LegumeMan Books

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LegumeMan Books is an independent press devoted to extreme and/or unusual fiction for extreme and/or unusual people. Run by the Brothers Gunther and operating out of Melbourne, Australia, our aim is to represent upcoming authors writing in the abovementioned styles.

We hope to form an ongoing relationship with upcoming authors who write in styles not represented by major publishers.

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The Nocturne
By Steve Gerlach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,750. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
They were all fleeing from hell. And they arrived someplace worse…
Topsiders
By Scott Tyson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,110. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2013 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
An abandoned house by the edge of the river. Uninhabited for decades. A secret as old as time itself. A truth hidden from the topsiders. But that's about to change. When all the adults suddenly disappear, Mathew convinces his older brother that something is very wrong. Their search leads them to a place they never knew existed. A place that will have them question everything.
The Awakening
By Brett McBean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 147,850. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
For as long as he can remember, Toby Fairchild has been afraid of the strange old man living across the street. However, when Toby accidentally discovers the remarkable truth about Mr. Joseph, an unlikely friendship develops and Toby will come to know about pain and death; loss and the meaning of freedom, as Mr. Joseph recounts the incredible story of his past back in Haiti.
Antipaladin Blues
By Jess Gulbranson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,360. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
The city of D is in trouble. The forces of 'good' want to keep the people down, by using an iron fist in a velvet glove - but they're going to draw back an iron stump if Kannon has anything to say about it.
John's World
By R Frederick Hamilton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,250. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Three months have passed since the apocalypse ripped through his world, destroying everything he'd ever loved. For Dave Thomas things have gone from bad to worse to truly bizarre. Imprisoned in the ridiculous lair of the powerful creature called John, forced to watch as he morphs the remains of Earth into an abomination, Dave's life has become a downward spiral of surreal misery.
Autopsy 2: Darkness Burning
By Steve Gerlach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,500. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Blood runs through the streets of Matheson. Along the gutters and seeping into the dark, musty tunnels below. With more murders on their hands, the local police have no answers, fighting both the viscous predator and the vitriolic press. Autopsy's reign continues, with no sign of defeat. Her confidence and strength growing with every single kill.
Buk and Jimmy Go West
By Brett McBean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,990. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Film obsessed psycho-killer Buk Thompson is on a bloody pilgrimage. Driving through the American Southwest, murdering his way to Hollywood, home of the stars that have been his only friends since childhood, Buk is having a ball. When fate throws him in the path of the innocent Jimmy, Buk decides to take the boy on as a protégé and teach him the killing game.
Penetralia
By Jordan Krall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,150. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
In the attic of his family home, Philip tortures abducted men in search of enlightenment. Using the knowledge left by his father, the Plague Doctor, he seeks to unlock the secrets of the universe, but weakness of the flesh won’t be ignored. The sordid overtures of his nymphomaniac sister, combined with his own perverse desires, soil his subjects before revelation can be found.
TV Snorted My Brain
By Bradley Sands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,790. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
TV Snorted My Brain is a modern-day retelling of the King Arthur myth that happens inside your television set. Come along with Artie as he journeys through the various channels of TV Land and recruits knights along the way to help him overthrow his uncle and bring anarchy to the land.
Lake Mountain
By Steve Gerlach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 162,540. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
At Lake Mountain, Death is only the beginning... Because after death, only love remains...
Within His Reach
By Steve Gerlach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,320. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Arnold Enright has been a prisoner for the past six years. A man whose whole existence is measured in the relentless wheeze of the iron lung imprisoning him. In this hopeless life of scientific dead-ends, Arnold Enright is left to ponder and to regret. Forever praying for an escape route and a way to end it all. Until one day he discovers his prayers have been answered in a way he never imagined.
Tales from the Vinegar Wasteland
By Ray Fracalossy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,560. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
One part surrealistic farce, one part psychotic hallucination, this journey describes the circle of life and death, isolation and romantic infatuation, and the discovery of who, or what, God really is. Like a modern day Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups.
Hammered: Memoir of an Addict
By G.N. Braun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,660. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Nonfiction
0.75 star(4.75)
