Birthright

Marie Trennan, a widow with two kids, recently unemployed, struggling with money and low self-esteem but reluctant to rely too much upon her sisters-in-law is offered the chance at a new start by the father-in-law she'd never met. Andrew Trennan lives in the Arthurian-themed castle and village of Tintagel. Marie finds herself drawn into a dark secret that could cost the lives of herself and her children.

This novel is just out from Daverana Press.


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Witches, Stitches & Bitches

What if you had the power to sew up the mouth of the evil bitch who called you fat in 10th grade? How would you deal with a curse that caused you to be infertile because you stole the heart of someone else’s love? Would you choose love or the ability to have children? This book contains 13 stories involving a witch, a stitch, and a bitch.

When you're a witch and a doctor -- but not a witchdoctor -- you have to get used to odd emergencies at all hours.  Urgent Care is Christine's contribution to this excellent anthology from Evil Girlfriend Media.




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Oomph! A Little Super Goes a Long Way

It’s easy to save the day when you’re invulnerable, can fly, or can punch through steel. But what if you’re just… really calloused? Or can hover for three seconds? Or can only punch through things made of aluminum? Oomph: A little super goes a long way explores what it takes to be a superhero with just a little bit of power, where heroes and heroines use their small gifts to great advantage. Sometimes you don’t need a big lever to move the world.

A wish.  A magical wish that gave you whatever you asked for.  It would solve all of your problems, wouldn't it?  But not all wishes turn out as expected ...  Exact Change is Christine's contribution to this great super hero anthology.



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Raus! Untoten!

Raus! Untoten! is a truly unique collection of stories. The Nazi Zombie trope, genre even, has become firmly entrenched in the public's mind. Films and books have saturated the market to the extent that Nazis are synonymous with Zombies. Vampires have also come to the fore in recent years and have, to the stunned horror of horror fans, become sexy in a faintly necrophiliac manner. But Zombies and Vampires are just two of a myriad of undead horrors waiting to come lunging out of the shadows to slash out throats, suck our eyes from their sockets and scoop our warm brains into their gaping, fang-lined maws.

Raus! Untoten! addresses this imbalance. Naturally we have zombies, but we also have vampires, French grey puppets, Jewish golems and even vengeful spirits. So, make yourself comfortable, pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple and let yourself be taken away to worlds of horror.


Christine's story, Be Good and Be Brave, looks at a forgotten Nazi program for young girls and throws them into battling the zombie horde

Recent Publications


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Astrologica -- Stories of the Zodiac

What's your star sign? Is our fate pre-determined by the constellations and the position of the planets? Can astrology really present an alternative vision to the apparent certainties of science, politics, religion and celebrity culture? Or should its claims of determinism, fate, fortune and personality profiling perhaps be taken with a large pinch of salt? Here are fourteen brand new astrologically themed stories to delight and enthral, spanning the range of science fiction, fantasy and horror, with stories by Doug Blakeslee, Mark David Campbell, Storm Constantine, Adam Craig, Megan Kerr, Joel Lane, Bob Lock, Jet McDonald, David McGroarty, Ralph Robert Moore, Christine Morgan, David Turnbull, Neil Williamson and Stuart Young.

What is the secret of the white bull and his labyrinthine ranch? Why should you never trust gifts you win at a funfair? And why are twins always apparently at war with each other? Read on and find out...


Mentioned right there in the blurb, Christine has written for the sign Taurus, and puts a new spin on the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur, with White Bull Ranch.



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Splatterlands: Reawakening

Almost three decades ago, a literary movement forever changed the landscape of the horror entertainment industry. Splatterlands: Reawakening the Splatterpunk Revolution is a collection of personal, intelligent and subversive horror with a point. This illustrated volume of dark fiction honors the truly revolutionary efforts of some of the most brilliant writers of all time with an all-new collection of visceral, disturbing and thought-provoking work from a diverse group of modern minds.
Exploring concepts that include serial murder, betrayal, religious fanaticism, physical abuse, societal corruption, greed, mental instability, sexual assault and more, Splatterlands delivers on the promise of the original Splatterpunk movement with this collection of honest, intelligent and hyper-intensive horror with a point.

The Defiled by Christine Morgan: On the run from their enemies, a group of vicious thieves and rapists seek refuge within a community of swamp dwellers. It isn’t long before they realize their safety is anything but certain.





