Wednesday, December 16, 2015

JEAPers Creepers

Looking for something scary? Tales of the macabre and strange you’d like to share with a friend or read in the dark? Stories to chill your bones and creep up on you just when you thought you’d forgotten? Here you will find all of these things and more than a few beasties too. Come join us by the camp fire, in the deep woods, in the dark, by the cemetery, and in the locked room, We’ll be waiting!

Cover art by David McGlumphy, stories by Vyvecca Pratt, Nikolai Misura, Carolyn May, Georgia Lennon, Kent Hill, Matthew Hickman, Andrew Lennon, Alison Clifford, William Bove, Kevin Candela, Jennifer Redmile, Toneye Eyenot, Tabitha Baumander, Kerry E.B. Black, Lemmy Rushmore, Tristann Jones, Essel Pratt, Carly Jane Denyer, Matthew Cash, Mark Woods, Ashley Hunt, Amanda M. Lyons, Michael Noe, Roy C. Booth, Chad Michaels, and Justin Hunter

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Lost Gods and Forgotten Cities

Tales of sword and sorcery come to us across the ages, across worlds, and across time. Legends about the warriors and priests, the lost gods and forgotten cities of old, and the things that were done in their time, live within the fires of man. The words of the storyteller who sits there by the flames to speak of it all with great reverence and his own special magic take us to other realms as we seek to understand and to build our own kingdoms of might and magic. The storyteller is the soul of man, the flame and the wick by which he thrives. Here then you will find such storytellers and the worlds they weave with their tales dark and light, humorous and stark, uplifting and bleak. Heroes and monsters so bold they could only be forged in the fire of the spirit, the imagination of man.

Kristen Kitchell, Toneye Eyenot, Dona Fox, Roy C. Booth, Brian Woods, Kat Doughty, Edward P. Cardillo, Essel Pratt, Richard D. Ramsey, Charie D. LaMarr, Brian Barr, William Bove, Amanda M. Lyons, Chad Michaels, Justin Hunter, Sam Reese, and Melissa McDannell

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Kaiju: :Lords of the Earth

From undiscovered realms that linger within the depths of the Earth, Kaiju lie in wait for the moment they are summoned to rise and wreak havoc upon those that dare awaken them from a restful slumber. Although their motivation for destruction is unknown, some believe they are the protectors of the Earth, while others believe they are demons set on total destruction. Regardless of the viewpoints, it can be agreed upon that Kaiju are the Lords of the Earth!

Featuring stories by 16 talented authors, Kaiju: Lords of the Earth explores the many incarnations of Kaiju, from those set on hellish destruction, to those seeking out friendship in a world that fears them. Summoned from the minds of John Ledger, Stephen Blake, Michael Noe, Peyton Pratt, Alice J. Black, R.T. Sirk, Essel Pratt, Vyvecca Danae Pratt, Amanda M. Lyons, Brian Barr, Kevin Candela, Dona Fox, E. Doyle-Gillespie, Roy C. Booth, T.S. Woolard, and Michael Thomas-Knight.

Monday, November 9, 2015

For the Love of Leelah: An Anthology About Souls


In December of 2014 the world was rocked by the loss of a young trans woman named Leelah Alcorn, a young girl who, feeling trapped and alone without support in her community, ended her life violently on a wintry Ohio highway in a desperate plea that the world see kids like her and do something to stop their pain, to help them be who they were despite the conventions of society. Leelah was not alone, one of many young kids we lost that year and in the coming months, tragedy after tragedy which moved all of us who saw to take action, to do something to stand for the trans kids, let them know we saw In December of 2014 the world was rocked by the loss of a young trans woman named Leelah Alcorn, a young girl who, feeling trapped and alone without support in her community, ended her life violently on a wintry Ohio highway in a desperate plea that the world see kids like her and do something to stop their pain, to help them be who they were despite the conventions of society. Leelah was not alone, one of many youth lost that year and in the coming months, tragedy after tragedy, which moved all of us who saw to take action, to do something to stand for the trans kids, let them know we saw them, their spirit, and that they mattered, had every right to claim the long lives ahead of them for themselves. “For Love of Leelah: An Anthology About Souls” was created in the name of Leelah’s spirit, to honor her and every other transgender youth who ever needed it past and present, here and tragically gone. In so doing we found that cis and trans blended together, the differences between the authors fell to the wayside and the beauty of the human spirit came through in so many forms. May this anthology benefit LGBT youth the world over and may we never let their songs cease, so long as they need us to hear.