GNBraun led a life of addiction and slow decay. Drugs, crime and ennui pervaded every part of his day-to-day alienation. He dragged his way out of the pit without resorting to God or alcohol or any of the other crutches people commonly use. Here is his story. Pray your children don’t make the same mistakes...
Autopsy 1: Flesh of the Dead
By Steve Gerlach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,940. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
A killer stalks the streets of Matheson. Hell-bent on exacting bloody revenge, the only clue to the killer's identity is a symbol carved deep into the chests of the mutilated bodies left in his wake. With the city in lockdown and the media outrage growing, the police struggle to find answers. Meanwhile, the body-count rises... The first installment in a series of three novellas.
The Tumours Made Me Interesting
By Matthew Revert
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,240. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Hello, my name is Bruce Miles and my life means nothing to no one. I was the sort of person you didn’t notice. I wasn’t worth noticing. Just a talentless nobody destined to die alone and unremembered. Then I was diagnosed with terminal cancer and everything turned around. You see, it turns out I have a gift for illness...
The Last Motel
By Brett McBean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,710. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Deep in the mountains. There is motel. A Nice place. A safe place. A place where people go to get away from it all. Who knew that checking in could be murder? During one long night, The Lodgepole Pine Motel is about to become awash with blood as the guests are stalked by a sadistic killer. They only wanted to stay one night. But one night can last a lifetime at...The Last Motel.
Love Lies Dying
By Steve Gerlach
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180,480. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
She was on his sofa reading a book, and she was naked. Her name was Zoe, and she had survived a horrific ordeal. Driving for three days straight, she arrived cold and hungry on Helen’s doorstep. But Helen was at work. Leaving Helen’s husband, John, and Zoe together…all alone. John’s only mistake was to agree she could stay with them. For someone had a deadly game to finish…
Should Have Killed The Kid
By R Frederick Hamilton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,230. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Ever felt regret? David Thomas knows all about it. One bad choice and he unleashed the apocalypse. Now claws have invaded the shadows. Billions are dead. The world is in ruin. And trapped in a Melbourne skyscraper, watching the City burn, Dave Thomas has ample time to lament his decision. He really should have killed the kid.
Tales of Sin and Madness
By Brett McBean
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,700. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
(5.00)
Brett McBean (The Last Motel, The Mother) continues his exploration of the dark side of the human character by bringing you twenty-one tales of sin and madness. From zombies roaming the Australian outback, to psychopaths roaming New York City, McBean plunges the depths of human depravity, and delves into a sick and sordid world of serial killers, Manson-like cults, even road kill and cheap souls.
Snake Jaw
By Andrew Gallacher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,200. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
A girl is found, dead, with a dog wedged in her surgically enlarged throat, turning Detective Gill's missing persons case into something much darker. Drug addict, Vanessa, has been gone for weeks. Her baby girl too. Gill was already fearing the worst but until he saw that dead girl with the snake jaw, he thought there were lines that people just didn't cross.
The Place In Between
By Steven Rage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Three cuts of bizarre hardcore horror from the macabre mind of the grim Reverend Rage. Three sordid tales of demons, revenge, botched suicide, organic narcotics, torture, halflings, freaks, vampires and a post apocalyptic society coming apart at its seams. Three trips to the dark side that'll leave you reeling... yet unable to look away.
10 A Boot Stomping 20 A Human Face 30 GOTO 10
By Jess Gulbranson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,920. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
(4.00)
A little accidental necromancy on the way home and Eric's quiet life spirals out of control. Suddenly he's cavorting with shady government types, scientists and resurrected music legends. A cog in a poorly thought out conspiracy arranged by a man named Jones. A Possible agent/probable nutcase on a mission that could lead to complete knowledge or the complete destruction of the world
Archelon Ranch
By Garrett Cook
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,730. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
In an primeval jungle-city state, Bernard, a test subject for science experiments, is showing side effects. Greater levels of Objectivity cause his consciousness to merge with his surroundings until finally he hears the call in the mind of a tyrannosaurus. Archelon Ranch, a paradise like no other, is summoning Bernard on a quest that wil reveal the truth behind the absurd world that surrounds him.
Dinner Bell for the Dream Worms
By Jason Wuchenich
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010 by LegumeMan Books. Category: Fiction
Have you ever wanted to taste your fiction in fetid detail? Marvel as clusters of vine-grown skanks turn the world into a sewer of dirty sex. Learn to sympathise with a love-stricken Incubus who can only appear with the aid of flatulence. Delight at the magical song of anal-dwelling minstrels. Enter a mind set where scalping yourself is an understandable reaction to an impending tv appearance.


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