Post Mortem Press

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Today's technology provides endless opportunity for talented writers outside the mainstream to find their voice. The singular goal of Post Mortem Press is to answer opportunity's call by providing an outlet for new and established writers of short fiction.

Our business model allows us to consider publishing works that may be overlooked by the mainstream. Unlike many other publishing concerns out there, we don't want anything from our authors other than their support in promoting their books. This process provides for a payoff for the author's creative sweat equity.

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666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions
By James Newman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Nonfiction
Do you like scary movies? Are horror flicks all you think about? Do people look at you funny because you have no interest in reality-TV but you can name every film in which Vincent Price appeared? You call yourself a horror fan? PROVE IT. Test your film knowledge with 666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions compiled from over a century of genre cinema, then challenge your fellow freaks!
The Fleshing
By Walter Jarvis
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
THE FLESHING: IMMORTALITY IS TO DIE FOR What if you could live forever? Would you do so if you knew that first you had to die yourself? Or that other people would have to die at your hands so you could maintain your immortality? Would you be willing to become a monster that feeds off the living by making love to them, knowing eventually your love-making will destroy them?
Fleshtrap
By Magen Cubed
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Casey Way has been haunted by visions of his dead pedophile father for the last 20 years, tormented by hazy recollections of his murder at the hands of his stepmother. The trauma has left Casey burdened with guilt, manifested as debilitating insomnia and violent hallucinations. Casey begins to dig into his memories for an answer. What he finds brings him to face his greatest fears.
Hellpointe
By RA Conine
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
What if you planned the ultimate road trip and took a wrong turn to Hell? When 4 teens cross paths in a diner in Nevada’s high desert, they discover their fates are forever joined, for better or worse. Together, they are drawn to a town that is all but invisible to the rest of the world, a post-apocalyptic ruin where a handful of survivors are battling an onslaught of evil from another reality.
People of the Ethereal Realm
By Robert Essig
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Who is Barbara and what does she want so badly that she'll destroy anyone and anything that gets in her way? A mysterious woman comes in the night and brings two men from different backgrounds together for her bidding. How many people will have to die, and how many will wish death was the end?
Bone Whispers: A Collection of Short Fiction
By Tim Wagonner
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,470. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Visit a field where living corpses grow from the ground like pumpkins. Sail across a sea of blood on a raft made from human skin. Flee from a crazed mob determined to tear you limb from limb for the crime of realizing that you are God. From Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author Tim Waggoner comes Bone Whispers, a new collection of distorted realities and surreal nightmares.
Losing Touch
By Christian A Larsen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,070. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Morgan Dunsmore feels like everything is out of reach - a paying job, a healthy marriage, and even a good bowel movement. Complicated by his wife's recent back surgery, Morgan tries to protect his wife and kids from his anxieties, not to mention their financial burdens, but that just pushes them away even further. And in the middle of it all, he starts to lose his tangibility.
Rage Begets Murder
By Marshall Stein
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Naomi was all too aware of 'Varsity Dance', the 1950s TV dance show that was a gold mine for everyone. She also knew its dark side: It was just a matter of time until there were murders, investigations, and great personal loss for Naomi. Enter the world of Rage Begets Murder where business, politics and crime intersect.
Dead Civil War
By Kenneth W Cain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,780. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
A struggle for power arises in the United States and leaves the world in desolation. Strange creatures arise from the ash of battle and travel in packs. What is left of humanity gathers in small groups, trying to outlast the terror they know as reality. They must confront the man who played his hand to make this all happen. Will America learn from its mistakes?
Reckoning: The Saga of I - Book Three
By Kenneth W Cain
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
From out of the detritus and ruin of the Earth rises a familiar face, yet he is troubled. He knows not who he is, only what he will become should time expire. Old heroes die and a new warrior comes to the aid of his fellow man in their darkest hour. He aligns himself with his father’s teachings in order to take on a new foe and strange vampiric creatures.
(dis)Comfort Food
By Brad Carter
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,390. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
“I am the angel of death and casseroles.” Meet Rosie Kirkland, a quiet homemaker with a magical talent for murder.
Fallen Angel
By John McCuaig
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,810. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
“One part Dan Brown, one part William Peter Blatty, one part James Patterson - John McCuaig's Fallen Angel will entertain mystery, suspense, and supernatural thriller readers alike."
