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About Lance Dale
Lance Dale was born and raised in Wisconsin and began writing in 2020. His first short story was published in the Books of Horror: Community Anthology, and he has been included in several anthologies since. He is an avid fan of extreme metal music, horror movies, and books of all genres. Although he loves writing, he enjoys spending most of his time hanging out with his amazing wife and two children in La Crosse, Wisconsin.
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What flavor is your nightmare?
Forty-nine authors have come together to tell us theirs. Each story is unique in its horror but all should be read with the lights on and the shadows kept at bay, because some stories tend to stay with you even after the book is closed.
From established authors, to people putting pen to paper for the first time.
Books of Horror presents its inaugural Community Anthology.
Staci Layne Wilson
Matthew A. Clarke
Eugene C. McLean Jr.
Kevin J. Kennedy
Joshua E. Borgmann
Justin M. Woodward
Science fiction, a sub-genre of speculative fiction, explores the impact of actual or imagined science on our lives, employing elements that are probably alien—both literally and theoretically—to the discerning reader intoxicated not only by the unknown but also in the knowledge that it’s ultimately about humankind.
Here, in exactly 500 words, authors explore worlds and species yet to be discovered.
Little Blue Men by Beth W. Patterson
Rogue Explorer Six by Brandi Hicks
Spinal Tap by Brandi Hicks
Voyager Probe Lost by Bruce Markuson
Hostile Waters by C.A. Goodwin
First and Last Contact by Callum Pearce
Suffer the Little Children by Callum Pearce
First Act of War by Chris Bannor
Snip! by Chris Hewitt
Turning the Lights Off by Chris Hewitt
Dead Planet by David Green
Dreaming of a Storm by David Green
We Meet Again by Dawn DeBraal
Compliance is Required by Eric Butler
Vigour by Erik Handy
Circles by Helen Merrick
Strangers by Ian Fortey
It Started with the ‘Mids by Jacqueline Moran Meyer
The Signal by Jodi Jensen
Last Seen Swearing by John H. Dromey
Peace on Earth by Joshua D. Taylor
They Came on the Rain by Joshua E. Borgmann
Soldiers by Karen Bayly
Python Approach by Kimberly Rei
The Wreckage by Lance Dale
Manna from Heaven by Lynne Phillips
Invasion by Maxine Churchman
The Gift from Above by Michelle Brett
The Scout by Patrick Winters
Unmistakable by Ransom Wall
The Light by Stephen Herczeg
They Came from Nowhere by Trey Stone
We all have a fascination for things that scare us—the thrill, the heart-stopping jump scares, the terrifying suspense. From the youngest age, we’re fascinated by the fiendish and furry, the creepiest critters, the naughty and the nasty. Horror is all around us, from the clowns who hide under our bed, to the things we might drag up from the brook at the bottom of the garden, and the zombies who crawl our streets.
As author, Megan Feehley, so beautifully says; there is beauty just before the terror…a silken breath taken before the spill of righteousness…the warmth of a licking flame preceding the scald.
So, close the drapes, check the locks, turn on all the lights and get comfortable. But don’t close your eyes…
Never close your eyes...
Extreme Drabbles of Dread is a collection of bite-sized extreme horror stories.
This is an EXTREME horror collection and will push you to the edge of your limits. This is not for the faint of heart.
You have been warned.
With stories from:
Eleanor Merry, Cassandra Angler, Tara Losacano, Jen Ellwyn, Marina Schnierer, Stephen Cords, Natasha Sinclair, Leon Sluyter, John Cady, Lance Dale, Nicole Henning, Ruthann Jagge, M. Betterelli, B. F Vega, M. Ennenbach, Chris Miller, Alanna Roberson-Webb, Radar Deboard, P. J Blakey-Novis, David Green, Patrick C. Harrison III, Meera Dandekar, Gary McDonough, Eric Butler, Chisto Healy, Wendy Cheairs, Kim Plasket, Jacek Wilkos, Aishwariya Laxmi, Nerisha Kemraj, Jason Myers, Larry Hinkle, Shannon Grant, Nic Brady, Todd Love, N.M Brown, Dawn DeBraal, David Watson, Benjamin Chadwick, Warren Benedetto, Gab, riella Balcom, David Owain Hughes, Hannah Carlan, J. Edwin Buja, Doug Hawley, L. Zedda-Sampson, John Kujawski, Kevin J. Kennedy, Destiny Pifer, Jen Mierisch, Shawn Bailey, Marie Sterling, T. L Emery, Chris Bannor , Serena Jayne, J.M Faulkner, Maggie D Brace, Charles Welch, Chrissie Molitor, Surina Venkat
A dark solstice drapes the land
A tinge of terror in the light
The fetid breath of monsters
No longer confined to the night
The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, but even the light can't keep away all that goes bump in the night.
