Carnival of Horror – A Carnival Themed Horror Anthology

Roll up, roll up!

Welcome to the carnival!

Enjoy the sweet smells of the cotton candy and candy apples. Listen to the calliope music as you wander among the many stalls, to the screams of children enjoying the various rides. It’s all been designed to take your money, but you already know that. What you are not aware of, however, are the strange goings-on of the carnival world after dark. Do the carnies want more than your money? Does the fortune teller know more than she tells you? Are some of the games more dangerous than others?

Explore your worst fears, and perhaps gain some new ones, in these twisted tales of what really goes on at the carnival after dark!

Table of Contents:

Mark Fleming – Lifeblood
Lex H. Jones – For One Night Only
Andrew Lennon – House of Illusion
Jason M. Light – Abandonland
David J. Fielding – Wobbly Bob
Ike Hamill – The Pinch
Christina Bergling – Zoltara
Gary A. Braunbeck – In a Hand or Face
John Dover – Frimby’s Big Day
David Owain Hughes – The Last Freakshow on Earth
H.R. Boldwood – Mister Weasels and the Cosmic Carnival
Joe X. Young – The Frog Prince
Guy N. Smith – Blood Show at the Carnival
Steven Stacy – The Voodoo Man
J.C. Michael – What a Price to Pay for a Fucking Teddy Bear
Selene MacLeod – Sweetheart

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Dark Places, Evil Faces vol II

Dark Places, Evil Faces is Volume 2 in this Horror and Dark Suspense anthology series. Including works of fiction by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum and many more. All the proceeds raised from the sale of this book will be donated to Rethink Mental Illness.

I have a pretty brutal story in this one. It’s one of my more extreme tales. As you have probably noticed, it’s an outstanding lineup. Half of the authors from the Collected Horror Shorts anthos have stories in here too.

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Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2 – Available for pre-order!

Some people love Christmas for religious reasons, others prefer it for the food, drink and parties, but for some other people, it’s just another time of year to get up to mischief. This anthology is filled with tales of not-so-happy Christmases, tales that they don’t want to tell you about in the movies or songs.

It’s time to break out your new Christmas slippers, rip open a box of chocolates and pour yourself a drink. Lock your doors and get comfy. You’re in for one helluva ride.

Merry Christmas from all of us!

Contains stories by:
Amy Cross, Michael A. Arnzen, Christina Bergling, Andrew Lennon, J.C. Michael, Lisa Morton, Mike Duke, C.S. Anderson, Mark Cassell, Peter Oliver Wonder, Suzanne Fox, Matthew Brockmeyer, James Matthew Buyers, Weston Kincade, Matt Hickman, P. Mattern, Mark Fleming, Veronica Smith, Steven Stacy, Chris Motz & Sara Tantlinger.

Compiled by Kevin J. Kennedy

Edited by Brandy Yassa

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Told you the updates would become more regular.

I’m trying to make sure I keep things up to date here but I like to always make sure I have some news to post. There is plenty going on right now. Pandemonium by J.C. Michael is on pre-order and will arrive on your Kindle on the 4th of August. The paperback will be available shortly afterwards. While I’m not a part of this book it’s published by KJK Publishing. I read the book a few years ago and loved it but wished I could have made some changes. Well, I finally got my chance. It also includes a new bonus short story.

I have had short stories accepted into Dark Places, Evil Faces 2, Fiend Farm, Beautiful Tragedies 2 and an antho that I’m not allowed to mention the name of yet. I have subs in for several other anthos and still need to write a few for people who are waiting on me.

The anthos I’m putting together have all move further on but still aren’t ready for release. The first that will be available will be Carnival of Horror.

I’m currently reading Stacking Doll by Carlton Mellick III, the Clickers tribute anthology for J.F. Gonzalez and Monsters and Animals by J.F. Gonzalez and Wrath James White.

Currently watching Lilyhammer. Absolutely loving it. Sad they only made 3 seasons as I’m almost finished it.

That’s about it for now. As always, if you have any questions about anything, the links to the various places you will find me are at the top of the page.

Pandemonium

KJK Publishing is proud to present Pandemonium.

Synopsis:
As the year draws to a close, a mysterious stranger makes a proposition to club owner Warren Charlton.

It’s a deal involving a brand new drug. The good news: the drug is free. The bad news: it comes at a heavy price… promising much but delivering far more. Euphoria and ecstasy. Death and depravity.

One big night. One new pill. It all awaits those who try Pandemonium.

***Contains bonus short stort ‘Reasons to Kill’***

Others comments on the book:

“J C Michael unleashes upon ordinary, unsuspecting characters a fiendish plot that only maestros such as Bentley Little and Michael Slade could rival.”
~ Dean Lombardo, author of Space Games

“A crazy ride to hell and back, if you’re ballsy enough to take on this awesome book.”
~ Claire Riley, author of Limerence

“A literal trip into the abyss echoing with the screams of those classic movies from the 80s where the big bad was bigger than life, unrepentantly evil, and no one was safe. By the time Michael’s 200 beat-per-minute pandemonium kicks in it’s too late to do anything but keep rolling and pray you make it to the last track.”
~ Bracken MacLeod, author of Mountain Home

“Michael’s novel of sex, drugs, music and evil pulls you in seductively, then turns the amp up to 11. With a silky, snaky style reminiscent of Clive Barker, Michael weaves a tale that takes recreational drug use to a whole new, terrifying level. The book moves at a terrific pace, to the THUMP THUMP THUMP of dance music. And all the time, in the background, there is an elegant, sophisticated evil DJing the entire rave.”
~ John F D Taff, author of Little Deaths

“Fantastic. Epic. I’ve done a lot of drugs, and wrote my share of stories, but never have they both danced together in the darkness such as in Discoredia.”
~ Mark Matthews, author of On the Lips of Children

“Trainspotting meets 28 Days Later. Outstanding!”
~Andrew Lennon, author of A Life to Waste

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A wee update

The Queuing Dead is now out, featuring a new story by me and has been a top seller in the UK for about 5 weeks.

I’ve had stories accepted to Dark Places, Evil Faces 2 and Fiend Farm.

I’m about half way with most of the anthos I’m putting together apart from Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2 which is almost complete.

I owe a few people short stories so I need to get back to the writing. I’ve recently been invited to sub stories to both a Jack Ketchum and a Richard Laymon anthology. They are two of my favourite authors so I feel pretty honoured. I’m currently re-reading Dark Mountain by Laymon so I can add some little nods to his work in my story.

I’m also currently reading Mr Deathmask by Lee McGeorge and the Pigeon by Andrew Lennon and Chris Motz. Both are great but unfortunately I’m not getting much time to read for pleasure anymore due to the amount of subs I’m receiving for the anthologies.

Currently watching the Terror. I’ve watched the first 3 episodes and I’m enjoying it so far.

Not much else to tell right now. I’ve updated the book section of the site if you want to look through any of my recent releases.

Over and out…