Coburn's been dead now for close to a century, but seeing as how he's a vampire and all, it doesn't much bother him. Or at least it didn't, not until he awoke from a forced five-year slumber to discover that most of human civilization was now dead - but not dead like him, oh no.
We are like you. We live in your cities, we laugh at your jokes, we share your good times and your bad ones. We meet you in clubs and back alleys, at glamorous parties and dive bars. We need you, to sate our endless hunger. We are your Kindred.
They are the smoke and the darkness, things that could have been you or us, creatures of hunger that humanity stole the night from. They are the Strix.... [click here for more]
On the hunt, your blood races. When something hunts you, it runs cold. Your blood carries the future of Uratha and the burning fire of kuruth. It’s powerful, but ultimately transient.
You know things in your bones. They change with your forms but stay strong. The power of your teeth and claws comes from your bone. It runs deeper than blood, a slow power that doesn’t fade.
So you hunt. It’s... [click here for more]
The Garou’s ancient struggle against the corruption of the world continues on, year after year, blow after blow. The names of the fallen outnumber the living. Their enemies are legion: vile subsidiaries of Pentex, Inc.; mutated Black Spiral Dancers; creatures warped beyond imagination by the taint of the Wyrm; and even, tragically, their own pride, long-held vendettas, and explosive rage.
They... [click here for more]
Songs of the Sun
Each dawn reveals new wonders to Gaia’s shapeshifting children. Each time Helios rises above the horizon, they face a new day of uncovering secrets, unveiling duplicity, and standing strong for the good of Gaia and those she claims as Her own.
Songs of the Moon
Each dusk brings new dangers well. The Changing Breeds do not have the strength of... [click here for more]
A Best-Selling Saga ReturnsVivid writing and a gripping plot -- Jonathan Fesmire, SF Site
The Vampire Clan Novel series broke all records for World of Darkness fiction when, throughout 1999 and 2000, it told an epic story through cross-cutting novels and carefully time-stamped chapters. Now, the entire epic is represented in four beautiful trade-format volumes. The... [click here for more]
Older than the written word and more popular than ever today, the hero story crosses cultures as an eternal constant. The New Hero gathers an unexpected team of writers, celebrated and emerging, to deliver fourteen thrilling and distinctive variations on this classic theme. Their new heroes span the spectrum from post-apocalyptic seer to post-traumatic arm-twister, from outcast vampire to steam-age... [click here for more]
Who willingly walks into a haunted house?
Ghost hunters explore dark places, investigate clues and uncover secrets of the dead. Evidence of an afterlife may prove elusive and few hunters recognize some things are best left buried and forgotten.
Suspense and intrigue lurks inside HAUNTED: 11 Tales of Ghostly Horror. Unlock the clues in these eleven mysteries:
+ A curious ghost hunter tracks... [click here for more]
The Fate of the Second Rome
The situation in Constantinople has degenerated into sheer chaos, as vampires of every stripe prey on the ruined metropolis. Lucita, the young envoy of Clan Lasombra, is caught in the middle and cut off from her elders in Europe. Alone, she faces the impossible task of making the city her own, lest she become another victim in the War of Princes.
About the Author... [click here for more]
The Complete Book of Nod Has Been Found
A young Cappadocian receives a mysterious invitation to a fear-shrouded monastery. There he finds fragments of the original Book of Nod in a language that has been dead for thousands of years. Who has led him to this place? What has he uncovered? And why has he been chosen to transcribe the words of one who could be Caine himself?
Who Found it and Why?
Written... [click here for more]
The Weird Fiction Megapack collects both modern and classic stories from the classic pulp magazine, Weird Tales, with selections ranging throughout the 20th Century, but focusing mainly on the classic era of the 1930s. Included are works by many famous authors, such as H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman, E. Hoffmann Price, Tennessee Williams, and many more—with... [click here for more]
People often say that there are no such things as monsters. They are wrong. Vampires, werewolves, ghosts, and other unnamable horrors co-exist with us. Watching us. Using us. Preying upon us.
Welcome to Pinebox, a sleepy little East Texas town with a lot more than its share of trouble. Whether it's the haunted diner luring weary travelers, the unexplained 'alligator attacks", or the crone who just... [click here for more]
Longest day, eternal night
Among the thirteen clans of the Kindred - vampires who secretly manipulate human events - the Toreador are dismissed as hedonists. They accept this as the price of preserving that which is beautiful...particularly themselves.
