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About Peter Giglio
An active member of the International Thriller Writers and the Horror Writers Association, Peter Giglio is the author of five novels, four novellas, and his works of short fiction can be found in a number of notable volumes, including two comprehensive genre anthologies edited by New York Times Bestselling author John Skipp. Peter resides on the Georgia coast with his wife and frequent collaborator, Shannon Giglio.
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In this new anthology from Nightscape Press, we bring you 24 tales of bitter loss, jaded love, obsession, murder, cannibalism, hauntings, voodoo, black market horrors, demons, leprechauns, zombies, deadly mysteries, and much more!
Table of Contents:
A Dry Spell in Parnell County by Ed Kurtz
Still by Charles Colyott
A Taste of Green Voodoo Healing by Peter N. Dudar
Vision by Megan N. Moore
Autumn’s Gifts by Jeremy Terry
Game Changer by Peter Giglio
Corruption by Lisa Mannetti
Worldly Possessions by Richard Salter
Village Green by Boyd E. Harris
Angel Killer by Lisa Morton
Fly by Jonathan Templar
Wee Ones by C.W. LaSart
Mary Kelly’s Face by John Forth
How to Save a Life by Chris Marrs
In the Halls and on the Stairs by Brad C. Hodson
Surprise Inside by Tonia Brown
Chopper by Bryan Hall
House Hunting by Ray Garton
Deviant Colors by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Guadalupe’s Tamales by Shane McKenzie
Whispers in the Trees, Screams in the Dark by Taylor Grant
The Big Dream by J.S. Reinhardt
The Rag-End of Dreams by Trent Zelazny
Skins by Richard Wright
Wake up! You don't want to be late. Shower and shave, you want to look your best. Drink coffee, scramble eggs, you'll need your energy. Today's a big day...even if you don't know why.
Within these pages reside 25 terrifying visions from the finest talents in dark fiction. From a call center floor to an undertaker's slab, a chain bookstore to a dark Christmas with border patrol agents, HELP! WANTED: Tales of On-the-Job Terror removes the veils that protect your psyche, beckoning you into nightmare worlds that will leave you screaming...for more!
Featuring Stephen Volk, Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, David Dunwoody, Lisa Morton, Gary Brandner, Vince A. Liaguno, Amy Wallace, Eric Shapiro, Scott Bradley, Mark Allan Gunnells, Gregory L. Norris, and many more!
From Hannibal Lecter (The Silence of the Lambs) to Patrick Bateman (American Psycho), stories of serial killers and psychos loom large and menacing in our collective psyche. Tales of their grisly conquests have kept us cowering under the covers, but still turning the pages.
Psychos is the first book to collect in a single volume the scariest and most well-crafted fictional works about these deranged killers. Some of the stories are classics, the best that the genre has to offer, by renowned writers such as Neil Gaiman, Amelia Beamer, Robert Bloch, and Thomas Harris. Other selections are from the latest and most promising crop of new authors.
John Skipp, who is also the editor of Zombies, Demons and Werewolves and Shapeshifters, provides fascinating insight, through two nonfiction essays, into our insatiable obsession with serial killers and how these madmen are portrayed in popular culture. Resources at the end of the book includes lists of the genre's best long-form fiction, movies, websites, and writers.
REVIEWERS ARE RAVING:
"... this project was a great read. There was not a single tale I did not enjoy, and that is quite a feat given that there were twenty-two stories in all. ...ALLEGORIES OF THE TAROT is the genuine article - a five star read." -John Dolan, author
"All twenty-two stories in this volume are, in a word, superb. I found myself scouring the Internet as I read it; every story made me want to go find more work by its author. The ultimate compliment I can give Allegories is to say that when I finished it, I thought how I envy those who haven’t read it yet." -Lisa Millraney
"Allegories of the Tarot Anthology is a magical book. Magic that will keep you turning the pages. There are muses, demons, psychics, evil, and more! I shivered, I laughed and I even cried. Magic, I tell you. Magic. Absolutely loved all the stories. I can't say it enough--I loved it!" -Julia Affleck
"Reviewing an anthology is slightly more difficult than discussing a book or comic because the tone varies from author to author. However, Allegories somehow flowed together as a well-matched whole. The project ended up feeling like several beads strung together to form a beautiful necklace that were more amazing for being paired together." - Jodi Scaife
Table of Contents
Peter Giglio-The Fool
Lon Prater-The Magician
Billie Sue Mosiman-The High Priestess
Spike Marlowe-The Empress
Kris Austen Radcliffe-The Emperor
Jessica McHugh-The Hierophant
Eden Baylee-The Lovers
Annetta Ribken-The Chariot
Rochelle Maya Callen-Strength
Red Tash-The Hermit
MeiLin Miranda-The Wheel of Fortune
Matthew Bryan-The Hanged Man
Patti Larsen-The Devil
Jordan L. Hawk-The Tower
Samantha Henderson-The Star
J.H. Sked-The Moon
Tristan J. Tarwater-The Sun
Laura Eno-The World
Death. Who has not considered their own mortality and wondered at what awaits, once our frail human shell expires? What occurs after the heart stops beating, after the last breath is drawn, after life as we know it terminates?
