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Horror comes in many forms.
There’s a misconception about horror, that it has to be bloody, it has to be filled with entrails and viscera, it has to have demons or knives. It has to involve vampires. It has to have a monster.
But horror has many faces. It can be a mother, in the heat of summer, alone in an empty parking lot, realizing she’s locked her keys and purse in the car… with her twelve-month old infant strapped in the back seat. It can be a stalker in an alley or a withering disease. Horror comes in many shapes and sizes, some of them more mundane than others, some perhaps messier. But in the end, all horror stories have one thing in common. The monster is the truth.
That truth may be that we all die one day. Those we love, those we care about, will all at some point, cease to breathe, cease to walk and laugh, cease to tell their stories, and simply become inert.
In this collection you’ll find a variety of ways in which the truth is told. People trapped in their own bodies, infected and mindless, forced to obey their hunger; men seeking the cosmic truth to find they wish they’d never discovered it; the Antichrist with his own congregation of followers, with claws and wings and livers for eyes; a parasitic fungus which feeds on information, memories, and bodies; a corporation makes a devil’s bargain with people too desperate for work to say no; a failing author finds himself possessed to write a horror bestseller at a steep price; a crime investigation turns into something far more terrifying; a man finds himself haunted by a child born in the catacombs of a sanitarium; this guy keeps appearing and I can’t stop killing him.
All these stories speak of the unspoken truths, of the dark places in our minds we pretend we don’t see. They speak of entropy in its purest form, of the all-devouring maw to which we all return one day.
So step right in, take a seat. Face the truth with us. – Martin Kee
The initial titles in the bundle (minimum $3 to purchase) are:
- Bloom by Martin Kee
- Hell’s Muse by Jack Wallen
- Limbus, Inc. by Jonathan Maberry, Joseph Nassise, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Brett J. Talley and Anne C. Petty
- That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley
- Tunnel Vision by Tanya Eby
- Crime Seen by Michaelbrent Collings
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $12, you’ll get another three books:
- Irregular Creatures by Chuck Wendig
- I, Zombie by Hugh Howey
- The Red Church by Scott Nicholson
The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub, and .mobi) for all books, but after the three weeks are over, the bundle is gone forever!
It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.
Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.
- Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
- Pay what you want (minimum $3): You decide how much four fantastic books are worth to you. If you can only spare a little, that’s fine! You’ll still get access to SIX thrilling titles.
- Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there’s nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
- Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. We’re currently featuring Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
- Receive extra books: If you beat our bonus price, you’re not just getting SIX books, you’re getting NINE!
StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.
Announcing a party open to the public for Dark Regions Press. Come check out the operation and offices, meet the staff, enjoy free food and drinks and take advantage of the final leg of the big Summer Sale and get 33% off any in-stock titles. 4pm – 9pm on July 18th, 2014. 6635 N. Baltimore Ave., Ste. 241, Portland, OR. 97203.
From Chris Morey:
Hey guys! I hope to see many of you tomorrow. We should easily have everything set up by 4PM, including beer, wine, coffee and food. Also, all of you are welcome to stop by the DRP office at any time to buy our books direct at a 20% discount in the future after the open house party is complete (just try to give me a heads up when you plan on stopping by). Of course tomorrow is an increased discount of 33%
Cathedral Park Place is a big office building right across from Cathedral Park at the bottom of Baltimore Ave. next to the St. John’s bridge! The easiest way to find the DRP office is to go up the stairs through the front entrance with all of the glass panels. Go through the the heavy doors at the top of the stairs, take an immediate left then take another left down the small walkway into the hallway and you’ll find us.
This should be a good time. Let’s drink and nerd out about horror stuff. See you guys soon!
Hellnotes is seeking a Social Media Coordinator. This would involve spending a little time every day finding and sharing horror-related content through the Hellnotes Facebook and Twitter feeds. The goal is to find material on the web and Facebook that will draw likes and shares back to our page/feed and increase our social media presence. We don’t want to drown out our original content, but do want to increase our reach.
We are also seeking an Interviews Editor. We have a lot of book reviewers, but very small number of people who are interested in conducting interviews. We’d like someone who can recruit people interested in conducting interviews, help connect interviewers with authors/editors, and then proof incoming interviews before submitting them to be posted to the site.
These positions are not paid, but we can offer a complimentary subscription to Dark Discoveries Magazine and the opportunity to build your network in the horror community. If interested, contact us here.
I’m Silvia Moreno-Garcia and I am a writer, editor and the publisher of Innsmouth Free Press. IFP will be reading open submissions for SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS, the first all-woman Lovecraft anthology, this November. Guidelines: http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/blog/open-call-guidelines-for-she-walks-in-shadows/
As a writer, I’ve published many stories, some of them Lovecraftian (one appears in THE BOOK OF CTHULHU). My debut collection SHE WALKS IN SHADOWS is a finalist for a Sunburst Award (Canadian award) and I have a debut novel, SIGNAL TO NOISE, coming out next year.
