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About Mary Rajotte
Toronto-native Mary Rajotte has a penchant for penning nightmarish tales that haunt and terrify. Sometimes camera-elusive but always coffee-fueled, you can find her at her website http://www.maryrajotte.com
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★ Get your $0.99 copy of Autumn Noir now before it returns to regular price on November 1st! ★
Original tales about the other, moodier season of change
Some of the short stories and poems in Autumn Noir unfold as gently as a wisp of chimney smoke. Others bring the heart-thumping thrills of an end-of-summer storm. All feature characters as vibrant as fall foliage and dialogue as crisp as autumn air. Join the down (but maybe not quite out), the struggling, the wicked, the forlorn, and the broken-hearted as they stumble and sometimes fall all the way down. To paraphrase Bette Davis, “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy read.”REVIEWS
"Some stories leave you hanging and gasping for more, some make you chuckle at the clever wickedness of seemingly innocent sneaky characters, some leave you shocked over twists at the end. All are worth reading. Autumn Noir: An Unsettling Reads Anthology is the perfect book for a cold night before a blazing fire."
— Kathleen Kaska, author of the award-winning Sydney Lockhart Mystery Series
"Autumn Noir contains stories that get under your skin... an exciting collection of stories, some will make you smile, others will send a chill down your spine, and others will keep you guessing the outcome. I loved it!"
— Kathryn Lane, award-winning author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series
Find some of your favorite authors and discover some new ones. Includes tales by Bev Vincent, Bethany Maines, Teresa Trent, Brandon Barrows, Stephen D. Rogers, and many more from the crime, mystery, noir, suspense, and thriller genres. Includes the following stories & poems:
- ‘A Slice for Stanley’ © 2021 Teresa Trent
- ‘Abscission’ © 2021 Dustin Engstrom
- ‘An Orchid to Die For’ © 2021 Wendy Harrison
- ‘Anathema’ © 2021 Robin Knabel
- ‘Autumn Heat’ © 2021 Oisin Breen
- ‘Death & Flying Saucers’ © 2021 Matthew Kresal
- ‘Escape Velocity’ © 2021 Bev Vincent
- ‘Every Single Funeral’ © 2021 Bethany Maines
- ‘Golden Silence’ © 2021 V.S. Kemanis
- ‘Hand Shadows’ © 2021 Rikki Santer
- ‘Hope Is an Opiate’ © 2021 Bob McNeil
- ‘Killer in a Diner’ © 2021 Nathan Squiers
- ‘Let It Go’ © 2021 Brandon Barrows
- ‘Misunderstood’ © 2021 Elif Offner
- ‘Nineteen Creaks’ © 2021 Peter DiChellis
- ‘Perdita’s Shoes’ © 2021 Kat Devitt
- ‘Poor Insect&rsqu
Here you’ll find cursed rock stars, demonic records, and deadly one-hit wonders. Wherever possible, we’ve listed the song inspiration along with the story, so you can sing along to your heart’s content.
Just be warned: you’ll never listen to these songs the same way again.
Alexis DuBon, Alice J. Black, Andrew McDonald, Anna Orridge, April Yates, Benjamin Langley, Bill Hughes, Birgit K. Gaiser, Caitlin Marceau, Cameron Phillips, Cara Mast, Carys Crossen, Charles E.P. Murphy, Christopher Wood, Clarabelle Miray Fields, Colin Leonard, Collin Yeoh, Connie Millard, D.K. Lawhorn, Dale Parnell, David Fey, Dorian J. Sinnott, Eleanor Luke, Emma Kathryn, Gary Kruse, Gillian Duff, Greggore Shepherd, Gus Wood,Guy Riessen, Hazel Ragaire, Holden Zuras, iliana coleman, Isaac Menuza, J.C. Robinson, J.R. Handfield, Jacqueline Mitchell, James Dick, Jameson Grey, Janine Pipe
Jen Frankel, Jessica Wilcox, Joe Haward, Julian Stuart, Justin Terry, K.A. Schultz, K.J. Watson, K.M. Bennett, Katie Young, Kim Mannix, Kristin Cleaveland, Laura Keating, Laura Shenton, Leon Lavender, M.M. MacLeod, Marc Sorondo, Marie McWilliams, Mario Aliberto III, Mary Rajotte, Maxwell Marais, Meera Dandekar, Melody E. McIntyre, Micah Castle, Monique Asher, Nikki R. Leigh, Patrick Barb, Patrick Whitehurst, Patrick Winters, Petina Strohmer, R.J. Joseph, Renata Pavrey, Richard Martin, Ryan Fay, S.J. Townend, Scarlett Lake, Sean Reardon, Sheri White, Stephen Daultrey, Steve Neal, T.L. Beeding, Tonia Markou, Toshiya Kamei, Vashelle Nino, Vivian Kasley, Warren Benedetto, Waverly X Night
A collection of short horror stories and poems resurrect the spirit of the Gothic Blue Book. Gothic Blue Books were short Gothic fictions popular in the 18th and 19th century.
