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KrackerJack: AN EXTREME HORROR STORY by MATTHEW CASH

KrackerJack: AN EXTREME HORROR STORYMATTHEW CASH

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Five people wake up in a warehouse, bound to chairs.

Before each of them, tacked to the wall are their witness testimonies.

They each played a part in labeling one of Britain’s most loved family entertainers a pedophile and sex offender.

Clearly revenge is the reason they have been brought here, but the man they accused is supposed to be dead.

Opportunity knocks and Diddy Dave Diamond has one last game show to host and it’s a knock out.

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The Drowning God by James Kendley

The Drowning GodJames Kendley

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The Drowning God, a paranormal thriller by James Kendley, is one of 30 projects selected out of 4,563 submissions for Harper Voyager’s new digital-first expansion — release date July 28, 2015!Detective Tohru Takuda faces his own tragic past to uncover modern Japan’s darkest secret–The Drowning God.
Few villagers are happy when Takuda comes home to investigate a foiled abduction, and local police enlist powerful forces to shut him out. Takuda sacrifices his career and family honor to solve the string of disappearances in the dark and backward valley of his youth, but more than a job is at stake. Behind the conspiracy lurks the Kappa, a monstrous living relic of Japan’s pagan prehistory. Protected long ago by a horrible pact with local farmers and now by coldly calculated corporate interests, the Kappa drains the valley’s lifeblood, one villager at a time.
Takuda and his wife, Yumi, are among the few who have escaped the valley, but no one gets away unscarred. When Takuda digs into the valley’s mysteries, Yumi’s heart breaks all over again. She wants justice for her murdered son, but she needs an end to grief. Even if Takuda survives the Kappa, the ordeal may end his marriage.
With Yumi’s tortured blessing, Takuda dedicates his life to ending the Drowning God’s centuries-long reign of terror. He can’t do it alone. A laconic junior officer and a disarmingly cheerful Buddhist priest convince Takuda to let them join in the final battle, where failure means death–or worse. The journey of these three unlikely warriors from uneasy alliance to efficient team turns THE DROWNING GOD’s mystery into an adventure in friendship, sacrifice and courage.

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The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

The Devil’s DictionaryAmbrose Bierce

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RESPECTABILITY, n. The offspring of a liaison between a bald head and a bank account. BEAUTY, n. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. LITIGANT, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.

If these caustic definitions catch your fancy, you’d enjoy The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

He was a columnist with the San Francisco News Letter, a weekly paper which was a business publication aimed at the corporate sector. However, it had a column entitled Town Crier which featured satirical asides and comments in a lighter vein. Bierce went on to edit the paper. His acerbic wit and pungent take on the events of the day earned him the sobriquet of “The Laughing Devil of San Francisco.”

At one point, Bierce found himself short of material for the paper and since he had just bought a copy of Webster’s Dictionary, he hit upon the idea of creating a comic dictionary, with a sardonic take on word definitions. In his preface, Bierce says that he began it in a desultory way in 1881 and continued in this fashion till 1906, working through the alphabet. He included some 88 sections comprising about 20 words each as a weekly serial in his newspaper, generously laced with Bierce’s brand of wit, satire and cynicism. Some of it was published under the title The Cynic’s Word Book. In 1911, the entire work was finally compiled and published under the name The Devil’s Dictionary.

Apart from zany definitions, the book is also peppered with trenchant bits of verse that add to the appeal. Most of these are Bierce’s own creations, signed under various pseudonyms as Orm Pludge, Salder Bupp and “that learned and ingenious cleric, Father Gassalasca Jape” etc.

There are several different versions of The Devil’s Dictionary in circulation. Some are abridged versions, while others have several omissions. Some recent editions are compiled from various sources, since Bierce was largely a freelance columnist and author who contributed to several newspapers simultaneously. He was a gifted writer, orator, journalist, short story writer and fierce opponent of hypocrisy. His credo was “Nothing matters!” He was a purist in style and considered a master craftsman by his peers and readers and generously supported new writers.

Bierce’s death is shrouded in mystery because he disappeared without a trace while on a tour of old Civil War battlefields in America and Mexico.

The Devil’s Dictionary became so popular that it gave rise to a host of imitations such as Roger’s Profanisaurus, Wickedictionary, The Computer Contradictionary and many more in the same vein.

RESPECTABILITY, n. The offspring of a liaison between a bald head and a bank account. BEAUTY, n. The power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband. LITIGANT, n. A person about to give up his skin for the hope of retaining his bones.

If these caustic definitions catch your fancy, you’d enjoy The Devil’s Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.

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Salvage by Duncan Ralston

SalvageDuncan Ralston

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Something is Lurking Under the Lake…

Struggling with the death of his sister, Owen Saddler becomes obsessed with the lake that claimed her life, and the ghost town submerged beneath the water.

Thirty years earlier, Peace Falls had been flooded to build a hydroelectric dam, and its ruins remain below the surface of Chapel Lake. The strange disappearance of the town Pastor, along with many of the parishioners, still haunts the citizens of Chapel Lake. But does the church haunt the lake itself? Is Owen really seeing ghosts… or has he descended into the depths of madness?

A disturbing story of depression, religious fanaticism and the afterlife, SALVAGE is the debut horror novel from Duncan Ralston (author of WOOM).

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The Wordsmith by Alan Ayer

The WordsmithAlan Ayer

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Walt Erickson is a famous author whose books are read by millions of adoring fans, but he has never written a word of his own novels. The secret behind his novels is the stuff of nightmares.

With his agent, an associate, and a particularly unique typewriter by his side, Walt’s creative process is much more sinister and merciless than the average writer’s. The lengths to which one man will go to achieve fame and notoriety give a chilling glimpse into what humans are capable of, regardless of the moral consequences.

The Wordsmith is a thrilling and darkly innovative story of suspense, one that will force you to wonder if we can ever truly know the whole story behind the people we love. Is it possible to unearth the darkest details of ourselves and still come out alive?

As Walt’s hunger for fame continues to grow, and his girlfriend begins to suspect the unsettling truth behind his words, the tenuous threads holding Walt’s life together begin to fray.

From the astoundingly imaginative mind of Alan Ayer, The Wordsmith is a gripping narrative that dares to peer into the shadows of the darkest aspects of humanity. Our story–our fate in life–is often written against our will.

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Sway: A Psychological Thriller by Matthew Keith

Sway: A Psychological ThrillerMatthew Keith

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A recurring nightmare comes to back to haunt a man after nearly two decades, triggering memories of an abusive childhood long since buried. The line between what is real and what isn’t soon becomes blurred, until he is unable to determine which reality holds the truth he is searching for.

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