Tuesday, October 22, 2019

More Spooky Scary #Halloween Reads! #horror #zombie


'Tis the Season to read spooky! Okay, it's all the time, but indulge me! 
More great horror and Halloween-flavored anthologies
 and books for your reading pleasure!

Anthologies

100 Word Horrors Book 3: Anthology of Horror Drabbles - Assorted authors.  Over 100 short horror drabbles - Includes my story, A Mother's Love by C.A. Verstraete.

New! 100 Word Zombie Bites, An Undead Drabble Anthology  - Reanimated Writers - Bite-size stories by group of writers. Includes my two new stories, The Heist and The Awakening by C.A. Verstraete


 

A Murder of Crows,  Michael Bracken, Kaye George, John M. Floyd, Jacqueline Seewald, Earl Staggs and others. Twenty-one authors pen tales about animals and their collective names. The humans don't fare as well...

Fantastic Tales of Terror: History's Darkest Secrets, Jonathan Maberry, Kevin J. Anderson, Christopher Golden, Bentley Little, Lisa Morton, and others - Twenty-four stories from noted horror authors. Stories of the secrets of history and alternate tales from the real story of the sinking of the Titanic to the horrorific lengths people went to during the Great Depression in New York City. 

Handbook for the Dead, Pamela K. Kinney, Jacob Floyd, Jenny Floyd - A look at haunted locations, information on the sites, plus insight on the paranormal. Non-fiction. 



Shallow Waters Volume 3, A Flash Fiction Anthology - Shallow waters - where nothing stays buried. Explore 21 tales of life, death and the pain in-between.

Strange Tales of the Macabre: Gothic, John Palisano, Lisa Morton, Eric Guignard, Rena Mason, Kate Jonez - Group of authors explore the Gothic world with curses, old buildings, the superantural and more in this collection of stories.



Tales from the Old Black Ambulance, Robert W. Walker, Tim Waggoner, and others - Sixteen stories about hearses of all kinds, creepy to ghostly, and more! Includes: Ded Society — Larry Hodges, The Piper’s Song — Gail Z. Martin
Feed The Stove — J. D. Blackrose, The Devil’s Chair — Rob MacGregor
Caddy Man — Gustavo Bondoni, Bone Whispers — Tim Waggoner
Pearls Before Swine — Angela Roquet, Good Boy — A. G. Hilton
Only the Young Die Good — Emily Lavin Leverett
The Albatross Man — Robert W. Walker, Always Room For One More — Tally Johnson
The Solitary Procession — Mackenzie Kincaid, Maho To Satsujin — Jason J. McCuiston
Hearse — Jennifer R. Povey, Buffoonville — Clark Roberts
What the Heart Wants — Rick Duffy



Trickster's Treats #3: The Seven Deadly Sins - A collection of 49 short stories addressing the seven deadly sins (7 stories, 700 words each). An international lineup, assisted by comic artist (Hellblazer, Things in the Well,) Steve Dillon, artist/author Lori R. Lopez and others. Proceeds go to Charity: Water.

Halloween!




Read something spooky!

October Nights & Spooky Frights Books (Ends Oct. 31)

Horror


 

Doll Manor, (Lucifer Falls Book 2), Chantal Nordeloos - Someone is working to break the seven seals of the Apocalypse. Is Angel Manor the last one? 

The Daemon Device: Book One of the Enchanter Chronicle, Jeri Westerson - London, 1891. Dirigibles, steam powers and strange murders... Magician Leopold Kazsmer, the Great Enchanter, is a man of secrets, including the ability to summon demons and perform real magic. Now he must discern what is behind a rash of revolting murders. 

 The Institute, Stephen King - Luke Ellis's parents are murdered and he's kidnapped, waking in a room that looks like his. Except here, other kids like him with special "talents" - telepathy and telekinesis - are subjected to having their gifts extracted - no matter what it takes. And escaping seems impossible. (Ooh, I have to read this next. Sounds like another version of Firestarter!)

Mystery


 

Life is Short and Then You Die: Mystery Writers of America Presents First Encounters with Murder,  Barry Lyga, Caleb Roehrig, Emmy Laybourne, Jonathan Maberry, R.L. Stine, Rachel Vincent, Y.S. Lee, and others.  - Murder mysteries add a sinister spin to the firsts in life, from high school clique "backstabbers," to finding a body on the way home from school...

The Dead of Summer  (Piper Maxwell Book 3), Jean Rabe - Latest in the Piper Maxwell series has the new sheriff tested to her limits with a county fair accident and a horrific murder.

Vampire

A Warning in Blood: The Vampire Inquisitor Series, Joseph R.G. DeMarco Dru is not a commonplace vampire – he’s an Inquisitor, chosen by the elders of a most sanguine and secret society. His role is to investigate sedition and punish treason among the undead, of whom there are clans, factions, and territories. He’s made enemies over the centuries. He’s dealt with many of them using the help of myriad assistants, including gargoyle spies. But now a mysterious force has broken one of the cardinal rules governing vampire society.

Zombie


Legion of the Undead: Special Extended Edition, Michael Whitehead -  (Pre-order, Releases Oct. 19) New reworked edition of the greatest empire on earth, the ancient Romans vs. the undead who would destroy them. Include a new chapter answering a previously unanswered question, plus two new short stories, Pirates, and Demons, and a previously released story, The Fort.

Lizzie Borden, Zombie Hunter, C.A. Verstraete (On sale!) A dysfunctional family, greed, murder... and zombies? In August, 1892, Lizzie Borden took an axe... what if she did it because her father and stepmother had already become... zombies?


Undead Worlds 3: 16 new stories to sink your teeth into! (Get other links here.)

Includes:

BROKEN WORLD - KATE L. MARY
THE FLASH - JESSICA GOMEZ
THE ZEE BROTHERS - GRIVANTE
AFTERSHOCK - VALERIE LIOUDIS
ZOMBIE ROAD - DAVID A. SIMPSON
CITY OF DEVILS - JUSTIN ROBINSON
DEAD AWARE - ELEANOR MERRY
AMONG THE DEAD - RYAN COLLEY
ZOMBIE UPRISING - M.A. ROBBINS
BIKERS VS ZOMBIES - TD RICKETTS
LEGION OF THE UNDEAD - MICHAEL WHITEHEAD
UNCLEAN EVOLUTION - LC CHAMPLIN

ALSO INCLUDING SELECTED SHORTS BY
JEN TYES
SKYLER RANKIN
STEPHEN LANDRY
KIRK WITHROW


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  2. I'm really looking forward to RA's 100 Zombie stories. It should be a lot of fun! I'm so annoyed with myself for missing out on participating but trying to hit that re-write deadline was rough.

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  3. Thanks for including THE DAEMON DEVICE. It's the first in a steampunk trilogy, lots of fun to write!

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