Fiction

Featured Short Stories:

The Beauty of Death - "The Office" - Coming Soon

 



















Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories - "When We all Come to the Ofrenda"- Coming Soon

 












The Way of Ah-Tzenul - novelette - Paperback, Kindle

A farmer desperate to improve on last year's poor crops discovers a box of old books at the landfill, and among them an ancient journal offering planting advice not found in the Farmer's Almanac. When he delves into these ancient secrets, he receives the blessing of the Aztec harvest god Ah-Tzenul, at a price he finds so terribly easy to pay.















Shock Totem 9.5 - "Out of Field Theory" - Paperback, Kindle


Treats abound! In this special edition of Shock Totem are seven short stories, one poem, and five nonfiction pieces. Of the fiction, John Boden and Bracken MacLeod venture into dark and weird neighborhoods in “Halloween On...” In “Out of Field Theory,” Kevin Lucia gives us a shadowed glimpse of what lurks beyond the frame. David G. Blake’s “Night in the Forest of Loneliness” smells of autumn and the beautiful death she brings.

Learn why sometimes it’s better to stay home on Halloween in “Tricks and Treats,” by Rose Blackthorn. Kriscinda Lee Everitt’s “Howdy Doody Time” is a poignant nod to the past. The shadows come alive in “Before This Night Is Done,” by Barry Lee Dejasu, and in my story, “The Candle Eaters,” I explore faith and hope and a darkness that haunts us all.

In addition to the fiction, Sydney Leigh provides a very fine poem, “Allhallowtide (To the Faithless Departed).”


 

Shadows Over Main Street - "The Black Pyramid" - Coming Soon


What happens when idyllic small-towns, and the simple folk who inhabit them, collide with inexplicable evil borne of a vast and uncaring cosmos? Imagine a series of stories set in a golden era of American life, where worldly troubles are regarded from a distance, if at all.

Hear the buzz of playing cards clipped in children’s spokes echo down quiet lanes. Smell the faint aroma of rich tobacco smoke from an old man’s pipe on a shady boulevard. Listen to the gossip of small towns where everyone knows everyone’s business.

Or do they?

Sometimes, deadly secrets lurk out in the barn. Sometimes, unimaginable evil awaits us in the root cellar. Sometimes, we fall under the sway of the Shadows Over Main Street.

Come inside and sit for a spell…



Chiral Mad 2: Anthology of Psychological Horror - "Scavenging" - Paperback

Chiral Mad 2 is an anthology of psychological horror containing twenty-eight short stories by established authors and newcomers from around the world. All profit from sales of this anthology go directly to Down syndrome charities.















Cthulhu Mythos Writers Sampler 2013 - "The Gate and The Way" - Kindle

Fiction by Don Webb, Jeffrey Thomas, Brian M, Sammons, Peter Rawlik, William Meikle, Kevin Lucia, David Kernot, Scott R. Jones, C.J. Henderson, Cody Goodfellow, David Dunwoody, Shane Jiraiya Cummings and David Conyers. Cover illustration by Paul Mudie. 

This sampler collection provides links to the various author’s works, personal interviews, and further information on their e-books. 


Step inside, and discover the newest horror releases lurking in the nightmare lands of Lovecraft… 









Anthology Year 2: Inner Demons Out - "Down in the Dark" - Paperback.


From the minds of guests of ANTHOLOGY (AnthoCon), Northern New England's only Multi-Genre Literature and Arts Convention, comes a compendium of imaginative prose, poetry, and art. 















 

Horror Library 5 - "Almost Home" - Paperback. Kindle.


Spanning the universe of modern literary horror, this volume features 30 genre rich short stories by 30 cutting edge authors, some well known, some soon to be. If you'd like a snapshot of where horror fiction is headed, you have found the right book.
















