GET THOSE MANUSCRIPTS READY AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE NEXT BLOODSHOT BOOKS OPEN CALL!!   What are we looking for? Original unpublished horror novels (or long novellas) for our 2020/2021 schedule. I am looking for 8-10 novels, but I’m only going to choose 2-3 novellas, so the bar will be very high for that […]

Not Too Shabby…

2018 has been a great year for Bloodshot Books so far. With 5 releases out already, we have more on their way in the next several months, including:   FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES by Rob Smales THE SPECIAL by James Newman & Mark Steensland KILLER CHRONICLES by Somer Canon THE WINTER TREE by Mark Morris […]

Skipper & Gilligan Scooby & Shaggy Thelma & Louise Beavis & Butthead … and now Hayward & Lacey!   Two of horror fiction’s up-and coming stars have melded their twisted minds to produce this nightmare designed specifially to keep you up at night jumping at the shadows.   You can get it in paperback, Kindle […]

Holy Cow! I was on The Horror Show with Brian Keene!

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted anything on the site (because I basically live on Facebook and ) and I’m truly sorry about that, but here’s a treat from my 4 wonderful days at Necon. I was fortunate enough to be interviewed last Saturday by horror luminaries Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni for […]

Enter The Goat Man!

At long last—after a couple of minor hiccups—TAMER ANIMALS by Justin M. Woodward, the first novel from last year’s Open Call is available for purchase, so… if you like coming of age tales… if you’re a fan of Richard Laymon… and if you like backwoods horror, this book was tailor made for you. Grab it […]

Rise Up and Help Brian Keene

Horror author and philanthropist Brian Keene was burned in a freak accident today.  He is currently in the hospital for severe 2nd degree burns on his arm and body. He was also burned on his face, but thankfully those were 1st degree.   Since he is a freelance author, he does not have health insurance […]

What do Still Waters Hide?

If you have an hour to spare today, head over to YouTube and check out STILL WATERS, an excellent indy horror project from Tacky Tie Films, directed by Rick Welch and written by Bloodshot Books’ very own James Newman. https://youtu.be/c1LiAXOfWVI

Has it been that long??

Somehow, it has been 4 years since THE SPECIMEN was unleashed upon the world and this long dark journey of mine began. In celebration, I’ve placed it on a $0.99/£0.99 Kindle sale for the next week, so, if you haven’t yet learned about the horrific history of the Riders and their Steeds, now is the […]


Last autumn, we had an open call and the response was amazing. Here is the cover to the first novel that will be released: TAMER ANIMALS by Justin Woodward. Cover design by François Vaillancourt.   ENJOY!

Love Never Dies

If you’re looking for a tale that will simultaneously touch your heart and turn your stomach, STIRRING THE SHEETS by Chad Lutzke, the latest release from Bloodshot Books, is now available in paperback and Kindle. Always free to borrow on Kindle Unlimited!   Kindle US – http://bit.ly/SheetsUS Paperback – http://bit.ly/SheetsPB Kindle UK – http://bit.ly/SheetsUK Paperback – […]

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