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About Adam Millard
Adam Millard is the author of twenty-six novels, thirteen novellas, and more than two hundred short stories, which can be found in various collections, magazine, and anthologies. Probably best known for his post-apocalyptic fiction, Adam also writes fantasy/horror for children and Bizarro fiction for several publishers. His work has recently been translated for the German market.
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A gang of twelve-year-old boys are trick-or-treating in London. Off in the distance, they hear the discordant chimes of an ice-cream truck. It seems strange to hear on a cold autumnal night, but their thoughts of maximizing their candy haul soon dismissed its incongruous melody… until they saw the rusting hulk idling in the shadows at the end of the street, its driver a faceless shadow.
That was the night he took one of them.
Years later, Halloween is fast approaching and Tom Craven is still haunted by the events of that dark night, especially the fact that their friend was never found. Increasingly plagued by horrific visions, Tom returns to the place where it all began, only to discover he's not the only one who can feel it. His friends have already arrived and are preparing for a battle which could get them all killed.
The Ice Cream Man is back… and he’s come for the ones that got away.
FRESH FEAR: An Anthology of Macabre Horror* is a collection of horror from some of the genre's best writers of dark fiction.
With over 450 pages of quality dark fiction, this exciting anthology is packed with stories written by both best-selling masters and up-and-coming maestros of the horror genre, including Ramsey Campbell, JF Gonzales, Jack Dann, Charlee Jacob, Robert Dunbar, Adam Millard, Christine Morgan and BillieSue Mosiman to name a few. Horror short stories steeped in psychological terror sit alongside visions of strange worlds and fantastical landscapes drenched in blood. Prepare yourself for 28 tales of fear-inducing horror from some of today's best authors of dark fiction. Available in both ebook and print editions.
'Quiet horror' sits comfortably next to more visceral portrayals of the monsters that lurk deep within the human heart.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, famously once said, "where there is no imagination there is no horror" - the horror expressed by the authors in Fresh Fear show that imagination is indeed tantamount to excellent story-telling.
Scathe meic Beorh – God of the Wind
Robert Dunbar – High Rise
Ramsey Campbell – Welcomeland
Lily Childs – Strange Tastes
Lincoln Crisler – Nouri and the Beetles
Jack Dann – Camps
Thomas Erb – Spencer Weaver Gets Rebooted
Brandon Ford – Scare Me
Carole Gill – Raised
Lindsey Beth Goddard – The Tooth Collector
JF Gonzalez – Love Hurts
Dane Hatchell – ‘takers
Charlee Jacob – Inside the Buzzword Box
K Trap Jones – Demon Eyed Blind
Tim Jones – Protein
James Ward Kirk – Block
Roy C Booth & Axel Kohagen – Just Another Ex
Shane McKenzie – So Much Death
Shaun Meeks – Perfection Through Silence
Adam Millard – The Incongruous Mr Marwick
Christine Morgan – Nails of The Dead
Billie Sue Mosiman – Verboten
Chantal Noordeloos – The Door
Don Noble – Psych
WH Pugmire – Darkness Dancing in Your Eyes
William Todd Rose – The Grave Dancer
EA Irwin – Justice through Twelve Step
Anna Taborska – Out of the Light
*WARNING: R 18+ - Contains graphic scenes of violence and psychological horror. Not suitable for younger readers.
For lovers of Stephen King, Shirley Jackson, Dean Koontz, Anne Rice, Clive Barker, Jack Ketchum, Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, Poppy Z Brite, etc.
About King Billy Publications
King Billy Publications exclusively publish the dark literary fiction and psychological horror stories of William Cook. We love publishing stories, both for kindle and print, that appeal to adult readers of Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Occult and most types of Dark Fiction. KBP strive to bring you fresh, new kindle stories throughout the year. Our high standards of editing, formatting, lay-out and quality content, ensure that Cook’s frightening tales of serial killers, ghosts, haunted entities, vampires, villains, monsters, demons and other Gothic grotesquery, are presented to you in such a way that y
A selection of some of the finest horror writers of today were invited by Matt Shaw to bring him their twisted tales for this anthology. A book put together with the sole purpose of reminding readers what the horror genre is really about. Each author was told they could write about any subject matter they wanted so long as it was set in a world of horror. The only rule they had: No Paranormal Romance. Vampires do not sparkle, werewolves do not date, Witches do not scour Tinder for Virgins and ghosts do not declare their undying love whilst tidying the apartment... This is horror...