From the minds of: Christina Engela, Peyton Pratt, Lorelei Shannon, Amanda M. Lyons, Ashley L. Hunt, Shawn Pfister, Alex Shalenko, Ceri Naz, Brenda Evans, Susan Simone, Magan Rodriguez, Charie D. LaMarr, Magenta Nero, Naomi Matthews, Essel Pratt, Sammy Bourgeois, Michelle Brown, Stephanie A. Kriel, Eris Threthewey, Tabitha Baoumander, Anastasia Vitsky, Aghori Shaivite, Brian Barr, and C. E. Kilgore

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Rejected for Content 3: Vicious Vengeance

From the shocking to the surreal, the poignant to the repugnant, the erotic to the extreme, Rejected For Content 3 delves into the darkest corners of human hearts and minds. The stories contained within have been rejected from other presses on the grounds of content; tales to shock and frighten, unnearve and disgust, with many disturbed souls driven by vicious vengeance. Featuring Toneye Eyenot, K. Trap Jones, Essel Pratt, Dani Brown, AJ Waters, Lisa Dabrowski, Matthew Weber, Andrew Bell, Jay Helmstutler, Edward Kenyon, Matthew Cash, Victoria Vassilious, Ian McClennan, Ash Hartwell, Stephen Kozeniewski, Roy C. Booth, Axel Kohagen, Brent Loretson, Gregg Zimmberman, Michelle Garza, Melissa Lason, Catfish McDaris and Amanda M. Lyons.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Splat, Published by J. Ellington Asthon Press

SPLAT is a morbid anthology full of awkward atrocities. Extreme horror and bizarro stories, ranging from depraved to downright disgusting, make up this collection of complex carnal conjunctions, extraordinary expulsions and nocturnal nightmares. From the twisted imaginings of: Tina Piney, John Ledger, Amanda M. Lyons, Jorge Palacios, Essel Pratt, Magan Rodreguez, Tristan Jones, Zoltan Komor, Doug Rinaldi, Michael Noe, Dani Brown, Grogor Cole, Donald Armfield, Charie D. LaMarr, Brenna Morgen, Sebastian Crow, C.S. Nelson, Dixie Pinoit, and David W. Gammon*Version*=1&*entries*=0

  • Publisher: J. Ellington Ashton Press (September 27, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 27, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015X2QGRA

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Doorway To Death: An Anthology From The Other Side

The doorway stands beyond man, at the end of a long hallway filled with sights beyond reason. It is a place where the universe begins and ends, where we begin and end, and deep down within our hearts, where we keep our secrets and imagine our stories, it lives there too. Come, join us at the Doorway to Death, enter and claim your end! From the fears of Essel Pratt, Toneye Eyenot, Roy C. Booth, Axel Kohagan, Kent Hill, Michael Fisher, Coralie Rowe, Brian Barr, Lemmy Rushmore, Michael Noe, D.S. Scott, Kevin Candela, Jeff O’Brien, Magenta Nero, Howard Carlyle, Ts Woolard, Dani Brown, Magan Rodreguez, Jim Goforth, Alice J. Black, Dona Fox, and Brian Glossup.

