"The new owner of a
home that holds a terrible surprise. An insomniac whose quest for sleep leads
you to a horrifying discovery. The parent of a little girl who holds the keys
of damnation and salvation in her tiny hands. You are all these people, and
more. In this brave collection, author Jeffery X Martin makes the reader the
main character in fifteen nerve-grinding new stories, filled with horror, humor
and jagged pieces of human nature."
"They say life is
what happens when you're making other plans. It is also what happens when you
need cash to record a demo, but that isn't as catchy in a song, or a meme. Al
was coasting through life without a plan or a clue when he was offered a way to
make quick cash without doing anything illegal, mainly because killing vampires
is not technically against any laws. If he agrees he jump starts his musical
career, but on the downside, he has to combat the forces of undead evil,
including their horrific fashion sense. Will Al survive? Will his punk rocker
sister Angie finally dump her loser boyfriend? Will Al's girlfriend come to her
senses and dump him? Will Al's gruff partner Abdiel become "woke"? (Depends
on your definition) Will the citizens of Philadelphia discover the dark
festering evil that lurks in their very city?(other than Eagles fans) Will
anyone eat an actual cheesesteak? The only way to find out is to read this
book, because there will probably never be a Cliff Notes for this one!"
Both books are available on the excellent and revolutionary Godless Horror app, which is a must have for horror fans who prefer e-readers over paperbacks. For you physical media fans, Cheesesteak is available right now and Short Stories About You should be live within the next couple of days.
In Other News...
Starting in issue six of Stranger With Friction, we are excited to announce we will be serializing the new novella by Carter Johnson called Tales from Behind the Counter!
Dropping next month, April 21st, on Godless and Amazon, St Rooster Books is proud to present Saint's Blood by Ryan Bradley! Want a reason to be excited? Check out what Owen King, author of Double Feature: A Novel and Sleeping Beauties (with Stephen King) has to say about it;
"Miracles do happen in Ryan Bradley's dark and unrelenting Saint's Blood, but be warned; they come at no small price. Saint's Blood is an impressive debut. I enjoyed it and I'm excited to see what Ryan Bradley writes next."
There's just over a month left to get your submissions in to us for No One Likes a Tourist: An Anthology of Dark Tourism. What is Dark Tourism? It's going to the site of tragedy, disaster, murder, or other dark events rather than going to Disney World for your vacation. I'm talking about touring Chernobyl or taking the Jeffery Dahmer serial killer tour. For this anthology, I'm asking you to take this concept and create your own dark tourism scenario. People going to bad places and having bad things happen to them. As always; no sexist, racist, homophobic, or transphobic material. I really don't like the rape-revenge sub-genre either, and I'm unlikely to accept such a story. Otherwise, go nuts!
Word count: 3-5 thousand words
Payment: $20 and a contributor copy or the equivalent of $20 worth of contributor copies
Deadline: May 1st, 2022
Send to: Holyrooster76@gmail.com