Yet not all Toreador are so easily ignored. The cunning Victoria Ash makes Atlanta's most famous art museum her venue for plots that... [click here for more]
Every werewolf tribe has its traditions, legends, and customs. From the tales of lordly Silver Fangs to the debased Black Spiral Dancers, and from the isolated Siberakh to the long-dead White Howlers, those legends live on. Part of that culture comes across through each tribe’s attitude towards food. This book is a first for the World of Darkness, providing both extra background... [click here for more]
Taking Back the Night
Unknown to most humans, the world is largely ruled and directed by supernatural forces they do not even suspect. Werewolves once herded humans as humans now domesticate animals. Vampires still refer to humans as their herd, and there are mages who, though mortal themselves, consider most others to be "mundane" for their lack of insight and... [click here for more]
Betrayal Knows No Boundaries
A cruel lover who refashions her prey. A bioengineered warrior on the run. An internet mapping service with a stalker’s eye. A carjacker with a conscience. A Victorian thespian turned super-criminal. A murderer of video game characters. All these and more meet in the poison-soaked pages of Schemers, a genre-spanning short fiction exploration of grand schemes, Machiavellian... [click here for more]
Thirteen clans of vampires
More facinating than the events of the Clan Novel series (the great East Coast battle between the Camarilla and the Sabbat, the destruction of the evil Moncada, the transformation of a young Toreador into a powerhouse that rocked the Gangrel from the Camarilla...) are the characters. The wily Victoria: the cool and calculating Hesha; the new Prince of New York, Calebros;... [click here for more]
Strange Encounters The Vigil brings no easy explanations — every night is a new mystery, a bizarre creature, an unknown terror. But hunters are humans, and humans must categorize — they take notes, keep journals, snap pictures and attempt to illustrate the horrors they meet on the hunt. By doing so, hunter cells try to find patterns, solve enigmas, and most important of all, keep hold... [click here for more]
George T. Wetzel (1921-1983) was, for decades, the leading researcher into the life and works of H.P. Lovecraft. His scholarly essays (which Wildside Press is working on collecting) appeared in numerous books and magazines from the 1940s through the 1970s.
All the time he dabbled in writing weird fiction on his own, but never pursued it beyond the occasional contribution to a small press anthology... [click here for more]
A crew docks in the City of Adventure, ready to carouse with their newly-won booty. But one swabby has a much darker purpose...
About Richard C. Wright
Richard C. White is a science fiction/fantasy author, but he has also been known to do dark fantasy, new pulp, historical adventure, fantasy noir, and even non-fiction. His latest releases are Harbinger of Darkness and For a Few Gold... [click here for more]
A VAMPIRE IN ZOMBIELAND
You wouldn’t like Coburn. People don’t, as a rule. And that’s okay, because he doesn’t like people much either. People are food.
Five years ago, Coburn went to sleep – wasn’t exactly planned – and he’s just woken up to find most everybody in the world dead. Not dead like him; he looks human, drinks blood. He’s smart. They’re...... [click here for more]
"Penny Dreadfuls" were a type of British publication in the 19th century that featured lurid serial stories appearing in parts over a number of weeks, each part costing one penny. The term, however, soon came to encompass a variety of publications that featured cheap sensational fiction. The penny dreadfuls were printed on cheap pulp paper and were aimed at young working class males. Two... [click here for more]
Wildside Press's new line of MegapackTM ebook anthologies focusing on 20th Century masters of Weird Fiction gets off to a great start with this new selection of tales by Henry S. Whitehead, famed Weird Tales contributor.
Whitehead, who penned dozens of stories over the course of his career, set many of them with a West Indies theme. His tales of "jumbees" (zombies) represent some of the... [click here for more]
This volume collects 8 pioneering essays (and a humorous epistolary exchange) by the late H.P. Lovecraft scholar, George T. Wetzel. This is the largest single volume of Wetzel's nonfiction ever published.
"Biographic Notes on Lovecraft" (from HPL, 1971)
"The Mechanistic Supernatural of Lovecraft" (from Fresco, 1958)
"The Cthulhu Mythos: A Study"... [click here for more]
This is life in the big city, but no city like you've ever seen before. Here, it isn't liquor that gets you twenty years behind bars, it's magic, and private investigator Jefferson Carter has a license to practice.
But between the demonic femme fatales, the ghoulish gentlemen's clubs and the dead pale mob family with red eyes and sharp teeth, Carter is going to need every bit of magic he's got to... [click here for more]
Cry Your Way Home brings together seventeen stories that delve deep into human sorrow and loss, weaving pain, fear, and resilience into beautiful tales that are sure to haunt you long after you turn the last page.
