Old Heroes And Villains Return To Do Battle Again!
Award-winning author Mike Sirota published many Horror, Sword & Sorcery, Sword & Planet, and Adventure Fantasy novels through the 1980s and ’90s. These stories have long been out of print. But Mike is now bringing his stories back to life in newly revised, rewritten editions, both eBook and paper, under his own imprint, Atoris Press. Prince Dulok of Shadzea, Tyron the Kalkh, Ro-lan of Boranga, and others confront monsters, magic, and evil in ancient lands and upon distant worlds. Closer to home, bestselling novelist Paul Fleming does battle with demons both real and imagined at a writers’ colony in the High Sierras (Demon Shadows), while Greg Lowell’s return to the California town in which he was born unleashes an unspeakable evil from beneath his ancestral land (The Modoc Well).
New books are also forthcoming. Since his return to writing in 2010, Mike has published two horror/ghost stories, one thriller, and a historical novel. In Fire Dance, set in the bleak Anza-Borrego Desert of Southern California, the malignant spirit of a deranged mass murderer who perished more than a century earlier wreaks havoc upon a quiet retirement community. The Burning Ground, which takes place in the foothills of the Sierras, tells the story of a small village of Maidu Indians, all of whom are murdered during the Gold Rush. When their graves are desecrated over 150 years later, the tormented spirits decide that they’ve had enough. Mike’s thriller, Freedom’s Hand, was honored by the San Diego Book Awards Association as “Best Action/Thriller, 2013”. A white supremacist group, seeking to destroy all minorities, erects a concentration camp on American soil—half a century after the liberation of Auschwitz. Mike’s historical novel, Stone Woman: Winema and the Modocs, was honored by the San Diego Book Awards Association as “Best Historical Novel, 2014.”
A SWORD & PLANET NOVEL IN THE STYLE OF EDGAR RICE BURROUGHS. Dannus Erekwane is summoned to help look into a frightening occurrence: forty thousand people have vanished from a Jennithusian coastal city. All that remains there are a few thousand elders—all of them dead, all wearing expressions of sheer terror. A cryptic clue points across the waves toward the distant, forbidden land known as the Feroonian Continent, long shunned by the Jennithusians. Reluctantly, Dannus and his mates set sail across the deadly Black Straits to an unknown fate. What horrors will they encounter upon the Dark Seas of Maldrinium?