Magen Cubed

Scenes, Strangeness, and More from Author Magen Cubed

Magen Cubed is a novelist and comic book reviewer currently residing in Texas. Watch this space for news, articles, blog posts, and more.

I didn’t know what to expect going into this, as Magen is mostly known for her running commentaries on the state of the superhero comic as pop mythology. So I was surprised to see her play this hand so confidently and assuredly. The conclusion seeps with regret, tension, catharsis and hope. The resolution doesn’t feel tacked on, but every bit as cohesive as the rest of this thrilling read was.
— Jeremy Maddox, Surreal Sermons podcast
FLESHTRAP is a truly outstanding debut novel. The plot is a tightly-wound psychological horror story full of surprises and a healthy dose of gore.
— Josh Myers, author of GUNS

Casey Way has been haunted by visions of his dead father for the last twenty years, tormented by hazy recollections of his father's murder at the hands of his stepmother. The trauma has left Casey burdened with guilt, which has manifested in debilitating insomnia and violent hallucinations.As the anniversary of his father's murder approaches, his step-sister Mariska takes him back to the scene of the crime: their childhood home, to confront their past.

Instead, something follows Casey back out into the world. Something ugly, violent, and familiar. It begins a vicious spiral of insanity as people around him begin disappearing and dying, hiding behind the faces of Casey's loved ones. Somehow tied to his father's murder, Casey begins digging into his fragmented memories for an answer. What he finds instead brings Casey face-to-face with his greatest fears as he struggles to end the nightmares that have haunted all of their lives.

Fleshtrap is available on Amazon

If you’re looking for a different type of superhero story, The Crashers is it.
— Chris Guanche, Chaos Theater Podcast
Unique perspective - normal people with real world normal reactions and problems thrust into as abnormal a set of circumstances one can imagine.
— Nathaniel Parkinson, author of Bishop and The Pixies series

At 9:17 AM, a subway train crashed in East Brighton City. That was when everything changed.

Five survivors emerge from the accident: former detective Kyle Jeong; single mother Norah Aroyan; Afghanistan veteran Adam Harlow; the genius Clara Reyes; and the dying Bridger Levi. These five strangers walk away from the crash unscathed, only to realize the event has left each of them with strange new powers. As their city falls into chaos around them, they find themselves drawn into a story far more dangerous than they ever knew, and it will change their lives forever.

Death, undeath, superpowers, and apocalyptic visions. Welcome to East Brighton City. Hope you survive.

The Crashers is available on Amazon

Werewolves, living corpses, people with black holes where their hearts used to be. These are the kinds of creatures you'll encounter in I FELT THEIR TEETH IN MY BONES, an anthology of strange and creepy stories. This collection contains nineteen short stories by author Magen Cubed (FLESHTRAP, THE CRASHERS), written between 2011-2015. Nineteen stories about love, loss, insanity, and the kinds of eerie things that only come out at night.

From supernatural romances like "At the Heart of Mina Jones," to monster stories such as "The Girl on Mooreland Street," to the demonic hijinks of "The Deal,” whatever your particular flavor of weirdness, this anthology has something for everyone.

I Felt Their Teeth In My Bones is available on Amazon

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