Archive for September, 2009

My New Book is Now Available For Purchase! THE CANNIBALS OF CANDYLAND

Posted in Bizarro Books on September 7, 2009 by carltonmellick

It’s just been released:

Book description:

There exists a race of cannibals who are made out of candy. They live in an underground world filled with lollipop forests and gumdrop goblins. During the day, while you are away at work, they come above ground and prowl our streets for food. Their prey: your children. They lure young boys and girls to them with their sweet scent and bright colorful candy coating, then rip them apart with razor sharp teeth and claws.

When he was a child, Franklin Pierce witnessed the death of his siblings at the hands of a candy woman with pink cotton candy hair. Since that day, the candy people have become his obsession. He has spent his entire life trying to prove that they exist. And after discovering the entrance to the underground world of the candy people, Franklin finds himself venturing into their sugary domain. His mission: capture one of them and bring it back, dead or alive.

Cannibals of Candyland is an erotic horror story for the bizarro reader. Dark, disturbing, and absurd; this isn’t the board game version of candy land you used to play as a kid.

Get it here:

Warrior Wolf Women of the Wasteland will be following close behind, in just a couple of months.

Jesus Loves Flying Sharks

Posted in Bizarro Books on September 3, 2009 by carltonmellick

This is a trailer (kind of) for Cameron Pierce’s bizarro novel Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden. I like it.

Check it out:

Fangoria Review of “Ugly Heaven, Beautiful Hell”

Posted in Bizarro Books on September 2, 2009 by carltonmellick

My book “Ugly Heaven,” co-published with Jeffrey Thomas’ “Beautiful Hell” was just reviewed in Fangoria. Check it out:

I like this part:

“…an extremely odd tale that is a seriously screwed up mind trip through a dead Heaven which has become a destroyed land of terrible beauty and elegant ugliness.”

always good to get a Fangoria review.

Interview with Kevin Shamel

Posted in Bizarro Authors on September 1, 2009 by carltonmellick

Kevin Shamel has an interview at Every Day Fiction. Kevin is an up and comer in the bizarro scene, with a book coming out in the recently established New Bizarro Author Series. He discusses his views on bizarro fiction and his upcoming book, Rotten Little Animals.

Here’s an excerpt:

The publishing houses of Bizarro fiction and their authors are surfing the wave of progressiveness. Bizarro is independent media. It is mould-shattering. The people involved in this movement are expanding into a fresh, new frontier. Not only is the subject matter of what they’re publishing something completely different, but their idea of how the industry can and will work is completely different. It is exciting.

The Bizarro crowd is going about things in an unusual manner. The publishing companies are forming a community around them; a group of writers who support each other, as well as the genre. A family. Bizarro is an umbrella, a patron with its artists. It’s a new way of doing things and it’s just in time. There’s much more ahead. I’m happy to be on the edge with them.

Having hung out with Kevin a few times now, I can say that he’s a great addition to the bizarro family.

Check out the interview here.