2017
Imaginary StoriesImaginary Stories
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These are tiny stories that turn in surprising ways. They are witty. They are sharp. They are wry with humour. They are full of wonder in ordinary circumstance. In Imaginary Stories, rob mclennan applies his poetic sensibility for minimalism to prose. These tales have a magical allure. 



Publisher: DevilHouse
Limited Edition of 50 copies.
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4PM in Los Angeles4PM in Los Angeles
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DevilHouse’s latest offering is “4PM in Los Angeles” by former junk yard attendant, Steven Storrie, an American living in the UK. He runs the site “Black Coffee for Breakfast” http://renegadepriest11.wixsite.com/blackcoffeebreakfast  where he conducts bad ass interviews about the end of the world and crimes we wish we’d committed. Storrie is the spawn of Hunter S. Thompson and Henry Miller with a little Bukowski swimming around in his DNA.


A man quits his job from the sanctuary of a dingy bar. A soldier remembers a perfect summer while lost behind enemy lines. Some poor sap arrives to his interview smelling like a fish pond and a strange man watches his neighbours from a window with a chip in the glass. All of them are laced with bitterness, longing and regret. The nagging belief that it was better long ago, before all this, somewhere

4PM In Los Angeles is a collection of short stories for anyone unadapted to the horrors of modern life. It is for anyone lost and wandering alone. It is for anyone who ever loved a city and was cast out of it. It is for Monday morning Quarterbacks. 

It is for anyone who knows that destruction does not always wait until after breakfast.





Publisher: DevilHouse
Limited Edition of 50 copies.
ISBN:
Price: $10.00 CAD

2016
No Guns No Knives No Disco BiscuitsNo Guns No Knives No Disco Biscuits
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In No Guns No Knives No Disco Biscuits, a collection of creative nonfiction flash, hell looks a lot like 21st Century San Antonio, Texas. Eternal torment is summed up with, "You can only donate so much plasma. You can only drink so much Busch. You can only swallow so many pink Equate allergy pills. You can only swallow so much cum." The stories in this collection wail the blues in a karaoke dive bar where there's no redemption but plenty of gravitas, enough to keep a bitch busy until last call.



Publisher: DevilHouse
Limited Edition of 50 copies.
ISBN:
Price: $10.00 CAD

2015
ValentinesValentines
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In these two creepy stories, Walmsley smothers Leacock’s sunshine in black clouds.  This is hardcore contemporary Canadian Gothic, stabbed, burned and soaked in blood.



Publisher: DevilHousePress
Limited Edition of 50 copies.
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Of Being Underground and Moving BackwardsOf Being Underground and Moving Backwards
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In this collection, Babcock writes of gropes in dive bars, hookers, kidnappers, and suicide. Characters work as waitresses at the Rib Rack, clean toilets for a living, rent motel rooms for $140 a week, live on lentils, masturbate to cartoon anime girls, store urine in pop bottles, expose themselves to strangers on the subway. The roses may be brown-edged, but they bloom anyway.



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2014
Bird, Most LikelyBird, Most Likely
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The stories in Philip Quinn’s “Bird, Most Likely” range from sad tales of sickness to chilling portraits of rapists. There’s a wide variation in style in this work, from colloquial to formal. Nietzsche, Archie Bunker, John Lennon and Steve McQueen share the pages with hookers, projectionists, priests, flight attendants, redheads, and murderers. In this book, you’ll find blood and ether, broken glass, Japanese sports-cars, scratched 35-milimeter films, old photos, poison, trinkets, Indian Reserves, unleavened bread and unconsecrated wine. “Bird, Most Likely” is a refreshing glimpse into the neglected and forgotten, their unspoken crimes and preoccupations, characters who don’t fit in the polite society you read about in mainstream CanLit. 


