Volume of two this award-winning series emerges from the shadows with a fresh crop of extreme horror. This collection of ten stories features authors from all over the globe for an international perspective on fear. Take care as you reach into these dark places, for the things here bite, and you may withdraw a hand short of a few fingers.
Toll Road, by Antonio Simon, Jr.
—A professional kidnapper gets more than he bargained for when his latest abduction leads to terrifying supernatural encounters on the Florida Turnpike.
Boxed, by Bryan Cassiday
—A group of strangers trapped in an elevator run short of time and bullets as they attempt to discover who among them is infected with a deadly plague.
A Murder of Crows, by Reed W. Huston
—Daniel, Rebecca, and their cat Southpaw have just moved into a new home, and the local wildlife is not happy to receive them. It’s more than coincidental that a group of crows is called a murder…
We All Ate The White Flesh, by Chris Lynch
—In the depths of a harsh winter, a starving family unearths a massive turnip and unexpected horrors.
The Lonely Man, by Barnaby King
—Thomas’s investigation into an idyllic English village uncovers the tragic story of two young lovers, and the ghastly secret the villagers thought they’d left buried in the past.
The Queen Beneath The Earth, by Ken Pelham
—Charles Bonham knows better than anyone that grave-robbing is a lucrative business. While in Ireland to ply his trade, he learns that some secrets are better left buried.
Dear Sir, by Steven Samuel Stafford
—Two field medics on the Western Front race against time to fulfill a soldier’s dying wish and stop an unspeakable horror.
Colder Still, by Justin Cawthorne
—A relic from John’s past holds a portentous future for his son and the secret to a fatal gypsy curse.
Quarry Lake, by Kelson Hargis
—Ghosts have beset Whit ever since his kid brother drowned. Whit is determined to plumb the secrets of Quarry Lake, but at what cost?
God May Pity All Weak Hearts, by Daniel Russell
—Something dreadful lives within the walls of Dr. Crippen’s home. More dreadful still is what it has in common with him.
|Publisher:||Darkwater Syndicate, Inc.|
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About the Author
Antonio Simon, Jr. is an award-winning author of several books. His debut fantasy/comedy adventure novel, "The Gullwing Odyssey" was an instant hit in 2013. He has won the prestigious Royal Palm Literary Award; the Pacific Book Award; Indie Book of the Day; and the Reader's Favorite Five-Star seal. Antonio’s interests are as varied as his literary repertoire. He is a local historian and has written "Miami Is Missing", which delves into the hidden history of the Magic City, with all its glitz and scandal. His public appearances on Miami’s history never fail to enlighten and entertain. He is also an avid tabletop gamer and the author of "R.A.G.E.: Roleplay Adventure Gaming Engine", a fun, innovative, and original roleplaying game system. He holds a law degree from Saint Thomas University School of Law and two undergraduate degrees (Political Science and History) from the University of Miami. He lives in Miami, Florida.
Bryan Cassiday writes horror books and thrillers. He wrote Alien Assault, Comes a Chopper, Poxland, Kill Ratio, Sanctuary in Steel, Zombie Necropolis, Zombie Maelstrom, Helter Skelter, The Anaconda Complex, The Kill Option, and Blood Moon: Thrillers and Tales of Terror. His numerous short stories have appeared in anthologies, such as Horror Society Stories Volume One and the French anthology Tenebres 2015. He lives in Southern California near the beach, because zombies can't swim.
Reed Huston is a mild mannered engineer who loves to read and write in his lounging time. His favorite authors include Stephen King, Michael Crichton and Clive Cussler. No genre of book is too otherworldly for him, though he does prefer horror and adventures. Reed has written many short stories, though only a few appear on this site. His preferences are thrillers and horror. Reed also hopes to someday finish writing that epic historical fantasy novel set in Egypt followed by that space opera that's been floating around in his head waiting to be put to paper.
Steven Samuel Stafford was born May 31, 1976 in Martin, Tennessee. His parents recount the tale of his mother, Brenda, going into labor with him as they watched the film, Arsenic and Old Lace. His earliest exposures to the horror genre were his grandmother’s retelling of the classic folklore ghost story, The Golden Arm (most famously done by Mark Twain), and an elementary school filmstrip based on Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Stafford began the outlines of several of his works in the mid-nineties while still in high school, but began his writing career in earnest after the advent of online digital publishing. He published his first work, Buoyant Mary, in January of 2013, and has published several others since then. He is an avid reader of H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Edgar Allan Poe, whom he credits as his greatest inspiration. You can follow this author on Twitter @SSStafford
Justin Cawthorne is an author of tales that explore new ways to draw terror from both the known and unknown. In partnership with the "Tales To Terrify" podcast, Justin Cawthorne was a recipient of the 2016 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form), awarded for the adaptation of his short story "Graves". He has a short story, "Colder Still" appearing in the anthology Shadows & Teeth Volume 2, published by Darkwater Syndicate.
Kelson Hargis is an author, analyst, and professional technical writer for a Fortune 100© insurer. He has a B.S.|B.A. in Organizational Innovation which he’s found to be completely useless. He’s also an internet entrepreneur and partner at 1106 & Darkhouse Films where he’s still forbidden from touching any equipment. Their 2016 Cincinnati 48 Hour Film Project entry Abaddon was critically acclaimed by close friends, relatives, and anyone remotely familiar with the disturbing nature of Kelson’s horror fiction. He’s occasionally permitted to relieve himself, eat, or sleep when he meets scripting word counts, casting, sourcing, and project management objectives. Kelson has published horror shorts such as Elijah’s Phone, Festival of Ghosts, and Acta Somnium under his brand HorrorByHargis. He's determined to prove his sanity to family and friends by publishing a compilation of modern realistic shorts called True Stories & Other Fantastic Tales, then despoil that with a supernatural, thriller novella, Karma, Pleasure & Pain both of which are almost done (really). Please don’t startle Kelson should you encounter him as he is considered "clinically unstable.” He is a contributing author of the horror anthology, Shadows And Teeth, Volume 2.
Australian Shadows Award finalist Daniel I. Russell has been featured publications such as The Zombie Feed from Apex, Pseudopod and Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine #43. Daniel is also the former vice-president of the Australian Horror Writers' Association and was a special guest editor of Midnight Echo.