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    • Are You Loathsome Tonight? by Poppy Z. Brite

      Are You Loathsome Tonight?

      Poppy Z. Brite

      Tales of “fearlessly offbeat” horror from the author of Lost Souls and Exquisite Corpse (Locus).

      Poppy Z. Brite, an acclaimed horror fan favorite, is known for going to the edge and back—and this collection of stories, many set against the backdrop of the author’s native New Orleans, explores the outermost regions of murder, sex, death, and religion.

      Featuring titles such as “In Vermis Veritas,” “Entertaining Mr. Orton,” and “Mussolini and the Axeman’s Jazz,” as well as collaborations with Christa Faust and David Ferguson, this volume also offers notes on each story by the author, an introduction by #1 NewYork Times–bestselling author Peter Straub, and an afterword by Caitlín R. Kiernan. Are You Loathsome Tonight? is an edgy, gruesome tour of “the darkness at the heart of things [with] a number of superb stories, powerful in style and characters” (Locus).

    • The Resurrection Man's Legacy by Dale Bailey

      The Resurrection Man's Legacy

      Dale Bailey

      A breathtaking collection of wonders and horrors—including robotic surrogate parents and zombie voters—from a new acknowledged master of darkest fantasy

      Whether speculating on an all-too-possible future or plumbing the stygian depths of supernatural evil and human degradation, Dale Bailey’s award-winning short fiction has been justifiably compared to the work of some of the true giants in the field—Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, and Theodore Sturgeon, to name but a few. In this first collection of astonishing stories, the acclaimed author of the modern horror masterworks The Fallen and House of Bones demonstrates his remarkable range with tales that exhilarate, terrify, and touch the soul.

      A young boy comes of age on a secluded farm that grows a particularly grisly crop. The dead rise up to cast their ballots in a close presidential election. An assassin plots his next kill from inside the body of someone frighteningly close to the victim. An African American census taker discovers a hidden bayou town where time has stopped at a nightmarish point in history. Bailey takes readers inside the tents of a circus of shadows and explores an expectant father’s dark and terrible legacy for his unborn child. This extraordinary collection runs the gamut from fantasy to horror, from science fiction to heartbreaking reality, speaking in voices, old and young, that brilliantly capture the light and the darkness of their ingeniously imagined worlds. Includes the Nebula Award–nominated novelette, “The Resurrection Man’s Legacy.”

    • Pieces of Hate by Ray Garton

      Pieces of Hate

      Ray Garton

      Pieces of terror, pieces of suspense, and pieces of darkness combine to create Pieces of Hate, master storyteller Ray Garton’s short story collection. Nine works, including “A Gift From Above,” a new novel that will surely hit you from below, are here compiled for the sole purpose of scaring you onto the next page. Garton illuminates the dark corners in us all and highlights the depths of the human condition. He takes our ordinary, daily assumptions and turns them on the reader to frightening effect. He makes reading terrifying yet compulsive. He scares us in so many ways. Here are but a few brilliant examples in this one collection: “A Gift From Above,” “Choices,” “Pieces,” “Cat Hater,” “Bad Blood,” “Ophilia Raphaeldo,” “The Devil’s Music,” “Bait,” “God’s Work.”

    • The Sequel by R.L. Stine

      The Sequel

      R.L. Stine

      Writer’s block shows up in person to terrorize a bestselling author

      Zachary Gold, struggling to write his second novel after his first became an instant success, is suddenly confronted by a mysterious man claiming that Zach plagiarized his writing. In an effort to escape the crazed imposter, Zach flees to a nearby library and hides out amid the children’s bookshelves in the basement. Surrounded by fairy tales, fearing for his safety, the author endeavors to write while grappling with the question of whether to attempt a sequel to his smash hit or start anew with an original story.

