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SCATTERSHOT WRITING reviews FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS

Posted in Book Reviews, News on February 8, 2013 by Christian
James Everington reviews FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS.

James Everington reviews FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS.

James Everington of SCATTERSHOT WRITING has written a favorable review of FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS, which features my short story, “724”.

FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS is an anthology of short stories from the newly fledged West Pigeon Press. The stories are all pretty dark, but there’s no unifying theme or genre: horror, crime, and even surrealism are all in play here.

Multi-author anthologies, particularly when they feature relatively unknown writers as here, are…

Click here to read the rest of the review, which highlights some of the following stories and contributing authors:

FOR WHEN THE VEIL DROPS is “a collection of resonant, unbridled dark fiction.  Unburdened by genre and disparate in subject, these stories find common cause in their emphasis on mood, style, intelligence, and emotional depth.  West Pigeon is proud to release these stories under its banner, and is proud to  have you as a  reader.”

Buy ZIPPERED FLESH 2 now at Amazon.com

Posted in News on February 4, 2013 by Christian

My short story, “The Little Things”, is now available in ZIPPERED FLESH 2 from Smart Rhino Publications. Edited by Weldon Burge, ZIPPERED FLESH 2 brings together twenty-two chilling short stories from writers such as W.D. Gagliani, Lisa Mannetti, and Kealan Patrick Burke … stories of body enhancements gone horribly wrong:

ZIPPERED FLESH 2, now available at Amazon.com.

ZIPPERED FLESH 2, now available at Amazon.com.

Steroids from Hell. Horrendous piercings. Bizarre brain modifications. Obscene amputations. Facial reconstruction. Self-mutilation. Implants. Read about them in ZIPPERED FLESH 2, now available at Amazon.com.

SFRevu critiques CHIRAL MAD

Posted in Book Reviews, News on February 3, 2013 by Christian
CHIRAL MAD will give you "many hours of excellent, fascinating reading."

CHIRAL MAD will give you “many hours of excellent, fascinating reading.”

Mario Guslandi of SFRevu has written a favorable review of CHIRAL MAD, featuring my short story, “Mirror Moments.”

This anthology of psychological horror has three distinct features. First of all the title is extremely puzzling, unless you know (I didn’t) that in chemistry the word chiralitydescribes an asymmetry of the molecules or more exactly a state where an object is not identical to its mirror image or cannot be superposed onto itself. Not clear enough? Never mind. The second peculiar aspect is that all the writers contributing either original stories or reprints, are not receiving any royalties because all profit from sales go directly to Down syndrome charities. Last, but not least, the average quality of the included tales is extremely high.

Needless to say not all of the twenty-eight stories assembled by editor Michael Bailey are memorable, some are, as in any anthology, just run-of-the-mill material, but most are quite remarkable and many are really outstanding. Furthermore, to confirm the continuous good health of the horror genre, the best contributions are…

Read the rest of the review here. Then buy the book here and read the following stories by my fellow contributors and me:

Published by Written Backwards, all profits from the sales of CHIRAL MAD go directly to Down’s syndrome charities.