New 2020 Acquisitions
The Parliament House is pleased to introduce to our readers these new incoming titles for our 2020 queue: Jason Tanamor
The Vampires of Portlandia
“Vampires of Portlandia” is an urban fantasy novel about a family of Filipino vampires that immigrates to the weird city of Portland, Oregon, only to discover that there are other breeds of monsters living amongst them. The novel is complete at 78,000 words and will appeal to fans of the “Twilight Saga” and the television show, “Grimm.”
FOR HUMANS, FOR DEMONS
Jackson Crowe is dead.
Or, at least he was. After the tragic assassination of his fiance and himself, he awoke in a space of vast whiteness. There, he meets the Higher Beings: Usra the Creator, and Azazel the Ender. Together, they are in control of the North-Lane that carries the consciousness of mankind, known as Dusts, from the earth and through the universe after death. For Jackson, however, they offer another afterlife. They bestow him with the title of the Order of Dust, with the task of finding the Dusts that did not pass through the North-Lane and instead still inhabit the earth. These Un-Ascended take possession over human hosts, and they are Jacksons targets. He has assistance in the form of a young boy possessed by the Dust of a century old man from London, and one of Usra’s guards, that were once known as Angels, each of which carry their out hidden motives. Now, along with these unlikely allies, he is on a mission to find the Un-Ascended who took the life of his love, while discovering more about the darker side of the world he now finds himself a part of. Armed with only two pistols; one for humans, and one for demons.
THE ELDRITCH TWINS
A mix of coming-of-age comedy and horror, and it stars twins Quincy and Lilly Swansong. The twins live in a world where monsters are very much real and their reputation precedes them now that their long-deceased uncle, horror-writer W.A. Swansong is now known also as a prophet. A mysterious inheritance will lead the twins on a wild goosechase through the Southern U.S. and in that time they’ll fight monsters huge and small, flee shady secret organisation agents, meet up with the ghost of Aleister Crowley and uncover an age old secret relating to the origins of our world.
TIME AFTER TIME
Megan Gallagher has only ever seen her mother as neurotic and overworked. When a Whitney Houston song at the 80s dance sends Megan back to 1987, she discovers her teenage mom dressed in all black and sneaking liquor in the bathroom. After preventing her mom’s drunk car accident, Megan realizes she has one month to get her teenage parents to stop partying, and learn enough about her family's secret to get back home. Too bad the much cuter teenage version of her history teacher is such a distraction. With time running out and her future at stake, Megan must learn that, when it comes to family, you can't always get what you want, but you might just get what you need.
A.M. Wright & Chantal Gadoury
THE SHRIKE AND THE SHADOWS
Men have gone missing before. The village of Krume is plagued by a haunted wood and a hungry witch. It’s been that way for as long as Hans and Greta can remember, though they have never seen the witch themselves; no one has. When men start to disappear once again in the cover of night - their bloody hearts turning up on doorsteps - the village falls into frenzied madness. Hans and Greta, two outcast orphans, find themselves facing accusations of witchcraft and are met with an ultimatum: burn at the stake, or leave the village forever. With nowhere else to go, they abandon their only home. As they venture into the strange forest, their path is fraught with horrific creatures, wild and vivid hallucinations, and a mysterious man tied to the witch's past. The Shrike is watching, just beyond the deep darkness of the woods.
THE PART ABOUT THE DRAGON WAS (MOSTLY) TRUE
An 81,500-word adult comic fantasy that offers a glimpse of what the adventuring life is really like (think Terry Pratchett meets Tina Fey).
Everyone knows the legend of the fearsome red dragon Dragonia and the mighty adventurers who slew it, thus saving the village of Skendrick. But, while the tale told in taverns says that the brave band accomplished their quest with heroic aplomb, the (self-described) legendary bard Heloise wants to set the record straight. Sure, the heroes confronted battle-hardened orcs, fought shambling bog men, solved an impossible riddle, and bested a ferocious minotaur, but let’s just say creative liberties were taken in the story—as Heloise would know, having accompanied the noble heroes on their quest.