August Spotlight – Books in a Series

August is a great time for relaxing on the beach, or in the garden, so check out this selection of books which have at least two in a series. Covering a range of genres, there is sure to be something to suit anyone’s taste.

Affinity’s Window & Awakening by Douglas L. Wilson

Affinity's windowAffinity Bell, a lonely child whose only companion is the threadbare doll she’s christened Mr. Moppet, roams the empty halls of Bell Manor attempting to escape the evil that pursues her. The Others, the horrifying creatures only she can see, attack young Affinity at every opportunity. But Mr. Moppet will protect her, he’s told her so, and Mr. Moppet knows magic.

Tanner Dann, a world-weary writer searching for proof that ghosts actually do exist, is being called by an unknown force to Bell Manor. Will the two powerful psychics he’s hired help him to discover the proof for which he’s been searching, or will they too be dragged down into the noxious pit that is Bell Manor?

Evil flows through the heart of Bell Manor, pulsing and ebbing like some hideous tide. Will it drag Tanner and his friends down into its gaping maw, or will they battle back at Affinity’s Window? Buy Affinity’s Window here – UK and US

AwakeningAll souls feed the fire.
Special Agent Ted Kelwick is a man divided, a tortured soul playing both sides of a dangerous game. In this sequel to Affinity’s Window, old enemies re-emerge to carry on the deadly bidding of their dread master, and to conquer the mysterious power they sense hidden deep within Ted.
The Pez, a notorious serial killer that escaped capture, a murderer whose heinous crimes against humanity sent Ted’s life into a downward spiral, has returned to kill again.
Ted soon discovers that the Pez’s strings are being pulled by another, that his bloody killings are part of an ages old ritual to enslave human souls. Drawn into these ritualistic murders by the serial killer’s puppet master, Ted fights for his very survival, and his sanity, as the ancient power that lies within him begins its awakening. Buy Awakening here – UK and US

The Broken Doll & The Broken Doll: Shattered Pieces by P.J. Blakey-Novis

NEW TBDIn a small town in southern England, a chance encounter triggers a catastrophic series of events from which no one will emerge unchanged. When Sebastian Briggs meets Ella, she needs his help. The type of help required, however, is far from what he had expected; dragging him down a path of lust and violence. As a married father of three, Sebastian must fight between his loyalty to his family and the desire he feels for another woman, a woman full of secrets and with sinister intentions. What begins as a simple conversation between two strangers soon escalates beyond any expectations, tearing apart Sebastian’s home life and leaving death in its wake.
The debut novel from P.J. Blakey-Novis is a fast-paced tale, full of twists, crimes and steamy passion. Buy The Broken Doll here

NEW TBDspAfter trying to outrun his problems, Sebastian Briggs is pulled back to his home town to confront his past, with devastating consequences. Having to deal with his estranged wife, and the unstable woman who tore his life apart, Seb discovers that he is now a wanted man; the net quickly closing in with the threat of violence around every corner. Shattered Pieces is the nail-biting follow-up to The Broken Doll, bringing the twisting tale to a shocking climax. Buy The Broken Doll: Shattered Pieces here


The Unravelling & The Volunteer by Sarah Northwood

The Unravelling with raven badgeA gripping psychological thriller that will have you hooked till the end.

Jennifer Ranger’s life is finally heading in the right direction. Her teaching job gives her the power to make a real difference in her students’ lives, and her relationship with her boyfriend, Greg, is better than ever.

After a long, exhausting day, Jennifer heads out to find the last thing she ever expected under the windshield wiper of her car.
Life quickly starts to unravel and she’s plunged into a world of paranoia and darkness.

Will Jennifer ever emerge from this new life of fear, or will she lose everything?

