NERVES by John Palisano. Bad Moon Books. Trade Paperback.
Something strange has changed in Josiah. He has awoken with the power to give life to the dead. And he isn’t the only one with an amazing new ability. Halfway across the world, his brother Horace discovers his very presence can kill.
The brothers’ powers are not a secret to everyone, however. The vampiric witch Ogam plans to claim them for his own. The only hope for the brothers’ safety is to escape to the otherworld known as Alta, where they can realize the true power of their supernatural gifts.
Will they be able to defeat Ogam ,or will he take their love, their family, and their very souls?
OUT OF THE GARDEN AND OTHER TALES OF THE BARBARIAN KABAR OF EL HAZZAR by Angeline Hawkes. Bad Moon Books. Trade Paperback.
Through brutal landscapes and savage places, the barbarian Kabar of El Hazzar travels an ancient land full of witchery, forces of darkness and foul creatures. What makes a man? Is it wealth, customs and lineage; or is it the weapon in his hand and the courage in his heart? Cold steel meets hot flesh as Kabar fights, conquers and loves his way through primitive and ruthless civilizations ruled by evil kings, malevolent sorcerers and blood-splattered curses. Beasts and monstrosities match wits and swords in this action-packed, gore-drenched, loins-pumping collection of tales of the barbarian from El Hazzar.
In Out of the Garden, Angeline Hawkes delivers tales of swords and sorcery as solid as steel and as sensuous as silk slipping off a slender shoulder. Kabar’s world is wild and often frightening; his author’s imagination doesn’t make his life easy. It does, however, make for a great read.
–Jeff Mariotte, author of the Age of Conan: Marauders trilogy and City Under the Sand: A Dark Sun novel
THE AWAKENING by Brett McBean. Tasmaniac. Signed Limited Hardcover.
The Awakening by Brett McBean. As part of Tasmaniac’s hard cover line, The Asylum Projects, this will be limited to only 200 signed & numbered copies. SIGNED by McBean, Wells, and Garton
For as long as he can remember, fourteen-year-old Toby Fairchild has been afraid of the strange old man living across the street. Along with the rest of the kids in the small Midwestern town of Belford, he sees the reclusive Mr. Joseph as the local bogeyman.
Mr. Joseph’s life is an unhappy one. The memories of his past fill him with deep sorrow, and the kids of Belford have long been afraid of him, what with his unusual features and awkward gait. However, when Toby accidentally discovers the remarkable truth about Mr. Joseph, an unlikely friendship develops. Over the course of the summer, Toby will come to know about pain and death; loss and the meaning of freedom, as Mr. Joseph recounts the incredible story of his past back in Haiti. A story laced with voodoo spirits, slave plantations, evil sorcerers…and zombies. Toby will learn that monsters do exist – though not always where you expect to find them.
DUELING MINDS edited by Brian James Freeman. Cemetery Dance Publications. Book 10 in the Signature Series. Signed Limited Hardcover.
Edited by Brian James Freeman. Featuring stories by Brian Keene, Gary A. Braunbeck, Tom Piccirilli, Tim Lebbon, Jenny Orosel, and Gerard Houarner!
Cover artwork by Alan M. Clark
Interior artwork by Erin S. Wells
Where do you get your ideas?
It’s probably the most common question an author gets asked during his or her career.
This anthology isn’t meant to answer that question, but it is designed to give readers a glimpse into how the imagination works.
These talented authors were shown a haunting piece of artwork by acclaimed artist Alan M. Clark and then asked: “What worlds do you see hidden inside this painting?”
The stories collected in this book are their answers.
HOMESTEAD by James A. Moore. Cemetery Dance Publications. Book 11 in the Signature Series. Signed Limited Hardcover.
Home is where the pain is…. Kathy Erinson just wanted a hobby, something to help her relax and keep her from getting too bored. What she didn’t expect was that the illustrations she started working on would try to tell her secrets best ignored.
What she didn’t expect was the sudden wash of memories about people and things she’d done her very best to forget about: Her first kiss, her best friend, her family and the dark, dark things that were done once to protect family and homestead alike.
Something from the past has come back and that something is very unforgiving.
TYLER’S THIRD ACT by Mick Garris. Cemetery Dance Publications. Book 12 in the Signature Series. Signed Limited Hardcover.
How much would you pay to experience something truly disturbing?
Tyler Sparrow isn’t too happy about recent changes in the movie and television industry. The continuing emphasis on unscripted reality entertainment is putting writers like himself out of work. As his career enters its “Third Act” (industry jargon for the final section of a film script), Tyler decides to take matters into his own hands: he’ll create and star in his own web-based program, something sensational and disturbing that will grab the short-attention-span of today’s fickle audiences.
Trouble is, if the program is successful, then audiences will be hungry for more… and it will become increasingly difficult to satisfy their appetites.
What happens when you mix the knowledge of a media-industry insider with a horror writer’s eye for the bizarre? You get Tyler’s Third Act, Mick Garris’s satire on the twisted world of reality programs.
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, A DEWEY DECIMAL NOVEL by Nathan Larson. Akashic Books. Signed Limited Hardcover.
AFTER A SERIES OF LARGE-SCALE TERRORIST ATTACKS, New York City is reduced to a shadow of its former self. As the city struggles to dig itself out of the wreckage, a nameless, obsessive-compulsive veteran with a spotty memory, a love for literature, and a strong if unique moral code, has taken up residence at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. Dubbed “Dewey Decimal” for his desire to reorganize the library’s stock, he gets by as bagman and muscle for unscrupulous politicians and underworld figures–as detailed in the first book in this series, The Dewey Decimal System.
IN THE NERVOUS SYSTEM, Decimal, attempting to clean up loose ends after the violent events of first book, stumbles upon information concerning the gruesome murder of a prostitute, and a prominent U.S. senator’s involvement. Immediately he finds himself chasing ghosts and fighting for his life, pursued by Blackwater-style private military contractors and the ever-present specter of his own past. Decimal confronts a twilight world of Korean hostess bars, childhood bogeymen, and the face of the military-industrial complex gone haywire–all framed by a city descending toward total chaos.
NATHAN LARSON is best known as an award-winning film music composer, having created the scores for over thirty movies, such as Boys Don’t Cry, Dirty Pretty Things, and Margin Call. His highly acclaimed debut novel, The Dewey Decimal System, was published in the spring of 2011.
THE STRAIN by Guillermo Del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Lonely Roads Books. Signed Limited Hardcover.
Guillermo del Toro, the visionary creator of the Academy Award-winning Pan’s Labyrinth, and Chuck Hogan, a Hammett Award-winning author, have brought their imaginations to this series of bold, epic novels about a horrifying battle between man and vampire that threatens all humanity. The Strain is the first installment in this thrilling trilogy and an extraordinary international publishing event, and The Strain: The Deluxe Special Edition from Lonely Road Books is being designed with the ultimate book collectors in mind.
They have always been here: Vampires.
In secret and in darkness. Waiting. Now their time has come.
In one week, Manhattan will be gone.
In one month, the country.
In two months — the world…
With an oversized page size, an extremely low print run, and an “old world” design to resemble an ancient volume, this special edition will feature a high-quality paper stock and a deluxe binding selected from the finest materials available. This special edition will feature 20 original illustrations by acclaimed comic artist and film director Troy Nixey. This stunning special edition will be like no other book in your collection.