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Sex, Drugs & Horror is an all-out assault on the senses. Everything—from Splatterpunk to Horror Erotica is at home here. This anthology explores the dark side of human nature, and does it well.

 

 

Payment: all contributors will receive a copy of the anthology via Kindle.  There will be two Editor’s choice awards of $25.  New and established writers are welcome.

 

 

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Four Ghosts anthology

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Christine Sutton, William Cook, Paula D. Ashe, and Murphy Edwards will each be contributing a  novella for a collection titled Four Ghosts to be published by JWKFiction later this summer. The premise for each novella is a ghost story about redemption. The character has done something bad, really bad, but not necessarily murder. How the ghosts accomplish their tasks is up to the individual writer. 

Christine, William, Paula and Murphy are all accomplished writers and excellent persons.  Except for the basic premise for each novella, the authors have free reign—and that scares the Hell out of me.  Redemption isn’t easy and not always achieved.  Terror awaits us.

JWK

03/28/2013.

Indiana Horror 2011

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Indiana Horror 2011

Welcome to the Indiana Horror Anthology 2011. Meet some of our best Indiana horror writers: my reason for creating this tome. But I digress. Indiana is a mystical and magical landscape. God lives in the trees. But beware, evil also resides there, in fallen beings; perhaps in the beginning these beings appeared as angels assigned as safe keepers and guides for human beings, but choosing instead to sleep with their charges and so devolved. Name them Nephilin. And these fallen human beings are creators of carrion, predators grossly fat leaving leftovers for rats and worms and other eaters of dirt and excrement.

This landscape of evil, this place of living dead flesh draws ever nearer those that devour carrion; vultures—human and other, existing in the shadows of trees and houses, struggling mightily against the good: this is true. Folks living in the southwestern part of the United States might experience horror at the thought of becoming lost in a fifty-acre cornfield. Folks in Indiana know the horror of such an experience: twelve-foot spider webs built by twelve-inch black spiders with a red dot on the abdomen; corn goblins with six-inch butcher-shop sharp black bone protruding from rectangular foreheads; a baby’s whimper in the wind. We stay in our tractors.

Indiana horror writer AJ French knows about dead girls glowing and floating in Lake Wawasee. Indiana horror writer Eric Garrison knows the danger inherent in Grandmother’s mirror. Indiana horror poet Sara J. Larson prefers life as a lycanthrope to humanity. The Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis Colts, and Indiana Pacers: blah blah blah. What people really need to know about Indiana is how darkness falling on farmhouses and suburbs allow for trolls growling in the gutters and maple trees. Did you know Indiana is the homeland of Jim Jones and Michael Jackson? How caviar is best served? Indiana horror writer Allen Griffin knows. How dangerous are Indiana carnivals? Indiana horror writer James S. Dorr knows. Do not fuck with Indiana’s Cupid. Indiana horror writer James Owens knows. One cannot throw a rock in Indiana without hitting a serial killer. Demons lurk in grocery stores. Lilith hangs out in our taverns. An Indiana horror writer might be standing next to you.

Welcome to the Indiana Horror Anthology 2011. Ya’ll come back now.

James Ward Kirk

Indiana Crime 2012

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Indiana Crime 2012

When I eased my black ’65 Lincoln Continental up to the curb outside James Ward Kirk’s House of Horrors I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I mean, this was the man behind the Indiana Horror and Indiana Science Fiction anthologies, with a pretty solid reputation for scaring the hell out of readers. Nevertheless, I rolled down the window and asked him if he’d like to go on a little road trip for some literary larceny. He stared at me with hard eyes, piled in next to me, and said, “Drive it like you stole it.”

Thus, we set out across the Hoosier state in search of authors with compelling crime stories from the heart of the Midwest. From the beginning, we were confident there was a huge cache of untapped talent out there. All we had to do was find it. Well, we slammed our pick-axe deep into the Indiana hard-pack and uprooted a huge clump of them. Along the way, we encountered a dealer of antiquities, a claw hammer killer, a soap factory with a secret formula, a pair of not-so-happily married newlyweds and a human smorgasbord of shooters, dealers and squealers. We were even propositioned by a hooker named Wiggles.

