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Old 08-06-2010, 02:10 AM   #1
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Fetal Bait Apocalypse; 3 Collections in 1

Fetal Bait Apocalypse contain all three of my short story collections in one volume:

Bait and Other Stories
Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse
Fetal Position and Other Stories


This one volume holds over 120,000 words of fiction that will haunt and terrify you for days on end.

Contains the award winning stories "Some Things Don't Wash Off" and "Mississippi Pearl" as well as stories that have seen print in such venues as Weird Tales, Gothic.Net, ChiZine, HorrorFind and Pseudopod. Six of these stories have received honorable mentions in The Years Best Fantasy & Horror.

In these three collections, you'll meet:

A father whose intense longing for his dead son lead to disturbing consequences.
A group of college students tubing down a river through a burnt forest who encounter terrifying creatures.
A man seeking redemption for a sinful past through the skill of a tattoo artist.
A Cambodian-American teen who will fit in with the locals at any cost.
A woman who finds a bizarre solace in a rare pearl.
A self-absorbed husband monitoring the end of his existence over the internet.
A teenager digging his way through a deep crust of waste and bone to win his freedom.
A man whose work for the Khmer Rouge returns to haunt him.
A son who has an intensely strange relationship with his mother.
A student with a bizarre homework assignment.
A woman who has a macabre way to deal with bill collectors.

These stories and more will have you up late into the night, glancing over your shoulder and flinching at the slightest of noises.

"Joel Arnold is the real deal. He elicits a subtle element of terror and justice through his writing, delivered without a heavy hand. His exceptional imagery effects readers in a way that leaves them chilled and disturbed; causing the kind of behavior that will leave friends asking "what's bothering you," for days afterwards." D.L. Russell, editor of Strange, Weird & Wonderful Magazine

”Author Arnold has a deft touch with horror that will leave a chill in your spine, but without the violence and gore of much modern horror. The stories remind me of Ray Bradbury at his darkest with their ability to play on the difference between what we know might happen and what we want to happen. These are complex tales with layers below the surface enjoyment of a story well written.” Armchair Interviews

About the Author:

Joel Arnold's writing has appeared in over five-dozen publications, with work accepted by venues ranging from Weird Tales, Cemetery Dance and Chizine to Amercian Road Magazine and Gothic.net. Many of his short stories are available as free podcasts at Pseudopod.org, and three of his short story collections have been made available for the Kindle. He recently received a 2010 Minnesota Artists Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and has twice been a participant in the Carol Connolly Reading Series.

Available at Amazon and B&N - see sig below!

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Smile Fetal Bait Apocalypse; 3 Collections in 1 - great for Halloween!

Just wanted to mention that the three individual collections are also available, of course, at many of your favorite ebook locations!

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I just bought your collection. Thank you.



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Thank you Dr. Drib and Desert Grandma! Hope you enjoy it!
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You're welcome. Reading only the first story was enough inducement for me to buy the entire collection!


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Book Giveaway at Two Ends of the Pen

The wonderful blog 'Two Ends of the Pen' is hosting a few book giveaways in the following weeks, and this week, they're giving away two hard copies of my books, Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse and Tales Held Hostage (which is a signed/numbered limited edition chapbook). To enter the contest, just visit:

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If you'd like to read a free short story that is part of this collection, here you go:

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Just wanted to mention, the collection Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse, included in this omnibus, just received a nice review at The Scattering.
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Got a nice review on Amazon for Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse (included in the omnibus collection):

"5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice!, December 15, 2010
By Stephen J. Prosapio "Author of Dream War" (Oceanside, CA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse (Kindle Edition)
One of the best value reads I've had this year and I'm excited to have discovered this author before his work is found by the big publishers and priced up.

A review I read suggested that this is horror that will keep you up at night. I didn't find it that scary, but the stories certainly are creative and contains a great voice.

Watch out Joe Hill. Joel Arnold is on your heels!"
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The collection Bait & Other Stories, included in this omnibus, is a runner-up in Red Adept Reviews 2010 Annual Indie Awards!
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This omnibus is now on Smashwords and should be on Kobo, Sony and Apple within a few weeks (hopefully!)
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