The New Tylor James Book: GATOR HOUSE, TBR on October 1st!

Fellow Friends of the Macabre,

The temperature is dropping, leaves are changing color, and before we know it, it will be Halloween night. In honor of the ‘spooky season’, many people enjoy reading horror books — either re-visiting classics they know and love, or reading something entirely new. I’m delighted to bring to your attention something of the latter: my novelette, GATOR HOUSE, will be published on October 1st in celebration of Halloween. At only 80 pages, it will provide you a tasty treat which you may consider an ‘appetizer’, before moving on to the delicious brain-meals that are Bram Stoker’s Dracula or Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.

If you enjoy reading about characters you can root for, and if you enjoy monsters, GATOR HOUSE is for you. For a better idea as to what you may be getting yourself into, here’s the backcover blurb:

Samantha and Amy are a happy couple on a honeymoon road trip. They can hardly wait to arrive at the Gulf of Mexico and dive into the sea for a refreshing moonlight swim.

Their rosy ideals are crushed when an unexpected detour in South Texas leads them to the GATOR HOUSE: an ancient, decaying farmhouse converted into a bar & restaurant. Strange, backwoods characters work and drink at the establishment. Muddy, sticky, mosquito-infested swampland surround the old house on all sides. Enormous alligators lurk in the dark with red eyes, waiting for the perfect moment to strike . . .

Will Samantha and Amy escape the threatening patrons of GATOR HOUSE? And if so, how will they defend themselves against the hungry alligators who have not tasted human flesh for nearly a month?

Time for the gators to feed.
Time for Amy and Samantha to find out what they are truly made of.

If this sounds like a good time to you, feel free to hit the pre-order link below for the kindle version, or eagerly await the October 1st release of the paperback.

Wishing you a most happy October season,

Tylor James.

PS: The incredibly talented writer/artist, Terry M. West (author of The Devil’s List, What Price Gory, among many other excellent horror books) designed the utterly wild cover art for GATOR HOUSE.

https://www.amazon.com/Gator-House-Tylor-James-ebook/dp/B09F71Q9BR/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1630936775&refinements=p_27%3ATylor+James&s=books&sr=1-1
Terry M. West’s cover design for GATOR HOUSE.

Uncomfortably Dark: My Interview with Candace Nola

Fellow readers, writers, and Friends of the Macabre,

Consider the following an informal newsletter as to what I’ve been up to, writing/publishing-wise.

The very first review for my new book, MATTERS MOST MACABRE, is now in and it’s overwhelmingly positive. Talented writer/reviewer, Candace Nola, has awarded it a full five stars, as well as interviewed me for her excellent website, Uncomfortably Dark. We talk about writing, creative influences, horror fiction, and more.

Feel free to check out that interview/review here: https://www.uncomfortablydark.com/blank-page-5

Thank you, Candace!

For my fellow readers, if you’d like to purchase my latest book in kindle, or paperback, or hardcover, I would be immensely grateful! Matters Most Macabre can be purchased here: https://www.amazon.com/Matters-Most-Macabre-Tylor-James-ebook/dp/B08Z7LM8TZ

Best,

Tylor James.

“GODLY BUSINESS” by Tylor James (READ HERE, published in Penumbric Speculative Fiction).

Fellow Friends of the Macabre,

It’s with immense delight that I share this very strange, twisted tale with you. Godly Business is a story about a business man, Eddie Rednick, who discovers God’s gigantic corpse and decides to take advantage of this most (un)holy of business opportunities. If you enjoy the Grotesque, the Weird, and Unpredictable, consider reading this tale here: https://www.penumbric.com/currentissue/jamesBusiness.html

Penumbric Speculative Fiction Magazine is a free, online magazine with plenty of talents to behold. Feel free to dig into the other stories as well.

Thanks for reading this somewhat informal newsletter, fellow readers, writers, and friends.

And keep tuned for my upcoming book, due in just a few short weeks (April 22nd) —- my second short story collection, MATTERS MOST MACABRE. You may even pre-order it for kindle here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Z7LM8TZ

Best,

Tylor James

What Jasper Bark has to say about “WEIRDSMITH: ISSUE ONE”

Greetings friends and fellow readers,

It’s a lovely feeling when an author whom you highly respect compliments your work. Here’s what Jasper Bark, cult novelist and all-around literary Renaissance man, graciously had to say about WEIRDSMITH: Issue One:

In the space of these two stories, Tylor James puts the reader through an emotional wringer. Starting with a Roger Corman style, radioactive, body horror that is genuinely gruesome and highly chilling, Mosquito Summer left me wheezing on the floor holding my guts after the last line. Whereas the gentle lyricism of Old Dance Hall left me full of the sorrowful nostalgia that was once Rod Serling’s stock in trade. Be warned, if you pick this Weirdsmith up, you’re likely to find yourself hunting down everything else Tylor James has written.” — Jasper Bark, author of ‘Quiet Places’

Fellow dark fiction fans should know that WEIRDSMITH is a brand new series of novelette-length books from Too Much Weird press. Each issue features a talented author from the dark fiction/horror community. I’m fortunate enough to have two of my macabre tales selected for the first issue, available on kindle for 0.99 and in paperback for $7.99. Can’t beat those prices, eh?!?!

If interested, Weirdsmith: Issue One is available here: https://www.amazon.com/Weirdsmith-Magazine-Number-Tylor-James-ebook/dp/B08Q1WHZRQ/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=weirdsmith&qid=1611791211&s=books&sr=1-2