I stopped at a truck stop to take drain the lizard. Nothing that would normally be noteworthy, right? But while standing at the urinal, I saw something that caught my eye. A phrase etched into the wall that read “Mr Deadman Made Me Do It”. Was this referencing the song “Turn Me On, Mr. Deadman” or was this in reference to Deadman’s Tome?
What if the phrase wasn’t referencing either, but something else, something much darker and more obscure?
I still don’t know the answer to that, but I was inspired to have some fun with it. I called for stories themed around the idea of a Mr. Deadman causing people to go mad and do horrible, monstrous things, and boy did people deliver. While the issue is shorter than most, rocking eight short stories, the content serves the cover well!
Ever heard of the legend of Bloody Bones? He knocks on your door at night, hoping to catch you alone so that he can wear your flesh!
Better You Believe…
Tony Evans delivers a fantastic collection of short stories based on urban legends and folktales. Each story is unique and powerful, creating a fresh serving of relentless horror told without needless filler and fluff. Tony Evans knows how to frame a story. The aspiring horror author knows how to deliver a story that resonates with people.
I write and publish some short stories in the horror genre using a PEN, and the writer side of me is jealous of Mr. Evan’s simplistic yet unrelenting style. The stories in this collection are phenomenally entertaining. Tony Evans stays on point with tight prose. He writes with confidence. He shows faith in his reader, a trait to be admired in a writer.
We seem to be in an era of horror in which Lovecraftian themes are dominating, but Mr. Evans brings the boogeyman and local haunting tales back to the forefront. This collection is more than a breath for horror fans, it’s a gosh darn gasp of crucial, life-pumping, fresh air. Author Tony Evans and publisher DEADMAN’S TOME knocked it completely out of the park.
I love the way the author gives background history for each of the short stories. The stories themselves pull you in and make you want to know more. It is well written, and perfect for reading scary stories to your kids, if they like that kind of thing, which mine do!
Move over The Walking Dead, you’re time of soap opera with zombies is over! Deadman’s Tome presents Bikers VS The Undead. An action packed, adrenaline pumping thriller where bad ass leather clad roughnecks face off against a horde of rotters. A book that pairs well with a glass of whiskey, a tall boy of beer, and Motorhead’s Ace of Spades.
The October issue has more weight and substance for a free to read ezine, and makes it all the more perfect for the month of Halloween. Between writing and playing Fortnite, treat yourself to short and demented stories.
Featuring: Brad P Christy, George Jacobs, DiVitto Kelly, R.C. Mulhare, and C.M. Saunders and an article by Mr. Deadman
Follow this link to download the Ezine for free, no strings attached, no funny business. PDF,.mobi, and epub
The free to read horror ezine is doing well. We’ve received positive feedback from plenty of readers, and as much as we love it, we wonder if there’s more we could do.
What if we made the free to read ezine into a paperback? Who doesn’t like free books? Imagine Amazon Unlimited but with physical books. Logistics and shipping prevent it from being free, but what if it’s as cheap as possible?
We’re talking cheaper than a value meal at McDonald’s cheap, cheaper than buy 2 get 2 Monster Energy Drink deal. We wish we could make it 99 cents, but shipping makes that an impossible deal. What if we made it $5?
Does that sound like a good deal?
Right now we have a limited number of copies of the September issue on hand. This issue features three gruesome short stories, two articles, and fan mail.
Real American Horror was a successful anthology. It might not have sold like gangbusters, or make money hand over fist, but it was well received and earned Top 10 Best Horror Anthology! You be your ass we were excited and honored by that.
But Real American Horror is just the beginning. You see, the plan is to take this concept and localize it to all of the states across the country and grab stories and content that reflect the respected state. Because Deadman’s Tome is housed in Texas, we decided to start in the Lone Star State.
The Conspiracy Issue, as good as it was, covered a range of topics and only really grazed the surface. Deadman’s Tome wants to go deeper, and we picked a subject that would definitely raise eyebrows and deserves exploring.
Hollywood pedophile ring
There is a dark, ugly, and seedy underworld that thrives in Hollywood. Let’s expose it through fiction. Explore certain facts that are floating around, and create an anthology that would serve as a red pill for those that don’t believe.
Submit your original short story (fewer than 5K words) or flash fiction to email@example.com
What do you get in return? $10 token payment and royalties (60% split evenly among the writers), if your work is accepted.
Deadline is August 15th, let me know if you need an extension.
A disgusting, yet hilarious serving of toilet time horror!
Welcome to the Shit Fest. A disgusting horror short story collection that will make you rethink just how safe you really are. These stories will make you dread dropping that morning deuce. They’ll make you question the food you eat, the buildings you walk by, and toxicity of just a little fart. Because, as we all know, while the loud ones are awful, it’s the silent one’s that you really have to worry about.
The Ancient Ones was Deadman’s Tome attempt at a Lovecraftian themed anthology, and the result was a well-received and highly rated Lovecraft tribute. We wanted to take another crack at it with Ancient Ones II by featuring a different assortment of tales that explore the unfathomable nightmares, the ancient ones, the alien gods from afar.
The Ancient Ones delivers a short but powerful collection of gripping Lovecraftian short stories.
The Ancient Ones II consists of seven Lovecraftian horror stories. The Keswick Oddity tells of detectives daring to face an unfathomable fear as they investigate a very unusual case. North by Due North puts military might against Ancient muscle in an epic battle. Something Eating At You tackles mystery and dread of the unknown. Pokethulhu modernizes Cthulhu mythos into collectible pocket monsters. The Prince dwells in the dread of the unknown as a man dares to learn about things he should probably leave alone. Delicious Meat introduces and explores a modern Ancient Ones cult, and A Gift from the Stars is practically a love letter from H. P. Lovecraft.