The Cemetery Dance .99 Summer Kindle Sale!

Hi Folks!

We wanted to let you know about our summer eBook sale! The following five titles are on a Kindle Countdown Sale which ends August 7! We plan to make these eBook sales a quarterly event, to highlight our impressive eBook backlist, and raise more awareness for these fine works of horror and dark fiction!

Voices At Midnight: Tales of Horror and Madness by Christopher W. Clark

Voices at midnight can be unsettling, especially if you didn’t think someone else was in the room, or if it’s a dreaded phone call that wakes you from a peaceful sleep. In this debut collection from Christopher W. Clark, disturbing voices will tell you:

  • how to make offerings (of a sort) to lake monsters
  • or, directions to strange old churches and their weird congregations
  • or, what you must do to avoid the gaze of Black-Eyed Susan
  • or even, about the secrets of old roads and their evil hitchhikers.

Listen to Voices at Midnight at your peril…

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And the Night Growled Back by Aaron Dries

They shouldn’t have run.

There are three of them, Sam, Lila and Paul—young travelers with nothing but the clothes on their backs, and yet, everything to lose. Their visit to Iceland has invigorated their senses…until the carnival. There, a single punch is thrown. A man lies dead on the ground. Blood speckles Sam’s bruised knuckles. In a blind panic, they flee the scene and disappear down an unpaved road, winding through the barren landscape.

Soon they find an empty cabin, the perfect place to hide. Twilight turns to night. All is still. It is then that the travelers realize they are not alone. Something is lurking out there. In the dark. They can hear its growls. And to the creature, the guilty and the innocent taste exactly the same.

“Like [The Fallen Boys], this new piece takes relatable actions and emotion – in this case anger, jealousy and panic – and spins them into horror that is as tragic and effective as anything based in the supernatural… And then, just about the time we’re locked in to thinking this is a straightforward piece about how a moment of anger and aggression can change everything, Dries flips the story upside down, turning it into a shocking and violent siege story that kick starts an adrenaline-fueled finale.” –

cover of And the Night Growled Back

Midnight Rain by James Newman

Midnight Rain is a dark coming-of-age novel in the vein of Robert McCammon’s Boy’s Life and Stephen King’s “The Body” (Stand By Me). It is a tale of growing up in the South, a reflection of boyhood and all its wonders, and the story of how one boy deals with a terrible secret that threatens to tear apart both his family and hometown.

1977… In a small town called Midnight, North Carolina, twelve-year-old Kyle Mackey ventures toward a strange new world called manhood… Kyle’s older brother Dan is going away to college. The night before Dan’s flight leaves for Florida, Kyle visits what he calls his “Secret Place” — an old shack in the woods bordering Midnight.

But Kyle stumbles upon something that proves his favorite spot in the world is neither as private nor as innocent as he once thought…

It begins with the naked, battered corpse of a young woman. And, standing over her, a man Kyle knows…

“A smashing dark debut that kept me turning pages.” – Ed Gorman

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Head Space & Other Uncomfortable Surroundings by James Cooper

The dark space inside our head, where reality mutates, where the people and places we trust no longer exist. This is the landscape of eternal terror, inhabited by creatures we can’t even name. It is the place we fear, and the place we belong, where our private horrors endure…

James Cooper has rapidly developed into one of the most distinguished writers of contemporary horror fiction of his generation. His stories possess a rare insight into human nature and capture the voices of those who feel at odds with the world, their strange tales resonating long into the night, leaving the reader profoundly moved. The stories collected here offer a unique view of the family dynamic and are frequently disturbing. Don’t say you haven’t been warned…

cover of Head SpaceThis House by Benjamin Kane Etheridge

What makes a haunted house? The unsettled spirits of the dead? Or the unsettled spirits of the living?

When Joey Lodge sustains a severe brain trauma, his delusions take the form of an alien spirit that guides him in the creation of a haunted house. He begins to populate the house with ghosts of his choosing, from family members to criminals, until the line between fantasy and reality blurs and even his delusions start fighting back. As terror in the house ratchets up to a maddening pitch, the alien spirit has one shocking revelation still in store…

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As always, thank you for your support!

Review: Spirit by Helle Gade

cover of SpiritSpirit by Helle Gade
Butterdragons Publishing (May 10, 2022)
94 pages; $14.99 hardcover; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Joshua Gage

Helle Gade lives in Denmark. She is a book blogger, poet, photographer, nocturnal creature, avid reader and chocolate addict. She has been writing poetry since 2011 and published four poetry collections since then. She has been fortunate to work with a bunch of brilliant authors and photographers on The Mind’s Eye series. Her book Nocturnal Embers won the Best Poetry Collection with eFestival of Words. Her newest collection is Spirit, a series of dark and painful poems about feeling lost.Continue Reading

New Book Trailer (and Pre-Order Special) for Kevin Lucia’s The Night Road

We thought you’d like to get a look at the haunting new book trailer for Kevin Lucia’s The Night Road, which Booklist called “A heartbreakingly beautiful, thought-provoking, and compelling read with an unforgettable protagonist.”

