Save 35% Off Your Cemetery Dance Publications Order Today!

In “celebration” of yet another snow storm here on the east coast, we’ve decided to create a 35% off coupon code that is valid on almost all in-stock OR forthcoming books from Cemetery Dance Publications today and tomorrow only! (The only exception is The Listener by Robert McCammon.)

SnowHere are the categories you’ll want to browse because there is NO MAXIMUM AMOUNT you can save, which means you can order as much as you would like:

* Cemetery Dance in-stock books including Limited Editions and Lettered Editions
* Cemetery Dance preorders including Limited Editions and Lettered Editions

(Sorry, but Gift Certificates, eBooks that are sold on other stores, books from other publishers, and any other items that are excluded do not qualify for this special offer.)

All you have to do is add qualifying items to your cart and then you can save 35% off your entire order — there is NO MAXIMUM amount you can save, so this is the time to order anything you’ve been waiting to order!

To save 35% off your order, just use this Coupon Code when you checkout via our online store:

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TO REDEEM THE CODE:
1) Just go to the two categories linked to above, add anything that qualifies to your cart, and checkout like normal.

2) When you reach the SHIPPING/PAYMENT page, click on “HAVE A COUPON?” and then enter the special coupon code above and click APPLY.

3) If the code is redeemed properly by the system, you should see the discount immediately after you click APPLY. If not, please email brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com for assistance.

4) This coupon cannot be combined with other discounts or coupon codes, and it cannot be used toward shipping fees.

5) This coupon expires at 11:59 PM eastern time on March 8, 2018.

6) If you cancel a previously placed order and reorder with the coupon, a restocking fee will apply.

Click here to start shopping before time runs out!

As always, thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Review: Here’s to My Sweet Satan by George Case

Here’s to My Sweet Satan: How the Occult Haunted Music, Movies and Pop Culture, 1966-1980 by George Case
Quill Driver Books (March 2016)
210 pages; $16.67 paperback; $8.69 e-book
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

“1971. I drop the turntable needle onto black vinyl and slip on headphones. I lounge on the waterbed. Later, after a few hits off the hash pipe, I play “Stairway to Heaven” in reverse. There, among the eerily garbled sounds, I detect a mysterious incantation:

Here’s to my sweet Satan/The one whose little path would make me sad, whose power is Satan/He will give those with him 666/There was a little toolshed where he made us suffer, sad Satan.

The world spins darkly, I fall asleep.”Continue Reading

The Listener by Robert McCammon: Copies Are Flying Out the Door!

We’re pleased to report that all of the preorders for the trade hardcover of The Listener by Robert McCammon have shipped and this particular edition is now more than 80% sold out thanks to strong demand! If you want a 1st Edition, 1st Printing for your collection, please don’t wait for a sale because we cannot promise we’ll have any left!

The Listener

Read more or place your order on our website!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Review: The Lay of Old Hex by Adam Bolivar

The Lay of Old Hex: Spectral Ballads and Weird Jack Tales by Adam Bolivar
Hippocampus Press (October 2017)

328 pages, $20 paperback
Reviewed by Joshua Gage

Adam Bolivar is a Romantic poet, specializing in the composition of metered and rhymed balladry, a traditional poetic form that taps into haunted undercurrents of folklore to produce spectral effects seldom found in other forms of writing. His poetry has appeared on the pages of such publications as Spectral Realms and Black Wings of Cthulhu VI, and a poem of his, “The Rime of the Eldritch Mariner,” won a Rhysling Award for long-form poetry. His collection of weird balladry and Jack tales, The Lay of Old Hex, was published by Hippocampus Press in 2017.Continue Reading

Brian Keene’s History of Horror Fiction, Chapter Four: Paving Stones

Minotaur at the National Archaeologic Museum of Athens.

As we’ve already established, supernatural elements informed much of mankind’s early written works, from the various texts of the world’s religions to cultural folklore and myths to one of humanity’s first pieces of fiction—The Epic of Gilgamesh.

Let’s examine some other early works of horror fiction from the dawn of civilization, starting in 1500 B.C. with the tale of Theseus and the Minotaur—a tale of bestiality, royal intrigue, and man-eating monsters. Continue Reading

The Southern Reach Trilogy: The Deluxe Oversized Signed Special Edition!

The Southern Reach Trilogy: The Deluxe Oversized Signed Special Edition!
by Jeff VanderMeer

Lettered Edition SOLD OUT and Limited Edition Already 60% SOLD OUT!

“Creepy and fascinating.” — Stephen King

“Reads as if Verne or Wellsian adventurers exploring a mysterious island had warped through into a Kafkaesque nightmare world.” Kim Stanley Robinson

Hi Folks!

We’re very pleased to announce one of the most exciting new special editions we have in the works: a HUGE, oversized and slipcased omnibus of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which includes a massive bonus section of TOP SECRET MATERIAL that will be exclusive to this special edition!

This trilogy landed on more than thirty Year’s Best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10, and Paramount Pictures recently released a critically acclaimed movie based on the first volume starring Tessa Thompson, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez, Natalie Portman, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

The Lettered Edition is already SOLD OUT and the Limited Edition is more than 60% SOLD OUT, so we do not expect the remaining copies to last very long given the low print run!