Burial Day Books presents its sixth Gothic Blue Book, A Krampus Carol. A Krampus Carol is a celebration of folklore and myth around Christmas, Yule, the cold winter months and Santa Claus’ opposite, Krampus.
The Aspirant Heiress by Deanna Baran
The Night of Epiphany by Nico Bell
When the Leaves Go by Die Booth
Yule Log by T.M. Brown
Candy Cane by Jeff Carter
The Boy Who Tricked Krampus by Malina Douglas
Sugarplum by Kevin M. Folliard
A Creature Was Stirring by Samson Stormcrow Hayes
Black Lace Binding by Laurel Hightower
Letters to Krampus by Matt Jean
I Am a Fortress by Shane Douglas Keene
All Through the House by Amanda Cecelia Lang
Secret Santa by Gary E Lee
A Desk Fit for a Purpose by Madeleine McDonald
A Very Good Actress by Sarah Michelson
After Krampusnacht by Victoria Nations
When She Visits by Cindy O’Quinn
The Path by Kathleen Palm
The Last Noel by Hailey Piper
Queen of the Wassail by Jennifer Quail
2The Wreath by Monique Quintana
All Quiet on the Northern Front by Kara Race-Moore
Cast Away Stones by Mary Rajotte
Hell’s Bells by C L Raven
The Holly King’s Spawn by Sage Ravenwood
Creature of Darkness by Lawrence Salani
Christmas Eve by K.R. Smith
Krampus by Austrian Spencer
The Dark-Eyed Boy by M.C. St. John
Here We Come A-Caroling by Angela Sylvaine
The Yule Cat by Sara Tantlinger
Michelle Tang, M.C. St. John, Ali Seay, C.M. Saunders, Mary Rajotte, Stephen Oliver, Christi Nogle, Fiona M Jones,
Stephen McQuiggan, Lene MacLeod, Laura DeHaan, Cecilia Kennedy, Serena Jayne, Miranda Dahlin, Josefa Corpuz,
Dominick Cancilla, Tiffany Michelle Brown, Patrick Berry, Robert Bagnall, Matt Jean
Stories featuring artists, crafters, DIYers, and more.
The writers in this anthology came up with creative takes on the theme. There are twenty-one stories in this book, including several flash fiction pieces. Some are horror-light, some are more devious and dark. There is even a touch of the gross-out, and a hint of humour in certain tales found here.
From quiet horrors to chilling nightmares these tales give new meaning to being creative.
Dark Magic is a collection of over two hundred bite-size drabbles of dark fantasy and horror.
Enter a world of curses and creatures, the hideous and the hexed, where love is cruel and victory is tainted. Where gods and demons hold sway over mortals, senses are enticed and spirits ensnared. Angels fall, dragons rise, shadows hide secrets and power comes from blood and bone and death itself.
The unexplained and the unnatural. Things that go bump in the night, driving spikes of fear into our hearts that are all the sharper for being unknown.
Supernatural Drabbles of Dread is a collection of bite-sized, supernatural horror stories from over thirty authors. These stories are horror and are not for the faint of heart.
