William Todd Rose


Named by the Google+ Insider's Guide as one of their top 32 authors to follow, William Todd Rose writes dark, speculative fiction which often lends itself to the bizarre and macabre. With short stories appearing in various magazines and anthologies, his body of work also includes the novels Cry Havoc, Shut The Fuck Up and Die!, The Dead and Dying, and The Seven Habits of Highly Infective People, as well as the short story collection Sex in the Time of Zombies. For more information on the author, including links to free fiction, please visit him online at www.williamtoddrose.com

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Cinder de la Doom Summons the Shadow Fiends: A Bedtime Story for Adults
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,750. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Following instructions from the spirit of an executed witch, eleven-year-old Cinder de la Doom parts the veil between worlds and inadvertently conjures shadowy creatures hellbent on death and destruction in this bedtime story for adults from the author who "never lets up" (Publisher's Weekly)
Fighter's Bite
Price: Free! Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the post-apocalyptic ruins, ex-prizefighter Bruno Swaggart makes his living the only way he's ever known how: one opponent, two gloves, and a bloodthirsty crowd urging him on. But the world has changed... now the undefeated champion bobs and weaves for his life, trusting that the next punch will not be his last. For when you're boxing against the living dead, all bets are off....
Box of Rot
Price: Free! Words: 44,070. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the dark and twisted imagination of author William Todd Rose comes twofree e-books guaranteed to thrill and delight. In each volume lies a mini-collection of stories which gives the reader a unique peek into the mind of the writer The Google+ Insider's Guide named as one of their top 32 authors to follow. Within the Box of Rot shamble the walking corpses for which Rose is predominantly known.
Box of Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 37,650. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
From the dark and twisted imagination of author William Todd Rose comes a mini-collection of stories which gives readers a unique peek into the mind of the writer The Google+ Insider's Guide named as one of their top 32 authors to follow.Open the Box of Darkness to delve into a nightmare world of the macabre.
The Seven Habits
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,540. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by Permuted. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bosley Coughlin can travel through time. And the future does not look good. The dead walk and cities lay in ruins. This horrific future is the only world fourteen year old Ocean has ever known. In the present Bosley stumbles across Clarice Hudson. One by one, she displays the seven symptoms of the contagion that will bring Bosley’s world to an end and create the nightmare Ocean calls home.
Cry Havoc
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,820. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The city is embroiled in chaos: street fights rage with the ferocity of urban warfare, buildings burn unchecked, and blood flows along the sidewalks. Though they can see the anarchy through their windows, two couples struggle to maintain a sense of normality within the confines of thetheir home, never dreaming of the lengths some of them will go to just to stay alive.

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  • Dead Rising on Jan. 11, 2012

    Dead Rising is a tour de force of apocalyptic survival. After introducing us to the residents of a quaint American town, the author wastes no time setting events in motion that will bring it to its knees. And that's the key really. Hose hooks you with his characters and then reels you in with action, intrigue, and excitement. Dead Rising is a "must read" for any serious fan of zombie lit.
  • Blood Legacy on Jan. 17, 2012

    I'll admit I've been a fan of Hose's work for quite some time and Blood Legacy is a perfect example of why that is. Taking us from the fog-enshrouded streets of the 1800s Whitechapel District to a sanitarium in 1958, the author adds his own twist on Ripper loreā€¦ which can be a tricky undertaking. In the hands of a lesser wordsmith there is always the chance that fictional elements added to historical facts could come across as contrived and hokey. Hose, however, masterfully pulls off this feat in a manner that is as believable as believable as it is well written.