Santa Muerte
By Cynthia Pelayo
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Ariana Molina is a high school student in Chicago and life is quiet until she begins to have visions of a veiled skeletal figure that asking for her policeman father. Struggling with gruesome ghosts, and being suspicious of suspected gang members that have moved in across the street, Ari soon becomes the target of the drug cartels and their black magic cult of Santa Muerte.
Arcane
By J. Douglas Stephenson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,020. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Michael Jeffers returned to his quiet hometown following his father’s untimely death, he had wanted nothing more than to pay his respects and leave. Now, two years later he’s still there, working as a Deputy Sheriff, struggling to move forward. Everything changes when a dark visitor wanders into town, bringing with him a string of arcane occurrences that have the townsfolk swept in awe.
Fear the Abyss
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,690. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Post Mortem Press presents twenty-two unique visions of the fear of the unknown. Stories from authors nominated and awarded some of the most prestigious honors in genre fiction: Hugo, Nebula, Aurora, Bram Stoker™, and many others.These writers understand fear. Includes award-winning genre classics from masters of the unknown, Harlan Ellison® and Jack Ketchum and 20 ORIGINAL to Fear the Abyss.
The Barn
By Jason Downes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Beneath a field in New Jersey lies an ancient evil buried by the native tribe which inhabited the area. Once captured and contained the land is marked, never to be used for dwelling or building to ensure the evil remained restrained and powerless.
The Black Death of Babylon
By Edward J. McFadden
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Don Oberbier investigated anomalies, but he had never encountered one as powerful as the Black Death of Babylon. The disease attacks with a viciousness that decomposes its victim within two hours. When a Professor snaps and starts killing people with the disease, Don has the campus quarantined and tries to catch the killer before everyone at the university is infected.
Pins
By Jessica McHugh
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,920. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Telemarketing is a drag, and serving jobs are exhausting. Luckily, strip clubs are always looking for new blood. Eva "Birdie" Finch is fed up with the slim pickings in local employment, and the gentlemen's club/bowling alley called Pins seems to be the only option left. But learning how to strip for strangers isn't Birdie's only obstacle, especially when fellow dancers start turning up dead.
Resurrection X: Zombie Evolution
By Dane Hatchell
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,360. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
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Modern society is maintained by a labor force of genetically altered zombies. Lisa has no concern for their treatment, until a lab experiment gone awry infects her with the zombie virus. Saved by a radical drug treatment, Lisa is now one of the undead, unknowingly infected with a viral prototype that causes immortality. As she struggles to regain her rights the creator seek her servitude.
The Ghost IS the Machine
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
An anthology of steampunk inspired ghost stories. Steampunk meets Horror and the machines might just win. Machines define human society. But that doesn’t mean they have to play nice.
Stripped
By G Elmer Munson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,260. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Imprisoned in a remote house in the deep woods, Paula escapes only to finds herself at Cappy’s Joint, an out-of-the-way strip club where the dancers work to pay off family debts and are forced to live in near inhuman conditions. Stripped of her freedom, dignity, and nearly her life, Paula must face her past before she can reclaim her future.
Play the Way Home: The Blue Moon Crew of Sawmill Falls - Book 2
By E.J. McCain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
It's hard for Amy Muldoon to be the new kid in town, especially when the other inhabitants of Sawmill Falls seem unable to hear the mysterious orchestra emanating from the town's abandoned cinema. But Amy can't ignore the music--not the violin, the piano, or the strange boy locked inside the theater, composing a special song and hiding a painful secret.
From the Deep Will Rise; The Blue Moon Crew of Sawmill Falls - Book 1
By E.J. McCain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,090. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Dylan has a problem, he can see dead people. This summer they need his help. There is something strange happening in the little town of Sawmill Falls and it seems to be coming from the depths of Lovecraft Lake. Can Dylan help the people only he can see and save the town of Sawmill Falls too?
Necromancer
By C Bryan Brown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,680. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
St Louis cop Torrin McGlynne unwittingly enters into a deadly game of cat and mouse where nothing is what it seems. The stakes continue to rise until Torrin must choose between protecting himself and making the ultimate sacrifice to save those he loves the most.
I'm No P.I.
By Alan Zacher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,090. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
I’m No P.I. brings a 21st century point of view to the humorous side of noir detective fiction. After all, where else but noir fiction can a 56 year old unemployed alcoholic, who still lives with his mother, solve a crime the authorities are convinced has already been solved?
No More Bull
By Edwin R Larson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,880. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
NO MORE BULL is the story of a politician who must learn how to simultaneously balance his needs with the needs of his family and the needs of his community. NO MORE BULL hilariously delivers many truths about the political life we all lead.