Does our spirit remain on Earth while the mortal body rots? Do remnants of our soul transcend to a celestial Heaven or sink to Hell's torment? Are we offered choices in an individualized afterlife? Can we die again in the hereafter? Is life merely a cosmic joke, or is it an experiment for something greater?
Included within this critically acclaimed anthology are answers to these queries alongside tales and suppositions relating from traditional ghosts to the afterlife of e-coli. Explore the afterworld of an Australian cowboy. Discover what the white light really means to the recently departed. Consider the impact of modern, or future, technology on the dead. Follow the karmic path of reincarnation. Travel from the 999th level of Fengdu's Hell to the gates of Robot Heaven.
Enclosed are thirty-four all-new dark and speculative fiction stories, individually illustrated by Audra Phillips, and exploring the possibilities "after death."
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction by Eric J. Guignard
Someone to Remember by Andrew S. Williams
Boy, 7 by Alvaro Rodriguez
Sea of Trees by Edward M. Erdelac
The Last Moments Before Bed by Steve Rasnic Tem
The Resurrection Policy by Lisa Morton
High Places by John M. Floyd
Circling the Stones at Fulcrum's Low by Kelda Crich
I Will Remain by David Steffen Tree of Life by Aaron J. French
The Reckless Alternative by Sanford Allen & Josh Rountree
The Thousandth Hell by Brad C. Hodson
Mall Rats by James S. Dorr
Afterword by Ray Cluley
Like a Bat out of Hell by Jonathan Shipley
The Overlander by Jacob Edwards
Forever by John Palisano
My Father Knew Douglas MacArthur by Bentley Little
Robot Heaven by Jamie Lackey
Beyond the Veil by Robert B. Marcus, Jr.
Prisoner of Peace by David Tallerman
A Feast of Meat and Mead by Christine Morgan
Be Quiet At The Back by William Meikle
Cages by Peter Giglio
Hammerhead by Simon Clark
Marvel at the Face of Forever by Kelly Dunn
The Unfinished Lunch by Trevor Denyer
I Was The Walrus by Steve Cameron
The Devil's Backbone by Larry Hodges
The Death of E. Coli by Benjamin Kane Ethridge
Final Testament of a Weapons Engineer by Emily C. Skaftun
Acclimation Package by Joe McKinney
Hellevator by Josh Strnad
In and Out the Window by Allan Izen With Max Barry in the Nearer Precincts by John Langan
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“Sunfall Manor is a gem of a story that reminds me of Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio...vignettes of lives lived and lost with touches of sadness, regret, and vengeance. A tale sure to send more than a few shivers up your spine...and your soul.”
-Rick Hautala, author of Indian Summer and Little Brothers
“Any horror fan who’s properly awake has been following the crazily productive visionary exactitude of Peter Giglio. He slings plainsong toughness pressurized by pop-eyed mania. Sunfall Manor’s not his debut, though it’s his debut masterpiece: A cold-trance-inducing, five-click merry-go-round about a rundown dwelling in the flatlands that feels more like a schizoid colony in outer space. This thing should be a major film, though we'll have to wake up Kubrick to do it right. A work of art that you’ll be judged for missing.”
-Eric Shapiro, author of The Devoted and It’s Only Temporary
“Let Peter Giglio’s odd protagonist, Edgar, take you on a surreal tour of the mysterious Sunfall Manor with its intriguing but flawed residents. Giglio’s prose is highly accessible and very engaging, his story line equally compelling. This is Giglio playing at the top of his game, shooting and making all 3s. Highly recommended.”
-Gene O'Neill, author of The Burden of Indigo and
Operation Rhinoceros Hornbill
“Peter Giglio’s Sunfall Manor is a gripping ghost story that will possess your mind like a crazed poltergeist. Psychological horror at its best.”
