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About Michael Laimo
My name is Michael Laimo and I am the author of the horror novels FIRES RISING, DEAD SOULS, THE DEMONOLOGIST, DEEP IN THE DARKNESS, RETURN TO DARKNESS, and ATMOSPHERE.
MY BOOKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOAD and AUDIOBOOK. Please check out RARE CUTS, my newest (and fourth) short story collection.
Visit my website at www.laimo.com, or my facebook page, Michael Laimo. Also on Twitter: @LaimoMichael.
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Tomorrow is coming whether you’re ready or not.
In Darkness, Delight: Fear the Future delivers twenty-two strikingly original tales of terror from Bram Stoker Award®-winners, bestselling authors, genre stalwarts and rising stars.
Includes Emmy-winning, New York Times bestselling author and world-famous magician Penn Jillette’s delightfully wicked short story “The Pain Addict,” which was adapted for a hit sci-fi anthology television series and is available here exclusively for the first time in book format.
Be warned: these are not science fiction stories with a dash of dread. These are visions of the horrifying futures that await us all.
“Airborne,” by Lisa Morton
“Err,” by Michael Laimo
“Daddy's Girl,” by Ben Eads
“Husk,” by Marshall J Moore
“We Have Names, Too,” by Michelle Muenzler
“The Haunting of Asteroid H111,” by Van Aaron Hughes
“Shoulda Read the Fine Print,” Blanche by Ben Lawrence
“Transference,” by Jenn Hopkins
“Game Over,” by Andrew Lennon
“Schroedinger's Head,” by Joanna Koch
“Locusts,” by Dominick Cancilla
“The Pain Addict,” by Penn Jillette
“The Sluggie Rebellion,” by William Meikle
“Noise,” by Max Booth III
“Seeking Harmony with the Infinite,” by Evans Light
“Billy Campbell's Bones,” by Jason Washer
“Survival is an Act of Selfishness,” by Frank Oreto
“Boxed In,” by CS Mergo
“What It Takes,” by Phil Sloman
“Neuroworm,” by Tim Curran
“And the Winner is...,” by Sheldon Higdon
“If I Drive Before I Wake,” by Eric J Guignard
Almost three decades ago, a literary movement forever changed the landscape of the horror industry. SPLATTERLANDS is a collection of personal, intelligent and subversive horror with a point. This illustrated volume of dark fiction honors the truly revolutionary efforts of some of the most brilliant writers of all time with an all-new collection of visceral, disturbing and thought-provoking work from a diverse group of modern minds.
Exploring concepts that include serial murder, betrayal, religious fanaticism, physical abuse, societal corruption, greed, mental instability, sexual assault and more, SPLATTERLANDS delivers on the promise of the original Splatterpunk movement with this collection of honest, intelligent, ground-breaking and hyper-intensive horror.
HEIRLOOM by Michael Laimo
After the death of her mother, Father is all Lucienne’s got. But she’s in competition for his affection with an antique rifle. Soon her admiration for the weapon becomes far greater than she imagined.
VIOLENCE FOR FUN AND PROFIT by Gregory L. Norris
Economic collapse hurts everyone, except the greedy. For one newly-homeless it’s a time to discover all-new talents. And they open doors to vicious and profitable opportunities.
EMPTY by A.A. Garrison
Navigating the streets of a tortured, future city, a devoted wife will stop at nothing to help her husband regain his faith in religion. But, from the faithless, questionable gods require a dire payment.
AMPUTATIONS IN THE KEY OF D by Jack Maddox
Danny is a rock star and charlatan. After a routine surgery changes his life, he discovers there’s far more painful methods of finding one’s true talent.
HOUSESITTING by Ray Garton
A suburban housewife agrees to housesit for her neighbors when a routine visit to feed the pets changes her world forever. She soon realizes the definition of a horrifying secret.
DIS by Michele Garber
Things aren’t going well for Dr. Tony Weiss. He can’t deal with his patients or his quadriplegic wife. Then there is the demon that escapes from his nightmares and enters his waking world.
DWELLERS by Paul M. Collrin
During a fateful trip into the desert to evangelize to a congregation of drug-addicted souls, a would-be prophet opens the schism between Heaven and Hell. He and his atheist partner soon become participants in terrifying battle over religion.
