Inner Demons by Robert Ford and Scapegoat by Adam Howe and James Newman in-stock and shipping!
by Robert Ford
Somewhere past the edge of morality is the gray areas of life. It’s a place where the shadows seem darker. It’s where people whisper about things hidden from the light of day, and it’s where the underbelly of society converge.
It’s best if you don’t walk there alone.
Inner Demons collects four novellas written by Robert Ford—fiction from the wrong side of town. A man driven by revenge and lost love. Legends come to life in a backwoods town. A family vacation becomes a nightmare at a highway tourist attraction. A mid-level gangster knows things he can’t possibly know, but at what cost?
With story notes from the author and an introduction from Matt Hayward, these four novellas will make you question what takes place behind the veil of the world you know.
The Last Firefly of Summer
What would you do for love? The man simply known as “Just” is in a bloody line of work. He chooses marks that mean something to him, but this time, it’s personal. It’s been years since he has set food in the town where he met his first and only love, and his patience is about to pay off.
Ring of Fire
Murph’s morning started off by discovering his girlfriend is having an affair with a local good ol’ boy. The day that follows is a hellish journey through the town of Bakersfield, Kentucky, where Murph comes face to face with the backwoods residents, including a nightmare he thought was only a childhood legend.
It was a family vacation for David, Molly, and Kirsten. The trip was going well until they hit a traffic jam and decided to rest for the night at Bordertown—a tourist attraction along the highway. What awaits them will test their belief in what exists and their very will to survive.
Big Stakes Jackie
Big Stakes Jackie is a mountain of a man organizing his crew for heists. He knows things, somehow, to make the scores go just the way they’re supposed to. But there’s something people don’t know about Jackie, a secret that’s slowly but surely taking its toll on him.
March 29, 1987… For metalheads Mike Rawson, Lonnie Deveroux, and Pork Chop, an RV road trip to Wrestlemania III becomes a one-way ticket to hell. While delivering an illegal shipment of counterfeit wrestling merchandise, an ill-fated shortcut through the Kentucky backwoods leads them to a teenaged girl carved head to toe in arcane symbols. Soon our unlikely heroes are being hunted through the boonies by a cult of religious crazies who make the Westboro Baptists look like choirboys… a cult that will stop at nothing to get the girl back and complete a ritual that has held an ancient evil at bay for centuries… Until now.
A Little Sorrowed Talk by Brian Keene
Today, I am announcing a new collection by Brian Keene titled A Little Sorrowed Talk. This book is going to be published a bit differently than previous Thunderstorm Books editions. It is going to be available in two states. One is a signed limited edition hardcover done in typical Thunderstorm fashion. The other is a signed limited edition softcover, which if you are old school like me, you may remember their popularity back in day. Well, they are back.
I want to talk a bit about the softcover first. Hardcover fans can scroll down to the cover (which also serves as the ordering link).
The signed paperback edition is going to be released exclusively through Nightworms along with Tales from the Shadow Side by Jonathan Janz. The details for these are going to be posted on 7/15 via the Nightworms site.
Again, Thunderstorm Books is not going to sell these direct. All orders should go through Nightworms. (The only exception to this is for paperback lifetime subscribers, special arrangements have been made so your copies will be set aside for you).
If you want to see some behind the scenes stuff, check out a video Brian Keene posted. He shows the signature sheets for A Little Sorrowed Talk paperback edition while explaining the signature sheet process.
In addition to the exciting news of bringing back some signed softcover editions, Thunderstorm is going to publish a limited supply of signed limited hardcover editions produced in the Nightmare Alley line. There are only going to be 150 numbered editions at $50 each. Click on the cover image to get your pre-order copy reserved today. These books are expected to ship in September.
A LITTLE SORROWED TALK
by Brian Keene
Grandmaster Award-winner Brian Keene’s newest short story collection examines happiness and grief, love and hate, youth and age, and the darkness thriving in the gulf between them. A criminal decides to kill himself by getting healthy. The survivors of the zombie apocalypse find out there’s something worse than being dead or living dead. An author’s meta-fictional story brings disastrous results. A father discovers that the space between him and his child may be otherworldly. An antediluvian barbarian and a modern-day ex-Amish occultist face off against the same enemy. Your dreams. Your fears. Your hopes. Your regrets. In the hands of Brian Keene, all of them are just… A LITTLE SORROWED TALK.
New Glenn Rolfe, Tim Meyer, and Stephen Kozeniewski limited editions in-stock and shipping!
Three new Black Voltage titles are now in-stock and shipping.
by Glenn Rolfe
What kind of demons await you tonight?For Richie, life’s constant cheap shots are adding up. When he finds something is watching him, he never dreamed that it would show him everything he ever wanted.When his son, James, comes to stay for the last month of summer, the changes in his father’s behavior come to the forefront. What is his father doing staring into the window in the middle of the night?Was the fiery spark in the dark real? Or is Jame’s imagination getting the best of him?Summer’s almost over.And life is about to change.Will James be able to save his father? Or is it already too late?The Window holds the answers…and the key.
