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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
Not a bad place to raise a family, right?
Dig a little deeper, because all is not right where the bible belt buckles. In Black Buttons, Vol.3: A Family Affair, a kith and kin of creepy tales immerse you in blood ties that spellbind.
• “The Culling” brings siblings together to roost one last time around Mama. Birds of a feather…
• “Toujours Nicole” bakes a pastry tale of passion lost.
• “Bald Island, Goat Island” shares the duality of life and death, of reality and memory, of childhood horror and lakeside property.
• “Night at the Huggy Bear” takes us on a honeymoon trip where two young newlyweds discover how love never leaves. Ever.
• “The Chosen Ones” preps a family for the apocalypse, by going on a Branson, MO Vacation.
• “Getting the Last Word” exposes how bad mom and dad really get along.
• “Juniper Gesso” tries to fix a dying marriage. Some things can’t be whitewashed. Or can they?
• “Limbo Freezes Over” proves that in the place between heaven and hell, there’s a job that must be done.
• “Learning to Cook” cooks up a young man’s ascent from his father’s disappointment. Problem is, just desserts aren’t always sweet.
• “Mind Over Matter” reminds us that Alzheimer’s can make loved ones forget important days. Terribly, horribly important days.
• “A Life Connected” discovers sisterhood and motherhood don’t hunger for the same ends.
• “Front Porch Optimist” finds the silver lining in an almost-drowning.
• “The Troll Wrestler” grapples with the fraternity of the ring, and fights those who troll chosen brethren.
• “Odds & Ends” shows how Grandpa’s love can fix everything but age and death. Not that he won’t try.
It’s horror, relatively speaking. Welcome to the family.
When the ties that bind Sammy to his crew seem unbreakable, he puts his trust in the one person he knows has his back, but he soon finds out that blood isn't always thicker than water.