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Dark Highways

Five Road Trips into Terror
A collection of stories by

Everyone loves a road trip - but remember the pavement we travel is always black as night, as if it's been collecting shadows... You've just thumbed a ride with five scribes from the dark side of the highway...

Damned Potholes - Michael A. Arnzen - Damned potholes ... literally!

Black '47 - Lorelei Shannon - A haunted hearse that makes Christine look like The Love Bug...

Black Trailer - John A. Burks, Jr. - A demon-possessed semi trailer (or is it?)...

Companion - David Bain - A roadside encounter with a bad, bad man...

5:53 - C. Dennis Moore - A quick trip to the pizza shop twists and turns into the unknown...

About the authors:

Michael A. Arnzen has won four Bram Stoker Awards for his horror writing, which he's been publishing since 1989. His latest book is The Gorelets Omnibus (Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2012) - a fat collection of his unique brand of dark poems and twisted thoughts from the past decade. He also recently co-edited a textbook for creative writers, called Many Genres, One Craft (Headline Books, 2011). His day job is professor at Seton Hill University, where he teaches in the MFA program in Writing Popular Fiction. To learn more, visit Arnzen at

C. Dennis Moore is the author of the Amazon horror bestselling novel THE THIRD FLOOR, REVELATIONS and THE MAN IN THE WINDOW, plus more than 1,000 movie reviews and many short story collections. He's an inventory control clerk by day and father of three by night -while being a writer at all times. He is the editor of Necro Publications' INTO THE DARKNESS. He's published over 60 stories of imaginative literature in magazines like The Horror Zine and Horror Carousel, anthologies like Dark Highlands 2 and Vile Things. A new Angel Hill novel, set in the same town as THE THIRD FLOOR, is coming in 2013, as is RETURN TO ANGEL HILL co-written with David Bain, sending Bain's psychic detective Will Castleton on a dangerous supernatural case in Moore's world.

David Bain is also the editor of Forbidden Texts and Sword and Zombie. His novels include Gray Lake and Death Sight, the first book in his Will Castleton series, with the second, Green River Blues, coming this summer. His short story collections include Night Writing, Terror Is Our Trade (w/ C. Dennis Moore), Darker Corridors, and Shadows, Whispers, Shivers. He is the co-author, with C. Dennis Moore, of the short rock n' roll horror novel Band of Gypsies. His website is

Lorelei Shannon, author of the novel Possum Kingdom and much more, is a writer, sculptor, movie fiend, gearhead, and goth mama. She enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, cultivating carnivorous plants, and watching the weirdest movies she can find. Lorelei actually does own a 1947 Cadillac hearse. As far as she knows, nobody's been murdered in it. Yet.

John A. Burks, Jr., the author of the novel Flesh Worn Stone, says, "I'm the father of five wonderful children and have been married to the absolute best gal in the world for going on 13 years now. I am a fourth generation oil field worker and have worked in the 'Patch' for ten plus years. I recently moved from working on the rigs to working in the office. You can visit John at


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Paperback Editions

April 2012 : USA Paperback

Title: Dark Highways: Five Road Trips into Terror
Author(s): David Bain, Michael A Arnzen, Lorelei Shannon, John A Burks Jr , C Dennis Moore
ISBN: 1-4752-5366-4 / 978-1-4752-5366-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Dark Highways: Five Road Trips into Terror
Author(s): Michael A Arnzen, Lorelei Shannon, John A Burks, C Dennis Moore, David Bain
Publisher: a/a Productions
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA