Silvia Moreno-Garcia | writer/editor/publisher
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Certain Dark Things


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Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…

Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life.

Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco-vampire clan pursuing her. Domingo is smitten.

Her plan doesn’t include developing any real attachment to Domingo. Hell, the only living creature she loves is her trusty Doberman. Little by little, Atl finds herself warming up to the scrappy young man and his effervescent charm.

And then there’s Ana, a cop who suddenly finds herself following a trail of corpses and winds up smack in the middle of vampire gang rivalries.

Vampires, humans, cops, and gangsters collide in the dark streets of Mexico City. Do Atl and Domingo even stand a chance of making it out alive?

Silvia’s debut novel, Signal to Noise, won a Copper Cylinder Award and was a finalist for the British Fantasy, Locus, Aurora and Solaris awards. She is the winner of a World Fantasy Award for her work on the anthology She Walks in Shadows.


Praise for Signal to Noise

“Haunting and beautifully nuanced, Signal to Noise is a magical first novel.” The Guardian

“Plenty of books use magic to talk about coming-of-age stories and the secrets that people bury… but few of them are as sad, or as evocative, as Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s new novel Signal to Noise.” io9

“Vibrantly new… one of the most important fantasy debuts of the year.” Locus

“Numerous ’80s musical references make this unusual story a welcome blast from the past.”  Publisher’s Weekly

Notable mentions

  • Winner, Copper Cylinder Award
  • 2016 British Fantasy Award finalist
  • 2016 Locus Award finalist
  • 2016 Sunburst Award nominee
  • 2016 Aurora Award finalist
  • Finalist for RT Book Awards 2015
  • Buzzfeed: The 32 Best Fantasy Books Of 2015
  • Book Riot: 13 of the Best Books of 2015 You Might Have Missed
  • io9: The Very Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2015
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Certain Dark Audiobook

Certain Dark Things is now available as an audiobook. In addition, it was positively reviewed in several places recently: “One hopes that return visits to this urban fantasy world are in the offing.” — The New York Times “With dark and delicious elegance, Moreno-Garcia delivers......

World Fantasy Award Winner

On Sunday, my plan was to start baking bread for the Day of the Dead. I thought this would be my big accomplishment. Then I heard Paula R.Stiles and I had won a World Fantasy Award for editing the all-woman Lovecraft anthology She Walks in......

Certain Dark Things: Boom

Certain Dark Things hits bookstores today. Run, don’t walk, to your nearest bookstore for a copy. A huge thanks to everyone involved with this book, including my agent Eddie Schneider, my editor Quressa Robinson, Thomas Dunne Books who published the book, translator and author David......

Lives in Inked Panels

This is the last in a series of blog posts before the release of Certain Dark Things. I’ll be discussing Mexican films, the barrios of Mexico City, and the folklore which inspired the novel. My grandfather was a painter. Not the kind who exhibits in......

Win a Prize Pack

To celebrate the launch of my second novel, Certain Dark Things, I am giving away a prize pack which will contain not only this book, but my debut novel Signal to Noise. Enter by October 31. I am still mailing postcards to promote the book,......

Do You Want a Postcard

Do you want a Halloween postcard from moi? You can have it! These delightful postcards, with artwork by Canadian artist GMB Chomichuk, celebrate the launch of my Mexican vampire novel Certain Dark Things. Please: Fill out this form Subscribe to my newsletter, follow me on......