Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cannibal Fat Camp (2013, Thunderstorm Books)


Buy it HERE in Paperback or Audio!

The new 'splatire' novella from the team of Mark C. Scioneaux and David C. Hayes is sure to hit the spot!  

From the publisher: "Miles Landish couldn't help himself. He eats and eats and eats and eats just to fill an empty, gaping, hole in his self esteem. Nothing ever seems to fill that hole, even the five star meals Miles' wealthy parents make possible. So, as a last resort, Miles attends Camp Tum Tum, a weight control camp for spoiled teens. What happens there is only hinted at in high social circles, but the truth must be told. Facing starvation, the campers at Tum Tum make a decision that very few human beings have made. That decision turns Camp Tum Tum into... Cannibal Fat Camp!"

Capstone Literary Journal, Volume 2 (2013, Kaplan)


From Kaplan University: The School of General Education is pleased to announce the publication of Capstone, Volume Two—the spring edition!  Volume Two celebrates fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and photography from participants from all over Kaplan.

Join us in celebrating Kaplan’s talented artists by taking a look at the newest issue!

Keep an eye out for Capstone’s fall issue call for submissions coming soon, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for Capstone’s Literary Festival coming in August in which artists from Volume Two (spring issue) and Volume Three (fall issue) will be featured.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

High Stakes (2013, Evil Jester Press)


Available March 26, 2013!

This anthology is fang-tastic. Dacre Stoker, the great grandnephew of Bram Stoker and author of Dracula Undead, has graciously agreed to write the Foreword. Also opening the anthology will be a new poem by the Bram Stoker Award winning poet Linda Addison. Within the pages of High Stakes you will also discover 10 original new vampire stories from today’s most exciting horror authors all with the theme of “games” in play. Authors include: Jonathan Maberry, Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Sephara Giron, Michael Hanson, Roh Morgan, Rain Graves and JG Faherty!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

D.O.A. II (2013, Blood Bound Books)


From Blood Bound Books!

This Fourth of July, celebrate your 1st amendment rights with the release of DOA, Volume II.

Our most popular anthology is back. Loved by some, hated by others; DOA is unlike any other anthology we’ve done before. And DOA II will shatter whatever taboos you had left from the first round.

Authors include:

Wrath James White
Jack Ketchum
J. F. Gonzalez
Robert Devereaux
David Quinn
Monica J. O’Rourke
Shane McKenzie

Daniel I Russell
Raymond Little
Laura J. Campbell
Calie Voorhis
Thomas Pluck
Ken MacGregor
Kristopher Triana
J.S. Reinhardt
Harper Hull
Joshua Dobson
Kerry G.S. Lipp
Anton Cancre
K. Trap Jones
D. Lynn Smith
Robert Essig
Kelly M. Hudson
Gregory L. Norris
Matt Kurtz
John McNee
David Bernstein

Friday, March 15, 2013

Sinister Visions (2013)

as Charles Albert Harris

Horror anthology SINISTER VISIONS is making its way out on the world as we speak – cinematic showings are planned during the summer in the UK, Italy and Spain and a DVD release for the North American market is planned for early autumn. The cover art has just been revealed, see below this text.


Are you ready for a terror attack combining both succubi, women possessed by demons, serial killers in electric chairs, aggressive zombies, avengeful crazy women, men with very deep emotional scars and ofcourse a fair amount of amputation and gore? SINISTER VISIONS consists of five grueling horror stories to make your bones freeze.

SUCCUBUS is about a beautiful young blonde, Emma, studying to become an archeologist. On an excavation trip to Syria she finds something in the sand that is about to change her life completely. She hurries home hoping to be able to escape it, but she is about to get wiser.

MY UNDEAD GIRLFRIEND is a twisted story with a lot of morbid, dark humor, telling the story of the day Keith woke up next to his girlfriend who had out of the blue turned into a flesh eating undead and tonight he is about to meet her parents for the first time! This day is going to be a bit out of the ordinary!

MOTHER KNOWS BEST is the story about Carl, a somewhat shy man preparing for a date with his childhood sweetheart, Rebecca. Carl’s mother has quite a few objections about the date and she is not too shy to express them, though.

In A WOMAN SCORNED we meet Gail tied to a bed by Holly. Gail have had the nerve to start a relationship with Richard, who unfortunately is Holly’s former husband – and Gail does not approve at all!

Finally, GENITAL GENOCIDE presents us to serial killer Charles Albert Harris who, sitting on death row waiting for the switch to be turned on, takes us through his crimes while the audience of the court room listens. Harris wants a last reaction out of the audience that consists of many relatives of his audience – and a reaction he gets.

