Archive for August, 2014

Read sci-fi/horror anthology QUALIA NOUS, now in paperback!

Posted in News on August 31, 2014 by Christian
Now available in paperback via Amazon.com.

Now available in paperback via Amazon.com.

The latest publication notch in Stephen King’s belt, QUALIA NOUS, is now available in paperback from Written Backwards via Amazon.com, and features my short story, “Cataldo’s Copy”. Yep. I’ve been anthologized with Stephen King, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

My work in the same book as King’s is like seeing our kids play on the same playground, though I’m hopeful that Joe Hill and Owen King will take it easy on my eight- and ten-year-olds while they battle each other in tetherball. Or whatever the equivalent of that is…

The anthology, edited by the Bram Stoker Award®-nominated Michael Bailey, collects some of the best established and emerging talent in science-fiction and horror today:

Click here to order QUALIA NOUS, the latest anthology from Michael Bailey … and if you enjoy it as much as I think you will, you might also consider CHIRAL MAD, another sinister anthology from Written Backwards.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

Southcart Books “triple horror launch” a great success

Posted in News on August 31, 2014 by Christian
Now available in paperback and Kindle editions.

Now available in paperback and Kindle editions.

Scott Southey, owner of Southcart Books in Walsall, England, says this weekend’s launch event was part of a “great day” that saw crowds gather for the release of CADAVERS, TERROR TREE’S PUN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES, and ZOMBIES GALORE, featuring my short story, “Son of Anubis”.

All three anthologies are products of Knightwatch Press, with CADAVERS, edited by Graham Stratford, exploring the various things that can happen to a simple body after we die. TERROR TREE’S PUN BOOK OF HORROR STORIES, edited by Theresa Derwin, collects eighteen short stories based on bad puns, and when you combine horror and comedy, you’re sure to get a few laughs, and some well-earned groans.

Edited by T.M. McLeanZOMBIES GALORE features the fifteen stories (some frightening, some funny), and one handy field guide to handling the zombie pandemic:

If you missed yesterday’s event, you can download ZOMBIES GALORE for Kindle, or pick it up in good old fashioned paperback. Visit Knightwatch Press on Facebook for more information about this and future titles.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

Read LOST IN THE WITCHING HOUR from Breaking Fate Publishing

Posted in News on August 30, 2014 by Christian
Now available in print and eBook formats.

Now available in print and eBook formats.

Triskaidekaphobes beware … LOST IN THE WITCHING HOUR, an anthology featuring thirteen authors spinning tales about things that go ‘bump’ in the night, is now available from Breaking Fate Publishing … and you can pick it up for 25% off this weekend only when you order it through the publisher and use the promo code AUG14.

Come to think of it, wiccaphobes and phasmophobes will probably want to leave the light on, too, while leafing through these spectral stories.

My own, “Crybaby Bridge” is a part of this collection of the macabre. It was briefly available as part of TALES FROM THE RIVER, which is now, sadly, out of print–so the release of LOST IN THE WITCHING HOUR is a bit of a victory for me–plus, I get to read the works of a dozen other authors.

Editor Kim Young has assembled a roster of talent from the cobwebbed corners of horror fiction and the name of the game is: “ghosts”.

Order LOST IN THE WITCHING HOUR by midnight on Sunday through Breaking Fate Publishing, and receive an additional 25% off using promo code AUG14.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

ZOMBIES GALORE launch coming tomorrow

Posted in News on August 29, 2014 by Christian

The long-awaited anthology, ZOMBIES GALORE, debuts tomorrow, with a launch event at  Southcart Books in Walsall, England.

Originally conceived as a follow-up to ZOMBIES GONE WILD, ZOMBIES GALORE passed through a number of editors’ and publishers’ hands before Knightwatch Press inked the final deal to take it public.

Cover art by Stephen Cooney.

ZOMBIES GALORE cover art by Stephen Cooney.

Tomorrow’s event at Southcart Books in suburban Birmingham, England, is being billed as a “triple horror book launch and mini-con, with free entry, free cake, tea, and coffee … and lots of books.”

