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The Ancient Ones

Cassandra L. Thompson

288 pages

Published October 31st 2020

ISBN: 978-1-7356863-2-5 

When David stumbles upon a tragic young woman in a sordid Limehouse pub, he has no idea she’d recognize him as the last vampyre alive, nor that she’d be the one to pull out his story. Yet as he recalls his life from the sweltering vineyards of Ancient Rome to the cold horrors of Medieval Romania - as well as his tumultuous past with the mad and mysterious Lucius - he realizes she is much more than what she seems. 

 

Gothic horror and mythological fantasy blend seamlessly together in this thrilling adventure, breathing new life into vampire lore as it reveals its true origins. The Ancient Ones is a tale of myth, mayhem, and magic … with a dash of romance that bites.

 

2022 IPPY Silver Award for Best Fantasy Book

"With flavors of Gothic horror and historical fiction, the battle between dark and light rests at the heart of this story, while memories traverse eons upon the sands of time..." - Whispers & Wonder Blog

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Rise of the Dark Goddess: A Collection of Poetry

Cassandra L. Thompson

73 pages

Published December 21st 2020

ISBN: 978-1-7356863-3-2

A collection of poetry that dances the fine line between romance and horror. Written by Gothic horror writer Cassandra L. Thompson, author of The Ancient Ones Trilogy. 

 

Rise of the Dark Goddess:

Memento Mori Edition

March 11th, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-7356863-1-0

A re-released hardcover edition featuring thirteen additional poems. 

 

"Thompson's pen hacks through heart and gristle equally here, exposing love for the beautiful-yet-shambling monster it can be when it chooses." - Goodreads Review

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Adrift on a Sea of Shadows: A Collection of Poetry

Spyder Collins

86 pages

Published March 1 2021 

ISBN: 978-1-7356863-4-9

Horror author Spyder Collins weaves disturbing tales of suffering and woe. When he's not agitating the minds of unsuspecting readers, he pens soul-shattering poetry. Sometimes he does both. This book is one such compilation.

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"Achingly lovely, somber, hidden depths, with hints of sorrow..." - Coffee, Book, & Candle Blog

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Anomalies & Curiosities:

An Anthology of Gothic Medical Horror

Cassandra L. Thompson

Stories by Brad Acevedo, David Andrews, R.A. Busby, Marie Casey, Spyder Collins, Roland Garrety, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Jeremy Megargee, Nick Petrou & Cassandra L. Thompson

217 pages

Published May 1st, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-7356863-7-0

CW//Contains women's medical/institutional abuse//

 

A new adventure in gothic fiction, Anomalies & Curiosities features ten terrifying tales of the medically macabre. A collection that explores the intricacies of the human psyche, leaving you with the curious sense of dread that only gothic horror can achieve.

 

"Though the stories are set across a variety of time periods (and even, once or twice, in alternate worlds), they all evoke a strong Victorian Gothic feel. You'll feel yourself immersed in filthy streets and secret laboratories, strange concoctions bubbling in beakers and even stranger creatures suspended, floating in giant copper vats. All while a dark and stormy night rages outside, of course."

Ravens & Roses: A Women's Gothic Anthology

Cassandra L. Thompson

Stories by Kristin Cleaveland, Judith Crow, Carla Eliot, A.L. Garcia, Tara Jazdzewski, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Liz Kamp, Catherine McCarthy, Olivia Claire Louise Newman, Alexa Rose, and Helen Whistberry. 

Published June 25th, 2021

214 pages

ISBN: 978-1-7371049-1-9

A woman haunted by guilt. A man obsessed with the obscene. A vampire consumed by love. Ravens & Roses is a unique collection of Gothic stories penned by a diverse group of women authors. Pulling inspiration from some of the greatest Gothic works of our time, these writers have created eleven poignantly beautiful tales of love, tragedy, and the woman's experience.  

"A gorgeous, haunting collection! Ravens & Roses truly is Gothic fiction at its finest, with each story bringing its own unique vibe to the table..." 

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Liminality: The Ancient Ones Trilogy

Cassandra L. Thompson

288 pages

Published October 31st 2021 

ISBN:978-1-7371049-5-7

Picking up right where The Ancient Ones left off, David has just discovered the diabolical brother he left for dead in 15th century Romania has returned. Making matters even stranger, the news is delivered by his old friend, Danulf, the half-vampyre/half-lycanthrope he had also presumed dead. As Dan divulges his story to David and his newly reanimated lover, Morrigan, it becomes clear that the ancient pagan gods history hoped to forget are back. 

Another adventure throughout history, from the Carpathian Mountains to Pre-Revolutionary France, the story unfolds to reveal there is a much bigger problem than just the vainglorious Lucius. Even with the addition of a liminal witch named Cahira, the gods find themselves facing a threat that can erase their existence for good. Wrought with adventure, romance, tragedy, and heartache, the second book in The Ancient Ones Trilogy dives deeper into a tale as old as time itself... that bites.

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"Beautifully written, a story I know I'll find myself picking up again and again through the years to come." 

Grimm & Dread: A Crow's Twist on Classic Tales

Cassandra L. Thompson, Lucas Mann.

