Featuring Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Darynda Jones, Jacquelyn Frank, and Brian Hodge
Richard Chizmar and I have joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to launch a series of horror eBook anthologies called Dark Screams that will collect stories by the best authors working in the business today. Each volume will feature different types of chills and thrills, a little something for every type of horror fan, and this page is for Dark Screams: Volume Three.
About the Book:
Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Darynda Jones, Jacquelyn Frank, and Brian Hodge contribute five gloomy, disturbing tales of madness and horror to Dark Screams: Volume Three, edited by Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the celebrated Cemetery Dance Publications.
THE COLLECTED SHORT STORIES OF FREDDIE PROTHERO by Peter Straub
A mere child yet a precocious writer, young Freddie records a series of terrifying encounters with an inhuman being that haunts his life . . . and seems to predict his death.
GROUP OF THIRTY by Jack Ketchum
When an award-winning horror writer on the downward slope of a long career receives an invitation to address the Essex County Science Fiction Group, he figures he’s got nothing to lose. He couldn’t be more wrong.
NANCY by Darynda Jones
Though she’s adopted by the cool kids, the new girl at Renfield High School is most drawn to Nancy Wilhoit, who claims to be haunted. But it soon becomes apparent that poltergeists—and people—are seldom what they seem.
I LOVE YOU, CHARLIE PEARSON by Jacquelyn Frank
Charlie Pearson has a crush on Stacey Wheeler. She has no idea. Charlie will make Stacey see that he loves her, and that she loves him—even if he has to kill her to make her say it.
THE LONE AND LEVEL SANDS STRETCH FAR AWAY by Brian Hodge
When Marni moves in next door, the stale marriage of Tara and Aidan gets a jolt of adrenaline. Whether it’s tonic or toxic is another matter.
Reviews & Praise:
“The screaming in this case being more screams of enthusiasm. It’s starting to look like editors Freeman and Chizmar have a solid anthology series on their hands.”
— Adventures Fantastic
“[Dark Screams: Volume 3 is] well worth picking up and reading. If you have not tried the series yet, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of any (or all) of the books for yourself.”
“All in all, Freeman and Chizmar have brought their A-game to Dark Screams: Volume Three. If you pick just one installment in this series to read, pick this one.”
— Christopher Shultz, LitReactor
“Freeman and Chizmar have edited another winner in Dark Screams: Volume 3.”
— Horror Talk
“Dark Screams: Volume 3 is a gathering of perfect little bites of fiction, and as you finish one story you’ll definitely be ready to move on to the next one.”
— Sweet Southern Home
“Every story has something to offer for horror fans. They’re creepy, thought-provoking, scary and quick reads.”
— The Reader’s Hollow
“[Horror] needs to hit you in the sweet spot where the Amygdala and the Cerebrum whisper to each other, where intellect and emotion intertwine, and all of these stories do that, and they do it well.”
“Dark Screams Volume 3 is a fun, frightful read. If the editors keep raising the bar, I’ll be back again and again.”
— Atomic Fangirl
• Hydra / Random House
Publication Date: May 12, 2015
• Tantor Audio
Publication Date: October 30, 2015