Although I own a tiny press I also edit for other presses and I edited the zombie anthology DEAD NORTH and the upcoming FRACTURED: TALES OF THE CANADIAN POST-APOCALYPSE.
This year I went to Toronto to speak about V.C. Andrews and Lovecraft, and you can read that diddy here: http://silviamoreno-garcia.com/blog/2014/03/squid-squid-squid/
For a dayjob I work for the Faculty of a Science of a Canadian university and I am completing my part-time (thankfully) Master’s degree in Science and Technology Studies. My proposed thesis at this point would focus on eugenics science of the early 20th century and Lovecraft. That was long. Nice to meet you.
JOE R. LANSDALE & DANIELE SERRA GRAPHIC NOVEL
BIRMINGHAM, UK, June 22, 2014 – Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) Owner, Paul Fry is even more delighted to announce that the graphic novel book deal with multi-award winning and best-selling author Joe R. Lansdale, and award-winning professional illustrator and comic artist Daniele Serra is now a TWO book deal! The first book, which will be a graphic novel adaptation of one of Joe’s classic short stories adapted and illustrated by Daniele, will be published late 2014 and promises to be something very special. The second book (another of Joe’s classic short stories also adapted and illustrated by Daniele) will be published in 2015. Paul is unbelievably excited and honoured to be publishing not one but TWO books by the legend that is Joe R. Lansdale and the incredibly talented Daniele Serra and can’t wait for people to see them.
Joe R. Lansdale is the author of numerous novels and short stories and the recipient of many recognitions for his work. Among them the Edgar Award, 9 Bram Stokers, one being life achievement. He is also a Grandmaster of Horror from the Horror Writers of America. He also received the Grinzane Cavour Prize for literature, and is a member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and the Texas Institute of Letters, and is Writer in Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University. His work has been adapted to comics and films such as Bubba Ho-Tep, and the forthcoming Cold in July. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife.
Daniele Serra was born and lives in Italy. He works as an illustrator and comic artist. His work has been published in Europe, Australia, United States and Japan. He has worked for DC Comics, Image Comics, Cemetery Dance, Weird Tales magazine, PS Publishing and other publications. He’s a winner of the British Fantasy Award. Find him at www.multigrade.it.
SST Publications (www.sstpublications.co.uk) is an independent publisher focusing on publishing the best in horror and erotic horror fiction. We have published several books; our first title, Cold Storage included an introduction by legendary author Graham Masterton. Our most recent books include the erotic horror anthology Peep Show, Volume 2 and the debut dark, thriller novel Don’t Stand So Close by screenwriter/director Eric Red. We also published the classic erotic horror magazine Peep Show, and have recently launched our new horror fiction & dark art magazine Beware the Dark, which is a unique size (7.44 x 9.69 in), full-color interior, high-quality produced mag of between 100-130 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork. SST has also launched a new Art Book Series and will publish some of the best artists in the genre. Our first title Veins and Skulls is by award-winning professional illustrator Daniele Serra. We publish our titles in multiple formats and they are distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.
Short, Scary Tales Publications
Independent publisher of horror & erotic horror
15 North Roundhay, Birmingham, B33 9PE, UK
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.sstpublications.co.uk | @SSTPublications
BEWARE THE DARK #2 – TOM PICCIRILLI SPECIAL ISSUE:
DARK WORK by Keith Minnion:
VEINS AND SKULLS by Daniele Serra:
DON’T STAND SO CLOSE by Eric Red:
Dark Hall Press is proud to present its newest release, Sinners Circle by Karina Sims – a terrifying glimpse into the mind of a female serial killer… Available in Kindle and paperback editions.
Synopsis: Enter the twisted mind of Amanda Troy, antisocial porn shop employee by day, sadistic serial killer by night. Haunted by her past and uncertain of her future, Amanda inhabits a savage world of drug use, sexual abandon, and violence, perpetually careening between apathy and hope. All this changes as a stabilizing force enters her life in the form of a young woman, but will it be enough to save her from the past?
About the Author: Karina Sims is from Beaver Falls, British Columbia, Canada. She attended Selkirk College, skipping most of her classes to play guitar with the music students. She was never in a school play and she likes cats more than dogs. Her greatest weakness is women. Karina has been published in several online magazines, this is her first novel.
About Dark Hall Press: Dark Hall seeks to promote a diverse body of quality works, advancing the tradition of Horror storytelling as well as providing exposure for up-and-coming writers.
Our list includes works of supernatural and non-supernatural horror, as well as cross-genre pollinations (sci-fi/horror, fantasy/horror, noir/horror, etc.) and experimental works.
All Dark Hall titles are published in simultaneous eBook and paper editions, with distribution of the latter via Ingram.
Visit Dark Hall online: http://darkhallpress.com/