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About John McIlveen
John M. McIlveen is the author of the bestselling paranormal suspense novel, HANNAHWHERE, winner of the Drunken Druid Award, and nominated for the Bram Stoker Award for a first novel. He is also the author of three collections, A VARIABLE DARKNESS, INFLICTIONS, and JERKS.
He works at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and lives in Massachusetts with his wife Roberta Colasanti.
Please visit him at https://johnmcilveen.com and www.haverhillhouse.com
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Goblins roam, ghosts drift through graveyards, children dressed as monsters beg treats and the Reaper collects his dark harvest. Listen carefully and you can hear the screams, or laughter, through the the rush of leaves scattered by the wind.
Halloween Nights gathers some of the brightest stars in the horror Constellation in this all new collection of tales centered around autumnal hauntings guaranteed to add a shiver to the air.
They are tales best whispered, stories of terror, tricks and treats that kids dare not speak aloud, for fear the words might ring too true.
Featuring original tales from Dan Brereton, V. Castro, Billy Chizmar, Richard Chizmar, Christopher Golden, Brian Keene, Bracken Macleod, John McIlveeen, Hilary Monahan, James A. Moore, Errick Nunnally, Mary SanGiovanni, Sheri Sebastian-Gabriel, Jeff Strand, and Trisha J. Wooldridge
“Halloween Nights is a brilliant and disturbing collection of horror tales by some of today’s finest writers. Chilling, unexpected, and unnerving fun!” -Jonthan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of RELENTLESS and V-WARS
That there is darkness at the heart of the Yuletide season should not surprise. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is filled with scenes that are unsettling. Marley untying the bandage that holds his jaws together. The hideous children--Want and Ignorance--beneath the robe of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The heavy ledgers Marley drags by his chains. In the finest versions of this story, the best parts are the terrifying parts.
Bestselling author and editor Christopher Golden shares his love for Christmas horror stories with this anthology of all-new short fiction from some of the most talented and original writers of horror today.
This latest volume continues the tradition of publishing fiction that looks for weird tales that go beyond the familiar territory of most genres. If you are looking for storytelling with style and originality, this book is for you.
Stories included in this collection:
"Anton" - M. Louis Dixon
"Eye of the Beholder" - John McIlveen
"Those Rockports Won’t Get You to Heaven" - Jack Ketchum
"The Last Plague Doctor" - Rebecca J. Allred
"Sinkers" - Dan Waters
"Time is a Face on the Water" - Michael Bailey
"Summer Gullet" - John Boden
"Dead Letter Office" - Brian Knight & Trent Zelazny
"Cocoa" - Bob Pastorella
"The Dress" - Peter Salomon
"The Dishes Are Done" - Carol Pierson Holding
"Red Rabbit" - Steve Rasnic Tem
"Miracle Meadows" - Darren O. Godfrey
"Lockjaw" - David Annandale
"Window" - Anya Martin
"Shattered" - G. Daniel Gunn & Paul Tremblay
"Mise en Abyme" - Gordon White
"In God’s Own Image" - Sean M. Davis
"Special Delivery" - Tim Waggoner
"The Palace Garbage Man" - Bradley Michael Zerbe
"Consumers" - Gary A. Braunbeck
"The Architecture of Snow" - David Morrell
Tear heads away
The Claws is here
Rends young and old
Weak and the bold
Welcome back to Deathlehem…
…where the holiday is exceptionally kind to an ancient witch…
…where the office Secret Santa takes a deadly twist…
…where a serial killer paints the town red with his countdown to Christmas…
…where children confront Santa after years of disappointment…
…and many more!
Twenty-five more tales of holiday horrors to benefit
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Classic authors include: E.F. Benson, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Bernard Capes, Ralph Adams Cram, B.M. Croker, Joseph Sheridan le Fanu, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, O. Henry, William Hope Hodgson, W.W. Jacobs, M.R. James, Rudyard Kipling, H.P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Edith Nesbit, Vincent O'Sullivan, Margaret Oliphant, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, Charlotte Riddell, Mark Twain, Hugh Walpole, Edith Wharton.
Northern Frights is the first anthology from the "Horror Writers of Maine." There are names in this collection you might recognize, ones you should, and after reading it, ones you'll never forget. Sit back, keep the lights on, and read some horror from native Mainers.
With stories from:
Martin Campbell, Duane E. Coffill, GD Dearborn, Peter N. Dudar, E.J. Fechenda, Jeremy Flagg, Joshua Goudreau, James Graham, April Hawks, Harold Hull, Leslie J Linder, John McIlveen, Holly Newstein, Dale T. Phillips, Glenn Rolfe, Leon Roy,
Angi Shearstone, Katherine Silva, Juss Stinson, Lynda Styles, Wicker Stone, Morgan Sylvia, and Thomas Washburn, Jr.
If you’re looking for an array of Horror stories to sink your teeth into, look no further than Memento Mori…pay the Ferryman, and prepare to take the ride of your life.
The title, Memento Mori, is Latin and literally means: “Remember you too must die.” An ominous-sounding phrase, the saying derived from Puritan settlers who would often display tokens of death as a reminder to the living of the fragility of life…not to mention the eternal punishment awaiting those who wallowed in wickedness.
