Richard Martin

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Richard started reading horror books at a young age, starting with R L Stine’s ‘Goosebumps’ and ‘Point Horror’ series. He traumatised himself at the age of twelve when he read Stephen King’s ‘IT’, and never looked back. He is currently based in the UK, where he lives with his partner, and an inappropriate amount of books.

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The Liminal Man

The Liminal Man: Book Two of the Monochrome Trilogy by Todd Keisling (June 1, 2021)

WELCOME TO THE SPACES IN BETWEEN Originally published in 2012, Todd Keisling’s The...

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Scanlines

Scanlines by Todd Keisling

In 1987, Congressman Benjamin Hardy III died by suicide on live television...

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Mists and Megaliths

Mists and Megaliths by Catherine McCarthy

Welcome to Wales, land of mists and megaliths, where mythical creatures and...

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Aussie Sickos

Aussie Sickos by Simon McHardy

Warning! This book contains graphic content and adult language. It may disturb...

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Kitty Cat

Kitty Cat: One Hundred Word Horrors by Samira Daukoru

Kitty Cat: One Hundred Word Horrors is a flash fiction collection composed...

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Double Vision

Double Vision by Hamelin Bird

For fans of Stephen King, Michael Koryta, and Lawrence Block, Hamelin Bird...

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Early Retirement

Early Retirement by Luke Ethan Knight

A lifelong production operator who's been dragged from boiling-hot reactor cells to...

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Savages For Revenge

Savages For Revenge by Alex Marroquin

A failing artist accepts the invitation of his mysterious college sweetheart to...

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A Seed in a Soil of Sorrow

A Seed in a Soil of Sorrow by Keith Anthony Baird

When the death cult calls ... what are you running from? The...

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Dark Missives

Dark Missives by Dan Howarth

Dark Missives is the debut collection from author Dan Howarth, bringing together...

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Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions by Eric Lahti

A piece of hell is hiding in a tiny Arizona town... During...

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Slow Burn on Riverside

Slow Burn on Riverside by Chad Lutzke

“Taking my mind for granted became my biggest regret.” When 18-year-old Jex...

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Bayou Whispers

Bayou Whispers by R.B. Wood

Bayou Whispers, the latest thriller from horror writer R.B. Wood, is the story...

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She Who Rules the Dead

She Who Rules the Dead by Maria Abrams

Henry has received a message: he needs to sacrifice five people to...

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Scattered Little Pieces

Scattered Little Pieces by Wayne Fenlon

A collection of 100-word stories of twists and unexpected endings. Funny, sad,...

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Smolder

Smolder by Michael R. Goodwin

Divorced and about to lose his home to foreclosure, Eric decides to...

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The Creek

The Creek by Rayne King

Two teenagers find kindred spirits in each other when fate brings them...

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The Night Stockers

The Night Stockers by Kristopher Triana & Ryan Harding

Attention shoppers! The employees of the Freshway grocery store aren’t too happy...

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A Season of Loathsome Miracles

A Season of Loathsome Miracles by Max D. Stanton

A vengeful witch twists time and space on her way to the...

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Matters Most Macabre

Matters Most Macabre by Tylor James

Matters Most Macabre is a collection of thirteen spine-tingling tales from the...

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Shadow of the Vulture

Shadow of the Vulture by Regina Garza-Mitchell

As Americans move west towards their manifest destiny, they disrupt lives, steal,...

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The Old Bay King

The Old Bay King by Donnie Goodman

"That's what this weekend was all about: crabs" Two fisherman hit the...

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For Rye

For Rye by Gavin Gardiner

Renata Wakefield, a traumatised novelist on the brink of suicide, is drawn...

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Fearsome Creatures

Fearsome Creatures by Aliya Whiteley

A series of micro-collections featuring a selection of peculiar tales from the...

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The Magpie Coffin

The Magpie Coffin by Wile E. Young

The year is 1875 and outlaw Salem Covington has spent the last...

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Severed

Severed by Joshua Marsella

In this prequel to Scratches, the members of Third Squad are sent...

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We Make Monsters Here

We Make Monsters Here by Richard Newby

In a country built on dreams, nightmares swell beneath the surface. Monsters...

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Moon Child

Moon Child by Gaby Triana

The Craft meets The Shining in this slow-burn Florida gothic horror. As...

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Liar

Liar: Memoir of a Haunting by E. F. Schraeder

Who doesn’t crave a little escape? Dreaming of small town life and...

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Howls From Hell

Howls From Hell: A Horror Anthology

Spacefaring researchers disturb an ancient horror. An enchanted object curses a grieving...

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