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My Latest Release

Thirteen Stories of Horror

Thirteen tales of Horror, perfect for a dark and stormy Friday the 13th…
or a sunny Tuesday afternoon.


From science fiction to classic European horror, interwoven with layers of creep factor, gore, and mystery that will keep you turning the page…and looking over your shoulder.

So, light the candles, stir the cauldron, and check your ammo count, because things are about to get dark!

Thirteen Stories of Horror

What are people saying about Thirteen Stories?

Great stories by outstanding authors This is a great collection of outstanding stories by great authors
Nicole Plummer
Nicole Plummer
2023-12-21
Stories that deserve a TV series If you ever watched The Twilight Zone or Night Gallery you will know what I mean when I say that these stories deserve to be made into a TV series.They are quality, intelligent, edge-of-your-seat horror that isn't boring slasher dreck.
Mike G.
Mike G.
2023-11-18
Front to back in a day! Once you start you won't be able to put it down. So good.
dustyn lee monday
dustyn lee monday
2023-11-05
Scary stories Great time reading late night stories, filling the mind with some scary stories before bedtime if you dare.
Dwight Dunford
Dwight Dunford
2023-11-05
Enjoy Your Fears Why do we find horror stories worth reading? Some say morbid curiosity, sensation seeking, or the search for stimulation and novel experiences are the answers. Others say that the combination of tension (created by elements of shock, mystery, suspense, gore, and terror), and relevance (the universal fear of death, the unknown, and other themes), explains the attraction of horror. Clearly, there is always a linkage between fear and enjoyment—a linkage that can vary greatly among individuals.The idea of a full horror novel is too much for me. I, for one, prefer short horror stories—like the ones in Thirteen Stories of Horror. And while I would not give five stars to all the stories in this anthology, overall, this is a five-star collection. But I do have a pet peeve about this book—indeed about all anthologies. Like having a box of assorted chocolates, I enjoy the freedom to choose a story’s theme depending on my mood. And it's usually impossible to gauge that simply from the stories’ titles. So, below you will find a list of the 13 stories in this book together with a brief taster or teaser for each story. Enjoy!• Buyers’ Remorse by Melissa Olthoff and Nick Steverson – Oh, how comfortable an old electric chair can be!• Dark of Night by Christopher Woods - It threw the bodies in a hole in the world and then closed the hole and then came for the Pathfinder.• Dream of Distant Shores by Mark Wandry – Is your goose cooked if you are 12 light years from home, wandering through twisting tunnels, and being pursued by infected aliens and humans driven insane by a really deadly virus?• Happy Birthday by Steve Diamond - Ghouls, ghosts, the odd vampire or werewolf. But this… I’d never experienced this before. The force of this new pressure pushed me down until…• Hungry by Kevin Ikenberry – If you have an appetite for a horrible, bloody medical mystery, be sure to eat this almost-true story.• Hyarkeen’s Challenge by Rob Howell – Play three berserk and macabre games and if you win, recoup your hold on life…or at least your mind.• The Call of the Temple by Dan Bridgewater – You say you are an archeologist and you have uncovered something that looks like alien eggs on a distant planet and you begin hearing voices in your head?• They Burn Witches by Declan Finn – Have you heard about the problem the police have with the forces of darkness? Do you know who to call when witches are on the loose and killing with their magic?• They Called Him Jack by Matt Novotny – Just ask the successful doctor and his beautiful new bride if killing the first is the hardest.• Three Graves Later by H.Y. Gregor – Things that are no longer men howl with rage as they pursue you in the bitter cold.• Unclean Hands by David Butler - Gross pilings and blood and gore finally surmounted with supernatural maneuvers.• Undergrowth by Kacey Ezell and Marisa Wolf – A particularly aggressive form of kudzu that can turn humans into plant zombies? Ohhh please, not vegetable violence!• Wraith by Marie Whittaker – They are dumb as a box of hammers and about as aware of their surroundings as a rutting bull elk, but will devour you in a painful flash.
Joseph Corrado
Joseph Corrado
2023-11-05
Mind Blowing!! What an incredible set of stories!! I'm always looking for the next horror story to read and this anthology really set the tone. Anything with Nick Steverson's name attached will never disappoint!!
Brandon J.
Brandon J.
2023-11-04
Damn! Damn good!! Kept me on the edge!!
James Wood
James Wood
2023-11-04
What A Book!! Lets talk about, this book is filled suspense, also focused on creating a feeling of fear. Amazing!!
Jose antigua
Jose antigua
2023-11-04
Left in awww Wait....... what, where is volume 2. This is by far one great collection of horror stories. Beware every noise or slight sound will bring chills up your spine as darkness falls.
Bruce Baggett
Bruce Baggett
2023-11-04
Wow Great set of horror stories. I hope they do one for every Friday the 13th!!! 🔥
Elchiva
Elchiva
2023-11-04