Torn Realities
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,940. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Torn Realities is not the typical Lovecraft Cthulhu anthology. This book deals with Lovecraft's themes of forbidden knowledge, the idea that we are essentially untethered from the workaday world. It explores lunacy-inducing creatures predating the dawn of man- keeping Lovecraft’s most famous theme (the idea of mind-boggling other gods) more general.
Ten Frames at the Galaxy Bowl
By Kyle Dickerson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,320. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
The Galaxy Bowl has lurked in the shadows for more than a decade, discarded and forgotten. Once the area’s greatest attraction, the abandoned lanes are now only a reminder of what life used to be. However, a stranger has ventured into town, breathing new life into the lanes, and bringing with him an evil this town has never known, bringing them face to face with the darkness of their inner demons.
Grave Revelations
By Kenneth W Cain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,880. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Book Two of the Saga of I In this new post-apocalyptic world people struggle to rebuild. With civilization only just starting to regain momentum an old threat returns. Things have changed. People have changed. The resolve remains the same. Marty and his friends will not stop until this alien force is defeated.
Truly, Deeply Disturbed
By Andrew Nienaber
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,250. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Ever been cut off by a self-centered driver or angered by someone bringing too many items into the express lane at the grocery store, and thought "this jerk needs to suffer"? You're certainly not alone. But there's someone out there who is taking care of it for all of us without the stomach to punish those who deserve it. He doesn't wear a cape or a badge.
Jasmine's Tale: Darkness and Light
By Brian Dobbins
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,030. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
When Sam Melody, a hardworking private detective, meets the beautiful Jasmine Pellitier, the consequences could be deadly. Although Jasmine seems like the perfect woman, she is actually a 2,500-year-old witch… and is being pursued by ancient enemies who will stop at nothing to learn the secret of her powers.
Pony Fleming
By Jason Downes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Just when everything seems to look up, a young man’s life makes a sharp turn as he is forced to face an unexpected yet questionable burden. Author Jason Downes pens the story of Pony Fleming, a young Irish man who becomes a victim of fate’s twists and turns.
Another Man's Treasure
By James V. O'Connor
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,310. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
As a devoted husband, Ted’s struggling to resist the charm and seductive flirtations of Janet, a divorced client. Ted must also deal with the ire of James Smith, a demanding client who is convinced his eccentric father died leaving something of great value hidden in his cluttered and mysterious Victorian mansion. Together, Ted and Janet interpret clues that lead to surprising discoveries.
Mon Coeur Mort: My Dead Heart
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,640. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
In the era of sparkling vampires, lovelorn werewolves, and fallen guardian angels, the idea of romance and fear has gotten a little muddy. Mon Cœur Mort aims to clear the water some. The foundation of horror fiction is built upon fear. No greater fear exists than the loss of someone or something dear. Just as the stories may touch your heart, they might just rip it out of your chest.
Fleet of Angels
By Carl R. Merritt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,650. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Terror in the Heavens! The year is 2376 AD. The war in space has been going on for three quarters of a century. Earth and its only ally, zTurmia, are fighting an impossible battle to defend the Milky Way from the horned aliens from Andromeda known only as the Satanians. Earth builds 18 fleets of giant warships to turn back the invasion. This story is about the 2nd Fleet, the Fleet of Angels.
Detroit Macabre
By Joseph Williams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Detroit is the scariest city in America. In this collection of 13 original stories, Joseph Williams shows exactly why. Tales of deranged doctors, serial killers, zombies, vengeful witches, and ghost trains, Williams exposes the terrors of Detroit and the haunted wilderness of Michigan. Read if you dare and with fair warning. If you start now, the nightmares may just be gone by next year. Maybe.
The Unbidden
By Theresa Glover
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,060. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
A tornado rips through a quiet town, destroying resources, knocking out power, cutting off communications with the surrounding area and unearthing ancient tunnels long relegated to children's boogeyman stories. Lucy, relegated to "historian" duties as the town rebuilds and a strange visitor, Mio, a young boy who speaks only Spanish struggle to uncover the tunnel's secrets and save the town.
The Mail Order Serial Killer: The Life and Death of Harry Powers
By Vance McLaughlin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,640. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Nonfiction
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Meet Harry Powers, also known as Bluebeard, Mail Order Romeo/Don Juan, Slaughterhouse Harry, Human Tarantula, and Love Racketeer, one of the most enigmatic and until now, unstudied, sociopaths of the 20th century.
