Lost and Lonely by Brian James Freeman: Newly Revised and Expanded Paperback Shipping Soon!

The signed Limited Edition of Lost and Lonely by Brian James Freeman sold out in record time years ago, and has been out of print since, but we’re pleased to report this collection is now available as an affordable trade paperback with creepy new Vincent Chong cover artwork!

Not only is this edition more affordable, but Brian has revised each story and added a few more, along with story notes. He will also be signing the first batch of copies we sell, so please don’t wait to place your order!

Lost and Lonely

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

Review: The Invention of Ghosts by Gwendolyn Kiste

The Invention of Ghosts by Gwendolyn Kiste
Nightscape Press (2020)
64 pages; $30 limited edition
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

Gwendolyn Kiste is a rare kind of speculative writer: the kind able to craft highly metaphorical and allegorical tales which also vibrate with a resonance that cuts close to the bone and pierces the heart. As a reader, I’ve always needed to feel something in response to a work of fiction. From fun, escapist thrillers to “high brow literary horror,” if I don’t feel something for the characters and about their situations, the story bounces right off me, no matter how finely written it is.Continue Reading

Review: Whispers in the Ear of a Dreaming Ape by Joshua Chaplinsky

Whispers in the Ear of a Dreaming Ape by Joshua Chaplinsky
CLASH Books (October 2019)

185 pages; $13.95 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

It’s this reader’s opinion that short story collections are the best way to read a new author. It’s the quickest way to discover an author’s versatility; each story an opportunity to showcase a variety of unique skills without being locked into one narrative.

I also believe that a reader begins their relationship with a book with the cover. In this case, primate skulls in bold, appealing colors with a recognizable Matthew Revert style. A real winner for me. A cover-buy.Continue Reading

Another Big eBook Sale For This Week Only!

Another Big eBook Sale For This Week Only!
More Than A Dozen Different Titles Discounted to As Little As 99 Cents Each!
Another Book Is Even FREE For a Limited Time Only!
Bentley Little, Richard Chizmar, Kealan Patrick Burke, Norman Partridge, Bill Pronzini, Brian Hodge, Patrick Whalen, and many others!

Hi Folks!

Reader response was so positive to last week’s eBook sale that we decided we should discount another group of our eBooks for the FIRST TIME EVER in case you want to stock up on reading material! Click on the covers below to view the product pages on Amazon:

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Review: Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus

Bent Heavens by Daniel Kraus
Henry Holt and Company (February 2020)
304 pages; $12.39 hardcover; $9.99 e-book
Reviewed by Blu Gilliand

Liv is a teenage girl, a high school freshman living with the typical teenage drama that comes with trying to find your crowd, not to mention your own identity. Unfortunately for Liz, she has more than the usual obstacles standing in the way of acceptance and self-confidence; she has to carry the burden of being the daughter of the man who went missing, showed up raving and naked in the middle of town, and then disappeared again.Continue Reading

Stephen King Revisited: Volume One by Richard Chizmar Announced!

Stephen King Revisited: Volume One
by Richard Chizmar
Signed Editions Already 95% Sold Out!

With historical context essays by Bev Vincent!
Guest essays by Brian Keene, Michael Koryta, Josh Boone, Ed Gorman, Chet Williamson, Kealan Patrick Burke, Stewart O’Nan, and many others!

Hi Folks!

We’re pleased to announce we’ll be publishing a massive new project unlike anything we’ve undertaken in our thirty years in publishing: Stephen King Revisited! Click on the cover to learn more and to place your order while supplies last:

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

Horror Drive-In: A Loving Look at The Monster Squad

I look back at the nineteen-eighties, which some consider the Golden Age of Horror. I was a rabid fan at the time and I continue to be one. There were milestones in the genre in this renowned era, especially, I’d say, from 1984 to 1988.

Stephen King’s It certainly qualifies. Clive Barker’s The Books of Blood brought a baroque aesthetic to horror fiction. John Skipp and Craig Spector’s The Light at the End ushered in a new breed of horror and a new breed of fan. Robert McCammon’s Swan Song would make the list.Continue Reading

Review: Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni

Beyond the Gate by Mary SanGiovanni
Lyrical Underground (November 2019)
197 pages; $15.95 paperback; $8.69 e-book
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

If you’re a fan of cosmic horror and you’ve yet to delve into the work of Mary SanGiovanni, you need to rectify that, immediately. Without a doubt, SanGiovanni is one the best writers on the cosmic horror scene today. And best of all, SanGiovanni hasn’t been content to rehash old Lovecraftian gods. She’s invented her own mythos full of eldritch beings and malevolent aliens, a dizzying pantheon of epic proportions that is fresh, original, and contemporary. Her Hollower trilogy is still one of my favorites, and I still maintain that Thrall is simply one of the most original novels of cosmic horror I’ve ever read.Continue Reading

Big eBook Sale For This Week Only!

