ROAD KILLS Audiobook Now Available From Audible.com

Road Kills Audio Book CoverNearly one year after its paperback and ebook release, Isaac Thorne’s Road Kills: Short Tales of Dark Horror is now available as an audiobook from Audible.com. Narrated by veteran actors Carol Jacobanis and Robert Thaler, the audio edition brings to life the voices of Thorne’s characters as they embark on their journeys along life’s highway of darkness.

“This project was a long time in the works,” Thorne says. “At first, I had planned to narrate the masculine perspective stories myself and contract out the stories that are written from a feminine perspective. But as I recorded individual stories, I was afraid that my audiobook edition of Road Kills might turn into a SCRM Radio collection instead of a legitimate audiobook edition of this material.”

Thorne hosts Thorne’s Theater of Terror and Classic Cuts on SCRM Radio, where he has previously narrated several stories from the Road Kills collection.

“Because the audiobook is different and separate from my SCRM Radio show, I decided to hire separate professional voice actors for the audiobook edition. I couldn’t be happier with Carol’s and Robert’s performances.”

Jacobanis narrates five of the short tales of dark horror, including all three of the Tiffany stories (“Because Reasons,” “Deal With It,” and “Legit”). Thaler narrates the stories the remainder of the stories that are told from a primarily male perspective, including “Diggum,” the author’s personal favorite tale in this collection.

“They’ve both done an incredible job with this collection,” Thorne says. “I’d work with either of them again.”

About the Audiobook Narrators

Jacobanis is a screen and voice actor who is known for her role as Ms. Griffin in Winx Club. She also appeared in the “Hothouse” episode of Law & Order: SVU in 2009, in which she played Jane Siddons.

Thaler is a screen actor and narrator who is known for roles on several famous television series’ in the United States, including Remington Steele, V, Hill Street Blues, Hardcastle and McCormick, and T.J. Hooker.

About Road Kills

ROAD KILLS is a collection of short tales of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. These stories are all connected to travel, to the road. After all, it is always lurking there, quiet and dark, just waiting for you to come out for a drive or a walk or a jog. However you next confront it, the road is already there, plotting.

And waiting.

For you.

Enjoy the ride.

Isaac Releases New Short Story for Friday the 13th

Friday the 13thFriday the 13th comes in October this year, and what better way to celebrate than to release a brand new short tale of dark comic horror? On October 13, 2017, Isaac Thorne releases his newest, never-before-published tale titled PLANT.

The title is already available for download in ebook format from amazon.com for USD 99 cents. However, subscribers to Isaac’s email newsletter can nab the title free of charge by following the instructions within the newsletter that will go out on Friday morning.

If you are not yet signed up to receive Isaac’s email newsletter, you can do so by visiting this page on isaacthorne.com. The newsletter typically goes out once per month, but because October saw the release of Isaac’s new collection of short tales and a Friday the 13th, Isaac thought it was important to celebrate.

About Friday the 13th

It’s not just a movie franchise. Friday the 13th has become associated with a day of bad luck, if you’re the superstitious sort. You can read all about it at Wikipedia. Typically, there are two Friday the 13ths per year. In addition to this October’s, there was one in January 2017.

About PLANT

Joe Cannon is a good ole boy, a Southern Tennessee Democrat made good. He’s confident in who he is and he knows who he wants to be. All the personal failures and vices that might have once stood in the way of his climb up the political ladder are far in the past.

But Joe has a problem. He’s not sure he’s done a very good job of raising his daughter. Rachel not only disagrees with him politically but also has all the bad personal habits and vices he tried hard to leave behind. Joe often fears his daughter will harm his career.

One night, when he returns to his capitol building office to do some thinking about how to best ensure his daughter’s choices do not affect his own future, Joe is confronted by a dark figure. The man in the shadows seems to know far too much about his personal history for Joe’s comfort. More than that, he seems to be threatening Joe’s life.

Can Joe escape the shadows of his past and prevent himself from getting killed in the process?

ROAD KILLS Arrives Alive in Paperback and Ebook Formats

Road Kills ArrivesROAD KILLS arrives at long last.

You can purchase ROAD KILLS directly from amazon.com. If you’d like an official autographed paperback copy (along with a sinister evil bunny sticker), you can purchase that at isaacthorne.com.

