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The Second Corona Book of Horror Stories

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On 1st October 2019 we published The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories: The best in new horror short stories ... selected from over 800 submissions, compiled from the best of the best of the 824 short story submissions we received in response to our open call. And yes, you read that right, eight hundred and twenty-four short stories (totalling over three million words!) And we promise we read them all to bring you a book that is genuinely something special.

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In the blurb for this, their third collection of horror stories, Corona Books claim:

“This book is something special ... when we say it contains the best in new horror

short stories, that is no hyperbole.” For a small independent publisher, that’s

pretty bold. I’m pleased to say that it’s also by and large accurate.

The quality is extremely high ... If this collection isn't nominated for a Stoker award in the 'Anthologies' category this year, then the whole nominating process should be called into question ... This is the finest short story collection to come out in a long time ...

A superb anthology! Each story brings something different ... there is not a single dud.

Among the authors with stories in The Third Corona Book of Horror Stories, you will find:

  • One author who has over 12 million book sales to her name

  • One author who has written over 200 hours of television for the likes of CBS

  • Five authors who are members of the Horror Writers Association

  • A stunning wealth of new writing talent

The book has 19 stories (or you could say, 18 stories proper and a very, very short bonus story by the editor). Here's the full breakdown:

"Suds and Monsters" by Christopher Stanley

 

"The Debt" by John Haas

 

"Old Gods" by Sue Bentley

 

"Curious, If Anything" by C.C. Adams

 

"Cancer the Crab" by Lewis Williams

 

"Worse Things" by Molly Thynes

 

"Believe and Be Justified" by Felix Flynn

 

"The Haunting of April Heights" by Tricia Lowther

 

"Angel" by Jo Gilmour

 

"Murderabilia" by Adam Meyer

 

"The First Circle" by Sue Eaton

 

"The Barber" by A.P. Sessler

 

"Luna Too" by Jess Doyle

 

"Roxy" by Viktoria Faust

 

"A Little Death" by Ryan Harville

 

"Gamer" by Richard A. Shury

 

"Cecily" by Colette Bennett

 

"Lily's Kids" by Florence Ann Marlowe

 

"Scythe" by Jeremy Megargee

 

 

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in paperback and Kindle e-book

 

Kindle edition only £1.99 or equivalent in your currency

(which is probably the best value horror fiction buy in the world right now)  

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