NEW RELEASE!! ABANDON: 13 Tales of Impulse, Betrayal, Surrender, & Withdrawal | #horror #anthology @GLHorrorPodcast @HWAOntario

To act with abandon, in any sense of the word, is human. Whether it’s the sudden, strong urge to do something, either good or bad, or the act of betraying someone you love, we make choices that forever change our lives. Do you give into something or someone completely, or withdraw wholly into yourself? These thirteen stories run the gamut of emotions and express horror as you’ve never imagined it.

The story of a woman alone at the end of the world and the small lifeline she hopes will prove humanity still exists challenges the search for anything left behind after the death of a child. What if you hid a secret you’d thought no one else knew? Would its revelation spark the monster hiding within? A downward spiral into madness juxtaposes the ultimate, but impossible, (re)birth. Would you choose the frigid winds of winter over the warmth and safety of your lover’s arms?

Abandon hope, all who enter here…

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Available for purchase on:

Amazon (Digital)

US | UK | CANADA | AUSTRALIA | ITALY | GERMANY | FRANCE | SPAIN | MEXICO | BRAZIL | JAPAN | INDIA | THE NETHERLANDS

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Print versions coming soon to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo, plus additional digital retailers to follow soon including iBooks, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.

Featuring stories from some of the hottest names in Canadian Horror including Ted Bergeron, Chantal Boudreau, Crystal Bourque, Suzanne Church, Brian F.H. Clement, Sèphera Girón, Danann Hawes, Repo Kempt, Caitlin Marceau, Jon Olson, James Pyne, Andrew Robertson, and A. F. Stewart.

Collected & Edited by Julianne Snow

WICKED DEEDS: WITCHES, WARLOCKS, DEMONS, & OTHER EVIL DOERS | #Release #Horror @Sirens_Call

Wicked Deeds:

Witches, Warlocks, Demons, & Other Evil Doers

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The twelve stories in Wicked Deeds tell tales of witches and warlocks with ill intent, devilish demons bent on destruction, and other doers of evil who make the world a terrifying place. What is a mother to do when her daughter is gifted but lives under the thumb of her fanatical preacher husband who will brook no talk of the supernatural? What of a demon so desperate to free himself of a trap that he will force another to repeat his atrocities and condemn a young boy to his demonic fate? Or maybe the story of a crotchety old witch with a score to settle against the town she lives in is more to your liking – what evil will the seemingly harmless town-crazy call upon when faced with an ultimatum?

If you’re looking for wicked people with supernatural abilities doing wicked things, this is the collection for you!

*This book is a collection of similarly themed yet varying fictitious short stories from multiple authors.

Wicked Deeds: Witches, Warlocks, Demons, & Other Evil Doers is available on:

Amazon: US | UK | Australia | Canada | Germany | Italy | France | Spain | Japan | Mexico | Brazil | India | The Netherlands

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MONSTER BRAWL! | #Release #Horror @Sirens_Call

Monster Brawl!

MonsterBrawl_FrontCover_FinalIt’s time to let the monsters loose!

For this book, we collected stories of monsters doing epic battle with other monsters! The beasts could be classical by design with a unique twist, or they could be spawned straight from the author’s imagination. The only rule: there must be a clear-cut winner at the end of each story; one of the creatures had to die!

Some of the stories in this collection pit a single monster against another, while others are all-out gang warfare. Some are campy, some serious, but all a fight for the ages!

It’s time to get your game face on for twelve tales worthy of the title Monster Brawl!

**No monsters were hurt in the writing of these stories**

*This book is a collection of similarly themed yet varying fictitious short stories from multiple authors.

Monster Brawl! is available on:

Amazon: US | UK | Australia | Canada | Germany | Italy | France | Spain | Japan | Mexico | Brazil | India | The Netherlands

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CLOCKWORK WONDERLAND | #AliceinWonderland #Clocks #Horror @HorrorAddicts13

HorrorAddicts.net Press presents… Clockwork Wonderland.

