TWELVE INSCRUTABLY TWISTED TALES...
Unusual, weird and wonderful, herein are twelve stories from the minds of four supremely talented — and twisted — authors.
From the curse of the living dead to vengeance from beyond the grave, from the darkest corner of Africa to the bowels of the local cemetery, these tales are as unique and as mysterious as…well, a Chinese Tattoo!
For fans of JA Konrath's Jack Daniels mystery series, this collection includes a Harry McGlade novella, "The Necro Files." (McGlade also appears in the Suckers novelette from Delirium Books, co-written with Dark Arts Books alum Jeff Strand).
In addition to the hysterical "Necro Files," the book offers Rick R. Reed's dark revenge tale "Moving Toward the Light," David Thomas Lord's deceptively creepy "The White Room" and Cullen Bunn's darkly horrifying "Tomorrow, When The Demons Come" (as well as "Granny Kisses," one of Cullen's insanely twisted World Horror Convention Gross-Out stories!)
And those are just a few of the 12 offerings!
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Tomorrow When The Demons Come
RICK R. REED:
Moving Toward The Light
DAVID THOMAS LORD:
The White Room
The Great White Ape
The Necro File
LIKE A CHINESE TATTOO is a twisted anthology of twelve short horror stories that includes a clever continuation of the Dracula saga, a paranoid portrayal of unchecked insanity and even a revolting tale of a geriatric yeast infection from beyond the grave (!). It's a brilliant collection of work from four talented authors, all of whom bring something sick and dripping to the table.
CULLEN BUNN grew up in rural North Carolina, but now lives in the St. Louis area. The first collection of his noir/horror comic, The Damned, was published in 2007 by Oni Press. The follow-up, Prodigal Sons, was released in 2008. His fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. Somewhere along the way, he founded Undaunted Press and edited the small press horror magazine, Whispers from the Shattered Forum. All writers must pay their dues, and Cullen has worked various odd jobs, including Alien Autopsy Specialist, Rodeo Clown, Professional Wrestler Manager (during which time his rivalry with Jim Cornette grew to epic porportions), and Sasquatch Wrangler.
In their October 2006 issue, Unzipped magazine said: “You could call him the Stephen King of gay horror.” RICK R. REED’s most recent published work includes a thriller about a serial killer using a gay hookup website to find his victims called IM (Quest Books, May 2007); a tragic vampire love story set in 1950s Greenwich Village and modern-day Chicago called In the Blood (Quest Books, September 2007); and a paranormal page-turner about a psychic reluctantly caught up in the murders of two teenage girls in her small western Pennsylvania town called Deadly Vision (Quest Books, January 2008). Other published novels include A Face Without a Heart (a modern-day version of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray), Penance, and Obsessed.
DAVID THOMAS LORD is the author of the bestselling vampire novel Bound In Blood, a Lambda Literary Award finalist. In 2006, he released the sequel, Bound In Flesh, and the novella, “The Secrets of the Fey”, both nominees for the Lambda and the Spectrum Awards. He is currently working on his first non-horror novel. He is not the member of any organization. He has nothing tattooed but his memory, nothing pierced but his heart.
JA KONRATH writes the Lt. Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels thrillers, the latest of which is Fuzzy Navel, which is a lot more hardcore than the sissy title hints at. He’s also the editor of the hitman anthology These Guns For Hire and the author of the horror novel Afraid under the pen name Jack Kilborn. He promises that Afraid will scare the shit out of you. In the past few years, Joe has had over 50 short stories published in various publications.