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About Holley Cornetto
Holley Cornetto is a writer, librarian, professor, book reviewer, and transplanted southerner who now calls New Jersey home. Her debut novella, WE HAUNT THESE WOODS, is available from Bleeding Edge Books. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines such as Daily Science Fiction, Flame Tree Press Newsletter, Dark Recesses Press, and anthologies from Cemetery Gates Media, Eerie River Publishing, Dark Ink, and several others. In 2020, she was awarded a grant from the Ladies of Horror Fiction. In addition to writing The Horror Tree’s weekly newsletter, she regularly reviews for Booklist, Ginger Nuts of Horror, and The Horror Tree. She teaches creative writing in the online MFA program at Southern New Hampshire University. Find her on Twitter @HLCornetto.
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Your worst nightmares stalk you from the shadows…
Polluted waters unleash a bloodthirsty terror in a small Ontario town. A father and daughter seek sanctuary in an old village church, only to discover that evil knows no bounds. And insanity plagues a young girl, as she struggles to prove the monster in her basement is not a figment of her imagination…
Evil is unleashed in Scare Street’s latest bone-chilling collection of supernatural horror. Fourteen tales of terror lurk within this new volume—more than enough to give even the bravest soul a reason to fear the night.
As your eyes flutter open, you can still see dark images in your mind… Horrifying monsters, demons, and ghouls with a hunger for human flesh. You could hear their cries, feel their razor-sharp claws against your skin. But was it real? Or was it just another bad dream?
Then you hear footsteps in the shadows beyond your bed. And a hungry howl echoes through the night once more. A chill runs down your spine.
Because this time, the nightmare is real. And it’s getting closer…
This bone-chilling supernatural collection contains:
1. The Metamorphosis by Angelique Fawns
2. The Churchyard Grim by Warren Benedetto
3. In the Pale Blue Light by J. Z. Pitts
4. Josephine's Darlings by K. D. Bowers
5. Last Dance by Sean Goulding
6. Elias Loch by D. M. Woolston
7. Eddie by Sinéad McCabe
8. The Rustle of Autumn Leaves by Bryson Tuckerman
9. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall by Carl Hughes
10. Black Mold by Stuart Hardy
11. Awash by Dominick Cancilla
12. Cicada's Song by Holley Cornetto
13. The Cats in the Walls by Thomas C. Mavroudis
14. In Rose Hall by Ron Ripley
Ignore that pull, the need to escape from drudgeries of life and find peace and solitude within nature. It is not the cool breeze and the scent of pine that whispers your name.
No, these things within the forest will rip out your heart and devour your soul. You will tremble as they revel in your madness, taking everything from you and leaving you with nothing. Delve inside this anthology of what truly lurks within the shadows of the trees.
Created by award-winning horror and fiction authors around the world. We dare you to take this journey with us and find out what horrors await you.
The Forest Is Calling. Will you answer?
"A Wail of a Tail" By Emma K. Leadley - A starving hunter and his dog leave for a routine hunting trip, but what he brings back is anything but routine.
"The Thing In The Woods" By D.R. Smith - A group of young boys discover something strange and otherworldly in the forest. Compelled by forces unseen to take it home with them, disaster quickly unfolds. Will anyone survive?
"The Hike" By E.E.W. Christmas - A weekend getaway turns disastrous for Steph, when she wakes to find Becca missing and their car destroyed.
"Forest Man" By Holley Cornetto - A group of old friends reminisce about the summer that changed their lives forever and they soon realize some things should be left in the past.
"Hollow Woods" By Brian Duncan - Making friends is hard, but Emma soon realizes that her new friends aren't who she thinks they are, and the Florida Everglades can be a dangerous place.
"Seita" By Thomas Wake - A hunting trip goes terribly wrong when nature takes back what was stolen.
"Fairies in the Forest" By Jason Holden - A father son getaway turns deadly when the ramblings of their late grandfather prove true.
"Neumack Woods" By N.M. Brown - Two friends go on an adventure into the fabled woods surrounding their home. But what they find will change them forever.
Twenty-four terrifying stories ripped out of your nightmares and delivered for you within this collection by award winning authors from around the globe.
It Calls From the Sea is an all-original anthology of twenty brutal tales of horror from the deep blue sea.
Prepare to die. The sea awakens.
Eerie River brings you another round of insatiable thrills. There is no end to the terrors we have in store and there is nowhere left to hide.
Within the Mariana Trench, a research vessel’s crew is threatened by a mysterious force. A father and daughter’s holiday by the ocean turns deadly as a sinister creature stalks them. A group of friends learn that some things should remain in the ocean. Filled with a sense of wonder, a young biologist discovers a new species of kelp, but with disastrous consequences.