Out of the ashes, a killer rises…. Buy The Unravelling here – UK and US

volunteer[656] new ebook cover 23.01.17It’s so hard trying to keep up with my studies and earn enough money to stay out of debt. At times like this, I wish Mum and Dad were still around, but no amount of wishing will change what’s happened. They are gone, and sooner or later I’m going to have to get used to that.
The advert for those volunteer studies looks promising though. They only test the drugs they already know are safe, don’t they? It’s loads of money too, just for a few days. It really could get me out of a hole and maybe it will give me time to think about things, get my head straight. Buy The Volunteer here – UK and US

Kingdom of Jior Series by Wendy L. Anderson

Of Demon KindPrince Lorn of Jior is what’s left of an evil empire. King Kullorn was the epitome of evil. Together they led demon hordes reaping death and destruction. Kullorn is killed, leaving Lorn alone to wallow in the desolation of defeat. Years later, Lorn is accused of following in his father’s footsteps and kidnapping Princess Lililaira. Risking capture, imprisonment and death Lorn attempts to learn who is using his name to start another war. During a rescue of the Princess, Lorn is badly wounded and they must fight to remain together as he is healed by her, body, heart and soul. Buy Of Demon Kind here – UK and US

Redemption of the FallenFive years have passed since Lorn liberated himself from Lan-Loe, his evil father’s Sorcerer. Legends were born from tales of the great battle between Lorn and a black-winged demon, of Lan-Loe’s death, and the defeat of demon-kind. Ever since that time, people have been flocking to Jior to make their homes there, and the Kingdom of Jior is revived. Lorn is crowned King of Jior, Lililaira is Queen and they rule peacefully side by side.
Now a new war threatens everything they have built and everyone they love. One hundred miles away from the City of Jior, the combined armies of Vedt march toward Jior intent on slaying everyone in the kingdom and taking revenge for Lorn’s past evil deeds. With the forces of the whole country coming against them, Lorn and Lililaira have little hope of defeating their enemies.
In the midst of impending war, strange dreams plague Lorn’s sleep at night. He feels that something is waiting, something he needs very badly, something is calling him!
When he answers the call, he learns that he is a descendant of a race of winged people that profess to be from the Heavens. He also learns more about his past and is given hope for the future, but that hope comes with a high price. Lorn is given a choice: he can save his family or watch them die.
Lililaira and their daughter are taken prisoner by her father, the King of Skoria, Lorn must call on all his resources to rescue them. Forced out of the protective walls of Jior, he must face his many enemies who use his wife and daughter as bait. King Lorn must deal with old enemies and new friends, but will he be able to tell the difference? Buy Redemption of the Fallen here – UK and US

Heirs of JiorThe saga continues in book three, “Heirs of Jior“! Perilous adventures await Lorn and Lily’s children in the third installment of the Kingdom of Jior series.

This set of adventures starts out with Princess Lyra Song, young and beautiful, stepping into maturity. She and her family attend the funeral of a dear friend. During this sad time, she pursues her hopes and dreams endeavoring to explore a betrothal with the Heir of Krickgold. However, when she is mistaken for a witch by a Lord from a neighboring country, her dreams are dangerously interrupted. Waylaid, taken prisoner and thrown into an iron cage, the delicate Princess of Jior is charged with a crime she didn’t commit and she must do whatever it takes to escape or be wrongfully executed.

Prince Vannier of Jior, known to the Ny-Failen as Little Wing, has been devastated by what happened to his sister Lyra Song, but life must go on and he goes forward with his plan to marry his childhood love. The day of the wedding ceremony he finds his betrothed with another man and now he must face devastating reality and some difficult choices. When his younger brother Dark Star goes missing, Vannier must set aside his own problems to go into the Violent Mountains and find who has taken his little brother. Amidst the turmoil of the hunt, Vannier must face danger, loss, and possible heart break.

Dark Star, the youngest Prince of Jior, has been changed forever by the events of his capture and he remains troubled and unable to find peace. A mysterious compelling draws him away from the safety of his home and family. He sets off on his own to investigate and finds a black castle and a beautiful sorceress in dire need of his help. Dark Star must face a demon from the Hells to free them both.

After two other heart wrenching, adventure packed books “Heirs of Jior” promises another enrapturing escape into the Kingdom of Jior. Buy Heirs of Jior here – UK and US

The Bennett & DeMarko Series by Aaron S Gallagher

jennie subWhen ex-police officer Harry, and hooker Toni Bennett form a team of private investigators the cases and the mysteries never end. As the series starts, Harry is asked by a friend on the force to look into the murder of a hooker close to his apartment. He has no idea how dark his world is about to get. When one body becomes several, and the suspicion of his former colleagues turns to him, Harry is faced with a tough choice – back off, or keep pushing. as his feelings for Toni grow, so does the series and their partnership. Buy the series here

