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Are You Afraid Of The Dark?

For lovers of dark, speculative fiction and geeky things.

Beyond the Wail: 12 Grave Tales of Love and Loss

 
What is it about fear and the unknown that pulls so passionately at the human heart? Perhaps we are drawn not to the darkness itself, but to the resolution, the overcoming of what we most deeply dread. After all, the more terrible the struggle, the greater the victory when it comes at last. Presented in this anthology are twelve remarkable stories of the darkness that overshadows us, and the resolution that may be found beyond them. They are stories of fear and oppression, but ultimately stories of hope, stories that will take you BEYOND THE WAIL.
 
 
Beyond the Wail available at Amazon

12 Grave Stories of Love, Loss and Lamentation.

Anthology coming October 10th.

"The gentleman smiled as he watched the thief’s pain. “Allow me to introduce myself. I am Balthazar, one of Hell’s demons. I believe you stole my watch.”
With a flick of his hand, the watch flew from the thief’s pocket and landed neatly on Balthazar’s palm. “You’re good, but you didn’t quite escape my notice. Unfortunately for you.”"

From the story "Runner" in Killers and Demons II: They Return by A. F. Stewart

 

 

The Cover of Killers and Demons II

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Killers-Demons-II-They-Return-ebook/dp/B00MRKCFWM

A Snippet From Killers and Demons II: They Return

Here's a small teaser snippet from one of the stories in Killers and Demons II: They Return

 

 

 

 

The Skeleton

 

 

I’m Amanda Miller. I’m seventeen and my family keeps a secret in the upstairs closet. A secret we’ve been guarding since the year 1812, the year my ancestor, Joshua Miller, killed his sister, Annie.

Poor Joshua wasn’t a murderer, no. He killed her in self-defence, but under rather unusual circumstances—she being possessed at the time. Regrettably, her death was not entirely effective, seeing that Annie died but not the thing inside of her.

Which brings everything back to the closet.

That’s where Annie’s kept, you see, in our upstairs closet. Her black skeleton wrapped in a faded quilt, tucked away in a trunk, stored behind the Christmas ornaments. It sounds crazy, I know, but it’s true. That’s the family secret.

Trouble is the secret doesn't want to stay hidden anymore.

 

 

You can find Killers and Demons II: They Return on Amazon

Colours of Poetry Slam

On April 7th, I'm releasing my new book of poetry, Colours of Poetry, and to celebrate that release and National Poetry Month I'm hosting a Facebook poetry party!

 

 

Colours of Poetry Slam 

 

Check out the Facebook Event:

https://www.facebook.com/events/357548374428534/

 

 

The Party Rules are simple:

 

1 - Post a poem inspired by our theme: colour
2 - Post a poem inspired by or in honour of National Poetry Month
3 - Post any old poem
4 - Have fun

 

And as a treat for participants, I'll be picking three random poems for a feature on my blog: http://afstewartblog.blogspot.ca/

 

So, come over and post your poems and have some fun!
And feel free to invite your poet friends, the more the merrier.

 

 

Boundary Station

 

Terminus everlasting,

a broken transitory strewn

between the sun and moon.

Terminus everlasting.

 

A broken transitory strewn

with peccadilloes brash

and capricious actions rash. 

A broken transitory, strewn.

 

With peccadilloes brash

dancing starlit tales of glory,

shining gloss upon the story

with peccadilloes brash

 

Dancing starlit tales of glory;

terminus everlasting

that reality contrasting

dancing starlit tales of glory.

 

Terminus everlasting,

a broken transitory strewn,

between the sun and moon.

Terminus everlasting.

 

It's The Bloody Valentine Horror Hop!

 

The place where Valentine’s Day is celebrated with heartbreak, love gone wrong, romantic mayhem and tragedy, and where you find out what happens when the rose petals die, the candy melts, and lovers are looking for payback.

 

Check out home base and all the fun: The Bloody Valentine Horror Hop

The trailer for "The Professor's Christmas Ghost", one of the stories in the Christmas Lites IV anthology, which is available on Amazon


Help support the NCADV (The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) by diving into 20 delectably wonderful Christmas tales told by authors from all over the world. Go on a space adventure, meet a demon with a heart not quite made of gold, find true love, discover a serial killer and much more. Every dime of your purchase goes to help support the victims of domestic violence. Enjoy your holiday even more knowing your purchase benefits so many people in this special time of year!

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"“Is the Electro-Magnetic Flux Detector at full intensity?”
“Yes, sir. It’s cranked and ready to go. All the dials are at maximum capacity.”
“Wonderful. Then everything’s nearly ready.” The professor threw Charlie a box of matches. “Help me light the candles.”
"

"The Professor’s Christmas Ghost" from Christmas Lites IV

 

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Lites-IV-Addison-Moore-ebook/dp/B00R6AY0US
Christmas Lites IV
Christmas Lites IV

Help support the NCADV (The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) by diving into 20 delectably wonderful Christmas tales told by authors from all over the world. Go on a space adventure, meet a demon with a heart not quite made of gold, find true love, discover a serial killer and much more. Every dime of your purchase goes to help support the victims of domestic violence. Enjoy your holiday even more knowing your purchase benefits so many people in this special time of year!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Christmas-Lites-IV-Addison-Moore-ebook/dp/B00R6AY0US/

Killers and Demons II: They Return, a perfect Halloween read.
Killers and Demons II: They Return, a perfect Halloween read.

Killers and Demons II: They Return

 

Evil is back, with a greater appetite for death.

 

Killers.

Demons.

They lurk forever in the shadows, smile at you in the morning, and haunt your dreams at night. You can’t hide, you can’t run, and there’s no escape. You can only scream when they come for you.

 

Killers and Demons II:  They Return is a collection of thirteen tales, blending short stories and flash fiction, tales where the blood lingers on your tongue or spurts quickly from the swift cut.