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It was a simple job, babysitting really; keep surveillance on the minister’s wife until she went safely to bed. Then all hell broke loose! Igor Award-winning writer Doug Lamoreux, author of Dracula’s Demeter, The Melting Dead, and The Devil’s Bed, brings you his newest journey into mystery/terror fiction, Corpses Say the Darndest Things.
The death of Katherine Delp, wife of Chicago’s most beloved televangelist is only the beginning. Someone is homiciding their way through the congregation of the Temple of Majesty Church and, thanks to his eager and awkward young secretary, private eye Nod Blake, an aging throwback to a by-gone era of detecting on the mean streets (a dinosaur that hasn’t got the memo that he is extinct who, yeah, sometimes thinks he’s Bogart, George Raft, and Lee Marvin rolled into one), has been dumped in the middle of it all. Not just dumped, but tossed on his head. The resulting injuries have, somehow, opened the door to the here-after. Dead people, Blake believes, are talking to him. Are the victim’s really begging the last gumshoe for help from the other side of the grave? Is he hallucinating? Or has he lost his friggin’ mind? When his nemesis, police Detective Lieutenant Wenders finds evidence that Blake is the murderer, the private dick’s life becomes a great big soup sandwich. Corpses Say the Darndest Things, a paranormal murder mystery (with a sly sense of humor) set in 1979 Chicago, where a maniacal killer on the loose in The Windy City… is the good news.
Available in paperback and Kindle editions. http://www.amazon.com/Corpses-Darndest-Things-Doug-Lamoreux/dp/1493759930/re f=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1384382166&sr=1-1
Hellnotes is inundated with requests to review books, and we just can’t keep up. We’re asking for you to help, that is if you’d like to be a published reviewer. Interested? If so, read the note below from Ken Heard, our Review Coordinator:
My name is Ken Heard, and I am the new Reviews Editor for Hellnotes.com. Aaron French has accepted a promotion to Assistant Editor with Dark Discoveries, and I have taken over for Aaron coordinating reviews for Journalstone’s website for all things horror.
We are currently seeking additional book reviewers to provide original, thoughtful, and timely reviews of recent and upcoming titles in horror and related genres. This is a voluteer position, but a small number of reviews from Hellnotes.com are selected to appear in Dark Discoveries Magazine, and a token payment of $10 is offered when your work is reprinted. Hard copies or licensed eBooks provided to reviewers by publishers remain the author’s property after the review has been completed.
We are looking for individuals who are committed to promoting the horror genre and helping readers discover new authors and titles. This is a great opportunity to work with some fantastic people, discover new authors, make connections, and stretch the budget on your expensive book-reading habit! Approximately once per week, a list of available titles is distributed and reviewers respond with their preferences. I then assign titles based on a combination of “first come, first served,” and other factors such as who still owes reviews, who has helped out by taking one that needed doing even if it wasn’t their first choice, and specific expertise in an area (if relevant).
Professional experience in reviewing and editing is not required, but neither I nor our webmaster can take the time to edit and proofread your work, so it must be clean and ready for publication on submission. A sample of your writing may be required, but could include reviews from Amazon, Goodreads, or your personal website.
Authors retain copyright but grant Journalstone first electronic rights and the right to archive reviews on Hellnotes.com indefinitely. In addition, authors grant right of first refusal for first print rights in Dark Discoveries as described above. This grant of rights is non-exclusive after the review is published on Hellnotes.com, and authors may reprint their reviews in other venues with appropriate attribution.
BIRMINGHAM, UK, Nov 20, 2013 — Short, Scary Tales Publications is delighted to announce that BEWARE THE DARK magazine now has retail distribution through WorldWide Magazine Distribution Ltd. (www.wwmd.co.uk). This will greatly increase the magazine’s distribution and make it available in brick and mortar stores.