Dark Tales from the Den & Darker Tales from the Den by Dona Fox

tbm horror experts - dona fox - dark tales from the denFind within seventeen unsettling tales that will ooze under your skin, cozy little tales that twist slowly strange and violent-delightfully dark. There’s a mean doll, a box full of bones-and newspaper clippings, a bank robbery gone horribly wrong-for almost everyone. Daddy’s last train, and the train Uncle Frank catches again and again, a haunted carousel that sparks up the night, an alien abduction, a meeting with the evil Lilith. Foxes. A girl you wouldn’t want to meet in a bar-if you value your ink, a drug of the future with certain finality about it. Many graves dug, barns to die in, and ghosts and more ghosts. Seep into this book. Buy Dark Tales from the Den here

tbm horror experts - dona fox - darker tales from the denSeventeen darker tales. Stories of death, ghosts, and wicked delusions. Poisons, secrets, and lovers from the past. Murders by curse, serpents’ fangs, herbs, and flowers. The discovery of crystal bones, the smell of singed gossamer wings, the sound of a wooden puppet dancing in the dark and the touch of a cold hand beneath the grave. Includes the novella “CHRYSTAL BONES AND GOSSAMER WINGS.” Buy Darker Tales from the Den here


Our Teenage Years & Life On The Road by T. J. Wray

Our Teenage YearsThis is the first book in the (My Life) series. This book is about two best friends growing up in their teenage years in a small town. All the wild adventures and stories from my childhood. After my parents divorced and we went on the run for 11 years. This book includes my first job, girlfriend, prom, drivers license, my first car and many other first we all did in our teenage years. But really this book is just about LIFE. It will make you laugh and it will make you cry. Please enjoy. Buy Our Teenage Years here – UK and US

90sThis is the second book in the (My Life) series. The first book was about my Teenage Years. This book is about more grown up and adult experiences. Marriage, children, and jobs.
After breaking my back and going through major back surgery, I had to spend a year and a half in rehab and physical therapy learning how to walk again.
Then I needed a knew career, and a knew adventure. This book will take you down the road to that adventure..Please Enjoy Buy Life on the Road here – UK and US


The Community Chronicles Series by Jenn Lees

The Crash coverMartin Moffatt is on track to a successful life with a promising career ahead, supported by his family’s wealth after he graduates from his Scottish university.
But his plans go awry when Derrick Lloyd, black market entrepreneur, kidnaps him off the street after the stock market crash and holds Martin for ransom.
Shona McGrath, a waitress from a rough part of Edinburgh is a woman with a cause–any cause. When Shona is abducted, she is thrown into Martin’s new life.
The world they knew will never be the same.
But some things never change, like the desire to be free, the strength of the human spirit–and love. Buy The Crash here – UK and US

Attachment-1[2010]The world is turned upside-down and with it the life of young Scottish nurse, Caitlin Murray. The stock market crashes, surpassing the dive of 2008 and the world descends into a dystopian chaos. Banks close, homes are repossessed, jobs are lost, and companies fold.

Caitlin’s future held such bright prospects, now surviving is her number one priority. During the violence a capable and brave military-type stranger takes her to safety.

Scott Campbell knows an awful lot about her… and her apparent destiny.
He seems to be the only safe option, but can Caitlin trust him?
Should she stay with Scott and believe his outlandish claims of time travel and her own fate as a leader in a now very different world?

Hidden away in Glencoe with Scott in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, danger and hardship await Caitlin. Scott is determined to not only mentor her into the resourceful, skilled, and passionate leader he knows her to be, but he will do everything in his power to ensure she survives to their future.

Along the way she’ll be hardened by loss and softened by love.
But is Scott telling Caitlin the whole truth?
If only she knew the future. Buy Stolen Time here – UK and US

SAVINGTIME_FINAL_LOW[857]Could a chance meeting in the past, and a vision belonging to the future, be part of the same timeline?
2061, forty-three years after the stock market disaster which changed the world.
Rory, Militia man and son of Caitlin and Scott Campbell, lives in a self-governed Community that exists independently from the Scottish Government.
Nuclear physicist, Siobhan Kensington-Wallace, has lived underground in the Scottish Government Bunker since the Crash. Along with the other children of the Brains Trust, she has been brought up to believe they are the elite who will bring restoration to Scotland.
Their opposing worlds collide when Rory discovers a submarine leaking radiation into a sea loch in the North Western Highlands. Forced to work together to save Scotland from annihilation, Rory and Siobhan discover more is at stake than neutralizing the current nuclear threat.
Will their attraction cause fallout of another kind…or will their allegiances divide them forever? Buy Saving Time here – UK and US

