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We love coffee and we love books. The two are made for each other. We’re Mocha Memoirs and we’re dealers of diverse speculative fiction. Like a favorite coffee house, we offer new flavors for every reader. Taste one of our delicious and daring titles today!

Why Write Ghost Romance?

Paranormal romance is a genre full of human and supernatural pairings: vampires, shifters (of every type), witches, elves, angels (and demons)… but very few ghosts. Horror stories have their fair share of all the supes, but love stories seem to be limited to a select few types. From a Freudian

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Press Release: Find True Love this February

02/02/2020- ROCK HILL, SC Mocha Memoirs Press and new author, Maya Preisler, releases the perfect love story, The Laws of Entanglement: A True Love Story. This first novel by Preisler has generated positive reviews. “Non-linear storytelling done excellently!”- 5 Stars from Anglea Blackwell “A wonderful addition to the Paranormal Romance

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Call for Submissions

Since 2010, Mocha Memoirs Press’s mission is to amplify marginalized voices in the areas of speculative fiction (science fiction, horror, and fantasy). SLAY: Stories of the Vampire Noire will follow the steps of our previously published bestseller anthologies: An Improbable Truth: The Paranormal Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Black Magic

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Collecting Stories

by Nicole Givens Kurtz Collecting Stories Before people could write, they spoke; when they spoke, they told stories. At first, stories helped us record our histories and to pass down learning from one generation to another. Those stories explained who we are and where we come from; they unravelled the

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Press Release for Collected: A Cybil Lewis SF Mystery Collection

PRESS RELEASE: MOCHA MEMOIRS PRESS RELEASES SHORT STORY COLLECTION COLLABORATION WITH ARTIST JULIA LACQUEMENT November 14, 2019—Rock Hill, South Carolina    Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC released a short story collection of Nicole Givens Kurtz’s popular Cybil Lewis private inspector futuristic noir series. This collection of stories contain illustrations from former DC

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Heroes of Black Horror History: The Inimitable Tony Todd

By Sumiko Saulson My first exposure to the versatile and prolific Tony Todd was in 1990 when he starred as Ben Jones in the remake of George A. Romero’s 1968 horror classic “Night of the Living Dead.” Too young to have seen the original performance by Duane Jones, Todd’s take

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Interview with Ronald T. Jones, Part II

In Part I of our interview with Author Ronald T. Jones, we asked him some generalized questions about space and science fiction. In Part II, he shared some insight into the stories in Blood, Sweat, and Blaster Bolts. Here’s what he had to say: MP: What is your favorite story

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Ronald T. Jones on Space and Science Fiction

As part of #BlackSpeculativeFictionMonth, we are celebrating Black voices in speculative fiction writing. We caught up with Mocha Memoirs Author Ronald T. Jones and asked him some questions related to his latest release — Blood, Sweat, and Blaster Bolts. Here’s what he had to say: MP: What do you find

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The Balm of Brackish Water

By Sumiko Saulson We have a special treat for Black Speculative Fiction Month! Award Winning Author, Sumiko Saulson, has generously offered to let us re-post her winning story from the 2018 Afrosurrealist Writer Award. My feet soaked at the edge of the lake in a balm of brackish water. Lake

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