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About Jeremy Megargee
When I was still a child and picked up my very first Goosebumps book by R. L. Stine, I knew I'd fallen head over heels in love with all things horror. It's a love affair that has only grown stronger over the years, a borderline obsession with stories that explore the darkest recesses of the human imagination. I guess you could say I'm like Thorny Rose in that way...always stalking down those special stories that have the ability to invoke a creepy-crawly feeling right down in the marrow of my bones.
As I grew older I discovered the work of some of my biggest inspirations like Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker...and the work of those authors sent me deeper down the path of the macabre. During my teenage years I had the little tradition of reading Stephen King's The Stand each summer to lose myself in the devastation of the superflu and marvel at the sadistic magnetism of Randall Flagg.
I've devoured horror fiction for as long as I can remember and reading the words weaved by the greats of the genre inspired me to begin writing. I wanted the opportunity to tell my own tales with the intent to terrify, to disturb; to capture the morbid curiosity of the reader just as my own was caught so early on in life.
If I've managed to inspire some of those feelings in you, my readers, then I feel that I've accomplished something just a little bit magical. There's still some magic left in this world, and I think it's most powerful when manifested in the form of words scrawled across many blank pages. Granted any magic contained within my work will be of the dark variety...but I wouldn't want it any other way. ;)
I live in Martinsburg, West Virginia with my little old pug Cerberus. When I'm not writing, I enjoy hiking mountain trails, weight training, getting tattooed and being a garden variety introvert in his late 20s. Oh, and reading too (duh).
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35 BRAND NEW TALES OF TERROR
Not all monsters are fantasy. Some are very real, and they walk among us. They're our friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. They're the people we're supposed to trust...and they know it. Contained within this anthology are 35 never-before-published works by supremely talented authors and best-selling novelists. Brace yourself for the unexpected and unimaginable horror of...human monsters.
Linda D. Addison, Gemma Amor, Jena Brown, Nat Cassidy, Venezia Castro, Andrew Cull, Andy Davidson, L. P. Hernandez, Laurel Hightower, C. S. Humble, Emma Alice Johnson, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Stephen Graham Jones, Rebecca Jones-Howe, Caroline Kepnes, Samantha Kolesnik, Chad Lutzke, Josh Malerman, Catherine McCarthy, Francesca McDonnell Capossela, Jeremy Megargee, Tim Meyer, S. P. Miskowski, Archita Mittra, Stephanie Nelson, Leah Ning, Cynthia Pelayo, Sam Rebelein, Belicia Rhea, Stephen S. Schreffler, Greg Sisco, Elton Skelter, John F. D. Taff, Dana Vickerson, Kelsea Yu
Edited by Sadie Hartmann and Ashley Saywers. Introduction by Christopher Golden, author of ROAD OF BONES. Additional editing by Rob Carroll and Marissa van Uden.
FEATURING ALL NEW STORIES BY:
- Edward Lee & Roman Neznayu
- Stephen Kozeniewski
- Gerard Houarner
- Armand Rosamilia
- Christine Morton
- Robert Essig
- Lucas Milliron
- Dustin LaValley & Daniel J. Volpe
- Jeremy Megargee
- Sarah Budd
- Bridgett Nelson
- Richard Dansky
- Josh Davis
- Mike James Davis
- Trevor Newton
Do you love All Hallows' Eve? Ghost stories? Tales from beyond that leave you feeling unsettled while walking to the kitchen at night? The orange-and-black vintage Halloween aesthetic? Haunted houses with shuttered windows?
Edited by Gaby Triana with John Palisano, this anthology of 19 short stories by some of the most terrifying names in horror is the perfect collection for a dark and stormy October night. Featuring tales to make you hide under the covers by: Jonathan Maberry, Gwendolyn Kiste, Catherine Cavendish, Tim Waggoner, Jeff Strand, Sara Tantlinger, Lee Murray, Alethea Kontis, Lisa Morton & more.
