Welcome to Peculiar County
Life is different in Peculiar County.
So is death, as Dibby Caldwell, the fifteen-year-old daughter of Hangwell’s mortician, is about to find out.
Witches lurk in the shadows.
A menacing creature haunts the skies.
And the dead refuse to stay dead.
A cry for help in the middle of the night finds Dibby in the neighbor’s cornfield, where the ghost of a young boy manifests, clings to her, and pleads with her to help him. Aided by the new kid in town, James Mackleby, the teenager launches her investigation, much to the consternation of some of the townsfolk. She’s told not to stir up old memories, and she soon learns that some folks will do anything to keep her from learning the truth. Her world crumbles when she discovers her own father knows more than he’s saying, and now she doesn’t know who to trust.
As if her life needs any further complications, she has to deal with her growing feelings for the town’s bad boy, who has proven himself unreliable and not very trustworthy, but she needs to trust someone. In her search for the truth, she unearths the supernatural roots of her hometown and finds allies in the least likely characters, people she had at one time considered prime suspects. But will her kind heart and the search for justice prove to be the death of her?
Werewolf on Campus
Jason Hill’s Horror Hill is featuring part two of Kevin David Anderson’s “Kandy with a K” on their podcast. You can give it a listen here. You can also find it on YouTube. If you like what you hear, consider checking out Midnight Men: The Supernatural Adventures of Earl & Dale at Amazon or your favorite local bookseller for even more supernatural adventures of Earl and Dale, two truckers who fearlessly—and sometimes with a bit of humor—kick some supernatural evil ass.
For a Howling Good Time, Tune into Jason Hill’s Horror Hill
Jason Hill’s Horror Hill is featuring part one of Kevin David Anderson’s “Kandy with a K” on their podcast. You can give it a listen here. You can also find it on YouTube. If you like what you hear, consider checking out Midnight Men: The Supernatural Adventures of Earl & Dale at Amazon or your favorite local bookseller for even more supernatural adventures of Earl and Dale, two truckers who fearlessly—and sometimes with a bit of humor—kick some supernatural evil ass.
Now Available for Kindle…
Santa Claws is Coming to Deathlehem
The seventh volume in the Deathlehem charity anthology series is now available for your Kindle. The print edition will be available soon. To hear a sampling of what’s included in this year’s collection, check out Pi_Rational’s Sacrifice at pi_rational stories and Liam Hogan’s Raw Materials at the NoSleep podcast (about five minutes in). Then head on over to Amazon and grab a copy to read the rest.
Get into the Holiday Spirit
Get into the holiday spirit with Matt Cowan’s Christmas Wine, which appeared in O Little Town of Deathlehem, read by Jim Moon of Hypnogoria.
Welcome to Deathlehem
Prepare yourself for one creepy Christmas. pi_rational’s Sacrifice teaser is but a taste of what you can expect should you choose to travel to Deathlehem this year.
“Michael McCarty is given full rein, and off he goes on a bizarre trip of the imagination, all stops out, no limits, hell-for-leather.”
– William Nolan author of Logan’s Run
This collection of horror and science fiction stories includes a sequel to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – with Victor Frankenstein, the monster, and a blind fortune teller named Rose Blackthorn. In other tales… even the apocalypse won’t stop Leonard Cartwright from searching for his wife in the ruins; after getting struck by lightning that left him in a coma for twenty years, Jackson Heyward awakens with the ability to talk to the dead; will the discovery of the power of invisibility help save Dr. Nick’s failing relationship with his soulmate, or will it aid in its destruction? And many more twisted tales.
Sometimes love is a monster …
And there is no escape from Frankenstein’s Mistress: Tales of Love & Monsters.
That’s what the voice on the radio promised, and as Heath and his friends
drove through the snow-capped mountains of West Virginia,
they could almost believe it. Their destination? Blue Brier and the neighboring ski resort.
More Like Hell
The signs were there—becoming more evident as they drove deeper
into the mountains of West Virginia—that something wasn’t right. And nowhere was it more obvious than in Blue Brier itself, with its warning of
“Prepare to Meet Thy God” painted on the side of a shed. Nor did the group
heed the subtle warning issued by the local sheriff.
Ask, So That Your Sins May be Forgiven
The Harrowing is upon them, and it’s too late to repent.
Now they’re running scared, running as though
the very hounds of Hell are nipping at their heels.
It’s not only houses that are haunted. People can be haunted too. In fact, we’re all haunted. By the past. By the truth. By our own failures. By ghosts. From the warped mind of Neil Davies comes a collection of chilling tales that will follow you into sleep, twist your dreams into nightmares, and haunt your waking hours. Be prepared to meet…
A war hero haunted by a past he can’t remember… A widower caught in a nightmare caused by his wife’s desire for a child… A wheelchair-bound woman taunted by a handicapped girl living in the walls… A young girl drawn in to an evil plot after witnessing an old woman’s suicide… A man who returns home to confront the nightmares of his youth… A bullied teen who teaches her tormentors a lesson they won’t soon forget… and many more!
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…
The Midnight Lullaby
“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?
Twenty years ago, Roman Carver turned his back on civilization and retreated to the mountains for a simpler, albeit more rugged existence. During that time, he’s had to face a number of predators that threatened his new way of life, but nothing that he’s encountered in the past could have prepared him for this new threat.
There’s something in the white…
It came with the snow, perfectly camouflaged. It destroyed Roman’s cabin, forcing him to seek aid at the nearby Enchanted Points Ski Resort. But then it razed the resort, leaving behind a rag-tag band of survivors.
…and it’s hungry.
Now, in white-out conditions and a temperature that continues to drop, it’s up to Roman to lead them all to safety. But the weather isn’t their only obstacle. First, there’s the creature. Then there’s the wall around town that the creature has been building. And then there’s what’s on the other side of the wall…