Nightmares Unhinged: Twenty Tales of Terror by Joshua ViolaNightmares Unhinged: Twenty Tales of Terror by Joshua Viola

Nightmares Unhinged: Twenty Tales of Terror

byJoshua ViolaIllustratorAaron LovettForeword byAlten Steve

Paperback | September 8, 2015

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Nightmares come in many forms. Some rend the veil of sleep with heart-stopping madness. Others defy sanity to leave a helpless corner of your mind twitching for release. Sometimes, hours after waking, a nightmare drifts across your memory, tainting your day with wisps of discomfort. NIGHTMARES UNHINGED reveals horror in all its mutable forms—abject to absurd—through twenty tales of terror.

Contributors include Mario Acevedo, Edward Bryant, Dustin Carpenter, Sean Eads, Keith Ferrell, Warren Hammond, Jason Heller, Gary Jonas, Stephen Graham Jones, J.V. Kyle, Aaron Michael Ritchey, Jeanne C. Stein, Steve Rasnic Tem, and Dean Wyant. Foreword by New York Times bestseller Steve Alten. Edited by Joshua Viola. Illustrations by Aaron Lovett.

A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance in honor of Melanie Tem.

Contents:

Foreword

“Terrors In The Night”

Steve Alten

 

Introduction

“Reclaim Your Fears”

Joshua Viola

 

“The Brollachan”

Steve Rasnic Tem

 

“Fangs”

J.V. Kyle

 

“Be Seated”

Keith Ferrell

 

“The Man Who Killed Texas”

Stephen Graham Jones

 

“Scarecrows”

Joshua Viola

 

“Zou Gou”

Mario Acevedo

 

“Needles”

Joshua Viola and Dean Wyant

 

“The Projectionist”

Jason Heller

 

“The Wolf’s Paw”

Jeanne C. Stein

 

“Danniker’s Coffin”

Keith Ferrell

 

“Deep Woods”

Aaron Michael Ritchey

 

“Diamond Widow”

Dustin Carpenter

 

“The Camera”

Joshua Viola

 

“Lost Balls”

Sean Eads

 

“Bathroom Break”

J.V. Kyle

 

“Marginal Ha’nts”

Edward Bryant

 

“Delicioso”

Warren Hammond

 

“The Librarian”

Joshua Viola

 

“Gurgle. Gurgle.”

Mario Acevedo

 

“Taking The Dare”

Gary Jonas

 

Afterword

“Melanie Tem: Hubble’s Child”

Edward Bryant

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Title:Nightmares Unhinged: Twenty Tales of TerrorFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:September 8, 2015Publisher:Hex Publishers LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0985559098

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5FOREWORDTERRORS IN THE NIGHTSTEVE ALTEN7INTRODUCTIONRECLAIM YOUR FEARSJOSHUA VIOLA11THE BROLLACHANSTEVE RASNIC TEM23FANGSJ.V. KYLE33BE SEATEDKEITH FERRELL43THE MAN WHO KILLED TEXASSTEPHEN GRAHAM JONES61SCARECROWSJOSHUA VIOLA71ZOU GOUMARIO ACEVEDO83NEEDLESJOSHUA VIOLA & DEAN WYANT97THE PROJECTIONISTJASON HELLER109THE WOLF'S PAWJEANNE C. STEIN115DANNIKER'S COFFINKEITH FERRELL133DEEP WOODSAARON MICHAEL RITCHEY139DIAMOND WIDOWDUSTIN CARPENTER149THE CAMERAJOSHUA VIOLA165LOST BALLSSEAN EADS179BATHROOM BREAKJ.V. KYLE193MARGINAL HA'NTSEDWARD BRYANT207DELICIOSOWARREN HAMMOND215THE LIBRARIANJOSHUA VIOLA229GURGLE. GURGLE.MARIO ACEVEDO243TAKING THE DAREGARY JONAS257AFTERWORDMELANIE TEM: HUBBLE'S CHILDEDWARD BRYANT263ACKNOWLEDGMENTS265ABOUT THE AUTHORS269ABOUT THE ARTIST269ABOUT THE EDITOR

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"Featuring an impressive line-up of speculative fiction luminaries-Mario Acevedo, Jason Heller, Jeanne C. Stein, Steve Rasnic Tem, Warren Hammond, etc.-this stellar collection of twenty nightmare-inducing short stories is appropriately titled: it's a check-underneath-the-bed-before-you-go-to-sleep kind of anthology."-PAUL GOAT ALLEN"Poe, Lovecraft, King-step aside for the new kids on the block who bring goose bump horror and pit-of-the-stomach dread to stories of the modern world and the future. Ebola in the heartland, an Iraq veteran with a problem, a high school bully who gets his due, a librarian with an exclusive clientele, a far-future alien race that delights in cruelty-the stories inNightmares Unhinged deliver creepy surprises, sweat-inducing fear and chilling revulsion. These are stories by masters at their peak, stories you will still be thinking about long after you've laid down the book."-JESÚS TREVIÑO, director of Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek Deep Space Nine and Babylon Five"The sheep you so desperately count into slumber are about to sharpen their teeth, burrow into your brain and infest your dreams."-MARK HENRY, author of Battle of the Network Zombies"What is fear? It is many different things for each individual. What Joshua Viola has done in this anthology is touch on every exposed nerve one might have. Like a master chef in his kitchen, Viola manages to put together a delicious dish of 'Macabre Under Glass.' Some of the dishes may be challenging and new to your palette, but it is a many splendored meal with each course displaying its own variety of flavors. It was truly satisfying and yet, now, I am hungry for more even though I have aterrible time sleeping with such a full belly."-JONATHAN TIERSTEN, actor Sleepaway Camp"With a delicious story for seemingly every fear, Nightmares Unhinged features a treasure of writers-both established and rising-who know how to peel away all layers of protection and dig into your deepest phobias. These stories will leave you fascinated, vulnerable, and truly considering leaving your bedroom light on at night. If you are looking for short story horror at its creative peak, Nightmares Unhinged is a must-read."-CARTER WILSON, author of The Comfort of Black"This collection of chills by Colorado authors takes a retro, Twilight Zone approach to horror and offers it in a distinctly Western mood. There's a nostalgia to this book's type of creepy; fans of old-fashioned, midnight horror will enjoy. Best read after dark."-STANT LITORE, author of The Zombie Bible"Get ready for blood, terror and the unexpected in Nightmares Unhinged, a devilish anthology from a cast of superb writers."-MIKE BEFELER, author of Mystery of the Dinner Playhouse and The Paul Jacobson Geezer-Lit Mystery Series"Recommended doses of terrific and terrifying tales, Nightmares Unhinged is the perfect remedy for feeling just a little too cozy and secure."-J.L. ABRAMO, award-winning author of Gravesend"Less a collection of stories and more a warning list of places never to be-the library, fields with scarecrows, Mexican bars, the dentist, work parties, your neighbour's house, and if you're male and play golf, don't you ever, ever go looking for your balls under a bridge. A lot safer to just stay at home and read this book." -PAUL CAMPION, director of The Devil's Rock and VFX Artist for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Constantine and Sin City"From the moment you open Nightmare's Unhinged, it chokes the air from the room and leaves you holding your breath until you finally close its pages. Unfortunately, no matter how hard you try, you'll never get rid of that sinking feeling it will leave with you."-JOSH DANFORTH, Celldweller Productions"Nightmares Unhinged has stories that will frighten even the most thick-skinned reader."-CAT ZINGANO, UFC Bantamweight Number One Contender