Allusionary Assembly

The Writing of Kerry E.B. Black


published works

Book Review: The Fae Realm written by Van Vuuren Ronel Janse

Book Review: The Fae Realm written by Van Vuuren Ronel Janse

Written in a forthright style using simple language to convey complex subjects, this young adult (ya) book provides insight into Ronel’s interpretation of the fae realm. Introduced first is a new work of fiction by the author followed by research into the various denizens represented in the story. The author draws on such sources as Shakespeare and Keats to enrich the characters created. The result is effectively a field guide for a deeper understanding and appreciation of Ronel’s written world. Readers meet vila, ankou, sirens, gancanagh, caith sith, and other fairy creatures and learn why our ancestors feared them.

The Fae Realm introduced me to several new-to-me otherworldly beings and reminded me of others I’d forgotten. I’m a sucker for folklore and the fae. I also love history and classic literature, so this book is right up my alley.

Sins of the Fae

Chasity Nicole and Debbie Manber Kupfer put together a new addition to the “Sins” anthology series, and I’m jazzed. Sins of the Fae? Heck yes!

The Sins series began with “Sins of the Past,” and my short story’s setting was Tudor England, where two gruesome characters developed a fondness for “Princess pudding.” That same duo visited in my addition to “Sins of the Future,” but in my story in “Sins of the Gods,” readers might develop sympathy for an ancient Greek monster.

This latest in the series brings together such talented writers as Jen Ponce, Don Miskal, Cara Fox, Fiona Skye, Misha Burnett, Miracle Austin, and Pat Jackson, and I’m honored to have a story included. (Mine’s called Karam’s Crystal, a retelling of an old story wherein a mother realizes the importance of her child.)

Sins of the Fae is available through Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

*If you read it, please give it a review. 🙂

Herd of Nightmares

As many of you know, I’ve published a second collection of short horror stories through Tree Shadow Press called Herd of Nightmares.

My amazing brother, Chris Blick did the cover artwork. Didn’t he do a great job? Not only do I think so, but so do a bunch of people at All Author. They host a monthly cover contest, and Herd of Nightmares has passed the first round of voting. Won’t you please give it a peek and see if you might be motivated to vote it a winning cover? You can check it out here:


Herd of Nightmares contains 210 pages of flash fiction, short stories, and horror haiku.


If you’re interested in purchasing, I have books available for sale here for $12.95 (plus shipping) through Pay Pal at

through Tree Shadow Press

or through Amazon .

Herd of Nightmares

Excited to announce the newest collection of my short horror stories is now available for purchase!

My First Novel!

I’m THRILLED to announce sometime this autumn, I’ll be a NOVELIST!

My YA novel, Season of Secrets, will be available through Rhetoric Askew.



I’m so excited and hope you’ll spread the word! (Of course, when it comes out, I hope you’ll read and enjoy it, too!)



Full Moon Slaughter

Full Moon Slaughter 2It terrifies us that an innocent face can mask evil.

Shifters. Lycanthropes. Werewolves. Secrets hidden beneath the skin of seemingly normal people. Be they metaphors or deep-rooted fears of the nature of man, these creatures claw their way through our imaginations.

Compiled by Toneye Eyenot and Nick Hatfield, Full Moon Slaughter 2 is a monstrous volume of tales that explores these fascinating creatures, and I’m thrilled to have two short stories included. Available through Amazon and a number of other sources, it promises a lot of hair-raising horror for your enjoyment. In fact, it is free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. Do you dare check it out?


I’ve also a story in the first Full Moon Slaughter, which is also available on Amazon, and it is also available free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

New Anthology – and I’ve a small part within!

I’m thrilled to be a part of this new anthology!



Twisted Fairy Tale Anthology.

Published by Catterfly Publishing, an OWS Ink LLC subsidiary

Where the fairytale ends, and the reflection begins

OWS Ink, LLC is very excited to announce the publication of our 2017 anthology, Mirror & Thorns. Just in time for Halloween, these fourteen stories from fourteen different authors will have you curled up on the couch ignoring those trick or treaters! These exceptional tales will stay with you long after the last page. This collection of short stories releases on Wednesday, October, 25th, 2017, and a Facebook Release Party open to the public occurs on  October 21, 2017. (

The authors have weaved each one of these enchanting stories with quirky and intriguing characters as well as plots with compelling twists. You can learn more about these authors and the anthology by following along with the book blog tour which begins on on October 20th.  Preorders will begin at the Facebook event on the 21st.

A dark fairy tale collection from the twisted pens of:

J.M. Ames, Kerry E.B. Black, J.K. Allen, C.L. Bledsoe, Lucy Palmer, Stacy Overby, T.S. Dickerson, Edward Ahern, Melanie Noell Bernard, S.L. Scott, Sarah Nour, Paul Stansbury, Cassidy Taylor, and J. Lee Strickland.

To learn more about this new anthology visit Our Write Side (

1603 Capitol Ave, suite 310-A428

Cheyenne, WY 82001

To arrange an author interview, review copies, photos, or for additional information please contact Amanda Mabry, Executive Marketing Director OWS Ink

Twisted Fairy Tale Anthology.

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Darkly Never After

The author's horror selfie.

Of all the anthologies in which I have published works, this is one of my favorites. All proceeds from Darkly Never After go to pediatric cancer research. I have two short stories and a scattering of poems included.

One story follows a home health care worker on a swampy assignment. The other looks into the dark influence of jealousy.

However, it is to go out of print soon, so if you want a copy for a good cause, head to:

or other outlets and snag a copy!


Tales From the Blue Gonk

These anthologies hold a smorgasbord of flash fiction, including ten of mine! Offered by Thirteen O’Clock Press, these little frights can be purchased through various retailers including, of course, Amazon.

AND, breaking news, I’ll have another 5 bites of flash fiction in the upcoming Blue Gonk anthology, to be released soon.

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