21 Grams M. Regan In the bowels of an unassuming, ever-moving funerary parlor, a mortician known as the Operator hides a fearsome machine called the Godwin, rumored to have the ability to resurrect the dead. It runs, like a soul does, on logos: on words. And in exchange for those words—for a client’s life story—the corpse of their choosing might yet walk again. Careful, though. Words bear weight, so one must choose them wisely. Author M. Regan delivers a harrowing and beautiful glimpse into a world filled with desire, darkness, love, and loss.
"There are many emotions in play here: grief, rage, loss, forgiveness, love and fear... 21 Grams is not going to leave my heart for a long time." -Sarah Duck-Mayr
"This is a book that will make you think. It will provide a creep factor that builds instead of making you jump... It is a read that will stick with you and make you wonder what you would be willing to do for a lost loved one, or to one that is not so loved." -Daniel Yocom of Guild Master Gaming
"21 Grams by M. Regan blew my mind, and not just because of the splendid metaphysical elements... 21 Grams was so unique that I can't think of any books like it. Suffice it to say that if you’re a fan of philosophical, gothic literature that provides great LGBTQ+ representation, I strongly suggest you check out 21 Grams by M. Regan." -Kayla C. Reviews
Something dark and malevolent stalks the majestic Northwoods of Michigan, and each corpse sends a new wave of terror through the small town of LeRoy. Anthropology professor Jack Allen uncovers a pattern of strange encounters, disappearances, and unsolved murders that shake him to his core. The deeper Jack delves into the horror in the woods, the more his life falls apart around him. With his family and all of Northern Michigan hanging in the balance, Jack must find a way to stop the cycle or risk losing everything to the ultimate predator. Meet a new kind of monster in David C. Posthumus’s bone-chilling suspenseful thriller, The Legend of the Dogman!
"Part family saga, part supernatural horror this chilling read kept me turning the pages late into the night." -Irene, Goodreads
"The story once it got going played out a bit like a movie in my head, dragging me along on this horrific roll-a-coaster." -SJ, Goodreads
"I thoroughly enjoyed it! It was very suspenseful with unexpected twists and turns." -Bonnie, Goodreads
"Good, suspenseful story about the Dogman. Being from Michigan myself, I especially enjoyed all the shout-outs to local cities, places, and more."
"It’s description makes me think of the Dog Soldiers (2002) werewolves in height and stature, the smell like the bins for medical waste; this is not a nice cryptid, do not attempt to pet!" -Sarah Duck-Mayr
Moon Song’s brother has gone missing in the town of Blackrock, Pennsylvania. Worried that her brother has slipped back into addiction and desperate for answers, Moon hires private investigator Ben Sawyer to help her uncover the truth. Together they discover what the people of Blackrock refuse to acknowledge: something terrible has happened inside the coal mine that defies all logical explanation, and it threatens the lives of every single person in town. Bodies are piling up at the funeral home, and many others have seemingly vanished.
Moon’s only hope of finding answers rests in the hands of a local professor who knows the mine’s horrible secrets. But the professor has problems of his own, and unless he can confront the creature that’s hunting him, Moon’s chances of making it out of town alive are darker than a seam of coal.
Dive into Ken Brosky’s horror-fueled nightmare and find out what’s in The Beyond!
