From the press release:

SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2013 – JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce a special Memorial Day Weekend offer featuring the first place titles of JournalStone’s 2012 Horror Fiction Contest.  One year ago Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald and The Devil of Echo Lake by Douglas Wynne tied for the win, spurring a rivalry that resulted in both authors heartily recommending each other’s books to friends and fans.  Now, with both Wynne and Freivald poised to release new novels, JournalStone is offering advance copies of both forthcoming books as a special bonus to buyers of the winning titles in hardcover. Purchase a signed, numbered limited edition hardcover of Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald or The Devil of Echo Lake by Douglas Wynne and get free advance paperback copies of both Special Dead and Steel Breeze shipped at the same time.  Purchase must be made by May 31, 2013.

About the novels:

TWICE SHY – Purchase Link:

High School Sucks. It’s worse when you’re dead.

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.

When creeper Dylan learns her secret, he falls into obsession, with Ani and with death. She bites him in self-defense. Persecuted by the jocks and ignored by Mike, Ani struggles through the motions of life hoping her other’s research unveils a cure, or Dylan dooms them all to a hungry, walking death.

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.


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.

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