Review: Ghoster by Jason Arnopp

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp
Orbit (October 2019)

496 pages; $12.50 paperback; $9.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

I think it’s important to tell readers straight away that Jason Arnopp writes modern horror stories like nobody else in this industry. His books are written for horror lovers alive today, in this cultural moment. Ghoster is for me, you and us—right here, right now.Continue Reading

Review: Writing as Life by William F. Nolan

Writing as Life by William F. Nolan
Dark Regions Press (October 2019)
$75 limited edition hardcover; $20 paperback; $6 e-book
Reviewed by Michael Furlong

William F. Nolan’s collected essays, Writing as Life, examines how Nolan views popular culture, the business of writing, other writers and influences on his creative process. Nolan’s writing and accomplishments are prodigious, and in this volume, he shares a life relating back to his artistic influences.Continue Reading

Muse by James Renner: Signed Limited Edition Hardcover In-Stock!

Some collectors didn’t realize we still have copies of Muse by James Renner, a compulsive page-turner by the author of The Man from Primrose Lane, in-stock and ready to ship right now, so here’s a reminder for those of you who might have missed one of the sneaky best novellas of the year!

Muse

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

Review: Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows adapted by Nathan Carson and Sam Ford

Algernon Blackwood’s The Willows by Nathan Carson
Floating World Comics (November 2019)
72 pages; $12.95 paperback
Reviewed by Chris Hallock

Algernon Blackwood’s name doesn’t permeate today’s pop culture landscape like his contemporary (and admirer) H.P. Lovecraft, but Britain’s great supernaturalist holds a significant place in the pantheon of weird literature. As one of horror fiction’s preeminent contributors, his chilling works have influenced many of the world’s best fantasy writers, and astounded readers with a sublime melding of paralyzing suspense, mysticism, and otherworldly terror. Despite their plentiful virtues, Blackwood’s tales have been somewhat overlooked as an avenue for adaptation, with infrequent dips into Blackwood’s formidable catalog, mostly as television and radio plays, some dating back far enough to be narrated by Blackwood himself (he died in 1951). Continue Reading

Revelations: Peter Straub

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

Author Peter Straub
Peter Straub

As an aspiring writer, you often don’t realize the influences certain authors have over your developing style and voice. You’re busy reading books and stories which really excite you, writing away in your own little world, and in many ways, you can’t see the forest for the trees.

I’ve been especially prone to that over the years. I tend to read many books simultaneously at frenzied paces (I’ve often said I read like other people breathe), and it’s sometimes hard to keep track of where I draw my inspirations from. It was once said Rod Serling was the same. When Ray Bradbury actually accused Serling of stealing his work for The Twilight Zone, some said Serling could never completely deny it, because he’d read so many things so quickly, he always had difficulty attributing a source to his story ideas.Continue Reading

Still Time For A Personalized Christmas Gift!

There’s still time to receive signed and inscribed copies of Gwendy’s Magic Feather for Christmas, but don’t wait too long because supplies are limited!

REMINDER: If you purchase the hardcover on Amazon.com, be sure to email cdancepub@aol.com for a signed bookplate for your book! Supplies are almost gone!

GMF

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You can also order on Amazon.com while their supplies last!

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

Review: Hollow Heart by Ben Eads

Hollow Heart by Ben Eads
Crystal Lake Publishing (November 2019)
156 pages; $11.99 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by R.B. Payne

If you like your horror fast and furious and your gameplay unrelenting, then Hollow Heart by Ben Eads will suit your fancy. In this telling of the birthing of a cosmic horror, the subtext is minimal, the text is visceral, and the hypertext feels like a drug rush when everything simultaneously makes sense and no sense at all.Continue Reading

A New Forthcoming EARLY READERS Grab Bag!

A New Forthcoming EARLY READERS Grab Bag!
Get Five Advance Review Copies
before the Limited Editions are published!

Includes A Great New Unannounced Book For Stephen King Fans!

Hi Folks!

We’ve put together one of our “Forthcoming EARLY READER” Grab Bags and the available slots are filling up fast!