“It’s been a long drive,” Isaac says of the process to the completion of ROAD KILLS. “I’m happy to have finally arrived. Technically, this is only a stopping point. Now the real work begins of getting these stories into the hands of lovers of horror.”

Each of the stories in the collection is connected to travel, to the road, in some fashion. After all, it is always lurking there, quiet and dark, just waiting for you to come out for a drive or a walk or a jog. However you next confront it, the road is already there, plotting.

And waiting.

For you.

Enjoy the ride.

ROAD KILLS contains all seven of Isaac’s previously published short stories. In addition, Isaac has included three never-before-published stories and the award-winning screenplay adaptation of his short tale DIGGUM.

ROAD KILLS Arrives With a Choice of Covers

One unique feature of the paperback edition of ROAD KILLS is that the paperback cover can be glossy or matte, depending on where you purchase it. Isaac has released a Barnes & Noble-exclusive edition of the paperback that features a matte cover, which can be purchased at bn.com. The regular edition of the paperback with the glossy cover is available at Barnes & Noble as well as other retailers.

ROAD KILLS Arrives With Free Signed Copies Available

Five lucky winners of a Goodreads.com ROAD KILLS giveaway will get a free, autographed copy of the title directly from Isaac. The contest ends October 6. Winners will be notified and their copies shipped after that date. To enter, visit Isaac Thorne’s site.

Paperback Edition of ROAD KILLS Coming Soon

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Road Kills Paperback

On October 1, 2017, Isaac Thorne’s collection of short tales of dark comic horror, ROAD KILLS, will be available at retailers everywhere in both paperback and ebook formats. ROAD KILLS combines all eight of Isaac’s previously released short tales along with three new and previously unreleased stories. In addition, the tome features, for the very first time, the award-winning screenplay adaption of DIGGUM, Isaac’s short tale of dark horror about a cemetery caretaker at war with God.

“I’m excited about this collection,” Isaac says. “It’s been a long time coming. Personally, I love reading books on my Kindle, but I know there are a great many horror fans out there who prefer a more physical format.

“Until now, I had only ever released my work in ebook form because I didn’t feel the cost of printing justified the release of my short tales of dark horror as individual paperbacks. Now that I have a number of stories with a related theme–the road–I can release this collection both digitally and physically.”

About the Paperback

Featuring 11 unique tales and one screenplay adaptation, the paperback edition of ROAD KILLS is the culmination of years of storytelling from the mind of Isaac Thorne. The paperback edition will be available from most retailers, including online from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Isaac’s fans can purchase a premium version of the paperback individually signed and shipped by the author by clicking the Download button on the ROAD KILLS page of isaacthorne.com. This premium edition, which is $25 USD plus tax and shipping, includes both EPUB and MOBI downloads of the ebook edition. Premium edition books will ship after October 1, 2017.

About the Ebook

The ebook edition of ROAD KILLS is available for pre-order now from Amazon.com and other ebook retailers. The ebook edition retails for $2.99 USD.

ROAD KILLS Synopsis

Anyone who has ever fallen off a bike and skinned a knee can tell you that a road is a dangerous place. You can break a bone or crack your skull open barreling down some stretch of interstate at 70 miles-per-hour in a cage of steel, fiberglass, plastic, and rubber.

Right now you are safe. You can comfort yourself by reading this book while curled up on your bed or in your favorite chair. Just don’t forget about what’s waiting for you just beyond the edge of your driveway.

ROAD KILLS is a collection of short tales of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. These stories are all connected to travel, to the road. After all, it is always lurking there, quiet and dark, just waiting for you to come out for a drive or a walk or a jog. However you next confront it, the road is already there, plotting.

And waiting.

For you.

Enjoy the ride.

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DECISION PARALYSIS Is Now Available

Decision Paralysis Is Now AvailableDECISION PARALYSIS is now available to download for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and Smashwords. It is also available in audio format from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

“Someone recently told me that human beings are constantly overwhelmed and exhausted these days because of the sheer number of decisions we are required to make in a day,” Isaac says. “I wondered what might happen if you were so overwhelmed by decisions that you ultimately snap. Then I wondered what it would be like if that snap happened at the worst possible time.”

DECISION PARALYSIS Synopsis

It’s easy to become overwhelmed to the point of paralysis these days. Just ask grade-schooler Tina. Better yet, ask Tina’s granny.

