THE RERUN OF DRACULA by Ben Ohmart

“The author’s life plus 70 years, my ass!” –Vlad Tepes

The hook is simple: everyone knows that the character of Dracula was based on Vlad “the Impaler” Tepes. The trouble is, he never died. Hollywood, Random House, the Lugosi estate, Francis Ford Coppola, everyone owes him big time for cashing in on his likeness.

Tallahassee, Florida might seem like the dumbest place to start a major lawsuit against pretty much the known world, but Vlad, an actual vampire, is more concerned with shaking things up than staying predictable. He has definite goals in mind.

The Rerun of Dracula, written with the complete support of the Tepes estate, is the first true chronicle of a dynamic individual with a great mustache and a legitimate reason to sue.

DRACULA MEETS JACK THE RIPPER & OTHER REVISIONIST HISTORIES by Michael B. Druxman

Master storyteller Michael B. Druxman turns history and literature topsy-turvy in six unforgettable fiction tales:

“The Old Coot.”

“Dracula Meets Jack the Ripper”

“Big Al and Desperate Dan”

“Napoleon Brandy”

“The Space Ship”

“Budsy’s Boys”

History tells us that in 1888, the elusive serial killer, Jack the Ripper, terrorized the Whitechapel District of London. Scotland Yard was baffled. That same year, Jack met his match when he crossed paths with the dreadfully evil Count Dracula.

On July 22, 1934, notorious bank robber John Dillinger was shot dead by the FBI in front of Chicago’s Biograph Theater. On September 17, 1941, in Miami Beach, Florida, John Dillinger met with the former “King of Chicago,” mobster Al Capone, to plan the biggest heist of his career.

In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson completed the Louisiana Purchase with France’s Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The price was 4¢ per acre. In 2011, Napoleon decided that he wanted his land back.

138 pages.

“An amazing, wildly inventive collection of short stories. Full of killer-dialogue and surprising, entertaining twists, Michael Druxman has written a winner!” –Thomas B. Sawyer, author of the bestselling thriller, No Place To Run.

WHEN THEY CAME BACK Text by Christopher Conlon, Photographs by Roberta Lannes-Sealey

It’s winter 1899 in Hardgrove, Nebraska—a lonely little village in the middle of nowhere. Nothing ever happens in Hardgrove; farmers farm, shopkeepers tend to their shops, men gather at Mr. Henry’s Tavern to drink and discuss crop prices.

But things are about to change. It begins with a mysterious rain—an oily black rain that falls from peculiar green clouds and burns the skin. Then, one after another…the people return.

People who are supposed to be dead.

When They Came Back marks the first collaboration between writer Christopher Conlon, “one of the preeminent names in contemporary literary horror” (Booklist), and visionary art photographer Roberta Lannes-Sealey. It’s a story of the living dead told in words and photographs that’s unlike any you’ve ever encountered.

Brace yourself…for When They Came Back.


“This reads like a lost tale, a found narrative, gorgeously written and photographed in such verisimilitude that you will wonder if this tale is true, or partly so. It won’t take a great deal of time to read, but this novella will stick in your head like a particularly vivid nightmare.”
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“Here’s a poetic tale set in 1899, Nebraska, dealing with a strange black rain that not only burns people’s skin, but manages to bring the dead back to life. However, this is no zombie story and it’s anything but a typical apocalyptic romp; it’s yet another fresh creation that can only come from the mind of Christopher Conlon. Highlighted by Roberta Lannes-Sealey’s moody and eerie photographs, Conlon’s irresistible storytelling pulled me through this in one sitting. Short, sweet, and highly recommended.”
– The Horror Fiction Review

Review from Literary Mayhem

THE SCREECHING DOOR: THREE SPOOKY TALES by Jan Wahl

Noted children’s author Jan Wahl presents us with three of his favorite spookiest tales: “The Screeching Door,” “The Little Train in the Zoo” (originally entitled “The Very Peculiar Tunnel”), and a brand new story–“The Witch’s Clock.”

R.L. Stine, eat your heart out.

TWICE THE TERROR: THE HORROR ZINE, VOLUME 2 edited by Jeani Rector

The Horror Zine has burst onto computers all over the world as an e-zine. “Twice the Terror” brings you the very best from The Horror Zine as a book. The Horror Zine presents its second in-print anthology, a wicked brew of stories with relentless suspense that ride side-by-side with haunting poetry and eye-popping artwork. Volume 2 from The Horror Zine unveils a fresh approach to basic fears and has twisted, unexpected endings.

“Twice the Terror: THE HORROR ZINE” contains contributions from famous writers such as Graham Masterton, Bentley Little, Joe R. Lansdale, Deborah LeBlanc, Ed Gorman, Stephen Gallagher, Terence Faherty, and Hugh Fox. But it also contains deliciously dark delights from morbidly creative people who have not yet made the big time…but they will soon.


Online horror magazine The Horror Zine has once again compiled its best short stories, poetry and artwork for this astoundingly high quality collection. Featuring a mixture of new and established talent, volume two is a veritable treasure trove of original horror fiction. However, Horror Zine doesn’t stop at fiction, as the book is also filled with incredible artwork of the macabre variety.

Another thing that stands out about this collection is the obvious effort to avoid repetitiveness. There are stories featuring zombies, vengeful Middle-Eastern Dentists, traffic accidents, thought-controlled ants and spirits that can harmonize like no living thing. The Brits outdo the Americans for the most part this time around, but that isn’t to say the American contributions are not compelling and well-written as well. The result is nearly perfect mix of realistic and fantastic horror stories.

A few stand-outs include We Zombies by Jonathan Grey Chapman, Not Here, Not Now by Stephen Gallagher and The Harmony by Paul Levinson. Also, a special mention should be made of editor Jeani Rector’s Under the House, perhaps one of the most deeply disturbing short stories written in years thanks to its frank portrayal of an abusive father and husband as seen through the eyes of his daughter.

No review of this collection would be complete without mentioning the wonderfully dark poetry, most of which is written in first person narrative as if providing a glimpse into the minds of the insane and evil. This is a trend that bears watching.

Fans of dark fiction with an original twist will find immense satisfaction with “Twice the Terror”.

– Reviewed by Christopher Nadeau for Suspense Magazine

AND NOW THE NIGHTMARE BEGINS (THE HORROR ZINE), VOL. 1 edited by Jeani Rector

The Horror Zine has burst onto computers all over the world as an e-zine. “And Now the Nightmare Begins” brings you the very best from The Horror Zine as a book. From dark fantasy and pure suspense to classic horror, this book from The Horror Zine contributors is relentless in its approach to basic fears and has twisted, unexpected endings. So come and find out what terrifying things can creep out of The Horror Zine to make your skin crawl.

“And Now the Nightmare Begins: THE HORROR ZINE” contains contributions from famous writers such as Ramsey Campbell, Simon Clark, Joe R. Lansdale, and Trevor Denyer. But it also contains deliciously dark delights from morbidly creative people who have not made the big time…yet.

Review in AlienSkin Magazine