      The Sequel is the latest installment in our Bibliomysteries series, penned by none other than R. L. Stine, the man who made horror fun for young readers.
    • Z-Boyz in the Robot Graveyard by John Shirley

      Z-Boyz in the Robot Graveyard

      John Shirley

      The brain infection known as the Zombie vs Robots prose program continues with this exclusive two-part novella from cyberpunk John Shirley (The Crow). Z-Boyz in the Robot Graveyard includes evocative full-color illustrations of distressing robot-on-zombie violence by a master of dystopian atmospherics and unease provided by Daniel Bradford (King).
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    • Private Demons by Robert Masello

      Private Demons

      Robert Masello

      Everyone hides a secret from the past . . . but Lucien’s secret is inescapable. A living thing that has followed him across the world, from the horrors of Southeast Asia to the penthouse suites of the rich and famous. Everyone craves money, power, and sex . . . but Lucien can satisfy his every urge, every decadent impulse, every erotic whim—for a price. Everyone has private demons . . . but Lucien’s demon is all too real. All too powerful. All too hungry . . . for human souls.

    • Crawlspace by Herbert Lieberman

      Crawlspace

      Herbert Lieberman

      In this novel of mounting psychological suspense from an award-winning author, a surprise waits beneath the home of a quiet, childless New England couple . . .

      Albert and Alice Graves live a normal, if monotonous, domestic life. They’ve never had children; they spend their days tending to their home and enjoying their time together. One day, when the oil man, Richard, is refilling their furnace, Alice invites him to dinner, never suspecting that a casual act of charity will lead to a horrifying, morbid discovery in the crawlspace underneath their beloved house.

      The Graves take Richard into their lives, becoming attached to his presence as though to the son they never had. Their town, though, is not nearly so welcoming. When the locals lash out against the Graves and their strange houseguest, the contented household is irrevocably drawn into a darkness they could not have imagined.
    • From the Teeth of Angels by Jonathan Carroll

      From the Teeth of Angels

      Jonathan Carroll

      Four strangers’ lives are turned upside down when death comes for a visit
      At first it seems like an ordinary dream. Talkative Englishman Ian McGann meets a long-dead acquaintance and asks him questions about the afterlife. But when he awakes, a thick pink scar stretches across his chest. Each subsequent night, as he dreams of death, he asks more questions, understands less, and awakens with increasingly gruesome injuries. When he meets an American traveler in Sardinia and tells him of his experience, the stranger begins having matching dreams—with the same painful results. Across the globe, a former TV icon struggles with leukemia, and a movie star falls in love with an HIV-positive photographer. All are flirting with death, and the more they struggle to understand the mysteries of the afterlife, the more they realize the world is not nearly as simple as they once believed. This ebook contains an all-new introduction by Jonathan Carroll, as well as an exclusive illustrated biography of the author including rare images from his personal collection.
    • Harvest Home by Thomas Tryon

      Harvest Home

      Thomas Tryon

      In this spellbinding horror novel, a family trades their crime-ridden city for country life—and encounters an evil more sinister than they could have imagined

      After watching his asthmatic daughter suffer in the foul city air, Theodore Constantine decides to get back to the land. When he and his wife search New England for the perfect nineteenth-century home, they find no township more charming, no countryside more idyllic than the farming village of Cornwall Coombe. Here they begin a new life: simple, pure, close to nature—and ultimately more terrifying than Manhattan’s darkest alley.

      When the Constantines win the friendship of the town matriarch, the mysterious Widow Fortune, they are invited to join the ancient festival of Harvest Home, a ceremony whose quaintness disguises dark intentions. In this bucolic hamlet, where bootleggers work by moonlight and all of the villagers seem to share the same last name, the past is more present than outsiders can fathom—and something far more sinister than the annual harvest is about to rise out of the earth.

