The Evil began the week before Sylvia Stewart’s 30th birthday.
Cathy Higgins died.
The Bargainer resurrected Cathy . . . for a price.
The price? Cathy’s father Ronan had to plant some seeds for him.
But these were no ordinary seeds the Bargainer gave to Ronan Higgins. These were seeds from Hell: seeds which required human flesh as both soil and fertilizer.
And meanwhile, the unsuspecting Sylvia Stewart went ahead with the plans for her birthday party, which was to be held on Ronan Higgins’ sunflower farm . . .
This quirky collection of short stories (and one novella) by Andy Rausch contains something for readers of every stripe. Rausch touches on a variety of genres, including horror, comedy, crime, and even Western, but every story features his unique, offbeat wit, superb writing, and razor-sharp dialogue, all delivered from a decidedly off-kilter perspective. His work has been praised by the likes of Cape Fear screenwriter Wesley Strick and Fort Apache the Bronx author Heywood Gould. Author Peter Leonard once compared his writing style to that of his father, Elmore Leonard. Storylines include a naïve little boy mistaking a burglar for Santa Claus, bumbling white supremacists attempting to resurrect the dead body of Adolf Hitler, a man who develops an unexplainable craving for the taste of human flesh, a would-be author summoning the spirit of dead novelist Charles Bukowski to assist him writing, a showdown between legendary lawman Wyatt Earp and a deadly serial killer on the dusty streets of Tombstone, and many more. So ask yourself: are you a little bit crazy, and if so, are you up to the task of reading these twenty-two wild and crazy tales of darkness, wackiness, and outright debauchery?
Available now on Kindle and paperback at amazon.com.
Lucifer has been expelled to a place worse than Hell…Tucson, Arizona.
Having lost everything to the usurper Beelzebub, Lucifer finds himself trapped on earth, the one place he can die. Without options and shit out of luck, he does the unthinkable and realigns with his old nemesis, God, for a shot at vengeance against Beelzebub.
But there is a price.
Earth has been overrun by evil forces and God needs Lucifer to clean house. Forced to work with a band of redemption seeking degenerates, Lucifer must learn to put aside his hatred for mankind and learn to trust his teammates or they will not survive. Assisting Lucifer in his quest to liberate the world is the hot-tempered immortal Lilith, stoner Adam, a resurrected hit-man, and a witch with a pesky undead feline familiar called Dead Meat.
And they only have three days.
With the clock ticking, Lucifer must get his unwanted team up to snuff for their first mission while being hunted by his ex-wife, Agrat. Their mission is to assassinate an earthbound Demon Lord named Hornblas, who parades around as the head of the largest music conglomerate in the world.
And it gets worse.
Their contracts with God prohibit them from killing innocents or falling back into their sinful ways. Failure results in immediate banishment to Hell and certain death for Lucifer.
Filled with angels and demons, trips to Hell, and other supernatural beasties, The Wretched follows Lucifer through an ever-increasing vortex of trouble across the Copper State with a final climactic realization leading to the unraveling of Lucifer himself.
“I warmly endorse the continuing efforts of Dan Woll and Walter Rhein for their latest novel, “Paperclip.” Unsettled, stirring. drama-laden—“Paperclip” is written with gusto, good humor and a knowledge of the panoply that is America, as the authors take their three gifted characters from youth to adulthood. How can you resist a book that opens with a guesser who is always right? “Paperclip” begs for a read, a sequel, and a movie.”
—Dave Wood, Former Books Editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune and Past Vice-President, National Book Critics Circle
What if your whole life was an experiment?
Prior to meeting Carlie, Mickey’s biggest problem consisted of escaping the wrath of the ruler-wielding nuns of St. Asors. But when Carlie moved to town, Mickey found that the young girl’s proximity began to enhance a dormant ability to catch fleeting glimpses of the future. Confused by the stirrings of young love, Mickey began to sense the presence of a shadowy villain, driven by hatred, on a relentless pursuit that would not end until both Mickey and Carlie were dead.
