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Kevin J Kennedy is the co-author of You Only Get One Shot, and the man behind the best-selling Collected Christmas Horror Shorts & Collected Easter Horror Shorts anthologies. His short stories have featured in many other notable anthologies in the horror genre.


Kevin lives in a small town in Scotland with his wife, step daughter and two strange little cats. 

Keep up to date with new releases or contact Kevin through his website: www.kevinjkennedy.co.uk

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

All KJK Publishing books have been price dropped to 99p/$1.49.

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.

Buy the books here:



Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Free short horror story: 'Charlie the Vegetarian Cannibal.' Happy Halloween!

Free short horror story for your Halloween reading pleasure.

My story, ‘Charlie the Vegetarian Cannibal’ is currently free as part of the Bold Mom’s writing competition. I hope you will have a read and if you enjoy it, your vote would be massively appreciated.

My story

The voting poll. You must click the circle above the story you wish to vote for. Not the one below.



Wednesday, 26 September 2018

3 KJK Publishing anthos are currently in the top ten hot new release chart

The top 6 are all currently in Amazon's top 100 best selling horror anthologies. The last book on the list is waiting on Amazon putting it into a relevant chart and will hopefully make the list too.




Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Roll up, roll up! The Carnival of Horror has rolled into town!

Roll up, roll up!

Welcome to the carnival!

Enjoy the sweet smells of the cotton candy and candy apples. Listen to the calliope music as you wander among the many stalls, to the screams of children enjoying the various rides. It’s all been designed to take your money, but you already know that. What you are not aware of, however, are the strange goings-on of the carnival world after dark. Do the carnies want more than your money? Does the fortune teller know more than she tells you? Are some of the games more dangerous than others?

Explore your worst fears, and perhaps gain some new ones, in these twisted tales of what really goes on at the carnival after dark!

Table of Contents:

Mark Fleming - Lifeblood
Lex Jones - For One Night Only
Andrew Lennon - House of Illusion
Jason M. Light - Abandonland
David J. Fielding - Wobbly Bob
Ike Hamill - The Pinch
Christina Bergling - Zoltara
Gary A. Braunbeck - In a Hand or Face
John Denver - Frimby's Big Day
David Owain Hughes - The Last Freakshow on Earth
H.R. Boldwood - Mister Weasels and the Cosmic Carnival
Joe X. Young - The Frog Prince
Guy N. Smith - Blood Show at the Carnival
Steven Stacy - The Voodoo Man
J.C. Michael - What a Price to Pay for a Fucking Teddy Bear
Selene MacLeod - Sweetheart

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Amy Cross, Mike Duke, Matthew Brockmeyer, J.C. Michael, Lex H. Jones & Kevin J. Kennedy

Now available for pre-order!

The first book in a new series of mini-anthologies brought to you by KJK Publishing.

Featuring stories by Amy Cross, Mike Duke, Matthew Brockmeyer, Lex H. Jones, J.C. Michael and Kevin J. Kennedy.

Edited by Becky Narron.



Monday, 20 August 2018

Dark Places, Evil Faces vol II. Ketchum, Barker, Lansdale, Campbell, Masterton, Kennedy and many more. Had to add my name in to the list lol

Dark Places, Evil Faces is Volume 2 in this Horror and Dark Suspense anthology series. Including works of fiction by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum and many more. All the proceeds raised from the sale of this book will be donated to Rethink Mental Illness.

I have a pretty brutal story in this one. It's one of my more extreme tales. As you have probably noticed, it's an outstanding lineup. Half of the authors from the Collected Horror Shorts anthos have stories in here too.



Thursday, 16 August 2018

Collected Christmas Horror Shorts 2 - A great read at any time of the year.

Some people love Christmas for religious reasons, others prefer it for the food, drink and parties, but for some other people, it’s just another time of year to get up to mischief. This anthology is filled with tales of not-so-happy Christmases, tales that they don’t want to tell you about in the movies or songs.

It’s time to break out your new Christmas slippers, rip open a box of chocolates and pour yourself a drink. Lock your doors and get comfy. You’re in for one helluva ride.

Merry Christmas from all of us!

Contains stories by:
Amy Cross, Michael A. Arnzen, Christina Bergling, Andrew Lennon, J.C. Michael, Lisa Morton, Mike Duke, C.S. Anderson, Mark Cassell, Peter Oliver Wonder, Suzanne Fox, Matthew Brockmeyer, James Matthew Buyers, Weston Kincade, Matt Hickman, P. Mattern, Mark Fleming, Veronica Smith, Steven Stacy, Chris Motz & Sara Tantlinger.



Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Pandemonium - What Price Would You pay for Euphoria?

As the year draws to a close, a mysterious stranger makes a proposition to club owner Warren Charlton. It’s a deal involving a brand new drug.

The good news: the drug is free. The bad news: it comes at a heavy price... promising much but delivering far more. Euphoria and ecstasy. Death and depravity.

One big night. One new pill. It all awaits those who try Pandemonium.

***Contains bonus short story 'Reasons to Kill'***

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

100 Word Horrors. If you haven't read it now is the time. Book 2 coming soon!!!

The hardback has arrived and it looks fantastic. You can buy it on Lulu.com now. I'm not sure how long it takes to pull through to Amazon.

"A collection of terse, eerie, and delightful little creepers, each one like a swift uppercut to the solar plexus, proving that dynamite truly does come in small packages!"
--Ronald Malfi, author of Bone White

"Wow! With the amazing talent involved in this anthology, it's no wonder 100 Word Horrors is such a powerful gut-punch of horror!"
--Joe Mynhardt, Crystal Lake Publishing

“A delicious collection of tiny tales of horror."
--Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten

"Each and every story will get you there, with a scare, in seconds. A terrific read for those who like their horror fast, sharp and brutal… like a good stabbing. Highly recommended!”

--Steve Gerlach, author of Rage