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Out of Tune is calling.

Front_Cover_Image_Out_of_Tune_200A song half-heard. The murmur of a voice singing in the dark. There it is again…a few words set to an old melody filled with mystery, heartbreak and horror.

Out of Tune gathers a collection of original dark fantasy tales inspired by folk ballads. Here you’ll find stories of strange creatures and strangers humans, treachery and love, murder and monsters.

Out of Tune brings together some of today’s most talented writers and sets them loose in that swirling darkness at the edge of town. NY Times bestselling author and editor Jonathan Maberry unleashes his own brand of dark forces with a line-up of bestsellers and award winners. Kelley Armstrong, Jack Ketchum, Simon R. Green, Seanan McGuire, Christopher Golden, David Liss, Gregory Frost, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Jeff Strand, Lisa Morton, Jeff Mariotte & Marsheila Rockwell, Nancy Holder, Del Howison, and Gary Braunbeck. With commentary on each source ballad by folklorist Nancy Keim-Comley.


Now get ready to dance to the music of the night.


Available for preorder!

Expected to ship in November, 2014!


Joe Ledger – Film/Cable TV!

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Front_Cover_Image_Joe_Ledger_CollectionBREAKING NEWS!  "The film and television rights to Jonathan Maberry’s “Extinction Machine” and the Joe Ledger book series have been acquired by producers Tony Eldridge and Donna Isham.

Purchase Joe Ledger: Special Ops here!

Maberry is a New York Times Bestselling Author and multiple Bram Stoker Award winner.

Eldridge is a producer on Sony Pictures soon to be released Denzel Washington feature film “The Equalizer”. His Lonetree Entertainment production company has a number of film and television projects in development with the major studios.

Isham is a film and television producer with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment industry. As Executive Director of MIM she manages all facets of creative development alongside her partner and husband, award winning film composer and world-renown recording artist, Mark Isham.


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Captain Joe Ledger. Former cop. Former Army Ranger. Currently the top-kick of Echo Team, an elite squad of first-class shooters who roll out to face down the world’s most dangerous terrorists. Not fanatics with explosive vests or political hostage takers. Joe and his team square off against terrorists who have the most advanced and exotic weapons of mass destruction. Designer bioweapons. Cutting edge transgenics. Real mad scientist stuff.

If they have to call Joe Ledger – it’s already hit the fan.

JOE LEDGER: SPECIAL OPS collects several of the Ledger short stories and presents two brand new tales exclusive to this volume. Bonus features include character profiles and a never-before-published glimpse behind the scenes of the Department of Military Sciences.

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“On Thursday, July 18, at 8:00 p.m., Stephen will appear on stage at The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Avenue in downtown Hartford, Connecticut, in conversation with WNPR radio personality Colin McEnroe. Proceeds from the event benefit the continuing educational and preservation activities of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

Tickets will be open for purchase by members of the museum on Monday, March 18, and to the general public on Thursday, March 21. At that time reservations may be made at or 860-987-5900. (Membership is available by calling 860-280-3112, or by going to Members will be given a special on-sale code for ticket purchasing.)

Stephen King fans are being given a special opportunity to purchase tickets before the general on-sale date, beginning Tuesday, March 19th, by using the promotional code CLEMENS.

Ticket prices range from $25 to $75 (additional service fees apply) with a special VIP ticket for $250, which includes a reception with Stephen King and an autographed book.

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From the website:


Yes, five readers are going to win a signed copy of RED RAIN, my adult novel about evil twins who want to “rule the school.”
The five winners will be picked at random. All you have to do is email your NAME, FULL ADDRESS, and EMAIL ADDRESS to me by noon on Wednesday, March 27.
Send your contest entry to me at:
Adults only. Please send only one email.
Winners will be announced here after March 27.
Good luck in the contest, everyone– and have a scary day!”
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne and Dark Discoveries Magazine Managing Editor, James Beach, are pleased to announce that, beginning with Issue #23, Dark Discoveries Magazine will be the new home for celebrated author Yvonne Navarro’s new column concerning Women In Horror, titled “Double X Chromosome.”

