This autumn we will publish The Corona Book of Horror Stories, a collection of some of the best new horror writing, comprising sixteen short stories. Therein you will find the products of dark imaginations, certainly; and something to scare you, revolt you or unnerve you, probably - it depends on how jaded and degenerate a soul you are. What we can promise you is a wealth of new writing talent with a variety of different takes on what can constitute horror. There's the tale of the breakfast that is life-changing (and not in a good way), the story of the loner whose obsession in life is keeping parasites ... among many more dark delights to be found inside.
The Corona Book of Horror Stories will also include potted biographies of all its 16 writers and a list of author websites and Twitter accounts, to aid you, should the book lead you to the discovery of a new favourite author. We think it might.
The countdown is underway. During late-July we’ve been announcing the authors and titles of the 16 stories the book will contain at the rate a one a day. You can now read the complete list below. It’s now time to unveil the cover art you see on the left here, and you'll find Amazon pre-order links for the print and Kindle editions above.
1. The first story in the book is "Nizzy's Egg" by S.L. Powell
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2. The second story in the book is "Ticks" by Lewis Williams, being in some ways an homage to James Herbert's Rats and Shaun Hutson's Slugs.
4. The fourth story in the book is "The Box" by Sue Eaton
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7. The seventh story in the book is "Doing Time" by Martin S. Beckley
5. The fifth story in the book is "It'll Rot Your Teeth" by Wondra Vanian
16. The last story in the book is "Death by Appointment" by A.H. Sargeant, a prolific writer of short stories who rightly considers the short story an art-form to be cherished. We couldn't agree more.
9. The ninth story in the book is "A Health and Safety Issue" by Rosemary Salter
10. The tenth story in the book is "Bad Boys Don't Get Dessert" by the mysterious William Quincy Belle
12. The twelfth story in the book is "The Angel's Kiss" by S.J. Menary