Featuring work from:
Introduction - Matt Shaw
Brian Lumley - The Cyprus Shell
Ramsey Campbell - Again
Sam West - Survival
J R Park - Mary
Peter McKeirnon - Doll Face
Andrew Freudenberg - A Taste of Mercy
Mason Sabre - Chocolate
Shaun Hutson - The Contract
Anton Palmer - Dead-Eyed Dick
Wrath James White - Beast Mode
Shane McKenzie - Dewey Davenport
Tonia Brown - Zolem
Graeme Reynolds - The Pit
Adam L.G. Nevill - Hippocampus
Gary McMahon - You Can Go Now
Ryan Harding - Down There
Matt Shaw - Letter From Hell
Matt Hickman - Eye For An Eye
Daniel Marc Chant - Three Black Dogs
Amy Cross - Checkout
Kit Power - Loco Parentis
Adam Millard - In The Family
Guy N. Smith - The Priest Hole
Jaime Johnesee - Just Breathe
Craig Saunders - Raintown Sam
Michael Bray - The End Is Where You’ll Find It
Jeff Strand - Don’t Make Fun Of The Haunted House
Mark Cassell - Trust Issues
Paul Flewitt - The Silent Invader
Clare Riley Whitfield - The Clay Man
Jim Goforth - Animus
Brian Lumley - The Deep-Sea Conch
Chris Hall - Afterword
Stories by: Joanna Parypinski, Lucy Taylor, Dona Fox, Eric J. Guignard, Lucy Snyder, Stephen Gregory, Daniel Braum, Simon Bestwick, Peter Straub, Lisa Mannetti, Daniele Bonfanti, Ramsey Campbell, Gregory L. Norris, Michael Bailey, Marge Simon, Caitlín R. Kiernan, Frazer Lee, Paolo Di Orazio, Dennis Etchison, John Palisano, Brian Evenson, Michael Hanson, Edward Lee, Tim Waggoner, Gene O’Neill, Jonah Buck, David J. Schow, Anthony Watson, Bruce Boston, Michael A. Arnzen, Adam Nevill, John Langan, Alessandro Manzetti, Clive Barker, Lisa Morton, Jodi Renée Lester, Jeremy Megargee, Nicola Lombardi, Adam Millard.
Edited by: Alessandro Manzetti & Jodi Renée Lester
But in '78, after being outwitted by that year's 'final girl', Pigface found himself trapped (and a little bit on fire). Presumed dead, Larry Travers disappeared, but his legend lived on.
It's 2014. Now living in the woods with his overbearing - and slightly antique - mother, Larry's old enough to play bingo and enjoy jigsaw puzzles without feeling guilty. But the urge to kill has returned, and Larry thinks he still has what it takes to be a homicidal lunatic.
Pigface is back. Trouble is, he's not as young as he used to be...
H. P. LOVECRAFT
JOHN LINWOOD GRANT
S. L. EDWARDS
and TOM LYNCH
Cover art by Lucas Korte
Interior illustrations by Fufu Fruenwahl
Edited by Scott R Jones
Martian Migraine Press: The Best Kind of Headache
And all through the town,
Not a soul stirred,
No one dared make a sound…
Welcome to Deathlehem, where…
… Krampus, not Santa, brings the holiday cheer…
… the lights on the tree, so festive and bright, skitter and crawl and possess a lethal bite…
… malicious little elves, not a jolly one, know if you’ve been naughty—or nice…
… family gatherings often turn deadly.
So enter… if you dare.
A collection of 23 holiday horrors benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
Table of Contents
One of His Own — Catherine Grant
Christmas Wine — Matt Cowan
Home for the Holidays — D. Alexander Ward
The Ghosts of Christmas Past — Richard Farren Barber
Deck the Halls — Chantal Boudreau
All I Want for Christmas — Raymond Gates
You Better Watch Out — Randy Lindsay
Saint Nick Sticks — Peter White
With Their Eyes All Aglow — Jeff C. Carter
Shop Till You Drop — Michael McCarty & Mark McLaughlin
The Antiphon — John Boden
A Christmas to Remember — JP Behrens
It’s the Most Wonderful Crime of the Year — Nicky Peacock
Krampusnacht — Ben McElroy
Lots of Love, Uncle Billy — Adam Millard
You’d Better Watch Out — Mark Onspaugh
Santa Claws is Coming to Town — Rob Ferreri
Riley and the Big Man — BC Jackson
Ornaments — Christopher Miron
Holiday Icon — Michael Thomas-Knight
Christmas in the Snow — Rose Blackthorn
Silent Night — Liam Hogan
Special Delivery — Simon Bradley
F*ck the Rules features rule-bending stories from writing masters such as Guy N. Smith, Richard Chizmar, Adam Millard, Antonio Simon, Jr., Suzanne Fox, and more. Find out what happens when you throw your middle fingers up and defy those who hold you down.
