Aphotic Love

Devoid of light. A depth beyond comprehension.

Everything that stands in the light
Also has a side that stands in the darkness.

Love is no exception.

Love is often depicted as light, joyful, fun, exciting, carefree …
But there is also a darker side to love—a deeper, frightening, desperate, tragic side.
Dare to dive deep into this raw, emotional collection of short stories, prose, and poems which strives to expose the lightless side of tragedy, heartbreak, desperation, and love.

From the love of gods and goddesses to mortals who fell in love with death to the love forbidden between commoners. From pure sweet romance gone astray to villains who loved the hero.
An actress no longer acting she’s in love, a phoenix whose lover gives everything to be with her reborn, a villain who burned the world so his love could be the hero, two immortals who give up everything to live and love, a lonely queen whose touch turns loved ones to ice, a romantic moment re-lived and lost in gold paint. Promises made and promises broken.

Some fall in love.
And some fall out.
After all, … all’s fair in love …

Order directly from Effie Joe Stock who put this entire anthology together!

This anthology features my story called Blackheart!

Syrath and Jineza are both members of the Cult of Nemesis. The cult controls the world of Alrika from the shadows to bring order, when in reality, they create chaos wherever they go. Their cruelty knows no bounds, especially not for members like Syrath and Jineza trained to be expert killers. Yet to kill and obey the cult, they must rid themselves of everything except undying loyalty – especially love.

But Syrath and Jineza have a secret – a deep, aphotic love that will bring them a child, or death if they are caught.