  • Print Length: 264 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: J. Ellington Ashton Press (September 26, 2015)
  • Publication Date: September 26, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B015VLG1GY

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror

Fearotica is an anthology of dark romance/erotic horror with the theme of forbidden love. Here you will find stories that explore neglected and largely uncharted terrain, places where sex and love are tangled with blood and viscera. Monster and man united in the throws of an otherworldly passion that has the same ability to destroy as it might also have to create. Who is the monster and what is the monstrous? Look within. From the minds of, Donald Armfield, William Bove, Ts Woolard, Valentina Lovecraft, Christopher Goose, Brian Barr, Brianna Stoddard, Essel Pratt, Peggy Christie, Christina Engela, Ivy Sinclair, Todd Misura, Amanda M. Lyons, and Magenta Nero.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Toys In The Attic, Published by James Ward Kirk Publications

Imagine… An old house; one that has stood many generations. WAITING… You step inside and begin to explore. Was this a good idea? You begin to doubt, but continue to step deeper within the eerie darkness. Something stirs above. Should you investigate? Wandering, you reach the second floor landing. In the center of the upstairs hall, directly above, you discover a trap door. You know, the one that leads to something so terrible, you dare not think to touch it, much less attempt to open the latch! Nevertheless, you are drawn to inspect further. Something is stirring above… of this, you have no doubt. You stand upon tiptoe, stretching as far as your fingers will allow, until you grasp the cord attached to the door. With a loud creaking, it opens, releasing a set of stairs, descending before you. Gazing up, there is nothing but a black hole. There! Again! That stirring! Against your better judgement, you begin to climb. Sweat forms upon your brow with each step, as your stomach turns sour. Still, you climb. Those few stairs feel an eternity to ascend. There at the top, nothing. Dark and empty… nothing. Your eyes adjust… Wait! Beneath the cobwebs and years of layered dust, stands a long, wooden chest. Is it locked? Hmmm… You step within the musty room. There, propped against the side of the chest, an old metal rod. You pick it up, using it to pry open what should have been left locked away, eternally. Toys! Old toys! Somewhere in the darkness, a melody plays, soft and haunting. A music box?
NO! A small carousel is moving beside you, its once colorful horses bobbing in time. You look about. There are toys everywhere! Old, broken, forgotten toys fill this attic room. A doll, cracked skull, hairless, limbs askew, stares from behind one eye, the other an empty, hollow socket. A rocking horse begins to sway in the corner. Toy soldiers, their green metal chipped and rusted. How odd; they appear in battle stance, staring… Suddenly, the trap door closes. Darkness… the stirring… These toys… You know why they have been locked away. You stand among evil incarnate. The melody stops. No one hears your final cries…

TOYS IN THE ATTIC: A COLLECTION OF EVIL PLAYTHINGS is an anthology of horror like no other. Step inside…WELCOME TO THE ATTIC

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

All That Remains, published by J. Ellington Ashton Press

Short stories with bittersweet themes that suggest horror, despair, and uncomfortable emotions. Featuring: Essel Pratt, catt dahman, Mark Woods, Brian Woods, Tabitha Baumander, D. A. Roberts, Amanda Lyons, TL Decay, Sharon Higa (editor’s choice award),
Dona Fox, Michael Kanuckel, Nick Hatfield, Sam Reese, Shaun Meeks, Edward P. Cardillo,
Richard Ramsey, Roy C. Booth, Axel Kohagen, Christina Engela, Justin Hunter, and Kerry Lipp.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Irrational Fears, by FTB Press

Irrational fears can be described as an anxiety or phobia of seemingly normal or innocuous objects, animals or happenings. The fear can be subtle or paralyzing, either way it makes for a great story. This is a collection of those stories.
Irrational Fears is a anthology of works from a talented and diverse group of international writers. FTB Press is proud to share their voice with a shared community of readers. Among others, the stories include strange fears, of clowns, ballerinas, vomit and a creepy hand floating in a toilet.
The cast of writers includes Essel Pratt, Wayne Via, Lance Hyden, Katherine Hannula Hill, Paul Rhodes, Matthew Lett, Tracey Chapman, DJ Tyrer, Alex Harasymiw, David Bergheim, John Timm, Paul Griley, Robin Becker, Thomas Elson, Casey Douglas, Erin O’Loughlin, Val Muller, Anne Wilson and Carol L. Park*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Monday, July 27, 2015

