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21
Apr
10

The Masters of Horror Anthology release

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Welcome to a world hidden behind the blinds of reality, a landscape waiting to be molded into a thing of pain and torture.

This anthology is not for the faint-hearted. The ideas, themes, and disturbing images portrayed within these pages will send your brain into overdrive on the road to madness. This book is guaranteed to rob you of sleep at night by bringing you the nightmare you’ve most feared…

Carole Gill’s “Truth Hurts,” where a woman writing about douchey vampires gets her comeuppance.

A man is seduced by the lamia in “Ladies of the Scale” by Bob Morgan Jr.

Lee Pletzer’s “Teeth” will make you think twice about taking your son fishing again.

A boy gets revenge on abusive adults in “Devil Inside” by William Cook.

We go on a Lovecraftian journey with Jason Warden’s amazing story, “Once Seen.”

K.K.’s “The Visitation” will have you shuddering.

Mark Edward Hall’s “The Fear” makes a case against hunting for a lost relative.

Joseph Mulak’s “Wounds” evil deeds for the right reasons.

Angel Leigh McCoy’s “The Barnes Family Reunion”

One of my favorite parts of the book is the unrestrained gore, but if psychological is your thing, you’ll also find compelling stories within. When this book comes out, any horror fan would be a fool not to get a copy ~ A. R. Braun

The one thing that stands out about this anthology is that no two stories are the same. Yes, they are horror, but each one brings in a new tasty scary delight. Triskaideka Books has done an amazing job of bringing all this talent into one anthology. There is no anthology out such as this and one that needs to be on everyone’s bookshelf at one time or another. Jumping into this world of darkness only brings forward the most compelling and interesting tales seen in a long time. It is worth the read and worth keeping for years to come ~ Shells Walter, Sonar4

More info: Avaliable here
Paperback Release date: 23-04-10. Only $9.99 (two week special). 12.99 after that.
E-version available here for only $1.99

26
Mar
10

Disgustipated Short Story Contest

I’ve been toying with the idea of a story contest for quite a while, but tire quickly when it comes to the same old things. So I’ve came up with this on my travels through the library of my Ipod. I would like to see what a story based upon a song would look like, and I have just the song.

Disgustipated by Tool.

Now I’m not ignorant to the fact that they aren’t exactly mainstream, not only that, but even if you have heard some Tool, chances are you haven’t heard this. It’s really, really messed up, which makes it perfect for what I’m looking for, something very dark and very disturbing. I’ve included below the song via YouTube with the video and also a song fact sheet here The video story is not what I’m looking for, in fact I wouldn’t watch it until later. Just listen to the song and write from that.

***What I do not want is Song titles, or lyrics in the story, that opens up a can of worms as far as copyright goes, so again just what the song inspires in you. ***

Good luck, I’m really looking forward to reading some messed up stuff.

Contest deadline is May 2nd at Midnight CDT. No restrictions on content, but it must be based on the song in some way. Max word count of 4000 words.
Use normal Submission Guidelines when submitting, just let me know in the opening that it is for the contest.

The winner will have their story featured on the podcast in an upcoming episode, and will also receive a body part of my choosing via the postal service.

19
Mar
10

The Hand

Ok so this is a sculpture I intended to be a card holder. It works for that, I used to play alot of poker, won a seat to the 06′ World series of poker in fact. That was before I found out the site I won it through went bankrupt and couldn’t provide said entry prize, nor the money that went with it. Now with all that said I’m considering selling it or something similar. I can’t say what it is worth, only that I have a lot of time invested, so if you’re interested in getting a really cool piece, and also helping out the podcast, throw me a price. Here it is. It was inspired by the cover of System of a Down’s self-titled debut album.



19
Mar
10

First review of my short story

I received this review from a woman who recently purchased the Masters of Horror Anthology. My story “Once Seen” is included in the collection. Tia L. Brink had this to say about my story:

Once Seen by Jason Warden is a must read for any fan of Lovecraftian lore and Cthulhu mythos. I have read the story several times already and been blown away each time by the way Warden so easily draws you in, unsuspecting, then traps you in the same mental maze the main character is in. It’s hard to tell where reality leaves off and insanity takes over.

In this story, a lone artist is made vulnerable by his obsessive desire to create, frustration at not being able to do so and a certain amount of guilt over past events. He locks himself away from the outside world searching for inspiration within his deceased parents home.

In the quiet, basement of the house, with little to distract him, he finds the inspiration he’s been seeking. Or rather, it finds him. Aided by the artists degrading emotional state, the way is made clear for something to begin influencing him. Controlling him. Some unfathomable entity, ancient beyond time, willing the works progress from somewhere beyond our perception. One which is determined to cross that plane into our world.

The artist, weakening both physically and mentally, becomes absorbed in the work at the same time it is absorbing him. He realizes the piece he’s creating will become a portal at it’s completion. Some small fading voice in his mind shouts warnings of doom but he is beyond hearing it. Or perhaps he’s only unwilling to hear. The allure of the unimaginable power and mystery of his would be master is too great.

Rather than being just a passive witness to this account, the reader gets to join the artist on his descent into madness. Wardens clean, flowing style gently pulls you in, the tension builds and soon you have no more will to escape than the artist. You have to know what’s going to happen. Will it be the end of all mankind? Or just one man?

Thank you Tia for taking the time. It is greatly appreciated.

Warden

15
Mar
10

Masters of Horror Anthology available for purchase

The Masters of Horror Anthology which contains my story “Once Seen” as well as many other great stories is now available. The print version doesn’t come out till the end of April. but the digital version of the book is available now from Smashwords for $1.99. It’s available in several formats including PDF, Kindle, LRM (sony), E-Pub, PDB (Palm) as well as others. Check it out if you are so inclined. You can get it here

14
Mar
10

Video trailer for The Masters of Horror Anthology

Something the editors of Triskaideka Books put together for the release. The book is due out in late April. I think however, the e-book is going on sale much sooner. I should have a definite date on it very soon.

06
Mar
10

Masters of Horror Anthology update

I heard from many people asking when the anthology is coming out. I just received an exciting update and wanted to share it with you.

1) We are currently line-editing
2) First proof is expected in early April
3) 18 people have graciously offered reviews. In an effort to spread the word about the authors involoved in this anthology and the anthology its self please feel free to spread the reviews on your blogs, facebook, and more. I will post them here as they as they come in.
4) Lee Pletzers, the editor, is in the process of creating a book video as well as a page on the
Triskaideka Books site for the MoH anthology.

I’ll pass along more info as I get it, and if you still want more info now, check the previous posts on this