JOSHUA IAN

Welcome to My Writing Portfolio

Where to find upcoming and previously published works for the writer, Joshua Ian.

 

PUBLISHED WORKS

Short stories, novellas, books

 
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THE GHOST OF HILLCOMB HALL: A DARKLY ENCHANTED ROMANCE

23 SEPTEMBER 2020

The second entry in the Darkly Enchanted Romance series. 

England, 1910

Landscape designer Jonas Laurence arrives at the cheerless and fog enswathed Hillcomb Hall, home to the Earl of Stanley and his family, to renovate their crumbling gardens. With a great storm crashing all around, his time is at the mercy of the house’s odd and mysterious occupants. Captivated by the hauntingly attractive portrait of Lord Stanley’s ancestor, which constantly seems to watch and taunt him, Jonas’s dreams become weird and distressing. And his waking moments are consumed by the strange stories and weird atmosphere of the manor estate. Ghostly visits in the night leave Jonas no choice but to accept his attraction to the otherworldly spirit from the painting. But is this affaire de coeur real? Or is it all just a trick of the mind, a sinister game being played by the inhabitants of Hillcomb Hall?

COMING SOON!

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THE BLOOD WITCH

8 AUGUST 2020

​Flash fiction piece published in 'INNOVATION: Queer Sci Fi's Seventh Annual Flash Fiction Contest' anthology.

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BENT-TREE

JUNE 2020

Short story featured on STORGY Magazine. 

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THE 1 TRAIN: GLIMPSES OF NEW YORK CITY

14 APRIL 2020

A duo of short stories about life in New York City: one a contemplative take on love and connection, one a wry and witty observation of a frugal night on the town.

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NO LIMITS: A COLLECTION OF STORIES INSPIRED BY ANNE, CHARLOTTE, AND EMILY BRONTË

19 March 2020

Includes my story "The Heart Well Disposed" - a late Victorian gothic romance with a mystery edge. 

In No Limits: A Collection of Short Stories Inspired by the Bronte Sisters, six of your favorite authors use their own creative writing to bring you six stories from their imaginations and appreciation of the writing of the Bronte sisters.

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THE HARVEST MOON: A DARKLY ENCHANTED ROMANCE

23 SEPTEMBER 2019

England, 1834.

On the night of a harvest moon, in the shadows of autumn, Malcolm comes across a quaint village tucked away in the forest. It seems the perfect spot for a weary traveller to lay his head, and maybe find a little company. But there is dark magic afoot, and lots of local gossip swirls around the seductive titian-haired weaver, Daniel. All Malcolm seeks is a night's pleasure. He never suspected he would have to worry about losing his life. Or his heart.

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STEAMED: A STEAMPUNK ANTHOLOGY

12 NOVEMBER 2019

Includes my story 'Barren Strawberry.'

Welcome to STEAMED! Stories of romance, fantasy, and science fiction featuring the tinkerers, dreamers, and inventors of Steampunk.

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GINGERBREAD: A DARK FICTION SHORT STORY

22 OCTOBER 2019

Miss Mona is the sweet old lady who lives on the fourth floor. Or, at least, that's what all her neighbors think. But the true soul underneath the cardigan is much, much darker than anyone would ever suspect. Mona is hiding some very disturbing secrets in her home. After all, everyone has their little obsessions, don’t they?

Includes the bonus short story “Spark."

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THE SHADOWS AT NIGHT

SEPTEMBER 2019

Steampunk/gaslight fantasy short story published in Issue 5 of Twist in Time Literary Magazine.

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THE BITTER TASTE OF CAULBERRIES

DECEMBER 2018

Short story published in 'Enchanted Conversation' in the "Of Frost and Firelight: A Winter's Rhapsody" issue.

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​COUNTER STRIKE

JULY 2018

​Flash fiction piece published in 'Impact: Queer Sci Fi's Fifth Annual Flash Fiction Contest' anthology.

 

JOSHUA IAN

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Joshua Ian can easily be captured by a witty turn of phrase or a low-bottomed electronic bassline. If you manage to combine the two, then you have his heart forever. He lives in New York City and writes mostly historical, speculative, and sci-fi/fantasy fiction but he does love a good mystery. He watches too many movies, eats too much dark chocolate, and falls into way too many Wikipedia rabbit holes– but it’s all in the name of research (or so he tells himself). One day he plans to travel the world - to see what each country has to offer in the way of movie theatres and dark chocolate, naturally.

 
 
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