Her granny has had a rough time of late. First, Tina’s grandfather, the family decision maker, died. Next, her granny was saddled with having to care for granddaughter Tina while Tina’s mother went to work. That became especially burdensome after Tina’s bus driver forgot to drop her off from school one day. However, the worst day of her granny’s life was yet to come.

One afternoon Tina finds herself helplessly captive in the backseat of her granny’s Lincoln. She can only watch as the pressure of daily decision-making forces away the last of her granny’s sanity. Meanwhile, the Lincoln speeds and careens wildly down the streets of Tina’s hometown with Tina trapped in the backseat and her granny paralyzed behind the wheel.

Can Tina help her granny break free from her spiral in time to save both their lives?

The decision is in her hands.

DECISION PARALYSIS is now available from ebook and audiobook retailers. It is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. We all make hundreds of decisions per day. It’s only a matter of time before the process eats us all alive.

DECISION PARALYSIS Is Available For Pre-order

Decision Paralysis Is Available For Pre-orderDECISION PARALYSIS is available for pre-order for Kindle, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. It is the latest short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne.

“Someone recently told me that human beings are constantly overwhelmed and exhausted these days because of the sheer number of decisions we are required to make in a day,” Isaac says. “I wondered what might happen if you were so overwhelmed by decisions that you ultimately snap. Then I wondered what it would be like if that snap happened at the worst possible time.”

DECISION PARALYSIS will be available for download at all those ebook retailers and more on March 31, 2017. Similarly, an audio book version of the tale will be available from Audible.com and on iTunes. The audio book version of DECISION PARALYSIS is narrated by the author.

DECISION PARALYSIS Synopsis

It’s easy to become overwhelmed to the point of paralysis these days. Just ask grade-schooler Tina. Better yet, ask Tina’s granny.

Her granny has had a rough time of late. First, Tina’s grandfather, the family decision maker, died. Next, her granny was saddled with having to care for granddaughter Tina while Tina’s mother went to work. That became especially burdensome after Tina’s bus driver forgot to drop her off from school one day. However, the worst day of her granny’s life was yet to come.

One afternoon Tina finds herself helplessly captive in the backseat of her granny’s Lincoln. She can only watch as the pressure of daily decision-making forces away the last of her granny’s sanity. Meanwhile, the Lincoln speeds and careens wildly down the streets of Tina’s hometown with Tina trapped in the backseat and her granny paralyzed behind the wheel.

Can Tina help her granny break free from her spiral in time to save both their lives?

The decision is in her hands.

DECISION PARALYSIS is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. We all make hundreds of decisions per day. It’s only a matter of time before the process eats us all alive.

Free Kindle Editions of BEDSIDE MANNER Available

Free Kindle Edition of Bedside MannerIsaac Thorne is offering 10 free copies of his newest short tale of dark horror, Bedside Manner, for Amazon Kindle. You can participate in the giveaway by visiting this link and following the instructions on the page.

“This story was one of the most intense writing experiences I’ve ever had,” Thorne says of the new short. “It’s my pleasure to give away some Kindle copies to folks who love a fun ghost story.”

Although never explicitly stated in the narrative, Bedside Manner is set in the early 1980s. The tale takes the reader along with a young boy named Jake as he encounters and then attempts to rid himself of a terrifying entity that comes to visit him at the same time every night.

Free copies of Bedside Manner are subject to availability. This contest is open to entrants 18 years of age or older who live in the United States. The contest ends April 1, 2016.

BEDSIDE MANNER Available Now

BEDSIDE MANNER, the newest short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne is now available for download at most ebook retailers. Throughout history ghosts have haunted the imaginations of young children. On a few occasions, they have reportedly compelled those children to perform unspeakable acts of horror against the living. BEDSIDE MANNER documents one child’s attempts to resist.

“This is one of those stories that was inspired by a single creepy image,” Thorne says of the new story. “Sometimes there are things you see or experience that get kind of stuck in your memory. No matter how many times you recall them, they’re still as creepy as they always were, and there’s never an entirely successful way of vanquishing them. It’s sort of like they’re the memory equivalent of earworms.”

In this case, the creepy image Thorne couldn’t let go was one from his own childhood. In fact, it was a cartoon from the back of an old Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories For Young People album. You can see a photograph of the album’s rear jacket at this nostalgia site.

