TITLE: The Outcast Hours
AUTHOR: edited by Mahvesh Murad & Jared Shurin
RELEASED: February 2019; Solaris
KEY INFO: anthology, short stories, gritty, eerie, diverse authors & diverse rep
suicide, murder, spiked alcoholic drinks, drugs, murder, violence, queer death, graphic descriptions of dead bodies
Synopsis: Bold new anthology from the acclaimed editors of The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories
We live our lives in the daylight. Our stories take place under the sun: bright, clear, unafraid.
This is not a book of those stories.
These are the stories of people who live at night; under neon and starlight, and never the light of day.
These are the stories of poets and police; writers and waiters; gamers and goddesses; tourists and traders; the hidden and the forbidden; the lonely and the lovers.
These are their lives. These are their stories. And this is their time:
The Outcast Hours.
WARNING: Please be aware that there is a lot of gritty, grimdarkesque and violent content in The Outcast Hours and as such may not be suitable for all readers. I personally was unable to finish reading the book due to the content, so please ensure that you have a look through the content notices and feel free to contact me if you would like any additional details about the content. The content notices are only applicable up to chapter 8 and there may be additional CN’s not included for later stories.
It’s the penultimate day of The Outcast Hours blog tour and I’m pleased to be hosting you all for one of the last stops of the tour. Over the last 16 days, The Outcast Hours blog tour has been making its rounds of the book blogosphere with host bloggers sharing their fantastic reviews of the anthology. In case you missed their posts, check out each of the stops below:
- Monday 18th February – Lost in the Land of Books (Review)
- Tuesday 19th February – The Overdue Book Review (Review)
- Wednesday 20th February – Seans Book Reviews (Review)
- Thursday 21st February – Rachel Read It (Review)
- Friday 22nd February – The Divine Write (Review)
- Monday 25th February – Espresso Coco (Review)
- Tuesday 26th February – Kelly’s Book Space (Review)
- Wednesday 27th February – Wyres World (Review/Giveaway)
- Thursday 28th February – Blue Book Balloon (Review)
- Friday 1st March – Northern Reader (Review)
- Monday 4th March – The Midnight Review (Review)
- Tuesday 5th March – Stacy is Reading (Review)
- Wednesday 6th March – Silver Screen Videos (Review)
- Thursday 7th March – Me! (Giveaway)
- Friday 8th March – Fantasy Book Critic
By now I imagine your curiosities are well and truly piqued so I’m hosting a giveaway to give you a chance to win a paperback copy of The Outcast Hours! The giveaway is open internationally and will close at midnight on the 14th March 2019. Giveaway accounts will not be considered.
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