Tuesday, April 18, 2017


Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror
$4.99 for Kindle
$12.99 for paperback 
(buy the paperback, and you can get the kindle version for only .99 cents more)

"There's something here to scare anyone and everyone. Garden of Fiends pushes all the wrong buttons in all the right ways!"
-Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Dogs of War and Mars One

"Garden of Fiends is scary in the realest of ways. What fertile ground for horror; stories that already, by nature, take place in the Twilight Zone; where lies and shady acts are the rule; where men and women step out of one world and into another; a place where addiction is king. John FD Taff's 'Last Call' is worth the price of admission alone."
-Josh Malerman, Bram Stoker nominated author of Bird Box

"A brilliant and original concept, Garden of Fiends captures the struggles of addiction and the horrors they inflict on those affected by it. Yes, it is dark and visceral, but with moments of hope throughout that make this a memorable collection of stories."
-The Horror Bookshelf

"Garden of Fiends brings us face-to-face with the demons driving us to dependence. Raw, brutal and insightful, Garden of Fiends is an important work."
-Lee Murray, author of Into the Mist

"An unflinching and intense look at addiction and its consequences, from some of the best horror writers in the business."
-Char's Horror Corner

"An incredibly fascinating and at times grim read. These are dark tales set against a backdrop of fear, addiction and self-loathing where families are ripped apart and relationships are left in tatters. Some of these stories will infect your conscious, burying themselves deep inside of your mind, leaving you scarred and itching to read more."
-Adrian Shotbolt, The Grim Reader

"Every offering drips with truth, blending tales of horror and addiction into an emotionally draining, yet essential experience."
-Ben Walker, UK Horror Scene

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

GARDEN OF FIENDS MARCH MADNESS CONTEST! Win a paperback or one of ten kindle copies

It’s MARCH MADNESS. Time to fill out your bracket. And by bracket I mean, “Garden of Fiends” brackets, of course. Here's how you play: Match the authors from the Table of Contents with their story’s first sentence and email to WickedRunPress@gmail.com. Get the most correct and you'll have a paperback delivered to your U.S. doorstep. (see below if you're not from the U.S.)

 If there’s a tie, first one to submit will win the paperback, rest will win a voucher to download Garden of Fiends: Tales of Addiction Horror for FREE the day it is released. In fact, if you're one of the first 10 who submit, regardless of your bracket, you'll win an amazon voucher for a FREE kindle download to your email on release day. Contest closes after 50 entries.

Below is the list of authors on the table of contents, as well as a list of the first sentences of all the stories.

Just match the author number with the corresponding sentence letter. (
For example, one entry might be 1.B  2.F  3.A  4.G  5.C  6.H  7.D  8.E )

Enjoy! Email your answers to: WickedRunPress@gmail.com

Author Number:
1. Kealan Patrick Burke

2. Jessica McHugh

3. Max Booth III

4. Johann Thorsson

5. John FD Taff

6. Glen Krisch

7. Mark Matthews

8. Jack Ketchum

First Sentence Letter

A. Ted was so nervous about that evening's AA meeting that he'd gone out and had a drink or two.

B. The best way to take atlys is to inject it straight into the testicles.

C. Julia tried it for the first time in a party uptown, a party she only went to because her friend, that friend, the one who knows all the cool people, convinced her to come. 

D. Jeremy watched the blood flow out of him, helpless and terrified.

E. "I'm here.”

F. I wake up drowning in a puddle, my lungs filled with rainwater.

G. “Stop listening right now if you don’t want to hear the truth.”

H. Exhausted after hitching for hundreds of miles, Maggie had finally hopped on a Greyhound in Wichita to take her the rest of the way to her long lost father.

**Email your answers to WickedRunPress@gmail.com. Most correct answers wins a paperback, ten more prizes of a voucher for a FREE Kindle download.
(if you're outside of the U.S., you can win but must pay paperback shipping. Sorry.)
(if you are in possession of an advance review copy, you're not eligible.)

Friday, February 24, 2017

GARDEN OF FIENDS PRESALE is NOW! (But read from the Table of Contents TODAY)

So excited to announce that The Presale has begun! Get your copy at a discount.  But who wants to wait for release day? Not me, and not you. 