"Once upon a time there was a monster. This is how they tell you the story starts. This is a lie." Sometimes things are not what they appear to be. DNA doesn't define us, gravity... [click here for more]
Slices of Fate is a unique collection featuring the works of Eddy Webb. Stories within range from the author's nod to literary tales as in his piece "A Sheepish Trip to Yorkshire" to his more speculative work such as "The Battlefield."
Essays include a series on two of Webb's oldest loves: wrestling and Sherlock Holmes. Combined with several pieces of microfiction, this... [click here for more]
A VAMPIRE IN ZOMBIELAND Coburn's been dead now for close to a century, but seeing as how he's a vampire and all, it doesn't much bother him. Or at least it didn't, not until he awoke from a forced five-year slumber to discover that most of human civilization was now dead - but not dead like him, oh no. See, Coburn likes blood. The rest of the walking dead, they like flesh. He's smart. Them, not... [click here for more]
The Sea-Story Megapack presents 30 classic nautical tales, plus a bonus poem, ranging from pure adventure to science fiction, from the depths of the ocean to exotic ports of call. Included are: THE SHIP THAT SAW A GHOST, by Frank Norris GHOST LANTERNS, by Alan B. LeMay THE DANGER FROM THE DEEP, by Ralph Milne Farley THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURE OF A CHIEF MATE, by W. Clark Russell THE DERELICT, by... [click here for more]
From the battle-torn skies over World War I France to the corridors of alien prisoner-of-war satellites, the opium dens of exotic Victorian Shanghai to the living rooms of suburban America, the zombies rise up. Some crave revenge. Others hunger for the brains of the living. All are driven by desires they can neither control nor understand...
Edited by James Lowder, The Book of Final Flesh presents... [click here for more]
Grace Foster's hunt for her husband's murderer has brought her to the city of Saintstown. But her quarry has killed again, and she'll need to rely on new, unexpected allies to bring her hunt to an end.
This story features content that some readers may find disturbing.
You'll receive EPUB, MOBI, and PDF versions of this book. ... [click here for more]
Strange Nations is a collection of more than thirty cultures ready to be dragged and dropped into your world, with cultures appropriate for every kind of setting from high fantasy to contemporary horror to space opera. While each entry has certain setting assumptions, there are also suggestions for adapting them to other genres.
Here is the city-state of Iditt, where necromancy is an accepted... [click here for more]
"This volume features 25 novels by some of the top writers of young adult mystery fiction from the 20th century. With more than 2,900 pages of classic crimes, here are the complete Mary Louis Gay series, the complete Madge Sterling series, the complete Penny Nichols series, and many more! Included are:
THE MYSTERY OF THE SECRET BAND, by Edith Lavell
THE MYSTERY AT DARK CEDARS, by Edith Lavell
THE... [click here for more]
Victorian author Mary E.Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930) is most remembered today for her ghost stories, but she was a prolific and popular author in many genres: not only the supernatural, but mystery and suspense, romance, and especially contemporary fiction were her forté.
For this volume, we have grouped the most famous of her supernatural stories together at the beginning, then moved on to... [click here for more]
The Holy Grail Obsessed with the acquiring the Holy Grail for the Lasombra clan, the vampire Montrovant sets out on a quest that leads him through the establishment of the Knights Templar, the lair of an ancient Egyptian evil, and the deserts of the Holy Land. Dark forces are pitted against him, and each ally must be watched in turn, as treachery leads to deceit and back agan in a race against... [click here for more]
He found the old book under the floorboards of a cabin. Was it a trashy dime novel—or something more sinister?
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) versions of the book. ... [click here for more]
From the night Caleb is bitten by a stranger, his life spirals out of control--until he's hired by the enigmatic Mr. Faulkner. But what will he sacrifice for the guidance that Faulkner offers?
This story features content that some readers may find disturbing.
You'll receive EPUB, MOBI, and PDF versions of this book.
