Now available wherever you buy books, it’s Blood Lite II: Overbite, another anthology of humorous horror stories. This one contains my story “Eight-Legged Vengeance,” a cautionary tale about the dangers of trying to bake a live tarantula into a cake. The book is filled with whack-job authors galore , so run out to your local bookstore or order a copy from your website of choice.

Table of contents…

Death and Taxes—Heather Graham

Table for Two—Jeff Ryan

Treatment—J.A. Konrath

Dead Clown Séance—Christopher Welch

The Day the Devil Swallowed a Heapin’ Helpin’ of Pride at the Beaulahville Gospel Jubilee—Scott Nicholson

Piecemaker—Don d’Ammassa

Good Breeding—Lucien Soulban

Tails—John R. Little

Dog Tired (of the Drama!)—L.A. Banks

A Sweet Girl for Todd—Mark Onspaugh

Dark Carbuncle—Kevin J. Anderson & Janis Ian

Tastes Like Chicken—Jordan Summers

Presumptuous Beast Throws Sumptuous Feast—Mike Baron

Bad German—Edward Bryant

The Halloween War—Brian J. Hatcher

Oh, the Ho-Ho Horror—Joel A. Sutherland

The Unfortunate Persistence of Harold Francis Beamish—Aaron Polson

Dick and Larry—D.L. Snell

Son of…a Bitch!—Sam W. Anderson

Her Lucky Day—Allison Brennan

A Wing and a Prayer—Sharyn McCrumb

Barewolf—Daniel Pyle

American Banshee—Eric James Stone

The Epicurean—Amy Sterling Casil

The Ghoul Next Door—Nancy Kilpatrick

Daycare of the Damned—Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Season’s Tickets—Derek Clendening

The Close Shave—Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn

Shaggy Dog Story—Steve Rasnic Tem

Eight-Legged Vengeance—Jeff Strand

Lucifer’s Daughter—Kelley Armstrong



  1. Jim Says:

    “Eight-Legged Vengeance” may be the funniest thing I’ve read in the last few years, unless you count a little collection I read a few months back called “Gleefully Macabre Tales.” So far that’s the only story I’ve read from this collection. I’ll likely soon read the stories by Konrath and Nicholson (I’ve already downloaded most of the stuff by them I haven’t read yet.)

    I grabbed the first anthology to read “The Bell… From HELL,” could’t put it down, and after a cover to cover, ended up scouting out half a dozen other contributers and spent the next 8 months requesting and reading all the novels and shorts in The Dresden Files (damn cliff hanger!) I can’t collect any more authors!!


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