LICKING THE DEVIL’S HORN (via Unnerving Magazine)
Special edition collection that includes three terrifying, suspenseful stories or lust, disgust, and pain.
Church: Ray is a Christian, but he loves a woman who follows a god called Zabir. Determined to save her from eternal damnation, he joins her church.Ray doesn’t realize that indoctrination into the Zabian way is a process that not only breaks a man physically, it strips his identity and shatters his mind. He holds onto his faith at first, but as his prayers for mercy go unanswered, and the pain inflicted on him becomes too much to bear, the void of nothingness promises relief, and tempts Ray to do the unthinkable, even if leaves his soul as damned as the one he tried to save.
Cats Like Cream: It’s okay to watch. Watching hurts no one, as long as you don’t touch. Elwin likes to watch. His position as star employee at a real estate agency gives him plenty of access to the homes of his clients. A camera or two hidden where no one will find it, and he can watch as often as he pleases.No one knows. No one gets hurt.But it’s hard to look without touching. Touching leads to bad things. Elwin knows this, but allows himself a moment of weakness. And then another.Soon, watching isn’t an option anymore. Not if Elwin wants his secrets to remain buried.
Stranded: Six contestants pair off into three teams of one man and one woman as part of a pilot season for a new reality show called Stranded. The challenge: Survive thirty days in a hostile and brutal environment for a chance to split a half-million-dollar prize. Victor, the show’s creator, chooses the northern Arctic as the first location, but after a single day, his mistake is clear: They are not alone. Their presence awakens a relentless and unforgiving predator that feeds on greed, lust and fear. In this game, the lucky ones get to die.
STRANDED (via Unnerving Magazine)
“Renee Miller has crafted a brutal tale of monsters and madness, one that will make your blood run cold. Perfect for fans of THE THING, STRANDED is arctic terror at its chillingly scary best.”
—Michael Patrick Hicks, author of BROKEN SHELLS and MASS HYSTERIA
Six contestants pair off into three teams of one man and one woman as part of a pilot season for a new reality show called Stranded. The challenge: Survive thirty days in a hostile and brutal environment for a chance to split a half-million-dollar prize.
Victor, the show’s creator, chooses the northern Arctic as the first location, but after a single day, his mistake is clear: They are not alone.
Their presence awakens a relentless and unforgiving predator that feeds on greed, lust and fear.
In this game, the lucky ones get to die.
EAT THE RICH (coming July 13, 2018)
When Ed Anderson discards his life to become a homeless person, he has no idea of the shit storm about to happen. Almost overnight, the city’s homeless population spikes.
So does the murder rate.
Ed learns that aliens posing as homeless people are eating the city’s wealthiest residents. he tries to warn the police, but they think he’s crazy.
The situation is worse than Ed describes, though.
He’s right about the aliens. They’re here to free humans from wealth and poverty. The flesh of the rich is just a tasty reward for their hard work. And if humans refuse to embrace the utopia imagined for them, there is a Plan B:
CATS LIKE CREAM
It’s okay to watch. Watching hurts no one, as long as you don’t touch.
Elwin likes to watch. His position as star employee at a real estate agency gives him plenty of access to the homes of his clients. A camera or two hidden where no one will find it, and he can watch as often as he pleases.
No one knows. No one gets hurt.
But it’s hard to look without touching. Touching leads to bad things. Elwin knows this, but allows himself a moment of weakness. And then another. Soon, watching isn’t an option anymore. Not if Elwin wants his secrets to remain buried. (Coming April 10, 2018 Unnerving Magazine)
SPLISH, SLASH, TAKIN’ A BLOODBATH
Eighteen gruesome, blood-dripping, gape-wounded tales of slashers, predators, final girls, perverts, cannibals, and otherworldly nasties from authors Mark Allan Gunnells (Companions in Ruin and Flowers in a Dumpster), Renee Miller (Church and Smolder), and Eddie Generous (editor of Hardened Hearts).
From the classroom to the campfire to the cemetery, Splish, Slash, Takin’ a Bloodbath offers an outside view of what should be inside a body, be prepared to scream! (available March 6th)
Heath’s Hollow hasn’t thrived since the mine closed more than fifty years ago. The residents stayed behind, carved out an existence, becoming forgotten ghosts in a town that never should’ve been.
Desperate to stop the madness that plagues Heath’s, Mike Ellery hires a stranger to test the soil and water, but with the arrival of new blood, he realizes the poison isn’t in the mine.
It’s under it.
