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I had a story I’m especially proud of published in the 2022 Deathlehem anthology. I love this one, and if you’re a big weirdo who thinks spending an evening with some freaky chums who aren’t what they appear to be is your idea of a good time, Silent Scream is the story for you.

Genre: Holiday, Horror, Lovecraftian

Length: Novelette (10000 words)

Heat Level: There's no sex, but someone naughty ends up in plenty of hot water.

Rating: R (violence, fantasy gore, adult situations)

Book Blurb

Twas the fright before Christmas,

nightmares fill my head,

the creatures, they're a-prowling

'til everyone is dead…

Welcome back to Deathlehem, where…

…a stranger grants a grieving father's Christmas wish…

…charitable acts are purely self-serving…

…a man plans his last Christmas in a post-apocalyptic world…

…a serial killer targets the wrong victim…

…sometimes it's better not to go home for the holidays…

…and more!

Seventeen more tales of holiday horrors to benefit

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Story Blurb

Gorgeous Gudrun Lemaire is just the woman Aodh Warzawski has been looking for to help him complete his collection of Nine Ladies Dancing. The love-starved middle-aged goth chick is the perfect victim—or is she?


You can read the previous snippet here:


"Cam and I have had eyes on Aodh Warszawski for twenty-eight years, but we've never been able to pin anything on him," Landvik revealed. "The other members of his family haven't been seen since the early nineteen-nineties. Warszawski claims that after his siblings left for university, his parents moved to Estonia to live an off-grid hippie lifestyle, his maternal grandparents moved into a villa in Katmandu, and his paternal grandparents moved to Tasmania. Nobody reported any of them missing, and there was no evidence of foul play."

"Neighbors were happy enough to have them gone," Cam added. "Before the elder family members departed, pets in the area had a habit of going missing, later to be found shot or poisoned. Aodh Warszawski is a bit of an odd bird, but he doesn't cause trouble for the neighbors. Still, as the Lieutenant says, we've felt there was reason to keep an eye on him. It looks like today may be the day we're proven right."

Buy Link



$4.99 ebook

$16.95 paperback

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  1. Well done. And it does sound up my reading street - when my piles are reduced. Thank you.

  2. This sounds like a fabulous story, Cie. You have an amazing imagination.

  3. Very clever poem and story theme! Congratulations on getting published and keep writing!

  4. sound nice book....
    Thank you for sharing links


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