Also featuring stories by Mary Rajotte, Zeena Murbarak, Stephen Black, Ryan Brinson, Elou Carroll, Adam M. Federewski, Sabrina Howard, Beatrice Hadwin, Brad Acevedo, J.S. Larmore, Victoria Audley.

288 pages

Published December 10, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-7371049-9-5

Is it possible to make Grimms’ Fairy Tales, the gruesome collection that shaped our storytelling, even more dreadful? Leave it to Quill & Crow Publishing House to try! Included in this anthology are twelve deconstructed tales with “A Crow's Twist.” Some are dark and some are meaningful, but all of them will make you reconsider the classic stories in a brand new way.

"Honoring the dark and twisted side of fairytales...from the first to the last tale I was absolutely captivated." 

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Eros & Thanatos: An Anthology of Death & Desire

Cassandra L. Thompson, Damon Barret Roe.

Featuring stories by Alexandria Baker, Megan Bontrager, Maddie Bowen-Smyth, Dan Dolan, A.L. Garcia, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Jeremy Megargee, Newton, Ashley Van Elswyk, Melanie Whitlock, Kayla Whittle, and Perry Wolfecastle

288 pages

Published February 11th, 2022

ISBN: 979-8-9851285-2-9

Freud once theorized that human beings are subject to two drives: love (Eros) and death (Thanatos). While his psychoanalytic theory has long been expanded upon, no one can argue how fundamental love and death is to our existence. Within this collection are twelve stories that explore the fine line that exists between the two concepts. Featuring a diverse group of authors, these stories seek to intrigue, inspire, and–since it is a Quill & Crow anthology–haunt you, too.

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"This was a beautiful book. All of the stories had something that just punched me in the heart." 

 

Haunted: A Crow Showcase

Cassandra L. Thompson

Featuring stories by Brad Acevedo, Damon Barret Roe, William Bartlett, Stephen Black, Spyder Collins, A.L. Garcia, Rebecca Jones-Howe, J.S. Larmore,  Lucas Mann, David Middleham, Tiffany Putenis, Mary Rajotte, Cassandra L. Thompson, Melanie Whitlock & K.R. Wieland

242 pages

Published April 5, 2022

ISBN:  979-8-9851285-5-0

“We all have ghosts…”

Fifteen authors, twelve poets, one theme: haunted. A sometimes thrilling, sometimes poignant, always dreadful showcase of Quill & Crow Publishing House’s beloved authors. Tour haunted houses and shadowy realms, witness dark rituals and baneful magic, meet wicked spirits and mysterious creatures, as each writer explores what it means to be haunted. 

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"Haunting, gorgeous, dark...the stories stayed with me long after reading. Highly recommend.

 
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Carnival Macabre: An Anthology of Gothic Horror

Cassandra L. Thompson, Damon Barret Roe

Featuring Stories by Brad Acevedo, Valerie Alexander, Fox Claret Hill, Katerini Koraki, Alexander Pearce, Daniel R. Robichaud, Craig E. Sawyer, Erica Schaef, Eddins Sinclair, Sabrina Voerman, Amy Westphal

240 pages

Published May 13th, 2022

ISBN: 979-8-9851285-8-1 

Marvelous wonders! Wondrous marvels! Come one, come all to the Carnival Macabre, where the shocking and obscure thrives. See the exquisite oddities, avoid centuries old vampires, meet the Master of Fleas, hear the story of The Bone King, and become grateful you’ve never been bequeathed an old clown named Sorry. But do be wary on your travels, for if you reach The Goblin Market, you’ll know you’ve gone too far. Eleven extraordinary tales that will satisfy your morbid curiosities…and ensure you never look at carnivals quite the same again.   

 

"Horror and the carnival are always a perfect fit..." 

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Tales from Brackish Harbor: An Anthology of Eldritch Horror

Cassandra L. Thompson, Damon Barret Roe

Featuring Stories by William Bartlett, Nick Bennett, Amanda M. Blake, Amanda Casile, Fox Claret Hill, Lucas Mann, Matthew Siadak, Teagan Olivia Sturmer, Mary Tait, R.B. Thorne, R. Thursday, Wendy Vogel

240 pages

Published August 13th, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-958228-02-9

Welcome to Brackish Harbor. Settled in the 1920s on an island in the Atlantic Ocean, it was once a booming fishing town that attracted tourists who longed for quiet retreat. It soon became a beautiful escape, and for those who lived there, it was a community. A promise. A home. Until... ​​​

"Tempting sires, monstrous leviathans, fervent zealots and more, this anthology boasts many aspects that make cosmic horror so intriguing..." 

 
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Revelations: The Ancient Ones Trilogy

Cassandra L. Thompson

240 pages

Published Oct 31th, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-958228-02-9

Back for the final installment, a freshly revived David and the rest of the immortal vampyres return to the place it all began: Africa. As they continue to fend off Discordia's attacks, the close proximity of the reincarnated gods forces them to discover more about their shared pasts than ever before. Joined by new gods, and some long forgotten, the Ancient Ones must find a way to heal old wounds and reconcile their pasts, or risk the ruin of all. Another volume of adventure, tragedy, and love, the third book in The Ancient Ones Trilogy brings to a close the tale as old as time itself, with one final bite.