CHURCH (via Unnerving Magazine)
Ray is a Christian, but he loves a woman who follows a god called Zabir. Determined to save her from eternal damnation, he joins her church.
He doesn’t realize that indoctrination into the Zabian way is a process that not only breaks a man physically, it strips his identity and shatters his mind. He holds onto his faith at first, but as his prayers for mercy go unanswered, and the pain inflicted on him becomes too much to bear, the void of nothingness promises relief, and tempts Ray to do the unthinkable, even if leaves his soul as damned as the one he tried to save.
LA FEMME FATALE
La Femme Fatale is a secret travelling carnival full of weird wonders for men young and old. Clown burlesque, a bearded lady, and a snake charmer who is also skilled with a blade.
You won’t want to come, but you will.
The ladies are beautiful, their show is erotic, and your climax will be deadly.
Plagiarism is a crime and it can ruin a thieving writer… if you can prove it.
Imagine having to watch as others profit from your idea. One writer knows the torture of what might have been. He tries to get justice the right way, but no one believes him.
So, he digs out the original, makes a few edits, and lets the thieves write their own ending.
Miranda and her boyfriend, Noah like to flirt with extreme sexual encounters. Although she’d rather celebrate their anniversary at home, she agrees to spend the weekend at an abandoned house so Noah can get his freak on.
While the house is creepy, Miranda isn’t taken in by the local talk of cannibalistic hermits, vampires and other monsters they claim live there.
Then a bit of necrophilia in the cellar sets in motion a horrifying sequence of events far worse than the locals have imagined.
For Miranda, the flirting is over.
WARNING: This story is erotic horror, which means it contains graphic depictions of sex, violence and “taboo” scenarios that some readers may find extremely disturbing. If you are bothered by such things, do not buy this book.
FLESH AND BLOOD
Imitation is the best form of flattery. That is, unless you’re imitating a serial killer. Then it might get you killed… or skinned alive.
What happens when two serial killers collide? For Robert and Francine, it involves intrigue, sex, and a delicious amount of blood.
Annie has played the willing victim in her stepfather’s twisted games since she was seventeen. Ashamed by her need for Jonas’ affection, she leaves home, vowing to stay away, but something always drags her back.
And Jonas is always waiting.
This time, what begins as their usual sex play turns ugly, and Jonas finally crosses the fine line between sadist and sadistic.
Beaten and nearly broken by Jonas’ cruelty, Annie plots revenge. But the move from submissive to master will be a bloody transition.
Rowan Maynor is a swamp rat, the illegitimate daughter of a whore. Raised in Louisiana’s bayou, she dreams of escaping her birthright, but her mother crushes that fantasy by selling Rowan to the highest bidder: Lucien Dumas, the most powerful man in New Orleans, and rumored to be Rowan’s father. Lucien imprisons Rowan in a brothel, where his hatred of her mother turns into a twisted obsession.
When an unlikely savior appears, Rowan flees into the deadly swamps of her childhood. Scarred by her imprisonment, with a loose grip on sanity, Rowan realizes she has two options. She could seek revenge or leave Louisiana and forget about Lucien.
But like father, like daughter…
Rowan promises to make Lucien pay for his sins, even if it kills her.
In the Bones
Welcome to Albertsville: Population 397…and falling.
When Ryan Cassidy claims a house left to him by his estranged grandparents, he becomes tangled in the mystery of a town crushed by a deadly secret spanning generations.
The town’s power core, which includes the reeve, his council members, and the local police, smother opposition with deceit, brutality and fear. They will stop at nothing to keep the horror they’ve committed buried.
A severe winter storm leaves Albertsville snowbound—a trap only the dead can hope to flee—and Ryan becomes a liability that must be silenced at any cost.
The answers to the town’s mystery and its salvation are hidden…In the Bones.
MAD (Milo Smalls Book 1)
(previously “Mind F^^k”) Four deaths in as many months isn’t anything new for Detective Milo Smalls, but these corpses have too many similarities. Milo barely scratches the surface of the investigation before his boss, Captain Cunt (Captain Maines in the office) orders Milo to take a break. Get some psychiatric help.
Milo doesn’t think his shit is a problem. So he’s a little neurotic. He likes order and mistrusts anything that isn’t divisible by three.
Milo’s rickety journey toward sanity soon reveals the murderer, but Milo has no proof, the killer knows he’s getting close, and Milo’s next.
SMALLS’ SOLDIERS (MILO SMALLS BOOK 2)
Detective Milo Smalls is back and more neurotic than ever. A year after his murder suspect (and doctor) dies at the hand of her mentor, Milo discovers he has fans.
