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Saturday Special Report

Saturdays are for exciting special news and announcements from the indie horror community. Got something new coming our way? Send me an email and let us know! We will shout it out to the masses.

Today we have two special items. Big news from rising star John Lynch and a press release on the new book from Shadow House Press!



We tell the dark our deepest secrets, fears, and desires. What if, one night, the darkness should reply…?

Darkness isn’t simply the absence of light, it’s a living, breathing presence. It is the death of a loved one and the murder of hope; it is whispering shadows, unrelenting loneliness, and inner hatred. We are terrified and tantalized by the unknown, the supernatural, and the monstrosities of daily life. Stare into the abyss with the new collection by bestselling author William P. Simmons, WHEN DARKNESS ANSWERS.

Reality unravels and faith crumbles in these haunting and subversive tales of supernatural, psychological, and visionary horror. Peer deep into darkness with “a writer whose approach is both original and unconventional” (Publisher’s Weekly), and who “joins the ranks of such writers as Ray Bradbury and Charles Grant” (Kealan Patrick Burke, author of Sour Candy). Hailed by British Fantasy Award Winning author Adam Nevill (The Ritual) as a writer who “draws from a well with waters dark and deep, that taste of guilt, despair and fear, to cultivate his surprising and inventive tales of horror,” Simmons reveals the nightmares hiding in the cancerous fabric of reality. These tales occupy a twilight border between the uncanny and mundane, the shocking and subtle, threatening all you hold dear, safe, or true.

A grieving husband is attacked by memories in an endless cemetery. A housewife searches her home for a screaming woman. A jilted lover brings his hate to public school. A vengeful wraith plays malicious games with his terrified parents. An abused young man with paranormal powers learns that the dead remember. A father fears the holes in his son’s face. A dead mother’s love turns deadly. A woman is transformed by her lover’s hunger. A creature’s skin turns lust to despair. A deadly shadow is birthed by a hateful marriage.

These and other stories thrill, provoke, and disturb. Evoking fear and wonder, Simmons merges traditional genre themes with modern concerns. Nothing as it seems. Nowhere is safe. No one loves you. Only the darkness really knows who you are. You’ve called to it day after day, year after year. And something has heard you. Tonight, the darkness answers.…

Available as trade paperback and ebook from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


William P. Simmons is a critically acclaimed author of four #1 Amazon bestsellers, including The Halloween Boy and We Feed the Dark. His five collections and seven anthologies have been featured in Publisher’s Weekly, Rue Morgue, Dark Discoveries, and Cemetery Dance. The active HWA member has received eight Honorable Mentions in THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY & HORROR, and has been praised by such authors as Adam Nevill, Kealan Patrick Burke, and Graham Masterton. A book reviewer and interviewer, he has spoken with icons Richard Matheson, Ramsey Campbell, and surviving scribes of The Twilight Zone. He feeds the dark…so that it won’t take everything.



Special Signed & Numbered Edition of The Warrior Retreat by John Lynch now up for pre-order!

Pre-order open now for a signed limited edition run of The Warrior Retreat. Hardcover edition with dust jacket. Each copy is signed, and individually numbered out of 50 total copies. This edition will only be sold on my website and will never be sold again once sold out. In addition to the book, a limited-edition fridge magnet, and dog tags will be included, both exclusive to this edition. Dog Tags are based on a character from the book, they ARE NOT generic.

IF YOU WANT THIS PERSONALIZED IN A CERTAIN WAY, please specify or it will be signed to the name on the order.


For some servicemen and women, coming home means the end of war. But for the Marines of Weapons Company, it's not so simple. Sometimes, the war follows you home.

After the suicide of a fellow brother in arms, Marine turned veteran advocate, Marcus Simpson, organizes a weekend getaway through a Nonprofit agency.

Marcus has seen too much to allow another brother to become a statistic. He knows that one weekend isn't enough, but maybe if he can get through to them, he can convince them to seek professional help.

But what happens when a man's mind has been broken beyond repair?

What happens at...


Please Note: *PRE ORDER* ships on or before September 18. Pre orders purchased PRIOR TO August 20th are entered to win a Maniac of D Block T-Shirt! ONE shirt will be given away.

BIO: John Lynch is a horror writer from Cranston, Rhode Island. He writes in your face horror with a flair for fast paced action.

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