A few times, we had to stand on the Lincoln’s skinny loud pedal and head for the hills. More often than not, we hit the brakes, kicked open the suicide door, gave ‘em the old chin nod, and beckoned them to join the party. At the heart of any good story is its creator. Our line-up includes a talented group of authors who provided an eclectic mix of crime fiction sure to please even the most discerning of readers. Some of the names you will recognize; many you won’t but will soon enough. Still, each story speaks for itself and these stories speak loudly.

I invite you to take a tour with us through the Hoosier state presented in Indiana Crime. While there, cruise down a peaceful stretch of two-lane, get out, stretch your legs and get a lung full of fresh, country air. But if you get a whiff of anhydrous and bleach, spot a pair of blood-soaked underwear dangling from a fence post, or spot some strange lights in the northern sky, pile back in your car, fire that mother up and drive. Drive far, drive fast, but drive.

Murphy Edwards

 

Indiana Science Fiction 2011

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Indiana Science Fiction 2011

Welcome to the Indiana Science Fiction Anthology 2011. Here you will find some of the best science fiction by today’s Indiana writers. Discover worlds where alien insemination happens more often than you think. Find planets where frogs rule and love wins every time.

As a writer and publisher of horror (Indiana Horror Anthology for 2011), I must admit I first fell love with science fiction. Science fiction will transport a reader to the far corners of the universe and the most inner and secret spaces within us as human beings. With that said, I also like a little horror in my science fiction. Visit hell only the way a writer of science fiction may portray. Indiana science fiction writers number among the best in the Milky Way, if not the entire universe.

Come inside and see for yourself.

James Ward Kirk

Table of Contents

FLASH FICTION
In The Zone by Keith Buckley
Pandora’s Box by James Ward Kirk
In the End there is Judgment by Joseph S. Walker
A Very Bad Idea by Keith Buckly
Side Effects May Include Suicide by Joanna Parypinski
The Spirit of Pike Mountain by James Ward Kirk

SHORT STORIES
Dirt by David Allen
The Abortion by Joanna Parypinski
The Frog Pond by James S. Dorr
I NaKnow You by David Bain
Networks by Kelly Madden
Fishing Hole by R.K. Kombrinck
The Response by Eric Ellis
Blood by Spyder Collins
The Speed of Dark by Paul DeThroe
Fresh Water by A. J. French
Vaticinium ex eventu by Mark Brandon Allen
Unearthed by Matt Cowan
Food for the Rats by Sam Gjoka
Fade by R. J. Sullivan
Blaze Rayburn’s Last Stand by William Akin
Breach of Contract by Linda Sullivan
Dark Cloud Rising by Marianne Halbert
The Ladies Room by Paula D. Ashe

Serial Killers Iterum

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Serial Killers Iterum

By RJ Parker:

As an award-winning #1 bestselling author of several true crime serial killer books, I write accounts of these gruesome cases in a similar form to the anthology. People seem to enjoy reading about many different types of serial killer cases, more so than a full-length book on a lone serial killer. In fiction, I am partial to anthologies and short story collections, so when I was asked to write a forward to Serial Killers Iterum, it piqued my interest immediately.

Serial killers have captured the attention of the public for years. Most forms of ‘pop culture’ are filled with such characters, including television, film, books, music, and even art. Each year, hundreds of mystery/thriller novels are written with a serial killer character as the focal point. Most of the plots are formulaic and it seems as though most authors create an idealised and organized, high IQ killer who is highly elusive and leaves behind not a thread of evidence. The only variation in each book is how they stalk victims.

Rarely, does a serial killer get away in a fiction book; but in reality, many evade capture for years, and some historical cases like Jack The Ripper remain unsolved to this day. Fictional serial killers are typically written as being more prolific than your average true serial killer and the more prolific, the more the reader is hostile toward the character. But all real life serial killers are not organized, nor methodical or ingenious. Many have avoided capture while playing cat and mouse games with police, federal agencies and the media.