“In the bed and under the covers is supposed to be a safe place for children, and it was for me. As cartoony as the back cover of that album was, there was something about the kid sitting bolt upright in that bed, all his hair standing on end and his shadow looming large on the wall, that totally creeped me out as a youngster.”

Although Thorne admits that he’s never actually seen a ghost, thinking about the creepy effects of that old album cover got him wondering how his younger self might have reacted had he ever seen one.

“The natural conclusion was that I would’ve thrown the covers over my head, like the magical shield that bed covers are for most kids. You have to wonder, too, why we think a thin sheet of fabric is going to protect us from a malevolent spirit that’s been able to summon enough energy to become visible to us inside our own houses at night, but that’s the mind of a child.

“What I started to wonder after that was what could such a spirit possibly want from a child? And that’s where the idea for this piece really caught flame.”

BEDSIDE MANNER is available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and from Smashwords.

Bedside Manner Trailer

DECISION PARALYSIS Is Now Available

Decision Paralysis Is Now AvailableDECISION PARALYSIS is now available to download for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and Smashwords. It is also available in audio format from Audible, Amazon, and iTunes.

“Someone recently told me that human beings are constantly overwhelmed and exhausted these days because of the sheer number of decisions we are required to make in a day,” Isaac says. “I wondered what might happen if you were so overwhelmed by decisions that you ultimately snap. Then I wondered what it would be like if that snap happened at the worst possible time.”

DECISION PARALYSIS Synopsis

It’s easy to become overwhelmed to the point of paralysis these days. Just ask grade-schooler Tina. Better yet, ask Tina’s granny.

Her granny has had a rough time of late. First, Tina’s grandfather, the family decision maker, died. Next, her granny was saddled with having to care for granddaughter Tina while Tina’s mother went to work. That became especially burdensome after Tina’s bus driver forgot to drop her off from school one day. However, the worst day of her granny’s life was yet to come.

One afternoon Tina finds herself helplessly captive in the backseat of her granny’s Lincoln. She can only watch as the pressure of daily decision-making forces away the last of her granny’s sanity. Meanwhile, the Lincoln speeds and careens wildly down the streets of Tina’s hometown with Tina trapped in the backseat and her granny paralyzed behind the wheel.

Can Tina help her granny break free from her spiral in time to save both their lives?

The decision is in her hands.

DECISION PARALYSIS is now available from ebook and audiobook retailers. It is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. We all make hundreds of decisions per day. It’s only a matter of time before the process eats us all alive.

DECISION PARALYSIS Is Available For Pre-order

Decision Paralysis Is Available For Pre-orderDECISION PARALYSIS is available for pre-order for Kindle, Google Play, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. It is the latest short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne.

“Someone recently told me that human beings are constantly overwhelmed and exhausted these days because of the sheer number of decisions we are required to make in a day,” Isaac says. “I wondered what might happen if you were so overwhelmed by decisions that you ultimately snap. Then I wondered what it would be like if that snap happened at the worst possible time.”

DECISION PARALYSIS will be available for download at all those ebook retailers and more on March 31, 2017. Similarly, an audio book version of the tale will be available from Audible.com and on iTunes. The audio book version of DECISION PARALYSIS is narrated by the author.

DECISION PARALYSIS Synopsis

It’s easy to become overwhelmed to the point of paralysis these days. Just ask grade-schooler Tina. Better yet, ask Tina’s granny.

Her granny has had a rough time of late. First, Tina’s grandfather, the family decision maker, died. Next, her granny was saddled with having to care for granddaughter Tina while Tina’s mother went to work. That became especially burdensome after Tina’s bus driver forgot to drop her off from school one day. However, the worst day of her granny’s life was yet to come.

One afternoon Tina finds herself helplessly captive in the backseat of her granny’s Lincoln. She can only watch as the pressure of daily decision-making forces away the last of her granny’s sanity. Meanwhile, the Lincoln speeds and careens wildly down the streets of Tina’s hometown with Tina trapped in the backseat and her granny paralyzed behind the wheel.

Can Tina help her granny break free from her spiral in time to save both their lives?

The decision is in her hands.

DECISION PARALYSIS is a short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne. We all make hundreds of decisions per day. It’s only a matter of time before the process eats us all alive.

