Open Veins: Novella Collection

Here is the link to my novella collection Open Veins.

A collection of three novellas by Anthony Armstrong. This collection includes: Ashes of Icarus: Kasey Hatcher thought he knew what life was all about. Raised by a single father, the only thing he knew of his mother was that she died giving him life. Now, thanks to strange visions during narcoleptic blackouts, Kasey discovers his father is not the man he has been led to believe. What really happened to his mother? What lengths will Kasey go to make things right? BullDog Pugilist: Max Bhaltair is a bare-knuckle boxer who refuses to let go of the past. He’s also half bulldog. Before his championship bout, Max sits down with a local reporter to recount a history laced with bullying, lost love, despair and death. Max has a complex tie to tonight’s opponent and he won’t be satisfied until blood streams and bones are smashed. To Max, this fight means more than winning a championship…it means finally righting a wrong that has consumed him for years. The Whipfather: At the age of thirteen, Geoff Parker had an encounter with The Whipfather on Christmas Eve. He survived, but was forever scarred by that night. His memory of the event faded over the years, but when his own son finds his way onto The Whipfather’s list, the memories come rushing back. Now, face to face with The Whipfather once again, Geoff learns the horrifying secret behind the sadistic creature and his relationship to Santa Claus. Christmas will never be the same.


Ashes of Icarus available now…

Available from AlmostHuman Press NOW!!! My newest novella, ‘Ashes of Icarus’, only $1.99! And for a limited time, get my last novella ‘BullDog Pugilist’ for free!

Excerpt-“BullDog Pugilist”

“You make me look like a palooka and I swear I’ll sucker punch you in the cock.  You hear?”  Max Bhaltair flopped down into the leather chair like a bowling ball into a bucket.  Gnarled hands, fingers like tree roots, lay an array of items on the low table before him.  Silver cigarette case, tarnished square lighter, roll of white tape, bottle of knock-off brand whiskey and an empty glass all clinked together as they came to an unsettling rest.  As he shifted his backside Continue reading

“BullDog Pugilist available for pre-order!

Here is the link to my Amazon author page so you can pre-order my latest ebook novella “BullDog Pugilist”.  $1.99 is all you need to put in your order and Amazon will send it to your Kindle upon release, Tuesday, August 4th.  (Remember, if you don’t have a Kindle you can download a free version for your phone or PC.  Click Here……)  As an added bonus, the price for the ebook version of “Cadaver Dogs: Ultimate Edition” will be dropped to $0.99 until release day when the price goes up to $1.99 until August 8th when it goes back to the normal price of $2.99.  Please follow the link and pick up these two items, or any others that strike your fancy.  Read, review, enjoy!  Much appreciated!

‘Backwoods Bridesmaid’-Flash Fiction Challenge

This is my story for Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge for this week.  Details here…  I had to choose two words for my title, one from one group of words, the second from a second group of words and tell that story in 1,500 words.  I give you:

‘Backwoods Bridesmaid’


I knowed he’s trouble soon as I seen him.  He strutted up into Sweet Kitty’s proud as a midget rooster with a full-size dong.  I was on the pole, finishing my set, Def Leppard blasting on the sound system so loud my eyeballs was vibratin’.  I couldn’t see him too clear yet, but the fumes off’a his cologne was enough to clear my visibility right quick.  Tall with shaggy black locks that curled and caressed his neck like boy-fingers in a Catholic schoolgirl’s lap.  His face wasn’t shaved, but not in a slobby way; sorta more in that sexified five o’clock shadow way.  His eyes smoldered like coal and burned into my guts, making little hot beads of sweat pop out of my skin.  Continue reading

“Billy’s Room Blues”-Flash Fiction Challenge

This story is written for Chuck Wendig’s current Flash Fiction challenge.  It’s an X meets Y challenge, and I used a random number generator to choose two well known properties to mesh together.  I got ‘Dirty Harry’ meets ‘Toy Story’.  here it goes–

Billy’s Room Blues

 Detective Pete Policeman rested his head against the driver’s window of his cruiser and cracked the seal on a bottle of whisky.  Two good glugs down and his anger began to dissipate.  It wasn’t real whisky of course.  It was one of those wax bottles full of sickly sweet colored syrup that Billy, his kid owner, had dropped behind the toy box years ago.  Continue reading

Free ebook!

In celebration of the release of ‘Cadaver Dogs: Ultimate Edition’ (a huge, heartfelt thank you to those who have already bought this, by the way), my previous novella, ‘The Whipfather’ will be free until April 23rd. If you missed out on picking that one up, follow the link and pick up the ebook at no charge. It’s Christmas themed, but just think of this as Christmas in April and I’m sure you’ll get by. Support independent artists and read, like, review, share….Thank you!

Cadaver Dogs: Ultimate Edition now available…

Here are the details: ‘Cadaver Dogs: Ultimate Edition’ is available in paperback and on Kindle as of now. The 120 page package includes the original novella, the sequel and bonus interview. The paperback is $5.99 (with free shipping if you are a PRIME member), the Kindle version is $2.99 (just like it was before, only now includes the extras!). When you buy the paperback, you get the ebook free. If you don’t own a Kindle, there are free apps for your pc, phone, or tablet that turns them into ereaders.  Follow this link to my Amazon author page and make your selection.   Support independent artists and read, like, review, share….Thank you!

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