James Carlson began writing as a young man by obsessively scribbling journal entries while hitchhiking and traveling on buses across the US. Later, a few of his attempts at poetry appeared in online magazines. Around that time, he also started work as a freelance music journalist, reviewing albums and interviewing artists for a handful of publications. In recent years, he has discovered a passion for penning short stories, especially in the genres of horror, science fiction, and dark fantasy. His work has appeared in anthologies from Gypsum Sound Tales, Breaking Rules Publishing, Grinning Skull Press, Terror Tract Publishing, Deadman’s Tome, Reanimated Writers Press, and others.
The latest book from the critically acclaimed author of Beautiful, Frightening, and Silent; Jennifer Anne Gordon.
On an almost uninhabitable rocky island off the coast of Maine, a Hotel looms over the shore, an ever-present gray lady that stands strong like a guard, keeping watch. For many who come here, this island is a sanctuary and a betrayal.
This is a place where memories linger like ghosts, and the ephemeral nature of time begins to peel away …like the sanity of all who have been unlucky enough to step foot on its shore.
In the late spring of 1873, Isabelle gave birth to her son Oscar, he cried for three startling minutes, and then went silent. During the months that follow, Isabelle is drugged and lulled into an almost hallucinatory world of grief and fear. Her life begins to feel as though it exists in a terrifying new reality separated from those around her …
When her grieving begins to make her husband, Henry, uncomfortable, he and his mother conspire to send Isabelle away to a Summer Hotel on Dagger Island, where she can rest and heal. While they are adamant that the hotel is not an asylum and that Isabelle will be able to return eventually to her home, Isabelle understands in her heart that it is all a lie. That perhaps, everything about being a woman in this time, may have always been a lie.
Her family has lied to her, and she has lied to herself.
The Hotel, of course, is not what it seems, and the foreboding Dagger Island begins to feel more like a prison than a retreat. Isabelle hears relentless sounds coming from the attic above her room, and the ever-present cries of small children scream in her head almost constantly. Are they hallucinations, or are they connected to the small cemetery she found, filled with the fresh dirt of little graves, the brokenhearted reminders of people that no one believes ever existed?
She meets a fellow guest at the Hotel, a young, enigmatic, and deeply damaged priest, named Francis.
Together they teeter on the edges of reality and try desperately to become free from the fates that their pasts have bound them to.
From Daylight to Madness is a poetic, and haunting Gothic Fiction novel that is both profoundly unsettling and darkly romantic.
Interview with Author Jennifer Anne Gordonabout her latest book 'From Daylight to Madness
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Interview with Editor / Author JOHN RAAB about his latest book 'SUSPENSE MAGAZINE
Sci-fi / Horror Writer
Until its You, One can Never understand just how Soul Destroying it can be when a Family Member, Friend or Acquaintance; just up and vanishes. That depth of darkness knows no bounds when they're declared missing and unfindable. Detective Jarrett Jefferson knows that portion of Hell’s Fiery Pits All Too Well. His wife was Not Only Reported Missing on July the First of Twenty, Twenty-Nine, but that day Just So Happened to be his Thirtieth Birthday. His Misery took an Even Deeper Step into Self-annihilation and destruction; after her case was declared an Adult Runaway, before getting tossed amongst the other Hundreds of cold case files. And now; A Year Later, Jean’s husband was just starting to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. Ride along with the Detective as his First Official Case turns out to be Unlike anything he has ever investigated. A Serial Killer that is given the name S.S.K. by Mr. Jefferson himself. As the killers identity is revealed, clues about Jean’s whereabouts eventually come to light also. Why Settle For FAKE SKIN, When You Can Have REAL. Look For A REAL SKIN DEALER Near You.
Interview with Sci-Fi Author E.A.GREENabout his latest book 'REAL SKIN'
The long-awaited fifth book in the wildly popular series of horror/comedy novels featuring Andrew Mayhem!
As a stay-at-home dad taking care of triplets, Andrew Mayhem's days of getting into wild adventures are over. His life is measured in diaper changes. Sleep has become an abstract concept, something oft-discussed with his wife Helen but rarely experienced.
So when Internet celebrity explorer Percival Longshore asks Andrew and his best friend Roger to travel with him on a good old-fashioned treasure hunt, Andrew laughs off the idea. He can't even watch ten consecutive minutes of a movie, much less fly to the rainforest in South America to see if an old map is accurate.
The base pay is generous, the potential reward is astronomical, and Percival assures him that he will be in absolutely no danger. After Helen gives her blessing for Andrew to leave for a few days, he finds himself on a small motorboat on the Amazon River seeking his fortune. Maybe this adventure really will be different.
When they pass a skinned body tied to a pole, Andrew realizes that nothing has changed...
Interview with Sci-Fi Author Jeff Strand about his latest book 'Cemetery Closing'
MARK ALLAN GUNNELS
Brad Storm doesn’t believe in ghosts, but moving into the house at 324 Abercorn just may change his mind.
Best-selling author Bradley Storm finally has enough money to buy and restore his dream home. Despite 324 Abercorn's reputation as one of the most haunted houses in America, Bradley isn't worried. He doesn't believe in the supernatural. Then strange things begin to happen. Objects no longer where he left them. Phantom noises heard from empty rooms. Shadows glimpsed from the corner of his eye.
Is his house truly haunted, or is there something more sinister happening on the property?
With the help of Bradley’s new boyfriend and a few friends who are just as intrigued with the seemingly inexplicable occurrences surrounding the infamous house, they set out to find the truth of what stalks the halls at 324 Abercorn.
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Interview with Sci-Fi Author Mark Allan Gunnels about his latest book '324 Abercorn'
Ever since he was a child, David was actively inspired by the Muses to write. Whether it was stories of the Smurfs when he was 7 or Star-Trek-meets-Greek-myth short story in his senior year in high school, he has always desired to share adventures. Becoming an English teacher simply fueled his desire to write, and from this, as well as a love of fantasy and comic books (especially Wonder Woman), he created his Task Force: Gaea series.
David's tale of mythic fantasy in the world of the Olympian gods, Task Force: Gaea, will be five books, plus one anthology, Of Mortal Bonds, that leaps out of Memory's Curse, to tell an additional set of stories.
He is also working on a Celtic myth-inspired series called The DragonHawk Cycle, with the first novel being The Quest of Wyndracer and Fyrehunter (2017 or 2018).
David goes to various conventions across the country to meet fans, sign books, and just be a total geek. For more information, please check his website: http://www.davidbergerbooks.com
Interview with Sci-Fi Author David Berger about his latest book Task Force Gaia'
MICHAEL C. BLAND
When Dray Quintero learns his nineteen-year-old daughter Raven committed a heinous act, he covers it up to save her life. This pits him against the police he’s respected since he was a child and places him in the crosshairs of Kieran, a ruthless federal Agent. To survive, Dray must overcome the surveillance system he helped build and the technology implanted in people’s heads, for everyone has a microcomputer in their brain and computer-screen lenses in their eyes.
Interview with Sci-Fi Author Michael C. Bland about his latest book The Price of Safety
SCOTT M. GORISCAK
This is the first complete edition of Scott Goriscak's Books. These stories take you on a spine-chilling journey of his writing.
Consequences for a young scientist after an experiment goes horribly wrong. An adjoining hotel room that isn't what it seems. Cute, and cuddly creatures with a taste for revenge. Or how about the adoption of a strange little boy? Perhaps a game of poker with your fears? You'll meet them all at the turn of a page and they will remain with you long after the book is closed. Horrorgeddon is a collection of the weird, the wicked, and the downright ghastly. So dim the lights, pull the covers up and enjoy the insidious ride.