"I was tickled pink by how deeply I enjoyed this damn story!" -Netgalley Review
"Whether he's describing small town interactions and relationships, the coal mining industry, or the efforts of a grieving sister to uncover the truth about her brother, Brosky does a wonderful job of detailing action and emotion in a powerful saga of second chances gone awry. Readers of thriller, horror, and supernatural mystery will find The Beyond an exciting, involving story that keeps them guessing to the end, thoroughly immersed in the dilemmas faced by Moon, Ben, and the people of Blackrock." - Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"Despite a few flaws, this tale's inventive worldbuilding and appreciation for bloody thrills shine." - Kirkus Reviews
"Recommended highly to all horror readers and especially to those who enjoy Bentley Little novels. I am a huge fan of small town horror where the last remaining normal people turn into unlikely heroes, and that is just part of the reason this fast paced story was a hit with me." - Well Worth a Read Book Blog
"The twists in this horror tale make it original, scary, and violent. Not knowing who to trust amped the suspense." - Catriona on Goodreads
"A very imaginative and unique story." - Dollie on Goodreads
"I would recommend this novel to any horror fan." - Jen on Goodreads
"It freaked the Hell out of me!" - Mary on Goodreads
"I was tickled pink by how much I enjoyed this damn story!" - Lisa on Goodreads
In the guts of a nameless city, career criminal Owen fights for his sanity and his life. After stealing a morbid piece of artwork at the behest of his boss, Owen discovers the original owners of the grotesque painting are part of a twisted cult known as The Family—and they’ll stop at nothing to get it back.
The longer Owen possesses the painting, the more it warps his mind and alters the very world around him. Between those that want him dead, his own dark past, and his crumbling grip on reality, the walls are closing in. Unstable but determined, Owen is the only thing standing between our world and the coming Harvest.
Dead Stars and Stone Arches: A Collection of Utah Horror
There is something out there, just beyond the reach of human understanding. It flits at the corner of our eyes and titillates the hairs on the back of our necks. You can feel it sometimes, just under your skin. Fortunately, most of us will never know the full extent of what lies sleeping in the cosmos. They are the lucky ones. However, those few who glimpse the maddening truth become forever changed. Contained within this esoteric tome are thirty-seven stories and poems about forbidden knowledge, hidden terrors, and mind-breaking horrors that lurk in the dark places of the earth. Be warned, though, there's no stopping once you start this journey, and sometimes, ignorance is bliss.
Featuring poems and stories by:
Michael Jess Alexander, Mickie Bolling-Burke, J.M. Cullen, Daniel Cureton, Steven Dee Kish, Donald Evans, Nicholas J. Evans, K. Scott Forman, Arthur Goodhill, Joseph Hope, Derek Hutchins, C.R. Langille, C.H. Lindsay, Carter Lappin, Bryan McEntire, D.J. Moore, Eric Nirschel, Lehua Parker, Cygnus Perry, Jonathan Reddoch, Levi Robinson, Nnadi Samuel, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Henry Snider, Joshua P. Sorensen, Paul Starkey, S.J. Townend, Heidi Voss, Chad A.B. Wilson, William R.D. Wood
Foreword by Betty Rocksteady.
Winner of the 2023 Gold Quill Award for Collections!
Charlotte Curran is willing to do whatever it takes to make sure her newest book is a best seller... even if that means murdering her best friend.
Nobody suspects her of killing renowned author Kim Lavoie, but when Charlotte starts seeing Kim everywhere she turns, she quickly realizes it's more than just her guilty conscience haunting her. With each passing day, Kim’s judging gaze grows more difficult to escape.
Magnum Opus is a dark look at the price of fame and the legacy we leave behind.
After a brutal accident, John awakens in the dilapidated Crimoria Convent under the care of thirteen unconventional nuns. Grievous injuries trap him within the borders of the ruined sanctuary and its strangely successful vineyard. When his body starts healing faster than nature allows, John’s questions quickly pile up.
A pair of Church auditors arrive to look into the convent’s finances. It’s obvious the pair are unwelcome guests, but John has bigger concerns. The order’s annual ritual draws near and John begins to discover things that make him wonder if any of them are truly safe in the hands of the Sisters of the Crimson Vine.
