New, Never-Before-Published Short Story Available in Lamplight Magazine

So, I’m pleased to announce that I’m the featured artist in Volume II, Issue III of Lamplight Magazine, available in print and e-book formats.  My brand-new, never-before-published short story, “The Mime,” appears alongside an interview with me conducted by Jeff Heimbuch.  This issue also features a new installment of Jim Moore’s serialized novella, an article by J.F. Gonzalez, and fiction by
doung jai, Tim W Boiteau, Alethea Eason, and Lucy A Snyder. I hope you’ll consider picking up a copy.

THE FADING PLACE Available for Preorders

If you’re interesting in picking up my newest novella from DarkFuse, The Fading Place is now available for pre-order. The feedback I’ve received so far from reviewers has been good, so I think you’ll like this one. And it looks like you can get it at a discount if you pre-order now. I hope you’ll consider buying a copy. Or two. Or twelve (for family and friends). :)

New Short Story Collection Available in Print and Kindle

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Just wanted to let folks know that my new short story collection, A Darkling Plain, is now available in both paperback and Kindle for incredibly affordable prices.  This book collects some of my best and most difficult-to-find short fiction, including:

“Kins”   *   “The Nurses of Haversham”   *   “The Eleventh Hour Syndrome”

“Andi”   *   “Skincatchers ”   *   “Deadsies”    *   “The Amazing Morpheus”

“Goth and Crow”   *   “The Days After the World Went Away”   *   “Letting Go”

Story notes from the author

I hope you’ll consider picking this up and giving it a read.  I look forward to hearing what you think!

“Kill You” Winners and a Teaser

I’m pleased to announce the following people who purchased a hardcover limited edition copy of my newest novel, Chaos, have won the drawing for (the dubious honor of) being killed off in my next Thunderstorm novel:

H. Casper

Jason Houghton

Chris Oxer

Sabas Moreno, Jr.

Dominic Gasbarro 

Congratulations to the winners!  I look forward to killing you off as characters in my next novel! :D And thank you so much for allowing me the use of your names.  Also, as a small legal aside, Paul Goblirsch of Thunderstorm Books has likely already contacted you asking for official permission for the use of your names; if you haven’t already and would still like to be among my newest victims, please make sure you do relay that permission to Paul.  Thanks!

Also, I wanted to announce that my upcoming fiction collection, A Darkling Plain, will be available next month in both paperback and e-book.

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This book is a collection of various short story reprints, many of which are difficult-to-impossible to find.  In addition to story notes at the end about each, the collection TOC is as follows:

“Kins”

“The Nurses of Haversham”

“The Eleventh Hour Syndrome”

“Andi”

“Skincatchers”

“Deadsies”

“The Amazing Morpheus”

“Goth and Crow”

“The Days After the World Went Away”

“Letting Go”

I sincerely hope you’ll consider picking this one up when it becomes available.

 

Chaos HC and Backlist Paperbacks/E-Books Available Now!

I’m pleased to announce my backlist is back in print!  You can purchase copies of the Hollower trilogy books and Thrall in both paperback and e-book.  Also, there are still a few copies of Chaos left available, if you’d like to pick one up before they’re all gone….

CHAOS
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THRALL
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THE TRIUMVIRATE
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FOUND YOU
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THE HOLLOWER
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THRALL Paperback Version Now Available

ThrallI’m pleased to announce that in addition to the e-book and audiobook versions of my novel Thrall, there is now a paperback version available as well.  It’s the first in a series of cost-friendly re-releases of my entire backlist in both paperback and e-book.  This one is a personal favorite of mine, and I hope that if you do decide to pick it up, you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

A New Book and a Chance to Be Killed

So my new book, Chaos, is now available from Thunderstorm Books, and I am delighted:

From the author of the Hollower Trilogy and Thrall comes a terrifying new novel of madness and horror….

The Bridgewood Estates apartments are clean, modern and new—the perfect place for Myrinda and her boyfriend Derek to start a new life together. But the apartments have an extra feature not advertised—they’re built on a gateway to another world, an abyss of chaos from which horrific monsters known as the chaotic ones have come to spread their insanity sickness. As the tenants of Bridgewood descend into lunacy, unthinkable acts and violent deaths accumulate around Myrinda and Derek. They’ll have to fight Myrinda’s own growing madness or succumb to the whims of the chaotic ones.

This book is rather special to me as it marks a certain milestone, I think, in my writing. I understand from Paul that the bulk of the copies have sold already, but there are still several copies available for purchase.

In honor of the release of Chaos, I’m holding a drawing to have five of you killed. In loving, carefully-crafted prose, of course. Everyone who has bought or buys a copy of Chaos at any point during today through the end of Friday, August 30th, will be entered into a drawing to have his or her name used as a victim character in my next Thunderstorm book. Five winners will be chosen at random from the list of purchasers.

