Michael Garrett

Michael Garrett is an author as well as one of the world’s top independent book editors. He is also the co-editor of the groundbreaking Hot Blood erotic horror anthologies and holds the special distinction of having been Stephen King’s first editor.

Michael lives on a beautiful lake in the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, and his life revolves around his wife of 30+ years, two adult children, five grandchildren, and one grand dog.

Find Michael on his website, here.

Bibliography

  • Standalone
    Keeper
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Hot Blood (#1)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Hotter Blood (#2)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Hottest Blood (#3)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Deadly After Dark (#4)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Seeds of Fear (#5)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Stranger by Night (#6)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Fear the Fever (#7)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Kiss and Kill (#8)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Crimes of Passion (#9)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Hot Blood X (#10)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Fatal Attractions (#11)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Strange Bedfellows (#12)
    Michael Garrett
  • The Hot Blood Series
    Dark Passions (#13)
    Michael Garrett
     

Reviews

Standalone

Keeper
“A nail-biting journey of suspense. Garrett’s prose crackles with life.”

Cemetery Dance

The Hot Blood Series

Hot Blood (#1)
“Read this one late at night, when the wind is blowing hard and the moon is full.”

Playboy

“One of the best put-together anthologies I’ve seen in years […] rush out and buy Hot Blood — but don’t say we didn’t warn you that you’ll be up all night reading it.”

Fangoria

“A major anthology designed, quite literally, to scare the pants off the reader.”

2 AM Magazine

“A rich sampling of American erotic horror.”

Penthouse Hot Talk

Hotter Blood (#2)
“Acutely readable — punctuated with moments of genuine stimulation.”

Locus

“An outstanding collection […] A daring combination of sex and terror […] mixed with deadly intent by the best writers the horror field has to offer! A must-read for any horror fan!”

Cemetery Dance

“A worthy successor to Hot Blood, taking an even more aggressive and daring approach to erotic horror. Aggressive and riveting, Hotter Blood’s lineup is a virtual Who’s Who of modern horror, with a mixture of talented newcomers bound to hit it big in the near future.”

Gauntlet

“An amazing anthology of all-new stories by some of the hottest writers around […] highly recommended.”

2 AM Magazine

Hottest Blood (#3)
“No problem living up to its title. [HOTTEST BLOOD has] something to whet every appetite.”

Bayonne Journal

“The stories are stronger, more daring […] I’d hate to see [this series] end. As long as Gelb and Garrett keep the quality level as consistent as it is, I’ll keep recommending these books.”

Afraid

“An entertaining anthology worth adding to your collection.”

Cemetery Dance

“Not for the weak-hearted or puritanical […] seek out this one (or its predecessors) for some naughty fun.”

Booklovers

Deadly After Dark (#4)
“Erotic or sexual, sexy or cautionary, here are 14 new stories which should arouse a variety of responses, ranging from 'Oooh, wow' to 'Yuck.' As with every preceeding volume of this series, there’s some extremely effective material. Every once in a while, the book cracks the surface of the fictive lava field open just enough so you can feel that super-heated steam building up…”

Locus

“Something for every taste. DEADLY AFTER DARK is a worthy continuation of a series that has yet to reach its climax.”

Fangoria

Stranger by Night (#6)
“A good sampling of stories from this slipperiest of subgenres. The success of the present volume points to a value of the whole series — strong emphasis on the erotic. There’s something in these 18 tales of orgasmic dread to satisfy most tastes […] STRANGER BY NIGHT demonstrates that the Hot Blood books haven’t lost their steam in any sense of the phrase.”

Deathrealm

“Whatever your tastes, be prepared to be titillated and terrorized.”

The Heliocentric Net

Fear the Fever (#7)
“The Hot Blood series continues to hold its own as a creature of the publishing ecology, one that occupies its niche quite handily. FEAR THE FEVER, it seems to me, functions at a higher-than-usual average level. There’s a better balance of female to male contributors […] all told, a solid collection.”

Locus

Kiss and Kill (#8)
“More than reasonable compensation for your money. The variety will appeal to your every kink.”

Locus

Crimes of Passion (#9)
“The editors are not only stretching their wings, they’re pumping arcane substances to develop new and powerful wing muscles. There appears to be a new energy infused here. When it clicks, the sound is like a powerful handgun being cocked in your ear. With its second wind, this series will certainly bear watching.”

Locus

“Not a weak story in the book […] it should serve to warm your veins quite nicely during the long winter's night.”

Booklovers

Hot Blood X (#10)
“Editors Jeff Gelb and Michael Garrett have demonstrated, with each succeeding volume, their increasingly sophisticated grasp of selecting stories. A good percentage of these stories are simply good — if sobering — pieces of perverse storytelling.”

Locus

Fatal Attractions (#11)
“One of the best volumes in this long-running series. A top rating.”

Cemetery Dance

“The HOT BLOOD series has never received its rightful due. Gelb and Garrett’s works have been groundbreaking. What they have managed to do is to create a series of volumes that have quietly become, to those “in the know,” indispensable sources for both present and future master of the horror genre.”

BookReporter.com

Awards & Accolades

Standalone

The Hot Blood Series

Hot Blood (#1)
USA

Doubleday Book Club Selection

Hotter Blood (#2)
USA

Includes “The Braille Encyclopedia” Bram Stoker Award Nominee: “Best Short Fiction”

Hottest Blood (#3)
USA

Doubleday Book Club Selection

USA

Includes “I Hear the Mermaids Singing” Winner Bram Stoker Award: “Best Short Fiction”

Fear the Fever (#7)
USA

Includes “Metalica” Winner Bram Stoker Award

USA

Includes “The Secret Shih Tan” Stoker Award Nominee

Kiss and Kill (#8)
USA

Doubleday Book Club Selection

Crimes of Passion (#9)
USA

Includes “Madame Babylon” Bram Stoker Award Finalist: “Best Short Story”

Hot Blood X (#10)
USA

Doubleday Book Club Selection