Book Release: Tales of Blood and Squalor

Tales of Blood and Squalor coverToday marks the release of Tales of Blood and Squalor, an anthology of that I edited for Dark Cloud Press.

We all know what blood is. It’s spilled accidentally. Or worse, on purpose—often ending in death. But squalor… a quality or state marked by filthiness and degradation from neglect or poverty. Sordid, wretched, seamy, seedy.

A short fiction anthology of horror and psychological thrillers, Tales of Blood and Squalor depicts wretched, low-class characters living in filth and poverty. With misery and blood.

A novelist a tad too committed to realism in her craft, a tourist thirsting for blood, the king of a trailer park dungeon…

These fourteen stories from Dark Cloud Press will scare you, shock you, and make you reel!

Check out the sales page at Dark Cloud Press and hop on over to Amazon to pick up your copy in Kindle or paperback!

Cover art by L.A. Spooner / Carrion House Illustration.

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Book Release: THE ADAMSON FAMILY

YA Supernatural Novella Available for Kindle and in Paperback

Is this house haunted?

the-adamson-familyThere’s a creepy old house in the neighborhood. Even in 1977, everyone still says it’s haunted. Fifteen-year-old Rendo Flex doesn’t believe it—until he sees the face in the window.

Already struggling with the stigma of an institutionalized mother, Ren is tormented by his older sister, Calista, who is following their mother’s path toward mental and emotional instability. Why must he suffer for his family’s dysfunction? When Mom wants to leave the psychiatric halfway house for her first family visit in eight years, Ren decides to run away. That’s when he glimpses the ghostly face in the tower window.

Ren spends the night in the abandoned house to determine whether it’s haunted by the departed former resident known as “Crazy Betty.” Ren gains perspective on his problems by helping Jack, a fourteen-year-old runaway he finds camping out there.

Meanwhile, heartthrob Kayne Barber targets the fragile Calista as his first romantic conquest only to find she’s more than he can handle. After learning that Ren and Calista are related to the Adamsons, the scandalous family who once owned the Victorian house, Kayne uses his knowledge to pry the clinging Calista off his back—by painting her as the last in a long line of lunatics.

Torn between his personal happiness and protecting Calista, can Ren come to terms with a sister who’s mentally ill and take a stand to defend her?

Get THE ADAMSON FAMILY now!


Tales of Blood and Squalor: Call for Submissions

I’m editing a new anthology of horror and psychological thrillers: Tales of Blood and Squalor, published by Dark Cloud Press.

This anthology is open to submissions August 1 – September 30, 2017 or until filled.

Read the complete guidelines at http://darkcloudpress.com/TBS_antho.htm.

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Book Release: PERPETUAL NIGHTMARES

Vampires, beasties, zombies, ghouls… and the murderous kid next door. Twenty-four stories of human and supernatural horror and crime will chill you to the bone. Can you escape the perpetual nightmares?

This collection is now available in trade paperback (322 pages) from Three First Names.

“Lee Allen Howard is an imaginative writer with slick, vivid prose and high octane pacing. He writes like no one else, and I mean this in a very good way.”
—Trent Zelazny

For a limited time, PERPETUAL NIGHTMARES is available from CreateSpace for *15% off* the cover price. Order today! Apply the following checkout code for your discount: 9RNJG6SZ

PERPETUAL NIGHTMARES is available on Amazon for $16.99 (click the cover to buy now):

Perpetual Nightmares Cover

Click here to read the introduction.

“Lee Allen Howard stitches together a story where the suspense never lets up.”
—Ron Edison

Reviews are greatly appreciated!

Happy Halloween!

PERPETUAL NIGHTMARES Coming Soon

I’ve been hard at work collecting all my short fiction into one book, due out soon from Three First Names.

Vampires, beasties, zombies, ghouls… and the murderous kid next door. Twenty-four stories of human and supernatural horror and crime will chill you to the bone. Can you escape the perpetual nightmares?

“Lee Allen Howard stitches together a story where the suspense never lets up.”
—Ron Edison

Click on the cover to read the introduction:

Perpetual Nightmares Cover

Stay tuned for publication details!

The Psychology of Scary Movies

Hi, folks. I came across this 14-minute YouTube video today that I enjoyed. I thought I’d share it with you.

It’s called “The Psychology of Scary Movies” by Filmmaker IQ (John Hess).

Analyze, and then go watch something scary!


MAMA SAID Now an Audio Book

The audio book version of my most popular short story, MAMA SAID, is available from Audible.com. Check it out!

http://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Mama-Said-Audiobook/B00O4DC6WO/

The audio will soon be available on Amazon and iTunes.

MAMA SAID