Book Trailer: The Dismembered by Jonathan Janz

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cemetery Dance will publish The Dismembered by Jonathan Janz on November 11, 2022. The e-book edition is on sale for a limited time for just $0.99! Check out the trailer below, and visit Cemetery Dance for more information.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In the spring of 1912, American writer Arthur Pearce is reeling from the wounds inflicted by a disastrous marriage and the public humiliation that ensued. But his plans to travel abroad, write a new novel, and forget his ex-wife are interrupted by a lovely young woman he encounters on a London-bound train. Her name is Sarah Coyle, and the tale she tells him chills his blood.

According to Sarah, her younger sister Violet has been entranced by a local count, a man whose attractiveness and charisma are rivaled only by his shady reputation. Whispers of bizarre religious rites and experimental medicine surround Count Richard Dunning, though no wrongdoing has ever been proven. Sarah’s family views the Count as a philanthropist and a perfect match for young Violet, but Sarah believes her sister is soon to become a subject in Count Dunning’s hideous ceremonies.

Smitten by Sarah and moved to gallantry by her plight, Arthur agrees to travel to Altarbrook, Sarah’s rural ancestral home, in order to prevent Violet from falling into ruin. He soon learns, however, that his meeting with Sarah on the train was no accident. And his arrival at Altarbrook represents a crucial but ghastly step in the Count’s monstrous plot.

“Fans of the gothic will love how Janz uses well-worn tropes in more modern ways, while at the same time readers of 21st-century horror will gain a new appreciation for the genre’s roots.” — Starred Library Journal Review

Book Trailer: Something Stirs by Thomas Smith

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cemetery Dance will publish Thomas Smith’s Something Stirs on October 13, 2022. Check out the trailer below, and visit Cemetery Dance for more information!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Ben Chalmers is a successful novelist. His wife, Rachel, is a fledgling artist with a promising career, and their daughter, Stacy, is the joy of their lives. Ben’s novels have made enough money for him to provide a dream home for his family. But there is a force at work-a dark, chilling, ruthless force that has become part of the very fabric of their new home.

A malevolent entity becomes trapped in the wood and stone of the house and it will do whatever it takes to find a way to complete its bloody transference to our world.

Local sheriff, Elizabeth Cantrell, and former pastor-turned-cabinetmaker, Jim Perry, are drawn into the family’s life as the entity manipulates the house with devastating results. And it won’t stop until it gets what it wants. Even if it costs them their faith, their sanity, and their lives.

Book Trailer: Every House is Haunted by Ian Rogers

Cemetery Dance is proud to publish Every House is Haunted, the debut collection of short fiction by Ian Rogers. This collection includes the story “The House on Ashley Avenue,” which is currently in development as a feature film for Netflix.

Check out the new book trailer, and visit Cemetery Dance to learn more.

ABOUT THE BOOK

“There are haunted places in the world, all existing in reality and every bit as tangible and accessible as the house next door. Sometimes it is the house next door.”

In this brilliant debut collection, Ian Rogers explores the border-places between our world and the dark reaches of the supernatural. A mysterious double murder draws the attention of an insurance company with a special interest in the paranormal. A honeymoon cabin with an unspeakable appetite finally meets its match. A suburban home is transformed into the hunting ground for a new breed of spider. A nightmarish jazz club at the crossroads of reality plays host to those who can break a deal with the devil…for a price. With remarkable deftness, Rogers draws together the deadly and the disturbing in twenty-two showcase stories that will guide you through terrain at once familiar and startlingly fresh.

Book Trailer: Alexander’s Song by Paul F. Olson

Cemetery Dance is proud to publish Paul F. Olson’s novel Alexander’s Song in September 2022. Check out the trailer below, and don’t forget to read Olson’s behind-the-scenes essays on the creation and publication of the book. Part One of “Singing Alexander’s Song” is here and Part Two will be available tomorrow!

ABOUT THE BOOK

For a time in the 1940s, Alexander Bassett was one of the brightest stars in the literary firmament, an acclaimed novelist, poet, and playwright, a voice for social justice. But the years took their toll, Bassett’s work fell out of favor, and eventually, the man himself dropped out of sight. By the time the world learned of his death in 1969, few noticed or cared.

Years later, a school teacher named Andy Gillespie sets out to write about Bassett’s life and visits the author’s hometown, eager to learn about his early years. He arrives in Rock Creek, Michigan, expecting to find a small town proud of its famous son, but what greets him is something much different. Only a handful of old-timers even remember Bassett’s name, and most have no interest in Andy’s quest. Doors are slammed in his face. People turn away. Even the few who seem willing to talk – an enthusiastic high school student, an eccentric shopkeeper, a colorful hotel owner, an elderly hermit – raise more questions than they answer.

