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About Kevin J Kennedy
Kevin J. Kennedy is a horror author, editor, and anthologist. He is also the owner of KJK Publishing.
He lives in the heart of Scotland with his wife and his three cats, Carlito, Ariel and Luna. He can be found on Facebook most days if you want to chat with him.
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WARNING: This book isn't for everyone. If you are easily offended, it's not going to be for you.
“As gritty as Irvine Welsh and as horrific as anything King has put out. Christmas has never been so dark. This is a collection horror fans do not want to miss.” Lee Mountford, Author of The Demonic.
"Kennedy is one of the modern greats of seasonal horror. Sit by the fireplace, pour yourself a drink and get this read." Lex H. Jones, author of The Old One and The Sea.
“Superb! Stylistic! Downright terrifying! Kennedy does not pull any punches.” Christopher Motz, author of Pine Lakes, and Tenants.
"Freaky, disturbing, unpleasant... These stories could ruin your Christmas!" Mark Cassell, author of The Shadow Fabric.
“Everything Kennedy touches turns to gold. And for good reason. A gruesome, rock 'n' roll, festive feast.” Kyle M. Scott, author of The Club.
“Kevin Kennedy knows horror. Grab this collection for some horrific Christmas fun! And keep the change, ya filthy animal.” Andrew Lennon, author of A Life to Waste.
"With each Kevin J. Kennedy story, the reader is gifted another dark look into the mind of somebody who takes great care in making you love the worlds he's conjured but also makes sure you'll never forget what lurks in the shadows." Steve Stred, author of Ritual and Of Witches.
A man looking for love marries a jukebox.
A popular children's character is brought to life, but something isn't quite right.
A shady exchange on a Kaiju cruise leads to catastrophic complications.
Peculiar Monstrosities is packed with fourteen exquisitely crafted stories from new and established authors of Bizarro fiction.
Featuring tales by: Kevin J. Kennedy, Zoltan Komor, Shelly Lyons, Tim Anderson, Tim O'Neal, Gregory L. Norris, Joshua Chaplinsky, Stanley B. Webb, Jackk N. Killington, Kristen Callender, Michael Pollentine, Tony Rauch, Mark Cowling, and Alistair Rey.
This anthology will dance readers through an array of styles and horror sub-genres, including bizzaro through the looking glass of unique Christmas ornaments; such treats always come with a price. Discover the dark secrets between the Claus’ and Krampus that you’ll never forget. There’s a touch of sci-fi when a lone worker discovers a hidden department in a derelict store. There are family horror tales of obsessive tradition, reunion, and mayhem. This edition promises something festive to satisfy a cornucopia of horror pallets.
In this invite-only anthology, KJK Publishing presents 11 new tales of frightful festive horror shenanigans from: Matthew V. Brockmeyer, Eric Butler, Matthew A. Clarke, David Owain Hughes, Lex H Jones, Kevin J. Kennedy, Zoltán Komor, Patrick Reuman, RJ Roles, Veronica Smith and Steve Stred.
Don't forget the milk and cookies, and be good kids — someone is always watching. Those damn elves are not to be trusted!
The world as we know has come to an end. There is destruction and chaos as far as the eye can see. Are you prepared?
THE END COMES IN MANY FORMS, WHICH ONE SPEAKS TO YOU?
Author Valerie Lioudis has assembled an original anthology of stories from a group of today’s hottest writers. Inside there are tales of extinction level events, survival in a broken wasteland, a bar at the end of it all, and so much more. This is a collection of new views on the Earth’s demise and humanity’s will to survive despite it.
With stories from L. Douglas Hogan, Derek Shupert, Kevin J. Kennedy, Veronica Smith, Stefan Lear, Robert W. Easton, Jack Appell, Austin James, Ellen A. Easton, William Stuart, Michael Gillette, T.D. Ricketts and Valerie Lioudis this wildly diverse and entertaining collection is sure to entertain you with each word.
End of the Line by Valerie Lioudis
Still Here Somehow by William Stuart The Pit
Forsaken Gravitas by Robert W. Easton
Underground by Jack Appell
The Picnic by Ellen A. Easton
Spaceship Earth by Michael Gillett
Countdown by Veronica Smith
Lycan Rising by Derek Shupert
The Cataclysm by L. Douglas Hogan
Satan's Apocalypse by Kevin J. Kennedy
Wasteland Wanderer by T.D. Ricketts
The Pit by William Stuart
Flare-up by Austin James
Bury Em' Deep by Stefan Lear
Enter a world where face pareidolia is deadly and one mistake can lead to a horrifying death.
Join a traumatized woman as she returns to the place of her son’s death, looking for something to fill the hole in her life.
Extremely Bizarre is an exquisite collection of eleven tales accompanied by detailed illustrations.
Featuring tales by: Robert Guffey, Shaun Avery, Sergi G. Oset, T.M. Morgan, Kevin J. Kennedy, Irene Ferraro-Sives, Cliff McNish, B. Patrick Lonberg, Todd Love, Melanie Atkinson, and Gerard Houarner.
Expect Extreme Horror. Expect Bizarro. Expect therapy.
