Dark Screams: Volume 1
Featuring Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell
Richard Chizmar and I joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to launch a series of horror eBook anthologies called Dark Screams that collects stories by the best authors in the business. Each volume features different types of chills and thrills, a little something for every type of horror fan!
About the Book:
Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell are the first contributors to a mind-bending new series of short story collections that push the boundaries of horror and dark suspense to the bleeding edge. From Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the acclaimed Cemetery Dance Publications, Dark Screams: Volume One reaches across genres to take readers beyond the precipice of mortal toil and into the glimmering void of irreality and beyond.
WEEDS by Stephen King
When a meteorite lands on his property, Jordy Verrill envisions an easy payday. Unfortunately for Jordy, this is no ordinary rock—and the uncompromising force inside has found its first target.
THE PRICE YOU PAY by Kelley Armstrong
Never pay more than you owe. Sounds like easy advice to follow. But for Kara and her childhood friend Ingrid, some debts can never be repaid . . . especially those tendered in blood.
MAGIC EYES by Bill Pronzini
Edward James Toliver has found a weary sort of asylum among the insane. He knows he’s not one of them—but how can he tell anyone about the invaders without sounding that way?
MURDER IN CHAINS by Simon Clark
Imagine awaking to find yourself in an underground vault, chained by the neck to a murderous lunatic, a grunting goliath who seems more animal than man. What would you do to save yourself?
THE WATCHED by Ramsey Campbell
Little Jimmy gets a glimpse of the cold truth when he finds out that it’s not always what you see that can get you into trouble; it’s who knows what you see.
Reviews & Praise:
“This is a solid collection of quick reads, a nice selection of appetizers that represent the horror genre and many of its incarnations well.”
— Blu Gilliand, October Country
“These tales are well written, fun to read, and a great way to kill a winter afternoon. Recommended for fans of short story collections and dark fiction!”
— Horror After Dark
“Dark Screams isn’t published by Cemetery Dance, but with the editors of Cemetery Dance at the helm, it’s going to be a solid series. It certainly helped me pass a few hours in enjoyment.”
— Adventures Fantastic
“If Volume One is any indication of quality, I’m all in for the rest of the series.”
— Not Too Terrible
“I thoroughly enjoyed Dark Screams and look forward to future publications.”
— The Dragon’s Roost
“It’s a really good (short) collection. It’s only got five stories, but they’re all from fairly well known authors, and they’re all good… This is a really good anthology, and since it’s only available in ebook form, it’s cheap, too.”
— Yoyogod’s Reviews of Books and Stuff I Like
“…volume one hooked me well enough that I’m anticipating the next four installments, and thus I would still recommend picking up Dark Screams. It’s only three bucks after all, and the entries from King, Campbell and Pronzini are worth the price of admission alone.”
— Christopher Shultz, LitReactor
“Dark Screams: Volume One is an excellent addition to any horror lovers bookshelf. I can’t wait to see what evil lurks in Dark Screams: Volume Two!”
— Melissa Minners, G-POP.net
“Daniels’ fantastically creepy delivery provides a delightful listening experience.”
— Booklist Audio Review
“[Daniel’s] deep voice grips listeners and demands their attention throughout the collection.”
— Publishers Weekly Audio Review
• Hydra / Random House
Publication Date: December 9, 2014