OUR CATALOG OF BOOKS
The Bad Book
Edited by John F.D. Taff
Ingram ISBN: 9798218044503
Amazon ISBN: 979-8518452176
The Good Book.
You might have clutched it in your church pew on Sunday mornings. You know the one? With the pebbled black soft cover, the words HOLY BIBLE stamped in gold ink. Perhaps it strengthened your faith, comforted you in dark times.
Multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated John F.D. Taff has assembled a Last Supper of Dark Apostles to turn some of those "good book" parables on their heads—twisting Bible stories into sinister horror tales.
Blasphemous? Heretical? We sincerely hope so.
As you read on, remember one thing, though. There’s no comfort to be found in The Bad Book.
No comfort at all.
The Call of the Void
by Michael Bailey & Erinn L. Kemper
Ingram ISBN: 9798218050351
Amazon ISBN: 979-8432781543
They died heart to heart, chest to chest.
Detective Kovelant, haunted by the fiery death of two women, investigates why Chloe Bisset, mother and wife, swerved last-second into oncoming traffic. What drove her to this impulse?
L’appel du vide, he soon discovers, is both an explanation and a non-explanation. The phrase translates to “the call of the void,” which doesn’t surprise him. The French often have ways of expressing the unexplainable. Most never answer the call, but only briefly contemplate what could happen.
Kovelant tracks Chloe’s acts through her final days—a series of experiments in spontaneity that end with her crossing one final line on the asphalt to end two lives. Clues scribed with fridge magnets, etched into silver rings, scribbled on sticky notes, and painted on the smoke-stained walls of a derelict building, reveal a woman tormented by a growing need. Each revelation drives him closer to the grief that pins him to his own dark truth.
Parents should never outlive their children.
Beneath Ash & Bone
by D. Alexander Ward
Ingram ISBN: 9798218028558
Amazon ISBN: 979-8776693748
Selburn, Virginia: A quiet backwater town nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the days before the Civil War, Sam Lock keeps the peace as the town sheriff, like his father before him.
That peace is shattered during a raging winter storm when a boy goes missing at Evermore, the sprawling estate of the Crownhill family. Racing against time and the elements, Sam must mount a desperate search for the child—but what he finds in the snow, and the dark halls of Evermore, are madness...and murder.
As Sam searches for truth in a house poisoned by mysteries and haunted by ghosts, he hopes to weather the storm, but the harrowing secrets he uncovers may prove too terrible to bear. Will he escape with his sanity intact or will the dark presence rumored to hold sway over Evermore claim him as another sacrifice?
We Haunt These Woods
by Holley Cornetto
Ingram ISBN: 9798218050900
Amazon ISBN: 979-8829971991
Nate Holbrook had put his past behind him. When his friends went missing all those years ago at Lake Swart, it had been nothing more than a tragic mystery. No matter what stories they’d told each other about the “Forest Man,” there was no primeval menace lingering in that cave they found deep in the woods.
But when Nate meets up with Jennifer, a fellow Lake Swart survivor and his first love, everything changes. Finding her scarred and broken by the weight of the past, he proposes a daring remedy for their shared trauma--to return to their old summer haunt and prove the thing in the cave nothing more than a delusion and a myth.
But what if Nate is wrong?
What if the Forest Man is still waiting, after all this time, for a new friend to sing his song… to take his hand and disappear?
Children of Fire
by Chris DiLeo
Ingram ISBN: 9798218050344
Amazon ISBN: 979-8839518186
A Man with Nothing Left
Former detective Landon Rowe has lost everything—his child, his wife, his career. He’s a man without purpose, but he’s always believed in doing what’s right, even helping his ex’s husband.
A Cop with Something to Prove
Rowe’s ex-wife has fled with her new son to a religious cult in western New York where a charismatic and dangerous zealot, Eamon Fischer, preaches not baptism by water but by flames. Unable to do anything for the infant son who died years ago, Rowe agrees to infiltrate the Children of Fire cult and rescue the boy.
A Detective Out of Practice
It should be simple—find the kid and leave—but Fischer and his followers are anything but simple. When events turn deadly, Rowe will have no choice but to take on the entire cult to save the boy and himself.
A Child of Fire
To rescue his ex-wife's child, Rowe will have to confront his own trauma, a crucible that will challenge everything he knows. What is the truth behind his broken career, his failed marriage, and his dead son? For Landon Rowe, it will be a baptism by fire and the consequences may be more than one soul can bear.
Joey Leonard's Last Horror Movie Marathon
by Kevin Lucia
In Clifton Heights NY, Showbiz Video, the last video rental store in the Adirondacks, is finally closing its doors for good. Though cinephile and store manager Joey Leonard has anticipated this moment for years, he's still crippled by the loss. The store's now-deceased owner has willed him the entirety of the store's horror movies, and all Joey wants to do is drown his sorrows in booze and escape into a familiar, comforting ritual: a weekend horror movie marathon.
However, among the tapes willed to him, he finds a strange home recording which he initially passes off as a low-budget "found footage" movie. As he repeatedly watches it, however, it works an insidious change over him, fracturing his perception of reality and revealing to him a blasted and terrifying version of the world he knows.
So, get comfy on the couch, pour yourself a drink, and pour another one for Joey, too.
It's very likely this will be his last horror movie marathon.
The Last Look
by Patrick Rutigliano
Hamstead House was Jordan’s favorite city landmark, mourned even as it was reduced to rubble in his camera’s lens. In the wake of the demolition, other structures inexplicably fall to join it, disintegrated to the last atom.
The enigmatic architect of these buildings looms large in Jordan's mind, a character of old Chicago, shrouded in mystery. Clearly, the mind that created those structures was either visionary or consumed by madness... or something otherworldly.
As Jordan races to record the spreading chaos from behind his camera lens and uncover the buildings’ secrets, the force they held at bay is stirring. Each crater left by the destruction marks a tomb, a broken lock... with something monstrous on the other side.
Something clawing its way out to stake a claim on our world.
Shadows Over Main Street, Vol. 3
Edited by Doug Murano & D. Alexander Ward
This is the end…
…but it’s also just another Friday night in small-town America.
High school football teams vie for glory atop green fields while eldritch rot burbles underneath. Mom-and-pop shops shutter their storefronts while moms and dads lock their front doors…unaware that the real threats aren’t of this Earth and already surround them, waiting until the stars are right.
The sun is about to set on Main Street once and for all.
In Shadows Over Main Street Volume 3, Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward bring you the final, apocalyptic word in their groundbreaking series of small-town Lovecraftian terror. This is how it ends—not with a whimper, but a rising chorus in worship of the unthinkable along the back roads of America.
We knew you’d come back. You’re home.
Edited by Shane D. Keene and John F.D. Taff
People grow uneasy without reasons, without an answer to every question. We demand it. We crave it. It is an utterly human curse.
“He cut off their heads and baked them with pumpkin spice…”
“He chopped the old man to bits and hid the remains under the floorboards…”
Wonder and wander together through the pages of Morbidologies, which collects thirteen answers to such questions—twelve stories and one poem—from some of today’s hottest authors. But be wary. Some questions have answers you won’t like.
Some answers become morbidologies, for frequently there is no good reason "why."
There is only this dark world, calling us to look closer and closer, until we realize the only true answer is simply because.
Stories by Jonathan Janz, Gwendolyn Kiste, Craig Wallwork, Sonora Taylor, Chad Lutzke, Eric LaRocca, and so many more!