When we hear on the news how a killer viciously killed, victimized, and dismembered someone, we are riveted to the television. It is like watching a car crash – some hard-wired part of our human nature forces us to look. Place the ominous character of such a serial killer in a book, and it will make for an intense reading. Many fictional authors research people like Jeffrey Dahmer and Ted Bundy, who are some of the more well-known and notorious serial killers known to the public. But how many have heard of Luis Garavito, or ‘The Beast’, of Columbia? He preyed on young boys, raping and killing 138 victims before slitting their throats and then dismembering their bodies. That to me isn't a platitude serial killer like in most thriller novels today.

James Patterson wrote a book called "Kiss the Girls" where a serial killer takes young women out to a remote wooded area, then releases them only to hunt them down. That too makes for an intense read, wondering if the victim will outwit and escape, but the fear is injected as the killer closes in on his prey. Serial Killer Robert Hansen did in fact use an Alaskan forest as his hunting grounds, slaying 21 victims. He'd kidnap women, rape them and set them free before tracking and hunting them like animals. Many other thriller and horror movies follow the same typified serial killer plotline.

You, me, the general public, have a fascination for true crime accounts of people like Bundy, and fictional depictions of similar characters in television shows such as Criminal Minds and Dexter. We have a macabre interest in real life serial killers and can't comprehend the pure lack of remorse of these monsters. But yet we can't get enough. So we watch these shows and buy these books and read about these abhorrent yet fascinating criminals. Serial Killers Iterum is one such work that fulfils our insatiable obsession with serial killers in this terrifying, and bloodcurdling short story collection.

Bestselling True Crime author, RJ Parker.

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POETRY

Brian Rosenberger - The Rebel; Texas retirement home coda; The Vulture; Girl Six;
Getting Off; Detour on the Street of Dreams; Drill; Centerfold
Timothy Frasier - Condemned
David S. Pointer - The Age of Discovery; Gacyville, 1986; Local Police Notified; Business Slice on a Slab, 1994
David Frazier - Kill Her; Till screams subside Dead Quiet; UnSub Lust; Kill for Me; Three in Me
A. B. Stephens - Serial Killer’s Ditty; Clyde Gibson
William Andre Sanders - Lunacy; Serial Slayer
Jack Horne - Hell’s Belle
William Cook - Killer; Necro; Ted’s Poem
 

FLASH FICTION

Allen Griffin - Total Worship; Pretend Pain;
Mikel K. Poet - Fuck Ted Bundy
Matthew Wilson - The Killer
Randy Rohn - Clean
A. B. Stephens - The Liberator    44
Stephen Alexander - Grey
Marija Elektra Rodriguez - Sit Tibi Terra Levis
Brian Barnett - Business is Murder


SHORT STORIES

Paula D. Ashe - The Mother of All Monsters
Mark Fewell - AMY'S LAST DANCE
Matthew Wilson - Half Price Coffee
Tony Wilson - The New Kid
Zach Black - His Father before Him
Murphy Edwards - On The Inside
Ken Goldman - A Little Nest Egg
James Ward Kirk - Meeting God
Christopher Nadeau - The Killer Repeats
A. B. Stephens - The Crooked Closet: Birth of a Serial Killer
Paul DeThroe - Graveyard Serial Killer
John L. Campbell - Choking Hazard
Brianna Stoddard - American Ripper
Chantal Noordeloos - The Methodical Man
A. D. Moore - Cute Stutter
Daniel O’Connor - Between Catskill and Cooperstown
John L. Thompson - Night Hunt
James Ward Kirk - The Mirror
Jack Bantry - Twisted Reality
Vada Katherine - Ghosts in the Mirror
Mike Jansen - My New Best Friend
A.B. Stephens - Go, Cat, Go
William Cook - Return of the Creep

Grave Robbers

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Grave Robbers

Grab your lamp and your shovel, for tonight we seek the riches of the dead, the stuff they took along, but for which they really no longer have need. The work is heavy and sweat drip-drips on ancient wood, twinge of fear, is a caretaker around? Or do the rotten corpses beneath us twist and turn, annoyed at least at us disturbing their peace.