"Sisters of the Crimson Vine by P.L McMillan is folk horror at its very best. The visuals, tension and mood created then intermixed with undeniable dread and mystery rides the very edges of illumination and darkness. P.L explores themes of religious hypocrisy and the power of women and sacrifices made to survive. She expertly subverts older tropes into something terrifying and new. This book is as vivid and twisted as any Aster movie." --Brenda S. Tolian, author of Blood Mountain
"Sisters of the Crimson Vine is a perfectly paced suspenseful story that will make you want to savor every word. Invoking the ominous folk horror atmosphere of the Wicker Man and Midsommer, PL serves an unsettling tale of the supernatural bond between women and nature and the power and price of living free from patriarchal dominance." -- Joy Yehle, author and host of The Burial Plot horror podcast
“A taut braid of repressed desires, implied deviance, and eldritch horror. McMillan coyly lures us to a finale as repulsive as it is compelling.” -- Stoker award-winning Jamie Flanagan (co-writer of The Haunting of Bly Manor andMidnight Mass)
Are ghosts real? The question has haunted us for ages. Almost every culture in the world has tales and stories of the unknown things that lurk in our periphery. Contained within are 26 true stories about ghosts, poltergeists, haunted houses, unexplained events, and possessed items. You'll find stories about strange noises, objects that vanish and reappear in odd places, dolls that refuse to sit still, haunted battlefields, abandoned castles, and much more! But beware: after reading this anthology, you might just start believing in the things that are trapped out of time.
Featuring tales from Kristi Petersen-Schoonover, Errica Chavez, Judith Baron, Nat Whiston, Caryn Larrinaga, C. J. Hislop, Lisa H. Owens, Lehua Parker, Chris Tyroak, Amanda Cecilia Lang, Caillou Pettis, T. J. Tranchell, William Presley, N. A. Battaglia, Bryan Stubbles, Nathan Alling Long, Susan E. Rogers, Kelli A. Wilkins, John Stratton, C. M. Saunders, L. E. Daniels, Catherine A. MacKenzie, Rebecca A. Demarest, A. Morton, Brianna Malotke, and Nathan D. Ludwig.
Twenty years ago, Dakota Scott’s baby brother died falling down the back stairs. Twenty-four hours ago, her older brother, Lennox, wasted away into nothing in the same house. Two deaths, just floors apart, yet no one suspects a connection.
Settling Lennox’s affairs lures Dakota back to the family’s old Victorian home overlooking Astoria. It has changed over the years–what was once a happy home is now filled with sadness, strange memories, and lights that won’t stay lit.
In the ever-growing darkness, a sinister force has awakened from a long slumber, and it is far from finished with Dakota. Her life and sanity hang in the balance—alongside everything she holds dear.
Fans of Shirley Jackson, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and Elizabeth Engstrom will love the quiet horror in this modern gothic tale.
Winner of the 2023 Silver Quill Award for Novellas!
The storm rages on, leaving death and destruction in its path. With the chaos comes strange tidings and wicked ordeals. From award-winning author C.R. Langille comes a collection of weird and horrifying stories spanning all across history: the Spanish Conquest, the Old West, the present day, and even a desolate, apocalyptic future. Haunted hotel rooms, mind-bending spots, infernal cargo, and misplaced wishes abound in this collection.
A ragtag group takes their turn monitoring the mysterious spot. Take measurements, but don't stare at it too long...
Spanish conquistadors search for the hidden city of El Dorado. What they find threatens to break their very sanity...
The mighty Titanic harbors something evil in its cargo hold...
A set of railroad tracks appears in a sleepy Utah town overnight, and along with it, tickets for a departing train...
A gunslinger searches for a way to bring his family back from the dead. He'll soon wish he left well enough alone...
A man awakens from the hospital after a harrowing car accident. His wife died in the crash, and now his young daughter has seemingly been erased from existence...
...read these and more in Tales from the Storm!
Tales from the Storm Omnibus contains all 16 stories from Tales from Storm Volumes 1 & 2.
"Didn't anyone tell you that you come from a long line of witches?"
Hadley thought her summer at her grandma's house in the woods would be boring. No cell phones, no neighbors, just her brothers, her grandparents, and her amongst the trees in an old house full of chores to be done. But a single question changes everything and throws her into a summer filled with magic, adventure, and terror.
