Introducing: Kindle Kult

Dear Readers,

As you may have noticed, our beloved Kindle Crack segment, in which we give you a heads up on Kindle eBook sales of weird, bizarro, horror, and other forms of dark fiction, has been defunct for quite a while.

Truth is, we’re hardly ready to give up on it entirely, even if the previous format was imperfect. That’s why were bringing you Kindle Kult! This is essentially BookBub for the above-mentioned forms of genre fiction. We’re fixing the layout, including linked cover images that work with more browsers than before, and we’re sticking to a bi-weekly schedule (Saturdays for the main post, and Wednesdays for the “deal of the week”) What’s even better is that we’re hoping to give you an option to subscribe to a mailing list; that way, you’ll never miss a weird fiction Kindle deal again, and you won’t have to closely watch our site or Twitter accounts to keep up.

Dear Authors and Publishers, 

I’ll be honest with you: as a broke author, I spend an inordinate amount of time researching Kindle deals in the genres I love. I’m simply trying to share the fruits of my endless efforts here. Kindle Kult was never intended to make a buck, but running this site and publishing exciting anthologies such as Mannequin: Tales of Wood Made Flesh and the upcoming Nightside Codex is expensive. Of course, it will remain absolutely free to subscribe to the list. We are, however, giving authors and publishers a chance to feature their Kindle sales on Kindle Kult. Interested parties should feel encouraged, starting now, to send a brief description of their book, discount date, and link to the eBook sale to  Approved applicants will be charged a $10.00 fee, and we do the rest.

All of our Kindle Kult posts, just like before, will be featured on our Facebook, Twitter, and various relevant subreddits. With the addition of our mailing list, we hope that we will reach even more readers than Kindle Crack ever did. Let’s make it happen!

Justin A. Burnett


Kindle Crack: Ligotti, Fracassi, Hill, Kiernan, and More!

Night Shade Books’ Ellen Datlow has long been known for releasing excellent collections of the year’s “best horror.” Well, as the title says, this is the best of the best, featuring writers like Neil Gaiman and Brian Evenson. For a buck ninety-nine, this should be a no-brainer.

Fracassi’s Behold the Void is truly a force to be reckoned with. As Laird Barron says in the introduction, “When you open this collection, you’re headed down a dark alley within the precincts of the Twilight Zone. It’s the kind of place where the wrong people get hurt; hazard is everywhere and it doesn’t play favorites. The complacent won’t find refuge here on the threshold of the void. Nobody is safe and nothing is sacred. Enjoy the ride.” What more needs to be said?

Admittedly, I don’t know much about Joe Hill. He’s one of those writers I keep meaning to check out, but never seem to find the time. Don’t judge me: there’s a billion books and only one of me. With a price tag for less than a dollar, 20th Century Ghosts might be a great place to start with the highly-acclaimed author of Horns and NOS4A2. 

Yes, Brian Evenson is still slinging Kindle goodies for ridiculously awesome prices. Undoubtedly, this is to promote Song for the Unraveling of the World, which, by the way, it would be a great idea to PREORDER NOW. Still, I’ve been able to pick up Evenson’s entire Kindle catalogue for approximately the price of a meal at Waffle House. See? It pays… or, um, saves… to keep up with Kindle Crack.

No, I haven’t read Agents of Dreamland, but I’m almost done with The Dinosaur Tourist (which, by the way, is also going for a great price on Kindle right now) and it’s absolutely goddamn amazing. I’m buying this one right now, and if you’re interested in keeping tabs on one of the most unique voices in weird fiction, you should too.

I’m not sure how I let The Spectral Link slip by me, but anything by Ligotti is definitely worth full price. Anything less almost feels wrong. That this collection of two novellas is going for under three bucks is nothing less than a gift from the Void. Grab it now!

Justin A. Burnett


Kindle Crack: Bird Box, Hill House, and Other Killer Ebooks You Can Snag Cheap


“Hey, it’s that one book that one movie on Netflix of the same title is based on!” Yes, it is. I’ve heard mixed reviews of the movie, and I know nothing about the book. It’s hot right now though, so why not? No reason not to snag it while it’s cheap.

Now this one, I know a little more about. This is another recent Netflix affair, and although it wasn’t horrible (except for the ending, which was undeniably horrible), the book is much better. I definitely recommend this classic from Jackson. At this price, it should be a no-brainer.

I guess this is “Horror Novels Gone Hollywood” week? While I’ve had Rosemary’s Baby on my shelf for a while, I haven’t gotten around to reading it. The movie was great, and I’ve heard nothing but acclaim for the novel. I’d say that’s a pretty good sign.

Let’s break up the monotony with something a bit more literary. I read this way back in the college days, and all I remember is that I liked it and it’s weird as hell. I’m definitely grabbing this for a much-needed re-read. Why not treat yourself to a little cerebral strangeness on the cheap?

“Wow, sweet cover and title! Is it any good?” How should I know? I can’t read everything in the world, you know. But let’s return our attention to that cover… isn’t that something? Kill For Satan! seems to have attracted some mixed reviews, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. Buy at your own risk, but at $2.99, the risk isn’t too steep.

Here’s another looker I haven’t read, but someone whose endorsement I trust has: “[…]Stephen Michell announces himself as a new and powerful presence on the literary horror scene.” — Gemma Files, Shirley Jackson Award-winning author of Experimental Film. Did someone say “literary horror?” Okay, I’m sold.

I’m relatively new to Mr. Mamatas, but I like what I’m reading of The Last Weekend so far. Now that this collection of Lovecraftian work is available for a steal, it may be time to dig a little further. It’s earned solid reviews, so there’s no doubt this is a worthy buy.

Stephen Florida is supposed to be really good. And weird. And disturbing. In short, it’s supposed to be my… er… our cup o’ tea. It’s by Gabe Habash. “Who’s that?” I dunno, but the cover art is awesome, the reviews are off the charts, and, oh yeah, did I mention that it’s super cheap? Let’s discover Habash together, dear readers.