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+Horror Library+ Volume 1

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Since 2006, the +Horror Library+ series of anthologies has been internationally praised as a groundbreaking source of contemporary horror short fiction stories—relevant to the moment and stunning in impact—from leading authors of the macabre and darkly imaginative.
Filled with Fears and Fantasy. Death and Dark Dreams. Monsters and Mayhem. Literary Vision and Wonder. Each volume of the +Horror Library+ series is packed with heart-pounding thrills and creepy contemplations as to what truly lurks among the shadows of the world(s) we live in.

Containing 30 all-original stories, read Volume 1 in this ongoing anthology series, and then continue with the other volumes.

Shamble no longer through the banal humdrum of normalcy, but ENTER THE HORROR LIBRARY!

Included within Volume 1:

•   In “The Mattress,” a sexual tryst with a strange woman turns into an agonizing torment.

•   In “A Hell of a Deal,” a young man goes house-hunting only to meet a realtor who won't take "no" for an answer.

•   In “Las Brujas del Rio Verde,” a man visiting the jungles of Panama tries to prove his courage by facing a witches' legend, after being humiliated by in-laws.

•   . . . and more!


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  Trade Paperback ISBN-13: 978-1-949491-27-2   Edited by R.J. Cavender, Dawna Bailey, and Vincent VanAllen  
  ebook ISBN-13: n/a (ebook not available for this volume)   Published by Dark Moon Books  
  Library of Congress Control Number: 2021936168   Number of pages: 282 (about 94,500 words)  
  Dark Moon Books edition published July, 2021   Made in the United States of America  
  (first published by Cutting Block Books, May, 2006)   Cataloged at ISFDB here  
  Excellent stories of the highest caliber.   Dread Central  
  Uniformly well-crafted and original.   Rue Morgue Magazine  
  Impactful tales that throw the rules of both reality and genre fiction out the window.   Fearnet (Chiller TV)  

• Introduction: Foreward and Onward by R.J. Cavender
• “Palo Mayombe in Matamoros” by Boyd E. Harris
• “Oren’s Axe” by Jed Verity
• “Flamenco Amputee” by Paul J. Gitschner
• “Little Black Box” by Eric Stark
• “Lemonhead” by Vincent VanAllen
• “Garces Circle” by CJ Hurtt
• “The Grove” by Michelle Garren Flye
• “One Small Bite” by John Rowlands
• “Momma’s Shadow” by Mark E. Deloy
• “A Hell of a Deal” by Marcus Grimm
• “The Mattress” by John Peters
• “Under the Floorboards” by Cordelia Snow
• “A Sunny Day Turns Dark” by Chris Perridas
• “The Remembering Country” by Kevin Filan
• “Snowbound” by Ian R Derbyshire


• “Helping Hand” by Curt Mahr
• “Dark and Stormy Wishes” by Bailey Hunter
• “One Button Eye” by Jason Robert Beirens
• “Las Brujas del Rio Verde” by M. Louis Dixon
• “The Puppet Show” by Rick J. Brown
• “Surrender” by Vince Churchill
• “Wings with Hot Sauce” by Fran Friel
• “And Mother Makes Five” by John Mantooth
• “Insensitivity” by Sunil Sadanand
• “The Mother” by John Lovero
• “A Violent Descent into Livid Territories” by Esteban Silvani
• “Shadows” by D. X. Williams
• “The Exterminators” by Sara Joan Berniker
• “Skull Farmers” by Matt Samet
• “Scavenger Hunt” by R.J. Cavender

  And check out these other great Dark Moon Books titles!         
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