FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR now available!

For The Love Of Horror cover

I’m happy to report that my short story collection, FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR, is now available as an EBook from NECON EBooks at www.neconebooks.com.

FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR contains 15 short stories, 7 reprints and 8 original stories, plus a wraparound story that ties everything together.  I wrote this with the old Amicus anthology horror movies in mind, films like DR. TERRORS HOUSE OF HORRORS (1965) and THE HOUSE THAT DRIPPED BLOOD (1971).

It’s a love story, but it’s actually more of an anti-love story.  The folks in these stories make more mistakes and handle relationships in such appalling ways— well, let’s put it this way, if you do the opposite of what most of the characters do in these stories, you’ll be in good shape.  Then again, you can do everything right, and your relationship can still go down the toilet.  It’s the nature of the relationship beast, and it’s one of the themes of this book.  Men and women want to be involved with each other. Men and women need to be involved with each other.  But more often than not, it’s not a pretty process.  And sometimes it’s downright sinister.

As a sneak preview, here’s a look at the book’s table of contents: 

The Stories

 LITTLE BOYS WITH FROGS © 2012 Michael J. Arruda

 THAT THING WHICH CAN NEVER BE SATISFIED © 2012 Michael J. Arruda

 BLACK HEART OF THE WOLF © 2012 Michael J. Arruda

 THE HORROR CURSE © 2002 Michael J. Arruda (originally published in THE STEEL CAVES)

 GOOD TO THE LAST DROP © 2002 Michael J. Arruda (originally published in E-THOUGHT)

KISSES ©      2012 Michael J. Arruda

 THE PAINTING © 2000 Michael J. Arruda (First prize winner in the Horror Fiction category of THE SALIVAN SHORT STORY CONTEST and originally published on THE SALIVAN WEB SITE in 2000).

 FRIENDS FOREVER © 2001 Michael J. Arruda (originally published in MORBID MUSINGS.)

 ON THE ROCKS © 2012 Michael J. Arruda

 RECONCILIATION      © 1998 Michael J. Arruda (originally published in the anthology THE DARKEST THIRST.)

CURSE OF THE KRAGONAKS © 2012 Michael J. Arruda

 THE MONSTER WHO LOVED WOMEN © 2012 Michael J. Arruda

 THE HOUSE OF MR. MORBIDIKUS © 2001 Michael J. Arruda (originally published in the anthology THE DEAD INN.)

 HE CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR © 2001 Michael J. Arruda (originally published in THE ETERNAL NIGHT CHRONICLE.)

 FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR © 2012 Michael J. Arruda

Well, that’s it for now.  Again, FOR THE LOVE OF HORROR is available from NECON EBooks at www.neconebooks.com.  Hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for checking it out!

—Michael

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