Purveyors of the Weird & Unusual.

Publishers of Peculiar Horror.

About Pugnacious Press

Founded in March 2018 Pugnacious Press are publishers of Dark Fiction and Horror in print and eBook.

We endeavour for each book we publish to not only amuse and horrify or approach topics which not only affect our readers, but also to support the Dark Fiction genre and our fellow authors.

Pugnacious Press wants to know what each and every one of our readers is looking for by building personal relationships with our authors.

We strive to work with people who endeavour to be driven, and passionate artists and storytellers.

Welcome to Pugnacious Press – Purveyors of the Weird and Unusual, Publishers of Peculiar Horror.

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Pippa Bailey

Foul-mouthed horror author, voice actor, reviewer & all-round good person.

Likes tea & too much gin.

Myk Pilgrim

Horror writer, Halloween nut, Bald Feminist,

& all-round putz.

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Veronica Abbott

A writer who exists in the glorious gap between unconsciousness and the outskirts of bourbon.

Says "cunt" a lot.

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The Little book of harm by Veronica Abbo
9th August 2020
“A Fish Doesn’t Know” by Myk Pilgrim The Wicked Library 1011:
Season 10 continues with a wet and Wicked wild wade into the waves.

Nicola Hope is exhausted, tired, buggered even.

She spends most of her time sweating like a pig in the Horny Haggis kitchen, but now that she's done for the day, all she wants is to sit at the bar and guzzle down all the beer in the world - and maybe just maybe, if she's lucky enough, she might even score a little action. It's always nice not to spend the night alone. 

But that all disintegrates like a politician’s promise when her mother texts. Mostly everything Nicola loves crumbles when Mammie touches them, and Mammie likes nothing more than touching the things that make her daughter happy.

Set in Dreich, the same damp Scottish town as "The Nun's Cat", Myk Pilgrim's contribution to The Wicked Library's 13 Wicked Tales Anthology – “A Fish Doesn't Know” is about the terrible joy at seeing yourself as you are.

Listen to A Fish Doesn't know for FREE right now at
Wicked Library Website
or  iTunes   Spreaker

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Told by: Erika Sanderson


Custom Score: Nico Vettese

Voice of the Librarian: Nelson W. Pyles | Artwork: Jeanette Andromeda | Host / Producer / Showrunner: Daniel Foytik | Executive Producers: Cynthia LowmanNelson W. PylesNico VetteseScarlett R. Algee 

Lead Editor: Scarlet R. Algee


Get your copy of The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales on Kindle, or in print.  Visit thewickedlibrary.com/read to get your copy today.

8th May 2020

The Little Book of Harm - available for pre-order NOW!

Public release on Wednesday 13th May 2020

Pugnacious Press proudly presents The Little Book of Harm.

A lifestyle guide to rot and ruin, from the chaotic mind of Veronica Abbott, The Queen of Cuss


200 self-destructive ideas guaranteed to add a little pandemonium to any situation.

Be inspired to wash less and drink more.

The Little Book of Harm will be released into the wild on Wednesday 13th May 2020 and you can pre-order it right now at any of the links below.


But, if you can't wait to poison your soul, you can snag yourself a digital copy of The Little Book of Harm right now (and a colossal buttload of other dubious content) by signing up to the Pugnacious Patreon for a single measly dollar.

Pugnacious Press Patreon https://www.patreon.com/pugnaciouspress 

Free for patrons - The Little Book of Harm https://www.patreon.com/posts/free-for-patrons-36850519


Pre-order The Little Book of Harm here:

Amazon UK:  https://amzn.to/2WbVUsS 


Amazon COM: https://books2read.com/u/mqvWkv?store=amazon 

Apple Books: https://books2read.com/u/mqvWkv?store=apple 

Barnes & Noble: https://books2read.com/u/mqvWkv?store=bn 

Kobo: https://books2read.com/u/mqvWkv?store=kobo 


Angus & Robertson: https://books2read.com/u/mqvWkv?store=angus-robertson 

The Little book of harm by Veronica Abbo

12th April 2020 - Easter (that's humpin' bunny day)

Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween Full Horror Reading for Quarantine

Live reading of our first collection Poisoned Candy! Poisoned Candy was released October 2018 - featuring ONE HUNDRED, one-hundred-word stories.

It was a hell of a challenge but we think you'll enjoy our endeavours to entertain you during the apocalypse.

Stay home, safe, and wash your fucking hands.

OUT NOW!  Devil's Night Bite-sized Horror for Halloween 

30th October 2019

A collection of Bite-sized horror short stories for Halloween - designed to thrill, chill, and get you good and damp in the pants region.

Welcome back, boils and ghouls, monsters and misfits, preternaturals and perverts, to the undisputed (if anyone dares to say otherwise, smack them in the gourds) most wonderful time of the year!

Join us in Devil's Night for more chills, thrills, and uncomfortable moments; like the time you jumped at that fake spider at school and just a little bit of pee came out; it's ok, we've been there too, and this book is for you.


The Wicked Library Presents: 13 Wicked Tales OUT 31/10/2019

From an early age, we are taught to fear the unknown; to be afraid of what we do not understand. You're about to discover that what you do know can not only hurt you, but can scare you to death!


