Hot Berry Punch: A Novel
Emma May Shinnecock grew up wild on the remote Western prairies in the 1820s. Left free to roam and learn from the nature surrounding her, Emma’s hunger for life drives her to flaunt formal conventions as she discovers the world around her.
After embracing her first romantic liaison with a mysterious stranger, she is left with far more than a confusing introduction to love. She is now a Beguiler, a “blood thirster” with exciting new abilities and a deeper lust for life. But her condition comes with a steep price. For the Beguiler lures its victimsbyforcing Emma to appear to them as the lost loves they desire most.Can Emma ever be seen as she truly is? Or is she doomed to survive only by being what others want her to be?
From her cunning role as a frontier town madam, to her flawed redemption as a preacher’s wife, to her passionate yet tragic life among a fringe clan of the Lakota, Emma’s quest to find love is a distinctly American twist on vampire lore you won’t soon forget.
"There's a full-blooded sensuality to Tatum's writing... A propulsive prose poetry which blazes on the page."
—The Modern Custodian
LO: A Novel
Willoughby, known back on Earth as "the East Hamptons of the Kuiper Belt," is the first sustainable colony on Mars.
Built by the mysterious geneticist Carlo Yakamura this settlement encourages the rich to live as they please. They can enjoy decadent homes, physically modifiable partners, meals based on their best memories and even boutique children known on Willoughby as Builds.
Designed to impress even at the dullest cocktail parties, the Builds' proprietary motive genes have been sourced from the DNA of some of the greatest artistic disruptors of the last several centuries. But even among a host of uniquely gifted Builds, Lo is unique. And uniquely unbalanced. So what would be the grisliest of murders back on Earth, is just an inconvenience on Willoughby. That is why Lo is sent to be "seasoned" by a man we come to know only as Cook.
Can Cook's fatherly hand guide Lo to a deeper understanding of his potential and purpose or is Lo's innate power destined to destroy all of Willoughby? Is Lo the key to Cook's creative redemption or is he the cause of Cook's worst nightmares? And once Cook learns the true purpose of Yakamura's Willoughby will Lo or Cook find the colony worth saving at all?
"[Tatum's] sumptuous and impeccable prose is lush, acting as a wholly engaging, intelligent and well-balanced vector through which the story takes its irresistable shape...LO delivers magnetism"—The BookLife Prize
Only the Dead Know Burbank
A young girl awakens in a hastily dug grave—vague memories of blood and fever, her mother performing a mysterious ceremony before the world went away. Germany has lost the first great war and Europe has lost millions more to the Spanish Flu epidemic. But Maddy has not only survived, she has changed. No longer does she eat, sleep, or age. No longer can she die. After taking up with a pair of street performers, she shocks and fascinates the crowds with her ability to survive outrageous traumas. But at a studio in Berlin, Maddy discovers her true calling: film.
With her intimate knowledge of fear, death, and realms beyond the living, she practically invents the modern horror genre on the spot. Before long, she travels to California and insinuates herself in Hollywood as the genius secretly behind The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, and Frankenstein. And yet she must remain in the shadows—a chilling apparition suspended eternally between worlds.
Clever, tragic, and thoroughly entertaining, Only the Dead Know Burbank introduces readers to one of the most unique, unforgettable characters in fiction.
“Classic horror buffs will race through this novel that blends historical fiction with uncanny elements of the gothic. A perfect read for Halloween.” —BookPage