Big eBook Sale For This Week Only!
More Than A Dozen Titles Discounted to Just 99 Cents Each!
One Book Is Even FREE For a Limited Time Only!
Stephen King, Robert McCammon, Bentley Little, Richard Chizmar, Jack Ketchum, and many others!

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We know most people are hunkering down and keeping out of public as much as possible right now for the good of everyone, and we decided we should discount some of our eBooks for the FIRST TIME EVER in case you want to stock up on reading material that definitely hasn’t been touched a million times in a bookstore! Click on the covers below to view the product pages on Amazon.com:eBook

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KGB Bar hosting Cemetery Dance author Daniel Braum for livestream reading event!

Daniel Braum, whose debut novel The Serpent’s Shadow was released by Cemetery Dance in 2019, will be part of a live reading event from the KGB Bar beginning at 7 p.m. EST (6 p.m. CST) on Thursday, March 18.

The Serpent’s Shadow is set in Cancun in 1986. Mayans and Mexicans are fighting each other using strange powers they do not understand. A young American, alive with his first taste of star-crossed love, finds himself caught in the crossfire. Who is the mysterious and deadly White Lady murdering tourists? What strange, otherworldly things wait in the jungle? Will our young hero beware or heed Saint Death’s call?

Braum will be joined by Robert Levy, author of Anais Nin at the Grand Guignol.

Watch the event live on YouTube on March 18!

Till the Score is Paid by Gemma Amor

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Giles Press (December 2019)

254 pages; $12.99 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

Some authors have a storytelling voice that feels familiar to the reader. I often say that these authors’ books are like coming home after wearing formal clothes all day, and then putting on your favorite pajamas; the definition of comfort.

Gemma Amor’s writing style “fits me.” We are a perfect reader/author match. The minute I start reading one of her short stories I am immediately drawn in and compelled to finish. It’s difficult for me to put any story of her’s down until I’m done.Continue Reading

Brian Keene’s History of Horror Fiction, Chapter Nine: Grimm and Gritty

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As the 1700s drew to a close, the public furor over The Castle of Otranto, The Monk, The Mysteries of Udolpho and other gothic horror novels continued. Societal keepers and the media of the time became concerned that commoners, particularly young people, were spending too much time engaged in reading, particularly such gruesome fare as The Monk. In our last chapter, we talked about how cancel culture came for Matthew Gregory Lewis, forcing him to revise further editions of The Monk, and to issue a public apology. Continue Reading

Review: The Boneyard by Keith Minnion

The Boneyard by Keith Minnion
Crossroad Press (September 2014)
320 pages; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Dave Simms

Keith Minnion has long been a force in the horror genre, both as an author and artist. He made his name as an illustrator for several magazines and publishers, most notably and recently for the Stephen King/Richard Chizmar novels Gwendy’s Button Box and Gwendy’s Magic Feather. His short stories have been making the rounds since 1979 and his two collections have garnered high praise.

His first novel The Boneyard, immensely readable and well-written, tears into ground that feels untrodden and fresh. Finding something new these days is tough; finding something that is both new and successful in execution is much tougher. This novel nails it on both counts.Continue Reading

Review: A Wind of Knives by Ed Kurtz

A Wind of Knives by Ed Kurtz
Independently Published (December 2019)
140 pages; $7.99 paperback; $2.99 e-book
Reviewed by Kevin Lucia

A Wind of Knives by Ed Kurtz is a grim beauty to behold. One part realistic western reminiscent of the late Ed Gorman’s work; one part rumination on the nature of love and the desperate ties which bind us together; all parts sad, brutal, and tragic. This isn’t a Saturday afternoon spaghetti western in which the good guys wear white and the bad guys  wear black, with blazing six guns and stalwart heroes riding off into the sunset. It’s a melancholic story of a man fueled by revenge and the deep, aching pain that not only comes from loss, but also from the deepest kinds of betrayal.Continue Reading

Revival Deluxe Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio!

Just Announced!
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Deluxe Limited Edition Artwork Portfolio
From LetterPress Publications
Only Available For a Limited Time Only!

We’re pleased to report that Brian Freeman over at LetterPress Publications has arranged with François Vaillancourt to collect all of his artwork from the LPP special edition of Revival by Stephen King into an oversized Deluxe Artwork Portfolio!

The Revival Deluxe Artwork Portfolio will feature twenty pieces of artwork, including the alternative version of the car accident (which only appeared in the Lettered Edition), the frontispieces for both editions, and a brand new piece of artwork for the signature page. The art will be printed on 11 inch by 14 inch sheets of a fine 100# Linen cover stock, which is archival quality and acid free.

Each set of prints will be housed in a deluxe hand-made portfolio that is covered with the same material as the Limited Edition’s slipcase, making this the perfect companion to your book. There will be two colors of hot foil color stamping on the cover. The interior of the portfolio will be lined with an elegant material that combines the luxury of suede and the richness of velvet.

Revival Artwork Portfolio

Read more or place your order on our website while supplies last!

Or, if you’d like to support Brian directly and reserve this Deluxe Artwork Portfolio without prepayment required, you can visit the product page on his company’s website for details.

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