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About Patrick Winters
Patrick Winters is a graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. As a student, he was a two-time co-editor in chief of the college's literary and art magazine, Forte, and is a member of the international English honors society, Sigma Tau Delta.
Winters is now a proud member of the Horror Writers Association. His works have been published in numerous anthologies and magazines and have been featured on various web-based offerings, including the Horror Tree, the Sirens Call, Deadman's Tome, Fantasia Divinity Magazine, Sanitarium Magazine, and many more. While appreciating an array of genres, his favorite to both read and write in is Horror, because he's just plain weird like that!
Winters is an avid listener of all things hard-rock and heavy-metal, a compendium of comic-book knowledge, can (and will) do a perplexing array of voice impersonations, and can bend his thumbs further back than any person should have the right/capability of doing. It is all quite odd . . .
A full list of his publications can be found at: http://wintersauthor.azurewebsites.net/Publications/List
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There's a scarecrow standing in the vineyard--but we stopped using them years ago.
And there's something moving in the pumpkin patch...
HALLOWEEN HORRORS is a wildly terrifying anthology of Halloween stories. Ghoulish trick-or-treaters, gruesome jack o'lanterns, and faceless specters haunt the pages of this book, ready to leap to life in the deepest corners of your mind. Sit down in front of the fire, as the chilly autumn wind howls outside, and read... if you dare.
Magic, Mischief, and Mayhem is the second quarterly anthology from House of Loki. Magic, Mischief and Mayhem is not only the title of this book but it is also the motto for everything we do at House of Loki. This book is filled with fairies, dragons, wizards, and witches. We have stories based on fantasy and folklore from around the world by writers from lots of different backgrounds. As soon as the authors saw the artwork for the cover by the amazing Greenspike, they were falling over themselves to tell the tales that it inspired. Within these pages, you will find crazy creatures, mythical monsters, and weird witches. You'll join characters that jump from the page and take you on amazing adventures.
With aliens or angels? Or a ground hog?
Bleak despair? Martial fervor? Or a belly laugh?
Whatever the Apocalypse. It will be borne by people and their families and their dogs and most of all, it will challange their notions of themselves.
The best selling “Alternative” series continues with the unique look at the Apocalypse, brought to you in the sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always quality you’ve come to expect from B Cubed Press.
This book contains stories from writers in seven countries.
They range from the wildly popular blogger Jim Wright. In this book Jim publishes his first short fiction, The Deserter. A war that brings the hosts of heaven to earth as you’ve never imagined them before.
But wait, there is more. Mike Resnick, one of the most widely read science fiction masters of the 20th and 21st century brings his vision of the final play in an alien invasion, as he brings you to know the The Dog.
From Greece, we have Christine Lucas, a retired Airforce Officer, from Nigeria, Ugonna-Ora Owoh, recipient of a 2018 Young Romantics/Keats Shelley prize, a 2019 Erbacce Prize and winner of the 2019 Stephen A Dibiase International poetry prize.
The writers have multiple and varied backgrounds, Henry Gasko, author of Living in the Gleam of an Unsheathed Sword, was born in a displaced persons camp in Yugoslavia after World War Two, raised on a vegetable farm in Canada, and is now living in Australia (international law prohibits publishing an Apocalypse Anthology without at least one Australian).
The list also includes writers from New Zealand, the UK, Canada, USA, Texas to name a few. A book worth buying.
Splatter (adj.) - characterized by extreme or excessive gore or violence
Punk (adj.) - often referring to a musical genre of short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often containing subversive lyrics and social and political commentary.
Welcome to the Splatter Club is thirteen stories of hyperintensive horror with no limits!
Editor K. Trap Jones guides this initiation into our favorite genre of dark fiction: Splatterpunk
The ceremony includes black magick curses, encounters of the fourth kind, and bizarre office politics. Story settings range from a dystopic United Kingdom down to the a convenience store stocking a very malicious product.
Praise for the editor and authors:
"There's a new generation of horror writers bursting onto the scene, and K. Trap Jones is one of the leaders of the pack." ~ Edward Lee, author of Header
Fantastically warped and wonderfully twisted, John McNee is a writer with a towering imagination, and he knows how to use it."
~Victor Gischler, Edgar Award-nominated author of Gun Moneys and Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth.
"Nikki Noir is a sultry new voice in erotic horror, one you should watch as closely as a black widow in your bed sheets." ~ Kristopher Triana, Splatterpunk award-winning author
Cross over into a world where the mischievous gods, goddesses, monsters, and heroes of Celtic mythology live among us, intermingling with unsuspecting mortals and stirring up mayhem in cities and towns on both sides of the Atlantic, from Limerick and Edinburgh to Montreal and Boston.
