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Initial post: Oct 1, 2010, 12:57:19 AM PDT
Hi everybody. I'm a huge Horror fan and I'm looking for some new authors. Any suggestions?????

Posted on Oct 1, 2010, 11:51:45 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 1, 2010, 12:07:40 PM PDT
R. Esposito says:
Cassandra, I go through the same thing looking for a new author. A lot depends on what you like in terms of "horror". Here are my suggestions (other than the obvious King, Koontz and Straub) - Richard Laymon's stuff is fun, Briane Keene's Zombie Novels are great (3 in total) - David Wellingtons Vampire Series - Jack Ketchum and Bryan Smith if you like your horror really brutal and psychotic and Edward Lee if you like it a little otherwordly - that's my short list.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2010, 1:48:26 PM PDT
Sadly Ive read all those authors love them all. The selection were I live is so terrible so I would more than likely have to get it online. So do you have a longer list? :) Have you ever read Blood Crazy by Simon Clark very good book

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2010, 1:52:31 PM PDT
I would love to read it. Sounds really good but I dont have a kindle. I just love books too much that I'm too stubborn to go digital for my books yet. Is there anywhere to get it in book form????

Posted on Oct 1, 2010, 2:02:46 PM PDT
If you're looking for some really squicked-out horror, you might try the Rigor Amortis antho that was just released today. Zombie love? Zombie loooooooooooove. ;) :) Rigor Amortis

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2010, 2:09:42 PM PDT
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D. Sippel says:
Hi Cassandra - while relatively new to me, maybe a couple of these might be new horror authors to you as well. Besides Keene, Laymon, and others that have already been mentioned, how about...

Scott Sigler Infected: A Novel
Tim Curran The Devil Next Door
Sarah Langan The Missing
Michael Laimo Deep in the Darkness
John Skipp The Long Last Call
Graham Masterton Walkers The Burning
Shaun Hutson Spawn, Slugs, Erebus. Three Novels in One Volume
Tim Lebbon Berserk
Ray Garton Live Girls
Michael Slade Ghoul
Scott Nicholson The Red Church

Sorry, the powers that be only let me use 10 product links.

Posted on Oct 1, 2010, 3:04:24 PM PDT
Today is the publication date for Space Horrors, if you like your horror in space. 16 stories by new and emerging authors, so you should find quote a few good authors you will want to put on your wish list. Here's the Amazon link: Space Horrors: Full-Throttle Space Tales #4

--David Rozansky
Publisher, Flying Pen Press

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 1, 2010, 5:41:40 PM PDT
Thank you ..... I ve read the RED Church but I will for sure look those up. :)

Posted on Oct 2, 2010, 3:31:54 PM PDT
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Jeff P. says:
Have you read anything by Douglas Clegg?.He's not really new i suppose,but I think he's a pretty good author. I have only one book by him "The Nightmare Chronichles"..sort of a short story collection with a wrap around story about a kidnapped child. Its also admittedly the only book i've read by him altho i did have one called "Nightmare House" that disappeared under strange circumstances.(?).but I'm looking out for more by him...anyway..other books by him are "You Come When I Call You" ,"Naomi","The Halloween Man","Neverland" ,"Mischeif" and "The Hour Before Dark".

Posted on Oct 2, 2010, 4:01:24 PM PDT
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Posted on Oct 2, 2010, 5:26:32 PM PDT
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Paul Baack says:
Don't forget the time-tested classics:

H.P. Lovecraft, H. P. Lovecraft: Tales (Library of America);
Algernon Blackwood, Best Ghost Stories of Algernon Blackwood;
Arthur Machen, The White People and Other Stories: Vol. 2 of the Best Weird Tales of Arthur Machen (Call of Cthulhu Fiction);
M.R. James,Count Magnus and Other Ghost Stories (The Complete Ghost Stories of M. R. James, Vol. 1);
J.S. LeFanu, Carmilla; and
John Kendrick Bangs, Ghosts I have met and some others.

In a similar vein, these masters' modern counterpart is Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco, and he is a most sick puppy. :-)

Posted on Oct 2, 2010, 7:05:44 PM PDT
Carla René says:
Happy Halloween, everyone!

I've got two great shorts currently on Kindle, just in time for Halloween, and they'll only cost you a buck.

Blood Alley In West Sussex, 1949, the UK's most prolific serial killer convinces himself he can never be caught. Known as "The Acid Vampire," John George Haigh, Jr. became famous for cheating his victims out of thousands of pounds, and then disposing of their bodies in unique and heinous ways. This is a fictional account of the last murder he ever committed; a completely perfect murder with no body. Or, was it?

Find out why this short-story is OUTSELLING all of my other collections and shorts. Oh, and could you kindly leave a review before you leave?

Bitch --just $0.99. Ever wanted your obnoxious neighbour to just die already? Bitch, which was originally published by Coscom Entertainment in the anthology, "Small Bites" in Sept. of 2004 in honour of Charles L. Grant, is a fictional short about a kind, old woman who gets her delicious revenge on the nosy neighbours.

What does horror author Robert W. Walker have to say about Bitch?

"Carla René's story BITCH shows a deft hand at dialogue and action, as the story unfolds to a wonderfully satisfying ending. I almost wanted the bitch to eat me up next!" -- Robert W. Walker, author of City for Ransom, the Instinct series, and the upcoming Kindle title, "RMS Titanic 2012."

Go to my web-site for free short-stories and an excerpt from my upcoming historical fiction novel, "The Gaslight Journal," soon to be released on Kindle this Thanksgiving.


