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I was alerted to another review of Suspended in Dusk that I thought I’d share.  It’s very exciting and humbling to know the books is out there, still being enjoyed by readers.  Also check out the Parlor of Horror Blog. It has a lot of fiction and movie reviews that are worth a look.

Suspended in Dusk adheres to a general theme. Dusk can be foreboding, the onset of night. It can mean the end of an era or a life. As expressed in the introduction by Jack Ketchum, it can also be a time of transition. Here we find a collection of high quality horror tales to thrill and chill the discerning horror reader. In Shadows of the Lonely Dead by Alan Baxter we find a benefit for an old age home nurse who has witnessed too much death. Next is the small town horror that emerges from the forest, looking for human sacrifices in, At Dusk They Come by Armand Rosamillia.

A Woman of Disrepute by Icy Sedgwick is written in old style gothic, which is a style I enjoy reading. The Ministry of Outrage is an intelligent socio-political commentary that oozes unfathomable truths about the human race and our penchant for violence. Extra kudos to Chris Limb for this offering.

Reasons to Kill by J. C. Michael is one of my fave stories in the book. It pulls you in and keeps twisting, wringing the tension tighter and tighter. It is a fantastic story of zombie infection and vampire lore that feels organically original. Ramsey Campbell contributes to the anthology with a frightening variation on a buried alive story called, Digging Deep. Reading it imparts the feeling of claustrophobia and the desperation in the man’s pleas for help are unnerving.

There are many other great stories to read here, each with their own unique style and tone. Hats off to editor, Simon Dewar, for choosing tales that are top notch horror entertainment and delivering one of the best horror fiction anthologies I’ve read in some time.

https://parlorofhorror.wordpress.com/2015/11/11/suspended-in-dusk-book-review/

Suspended in Dusk has been released on Amazon.  Link: myBook.to/Dusk 

Epub and print versions are to follow shortly. I’ll post again once they’ve been released.

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“Disquieting and at times terrifying, SUSPENDED IN DUSK shows that horror can, and should, have substance.” ~ Kaaron Warren, Shirley Jackson Award winner, and author of Slights, Mystification, Walking the Tree.

“SUSPENDED IN DUSK offers a delicious assortment of chills, frights, shocks and very dark delights!” ~ Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Fall of Night and V-Wars

Suspended In Dusk NEW

Dusk: A time between times.

A whore hides something monstrous and finds something special.
A homeless man discovers the razor blade inside the apple.
Unlikely love is found in the strangest of places.
Secrets and dreams are kept… forever.

Or was it all just a trick of the light?

Suspended in Dusk brings together 19 stories by some of the finest minds in Dark Fiction:

Ramsey Campbell, John Everson, Rayne Hall, Shane McKenzie, Angela Slatter, Alan Baxter, S.G Larner, Wendy Hammer, Sarah Read, Karen Runge, Toby Bennett, Benjamin Knox, Brett Rex Bruton, Icy Sedgwick, Tom Dullemond, Armand Rosamilia, Chris Limb, Anna Reith, J.C. Michael.

Introduction by Bram Stoker Award Winner and World Horror Convention Grand Master, Jack Ketchum.

Hey folks.

Over the next month or so I hope to bring you some short interviews with some of the fantastic authors whose stories feature in the forthcoming Suspended in Dusk anthology.   I encourage you to check out these authors and their other work and hook up with the on social media. You won’t be disappointed!

Without further ado, please meet the totally awesome Armand Rosamilia.

Armand Pic

 

  • Tell me a bit about yourself, where are you from and what brought you into writing? What drives you to continue writing? 

I’m a New Jersey boy (44 years old) living in sunny Florida. I write full-time and have many, many things on my plate at all times: author, radio DJ, podcaster, movie treatment writer, publisher, running the Authors Supporting Our Troops event, and a few more hats. I have a huge head, so it helps. Dean Koontz brought me into writing at 12 and I’ve never wanted to do any other job, although I’ve done far too many. What motivates me to kep going? Paying my bills so I can eat.