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Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny

Published by Prime Books and available now from AmazonChildren are supposed to be all sugar and spice and everything nice... but we know that's not the truth. Dark tales of wicked tykes and dangerous kids playing vicious games that lead adults - sometimes their own parents - to their demise are a staple of frightening fiction. Beware the schoolyards and playgrounds, even the sanctity of the familial home, especially after dark. And don't be fooled by a trickle of tears or tiny hands reaching for you. These youngsters do not want to love or comfort - only to inflict pain! Bad Seeds: Evil Progeny offers twenty-seven tales of terrifying offspring by both masters of the genre and imaginative newcomers.

This anthology features Christine's story, The Naughty List.


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Tales of the Talisman

Available now! 

O.M. Grey takes us aboard an airship suffering engine problems because an arm and a large wing are caught in the cogs. Christine Morgan shows us the dark side of London where vampires take the young and innocent for prey. Feng Shui is believed to bring balance to the world, but could it be twisted to evil? Jason Andrew shows us the consequences of such a possibility. The fae are notoriously difficult to capture, but what if clockwork magic could be set to the task? Douglas Empringham introduces us to a wizard engaged in such a pursuit. These and other tales await in this edition of Tales of the Talisman.

Paranormalist/adventuress Chantal Noir and Constable Arthur Pearce in Christine's steampunk vampire story, "The Coppergate Killings."


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Icarus Magazine: Summer 2013

What we have for your viewing in Icarus 17 are several new stories: Christine Morgan's  “Masque of the Rue Paule,” is a clever pastiche of drag culture with a touch of the macabre; Nathan Tavares uses one of my favorite divination devices, the Ouija board*, to seek answers one young man is desperate to know in “Yes—No—Goodbye”; if you happen to have smelling salts at hand, you might need them after reading Eric Mathieu’s horror tale “The Scottish Maiden”; Jonathan Harper returns to the realm of desires lost and found in “The Curiosity Shoppe”; and we have a double daring treat and trick a few months early in an interview and tale from author/editor (of Glitterwolf) Matt Cresswell.


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Murder Girls: Spree

Book Three:

“What do you mean you killed someone else?”

Eight little words.

Five college housemates.

Rachel, the brainy one. Jessie, the sporty one. Darlene, the angry one. Gwen, the sensitive one. Annamaria, the gorgeous one.

Choosing their victims and ground rules, they continue to follow the perilous path to becoming unlikely murderers in this series finale.



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The Sun Snake

Appearing in Zippered Flesh 2 from Smart Rhino Publications, The Sun Snake, looks at body modification among the early Meso-Americans.

About the anthology: So, you loved the first Zippered Flesh anthology? Well, here are yet more tales of body enhancements that have gone horribly wrong! Chilling tales by some of the best horror writers today, determined to keep you fearful all night (and maybe even a little skittish during the day).



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A Feast of Meat and Mead
Appearing in After Death, an anthology of stories about what happens after one dies, by Dark Moon Books.  What happens when a good, simple, Christian monk is mistakenly taken to Valhalla by the Valkyries?  Buy the book and find out!

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I'll Never Go Away, Vol II

Available  from Rainstorm Press, this anthology about stalkers features another of Christine's Viking stories, Njord's Daughter.



Machina Mortis

The Garretton Ghoul
The first published short story in Christine's Steampunk odyssey, The Garretton Ghoul, finds the city beset by the most fiendish of serial killers.  Appearing in Machina Mortis, from Knightwatch Press.



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Murder Girls: Organized

Book Two:

“Marry him, murder him, inherit, repeat.”

Six little words.

Five college housemates.

Rachel, the brainy one. Jessie, the sporty one. Darlene, the angry one. Gwen, the sensitive one. Annamaria, the gorgeous one.

Choosing their victims and ground rules, they continue to travel the dark road to becoming unlikely serial killers.



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Bloodstones

17 stories of unusual creatures, myths and legends, in dark, urban fantasy settings. You'll encounter ancient Greek monsters, lamia, gorgons and kraken, as well as the malay toyol and dukun, the philippino alan,
chinese xiannu, haitian voodoo, ghosts, cthulhu, selkies, and other dreadful things that go bump in the night. Introduction by Seanan McGuire.

Featuring Christine Morgan's story Ferreau's Curse.





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