I’m still reeling over how well Creepy Campfire did for days, but now it’s time to ramp up for the next horror story to crawl (scurry? creep? fly?) out of the woodwork.
Pete Kahle, the awesome editor of this series, released this trippy, disturbing cover for Not Your Average Monster #2!
Isn’t it great? The longer I look at it, the more creepy monsters I see in the background. It really reminds me of The Mist, one of my all-time favorite Stephen King stories, and that makes me so damn happy!
Pre-orders should be up in the next couple of days, and I’ll be sure to post links so be sure to check back. In the meantime if you’re interested in getting your hands on a review copy, head over to the Bloodshot Books Facebook page and let him know.
You guys remember me talking about this book last week, right? The one that just came out last Wednesday? I got my contributor copy this past week, after driving through over an hour of traffic and rain to get home from work. I was so stoked, you know I had to take a selfie.
Creepy Campfire Quarterly had been flirting up and down Amazon’s top charts this past week, and today it actually climbed to #3 in Amazon’s Horror Anthologies!
I am just so freaking thrilled! We’re still waiting on reviews, but there has been quite a bit of interest from professional reviewers from what I understand, so we’re hoping to get some soon. If you like adult-only horror stories, why not pick up a copy? And if you’re super special awesome, why not drop a review over at Amazon or Goodreads as well?
If you’ve seen much of my writing, you know that I like stories that aren’t exactly obvious. Stories that start out one way and then flip the entire plot around before it gets to the end. Characters that you think you’ve got figured out, but then do something outrageous and crazy that either make you cringe or laugh out loud. Well I’m happy to say that Zharmae has put an anthology together that is packed full of these stories.
RealLies: A Zharmae Collection of Short Works
My short story that appears here is more like a novelette at 9,900 words. “The Mysterious Disappearance of Charlene Kerringer” is what I would call a fantasy noir piece. It follows Detective Harris, a man who is rather out of luck and decides to take a gamble on a case. His gamble ends up on a sour note of course when he realizes the mess he’s fallen into. It’ll take more than his typical gruffness to resolve this conundrum, and you can bet there will be plenty of amusing characters along the way. This anthology is for those that like worlds with several layers.
RealLies is coming soon or available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Zharmae.
Be sure to also check out the Goodreads page!