X: A Collection of Horror by C.M. Saunders


X: A Collection of Horror

The first collection of horror and dark fiction from the critically acclaimed author C.M. Saunders, including three previously unpublished stories, plus an introduction and extensive notes. Also features exclusive artwork by Greg Chapman.

WARNING: Adult Material.

Don't you love it when something you see or hear forces you to think of something in a slightly different way? Sometimes there isn't even a eureka moment, there's a little shift, the smallest change in perception that skews reality just enough so it cracks open to allow something different to enter your life. A little nugget you can take something from, that can maybe benefit you in some way in the future. The future is a big place. Anything can happen.

All these stories have a history.  They are not linked in any way, but some may be connected by common threads, or were written in the same time frame. Throughout, you will undoubtedly be able to identify the author's slightly sardonic sense of humour and gravitational pull toward the dark side. Meet serial killers, ghosts, monsters and the disturbed, along with a few drug addicts and vagabonds. They all have stories to tell, and they all want you to listen.

Table of Contents: Introduction: That's Entertainment, A Hell of my Own Creation, A Thin Disguise, Monkey Man, The Awful Truth, Mr. C, Fame / Infamy: A Deconstruction, Another False Dawn, The Night Everything Changed, The Devil & Jim Rosenthal, Club Culture, Afterword

About the author:

Welshman Christian Saunders, who writes dark fiction as C.M. Saunders, began writing in 1997, his early fiction appearing in several small-press titles and anthologies. Following the publication of his first book, Into the Dragon's Lair – A Supernatural History of Wales (2003), he worked extensively in the freelance market, contributing both fiction and non-fiction to over 40 international publications. His novellas Dead of Night and Apartment 14F: An Oriental Ghost Story are available on Damnation Books, while Devil's Island, is out on Rainstorm Press. Most recently his work has appeared in Morpheus Tales, Gore, Wicked Industries and Siren's Call. He works in London as a sports writer, and blogs for the Huff Post UK. His most recent mainstream work is From the Ashes – The REAL Story of Cardiff City Football Club.