Book Of The Day – Fetal Bait Apocalypse

by Greg on September 27, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a collection of short Horror stories that will “haunt and terrify you for days on end”. Fetal Bait Apocalypse; 3 Collections in 1 by Joel Arnold has an awesome 4.7 star rating and is only $3.99.

“Just started this book and if the first two stories are any indication of the rest, it’s a keeper. Well written and thoroughly creepy! I look forward to what’s to come!” R.G. – Amazon Reviewer

Fetal Bait Apocalypse; 3 Collections in 1
by Joel Arnold
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Category: Horror
Price: $3.99


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Fetal Bait Apocalypse contain all three of Joel Arnold’s short story collections in one volume:

Bait and Other Stories
Bedtime Stories for the Apocalypse
Fetal Position and Other Stories

This one volume holds over 120,000 words of fiction that will haunt and terrify you for days on end.

Contains the award winning stories “Some Things Don’t Wash Off” and “Mississippi Pearl” as well as stories that have seen print in such venues as Weird Tales, Gothic.Net, ChiZine, HorrorFind and Pseudopod. Six of these stories have received honorable mentions in The Years Best Fantasy & Horror.

In these three collections, you’ll meet:

A father whose intense longing for his dead son lead to disturbing consequences.
A group of college students tubing down a river through a burnt forest who encounter terrifying creatures.
A man seeking redemption for a sinful past through the skill of a tattoo artist.
A Cambodian-American teen who will fit in with the locals at any cost.
A woman who finds a bizarre solace in a rare pearl.
A self-absorbed husband monitoring the end of his existence over the internet.
A teenager digging his way through a deep crust of waste and bone to win his freedom.
A man whose work for the Khmer Rouge returns to haunt him.
A son who has an intensely strange relationship with his mother.
A student with a bizarre homework assignment.
A woman who has a macabre way to deal with bill collectors.

These stories and more will have you up late into the night, glancing over your shoulder and flinching at the slightest of noises.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

”Author Arnold has a deft touch with horror that will leave a chill in your spine, but without the violence and gore of much modern horror. The stories remind me of Ray Bradbury at his darkest with their ability to play on the difference between what we know might happen and what we want to happen. These are complex tales with layers below the surface enjoyment of a story well written.” Armchair Interviews


I’m a fan of old time horror radio and shows like the Twilight Zone. So the descriptions of this book piqued my interest. I’m happy to report that this book did not dissapoint! The tales are creepy, well written, and lots of fun. Thanks Joel for quality contributions to the genre.


“Joel Arnold is the real deal. He elicits a subtle element of terror and justice through his writing, delivered without a heavy hand. His exceptional imagery effects readers in a way that leaves them chilled and disturbed; causing the kind of behavior that will leave friends asking “what’s bothering you,” for days afterwards.” D.L. Russell, editor of Strange, Weird & Wonderful Magazine

Get Fetal Bait Apocalypse here: Fetal Bait Apocalypse; 3 Collections in 1

About The Author

Joel Arnold’s writing has appeared in over five-dozen publications, with work accepted by venues ranging from Weird Tales and Nodin Press’ Resort to Murder anthology, to Amercian Road Magazine and Cemetery Dance. Many of his short stories are available as free podcasts at, and all of his short story collections have been made available for the Kindle. He’s participated twice as a reader in the Carol Connolly Reading Series, and recently received a 2010 MN Artist Initiative Grant.

He once marched in the King Kamehameha parade behind apparently well-fed horses, in Honolulu’s 98-degree heat, wearing a wool uniform and playing the snare.

Arnold currently lives in Minnesota with his wife and two kids, a dog, cat, rat, and three fish. He also makes a mean coffee cake.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Joel Arnold and ENT appreciate it.

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