Featuring: Graham Masterton, Taylor Grant, Maynard Sims, Ralph Robert Moore, Claude Lalumiere, Aaron J. French, Adam Howe, John McIlveen, C.W. LaSart, Lucy Taylor, Jeff Gardiner, Christian A. Larsen, Shaun Meeks, Mandy DeGeit, Cameron Trost, J. Daniel Stone, Kenzie Mathews, Eric LaRocca, Stacey Turner, Jenn Loring, Kenneth W. Cain, Ken MacGregor, Bear Weiter.
Krampus is pissed at Santa after lending him his snowblower and never getting it back. His punishment? To build a Human Santapede long enough to stretch around The Land of Christmas, and at its helm, the jolly fat man himself. Can Santa - aided by his best foreman, Finklefoot - get his elves back, defeat Krampus, and save Christmas before it is too late, or will Krampus succeed in creating the ghastliest single-file organism the North Pole has ever seen?
Ho-Ho-Holy Shit, things are about to get messy...
YOUR CALL TO CTHULHU IS IMPORTANT TO US. PLEASE HOLD.
Red tape. Catch-22s. Circular chains of command. Whether you're a customer or co-worker, bureaucracies drive us all insane. Even management is just a cog in a vast machine. Information, items, and even people get lost in the system, never gone but never found. No one seems to notice the insanity surrounding them... or if they do, they keep it to themselves. After all, those who notice and call attention to it tend to disappear, leaving nothing behind but an empty desk and whispered rumors in the break room. If ever there was a place for a cosmic horror to hide, grow, and thrive, it's deep within the archives of a huge, old bureaucracy.
But of all bureaucracies, corporations are the most powerful, seeming to have a life and will of their own. They're privately held with a multi-national reach, seemingly bottomless resources, and armies of lawyers jealously guarding their trade secrets. Corporate culture fiercely resists any attempt to change or regulate it, and anything and everything is justified by the bottom line. Who needs a Cthulhu Cult when you've got Cthulhu, Inc.?
Into this insidious world are thrust our heroes—the curious, the puzzled, and the frustrated. Defying authority, seeking answers they'd be better off not knowing, the secrets they discover threaten their sanity and their lives. Will they become the next whistleblower media hero? Or the next no-call / no-show their coworkers promptly forget? Just remember: it's nothing personal—it's just business.
This book contains twenty-five tales of bureaucratic insanity, including:
- DEATH PLEDGE by Jeff Deck
- WELCOME TO THE R’LYEH CORPORATION by James Pratt
- SHADOW CHARTS by Marcus Johnston
- CASUAL FRIDAY by Todd H. C. Fischer
- THE GOD UNDER THE CHURCH by David Tallerman
- REFUSAL by DJ Tyrer
- DAGON-TEC by Adam Millard
- ESOTERIC INSURANCE, INC. by Evan Dicken & Adrian Ludens
- CAREER ZOMBIE by John Taloni
- BOEDROMION NOUMENIA by Andrew Scott
- INCORPORATION by Max D. Stanton
- THE LOPONINE EXPLOITATION by John M. Campbell
- FESTIVAL PREPARATIONS by Justin Bailey
- MARYANNE’S EQUATIONS by Harry Pauff
- WHOLESOME LABOR by Sam Rent
- LIKE A GOOD NEIGHBOR by Wile E. Young
- TINDALOS, INC. by Charlie Allison
- CLEAN UP AISLE FOUR by Josh Storey
- FORCED LABOR by Peter Rawlik
- THE SHADOWS LENGTHEN IN THE CLOSE by Ethan Gibney
- IT CAME FROM I.T. by Gordon Linzner
- RETRACTION by Marie Michaels
- FACILITIES MANAGEMENT AT DAGOCORP HQ by L Chan
- NO DOVES COME FROM RAVEN EGGS by Mark Oxbrow
- APOTHEOSIS by Darren Todd