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In 2012, we put out an open call for submissions from Abaddon Books and this month sees the release of the first e-novella from one of the authors who answered our call!
The new digital exclusive from Abaddon Books is Dead Stop – a chilling new Tomes of the Dead novella from Doctor Who and Warhammer 40,000 writer Mark Clapham.
David Larkin can see ghosts. It’s a blessing – or a curse – that’s been part of his life since his eleventh birthday. It’s not much use to him, and he mostly just tries to ignore them and get on with life, travelling around and keeping to out of the way places where not too many people have died.
Until the ghost of Melissa appears to him, in a forgettable truck-stop diner on a highway in the American Midwest, warning him about the flood of zombies heading his way. Melissa offers him a deal: she’ll help David escape the zombie horde – in exchange for finding her zombified body and destroying it…
Dead Stop is available through the Rebellion online store as well as on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and all good online retailers.
Swedish-born law student, Sofie Lackberg’s life is sent into perilous turmoil when she spots a flyer advertising a care assistant job for one night in a palatial Victorian house of gothic architecture and a marble demon out front standing sentry. But the money is too good to turn down for Sofie to keep up with her student fees. Her decision however is the worst she will ever make. The occupants aren’t what they appear. Hooded figures capture and restrain her for sacrificial purposes. Sofie has been the chosen one since her birth to give life to the creature only known as “the thing with the goat’s head”. Can Sofie change her destiny before it is too late? Or will the harrowing truth of her own existence be beyond her control?
From the press release:
Bring World War Cthulhu: A Collection of Lovecraftian War Stories to the forefront with 19 war stories rooted deep in the mythos of H.P. Lovecraft. Wars and battlefields written by top names in the industry like John Shirley, Tim Curran, W.H. Pugmire, William Meikle, Christine Morgan, Cody Goodfellow, Jeffrey Thomas and many more featuring original illustrations by artist M. Wayne Miller, front cover artwork by award-winning artist Vincent Chong (reveal coming soon) and edited by Brian M. Sammons & Glynn Owen Barrass.
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World War Cthulhu Table of Contents
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If you’re like me and just can’t get enough Stephen King, you’re in Luck. He recently announced on his website that his second book of 2014, Revival, will be published in November. I can’t wait!
From the website:
We now have permission to officially announce the release of the novel, Revival, which will be published by Scribner and Hodder & Stoughton on November 11, 2014.
A dark and electrifying novel about addiction, fanaticism, and what might exist on the other side of life.
In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs—including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.
Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of 13, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties—addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate—Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that ‘revival’ has many meanings.
The first installment of the Undead Chronicles is now out, and you may want to check it out. If you like splatterpunk, then read on.
Live Undead tour the country, bringing their blood-slicked shock rock to out of the way dives and underground clubs. Their obsessed fans follow them from city to city, unaware of the band’s horrifying secret. The lacerated throats and acts of self-mutilation isn’t simply makeup and effects – it’s all real. The members of Live Undead are vampires. They prey on the black-clad, disaffected, and depressed teenagers who flock to their shows, while leaving a trail of dead bodies in their wake.
Depressed, sexually confused, and bullied at school, Nothing desperately longs for escape. He dreams of rock and roll stardom and thousands of adoring fans, but will settle with knowing what it’s like to be special. That’s the question he needs answered when he finally gets his chance to meet Live Undead.
Eric’s life has been in a downward spiral ever since his pregnant girlfriend went missing thirteen years ago after a concert. When Eric stumbles across Live Undead, he’s shocked by their uncanny resemblance to the band that had played the night his life changed forever.
Inspired by splatterpunk novels of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Live Undead contains depictions of explicit sex, gruesome horror and graphic violence. Reader discretion is advised.
Steve Warren is the author of the Undead Chronicles, which currently includes thee installments. He also wrote the screenplay for an independent horror film scheduled to being production in Spring 2014. He is currently hard at work on his next book.
The book is currently available from Amazon at the following URL:
Remarqued Lettered Edition of only 26 copies in the world, signed and hand-lettered by the artist. Each copy includes a unique work of art painted/drawn directly onto the book’s endpapers by the artist, making each copy an original work of art.
(A remarque is an original painting or drawing which the artist paints/draws in the actual book, which makes that copy of the book very unique and collectible.)
These copies are now for sale for £64.95 + Special Shipping & Handling of £15.00.
Remember that these will contain a unique work of art from Daniele Serra which makes the book very special. Plus they are also signed by the artist and personally hand-lettered with only 26 copies available worldwide.
Don’t delay in ordering your copy as once these are gone they will never be for sale again!
Once Upon A Time in Hell
By Guy Adams
$7.99/$9.99 (US & CAN) ISBN 978-1-78108-156-3
£7.99 (UK) ISBN 978-1-78108-155-6
Available in paperback and ebook
REVIEW COPIES AND AUTHOR INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE
Saddle up! It’s Steampunk SF in the Wild West!
“A Tour de Force… I could not put The Good, The Bad and The Infernal down. 10 out of 10.”
“Supernatural cowboys and steampunk Indians… saddle up for an enjoyable ride.”
– Starburst Magazine
Guy Adams returns to his incredible Steampunk Wild West world with the sequel to The Good The Bad And The Infernal!
One day every hundred years, a town appears, its location and character different every time. The town’s name is Wormwood and it is a gateway to heaven itself. Wormwood has appeared, and with it a doorway to the afterlife. But what use is a door if you can’t step through it?
Hundreds have battled unimaginable odds to reach this place, including the blind shooter Henry Jones; the drunk and liar Roderick Quartershaft; that most holy, yet enigmatic of orders, the Brotherhood of Ruth; the inventor Lord Forset and his daughter Elisabeth; the fragile messiah Soldier Joe and his nurse Hope Lane. Of them all, Elwyn Wallace, a young man who only wanted to travel west for a job, would have happily forgone the experience. But he finds himself abroad in Hell, a nameless, aged gunslinger by his side. He had thought nothing could match the terror of his journey thus far, but time will prove him wrong.
On the road to Hell, good intentions don’t mean a damn…
Guy Adams is a no-good, pen-toting son of a bitch. Responsible for over twenty penny-dreadfuls and scientific romances such as The World House and the Deadbeat series. He has also worked with the Hammer Books Gang creating novelisations of their foul kinematographs and has been known to operate under the alias of John Watson M.D. writing novels featuring that pansy-ass detective Sherlock Holmes. He is wanted in several states and a reward is offered for anyone quick enough to slip a noose around his crooked neck. Further evidence of his crimes can be found on his Wild Western Waystation: www.guyadamsauthor.com