So Check this promo out:

The first 25 readers who send a receipt confirming a pre-sale purchase of GARDEN OF FIENDS to WickedRunPress@gmail.com will win the kindle book of their choosing written by any author on the GARDEN OF FIENDS table of contents. Yep, don't wait for April, read from the table of contents TODAY.

Lemme break this down:

1. Purchase Garden of Fiends on Amazon presale (currently at a discounted price.)

2. Choose from one the books listed below written by authors appearing on the table of contents

3. Email your Garden of Fiends' purchase receipt along with your choice of one of the books below to WickedRunPress@gmail.com and...

Bamn! If you’re one of the first 25 you’ll receive an amazon voucher right back for a free kindle download of your chosen book.

 (And, pssst... if you're not one of the first 25 who email, I can still promise something extra.)

Here are your choices: 

Jack Ketchum 
The Girl Next Door
Off Season
Peaceable Kingdom
The Woman


Kealan Patrick Burke
Sour Candy
Secret Faces
The Turtle Boy

Jessica McHugh
The Train Derails in Boston
The Green Kangaroos
Rabbits in the Garden

John FD Taff
The Desolated Orchard
I Can Taste the Blood
The End in All Beginnings

Max Booth III

How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers
Lost Signals
American Nightmare

Johann Thorrsson
Not Your Average Monster: Volume 2

Glen Krisch
Where Darkness Dwells
The Hollowed Land
The Nightmare Within

Mark Matthews
All Smoke Rises
Lilly's Tale: The Milk-Blood Trilogy
On the Lips of Children

 (Don't see a book by one of these authors on the list? please inquire within)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Friday, January 20, 2017

ALL SMOKE RISES on the Preliminary HWA Bram Stoker Award Ballot

ALL SMOKE RISES made the Preliminary Ballot for the 2016 Bram Stoker Awards in the long fiction category. I'm incredible honored and thrilled, especially for the book to be alongside such writers as Josh Malerman and Nicole Cushing.

Humongous thanks and appreciation to everyone who gave ALL SMOKE RISES a slice of their precious time: either through creating it, reading it, reviewing it, or recommending it. (This means you: Kealan Patrick Burke, Julie Hutchings, and Andi Rawson) Feels like a peak, (for me, at least) and I can see for miles and miles. I'm just gonna sit here with my lunch and be content. No need to move on, not yet at least. Been a long trek.

The final list will be narrowed down to five, and then the final awards will be handed out at this year’s StokerCon (April 27-30 in Long Beach, California).

Here's the full list:
Superior Achievement in a Novel
Fenn, J. Lincoln – Dead Souls (Gallery Books)
Hand, Elizabeth – Hard Light: A Cass Neary Crime Novel (Minotaur Books)
Heuvelt, Thomas Olde – Hex (Tor Books)
Jones, Stephen Graham – Mongrels (William Morrow)
Langan, John – The Fisherman (Word Horde)
Lombardi, Nicola – The Tank (Dunwich Edizioni)
MacLeod, Bracken – Stranded: A Novel (Tor Books)
Murray, Lee – Into the Mist (Cohesion Press)
Prentiss, Norman– Odd Adventures with your Other Father (Kindle Press)
Snyman, Monique – Muti Nation (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Tremblay, Paul – Disappearance at Devil’s Rock (William Morrow)

Superior Achievement in a First Novel
Barnett, Barbara – The Apothecary’s Curse (Pyr Books)
Chapman, Greg – Hollow House (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Deady, Tom – Haven (Cemetery Dance Publications)
Franks, Matthew – The Monster Underneath (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Garza, Michelle and Lason, Melissa – Mayan Blue (Sinister Grin Press)
Gorman, William – Blackwater Val (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Kilgore, Kari – Until Death (Spiral Publishing)
Labat, L.M. – The Sanguinarian ID (Night to Dawn Magazine & Books LLC)
Lewis, Beth – The Wolf Road (Crown Publishing)
Murphy, Jason – The Black Goat Motorcycle Club (Sinister Grin Press)
Woodrow, Jonathan – Wasteland Gods (Horrific Tales Publishing)
Wytovich, Stephanie – The Eighth (Dark Regions Press)

Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
Alexander, Maria – Snowed (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Brozek, Jennifer – Last Days of Salton Academy (Ragnarok Publishing)
Cosimano, Elle – Holding Smoke (Hyperion-Disney)
Ford, Michael Thomas – Lily (Lethe Press)
Kelley, Michael Brent – Keep Away From Psycho Joe (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Roberts, Jeyn – When They Fade (Knopf Books for Young Readers)
Sirowy, Alexandra – The Telling (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Varley, Dax – Sinful: A Bleed Novel (Garden Gate Press)

Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel
Bunn, Cullen – Blood Feud (Oni Press)
Chambers, James – Kolchak the Night Stalker: The Forgotten Lore of Edgar Allan Poe(Moonstone)
de Campi, Alex – No Mercy, Vol. 2 (Image Comics)
Miller, Mark Alan and Lansdale, Joe R. – The Steam Man (Dark Horse Books)
Moore, Alan – Providence, Act 1 (Avatar Press)
Quach, Ashley P – Weirdy (Sassquach Comics)
Kirkman, Robert – Outcast, Vol 3 This Little Light(Image Comics)

Superior Achievement in Long Fiction
Anderson, Paul Michael – Bones Are Made to be Broken (Bones Are Made to be Broken) (Written Backwards)
Boden, John – Jedi Summer with the Magnetic Kid (Post Mortem Press)
Cushing, Aric – Vampire Boy (Grand & Archer)
Cushing, Nicole – The Sadist’s Bible (01Publishing)
Drinkwater, Karl – Harvest Festival (Organic Apocalypse)
Edelman, Scott – That Perilous Stuff (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
LaValle, Victor – The Ballad of Black Tom (Tor.com)
Malerman, Josh – The Jupiter Drop (You, Human) (Written Backwards)
Matthews, Mark – All Smoke Rises: Milk-Blood Redux (Wicked Run Press)
Shane, Simmons – Raw (Silent Screams: An Anthology of Socially Conscious Dark Fiction) (Serpent & Dove Speculative Fiction)
Waggoner, Tim – The Winter Box (Darkfuse)

Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
Bailey, Michael – “Time is a Face on the Water” (Borderlands 6) (Borderlands Press)
Bodner, Hal – “A Rift in Reflection” (Chiral Mad 3) (Written Backwards)
Golden, Christopher – “The Bad Hour” (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)
Hanson, Michael H. – “Conqueror Worms” (Dark Corners) (Iron Clad Press)
Hucklebridge, Dane – “Ortolan (F(r)iction #5” (Tethered by Letters)
Kiste, Gwendolyn – “Reasons I Hate My Big Sister” (Nightscript Volume 2) (Chthonic Matter)
Mannetti, Lisa – “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories) (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Manzetti, Alessandro – “Long Hair’s Inferno” (The Monster, the Bad, and the Ugly) (Kipple Officina Libraria)
Oates, Joyce Carol – “The Crawl Space” (Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Volume #2016/Issue#8) (Dell Magazines)
Smith, John Claude – “The Wounded Table” (The Wrath of Concrete and Steel) (Dunhams Manor Press)
Yap, Isabel – “Only Unclench Your Hand” (What the #@&% is That?) (Saga Press)

Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
Barron, Laird – Swift to Chase (JournalStone)
Braum, Daniel – The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales (Grey Matter Press)
Chizmar, Richard – A Long December (Subterranean Press)
Gavin, Richard – Sylvan Dread: Tales of Pastoral Darkness (Three Hands Press)
Oates, Joyce Carol – The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Terror (Mysterious Press)
O’Neill, Gene – Lethal Birds (Omnium Gatherum Media)
Schaller, Eric – Meet Me in the Middle of the Air (Undertow Publications)
Schwaeble, Hank – American Nocturne (Cohesion Press)
Sutton, Pete – A Tiding of Magpies (Kensington Gore Publishing)
Wehunt, Michael – Greener Pastures (Shock Totem Publications)

