As many of you know, last year I had a novel, The Pure World Comes, published on an app called Readict. The novel, a Gothic horror novel set in Victorian England, follows a young maid who goes to work at the estate of a mad scientist.

One year later, I’m excited to let you know that The Pure World Comes will be released in paperback and ebook on May 10th, 2022! Just 17 days from the time I’m writing!

I can’t wait to hear what you all think of the book now that it’s coming out in formats that are more accessible to readers. Those who read it on the app said it was really good. One or two people even said that one scene made the toilet scary! Now that’s an accomplishment!

By the way, I read that scene at an event back in October. It was so awkward and hilarious and I actually got compliments on portraying going to the bathroom from a woman’s point-of-view. Now that’s an even bigger accomplishment, if you ask me!

Anyway, let’s talk about The Pure World Comes. First, here’s the new cover.

You like? This cover was created by the artists at Rooster Republic Press, who also did the cover art for my short story Agoraphobia. They do some amazing work, and it shows in this latest cover by them. Not only did they bring the Hunting Lodge, the main setting of the story, to life with such brilliant art, but they also included sacred geometry in the illustration of the moon, which works well with the themes and plot of this novel.

Plus, it reminds me of some really amazing art covers I’ve seen, like the Charlie Bone books I read as a kid, with hints of that one cover for We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson. Those are really eye-catching covers, so I hope that applies to this one.

As to how to get a copy, you can preorder from a variety of sites, especially Barnes & Noble and other sites. Not Amazon just yet. I’m using a different printing service than KDP Amazon, so Amazon’s being annoying by not allowing you to preorder through them. You have to wait till May 10th to get through them (unless they take their time approving them. Which I totally expect them to do). But all the other sites? Yeah, already available for preorder.

Anyway, I hope you decide to check out the book. I’m really proud of The Pure World Comes and I can’t wait to see what you all make of it. Do you think it’s scary? Do you like the characters? Did I research the Victorian period well? And if you read the book, I hope you let me know what you think. Positive or negative, I love reader feedback. It helps me improve as a writer and gives readers an idea of whether or not the book is for them.

And if enough people read and like the book, it might lead to an audio book. I would be very proud if that happened.

That’s all for now, my Followers of Fear. I’m off to make sure the world knows about this new story. You can check it out by clicking on the links below. Until next time, good night and pleasant nightmares!

Barnes & Noble

Apple Books


  1. I love the Rooster Republic cover! They did a fantastic job, and it suits the fantastic story. Readict worked, but I’m definitely buying a new version of the book.

  2. Aaaahhhhh! So excited about this. I LOVE the cover! Shirley looks great. Little problem though – looks like the forgot the I in my name (Iseult). Anyway, looking forward to getting my own copy!!!!!!

    • I notified the artist, so we’ll get that fixed before release. Sorry about that, Iseult! You know I would never do that on purpose.

      • Of course, Rami, I’d never think that in a million years! My name is a bit unusual so I’m used to it being spelled wrong. These things happen. I’m SO excited to get my copy of The Pure World Comes!

      • Me too! That happens to me all the time. Both my legal name and Rami Ungar. Boy, do we have a lot in common. Are one or more of your parents involved in religious work?
        Also, are you planning on buying a copy straight from B&N or would you like to buy directly from me? I’ll sign it if it’s the latter, though it will be expensive.

      • It’s the curse and blessing of having an unusual name. As for parents… you know, we do have a lot in common!!
        Now, how could I pass up the opportunity of getting a signed copy. I’ll email you about getting a dragon bat delivery. 😈

      • Do you want the book to actually survive the trip? 😂
        When I get the author copies, I’ll send you an email. We’ll talk about it then.

      • Good point. 😂
        Excellent. I look forward to it.

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