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…

OPEN CALL!

I’m currently putting together an anthology of carnival themed horror. I’m looking for stories over 4000 words. If the carnival theme is too light, your story will be automatically rejected. The project will run until full and the book will be published shortly afterwards in both Kindle and paperback format.

Payment is £10 per accepted story which will be paid via Paypal just before publication.

Do not leave spaces between paragraphs. Please use the ruler to indent your paragraphs and not the tab button.
Calibri size 11 for font.
No headers or footers.
I am not accepting any stories that would be considered extreme.

Subs should be sent to kevinkennedyez@hotmail.co.uk

Any questions, just ask.

What I’ve been up to

As always, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything so here is another little update of what I have been working on.

Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2: All stories accepted. In editing stages. Likely release date is October 31st 2018

I’ve recently had short stories accepted into The Queuing Dead, a British tribute to the Walking Dead. It’s being put together by Marc Moore from Goodmorning Zompoc. His first antho, Treasured Chests: A Zombie Anthology, also contains one of my stories and raises money for breast cancer. I had another short accepted to Mark Nye’s Fiend Farm which I believe will be out later in the year.

I’ve submitted short stories to the Dark Region Press competition, the Scares That Care anthology, the current Horror Writer Association antho and the Tales from the Crust antho. I’m currently waiting on feedback on each.

I’m still working on the post-apocalyptic novel/novella with Christina Bergling. It’s coming along nicely.

I have several other short stories to write for other anthos that I have either been invited to or just fancy giving a go.

I plan to put a collection of my own shorts together at some point but that will likely be a little further down the line.

I’m also a guest editor for Hellbound Books Made in Britain anthology that should be out at the end of the year.

I think that’s about it for now.

Another random update

As always, I plan to post here more often and then leave it ages. I’m keeping busy as always. I’ve recently released 100 Word Horrors which seems to be doing really well so far. I’m also putting together a second Christmas horror anthology. The first has been the most successful antho I have put together so I know people will have high expectations for this one. I’ve already accepted the first few stories so I know we are off to a good start.

I’m also putting together a British horror anthology for Hellbound Books as a guest editor. I’ve submitted the list of British authors that I would like to work with and the publisher has sent out invites. I’m looking forward to reading the submissions for this one. It will hopefully be available late in the year.

I’ve finished my story for the Queuing Dead antho that Marc Moore is putting together and just giving it a final going over. It’s the first time I’ve submitted a story to anyone in ages, so, fingers crossed he likes it.

I’m still working on the post apocalyptic book that I’m writing with Christina Bergling.

There are several other anthologies coming up that I would like to submit stories to but whether I have time to or not is up in the air.

I’ve read a few great books recently. Grim Riders by Tim Curran, Beautiful Hell by Jeffrey Thomas and Blister by Jeff Strand have been the best of the year so far. I’d highly recommend them all.

I think that’s about it for now. I shall be back at some random point in the future. Until then, read loads of horror and don’t forget to leave a review.

Kev