Apex Publications has announced the release of Stoker Award-nominated editor Gill Ainsworth’s latest anthology, The Blackness Within: Stories of the Pagan God Moccus.

From Africa to Australasia, from Europe to the US, take a terrifying journey led by world-renowned and up-and-coming authors of horror. See how Moccus, the Celtic God of fecundity, brings His barbaric brutality to the twenty-first century. Experience the nightmare of an apostle unable to live up to His teachings in “Dreaming” and, in “Without Mercy,” witness the torment of those who can. But it doesn’t stop there. Even hundreds of years after Mocuss’s death, His savage reign continues for those who dare to question, as you will discover in “For They Are As Beasts” and “Abattoir Blues.”

Thirteen stories–some menacingly dark, others violent and rapacious–will show you a future where death is a blessing.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction: The New God, The New Order —Gill Ainsworth
  • “Secrets of Fatima” —Steven L. Shrewsbury
  • “Without Mercy” —Lucas Pederson
  • “The Messiah of Mincemeat” —S. Clayton Rhodes
  • “Dreaming” —Brenton Tomlinson
  • “Daughter of God” —Maxwell Peterson
  • “The Free Poor” —Mark Grundy
  • “Bad Meat” —Michael Keyton
  • “Chain of Hearts” —Eric Gregory
  • “Big Game” —Conrad Zero
  • “Dance of the Psychopomps” —Joshua McCune
  • “Song-Ji and the Wolf” —Paul Williams
  • “For They Are as Beasts” –Camille Alexa
  • “Abattoir Blues” —Geoffrey W. Cole
  • “The Holy Meal” —Moccus Meats

For the next seven days(until September 6th), use the coupon code BLACKNESS20 on checkout to receive 20% off your order. Here’s where to order: The Blackness Within

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