JONATHAN MABERRY - "When You See Millions of the Mouthless Dead Across Your Dreams in Pale Battalions Go"
LISA MORTON - "Halloween at the Babylon"
TIM WAGGONER - "No One Sings in the City of the Dead"
JEFF STRAND - "Ghosts of Candies Past"
LEE MURRAY - "The Ghost Cricket"
GWENDOLYN KISTE - "A Scavenger Hunt When the Veil is Thin"
SARA TANTLINGER - "How to Unmake a Ghost"
ALETHEA KONTIS - "The Ghost Lake Mermaid"
CATHERINE CAVENDISH - "The Curiosity at the Back of the Fridge"
SCOTT COLE - "Postcards From Evelyn"
DENNIS K. CROSBY - "Bootsy's House"
STEVE RASNIC TEM - "When They Fall"
CATHERINE McCARTHY - "Soul Cakes"
MAUREEN MANCINI AMATURO - "A Bookstore Made of Skulls"
HENRY HERZ - "The Ghosts of Enerhodar"
JEREMY MEGARGEE - "Always October"
DANA HAMMER - "A Halloween Visit"
DAVID SURFACE - "The Crawlers in the Corn"
EVA ROSLIN - "Pink Lace and Death Gods"
The very dust of the stars' explosive pasts traveled lightyears across the unknown, and now that dust pulses through our veins, drawing our eyes up, back to our origins. Since the dawn of humanity, the stars have called for us to gaze upon their brilliance, and we sit around campfires making up tales of their histories. Tales which are often fraught with horror.
Ranging from psychological to apocalyptic, sci-fi to bizarre, quiet to gruesome and all the horrors in between, these 28 dark stories and poems explore our awe-inspiring- and terrifying -human connection to the stars.
Take a look through the eyepiece and into an astronomer's failing mind. Observe an obsessed lover who can't get enough of the celestial view. Board a space station as the last remaining people debate whether humanity is worth saving. And ask yourself...
What will you do when the sky begins to devour us all?
Asher finds this out the hard way when he makes one of his infrequent visits to the little town of Old Hollow. He’s a loner at heart, what some people might even call a hermit, happy to live out his days in the isolation of his mountain cabin far above the townsfolk. His life has always been devoted to tranquility and enjoying the beauty of nature.
He never could have imagined that his peaceful life would be shattered into pieces by a single trip into the quiet, unassuming town that lies beneath North Mountain. He never could have predicted the bloodshed and mayhem to follow. Even in his wildest, darkest dreams…nothing compares to what he finds there.
Now it falls to Asher and a ragged band of survivors to combat the ravenous evil that has descended on their town. Through ingenuity and willpower, they make their last stand.
In the remote forests and valleys of West Virginia, the fate of Old Hollow hangs in the balance.
Sometimes, the dead do come back. Sometimes, they crave your flesh...and sometimes, they desire your very soul, but they aren’t the only thing you have to fear.
You don’t believe in what you can’t see, yet something is there, watching, waiting. You can feel its unholy intentions deep down in the marrow of your bones. You don’t know where it came from, but you know with every fiber of your being that it is not from this earth, and as you feel its gaze searing through your skin, you know the end just might be near.
It took its last breath, you watched the dirt being shoveled onto its coffin, yet there it is, standing before you, staring you down like you’re its next meal. It’s vicious and it’s evil and even though you know—you’re absolutely positive—that the abomination before you should be dead, somehow it’s not, and its ungodly eyes are focused on you.
The Otherworldly and Undead are out there and they are coming for you. When you run—and oh, will you run—you don’t need to be the fastest…you only need to be faster than the person beside you—at least until there is no one else left. Join us for the most terrifying stories of Otherworldly and Undead beings as they stalk and torment the living, feeding off their souls and their flesh before recruiting them to eternal damnation.
The Better Off Dead series delves into the farthest corners of your mind, where your deepest, darkest fears lurk. These masters of horror will haunt your dreams and stalk your nightmares, taking you to the edge of sanity before pushing you to the brink of madness!
Contains stories by Renee M.P.T. Kray, Jeremy Megargee, Scotty Milder, Steven Pajak, Barry Charman, Red Lagoe, Richard Clive, David A. Anthony, Kristal Stittle, Scott Harper, R.E. Sargent, LP Hernandez, and Bridgett Nelson.
