For those of you that don’t know, I am a member of World Weaver Press’ Cover Reveal Team. What that means is that I, along with other bloggers in the team, get to reveal the covers of upcoming books from World Weaver Press. The cover I get to reveal today is one that I am pretty excited about. It is an anthology of original stories about Krampus.
Krampus is a mythological creature from Austro-Bavarian folklore, and believed to have originated in pre-Christian traditions and lore. Typically described as a cross between a goat and a demon, Krampus is the opposite of Santa Clause. During the Christmas season Krampus goes around and punishes wicked and misbehaving children. The stories in this anthology follow Krampus throughout different situations and scenarios in which he is sometimes cast as a villain, and sometimes as a hero.
The title of the anthology is He Sees You When He’s Creepin’: Tales of Krampus and the official summary is as follows: Krampus is the cloven-hoofed, curly-horned, and long-tongued dark companion of St. Nick. Sometimes a hero, sometimes a villain, within these pages, he’s always more than just a sidekick. You’ll meet manifestations of Santa’s dark servant as he goes toe-to-toe with a bratty Cinderella, a guitar-slinging girl hero, a coffee shop-owning hipster, and sometimes even St. Nick himself. Whether you want a dash of horror or a hint of joy and redemption, these 12 new tales of Krampus will help you gear up for the most “wonderful” time of the year.
This anthology Features original stories by Steven Grimm, Lissa Marie Redmond, Beth Mann, Anya J. Davis, E.J. Hagadorn, S.E. Foley, Brad P. Christy, Ross Baxter, Nancy Brewka-Clark, Tamsin Showbrook, E.M. Eastick, and Jude Tulli.
World Weaver Press was kind enough to also send me a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I love reading anthologies, they are perfect to read before bed as you can read one story within a half an hour or so and then go to sleep without being left hanging. I’ll actually be posting a review of an anthology this week sometime, it’s called Covalent Bonds. The publication date for He Sees You When He’s Creepin’: Tales of Krampus is November 22, 2016. If you’re a fan of spooky, funny, and holiday themed books and movies (such as The Nightmare Before Christmas) than you’ll definitely want to pick this one up!
Now without any further ado here is the cover!