Friday, October 10, 2014

NOW AVAILABLE! Gruesome Faces, Ghastly Places

HERE is the link to order your copy of Gruesome Faces, Ghastly Places!

NOW AVAILABLE, my collaboration with Doug Murano and CW LaSart.

Each of us included an exclusive never-before-published story, and we each selected four of our best previously published stories for a one-of-a-kind multi-author collection that we hope will serve as a sampler of our work that proudly waves banners for authors of dark fiction, and for authors from South Dakota!

Cover and interior art by Luke Spooner

Read on to see what these authors (who got a sneak peek) had to say about Gruesome Faces, Ghastly Places:

"The official State motto of South Dakota is 'Under God, the people rule.' After reading the stories in Gruesome Faces, Ghastly Places you might decide that a less beneficent entity or two is in charge and that the people seldom rule and often barely survive. In the very best way, this collection...reminds me of the classic "Hitchcock Presents" paperbacks: The horror here initially seems familiar and then takes twists and turns, zigs, zags, and deadfalls into new and ultra-disturbing places. South Dakota will not likely add this title as a guidebook, but if you like traveling with fear as a companion, you'll want this collection of G and G."
-Mort Castle, Bram Stoker Award-winning author and editor.

"These three voices, brought together here like a chorus, are part of the cutting edge of modern horror. Go ahead and turn the page. I dare you. But I will warn you. You're gonna get sliced up. And you'll love it while you bleed. They're that good."
-Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author


Monday, July 14, 2014

Gruesome Faces, Ghastly Places collection to feature South Dakota horror authors

Coming soon: GRUESOME FACES, GHASTLY PLACES, a collection of horror stories by South Dakota authors. It will feature five stories each from Doug Murano (co-editor of Shadows Over Main Street), C.W. LaSart (author of Ad Nauseam) and me, Adrian Ludens (author of Bedtime Stories for Carrion Beetles). Cover art is by Luke Spooner.

Our respective web sites:
http://muranofiction.blogspot.com/
http://www.cwlasart.com/
http://www.carrionhouse.com/
and last but not least,
http://www.adrianludens.com/about.html

Monday, July 7, 2014

Darker Edge of Desire has it's own home page!

Edgar Allan Poe was said to be found wandering the streets of Baltimore in a state of great distress just days before he died. Nurses said that his clothes did not fit, and did not appear to actually belong to him. Poe remained incoherent until his passing. Poe shouted the name "Reynolds!" repeatedly before he died.

"Reynolds Tale" will be included in Darker Edge of Desire, an anthology of dark Victorian erotic horror, edited my Mitzi Szereto.


Coming in October! But visit the web site now for teasers from five of the other stories included, plus bios on the authors, some advance reviews, and more!



Friday, June 27, 2014

SNEAK PEEK: Four upcoming anthology covers!

 Darker Edge of Desire, edited by Mitzi Szereto, will be released this fall by Tempted Romance. You can already pre-order on Amazon. My story, an erotic horror re-imagining of Poe's last days titled "Reynolds' Tale" will be included in this anthology. Final list of contributing authors not yet made public.
Surreal Worlds, edited by Vincenzo Bilof, will be released this fall by Bizarro Pulp Press. My entry, a sad, surreal horror story titled "I Can Do What I Need to in the Dark", joins work by Steve Rasnic Tem, Bruce Boston, John Palisano, Max Booth III, Robin Wyatt Dunn, and many other fine authors. For the full (but unofficial) list, click on the link. 
Shadows Over Main Street, edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward, will be released this fall by Hazardous Press. My short story, "Estranged" will be included. Lovecraft-flavored horror comes to Small Town, USA in this anthology. Fiction by Brian Hodge, Lisa Morton, Mary SanGiovanni, Lucy Snyder, Rena Mason, and many others. The full (but unofficial) list can be found by clicking the link.
Strangely Funny II, edited by Sarah E. Glenn, will be released this fall by Mystery and Horror, LLC. My humorous fantasy story, "Clutterbugs", will be included. Final list of contributing authors not yet made public.

Also upcoming:

A solve-it-yourself mini-mystery in the July 6th issue of Woman's World. I can almost guarantee your local supermarket will have this!

"Glass Caskets", a dark modern fantasy/horror story, will be included in Cadavers, due near the end of the year from Knightwatch Press/Fringeworks.

"Little Hearse on the Prairie", a weird western I coauthored with my sister, Heidi M. Roth, is slated to appear in the third issue of The Big Adios, in March 2015.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Upcoming Story Appearances

My weird western story, "Little Hearse on the Prairie" will appear in The Big Adios. It is scheduled for March 2015 (Issue #3).

My solve it yourself mini-mystery "Kernel of Untruth" will appear in Woman's World and will appear in the July 6 issue.

My humorous fantasy story, "Clutterbugs" will appear in Strangely Funny II. Out soon! See my home page for a sneak peek at the cover.

My erotic horror story, "Reynolds' Tale", about Poe's final days, will appear in Darker Edge of Desire closer to the end of the year.

My horror/fantasy story "Glass Caskets" will appear in Cadavers, a themed anthology also slated for the end of the year.

Two additional mini-mysteries will soon appear at Over My Dead Body.

I will update with cover speak peeks, tables of contents, and other announcements as they become available.

SoDak Con 2014: Had a Great time!

Had a great time with my fellow South Dakota-based horror authors, C.W. LaSart and Doug Murano, at our booth at SoDak Con 2014. A big thank you to Shareece Tatum, for inviting us! Also thanks to Jessica for putting SoDak Con on my radar. Thanks to my wife Crissy for taking pics! Thanks to the HWA for the banner. Most of all, THANK YOU to everyone who stopped by to purchase a book! We authors were fortunate in that we had two anthologies for sale that Doug and I both had stories in, and another anthology that C.W. and I both had a story in! We had a limited quantity of five different titles and SOLD OUT of all of them! Already looking forward to next year.





Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Clutterbugs" in Strangely Funny II, Two New Mini-Mysteries on OMDB!

Strangely Funny II will include my humorous fantasy story, "Clutterbugs". In it, a forgetful sorcerer must contend with his arch-nemesis, who has infiltrated the cast of a reality TV show in order to stage his latest attack. One man's trash is another man's magical talisman in Clutterbugs. More info, including release date and other authors, to be announced soon. For now, here's the cover:
Two new solve-it-yourself mini-mysteries are posted online at Over My Dead Body! They published my mystery story, Monday Mourning at the Curl Up & Dye last year.

Here's the first of two brand new mini-mysteries, Bad Apples.

And here's the second, Whistle A Happy Tune.

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