From rituals and witches to summer slasher and sunny horror, Dark Solstice has it all.
How will you celebrate the solstice?
Dark Solstice is a flash fiction anthology with a variety of talented authors. With stories from Eleanor Merry, Cassandra Angler, Jason Myers, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Emma K. Leadley, M Ennenbach, Wendy Cheairs, Andrew Kurtz, Chris Miller, Natasha Sinclair, Samuel E Pheby-McGarvey, Kevin J. Kennedy, Joshua Borgmann, Leon Sluyter, Tara Losacano, Tim Miller, Trisha McKee, Angela Glover, Benjamin Chadwick, David Simms, Nicole Henning, A.B. Archambault, Daniel R., Christopher Bonner, Chris Wilkerson, Lauren Mills, Mike Duke, P.J. Blakey-Novis, M. Betterelli, G G Flavell, Ruthann Jagge, Lance Dale, Tina Merry, Amber M. Simpson, Chris Bannor, Nic Brady, Matthew A. Clark, Galina Trefil, Stephen Cords, Nerisha Kemraj, JM Turner, RJ Roles and James Pyles.
Also in the Holiday Horror Collection:
- Dark X-Mas
- Dark Valentine
- Dark Solstice
How will you celebrate the holidays?
Dark Halloween is book 5 in the holiday horror collection
With stories from:
Lamont A. Turner
Jay T. Levy
J. A Skelton
V. J. Reed
Patrick J. Wynn
Rex M. Graves
J. Edwin Buja
Melody E. McIntyre
Joshua E. Borgmann
A deliciously dark collection of flash fiction from some of the darkest and most twisted minds in horror.
With stories from Eleanor Merry, Natasha Sinclair, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Chris Bonner, M Ennenbach, Jason Myers, Benjamin Chadwick, David Green, Jacek Wilkos, Chris Miller, Wendy Cheairs, VikingDaddy, Lance Dale, Leon Sluyter, J.L Boekestein, P.J Blakey-Novis, Christopher T. Dabrowski, Nicole Henning, Justin Scott, Charlotte O'Farrell, Andrew Kurtz, Mary Kiefel, Nerisha Kemraj, Patrick C. Harrison III, Nerisha Kemraj, Tara Losacano, Mark Anthony Smith, Scott McGregor, Joshua E. Borgmann, Ruthann Jagge, Amber M. Simpson, Chris Hewitt, Janine Pipe, Cher Finver, Thomas Sturgeon Jr., Nic Brady, Tina Merry, N.M. Brown, Chris Bannor, Cassandra Angler, Chisto Healy, David Simms, Marina Schnierer, Angela Glover, A.B. Archambault, C. Marry Hultman, Emma K. Leadley, Galina Trefil, John Buja, K.T. Tate and more!
With stories from over thirty authors including Eleanor Merry, Natasha Sinclair, David Green, Jason Myers, Dawn DeBraal, Chris Miller, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Gary McDonough, Todd Love , Cassandra Angler, Ruthann Jagge, Angela Glover, Wendy Cheairs, Josh A. Murphy, John Adams, Shawn M. Klimek, Scott McGregor, Charlotte O'Farrell, Tina Merry, Kevin J. Kennedy, Brian J Smith, Nicole Henning, Lance Dale, M. Ennenbach, Leon Sluyter, N.M Brown, David Bowmore, Vic Kerry, P.J Blakey-Novis, Meera Dandekar, David Simms, Rachael Boucker, Diane Arrelle, Claire Davon, Marina Schnierer, Benjamin Chadwick, Cher Finver, Beluah Vega, Surina Venkat, Galina Trefil, Joshua E. Borgmann, Charles Welch, Sydney Jones and J.A. Skelton
Dark Celebration is book 4 in the holiday horror collection
Coming soon: Dark Halloween