A collection of seventeen short stories, Neon Druid mixes urban fantasy and Celtic mythology, creating a universe where lecherous leprechauns and debaucherous druids inhabit the local pubs, and where shapeshifting water spirits from Scotland and sword-wielding warriors from Ireland lurk in the alleyways.
The stories inside this anthology are independent narratives set within the urban centers and environs of this shared Celtic Otherworld. Some are tales of supernatural horror. Others are street-level fantasy adventures. And still others are farcical, whiskey-drenched fairy tales. Fans of Neil Gaiman (American Gods) and Maria Dahvana Headley (The Mere Wife) who enjoy seeing ancient stories and characters reimagined for modern times will feel right at home within the pages of Neon Druid. But rest assured, even if you’re unfamiliar with the (incredible) authors mentioned above, there’s still a good chance that you—or a friend, or coworker, or loved one, or mortal enemy—will be a good fit for Neon Druid.
Who Is NEON DRUID For?• Short story-lovers who are in the mood for an anthology that is (roughly) equal parts whimsical, supernatural, darkly humorous, and horrifying—but, ya know, in a good way.
• Folks who are interested in and/or have a passion for all things related to Celtic mythology (including Irish mythology, Scottish mythology, Welsh mythology, Cornish mythology, Manx mythology, & Breton mythology).
• Readers who are already fans of urban fantasy / urban mythic fantasy and are curious to see what Celtic mythology can bring to the genre. (Hint: Irish werewolves. And whiskey. And, for some reason, lots of axes. You’ll see.)
What Kinds of Mythological Beings Will I Meet in NEON DRUID?Inside Neon Druid, you will encounter an entire pantheon of monsters, spirits, & deities that have been pulled from the illuminated pages of Celtic mythology. These include, but are not limited to:
• Ankou: a personification of death in Breton mythology
• Banshee: a female spirit who warns of approaching death by shrieking or wailing
• Buggane: a shapeshifting ogre/troll native to the Isle of Man
• Cernunnos: horned god of the Celts, associated with fertility, life, animals, wealth, & the underworld
• Kelpie: a shapeshifting Scottish water spirit that often takes the form of a horse
• Morrigan: Irish goddess of war, fate, & death who often takes the form of a crow; sometimes described as a trio of sisters
• Ogma: Irish god of eloquence, literature, & language; credited with the invention of Ogham script
• Selkie: a Scottish water spirit that can transform from seal to human by shedding its skin
NEON DRUID Story ListDreams of Gold • Madison McSweeney
The Faoladh • Patrick Winters
The Flat Above the Wynd • Alexandra Brandt
Mari Lwyd • Jennifer Lee Rossman
Under Construction • Matthew Stevens
Jace and the Daoine Shi • Tom Howard
The Burning of
We all have a fascination for things that scare us—the thrill, the heart-stopping jump scares, the terrifying suspense. From the youngest age, we’re fascinated by the fiendish and furry, the creepiest critters, the naughty and the nasty. Horror is all around us, from the clowns who hide under our bed, to the things we might drag up from the brook at the bottom of the garden, and the zombies who crawl our streets.
As author, Megan Feehley, so beautifully says; there is beauty just before the terror…a silken breath taken before the spill of righteousness…the warmth of a licking flame preceding the scald.
So, close the drapes, check the locks, turn on all the lights and get comfortable. But don’t close your eyes…
Never close your eyes...
From a young age, we are fascinated by the fiendish and furry, the creepiest critters, the naughty and the nasty…and the nightmares that climb out of our toy boxes.
Here, condensed into 500 words, authors tell us tales of bloodthirsty dolls, grotesque puppets, and cutthroat stuffed toys—and they don’t disappoint!
Amelia Winterhart by A.H. Syme
Wound Up by Andrew Kurtz
Bear Witness by Beth W. Patterson
Frozen Smile by C.A. Goodwin
The Soul Doll by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer
Doh! by Chris Hewitt
Chatty Cathy by Diana Allgair
Twelve Steps by Diane Arrelle
Mister-Man by Eric Butler
Hit and Run by Erik Handy
My Little Monica by Hari Navarro
Springety-slink by Ian Fortey
The Eyes Know by J.W. Garrett
Let’s Play a New Game… by Jasmine Jarvis
Shock-in-a-Box by Jodi Jensen
Teddy Bear Picnic by K.T. Tate
The Tinker’s Dame by Kimberly Rei
A Wonderful Toy by L.T. Emery
Doodles by L.T. Ward
The Matryoshka by Mackenzie Hurlbert
Emily by Majanka Verstraete
The Dad Doll by Martin Fisher
Bad Hare Day by Maxine Churchman
Killer Performance by Meera Dandekar
Kah May-may Oo-nye by Megan Willette
Sounds of the Farm by Michelle Brett
Harvey Danger by Morgan Chalfant
Orville and the Bug by Jay Alexander
Love, Grammy by Patrick J. Gallagher
Sprung by Patrick Winters
Dice and Decisions by Peter J. Foote
Jack-in-the-Box by R.A. Goli
Show and Tell by Raven Corinn Carluk
Burn by Rich Rurshell
The Onyx Doll by Sarah Matthews
Lifelike by Scott McGregor
Volume II continues the tradition of bizarre, extreme, and subversive stories from leaders in the genre.
