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Comment by Emily Ruth Verona on Friday

Hey everyone, my name is and I am a fiction writer currently trying publish my current collection of short stories through reader-promoted crowdfunding on Inkshares.

The project is called "Conversations: A Collection of Short Stories" and it's a result of my fascination with dialogue in both books and film. The book is a contemporary work of fiction composed of conversations, each of which stands as a separate story. These conversations take many forms, and often lead to very different results, but all of them explore the distinguishing marks of human nature.

If you are interested in taking a look, would like to donate or, or think the book is something you'd be interested in and would like to preorder, you can do so here:


Thanks for reading.


Comment by John Grover on September 5, 2014 at 10:52am

An ALL NEW horror unearthed.  Today's book of the week is my newest short story collection: "Unearthed: Tales of Hidden Horror."
Ten tales comprised of reprinted and new fiction. Enjoy the terror of that which is kept in the dark until the very end... that which remains just out of sight until it's too late.
Discover what lives beneath an ancient graveyard.
Know the depths of love and madness.
Witness a new world on the other side of a bridge.
Explore the many rooms of a house of lies.
Uncover the secrets beneath an idyllic lake.
Once the horrors have revealed themselves it's already too late.
Ebook only. $2.99


Comment by John Grover on May 2, 2014 at 11:06am

Today's BOOK of the WEEK is "Terror in Small Doses!"

Pick-up this sampler of 6 flash horror stories for only $1.49! A great way to get introduced to some of my horror stories.

Read these tales on the bus, on the subway, on your lunch break, or while the kids are asleep. Made especially for the reader with no time to read! Read a tale under ten minutes, put it down, read another right before bed...if you dare.
Note: Each tale is no more than 2,000 words and as short as 600.

A re-release of the limited edition chapbook, "Terror in Small Doses" makes a great sampler of the author's work at a great price. These six short stories are an appetizer to a banquet of work. Try one today.

Cover art by Kirk Alberts.


Cover art by Kirk Alberts.


Comment by Chris Stevenson on April 10, 2014 at 4:52am
Comment by John Grover on March 14, 2014 at 11:01am

Today’s book of the week is my most popular horror collection: Creatures and Crypts!
20 stories, over 70,000 words of fiction all for only $3.99
This tome spans a career of work and includes both reprinted and new material.
Everything from flash stories to a two part story about a new kind of undead....
Get your copy today.  Available in ebook and paperback.


Comment by John Grover on March 7, 2014 at 11:35am

A Mother's work is never done...
BOOK of the WEEK 3/7!
Today's book of the week is my short collection, digital chapbook: "Motherhood and other tales of terror."

Check out 3 tales of horror for the great price of 99 cents at Amazon and Kobo. Free for Nook and Smashwords.
Tales include:
"Motherhood"-- previously published in Flesh and Blood Magazine.
"Melissa's Wagon."
Contains 3 bonus chapters from my novel "Let's Play in the Garden."
Thank you!


Comment by John Grover on February 28, 2014 at 11:52am

JOLT of the WEEK! 2/28.
This week's Jolt of the Week is my short story "Pest Control."
If you are a fan of monster mash-ups then this is the story for you! Werewolves vs Ghouls!

When a ghoul starts feeding on a werewolf burial ground all hell breaks loose. Lorne, the head of his pack, cannot let this lie for if he does the consequences could be disastrous.
It's an all out war between two beasties from the stuff of legends


Comment by Neat Bennett on February 25, 2014 at 12:22am

There is a new press in Louisiana called Outworld press and they are preparing for a 2014 Science fiction anthology. Check out their page on Facebook for information on submitting a sci-fi short story. They have already accepted two of my stories and I am so excited to be along on this wonderful journey with them. 

Outworld Press 2014 Anthology

Comment by John Grover on February 21, 2014 at 10:49am

JOLT of the WEEK!  2/21

Today’s tale is “A Journey Through Darkness,” a short story all about what scares you and the greed that drives some of us.
It’s a twisty haunted house story told and you are star!

You're invited! Come take a journey, one that promises riches beyond your imagination. You receive a contest invite in the mail for untold riches. Do you accept? Of course you do! Free money, right? Should be easy. The money is just waiting for you.
There's just one catch, you'll have to find the money the creepiest, darkest house you've even known.
Will you make it through the night? Will you find the money you so richly deserve? Step into the house and find out. Go now, run, and take the journey of a lifetime...a journey through darkness.
What will you do with your winnings?

Available for Kindle for only $1.00!

Comment by John Grover on February 7, 2014 at 12:11pm

JOLT of the WEEK! Today's jolt of the week for 2/7 is my short story "FROM BELOW." A great bargain at only 99 cents on Kindle, 1.29 everywhere else!

Something is stirring beneath the oldest cemetery in town and it isn't the corpses. When Evan stumbles upon a horrifying secret, he tries to tell his parents, his friends, even the police but no one will believe him.

The graves are hollow, something is hungry and evil itself is coming... from below.
Approximately 5,000 words.

Pick this little tale up for Kindle, Nook, Smashwords or Kobo!

Thank you!



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