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Deeper into Darkness

by Russell James

Russell James returns with a second collection of thirteen horrific short stories.

– A mysterious pinball machine arrives at the mansion of an aging porn king. He finds that this gift has itself a gift to give. Accepting both may be his last mistake.

– In rural Alabama, Crystal Caverns, an old roadside attraction, gives new meaning to being billed as a family experience.

– A Central Pacific Railroad executive sets out to San Francisco through newly finished Tunnel Number Six, where an entombing, catastrophic avalanche is just the start of his nightmare.

– Timmy Wayne, a magnet for good fortune, is living large on a stream of Las Vegas winnings, but it looks like his luck has finally run out.

– One couple tests the limits of what they’ll do to care for their pet dog.

– Someone is desecrating the graves of World War II veterans as they die, veterans who discovered something unholy outside the gates of Auschwitz.

These and seven other tales document Russell’s descent Deeper into Darkness.

Hell Manor

by Lisa Morton

Jack Lichtner is the genius behind Hell Manor, America’s most successful Halloween haunted house. Mazes, scare zones, live actors, special effects, crazy gore…Hell Manor’s got it all. But Jack gets in over his head when he hires Maeve, a mysterious woman with a penchant for bloody magic and murderous kin who want her back. This Halloween, Jack must use all his powers of illusion to fight off the real magic of the ancient tricksters who have invaded Hell Manor.

Evil Jester Digest, Volume 2

by Holly Newstein

12 dark tales from the masters and rising stars of genre fiction. Complete TOC: “No More Shadows” by Tim Waggoner; “A Curse and a Kiss” by Eric J. Guignard; “Depravation” by Mark Allan Gunnells; “The Girl with the Thirsty Eyes” by Scott Bradley; “Slink” by Trent Zelazny; “Vampiro” by John Palisano; “Kristall Tag” by Holly Newstein; “The Tardy Hand of Miss Tangerine” by Jon Michael Kelley; “Vanishing Act” by Simon McCaffery; “Windows in the Wreckage” by Trent Zelazny; “Coyote Gambit” by Gene O’Neill; “Closing Time” by Amy Wallace.


by John Palisano

One brother brings life to the things around him, while another brings death with just his presence. Their ability to shoot their nerves from their fingertips, and give or take life through them, can only mean the giver of their gifts is back…and has some serious payback in store in this surreal and thrilling dark fantasy. 

“Inventive dark fantasy from a fresh talent. Action, horror, and high emotional stakes make this a winner.”
-Scott Nicholson, author of THE RED CHURCH

“John Palisano’s novel, NERVES, is a unique montage of fantasy and horror and a breath of fresh air in either genre. His characters are rich and memorable, the suspense never-ending, and the story has more twists and turns than a Louisiana bayou. This book won’t be collecting dust on your nightstand!”
–Deborah LeBlanc, author of THE WOLVEN

“Think X-Men meets Lovecraft, and you have a taste of the action-packed bizarre and fascinating world that lives behind NERVES, and its dark tale of life-givers, death-bringers, and the balance that must be struck between them…and who will pay that price in that bargain.”
-John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of SIREN and THE PUMPKIN MAN

“John Palisano continues his trend of engaging and visionary fiction. NERVES is dark fantasy at its most powerful, with broad, mature strokes of writing, and an insanely good cast of characters. Highly recommended.” -Rio Youers, author of OLD MAN SCRATCH and WESTLAKE SOUL

“NERVES is a pure work of genius. From the very first page, John Palisano lures you into a bizarre and twisted world of dark magic where anything is possible. Gripping and unrelenting NERVES will leave you on the edge of your seat.” -Gabrielle Faust, Author of ETERNAL VIGILANCE and REVENGE


by Brad Hodson

Raynham Place has been home to a number of mysterious occurrences. From its start as a battlefield through its time as a tuberculosis hospital and even in its current incarnation as an apartment complex, the grounds here have been awash in blood and instability. When two friends decide to move in to Raynham together, a wound that they share opens wide and threatens their sanity. But they’re not alone. Something is off here at Raynham, something that goes beyond the local legends of ghosts and serial killers and Black Hounds, something that gets inside of everyone who ever lives here. When a sacrifice is made, the first freely given in ages, the truth behind Raynham’s legends finally surfaces and the building fills to bursting with all the dreams of Hell…

“One of the creepiest settings I’ve ever experiencedâ?¦DARLING is deeply unsettling, in your face horror.”
-Nate Kenyon, Award-winning author of SPARROW ROCK and DIABLO: THE ORDER

“Hodson delivers with passion and intensity.”
-Scott Nicholson, LIQUID FEAR and THE RED CHURCH