Superior Achievement in a Screenplay
Alvarez, Fede and Sayagues, Rodo – DON’T BREATHE (Ghost House Pictures, Good Universe)
Campbell, Josh, Chazelle, Damien, and Stuecken, Matthew – 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE (Paramount Pictures)
Catlin, Sam, Rogen, Seth, and Goldberg, Evan – PREACHER: PILOT (Episode1:0) (AMC)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – STRANGER THINGS: THE VANISHING OF WILL BYERS (Episode 01: Chapter One) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Duffer, Matt and Duffer, Ross – STRANGER THINGS: THE UPSIDE DOWN (Episode 01: Chapter Eight) (21 Laps Entertainment, Monkey Massacre)
Eggers, Robert – THE VVITCH (Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films, and Very Special Projects)
Hayes, Carey, Hayes, Chad, Wan, James and Johnson, David – THE CONJURING 2 (New Line Cinema)
Logan, John – PENNY DREADFUL: A BLADE OF GRASS (Episode 03:04) Showtime Presents in association with SKY, Desert Wolf Productions, Neal Street Productions)
Nichols, Jeff – MIDNIGHT SPECIAL (Warner Bros.)

Superior Achievement in an Anthology
Bailey, Michael – Chiral Mad 3 (Written Backwards)
Bennett, T.C. and Carbone, Tracy L. – Cemetery Riots (Awol From Elysium Press)
Dabrowski, Lisa – Horror from the Inside Out (Whorror House)
Johnson, Eugene and Day, Charles – Drive-In Creature Feature (Evil Jester Press)
Kahle, Pete – Not Your Average Monster, Vol. 2: A Menagerie of Vile Beasts (Bloodshot Books)
Manzetti, Alessandro – The Beauty of Death (Independent Legions Publishing)
Manzetti, Alessandro and di Orazio, Paolo – The Monster, the Bad and the Ugly (Kipple Officina Libraria)
Monteleone, Thomas F. and Monteleone, Oliva F. – Borderlands 6 (Samhain Publishing, Ltd.)
Mosiman, Billie Sue – Fright Mare-Women Write Horror (DM Publishing)
Murano, Doug and Ward, D. Alexander – Gutted: Beautiful Horror Stories (Crystal Lake Publishing)
Rivera, Anthony and Lawson, Sharon – Peel Back the Skin (Grey Matter Press)

Superior Achievement in Non-Fiction
Braudy, Leo. – Haunted: On Ghosts, Witches, Vampires, Zombies and Other Monsters of the Natural and Supernatural (Yale University Press)
Franklin, Ruth – Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Ocker, J.W. – A Season with the Witch (Countryman Press)
Olson, Danel P. – Guillermo del Toro’s “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth”: Studies in the Horror Film(Centipede Press)
Poole, W. Scott – In the Mountains of Madness: The Life, Death and Extraordinary Afterlife of H. P. Lovecraft(Soft Skull Press)
Skal, David J. – Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote
Dracula (Liveright Publishing Corporation)
Tibbetts, John – The Gothic Worlds of Peter Straub (McFarland)
Towlson, Jon – The Turn to Gruesomeness in American Horror Films, 1931-1936 (McFarland)

Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
Betts, Matt – Underwater Fistfight (Raw Dog Screaming Press)
Boston, Bruce and Manzetti, Alessandro – Sacrificial Nights (Kipple Officina Libraria)
Collings, Michael R. – Corona Obscura: Poems Dark and Elemental (self-published)
Cowen, David E. – The Seven Yards of Sorrow (Weasel Press)
DiLouie, Craig and Moon, Jonathan – Children of God: Poems, Dreams, and Nightmares from the Family of God Cult (ZING Communications, Inc., Jonathan Moon.)
Gailey, Jeannine Hall – Field Guide to the End of the World: Poems (Moon City Press)
Lepovetsky, Lisa – Voices from Empty Rooms (Alban Lake)
Lopez III, Aurelio Rico – Two Drinks Away from Chaos (Azoth Khem Publishing)
Simon, Marge. – Small Spirits (Midnight Town Media)
Wytovich, Stephanie M. – Brothel (Raw Dog Screaming Press)


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