Unseaming

Author: Mike Allen

Category: Horror

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Deal starts: November 12, 2019

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2014 Shirley Jackson Award finalist for best collection 2014 This Is Horror Award finalist for best collection 2015 Chesley Award finalist for best cover Mike Allen has put together a first class collection of horror and dark fantasy. Unseaming burns bright as hell among its peers. -- Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All Allen's stories deliver solid shivering terror tinged with melancholy sorrow over the fragility of humankind. -- Publishers Weekly, starred review Allen leaves readers with nerves jangling. -- Library Journal, starred review Everyone in the world awakens covered in blood-and no one knows where the blood came from. A childhood doll arrives to tear its owner's reality limb from limb. A portal to the spirit realm stretches wide on the Appalachian Trail, and something more than human crawls through on eight legs. Words of comfort change to terrifying sounds as a force from outside time speaks through them. The buttons in the bin will unseam your flesh to bare your nastiest secrets. Opening with "The Button Bin," a finalist for the Nebula Award for Best Short Story, and culminating with its sequel, "The Quiltmaker," which Bram Stoker Award and Shirley Jackson Award winner Laird Barron has hailed as Mike Allen's masterpiece, this debut collection gathers fourteen horror tales that, in the words of Barron's introduction, "rival anything committed to paper by the likes of contemporary masters such as Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, or Caitlín Kiernan. This is raw, visceral, and sometimes bloody stuff. Primal stuff." Cover by Danielle Tunstall, danielletunstall.com More praise for Unseaming: Throughout Unseaming, reality is usually in bad shape right from the start-and from there things proceed to go downhill. Such is the general background and trajectory of life in Mike Allen's fictional world. More could be said, of course, but there's one thing that I feel especially urged to say: these stories are fun. Not "good" fun, and certainly not "good clean" fun. They are too unnerving for those modifiers, too serious, like laughter in the dark-unnerving, serious laughter that leads you through Mr. Allen's funhouse. The reality in there is also in bad shape, deliberately so, just for the seriously unnerving fun of it. The prose is poetic, except it's nonsense poetry, the poetry of deteriorating realities, intermingling realities, realities without Reality. And all the while that unnerving, serious laughter keeps getting louder and louder. Are we having fun yet? -- Thomas Ligotti, author of The Spectral Link Mike Allen's ability as a poet is evident throughout this fever dream of a book. Brutal, elegant, and shocking, the stories in Unseaming are snapshots of a beautiful Hell. -- Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters Mike Allen's Unseaming confirms his status as a poet who writes in dread and awe rather than ink. His most recurrent themes are those of wrenching loss and transformative retribution, with a liberal helping of the literal fear of God(s); sowing out a hundred different apocalypses, personal and otherwise, these stories reap an unforgettable crop of nightmares, sketching a chimeric universe in which shape-changing is less a rumour or an option than a sad, simple inevitability. Not to be missed. -- Gemma Files, author of We Will All Go Down Together Mike Allen blends a poet's attention to language with a crime reporter's instinct for the darker precincts of human behavior... these stories glow with demonic energy, and what they illuminate are the faces of our secret selves, screaming back at us from the mirror's depths. -- John Langan, author of The Wide, Carnivorous Sky and Other Monstrous Geographies

Smoke

Author: Christopher Minori

Category: Horror

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Tommy Baker is a gambler. If only he had been better at it, he wouldn't have a loan shark about to kill him over five thousand dollars. In desperation, he makes a deal with a strange old man, who offers to give him the money in exchange for Tommy's cigarette habit. All Tommy has to do is never smoke again. It's a crazy deal, made by a crazy man. How could Tommy lose? A free story from the upcoming horror anthology, Dirty Little Secrets, from the twisted mind that created the cult play, "The Texas Chainsaw Musical!"

Hello Darkness

Author: Sam Best

Category: Horror

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Deal starts: November 09, 2019

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The good people of Falling Rock are disappearing one by one. An ancient evil lurks in the valley below the town—an evil that preys not just on the bodies of its victims, but on their sanity as well…After the death of his wife, Ben Howard returns to his childhood home in the small town of Falling Rock, Colorado. Along with his four-year-old daughter, he hopes to make a new life for his family, free from the painful memories that still haunt them both. But old memories die hard. Visions of Ben's deceased wife follow him to Falling Rock...and that's just the beginning. Something is hunting his daughter from the shadows, watching and waiting for the perfect moment to strike. As his world collapses around him, Ben must join with the few who remain to destroy a malevolent force that will not stop until it consumes every last human soul.Note: This book contains some disturbing scenes.

Where Darkness Dwells

Author: Glen Krisch

Category: Horror

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Immortal evil lurks in the subterranean world hidden below a small mining town. During a hot summer night in 1934, tragedy strikes when two local boys search for the truth behind a local legend. They stumble upon the Underground, a network of uncharted caverns just below the surface of Coal Hollow. Time holds no sway in the Underground. People no longer age and their wounds heal as if by magic. By morning, one boy is murdered, while the other never returns home. The Underground is hidden for a reason. Certain locals want to keep their lair secret, no matter the cost. Below a town struggling to survive both the Great Depression and the closing of the local coal mine, lives an immortal society built on the backs of slavery and pervasive immorality. Read the chilling novel FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND called "... a fast-paced novel with a lot of twists and turns that will keep you turning the pages!"

Boy's Life

Author: Robert R. McCammon

Category: Horror

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Deal starts: November 07, 2019

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An Alabama boy's innocence is shaken by murder and madness in the 1960s South in this novel by the New York Times-bestselling author of Swan Song. It's 1964 in idyllic Zephyr, Alabama. People either work for the paper mill up the Tecumseh River, or for the local dairy. It's a simple life, but it stirs the impressionable imagination of twelve-year-old aspiring writer Cory Mackenson. He's certain he's sensed spirits whispering in the churchyard. He's heard of the weird bootleggers who lurk in the dark outside of town. He's seen a flood leave Main Street crawling with snakes. Cory thrills to all of it as only a young boy can. Then one morning, while accompanying his father on his milk route, he sees a car careen off the road and slowly sink into fathomless Saxon's Lake. His father dives into the icy water to rescue the driver, and finds a beaten corpse, naked and handcuffed to the steering wheel -- a copper wire tightened around the stranger's neck. In time, the townsfolk seem to forget all about the unsolved murder. But Cory and his father can't. Their search for the truth is a journey into a world where innocence and evil collide. What lies before them is the stuff of fear and awe, magic and madness, fantasy and reality. As Cory wades into the deep end of Zephyr and all its mysteries, he'll discover that while the pleasures of childish things fade away, growing up can be a strange and beautiful ride. "Strongly echoing the childhood-elegies of King and Bradbury, and every bit their equal," Boy's Life, a winner of both the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards, represents a brilliant blend of mystery and rich atmosphere, the finest work of one of today's most accomplished writers (Kirkus Reviews).

The Terrifying Tales

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Horror

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Deal starts: November 06, 2019

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The melancholy, brilliance, passionate lyricism, and torment of Edgar Allen Poe are all well represented in this collection. Here, in one volume, are his masterpieces of mystery, terror, humor, and adventure, including stories such as The Tell-Tale Heart, The Cask of Amontillado, The Black Cat, The Masque of the Red Death, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, and The Pit and the Pendulum, to name just a few, that defined American romanticism and secured Poe as one of the most enduring literary voices of the nineteenth century.