Who is the strange girl who comes in the middle of the night? And why is there a picture of her in Mom's old room? What sort of creatures fill the woods, and will they help or try to stop her as she makes a desperate attempt to save her family? The answers lie in a perilous journey through the witches stone. Winner of the 2023 International Reader's Favorite Bronze Medal for YA/General Fiction!
The Old West was a time of lawlessness, violence, and danger. Threat of death could come in the form of bandits, outlaws, and even the very land itself. But what if there was something else? Something that lurked in the shadows waiting to strike when the stars were right?
In this anthology, over 30 authors and poets explore the weird and visceral side of the Wild West with stories of demons, ghosts, and creatures from myth and legend. From haunted towns to mysterious mountaintops, these tales will take you to the heart of darkness.
In the tradition of Stephen King, Cormac McCarthy, and Louis L'Amour, this collection of stories and poems brings the Old West to life in all its bloody, gory, glory.
So saddle up and hold on tight, because you’re in for a wild ride.
Featuring stories and poems by: Keith Anthony Baird, Richard Beauchamp, Hank Belbin, Matt Bliss, Deborah Cardillo, Jeremiah Dylan Cook, Aristo Couvaras, Jennifer Crow, Ben Curl, A.L. Davidson, Robert DeLeskie, Rachel Horak Dempsey, David A. Elsensohn, Maxwell I. Gold, KC Grifant, Levi Hatch, Pedro Iniguez, Samantha Kelly, C. H. Lindsay, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Winston Malone, Morgan Melhuish, LH Michael, Dermott O'Malley, Cygnus Perry, WR Platt, Daniel Powell, Craig E. Sawyer, Kathryn Tennison, Emily Ruth Verona, Adam Vine, Chris Wilder, and Ann Wuehler.
Valerie Miller and her younger brother have spent their entire lives in the dreary town of Seven Sisters, where most people are resigned to a bleak future of debt and despair. But when a mysterious woman with a dark past arrives, she brings with her a gift that could transform the town's fortunes - and the lives of Val and Danny.
This extraordinary woman's power is both awe-inspiring and terrifying, capable of unleashing a force that will shake Seven Sisters to its core. The stakes are high, and danger is omnipresent. Can Val and Danny rise to the challenge and seize the opportunity to finally break free from the suffocating grip of their hometown? Or will they fall victim to the terrors unleashed by this enigmatic figure? One thing is certain--when the sun rises on Seven Sisters, nothing will ever be the same again.
Part creature-feature, part survival story, What Doesn't Kill You will keep you on the edge of your seat as Val and Danny fight for their lives and all of Seven Sisters.
It’s just an average night at the Ink Tank, the tattoo shop in Austin, Texas, where Brynn works as a tattoo artist. After a long shift, all she wants to do is head home, pop a few pills from the fresh bottle of Roxicodone in her jacket pocket, and slip into a nice buzz. Her plans crumble when she’s abducted by her convict father, Alan, and forced into the road trip from hell: a cross-country trek to the Rocky Mountains and the shelter he built years ago to protect his family from the monsters living in his head, the monsters he says will erupt from the earth at any minute—the Feeders. With each mile he unravels further, thrusting Brynn back into the childhood nightmare she thought she’d escaped forever. Alan is paranoid, and he’s definitely dangerous—but is he crazy? In this novel, we find that truth is not always what it seems, and that some secrets are better left buried.
Pinkerton Evelyn Horn has seen her fair share of the weird and dark. But when she arrives in the Utah Territories to investigate the disappearance of fellow a Pinkerton and friend, she finds herself facing something even more sinister.
Strange occult rites, crazed cultists, and ancient prophecies all point to something dark and malevolent lurking in the shadows. Evelyn must use all her skills and experience to survive the horrors that await her in the mountains.
A gritty, action-packed, and bloody horror story, Branches and Bones is a must-read for fans of the genre.