Author Archives: Kenneth W. Cain

About Kenneth W. Cain

Dark Fiction Author

“The Reaper’s Fire”

TALES FROM THE LAKE VOLUME 3 from Crystal Lake Publishing (includes my story “The Reaper’s Fire”) is now scheduled for an August 26th release. Stay tuned, folks.

The Dark Fiction of Author Kenneth W. Cain


COMING SOON!

Synopsis of my story:
Dana leads her boyfriend out into a cornfield on Halloween night to learn the identity of an arsonist who terrorized their small town in past years. There in the cornfield, among the drying husks, she contemplates her relationship with her father.

Tales From The Lake Volume 3 – Crystal Lake Publishing – Edited by Monique Snyman:

SCHEDULED FOR AN AUGUST 26th RELEASE!

Please sign up for Crystal Lake Publishing’s newsletter to keep up to date with this release.
(You’ll receive a FREE eBook copy of their very first anthology: For the Night is Dark.)

Table of Contents:
“The Owl Builder” – D. Morgan Ballmer
“Tragedy Park” – Chris Pearce
“Enclosures” – Sumiko Saulson
“Woe, Violent Water” – Lily Childs
“The Cruel” – Harper Hull
“Red Scream with Little Smile” – Paul Edmonds
“Maybelle” – Mere Joyce
“Rodent in the Red Room” – Matt Hayward
“The Deeper I Go the…

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I’ll be participating in the Smashwords July Summer Sale

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For the month of July, you’ll be able to pick up digital copies of several my books over at Smashwords by using the special code SFREE at checkout. You must have a Smashwords membership, but signing up is free and easy. Ebooks are available for several different devices and computer applications, including Kindle. If you enjoy the books, consider leaving a review or blogging about your favorite. Feel free to share this post with your friends. My Smashwords profile page is https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/kennethwcain


“Hired Hand”

Digital single of “Hired Hand” out today from Digital Fiction Publishing Corp.

The Dark Fiction of Author Kenneth W. Cain


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Synopsis of my story:
A drunkard gunslinger is forced to standoff against horrible plague local miners brought back with them into town. But if he means to succeed, Hanlin must also find the courage to accept his troubled past.

Six-Guns Straight From Hell 2 – edited by David B. Riley:

Description:

Weird western, western horror, crossover stories. They’ve been called a lot of things. The one thing no one should call them is some “new kind of horror.” This is a genre that goes back over 100 years. That always seems to surprise people when I’m giving talks on the subject. I don’t know that labels are really important to anyone but the critics, as they seem to have a compulsive need to label everything. I do know I’ve always enjoyed these stories–whether they’re in comic books…

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“By The Crescent Moon”

State of Horror: North Carolina by Charon Coin Press, which contains my story “By The Crescent Moon” now available in audiobook format.

The Dark Fiction of Author Kenneth W. Cain


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Synopsis of my story:
A disobedient cat leads its owner into a foggy night filled with chaos and happenstance.

State of Horror: North Carolina – Charon Coin Press:

Description:
Horror stories set in the state of North Carolina.

Table of Contents:

Dying Days: Grey Man by Armand Rosamilia

The Sacred Cave by Kathryn M. Hearst

The Devil You Know by Matt Andrew

By the Crescent Moon by Kenneth W. Cain

Chicken Bingo by Frank J. Edler

Death with Benefits by Randal Keith Jackson

Dead Girl Mary by Susan Hicks Wong

Fourth Point by Spencer Carvalho

Tools of the Trade by Margaret L. Colton

A Heartbeat in the Darkness by Stuart Conover/Kerry Lipp

Paddy Wagon Pete by L. J.  Heydorn

A Little More Mud in the Pasquotank by Nathanael Gass

A Feast of Sorrow by Frank…

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“The Reaper’s Fire”

COMING SOON!

Synopsis of my story:
Dana leads her boyfriend out into a cornfield on Halloween night to learn the identity of an arsonist who terrorized their small town in past years. There in the cornfield, among the drying husks, she contemplates her relationship with her father.

Tales From The Lake Volume 3 – Crystal Lake Publishing – Edited by Monique Snyman:

SCHEDULED FOR AN AUGUST 26th RELEASE!

Please sign up for Crystal Lake Publishing’s newsletter to keep up to date with this release.
(You’ll receive a FREE eBook copy of their very first anthology: For the Night is Dark.)

Table of Contents:
“The Owl Builder” – D. Morgan Ballmer
“Tragedy Park” – Chris Pearce
“Enclosures” – Sumiko Saulson
“Woe, Violent Water” – Lily Childs
“The Cruel” – Harper Hull
“Red Scream with Little Smile” – Paul Edmonds
“Maybelle” – Mere Joyce
“Rodent in the Red Room” – Matt Hayward
“The Deeper I Go the Deeper I Fear” – Natalie Carroll
“The Pygmalion Pigs” – Mark Allan Gunnells
“Chemical Oasis” – Tommy B. Smith
“Hush” – Sergio Pereira
“The Reaper’s Fire” – Kenneth W. Cain
“Effigy” – Kate Jonez
“Scents of Fear” – Steve Jenner
“The Bet” – Amy Grech
“A Hand from the Depths” – Dave de Burgh
“The Monster of Biscayne Bay” – Roxanne Dent
“The Song at the Edge of the Unfinished Road” – Jack Bates

 


Lifeblood for Kindle FREE today through 3.16

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Follow the tale of Lara as she transitions from a shy young woman to a shameless vampire, empowering her need for love. Lara’s passion is soon tested when a strange man confronts her. Her every thought is of being in his arms, as his woman, but Lowell is strong-willed and knows much of what their union means.

Lara’s world is further shaken when a young girl named Millicent enters her life and helps her rediscover and understand the woman she once was. Everything Lara once believed of herself is turned upside down. With love blooming, Lara discovers she is unwilling to fully break with her humanity. This unexpected passion forces her to cling to it with every fiber of her being.

But all love comes at a price, and Lara soon realizes that even with her newfound powers, she can still be hurt. All can be taken from her at any time. Together with Lowell they must fight for their relationship, and battle strange enemies to protect their unusual family from dangers Lara does not yet fully comprehend. This woman who once struggled to fit in is now forced to face a reality where her emotions will define her future. Find out what mysteries lay ahead for Lara.


“Adaptable”

This one just out now for digital preorder over at Amazon. I have 2 flash pieces in this book. Please check it out.

The Dark Fiction of Author Kenneth W. Cain

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Synopsis of my story:
An explorer finds himself trapped in a horrifying society.

Post Mortem Press
44 Lies by 22 Authors – edited by Eric Beebe:

Description:
To follow.

  • Eric Beebe – “All Authors Lie (and Some Editors, Too)”
  • J. David Anderson – “Retirement” & “Happy Birthday”
  • Paul Anderson – ” Passive” & “Lead into Gold”
  • David Bernard – “A Ghoul’s Gotta Eat”, “After Midnight in the Dairy Case”, & “Attack of the Vampire Slayer”
  • Max Booth III – “Like Something Died” & Kurt Cobain Murdered My Father”
  • C. Bryan Brown – “A Vision in Red” & “Legacy”
  • Kenneth W. Cain – “Adaptable” & “The Hunted”
  • Brad Carter – “The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Shooter” & “The Legend of Johnny Kudzu”
  • Kyle Dickerson – “Notice” & “Rag Dol”
  • Emma Ennis – “Surrogate”, “The Lady of the Hills”, “Lullaby”, & “Inside Job”
  • Robert Essig – “Moonlight Sonata”, “Names in the…

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