Nick Graves is a miserable man. Every day he comes home from his dream job to a stale marriage. On the day he finally summons the courage to tell his wife, Eve, he wants a divorce she has exciting news for him – she’s pregnant.
Nick is a spiteful man. He purchases his dream home in an ideal location far away from family, friends, and coworkers. It’s a life changing decision he’s chosen to make without Eve’s consultation.
Nick is a terrified man. He quickly realizes the residents of his new hometown are a bit eccentric. After a trip to the local doctor’s office Eve begins to behave strangely. And once Nick finds out what’s really going on he’ll never be able to look at Eve the same way.
When I started this small business, I had no idea how quickly it would take off, how much I would have to learn and how quickly I would have to learn it all. The administration requirements of running even a small press are huge, and very quickly the management of submission calls and submissions became too much for me to manage on my own.
In response to the demands of the business, I took on Stuart Keane, to run some submission calls – the first of which materialised in the wildly successful anthology Kids, which I co-edited with him. Shortly afterwards, I was pleased to bring aboard David Basnett, a long-time friend and fellow North-East writer, and between the two of them, David and Stuart have helped field some of the work, as I become ever more swamped by the demands of my role.
As the huge horror fan that I claim to be, I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t know the name Sawney Bean ::hangs head in shame::
Thanks to Kevin J. Kennedy, and this awesome short story I picked up on Amazon – that’s changed! I’ve also done some research of my own since reading this, and it’s all pretty interesting stuff.
“The legend of Sawney Bean has long been discussed and adapted into other stories. There has been discussion on which parts of the tale are fact and which parts are fiction.”
“This is the story from the mans mouth himself. Sawney Beans journey from a twelve year old lad into the leader of the most notorious cannibal family to ever live. He tells the tale of how he met his wife and how they ended up raising a massive inbred clan in a secluded cave not far from the very people they were killing for food.”
“Here Sawney’s side of the story and the true facts of what actually happened. Was he a cold blooded cannibal or just another man trying to do his best for his family?”
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A vast majority of people look down upon the women who work in the ‘Adult Entertainment Industry’. These people usually fall into two separate categories –
First are those with the “Strippers are nothing but whores and drug addicts” mindset, and then there are the “Aww, that poor girl must have been abused growing up – let’s try to save her” crusaders.
Well, I hate to break it to ya, but the girls that do fall into one of those categories are the exception, NOT the rule when it comes to dancers.
Karen has been workin’ the pole for about two and a half years, and she doesn’t find it demeaning in the slightest. In fact, she feels empowered by it.
Plus, it pays for a pretty posh lifestyle.
The club she works for now takes care of their dancers, and does everything in their power to ensure the safety of the girls who work there. But people can get careless, and they let their guard down. That’s when danger strikes.
This story is NOT what I expected to read! I thought I knew where it was headed, but I couldn’t have been more wrong. (If my following statement sounds familiar it’s only because I read books 1 & 2 in this series today. I was mentally writing what I wanted to say for them both while I was at work, and it covers both stories.)
I’m really lovin’ everything that’s been coming out of Dark Chapter Press – (‘the killer publisher for readers who demand more – more scares, more gore and ultimately, more horror!’). From what I’ve read so far, DCP and it’s authors are not just pushing out the same old horror. The first two books in the A-Z series caught me off guard! I read a lot of horror, and I can usually see what is coming a mile away – but these two both smacked me in the head, laughed, and said “not today, sister!”
William is a writer returning to his hometown after a traumatic separation from his wife. Nick is a member of the Losers’ Club and is crippled by his anxieties and insecurities. William reconnects with Kelly, a women from his past, but Nick has fallen in love with Kelly, putting him on a collision course to destroy her. Now, the characters from William’s most recent story have a different idea. Sometimes there are no happy endings.