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THE HAUNTED MANSION PROJECT: YEAR ONE by HWA Member Editor E.S. Magill

Editor: E.S. Magill

In the fall of 2010, ten horror writers met at a real haunted mansion to spend four days together. Joining them were a group of paranormal investigators who studied the house and reported their findings. This anthology is a collection of the fiction, poetry, journals, real impressions, and investigative conclusions created at or inspired by that weekend. Find out what scares horror authors: E.S. Magill, Rain Graves, Nikki Boscia, Loren Rhoads, Sephera Giron, Kim Richards, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse, Christian Colvin, Dan Weidman, and S.G. Browne. Proceeds from this anthology go toward future Haunted Mansion events.

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SOUNDTRACK TO THE END OF THE WORLD by HWA Member Anthony J. Rapino

Author: Anthony J. Rapino

A suicidal nudist strolls into traffic. An eccentric Buddhist claims he can occupy other people’s bodies. All the while, whispers of a new form of entertainment blow through town. Prompted by these strange occurrences, Marty Raft, a not-so-gentle giant, investigates and discovers underground clubs peddling music that induces an out-of-body experience. Marty and a wannabe comedian, Corey, set out to prove these special frequencies are nothing more than a hoax, or at worst, a mass-drugging.

Instead, they uncover a secret with world-ending possibilities.

If you can hear the music, it’s already too late.

An impressive debut. …

PAVLOV’S DOGS by HWA Members Thom Brannan & D.L. Snell

Authors: Thom Brannan & D.L. Snell

WEREWOLVES

Dr. Crispin has engineered the saviors of mankind: Pavlov’s Dogs, a team of soldiers capable of transforming into fearsome beasts. But when Crispin and his team welcome a new talented neurotechnician to the island, Dr. Crispin quickly realizes his masterwork has fallen into the hands of a man he does not trust.

ZOMBIES

Back on the mainland, Ken Bishop and his best friend Jorge get caught in a traffic jam on their way home from work. There’s a wreck up ahead. And something worse. The first sign of a major outbreak and Ken

THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES published by HWA Member David Sutton

Author: Richard Davis
Publisher: David Sutton’s Shadow Publishing

David Sutton’s Shadow Publishing is pleased to announce that The Female of the Species & Other Terror Tales by Richard Davis (1935-2005) will be published late Spring this year. Richard never saw a collection of his stories publishing in his lifetime, and this book will include all of the author’s short stories, culled from as far back as 1963 and ‘The Fourth Pan Book of Horror Stories’ up to the 1980s. The collection will include an introduction about his life, the fiction and anthologies, including his work as story editor for the

POSEIDON’S CHILDREN by HWA Member Michael West

Author: Michael West

Man no longer worships the old gods; forgotten and forsaken, they have become nothing more than myth and legend. But all that is about to change. After the ruins of a vast, ancient civilization are discovered on the ocean floor, Coast Guard officers find a series of derelict ships drifting in the current high-priced yachts and leaking fishing boats, all ransacked, splattered in blood, their crews missing and presumed dead.

And that s just the beginning.

Vacationing artist Larry Neuhaus has just witnessed a gruesome shark attack, a young couple torn apart right before his eyes. At

HAMMERED: MEMOIR OF AN ADDICT by HWA Member G.N. Braun

Author: G.N. Braun

GNBraun led a life of addiction and slow decay. Drugs, crime and ennui pervaded every part of his day-to-day alienation. He dragged his way out of the pit without resorting to God or alcohol or any of the other crutches people commonly use. Here is his story. Pray your children don’t make the same mistakes.

This is a hard journey well shared and a book that risks real sadness to tell its human truth. -–Kris Saknussemm

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this – such an honest well written book. Not only did the author share his struggle with drug …

CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY? Edited by HWA Member Lincoln Crisler

Editor: Lincoln Crisler

Contributors: Weston Ochse, Jeff Strand, Joe McKinney, Cat Rambo, A.D. Spencer, A.S. Fox, Andrew Bourelle, Anthony Laffan, Edward M. Erdelac, Jason Gehlert, Jason M. Tucker, Jeremy Hepler, Karina Fabian, Kris Ashton, Lee Mather, Lincoln Crisler, Malon Edwards, Tim Marquitz, Trisha J. Wooldridge, Wayne Helge, Wayne Ligon, and William Todd Rose.

ABSOLUTE POWER…
The only family member to survive the 9/11 attacks. A sidekick-turned-construction-worker. The teenaged products of an institute for unwanted metahuman children. The man who can make anyone do anything. Are they heroes? Are they villains? Sometimes they’re both. Often, even at the same time.

Corrupts

NERVES by HWA Member John Palisano

by John Palisano

Something strange has changed in Josiah. He has awoken with the power to give life to the dead. And he isn t the only one with an amazing new ability. Halfway across the world, his brother Horace discovers his very presence can kill.

The brothers powers are not a secret to everyone, however. The vampiric witch Ogam plans to claim them for his own. The only hope for the brothers safety is to escape to the otherworld known as Alta, where they can realize the true power of their supernatural gifts.

Will they be able to defeat

THE LAMPLIGHTERS by HWA Member Frazer Lee

Author: Frazer Lee

Life on Meditrine Island is luxurious but brief.

Marla Neuborn has found the best post-grad job in the world, as a ‘lamplighter’ working on Meditrine Island, an exclusive idyllic paradise owned and operated by a consortium of billionaires. All lamplighters have to do is tend to the mansions, cook and clean, and turn on lights to make it appear the owners are home. But the job comes with conditions. Marla will not know the exact location of the island, and she will have no contact with the outside world for the duration of her stay.

Once on

The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1 Edited by HWA Member Leslie S. Klinger

Editor: Leslie S. Klinger

Edited by and with an introduction and notes by Leslie S. Klinger, the expert researcher and editor behind the Edgar®-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes and the critically acclaimed New Annotated Dracula, The Annotated Sandman is a panel-by-panel journey through every issue of The Sandman.

Beginning with issues #1-#20, this volume provides commentary, historical and contemporary references, hidden meanings and more, presented side-by-side with the series art and text. Using scripts and hours of conversation with Gaiman, Klinger reveals fascinating details of The Sandman‘s hundreds of unforgettable characters and its place in literary history.

Publisher: Vertigo …

TED’S SCORE by HWA Member Daniel P. Coughlin


Author: Daniel P. Coughlin

When beautiful Jules Benton, a seventeen year old senior, goes missing after the spring formal dance in the small town of Watertown, Wisconsin, her father, Richard Benton, becomes suspicious of Jules’ boyfriend, David Miller and his involvement with her disappearance.

When Richard confirms his suspicions, the brutality of his capability consumes him and soon David will find out what that means.

Unbeknownst to David or Richard, a serial killer by the name of Ted Olson has more to do with Jules’ disappearance than anyone might suspect. As Jules’ whereabouts unfold, the truth begins to bleed from

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