They say that third time’s a charm and for the third installment of the Books of Horror community Anthology, it’s a fact. With well over seventy stories submitted, there was just too much content for a single book. Volume 3 is being brought to you in two parts. You’ll find the book(s) you’re about to read filled with tales of horror that span the genre, crafted by veteran authors, as well as first time writers.
Bella Dean Joyner
Nikki R. Leigh
Thomas R. Clark
G. Nicholas Miranda
Lee Allen Howard
Justin M. Woodward
Shawn W. Foley
Thomas K.S Wake
Kevin J. Kennedy
Featuring stories by Amy Cross, Mike Duke, Matthew Brockmeyer, Lex H. Jones, J.C. Michael and Kevin J. Kennedy.
Zak and Wendy are a couple of horror buffs who love Halloween.
In their sleepy, run-down little town, an exciting attraction promises to inject some life into the place for one special night only. A travelling carnival, making its debut on Halloween.
Anticipation builds, and the mysterious 'Halloween Land' carnival is the talk of the town; the calliope music, bright lights, and sweet and savoury smells from the pop-up carnival lure in the crowds flocking to the pier. The two teenage friends Zak and Wendy are eager to be among the first.
Revelations unfold, mysteries peek from the outer limits. The kids have to think and act fast to defeat the evil that's come to town and it’s nothing like in the movies!
This tale is full of mystery, fun, magic, tension and dread.
Step up for the ride, give your ticket to the clown, she'll show you a good time; no one can say where you will end up, but it'll be a wicked ride!
PRAISE FOR HALLOWEEN LAND
"A fun, spook-filled throwback that evokes Laymon and R. L. Stein in equal measure... imbued with a real sense of adventure."
— Kyle M. Scott, author of The Club and Dark Island
Kennedy has given us a great tale, reminiscent of Bradbury. Halloween Land was truly a joy to read.
— Andrew Lennon, author of A Life to Waste
“Kevin J. Kennedy’s Halloween Land peeled back the years of adulthood and revived the youthful lover of All Hallows’ Eve inside me. This fun and frightening tale of a Halloween carnival with sinister intentions captivated and entertained me from beginning to end. Buy your ticket now... but beware of the Funhouse!”
— Ronald Kelly, author of Fear, Undertaker’s Moon, and Irish Gothic
"A genuinely creepy, nostalgic romp from light into deepest darkness."
— Christopher Motz, author of Pine Lakes and A Hostile Takeover
"Kennedy's 'Halloween Land' comes at you a million miles an hour. Filled with as much emotional depth as carnage. This one will have you hooked from page one!"
— Steve Stred, author of Ritual
If the thought of crazed clowns and killer carnivals have you trembling from both fear and anticipation, then Kevin Kennedy’s Halloweenland is the nightmarish novella that you need.
— J.C. Michael, author of Pandemonium and You Only Get One Shot
"Old school horror clashes with new in this surgically-lean coming of age tale. Lean, hip,
and well-seasoned with blood and carnage, just the thing to get you in the Halloween spirit."
— Tim Curran, author of Clownflesh and Bioterror
"Part Bradbury, part Laymon, Halloween Land is something straight off the paperback horror rack! Classic horror fans need to check this out."
— Glenn Rolfe, author of August's Eyes and Until Summer Comes Around
"Halloween Land may be dripping festive themes, but you do not need to wait for Fall to get your ticket to the dark carnival. The wonderful blend of Halloween, carnival, and coming-of-age tropes blend perfectly into a fun and enthralling novella. Halloween Land is horror comfort food to be consumed in one sitting, perhaps by a fire with a stiff drink and some leftover candy. The story starts in a Halloween carnival to tickle your inner child before powering into adult badassery.
Table of Contents:
12 Days (Psychopath Remix) by J.C. Michael (poem)
Thy Will be Done by J.C. Michael
Tommy’s Christmas by John R. Little
Naughty or Nice by Veronica Smith
Santa's Midnight Feast by J.L. Lane
Hung With Care by Ty Schwamberger
Santa Came by Peter Oliver Wonder
In the Bag by Tim Curran
The Christmas Spirit by Lisa Morton
The Tome of Bill Cristmas Carol by Rick Gualtieri
Killing Christmas by Andrew Lennon
All Naughty, No Nice by Michael A. Arnzen
A Disappointed Shade of Blue by C.S. Andserson (poem)
Stuffed Pig by Steven Murray
The Night Before Christmas by Suzanne Fox
Better Watch Out by Willow Rose
Deck The Halls by Xtina Marie (poem)
Christmas Market by Amy Cross
Merry Fuckin' Christmas by Kevin J. Kennedy
The Veil by Rose Garnett
The Last Christmas Dinner by Christina Bergling
The Present by Israel Finn
Christmas Carole by Lisa Vasquez
Slay Bells by Weston Kincade
Edited by Brandy Yassa
Cover design by Lisa Vasquez
Bringing you festive treats and Yuletide chills:
Mark Tufo, Amy Cross, Mark Allan Gunnells, Mark Cassell, Lex H. Jones, Chris Miller, Steven Stacy, James Matthew Byers & Kevin J. Kennedy
We hope your Christmas is both wonderful and terrifying.