“Tragic story of a young man from a family of ghost hunters, involved with the spirit of a murdered girl…the ending will haunt you. Cheryl Low redefines horror with this lullaby of the dead.”
Everybody has secrets…
For years, Benedict Lyon has been living a lie. Not even his family knows the truth he’s been keeping from the world. Only Emmeline knows his secret—and she’s dead.
…some are darker than others…
When the matriarch of the Lyon family passes away, Benedict is summoned home for the funeral. Emmeline urges Benedict not to go, certain that if he returns to that house, neither one of them will escape.
…but are they worth dying for?
Their presence in the family home causes the spirit of Gloria Lyon to become restless, and as the remaining members of the Lyon family attempt to put their mother to rest, long buried secrets, some deadlier than others, are unearthed. Who will survive…
“History and present day collide, and in the pandemonium that follows, Darke has crafted a quality narrative that is both comedic and dripping with tension. An entertaining folk horror tale a thousand years in the making.” –Dave Jeffery, author of Tooth & Claw and A Quiet Apocalypse
“Darke lures you in to a tale about a gentle, but ultimately doomed relationship, then slaps you upside the head with shock after shock, extreme gore, surrealistically nightmarish sequences, all building toward a breathless, horrific finale.” –Stuart R. West, author of Corporate Wolf and Ghosts of Gannaway
From the moment their eyes met across the crowded sales floor, Billy knew he had met his soulmate, the woman he was meant to be with. While on a date, the appearance of three hooded figures in a field spooks Aura, and she tells Billy he needs to put her from his mind, forget she ever existed. Then she was gone.
But how do you forget the one you are destined to be with?
The only clue to his girlfriend’s disappearance is an old and very strange guide to country walks that Aura had shown great interest in—particularly Walk No. 21, which would take the traveler through “deepest, darkest Somerset.”
What is it about Walk No. 21 that had Aura so fascinated?
And why has it become an obsession, not only of Billy’s, but of anyone who has come in contact with the book?
We know it’s early in the year, but figured we want you get everybody into the Christmas spirit, and around here, that can only mean one thing… Deathlehem! And while Jeffrey Kosh never fails to bring to the table, we think he outdid himself with this year’s cover. Don’t worry, there are plenty of slots available. The text is pickup from last year. So without further ado, we are proud to present the cover of this year’s Christmas anthology, Santa Claws is Coming to Deathlehem!
Here is the final line-up for A Tree Lighting in Deathlehem (Title, author, page number [which is subject to change upon final formatting]:
Scary Christmas and a Bloody New Year! 1 Silver and Straw – W. Brice McVicar 5 Christmas Sinner – Dave Jeffery 21 Christmas Wish – Rose Blackthorn 30 Cold Edge – Damascus Mincemeyer 41 Chris Miss, Mama – Scott Deegan 57 The Christmas Angel – Dan Allen 62 Bloody Christmas Tree – R.A. Goli 76 The Other Side of Giving – Christopher Stanley 83 Lovely Weather for an Unseelie Ride Together – Matt Cowan 91 The Santa Revelation – Tristan Ryan 104 A Christmas Eve Visitor – Kev Harrison 110 The Widowmaker – P.A. Sheppard 116 A Tale of St. Nicholas – Joseph P. Pietris 137 Bloody Bones – Jeffrey Kosh 140 Holiday Home Invasion – Robbert C. Eccles 204 Wonderful – Marc Sorondo 205 Twisted Wishes – Lori Safranek 227 That’s the Spirit – Kurt Newton 239 Christmas Eve on the Rudolph Express – Sheri White 250 Song of the Hunt – Pierce Skinner 258 Christmas Revenge – Karen Thrower 279 Marshmallow World Vivian Kasley 286 Aianna – Dan Foley. 295 Away in a Manger: A Christmas Tale of Terror – Tim Kane 302 The Vices and Virtues of Gideon Thomas – James Carlson 319 ABOUT THE AUTHORS 355
You can now pre-order the Kindle version of Kevin David Anderson’s Midnight Men: The Supernatural Adventures of Earl and Dale! It will be delivered to your Kindle on October 16th. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XYHXS5G
Everybody raves about the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, but they ain’t seen nothing until they see the Tree Lighting in Deathlehem. It’s to die for.
Our charity Christmas anthology series continues with A Tree Lighting in Deathlehem, which we are still reading for, so if you have a dark Christmas-themed story, please feel free to send it on in. More information can be found in our Submission Guidelines. (Cover Design by Jeffrey Kosh)
Check out this interview with Rob Smales, whose Red Blood, White Wood went live yesterday as part of our Grave Marker series. Then head on over to Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TMN2S7C) and check out his offering in the Grave Marker line.