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Twisted Little Things and Other Stories

by Amy Cross

A man accidentally receives two dangerous wooden figures in the mail…

A woman is preparing breakfast for her children when she hears a dangerous voice in her head…

Late one night, an old man meets a strange girl on a canal towpath…

Twisted Little Things and Other Stories is a collection of short horror stories. These are tales of the hidden darkness that can lurk in the modern world, threatening to lash out and destroy lives. Some of the stories are about ghosts, others are about the way evil spreads from mind to mind, and some are about vast and powerful secrets that exist on the edges of human perception. In each of the stories, a life is about to be changed forever, with terrifying results.

Twisted Little Things and Other Stories contains the new stories Twisted Little Things, The Third Voice, The Ghost of Terry Willow, Victoria and The Towpath, as well as Table 9 and a revised version of The Ferry. This book contains scenes of violence, as well as strong language.



Death Comes for the Pickup Artist: A Short Story

by Adam Vine

Paul spent his twenties sleeping his way through Europe, never twice thinking about how he treated the girls he used like cheap entertainment, until he met Agnes…

(First published in Sirens Call, October 2015)



The Fates

by Thomas Tessier

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“Tessier is one of horror fiction’s best kept secrets.” – The Washington Post

To some, the lights were beautiful â?¦ to others, they were a warning.

When Martin Lasker first sees the mutilated cow on Bondarevsky’s farm, he wonders what on earth could have caused it. But as more and more disasters occur and strange lights start to appear in the quiet town of Millville, Lasker is drawn into the mystery.

Now, he is convinced something larger must be happening.

To the small-town citizens of Millville, the lights all mean something different.

To Marge Calder they are neon lights. To Joe Garfield, they are a warning. To the Pomar children, they are a miracle, Our Lady returned. To Father Lombardy, they are evil made manifest. To Studevant, the Police Chief, they are mindless destruction.

For Lasker, the most important questions are: where these lights could come from, and what could they mean?

But the answers to these questions may be more painful than anyone expectedâ?¦
In this thrilling scifi-horror novel, Millville and its citizens are subject to a destructive force that will uproot the very core of the town. With The Fates, Tessier brings together mystery, science, and horror in this twisting tale that will chill you to your core.

Praise for Thomas Tessier:

“Rapture is great, destined to take its rightful place among the most memorable novels of psychological horror” – Washington Post

“Unpredictable… ingenious… nerve-paralysing” – Publishers Weekly

“Clever, fast paced… an effectively chilling movie-in-the-mind” – New York Times

“‘The Nightwalker’ is perhaps the finest werewolf novel of the last twenty years…scary, grim, fast-paced, very good.” – Stephen King

“An intoxicating blend of psychological drama and physical compulsionâ?¦ enthralling.” – Library Journal

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are truly scary.” – Kirkus Reviews

“rattles the nerves and shocks the sensibilities.” – Houston Chronicle

“one of that select band of writers whose horror fiction I am anxious to read as soon as it appears” – Ramsey Campbell

“one of the very best writers of horror fiction of this generation.” – Douglas E. Winter, Reader’s Guide to Horror Fiction

“Thomas Tessier’s stories are beguilingâ?¦evocativeâ?¦mesmerizing.” – ALA_Booklist

“a vastly talented writer and his stories are shockingâ?¦horrifying.” – RMN_Newsroom

“There is a building tension under the surface that makes reading Thomas Tessier an intense experience all to itself.” – DreadCentral

“Thomas Tessier’s horrors spring from honest exploration of our erotic impulses.” – toomuchhorror

“[â??The Nightwalker’ has] brutal action and a welcome sense of ambiguity” Huffington Post

“Thomas Tessier’s command of his craft is captivating.” – The Hartford Courant

Thomas Tessier was born in 1947 in Connecticut and studied at University College Dublin, Ireland. After working at a British publishing house for a number of years, he returned to America and turned to writing, publishing his first collection of poetry in 1970 and his first novel in 1978. The author or ten novels, and numerous poetry and short stories, Thomas’s works focus on science fiction, horror and the supernatural.



Box of Bones

by Jeremy Bates

TIME IS RUNNING OUT

Jim is an American expat teaching English in the Philippines. After a night out with his girlfriend in one of the country’s remote provinces, he wakes to find himself in a pitch-black coffin–and quickly running out of oxygen. With only his cell phone and his own wits to rely on, it’s a race against time to escape the claustrophobic death trap.

Ë?Ë?Ë? PRAISE FOR JEREMY BATES AND HIS BOOKS:

“Thriller fans and readers of Stephen King, Joe Lansdale, and other masters of the art will find much to love in this highly recommended, action-packed read.” – Midwest Book Review on Island of the Dolls

“An understated horror story that will remind readers what chattering teeth sound like.” –Kirkus on Suicide Forest

“[A] short, sharp shocker…Bates writes persuasively from Brian’s adolescent point of view, making the horror of his youthful reminiscences that much more intense.” – Publishers Weekly on Black Canyon

“Jeremy Bates has written a great book that would make a great Hollywood screenplay!” – Suspense Magazine on The Taste of Fear

“Bates takes an intriguing premise to shocking lengths, revealing the outcome only in an epilogue. A graphically violent story with building suspense and a moral about where weaving such a web may lead.” – Booklist on White Lies

“The Catacombs is a thrilling descent into the unknown, peeling back the dark layers like a rotting onion, tears running down your face as you try to climb your way out. A hypnotic story of buried truths, disfigured creatures, and lost histories told with an authoritative voice full of heart and insight.” – Richard Thomas, Bram Stoker nominated author on The Catacombs

“Jeremy Bates doesn’t miss a trick, teasing and misleading, ratcheting up the tension as the heroine…loses traction on a slippery slope of deceptions.” – Glenn Kleier, New York Times bestselling author on White Lies

“A horror story like none other…makes for a read that will delight horror fans who want their novels steeped in psychological suspense as well as action.” – Midwest Book Review on The Catacombs

“A success!” – Hellnotes on Suicide Forest

Ë?Ë?Ë? PRAISE FOR THE BOOKS IN THE WORLD’S SCARIEST PLACES SERIES (SUICIDE FOREST, THE CATACOMBS, HELLTOWN, ISLAND OF THE DOLLS):

“Definitely gave me chills reading this late at night which hasn’t happened since I was a 13 year old teenager reading Stephen King’s, It, for the first time.” – verothehero

“Move over King and Koontz there’s a new talent in town.” – judy pfanner

“I had to stop reading at certain points because he was freaking me out. That only happens to me with one other writer–Stephen King.” – Lyn Lutrzykowski

“I think of early Clive Barker, without the guts.” – H. Kelly

“Suicide Forest is up the with Joe Hills Heart Shaped Box.” – Lola Cain

“Scariest book I’ve ever read” – Jamie Dobbs

“If you like Greg Olsen or Jeffrey Deaver, Jeremy Bates is a great new talent.” – Lnh

“If you like Greg Olsen or Jeffrey Deaver, Jeremy Bates is a great new talent.” – Lnh

“I found it rivaling some of Stephen King’s and Dean Koontz’s early works—high praise indeed.” – Diana D

“If you enjoy Richard Layman, you’ll love reading Jeremy Bates” – Anna W.

“This author is in the same league as King, Simmons, and Craven” – linda22724

“Perfect for Laymon Fans!” – OutlawPoet



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