The e-book version of The Night Road is on sale for the special pre-order price of 99 cents through April 1.

Cover Reveal and Exclusive Excerpt: Michael J. Seidlinger’s ANYBODY HOME?

Cemetery Dance is proud to join our friends at CLASH Books to reveal the cover of Michael J. Seidlinger’s upcoming home invasion novel, Anybody Home?

cover of Anybody Home? by Michael J. Seidlinger

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Gwendy’s Final Task by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar: Last DAY to Win a Copy Signed by BOTH Authors!

Plus: An Update on the Variant Binding!

Tomorrow is publication day for Gwendy’s Final Task, which means today is the LAST DAY to enter the giveaway for one of THREE copies signed by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar! Read all the details on the website before time runs out!

For those who missed the video Richard Chizmar posted explaining the challenges of printing Gwendy’s Final Task, and why there are two versions of binding, here is a link!


For the completists out there, the best way to find the gray version is to order a copy from Amazon or pick one up at your local chain bookstore. The best way to get the green binding is to order directly through the Cemetery Dance online store (or to get lucky at your local bookseller).


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

Want some short fiction, novels, films, and other oddities? READ THIS!

Cemetery Dance fans take note! We want to update you on two Patreon pages you might be interested in supporting:

Billy Chizmar, who you may know from his short stories, the acclaimed novella Widow’s Point, or his award-winning short films, has just launched a Patreon page with some incredible rewards available including a signed movie poster if you’re one of the first 100 people to sign up! We’ve seen a sneak peek of what Billy is cooking up for his patrons, and it’s going to be amazing. Get in early before the best tiers are gone! Check out all the details here:


There’s also Brian James Freeman’s Patreon page, where he posts his writing and previews of Lividian projects, and where he publishes chapbooks and special edition books exclusively for his supporters. Thanks to the support of his readers, he’s been able to switch to writing full-time as of two weeks ago… not that any of us are counting! Check out his page here:


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

NEW Books From Robert McCammon Announced Today!

The King of Shadows
by Robert McCammon
A Deluxe Trade Hardcover from Lividian Publications!
Plus: FIVE New Robert McCammon Trade Paperbacks (One Signed!)

We’re pleased to report we will be getting copies of the new deluxe trade hardcover of The King of Shadows by Robert McCammon, the eighth volume in his acclaimed Matthew Corbett series, which is being published by Lividian Publications! This absolutely massive hardcover edition features Vincent Chong color artwork for the dust jacket (different from the Limited Edition) and also includes the ten black and white interior illustrations from the Limited Edition.


Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

Lividian Publications is also publishing multiple volumes of Robert McCammon’s Matthew Corbett series in trade paperback for the first time ever later this year, and we’re pleased to report we’re getting some copies of the very special bundle set they’re putting together!

Due to the shortage of book paper in the world, there will be a limited run of the offset printed true first printings of these trade paperbacks.

For collectors who want all first printings, Lividian Publications has created a bundle featuring all five books, to be shipped together this summer, that are guaranteed to be from the offset run of first printings and will be marked as such on their copyright pages Robert McCammon has also generously agreed to sign signature sheets for a book in the bundle!

Supplies are very limited! Copies ordered individually via online retailers like Amazon, etc, will not be signed and might be print on demand copies.


Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

Staffer Brian James Freeman’s Last Day At Cemetery Dance Publications!

Hi Folks!

Long-time staffer Brian James Freeman here. Today marks my final day working full-time for CD, the only workplace I’ve known since graduating college nearly 20 years ago. I’ve loved getting to know our amazing collectors, authors, artists, designers, booksellers, and vendors over the years. Working with Rich, Mindy, Norman, Dan, and everyone else has been an absolutely incredible experience.

My new job is something I honestly never thought would be possible: writing short stories for a living! If you know this business, you know that was a pretty insane dream to have. After all, when was the last time writers could earn enough from their short stories to pay their bills?

But thanks to some dedicated supporters of my Patreon, I have the opportunity to do just that, and I can’t wait to see where this new adventure takes me. (Of course, because creating small press special editions really is a ton of fun, I will continue publishing a few of my friends over at my own press, Lividian Publications.)

