State of the Monkey House: September 5, 2016

 

 

It’s 2016, and do you know what that means?

 

It’s time for Volume Three of Nightmares and Echoes, the annual Gorillas With Scissors Press Charity Anthology.

This year we’re giving you eleven hand-picked, brand new short stories of horror ranging from the creepy to the gory, to the unsettling.

Like previous year’s offerings, this collection spans the gamut of terror contributed from a variety of Indie Writers for the sole purpose of giving something back.

Fifty percent of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Not only will you be sampling some awesome horror, but you'll be helping out a great cause.

The preorder links are here:

 

AMAZON KINDLE

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In preparation for the release of NIGHTMARES & ECHOES 3 we are running a Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclap is a social media advertising service utilizing fan support in order to reach the largest group possible. There’s no charge and all you have to do is follow this link;

 

http://thndr.me/nfSuzP

 

Once there click the buttons to support the campaign on various social media (Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr) and that’s it. Then on release day Thunderclap will post the promotion one time on these sites. In order for the this to work we need a minimum of 100 people to support the promotion otherwise it will be canceled.

That’s it my chimps, until next time … OOK OOK OOK!

 

- Josh Hilden “Head Monkey”

 

 

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NEW RELEASES

 

Caleb – By KM Thompson

To keep her, he has to lose everything…

Forced to grow up way too fast, the idea of happily ever after really is just a fairy tale to Caleb.

When a job goes wrong and his client ends up dead, Caleb Slate gets a reality check. Now with a threat looming over him and his future clients, he decides to leave the family security business.

Starting over as CEO of Slate Property Development should be hassle free, right? Buy a property, fix it up, sell it—no one gets hurt or killed. It should be that easy. Until his recent purchase houses over a hundred tenants who are reluctant to leave their homes.

Sarah-Jayne Tanner is a single mom to five year old twins Maddison and Mitchell, living in a rundown and decrepit apartment in Fort Lincoln, D.C.

Just when things start going smoothly, the building's landlord dies and the new landlord wants all the residents out and to knock the building down, but SJ won't go down without a fight.

After a heated argument Caleb agrees to SJ’s challenge. If he wins the residents leave. If he loses, they stay. One week, stripped of his luxuries and plunged into a world of poverty, will he make the week or does he even care now SJ and the children have won his heart?

When his past comes back to exact revenge, Caleb will do anything it takes to save the only woman he's ever loved.

KDP:

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Coolant – By Kenneth Brown

Reeling from the recent struggles in his professional and family life, Ian Marshall attempts to bring things around. He has a new job, new home, and an outlook for a better future. But after discovering a box filled with the belongings of a stranger Ian’s world begins to spiral out of control. All that’s left for him is the strange project he is determined to complete, no matter the cost.

KDP:

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Life Gives Me Gas – By Dawn Authier

Life Gives Me Gas: Tales From The Fat Side Synopsis

There is not enough antacid on the planet for my life.

What were you thinking? Why on Earth would you want to read a book about the life story of an average, middle-aged lesbian that does not involve scissoring?

What does it involve, you may ask?

Well, almost blowing up, the trials and tribulations of being in a retail pharmacy, mammograms and many of life's other lemons that made me one strong glass of lemonade.

So grab your antacids and hang on—it’s going to be a bumpy ride and, as I have already told you, I have gas.

KDP:

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The Chronicles of Dorian Christianson: Book 1 Nephilim – By Al Halsey

Dorian Christianson is a former Iraq war vet, Mob enforcer, and the bastard son of a fallen angel. Too bad that doesn't count as Italian - made men have to have half Italian blood.

Nephilim doesn't count.

On the cusp of Armageddon, he is faced with a choice: join team Lucifer or to stick with the Giovanni Crime family.

The Anti-Christ walks the earth now, unaware of who she is and her role in the coming Apocalypse.

Dorian's life was a lot simpler before Lucifer, demons with government jobs, and a hot dame that pops up in the wrong place at the wrong time.

His biggest challenges used to be making sure his lust demon sidekick had enough cheesecake to eat and his every shot fired resulted in a clean kill.

KDP:

US - https://kdp.amazon.com/amazon-dp-action/us/bookshelf.marketplacelink/B01BPFTOLO

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Sewn – By Olivia Rivard

Emily and her father move to a house in the country to get away from the stress of his job and his regular panic attacks. The trouble is that the country doesn’t turn out to be terribly peaceful.

When Emily finds a peculiar rag doll inside a closet that keeps inexplicably growing in size, everything starts to go in the exact opposite direction of peaceful. The deeper the closet gets, the more Emily loses pieces of her sanity. Both Emily and her father desperately cling to reality as she slowly turns into a doll herself.

KDP:

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Shattered Earth Book 1: Darkness and Light – By Josh Hilden

SHATTERED EARTH is the tale of Meg Carson, a woman jerked from her place in time and space and thrust into a horrific future. Once there Meg becomes ensnared in events set into motion long before the age of human civilization. By beings once thought to merely exist in the realms of fable and mythology.

Meg’s tale is one of love, loss, action, adventure, horror, and hope. Thrust 300 hundred years forward she finds herself in a nightmare world of mystery, magic, super science, and creatures of myth and nightmares. As she makes new friends and comes to terms with her new environment Meg comes to realize she has been fundamentally changed by her transition to the dark future.

KDP:

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Shattered Earth Book 1.5: Message In A Bottle – By Josh Hilden

Set one year after the events of Shattered Earth Book 1 this novella is a story of love, loss, and the attempt by Meg Carson to finally grieve the loss of her true love. Delving into the past relationship between the young women, their sundering, and Tammy's years after the collapse of human civilization this short tale will fill in some of the gaps and tease events in Book 2.

KDP:

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Vacuum: Book 1 of the Cataclysm Series – By Olivia Rivard

The future is bright

Star travel is common, and the human race spreads its fingers across the universe. There are no other beings to stop them. No creatures. No sentient aliens. Just wide open space to colonize for human kind.

That is until a new being that can thrive in the vacuum of space appears.

Many rumors swirl around these creatures, and they attract all types; scientists, religious groups, and one blind assassin looking for an answer to a question he's been asking for seven years.

Travel to meet these beings along with a young thief who gets a little too entangled in his ongoing quest to find out a long lost truth.

KDP:

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Josh Hilden

When I was born on August 3, 1976 in the great state of Michigan the hills shook and the sky was swept with fire. These were portents of the greatness for my future that was written in the stars ... I'm still waiting for that greatness. My name is Josh Hilden and I am many things. I am a husband, a father, a son, a friend. These are all important things but at my core I am an artist and the medium that I work in is words. I am a writer of Horror, Science Fiction, Drama, and Role Playing Games. I worked for Palladium Books (www.palladiumbooks.com) and Third Eye Games (www.thirdeyegames.net) before striking out on my own and founding a small press publishing company Gorillas with Scissors Press (www.gwspress.com). I also work for Fat Goblin Games (www.fatgoblingames.com). In the everyday world I can be found spending time with my family and friends. I have been married to my lovely wife Karen since 1996 and we have six amazing children. We tend to be a family of unabashed geeks and gamers who were geek before geek was chic. If you are really interested in me I am very active online with a personal and a writing blog along with a plethora of social media outlets. If you have any questions or just want to chat hit me up!