Published in Suburban Secrets: A Neighborhood of Nightmares

From the minds of T.S. Woolard, Michael Kanuckel, Essel Pratt, Zoltan Komor, Kevin Candela, Tina Piney, Jorge Palacios, Alice J. Black, C.S. Nelson, Amanda M. Lyons, Michael Noe, Brian Barr, Dani Brown, Kent Hill, Dixie Pinoit, Richard Ramsey, Jim Goforth, and Justin Hunter.

Suburbia was supposed to be the idle American dream, the payoff for all our hard work and ingenuity, but it was never quite what it made itself out to be, was it? Down beneath the facade of green perfectly trimmed lawns, cookie cutter houses, neighborhood associations and the quiet late night streets are a thousand terrible secrets, each of them darker than the last. Here you will encounter tales of horror and the bizarre, forbidden towns, costly homeowner's associations, illicit blood sports, the occult, and all the bitter fruit of hidden monsters. Welcome to our neighborhood of nightmares!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Urban Legends: Emergence of Fear, published by J. Ellington Ashton Press

From the twisted minds of: Michael Fisher, Amanda M. Lyons, T.S. Woolard, R.T. Sirk, Essel Pratt, Dona Fox, David Maxson, Ken Goldman, Nick Hatfield, Sharon L. Higa, Deb Hoag, Richard D. Ramsey, William Bove, and Stuart Keane.

An Urban Legend takes many shapes and forms. From the peculiar glance of a neighbor’s dog, the weird face you see in the food on your dinner plate, or even the shadowy figure on the side of the road, an urban legends plays upon those instances of wonder and mixes them with fear. Within Urban Legends: Emergence of Fear, there are 14 stories, some similar and some very different, each touching a varied aspect of the urban legend theme. Seemingly harmless at first read, their terrors are destined to materialize when least expected, at the sound of a creaking door, while driving down the highway, or when leaving a bar in the dead of night.

  • Publisher: J. Ellington Ashton Press (July 21, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 21, 2015
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B012BOV024

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Rejected For Content 2: Aberrant Menagerie
With the aberrant, the erotic, the grotesque and the horrifying, occasionally all rolled into one, Rejected For Content 2 continues relentlessly down the path blazed by its predecessor, Splattergore. These are tales deemed too hardcore or too outrageous for other publishers to consider; pieces both confronting and affronting, with strong messages woven through the tapestry of that often shocking content. Featuring: Christopher Ropes, Mark Tompkins, Essel Scott Pratt, Kevin J. Macleod, Dona Fox, Christine Morgan, Michael Fisher, Michael Noe, Toneye Eyenot, Amanda M. Lyons, Mark Woods, Bryan Nickelberry, Magenta Nero, Matthew R. Davis, Roy C. Booth & Axel Kohagen, Stuart Keane, Alex S. Johnson and Jim Goforth. Warning: Strong violence, explicit sex, coarse language, blood and gore.

Chunks: A Barfzarro Anthology
Stretching the boundaries of good taste to their furthest limit, Chunks: A Barfzarro anthology ventures where few dare--to deliver the most vile, disgusting, putrid and repulsive stories ever amassed together. Featuring such spew-worthy tales as Dixie Pinoit's "Blubber" and M.C. O'Neill's "Body Bong," Chunks is the perfect companion for those not-so-fresh days.

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: J. Ellington Ashton Press (April 2, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1511573600
  • ISBN-13: 978-1511573603

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Undead Legacy, published by J. Ellington Ashton Press
You stir early, removing your head from the beaten pillow. Your home is silent. The familiar, everyday noises that introduce you to the beautiful morning are absent. The dog barking, the neighbour's irritating car alarm, the flush of the toilet - all missing. After stumbling down your hallway, stepping into your slippers and avoiding the rug that always attempts to break your neck, you open the front door, adjust your eyes, yawn and...
You scream.