Jeff VanderMeer

Read more or place your order on our website!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Review: Nightmare’s Eve by Stephen H. Provost

Nightmare’s Eve by Stephen H. Provost
Black Raven Books (February 2018)
266 pages; $13.95 paperback
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

Presented for your consideration are sixteen Twilight Zone-inspired tales and ten dark poems in Nightmare’s Eve by Stephen H. Provost. Paying homage to Rod Serling, these stories are told in a highly omniscient style that slips between character point of view and occasional god-like narration. Generally this approach provides a satisfying read but this stylistic choice comes at the cost of emotional depth in some of the stories.Continue Reading

Review: Those Who Follow by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason

Those Who Follow by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason
Bloodshot Books (July 2017)
206 pages; $14.99 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Chad Lutzke

The moon was rising over the desert on the other side of the doorway, casting its long yellow fingers over the treetops, reaching out to the dilapidated church.

The above passage depicts the main location for the horrors that lie within. The church acts as a prison in another dimension for a group of women who have found their way into the hands of an evil “traveler”—one who has been given other-dimensional property to call his own. Continue Reading

My First Fright featuring Gemma Files

Painting from the NIGHT GALLERY episode “The Cemetery.”

In Night Gallery, the 1969 film that served as a pilot for the anthology TV series of the same name, there’s a segment titled “The Cemetery” that will forever haunt me. In this macabre tale, the lead character, Jeremy Evans, who has murdered his uncle and lives in his dead relative’s mansion, owns a painting which depicts the mansion and the family graveyard, where his uncle is now buried. As the story progresses, the painting changes. To Jeremy’s horror, his uncle rises from the grave in the painting and lurches closer and closer to the mansion, until….well, I won’t spoil it for you. But the image of that painting, of the undead uncle creeping toward the mansion, has been seared into my brain since I was a kid. Author Gemma Files knows that feeling. She happened upon a book when she was but a child, one filled with images that would haunt and thrill her for years to come. Continue Reading

Orphans of Wonderland by Greg F. Gifune: Less Than 25 Copies Left Available!

We’re thrilled to report that Orphans of Wonderland by Greg F. Gifune, a brand new signed Limited Edition hardcover we’re just officially announcing today, will be published next month and is already more than 95% sold out due to HUGE demand from our collectors!

This title is in our brand new Cemetery Dance Graveyard Editions line, which we’ve created for collectors who value craftsmanship and want beautiful books without breaking the bank! Each volume features incredible production values and is limited to a ONE TIME printing of just 500 numbered copies hand-signed by the author. We will never offer a second printing for these special editions.

These remaining copies will go FAST, so please do not wait to place your order! There’s nothing we can do for you once they’re all reserved!

Orphans of Wonderland

Read more or place your order while our supplies last!

Thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!

Review: The Magic Wagon by Joe R. Lansdale

The Magic Wagon by Joe R. Lansdale
BookVoice Publishing (2018)
$50 limited edition signed hardcover (500 copies)
Reviewed by Chad Lutzke

First, a word about the introduction by Lansdale himself––a backstage pass to Mr. Lansdale’s writing method and history of The Magic Wagon. There’s a chance I liked it so much because we happen to have the same view on what makes a story and how to have fun writing and how pantsing (for us) is what keeps the fun going. The discovery as we write. Personally, it was like a nice little validation from the man himself that there ain’t nothing wrong with writing words down and just letting them take you wherever. Continue Reading

Review: Sussex Horrors by Jonathan Broughton, Mark Cassell, and Rayne Hall

Sussex Horrors: Stories of Coastal Terror and Other Seaside Haunts by Jonathan Broughton, Mark Cassell, and Rayne Hall
Herbs House (January 2018)
156 pages; $12.99 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

Unlike the common horrors of a typical seaside vacation, this anthology doesn’t involve overpriced hotel rooms or poorly cooked meals— although there is one rather nasty gift shop. Sussex Horrors: Stories of Coastal Terrors and Other Seaside Haunts brings together the combined talents of authors Jonathan Broughton, Mark Cassell, and Rayne Hall to surprise and delight with enough gruesome horror to make us immediately rush for the perceived safety of the big city where things simply make sense. Preying on the fear of life outside the predictable and exploring the seldom-trod back roads of Sussex, this volume presents twelve well-crafted tales of terror.Continue Reading

Review: Speaking to Skull Kings and Other Stories by Emily B. Cantaneo

Speaking to Skull Kings and Other Stories by Emily B. Cantaneo
Trepidatio Pub (May 2017)
203 pages; $13.55 paperback; $3.95 e-book
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

Reading Emily Cantaneo’s short fiction collection Speaking to Skull Kings is a wonderfully surreal trip into the fantastic unknown. The stories collected straddle all sorts of genres. Each take place in their own universes—realms far stranger than our own, or perhaps only slightly askew of our reality—with their own sets of rules, their own logic. There’s plenty of humanity here, however, and that’s what gives them their power.Continue Reading

Mary SanGiovanni stirs up a Tempest

Mary SanGiovanni is a prolific author and podcaster, and she’s getting ready to add another title to the list: editor. Recently, SanGiovanni announced that she is joining forces with respected publisher Thunderstorm Books to form a new, female-centric imprint. In the following interview, SanGiovanni discusses her approach to creating and curating this new line of horror fictionContinue Reading

Review: And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe by Gwendolyn Kiste

And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe by Gwendolyn Kiste
JournalStone (April 2017)
267 pages; $15.93 paperback; $3.95 e-book
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

And Her Smile With Untether the Universe is an amazing collection of speculative fiction by Gwendoyn Kiste which touches on surreal fantasy but never loses its grip on an all too tangible—sometimes painfully so—sense of reality. This is important for me, because I often find that happens with surreal stories of the fantastic. While I admire the world created and the surreal experience rendered, I sometimes feel distant from the characters and their experiences, and the stories fail to really impact me on an emotional level.Continue Reading