That's not actually Sauron you're looking at there. It's a mean, mean Christmas ornament, as illustrated by artist Zach McCain for my story, "Red Rage," coming up in Dark Regions soon-to-be-released anthology, Christmas Horror (volume 1). Editor Chris Morey plans to release subsequent volumes annually, each in time for the Yuletide season. The books will be available in ebook, trade paperback, and deluxe hardback editions. In addition to my tale (which you can read more about in my blog entry, "Red Rage for Christmas," Oct. 6, 2015), the debut volume features all new and original stories from authors Joe R. Lansdale, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, Jeff Strand, J. F. Gonzalez, Nate Southard, Shane McKenzie and (in deluxe hardcover retail editions only) William Meikle. Each story in this volume features a full-page illustration by Zach McCain.
Table of Contents:
- “Santa Explains” by Joe R. Lansdale
- “The Endless Black of Friday” by Nate Southard
- “Red Rage” by Stephen Mark Rainey
- “Pointy Canes” by Jeff Strand
- “Naughty” by Shane McKenzie
- “Krampusnacht in Cell Block J” by Cody Goodfellow
- “The Shittiest Guy in the World (A Christmas Fable)” by John Skipp
- “Belsnickel” by J. F. Gonzalez
- “The Color That Stole Christmas” by William Meikle (Deluxe Hardcover Retail Editions and Expanding Grab Bag 2 Exclusive Editions Only)
Give the gift of horror this Christmas. And keep a little for yourself.