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Ormeshadow Released

It’s finally the official release date of “Ormeshadow” from Tor.com. My huge thanks to the team there.

Becky Spratford kindly mentioned “Ormeshadow” on her Recent Horror Novellas for Librarians column on her website RA for All: Horror, the online of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror. She also featured me in a series she runs, RA for All: 31 Days of Horror – I am Day 8 of Why I Love Horror.

Becky is a Librarian in Illinois who trains library staff all over the world on how to match books with readers through their local public library. She is an of the author of The Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror, 2d edition (ALA Editions, 2012). She writes content for EBSCO’s NoveList database, reviews for Booklist, is a member of the Adult Reading Round Table Steering Committee, a 5 term Trustee for her local library, and am a proud member of The Horror Writers’ Association.

“Ormeshadow” is also reviewed by Ross Jeffrey over at Storgy.

Sharma’s prose in Ormeshadow is deep and rich, and at times, all consuming. It’s as if Sharma has created a storm on the page, contained it with words, sentences and paragraphs – you want to pull yourself away but it’s intoxicatingly, you are at her mercy and she doesn’t relent

Read full review here.

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Amazon Best Books of the Month: SF & F

My novella, ‘Ormeshadow’ is listed in Amazon’s Best SFF for October 2019. Nope, I don’t believe it either.

The official release date is 15th October 2019.

Amazon Best SFF Oct 2019

Anthony R. Cardno kindly reviewed Ormshadow over on his blog:

Priya Sharma’s Ormeshadow is of that particular type of fantasy wherein the reader wonders if the fantasy aspect actually exists at all or is completely in the characters’ minds. It’s hard to walk that “is it real or isn’t it” line without confirming one way or the other and still satisfy the reader; Priya Sharma pulls it off magnificently, putting me often in mind of one of my favorite fantasy novels (and possibly one of my favorite novels of any genre), Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman’s The Fall of the Kings. Even after two re-readings of Ormeshadow, I find myself happily vacillating as to whether the fantasy element, especially the story’s denouement, is real or the product of the main character’s fevered and wishing mind.

Read his full review.



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Bones, Bones & Buffy reviews Ormeshadow

Books, Bones & Buffy

Thanks to Tammy of Books, Bones & Buffy for her review of my novella, Ormshadow, which is out from Tor on 15th October 2019. I LOVE her banner design.

If you are intrigued by stories that excel in character development and “slice of life” vignettes, then you’ll love Ormeshadow. The format is a bit unusual. It’s divided up into short, titled chapters that are almost individual stories themselves, yet each is seamlessly woven together to form a whole. Sharma focuses on big and small moments that happen on the farm between family members, and even though some of these moments seemed insignificant at the time, I found each to be profoundly important by the end of the book.

Sharma’s tale is a claustrophobic one, full of darkness punctuated only by candlelight at night and a cold sun during the day. Ormeshadow sits near the cliffs, and harsh winds, muddy fields and uneven, rocky ground lie in wait to make the characters’ lives miserable. Even worse is the anger and jealousy that simmers between the characters, ready to explode at any moment. These emotions were palpable, and I loved reading a story where the thing that made me keep turning pages wasn’t exciting action, but the terror of seeing just what these characters were capable of. There’s an unsettling feeling of isolation and being trapped, and I felt for Gideon and his mother, who have no way out of their situation.  Books, Bones & Blood Review

Read the full review.


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More2Read Interview

Ormeshadow by Priya SharmaThanks to Lou Pendergrast of More2Read for interviewing me about my collection, “All the Fabulous Beasts” and soon-to-be-released novella, “Ormeshadow”, as well as Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, and my favourite small presses.

You can read it here.

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Ormeshadow Review at The Fantasy Hive


A lush, well-written and heart-breaking story, Ormeshadow is a must-read.  -Shona Kinsella, The Fantasy Hive

Read full article  here.

My thanks to Shona and The Fantasy Hive for reviewing this.

Pre-order:  Amazon.co.uk /Amazon.com


Ormeshadow review by Publishers Weekly

Ormeshadow by Priya Sharma

This short, sharp tale is often wrenching and worth savoring.

-Publishers Weekly.

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Ormeshadow ARC

I can’t quite believe this is a real book.

Ellen Datlow and Ormeshadow (Advanced Review Copy)

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Cover Reveal for Ormeshadow

I’m very excited about the release of my first novella, “Ormeshadow”, by Tor later this year. They’ve allowed Bookish to reveal the cover. Do you want a look?

Priya Sharma

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I am absolutely delighted that Tor will be publishing my novella, Ormeshadow, in 2019. My huge thanks to both consulting editor, Ellen Datlow, and the team at Tor for accepting this.

You can read more details about it  in the announcement on Tor.com.

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