PARTY GUESTS by Chad Stroup
On the outside, Geoffrey seems like most young men. Some might say he’s the life of the party. But on the inside he’s very different. And he’ll take you on a horrifying journey into mania that you won’t soon forget.
THE VISCERA OF WORSHIP by Allen Griffin
Inherent in all of us is the desire to belong. Searching for his place in the world, one man takes steps down a path into true darkness to find his ultimate purpose.
THE DEFILED by Christine Morgan
On the run from their enemies, a group of vicious thieves and rapists seek refuge within a community of swamp dwellers. It isn’t long before they realize their safety is anything but certain.
THE ARTIST by James S. Dorr
There are countless mediums for an artist to choose in which to ply their trade. Vince is drawn to the unusual--creating masterpieces from slabs of meat.
* A western town has dreadful plans for all those who stumble in for a visit.
* A priest battles an ancient evil in effort to preserve a small South American villa.
* Two Florida-bound college students stop in for a fill-up, and get more than just gas for their money.
* A man earns more than just a living by exploiting strange and horrible pictures on the internet.
* Two deranged homeless men battle for supremacy on the street.
* A NYC cop discovers just how far infants will go in order to survive.
* Its suddenly storming outside the Quik-Mart. But something other than rain is falling.
* A young man wishes to confess something horrible. Unfortunately Gods in a real bad mood today.
* A neighboring hotel room yields strange thumping sounds and a faint voice summoning a guest toward the presence within.
New for this digital edition: The Chicken Man
“Dead Souls is creepy, atmospheric, and explosive -- keep a light on and a gun loaded when you crack this baby. Another outstanding thriller from Michael Laimo." Douglas Preston, author of The Monster of Florence.
“Michael Laimo can stand proud next to Clive Barker and Stephen King” The Horror Review
“One of the best and most refreshing horror novels you’re likely to read…” Gary Braunbeck, on Deep in the Darkness
Is Bev Mathers going crazy? He's been hearing chilling voices in his head, seeing nightmarish visions that just can't be true. And it keeps getting worse and worse. No, unfortunately for Bev, he's completely sane. What's taking control of him is far more terrifying than insanity. And it has an unimaginable purpose...
Bev has become an innocent pawn in an infernal game, a victim of hellish forces beyond understanding. His visions of blood and debauchery are growing more ghastly every day. Some of them -- the most shocking -- are real. Bev can feel his mind, his body, his very soul slipping away. Will his only hope or his eternal damnation come from... the demonlogist?
For eighteen-year-old Johnny Petrie, the dilapidated farmhouse in Maine meant a way out. When the letter arrived saying he had inherited an estate from a man he'd never heard of before, Johnny knew he could finally escape the hell of living with his religious zealot mother and drunken father. He didn't realize that the hell he was moving into would be far, far worse.
The previous owner of the estate was Benjamin Conroy, a man obsessed with securing eternal life for himself and his family--even if he had to kill them to do it. Conroy's ultimate ritual, a perverse ceremony of blood and butchery, went hideously wrong, denying him the immortality he sought, leaving him and his family dead. But now that Johnny has arrived at the house, Conroy's spirit will have a second chance....
Father Pilazzo is overseeing the renovation of the old church. His dream is to see it restored to its former glory. But his dream is becoming a nightmare. He's begun to see horrific visions, unholy images of death and warnings of terrors to come. And within the church forgotten men fight to survive against impossible demons, while sides are drawn for the ultimate battle...
The forgotten waifs of the city shall rise up against the city's best paid yet underappreciated minions of darkness. Shall the pure be found in the hands of the homeless or dare we believe that a priest could really be sinless? Perhaps one of the possessed construction workers will have a change of heart and choose to follow the path of the rosary instead of shoving a screwdriver into another innocent's skull.
You know you are in it too deep when: your hair stands on the back of your neck when you walk into a holy hundred-year old church; all you can hear is 'God' talking to you through a backwards playing piece of music; you see visions of fires rising through the city; seeing zombies crucify good Christians with construction nails against a ceiling becomes commonplace.
This is where a group of bums and a lonely Father come together to attempt to save the world from the evils of the chalice of doom. Wielding only a holy relic, a measly string of wooden beads with a dangling old cross, this team seems only doomed to fail against a massive collection of power tools held by strong tattooed arms of construction workers.