"Chambers is adept at striking the perfect balance of darkness and light..." – Dark Wisdom
They say Mooncat Jack takes the kids nobody is watching, the kids nobody wants. They say he takes them in the dark and smiles with teeth like black dice and eyes like pools of dead water waiting to suck them down to...someplace else...
Darkness is everywhere. It lingers in the echoes of the past and dwells behind the closed doors of ordinary houses. It rises from the dead and hides behind the face of true love. Pretend you don’t see it, but you know it’s there. You know, sooner or later, a day will come when you feel its touch and see its face.
"...Chambers writes stories that are paced fast enough to friction burn a reader’s eyeballs." – Horror Reader.com
Now from one of dark fiction’s most powerful new voices comes this collection of nightmare visions of the things that live beyond the light. Sure, they say James Chambers is a normal guy. They say he doesn’t look like a horror writer. And yet he’s gazed into the dark and lived to tell these tales of madness and betrayal, shocking Lovecraftian mysteries, and terrifying journeys into history. Known for creating surprising twists and haunting characters, Chambers delivers atmospheric suspense mixed with disturbing, psychological dread. Consider these stories to be cautionary tales, warnings of the unseen horrors that lurk all around us, and read them if you dare.
"This is one mean word jockey." – CJ Henderson
Published here for the first time anywhere is Chamber’s chilling novelette of the New York City underworld: "Five Points."
Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase: numbered 1-13, 6"x9", bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon, full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and dust jacket.
100 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover: numbered 1-100, 6"x9", bound in leatherette, signed by the author, stamped on the spine with the title and author's name, includes 80lb. natural vellum end papers, colored book ribbon, multi-colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock and a dust jacket.
Trade Paperback: first 100 copies are signed by the author, 6" x 9", 12 point full color cover, 60lb. natural vellum stock.
About the Author
James Chambers is the author of numerous tales of horror, dark fantasy, and science fiction, which have been published in more than 20 anthologies and magazines, including Bare Bone, Bad-Ass Faeries, the award-winning Bad-Ass Faeries 2: Just Plain Bad, Breach the Hull, Crypto-Critters (Vol. 1 & 2), Cthulhu Sex, Dark Furies, The Dead Walk, The Domino Lady: Sex as a Weapon, Hardboiled Cthulhu, Hear Them Roar, Allen K’s Inhuman, Lin Carter’s Anton Zarnak: Supernatural Sleuth, Lost Worlds of Space and Time (Vol. 1), No Longer Dreams, Sick: An Anthology of Illness, So It Begins, Warfear, and Weird Trails. His wrote the collection The Midnight Hour: Saint Lawn Hill and Other Tales in collaboration with illustrator Jason Whitley. He has also written numerous comic books, including Leonard Nimoy’s Primortals and “The Revenant” in Shadow House, and edited the graphic novel adaptation of From Dusk Till Dawn. He lives in New York and can be found online at www.jameschambersonline.com.
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