Keith Anthony Baird
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About Keith Anthony Baird
Keith Anthony Baird is the author of The Jesus Man: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of Horror (Novel), Nexilexicon (Novel), And a Dark Horse Dreamt of Nightmares (Book of Shorts), This Will Break Every Bone In Your Heart (Novelette) and Snake Charmer Blues (Short) A Seed in a Soil of Sorrow (Short) and the anthology Diabolica Britannica. His works can be found on Amazon and Audible. He is currently working on a dystopian novel titled SIN:THETICA, a post-apocalyptic novel titled Wind Rust.
When not at his desk writing, you might find him up a mountain, snorkeling on a coral reef with his partner Ann, or having adventures with his grandson. Failing that, it's a good bet he'll be on Twitter.
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It explores the dark states of America, unearthing all that is evil, depraved, and eldritch on the cusp of Halloween.
All proceeds go to a charity called 'A Place Called Home', which gives children and teens a chance to have meaningful lives away from the influence of gangland culture in Los Angeles. By purchasing this book, you will be making a real difference to the lives of so many bright, young hopefuls.
Thank you for 'your' contribution!
There are 206 bones in the adult human skeleton. Our writers gave us 206-word stories, one word per bone. We, Bag of Bones Press, have selected and published 206 of these absolute beasts for your enjoyment.
For adults only.
ALL PROFIT FROM THE SALE OF THIS BOOK IN 2022 WILL BE GOING TO CHILDREN'S CHARITIES IN THE UK.
Visit our website for more information about us and what we do:
Genre legend Ramsey Campbell contributes with an insightful foreword and puts his stamp on another addition to British horror's legacy. All for a good cause, the profits from this anthology will go to fund the NHS' efforts in COVID-19 research.
So explore every corner of this compendium and be pulled into the shadowy depths of the dark isles.
These fourteen tales explore the consequences of man's intervention when propelled by a dark agenda. With an introduction by C J Tudor, this charity anthology will help the homeless with every penny going towards that cause.
Contributing authors as follows: Keith Anthony Baird - Ross Jeffery - Eyglo Karlsdottir - Sarah J Huntington - Dave Jeffery - Kev Harrison - Paul Kane - William Meikle - Villimey Mist - David Sodergren - Denis Bushlatov - Tracy Fahey - Anthony Self - Demi-Louise Blackburn.
The book opens with 'The Sable Lane Catering Company' which puts blood, gore, and terror immediately on the menu with a snapshot of a serial killer serving up something special for his sadistic clientele.
Next up is a pure 80s horror homage, with 'John: Carpenter' giving a direct nod to the movie director's catalogue of work.
'Skullcherry Orchard' sees a paranormal investigation take a turn for the worst in rural North West England. It's a traditional ghost story given a contemporary flavour.
Story number four is rooted in the occult practices of the Nazi regime circa WWII and proves a terrifying and tragic turn of events for those who want to know just 'What's In The Box?'
No book of dark tales could be complete without a reworking of the time-honoured vampire saga, and 'Mother Rain and Father Wolf' does just that. Presented as a warning to those who would meddle in the truth which lies behind a mythology, it chronicles age-old revenge on the Church.
Lastly, 'Floor 9' is a sci-fi piece which is quite simply designed to mess with your head. It has a split narrative and is a tad on the trippy side, and hopefully just good fun.
If you purchase and enjoy this book of shorts, then please consider my full-length novels: The Jesus Man & Nexilexicon, both available in ebook, audio, and paperback via Amazon. Thank you! KAB
It is 2037. Radicals in the Middle East have done the unthinkable. Nuclear weapons have been unleashed and the escalation of exchanges blackens the skies.
The world goes dark. Crops fail, economies collapse. Countries close borders, cease trading with one another and declare martial law. As oil and power dwindle, the descent into chaos follows and the global meltdown unfolds.
Half a century ahead, a US desert colony is a place of sanctuary, standing as the sole remaining seat of the human race and the remnants of the Christian faith. Unimaginable danger lies ahead: a malevolent entity is determined to claim this broken territory as a piece in a long-waged celestial conflict.
With a growing sense of doom, The Jesus Man delivers a terrifying vision of Hell on Earth.
From the sworn oath of an ancient curse a cult rises. She is the ocean vast, its deadly rake, and primal power. Her first ones commune from across the great divide and make their new hive in the emptiness of men. A secret project, born from the ambitions of a young nobleman, transcends the passage of time and reaches through the veil of life and death for her reawakening. Deep beneath a mountain, inside a secure facility at the heart of a covert black op called Nexilexicon, a team of scientists, the military and the CIA are about to punch a hole through to another dimension. What could possibly go wrong?
What begins in the wilds of the Amazon jungle in 1847 culminates in a threat to mankind's very existence.
The path to the Viridian Chapter is paved with many sorrows. It's a sect which sits on the site of a brutal atrocity, and one which harbours numerous dark secrets. Leader, Hans Lehmann, is a visionary bestowed with remarkable abilities, with followers who are prepared to offer their lives in exchange for his promise of a utopia.
On the cusp of autumn, a lone seeker arrives to discard his former life and embrace his rebirth as a chapter disciple. Stark lessons within a strict regime are the lure for those who have been traumatised by their uncaring past. The promise of a doomsday ascension through the waste of flesh proves at odds with a union between two souls who must flee the confines of the commune, if their love is to stand a chance of being fully realised.
But will the inner circle elite discover this betrayal and exact a terrible retribution, or will they escape the clutches of the sect's unstable originator and lift the lid on the culture of violence within?
A dark past, in a time of plague, is ever connected to the here and now by a hex which keeps its threads woven into the lineage of the Fordingham bloodline.
Will its visitor uncover a sinister truth, or will dark arts keep an insidious presence hidden for generations to come?
In fact, I fit right in really. If you looked at me, you wouldn't think for a minute I'd bashed in the head of a frail old lady, watched people die in the house fire I lit, or made sure a jumped-up motorhead got crushed to death in the tin can on wheels I 'fixed'.
There are others too, but you'll have buy this little look inside my head to find out the rest of it. Don't want to? Really? Let me just make a note of that ...
Can he ever overcome this programming? Will he establish a full and rewarding life for himself, or will it all come crashing down in an explosion of violence?
Whatever the outcome, one thing is certain, 'they' will be watching.
Note from the author: If you like this novelette would you please consider leaving a review, and also consider checking out my other Amazon releases? They are: The Jesus Man - a post-apocalyptic horror story. Nexilexicon - a scf-fi/cosmic horror adventure saga & my book of short stories titled: And a Dark Horse Dreamt of Nightmares. Thank you! KAB