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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

Friday, 28 July 2017

General Ramblings and Updates.

I mainly use my blog on my website now but I still pop on here from time to time. If you want to follow me or have a look around my website you will find it here:


As time passes by I seem to be working on more projects but feel I am getting less done. That been said there have been a few new releases and a few more in the pipeline.

My Kindle short 'The Gatekeeper' is free on Amazon on the 29th and 30th of July.

My new, co-written novella, 'You Only Get One Shot is also available for 99p/$1.28 and free on Kindle unlimited.

A new antho that contains my story 'The Games' was released yesterday. Tales From the Braided Pony. It's a western themed horror antho that looks pretty amazing. Just waiting on my copy coming through in the mail. My story is a little homage to Richard Laymon as he is the main reason I love horror literature.

You can find all my books and the ones I'm featured in on my Amazon page.



I recently watched two horror movies that were pretty good, Knock Knock and Circle. Nothing else I've watched recently is worth recommending.

I've haven't had a whole lot of reading time recently but I just finished Hell Divers 2, which was outstanding. I can not wait for the 3rd book in this series to come out. If you haven't read the first book, go and have a look at it. It was the best book I read in 2016.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Free on the 19th & 20th of May!

What would you do if someone demanded you write the best story of your life, to be judged online? That your life depended on it.

Four well-known authors receive an email telling them they are responsible for a suicide. Their antagonist makes it clear she is out for revenge and they have no option but to comply. Their task is to post the best story they can imagine online and await judgement. Filled with guilt, anxiety, and even a few murderous tendencies, each writer weaves their tale and hopes for the best. It’ll be the competition of their lives. Who’s story will win? Will anyone survive?

If you enjoy tense, fast-paced horror, then you will love Kevin J. Kennedy and J.C. Michael’s You Only Get One Shot! Your shot is now. Read You Only Get One Shot today.

"Kennedy & Michael's _You Only Get One Shot_ is quite a clever noir narrative, blending several gritty tales together into one unforgettable "escape by your wits" premise that will keep you turning the pages in terror till the twisty end is brilliantly unveiled. Gleefully disturbing and darkly terrifying to writers like me, this is such a clever and diffuse story, with the same puzzling torment of the SAW movies, but all the grit of a pulp crime novel. If you have this book in your hands or on the screen right now, you better buy it right away, because you only get one shot..."

Michael A. Arnzen, Bram Stoker Award winning author of Play Dead

"You Only Get One Shot gives all new meaning to a publishing deadline! Quite entertaining!"

Weston Kincade, author of the 'A Life of Death' series.

"This was a fun story. Scary as heck for an author to read. Would I dare to say I didn’t enjoy it? Probably not. Good thing I did!"

Willow Rose, author of the Emma Frost and Rebekka Franck series