  • What genres interest you most and which do you write in? 

I mostly write in the horror genre, but I have also written thrillers, erotica, contemporary fiction, crime fiction, non-fiction, and anything else I feel like writing.

  • What are your thoughts about short stories and the short form? Do you have a particular favourite short story? 

I love short stories, both as a writer and as a reader. Shorts often help me decide who my next author I’ll follow will be, when I read something great in an anthology or start a collection. My favorite zombie short is definitely “Dead Like Me” by Adam-Troy Castro.

  • For those who submitted new stories: (without giving your story away!) What did you find interesting about writing a story for an anthology with the suspended in dusk title/theme? Was there anything in particular that you wanted to write about or explore? 

When I saw the theme I was immediately intrigued, because dusk is always a weird time of day, when shadows play tricks on you and as it gets darker your mind sees things that might or might not be there. I’d had the idea for this story for some time, but never had the reason to write it out. It came together quickly, and took several new turns I hadn’t thought about until the story started talking.

  • What has been the highlight of your writing career so far?

I’ve been blessed with quite a few, actually (going to brag a bit): pro-rate sales, which let me into the HWA as a voting member… the ability to write full-time and pay my bills and live happily… invites to invite-only anthologies and projects… a few of my works becoming movies in the near future… and each day something new and exciting happens to me!

  • Do you have any outstanding writing goals you’re working to achieve? (sale to a particular market or publication/book deal/award/NaNoWriMo/etc) 

I think getting into the HWA as an active voting member has been a dream come true. Going to the WHC conventions each year (this year will be my second) and being noticed as a peer of some great authors is amazing.

  • Do you have any interesting projects on the horizon that you’d like to share some info with us about? 

I’ve just optioned my Keyport Cthulhu horror book to a movie company, and I’m excited to see where it goes. I’m also working on finishing my Dying Days 4 extreme zombie book, which will be longer than previous books.

  • What advice do you have for new or aspiring writers? 

Start drinking heavily. OK, maybe not that advice… don’t stop writing. No matter what else gets in the way, keep finishing stories and books and keep building the pile of stories finished. Trust me. Once your career takes off, some of this older crap could be rewritten and sold.

 

Armand Rosamilia

 

You can find Armand online on his website:

http://armandrosamilia.com

And on twitter:

@armandauthor

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since  I’ve had a chance to post. Work has been flat out, my beautiful wife is pregnant with twins that are due mid-June and I’ve been buried deep in the second round of edits for the Suspended in Dusk anthology.

Because of all these hectic goings-on, I’ve neglected to give you all a teaser about Suspended in Dusk, so here I am to remedy that.

Here is the (unordered) Table of Contents for the anthology; a fantastic list of authors and a fantastic line up of stories.

Alan Baxter – Shadows of the Lonely Dead
Angela Slatter – The Way of All Flesh
Anna Reith – Taming the Stars
Armand Rosamilia – At Dusk They Come
Benjamin Knox – The Keeper of Secrets
Brett Rex Bruton – Outside In
Chris Limb – Ministry of Outrage
Icy Sedgwick – A Woman of Disrepute
J C Michael – Reasons to Kill
John Everson – Spirits Having Flown (Reprint)
Karen Runge – Hope is Here
Ramsey Campbell – Digging Deep  (Reprint)
Rayne Hall – Burning (Reprint)
Sarah Read – Quarter Turn to Dawn
Shane McKenzie – Fit Camp (Reprint)
S. G. Larner – Shades of Memory 
Tom Dullemond – Would to God That We Were There
Toby Bennett – Maid of Bone
Wendy Hammer – Negatives 

Some of the names above are quite well known but there are also  a few fresh new voices in the mix. All of the stories are, in my opinion, of a fantastic standard. All of them, in some way or another, literally or metaphorically, deal with the title theme Suspended in Dusk, and do so in vastly different ways.   I’m honoured to be working with such a fantastic and august line-up of authors.

Simon.