... [click here for more]
The Holy Grail
Still bent on obtaining the Holy Grail generations after his time in the Holy Land, Montrovant receives word that the Knights Templar are about to fall. Whether spurred to action by an old loyalty to the Order that he founded or the rumor that biblical treasures lie hidden in the recesses of the Templars' castle, the vampire known as the Dark One sets off to the rescue. Enroute,... [click here for more]
The Holy Grail
At last, after centuries of plotting and scheming, the Holy Grail lies within the reach of the vampire Montrovant - or does it? Montrovant has survived the catastrophic fall of the Knights Templars, defeated his supernatural enemy, the guardian Santos, and pursued the remnants of the Order of the Bitter Ashes to their mountain lair in the French Alps, where they have secured... [click here for more]
Witches and warlocks have been part of the fantasy field since its beginning. After all, you need someone to actually use magic if you're going to have it in your story. And magic-users can appear in any setting, from ancient Rome to the modern world, from imaginary kingdoms to the old Salem colony. Here are 25 tales spanning time and space, with only one things in common (aside from great storytelling):... [click here for more]
The intricacies of chess meet the matchless Mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Stories of doors, of passages, of patterns. Squares and threats, moves and counter-moves. Forbidden knowledge and cosmic horrors.
... Two young lovers and the hand that plays them
... A man trapped with an unwholesome companion uncovers the secret of a cosmic struggle
... A professor and his protégé find themselves... [click here for more]
Return of the Originals AND Return of the Monsters!
Nine brand NEW tales of PULP HEROES vs MONSTERS!
The Green Lama, Richard Knight, Captain Future, Green Ghost, Moon Man, and more…
Battle demons and monstrosities from out of this world! ... [click here for more]
(Vampires that don’t sparkle…)
This collection of stories spans two decades of work by Bram Stoker Award winning author David Niall Wilson. From the streets of Jerusalem to the historical life of Vlad Tepes, follow this prolific author through eleven tales of vampirism, lycanthropy, and darkness. There’s a bit of dark humor, a touch of the erotic, and a little something for everyone who... [click here for more]
A VELVET OF VAMPYRES: Tales of Horror, by Don Webb. It's a "murder" of crows and a "parliament" of owls. For bats, the genus is "velvet," and hence also for vampires. We like the older spelling, the one John Polidori gave us when he alerted the world to their presence. They're here--dominating our dreams, our fears, our media. But what if they aren't boy-band-pretty with diamond sparkly skin? What... [click here for more]
Welcome the fourth volume in our Macabre MEGAPACK® series. This collection of 3 poems and 20 stories was selected by one of Wildside’s editors, Shawn Garrett.
They were published over a period of almost 150 years, in books and leading magazines, and they range from through time and space. One thing they all have in common is their chilling ability to bring a shudder to readers!
Included:... [click here for more]
San Francisco after the zombie apocalypse. The vampire turned shepherd-with-a-shotgun Coburn is back and keen to settle some bad blood. But just out in the Bay in the abandoned fortress prison of Alcatraz, a ketamine-snorting cult of New age weirdoes who eat the flesh of the zombie as some kind of grotesque communion bring a new threat to Coburn’s continuing existence – super zombies!... [click here for more]
Loxley Fiddleback can see the dead,but the problem is... the dead can see her.
Ghosts have always been cruel to Loxley Fiddleback, especially the spirit of her only friend, alive only hours before. Loxley isn’t equipped to solve a murder: she lives near the bottom of a cutthroat, strip-mined metropolis known as “The Hole,” suffers from crippling anxiety and doesn’t cotton to... [click here for more]
Weird Tales #353 presents a selection of fine stories by modern writers, including:
Paul Tremplay and Robert Davies, plus features by Kenneth Hite (Lost in Lovecraft), Jason Heller (The Greatest Poison), Amanda Gannon (The Bazaar), and more!
Plus an interview with horror legends Thomas Ligotti and artist Richard Corbin.
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, ePub and Mobi... [click here for more]
Ren Warom weaves a tale laced with gang crime, underground body mod shops, and shocking murders.
Bone Adams is a legend, the best mortician in the spires. When a new killer begins leaving bodies twisted and bent into grotesque pieces of art, City Officer Stark tasks Bone to unravel the clues. As more victims are discovered, Bone and Stark are drawn deeper into a world where pain and personal statement... [click here for more]
You know them for creating Conan the Barbarian, Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and a dark future as revealed with a time machine, but have you experienced the horrors they left behind in the dark, near-forgotten corners of the literary world?
From Dark Corners is a budget-priced anthology featuring horror stories from prolific early genre writers known today primarily for a handful of creations,... [click here for more]
For centuries, vampires have lurked in the shadows, preying upon the weak and defenseless. Now, with world population centers booming, the vampires have found rich new hunting grounds. But help is at hand, Vampires: A Hunter’s Guide contains all the information necessary to recognize and combat the growing vampire threat. After exploring the origins of these dark and terrible creatures, it examines... [click here for more]