A Horror Anthology…

…And some shameless self-promotion

If you’re into A: Horror B: Zombies C: Other Creatures of the Undead Ilk, then do a small publisher (and this blogger) a little favor and pick up Return of the Dead Men and Women Walking published by Bards and Sages and edited by Julie Ann Dawson. Its only $2.99 for the Kindle version on Amazon. You can also pick it up at Barnes and Nobles and Smashwords.

The undead return with more strange, terrifying, and bizarre tales of the unlife beyond life. Zombies, ghouls, vampires, and other things that should not be shamble through the pages of this anthology. Among the tales told:

An old gunslinger and a horse thief hunt down a rather peculiar prize that does more than haunt them in "Bring Me The Head Of Pepe Cortez!"

The competition at the Annual Southeastern Necromancer’s Invitational proves to be a real killer in "Deadest in Show."

How much of a body can you replace and life still be life? A man desperate to save his wife confronts this question in "Fixing Nancy"

Songs in Squee Minor especially recommends “Deadest in Show” which is where the shameless self-promotion part comes in. It’s not sophisticated literature, but it’s fun, entertaining, and has lots of undead creatures, some weirder than others.

Return of the Dead Men (and Women) Walking
Horror Anthology

Zombies. Vampires. Undead things that should not be. The undead return to share their tales, with a new collection of 14 tales of horror.

Bring Me the Head of Pepe Cortez!

by J. Tanner

Putting the Romance Back into Necromancy
by Sarina Dorie

The Snowy River Feral
by Gitte Christensen

When the Rain Stops

by Mark Charke

Duppy
by Kurt Bachard

Tainted
by E.M. MacCallum

Deadest in Show
by Karissa B. Sluss

The Body in the Water
by Marilag Angway

For All Your Carpeting Needs

by Matthew D. Johnson

The Baby
by Brian Rosenberger

Fixing Nancy
by Jonathan Templar

Sacrifices
by Dawn Lyons

The Heart of the Storm
by Matthew Smallwood

Three Strikes
by Aurelio Rico Lopez III

The Horror in the Attic
by Julie Ann Dawson

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. alienredqueen
    Oct 08, 2012 @ 16:16:15

    I didn’t know B&S was still around. I had a short story published in their Lit mag a couple years ago. This looks fun!

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    • squee1313
      Oct 08, 2012 @ 16:17:48

      They are still around. I like them because they are usually very helpful with feedback. I’ve gotten some great editing advice from them in the past.

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      • alienredqueen
        Oct 08, 2012 @ 16:18:37

        Which is ironic considering when I got a copy of the mag it was rife with typos. LOL

      • squee1313
        Oct 08, 2012 @ 16:20:39

        She’s not good with minutae, but they are good in helping with general organization and suggestions for strengthening the story in general. This anthology has some typos too, but I wondered if some of it came in the conversion to e-content for the Kindle or whatever.

  2. J. Tanner
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 00:36:31

    You could decrease the level of shamelessness by recommending some other story, say, “Bring Me the Head of Pepe Cortez!” just as a completely random example off the top of my head. 🙂

    Your title is brilliant. It made me laugh when I saw the galleys and immediately turn to see what it was about. I was hoping for some zombie corgis or something. (Would Julie have needed to further qualify the paranthetical to “(and women and pets)” if you had gone that route?) But it was still fun even though it didn’t sync with what I imagined from the title alone.

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  3. squee1313
    Oct 12, 2012 @ 12:54:35

    I’m not quite done reading the whole anthology, but I read Pepe first, and It had some great dialogue and characters. The whole scene with spilling the goat piss: Funny stuff.
    So, Zombie corgis? Hmmm, now I am inspired for the next edition of Dead Men, unless you beat me to it.

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