Michael’s Books

Books by Michael Aronovitz

The Sculptor

My fourth and deadliest novel. This will be published by Night Shade/Skyhorse Books September 7th 2021. Under the cover art is the pre-order link.

This is a serial killer book about fetish, about Michael Leonard Robinson living in his own sort of pornographically violent fantasy, up close and personal, as he leads his victims down paths haunted by their fears and repressions. Robinson doesn’t need “the world” for a thrill, just a police captain, his receptionist, a detective, a rookie junior officer, his sister and mother, and a lot of dark theater. “Who done it,” hell. How about “Where is he?” and “What’s coming next?”

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https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781949102543/the-sculptor/

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Dancing With Tombstones

Lifetime Omnibus collection of Aronovitz’s best short stories and novellas, all fully modernized, edited, and rewritten during the pandemic.

Cemetery Dance Publications. Release Date September 2021.

(No cover art or pre-order link yet)

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Phantom Effect

PhantomEffectWithBloodSerial killer Jonathan Martin Delaware Deseronto is stuck with two flat tires on an abandoned construction site with the body of his latest victim, the lovely co-ed Marissa Madison, in the trunk.

What he doesn’t realize is that the girl was psychic, and her ghost will force Deseronto to live the last fatal week of her life inside her body as a passive passenger, making him experience the mind numbing terror of being stalked by himself.

“Psychological obsession and surrealist complexity lend interest to fetishistic violence in a perverted parable that challenges traditional moral norms and reader expectations…

“Razor-sharp description, breakneck action, and sympathetic characters undermine the reader’s preconceived notions of past and present, and of reality and delusion, in a thriller designed to question as much as entertain.”

Review by PublishersWeekly.com – read more.

Available for Purchase:

https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9781597808460/phantom-effect/

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The Witch of the Wood

TheWitchOfTheWood_coverRudy Barnes, an adjunct professor, is attending a routine faculty meeting when he is struck by the beautiful April Orr.

This is the beginning of a bizarre supernatural adventure in which April, a “witch of the wood,” explains to Rudy the true origin of the female of the species. Rudy must now team up with Wolfie, the child he bore from April, and his ex-wife, Pat, to battle cosmic forces who are seeking to destroy the witches and bring about a universal cataclysm.

In this gripping novel, Michael Aronovitz displays the crisp and riveting prose, the careful delineation of character, and the powerful horrific effects that have enlivened his previous novels and tales. In addition, he provides a thought-provoking mythic background to an epic struggle of good and evil.

Available for purchase at Hippocampus Press

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Alice Walks (Electronic and Best Current Version)

Alice Walks CD (1)

Alice walks.
She walks ’cause she can’t breathe.
She’s angry that you can.

Mikey Fitzsimmons and his friends went to St. Mary’s Cemetery to hang out and tell ghost stories. As luck would have it, Mikey’s father was the gravedigger and had the master set of keys to the tool shed and mausoleums.

Frightening his pals with a legend he’d invented of how fourteen-year-old Alice Arthur had drowned the previous summer, Mikey led them down: down to open the heavy granite door, to move aside the mosquito netting, to creep up for a close look at the body… but they had no idea what they were to awaken down there.

Available for Purchase here:

https://www.cemeterydance.com/alice-walks.html

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Seven Deadly Pleasures

SevenDeadlyPleasures_coverEach of the seven tales that Michael Aronovitz brings together in his first collection of stories is a powerful, hard-hitting specimen of contemporary weird fiction. From “How Bria Died,” which tells of a baleful entity lurking in the bowels of a placid-seeming high school, to “Quest for Sadness,” with its searing analysis of an aberrant mind, to “The Legend of the Slither-Shifter,” in which a babysitter discovers far more than she expected in an urban household, Aronovitz displays an enviable skill in the handling of supernatural conceptions. The capstone of the collection is a long novella, “Toll Booth,” a richly complex tale of death and betrayal among teenagers.

Michael Aronovitz is a new voice in horror fiction, but it is one that will be heard far and wide.

Contained within this collection, you’ll find How Bria Died, The Clever Mask, Quest For Sadness, The Legend of the Slither-Shifter, The Exterminator, Passive Passenger, and Toll Booth.

Out of print (sorry…)

NOTE: The best stories in this early collection are rewritten, modernized, and perfected, in Aronovitz’s omnibus lifetime collection titled DANCING WITH TOMBSTONES. This will publish September of 2021 through Cemetery Dance Publications. (No cover art or pre-order link yet).



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