JournalStone is making a splash in the indie horror genre with the books they are publishing and the authors they are signing. I must add a disclaimer here. Hellnotes is part of the JournalStone family. With that being said, their new project, Limbus, Inc., looks to be a winner.
Listen to one of the contributing authors, Jonathan Maberry, as he discusses the project with Publishers Weekly.
Below is the synopsis for the book:
“LIMBUS, INC., a shadowy employment agency, operates at the edge of the normal world. Its recruitment methods are haphazard to the ordinary eye: a tattered flyer taped to a power pole, a display ad in the Yellow Pages that keeps changing, an Internet popup ad that won’t go away. Who, or what, will they recruit next?
The murky world of LIMBUS, INC. beckons the laid-off, the downsized, the desperate. LIMBUS’s employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company.
Job offers vary greatly in their particulars: one might find anything from a high-level assassination to a seemingly simple cat-sitting job and all the worlds of horror/dark fantasy in between.
A “found” business card reads:
Are you laid off, downsized, undersized?
Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606
How lucky do you feel?