The first stores to stock BEWARE THE DARK are the following Forbidden Planet International stores in the UK:
A few export retailers will also be stocking the magazine:
Aspen — Australia
Multi Arts — Taiwan
IMS MEIR — Belgium
Hopefully many more stores will follow in the weeks and months to come.
Any retailers wishing to stock BEWARE THE DARK magazine please contact WorldWide Magazine Distribution. www.wwmd.co.uk.
About BEWARE THE DARK magazine
BEWARE THE DARK is the new horror fiction & dark art magazine from SST Publications.
Published three times per year (approx. every four months), the magazine is a unique size (7.44 x 9.69 inch), perfect bound publication with a full-colour interior.
The debut issue includes horror fiction by the legendary Ramsey Campbell, and Bram Stoker Award Winners Jack Ketchum and Kealan Patrick Burke, plus many more. There’s also regular columns by horror great Ray Garton, and also award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick. This issue also features an interview with Kasey Lansdale, daughter of best selling author Joe R. Lansdale.
The beautiful cover art is supplied by multi-award winning artist Vincent Chong. And the fantastic interior story illustrations and dark art are provided by greats such as: Vince Natale, Glenn Chadbourne, Allen Koszowski, Alfred Klosterman, Daniele Serra, plus many more.
The magazine contains a full-colour interior and this first issue is a huge 158 pages. It is published three times per year (Jan, May & Sept). It contains horror fiction, dark art (and an art gallery by the cover artist), plus regular columns, interviews and reviews. www.sstpublications.co.uk
Co-owned by Smiths News and Menzies Distribution, we serve over 5000 outlets with magazines every month. With titles to complement all of Britain’s 200,000 niche and specialist retailers unique service and range offering, our main clients include music stores, gaming stores, garden centres, vintners, chandlers, model shops and equestrian centres. Demonstrating that we are so much more than just a distribution company, we also manage publishers and other suppliers associated products and categories through our Logistics Solutions division. Clients use our expertise and buying power in transport and logistics for the direct supply of products to businesses across the UK and Internationally.
We pride ourselves on delivering a friendly, fast and effective service. Making the process manageable and profitable for our trading partners, we provide bespoke solutions ensuring each of our clients. www.wwmd.co.uk
From the Press Release:
Dark Regions Press releases THE RAVINE by William Meikle, a new weird wild west horror novel from the author of The Invasion, The Hole, Sherlock Holmes: Revenant, Professor Challenger: The Island of Terror and many other books and short stories.
The new novel is currently available in ebook, trade paperback and Deluxe Signed Slipcased Hardcover at: http://www.darkregions.com/books/the-ravine-by-william-meikle
Cavalry officer Stephens wants to keep his troopers safe, but when he is pulled into the oldest conflict of them all, he must choose – to serve, or to die.
Saloon-hand Jacob wants to live a quiet life, play his fiddle, and sink a few beers. But something has come to his town-something old, hungry, and far from quiet.
Farmer Joe Clancy wants to keep his herd alive long enough to be able to sell them and save his farm. But first, he has to save his family, as death stalks the corrals.
To fight the growing menace, the three men must confront their inner demons and an all too real evil, one that threatens the lives of everyone it touches.
“I have become a big fan of Mr. Meikle, his books are always good and he is one hell of a storyteller.” – Famous Monsters of Filmland
“In a literary world of mediocrity, William Meikle stands out as an author of almost arcane talents.” – J Kent Holloway, author of Primal Thirst
“William Meikle’s short stories and novels are shining examples of what is missing in horror fiction today: atmospheric in style, old-school in character, with an intriguing story to be told.” – David Wynn, Mythos Books
Order trade paperback or preorder Deluxe Signed Slipcased Hardcover edition at: http://www.darkregions.com/books/the-ravine-by-william-meikle
Order trade paperback edition at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Ravine-William-Meikle/dp/1626410135
Order ebook edition at: http://www.amazon.com/The-Ravine-William-Meikle-ebook/dp/B00GRIAI8S