Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King: Final Copies of the Oversized Slipcased Gift Edition Available Now!

Sleeping Beauties
by Stephen King and Owen King

Final Copies of the Oversized Slipcased Gift Edition Available Now!

Hi Folks!

Cemetery Dance Publications is very pleased to report we have a few copies left available of our long SOLD OUT and OUT OF PRINT Oversized Slipcased Gift Edition of Stephen King and Owen King’s first collaborative novel, Sleeping Beauties, but these will NOT last long!

This special edition was limited to only 1,750 illustrated copies printed in two colors with two-color hot foil stamping, a fine binding, epic wrap-around cover artwork, and glossy interior color paintings by Jana Heidersdorf, all housed in a custom-made slipcase. This marks one of the scarcest print runs for any of our Stephen King special editions, and we do not expect these remaining supplies to last long!


Sleeping Beauties

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

Review: A Hawk in the Woods by Carrie Laben

A Hawk in the Woods by Carrie Laben
Word Horde (March 2019)

270 pages; $15.42 paperback; $6.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie Hartmann

This debut novel from Carrie Laben sure sticks to your ribs long after you’ve read it. The prose itself is rich but it’s all the subtext and symbolism that fills up your mind with food for thought. Continue Reading

Review: The Line Between by Tosca Lee

The Line Between by Tosca Lee
Howard Books (January 2019)
384 pages; $17.10 hardcover; $17.00 paperback; $13.99 e-book
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

I’ve been reading Tosca Lee’s work since her amazing and soul-shuddering debut novel, Demon: A Memoir, and have been a fan ever since. Her lyrical prose and sense of style is always a delight, and over the years she’s become a master at pacing the thriller novel. Her stories move at a furious clip, yet she still manages to weave clever plot twists and craft believable, intimate character portrayals.Continue Reading

Dan Hocker Has Such Sights to Show You!

Dan Hocker, who has been a member of the CD family for ages, is also the founder and sole employee of Hocker Wood Works, and he finally had a chance to update his Etsy store with all of the cool items he’s been making recently!

Fun Fact: the signature sheets for one of the books we’re publishing this year were signed with one of his gorgeous pens like the ones pictured below!

Dan Pens

Learn more or order one of Dan’s incredible creations on his Etsy store!

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

Review: The Fearing, Book One: Fire & Rain by John F. D. Taff

The Fearing, Book One: Fire & Rain by John F.D. Taff
Grey Matter Press (July 9, 2019)

$3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

I think it’s a fact that human beings are obsessed with stories about our own cataclysmic demise. There’s something about this potential threat to the end of the world as we know it that inspires writers to pen epic sagas exploring humanity under extreme duress. Off the top of my head, I have enjoyed apocalyptic books like The Stand by Stephen King, Swan Song by Robert McCammon, and The Passage by Justin Cronin.Continue Reading

Want a Personalized Horror Painting For Your Home or Office?

Glenn Chadbourne Haunts Your House, Paints Your Zombie Family Portraits, Zombifies Your Pet, and Haunts Your Holidays!
These Paintings Will be 11 X 17 and ONE OF A KIND and Unique For YOU!

Glenn Chadbourne, who is known all over the world for his incredible horror paintings and his work with Stephen King, is making some time available in his schedule so he can work on a few commissioned, personalized horror paintings for our collectors!

For those who haven’t seen these before, Glenn will paint FULL SIZE COLOR PAINTINGS — these are not just a drawing or a sketch!

Several days of painting and layering will go into the work, and these are absolutely the coolest piece of original artwork you could commission!

These unique works of art will look great in your home or office, and they will be numbered “1 of 1” so everyone will know you own the original! An original Glenn Chadbourne painting could be the perfect gift for the special horror reader in your life — or for
yourself because you won’t find these anywhere else!

Glenn Chadbourne Painting

Read more or place your order before all of the available slots fill up!

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

Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon: The Latest Thrilling Matthew Corbett Adventure Is Selling Out Fast!

Due to higher than expected demand from book distributors, our supplies of the 1st Printing of the 1st Edition of Cardinal Black by Robert McCammon are dwindling fast, so please do not wait to place your order!

And if you’re a fan of eBooks, why not grab your copy now if you haven’t already? Yeah, the eBook isn’t going anywhere, but on the other hand, downloading your copy now means it’s ready to read whenever you are!

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Cardinal Black

Read more or place your order for the 1st Edition hardcover while our supplies last!

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

Review: The Widening Gyre by Michael R. Johnston

Editor’s Note: Our friend and colleague Frank Michaels Errington passed away on May 31. Frank was a voracious reader and prolific reviewer, and had filed several reviews with us before we lost him. His family has granted us permission to run those reviews, including the one below.