SINISTER VISIONS is a collaboration between filmmakers from USA, UK, Sweden and Denmark and features works from skilled writers such as Garry Charles, Stefan Bommelin, Henric Brandt, Rasmus Tirzitis, Cody Cather, Doug Gehl and Lars Egholm Fischmann while the directing has been in the capable hands of Henric Brandt, Doug Gehl and Kim Sønderholm.

Starring: Kim Sønderholm, David C. Hayes, Michael Harrelson, Debbie Overbey, Rob Douglas, Rick Dyer, Daren Palacio, Bart Overbey, Brian Weir, Liana Hubbard, Tori Montgomery, Pamela Ricardo, Peg Thon, Kat Herlo, Miriam Yeager, Nadia Bond, Lars Bjarke, Ralf Beck, Pontus Olgrim, Camilla Löjdström, Andreas Rylander, Stefan Jonasson, Babs Brinklund, Mehrnaz Bagheri Beiknejad, Mette Løvendahl, Toke Lars Bjarke, Nadine and many, many others.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

American Guignol (2013, Blood Bound Books)



The curtain parts, revealing a darkened stage. A bloodcurdling scream rips the silence and the dim footlights sputter and rattle, throwing sparks into the audience. One can never know who... or what... will appear on this stage. You've purchased a ticket and been ushered to a seat at the Guignol where anyTHING is possible! Hold on to your programs, kiddies, as David C. Hayes takes you on a singsong trip into his dark imagination. Nothing is taboo at the Guignol whether it be he/she carnival performers and their unique gifts, a lonely man that finds a way to pleasure himself with pests or even a ten-year-old's version of Crayola-inspired vengeance. When it all becomes too gruesome, change gears and laugh a little... even if you feel bad about it. Stories written specifically for a Theatre of the Macabre dot this collection. If J. Edgar Hoover in drag isn't up your alley, find out what happens when the monster under the bed picks the wrong kid to scare or kick back and read about the exploits of those crazy swamp misogynists as they hunt down a Bayou vixen. This is American Guignol, baby... anything goes.

"I'll start by helping you out. Guignol is the main character in a French puppet show which has come to bear his name. American Guignol is a clever play on that name, and after reading the outstanding introduction by HAYES, he really wants to immerse you in the AMERICAN GUIGNOL, an experience he creates with this collection of stories.

His promises of comedy, horror, taboo and gore are expertly fulfilled. Should there ever really be an American Guignol, it probably would look something like this.

My original idea to review every story and talk about them individually fell flat. This collection puts on a show, and every story is a part of that. I tried to read it in as large swathes as possible, HAYES builds up a momentum and plays with the tones of each story so well, that they work together in the same way that foods compliment one another.

It's hard to say 'this story was my favorite' or 'this story was weak'. In the end, it is all part of the "production".

Flash fiction, plays, short stories and other forms or prose form a cohesive work. In an era of collections that either don't have a theme or loosely stick too it, AMERICAN GUIGNOL suprises with it's full form, the sum of its parts. Previously published work coasts in equilibrium with new content, all guided along by the deft hands of DAVID C. HAYES.

5 Stars - David Anderson"

From Melissa DePaolo at Wicked
"David C. Hayes’ American Guignol is a collection of 20 short horror stories and plays. The name is based on a theater in Paris well known for its explicitly violent plays combined with odd bits of comedy thrown in to lighten the mood. David pays homage to “The Theatre du Grand-Guignol” quite well with this anthology.
Within this book, David takes you on a journey that involves stomach vaginas, vengeance, fetus zombies, and swamp hillbillies. It does a fairly good job of walking the lines between thought-provoking horror, snarky comedy, and gut-wrenching tragedy. Some of the highlights include “Trevor and the Box of 64”, “I Am Going To Kill Me”, “’neath”, and “Oh, Holy Night”.

The prevailing theme of many of these stories seems to be justice in many forms including for the fearful, lonely, and innocent. The justice itself takes many forms, none of which I’ll discuss because I do not want to give away anything. However, not every story deals with justice. Some twist ideas involving signs of fate, ideas about historical figures J. Edgar Hoover and J.F.K, and even touches on the legend of Wenceslas.
Overall, this book is definitely worth a read and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys horror, gore, or has a perverse sense of justice. Every story is compelling and enjoyable. Definitely pick this one up."

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Montauk, AZ (2013)

as Deputy Mike

Available HERE on DVD!

Richard Clayton is a maintenance man at the local police station of the small town of Montauk, Arizona. He spends his days keeping the offices clean and the equipment running. He spends his nights drinking and killing the occasional prostitute. When a new officer arrives in town, Richard is instantly drawn to her. As his love for her grows, he tries desperately to change his ways, but his past has a way of catching up to him.