From Bram Stoker Award-nominated authors Josh Malerman, the newly minted master of modern horror, and John F.D. Taff, the "King of Pain," to the mind-bending surrealism of Erik T. Johnson, the darkly poetic prose of J. Daniel Stone and the transgressive mania of Joe Schwartz, I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD offers up five novellas from five unique authors whose work consistently expands the boundaries of conventional fiction.

I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD opens the doors to a movie theater of the damned; travels the dusty, sin-drenched desert with an almost Biblical mysterious stranger; recounts the phantasmagoric story of birth, death and rebirth; contracts a hit that’s not at all what it seems; and exposes the disturbing possibilities of what might be killing Smalltown, U.S.A.

As diverse as they are, in voice and vision, the work of the five celebrated authors assembled in this stunning volume of terror share one common theme, one hideous and terrifying nightmare that can only be contained within the pages of I CAN TASTE THE BLOOD.



Five Unique Voices in Genre Fiction Explain How They Taste the Blood
Author of the international bestseller BIRD BOX and GHASTLE AND YULE and some 40 other novels and stories that he wishes he could release all in one day… and he just might do that!
A Written Backwards DARWA Voice Award-winner whose fiction appears in renowned places, such as SPACE & TIME Magazine, TALES OF THE UNANTICIPATED, QUALIA NOUS and all three volumes of the award-winning CHIRAL MAD series.
He is the author of THE ABSENCE OF LIGHT and BLOOD KISS. His short fiction can be found in numerous anthologies including OMINOUS REALITIES and DARK VISIONS: VOLUME TWO from Grey Matter Press.
Schwartz is the author of three novels including JOE’S BLACK T-SHIRT, A SEASON WITHOUT RAIN and ADAM WOLF AND THE COOK BROTHERS. His work has been described as “a sharp punch to the gut” and disarming “like a sunny day in Hell.”
The Bram Stoker Award-nominated author with more than 80 short stories and four novels. His LITTLE DEATHS was named the best horror fiction collection of 2012. His Stoker-nominated THE END IN ALL BEGINNINGS was called “the best novella collection I’ve read in years,” by horror icon Jack Ketchum.


The Authors Speak

I Can Taste the Blood is the Perfect Halloween (Or Any Other Strange Time)

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Josh Malerman in I Can Taste the Blood horror anthology from Grey Matter Press

“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision I by Josh Malerman

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Knock Knock! Any Vampires Home?

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“I Can Taste the Blood” Vision II by J. Daniel Stone

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