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Christopher Porter thought he knew what to expect from life: not a great deal, having been bitten by a werewolf. Now, all he wants is a normal life: a family, a stable job, friends.

Ivy Burwell, also wishing for normalcy, is struggling against the expectations of her heritage. As the last witch in a long line of Witches, still coming to terms with her husband’s death, she is trying her hardest to avoid her destiny.

It won’t be easy, with the owners of a magical bookshop, a grumpy poltergeist, two orphaned runaways, a redoubtable florist, a retired music teacher (and his heavily pregnant labrador), several unsavoury wizards, a lithographer, a necromancer with a grudge, a horde of Technomancers and a half-Troll getting in the way!

Oh, and a parrot.

 

But there are darker things afoot in the town of Brindleford. In a church on the outskirts of the town an ancient evil is stirring, responding to the call of the wicked soul in search of it…

“Around the world, in places we think we know, another world exists. The House of Vines takes you right to the heart of that world and the strange, often dangerous people within it.”

- Louise D. Smith

 

“Sometimes you get so wrapped up in a book you don’t realise how it has twined itself around you. Most enjoyable read for some time. The arcade of the arcane, with a nice cup of tea!”

- Rae Bailey

 

“Un-put-down-able. Loveable (and detestable) characters and imaginative prose. Lauren K. Nixon’s intricate weaving of the mystery and the character’s storylines together will make you laugh, cry and keep you on the edge of your seat.”

- Clare Keogh

 

“The House of Vines is a story of magic, mystery, and mayhem. I fell in love with so many of the characters and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! Funny and fascinating, this is a great read you will not want to miss!”

- Jessica Grace Coleman

"Melancholic, funny and mysterious, The House of Vines elicited a plethora of emotions that immersed me deeply into its fantasy world - a world I wouldn't mind living in! Best enjoyed reading it in a comfy chair with a cuppa."

Drømme Lund

COMING SOON FROM LAUREN K. NIXON

Autumn 2019

Check out my Sneak Peeks page for news about my upcoming releases!

 

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Coming 17th of August!

The fourth anthology by the talented, eclectic and disparate community of writers known as The Superstars, THIS WAY UP is an exciting new collection of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and experiments: the result of twelve months of prompts, picked at random and posted on the first day of every month between December 2017 and November 2018, and curated by Lauren K. Nixon.

 

This year's work stems from a sense of liminality - of being on the edge of two worlds or states of being. Join our authors as they explore the weird and the wonderful, the normal and the arcane, the emotional and the physical, and the dangerous and the safe - and, ultimately, what it means to be human. From the dark things that lurk in human (or inhuman) hearts, to the things waiting for us after our final battles; from murder most foul, to meting out justice; from the agony of saying goodbye, to the joy of first falling in love;

 

This Way Up has a little bit of everything. Including work from: Emilie Addison, Han R. H. Allen, Rae Bailey, Hannah Burns, G. Burton, Jessica Grace Coleman, Hailie Drescher, Amina Farooq, J. A. Foley, T. J. Francis, Kim Hosking, Wayne Naylor, Lauren K. Nixon, Iain Shaw, Louise D. Smith, Ariadne Thayne and E. L. Tovey, and artwork from Naveen N. Bhat, Liz Hearson, Heather E. Page and PhoenixShaman.

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The first time Ottie saw Death, she was six years old...

MAYFLIES is a new, exclusive short story from Lauren K. Nixon.

A tale of life, Death and unexpected friendship. To her neighbours, Ottie is a perfectly normal woman. But she is a woman with a secret. One she will take to her grave. More or less.

 

Mayflies is a gently humorous, touching and moving book about how the bonds of friendship can extend across the largest of gaps.

- G. Burton

This was awesome. I loved it. Couldn't stop reading it.

- Val Robertson

This was a nice, subtle, slice of life (and afterlife). It really drew me in.

- Adam G. Smith

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FUNCTIONING AS INTENDED is the third anthology by the talented, disparate community of writers known as The Superstars. This fresh collection of stories, poems, snippets and experiments is the result of twelve months of prompts, picked at random and posted on the first day of every month between November 2016 and October 2017.

Including work from: Emilie Addison, G. Burton, Han R.H. Allen, Hannah Burns, Rae Bailey, Wayne Naylor, Jessica Grace Coleman, J.A. Foley, Hailie Drescher, K. Hosking, Kirsty McNulty, Lauren K. Nixon, Louise D. Smith, Mike Farren, Amina Farouk, T.J. Francis, Naveen N. Bhat, Chris O'Brien, Philip Lickley and S.J. Hopkins, along with artwork by Liz Hearson, PhoenixShaman and Karelin Victor-Kinzel.

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A refreshing new novella from from Lauren K. Nixon, THE FOX AND THE FOOL celebrates love and friendship from the very edge of things.

Sometimes in Illyria you find yourself in need of a friend, particularly among fools.
​A gentle, strange romance between two people who spend their lives on the edge of things, set after the events of Twelfth Night. 
Things have settled quite amicably since the marriages of the two great houses of the town. But now there's a new fool on the scene - and we are all fools in love.

 

"The Fox and the Fool is a delightfully romantic tale that sweeps you up in an instant and doesn’t let you down until you’ve savoured every last drop. Perfect for fans of Shakespeare, it will also appeal to anyone looking for an enchanting, uplifting read about love and life." - Jessica Grace Coleman

 

"A light-hearted tale of fun, mischief and music - a story about the importance of friendship and brave vulnerability, all wrapped up in the setting of a Shakespearean town." - Clare Keogh

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SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is the second anthology by The Superstars, an eclectic group of writers and artists, and curated by Lauren K. Nixon.


An exciting mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, this collection represents a year’s worth of creation on every conceivable topic, from the light to the dark, and the fantastic to the mundane.

From the dark things that lurk in the rain, to monsters roaming the woods; from murder most foul, to rampaging gnomes; from the agony of saying goodbye, to the joy of first meeting; Some Assembly Required has a little bit of everything.

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A brand new collection of stories from Lauren K. Nixon: in ECHOES OF THE LIGHT, nothing is ever quite as it seems...

Rooks and Apples is a bittersweet story of connection and loss, and a love that transcends even time. Frank Bennett didn't know what had hit him the day he met Ruby, and he never expected it to last a lifetime...

In The Long Dark, someone is picking off the crew of the lunar Helium 3 mine. As the longest serving member of the 'ghoul squad', Marley knows very well that the moon can be a very lonely place, especially when the lights go out... 

The Butterfly and the Lion proves that you can find friends in the most unexpected of places. A dark secret lurks deep at the heart of Lark View Asylum, and FBI Special Agent Leo Jericho is slowly losing his mind trying to find it...

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TITLE NOT INCLUDED is an exciting anthology of short stories, created over the period of a year by a community of writers, The Short Story Superstars, and curated by Lauren K. Nixon.

 

Take a walk on the strange side with lost letters, discovered treasures, nightmares, daydreams, gateways to other worlds, and the occasional cookie!

 

Follow our characters as they navigate their way through adventure and romance, murder and the macabre. With poems, stories and flash fiction, there's something here to delight everyone.

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