Spacelore by JB Zimmerman

spacelore_coverWherever you find people, you will find stories. Stories of triumph and loss, of pain and joy, of caution and adventure. To find them, you must seek out the places where tales are told. These are the tales you might hear if you found yourself in a space traveler’s bar.

Spacelore
by JB Zimmerman
Pub Date: Dec 2015

Available from: Amazon | Amazon UK

The New York Magician by JB Zimmerman

JBZ_CoverFrom the reviews:

“… an incredible book, wildly charismatic and likable, with great glorious tons of action, excitement, mystery, humor, everything you want from great fantasy. It’s completely steeped in the feel of New York City. This is perfect urban fantasy — you couldn’t separate the fantasy from the urban setting if you tried.”

“… a great mix of action, noir, and the supernatural that will have you smiling to yourself every time you catch one of the many references to mythology, magic, and both contemporary and historical New York City.”
 
“… the wit of a detective novel, the firepower of a good action movie, and a hell of a lovingly detailed city for the plot, protagonist, and characters. What’s not to love?”

Michel Wibert knows New York City better than most. He knows about the magic that crackles above the rooftops and beneath the streets. He knows about the creatures and beings – considered mythical to most and gods to some – playing their long and complicated game across the city.

Until recently, he’s kept to the sidelines – watching their moves, keeping their secrets. But now things have shifted and it’s not clear whether he’s player or pawn. If he wants to survive, he’ll need to decide which is his true role.

The New York Magician
by JB Zimmerman
Pub Date: May 2013

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Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays by Hazlitt

hazlitt_2016Part of Modern Parlance’s effort to shine a light on outstanding but often forgotten writing and criticism of the past.

The book includes not only the original 1817 text but is also illustrated with a selection of paintings, engravings and sketches of Shakespearean characters from the mid-18th to early 20th century. Additional notes on specific images used are intended not only for clarification but we hope will serve as a helpful and interesting guide to the treasure trove of imagery we have of these remarkable characters that Hazlitt examines in such detail.

William Hazlitt (1778 – 1830) was an English essayist, artist, literary critic, and journalist. His work is often put on a par with that of Samuel Johnson and Charles Lamb. Indeed he was very much part of the “literary scene” that included Lambs (Samuel and Mary), Coleridge, Wordsworth and Keats. Though well-known in his time, his work fell out of favor and was subsequently forgotten or overlooked in favor of more high-profile writers.

While sporadically available in academic editions and now in electronic form, his works haven’t been widely known to the general public in many years.

Characters of Shakespeare’s Plays
by William Hazlitt
Pub Date: Feb 2013

Available from: Amazon  | Amazon UK  | Barnes & Noble

Drowning the Silence by Dan Geoghan

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“Have you ever experienced it? The Silence, I mean. Don’t get me wrong, I like my own company, but when you’re newly single you have to get used to The Silence again. Those background sounds you took for granted when you were attached – the breathing, movement, rattling pans, running baths, even shouting or snoring – all those things are gone. And in their place is The Silence.”

Every break up has a soundtrack – bits of songs, that voice in your head, advice from others and all sorts of other sounds. In Dan’s case, the soundtrack features Johnny Mathis, family and friends and – underneath it all, The Silence.

Drowning the Silence
by Dan Geoghan
Pub Date: Jan 2013

About the Author: Dan Geoghan used to wonder if he’d ever figure women out. He also used to live in Sussex. He then got married, had kids, and moved to Oxfordshire where he can be found talking about watches, rugby and food. He’s still wondering if he’ll ever figure out women.

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