PRAISE FOR THE RUIN SEASON
Jake Leonard has more than his share of trouble.
He’s close to forty now and still suffers from bipolar disorder and the painful memories of the psychotic episodes that derailed his life and sent him behind bars as a youth. He lives in the rural south where he spends his days breaking horses and his nights training dogs in solitude. His nineteen-year-old girlfriend, Nikki, is the daughter of the sheriff, and she’s just getting worse with drugs, alcohol and satanic metal, eventually leading into heroin and low-budget porn. When Jake reconnects with his ex-wife, things become even more complicated, and the limits of love and sanity get pushed to the breaking point.
The Ruin Season is a haunting tale of a mentally ill man struggling in a violent and heartless world. It is a story of unrequited love, rage, and bloody revenge. It moves forward in the style of gritty southern gothic novels, in the tradition of Larry Brown, Harry Crews, Daniel Woodrell, Cormac McCarthy and Flannery O’Conner. It shows both the tender and horrible sides of insanity as well as the seedy underbelly of the American, backwoods suburbs.
Praise for Growing Dark: A Collection of Short Stories
A Must Read.
Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Volume 1
Selfies from the End of the World: Historical Accounts of the Apocalypse, Volume 2
While the collection strikes a lot of tones — funny, contemplative, heartbreaking, loving, hopeful, afraid — it feels focused and polished throughout.
Some of my favorites are Sylvia Heike’s “Winter in My Bones,” Caroline Yoachim’s “An Impromptu Guide to Finding Your Soulmate at a Party on the Last Night of the World,” Nathan Crowder’s “The Last Real Man,” Dusty Wallace’s “Not Even a Whimper,” Kristopher Triana’s “Dog Years,” and Mary Mascari’s “Limbo.”
Chilling Horror Short Stories
A deluxe edition of original and classic short stories, packed with monsters, vampires and a host of weird creatures. Tales of shadows and voices in the dark from the likes of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Nathaniel Hawthorne and William Hope Hodgson are cast with previously unpublished stories by some of the best writers of horror today. A dazzling collection of the most gripping tales of horror, vividly told.
D.O.A. II (Dead on Arrival II)
ZOMBIE JESUS AND OTHER TRUE STORIES
THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE
2013: THE AFTERMATH
We’ve all heard the theories… Some say a change is coming; others say we are all doomed. But what happens next? How will humankind adapt to this new Earth? Join us as we take a journey through the end of days and peer into the minds of those who survived it. Some try to save mankind from darkness, some give in to their animal instincts; some search for salvation, others defend their lives against post-apocalyptic mutants. When all you’ve ever known is gone in the blink of an eye, what would you do?
HOW THE WEST WAS WICKED
A collection of weird and wicked Western short stories, featuring established and up-and-coming writers.