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Grim Tales of the Brothers Kollin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,180. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016 by WordFire Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Grim Tales of the Brothers Kollin is a collection of five stories written by the Prometheus Award winning duo. It includes two alt histories, one dark fantasy, and one hard SF. Three of the stories were written during the down time between the brother’s Unincorporated universe novels and one, Teach Your Children Well, was written after— continuing a thread begun in their second novel.
All That Withers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,020. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In 2016 Bram Stoker Award winner John Palisano's first collection, All That Withers, the stories range from Lovecraftian musings to terrifying explorations of the inhuman condition, with Palisano creating vivid images of desperate people engaged in ordeals which could happen to many of us … how they respond is the difference between their survival and oblivion.
Red Dreams
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,710. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Featuring an Introduction by Karl Edward Wagner, Red Dreams is "A stunning collection of thirteen macabre stories by America’s premier writer of horror” (Fantasy Newsletter). Included here: TALKING IN THE DARK WET SEASON I CAN HEAR THE DARK THE GRAVEYARD BLUES ON THE PIKE KEEPER OF THE LIGHT BLACK SUN WHITE MOON RISING THE CHILL THE SMELL OF DEATH DROP CITY THE CHAIR NOT FROM AROUND HERE
Havoc Swims Jaded
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,640. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Havoc Swims Jaded? What the hell kind of title is that? What does it mean? It sounds vaguely…threatening, doesn't it? Havoc reigns, as a Hallowe'en Horror Night goes horribly wrong, and its featured creatures turn out to be the real thing. Meanwhile, a slimy Lovecraftian monstrosity deals with its daily routine of punching a clock to raise, well, havoc.
Absent Company
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 147,130. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
ABSENT COMPANY collects two of Steve Rasnic Tem’s early books of ghostly, supernatural tales: the 33 stories in The Far Side of the Lake combined with his haunting exploration of the intersection of reality and delusion, the novelette Among the Living. “It’s not uncommon to believe yourself awake when you are, in fact, sleeping. Far less common is to believe yourself sleeping when you are awake."
By Bizarre Hands
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,790. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection of sixteen tales of horror and the macabre contains the kinds of stories one reads compulsively — helplessly enthralled by their seductive allure, their perversions and truths, their violence and centered peace.
12+1: Twelve Short Thrillers and a Play
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,760. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From internationally-acclaimed author Raymond Benson, “12 + 1” is a collection of previously published mysteries, thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy, all told with wry humor and in the spirit of The Twilight Zone--plus some unpublished works such as “The Heart of Erzulie,” “Fortunata-697,” and the stage play “Second Chance.”
Lies & Ugliness
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 150,820. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Brian Hodge's most far-reaching collection yet, 150,000 words chronicling the people, places, and things that his readers have come to expect, but never predict: The dancer who becomes the latest repository for the fervent sexuality that fueled the world’s most ancient cities. The serial killer whose grasp of media symbiosis puts him light-years ahead of the law.
Bestsellers Guaranteed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,700. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Bestsellers Guaranteed contains sixteen unforgettable short stories from Bram Stoker Award-winner Joe R. Lansdale, as well as an introduction by the author. Stories included: The White Rabbit The Dump God of the Razor Chompers The Fat Man Bob the Dinosaur Goes to Disneyland On a Dark October My Dead Dog, Bobby Bestsellers Guaranteed Dog, Cat, and Baby The Shaggy House and five others
Shifty
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,960. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013 by Gypsy Shadow Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
In these nine shifty short stories, you'll be wondering who happens next!
Bet Your Own Man
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,720. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016 by Bold Venture Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
20 hard-hitting tales of war, lust, revenge, hate and madness -- spanning fantasy, mystery, horror and science fiction. Inside this volume, ordinary men and women in extraordinary circumstances are forced to make life's hardest choices. With appearances by private eye Jack Hagee and supernatural detective Teddy London. This anthology also includes a "Rick Rambler / Time Patrol" mystery.
The Ice Downstream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,530. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Nineteen tales of dark, psychological horror from the pen of one of the modern masters of dark Fiction, award-winning author Melanie Tem. Contents include: The Ice Downstream / Sitting with the Driver / The Rock / The Co-op / Secrets / Daddy's Side / Loving Delia / Aspen Graffiti / Chameleon / The Better Half / Memento Mori / Trail of Crumbs / Pandorette's Mother / Pele & More.
The Mirrors
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
In Nicole Cushing's first full-length collection, The Mirrors, one finds the reflections of a nightmare world brimming with horror, despair, and brazen absurdity. Within these pages are tales of identities lost and found ... relationships lost and found ... sanity lost and found.
Got to Kill Them All & Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,160. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
GOT TO KILL THEM ALL & OTHER STORIES by Dennis Etchison Introduction by George Clayton Johnson An author's choice collection of 18 dark, powerful tales that deserves a place in any library of horror classics. "Dennis Etchison's best short stories are a bracing draft of dark whiskey: dense, bitter, meant to be sipped." — New York Times
A Fist Full of Stories (and Articles)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,510. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This collection of Joe Lansdale short stories contains some of the odds and ends of his career. Described as "a few dusty, out of fashion, but still interesting items, as well as some real up-to-date business that has been neglected by readers or has appeared in lesser-known magazines", A Fist Full of Stories (and Articles) contains nineteen works from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author.
Night Freight
Series: Bill Pronzini Mysteries, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,420. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Pronzini makes people and events so real that you are living those explosive days of terror. An empty train yard at midnight...a small cabin bathed in the light of a full moon...a seedy Skid Row hotel in San Francisco...These are the places where fear lives, where the chill in the air has nothing to do with the temperature, and where Death can be someone youve already met.
Rock Breaks Scissors Cut
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,050. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The mysterious Dr. Gold has heavy-duty backing to fund a project having to do with the recording of dreams. Her three star volunteers—Jovana, a fashion model, Gilbert, a pop journalist, and Melinda, a bookstore employee—seem to have nothing in common until the experiments interlink them in unanticipated ways.
Mad Dog Summer & Other Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 104,730. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Joe Lansdale returns with his characteristic dark take on the horrors that lurk beneath the surface of mundane life in this collection of short stories and novellas. Originally available only in limited-edition hardcover, these tales run the gamut from devilish fantasy to twisted courtroom drama to vampire-robot western.
The Dark Country
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,410. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2013 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
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Etchison's fiction is justly famous for its creepy ambience, and explores the terrain mapped out by Philip K. Dick, Thomas Harris, and any number of black and white horror movies. This is his legendary first collection, carefully corrected by the author for this new edition. The title story won both the World Fantasy Award and the British Fantasy Award in 1982.
Crypt Orchids
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,890. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Crime. Psychos. Trashed relationships. Tainted love. Murder. Sinister plots. Evil connivances. Men in Suits with a Plan. Bizarre flap copy. Not to mention hustlers, losers, cutthroats, gun fetishists, homicidal hitchhikers, demented road-hogs, serial killer impersonators, government torturers, and a Ripper named Jack. Vaudevillians (shudder). Welcome to Crypt Orchids.

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