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“Endless Parade” in Flash Fiction Online; An Invitation to Darkness in paperback

Welcome to April, our latest geological era of 2020, and I have a new story out! A flash fiction of post-apocalyptic folk horror, “Endless Parade,” is up on Flash Fiction Online.

In less new news, but still new-ish, my LGBT Gothic horror story An Invitation to Darkness, published as a standalone novelette in digital form by Demain Publishing in September 2019, is now in paperback! With the worldwide paper/publishing situation as it is, I’m not sure how availability will be, but it is there. It exists!

Paperback link

Benny Rose, the Cannibal King – new novella

Finally, it’s release day!

Unnerving’s Rewind or Die series is off to the races, and my new novella, Benny Rose, the Cannibal King, has been unleashed in both Kindle edition and paperback!

Praise from these incredible horror authors:

“Hailey Piper is a major new voice in the horror genre, and Benny Rose, the Cannibal King is the perfect place to start with her work. A short and magnificent shock to the system, this one has got everything: great characters, fantastic vintage horror vibes, and a terrifying urban legend at the center of it all. Keep an eye on Hailey’s work; she is seriously going places.”
–Gwendolyn Kiste, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens

“A good urban legend has a way of seeping into your bones and refusing to crawl out; Hailey Piper’s Cannibal King is certainly one of those that will be creeping into my mind, late at night and unbidden, for a long time to come. Benny Rose is an unforgettable terror, rivaled only by the gutsy teens who dare to go up against him.”
–Claire Holland, author of I Am Not Your Final Girl

“I see your slumber party massacre and raise you a taste of human tragedy, a funhouse ride of plot twists, and a heaping side of gore. Hailey Piper has the audacity to write teenage mean girls as thinking, feeling, bad-ass human beings.”
–Joanna Koch, author of The Couvade

“Sometimes when we tell ourselves stories, we unwittingly awaken and summon the very monster we thought only lived in our minds…. Witness a brilliant cast of characters take a chomping bite out of a local folk story that proves itself all too real. With haunted hearts and burning teeth, Piper’s sharp prose delivers a whirlwind tale; here, we peel back the layers of our strong, female leads and root for them to conquer the night.”
–Sara Tantlinger, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Devil’s Dreamland

Coming in 2020, Benny Rose: The Cannibal King

One more Halloween announcement–fitting because October 31st is his day.

Benny Rose: The Cannibal King will be released by Unnerving on January 23rd, 2020.  Does his name sound familiar?  All the kids of Blackwood, Vermont tell his stories, sing his songs, keep alive the memory of a man who never existed … or did he?

There will be more updates to come as the release date draws closer, but for now feast your eyes on the cover art.

And dread the legend of the Cannibal King.

Mega Mid-September Update

There’s much to address, but that’s because I’ve neglected the site over a busy week, so I have no one to blame but myself.  One thing at a time!

First, due to popular demand, my debut novella The Possession of Natalie Glasgow is now available in paperback!

Second, I did an interview over at Planet Scumm.  Dinosaurs, robots–it has it all! I’ll soon be adding a page for interviews and articles now that there are a couple of them.

Third, a recommendation. Each year, long-time horror editor Ellen Datlow releases a new entry in her Best Horror of the Year series.  Volume 11 collects her best picks of 2018, but she also has an online recommendations.  One of those stories is “The Man Upstairs,” published in Five on the Fifth back in November 2018.  So check it out; it’s recommended.

Last, Demain Publishing’s Short Sharp Shocks! series is about to get longer.  An Invitation to Darkness joins the ranks on September 27 as a standalone novelette.  It’s available for pre-order on Amazon.

 

The Possession of Natalie Glasgow

My debut novella, The Haunting of Natalie Glasgow, is getting a coat of fresh paint with a new title conjured up by wonderful Steve Stred and cover art by the fantastic Eddie Generous.

THE POSSESSION OF NATALIE GLASGOW is the same under the cover, so take these words to heart:

“This is hands down one of the most original possession tales I have read. Ever. Full stop.” – Steve Stred, Kendall Reviews

“A quick, frightening read that touches on the primal fear within us all.” – Val, Cats Luv Coffee

“Totally had me completely creeped out. ” – Lilyn, Sci-Fi & Scary

Novella: The Haunting of Natalie Glasgow

My debut horror novella, The Haunting of Natalie Glasgow, is now available for purchase on Amazon.

“Throughout, there’s a sense of menace and danger, which is a hard thing to maintain, and the author handles it very well.” – Inconsistent Pacing Reviews and Discussion

“If you are looking for a quick, frightening read that touches on the primal fear within us all, this is your story.” – Cats Luv Coffee Book Reviews