This is a public service announcement on behalf of Burdizzo Books.
Ghosts in the machine? Killer currents? Demonic disturbances?
Then you need Sparks
Keep your family safe from bulbs and batteries that go bump in the night by reading Sparks. Through these electrifying tales of horror, sci-fi, bizarro and fantasy visit post-apocalyptic nightmare worlds, listen to recordings of the dead, feel the friction of electric lady love and be struck by lightning from the past.

15 tales of electrical horror including The Rape of Ivy House by Em Dehaney

Her fingers brushed against a door and she reached down for the handle. This would be the room known as the parlour, used in Victorian times for entertaining and high tea. The stiffness of the door in the frame suggested it had not been visited for some time. She gave it a shove and a gust of stale air puffed out. The room was in black, with only a slit of light coming from edges of the thickly curtained window. Anita took four paces across the room and ripped the drapes open in a flurry of dust. She coughed, her eyes tight shut, tears streaming down her cheeks. When the wheezing and spluttering subsided she opened her eyes, expecting to see a room crammed full of worthless trash. Instead, she was staring into the eyes of a young child.

Available NOW on Amazon just £3.99 for Kindle and £9.99 in paperback with ALL proceeds going to Resources for Autism.

Plug in, turn on, tune in and get buzzed.
Sparks – it’s alive!

The Reverend Burdizzo’s Hymn Book


Matthew Cash and Em Dehaney present The Reverend Burdizzo’s Hymn Book. Twenty-one tales, each  inspired by religious songs and themes. Each one entirely new and blasphemous its own unique ways. But this is not an anti-religion collection, this is a pro-creativity collection. Bodyshockers, night terrors, post-apocalyptic psychedelic sci-fi, well-known characters re-imagined and folk tales re-told. 

Tales by the firelight. Songs in the dark. Hymns sung with a heavy heart.

All are welcome in The Reverend Burdizzo’s congregation, so come one come all. Be you Muslim or Methodist, Anarchist or Atheist, Buddhist or Brahman, pull up a pew and prepare to be terrified, tantalised, disgusted and delighted.

Kindle pre-order £2.99 (release date 14th June)

Paperback £9.99 (out now)

Absolutely ALL  proceeds from the sale of this book will go to NAPAC, supporting adult survivors of child abuse.




Available for Pre-Order

The Reverend Burdizzo’s Hymn Book

Hymns tell tales of myriad gods. Angry gods hurling fire and brimstone at the disbelievers, promising eternal damnation in hellish post-life realms. Others sing praises of ancient feet treading on freshly tilled earth, spreading happiness and love.
Reverend Burdizzo has rounded up a congregation of voices to bring to you these new hymns. Come join him in his choir and sing these new songs of praise.

They will put the fear of God into you.


Kindle version available now for pre-order only £2.99.

Paperback version £9.99. Full release date 14th June.



From the darkest depths of the deepest oceans … from the planet’s most primeval and primordial past … throughout all of history and around the world …

Toothy, chompy monsters want to eat you.

We’re talking apex predators here. We’re talking aquatic horrors and ancient nightmares. Lake myths and lost worlds. Time travel! Science! Violent confrontations and unholy combinations! Magic and mystery, mutation and meddling!

We’re talking thirty-seven weird works of fiction and poetry. We’ve got sharks. We’ve got dinosaurs.

We’ve got …


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Featuring my story ‘The Mermaid’s Purse’, a twisted tale of urban horror. Mikey and his mum take a trip to the seaside, bringing back a most unusual souvenir…

Available to order now on Amazon in paperback for £12.45

Available in multi-format e-book on Smashwords for just $2.99 (compatible with Kindle).


On the 12th Day of Christmas, Burdizzo Books give to you The 12Days Anthology.

Available on Kindle for just £1.99 or paperback for £13.99, with all proceeds going to The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


A collection of sinister seasonal delights, holiday horrors and yuletide terror.

Featuring my poem ‘Here We Come A-Wassailing’, as well as ‘The Anti-Claus’ by the legend of horror Graham Masterton, and stories by the likes of Edward Breen, Christopher Law, Duncan Bradshaw and Kitty Kane. If you buy the paperback version, you also get the bonus 12Days Countdown Stories by Matthew Cash, Calum Chalmers, CL Raven and a host of other fantastic authors.

What are you waiting for? Christmas?

BFS Horizons

My chocolate inspired short story ‘The Food of The Gods’ is to be included in the next edition of The British Fantasy Society Horizons publications. It is for members of the BFS only, so if you want to see it, you had better join!