Rakehell #1 is out! Published and edited by Nathaniel Webb, Rakehell specializes in swashbuckling fiction — and the maiden issue includes one of my stories, Temple of the Ghost Tiger! Get it on Amazon! Here’s the magazine’s contents summary:

Packed full of action!
Flashing blades, rapier wit, flying Frenchmen, cursed ghouls, and one very smart monkey! All this and more awaits you in the pages of Rakehell #1, the thrilling debut of a new magazine of swashbuckling fiction.

Contents:

  • “The Mortuary Sword” by H. R. Laurence. Captain James Aidee, gentleman of the road, has seen many dark things in his life of banditry… but nothing prepared him to meet Amelia Blood and her strange family.
  • “The Trans-Pacific Railway” by Mar Vincent. Thomasina is no stranger to mystery—but when an airship full of Frenchmen captures her train, she must leave academics behind and become a lady of action!
  • “Fool’s Errand in Amberford” by Lawrence Harding. Between her rapier and her magic, Finestra Dunbarton doesn’t usually worry about ghouls. If only her new employer wouldn’t walk toward every one he sees.
  • “The Daisy” by T. K. Howell. Before he was an admiral, Francis Drake was a scared, seasick teenager on a leaky merchant ship. Will the terror of mutiny break him, or set him on the path to knighthood?
  • “When Your Only Tool’s a Hammer” by J. B. Toner. Cundar of Raelor is used to winning battles. In fact, it’s become a bit boring. What happens when a barbarian decides to end the war, not just fight it?
  • “The Temple of the Ghost Tiger” by Dariel R. A. Quiogue. Khalid of Barisa is strong, handsome, and foolish. Fortunately he has loyal Wali to advise him—unfortunately, Wali is a monkey!