Brain Dead Blues by Matt Hayward
From the author of What Do Monsters Fear? comes a thrilling debut collection of short fiction. Included is an exclusive novella, God is In The Radio, in which an ageing rock-star pens a song with help from a peculiar old man, one that leaves his fans itching for more...one he calls “Brain Dead Blues.”
Eleven additional tales of monsters, murder, and the supernatural lie within these depths that will not only entertain you, but send chills up your spine.
•A young girl discovers that a monster does, in fact, dwell beneath her bed.
•An antique store owner stumbles upon a circus artifact that local down-and-out's are just dying to see.
•A bare-knuckle boxer tries his luck in the ring one last time, only to fight tooth and nail by light of the full moon.
•A starving man sees only one option to survive the zombie apocalypse - by taking a bite of the undead.
These stories are only a sampling of the horror that lies in wait for you, should you choose to enter the mad brain child of Matt Hayward. Prepare to grit your teeth.
“Not content to conquer the rock music world, Matt Hayward has now turned his attention to dark fiction, and how much richer we all are as a result. BRAIN DEAD BLUES is everything you’d expect from a rock star turned horror writer, documenting not only facets of the music world but also the darkness that can result from obsessions both creative and violent. I have long been a fan of both the music and the man behind it. Now I’m a fan of his writing too.” - Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY, KIN, and SOUR CANDY
“In BRAIN DEAD BLUES, Matt Hayward shows that he is one of horror's most distinctive new voices. This collection is full of evocative storytelling, vivid characterizations, and fresh takes on old tropes. Do yourself a favor and read it.” - Bryan Smith, author of DEPRAVED and SLOWLY WE ROT