Cabaret of Dread by Lily Childs
a Horror Compendium (Volume 1)

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A terrifying collection of short horror stories FOR ADULTS ONLY by dark fiction author Lily Childs. Studded and stitched together by shorter pieces and tiny 100-word drabbles, these forty-three offerings comprise eleven full-length tales in total, including extreme vampire horror: - THE INFANTA TRIPTYCH - living, dying art - breathing, pulsing... ancient. And the previously unpublished: - SMILING CYRUS - dancing dolls of death in your attic - IN ADORATION - demonic rebirth, revenge and new skin - STARING AT THE PINK - when the dead don't let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 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. 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. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Praise for Cabaret of Dread: "Having read almost every story written by Lily Childs, I can confidently say that Britain has a new Queen of Dark Fiction. The prose crawl off the pages, down your spine, then drag you into the darkness." - Col Bury, Crime Editor at Thrillers Killers 'n' Chillers ezine

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Lily Childs is a writer of dark fiction, horror and chilling mysteries.She has a novel or three on the way - all set in the south of England where she lives, a stone's throw from the sea.Her short story collection 'Cabaret of Dread: a Horror Compendium' contains eleven terrifying tales for adults only, studded and sewn together with thirty-two flash frighteners. The book will be joined in 2013 by the second volume in the collection. Lily's latest short story, The Twistweaver's Son was published in The Demonologia Biblica anthology from Western Legends Publishing in March 2013.Author of the Magenta Shaman short urban fantasy novellas Lily is working on the third episode in the series, as well as a shamanic guide to meditation and plant lore.Lily's psychological crime thriller Carpaccio was nominated for a Spinetingler Award for Best Short Story on the Web in 2011. Over three dozen of her short gothic horrors, ghost stories and nerve-janglers have appeared online, with several more published in print and ebook anthologies. Links:Lily regularly blogs at The Feardom her on Twitter @LilyChilds and
Published March 15, 2012 by Ganglion Press. 110 pages
Genres: Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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