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Par·am·ne·sia – a condition or phenomenon involving distorted memory or confusions of fact and fantasy, such as confabulation or déjà vu.
Get ready to experience a new level of terror with Paramnesia, the first of four horror anthologies from GrendelPress. Featuring a collection of original short stories from a diverse range of talented writers, this book will take you on a journey through the depths of the human psyche, exploring the darkest corners of the mind and the horrors that lurk within.
Each tale is expertly crafted to keep you on the edge of your seat, with twists and turns that will leave you gasping for breath. From spine-chilling encounters to psychological thrills that will make you question your own sanity, Paramnesia is a must-read for horror fans looking for their next fix. Don’t miss out on this chilling collection of stories that will haunt your dreams long after you’ve turned the last page.
Grendel Press proudly presents our second anthology, The Devil Who Loves Me.
This collection of fourteen stories explores love in the darkest of places. From an executioner bewitched by a handsome witch, a knight set on avenging the loss of his friend, to a mercenary touched by the abyss on a rescue mission gone awry, these stories will capture your heart and imagination.
Here are just a few of the stories you’ll find in The Devil Who Loves Me:
“Old Awakenings” by Alex Fox: An executioner is drawn in by a handsome witch and begins to doubt everything he’d been led to believe.
“Soul of My Soul” by Antony Paschos: Demon fights to protect a child for one long Bulgarian night.
“Just Desserts” by Charlotte H. Lee: A harpy falls in love with a cook and fights to petition his soul back from the depths of hell where she sent him.
“The Golden Locket” by Roger Landes: A lich falls in love with a woman after vengeance and tells his tale to a knight sent to kill him.
“The Promise” by E.J Dawson: A lonely young woman inherits a spirit who once made a promise and fulfills it still.
The Devil Who Loves Me takes you on a journey that starts with a spark, drags you into the darkness, and then sends you off with a bang.
Launches: Sept 8th, 2023
Grendel Press has done it again by spellbinding 16 stories into one anthology you won’t want to put down…
A Kaiju looks for entertainment and finds itself in a battle to the death. A tentacled creature lurks in the shadows. A moondeer seeks vengeance for the murder of her people.
From the publisher that brought you Paramnesia and The Devil Who Loves Me comes a riveting mix of fantasy, horror, and gut-wrenching honesty.
Here are just a few of the stories you’ll find in More Than a Monster:
“Woodwose” by Jennifer Povey: Can a woodwose ever be accepted into polite human society? Does he even want to be?
“Quarry” by Liam Hogan: A tentacled monster lives in a quarry, taking its meals as they come. Will its insatiable hunger lead it to bite off more than it can chew?
“Starved” by Rachel Nussbaum: A werewolf isolates herself from those she loves, only to meet another like her who shows her it’s okay to let her walls down.
“De Casibus” by J. Rocky Colavito: A kaiju looking for entertainment finds himself in a fight he may not be able to win.
“Vesper’s Garden” by Ville Meriläinen: A grief-stricken moondeer aims to eradicate the village of humans who killed her kin. Will she find vengeance?
More Than a Monster will take you on a journey that blurs the line between human and monster. This anthology has been carefully curated to weave a tapestry of emotions and has been polished like a mirror to reflect the very essence of what it means to be alive. Do you know what it means to be More Than a Monster?
Sometimes death isn’t the end- It’s just the beginning of a nightmare.
Benny thought he had found peace in the light, only to be tossed from the heavens like a raindrop in a violent storm. Returned to his body to a life that has become a living hell.
He struggles to make sense of the chaos around him, Benny realizes something is seriously wrong.
Perhaps he may not be the only one who has been glitched. With every passing moment the stakes get higher, and the pull of the abyss grows stronger. Benny fights cosmic forces intent on dragging evil toward his light. Is God against him? Can Benny ever find the salvation he so desperately craves? Or will he be seduced by the darkness. Glitch is a terrifying journey into the unknown, what happens when the return from death goes horrifically wrong.
Trigger Warnings: Sex, Erotic situations, Homoerotic, Light Cannibalism, Torture, occult, blasphemy.
Fans of Aickman and Ligotti are sure to enjoy this strange and unsettling novella from Timothy G. Huguenin. Sink into what award-winning author Nick Roberts (The Exorcist’s House) calls “a gelatinous pit of abject horror”—and see if you can pull yourself out.