Here are a few links for anyone who wants to follow along with what comes next:

My Patreon

Brian James Freeman’s Website

Brian James Freeman’s Free Newsletter

Brian on Twitter

Brian on Facebook

Brian on Instagram

Lividian Publications website

Thank you again to everyone I’ve met along the way. And thank you, as always, for your continued support and enthusiasm!


New eBook Available Now! Gloria by Bentley Little

by Bentley Little

Now Available As An eBook!

Hi Folks!

We’re pleased to announce that Bentley Little’s brand new novel Gloria is now available as an eBook, and this one is strange and wonderful in that perfectly Bentley Little way! Here are some quick links for ordering:

Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo

About the Book:
Considering she had just attended her mother’s funeral, Gloria Jaymes never expected to see the woman again, but then her dead mom shows up at her house.

Gloria’s mom is… different. She’s younger than when she died, dressed in clothes from the 1980s. And nobody else in Gloria’s family seems to recognize her.

As Gloria tries to figure out the reason for her mother’s reappearance — and the odd behaviors the woman begins to exhibit — other bizarre events occur. The changes to Gloria’s world are small and subtle, at first… then they become much more startling.

The freaky situation might just be connected to a mysterious shed in a small California town. The strangers who gather around the shed seem to know Gloria’s name… and maybe they aren’t strangers after all.

With Gloria, Bentley Little presents one of his most complex and compelling novels — one that is certain to surprise readers on every page.


Read more and place your order for the hardcover while our supplies last!

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

NEW BOOK ANNOUNCED: A Face in the Crowd & The Longest December by Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, and Richard Chizmar

A Face in the Crowd & The Longest December
by Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, and Richard Chizmar

Brand New Cemetery Dance Publications Exclusive Hardcover!

Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to report we have a brand new project with Stephen King, Stewart O’Nan, and Richard Chizmar in the works, and it’s going to be something special!

We’ll be publishing A Face in the Crowd by Stephen King and Stewart O’Nan (first time in hardcover) and The Longest December by Richard Chizmar (extended version) together as a hardcover in the style of the old Ace Doubles. Two novellas in one book! Read one story and when you’re done, just flip the book over and read the other. There are two “front covers” and a unique design, so it’s a really fun concept.

There will be cover artwork for BOTH sides by Ben Baldwin (the Gwendy series), interior artwork by Mark Edward Geyer (The Green Mile), and exclusive artwork for the special editions by François Vaillancourt (Revival).

In addition to a trade hardcover edition for the bookstores, there will also be an artist signed Artist Gift Edition, which is already selling very quickly! Please don’t wait if you want one because that edition will not last long!

Read more on our website and place your order now to lock-in your copy!


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

Infinity Dreams by Glen Hirshberg: Trade Paperback Shipping Now!

We’re very pleased to announce Infinity Dreams by Glen Hirshberg is now in-stock and shipping!

About the Book:
There are people who collect coins, baseball cards, flashlights. They trade and sell them at conventions, flea markets, antique malls.

Those are not the people Nadine and Normal (a.k.a. The Collector) serve, and those places are not where you’ll find them.

Their quests have led them to decidedly less familiar characters and locales:

  • A music obsessive who gives a little more than fandom—and takes a little more than music—from the artists he loves.
  • A bouquiniste stall along the Left Bank of the Seine that has remained locked—for good reason—for 150 years.
  • A box full of View-Master reels showing tiny photographs of places—some of which don’t exist.
  • A former Nazi-in-training, haunted—to the point of life-crippling paralysis—by a taste.

But now, Nadine lives sequestered in the Northern California woods, caring for the Collector, who has slid into early-onset dementia. One day, against her better judgment, she accepts an interview request from a young journalist. Who might not be a journalist. He has come for their stories.

Or maybe for something else.

Meanwhile, down the coast, in the cities, a wildness has gotten loose, and the world is tilting out of true, and the boundaries between reality and dream are not just blurring but melting.

But is that for better or worse? And who gets to say?

Welcome to Infinity Dreams, a novel-in-stories about dreaming your life, and living in dreams, and the permeable limbo we insist on calling reality.


Read more and place your order while our supplies last!

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

Marin Ireland announced as GWENDY’S FINAL TASK audiobook reader!

Gwendy’s Final Task
by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar

Award-winning narrator Marin Ireland announced as audiobook reader!

We’re excited to announce that award-winning narrator Marin Ireland will be reading Gwendy’s Final Task, the final audiobook in Stephen King and Richard Chizmar’s Gwendy trilogy, coming 2/15/22 from Simon & Schuster Audio. Pre-order your copy here!


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