Suspended In Dusk NEW“Disquieting and at times terrifying, SUSPENDED IN DUSK shows that horror can, and should, have substance.” ~ Kaaron Warren, Shirley Jackson Award winner, and author of Slights, Mystification, Walking the Tree.
“SUSPENDED IN DUSK offers a delicious assortment of chills, frights, shocks and very dark delights!” ~ Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night and V-Wars

DUSK
A time between times.

A whore hides something monstrous and finds something special.
A homeless man discovers the razor blade inside the apple.
Unlikely love is found in the strangest of places.
Secrets and dreams are kept… forever.

Or was it all just a trick of the light?

Suspended in Dusk brings together 19 stories by some of the finest minds in Dark Fiction:

Ramsey Campbell, John Everson, Rayne Hall, Shane McKenzie, Angela Slatter, Alan Baxter, S.G Larner, Wendy Hammer, Sarah Read, Karen Runge, Toby Bennett, Benjamin Knox, Brett Rex Bruton, Icy Sedgwick, Tom Dullemond, Armand Rosamilia, Chris Limb, Anna Reith, J.C. Michael.

Introduction by Bram Stoker Award Winner and World Horror Convention Grand Master, Jack Ketchum.

Dead of Winter 2

Finally, part two of the Dead of Winter short story trilogy is out!

 

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As winter deepens, the survivors at the Pine Lodge ski resort and hot springs gain an unexpected visitor. Kerry, a true survivor in her own right. They must put suspicion and their own petty rivalries aside as there is something new out there in the snow. 

And it is not alone. 
Kerry and the others must find a way to survive as the seething horde of the dead leave the cities, picked clean of the living, to spread to more remote areas, following the Aurora northwards, desperate for human flesh. 

Over 20,000 words of icy terror 

As I was writing it the story continued to grow breaking the boundaries of the short story to fall within the word count of a novella. I attempted to shorten the tale but realised that this pivotal chapter in the series needed the extra length; to further develope Kerry as the main character and to explore the mythology of Dead of Winter, as well as give myself some room to set up the finale.

I’ve already begun the third and final installment of Kerry’s nightmarish journey.

Watch this space for more details…

Dead of Winter

It’s here! My new pulp horror short …with Zombies!!!

Tried once again to do something a little different with them, while keeping the pulp feel. If all goes to plan the sequel should be out in about a month.

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Bloody Parchment: The Root Cellar

Mwahahahahahahaha, it’s alive! (lightening streaks the sky and thunder groans)
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Am a lucky bugger to be included in this year’s Bloody Parchment anthology, with my story “Strands”. There are some other top notch authors in here. I think everyone really upped their game this time :)
Also nifty bastard Toby Bennett has the title story “The Root Cellar” which is creepy as fuck! Go on, have a peek.
Special thanks to the darkly majestic Nerine Dorman for putting it together, as well as all the judges and of course SA Horrorfest. You guys rock!

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Interview with a Zombie

New short story cover reveal

Interview with a Zombie

The war has been lost. The human population decimated by the living dead, now hides in remote, heavily fortified strongholds. A reporter is given the chance of a lifetime, to talk face-to-face with a representative of the undead. Even with the risk of the meeting being a trap, it is too valuable an opportunity to pass up. He must have an…
Interview with a Zombie.

Part horror, part bizarre-pulp, a quick wicked read from the end of the world.

Available on Amazon

Coffin Hop 2012

Welcome Coffin Hoppers! For this year’s Coffin Hop 2012 I’ve made the collection Penny Dreadfuls: Halloween Special FREE from October 27th – Halloween Night (31st), on Amazon.

 

But that’s not all!

 

There’s also a prize give away. Just head on over and “like” my Facebook Author Page for a chance to win a copy of my gruesome novella The Beast of Park Street for their kindle or kindle app. A winner will be selected randomly from all the “likes” both old and new, and announced on November 1st.

What is Coffin Hop you might ask…well just head on over here for the low down. But here’s the gist: +100 horror authors all holding giveaways and prizes over the week leading up to Halloween. For each stop check back to the hops linky list.

So what ye waiting for, get a hoppin’!

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this tour is subject to these rules***

Halloween Treats…for your Brain!

For the last couple of months I’ve been working with some truly talented authors to bring you some Halloween treats for your brain. Some of the rising stars in Horror and Dark Fiction have all gotten together to make a collection of spine-tingling, nerve-shredding, read under the blankets tales of the sinister and the insane.

Coming soon, and perfect for your Halloween season.

Besides…it’s absolutely FREE! starting from Oct 27th – 31st

even after that it’ll only be 99c.

This awesome cover art is by Carmit Manor Massimino. Check out more of her design work at inkpudding.com

The Laughing Tree

The Laughing Tree was one of my earlier stories I wrote just after I first decided to take my writing seriously as a career. It was a story that I felt I had to tell – just one of those strange things inside you that has to get out. It’s drastically different from anything else I’ve written; for one it’s literary fiction, and, it’s not a horror story.

I’m proud of this story and the way I tell it. This isn’t me blowing my own trumpet (okay, maybe a little) but more acknowledging to myself that I am happy if this is my only contribution to writing as an art-form rather than entertainment. Not that there’s anything wrong with genre fiction or writing to entertain, after all it’s what I love to write. This story just feels to me like my personal initiation into the world of writing.

So if you aren’t into horror, or are a bit too much a scaredy-cat to read my other work, you just might like this one.

Right, now back to squid monsters from space!

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