SHE RETURNED FROM HER CELL TO GIVE THEM HELL!
When a rotting corpse suddenly appears and starts butchering Raynham’s youths, there’s really only one question that needs answering:
Is this faceless and rotting monster Peter Howard, or isn’t it?
Problem is, Peter Howard died 15 years ago. So how can he possibly be back from the dead and murdering people with such relentless and sadistic brutality?
Peter’s mother Malicia, who’s just been released from the lunatic asylum, may have the answers to the crazy puzzle, but the two detectives investigating the deaths don’t even know the right questions to ask her yet.
Mr. Ugly: It really doesn’t matter if you lock your doors; you simply aren’t safe anymore.
Even the best laid women can go wrong.
Daria Simpson is HUNGRY. She’s HUNGRY for sex and bloodshed and death.
Shelly Parker just wanted to have a threesome with her boyfriend Craig and her best friend Erica. Everything was shaping up nicely for their weekend of sexual fun and games, until they stopped at the creepy Crossway Diner and met Daria.
From the moment they met Daria, EVERYTHING went wrong for them; and it went wrong in the most horrific and terrifying of ways!
Daria: Paranormal service has been resumed.
Tom Wall and Veronique were two different folks from two different walks of life. He was a former Texas Ranger turned bounty hunter.
She was a monster.
It was only a matter of time before they fell in love.
After a life filled with adventure and danger, the two settle down together in Corpus Christi to start a family and a new future. But, Veronique’s past comes calling in the form of a monster named Stephan Trask He tears a violent path through the state of Texas leaving death and destruction in his wake. As this monster with a human face gets closer, the danger grows as Tom and Veronique’s young daughter, Josephine, begins to show signs of the emerging monster within her.
And all the while, the spiders begin to gather in the daffodils…
SPIDERS IN THE DAFFODILES is an American Western Horror story unlike anything you’ve read.
From the author of DEMONS DOLLS AND MILKSHAKES and EVERYTHING HERE IS A NIGHTMARE.
Consummate EVIL is coming. It is relentless and unavoidable. It is Blue.
Jessica Schreiber is seeing things. Very horrible things. Since arriving in Raynham for what should have been a relaxing vacation, she’s been seeing the Big Blue.
Jessica is smelling things too—dead and rotting things that she can’t see. She is sure those dead and rotting things are dead people. Lots of dead people.
Jessica’s worst nightmares will soon become her reality. Her reality will soon become a terrifying nightmare.
The tentacled residents of the House of Death have a lot that they wish to show Jessica Schreiber. They have a lot that they wish to tell her. But will she survive long enough to learn their lessons?
In the 1950s people envisioned the 1980s as the age of moon colonization and everyday space travel amid continued Cold War shenanigans.
Along that time line the Foo corporation and its subsidiary, Nucleo, have dominated the market, and a new head of the company, Mr. Salt, plans to take it to the next level by building the first lunar theme park and resort.
But the Green family next door might present a challenge as Grandpa tightens his tin foil hat and enlists the help of little Johnny and Suzy in finding out the secret of what’s lurking in the Salts’ basement and really driving the Foo Corporation to dominate the lunar tourist industry.
Ruled by a committee of Hags, and fueled by toothless rivalries, Black County lurks just far enough out of the way to be completely unnoticed by the rest of civilization. Its inhabitants have been mentally warped for generations and the land itself seems to have the power to drive anyone unlucky enough to visit into ridiculous hillbilly madness.
When a construction Company needs to bury a pipeline through its ludicrous hills and valleys, a twisted charm goes to work and every aspect of already bizarre Black County life takes a gory turn for the hysterical. Take a preposterous trip along with its citizens, both native and new, through escapades such as the Hag parade, the grand opening of Madame Skunk’s House of Ill Repute, the demolition derby riot, and the rabid zombie clown apocalypse.
After Tiff Hooper recognizes Josh Penham, the man who abducted her and kept her in his basement and abused her, she brings her three friends to Raynham for a night of well-deserved revenge on him.
Only things don’t go according to plan.