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Clockwork Wonderland contains stories from authors that see Wonderland as a place of horror where anything can happen and time runs amok. In this book you’ll find tales of murderous clockworks, insane creations, serial killers, zombies, and a blood thirsty jabberclocky. Prepare to see Wonderland as a place where all your worst nightmares come true. You may never look at classic children’s literature the same way again.

Edited by Emerian Rich

Cover by Carmen Maslosk

Featuring authors:

Trinity Adler | Ezra Barany | Jaap Boekestein | Dustin Coffman | Stephanie Ellis | Jonathan Fortin | Laurel Anne Hill | N. McGuire | Jeremy Megargee | James Pyne | Michele Roger | H.E. Roulo | Sumiko Saulson | K.L. Wallis

Foreword by David Watson

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And now an excerpt from Riddle

N. McGuire

Whitechapel Station was better kept than the surrounding neighborhood. The dirt and grime of London couldn’t touch the pride of the Queen’s steam trains. The immaculately maintained rail system had only a single flaw: tardiness.

A young lady of some twenty years of age sat on a bench, in rapture. Her pale blue eyes swung from left to right across the pages of The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Nights, but none were privy to that fact as the book was hidden behind the latest issue of The Girl’s Own Paper.

The bench creaked as a man sat down beside her and the young lady glanced up from her book. The man wore a smart tweed suit and black top hat. His white hair hung down to his shoulders and was divided into two sections. The young lady blinked. What she had thought was hair was not hair at all, but a pair of floppy rabbit ears. The patches on the elbows of the man’s jacket were the color of chocolate.

“I’m late,” he said, clicking the watch shut and slipping it back into his pocket.

“So is the train,” said the young lady.

“Oh!” The man startled, a cry of surprise escaping him. “My lateness is not the fault of the locomotive,” he said flatly. “Robert White.” He extended a white gloved hand to her.

She closed her book and smoothed the fabric of her skirt over her knees. With her other hand she shook Mr. White’s hand.

“Alice Lutwidge.” The young woman covered her mouth to hide a yawn. Reading always made her drowsy.

Just then the train pulled into the station and screeched to a halt.

“Shall we?” Mr. White offered Alice his arm and the two boarded the train. They parted ways upon realizing Mr. White’s ticket seated him further down the train.

Alice’s compartment was adequate, with enough room to comfortably seat four people and store their luggage on the overhead shelves. The deep cherry upholstery of the seats blended nicely with the mahogany walls and door. Alice hoisted her bag over her head and struggled to situate her belongings on the shelf above. She grunted and heaved with no success and was considering stowing her luggage beneath her feet when a slender hand appeared beside hers on the bag and gave a mighty shove. Alice’s belongings placed appropriately, she turned to thank the owner of the hand.

The young man wore a dove gray top hat and smartly matching suit. Shocks of dark curls fell about his ears and over the collar of his shirt. His face was not unpleasant, a Roman nose, shapely lips, cleanly shaven square jaw, and one very light-blue iris-flecked eye with bits of amber. The left eye was obscured from her view by a very unusual monocle fashioned from a brass gear. Within the looking glass were tiny gears, cogs, springs, and all manner of other parts, all moving three clock hands, none of them the correct time. As the clock-monocle whirred softly, the man smiled, glimmering white teeth catching the light.

“Hello, there,” he said removing the eye piece and tucking it into the breast pocket of his waistcoat. “My name is Jack. Who might you be?” He removed his coat.

“Alice,” she answered and sat down in her seat.

“Do you like riddles, Alice?”

Alice peered at Jack. Now that he had removed his looking glass, she could see his eyes were not the same color. The pale blue of the right eye disappeared into white as the left was black as pitch in entirety. Alice stared into the void where Jack’s left eye should be.

“I am very fond of riddles,” she said, looking away. Staring was rude.

Jack eased into the seat across from Alice and grinned, his smile so broad that his eyes shrank to narrow slits.

“I have no wings, yet I can fly. Can you tell me, what am I?”