The Kirk Sandblaster Series by Oli Jacobs

Kirk Sandblaster – A sci-fi comedy series following the adventure of Kirk Sandblaster, devil-may-care rogue and all-around black hole of common sense. Join him and his partner-not-in-crime, Xlaar, as they search for treasure, discover new planets, save the economy, and travel through time itself! Find out more, and purchase, here UK and US

The Filmic Cuts Series by Oli Jacobs

Collections of short stories that range from horror, to comedy, to just plain absurd. Meet planet-eating children, dark detention rooms, reality-altering scripts, deadly games of chance, and much, much, MUCH more… Find out more, and purchase, here UK and US

The Unwilling Recruit & Fool in the Ring by John Evans

unwilling recruit coverJournalist John Hunt is known for taking any risk
necessary to get the story. That is until his careless
ambition leads to a hefty price. Reporting in Syria, John
leads his cameraman Andrew three miles out of the safe
zone. An explosion strikes. No one should have survived.
But John did. After six months of rehabilitation, John is
finally out of the hospital, he’s also out of work, and a
horrific disfigurement is a constant reminder of that day.
Already skating the edge of sanity, he is pushed further
when his deceased cameraman pays him a visit. Both
men should have died that day, yet one survived. Why,
and to what end? THE UNWILLING RECRUIT is an
entrancing supernatural thriller. Written with immense
descriptive detail, it immediately captivates you from the
opening hook, and refuses to release you until the very
end. Built with layer upon layer of mystery and suspense,
you will be feverishly reading through the pages, trying
to discover the truth between the lies. Buy The Unwilling Recruit here – UK and US

foolSix weeks have passed since that night in the Club Exodus where  former war correspondent, John Hunt first discovered  the gruesome power at his command.  Unable to control or even understand his abilities he turned his back on his old life. It was a futile attempt to loose himself in obscurity as Destiny still had plans for him.
A mugging gone terribly wrong leaves Hunt on the run.  Hunted now by the Police and Government Agents, he seeks refuge on a travelling Circus. But this Circus holds a dark secret and it is not long before Hunt finds himself, once more, at the centre of a desperate battle for survival against supernatural forces he can barely comprehend.  Buy Fool in the Ring here – UK and US

The Gift & Bloodline by Michael Keyton

giftAn occult ‘Downton Abbey’ involving Satanists, aristocrats, and Nazis.

Born in a Liverpool slum, Lizzie McBride is the daughter of an Irish seer who dies when Lizzie is barely twelve, leaving her in charge of two younger sisters and a grieving father. When her father commits suicide, Lizzie is caught between two worlds.
An aunt and uncle decide the three orphans would be better off with them in America, but Lizzie has other ideas and her life changes forever.

Pursued by her aunt, Lizzie cannonades into the young and charismatic magician, Aleister Crowley who, for his own reasons, takes her under his wing.
He introduces her to Lady Gwyneth Morgan, daughter of the richest family in Wales and sister to the flamboyant occultist, Evan Morgan.
At this point Lizzie doesn’t realise her gift— the power to unlock Hell.
When the occult world discovers this, governments and powerful individuals seek her out.
Only one man can protect her: the magician John Grey.

The Gift is the first book of a trilogy, beginning in 1912 and ending in 1941. The three books trace the magical rivalry between two sisters, Elizabeth and Elsie McBride, interweaving between historical events. Buy The Gift here – UK and US

gift2How long can a soul escape Satan?

Bloodline is the second book in The Gift Trilogy, which traces the occult rivalry between two sisters, Elizabeth and Elsie McBride. In the first book, Elizabeth escapes the forces that seek to corrupt her. In Bloodline, Elsie faces the same struggle—one even more intense with both her soul and the world at stake.

The struggle is played out against a backdrop of approaching war as magic manipulates key figures and real life events in the unseen shadow of Hell. Buy Bloodline here – UK and US

Our spotlighted promotions for the coming months are listed below, so keep an eye out for those. If you have a book you’d like included, simply email the cover image  and link to, stating which month is the best fit for the story.

