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Beneath The Jack O’ Lantern Sky by Tylor James
Signed and numbered trade paperback edition is now in stock and shipping!


Beneath The Jack O’ Lantern Sky ebook will be available for purchase on Amazon, September 18th!


You’ve just entered Sweet Hollow, where everyone has a horror tale to tell…

Strange are the secrets harbored in Sweet Hollow… A Midwest town luminous with legends, morbid with monsters, and crazed with killers. Its hills and houses are haunted, its graveyard gales are billowed by bats, its citizens creeped upon by cemetery skeletons. Encompassing all—a hallowed, Jack O’ Lantern sky serves as the backdrop for the terrifying tales within this harrowing horror-collection.

In the town of Sweet Hollow, one must prepare themselves to encounter:

  • A Cult of Immortals Eager for Human Sacrifice.
  • A Haunted “Manor” That Is Not What It Appears.
  • A Fisherman Reincarnated into His Prized Catch.
  • Giant Mosquitos!
  • The Formative Years of a Serial Killer.
  • An Old Dance Hall Waltzing with Corpses.
  • A Haunted House Mystery Bank (Coin-Operated).

And that’s only a few of the curiosities one may discover in the shops, streets, houses, and cemeteries of Sweet Hollow. If you long for a scare, then open your mind, and prepare yourself for a dark descent into madness and horror.



Beneath The Jack O’ Lantern Sky by Tylor James
Signed and numbered trade paperback edition is now in stock and shipping!
Edited by Curtis M. Lawson
Front cover art by Cyrus Wraith Walker



“To read Tylor James’ fiction is to feel all the dread and elation of getting lost in a carnival house of mirrors. Shadows, grotesque figures, swirls of melody and light; if you manage to find your way out, you’ll want to turn around and run right back in.”
Jacqueline Holland, author of The God of Endings.

“Tylor James is one of the most exciting new authors working the field of speculative fiction. His prose is smart, scary, witty, and often threaded with the florid idiom of the classics while keeping a keen eye on the pitfalls and struggles of contemporary life. James is one of those rare, honest storytellers always seeking the truth at the core of experience, and his characters and narratives reflect the journey of a discerning and intelligent author. A true poet of the weird, and a writer I greatly admire.”
Joshua Rex, author of The Inamorta, and The Descent & Other Strange Stories.

“Tylor James is a modern shaman, weaving dark miracles by firelight. A writer to watch, this consummate storyteller evokes both terror and awe in poetical reworkings of classic horror themes. An author who cares about his craft . . . and hears the wisdom of shadows.”
William P. Simmons (bestselling author of The Halloween Boy & Other October Horrors).

“Tylor James’ work is as old school weird and scary as it gets.”
Terry M. West, author of What Price Gory? and Car Nex.

“Tylor James takes his readers on a sometimes terrible, sometimes disgusting, and sometimes darkly humorous tour through his imagination.”
Heather Miller, author of Tales My Grandmother Told Me

“His arrival in the horror genre is a revelation and I suspect a tremendous career awaits this young author. Honestly, I find his prose works with smoother efficiency than that of many of his more seasoned contemporaries. I have no doubt what we’re witnessing here is the evolution of one of the luminaries of the genre moving forward.”
Duane Ullery, author of Highway 181 and Beyond Where the Sky Ends.

“Tylor James wields a flowing pen that makes his stories impossible not to devour.”
Hunter Shea, author of The Montauk Monster and The Jersey Devil.

“Tylor James is an incredibly old-fashioned spirit, which is why I think I enjoy his work, because his influences come from an earlier era, rather than contemporary.”
Jayson Ducharme, author of Fables to Depart By and The Modern Prometheus.

“There are transportive and transformative powers in Tylor James’s writing. No matter when you’re reading, you’ll hear the crunch of multicolored leaves under foot, smell warm mugs of piping hot cocoa blending with campfire smoke, and feel a chill breeze across the back of your neck. This autumnal summoning reaches its apex in Old Dark Houses, a Halloween-time love letter that will have you seeing Jack O’Lanterns on every corner. As it should be.”
Patrick Barb, author of Pre-Approved for Haunting and Other Stories.

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