Host Jasper Bark (FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK), will be joined by guests Adam Millard (OF DEVILS AND DEVIANTS), David Croser (RICE PUDDING REALITY), Theresa Derwin (HER DARK VOICE), and Ash Hartwell (DARK MOUNTAINS).

Edited by T.M. McLean, ZOMBIES GALORE features the following tales of the restless undead:

Many thanks to Michael S. Gardner for initiating the project, contributor Theresa Derwin, and finally T.M. McLean and Knightwatch Press for making ZOMBIES GALORE possible.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

LOSING TOUCH is “grim, but worth the trip”

Posted in Book Reviews, News on August 22, 2014 by Christian
Now available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook formats.

Now available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook formats.

Andrew Nienaber, author of TRULY, DEEPLY DISTURBED and STZ, has written a four-star review of my novel, LOSING TOUCH:

Grim, but also lots of fun. Larsen has considered the details of quantum tunneling, and how such a power would effect a man down on his luck, and though the premise is fantasy, the story is very real. There’s a lot of heart to this book, and though it largely follows the “downward spiral” trope (things start of bad, and just keep getting worse), there’s a great and unexpected ending waiting on the other side.

Featuring a foreword by NY Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, LOSING TOUCH follows the exploits of Morgan Dunsmore, who discovers he can phase through solid matter while he’s sitting on the toilet.

He’s unemployed, his credit’s shot, and his marriage is growing stale and distant–but now that he can walk through walls? If you haven’t found out how it all winds up for Morgan, pick up the paperback or Kindle … and be sure to leave your own review.

ZOMBIES GALORE anthology launch set for August 30 in Walsall

Posted in News on August 20, 2014 by Christian
ZOMBIES GALORE cover art by Stephen Cooney.

ZOMBIES GALORE cover art by Stephen Cooney.

ZOMBIES GALORE, an anthology originally conceived as the follow-up to ZOMBIES GONE WILD, will finally be clawing its way up to the surface with a book launch event scheduled for August 30th from noon to 3:00 at Southcart Books in Walsall, England, just outside beautiful downtown Birmingham.

The event will be presented by ZOMBIES GALORE publisher Knightwatch Press and will be hosted by Jasper Bark (FOR THE NIGHT IS DARK), with guests Adam Millard (OF DEVILS AND DEVIANTS), David Croser (RICE PUDDING REALITY), Theresa Derwin (HER DARK VOICE), and Ash Hartwell (DARK MOUNTAINS).  With free cake, tea, and coffee to go with the interviews, readings, chats, it’s being billed as a mini-con, so if you’re in the Walsall area, you’d better go to this thing.

Edited by T.M. McLean, ZOMBIES GALORE will feature the following authors and titles, in addition to my own “Son of Anubis” and many others:

The above table of contents is not complete, or even in order. It’s all so hush-hush, I’m surprised I can even get away with telling you, but I guess the government chooses its battles. Now, if I were to tell you about the zombie measles, I’m sure the CDC would be all over me.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

SHADOW MASTERS provides “great chills, guaranteed”

Posted in Book Reviews, News on August 18, 2014 by Christian
SHADOW MASTERS, now available in paperback and ebook.

SHADOW MASTERS, now available in paperback and ebook formats.

“Solon Hosophos” has posted a four-star review on Goodreads of SHADOW MASTERS, the 2013 anthology from The Horror Zine featuring my short story, “The People Eaters.”

Hosophos says that SHADOW MASTERS is “combination of perfectly crafted classic horror stories and great new approaches; this book has all I want from an anthology in this genre. There were zombies, werwolves, ghosts, haunted houses, and possessions and it brought new things into the realm of horror as well!”

If you haven’t read SHADOW MASTERS, edited by Jeani Rector, you’re missing all-original stories from a ton of heavy hitters, and maybe a few new authors you’ve maybe never heard of, but will really enjoy:

If you have read SHADOW MASTERS, and you liked it, then get ready for The Horror Zine’s upcoming anthology, SHRIEKS AND SHIVERS, due this winter from Post Mortem Press.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.