JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne has announced signed and numbered hardcover 1st editions, restricted to one hundred (100) copies each, of two forthcoming JS novels, both of which tied for first place in JournalStone Publishing’s annual horror writing contest: Douglas Wynne’s The Devil of Echo Lake, with an Introduction by noted author Joseph Nassise, and Patrick Freivald’s Twice Shy, with an Introduction by celebrated author Lisa Morton.

Shipping date for the limited hardcover 1st editions is expected to be September 15, 2012. While later paperback and e-book editions of these books will be released and distributed by JournalStone Publishing, only the limited, numbered hardcover 1st editions, priced at $44.95 will be signed and include the exclusive introductions. These two special hardcover limited 1st editions are expected to sell out quickly. The special 1st edition hardcovers will only be available for purchase through the JournalStone Publishing and Cemetery Dance Publications.

The Devil of Echo LakeThe Devil of Echo Lake – Billy Moon would have given his life for rock ‘n’ roll stardom, but the Devil doesn’t come that cheap. Goth rock idol Billy Moon has it all: money, fame, and a different girl in every city. But he also has a secret, one that goes all the way back to the night he almost took his own life. The night Trevor Rail, a shadowy record producer with a flair for the dark and esoteric, agreed to make him a star…for a price. Now Billy has come to Echo Lake Studios to create the record that will make him a legend. A dark masterpiece like only Trevor Rail can fashion. But the woods of Echo Lake have a dark past, a past that might explain the mysterious happenings in the haunted church that serves as Rail’s main studio. As the pressure mounts on Billy to fulfill Rail’s vision, it becomes clear that not everyone will survive the project. It’s time the Devil of Echo Lake had his due, and someone will have to pay.

Twice ShyTwice Shy – High School Sucks. It’s worse when you’re dead. Ani Romero struggles to survive junior year as a self-imposed pariah. If anyone learns she’s a zombie, they’ll burn her.

Ohneka Falls is a small, Western New York town where everyone knows everyone and nothing of note happens. Ani Romero is a sixteen-year-old girl who wants to play sports, hang out, and kiss Mike, her middle-school crush. A childhood carrier of the zombie virus, she died at fourteen but didn’t become a mindless, brain-eating monster. Her controlling mother forces her to join the emo crowd to hide her condition behind a wall of black clothes and makeup, and her friends abandon her. As her emo facade crumbles in the face of jealousy and obsession, Ani knows that the worst thing she can do is be true to herself.

JournalStone Publishing is a small press publishing company, focusing in the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror genres in both the adult and young adult markets. They publish in multiple book formats and market their authors on a global level. In addition to showcasing new authors, JournalStone publishes a yearly anthology of collected short stories, and hosts an annual contest for Horror Novels. They 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. Their online presence and marketing effort is constantly expanding and recently they began their own forum. The company’s main goal is to publish quality novels that will showcase an author’s work and promote that work utilizing their evolving presence. 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.

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