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THE HALLOWEEN CHILDREN reviewed by The Behrg: “Beautifully crafted, this is horror that will affect even the most jaded of horror fans.”

Early reviews are now appearing for The Halloween Children, my novel co-written with Norman Prentiss, which will be published as an eBook by Hydra/Random House this June.

For example, The Behrg has posted a review that represents a very fair and balanced assessment of the novel — and of course I would say that considering the praise you’ll find in this short excerpt:

The savvy reader begins to get the real picture of what’s going on by what’s NOT being said. I’ve always enjoyed the unreliable narrator motif, and it’s used here in quite a unique way that’s not fully understood until you reach the end… this has one of the best endings for a book I’ve ever read. The thematic metaphors woven throughout one of the most tragic and shocking finales you’ll find… as I was reading I felt as if my jaw kept dropping lower and lower. Beautifully crafted, this is horror that will affect even the most jaded of horror fans.

You can find The Behrg’s full review on his website, so please click that link and give it a read!

You can also learn more about the book or reserve your copy via these links:
Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

The Halloween Children eBook

JUST ANNOUNCED! Reading Stephen King edited by Brian James Freeman!

I’m very pleased to announce Reading Stephen King, an anthology of essays by some seriously incredible writers, will be published later this year by Cemetery Dance Publications!

About the Book:Reading Stephen King
Stephen King has inspired millions of readers with his writing for more than four decades, and this special volume of essays gathers together some of his high-profile fans to discuss why they love reading the works of Stephen King.

Many of these fans are acclaimed authors of fiction in their own right. Some of them have written insightful books about Stephen King’s work, exploring how King’s natural storytelling gift has allowed him to create stories that reach people in every language around the world. A few of them have even written, produced, and directed movie adaptations of King’s most acclaimed works.

In this book you will join Clive Barker, Stewart O’Nan, Richard Chizmar, Frank Darabont, Stephen Spignesi, Justin Brooks, Tony Magistrale, Michael R. Collings, Rocky Wood, Robin Furth, Kevin Quigley, Hans-Ake Lilja, Billy Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, Bev Vincent, Mick Garris, and Jay Franco as they discuss their love of reading Stephen King…

Purchase the Book:
Cemetery Dance Publications • Amazon.com

Reading Stephen King

DISCOUNTED! Dark Screams: Volume One featuring Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell!

Dark ScreamsVolume One featuring stories by Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell is on sale for just 99 cents for a very limited time only! Read more or place your order:

Amazon.com • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

Dark Screams Volume One

 

Coming in June! THE HALLOWEEN CHILDREN eBook Edition!

I’m very pleased to report that The Halloween Children, the novel I wrote with Norman Prentiss for Earthling Press, will be re-released as an eBook from Hydra/Random House this June! You can read more about the book at these links:
Amazon.com • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

The Halloween Children eBook

JUST ANNOUNCED! Dark Screams: Volume Six featuring Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tim Curran!

Richard Chizmar and I have once again joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to produce five more volumes in our acclaimed Dark Screams horror eBook anthology series! Each volume collects stories by the best authors working in the business today, and we’re pleased to announce that Dark Screams: Volume Six will be published on April 27, 2017.

About the Book:
Dark Screams Volume Six
Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tim Curran plunge readers into the dark side in this deeply unsettling short story anthology curated by legendary horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.

THE OLD DUDE’S TICKER by Stephen King
Richard Drogan has been spooked ever since he came back from ’Nam, but he’s no head case, dig? He just knows the old dude needs to die.

THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT by Lisa Morton
Even though she made her name revealing the private lives of the rich and famous, Sara Peck has no idea how deep their secrets really go . . . or the price they’ll pay to get what they desire.

THE MANICURE by Nell Quinn-Gibney
A trip to the nail salon is supposed to be relaxing. But as the demons of the past creep closer with every clip, even the most serene day of pampering can become a nightmare.

THE COMFORTING VOICE by Norman Prentiss
It’s a little strange how baby Lydia can only be soothed by her grandfather’s unnatural voice, ravaged by throat cancer. The weirdest part? What he’s saying is more disturbing than how he says it.

THE SITUATIONS by Joyce Carol Oates
There are certain lessons children must learn, rules they must follow, scars they must bear. No lesson is more important than this: Never question Daddy. Or else.

THE CORPSE KING by Tim Curran
Grave robbers Kearney and Clow keep one step ahead of the law as they ply their ghoulish trade, but there’s no outrunning a far more frightening enemy that hungers for the dead.

Purchase the eBook:
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Dark Screams Volume Six

NEW COVER! Dark Screams: Volume Five featuring Mick Garris, J. Kenner, Kealan Patrick Burke, Del James, and Bentley Little!

As I mentioned earlier this week, the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, recently hired Kealan Patrick Burke to create new covers for the first five volumes in the Dark Screams series, and today I’m thrilled to show off what he came up with for Volume Five:

Dark Screams Volume Four

Purchase the eBook:
Amazon.com • Amazon.ca • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

My thanks goes out to Kealan and the Hydra team for their incredible work on this series!

NEW COVER! Dark Screams: Volume Four Featuring Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman!

As I mentioned earlier  this week, the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, recently hired Kealan Patrick Burke to create new covers for the first five volumes in the Dark Screams series, and today I’m thrilled to show off what he came up with for Volume Four:

Dark Screams Volume Four

Purchase the eBook:
Amazon.com • Amazon.ca • Amazon.co.uk • Barnes & Noble • iBookstore • Kobo

I’ll post the other new covers over the next few days, but each one is amazing! My thanks goes out to Kealan and the Hydra team for their incredible work on this series!