Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Death And Decorations

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The Christmas holiday season is upon us once again. There are sweet children singing in choirs, colorful ornaments all around, and the fresh scent of evergreen wafts through the air. What could be better than a bit of horror to provide some balance to all that saccharine celebrating? No, not the frantic expedition to find that special toy little (fill in the name of child) wants. And not that last-minute gift search for your wife / girlfriend / boyfriend / significant other you somehow forgot. I mean nasty, blood-curdling horror. Worse than fruitcake horror.

If that's what you need, have I got a book for you!

It's an anthology of holiday horror titled Death and Decorations. And it just so happens that I have a story in this particular book. It's called A Home for Christmas. Sounds heart-warming, doesn't it? Well, it does if you like your hearts ripped out (still beating, of course), impaled on a sharp stick, and roasted over an open flame.

Yeah, that kind of horror.

Cover image of Death and Decorations - from Lulu.com
Cover image from Lulu.com
(may be preliminary)

From Lulu.com:
Christmas lights shine on ghosts and gore, the Christmas moon shines on rampaging snowmen and glittering blades ... among the decorations and hanging on the tree are things we should not be seeing but which are there - including the bitter darkness of the human heart. This exciting new collection of Christmas horror has surpassed any other seasonal anthology Thirteen have put out. The stories will in turn touch you, shock you, surprise you and make you laugh. What more could you ask for a good read at this time of year?
Makes one all rather teary-eyed, doesn't it?

Lulu has it for sale now (paperback only, at the moment) - click LULU to check it out!

© 2016 K. R. Smith All rights reserved


  1. love it! I'd prefer the heart-ripping to the horror of shopping.

    1. I agree. I've been on a few of those last-minute searches for that "special" item somebody had to have. They can just wear you out for days. And then you find one, but, "It's not the right color!"


  2. This is so very sentimental of you, K. I agree, shopping is horrific, but I have a weakness for fruitcake (possibly because my mother soaks hers in rum for weeks before we can have at it).
    Wishing you heaps of horrors and a surfeit of frights this Christmas and in the new year to come.

    1. I have to admit, there are some fruitcakes I really do like, so I can understand your fondness for them. And anything soaked in rum certainly deserves a try!

      And thanks for stopping by! It's good to know you're still checking in now and then! Hope to see you back writing when you can.

      Merry Christmas and best wishes for the new year!


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