The small group of collectors who order this deal before supplies run out will receive Advance Reader Copies for FIVE different upcoming Cemetery Dance Publications special editions before the general public.

These review copies are trade paperback editions of the books that are printed several months before the “final” editions go to the printer, so booksellers and reviewers can read the book before everyone else. Because these copies are printed early, they may contain slight differences from the actual final book. With some authors, these review copies — especially when they are a little different than the final book in some way — are the most collectible editions of any of their works.

Grab Bag

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Review: Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Bad Can Ever Happen Here by Michael Wehunt

Everything is Beautiful and Nothing Bad Can Ever Happen Here by Michael Wehunt
Nightscape Press (September 2019)

78 pages; $30 paperback
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

Late at night, in the comfort of my cozy bed with my husband slightly snoring next to me, I read stories about werewolves, monsters or bad things happening to people when they’re camping. I can rest easy before sleep knowing I can leave all those made-up nightmares in the pages of the books on my nightstand (I don’t camp or go outdoors so, no real threat there). Continue Reading

My First Fright featuring Chad Lutzke

Of the countles sub-genres of horror, body horror is one that I don’t often turn to. There’s just something too real, too personal about it. Sure, a madman wielding a weapon is scary, but you can (unless he’s teleporting Jason Voorhees) theoretically escape from that. You can’t, however, run from a horror that’s coming from within your very own bones, your blood. Author Chad Lutzke doesn’t have such reservations. As a matter of fact, he got into body horror as a kid, courtesy of the 1965 horror flick Curse of the Fly

Chad Lutzke is a writer from Battle Creek, MI. He has written for Famous Monsters of Filmland, Rue Morgue, Cemetery Dance, and Scream. He is the author of dozens of short stories and books such as Of Foster Homes & Flies, Wallflower, Stirring the Sheets, Skullface Boy, The Same Deep Water As You, and The Pale White.Continue Reading

NEW Cemetery Dance Holiday Shirt and Sweatshirt Design!

We’ve just listed a brand new holiday themed t-shirt and sweatshirt, which feature an original (and kind of creepy!) “CD Bloody Ornament” design we’ve never used on anything before!

If you place your order TODAY, your items could still arrive in time for the holidays depending on where you live, so please read more or place your order through this link before time runs out!

Shirt

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Review: The Fearing, Book Four: Earth & Ember by John F.D. Taff

The Fearing, Book Four: Earth & Ember by John F.D. Taff
Grey Matter Press (November 2019)
170 pages: $9.99 paperback; $3.99 e-book
Reviewed by Sadie “Mother Horror” Hartmann

I like horror that fires on all cylinders, as I’ve said countless times in interviews. I want my horror to unnerve and disturb me, yes. But I also want it to make me feel love and sadness and regret and anger, too. And I want my characters to have some shot at redemption at the end, Some glimmer of hope, even if it’s obscured. —John F. D. Taff/Earth & Ember

Book four of John Taff’s epic apocalyptic series The Fearing is, sadly, the conclusion to one of the most interactive reading experiences I’ve had since Stephen King’s The Dark Tower.Continue Reading

Gwendy’s Magic Feather Signed & Slipcased Limited Edition News!

Features An Exclusive Bonus From Stephen King That You Won’t See Anywhere Else!

We’re pleased to report we have a few more copies of our special signed & slipcased Limited Edition of Gwendy’s Magic Feather by Richard Chizmar to offer, but due to the low print run, we don’t expect these copies to last very long!

REMINDER: This special edition features an exclusive bonus from Stephen King that won’t appear in any other edition!

Gwendy's Magic Feather

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Bev Vincent reviews Doctor Sleep

Stephen King News From the Dead Zone

“The World Will Shine Again”

I know, I’m seriously late in reviewing the latest big screen adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Hopefully better late than never! I finally got a chance to see Mike Flanagan’s tour-de-force film this week and I am so glad I got to see it on the big screen. And I can’t wait to see it again, although that may have to wait, because I don’t think it’s going to be in theaters much longer.
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