Love. It’s often considered the purist motivation a person has for their actions. We grow up seeking it from parents, extended family and even deities. As we get older, we look for a different kind of love from a partner. Love is desirable and noble, and so often, what can push us beyond the limits of reason.
When the love we have for a person or deity is twisted it becomes distorted, dangerous, even deadly.
Twisted Love is an anthology that explores the dark side of love gone wrong. This collection features disturbing tales about how love can push us to defy the laws of God and man. Indulge in these tantalizing tales and ask yourself just how far you would go for love …
Laura Diaz de Arce
Laura Diaz de Arce is a writer who likes her coffee as espresso with lots of milk and sugar. Despite being a romantic at heart, she writes a lot of horror. She is the author of Monstrosity: Tales of Transformation. You can find her bantering with her husband on Twitter, Instagram, Patreon, and Medium @QuetaAuthor.
Lawrence Block has been writing crime, mystery, and suspense fiction for more than half a century. He has published in excess (oh, wretched excess!) of 100 books, and no end of short stories. LB is best known for his series characters, including cop-turned-private investigator Matthew Scudder, gentleman burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr, globe-trotting insomniac Evan Tanner, and introspective assassin Keller. For more information, visit his website: http://lawrenceblock.com/
Gina Burgess is a writer from Tasmania, Australia. Her stories range from unsettling to uplifting and often take readers down unexpected paths. When not writing, Gina works as a graphic designer and cartoonist, and takes orders from her many rescue animals. Find more here: https://gbburgesswrites.wordpress.com
Tara Campbell (www.taracampbell.com) is a writer, teacher, Kimbilio Fellow, and fiction editor at Barrelhouse. Prior publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, Monkeybicycle, Jellyfish Review, Booth, Strange Horizons, and Escape Pod/Artemis Rising. She's the author of a novel, TreeVolution, a hybrid fiction/poetry collection, Circe's Bicycle, and a short story collection, Midnight at the Organporium. She received her MFA from American University in 2019.
Born and raised in the Washington D.C. area, writing has been a passion of hers since she was young. Chanel started writing her first book, 'My Colorblind Rainbow' in 2013. In 2017, She decided to continue writing, taking a leap of faith and following her dreams of publishing her first book which made the 'In The Margins Award Long List' for YA fiction in 2018. She launched Hardy Publications in September of 2017, working as a freelancer, author, and literary blogger. Chanel also uses her platform to raise awareness for different charities and non-profit organizations, donating her money and time to help others in need.
Michelle Mellon has been published in more than a dozen speculative fiction anthologies and magazines and is a member of the Horror Writers Association. In 2018 her first story collection, Down by the Sea and Other Tales of Dark Destiny, was published by HellBound Books. She recently moved to Maui, and is battling the lure of her surroundings in order to complete her second story collection.
For updates on her work, visit www.mpmellon.com and/or follow her on Twitter: @mpmellon
Lena Ng is from Toronto, Ontario. She has short stories in close to three dozen publications including Amazing Stories. Her 2019 current and forthcoming publications include Hinnom, The Literary Hatchet, Dying Earth, We Shall Be Monsters, Colp, Beer-Battered Shrimp, The Little Book of Fairy Tales, Mortal Realm, Zooscape, Rufo's Dog, and Mother Ghost’s Grim. "Under an Autumn Moon" is her short story collection. She is currently seeking a publisher for her novel, Darkness Beckons, a Gothic romance.
Kelli Owen is the author of more than a dozen books, including the novels TEETH and FLOATERS, and novellas WILTED LILIES and WAITING OUT WINTER. Her fiction spans the genres from horrific thrillers to psychological horror, with an occasional bloodbath, and an even rarer happy ending. She was an editor and reviewer for over a decade, and has attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and the field in general. Visit her website at kelliowen.com for more information. F/F
Hailey Piper is a transgender horror writer, author of An Invitation to Darkness and The Possession of Natalie Glasgow. Her short fiction appears in publications such as Black Rainbow, The Bronzeville Bee, and more. Follow her on Twitter @HaileyPiperSays.
Hailey Piper's novel, The Verses of Aeg, will be published by Bronzeville Books in 2020. Her short fiction will also be featured in an upcoming Bronzeville anthology called Disturbia.
J.D. Rhoades is the author of six books in the Jack Keller series, two books in the Tony Wolf/Tim Buckthorn series, and a grab bag of standalones. He’s been a radio announcer, ad salesman, waiter, club DJ, and award-winning newspaper columnist. He currently lives, writes, and practices criminal law on the mean streets of Carthage, North Carolina. He’s not crazy about writing bios, but he’ll talk your ear off in person.
Albert Tucher is the creator of prostitute Diana Andrews, who has appeared in nearly one hundred hardboiled stories and the novella The Same Mistake Twice. In 2017 he began a second series featuring supporting characters from Diana’s world. The Place of Refuge, The Hollow Vessel, and The Honorary Jersey Girl are set on the Big Island of Hawaii. Albert Tucher recently retired from the Newark Public Library.
Sandra Ruttan, Editor
Sandra Ruttan had her first newspaper column at age 13. She studied journalism and special education in college. In 2005 she founded Spinetingler Magazine, a popular crime fiction magazine. She’s had six novels published to date, and her short fiction has appeared in several venues, including Crimespree Magazine, Shotgun Honey and Coffin Hop Press. She is the science fiction, fantasy, horror & YA acquisitions editor for Bronzeville Books and oversees the content for Bronzeville Bee. Keep up to date via twitter @sandraruttan