It is never a good idea to leave a corpse in Raynham’s Pleasant Street Cemetery. You run the very real risk of awakening what lies underground there. And that thing — Brainchew — is more horrible and more evil than anything the average mind conceives of even in its worst nightmares.
Brainchew is back! And this time the monster is extra-hungry. But there are plenty of delicious human brains about tonight, and Brainchew intends to eat them all before dawn.
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Combine horror with pitch dark emotion and human drama. Fiends of the Flesh will fit the needs of the thrill seeker inside us all that is looking for a new ride into the void of frenzied fear. You are officially welcome on a journey through an incredible gathering of fiends telling their tales in this anthology currently residing in your fingers. This veritable smorgasbord of stories will convalesce your hunger for terror; ranging from assassins to aliens, ghosts to gangsters, monsters to maniacs: A compilation of creepy tales to keep your blood and imagination racing till you get to the final pages. What better temptation is there but to flick that page to get your final answers, only to start a new stroll into a fresh and welcoming black tunnel?
Dare we say that there are some heartwarming moments that appeal to our human side while delving into these nightmarish scenarios? Sometimes there is nowhere or nobody to turn to when the lights go out. So take this handbook (so to speak) with you into the night and be prepared rather than scared of the unknown. You see, we are the Fiends of the Flesh, and we know what frightens you or in some cases, entices you to open that doorway that leads to sites beyond comprehension.
We invite you to a chuckle or two of course. Humor and horror have been known to cross similar paths when the outrageous becomes something tangible.
Overall, find your comfy corner of the universe and enjoy tales from Burning Bulb veterans like Rich Bottles Jr., Nelson W. Pyles, Jon Towers, David J. Fairhead, Michelle Bowser, Solon Tsangaras and Paul Wargelin. Then you will also get into the minds of newcomers to the Burning Bulb arena; M.K. Oster, James Castiglione, and Bill Smith.
In the end, we are all Fiends of the Flesh. So open up.
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Hot off the press: DON’T YELL AT THE DAMN DESK CLERK! by MICHELLE BOWSER now available in Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook by Burning Bulb Publishing!
Have you ever been hired for a position that you thought entailed just one job but turned out to be all the jobs? And didn’t get paid enough for any of them?
Or have you ever checked into a small hotel off the interstate late at night and wondered things like, what was all that noise at 2:00 A.M., why is there never anyone at the front desk or what happened to that ranting lunatic at free breakfast who kept complaining the boiling water wasn’t hot enough? Then you’ll enjoy checking into Don’t Yell at the Damn Desk Clerk! for a humorous look at what went on in that hotel you stayed in last night.
Travel through several evenings with the night auditor of a budget hotel off the interstate as she handles irate guests with insane complaints, stingy bosses, incompetent coworkers and physically exhausting adventures she never thought would come along with a “desk job”.
It was supposed to be a simple jewel heist, but it went badly wrong. Chuck got shot and died.
Lance hid his friend’s corpse in the Pleasant Street Cemetery. But that was a big mistake—there was something undead, something extremely hungry . . . something eXXXtremely horrible, buried in the Pleasant Street Cemetery.
And Lance had just woken it up.
They called the monster Brainchew because it ate brains. Human brains. And it preferred those brains fresh from the heads . . . of the living.
And now it was awake again, Brainchew planned on feeding big-time tonight. Oh hell yes, it did.
From the author of Hell Dancer, comes Girls Are Not Smiling.
Welcome To The Road Trip From Hell
Pagan is demon-possessed.
Lori is suicidal.
Britt is just terminally pissed off.
Meet three young Boston women on the run from the law, each with problems that will fuse into more than the sum of their individual parts, becoming a holocaust of sex and violence and terror, a literal rain of blood and horror and gore and evil.
And if that wasn’t already bad enough, Pagan’s pet demon is slowly transforming her into something both unspeakable and unholy.
Truly, these girls aren’t smiling.