Is it our imagination or did that skull really grin at us? No matter, its teeth are gold, rings and money interred make for a profitable night, which is by no means over yet and plenty of graves to desecrate. Hurry now, the midnight hour is nigh and though we fear no ghost or dancing skeleton, the witching time can bring forth our deepest fears and make them real.

Clock strikes twelve and suddenly the Necropolis seems larger than life. Mausoleums shudder with morbid expectation and fresh graves shiver with deadly anticipation, not for us to enter, or dig, but to leave behind our earthly shells and join the ever swelling ranks of those that ceased to exist. With more than ordinary haste we march along the rows of stones, each darker and more threatening than the last, until at last our way is barred. The gates of dark iron might well be the gates of Hell, like fingers of bone stretching up, ready to grab our very souls.

They say the dead lie still, that they care not for their riches, that they cannot hurt the living. Never had there been such fright and now we lie still, finally at rest on an ancient tomb, our eyes stare up, seeing only the coins that come in pairs...

Mike Jansen, Amsterdam, 2013

 

Table of Contents

 

POETRY
Brian Rosenberger - The Musician; Red Confetti; A Prayer to the Saint of Broken Dreams;
White; Cemetery Graffiti in Three Parts
Davis S. Pointer - Her Final Disappearance; Rock of Ages; Soil Technician
David Frazier - Back To Work; Dirty Hands; Hellish Acts; Pissed Off; Wealthy Dead; Greatest Grave Robbers
James S. Dorr - The Resurrection Man
Bruce L. Priddy - The Gallows in Perdition; No Rest in Arkham Graves
A.B. Stephens - Grave Robber’s Chant
Matthew Wilson - The Keeper
Robert E. Petras - Identity Theft
Cathy Bryant - No One, Not One
Phoebe. O. M. - Untitled
The Bard of Blasphemy; NECROVERSE
Richard King Perkins II - Scratching the Surface
Christopher Hivner - The Owners of the Bones
Patricia Anabel - Vampire Heart

FLASH FICTION
Ron Koppelberger - Blood and Roses
provided to C. J. Edwards anonymously - Grave Digger’s Survival Guide
Brianna Stoddard - Disturbed
Allen Griffin - The Death of Silence; Total Worship
Matthew Wilson - Buried Beast
Timothy Frasier - A King’s Plunder
Mike Berger - Big Surprise
Lee Clark Zumpe - Respect for the Dead
Tim Tobin - A Toy Shovel for Faith
Christopher Hivner - The Ims of Hawthorne County
Mike Jansen - A Bitch Called Payback
Patricia Anabel - Witch’s Grave

SHORT STORIES
James Ward Kirk - Synesthete
James S. Dorr - THE SIDEWALK
Matthew Wilson - Headless
Marija Elektra Rodriguez - Sotterraneo
Murphy Edwards - Ace of Spades
Greg McWhorter - Glint of Evil
Chantal Noordeloos - Angel’s Grave
Neil Leckman - My Hands
Mike Jansen - The Arrangement
A.D. Moore - Just Desserts
P. Keith Boran - Some People
Jonathan D. Nichols - Ghoul
Michael Shimek - Reclaiming Property
E.N. De Choudens - The Sacred Earth
Brian Barnett - The Return of a Legend
Rick McQuiston - YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Chantal Noordeloos - …fit for a King
Randall Rohn - Unanswered Prayers
Donald White - Temple of the Life Givers
Tony Wilson - The Collector
Jaime Johnesee - Old Man Death
Sean T Page - The Marsh People
Paul Levas - Richie’s Night Out At the Hills Cemetery
Timothy Frasier - Necrofreaks

Indiana Science Fiction 2012

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HOME OF THE INDIANA SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY


INTRODUCTION

Proceeds from Indiana Science Fiction 2012 are being donated to the Indianapolis chapter of NAMI.

About NAMI (http://www.nami.org)

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need. NAMI focuses on support, education, research and advocacy to help individuals and families affected by mental illness.