“Have you had the pleasure of meeting Brad C. Hodson’s work yet? His short stories in HORROR FOR GOOD and John Skipp’s WEREWOLVES anthology were amazing, and now here comes his first novel, DARLING. We should all hate him. Buy the books and read them firstâ?¦then hate him.”
-Lisa Morton, Bram Stoker Award winning author of CASTLE OF LOS ANGELES and THE HALLOWEEN ENCYCLOPEDIA

“You know that feeling you get as the Bigwheel clicks slowly down the hall? Something awful is waiting just around the corner and your skin crawls with dread because you’re too scared to look away. Well, Brad Hodson knows how to scare you like that. Weird and unsettling, but hauntingly perceptive, Hodson’s DARLING is a rare accomplishment, a finely-honed study in mounting tension that keeps readers turning pages despite their fear. This is how you do it, folks. Hodson knows how to deliver the scares, and he’s got a nightmare just for you.”
-Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of FLESH EATERS and DEAD CITY

“Intense and atmospheric, my favorite qualities in a haunted house novel. This is a pure horror novel with interesting characters and a slightly self-aware approach to the material. It accomplishes everything it wants to accomplish and then some. I was a follower of Hodson’s writing before, but now I’ll be a devout follower.”
-Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of BLACK & ORANGE and BOTTLED ABYSS

“DARLING was a great read. It had all the elements I enjoy in a horror novel and Hodson has succeeded where many fail in that he’s managed to actually make it creepy. Like comedy, creepy (real creepy) is harder than it looks, but DARLING raised the small hairs on my arms a few times. Brad has a knack to unnerve and I’m officially a Hodson fan. I eagerly await his next book. Excellent debut.”
-Michael Louis Calvillo, acclaimed author of I WILL RISE, AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, and LAMBS

“Bong, bong, bong.
Quasimodo, does that ring a bell?
Of course!
How about Brad Hodson, does that ring a bell?
Hmmmâ?¦maybe, not sure.
Uh-huh, well check out my enthusiastic reaction to DARLING. The straight forward, reader accessible prose, with no downfield literary juking reminds me a lot of Richard Laymon. Simple, right? Uh-uh, don’t be fooled. Accomplished always looks easy. Hodson gets his simple effects by using precise language, including always picking the exact verb not the first serviceable, which eliminates the need for lots of adjectives and adverbs. His fast-paced plotting with no fluff makes for an engaging and compelling story arc, with great closure, perfect last line. Snag a copy of DARLING on my recommendation, read it, and then:
Bong, bong, bong
Brad Hodson, does that ring a bell?
You bet your sweet ass!”
-Gene O’Neill, Bram Stoker Award winning writer and author of IN DARK CORNERS, THE BLUE HERON, and THE BURDEN OF INDIGO

Candy House

by Kate Jonez

In Kate Jonez’s debut novel, CANDY HOUSE, a brilliant young scientist moves back home with his parents because his explosive temper has ruined his career. His neighbors, a family of witches, imps and demons, are charged with keeping science under control. They must, by using their debauched and twisted magic, stop Roland before he fulfills his destiny and makes a deadly discovery that will change the nature of humanity forever.

“Think Rob Zombie meets John Waters meetsâ??I’m not quite sure what, but Kate Jonez’s CANDY HOUSE is a whacked-out, twisted, and original tale of family, obsession, and not-so-neighborly witches. A promising debut!”
â??Paul Tremblay, author of THE LITTLE SLEEP

“With CANDY HOUSE, Kate Jonez has created a mesmerizing and downright diabolical spectacle. There are enough luscious, disturbing images and wild ideas to send your mind reeling for days after finishing. Highly recommended!”
â??Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of BLACK & ORANGE and NIGHTMARE BALLAD

Friends Eating Friends

by WC Conner

When Jackie and Jeanie are left alone, Jackie is certain she keeps hearing a thumping noise while Jeanie can’t bring herself to stop smoking cigarettes outside… within the period of two hours, Jackie finds herself in a predicament she’ll never escape… her friends want to eat her!

Humpty Dumpty Says Fuck You (The Shocker Series)

by Alan Spencer

Terror is sold by the dozen!

The horror begins when a chicken mysteriously explodes at Argo Farms. After the “fowl” mess is cleaned up, things quickly spiral into insanity as egg related deaths sweep a cozy small town. Only Sheriff Alden can intervene, but what he’s up against defies reality and pitches him into the very depths of the horrific and bizarre.

Released over ten years ago with heavy edits, lovingly brings back this novella in its uncut glory. Humpty Dumpty can finally say FUCK YOU!

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