“A masterful, compelling journey through time, The Ages delves deep into arcane knowledge, myth, and legend. The art is stunning, and the story takes you on a journey where mortals, immortals, angels, and demons are all forced to deal with the folly that is God’s creation. It’s a beautifully dark and gritty ride through history.” – Daniel Foytik host: The Lift, The Wicked Library
The Ages begins with the shocking story of Cain and Abel, and the journey of violence and revenge spanning thousands of years, following Cain through his cursed life from an ancient invasion of malicious angels, to the American Revolutionary war.
This four-part story follows the astrological procession of the ages and shows how each 2,500 year age parallels major changes on the development of Earth’s inhabitants. Cain’s blasphemous struggle with the divine and sacred tyrant God will create and crumble empires, shape history and cause a cosmic cataclysm.
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“From the modern day Edgar Allan Poe, comes a piece of writing so capturing, enthralling and all consuming, its hard to stop reading. The darkened undertones which scream ‘make me into a movie’ and the quickened pace the quality story runs in all make for an amazing read, to us our ‘must read’ of 2016.” – TE Magazine.
Choosing where you wed is just as important as who you wed. Ultimately, the wrong choice can lead to certain death. Sadly, this was the case for Nora and Ned, a young couple who wanted nothing more than to build a life together, but when they said their vows in the old Herring Grove, “’til death do us part,” took on an entirely new meaning.
As their vows of sanctity echoed through the hollow, they awoke a century old curse which vowed to never let love enter its hills again. Now forced to confront both their inner demons and ghosts from the past, Nora and Ned must fight to uproot the seeds of lost love and despair and bring new life to the plagued, barren land.
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Available on Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook.
In the 1950’s people envisioned the 1980’s as the age of moon colonization and everyday space travel amid continued cold war shenanigans.
Along that timeline the Foo corporation and its subsidiary, Nucleo have dominated the market and a new head of the company, Mr. Salt, plans to take it to the next level by building the first lunar theme park and resort.
But The Green family next door might present a challenge as Grandpa tightens his tin foil hat and enlists the help of Little Johnny and Suzy in finding out the secret of what’s lurking in the Salt’s basement and really driving the Foo Corporation to dominate the lunar tourist industry.
Six people find themselves trapped in Detention, a nightmare realm where the demonic Schoolmaster is hell-bent on reforming them . . . until they die.
Porn superstar Venus Deluxe came to Springfield, MA to party, and next found her life hanging by a thread. One wrong answer will mean her death.
Suspended BPD detective Tanya Rockford was trying to stop one kind of violence, but found a terrifying another. With her and her companion’s lives hanging in the balance, it’s going to take all of her courage and resourcefulness to escape this hell she’s stumbled into.
Porn stud Chad Cannon has made a career from his ten-inch penis. Here in Detention, however, it’s his brains that matter. He’ll soon be hoping all the pot he’s smoked over the years hasn’t completely messed up his memory.
The three students, Sherri, Jordan, and Mike? They were all just in the wrong place at the right time.
Will anyone survive Detention? The evil Schoolmaster doesn’t plan on letting that happen . . .
“Psychologically terrifying occult suspense.”
— Gary Lee Vincent, Co-Author, Belly Timber
1944: In the heavy pillars of smoke that rise from the crematoriums at Auschwitz, Nazi soldiers hope to catch a glimpse of Moloch, the pagan god of child sacrifice, to whom the Third Reich owes so much of its vile success…
1977: A teenage boy writes a heavy metal song about an ancient evil spirit, unaware that the grisly lyrics will unleash a terrifying figurehead from the bowels of history…
1987: College students and best friends Debra and Charlene are determined to make a demonic possession movie more frightening than The Omen and more gruesome than The Exorcist. But when they hire a rock band to pen the film’s “satanic soundtrack,” the young filmmakers are confronted with a supernatural entity determined to plunge Charlene into a world of impossible terror and human sacrifice…an entity with the burning-coal eyes of a demon and the razor-sharp horns of a bull…
Written as a collection of essays, news articles, interviews, scripts, and film scholarship, The Devil and My Daughter tells a horrific story of the occult, Satanic possession, and ritual murder.
