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                                                                                The Beast: A Werewolf Horror                                                 by Aleister Davidson

The Beast: A Werewolf Horror Aleister Davidson

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If there’s no such thing as werewolves then why are all my friends dead?

A werewolf is preying upon the denizens of a small town. The only people who know what it is, who understand what is happening, are children. A group of third graders isn’t exactly the most credible source of information, especially when it comes to the fantastical. They grow up being ridiculed, shunned, bullied and mistreated by their peers and the broader community.

Years later it returns, but this time Thomas and his friends are prepared for it. As the body count rises and the tension mounts throughout the town, only The Freaks (as they call themselves), have come to terms with what it is. After all, they have seen it before. They have seen the blood it spilled firsthand.

Nobody is above suspicion. Not even family members. Thomas and his friends cannot trust anyone, must suspect everyone. As children, they learned the truth. As grown werewolf hunters, they must use every bit of courage they have to face the monster. Nothing short of killing it will suffice.

Inspired by horror stories and movies from when Werewolves were actually scary. When shifters had fangs. When monsters spilled blood and guts, and nobody cared how nice their abs were. An homage to Stephen King’s Cycle of the Werewolf and movies such as An American Werewolf in London, and the Howling series, The Beast will curdle your blood with fear.

A quick read, this novelette is intended to be devoured in one or two sittings. In the tradition of Edgar Alan Poe, this story should take just between one-half hour and one hour to finish. Primarily it is a reaction to the lack of good werewolf stories out there on the market today. With speculative fiction taking some very bold, yet unnecessary turns in the twenty-first century, The Beast is an attempt to seize on something purer. Sure, weredragon, alien invasion, sci-fi may be doing great and dominating today’s ebook market, but there is something to be said for the kinds of stories that were popular when I was a kid; the kind with fangs, the kind that bite.

“The Beast is one hell of a wild ride. One of the best horror stories I have read in a very long time. I had forgotten just how scary werewolves could actually be. An instant classic.” – the author’s totally biased friend.

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                                                                                HYBRID: A Thriller                                                 by James Marshall Smith

HYBRID: A Thriller James Marshall Smith

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“Smith peppers his story with chilling scenes … [his] writing is full of evocative language … A creature feature that earns its suspense by rigorously developing its characters.” —KIRKUS REVIEWS

Dieter Harmon stared in shock at the hiker’s corpse, the head hanging only by a tangled ribbon of flesh. But what horrified him were claw marks on the victim’s chest. Something has gone terribly wrong with the government’s plan to return wolves to Yellowstone.

As Dieter seeks answers, he is drawn into an escalating battle with Jack Corey, the chief park ranger. This is Corey’s dream project. Wolves have been missing from the primitive beauty of Yellowstone for decades–it is past time to bring them back. For Jack Corey, this bitter fight is personal. And to his advantage, he knows well that in the remote back country tragic “accidents” happen.

That is where Dieter Harmon sets out to track a gruesome hybrid wolf that shouldn’t even exist. But he soon finds that two predators are stalking him. They are very different in nature, but equally deadly.

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                                                                                Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories                                                 by Multiple Authors

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories Multiple Authors

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From Bram Stoker Award-nominated publisher, Crystal Lake Publishing, and the editing duo who brought you the best-selling and critically acclaimed small-town Lovecraftian horror anthology Shadows Over Main Street, comes Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories–a disturbing journey into the beauty that rests inside the very heart of darkness.

Awe meets ache.
Terror becomes transcendence.
Regret gives way to rebirth.

Fifteen short stories and one poem span nearly every twisted corner of the horror and dark fiction genres:

  • A woman experiences an emotional reckoning inside a haunted house.
  • A father sees his daughter rescued after a cold case is solved, only to learn the tragic limits of his love.
  • A man awakens a vengeful spirit and learns the terrible price of settling scores.
  • A boy comes of age into awareness of a secret universe of Lovecraftian scale.
  • A young woman confronts the deathly price of existence inside a German concentration camp during the Holocaust.
  • And much, much more…

Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories features the most celebrated voices in dark fiction, as well as a number of exciting new talents:

Clive Barker, Neil Gaiman, Ramsey Campbell, Paul Tremblay, John F.D. Taff, Lisa Mannetti, Damien Angelica Walters, Josh Malerman, Christopher Coake, Mercedes M. Yardley, Brian Kirk, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Amanda Gowin, Richard Thomas, Maria Alexander and Kevin Lucia. Edited by Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward.

With a foreword from Cemetery Dance magazine founder Richard Chizmar.

Proudly brought to you by Crystal Lake Publishing – Tales from the Darkest Depths

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