September 2019 – Short Stories (under 10k words)

October 2019 – 31 Days of Horror

November 2019 – Fantasy Books

December 2019 – Children’s Books

January 2020 – New Releases (books out within the last 30 days)

February 2020 – Women in Horror Month

March 2020 – 99p/c e-books

April 2020 – Novellas

May 2020 – Poetry

June 2020 – Anthologies & Collections

July 2020 – Audio Books




July Spotlight – Audiobooks

This month we have an eclectic mix of audiobooks, covering short stories, Christian fiction, sci-fi, and horror. So take a look through the list, and find that perfect audiobook to listen to on a summer’s evening.

Come Home Children by Leana Marie Price

comehomechildren (Large)Joining God’s Sanctuary was supposed to fulfil Donna Ferguson’s desire to follow and serve Jesus Christ. Instead, she finds herself in a world of fear and torment filling each day from the moment she moves to Darthmore. As the leaders terrorize, isolate, ostracize, and finally separate her from her children, she sees a parallel between her plea to be reunited with them and God calling “come home children” to those He loves. Buy here


Kept by Theresa Jacobs

KeptTwelve massive ships leave the dying Earth, heading into the great unknown, seeking new life among the stars.
One of the ships, GIA, crashes on Kepler, which is already inhabited. Now at the mercy of the alien race, the humans are held in an underground cavern.
Would they still have gone knowing that they would be stripped of all humanity?
Under the constant eye of the aliens, a few men discover there may be a way out of the cavern.
But to where?
How will they escape, and what will they encounter if they succeed? Buy UK, US, Canada

Read an interview with Theresa Jacobs here

Anna Schutz by Dean Petersen

Ann Schutz General StillA white-clad phantom seen running through the woods in Germany…A warren of abandoned tunnels under an American base…A forgotten clinic once used by the Nazis…One soldier’s obsession to solve a fifty-year old murder before his suicidal plans go any further…Listen to the madness unfold in Anna Schutz. FREE to listen to on YouTube here

Read our review of Anna Schutz here

Flash of Darkness by Toneye Eyenot

FODFlash fiction collection.
Lurk within my mind(s) and see the terrors that await thee…. Just keep in mind, once in my mind, you cannot flee….
Nightmare realities…. Demonic anomalies. Unquenchable thirst for blood and rabid hunger for warm, quivering flesh…. Descend into the foulest depths of hell.
Five flashes of terror to torment your mind…. Allow Eyenot to drag you through the darkness. You may never find your way back to the light. Buy here

Read our review of Flash of Darkness here

Read an interview with Toneye Eyenot here

Tunnels & Other Stories by P.J. Blakey-Novis

2400TunnelsFrom the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost-hunters, dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween, peek inside the marble box, and feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night. Buy UK and US

Read an interview with P.J. Blakey-Novis here

Hell’s Beginning by John T. M. Herres

hells beginning_single_270When a stranger arrives in Charity Falls, Utah, he has one intent: get a drink and some rest before hitting the road again. An altercation with a lush brings back dark memories, and the woman’s final taunt tips him over the edge. He abducts and drags her off to an abandoned farm.
There, he introduces her to pain and suffering, on a journey into her darkest nightmares, and his bloodthirsty fantasy. However, the farm isn’t as secluded as he had hoped, and he is forced to deal with several others who have wandered too close to his lair. When just two innocents remain, only a battle of survival will decide who will walk away.
But, the killer strikes again, and only one who has been close to the horrors will know what must be done. Someone must put an end to the reign of terror that has begun. Buy here

Sick Twisted F*cks by Howard Carlyle

STFThe title of this audiobook says it all. It contains two short, twisted tales.
The first story, “Love Sick in the Head”, is about Timothy Bridle, who falls in love with his girlfriend’s dying mother…. That’s when things get really sick and twisted. A sickening love story.
The second story, “Feeling the Fear”, follows one man’s curiosity to discover if he can feel and experience someone’s fear. Things don’t turn out to well for him or his poor “subject”.  Buy here


Our spotlighted promotions for the coming months are listed below, so keep an eye out for those. If you have a book you’d like included, simply email the cover image and link to, stating which month is the best fit for the story.