Posted on Oct 2, 2010, 7:42:40 PM PDT
Leah says:
Hi Cassandra (I've always loved that name by the way).
I've got two authors and a few works I hope you haven't heard of already.

Lights Out and Yearly Harvest: A True Story of Christmas by Ryan Callaway, two very different stories but they were both downright scary in their own way. Also Lucifer's Calling and Deadly Demented by Jeffrey Martin. Two solid page turners helped (imo) by his experience in law enforcement.

Lights Out
Three gang members and an unwilling initiate are driving through the streets of Erie County after dark with their headlights off, planning to prey upon the first unfortunate soul to give a courtesy flash. A mysterious van falls into their trap and they immediately pursue it, planning to murder the driver and all other passengers. When the four finally overtake the vehicle, abandoned in the middle of the road, they discover fresh corpses inside. From there the tables are turned, and they become the prey of a terrifying evil, the likes of which few nightmares have conjured up.

Lucifer's Calling
Lucifer is his name... creating masterpieces and autographing the dead is his twisted protocol.

Homicide Detective Brian Jeffers is sent to the scene of a triple murder, where Lucifer has left a cryptic message for all to see. What Detective Jeffers uncovers tells him Lucifer is not only killing, he's using a drug to render his victims defenseless.

Jeffers enlists the help of Medical Examiner, Dr. Alan Sanderson, and his good friend and fellow investigator, Toby Wall. They provide insight into Lucifer's methodology and give Jeffers the knowledge he needs to end the madman's reign of terror.

Detective Jeffers familiarity of the criminal mind is certain to be tested, as Lucifer decides to pinpoint someone close to Jeffers to add to his collection. Will the intelligent and devious killer be caught, or slip back into the darkness undetected?

Posted on Oct 2, 2010, 9:10:47 PM PDT
I'm a rather big fan of horror short stories, so sorry if you're looking for novel-length work.

Michael Arnzen's 100 Jolts: Shockingly Short Stories is a fantastic collection of one hundred flash fiction/microfiction/short short stories. Very few forgettable stories, even with such a large selection.

Dead Bait: Horror Anthology, Zombie Zoology: Zombie Anthology and Zombonauts: "Undead in the Universe" are all great zombie anthologies that aren't extremely cliche.

I plan on getting Werewolves and Shape Shifters: Encounters with the Beasts Within because I know a few of the featured authors, but I've heard nothing but great things about it.

Finally, I know Edward Lee was already mentioned, but I cannot say enough good things about his new collections Brain Cheese Buffet and Bullet Through Your Face if you're into really hardcore splatterpunky horror.

Posted on Oct 2, 2010, 11:09:14 PM PDT
DonQ says:
Here is an ebook with some horror short stories:
Action, Adventure, Horror, Sex & Violence

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010, 11:17:49 AM PDT
When I looked up these books Deep in Darkness rang a bell as it turns out I saw it at a used bookstore and kept going back to it and stupid me I didnt get it so hopefully when I go back its still there

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010, 11:20:45 AM PDT
Someone else told me about him too I think. Havent found any at the library/bookstore yet. Because their horror section sucks. But he is now on my list to buy online thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010, 11:25:05 AM PDT
I dont mind short stories Im actually reading one right now. They just have to keep my interest. You know how it is some of the stories are really good then some they just throw in there to take up space. But I will look into them thank you.
On an Edward Lee note I was at a used bookstore and found a copy of his book Ghouls made my day. For being one of his first book it was very good.

Posted on Oct 3, 2010, 9:31:15 PM PDT
wayne wilson says:
House Of Sorrows Is a true story about a family deathe that occured in a haunted house and the book provides pics to prove the story.
Screams In The Night is a short story that has the feel of a big horor movie

Posted on Oct 3, 2010, 9:32:06 PM PDT
wayne wilson says:
House Of Sorrows Is a true story about a family deathe that occured in a haunted house and the book provides pics to prove the story.
Screams In The Night is a short story that has the feel of a big horor movie

Posted on Oct 3, 2010, 10:24:51 PM PDT
Remy Porter says:
Remy Porter is a new, rising British horror novelist. Check out his paperback/kindle Dead Beat. I've also found there's a rather cool book trailer for it on You Tube;

Posted on Oct 3, 2010, 10:26:18 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010, 10:37:28 PM PDT
Carla René says:
I would like to make suggestions on behalf of two, very special friends:

Titanic 2012: Curse of RMS Titanic by Robert W. Walker. Kindle release date, Halloween. First 14 chapters for free at: , or try:

Children of Salem

While the Savage Sleeps by Andrew E. Kaufman. You can view his deliciously creepy book trailer at his web-site:

And then I have two horror shorts for Halloween:

Blood Alley --currently outselling every one of my other collections AND shorts. Only $0.99. Follow this story of John George Haigh, Jr., the UK's most prolific serial killer, known as The Acid Vampire, and his last victim.

Bitch --Published originally in 2004 in the Small Bites Anthology. Ever wanted your obnoxious neighbours to just die already? The woman upstairs gets her delicious revenge.


Zen in the Art of Absurdity (Comedic short-stories and essays that will make you shove forks through your eyes)

Guns Don't Kill People...My Uncle Does (A Varied Collection of Short-Stories for a Man)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2010, 11:16:20 PM PDT
The Dead Path. Australian author - Stephen M Irwin. Released in US tomorrow. Fantastic read (already been released in Australia/UK). So good that I have ordered the hard cover in from the States as it was only released in Aus in soft cover!
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