Yvonne’s first novel, AfterAge, was published in 1993 and was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel. In 1995 her second solo novel, deadrush, was published, and it also was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award, this time in the category of Superior Achievement in a novel. Final Impact, her third solo novel, was published in 1997, and won both the Chicago Women In Publishing’s Award for Excellence in Adult Fiction and the “Unreal Worlds” Award for Best Horror Paperback of 1997 from the Rocky Mountain News. Since then she has published several more solo novels, Red Shadows (a follow-up to Final Impact), DeadTimes, and That’s Not My Name, her first suspense novel. That’s Not My Name, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Paleo, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Willow Files, Vol. 2 all won at the Illinois State level of the IWPA 2001 Mate E. Palmer Communications contest (two first place and one second place, respectively), plus she swept all three awards of the Short Story category with “Ascension,” “Divine Justice,” and “Santa Alma.” The Willow Files, Vol. 2 also won the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in the category of Works for Young Readers.  Yvonne has also written a number of media tie-in novels, including seven Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels. Her most recent solo novel is the second in the Dark Redemption series, Concrete Savior. The first, Highborn, was published in October 2010 by Pocket/Juno Books. Full info about all her books can be found on the Book Page on her website.

In 1999 Yvonne ground her teeth and, after selling her house to get rid of the mortgage, quit her law firm job of fourteen years to try her hand at writing full time. She was hammering right along until some changes in the publishing world as well as a marriage and move across country made her reassess the financial wisdom of fulltime writerdom. She started a new career as a military contractor on historic Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona. As of 2013, her publication history includes twenty-two novels and one non-fiction book, and she still has those never-ending plans for more. She and her husband, acclaimed author Weston Ochse, share their lives with three Great Danes, Goblin, Ghost, and Ghoulie, as well as a spoiled and over-sociable parakeet named BirdZilla.

Dark Discoveries Magazine, a subsidiary of JournalStone Publishing, is a well-established and popular full-color slick print quarterly magazine, including a digital edition, which is internationally-distributed in the U.K., Germany, Canada and all across the USA, and features some of the best fiction, interviews, reviews and art to be found in the field of dark Fantasy.

JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets.  We publish in multiple book formats and market our authors on a global level. We are also active with major writer’s groups, including the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and produce a monthly newsletter with exposure to thousands of people. Our online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently we began our own forum. Assisted by a hard-working and distinguished staff of employees, President and Editor-In-Chief Christopher C. Payne has led JS on a rapid and successful journey to recognition and sales within the marketplace, with two books nominated for awards in JournalStone’s first 12 months of operation, and with JournalStone on the front cover of Publishers Weekly magazine in an April, 2012 issue; with three of its authors highlighted on the inside cover.

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For further information –

Contact:           Christopher C. Payne, President JournalStone Publishing



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AfterbirthPeter Creason has released his novel, Afterbirth, through Smashwords.

Description: When the Second World War summons the newlywed grooms of Lafayette to fight evil across the Atlantic, a malevolent force arrives to seduce their wives into the comfort of darkness. It is in this darkness that transgressions are perpetrated, sins are brought to life, and grave promises are forged on the sizzling uncertainty of wartime. The entire world seems to have plunged into an abyss, leaving the wives lost in an endless black void of their own making. But Armistice day arrives sudden and unexpected, and their brutalized husbands come back to start the families the Nazi’s had postponed. Both the husbands and wives do their best to forget the war time, and when all the couples find themselves expecting children, it seems redemption is finally in their grasp; until the festering lies start to bubble up from the past. Get lost in the paranoid blood bath of horror that ensues.

The book is available in a variety of digital formats here: Afterbirth

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Last Night Out

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Last Night OutTy Schwamberger’s new novella, Last Night Out (Author’s Preferred Edition), is now available to order from UK publisher, Crowded Quarantine Publications. It also contains the bonus short story, “Bartender, Please.” Below is the description of this 138 page novella.

Gabe, Alan and Erin thought one last night out on the town before their junior year of college came to an end would be fitting. The three friends did the same as always – they went to a bar. Only this time they decided to try someplace new: The Torchlight Inn. They are eager to make it a night to remember.

During their time at the shabby bar they come face to face with seedy bar patrons, a biker gang and one strange-acting bartender named T-Bone. But all is well until Alan and Erin mysteriously disappear and Gabe has to try and find his friends before being forced to pay their bar tab.

Little do any of them know the secret the place holds beneath its cracked floorboards…

Where a whole new kind of horror is waiting for them.

Check it out on Amazon (paperback $10.99, ebook $2.99): Last Night Out

If you’ve never read any of Schwamberger’s work, you can learn more at: Ty Schwamberger

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