Joshua Skye is the author of the fantasy adventure, "Xerxes Canyon." He works primarily within the horror, fantasy, and erotica genres, often combining elements from each. His short stories appear in anthologies from STARbooks Press, As Publications, and Knightwatch Press. His work has also appeared in periodicals such as Blood and Lullabies.
He lives in rural Pennsylvania with his partner of fifteen years, Ray, and their seven-year-old son, Syrian. They share a historic Folk Victorian home with their pets Gypsy, Gizmo, and Bella, as well as a few spiders and ghosts.
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The Goat Man's Gift
Benjamin dreams of The Goat Man and his strange powers and fantastical gifts. From the haunted corridors of an underground realm to the dangerous allure of New York City, The oat Man’s Gift is a dizzying frenzy of nightmarish horrors and titillating sexual desires.
The Calming Ones
Brandy goes to a clinic for a well woman’s exam and finds herself brutally attacked by protesters. Saved from the pandemonium by a man she doesn't know, Brandy wakes in the hospital and comes face to face with her savior. Why did he rescue her? Brandy isn't sure she wants to find out ...
In Her Flesh
Teenage sweethearts Alisa and Amy celebrate their engagement with a night out at a favorite restaurant. On the way home, a flat tire leaves them stranded. From the darkness a nightmarish fiend emerges and turns their night of merriment into a fight for their lives.
Timothy is the most successful entertainer in Mr. Mormon’s Marvelous World of Mayhem Circus and Sideshow. In the summer of 1933, plans to break free from his abusive family and fall in love. Step right up ladies and gentleman, boys and girls. The show is just about to begin.
My Fairy Tale
Tommy’s “kingdom” has dangers galore. There are bullies, drunks, and goblins warring on the first floor. Reality and pop culture merge with one child’s mischievous imagination in this flight of fantasy, a contemporary fable for every boy who dreams of being a princess and one day queen of his realm.
The Theft of Dorian Gray
In an alternative Victorian London, Frederick steals Oscar Wilde’s Writer's Tackle containing his latest masterpiece. With rentboy Basil, Wilde must retrieve his tackle and his manuscript. But when Basil sees Frederick, he recognises the man. Only his name isn't Frederick. It's Dorian Gray.
Jordan isn't having a good evening. For starters, there's a terrible storm raging outside. Then, the prank he played on his mother backfired. Now she's dead. All alone, Jordan knows something terrible is after him. This chilling tale pokes at one of our most primal fears. Not for the faint of heart!
Walls of White
When Chris moves to an old part of town, strange things begin to happen. There is a presence in his new place that plays tricks and stalks him wherever he goes. And it is jealous. When Chris takes a lover, the situation escalates. Can he discover what -- or who -- is haunting him?
Dark family secrets and supernatural terrors collide in this nightmarish tale of treachery, abuse, and abduction. Plagued by haunting voices and lurid memories, one young man must confront the terrible truth behind a lifetime of cruelty.
Matilda & Dusti
Matilda and her service dog Dusti share a special bond, but her psychic abilities don’t stop there. She is a spiritual advisor. Among her clients is a conspiracy theorist who claims to have stumbled upon a terrifying secret. Now she and Dusti find themselves targets of a deadly cover-up.
The Dallamano is managed by Jeanne Curtis, a lonely middle-aged woman content in the dreary life she’s made with her cats and late-night television. But her dull life changes when former beauty queen Dorothy Creek movies in. Passions stir in Jeanne and the ghosts of The Dallamano awaken.
Beautiful transgendered Camilla’s lifelong obsession with the Italian architect Giuseppe Soavi brings her to his masterpiece The Argento, a twenty-story residential building in Manhattan. But evil festers in the shadowy halls and rooms, and will stop at nothing to take back what it calls its own.
Beatty Field used to be a strawberry farm, but it collapsed into a massive sinkhole. My wife drowned in that sinkhole, and I was left with alone with our daughter, Sylvia. As Sylvia withdrew from me, we seemed to have nothing to say to each another until the night we crashed in the sinkhole.