If you would like to enter for a chance to win your name immortalized as a victim of some nasty other dimensional monster, click here and pick up one of the last few copies left!

As always, thanks to all who picked up a copy. I sincerely hope you enjoy this one.

New Fiction and New Appearances

I’ve been told that in about a week, the link will go live for ordering the LE HC of my new novel, Chaos.  A little about the book:

Chaos - FRONT COVER From the author of the Hollower Trilogy and Thrall comes a terrifying new novel of madness and horror….

The Bridgewood Estates apartments are clean, modern and new—the perfect place for Myrinda and her boyfriend Derek to start a new life together. But the apartments have an extra feature not advertised—they’re built on a gateway to another world, an abyss of chaos from which horrific monsters known as the chaotic ones have come to spread their insanity sickness. As the tenants of Bridgewood descend into lunacy, unthinkable acts and violent deaths accumulate around Myrinda and Derek. They’ll have to fight Myrinda’s own growing madness or succumb to the whims of the chaotic ones.

Also, I have just received word that my 10k novelette, “Okiku,” will be appearing alongside some very awesome writers in an upcoming anthology.  I’ll be posting details about that as soon as I’m allowed to and I know more about ordering and such.

And speaking of 10k stories, I will have copies of “The Anathema Cell” chapbooks, as well as some copies of my other novels, for sale and signing at this Saturday’s upcoming charity event, Creator Cookout, hosted by Comix Connection in Mechanicsburg, PA.  During this event, comic book creators and novelists talk, sign, and cook for fans while taking donations for the Central PA Food Bank. Please join Brian Keene, Mike Hawthorne, J.F. Gonzalez, Andrew Griffith, Dirk Shearer, Jess Eppley, Brandon Perlow, Karl Bollers, possibly Rick Leonardi, and me on Saturday, August 24th at Comix Connection 6200 Carlisle Pike, Suite C, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. Bring a donation of canned food for the Central PA food bank, and you’ll be entered into a prize drawing (one entry per each food item donated).

What’s New and What’s Available

For those with an burning desire to pick up something new to read (uh…by me, hopefully), then may I make some suggestions?

My short story “The Anathema Cell,” a horror/sf story collected in a lovely chapbook format from Camelot Books, is still available for purchase in either hardcover or softcover.

You can also purchase Is There a Demon in You?, which not only includes my novella Possessing Amy, but also three other excellent novellas by Brian Keene, Nate Southard, and Wrath James White.

From what I gather, one of my scariest/most haunting books to date, based on reader/reviewer feedback, is my novella, For Emmy, which is still currently available either as a hardcover or softcover through Camelot books, or as an e-book on Amazon.

A few copies (very limited in number, I suspect) of the Hollower trilogy omnibus, a gorgeous collection of all three Hollower books with the hauntingly perfect art of David Ho, are still available according to Camelot Books, as are a few copies (also, I believe, very limited in number) of the limited edition hardcover of Thrall, with Vincent Chong’s incredible cover art.

Speaking of Thrall, which still remains one of my personal favorites, you can buy the audiobook version or the e-book version on Amazon.  If you’re looking for a place to start with my work, I’d recommend this one.

I’ve also made some changes to the website, as you might have noticed if you peek at the menu bar to your right. Those little book cover images should make it easier for you to see/purchase my currently available books.

Regarding future work, Chaos, my newest (and probably darkest) novel is going into production and I think it should be out sometime in the fall, though I don’t have an exact date yet.  My novella, The Fading Place, should be out in February of 2014.  Following that will be two novellas (one is my first real foray into a monster classic, a werewolf story) and at least one if not two new novels.

And for those of you who have been asking, I’m proud to say negotiations are underway to bring you reasonably priced, accessible e-book and print versions of The Hollower, Found You, and The Triumvirate, However, this is still in negotiations and I don’t have anything close yet to release dates on them.

Also, a short story of mine will be collected in an upcoming anthology chock full of some really great writers.  More on that soon….

 

The Anathema Cell Now Available!

Anathema_CellKicking off a new chapbook line, “The Anathema Cell”, a brand-new 10k science fiction/horror short story by yours truly, is now available for purchase through Camelot Books.  You can either get the softcover version for $15 for the beautiful hardcover version for $50.  The eerie cover art, which I think is perfect for the story, is by Stephen Cooney.  As the Camelot Books website states, “As this is the first in the series, those that purchase a copy will have first right of refusal to same number (either softcover or hardcover) with the next publication in this line.

Softcover:  limited to 100 signed and numbered copies in wrappers with color cover artwork

Hardcover:  limited to 50 signed and numbered copies 1/2 bound in black leather binding with French Marble papers and color cover artwork tipped in.”

Since copies are limited, I’d suggest that if you want one, you pick it up right away.