Julian finds a summer job cleaning a mansion belonging to Mr V, an eccentric recluse obsessed with arcane knowledge. The man’s grotesque, swollen appearance, caused by an unknown condition that keeps him bedridden, initially disturbs Julian. And those creepy terra cotta statues lurking in the shadows don’t help to ease his nerves. But the rich old man wants to pay him more than he ever imagined…
While Julian struggles to understand his new employer’s discursive monologues, a dreadful ache grows inside his chest. Where has this feeling come from? How is it that a statue’s blank stare can cloud his mind? And what bizarre and horrifying secrets will he discover when Mr V’s esoteric philosophies become manifest?
Step into The Covenant….
Gareth Stormkin is the son of a war hero living on the outskirts of civilization. He dreams of finding adventure. Little does he know; adventure will soon find him, but the cost may prove too much to bear.
Ruxson is a stable hand capable of a great many things – with the exception of riding horses. Circumstances have set him on a long road to revenge. Will he be able to maintain his humanity – or fall to madness in his quest?
Auric Redbeard is finally free from his long servitude to The Covenant. At long last, he has earned his place as a citizen. But nothing is ever easy for a dwarf, he soon finds himself swept up in the politics of a people that hate him for what and who he is.
Sophia Skyfire wanted nothing more than to bring honor to The Covenant. Now, she serves with pride in the great Mystos Order. With the discovery of great proportions, Sophia begins to question the nation that she once served so proudly.
Strangers in the High City is a tale of battles long-fought with politics and magical blades, of boundaries being drawn in the sand and young hopefuls fighting to test their meddle in the world where consequences rarely give second chances, and each step brings the humans, dwarves, and elves towards the brink of war yet again…
…A Nation Fighting to Maintain Order
At All Costs.
The small quiet town of Pottstown, Pennsylvania has a beast that has called the forest its home. It lurks within the darkness, waiting for those who dare trespass. It stalks the people of Pottstown, soaking the ground in blood. When The Full Moon Glooms At Night, you can hear its howl. The beast takes form, causing sheer panic as it strikes terror all around.
Enter a land where all gods have been banned, and one young woman is paid to kill those who still hide in the shadows—the explosive #1 internationally bestselling fantasy debut in a new trilogy for fans of The Witcher and American Gods.
You are not welcome here, godkiller…
As a child, Kissen saw her family murdered at the whim of a fire god. Now, Kissen makes a living killing gods, and she enjoys it. That is until she discovers a god she cannot kill: Skedi, a small god of white lies, has somehow bound his life to that of a young noble girl, and they desperately need Kissen’s help.
Joined by a disillusioned knight on a secret quest, the trio must travel to the ruined city of Blenraden, where the last of the wild gods reside, to each beg a favor.
Pursued by assassins and demons, and in the midst of burgeoning civil war, they will all face a reckoning. Something is rotting at the heart of their world, and they are the only ones who can stop it.
It has been a thousand years since the last Seed abandoned their duty. The mists are closing in. Finally, the Morning Bell tolls. A new Seed is born, but is it too late?
The rot eats away at mortals. The Witnesses pray so that they may not turn into one of the forgotten. And the constricting mists infect the lands with fear.
But there is more to this tale than just the Elders and their Seeds. Four mortals will have a part to play in Minethria’s fate. A farmer girl with only love in her eyes. A warrior born to the life of a refugee. A highborn stuck between the realm of gods and men. And a woman running into front lines and away from home.
Will the cycle finally be completed? Or will the mist swallow all?
A seed is born and the evil is slain, so doth another cycle commence. Yet the last Seed born hath turned traitor, and the mists which had been pushed back, returneth.
CONTENT WARNING (list may contain spoilers for some people): This book is Grimdark. There is a lot of violence, gore, heavy language. It also deals with very heavy themes like realistic representation of disability, has descriptive sexual content, self-harm, mental illness, rape and suicidal ideation.
The woods do not scare Elena – even if they did have a reputation for being cursed.
At least, that was the bravery she had when her father was still alive. Now, accused of being a witch by the village that she once held dear, Elena realizes that going into the woods clouded with superstition may be her only chance at survival. However, once she steps foot past the threshold of the forest, she wonders if perhaps her village had been right about the dangers that lurk within. With what has been taken from her, she is left to hope that her promise to be brave is enough to help her survive.
As clouds darkened the sky and prepared to cleanse the earth with rain, Dmitri could feel something different about the forest.
He felt the subtle shift in the trees – a sense of urgency that he had never felt before. He could feel it inside of his chest, like a bird stirring against his ribcage. Helplessly drawn to the source, Dmitri found himself moving as if it had called to him. All he knew was that, as soon as he crossed paths with whatever it was, his life would never be the same.
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