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