New Books Up For Pre-Order

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.

 

THE STRAIN DELUXE EDITION by HOGAN & DEL TORO to ship soon!

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THE STRAIN by Chuck Hogan & Guillermo Del Toro (Signed limited hardcover)

We have just found out that these beautiful editions will be shipping to us soon! We have VERY FEW left, so DO NOT MISS OUT!

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.

OUT OF THE GARDEN AND OTHER TALES OF THE BARBARIAN KABAR OF EL HAZZAR by Angeline Hawkes

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OUT OF THE GARDEN AND OTHER TALES OF THE BARBARIAN KABAR OF EL HAZZAR by Angeline Hawkes (trade paperback edition)

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.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.

–Jeff Mariotte, author of the Age of Conan: Marauders trilogy and City Under the Sand: A Dark Sun novel

By turns eerie, lyrical, adventurous, and philosophical, the stories in Angeline Hawkes’s new collection Out of the Garden are top-notch heroic fantasy, and her protagonist, the barbarian Kabar of El Hazzar, is a compelling character. The title novella from this book is a stunning blend of action, fantasy, and theology. I hope Kabar continues his perilous wanderings for a long time!

– James Reasoner, author of Redemption, Kansas

This Weeks New Comics: Buffy, Lady Death, Ferals, House of Night

Ferals issue #2. Avatar Press. Multiple covers available.

The blood will splatter as David Lapham continues to re-define horror storytelling in this Twenty First Century reimagining of the werewolf mythology. Don’t look for silly silver bullets and moon transformations here – only vicious, animal fury and lust as the secret of the Ferals is slowly revealed. Officer Dale Chesnutt is hunting a monster but he’s about to find out that the creature has set its sights on him and the mysterious animalistic woman sharing his bed. And somewhere in between the two, the normally quiet town of Cypress is being turned into a bloodbath. The mystery unfolds as amazing artist Gabriel (LADY DEATH) Andrade and gore-scribe David (STRAY BULLETS) Lapham take us someplace we’ve never been before and pray to god we never have to go back to.

Lady Death issue #14. Boundless. Multiple covers available.

She was stripped of her power and battled for her life as she walked the Earth in search of her stolen memories. She was wrenched to another dimension to learn the shocking truth that her mother is the despicable villain who is responsible for her unending torment. Lady Death has been to hell and back, and now she is faced with her greatest challenge yet: As all eyes turn to her, does she have the confidence, or even the strength, to lead a rebellion which seems doomed to failure? Valora, The Fallen, Stigmata and representatives of the last remaining free tribes all want an answer, but will Lady Death choose her destiny before the betrayal of a trusted ally leads the magically super-charged Behemoth and his amassed army of the undead to their hidden base?

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Season 9 issue #6. Dark Horse Comics. Multiple covers available.

The uptick in the zompire population has the SFPD on Buffy’s trail again–but this time, they need her assistance. However, Detective Dowling must settle for a little help from the bleached-blond vampire Spike, as Buffy has become distracted by a rather personal problem that will lead her to Robin Wood.

House of Night issue #4. Dark Horse Comics.

Having gained a new understanding of her affinities for earth, wind, and water, Zoey Redbird moves into more dangerous territory as she attempts to master a lesson in fire. Zoey seeks guidance from the secret vampyre history of Cleopatra and her relationships with two great Roman leaders–Julius Caesar and Mark Antony.

Readers gain knowledge about Zoey’s maturation as a fledgling vamp as she becomes the leader of the Dark Daughters.

* Based on the best-selling novels from P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast!

* Sexy vampyre romance on the nile!

The Strain issue #3. Dark Horse Comics.

Dr. Ephraim Goodweather scrambles to prevent a possible epidemic and find out what caused the deaths of hundreds of passengers on Flight 753. Terrorism? Chemical warfare? An airborne disease? None of the likely candidates have reared their heads, but as the first night since the incident at JFK International Airport falls on Manhattan, the question is … what will?

* Based on the novel trilogy by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan!

* Adapted for comics by Eisner Award-winning writer David Lapham (Stray Bullets) and artist Mike Huddleston (Butcher Baker, The Coffin)!

Dean Koontz Nevermore issue #6. Dynamite Entertainment.

Alone against a world of Hydra, Bobby Godric finds allies he could never have suspected. Can he save the true Earth from invasion? Will Bobby’s quest to reunite with his beloved Nora finally bring her back into his life? It’s the end of the beginning! Find out in the ultimate issue of Nevermore!

 

 

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BEST PRICE EVER ON KNOWING DARKNESS: ARTISTS INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING!! 58% OFF!

SK artKNOWING DARKNESS: ARTISTS INSPIRED BY STEPHEN KING (limited hardcover edition)

WE ARE OFFERING THIS AMAZING BOOK AT AN INCREDIBLE 58% OFF!

This 448-page art book features loads of color and black & white artwork that has directly or indirectly illustrated the writings of Stephen King. The work has been culled from the last thirty-five years, and includes most all of the trade hardcover and mass market paperback editions, and virtually all of the artwork featured in the limited editions that have been published.

For most of the art, they worked from either originals or first-generation transparencies, so most of the work is displayed with a brilliance that has never been seen. Plus, there are several pages of fold-out views, including several by Michael Whelan, Ned Dameron, J.K. Potter, John Jude Palencar, Stephen Gervais, and others. The text, written by King critic George Beahm, looks back at 34 years of King in print. It provides a detailed look at the writer and his life, supplemented with interviews with Michael Whelan, Bernie Wrightson, Drew Struzan, John Cayea, Dave Christiansen, and many others.