I’m excited that my second collection of short fiction, Served Cold, is coming out in two weeks! And today, the pre-order link went live at Amazon for the ebook and paperback, and the cover was revealed by the amazing Mother Horror, Sadie Hartmann. The pictures here are her wonderful setups, that you can find at her Facebook and Twitter pages, and of course at her incredible Instagram account.
The pre-order for both Kindle and paperback link is here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WVS9Y45/ and the book is on Goodreads here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48071290-served-cold
I absolutely love how Grey Matter Press have echoed back to my first collection, Crow Shine, with this cover and yet at the same time made it something unique and perfect for the stories in this second volume. You can see the comparison in Sadie’s pic below.
Served Cold has 16 stories, three of them entirely new for this book, and a couple that were published in rather obscure places that makes them almost as new as the unpublished work. I’ve had some incredible early feedback on Served Cold from people I respect enormously. To have them say such wonderful things is truly humbling. Look!
“In Served Cold Alan Baxter shows off his impressive versatility and range with a host of stories that mix old school terrors with very now concerns. At turns creepy and visceral, Baxter delivers the horror goods.” – Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World
“Step into the ring with Alan Baxter, I dare you. He writes with the grace, precision, and swift brutality of a prizefighter. Served Cold is a stellar showcase for his talents. If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading him yet, start here!”
– Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of ARARAT and THE PANDORA ROOM
“Served Cold is a powerful collection of Alan Baxter’s writing at its best. These stories never shy from the darkness or the weird and yet are, at their core, deeply human. As readers, we identify with his characters even – or maybe especially – when we would rather not. Be it twisted desires or impossible choices, the harshest of consequences or the depths of despair, in these stories Baxter shines a light into the darker corners of what it means to be human.” – Joanne Anderton, award-winning author of The Bone Chime Song and Other Stories
I really hope you’ll give this book a go and, if you do, I hope you enjoy it! You can pre-order, or look out for the ebook or paperback wherever books are sold on release day, September 17th. That’s only two weeks away.
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