Once Upon a Christmas Evil
As a child, Mackenzie had a terrifying encounter on Christmas Eve. Ten years later, he’s made a home with his boyfriend in a quiet neighborhood. He has special plans for the holiday. He’s going to propose to the love of his life. But the nightmare from his past has found him.
I was utterly fascinated by the Rainbow Family, a generation of nomadic hippies who camped out in the national forest. Like most people, I watched them from afar. I never imagined I would be welcomed into their fold and swept into the surreal intensity of first love.
The Piper and the Paladin
In the dead of a winter’s night, two profoundly different men get together and retreat to a labyrinthine abode. But their intensely sexual encounter is only the beginning. The Piper and the Paladinis a unique take on the superhero tale, dark, sinister, and extremely erotic.
Paroisse de l'Araignee
Etienne grew up in the putrid ruins of an antebellum manor, the son of eternally bickering drunkards. One day be meets an outgoing. crimson-haired stranger. and his tedious little world changes. An unexpected love blooms between them. but unimaginable forces threaten to tear them apart.
The Fabric Within
Outsiders Jordan and Michael seek a path into the dark mysteries of magic and demonic incantation. It’s a fascination they regret when, one night, they call something terrible out of the ether, something that desires them, hungers for them!
A former soldier chases away the nightmares of war with bottles of booze and a make-believe love affair with a prostitute he calls Rose, but who doesn’t know about his amorous obsession. And neither knows just how entwined their destinies might be.
Matriz de Madre
Matriz de Madre is a cold, unforgiving world, a Catholic orphanage teetering on the precipice of an Appalachian mountain top. It is a world of secrets, perversions, and unspeakable abuse. For one young man, it might just become his unholy prison.
A Shade of Death
Little Timmy likes the night. He likes to roam its shadowy world. But one dreary evening he comes face-to-face with the most frightening and fascinating creature of all, an imposing being with a dread purpose. Death has come for a visit and nothing will ever be the same.
The Devil's in the Details
Michael is the custodian of a decaying building in downtown Pittsburgh. It's a lonely, tedious occupation but one that suits him perfectly. But as he discovers the devious nature of the building’s new tenant, his calm, organized world comes crumbling down.
Dorothy lived a reclusive life in a small, conservative town. Withdrawn and closeted, she suppressed her paranormal abilities as well as the forbidden love for her best friend, Ida. But her unearthly gifts resurface and her long dead brother returns when something sinister has Dorothy in its sights.
Billy, shy and introverted, is caught by his mother kissing one of the most popular boys in school. She overreacts and throws her son out of her house. After neighbors intervene and the cops arrive, tragedy strikes.
A lonely convenience clerk impulsively agrees to go out with a handsome young party boy to a rave at the famous Old Red courthouse. It becomes a night of trepidation, excitement, adventure, and sex. It’s a night he will never, ever forget!
The Singing Wind
Through a tapestry of Native American folklore, alien agendas, and gruesome conspiracies, the mystic and the terrifying will converge in the Appalachian Mountains. Spiritual totems battle with Star Beings, taking lovers Liam and Jeremy on a voyage where dream and reality converge.
To reprieve his small town suffering David engages in secretive sex acts with strangers. More than just a break from the tedium or a mere vocation, there’s something he needs in it. One night while in the company of a particularly unusual stranger David’s world will take an unexpected turn.
He’s a 1969 Ford Mustang, The Imitable Boss 429, and his name is Solomon. Benjamin can’t resist the temptation of owning the sleek, seductive vehicle and, once behind the wheel, the vibrating sex machine seduces him completely.
It was his first trip to a sex club. Apprehensive yet aroused, he explored its inner depths and sordid offerings. From the sights, smells and sounds of sex to the sweet, summoning unease he was utterly fascinated by the place. But just as he surrendered himself to the pleasures that could be found he also realized that sometimes men aren’t quite what they seem.
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