August 2019 – Books in a Series (any genre)

September 2019 – Short Stories (under 10k words)

October 2019 – 31 Days of Horror

November 2019 – Fantasy Books

December 2019 – Children’s Books

January 2020 – New releases (books out within the last 30 days)

February 2020 – Women in Horror Month

March 2020 – 99p/c e-books

April 2020 – Novellas

May 2020 – Poetry

June 2020 – Anthologies & Collections


June Spotlight – Anthologies & Collections

June sees us move the spotlight on to books filled with short stories – both single and multi-author. All the books featured this month fall into the horror genre, but cover a wide range of sub-genres. So, be brave, enjoy the terror, and perhaps discover some new talents.

Short Horror Stories: A Box Set by P.J. Blakey-Novis

BOXI-III Kindle cover18 short horror stories, 1 terrifying collection. A set including all of the short stories Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels, and The Artist in a single book.
Embrace the Darkness: Step into the mind of the unstable, where nightmares become reality and reality is not always what it seems. Embrace The Darkness is a collection of six terrifying tales, exploring the darker side of human nature and the blurred line between dreams and actuality.
Tunnels: From the author of Embrace the Darkness, Tunnels takes you on six terrifying journeys full of terror and suspense. Join a group of ghost-hunters, dare to visit the Monroe house on Halloween, peek inside the marble box, and feel the fear as you meet the creatures of the night.
The Artist: The nightmares continue in this third instalment of short horrors from P.J. Blakey-Novis. The Artist and Other Stories contains a terrifying mix of serial killers, sirens, ghosts, claustrophobia, supernatural powers, and revenge guaranteed to get your heart racing and set your nerves on edge. Buy here

Read an interview with P.J. Blakey-Novis here

Wakeful Children by S.P. Oldham

wcrgbWhen you open the pages of Wakeful Children, you peer into the mind of a depraved killer who started out small; the panic-stricken thoughts of a recovering alcoholic, just trying to get to a group meeting; the anguished, silent prayers of a man whose only wish is to get a peaceful night’s sleep. You get a glimpse into the greediness of a collector of old, even ancient artifacts – just don’t ask how he came upon them; the idle thoughts of a girl, playing innocently in the grounds of her grandparent’s house, oblivious to what she really is; the calculating machinations of an apparently frail, beautiful woman who is not all she appears to be.

The thoughts and actions of all these beings and more, including entities too old to truly age, spirits too nebulous to name, make up eleven short, intriguing, unsettling stories by S P Oldham, every story fresh and original. Beautifully descriptive prose, sometimes shockingly brutal passages coupled with vividly imagined and clearly depicted storylines make Wakeful Children: A Collection of Horror and Supernatural Tales an intriguing, inventive debut for this author. Buy here

Read an interview with S.P. Oldham here

Read our review of Wakeful Children here

Fangtastic Tales of Werewolf Savagery by Toneye Eyenot

fangtasticLa Lluna Plena – the Full Moon – that beautiful and mysterious celestial body which stirs within us all those deep, dark emotions we do our best to subdue and control. For some of us, her influence runs deeper, much deeper. We all walk beneath her maddening rays, yet, while most may shrug off the notion that inside us all resides a beast – a savage wolf – there are those of us who embrace the monster within and ride that lunatic wave with abandon each time she casts her gaze upon us.

Some see it as a blessing, others…a curse. To be bitten, and fall prey to murderous urges beyond our control, or to have the good fortune to be born into the pack, or perhaps even to whisper words of spell in order to evoke the lycanthropic gift, there are more than a few ways to cast aside the human skin and let loose the wolf within. Those ways are explored throughout this collection of werewolf terrors.

Suspend disbelief, dear reader, because whether you care to admit it, or continue to live in ignorant bliss, we walk among you. We smell the blood as it courses through your veins and taste your fear on the breeze. We long to see the life drain from your quivering flesh as we gorge. Beware the Full Moon, as you are about to enter the world of the Werewolf. Buy here

Read an interview with Toneye Eyenot here

Read our review of Fangtastic Tales of Werewolf Savagery here

Under Rotting Sky by Matthew V. Brockmeyer

Under“Riveting. Your worst nightmares realized.”
–Scream Hard Reviews

Twenty unforgettable tales of transgression and horror by the award-winning author of KIND NEPENTHE.

In “Mine” a child hangs precariously between the isthmus of innocence and evil, shedding his humanity for the altar of a wolf pup.

