Imaginative Kitchen Intrigue
Creature Cookbook Series
With the current popularity of vampires, zombies and werewolves, this series of creature dining reference books is guaranteed to appeal to anyone interested in that “dark enchanted evening.” You will enjoy these hilarious, insightful dating guides, and delight in a wide range of tasty foods to cook and savor.
The Vampires’ Guide to Dining, by Moonfire
Contrary to popular belief, vampires do not subsist on blood alone. The Vampires’ Guide to Dining introduces a comic universe of sixteen vampire types, and includes “vamp-spiring” and “non-vamp-spiring” dating and dining tips for each.
For example, Trailer Trash Drac loves his Baby Back ribs, and the perfect dating scene for him is a honky-tonk bar and grill. For those into more sustainable life-styles, the Eco Type vamp dinner of such delights as Monster Mash Hash and Fangs ‘n Hot Chicken Wings might be more to their taste.
The Zombies’ Guide to Dining, by Moonfire
Zombies eventually get tired of all brains, all the time. The Zombies’ Guide to Dining moves on to the subject of zombies, classifying their personality types and suggesting recipes for food and drinks that will appeal to their unique anatomies.
Whether your preferred dining locale is a fancy restaurant or an informal pub crawl, this guide has all the answers you will need to have a great time. And when the zombie apocalypse finally happens, knowing your way around cooking for these ravenous creatures could prove life-saving.
Go Fork, Ye Crooked Spoon, and Let Me Live My Knife! by Sheila Marshall
This whimsical guide to cooking and carving meats is both helpful and entertaining.
The book is written in Shakespearean language, and includes amusing quotations from the Bard. It is filled with striking black and white illustrations by Twin Cities artist Sarah Marie Wash that complement the instructive and sometimes irreverent text.
This book is a must for every kitchen that holds William Shakespeare and his works in high esteem. Learn to cook and carve, with hearty laughs all the while.
Go Fork, Ye Crooked Spoon, and Let Me Live My Knife! is scheduled for release in Fall 2017.
The Guild Series
Scott Michael Stenwick’s Guild Series is urban fantasy rooted in the principles of real-world ceremonial magick and set in a world remarkably like our own. The series draws upon his experiences as an initiate of a real magical order, his practice of real magical rituals, and his recognized expertise in the field of Enochian Magick.
Arcana, by Scott Michael Stenwick
Arcana is the first installment of Scott Stenwick’s Guild Series, published in 2009.
Balzador was once a mighty Demon, but after opposing his master Coronzon he found himself exiled on Earth inhabiting a human body. Only one way remains for him to return home – binding together the world’s magick and joining in a war against the Archons, sworn enemies of the Demons, that would upset the cosmic balance of power. Standing in his way is the Guild, a magical order founded during the European Renaissance that holds the secrets of practical magick he desperately needs to complete his task.
After a terrible magical accident the Guild is divided and distracted. Guild initiate Michael Niemand and A∴A∴ initiate Samantha Davis must unite the members of their respective magical orders against Balzador if any of them hope to survive. Complicating their task further, the government magick office has taken an interest in the Demon and the Guild and seeks to use both for its own purposes. As Balzador’s plans unfold, the two magicians struggle to stop the binding spell and find a way to destroy the immortal Demon. But will their efforts prove too late?
Ipswich, by Scott Michael Stenwick
Ipswich is a sequel to Scott Stenwick’s 2009 debut novel Arcana and the second installment of his Guild Series.
The book tells the story of Sara Winchester, a young heiress who finds herself one of the world’s wealthiest women following her mother’s untimely death. Unexpectedly transformed by an experimental psychoactive drug, her eyes are opened to a mystical and unfamiliar world.
With help from the magical order known as the Guild, she explores her new abilities and attempts to unravel the mystery of her mother’s death. Her search leads her to Ipswich, Massachusetts, where she must confront a killer who can control the spirits of the dead, and the machinations of a rival order, long thought vanquished, that seeks to destroy both her family and the Guild.
Ipswich is scheduled for release in Summer 2017.
The Northern Vampire Saga
Sheila Marshall and Scott Stenwick’s Northern Vampire Saga is steeped in the mystery of Minnesota’s North Woods and the North Shore of Lake Superior. Vampires and other paranormal creatures stalk the Northland, preying upon the unwitting, and only an unlikely team of investigators can stand in their way.
Written in Blood, by Sheila Marshall and Scott Stenwick
David Killian is an ancient vampire with the power to write the fate of the Northland in his own blood. When he writes the ideal lover and companion into life, he summons artist Kristie Slay from Chicago to Castle Danger on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
David hungers for the promise of their joining, the final seal of his power over Castle Danger. Kristie is drawn by the town’s mystery, and the surprise of a new love springing from her past.
But Kristie carries with her a hidden secret that may lead to both their undoing.
Written in Blood is scheduled for release in Summer 2017.