The Widening Gyre: The Remberance War Book 1 by Michael R. Johnston
Flame Tree Press (March 2019)
256 pages; $16.48 hardcover; $10.37 paperback; $6.29 e-book
Reviewed by Frank Michaels Errington

Warning: The Widening Gyre: The Remembrance War Book 1 is the beginning of a series. The good news is this is a complete story. Should you decide not to read future tales in said series, you can rest assured you’ve read a great yarn. But, I can’t imagine you not wanting to read the rest of the stories Michael R. Johnston has planned. The Widening Gyre is the best Space Opera I’ve read in years.Continue Reading

Review: Neon Dies at Dawn by Andersen Prunty

Neon Dies at Dawn by Andersen Prunty
Grindhouse Press (March 2019)
130 pages; $12.95 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Anton Cancre

I will admit that I was drawn to this book by the cover. That vaporwave, retro ’80s look is all the rage nowadays, and this one surely pops with just the right balance of bright light and dust. I was not prepared for the story inside, though, which is kind of my own fault for thinking I was prepared for anything Prunty writes.Continue Reading

Dead Trees: The Armageddon Rag by George R.R. Martin

Many look back to the Splatterpunk days of Skipp, Spector, and Schow for the birth of heavy metal horror. And, certainly, The Scream and The Kill Riff were extraordinary examples of groundbreaking, rock and roll horror of the time. But they were not the first.

My social media feeds are filled with talk about Game of Thrones. The beloved show has finally ended, and the last episode was hotly controversial. George R.R. Martin is the most popular fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien, but once upon a time Martin was poised to be a horror writer.Continue Reading

The Last Christmas by F. Paul Wilson: New Signed Limited Edition Hardcover from Gauntlet Press!

We’re pleased to report we’ll be receiving copies of both signed editions of The Last Christmas by F. Paul Wilson from Gauntlet Press, but please place your order ASAP because we don’t know how long our supplies will last!

About the Book:
Jack is back.

It’s late December between Ground Zero and Fatal Error, a winter of discontent for Jack who’s perhaps spending too much time hanging at Julio’s. An old contact, Edward Burkes, convinces him to take on a missing-person fix. As usual, nothing is as it seems and the missing person isn’t exactly a person. In fact, it’s like nothing anyone has ever seen.

And in the middle of all this, the mysterious Madame de Medici hires him to safeguard a valuable object. Simple, right?

Not even close.

Yep, Jack is back and, as usual, weird trouble is on his heels.

The Last Christmas

Read more or place your order while our supplies last!

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

Review: We Live Inside Your Eyes by Kealan Patrick Burke

We Live Inside Your Eyes by Kealan Patrick Burke
Elderlemon Press (April 2019)
227 pages; $9.99 paperback; $4.99 e-book
Reviewed by Blu Gilliand

I’ve long considered Kealan Patrick Burke to be something of a throwback. I imagine him as one of those long-ago pulp writers who used to churn out stories by the fistful, back when there were magazine racks brimming over with periodicals hungry for tales. Like them, Burke never seems to run out of ideas, always finding fresh approaches to the tropes of his chosen genre. To see what I mean, look no further than his new collection We Live Inside Your Eyes, a batch of scary stories that run the gamut from quietly unsettling to downright terrifying.Continue Reading

Review: Dragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning by Michelle Scalise

The cover of Dragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning by Michelle SclariseDragonfly and Other Songs of Mourning by Michelle Scalise
Lycan Valley Press (May 2019)

56 pages; $15 hardcover; $8.50 paperback
Reviewed by Anton Cancre

Death may be our most common denominator, but loss is the thing that really connects all of us. While we all die eventually, we don’t usually have much to say about the experience afterwords. But, when someone we care about passes into the dense fog of whatever it is that follows, all of us are left dealing with the absence. That coping is what Dragonfly is about.Continue Reading

In Remembrance of Frank Michaels Errington

Frank Michaels Errington

Cemetery Dance, and the horror fiction community as a whole, lost a special member of our ranks last week when Frank Michaels Errington passed away.

I never got the chance to meet Frank in person, but we’ve been swapping emails and Tweets for almost four years. One of the first reviews I ran after we started Cemetery Dance Online was Frank’s take on Little Girls by Ronald Malfi. “Includes one of the most disgusting scenes I’ve ever read,” he wrote in that review, and I could just see him grinning about that. His love and enthusiasm for horror was infectious and shined through every review he wrote. Even when he didn’t love (or like) the book he was reviewing, he tried to find something positive to say.Continue Reading

Revelations: Robert McCammon

Banner for Revelations, the column written by Kevin Lucia for Cemetery Dance

Author Robert McCammon

(Before we begin, a moment of shameless self-promotion: For a limited time, the ebook of my novella quartet, Through A Mirror, Darkly, is free on Amazon. That’s a price you can’t beat! Grab it while you can.)

I have friend and colleague Bob Ford to thank for introducing me to Robert McCammon’s work. I’m not sure exactly when I stumbled across his blog entry about Boy’s Life, but it must’ve been late summer or early fall 2010, because I read Boy’s Life for the first time not long after. And, I can say—without an ounce of hyperbole—that novel impacted me more than any novel I’ve ever read. It changed me, fundamentally, as a writer. I made me realize the limitless possibilities of speculative fiction. Continue Reading