-Jeremy C. Shipp, Bram Stoker nominated author of Vacation and Cursed
“A powerful, moving, intimate look into private lives we would rather deny, but all have lived, in one way or another. Giglio’s writing is clear, insightful, and fueled with a potent and intoxicating intimacy. To read Sunfall Manor is to take a poetic journey through truths, falsehoods, hopes, dreams and failures that comprise the human condition. And it’s truly haunting.”
-Trent Zelazny, author of Butterfly Potion
“Haunting and unforgettable, Sunfall Manor is Mr. Giglio’s finest work to date. Period! This vivid and revealing shocker begs to be made into a movie and further cements him as the rising star that he is.”
-David Bernstein, author of Amongst the Dead and
Tears of No Return
“Sunfall Manor is as much a character study of lost and damaged souls as it is a horror story. Giglio is an excellent writer who is not afraid to show the bleak human condition at its ugliest. Well done!”
-Tracy L. Carbone, co-chair of New England Horror Writers, author of The Soul Collector,
and Bram Stoker nominated editor of Epitaphs.
"In Sunfall Manor, Peter Giglio reinvents the ghost story. Life and afterlife are examined through the eyes of a dead man, and it's like looking through a dust-filled kaleidoscope. Raw human emotion and exploration of the human condition in the rural midwest are Giglio's specialty.
Jack has nothing to live for, nothing worth dying for, no one to love, nothing to lose; but that all changes when his sister’s life unravels and he takes guardianship of Nora, his eleven-year-old niece. Looking out for her fast becomes the only thing he has ever done right. Driven to move his family from the bleak flatlands, to give his niece a chance at a better life, Jack takes the only job he can find, washing cars for minimum wage, saving every penny.
When an old friend steps back into Jack’s life, a joyride leads to an explosive night of terror and betrayal.
Now Jack must stand firm for those he loves as he struggles between the promising new life in bloom and the dark secret of a dead girl from California.
Stealing Night is a riveting exploration of our best and worst angels, the familial ties that bend but never break, the decisions we make, and the high cost of hesitation in the face of evil.
“With razor-sharp characterization and hard-as-nails prose, Peter Giglio’s Stealing Night is a literary punch in the gut—brutal, stunning, and not to be missed.” —Tim Waggoner, author of Like Death and The Harmony Society
“Sunfall is one hell of a place. And Peter Giglio is one hell of a writer. I am impressed, not only with Giglio’s fine prose and appropriate poetic moments, but also by the tension he builds throughout the story. Gripping, endearing and suspenseful, Stealing Night is a wonderful book.”—Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Black & Orange and Bottled Abyss
“An agonizingly deep look into loss and rebuilding, bad decisions and their immutable consequences, Peter Giglio’s Stealing Night is an indispensable piece of painfully human crime fiction. It will tear your heart out and you’ll thank him for it.”–Ed Kurtz, author of A Wind of Knives and Dead Trash
“This is the kind of story relevant to today's America; its pulse beats strong, the blood inside derived from its heirs, but unmistakably young, fresh, and vital. Giglio leads a new pack of modern noir voices, and this is not a story I'll forget.” —John Palisano, author of Nerves and Bipolar Express
“Stealing Night masterfully weaves themes of humanity and sacrifice into a story of love, life, and redemption. Peter Giglio’s compelling thriller will keep you captivated until the very end!”—Rena Mason, author of The Evolutionist
“Mr. Giglio’s ear for dialogue might very well have been scalped cleanly off Elmore Leonard’s head. Someone should check. Yes, the players here are that good! Stealing Night is smart, effectively rural in its sensibilities, and most certainly a winner!”—Jon Michael Kelley, author of Seraphim
“Layered, haunting and elegantly written, Peter Giglio’s rural crime thriller Stealing Night rushes at you like a pair of headlights on a dark and lonely road, leaving you shaken and awed by the story’s raw power of love & redemption.”—Jan Kozlowski, author of Die, You Bastard! Die!
GPS by Rick Hautala
DUST DEVIL by Gary Brandner
SHARPE IS EXTRAORDINARY by David Dunwoody
THE GIRL WHO DROWNED by Tracy L. Carbone
DUST AT THE CENTER OF ALL THINGS by John F.D. Taff
LOOK BEHIND YOU by Eric Shapiro
LONE WOLF by Gregory L. Norris
WIDDERSHINS by Hollie Snider
A GENTLEMAN'S FOLLY by Phil Hickes
And the novelette THE END OF AUTUMN by Aric Sundquist.
Edited by Peter Giglio