Kevin J Kennedy is an author/editor from Scotland. He is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, and the man behind the best-selling Collected Horror Shorts anthologies and 100 Word Horrors. His stories have featured in many other notable anthologies in the horror genre and he has recently become a guest editor for several publishers. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association.
Kevin J. Kennedy has put together some of the horror world’s
bestselling anthologies over recent years. Now, for the first time, he has
collected some of his own short stories in one place. Dark Thoughts features a
brand new, eight thousand word, tribute story to Richard Laymon's Dark
Kevin Kennedy is one of the new
breed of horror writing talent who is beginning to make waves in the industry
with his captivating style dripping with dread. Definitely one to watch.
Michael Bray, author of the
Dark Thoughts by Kevin Kennedy
is everything you want from a horror collection and more. The variety on
display here is staggering, from the supernatural to the evil in the hearts of
men, but it is always underlined with a visceral grittiness that you just can’t
shake. I think we have horror’s answer to Irvine Welsh.
Lee Mountford, author of The
Serving up tales of terror like
a cannibal serves up flesh, Kevin Kennedy’s Dark Thoughts are exactly that, and
they don’t come much darker. Rounding off the collection with a fitting tribute
to Richard Laymon, the stories take you on a red double decker bus ride to a
lonely mountain via caves, Oz, and a beach-based carnival. Strap on your seat
belt and get ready to go.
J.C. Michael, author of
A stunning horror collection
that will keep you turning the pages long after dark.
Christopher Motz, author of Pine
Lakes & Tenants
Kevin J. Kennedy writes with an
unparalleled voice that grips the reader with an alarming urgency from the
first page. Each of the stories told within this solo anthology is a
masterpiece of suspense and pacing, each one adeptly spun of the stuff of
nightmares and evils yet undiscovered.
Horror has no happy endings. And
these dark tales are purely distilled, 100 proof, gut twisting horrors.
Look forward to dimly lit
corridors too long for the building, a feral child raised by Pavolvian parents
with a taste for human flesh, a camping trip to a forbidden lake that no
hikers return from, terrible choices with consequences in the world of drug
trafficking, a raw and bloody Tarentino take on The Wizard of Oz classic, and
To quote the disfigured and
macabre ticket taker in the story, ’Canivalland’
“Perhaps you are meant to join
P. Mattern, author of Strident
A surreal carousel ride of
horror, revenge and crime.
Matthew V. Brockmeyer,
award-winning author of Kind Nepenthe and Under Rotting Sky
A richly imagined and
brilliantly executed collection of dark tales by a rapidly emerging voice in
the horror genre.
C.S. Anderson, author of The
Black Irish Chronicles
This horror collection will pull
deep strings in your mind...
The end of the world through a
double-decker's window glass. Torture —ashes to ashes. Have you tried to walk
in a cannibal's shoes? They have their own ghosts...
Would the gates of eternity have
the shape of a carnival monstrosity?
Oh, a drug dealer shall tremble
when hearing "yes... but family."
Perhaps you would prefer dancing
a macabre waltz with Dorothy and her friends in the land of Oz? What about
"revenge, sweet revenge"?
Worry not, you can keep the fury
of the gods and a flesh feast for dessert.
After all... the author well
knows there's no end like an ancient course to tie up this bouquet of
Did this seem to shudder? Wait
until you turn the first page, it won't let you go. You'll find yourself
smiling more than once, it will awake your most disturbing side.
Ten stories to steal your sleep
—and your mind.
Mar Garcia - TBM Horror Experts
Dark Thoughts is an awesome
collection of fast-paced tales of a wide variety of horrific topics that will
keep you at the edge of your seat. From zombies, cannibals, and other monsters,
to intensely dark payback and awakening a curse, there's something in this
collection for every type of horror fan!
Erica Robyn Reads
laughed, I cried, and ultimately, I was left wanting more! Bravo Mr. Kennedy.
In the apocalyptic fallout of the burned world, the screecher is a massive beast evolved to kill and built for survival. One screecher abandons its home among the crushed remnants of a city and moves to explore the wider world. Unbeknownst to it, one of its surviving nephews decides to tag along.
Far away, across the dusty sand dunes, three men flee the smoldering ashes of their community along with their regrets, looking for a new place to survive.
These two stories, of screechers and humans, alternate and dance around each other before the creatures and men intersect and weave into one story.
In the scorched remains, everything struggles to survive. The end of the world produced mutated monsters beyond imagination. When worlds collide, when man meets monster, who will survive in this new world?
"With apoc-wolves, giant
crabs, and new-world carnage, Screechers is a bloody ripper of a tale." - Lee Murray, two-time Bram Stoker Award
nominee and author of Into the Mist
A tale of beast and man - the
perfect combination of beauty and brutality. This story gives you unexpected
friendships, terrifying beasts and one of the best battles I’ve ever read. - Andrew Lennon, author of Ode to Death
“Screechers is full of badass creatures,
engaging characters and great action as well. A fun, fast read.” - Mike Duke, author of Where the Gods Sleep
Old-school action packed post-apocalyptic
sci fi pulp at its screeching best! Must read for fans of the genre - C.S. Anderson, author of Ocean Gores
Several KJK books have been price dropped to 99p/$1.49 for
the next few days. Grab them before the price goes back up. A few of the price
drops haven't pulled through on Amazon.com yet but should update in the next few
hours. Almost all are already showing on Amazon.co.uk.