Blue November Storms (eBook)
- Author: Brian James Freeman
- Artist: Vincent Chong (cover) and Glenn Chadbourne (interiors)
- Page Count: 150
- Pub. Date: March 25, 2013
- ISBN: 978-1-58767-410-5
- Status: E-Book
"Everything in Blue November Storms works. Brian's lean and vivid prose propels us through a story that surprises and moves; his characters and their relationships with one another ground this otherwise fantastic and frightening story in human experience. The spell worked for me and my bet is that it will work for you, too."
— Ray Garton, from his introduction
Blue November Storms
by Brian James Freeman
Features a brand new introduction by Ray Garton and 20 original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne!
About the Book:
It's been twenty years since the group of friends known as the Lightning Five visited their hunting cabin together. Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school, an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town.
Now they're returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles, but mother nature has other plans in mind. Before too long supplies will be running low and the Lightning Five will have to make some hard choices... like who gets to live and who has to die.
Special Bonus Features:
* New introduction by horror legend Ray Garton about why you should never, ever go into the woods
* Twenty original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne
* Afterword by Brian James Freeman detailing how and why the story was written
* "Ink-slinger: An Interview with Glenn Chadbourne" by Robert Brouhard
* Stunning new cover artwork by Vincent Chong
Brian James Freeman is the author of The Painted Darkness, Black Fire, Blue November Storms, More Than Midnight, The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book (with Kevin Quigley and Hans-Åke Lilja), and The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (with Bev Vincent). He edited Dueling Minds, which was published by Cemetery Dance Publications in their acclaimed Signature Series, and he is the Managing Editor of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Publisher of Lonely Road Books.
His novella, The Painted Darkness, took the Internet by storm during the summer of 2010 and was published in hardcover in December 2010 by Cemetery Dance Publications. Due to overwhelming demand from booksellers, the first printing went out of print on the day of publication and Cemetery Dance rushed a second printing. The Painted Darkness was also offered as the "Free eBook of the Month" by WOWIO.com in October 2010, and within two weeks it became the most downloaded title in the program's history.
Seven Stories, an eBook exclusive short story collection, was the #1 bestselling story collection on Amazon.com in the US, UK, Germany, Spain, and France, and #2 bestseller in Italy, during the first week of February 2012.
His short fiction has appeared in From the Borderlands, all seven volumes of the Shivers series, Corpse Blossoms, Shroud Magazine, Shocklines, In Laymon's Terms, and many other magazines and anthologies. His essays, columns, and interviews have appeared in The Stephen King Library Desk Calendar series from Book-of-the-Month Club, Jobs in Hell, Hellnotes, FEARnet.com, and Cemetery Dance.
WARNING! THESE REVIEWS MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS!
"It's the depth of the novella I find most compelling. Beneath frenetic action are the underlying themes of sacrifice and destiny, as the author experiments with varying degrees of pressure to force his characters to their breaking-point... The ending will leave you stunned and shocked, but mostly it will make you think. Too few books do that anymore."
"The name of the work is Blue November Storms and it is quite simply the best nature run amok story that I have ever read... Brian’s writing style is very reminiscent of King's as he creates very real, very true characters that we can all relate to. We have all known the guys that we share this story with, they are our friends, our family and when they hurt, we hurt and when they are scared, we are scared... I was totally transfixed by this story... I just could not put it down and I had to see how it all worked out."
— Dave Dreher, creature-corner.com
"Slowly, steadily, quietly, Brian Freeman has been sneaking up on the horror fiction genre... As with any Brian Freeman story, there is more to Blue November Storms than any mere rundown of the plot can describe. His fiction ripples with facets and provides the reader with much to contemplate after the pages are turned. They aren't simple stories and the reader always gets more than his or her money's worth. For the last few years, I've predicted that Brian will be one of the genre's biggest talents and Blue November Storms is further evidence of this certainty."
— Mark Sieber, Horror World