Mutant gators, occult sex ceremonies, aliens, Eskimos, and more are waiting to infect your mind. The anthology also includes the winning story from the 2021 KIllerCon Gross-Out Contest and a brutal haiku from Ryan Dyer of Metal Sucks.
Explore a world of hyperintensive horror without limits!
Over 100 drabbles by some of the finest horror authors writing today.
Edited by Brandy Yassa
Andrew Lennon - Enter Night
P. Mattern - The Fungus Among Us
RJ Meldrum - Invasion
RJ Meldrum - One Night Stand
C.A. Verstraete - A Mother's Love
Valerie Lioudis - Too Many
Steve Stred - Click
Steve Stred - Cursed
D.E. McCluskey - Work
Mark Matthews - A Vampire and Her Jar Full of Leeches
Dennis Mombauer - The Rusted Island
Theresa Jacobs - The Muse
Michael D. Davis - June Bug
Michael D. Davis - The Doctor's Hobbies
Chad Lutzke - Nothing
J.C. Michael - True Potential
DS Ullery - Number Thirteen
Scott Paul Hallam - The Crate
Anthony Giordano - La Lamentación
Kevin Cathy - The Tree
Kevin Cathy - Narrative
Kevin Cathy - Admitted
Ellen A. Easton - Into the Woods
Sheldon Woodbury - The Altar of Bones
Sheldon Woodbury - Halloween Ride
Sheldon Woodbury - The Midnight Circus
P.J. Blakey-Novis - Stray
Chris Hall - The Evacuation
Larry Hinkle - Three Wishes
J.C. Michael - The Dead that Lived
Joe X. Young - Black Light
Terry Miller - Dollface
Evans Light - That'll Show Her
C.S. Anderson - The Difference
Alyson Faye - The Necklace
RJ Roles - Tits to Die for
RJ Roles - Passing the Torch
RJ Roles - Delicious
RJ Meldrum - The Apocalypse Will Be Televised
Kerry E.B. Black - Blood and Ashes
Ron Davis - Crimson and Clover
Rhys Hughes - The Special Day
Tristan Drue Rogers - Flightless
John Boden - A Fleeting Thing
John Boden - After
Ryan Colley - Masks
Ryan Colley - Operation
Kerry E.B. Black - Flames
Kerry E.B. Black - As He Was
Toneye Eyenot - Sleep, My Darling
David Owain Hughes - The Rich Get Richer
Simon Cluett - Bait
Toneye Eyenot - Dirt Nap
John T. M. Herres - A Place I Know
Ryan Woods - The Room Upstairs
Howard Carlyle - Painting the Walls
James Matthew Byers - A Penny’s Penance
Andrew Lennon - Possessed
Terry Miller - Death Rattles
Dean M. King - Too Late
Terry Miller - Dead Girl Speak
Jason M. Light - Gun Control
Justin M. Woodward - Gravemakers and Gunslingers
Aron Beauregard - Hot Car
Matthew Cash - My God Lives on the Mountain Top
David Owain Hughes - Tribal Beard
Hazel Lennon - Picnic
Martin P. Fuller - Die, Die, Dead
Howard Carlyle - The Tools of His Trade
Duncan Thompson - A Bedtime Story
Jim Goforth - Hack
Stuart Conover - Be Careful What You Wish For
S P Oldham - Noisy Neighbours
Ron Davis - Machines of War
Becky Narron - Mistaken Identity
Chris Miller - The Thing Beyond the Veil
Norbert Góra - Houston, I Have a Circus Here
Leigha Desmond - The Call
Patrick Winters - The Dolmen of Austburg
Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen - The Dead Don’t Die
Paul Wennersberg-Løvholen - 158 Days Later
Andrew Lennon - Honey, I’m Home
C.M. Saunders - Naughty Step
Zoey Xolton - The Arena
Theresa Derwin - Used Parts
Martin Zeigler - Blackout
Andrew Lennon - Dreams
Robin Braid - Loch
Robin Braid - Next Door
Suzanne Fox - Sweet Dreams
Essel Pratt - Somniphobia
Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason - Wooden Suit
What miracles can one hundred debut to bestselling authors do with 100 words?
More than three hundred 100-word drabbles from around the world.
Featuring: Zoey Xolton, Umair Mirxa, Shawn M. Klimek, Gabriella Balcom, Stacey Jaine McIntosh, Terry Miller, Stuart Conover, Stephen Herczeg, Patrick Winters, David Rae & Galina Trefil... + 66 other talented international authors!