Despite the odds against him, Andy continues to dig. From dusty library shelves to the neglected stones in a lonely graveyard, from the pages of forgotten journals to the shores of a remote island, he keeps on searching, and gradually he begins to unbury fragments of the truth, revealing glimpses into Alexander Bassett’s past that are unexpected, mysterious, and frightening.

Then the notes start to arrive.

Alexander’s Song is the story of an author nearly forgotten by time, a man whose life was nothing like it seemed, and a chain of darkness that began decades ago and is not finished yet.

Learn more at Cemetery Dance.

Story Origins: The characters take over in James Cooper’s THE MAN IN THE FIELD

James Cooper’s The Man in the Field is now available in paperback and e-book from Cemetery Dance! In this exclusive video, Cooper talks about the way the characters took control as he worked to expand his original short story into this new novella.

Story Origins: James Cooper on the origins of THE MAN IN THE FIELD

James Cooper’s The Man in the Field is now available in paperback and e-book from Cemetery Dance! In this exclusive video, Cooper discusses the evolution of his eerie new tale, which began as a thousand-word story and grew into a novel-length work. It all began with a question: “What the hell happens next?”

Story Origin: The Eater of Gods by Dan Franklin

Dan Franklin’s The Eater of Gods is out soon, and we’ve got an exclusive video with the author, who discusses the origins of his terrifying new thriller. Check it out below, then head over to our site to order your copy!

Nothing really dies if it’s remembered, his wife had told him.

In the dying village of Al Tarfuk, lost among the war-stained dunes of eastern Libya, professor Norman Haas learns the location of the tomb that had been his wife’s life pursuit. The final resting place of Kiya, the lost queen of Akhenaten, whose history had been etched from the stone analogues of history for her heresies against the long absent pantheon of Egyptian gods.

He never expected to discover that the tomb was the final resting place to more than the dead. And as his team of researchers find themselves trapped inside the ancient tomb, Norman realizes all too soon that his wife was right—

Nothing really dies if it’s remembered…

But some things are best forgotten.

Dan Franklin’s debut supernatural thriller is a tale of grief, of loneliness, and of an ageless, hungry fury that waits with ready tooth and claw beneath the sand.

DANCING WITH TOMBSTONES author Michael Aronovitz on the Lovecraft eZine Podcast

We’re excited to share this recent episode of the Lovecraft eZine Podcast featuring author Michael Aronovitz discussing his new short story collection Dancing with TombstonesEnjoy this fun, wide-ranging conversation below!

Book Trailer: HE WHO TYPES BETWEEN THE ROWS 2: HORROR DRIVE-IN WILL NEVER DIE!

All….okay, MOST great horror films eventually get a sequel. We’re excited to announce that Mark Sieber, one of the great chroniclers of the horror scene, has jumped on the sequel train with the follow-up to He Who Types Between the Rows. Check out the new book trailer below, then grab a copy of the e-book at its special pre-order price of 0.99. The e-book and paperback will be released on April 22!

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Cemetery Dance Movie Watch: SCARED TO DEATH

Into the Abyss, the YouTube show headed up by Cemetery Dance Ebook/Trade Paperback Editor Kevin Lucia, recently hosted its very first “Cemetery Dance Movie Watch.” Author Michael Aronovitz joined the Into the Abyss crew for their viewing of the 1980 horror flick Scared to Death

Join the crew below, and when the movie’s over take a minute to check out Aronovitz’s new short story collection, Dancing with Tombstones, which is currently on a.99 ebook preorder special

Story Structure: Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz

College professor, rock critic and horror author Michael Aronovitz discusses his approach to story structure in his new Cemetery Dance short story collection, Dancing With Tombstones!

Dancing With Tombstones is available in paperback on Amazon and available as an ebook at the special preorder price of 99 cents.

Origin Story: Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz

College professor, rock critic and horror author Michael Aronovitz discusses the origin of his new Cemetery Dance short story collection, Dancing With Tombstones!

Dancing With Tombstones is available in paperback on Amazon and available as an ebook at the special preorder price of 99 cents.

Birth of a Cover: Dancing with Tombstones by Michael Aronovitz

In the first of a series of video interviews, college professor, rock critic and horror author Michael Aronovitz discusses the interesting genesis of Lynne Hansen’s cover for his Cemetery Dance short story collection, Dancing With Tombstones — including the story of how he and Hansen first “met”!

Dancing With Tombstones is available in paperback on Amazon and available as an ebook at the special preorder price of 99 cents on January 21st.