KILL HILL CARNAGE
by Tim Meyer
These woods are dark and full of monsters…In 1991, hell was unleashed upon Saint Christopher’s Summer Camp for Kids. The killers left behind piles of bodies and rivers of blood. Some say a family of inbred cannibals was responsible. A masked psychopath with a butcher’s knife is another popular theory. Some still believe a camp counselor lost his mind and went crazy on everyone with an axe. But there’s also the mysterious, derelict factory that sits nearby, atop Kill Hill. A place where urban legends are manufactured, the grotesque and bizarre.Twenty-five years later, the factory on Kill Hill is still said to be operational, but no one can get near it. It’s safely guarded along with the secrets within. But there are a few loose strings and hitman Frank Harmon has been sent to tie them up. His kill list is short, but the night is long and full of unspeakable horrors. With the help of a few college students on an impromptu camping adventure, Frank must contain the mess at Kill Hill before it spreads to the neighboring towns. Before it infects the entire country. Before it invades the entire world.From the fantastical, high-octane mind of Tim Meyer, author of Sharkwater Beach and In the House of Mirrors, comes his most frightening tale yet! Summer camp this year is at your own risk.
HUNTER OF THE DEAD
by Stephen Kozeniewski
Someone has begun targeting vampires.
Vampire leaders of the thirteen Houses attribute the string of recent losses to over-zealous vampire hunters. Only Cicatrice, the most ancient and powerful vampire in the world, suspects that the semi-legendary Hunter of the Dead may be the real culprit.
Carter Price, a vampire hunter who despises the way his profession is becoming centralized and corporatized, begins to suspect the Hunter of the Dead is back, too – and no longer distinguishing between vampires and mortals. Against his better judgment, Price agrees to work with Cicatrice.
The uneasy allies attempt to uncover the truth about the Hunter, while a vampire civil war brews in the background. But perhaps most difficult of all, they must contend with their new apprentices, who seem to be falling in love with each other against every rule of man and monster…
Four hardcovers shipping! Trade paperback almost sold out.
I have shipped about 50% of the sold out hardcovers of Richard Chizmar’s The Vault. The goal is to have all the remaining hardcover books shipped out by Wednesday.
I do still have a few trade paperback available (shipping in July).
I also have three new hardcover books in-stock and shipping this week that still have copies available.
FEROCIOUS by Jeff Strand.
MAYAN BLUE by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason.
THE BUZZARD ZONE by Ronald Kelly
Mayan Blue by Sisters of Slaughter and The Buzzard Zone by Ronald Kelly shipping soon
by Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason
Xibalba, home of torture and sacrifice, is the kingdom of the lord of death. He stalked the night in the guise of a putrefied corpse, with the head of an owl and adorned with a necklace of disembodied eyes that hung from nerve cords. He commanded legions of shapeshifting creatures, spectral shamans, and corpses hungry for the flesh of the living. The Mayans feared him and his realm of horror. He sat atop his pyramid temple surrounded by his demon kings and demanded sacrifices of blood and beating hearts as tribute to him and his ghostly world.
These legends, along with those that lived in fear of them, have been dead and gone for centuries. Yet now, a doorway has been opened in Georgia. A group of college students seek their missing professor, a man who has secretly uncovered the answer to one of history’s greatest mysteries. However, what they find is more than the evidence of a hidden civilization. It’s also a gateway to a world of living nightmares.
THE BUZZARD ZONE
by Ronald Kelly
The sky darkened, black and oily; swirling, impregnated with vigilance. It was not a bad turn of the weather promising rain or storm or tornado. It was keenly alive. Silent, yet ever moving, ever watching. Ever alert for what was commonplace in those dark and dangerous days. Always with its ravenous eye upon death.
It began in Juneﾅ the Infestation. A tiny, black insect the size of a gnat appeared from out of nowhere and swiftly took the world by storm. By September, 94% of the Earth’s population was dead ﾅ or transformed into mindless, flesh-devouring creatures known as Biters.
In the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, Levi Hobbs and his family realize that isolation will not protect them forever. As the sky grows dark and turbulent with buzzards, they know that they are in the Zone and that violent and ravenous death is on the move. When the Biters invade Hobbs Ridge, Levi and the others leave their home behind and take to the road. But, heading into North Carolina, they discover new dangers and horrors to contend with; some put into motion by the Infestation, while others are conjured from the evil hearts of men unrestrained by law or conscience.
As they near the city of Asheville, the Zone grows more widespread and the hungry hoards merge into an unstoppable exodus of death and destruction. Levi and the others know then that there is only one place left to goﾅ one place in which to make their final stand.