Can you hear it, the call of the sea? The lulling rock of the water beneath you, the soft breeze as it moves along your skin. The slip and slime of the beast as it caresses your face and takes you under? Can you feel it? Will you join me?
Featuring stories by:
Chris Bannor “Euphoria”
Chris Hewitt “Reef Encounter”
Christopher Bond “The Ocean Sings Softly”
Dan Le Fever “Xook”
David Green “Into The Depths”
Georgia Cook “Dead Ships”
Holley Cornetto “Heaven's Lake”
Julie Sevens “Shoney's Revenge”
Lin Darrow “Cry of the Hunger Fish”
Mason Gallaway “The Sea Reaches Up”
McKenzie Richardson “The Hunter and the Prey”
R. L. Meza “Long Pork”
S.O. Green “The Shadow Over Innsmouth High”
Steve Neal “Hostile Territory”
T. M. Brown “Buoy 21415”
Tim Mendees “Fronds”
Trey Dowell “Abyssal Horror”
Watt Morgan “Please Leave”
Horror readers are delighted!
IT CALLS FROM THE SEA is a delightfully creepy collection of horror tales that run the gamut from mildly thrilling to absolutely freaky and everything in between. Some stories were longer than others, but they’re all the perfect length for when you just want something quick, dirty, and spooky. Each tale is delightfully different from the others, but they all have the common thread of water creatures that tie them together.
If you’re a fan of horror, you’re not going to want to miss It Calls From The Sea!!! I can’t pick a favorite story from this anthology. Each was unique and packed a real punch.
Sea creatures from the abyss. Leviathans of rare intelligence. Monsters who will drag you into the deep. The variety in this book is amazing. Each story is well written and some of them are unforgettable and terrifying.
Eighteen terrifying tales of what lurks behind the veil.
A make-belief monster becomes all too real, a mother's hate doesn't stop at death, a late-night work call becomes a fight between life and death, a urban legend becomes all too real.
Filled with supernatural and paranormal thrills and chills. These are not your mother's bedtime stories.
You have been warned.
Tremble as you rediscover the darkness that came before, the darkness that could eat the world. Within these pages gods of fable, creatures of lore, and ancient rituals have been brought back to life in over two hundred drabbles of exactly one hundred words each.
Delve into the madness created by award-winning horror and fiction authors from around the world. We dare you to remember the fear of the unknown, and to dive headfirst into ancient mysteries.
The old gods have awoken, and with them lose chaos will reign again.
Alice de Sampaio
Amber M. Simpson
C. Marry Hultman
David A.F. Brown
Emma K. Leadley
Heidi Ann Willits
Heinrich von Wolfcastle
Joel R. Hunt
Joshua E. Borgmann
K. B. Elijah
Kerry E.B. Black
Kevin J. Kennedy
Mark Anthony Smith
Matthew A Clarke
Michael D. Nadeau
S. C. Morgan
Sean P. Chatterton
Stacey Jaine McIntosh
Willem V Much
But when Nate meets up with Jennifer, a fellow Lake Swart survivor and his first love, everything changes. Finding her scarred and broken by the weight of the past, he proposes a daring remedy for their shared trauma—to return to their old summer haunt and prove the thing in the cave nothing more than a delusion and a myth.
But what if Nate is wrong?
What if the Forest Man is still waiting, after all this time, for a new friend to sing his song… to take his hand and disappear?
Praise for WE HAUNT THESE WOODS:
"A relentlessly paced, shining example of how well folklore can work in horror. Cornetto pulls the reader in immediately, seamlessly weaving two timelines and building up to a nail-biting climax. A swift read that will leave you breathless."
- Laurel Hightower, author of CROSSROADS and BELOW
Hundreds of years ago, the people of Fyffe burned a woman at the stake for witchcraft. With her dying breath, she cursed the families who persecuted her.
From a woman who turns into a wolf to a cult of snake handlers, the residents of Fyffe are anything but ordinary. When a young girl sets off a chain of events that awakens the witch, the families of Fyffe must come together and end the curse once and for all.
Blood Sins is a shared world horror anthology, with each author offering their own unique spin on the town of Fyffe and the residents who call it home.
What miracles can more than one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
With foreword by Meghan Arcuri (Bram Stoker Award Nominee, Vice President Horror Writers Association)
Edited by Jill Girardi and Janine Pipe
Featuring tales from:
Melissa Ashley Hernandez
Angela Yuriko Smith