Supernatural Drabbles of Dread is book three in the Drabbles of Dread Collection:
Drabbles of Dread
Extreme Drabbles of Dread
Supernatural Drabbles of Dread
With stories from Terry Miller, Scott McGregor, Meera Dandekar, Ella Burns, Cassandra Angler, M Ennenbach, Alanna Robertson-Webb, Peter Blakey-Novis, Natasha Sinclair, David O. Hughes, John Cady, Kim Plasket, Radar DeBoard, Marina Schnierer, Lance Dale, Dawn DeBraal, B.F. Vega, Stephen Johnson, Christopher T. Dabrowski, John Kujawski, Mason H. Hilden, Tara Losacano, Surina Venkat, Joshua Lupardus, Nerisha Kemraj, Wondra Vanian, Archit Joshi, Todd Love, David Simms, Nicole Henning, Nic Brady, Wendy Cheairs, Jodie Francis, Lydia Prime, Ruthann Jagge, Miriam H. Harrison, Josh Darling, Patrick Winters, Daniel R., Donna Marie West, John Irvine, Shannon Grant, Melody E. McIntyre, M. Betterelli, Larry Hinkle, Andrew Kurtz, Marc Sorondo, Leon Sluyter, Sophie Wagner, Amber M. Simpson, Kevin J. Kennedy, RJ Meldrum, Chisto Healy, Michael Deady, B. A. Nielsen, Gabriella Balcom, Maggie D Brace, Jennifer Hatfield, Destiny Eve Pifer, Rainie Zenith, Gemma Paul, J. Edwin Buja, McKenzie Richardson, Doug Hawley, Gary McDonough, Jacek Wilkos, Joshua E. Borgmann, Serena Jayne, L. Zedda Sampson, Chris Bannor, Victory Witherkeigh, N.M. Brown, Mary Rajotte, Marie Sterling, Tina Swain.
Women of the Woods promises to keep you up at night while introducing you to more than a dozen talented authors. From dark fantasy to folk horror, Women of the Woods has a mix of frightening stories reminiscent of those by Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Washington Irving but with a modern touch.
Enter the woods… if you dare.
"‘Neath the Old Tree" by Mary Rajotte - A storm brews overhead, and its winds rend leaves down around their feet. They will come for her.
"Gingerbread" by Marshall Moore - Hunger nestles in her stomach like a worm, constantly whispering its eternal demand: feed me.
"Necromancing Over Coffee" by A. R. Cook - The necromancer learns the one thing that changes everything—the thing that stops a raging god from devouring the world and can never die.
"The Rebirth of Joy" by Arwen Spicer - Dark magic dwells in the Forest of Forgetting. If sunset catches you in the woods, the Old Woman Ovla will make you forget—your loves, your life, your own precious self.
"Lighted Feather, Hollowed Bone" by Caitlin E. Jones - Sometimes we are born into the world, too fragile for the place we find.
"Myrtha" by Victoria Audley - The heart of the forest is dead, and the dead keep it.
"Saiya" by Katie Brittle - When the news reports that a virus is infecting the world, Saiya packs her bags and heads for the safety of the woods.
"My Lady in the War" by Whitney Zahar - Uncertainty and death are the two constants of the war and the woods.
"The Magpie" by M. Regan - The bird thinks her soul is very pretty, and he wants it for himself.
"The Winds of Old Hulter" by H. Parsons - The forest girl stares at her with this brilliantly intense gaze. Can you feel the storm?
"Alina’s Well" by Katie Coughran - Alina must stand guard of the well the rest of her life. Or else.
"Roots" by Jennifer Cizl - Without the mountains, the animals, the woods… she will cease to exist.
"The Witch of Willow Wood" by Ashley Weaver - What really happened in the marshes of the wood? How much power does the witch have over the town?
"Of Fire and Ice" by Vanessa K. Eccles - She will never become accustomed to that part of herself—the part that turns into a beast at the first sight of anger. They made her this way.
Featuring work by:
Kelley Armstrong, Suzanne Church, Brian F. H. Clement, Derek Clendening, Alessia Giacomi, Sephera Giron, Danann Hawes, Repo Kempt, Nancy Kilpatrick, Monica S. Kuebler, Shebat Legion, John R. Little, D. J. Adadjii, Stephen B. Pearl, Mary Rajotte, Lou Rera, Andrew Robertson, Douglas Smith, Robert Smith, Julianne Snow, Jessie Turk, Jason White
Featuring art by celebrated genre artists and newcomers including:
Aramika Kliavin, Arinn Westendorf, Jordan E. Smith, Izzy McCoy, Jen Rec, Brett Bakker, Johnny Larocque, Monster Matt, Dinis Freitas (cover).