Rubbing her palms together, Alice fell into thought. The train whistle cut through the air, and they pulled away from the station. Some moments passed while Alice mulled over the riddle. She was still rather stymied when the passenger compartment door opened and a porter rolled a tea trolley into the small gap between the seats.

“Tea time,” the porter announced.

Having discovered the answer to the riddle, Alice’s face brightened and she smiled to herself knowingly.

“I have the answer to your riddle, Jack.”

To read the full story and more Clock-inspired, Alice Horror, check out

Clockwork Wonderland!

A Monday for Anything: Hunter’s Trap by Anne Michaud

Anne Michaud’s Hunter’s Trap was recently released on the world…

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“Ghosts don’t believe in you, either.”

Seventeen-year-old Dayton Mulligan is stuck looking after his little brother Jeremy when their father goes off on his annual hunting trip. But when Dad’s last phone call ends in a shotgun blast, it’s enough to send both boys out into a blizzard to search for him.

Caught in the killer weather, Dayton and Jeremy take refuge in an abandoned hunting cabin, which isn’t as empty as it first seems. A ghost inhabits its walls and promises to reveal the truth behind their father’s disappearance, but the brothers doubt their host’s sincerity as the spirit demonstrates its hatred for anyone who trespasses on its land.

Far from the safety of civilization, Dayton must swallow his fears, fight for himself and for his family before it’s too late and Hunter’s Trap claims them all, forever.

Available on Amazon!

There’s also a giveaway on Goodreads to win 1 of 3 print copies! Click on the Goodreads logo for more details…

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ABOUT ANNE MICHAUD – She who likes dark things never grew up. She never stopped listening to gothic, industrial and alternative bands like when she was fifteen. She always loved to read horror and dystopia and fantasy, where doom and gloom drip from the pages.

She, who was supposed to make films, decided to write short stories, novelettes and novels instead. She, who’s had her films listed on festival programs, has been printed in a dozen anthologies and magazines since. She, who always dreamed of making a feature film, is having her novels published.

She who likes dark things prefers night to day, rain to sun, and reading to anything else.

If you’d like to learn more about Anne, you can find her on Twitter, her website, Facebook, or her Amazon Author Page.

The Dead of Penderghast Manor Releases!

Phrenic Press has just released my standalone short –

The Dead of Penderghast Manor!

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What would you do if you knew the Dead could talk?

For Chester Penderghast, it’s not the easiest of questions to answer…

Ensconced in the basement of his family’s mortuary business is the last place he wants to be, but when the conversation starts flowing, Chester’s the only living person who can hear it. What do the Dead want, and why is he the only one who can hear them?

This is not your average zombie tale—the Dead don’t want to eat your brains, but they will chew your ear off!

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RELEASE: Glimpses of the Undead

Glimpses of the Undead
Julianne Snow

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From the mind of Julianne Snow comes an undead collection of stories that feature the gamut of emotions and situations. Presented in flash fiction and short stories, the tales are sure to leave you wanting more and checking over your shoulder.

How would a group of children handle an uprising of the undead? What would you do to save a loved one only to find out that you’re facing a different threat altogether? How would a country react to a timely warning at the end of a war? What happens when a vampiric Romeo hits on an unsuspecting human? In a world where the undead are common place and protected, what happens when speed dating produces a love match?

Featuring:

The Treehouse

Kamikaze

Vanier’s Blueprint: A Zombie Tale

Must Love Zombies

Flash Fiction Duo: Fight and Hunger

EXIT

BITE

FLICKER

HORSE

BELOW

AGONY

BLOAT

ELBOW

Love Bites: A Valentine’s Day Misadventure

An Excerpt from Days with the Undead: Book One

Purchase Links:

Amazon: US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, India

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New Release: The Haunting Season

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New Adult/Horror Recommended for readers 17+

Be careful what you let in…

Siler House has stood silent beneath Savannah’s moss-draped oaks for decades. Notoriously haunted, it has remained empty until college-bound Jess Perry and three of her peers gather to take part in a month-long study on the paranormal. Jess, who talks to ghosts, quickly bonds with her fellow test subjects. One is a girl possessed. Another just wants to forget. The third is a guy who really knows how to turn up the August heat, not to mention Jess’s heart rate…when he’s not resurrecting the dead.