Free Kindle Editions of BEDSIDE MANNER Available

Free Kindle Edition of Bedside MannerIsaac Thorne is offering 10 free copies of his newest short tale of dark horror, Bedside Manner, for Amazon Kindle. You can participate in the giveaway by visiting this link and following the instructions on the page.

“This story was one of the most intense writing experiences I’ve ever had,” Thorne says of the new short. “It’s my pleasure to give away some Kindle copies to folks who love a fun ghost story.”

Although never explicitly stated in the narrative, Bedside Manner is set in the early 1980s. The tale takes the reader along with a young boy named Jake as he encounters and then attempts to rid himself of a terrifying entity that comes to visit him at the same time every night.

Free copies of Bedside Manner are subject to availability. This contest is open to entrants 18 years of age or older who live in the United States. The contest ends April 1, 2016.

BEDSIDE MANNER Available Now

BEDSIDE MANNER, the newest short tale of dark horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne is now available for download at most ebook retailers. Throughout history ghosts have haunted the imaginations of young children. On a few occasions, they have reportedly compelled those children to perform unspeakable acts of horror against the living. BEDSIDE MANNER documents one child’s attempts to resist.

“This is one of those stories that was inspired by a single creepy image,” Thorne says of the new story. “Sometimes there are things you see or experience that get kind of stuck in your memory. No matter how many times you recall them, they’re still as creepy as they always were, and there’s never an entirely successful way of vanquishing them. It’s sort of like they’re the memory equivalent of earworms.”

In this case, the creepy image Thorne couldn’t let go was one from his own childhood. In fact, it was a cartoon from the back of an old Alfred Hitchcock Presents Ghost Stories For Young People album. You can see a photograph of the album’s rear jacket at this nostalgia site.

“In the bed and under the covers is supposed to be a safe place for children, and it was for me. As cartoony as the back cover of that album was, there was something about the kid sitting bolt upright in that bed, all his hair standing on end and his shadow looming large on the wall, that totally creeped me out as a youngster.”

Although Thorne admits that he’s never actually seen a ghost, thinking about the creepy effects of that old album cover got him wondering how his younger self might have reacted had he ever seen one.

“The natural conclusion was that I would’ve thrown the covers over my head, like the magical shield that bed covers are for most kids. You have to wonder, too, why we think a thin sheet of fabric is going to protect us from a malevolent spirit that’s been able to summon enough energy to become visible to us inside our own houses at night, but that’s the mind of a child.

“What I started to wonder after that was what could such a spirit possibly want from a child? And that’s where the idea for this piece really caught flame.”

BEDSIDE MANNER is available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and from Smashwords.

Bedside Manner Trailer

‘Because Reasons’ Available Cyber Monday

Because ReasonsIsaac Thorne, author of short tales of dark comic horror, has announced the Cyber Monday 2015 release of “Because Reasons”, his latest dark tale. The book is available for pre-order from Amazon.com, iBooks, Kobo, and Smashwords. The ebook will be available Cyber Monday—Nov. 30—for order and immediate download to most e-reading devices.

“Because Reasons” follows Tiffany, a college woman who has just discovered her own fascination with death and killing, on her murderous romp down a lonely desert highway. Her latest victim, an unnamed naked man, sits helplessly bound by her side throughout the trip, where he is forced to listen to her examination of her own inner demons.

“So many times in traditional horror it’s the woman who is the helpless victim to a psychopathic male aggressor,” Thorne explains. “In this case, I thought it might be fun to more or less swap the gender roles and just see what happens.

“I don’t want you think that I just took a traditional male psychopath role and slapped a female name on the character,” he continues. “Tiffany handles her psychopathy in a very different way than most male killers.”

Thorne adds that it is not his intention to rehash the traditional horror revenge tale, such as I Spit On Your Grave or Last House on the Left.

“Make no mistake,” he explains, “this is not your standard ‘woman gets attacked and then gets revenge’ piece. Although those stories are horror classics, I wanted to write a story in which the young lady was really and truly a villain rather than a victim. I wanted her to be someone you might feel guilty about rooting for if you even want to root for her.”

“Because Reasons” will be available Cyber Monday for 99 cents from most ebook retailers. It is also available for 75 cents directly from www.isaacthorne.com.