"Poignantly urban, surreal and post-realist — Philip Quinn’s Bird, Most Likely is a dark gem of Canadian transgressive writing which pulls back the surface of CanLit’s tame, bourgeois attitudes revealing exquisitely penned characters one seldom finds in polite society." Mark McCawley, Urban Graffiti



Publisher: DevilHousePress
Limited Edition of 50 copies.
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One Dead TreeOne Dead Tree
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In “One Dead Tree,” David Menear gives us a perfect landscape & then fucks it up with a dead tree, “like some dark omen.” Pretty stars twinkle above cheap tea candles. Crows have vice grips on snakes. These stories are replete with cranky babies, battered Lay-Z-boys, farts, booze, drooling dogs, hard balls, barf and bran flakes. This rough and tumble first collection of stories is a nut kicker with a sense of humour.

"In these tight, sexy fictions that make up One Dead Tree, David Menear’s stories and characters uncover hitherto unexplored aspects of the Canadian urban experience."Mark McCawley, Urban Graffiti


Publisher: DevilHousePress
Limited Edition.
ISBN: OneDeadTree
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The Tawdry Goat #1The Tawdry Goat #1
DevilHousePress presents the inaugural issue of the Tawdry Goat, an occasional compendium of transgressive literature, featuring new & previously published fiction by Tamara Faith Berger, Bill Brown, Daniel Allen Cox, Remittance Girl & Tom Walmsley.  Much admired authors in Canada & abroad who put the dis in comfort & respect. 


Publisher: DevilHousePress
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ISBN: TTG-1
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2015
A World of Yes , an erotic novel by Amanda Earl

A World of Yes , an erotic novel by Amanda Earl

It’s the early aughts. Palm Pilots are prevalent and people are still getting entangled in the cords of their telephones. Bonnie Clowd is a single woman living in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital. She has untameable hair, prefers big t-shirts to slinky dresses, and can’t seem to get the knack of polishing her nails without looking like an accident victim. She works at Blewstorm.com, an online dating site where “passion is just a storm away.” Her boss, Byron is a dreamy but married metrosexual who Bonnie would love to sleep with. Her occasional lover, Sean is a divorced civil servant who is wrapped up in his job and still in love with his ex. Her closest friend, Charlene, a nymphomaniac with dating advice that rivals Cosmo, insists on throwing Bonnie a party for her thirty-fifth birthday. Bonnie’s not very keen. She’s not sure what she wants to do with her life. Her Aunt Winnifred insists that it’s time Bonnie got married, had children and moved to the suburbs. She keeps setting her up with widowers whose best quality is that they own their own homes. 

Bonnie’s depressed and eating too many cheezies. Looking around at the party, she notices all the guests are coupled up. She takes a bottle of wine into her bedroom and guzzles it until she passes out. When she wakes up the next morning, the place is a wreck, no one is to be found, and she discovers that she’s missed an orgy. Her friends are keeping mum, but she keeps finding various clues: used condoms, feathers, lube, even a Polaroid of a naked pal. Between fucks in alleys with twenty-something hotties, dim sum with divorced men, giving kisses to strangers at a sex show, and train rides to Toronto and Montreal, Bonnie tries to figure out what the hell happened at the party and what kind of life she’d like to lead. 

“A World of Yes” is a cross between “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Fear of Flying” with a dash of “The Story of O.” There’s hot sex, good pastry, overproof rum, references to the Wizard of Oz, and betrayal. It will whet your appetite for a few good wanks, zipless fucks with strangers, and an extra- large meat-lovers pizza for breakfast. 

"Amanda Earl somehow manages to keep the sexual heat turned up, even when Bonnie veers close to the edge of ridiculous. Having edited her collection of short stories, I already knew that Ms. Earl could write gorgeous, intense, transgressive erotica, the sort of stories that melt you as you read. I didn’t realize she had such comic talent. Bonnie had me laughing out loud, even though I knew her sexual-existential crisis was fundamentally a serious issue." Lisabet Sarai gives A World of Yes a glowing review on her Beyond Romance blog, February, 2016.

Available as an e-book via Amazon.com and Smashwords.com