The award-winning horror fiction podcast has gathered thirteen amazingly talented authors from around the world to explore the very notion that learning about the unknown can have terrifying results.


Step inside, kiddies... It's storytime at The Wicked Library

Featuring specially commissioned tales from two of our authors 

The unmaking of Jennifer Hawkins by Pippa Bailey

The Nun's Cat by Myk Pilgrim 


6th May 2019

Pugnacious Press PATREON is here!

Pugnacious Press Patreon is now up and running, pop over to www.patreon.com/pugnaciouspress

for more content, more fun, and more up to date information on our creations and future projects.

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Journey with Pugnacious Press through the realms of peculiar, perverse, and unusual fiction!

Hello, we are Pippa Bailey and Myk Pilgrim, and if you're here then you have read some of our stories, and what's even more disturbing, you enjoyed them.

So if you're looking for slimy supernatural horror, blood-crusted dark fantasy, to partake in a little monster smut, or just want to see how our particularly deformed sausage is made;
then you have come to the right place.


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RANCID EGGS: Bite-sized Horror for Easter

Available now!

14th April 2019
​Grab your copy on Amazon now! 


We brought you Poisoned Candy for Halloween, Bloody Stockings for Christmas, and now we’re back with Rancid Eggs for Easter. Delve into our orgy of chocolate and bunnies, celebrating what Easter is really about... copious amounts of gore, excess, and humping, glorious, glorious humping. We promise you won’t be disappointed. So stick on a smile, smear that chocolate on your genitals, and prepare to have your mind blown and pants destroyed. Welcome to Rancid Eggs: Bite-sized Horror for Easter.


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Bunny Nuggets are fun for everyone!

March 29th 2019

Are you hangry and craving crunching and munchings? Look no further than Bunny Nuggets cereal! They turn your milk chocolatey...really, really, chocolatey.

Only available from Pugnacious Press! Pick up a copy of Rancid Eggs: Bite-sized Horror for Easter, today on pre-order, released Sunday 14th April 2019 for our Bunny Nuggets and even more delectable filth.

Also, it's ONLY £2.99! That's right, ONLY £2.99 And what's more, our Bunny Nuggets are cheaper, tastier, and far more satisfying than your usual brown flake based breakfast cereal - Trust us, we know, we've been watching you in the mornings before work - your mom is right, you really should get that rash looked at...

Bunny Nuggets, once you plop, you just can't stop.


RANCID EGGS: Bite-sized Horror for Easter


March 12th 2019

So there's been a lot going over the last few months and just to top that off with a lot more of the same we 
​(Pippa & I) have got a load more planned for 2019.

First up on the agenda is the release of our third bite-sized horror collection Rancid Eggs.

A gory, overly humpy collection of terrible stories about birth, rebirth, & all the bonking that has to happen to facilitate #1 & #2 on that list.

The book will be out on soft release with lots of time to spare for Easter proper

- so watch this space for updates!

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February 8th 2019

Writer Imperfect Episode 14 with Pippa Bailey, Thomas G. Atwood Jr, Myk Pilgrim, Cortina Jackson, and Thomas Anthony Lay.
Watch every MWF at 8 PM EST on twitch.tv/robertsonwrites.com

13th December 2018

Bloody Stockings: Bite-sized Horror for Christmas
Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/43071485-bloody-stockings

Yule is somehow a far more sinister time, and in Bloody Stockings, the chill has fully set in. 

Between these blood soaked pages you'll find 
murderous carollers, 
​a less than conventional advent calendar,
Hobos that smell like seasonal cake,
dodgy gifts from Uncle Nelson,
lonely snowmen,
what lurks in the spaces between the tolling of the church bells, flaming turkeys,
humbugs looking for a place to nest,
and an Elvis impersonator with a wardrobe malfunction to end all wardrobe malfunctions.

So, sit down in front of the fire with the ones you love the most (and your family too), gorge yourself on mince pies, guzzle down all the eggnog you like (remember it’s 150% organic), and enjoy our ode to the second most wonderful time of the year.

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26th October 2018

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/book/show/41448486-dark-places-evil-faces-volume-ii

Dark Places, Evil Faces is Volume 2 in this Horror and Dark Suspense anthology series.
Including works of fiction by Clive Barker, Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Joe R. Lansdale,
​Jack Ketchum and many more. 

All the proceeds raised from the sale of this book will be donated to Rethink Mental Illness.


24th October 2018

Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween - Book Reading

Roll-up roll-up for some bone-chilling,

wang-shaking, and downright despicable horror stories specifically designed to give you that, Every Day is Halloween feeling. 

Remember - It's the most wonderful time of the year.

Listen along with us as we read from our Halloween collection, purely for your own pleasure... and a little of ours.

25th October 2018

Poisoned Candy: Bite-sized Horror for Halloween


​Have you checked your Halloween sack for Poisoned Candy? Take a twisted journey through 100 bite-sized Halloween horror stories. 

Discover the disgusting, depraved, and downright diabolical things people get up to on Halloween. 
In a world where the only thing scarier than the monster under your bed, is the person tucking you in. Where pumpkins bite back, and the thing that lives in the sink doesn’t eat just your leftovers. 

Come door to door with us and enjoy a deadly, delectable offering of short fiction with a vile sense of humour to make you moist in all the wrong places.
Please discard all decency before reading this book - we did whilst writing it.

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