The world before you is chaos, mayhem, absolute anarchy.'s an apocalypse. A zombie apocalypse, where the living dead rule and humans are a tasty, but pesky afterthought. You look to your left and see a group of the undead. Your dog is massacred, mercilessly shredded between them like a sloppy, gore soaked entrée. Their eyes lock onto you. You're dessert. You gulp, pee your pants, panic...what do you do?
From JEA Wetworks comes Undead Legacy, an anthology of undead horror. Featuring 23 stories and poems from some of the best writers in the genre today. Whatever your view on the undead - modern, old school, classic, fast, slow - there's something for everyone in Undead Legacy. With two very special forewords from Terry M. West and Richard Laymon artwork aficionado Steve Crisp, Undead Legacy looks to cement its place in horror literature for years to come.

After all, a Legacy is timeless...

Friday, February 13, 2015

Inanna Rising: Women Forged by Fire , Published By J. Ellington Ashton Press
The tale of Inanna is one that originates in ancient times. The Sumerians spoke of how she descended into the underworld with her many raiments to protect her and one by one gave each of them up to face her fate. There, she is judged by the Anunna, the lords of the underworld, looked upon with the eye of death, spoken against with the word of wrath, and the cry of guilt uttered against her. She is struck dead and hung from a hook on the wall only to rise 3 days later.

Inanna Rising is an anthology about strong women in dark scenarios, some of them by chance and some by their own design. Each of them rising from their own personal hell, stronger for her journey.

 Stories by:
Ashley Dioses
Essel Pratt
Sharon L. Higa
Michael Kanuckel
Vyvecca Pratt
Sam Reese
Melissa McDannell
Dona Fox
Christina Engela
Susan Simone
Magenta Nero
Stuart Keane
Amanda M Lyons
Todd Misura
Alex Shalenko
Aghori Shaivite
Cynthia Booth
Roy C. Booth

  • Publisher: J. Ellington Ashton Press (February 12, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Grays, Published by JWK Fiction

The Grays is a probing, analytical anthology of, well, is it really fiction? Do The Grays live among us? We say yes, and the stories included will make you cry, angry, frightened and laugh out loud. Dare to take a look at The Grays living among us. And, if YOU are a Gray, don't buy this book.

Author Index

Dona Fox   The Grays of Ribbon Ridge
Glenn Rolfe   Hollowed
William Cook   The Moon Came Down
Murphy Edwards   Keepers          
David Schütz II   The Tale of Good Mister Keigwin
K.Z. Morano   The Conception
William Petersen   In Plain Sight
Lenny Rushmore   wisdoms lent...
Lemmy Rushmore  The Happenings
David Schütz II   The Eventual Deification of David Brubaker        
Rick Powell   They Came Before, Never To Come Again
Micke Lindquist   Makin' hybrids!         
Donna Marie West   Owls
Mathias Jansson   Phone home
Neil Carroll Ellison   Two-Pump Chump
Micke Lindquist   The Women in White
Doug Rinaldi   Alchemy of Faith
Roger Cowin   Size Matters         
Alex S. Johnson   Alien Sucks
Essel Pratt    Small Town Sanctuary
Dona Fox   Blackberry Wine
Dona Fox   Alienated
Magenta Nero   Kindred
Michael Kellar   Witness Protection
T. Maxim Simmler   To The Stars and Back: A Love story.   With Aliens.
Steve Foreman   True Colours
Justin Hunter   Frying Pan
David J. Rank   Chocolate
Maria Mitchell  Grains of Future Promise
T.s. Woolard   Distorted
James Pratt   Buford Hollis and the Invaders from Planet X
Christopher Hivner   Invasion Season
Lemmy Rushmore  Untitled
Toneye Eyenot   Gray Matter
David Schütz II   Gabriel
Jacurutu99   The Gray Area