The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram

From the Classic Horror Series.TheThingFromTheLake_FrontCover

For those who love the weird and mysterious, this novel will bring a creepy thrill. Roger Locke, successful composer, buys a Connecticut farm. On the first night after he moves in, he is startled by two nocturnal visitors: one a “thing of dread” and the other apparently bent on saving his life from it. Up to the very last the suspense is sustained without a break, until in a sudden flash the whole astounding truth is revealed. The reader may take their choice of either an occult or scientific explanation of the matter.

  • Foreword by Annik Valkanberg.
  • 204 pages.
  • ISBN 9781622254705

Available in paperback from Amazon, Barnes & Noble.

Sidekicks Anthology

Sidekicks, an anthology that will support MileHiCon Denver with the net proceeds, will be released on October 23, 2015 at MileHiCon.

At MileHiCon 46, several authors, publishers, and editors headed a panel called So You Want to Be in an Anthology? The audience selected the theme for the anthology, and only the people who attended the panel were eligible to submit short stories for publication. The authors would experience having their manuscript run through the editing process and receiving a contract, which included notes about what to watch out for when reading a contract. The stories in the anthology will be copyrighted in the author’s name.Sidekicks - Front Cover V1-72dpi

Originally, the contributors were to receive an ebook version, but the principles decided to switch it to a physical copy so the contributors could sign each other’s copy at MileHiCon 47. The authors will also be able to pick up additional copies at a discount should they decide to pick up books for selling at a convention or for Christmas presents.

All proceeds beyond actual costs will go to support MileHiCon.

Don’t forget, MileHiCon 47 will be held in Denver on October 23-25, 2015. We will be running another panel for the 2016 anthology on Saturday, October 24th in the Mesa Verde B room at noon. You must be in attendance and sign the attendance sheet to have the opportunity to contribute to next year’s anthology.

We’ll see you in Denver!


The Contributors:

Edited by Sam Knight

  • Foreword by Sam Knight
  • A Matter of Measure by Holly Roberds
  • Mourning Bell by Benjamin Jacobson
  • Cupcakes and Villainy by Stephanie Parriott
  • The Chamber by Patrick Smythe
  • The Devil’s Contract by Rod Spurgeon
  • Transcript Attached by Sheila Hartney
  • Tracking the Trickster by Carolyn Kay
  • Job Security by Jodi M Franklin
  • Regarding the Incident on the Yellow Planet by Sarena Ulibarri
  • Ether and Chrome by Jessica Lauren Gabarron
  • The Pale Horse by Susan Adams
  • Mutualistic Sidekicks by Aaron Spriggs
  • Bragging Rights by Kenneth Ray Hager
  • The Goblin’s Guide to Being Fabulous by DM Daniel
  • Sidekick for Hire by Jess Roth
  • Afterword by Guy Anthony De Marco

Kindle, Amazon

Available for Kindle Universe.

Steampunk: The Other Worlds

The anthology STEAMPUNK: The Other Worlds will officially debut at AnomalyCon in Denver, Colorado on March 28, 2015. Edited by Sam Knight, senior editor at Villainous Press, this collection of steampunk-themed stories go beyond the typical boring Victorian earth-based confines.

  • Black Box by Peter J. Wacks
  • Odd Goods by Jessica Brawner
  • Apprentice in the Steam Library by Daniel Ausema
  • Eggs Full of Flame by K. C. Shaw
  • The Chaos Specimen by Matthew Pedersen
  • Under a Shattered Sky by Chris Wong Sick Hong
  • Ayelen by Igor Rendic
  • The Intuition of Future Truths by David Boop
  • Willowrunner by B. J. Beck
  • Venerian Twilight by DJ Tyrer
  • Keeping It Fresh by R. Joseph Maas
  • The Perfect Pastry by J. A. Campbell
  • Burying Engines by Marilyn K. Martin
  • Crystalline Clouds by Sam Knight

Cover designed by Peter J. Wacks.

STEAMPUNK: The Other Worlds
233 Pages, Print Edition
ISBN: 978-1-62225-253-4

Available on Amazon on March 30, 2015.



Listed in Bowker’s Books in Print database and available from any reputable book dealer. This book will debut at AnomalyCon in Denver, CO.

Freakend Madness Volume 1 Released

The charity anthology Freakend Madness was released on February 1, 2015. Edited by Villainous Press Senior Editor Sam Knight, with an afterword by Bram Stoker Award® Finalist Guy Anthony De Marco, this book will benefit Asbury House, a battered woman’s shelter in Fort Collins, Colorado.

The original idea for this anthology came about from a bored author stuck in a hotel room. He put out a challenge to write a dark story in a single weekend. Many answered the call, but only a handful followed through. When the original author became unable to assemble the final stories into a finished anthology, Villainous Press was asked to take over the project. For many of the authors, this was a chance to go through a full editing experience and to receive some training on manuscripts and contracts.

Freakend Madness will be a recurring charity anthology series to help new authors get published alongside their more experienced peers.

Freakend Madness, Volume 1
122 pages, Print Edition

  • ISBN-10: 1622252527
  • ISBN-13: 9781622252527

Available on Amazon.


Ancient Terrors Volume 3

Available now at bookstores and Amazon.


Ancient Terrors (Volume 3)
Edited by Guy Anthony De Marco

An anthology of atmospheric horror and creepy ghost stories.

Editor Guy Anthony De Marco selected a wide range of author styles for this volume. This is the third volume of an ongoing series of eerie horror and ghost stories. Look for additional volumes of Ancient Terrors in January 2014.

ISBN: 978-1-62225-112-4


Ancient Terrors Volume 2


Available now at bookstores and Amazon.

Ancient Terrors (Volume 2)

Edited by Guy Anthony De Marco

An anthology of atmospheric horror and creepy ghost stories.

Editor Guy Anthony De Marco selected a wide range of atmospheric stories for this volume. This is the second volume of an ongoing series of eerie horror and ghost stories. Look for additional volumes of Ancient Terrors in December 2013.

ISBN: 978-1-62225-111-7



Ancient Terrors Volume 1

Ancient Terrors Volume 1Available now at bookstores and Amazon.

Ancient Terrors (Volume 1)
Edited by Guy Anthony De Marco

An anthology of atmospheric horror and creepy ghost stories.

Editor Guy Anthony De Marco made a concerted effort to include excellent stories from both genders. This is the first volume of an ongoing series of eerie horror and ghost stories. Look for volumes 2 to 4 of Ancient Terrors in mid-December 2013.

ISBN: 978-1-62225-110-0

The Adventures of the Vagabonds

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00012]Coming this December from Villainous Press:

The Adventures of the Vagabonds by Harl Vincent

After quitting his lucrative executive management job, Carr Parker retired to a life of travel…or so he thought.

With his best friend, ace pilot and Martian native Mado of Canux, they set off to investigate an area of space that collected wrecked spaceships. One adventure after another leads to a threat of alien invasion, a mysterious creature of immense proportions, and the most frightening encounter of all…falling in love with Ora, the Princess of Europa.

Foreword by Guy Anthony De Marco
ISBN: 978-1-62225-455-2
Release Date: December 14, 2013