The study soon turns into something far more sinister when they discover that Siler House and the dark forces within are determined to keep them forever. In order to escape, Jess and the others will have to open themselves up to the true horror of Siler House and channel the very evil that has welcomed them all.

Available now!
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New Release: Finding Esta by Shah Wharton

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Welcome to the

Finding Esta‘ Launch Christmas Giveaway!

Yes – it’s finally here. After three years of writing, re-writing, beta readers, editing, cover designing, book trailers, yet more edits and many agonising hours of formatting, the first instalment of The Supes Series is ready and finally up on Amazon! There are five e-copies (you choice of file: ePub/Mobi or PDF) up for grabs, so please have a go and get Finding Esta FREE for Christmas. It’s $2.99 on Amazon, and will be for sale on Smashwords and Kobo in by February, and in print shortly after that.

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This is the fabulous cover – Like it?

BRIEF Blurb: A young journalist sets off to find Esta, but is unprepared for all she finds, and soon realises it’s a journey from which she may never return. This is a new adult, urban fantasy about one woman’s struggle to retain her identity while everything she knows crumbles around her. Finding Esta is the first of an Urban Fantasy/New Adult Series

Please enjoy the book trailer

Yeah, But What’s The Book About?

An unusual young woman and fledgling journalist, Luna has various restrictive oddities, all of which prevent any kind of physical intimacy. Abusive parents take pleasure in Luna’s misery and isolation, yet Luna strives to make them proud, to finally earn their elusive love – something she craves almost as much as the painless touch of a lover.

When she learns of a tragic story involving the kidnap of baby Esta, she jumps at the chance to investigate, dragging her Shadows along for the ride within the murky depths of her mind.

Meanwhile, a dark stranger visits Luna’s dreams and stalks her reality. In lieu of the real thing, their intimate moments excite rather than terrify. Nestled within his presence, she begins to sense an urgent message of danger – a message she struggles to interpret, until they finally meet….

Her investigations lead Luna to a vibrant seaside town, hiding copycat aliens and an underworld of Supernaturals. Here, she comes face-to-face with her own, terrifying identity. Confronted with life-changing decisions and the harshest of truths, Luna questions her sanity, searching for logic, feeling deceived by both.

Is Luna trapped in a newfound supernatural world, or within her own delusions? And will anyone care enough to save her?

Author Biography

Shah Wharton

Shah Wharton

Shah began meeting authors and bookworms galore when she began blogging back in 2010. She’s learned a lot about blogging and writing on her adventure, mostly from the awesome advice of her online peer-group.

She uses her imagination to write short stories as well as the poetry, but stumbled into her first novel, but falling in love with the character Luna in a short story she wrote 2010. It became grew into Finding Esta, the beginning of Luna’s journey to self-discovery. Finding Esta is her début novel and the first of The Supes Series.

Her passions include blogging, writing, reading, movies, photography and picture enhancement, music, theatre, travel, and fine dining. Her qualifications include BSc(Hons) psychology, counselling, mentoring.

She also has one short story published The Dead Party & two poems published in anthologies.

Her favourite genres include anything dark with fangs and/or that will make her squirm or jump or scream out an expletive. She is an avid Kindle abuser and adores the indie writing community and being part of the e-publishing revolution.


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Acknowledgements.

Praise to…Derek Murphy at Creative IndieCovers who developed the incredible book cover

& AubrieAnne at Who’s Your Editor? who did the final edit

Shah would also like to add…

Huge thanks to all the beta readers, patient and enduring online friendships,

and to the mass of wonderful writer resources, all of which took me from thinking,

“Could I do that?” to “Hell yeah, I can do this!”

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For more on Shah’s other writing, inc. poetry and short stories,

try Shah’s Scribbles.

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