A horrifying and ancient legend reveals itself with a shocking new twist in “A Dirty Winter Moon.”

“Have a Heart” teaches us that nature always prevails over the follies of man, sometimes in an extremely gruesome manner.

In “Rumpelstiltskin” the troll under the bridge is very real, and wants your children for unspeakable deeds.

In “The Gym Teacher” a boy’s obsession with serial killers leads him to discover the true nature of a monster.

These twenty stories traverse the outskirts of society to reveal the brutality of humanity in all its gory glory. Buy UK and US

Read our review of Under Rotting Sky here

19 Gates of Hell: A Horror Anthology

19 GATES OF HELL coverFrom the darkest places imaginable, both outside and inside the mind, comes 19 tales that will drag you into places you never dreamed of seeing, not even in your worst nightmares.

Come along as these tales open up 19 gates into hell and experience the supernatural, the darkness of night, and the unimaginable like never before. Authors such as Byron Craft, Matthew V. Brockmeyer, Rich Restucci and many more have come together to show you in. . .and they won’t let you leave until you’re crying out for mercy, begging to live to see one last sunset.

What are you waiting for? The gates are opening. Buy UK and US

Chaos Tales: Hell TV: Volume 2

HellTV-KindleEternal damnation isn’t just about roasting over the flames. The damned live in Pandemonium, a sprawling metropolis of slums, skyscrapers and gated communities. The devious and evil forge new careers for themselves, rising through the ranks to positions of privilege and power—the misguided and unfortunate fight amongst themselves in the hope that tonight’s torment will be less than yesterday’s. Everyone works and, when they aren’t slaving, they watch television—thousands of channels covering every perversion and insanity. Fokst is the chief of the daytime schedule, one of the powerful. On the cusp of gaining access to the inner sanctums of depravity he must prove his worth, convince his boss that he is the best man for the job, prove that his shows are the best. Only thing is, he hates them all, never watches them if he can avoid it. With an audit in eight hours and a thousand shows to watch, Fokst knows today is going to be a long day in Hell. Chaos Tales II: Hell TV is another gut churning collection from Christopher Law. It really isn’t for children or the squeamish. Buy UK and US

Death, Infection, the Devil…and Jed by Howard Carlyle

Death jedFour different stories of horror, all with deadly outcomes. How would you handle a bullying co-worker? Brian did it perfectly!
What if a deadly virus left you as the last man standing… What would you do?
Would you make a deal with the devil to get everything you wanted… Martin had the chance and took it with horrific consequences.
How far would you go for your favorite dish of homemade soup… Jed went that one step further than normal. Buy here


100 Word Horrors Volume 2 compiled by Kevin J. Kennedy

51SjwlyLuiLA drabble is a short form of fiction that is exactly 100 words long (not including the title).

Kevin J. Kennedy has once again served up the best of the horror world to bring you an anthology that is packed with creepy tales.

Between these pages you will find over one hundred drabbles, written by a wealth of talented authors. From the best indie horror authors to Bram Stoker award winners and Amazon top sellers. We have monsters, mayhem and madness. Come join us. Buy UK and US

Read an interview with Kevin J. Kennedy here

Our spotlighted promotions for the coming months are listed below, so keep an eye out for those;

July – Audio Books

August – Books in a Series

September – Short Stories (under 10k words)

October – 31 Days of Horror

November – Fantasy Books

December – Children’s Books

Featured Poetry Books – May 2019

May sees us spotlighting a fantastic selection of poetry, in a range of different styles, covering a variety of topics. Check out the list below for full details;

Life According to Poetry by Sarah Northwood

sarah nPoetry flows effortlessly from my thoughts to the journey of my soul. In reality, the world is seldom as simple and things are harder to bear in darkness.
As you, too, take this journey, remember those whom we choose to share our path will light our way. It leaves us ready to face the world afresh once again.
I will never be the person I was, instead I will be something better.
I will let the gift of today help me reach the heights of tomorrow,
and the scars of my past will be the jewels glinting on the top of the mountain.
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Smoke and Shadows by Joanne Van Leerdam

Smoke and Shadows 6x9 Low ResIt’s a common thing. As we go through life, we discover that people and things are frequently not what they seem to be, and what we understand to be the truth of our own experience often turns out to be something quite different instead. Life is as full of illusions as it is of genuine experiences.

