Nightscape Press Free Books This weekend.
This weekend (Friday the 14th through Sunday the 16th) Nightscape Press’s debut titles
A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES by Peter Dudar,
BUTTERFLY POTION by Trent Zelazny,
and WORLD’S COLLIDER: A SHARED-WORLD ANTHOLOGY, edited by Richard Salter,
will all be free for Kindle on Amazon! This applies to both the Amazon US and UK.
A Requiem for Dead Flies is currently listed on the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award™ 2012 Reading List.
After their mother’s miscarriage, Lester and Gordon MacAuley were sent to Battle View Farm to stay with their grandmother for the summer. But the house on Battle View Farm has a haunting secret. As Grandma Vivian slowly slipped into madness, the brothers’ lives became entangled in mortal danger. That summer of terror left them scarred and plagued by the family’s dark secret.
Now, years later, the MacAuley brothers have returned with dreams of breathing new life into Battle View Farm. But living in the house on Battle View Farm, they are forced to face their past and solve the mystery that began generations ago. And to face the ghosts that still haunt their family’s legacy.
A legacy written in dead flies.
“Peter N. Dudar has just made me a fan. A Requiem for Dead Flies is beautifully eerie. There are very few horror authors working today who have Dudar’s skill at putting ordinary people into such terrifying situations. The dark descent into memory and family secrets waiting for the MacAuley brothers is almost too much – it would be too much, too like a nightmare you just can’t wake up from – if it weren’t for Dudar’s smooth eloquence. Seriously, the pages go down as easily as a fine bourbon. Just don’t let your guard down, because like a fine bourbon, this book’s got a bite to it. A first class chiller!” -Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dead City
“Peter Dudar’s A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES is an original twist on the modern ghost story. In rural New York on a lonesome family farm, Dudar layers on the tension in a perfectly paced narrative, leading to a surprising and horrific ending. A REQUIEM is an outstanding first novel and I highly recommend it.” -Holly Newstein, co-author of ASHES and THE EPICURE, as H.R. Howland.
“Peter N. Dudar is a natural born storyteller who brings his characters to vivid life. In A REQUIEM FOR DEAD FLIES, he gives us the tale of the MacAuley brothers who, in trying to get a fresh start, instead collide with a wall of grief, built from the debris of tragic family secrets. A bright new voice in the horror genre, and a book not to be missed.” -L.L. Soares, Author of LIFE RAGE and IN SICKNESS
Perry wakes up in an arroyo, hungover and unsure how he got there. His wallet and cell phone missing, he walks back to the last place he remembers being before he blacked out—the bar. Fueled by alcohol and a touch of companionship, Perry is determined to find out who rolled him, but standing in his way is an accident that happened six months earlier and the struggle his life has become since. In his search for the material things taken from him, he risks walking right past something far more precious: A new beginning. This new novella by Zelazny is dark, gripping, emotional noir at its best!
“A powerful and good writer… someone who’s been through hell and come out, I hope, the other side.”—Neil Gaiman
“Butterfly Potion is both a disturbing and touching tale. If you’ve ever been in the gutter (literally or figuratively) you know this book speaks the truth. Like a mixture of Charles Bukowski and Dashiell Hammett, Trent Zelazny takes us down a road filled with mystery, danger, a gorgeous redhead, and booze… lots of booze.” —Sarah L. Covert, Editor of She Never Slept
The Collision is the worst disaster in human history. So far…
In the near future, an experiment at the Large Hadron Collider causes an enormous explosion, known as the Collision. The blast flattens a huge chunk of central Europe and punches a massive hole in the Earth’s surface. Over the next decade, unspeakable horrors pour from the rift: vicious creatures with a taste for human flesh, a terrible scream that drives all who hear it insane, a phantom entity that feeds on fear and paranoia, and a nightmare train from the pits of hell, to name but a few. This onslaught of terror causes the collapse of civilization and threatens to wipe humanity from the planet.
World’s Collider is a unique concept in short fiction, where all eighteen original stories are part of a common narrative, recounting the disaster and its aftermath. A true novel by many voices, including Steven Savile, James Moran, Aaron Rosenberg, Trent Zelazny, Jonathan Green, Simon Kurt Unsworth, Kelly Hale, Richard Wright and a host of new talent.
Fifty million people died in the Collision. They were the lucky ones…
“Each component cranks up the tension and the disparate tales combine in mosaic-fashion to deliver a truly gripping narrative.” – Ian Whates, author of The Noise Within