From bestselling horror author Josh Malerman, the multiple Bram Stoker Award-nominated John F.D. Taff, to the mind-bending surrealism of Erik T. Johnson, the darkly poetic prose of J. Daniel Stone and the transgressive mania of Joe Schwartz, I Can Taste the Blood offers up five horror novellas from five unique authors whose work consistently expands the boundaries of conventional fiction.
I Can Taste the Blood opens the doors to a movie theater of the damned; travels the dusty, sin-drenched desert with an almost Biblical mysterious stranger; recounts the phantasmagoric story of birth, death and rebirth; contracts a hit that’s not at all what it seems; and exposes the disturbing possibilities of what might be killing Smalltown, U.S.A.
As diverse as they are, in voice and vision, the work of the five celebrated authors assembled in this stunning volume of terror share one common theme, one hideous and terrifying nightmare that can only be contained within the pages of I Can Taste the Blood.
Five Unique Voices.
Five Disturbing Visions.
If it’s groundbreaking horror stories you want. It’s I Can Taste the Blood you need.
Praise for I Can Taste the Blood
“Only a group of psychopaths would assemble a book such as this. Bloody brilliant, and beautifully executed. Taste this.” – Michael Bailey, Bram Stoker Award-winning editor of The Library of the Dead
“I Can Taste the Blood is a tour de force for Grey Matter Press and for the five outstanding dark fiction authors gathered here. If you’ve read their work before, then you’ll know what we’re talking about, and if you haven’t, you won’t find a better place to start than right here.” – Shane Douglas Keene, This is Horror
“The five stories are not similar at all but fit very well together. [Each] is great entertainment in their own right. I thoroughly enjoyed each an every one. Excellent job. Five Stars.” – Livius Neden, Booked Podcast
“It is the slow burn, the creeping doubt, the inherent violence, the lore made real. Through exotic locations, where the wind blows from within; flashing across the silver screen, violence echoing into the night; pulled from the trunk of a car, dark deeds that deserve retribution; a monster lying in wait, one more city down every road. Haunting and disturbing, even now, I Can Taste the Blood,” – Richard Thomas, author of Breaker and Tribulations
“A smorgasbord of speculative fiction for readers that appreciate the darker things in life. I can highly recommend this fine book. It is another winner from Grey Matter Press.” – Adrian Shotbolt, Ginger Nuts of Horror
“While this quintet of authors may taste the blood, we readers will feel the fright of their nightmare visions, sense the dread, the thrills, the awe of their standout voices. Malerman, Stone, Schwartz, Johnson, and Taff: The five points of a brilliant star that herald short horror mastery.” – Eric J. Guignard, fictionist, winner of the Bram Stoker Award and finalist for the International Thriller Writers Award
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