They call themselves Smalls’ Soldiers, and they’re dying to get his attention.
With the questionable help of two FBI agents, Milo learns that a ghost from his past has found a way to unite a group of psychopaths into a cult of killing machines.
Conquering his neuroses is the only way Milo will bring his murdering stalkers to justice. The harder they push his buttons, though, the more difficult it is to resist the urge to shed a little blood himself.
FANGS AND FUR SERIES (BOOKS 1 – 3)
SEX, PEANUTS, FANGS AND FUR (1)
Step One: Have a Plan
President Robert Armstrong needs an unstoppable army so he can take over the world. He obtains three monstrous viruses and sets his plan in motion.
Step Two: Testing, 1, 2, 3…
Patients Zero, otherwise known as Chris, Steve and Rafe, sign up for experimental treatments they believe will cure their afflictions. Instead, the President turns them into monsters. But the lab is not the big wide world and the President must know if the soldiers truly are unstoppable. What better place to test Armageddon than Canada?
Step Three: Infect
As armed forces go, a gentle, sleepy zombie, a werewolf with an out of control libido, and a vampire with a peanut allergy are not that impressive. Until they combine their viruses and the monsterpidemy blossoms and spreads.
SEX, TRANSVESTITES, ANGELS AND ASSHOLES (2)
The Canadian invasion ended (mostly) peacefully. None of the survivors remembers zombies, werewolves or vampires roaming the streets, except the seven former people Robert—leader of the invasion— “chose” as his soldiers.
But the war isn’t over.
Fed up with humanity’s greed and wastefulness, God has flipped the switch for Armageddon, and Brian, Steve, Tony, Travis, Katrina, Hanna and Chris set out to stop the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. The task is made near impossible with the interference of an apathetic Jesus, though.
In the end, they must decide if they’re willing to sacrifice themselves to save the humans they desperately want to eat.
This book contains adult content, including sex, language and humor that some may find offensive.
DRAGONS, DICKS, SINS AND SCRIBES (3)
Welcome to New Eden. Armageddon has passed, leaving behind a civilization of agreeable, pious humans eager to do God’s (aka: Grant) bidding.
Foul-mouthed Katrina has been Edenized as the Messiah while the rest of the gang have been reincarnated by Robert (better known as Satan) as the Seven Deadly Sins. Their task: Corrupt the humans into being the complex, assholey beings they were before.
Quite the intriguing plot, but Metatron, keeper of The Story, isn’t impressed. Grant and Robert have ruined the narrative, and possibly all of creation, with their games.
Metratron isn’t worried. Much. Plug a few plot holes, kill a darling or five, and all will be right again.
… or the Universe will implode and no amount of rewriting will bring it back.
THE LEGEND OF JACKSON MURPHY
He commits the perfect murder but his brilliance leads to trouble. Soon, his business partner wants out, his mistress insists on a wedding ring, his blackmailing cousin comes back for more, and an enterprising competitor tries trying to squeeze Jack out of business.
Each problem he eliminates creates two more. Jack ends up on the run from the Mob and a tenacious police detective.
What they don’t yet know is this: what Jackson Murphy wants, Jackson Murphy gets.
And he wants freedom…at any price.
THE FRIDAY SPECIAL (DarkFuse #6, April 2017)
THE FRIDAY SPECIAL (DarkFuse Magazine Feature Fiction)
GOOD VIBRATIONS (DarkFuse Erotikos Series Teaser)
NO GOOD DEED (Deadman’s Tome No Safe Word Anthology)
GOLD, SKIN AND TIME
(Short fiction, Broadswords and Blasters, Issue #3)
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
(Short fiction, via Unnerving Magazine 4)
MISTRESS (short fiction, Blood in the Rain 3)
WHERE THERE IS LIFE
(short fiction Digital Horror Fiction Volume 1)
(Short fiction, via Books and Boos Press “A Sharp Stick in the Eye” Anthology)
Do funerals make you chuckle? Is Hannibal Lecter a really funny guy? Do friends and family keep on telling you “That’s nothing to laugh at”? Is the dark side of humor your thing? Step right up and grab fourteen tales of the darkly humorous, collected for you into one fantastic volume. Featuring original stories by the four-time Stoker nominated king of the horrifically funny, Jeff Strand, and Stoker Award nominated author John McIlveen. That’s nothing to laugh at? Oh, we disagree.
(A novella to be included in Grinning Skulls Press‘s Grave Marker Series, publication date TBA)