Ginger Nuts of Horror
Following on from the fascinating guest post from Colin F. Barnes, here is a list of some of his press's book I think you might enjoy. If you do like the sound of these books then please consider purchasing them via the accompanying links as the small remuneration I receive helps to keep the Mrs happy.
The books featured below are just a small part of the full catalogue the full catalogue can be found here: http://www.anachronpress.com/books/
The Noose & Gibbet
There’s a street sweeper who walks the streets of Frampton. Some see him, some don’t. He’s a preacher too, and he’s preaching death.
People are dying to feed the dark apostle’s faithful. The townspeople find themselves fighting against those who would do them harm in the name of the street sweeper’s dark god.
Warren Johns, the last of a dying breed, knows the dark god’s name and he’s come to fight.
His name is The Hangman, and he rides a dark horse. He holds sway over the town and the one man that can stop him is already too late.
And yet, in the middle of the battle for the town, a young woman and a boy find there are more important things to fight for than just life itself…
“Chilling as an arctic blast, Craig Saunders’ bold and distinctive voice will haunt your dreams.’ – Bill Hussey, author of Through a Glass Darkly.
Behind urban life, weird and horrific things fester.
The whispers and chills of things long gone… the promise of power from the darkness… the seduction of those that lie in the shadows… the occult is all around us: in town houses, in mansions, and in your very own street.
Editor Colin F. Barnes collected together fifteen stories by a cast of critically acclaimed authors from around the globe who look into the stygian gloom, explore the dark corners of our houses, and peer into the abyss of human temptation.
Featuring stories by: Gary McMahon, Ren Warom, Gary Fry, Mark West, K.T. Davies, Nerine Dorman, Alan Baxter, Adam Millard, Julie Travis, Jason Andrew, James Brogden, A.A Garrison, Jennifer Williams, Sarah Anne Langton, and Chris Barnham.
“Colin wins again with Urban Occult, a grand collection of the weird and odd and bizarre and, at times, downright uncomfortable as all get out.” — Aaron Sikes, reader.
Artificial Evil: Book 1 of the Techxorcist
In 2153, post-cataclysm, the last city exists beneath a dome where the mysterious benefactors 'The Family' tightly control the population with a death lottery and a semi-autonomous network.
All is well until the day family man Gerry Cardle, head of the death lottery, inexplicably finds himself the no.1 target of a malicious Artificial Intelligence. Gerry's numbers are up, and he has just 7 days to save himself, find the source of the AI, and keep the last stronghold of humanity safe.
Gerry finds help in the shadows of the city from two rogue hackers. With his new team, Gerry discovers there is more beyond the dome than The Family had let on, and his journey to find the source of the AI leads him through a world of violence, danger, and startling revelations. Everything is not as it seems. Gerry is not who he thinks he is. Can he and his friends stop the AI before it destroys humanity?
“Barnes effortlessly blends religion, sci-fi, and horror into an unsettling story of survival, identity, and morality. He has created a truly unique world I can't wait to visit again.” Dave Thomas – Editor, DarkFuse
City of Hell Chronicles: Volume 1
There is no god, no saviour.
Mankind is without salvation and on the cusp of total annihilation.
During an eruption at Yellowstone, the Great Maurr, an ancient god, rose from the bowels of the earth and brought a bug apocalypse with him.
Swarms of giant ants, centipedes and diabolical hybrids swept the planet consuming the animal kingdom and destroying human civilisation in a matter of weeks. Nothing could stop their relentless genocide.
Just a few cities remain; a handful of human survivors in London, Moscow and Hong Kong scuttle about in the darkness forever fearful of being caught, eaten by the solider ants, or worse: made to breed in the City of Hell to produce hideous hybrid creatures. Can these last remaining humans find a way of surviving and ultimately fight back in this nightmarish dystopia?
“This is a wildly horrific book. Full of imaginative writing and stories that are just as hellish as they can be, it is manna from Heaven for lovers of gritty, apocalyptic SciFi/Horror. – Carole Lanham – Amazon”
Day of Demons
Day of Demons is a collection of powerful stories featuring the conflict of demons and humans over the course of a day.
Read how one woman’s inner-self awakens to unexpected and frightening consequences, or how a charismatic half-breed thief is forced to strike a deal with a pen-stealing imp. Read about a mother as she struggles to cope with a deadly, satanic bargain, and a sword-wielding anti-hero as he returns out of exile to face his demonic fate.
Nine stories, nine demons, nine authors. From fantasy, to horror, to contemporary fiction, this anthology will fright, delight and grip you with tales of daring-do, danger and of course — demons.
“This anthology marks another solid outing from Anachron Press. The mixture of horror, fantasy and suspense mean there is something for everyone to enjoy.” – Paul Homes, Eloquent Page.
Technology Isn’t Always Used With Good Intentions
Crime Net is a collection of stories that delve into the nefarious side of cyberpunk and tech-thriller fiction. In a modern society, filled with affordable technology and always-on networks, some electric dreams aren’t always what we expect.
Featuring stories from four talented authors, we get inside the head of a man heading for rock-bottom until a too-good-to-be-true job opportunity comes his way; watch a devoted fan get a little too close to her idol; see what happens when gene splicing technology falls into the wrong hands, and experience a driven woman’s mission to kill in the underworld of a futuristic city.
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“Anachron Press have a knack for releasing the sort of story or collection that makes you sit up and take notice” Daz — Editor
The Red Knight
A thousand years have passed since the Clan Lords and the Fey commanded dragons and raised mighty citadels. The remnants of their ancient power lie dormant and a new conflict threatens the kingdom of Antia…
King Daris rules a peaceful and prosperous land, but his conniving brother Jerim covets the throne and civil war looms.
But there are worse threats to Antia than mere human greed.
Two people will stand against mortal and demonic enemies: Alyda Stenna, Captain of the Hammer of Antia returns from campaign to a hero’s welcome after prosecuting war abroad with brutal efficiency.
Garian Tain, the spymaster’s apprentice, hunts for an assassin through the streets of the capital while the knights bask in the adoration of the crowds.
This is just the beginning.
Both will fight overwhelming odds in a bid to save the kingdom. War and betrayal will test them to their limits. One will rise; one will fall; both will be changed forever.
“This book has everything you'd expect in an epic fantasy and does all of them well.” Tony Lane — Tony’s Thoughts