Death has always been a fascination to the living, meaning different things to different groups of people. Edgar Allan Poe nailed it when he said: “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”
There is a wealth of truly incredible talent within these pages, each storyteller attempting to explore that very question. Her is a healthy book full of decidedly unhealthy stories. With Death being the key element in each one of those stories, you might be expecting a morbid ride, but rest assured, there are quite a few pieces of comedic gold lined inside this skeleton’s spine, along with the many that will send a chill down your own.
Mainstream publishers want all-star lineups. Small press publishers often can’t afford to pay pro rates…and even when they can, the names in the table of contents can be limited by the editor’s reach or effort. Bestselling horror, fantasy, and thriller authors Christopher Golden and James A. Moore knew there had to be a better way. Inspired by the efforts of legendary anthology Charles L. Grant, who helped move so many new writers in the horror community’s conversation, Golden and Moore teamed up with Haverhill House’s Twisted Publishing imprint to create…
THE TWISTED BOOK OF SHADOWS
Determined to pay pro rates, the editors crowdfunded the project, and then put the word out as far and wide as possible, loudly and repeatedly encouraging submissions by diverse voices, and recruiting a stellar editorial committee to read along with them, including Linda A. Addison, Nadia Bulkin, Rachel Autumn Deering, Lamar Giles, KL Pereira, and Lee Thomas.
Out of seven hundred stories received through a blind submission process—none of the editors had any idea who the authors were—nineteen made the final cut. Within these pages you will find the beautifully weird side-by-side with terrifying nightmares, horrifying folklore, and hellish futures. Nineteen unique and haunting tales that truly earned their place in a book entitled…
THE TWISTED BOOK OF SHADOWS
Discover your new favorite horror stories by:
Melissa Swensen -- M.M. De Voe -- Andrew Bourelle -- Sara Tantlinger -- Jeffrey B. Burton
Eóin Murphy -- Sarah L. Johnson -- Jason A. Wyckoff -- Amanda Helms -- Trisha J. Wooldridge
Liam Hogan -- KT Wagner -- Rohit Sawant -- P.D. Cacek -- John Linwood Grant
George Edwards Murray -- Cindy O’Quinn -- David Surface -- Kristi DeMeester
THE TWISTED BOOK OF SHADOWS
One of Us: A Tribute to Frank Michaels Errington is filled with the stories of writers whose lives Frank touched in one way or another. He challenged them, cheered them on, and he made sure to read the big names and small names alike.
Frank needed a new kidney. He was undergoing dialysis treatments and hoping for a compatible donor, but unfortunately, he was not able to get the help in time to save his life. Because of this, proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated in Frank’s name to the American Transplant Foundation. Help us help others in Frank’s situation before another vital person is lost to those who value them.
This book represents the camaraderie and love that Frank instilled in the horror community. If you ever feel alone or out of place, just remember the words that Frank himself told many creatives while he was still alive.
“You’re one of us.”
An all original anthology from some of todays hottest supernatural writers, featuring stories of monsters from the monster's point of view.
In most stories we get the perspective of the hero, the ordinary, the everyman, but we are all the hero of our own tale, and so it must be true for legions of monsters, from Lucifer to Mordred, from child-thieving fairies to Frankenstein's monster and the Wicked Witch of the West. From our point of view, they may very well be horrible, terrifying monstrosities, but of course they won't see themselves in the same light, and their point of view is what concerns us in these tales. Demons and goblins, dark gods and aliens, creatures of myth and legend, lurkers in darkness and beasts in human clothing…these are the subjects of The Monster's Corner. With contributions by Lauren Groff, Chelsea Cain, Simon R. Green, Sharyn McCrumb, Kelley Armstrong, David Liss, Kevin J. Anderson, Jonathan Maberry, and many others.
This is a non-themed anthology which carries on the tradition and high standards established by the first four volumes in this series. It is the intention of the editors to publish new, original, short fiction which pushes the limits of what is being done in darkly imaginative fiction. Writers published in Borderlands will be part of the expedition to open the gates to new literary territory, and will help scorch a path through the jagged landscape of the imagination unbound...and all those other neat metaphors. You don't need to read a Borderlands story on a stormy, dark night, with glowing embers banked in the fireplace, and a cruel wind howling across the moors. These stories can be read under the clear light of day and pure reason, and they will still knock you around and put a new rhythm in your head. Which means: you will not find any of the traditional bug-bears and boogeymen. No ghosts or vampires need apply. No zombies, no werewolves, no mummies, succubi, or Hitchcockian spouses with plans to do in their mates.
Contents of this collection include:
Rami Temporalis by Gary Braunbeck
All Hands by John R. Platt
Faith Will Make You Free by Holly Newstein
N0072-JK1 by Adam Corbin Fusco
Time for Me by Barry Hoffman
The Growth of Alan Ashley by Bill Gauthier
The Goat by Whitt Pond
Prison 392 by Jon F. Merz
The Food Processor by Michael Canfield
Story Time with the Bluefield Strangler by John Farris
Answering the Call by Brian Freeman
Smooth Operator by Dominick Cancilla
Father Bob and Bobby by Whitley Strieber
A Thing by Barbara Malenky
The Planting by Bentley Little
Infliction by John McIlveen
Dysfunction by Darren O. Godfrey
The Thing Too Hideous to Describe by David J. Schow
Slipknot by Brett Alexander Savory
Magic Numbers by Gene O’Neill
Head Music by Lon Prater
Around It Still the Sumac Grows by Tom Piccirilli
Annabell by L. Lynn Young
One of Those Weeks by Bev Vincent