I live with severe depression

I find it impossible to fully express how much my writer and artist friends mean to me. I know you help me get in up the morning. You constantly amaze me. You help me enjoy life. I celebrate you, your successes and your friendship.

Indiana Science Fiction 2012 contains a plethora of excellent poetry, flash fiction, short stories and art by some of Indiana’s best writers and people. Let us also celebrate our Dutch Hoosiers. They’ve made Indiana a fun place to live.

Enough. Enjoy Indiana Science Fiction 2012 and its contributors.

James Ward Kirk

Table of Contents for Indiana Science Fiction 2012

 

ART
Cover Art by Scott Hargrave—Model: Ashley Upchurch
This Peaceful War by Scott Hargrave
No Angel Falls Today by Scott Hargrave
Interior Cover art by Eric Ellis


POETRY
David Frazier- CJ-5; Disco Juice Two; Little Green Men; Disk; Formula
David S. Pointer  - The Listerites: Alternate History; Ripped Asunder in Indy; Cowboy Killer Elite; Deep Devine Light; Emergency Airship Operations
Allen Griffin  - Quantum Theology;  Cryptovirus
Jack Horne - Hell’s Belle
William Mark O’Neal  - Techno-Dream
Timothy Frasier  - Rover


FLASH FICTION
Allen Griffin - Final Transmission 40.193N-86.36W
Phil Temples - A Perfect Fit
Mike Jansen  - Tomorrow’s Promise; From the Mouths of Children


SHORT STORIES
Clint Smith - The Jellyfish; Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite
Kristin Roahrig - Eating Candy with the Angel
Alec Cizak - Almond Eyes
James Ward Kirk - The Rose Garden
Mike Jansen - The Agent of Change
Timothy Lee Frazier - The Lazarus Strand
Chantal Noordeloos - The Deal
Murphy Edwards - Devices
James Gengler and Mark Brandon Allen - The Tesla Bars
Bethany Wilhelm  - Last Thought
Tony Wilson - The Egg

 

Editor’s Choice Award Winners:

Clint Smith and Chantal Noordeloos

Indiana Horror 2012

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INDIANA HORROR 2012

Glad to see ya'll came back. Indiana is a mystical and magical landscape.

If only the people knew. Beware, evil resides here, in fallen beings; perhaps in the beginning these beings appeared as angels assigned as safe keepers and guides for human beings, but choosing instead to sleep with their charges and so devolved. Name them Nephilin. And these fallen human beings are creators of carrion, predators grossly fat leaving leftovers for rats and worms and other eaters of dirt and excrement.

This landscape of evil, this place of living dead flesh draws ever nearer the eaters of carrion; vultures—human and other, existing in the shadows of trees and houses, struggling mightily against the good: this is true. Good also lives here, in the earth and the water and the air we breathe.

Come join the battle. When we're finished, we can tip some cows.

James Ward Kirk

 


Table of Contents

ART
Rocker-Ruin by Scott Hargrave
No Angels Fall Today by Scott Hargrave
Squat by John Stanton

POETRY
Roger Cowin - Carnival; A Night in the Inferno;
Maude Bailey - The Beautiful Ones; Necromancy
David S. Pointer - No Means No; Indiana Skin Tale; 24 Hour Surveillance;
Bullet Kiss; Not Quite CPR: Repeating the Cycle
Brian Rosenberger - Shudder Music; Dark Harvest; The Floating City
David Frazier - Kill Her; UnSub Lust; Dead Quiet; Kill for Me
Leandro Atencio - Eukaroch: Lonely Town

FLASH FICTION
The Christmas Vulture by James S. Dorr
Clowntown by Randy Rohn
My Worst Nightmare by Eric McLean
Brian Rosenberger - The Horror Film, Sweet Tooth; October Comes, Ghost of You
Daniel by Alex Stephens
Grave Digger’s Survival Guide: submitted by CJ Edwards

