There’s a new interview with me over at Entropy Magazine, in which I talk about public perceptions of me, bullies, writing, the gun debate, THE COMPLEX, PRESSURE, THE NAUGHTY LIST, this summer’s promotional tour, tire fires, and much more. Click here to read it.

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There’s also a new episode of my podcast available. This week we talk to author Adam Cesare, and also remember Mark justice, discuss the Jeepers Creepers III controversy, and much more. Click here to listen or download.

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Two books to spotlight this week.

First up is Livia Llewellyn’s long-awaited and much anticipated short story collection, FURNACE, available now on Kindle and in paperback.

Horror fiction has long celebrated and explored the twin engines driving human existence. Call them what you like: Sex and Death, Love and Destruction, Temptation and Terror. While many may strive to reach the extremes, few authors manage to find the beauty that rests in the liminal space between these polar forces, the shuddering ecstasy encased within the shock. And then there’s Livia Llewellyn, an author praised for her dark, stirring, evocative prose and disturbing, personal narratives.

Lush, layered, multifaceted, and elegant, the thirteen tales comprising Furnace showcase why Livia Llewellyn has been lauded by scholars and fans of weird fiction alike, and why she has been nominated multiple times for the Shirley Jackson Award and included in year’s best anthologies. These are exquisite stories, of beauty and cruelty, of pleasure and pain, of hunger, and of sharp teeth sinking into tender flesh.

$4.99 on Kindle — $13.49 in paperback — Click here to purchase.

Also new this week in the UK is Sarah Pinborough’s 13 MINUTES, out now on Kindle and in trade hardcover (paperback and US editions coming later this year).

I was dead for 13 minutes.

I don’t remember how I ended up in the icy water but I do know this – it wasn’t an accident and I wasn’t suicidal.

They say you should keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but when you’re a teenage girl, it’s hard to tell them apart. My friends love me, I’m sure of it. But that doesn’t mean they didn’t try to kill me. Does it?

13 MINUTES by Sarah Pinborough is a gripping psychological thriller about people, fears, manuiplation and the power of the truth. A stunning read, it questions our relationships – and what we really know about the people closest to us.

£6.99 on Kindle — £11.89 in hardcover — Click here to purchase

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And don’t forget, J. F. Gonzalez’s RETREAT and my ALL DARK, ALL THE TIME: THE COMPLETE SHORT FICTION OF BRIAN KEENE, VOLUME 2 are both available this week in paperback, Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Click the covers below to purchase.

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