BELLY TIMBER – A Novel By Gary Lee Vincent, Solon Tsangaras and John Russo, soon to be a major motion picture!
From the writers of Darkened Hills, Detour to Armageddon, and Night of the Living Dead comes a novel unlike any other…
In the 1800’s, ordinary people learned the secret of the Kala and undertook extraordinary measures to rid the earth of this evil. This is their story.
For John McCormick, life on the Indiana frontier held nothing but promise. His settlement along the White River would soon become the crossroads of America. Friends and family from back in Ohio and other points east were all making plans to see what all the fuss was about in the newly-formed city of Indianapolis. Yes, things were good. John had his general store and his friend George Pogue had his blacksmith business. Claims were being staked and relations with the native Indians were amicable. The town was growing and nothing could be better… or so he thought.
In Ohio, an evil was brewing. The Lecky Family, a group of ruthless Mongolian nomads, had made their way to America and were practicing their cannibalistic religion of Kala with reckless abandon. No one was safe, not even John McCormick’s family.
After the vicious slaughter of John’s brother Thomas and Thomas’ wife and children by the Leckys, John has no choice but to confront this evil head on. As each day passes, more and more people fall victim to the Kala Clan’s evil intent. With time running out, can John McCormick and his posse of frontiersmen find and defeat this notorious foe? Find out in Belly Timber.
Screenplay by Ken Wallace & Dustin Kay. Novel available at amazon.
From the creator of Boston Posh and Boston Corpse comes Boston Lust, the third installment in the BUD MALONE bizarro detective series!
“Bless it, Father, for she has sinned.”
Seven murdered gay women, all their bodies completely drained of blood. All also with large parts of their bodies dissolved away like acid has been pumped into their veins.
Bud Malone has to find the female vampire preying on Boston’s lesbian population.
Then Malone meets the beautiful Trudi Carmen and the case gets even more tangled. Trudi needs Malone’s help in recovering a ring that’s gone missing. But how in the world is one little black ring related to either the dead women or their killer?
Resolving this case will lead Malone deep into Lucy Tang’s legacy—The Abstracta. And then to the city of Genesis.
Boston Lust—Just when you thought Bean Town was safe to visit again.
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DAWN’S TALE — A Brand New Novel by NICHOLAS KNIGHT and Book #1 of the NIGHTSHADE Series Now Available
Reuben Ian Peterson, a severe sufferer of porphyria, is admitted to a Virginia mental hospital, after attempting to self-mutilate.
While there he meets and falls passionately in love with Dawn Moon, a promiscuous, 18-year-old Native American, who believes herself to be a wolf and once cornered, shows there is more to her animalistic nature than meets the eye.
Their love is forbidden and taboo, but is a torrid love, which is unbreakable and undeniable.
Both characters struggle with brutal adversity and affliction. Reuben is cursed with a physical shell that tests the limits of a mother’s love, and Dawn is lust personified, the object of everyone’s desire, who’s terrified that no man could ever get past her glamorous appearance to really know and truly love her.
They couldn’t be more opposite and their mutual attraction defies any logic or reason, yet their hunger for each other grows beyond limit and surpasses any and all obstacles. Theirs is an intense obsession, which at the climax, leads to devastating trauma and a bloody massacre.
Introducing the NIGHTSHADE SERIES, Book #1 with DAWN’S TALE. Available now at amazon.com.
Fifty years ago, a doctor sought to cure a terrible disease. Hidden from the world, Doctor Malcolm Crowe toiled in the dead of night while the world was sleeping, creating a new breed of mutant—all in the name of science.
Yes, he thought he could cure the sick children. But he was wrong.
Today, the results of his cruel and unconventional experiments have manifested into an evil never before seen.
Now, in Kirtland, Ohio, the town’s unsuspecting residents are about to encounter the full onslaught of this unimaginable terror.
Can something be done before it’s too late?
Find out in ATTACK OF THE MELONHEADS. Available now from Burning Bulb Publishing in both paperback and Kindle editions.