False friends abound. Trials hurt, but then deliver unexpected strength and blessings. People put up smokescreens to hide their true intentions or feelings; and only sometimes do we ever discover why. The world seems hateful until someone delivers light and love in a surprising way.

The poems in this new collection explore some of the illusions and deceptions people experience in their lives, the clarity and wisdom gained from hindsight, and the lessons we can learn from them.

“Smoke and shadows yield to glimpses of light—
Only then we begin to see:
When we learn to perceive things as they are,
We can have peace with whatever will be.”

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My Crazy World: Collected Poems by John Evans

my crazy world cover v2This is a collection of 16 poems covering a variety of subjects. These are personal musings and philosophies of my own, at times slightly comical at others a little dark and brooding. Ultimately these represent some of my experiences in the world to date. Buy UK and US




Eyes Wide Open: Poems From a Fractured Mind by Matthew Earl

Eyes Wide OpenA collection of poems. Serious subjects are covered in this collection.Through the darkness of depression comes the words that I write.Take a journey with me and maybe some of the words inside will strike a chord with you. Buy UK and US




Scars and Stars, the Collection: Poems From a Fractured Mind by Matthew Earl

Stars & ScarsA Poetry collection based on our fight with various mental health issues. Hard hitting and raw this collection tries to show what it’s like living with an unseen illness. Suicide, abuse and self harm are touched upon in this book. Buy UK and US




In My Words by Yasir Suilaiman

In my wordsThis book is a small collection of poems I wrote on various topics. Some may be on romance, some on women, while others on philosophy. I request the readers to consider that these are a few poems I have saved over the years. There are hundreds more that remain unpublished.

Also, many of these poems have already been listed on one platform or the other. Poetry or being an author is not my profession. I have been writing poetry since the age of eight and it continues to remain a hobby. These poems simply highlight the ways I view different things in the world. These are voices of my heart.

There are stories behind each poem in this book that I would love to share on special request. Some of them are from my books. I have tried to cover different subjects through my poetry. Readers of my books and poems are requested to observe that my writing is as varied as the number of people across the globe. Buy UK and US

Solitary Confinement by Kat Lehmkuhl

Screenshot_20190123-200617Come on a journey with me and let the pages of life turn softly before you. Rest a bit from life’s hardness and cozy under a hand-knitted blanket with me. Keep the tea hot, keep the fires stoked, and listen. Hear the lullaby of a soft piano soothe you into a calm you have forgotten existed. Add some chocolates and I will be there, if only as the voice in your mind, telling you my tales. You see, we all have challenges. We all have stories. This is mine. Buy UK and US


Atha by Sally-Shakti Willow (Available from May 6th)

AthaSally-Shakti Willow’s bold new collection Atha utilises collage technique to espouse a Utopian Poetics described as ‘a relationship of non-alienation between reader and writer’ in which one encounters one’s embodied and intersubjective self. In combining fragments from a rich array of sources such as yoga manuals with the 24 hour news cycle, Willow ensures that this enquiry fully integrates inner and outer worlds in lines like ‘hormone secretions stimulate freedom of movement.’ In her series of rituals for Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, this utopian tension is memorably chased by a ‘ghostword’ that ‘sembles’ and ‘dissembles’ as it ‘search [es] the words / for the root.’ The final section ‘Movement & Meditation’ opens with the question ‘how to metabolise this’, when ‘this’ feels like all the evils of the world rising to engulf us. That the answer must be ‘my voice’ puts Willow’s courageous and generous work firmly in the company of writers like Maggie O’Sullivan – to whom she pays tribute here – making Atha an accomplished and inspiring act of ‘edgewordering.’

–Scott Thurston

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Seasoned Eyes are Beaming by Jovannah Bar

SEASONEDJovannah Bar is a regular visitor to Brighton. Like many, she feels at home in our vibrant seaside community. This talented young poet has had more than her share of life experiences. She has used poetry to put things into perspective, resulting in a unique collection of observations and recollections in verse. Invisible Voices editors have been moved by these poems, and their relatable subject matter. We hope that you too, will find joy in this work, and be as inspired by Miss Bar’s poems as we have been. This collection is being published as part of the Written Word programme offered by Invisible Voices of Brighton & Hove as part of Brighton Fringe Festival 2018. Buy UK and US

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