SHORT STORIES
Sink Hole by Flo Stanton
The Hike by Brian Rosenberger
The Delightful Doctor Skidway by Murphy Edwards
The Three Sistersy by R. Todd Woodstock
The Shadow Man of Moonspine Bridge by Matt Cowan
The Gypsy Girls by Lee Forsythe
Synesthete by James Ward Kirk
A Day of Darkness by R. Todd Woodstock
The New Kid by Tony Wilson
The Old Crone and the Scarecrow by Allen Griffin
Unremembered by R.k.Kombrink
How to be a Hoosier by Dan Dillard
Keep on Driving by Andrew House
Star Crossed Lovers by A.B Stephens
Francis Redd by Vada Katherine
Because You Watched by Paula D. Ashe

Editor Choice Award Winners:
Roger Cowin for poetry & Scott Frederick Hargrave for his Art.

Thank you for your work!

Hell

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Go to Hell!

How often have you heard that phrase used? It’s one of the worst things to say to one of our fellow human beings with connotations of fearful, miserable and prolonged pain, either physical or psychological.

Hell, that concept of a place of eternal damnation, where pitchfork wielding devils plague our very posteriors with the flames of cleansing fire, is that real? Many of the ancient cultures on Earth seemed to think so. The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Vikings, but also the Chinese, each had their own variety of an afterlife, filled with agony and demonic creatures to dispense a kind of divine retribution for the sins we committed during our lives.

But there is another side to Hell. There is redemption. There is the chance, no matter how small, that our souls are saved through the cleansing fires and torments of that place. But it’s not the redemption itself that inspires us. It’s hope, the thought that somehow, somewhere, a benevolent God watches over us and shows us the mercy and forgiveness that we cannot give ourselves.

So what if you achieve redemption? Is it an automatic ticket into heaven? Or do you enter the next level of torment, to be judged once again, in a never ending journey?

Established and new authors attempt to answer some of these questions in this excellent anthology. And for now I’ll skip my further contemplations and bid you: Welcome to Hell!

 

Table of Contents

 

POETRY
Timothy Frasier - Tribulation; Condemned
Brian Rosenberger - Hell at the Gates; Bleeding Mercury; Aftershock
David S. Pointer - One is the Deadliest Number; Rituals-n-Robes; Certain Holy Products
Nathan J.D.L. Rowark - Unending Battle of Self
Neil Leckman - Where Goest Thou?; They Call
David Frazier - Describe Hell; Hellish; Winner; Little Nippers; A Lost Bet
Matthew Wilson - Fair Trade; The Party; King Cruel; The Letter; The Letter II
Scott Frederick Hargrave - In the Ruins of the Broken Cathedral
Roberta Guillory - BLOODY; INSANITY; THE ROSE
The Bard of Blasphemy - DEEP WITHIN THE LAIR OF THE ANCIENT WORM
Patricia Anabel - Devil’s Queen; Devil’s Dance
Christopher Hivner - Black Wings; Dance, Marionette, Dance; Among the Trees

 
FLASH FICTION
Ron Koppelberger - Out and In
Gregory A. Carter - To Hell and Back
Brianna Stoddard - Bridget Bishop
A. B. Stephens - Da Nada Gate Apartments; Mary’s Letter to David; Reba
A. D. Moore - Friends List
Christopher Hivner - Soliloquy

 
SHORT STORIES
Ken Goldman - Purgatory, Lakeside
David James Keaton - Hell
A.B. & Cindy Stephens - Impulse Control
Paula D. Ashe - Because You Watched
James Ward Kirk - The Rose Garden
Murphy Edwards & James Ward Kirk - Me and Sister Mercy
R. Todd Woodstock - The Message
Allen Griffin - The Eyes of God
A. B. Stephens - Justine
Thomas Malafarina - Bordello of the Bizarre
Clint Smith - What Happens in Hell, Stays in Hell
Paul DeThroe - A Cold Day in Hell
Chantal Noordeloos - Tiffany’s Model Affair
A. B. Stephens - The Complex
Marija Elektra Rodriguez - The Cult of Persephone
Dale Hollin - The Gospel of Pilate
Christopher Hivner - Soul Rape
Paul DeThroe - Knocking on Satan’s Door
Chantal Noordeloos - Only Forgotten
Timothy Frasier - Rebellious

 

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