A Garden Fed by Lightning

A Garden Fed by Lightning

Synopsis: Marshall Moore’s short fiction is propelled by a scathing wit and a dark imagination, and he does not shy away from taking readers down roads that are less traveled and rarely even mapped. In the title story, a con man cons a beguiling con artist… or does he? In “Grape Night,” a new arrival in Hong Kong enjoys the pleasures and terrors of a wine-tasting party with visiting gods from the Greek pantheon. In “Underground,” the minotaurs who secretly control urban life welcome a new member of their bloodthirsty elite. And in “Cambodia,” a country’s genocidal past and its cosmopolitan present collide atop a ruined temple. In A Garden Fed by Lightning, as in his two previous short-story collections, Moore spans multiple genres of fiction and subverts them all. Metadata: Publication date: Nov. 8, 2016 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 220 ISBN: 978-988-12198-3-1 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 50,000 eISBN: 978-988-12198-7-9 Price (e-book): US$7.99   Buy E-book: Amazon Smashwords Paperback:  Amazon Book Depository   Blurbage: “Though these tales may be visiting Hong Kong, an upstairs apartment, or the streets where youth went awry, with Moore at the helm places often lie in wait, ready to twist just so. The collection is filled with these moments, those darker than expected followed by tales that aim light at something—or someone—who might have been better left in the dark. Individually, any Marshall Moore story is a skin shiver waiting to happen. As a whole? A Garden Fed by Lightning is a collection worthy of exploring. — ‘Nathan Burgoine, author of Light and Triad Blood Marshall Moore once again raises the barcode on technological angst with his latest collection of short stories. Moore’s unique realities drip of fantasy and shadow, yet still retain a chilling familiarity. From the resurrected fashionistas of “After Balenciaga” and the snorting minotaurs of “Underground” to the medical metaphor of “The Platinum Scalpel Society,” he tumbles you down rabbit hole after rabbit hole, delivering surrealistic delights that mask sharp points. And no one does paranoia, wine, and entropic dread better than Moore.” — Jerry Wheeler, multiple Lambda Literary Award nominee, erotica editor, and bon vivant “Marshall Moore writes with a sublime confidence that comes from knowing how to whittle down to a very sharp nub what the reader needs to know and feel in any given story. This is writing that pierces, that drills deep down into its subject matter, and deftly pulls out what lies beneath. Moore’s fiction is the triple-distilled whiskey of writing.” — Brett Savory, author of A Perfect Machine and In and Do Tongzhi Literary Group Author Bio: Marshall Moore is an author,...

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Bitter Orange

Bitter Orange

    Synopsis: Seth Harrington can be invisible or undetectable, but he is not a superhero. The ability only works in morally grey situations; the rest of the time, he can’t turn it on and off at will. He can use a movie ticket stub to buy a coffee or a one-dollar bill to pay for a cell phone. He can stop muggings in plain sight, unseen, but only with worse violence. But this only adds to his confusion about his place in the world. Still reeling from the horrors of the September 11 terrorist attacks and ambivalent about his future, Seth is at a crossroads: Can he be one of the good guys by doing bad things, or are his newfound powers part of someone else’s malevolent agenda? There are no easy answers or expected outcomes in Marshall Moore’s exploration of urban life and the ways that people can disappear.   Blurbs: Bitter Orange is a dark wonder. Like Palahniuk at his best, Moore makes the impossible seem credible, grounding the fantastical elements of his tale with the foibles of human frailty. His characters live and breathe, and they will carry you along on this amazing, bizarre, and ultimately disturbing journey. – Lee Thomas, Lambda Literary Award-winning author of The German and Ash Street With Bitter Orange, Marshall Moore gives us a queer Crimes and Misdemeanors, darkly witty and equally wise. – Tom Cardamone, author of Green Thumb and editor of The Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered Marshall Moore has created a fully realized character in Seth Harrington, whose ennui has rendered him nearly motionless. The inner monologue and introspection explode once Seth realizes he has the power of invisibility and psychic projection, but this character study of a hipster in crisis is quite unlike anything I’ve ever read before. More than just a “superhero” story, Bitter Orange examines how urban life, past tragedy, seemingly inconsequential choices, and things left unsaid can alter one’s trajectory. – Collin Kelley, author of Conquering Venus and Remain In Light Metadata: Author: Marshall Moore Publisher: Signal 8 Press Publication date: March 24, 2013 Print edition: 5.5″ x 8.5″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 194 ISBN: 978-988-15540-3-1 Price (paper): US$16.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 50,000 eISBN: 978-988-15540-7-9 Price (e-book): US$7.99 Buy: Paperback: Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository Booktopia Powell’s   E-books: Kindle Apple Omnilit.com Smashwords...

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Never Turn Away

Never Turn Away

Synopsis: Never Turn Away is a collection of Marshall Moore’s work from the 10 years since his debut novel The Concrete Sky was published. Included are excerpts from that book and his second novel An Ideal for Living, short stories from the collections Black Shapes in a Darkened Room and The Infernal Republic, and the first chapter of his forthcoming novel Bitter Orange. In addition to telling a hell of a story, Moore can crack you up, piss you off, and completely horrify you. If you haven’t checked out his work, now you’re out of excuses. This one’s free. Metadata: Author/Editor: Marshall Moore Publisher: BookCyclone Publication date: June 17, 2013 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 47,000 eISBN: 978-988-15540-0-0 Price (e-book): FREE Buy (it’s free): Omnilit Smashwords...

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An ideal for living

An ideal for living

Summary: Grace White and her brother Robert, overweight and affluent, are desperate to hang onto their respective love interests. Grace’s husband Rich is bonking every woman he can talk into bed. Grace is willing to look beyond his affairs if she can just have her marriage back. Robert’s law school fling James’s interest diminished as Robert’s waistline increased. They’re still friends in a lopsided way, because Robert has never moved on. The only solution? Losing those excess pounds… by any means necessary. And when James finds a supernatural healer who can sculpt living flesh like clay, beautiful ugliness ensues. Will Robert and Grace get what they want, or what they deserve? Price: USD 3.99, HKD 30.99 Author/Editor: Marshall Moore Publisher: BookCyclone ISBN: 978-988-15165-7-2 Buy: Amazon (US) Barnes & Noble Kalahari...

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The Concrete Sky

The Concrete Sky

Summary: While drunk at a party, Chad falls off a balcony and breaks his wrist. He comes to in a psych facility, under observation: His homophobic, obsessive older brother convinces the doctors that the fall was a suicidal jump… two other patients are dead… the police are involved, and nothing is what it seems… Price: USD 3.99, HKD 30.99 Author/Editor: Marshall Moore Publisher: Amazon Barnes & Noble Omnilit.com  ...

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