Books

Here is a listing of our books.

You can buy them from Australian Music Books or  by clicking on the titles.


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100 LIGHTNINGS

100 pieces of “Flash Fiction” (short stories) by authors from all over the world.

Written by Joanne ANDERTON, Allen ASHLEY, Blanket BARROWCLOUGH, DA CAIRNS, Stephanie CAMPISI, Thomas CANFIELD, Gitte CHRISTENSEN, Matthew CHRULEW, Rod COD, Jason COLAVITO, Frank J COLLINS, Rijn COLLINS, James DAVIES, Martin DAVEY, Matthew R DAVIS, Pete DAWNCY, Mark DELANEY, Sam DRANE, Vicki FREI, CS FUQUA, Raymond GATES, Stephanie GIANOPOULOS, Kim GOLDBERG, Eugene GRAMELIS, Paul HAINES, MK HOBSON, Jack HORNE, Harper HULL, Michelle JAGER, Ella JOSEPH, Emma KATHRYN, Rick KENNETT, Benjamin KENSEY, Martin LIVINGS, Robert LONG, Rosaleen LOVE, Mark McAULIFFE, Chuck McKENZIE, Rick McQUISTON, Mari MITCHELL, Jason NAHRUNG, Catherine NOSKE, Rob PARRY, Steven PAULSEN, Nicky PEACOCK, Aaron POLSON, JG POULOS, Daniel POWELL, B Michael RADBURN, Angela READMAN, RH REESE, Jessica REISMAN, Rob RIEL, Deborah SHELDON, Jenny SINCLAIR, Angela SLATTER, Ian C SMITH, Mark SMITH-BRIGGS, Shona SNOWDEN, Lucy SUSSEX, Douglas THOMSPON, Adam WALTER, Kaaron WARREN, Kev WEBB, Jen WHITE, Sheri WHITE, Sean WILLIAMS, M WINKLER, David WITTEVEEN, yt summer, Fred ZACKEL and Bradley Michael ZERBE.

Edited by Stephen Studach, compiled & published (in paperback) by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2016. ISBN 978-1-876502-18-8.


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AMERICAN BLOW JOB

Teri Louise Kelly

American Blow Job is a blow-by-blow account of one English boy’s fight to not be literally – sucked dry. It’s Catcher meets Fear & Loathing getting BJ’d by On The Road. It is the life cycle of the cheerleader laid bare on a vibrating bed.

If you thought you had read every conceivable take on the great American experience – you were obviously wrong.

Published in paperback by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2010. Originally published as an E-book by Open Books. ISBN 978-1-876502-14-0


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TEN YEARS OF THINGS THAT DIDN’T KILL US

Anthology

Written by Kami, Indigo, Kaplowitz, Courtney BLACK, Shane Jesse CHRISTMASS, Mei Yen CHUA, Rijn COLLINS, Amiel COURTIN-WILSON, Hop DAC, Lisa DEMPSTER, Martin DOWNEY, Sam J DRANE, Grant GRONEWOLD, Nicola HARDY, Kelly-Lee HICKEY, Michael HIER, Amy JACKSON, Heather Taylor JOHNSON, Daniel P JONES, Cheryl LEHMAN, Kristy LOVE, Tihana MAJCEN, David NOLTE, Gemma PARKER, Rob PARRY, David RAT, Misti RAINWATER-LITES, Josephine ROWE, Tim SINCLAIR, Matthew SMITH, Stephen STUDACH, Yasemin SUMNER, Jason SWEENEY, Jenny TOUNE, Kerryn TREADREA, Kate VINEN and Michael WINKLER.

Edited by Daniel Watson, Kami, Kerryn Tredrea, Hop Dac and Shane Jesse Christmass, compiled & published in paperback by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2008. ISBN 978-1-876502-13-3


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CROAK & GRIST

Shane Jesse Christmass & Hop Dac

Read with caution. Croak & Grist is a psychotic collection of work from two thoroughbreds of the Paroxysm Press stable.

The stories are host to paranoia, schizophrenia, illusion, delusion, mysticism, love and redemption, themes that are excruciatingly extracted, and transmitted in such an unflinching manner that they may cause a contamination in the mind.

Edited by Daniel Watson, compiled & published (in paperback) by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2007 (PAR 009). ISBN 978-1-876502-12-6.


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SHOTGUN

Anthology

Short, sharp explosions of poetry and prose. An agony of emotion; a paroxysm of passion; a double barrel blast of fiction to the face. Fast paced, short attention span slices of life. Shotgun fiction at its toughest . . . 29 Australian authors present a collection of stand-alone (very) short stories, poetry and non-fiction pieces.

Written by Kami, Miss Jessi, Shane Jesse CHRISTMASS, Mei Yen CHUA, Hop DAC, Martin DOWNEY, Sam DRANE, Leah GARDINER, Phil GUY, Kate HARRIS, Kelly-Lee HICKEY, Joshua JENNINGS, Ben KEARVELL, Kristy LOVE, James MORRISON, Kat MUSCAT, Paul NASSARI, Graham NUNN, Ryan PAINE, David RAT, Steve SMART, Matthew SMITH, Stephen STUDACH, Jason SWEENEY, Kristen T, Richard TIPPING, Sherwin TJIA, Kerryn TREDREA and Daniel WATSON.

Edited by Daniel Watson, compiled & published (in paperback) by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2006 (PAR 008). ISBN 978-1-876502-11-9.


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WASTE

Anthology

If you’ve ever been wasted, out of hope, questioning life, in a void, sad, depressed, lonely, drunk, self-destructive; if you’ve ever lived a day of hardship – read this book.

Written by Kami, Allan BOYD, Shane Jesse CHRISTMASS, Hop DAC, Luke DAVIES, Martin DOWNEY and Ian MESSENGER.

Edited by Daniel Watson, compiled & published (in paperback) by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2005 (PAR 007). ISBN 1-876502-10-X.


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ADVENTURES IN CAPTIVITY

kerryn tredrea

“a delicious foray into the eroticised world of sin and seduction. a witty tale of mother-daughter relationships sexualised and demoralised, a battle of wills about willingness to open up one’s heart to god and one’s legs to man. tredrea tastes the forbidden fruit by the mouthful and yes, she does swallow. a great contribution to erotic fiction at its best – sexy, naughty and edible.”
Fiona Sprott

Originally published in 2004 and republished (in paperback) by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2011 (PAR 006). ISBN 978-1-876502-09-6.


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A THING OF BEAUTY

Stephen Studach

An appealing face was always finer, its sensuousness heightened, when dressed in bruises, cuts and scrapes, when rouged with blood, when swollen and smudged and purpled with the passion of violence, when paled with death; extinction still a chill bloom in its cheeks.

Written by Stephen Studach in 1985 and republished (in paperback) by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 2003 (PAR 005).
This story originally appeared in the Penumbra anthology (Gallery Press) in 1997. ISBN 1-876502-08-8.


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PAROXYSM

Anthology

“Raw and bloody, passionate, aggressive, confronting and disturbing.” – On Dit

“Depicts all that we think about but rarely vocalise. It does so with beauty, abrasive, menace, poise, shock and above all startling, staggering honesty and pure feeling.” – Rip it Up

Written by Kami, Robyn FORDYCE-WHEELER, Tim GAZE, Michael HIER, Dene IWANICKI, Darren KASENKOW, Robert LORT, Paul NASSARI, Karl SMETAK and Stephen STUDACH.

Edited by Daniel Watson, compiled & published (in paperback) by Paroxysm Press in Australia in 1998 (PAR 001). ISBN 1-876502-00-2.