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Cover of The House of Three: A Short Story by Lily ChildsTHE HOUSE OF THREE: A SHORT STORY

Perfect late night reading for lovers of a good ghost story!” M R Cosby.

An ordinary Victorian house in an ordinary English town. A house that smells of roses. A house that stinks of death.

32 Cherry Street is rotten to the core after years of neglect. When its owner dies in a freak accident, successful entrepreneur Sarah Bayliss wastes no time in coming up with the cash to buy the small terraced property – her former childhood home.

Reunited with her estranged younger brother Johnny, Sarah summons the courage to unveil the secrets the house has kept hidden for so long, but nothing can prepare the siblings for the horrors they are about to uncover. Or whom they’re going to meet.

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February Femmes Fatales - an anthology of dark fiction and poetry


A collection of short, sharp and dark… very, very dark fiction and poetry by 23 women writers. OUT NOW.

*Starring* Absolutely*Kate, Asuqi, R.S. Bohn, Lily Childs, Erin Cole, Dorothy Davies, Sandra Davies, Marissa Farrar, Ellie Garratt, Sue Harding, Anna Harris, Helen A. Howell, A.J. Humpage, Susan May James, Rebecca Kovar, Veronica Marie Lewis-Shaw, Jodi MacArthur, Marietta Miles, Laurita Miller, Katherine Moriarty, Tania Redd, Icy Sedgwick and Lou Treleaven.

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Cabaret of Dread by Lily Childs


by Lily Childs

A terrifying collection of short horror stories by dark fiction author Lily Childs. These forty-three offerings comprise eleven long tales, including the previously unpublished:

- SMILING CYRUS – dancing dolls of death in your attic
- IN ADORATION – demonic rebirth, revenge and new skin
- STARING AT THE PINK – when the dead don’t let go

Studded and stitched together by shorter pieces and tiny 100-word drabbles this first volume of Cabaret of Dread ends with:

- THE INFANTA TRIPTYCH – living, dying art – breathing, pulsing… ancient.
“Extreme vampire horror.”

Words spill from the babbling mouths of demons and murderers throughout Cabaret of Dread, combining fear and even humour as the reader encounters serial killers and ghosts, historical entities and psychopaths, not to mention a scuttling vampire or two.

Cabaret of Dread is extreme horror FOR ADULTS ONLY. Ethereal and spiritual elements battle with the visceral and the insane; lustful adoration dallies with laboured, lingering death. The Cabaret will shock, it may well offend. But it is beautiful – at least in the author’s mind – and that’s where the darkness lies.

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Magenta Shaman by Lily Childs


by Lily Childs

A natural shaman by birth, Magenta Sweeney travels through trance-induced realms to deliver souls from demonic threat.

But Magenta also has an earthly life in modern-day Brighton, a strange and cosmopolitan city caught between the rolling hills of England and the Sussex coast where she lives with husband Tom.

Every journey Magenta takes is unique. Her intricate knowledge of herbs and poisons guides her when to heal – and when to kill. Yet before she faces each challenge she must meet with ancient and terrifying entities that will unlock her passage into other dimensions, but not without question – or sacrifice.

This first episode in the Magenta Shaman short story series finds Magenta’s relationship with Tom at breaking point as she takes greater risks to help those waiting for her. Under pressure from The Protegians, a mysterious group of earth-bound guardians, the shaman is sent on increasingly dangerous missions by their intermediary – a suave, arrogant man known only as The Judge.

Will Magenta survive the fight to expel a deadly demon from a foetid, volcanic pit? And will Tom stand idly by when he finds his wife’s body, broken and lifeless on their bed?

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by Lily Childs

Natural born shaman, Magenta Sweeney is torn from the comfort of England’s green coast and sent on a terrifying trance journey by the very guides and guardians that claim to protect her. This time she must do as she is told. This time – she has no choice.

In Magenta Shaman Stones The Crow Maggie finds herself eight hundred miles from home, wandering the Bohemian forests of the Czech Republic in a final, desperate attempt to rescue the father she’d long believed dead.

As the bleak stone walls of ancient Houska Castle loom through the trees the shaman must prepare herself as never before.

And when the Gates of Hell open to invite Magenta in, she is forced to make a decision – one that could be her last.

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Courting Demons: a Collection of Dark Verse by Lily Childs


by Lily Childs

Thirty-two poems from the pen of horror writer and poet, Lily Childs. Exploring supernatural and personal demons this poetry collection blends psychological suffering and dark gothic delight.

Sometimes taboo, often dangerous the poems leave questions unanswered and demand explanation. Fantastical beings spread themselves across the pages but no creature is so terrifying as the demons that fester inside our own human minds. Here they creep.

Wicked and emotional with a painful bite of fun.

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Manchester 6 by Col BuryMANCHESTER 6

by Col Bury

Manchester 6 focuses on the best and worst of human nature, personified in the gritty urban setting of Manchester, UK. It features a plethora of no-nonsense characters you’d ordinarily want to avoid.

The six stories highlight generally decent folk who become embroiled with the lower echelons of society, aka scumbags. Whether it’s the paranoid, spliff-sucking writer who has an online spat, or an ex-soldier hunting a notorious gang, there’s conflict galore.

Meanwhile, hell hath no fury, like a window cleaner ripped-off of his Christmas tips, and a heroic family man faces Al Qaeda and the decision of his life. When you add to the mix, the luckiest gambler in town having a ball, coked up in a lap-dancing club, and an eccentric ice cream van owner who pushes ‘friendship’ beyond the limit, you know something’s got to give, and, boy, does it!

This collection oozes dark wit and has more twists and turns than a snake on speed.

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