Lamplight Volume 1 - "And I Watered It With Tears" - NOVELLA IN FULL. Paperback

"...an enjoyable and quick read..." - review at Fearnet.com

This 450 page anthology of the first year of LampLight Magazine collects four amazing issues from September 2012 - June 2013. Features the complete serial novella "And I Watered It With Tears" by Kevin Lucia. Fiction and interviews with Robert Ford, Kelli Owen, Ronald Malfi, and Elizabeth Massie. J.F. Gonzalez takes us through the history of the genre with his Shadows in the Attic articles. LampLight classics bring you some of those past voices to experience again. Fiction by William Meikle, Nathan Yocum, Rahul Kanakia, Ian Creasey, Mandy DeGeit, D.J. Cockburn, Christopher Fryer, Christopher Kelly, Tim Lieder, Jamie Lackey, Matthew Warner, Sheri White, Dinos Kellis, S. R. Mastrantone, Mjke Wood, Delbert R. Gardner, Michele Mixell, Sarah Rhett, Armel Dagorn, E. Catherine Tobler.

Collections:

Through A Mirror, Darkly - Paperback, Kindle

“Arcane Delights. Clifton Heights' premier rare and used bookstore. In it, new owner Kevin Ellison has inherited far more than a family legacy, for inside are tales that will amaze, astound, thrill...and terrify.
An ancient evil thirsty for lost souls. A very different kind of taxi service with destinations not on any known map. Three coins that grant the bearer's fondest wish, and a father whose crippling grief gives birth to something dark and hungry.

Every town harbors secrets. Kevin Ellison is about to discover those that lurk in the shadows of Clifton Heights.  


Devourer of Souls - Coming soon 

WELCOME TO CLIFTON HEIGHTS, an average Adirondack town. It's nice enough, really. Except after dark. Or on cold winter days when you're all alone... 

SOPHAN. An ancient game of chance and Fate. One boy's smoldering hate, another boy's need to make things right, and a father's ghosts of Vietnam past. These are the key players in this latest tale of revenge and reparation performed on the stage of the strange Adirondack town of Clifton Heights, NY. 

THE MAN IN YELLOW. Tahawus is a small, isolated Adirondack town just north of Clifton Heights. A quiet place filled with simple people of an ardent faith, nothing much ever happens there...until the man in yellow comes calling. He knows your worst nightmares, and he can offer your fondest wish. All you need is faith...and a mouth from which to scream.


Things Slip Through - Paperback, Kindle

Meet Chris Baker, the new sheriff of the quiet Adirondack town of Clifton Heights. As one inexplicable case after another forces him to confront the townsfolk in The Skylark Diner, it’s the furtive Gavin Patchett that hands Chris a collection of not-so-fictional short stories that tumbles him into a world of sliding monsters, ageless demons and vengeful citizens. As Chris reads through the stories the veil starts to lift, and he soon questions what is real and what’s not, and whether he really wants to know. 

Nothing will ever be the same again. 


Novella/Novels

Hiram Grange & The Chosen One - Order from Amazon.  

Hiram Grange doesn’t believe in fate. He makes his own destiny. That’s a good thing, because Queen Mab of Faerie has foreseen the destruction of the world, and as usual… it’s all Hiram’s fault. He must choose: kill an innocent girl and save the universe… or rescue her and watch all else burn. Just another day on the job for Hiram Grange.  

As Editor:

Shroud #10, Halloween Issue - Order from Amazon  
The Terror at Miskatonic Falls (forthcoming)

Short Stories Online, in Collections and Anthologies:

For the Night is Dark - "On A Midnight Black Chessie" - Paperback and Kindle
Anthology: Year One - "Lament at Sundown" - Order From Amazon 
New Bedlam: Town Archives, Volume One - "Black Dog Whispers" - Order From Amazon Kindle 
Morpheus Tales: The Best Weird Fiction Volume 1 - "The Sliding" - Order  
The Midnight Diner: Vol. 3 - "Lonely Places" - Order from Amazon  
Abominations - "Water God of Clarke Street" - Order from Amazon  
Northern Haunts - "Old Bassler House" - Order from Amazon  
The Midnight Diner: Vol. 1 - "The Way Station" - Order from Amazon  - Editor's Choice
Morpheus Tales, Issue #1 - "The Sliding" - Order from Morpheus Tales  

Poetry:  

Solo Cafe 9: Students & Teachers: Physics - Order it here.  
Vicious Verses: Necromancin' - Order from Amazon