Foreword by New York Times Bestselling Author Richard Chizmar.
In this anthology of short stories, we have both uplifting and incredibly depressing stories, but each one is entertaining and thought provoking. They span just about all the realms of speculative fiction, so you'll sure to find a story that fits your niche. Enjoy!
Contributors include: Daniel Ausema, George Alan Bradley, Sue Burke (award-nominated author), Scott J. Couturier, Andrew Leon Hudson, Matthew Hughes (fan favorite!), James Maxstadt, Jeremy Megargee, Lena Ng, Jez Patterson, Kat Pekin, P.J. Richards, Jude Reid, Shana Scott, Christopher Stanley, & N.E. White
With a foreword by Candace Nola this anthology of fifteen short stories from some of the most terrifying authors in today's horror world will transport you into the shadows. Light a candle and lock the doors because the hour of the witch is close at hand. The tales within this haunting collection are of dark places and shadows, catacombs and hidden passages, witches, vampires, secrets and curses. There are stories of deception, possession, despair and remorse, betrayal and of course ... death.
These Lingering Shadows features stories from:
Jeremy Megargee - "A Dream of Dead Leaves"
Christy Aldridge - "A Halloween Ghost Story"
Michael J. Moore - "Nory's"
Jae Mazer - "Behold, Death Arrives, a Duet of Ash and Fang"
Jo Kaplan - "Hallow House"
James, G. Carlson - "Flesh and Chocolate"
Heather Miller - "The Far Field"
Diana Olney - "Hell Hath No Fury"
Guy Quintero - "Cries in the Night"
Danielle Manx - "Belladonna's Curse"
Tony Evans - "The Dare"
Jack Wells - "Riding the Ghost Train"
Matt Scott - "Mine"
D.E. Grant - "The Feeding"
Daemon Manx - "Devlin's Manse"
Love Edgar Allan Poe and want more? Explore new gothic stories and poems inspired by Poe in this haunting, award-nominated anthology.
Take a tour through Poe’s Baltimore home, experience “The Tell-Tale Heart” through the old man’s eyes, go corporate at Raven Corp., witness “The Fall of the House of Usher” from the perspective of a hidden Usher sibling, and much more.
Don’t miss the award-nominated stories “The Heart of Alderman Kane” by Eleanor Sciolistein and “Midnight Rider” by Melanie Cossey, 2021 nominees for Poe Baltimore’s Saturday ‘Visiter’ Awards.
Curl up with Love Letters to Poe and enjoy these haunting tales!
Or why certain children must never play in the rain?
What about the witch who lives in the projects?
Do you know the real reason we no longer recognize the ancient constellation Noctua?
Or the secret history of Canada’s most tragic monster?
Did you hear about that creepy tape that cures loneliness forever?
Or the weird pet with the big eyes, gorgeous fur, long stinger, and otherworldly powers?
A demonic wolf that hunts its quarry to the ends of the earth…
An inhuman abomination hidden deep in the Mexican countryside…
A bloodthirsty spirit perpetuating the brutal horrors he committed in life…
A beautiful god with a single, horrific command…
These are just a few of THE MONSTERS WE FORGOT.
Comprising the first three volumes of the bestselling MONSTERS horror anthology series, THE MONSTERS WE FORGOT trilogy is a chilling collection of over 100 folklore-inspired horror stories by an international team of authors ranging from award-winners and bestsellers to visionary newcomers. These stories draw inspiration from the folklore traditions of countries including Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Ireland, Wales, England, Norway, Nigeria, Greece, Poland, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Canada, and the United States, the tales in this three-part collection range from original folktales and chilling myths to information-age monsters and modern urban legends, and everything in between.
Within the 128,083 words of Part I, you’ll find a treasure trove of myths, legends, folktales, urban legends, historical accounts, and stories about horrors, both ancient and modern, that have been hidden, ignored, or forgotten entirely.
Turn on the lights, check the locks, and settle in. You’re about to remember THE MONSTERS WE FORGOT.