Thursday, 8 March 2012

Latest news on Cabaret of Dread

Cabaret of Dread: a Horror Compendium Vol. 1 is now complete. Kindle publication date 16 March.

I'm so excited to finally unleash this book and its demons. Some of the previously unpublished tales never found a home; maybe they were just waiting to dance all by themselves.

Book Description:

A terrifying collection of short horror stories by dark fiction author Lily Childs. These forty-three offerings comprise eleven long tales, including the previously unpublished Smiling Cyrus, In Adoration and Staring At the Pink – all studded and stitched together by shorter pieces and tiny 100-word drabbles. Extreme vampire horror The Infanta Triptych completes this first volume.

Words spill from the babbling mouths of demons and murderers throughout Cabaret of Dread, combining fear and even humour as the reader encounters serial killers and ghosts, historical entities and psychopaths, not to mention a scuttling vampire or two.

Cabaret of Dread is extreme horror for adults only. Ethereal and spiritual elements battle with the visceral and the insane; lustful adoration dallies with laboured, lingering death. The Cabaret will shock, it may well offend. But it is beautiful – at least in the author’s mind - and that’s where the darkness lies.

The book will be £1.49 on Amazon in the UK, and $2.99 in the US. I'm not the best at marketing but I would be eternally grateful to those who buy Cabaret of Dread. Thank you in advance.

Additionally I would love you to bits if you would also consider writing a review for Amazon, Goodreads, your blog... (anywhere frankly!) 

I'm happy to do interviews too. If you don't already have my email address feel free to use my Contact Form.

(Don't forget, if you don't have a Kindle you can download a free Kindle for PC/Smartphone app from Amazon.)

Thank you my friends.


  1. Thank you so much Antonia! I really value your opinion. x

  2. Buying this on Saturday when I get me pocket money :-)

  3. Congrats on getting this going, Lily! And well done on another fabulous FFF!

    (Also - if you'd like the dubious honour of being the first interviewee at the Leaky Pencil, I'd love to have you over for tea and crunchy beetles when the 9DOM is wrapped up!)

  4. Shaun, I hope you've been a good boy!

    Thank you Chris. It would be a pleasure to come over for a munch and a chat at The Leaky Pencil. Just give me a shout!

  5. Yeah, I've been good Lily, not paying attention though as usual. I didn't see the publication date. Thought it was already on sale. Oops.


Lily Childs is a writer of horror, esoteric, mystery and chilling fiction.

If you see her dancing outside in a thunder storm - don't try to bring her in. She's safe.