Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Black Magic Women Edited by Sumiko Saulson

If you are looking to increase the diversity in your horror reading this is an amazing place to start. This anthology will introduce you to some really amazing authors.

Black Magic Women
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Black Magic Women: Terrifying Tales by Scary Sisters

Imagine horror where black characters aren’t all tropes and the first to die; imagine a world written by black sisters where black women and femmes are in the starring roles. From flesh-eating plants to flesh eating bees; zombies to vampires to vampire-eating vampire hunters; ghosts, revenants, witches and werewolves, this book has it all. Cursed drums, cursed dolls, cursed palms, ancient spirits and goddesses create a nuanced world of Afrocentric and multicultural horror. Terrifying tales by seventeen of the scary sisters profiled in the reference guide “100 Black Women in Horror”.

Toni’s Teaser Review

I love the mixture of stories. Vampires, werewolves and even a queen bee 🙂 People are neither completely good or completely bad and I think that this collection explores all sides of a woman.

Click here to see the full review on The Misadventures of a Reader

Emily’s Teaser Review

I appreciated that women had all sorts of different roles in this anthology – they were heroes, villains, monsters, witches, helpers, sisters, fighters, and so much more. People are layered, and there’s more to anyone that what’s on the surface

Click here to see the full review on Emily’s Good Reads.

Contributing Authors

Bryannah and the Magic Negro – Crystal Connor

Appreciation – Mina Polina

Death Lines – Nuzo Onoh

The Lost Ones – Valjeanne Jeffers

Dark Moon’s Curse – Delizhia Jenkins

Tango of a Telltale Heart – Sumiko Saulson

Here, Kitty! – LH Moore

Labor Pains – Kenya Moss-Dyme

Return to Me – Lori Titus

Sisters – Kai Leakes

Black and Deadly – Dicey Grenor

Left Hand Torment – R. J. Joesph

Trisha and Peter – Kamika Aziza

The Killer Queen – Cinsearae S.

Alternative – Tabitha Thompson

Blood Magnolia – Nicole Givens Kurtz

The Prizewinner – Alledria Hurt

Sweet Justice – Kenesha Williams

About Editor Sumiko Saulson

Photo Courtesy of Sumiko

Sumiko Saulson is a science-fiction, fantasy and horror writer and graphic novelist. She was the 2016 recipient of the Horror Writer Association’s Scholarship from Hell. Her works include the reference guide 60 Black Women in Horror Fiction, novels include Solitude, The Moon Cried Blood, Happiness and Other Diseases, Somnalia, Insatiable and the Amazon bestselling horror comedy Warmth. She has written several short stories for several anthologies, including Forever Vacancy, Babes and Beasts, Tales from the Lake 3, Clockwork Wonderland, and Carry the Light 5 where she won second place for the science-fiction short story “Agrippa.” She writes for Search Magazine, and The child of African American and Russian-Jewish American parents, she is a native Californian who grew up in Los Angeles and Hawaii. She is an Oakland resident who has spent most of her adult life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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