      Credited as the inspiration for Stephen King’s Children of the Corn, Thomas Tryon’s chilling novel was ahead of its time when first published, and continues to provoke abject terror in readers.
    • Speaks the Nightbird by Robert R. McCammon

      Speaks the Nightbird

      Robert R. McCammon

      Murder sparks a witchcraft charge and mob fury in this “absorbing historical mystery” set in seventeenth-century America from a New York Times–bestselling author (Publishers Weekly).

      It’s 1699 in the coastal settlement of Fount Royal in the Carolinas when Rachel Howarth is sentenced to be hanged as a witch. She’s been accused of murder, deviltry, and blasphemous sexual congress, and the beleaguered, God-fearing colonial village wants her dead. But Matthew Corbett, young clerk to the traveling magistrate summoned to Fount Royal to weigh the accusations, soon finds himself persuaded in favor of the beguiling young widow.

      Struck first by her beauty, Matthew believes Rachel to be too dignified, courageous, and intelligent for such obscene charges. The testimony against her is fanatical and unreliable. Clues to the crimes seem too convenient and contrived. A number of her accusers appear to gain by her execution. And, if Rachel is a witch, why hasn’t she used her powers to fly away from the gaol on the wings of a nightbird?

      God and Satan are indeed at war. Something really is happening in the newly established settlement—of that Corbett is certain. As his investigation draws him into the darkness of a town gone mad, and deeper into its many secrets, Corbett realizes that time is running out for him, for Rachel, and for the hope that good could possibly win out over evil in Fount Royal.

      From the award-winning author of Boy’s Life and Gone South, Speaks the Nightbird is, in the words of Stephen King, “a rarity in popular fiction, a book that manages to be thoughtful as well as entertaining.”
    • Young Blood by Brian Stableford

      Young Blood

      Brian Stableford

      A vampire who calls himself Maldureve comes out of the shadowy borderlands of existence in response to the unvoiced desires of philosophy student Anne Charet. By choosing to see him she gives him substance; after feeding him, she too begins to hunger for blood. Maldureve becomes Anne's lover and mentor but he cannot protect her against his own enemies, mysterious creatures of light who call themselves owls because they believe that theirs is the highest wisdom of all. Anne's boyfriend, psychologist Gil Molari, worries about her health and state of mind, although he knows nothing about his supernatural rival. His anxiety is magnified when he becomes convinced that one of the mind-altering viruses with which he works has escaped from the laboratory. Gil refuses to believe in Maldureve but his refusal to believe cannot save him from becoming the victim of a fierce hunger that he cannot satisfy, which drives him in the end to an unendurable extreme. Anne believes that her experiences are entirely real; Gil believes that his are the products of an infectious madness. Whichever of them is right, they are both in deadly danger, and so is everyone around them. Once they have started on their strange journey, there is no way back. But what can possibly lie ahead of them, when death itself no longer seems to be an end?

    • The Tesla Gate by John D. Mimms

      The Tesla Gate

      John D. Mimms

      A cosmic storm reunites a father with his lost son—but another kind of disturbance awaits them—in this science fiction novel with “a real emotional core” (Publishers Weekly).

      Thomas Pendleton loves his wife, Ann, and six-year-old son, Seth, more than anything, but his job often makes him an absent husband and father. One day, after Thomas leaves on a business trip, his wife and son are killed in a car accident. Thomas shuts himself off from the world and is at home grieving when a cosmic storm enters Earth’s atmosphere. Scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm’s side effect: Anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly visible and can interact with the living.

      Ann does not return, but Seth does, and Thomas sees it as a miraculous second chance to spend time with his son and keep the promises he had previously broken. They set out on a trip to the Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, but little do they know that they are traveling headlong into a social and political maelstrom that will test Thomas in ways he could never imagine. Along the way, they come face to face with armed kidnappers who want Seth for his supernatural abilities, meet up with a medium, the ghost of a slave boy, and encounter none other than Abraham Lincoln.