Nightface
By Lydia Peever
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
It is gory. It is vicious. Not a love story, but a return to violent vampire fiction.
Dellwood
By Ginny Gilroy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,710. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Constance has a past so terrible that she has the physical scars to reminder her, but no memories to explain them. After she commits an irrational act of betrayal at work, she knows she has to confront that obscured past. When she returns to the now-deserted mansion her family shared, she discovers that those hidden secrets have lingered and taken on a life of their own.
The Lord Said Unto Satan
By Hugh Fox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
"a hallucinogenic horror story that's more like A Nightmare on Elm Street than Sherlock Holmes at his most lurid." Join police Detective Gugol on his peyote driven quest to find who napalmed a not-so-innocent woman in her suburban Chicago driveway.
The Road to Hell
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,380. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Post Mortem Press presents four novellas about being on the road the hell. Number Six by Joseph Williams, Cemetery Tour by Robert Essig, Mistress of a Higher Purpose by Daniel Pearlman, and Enslavement by Nicholas Conley.
The Beer Chronicles: Tales from the Paddy Rodriguez Pub
By Scott Lange
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,420. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
A collection of seemingly unrelated short stories, all bound together with common themes and symbolism to tell a bigger story of love, life, loss and the occasional dead hooker. Some stories are not for the faint of heart and others are for those of a big heart, these are The Beer Chronicles.
These Trespasses
By Kenneth W Cain
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,510. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
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This is not your ordinary Zombie Apocalypse. Torn by life decisions, Marty struggles to discover his true nature in the worst of times. When devastation takes hold in Southern Illinois he finds himself contemplating how God has wronged him, the people he has lost and then found, and above all things the safety of his companions.
Rabbits in the Garden
By Jessica McHugh
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,220. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
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At twelve, Avery had everything: a boyfriend who was also her best friend, Martha's Vineyard as her playground, and her very own garden to tend. By thirteen, it was all over. The discovery of a secret crypt in the basement starts the Norton family down many unexpected avenues, including one that leads to Avery's arrest and her imprisonment in the state lunatic asylum.
Perpetual Night
By Georgina Morales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,730. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
A New Novel by Georgina Morales "Lilibeth is a sweet fifteen-year-old with a great relationship with her Mom but recently she's been plagued by nightmares. When her dreams start to permeate her everyday activities she wonders about her grip on reality. Perpetual Night is a gripping original and disturbing short novel in all the best of ways."
Shadowplay
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,410. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Sometimes what lies in the shadows is best left without the benefit of light. Shadows are a representation of evil as much as light embodies good. And they cannot stand alone. There is a good for every evil, a light for every darkness. Evil isn’t restricted to darkness, but it seems to find comfort there; particularly in the human mind where the deepest, darkest shadows lie.
A Means to An End
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,180. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
Beyond the obvious traits that separate humans from other animals the most basic difference is our awareness of our own inevitable death. Animals live their lives blissfully unaware that each passing day brings them closer to their ultimate demise. Humans, however, have an innate fear of death. Ten authors provide their unique perspective of death, with each Means to an End.
Isolation
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,200. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
This collection of stories speaks to the many facets of isolation, of being alone and what it does to us. The horrors that can spring out of that darkness we are warned to not venture into is as infinite as the darkness itself.
Uncanny Allegories
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,350. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2010 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction
You may not know why, but the stuff that goes bump in the night has always held a strong grip on you, and you are drawn to it like a death's head moth to a flame. Well, you are in luck. Post Mortem Press has collected a macabre tome of 13 short stories that are as diverse as it is frightening. This is a buffet of terror- so grab your fork and butcher knife and let's dig in.

Books

Jamais Vu: Issue One
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 40,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
Jamais Vu - The Journal of Strange Among the Familiar brings you the best in dark fiction, poetry, factual morsels, criticism, and more.
Dark Doorways: The Best of Post Mortem Press 2012
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction
This book represents 15 of the best short stories published by Post Mortem Press in 2011. It also brings to the same pages the work of some of Post Mortem Press’ authors favorite and influential authors within the horror genre. Includes short stories from Jack Ketchum, Jonathan Maberry, and F Paul Wilson.
Dead Souls
By Post Mortem Press
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,210. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction
Zombies are a common metaphor. A metaphor that’s closer to our reality than we care to admit. Inside this book you will find seventeen stories of personal loss set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse and painted in colors of blood red and nightmare black.

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