      Citing an overpopulation problem caused by the “Impalpables,” the government begins to take drastic measures. Military scientists have a device called the Tesla Gate that is said to return “Impals” to where they were before the storm. Many have nicknamed the controversial machine “the shredder” because no one really knows if it will do what it is reputed to, or if it will instead shred the Impals—effectively destroying the soul. Thomas is determined to do everything possible to save Seth, or at the very least, ensure that Seth doesn’t have to endure his sentence alone . . .
    • Slob by Rex Miller

      Stephen King hails Rex Miller as “terrifying and original.” Slob is his debut novel, the story of a man who thinks of himself as Death, a man who likes to feast on human hearts, spilling blood wherever he goes. Jack Eichord is the detective who must hunt this human monster and genius killer. Years of working as a homicide detective for the Chicago Police Department have hardened Eichord to things that would make most men turn and flee. But even he is not prepared for a labyrinthine search underground, as he trails the killer and his hostages through the sewer system of the city. Eichord thinks that he is beginning to understand the diabolical man and his patterns of violence . . . but can he guess the next victim in time, before it is too late for the woman he loves?

    • Monster Island by David Wellington

      Monster Island

      David Wellington

      Welcome to New York City, Population Zero? The power grid has collapsed. There is no running water, no light, no heat. The massive neon signs of Times Square are dark now, and the subway trains crouch silent in their tunnels, waiting for commuters who will never return. An epidemic of staggering lethality has passed over the city and left nothing living in its wake. And yet the city is not deserted. The dead have returned to life, and they're hungry. The millions of people who once worked and lived in New York have been turned into cannibalistic monsters whose only function is to consume. No living person would dare enter the city--it would be suicide. Dekalb doesn't have a choice. He must protect his daughter's future, and that means retrieving vital medical supplies from the UN building in Midtown. A cadre of teenage girl soldiers have been recruited to help him find what he needs, and get back alive. They're well armed. They're devoted to their mission and willing to sacrifice anything to pull it off. But the odds against them are staggering. Especially when it turns out that not all zombies are created equal. Deep inside the city a medical student named Gary comes back from the dead different--his mind is intact. He can still think and feel. He's hungry, just like the rest, but unlike them he can plan, plot, and scheme. He can even lead the others, bending them to his will. Soon he has a small army at his command, a growing mob of rotting corpses all devoted to one cause: to find meat for their master. When Dekalb and Gary cross paths sparks will fly, destinies will clash--and the future of humanity will be decided, one head shot at a time.

    • Paint It Black by Nancy Collins

      Paint It Black

      Nancy Collins

      After decades spent roaming the globe in search of the undead monster who created her, vampire/vampire-hunter Sonja Blue has finally found in the psychic detective Palmer and the unearthly child called Lethe a family she can call her own. But the new world she has created for herself is forever changed by a brief affair in New Orleans that ends in madness and death, and leaves the Other—the murderous, demonic aspect of her fractured personality—stronger than ever. When Sonja receives news that the evil vampire lord Sir Morgan is behind a string of murders of women found wearing sunglasses and leather jackets, she abandons her “family” for New York City. Once she is face-to-face with Morgan, will she finally be able to destroy him once and for all? Or will she succumb to the darkness within her and become his queen?

    • Doctor Orient by Frank Lauria

      Doctor Orient

      Frank Lauria

      The spellbinding novel of a war for the soul of a young girl . . . A coven of witches and warlocks—among them some of New York’s most prominent celebrities—toying with sexual perversion, black magic, and human sacrifice . . . A hot downtown discotheque where an incredibly beautiful sixteen-year-old seduces young men into the service of Satan . . . A defrocked priest whose all-consuming ambition and awesome occult powers make him famous enough to lure a capacity crowd to Yankee Stadium to witness a dark “miracle’—the cure of the vice-president’s daughter . . . Doctor Owen Orient, psychiatrist, physician, psychic adept—and his team of telepaths—stake their lives against the ravening evil known as . . . Susej. The book that launched the Doctor Orient series.

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