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In-stock and shipping!

11 stories (9 new short stories and 2 reprinted classic novellas), 11 short interviews with the authors. Over 80 thousand words!

James Newman, Sisters of Slaughter, Wrath James White, Mary SanGiovanni, Patrick Lacey, Amber Fallon, Adam Cesare, Donna Lynch, Bracken MacLeod, Kristin Dearborn, and Kristopher Rufty.

Thunderstorm Books Vacation

Thunderstorm Books will be on vacation for three weeks from Monday, July 10th through Monday, July 31st.

The last day to order any in-stock books and have them ship this month is Sunday, July 9th.  Titles in-stock can be found here:  http://thunderstormbooks.com/thunderstorm/. Most of these titles are down to the last couple of copies.

This vacation will not affect books being released in August and September.  A little bit of shuffling had to occur, but the August titles are at the printer.  These will be announced upon my return. And the September titles are in process.  These are set up to be completed without production delays.

Unlike previous “breaks” and “vacations”, I will have virtually no access to emails, twitter or other social media, or even my website during these three weeks.  I am going to go cold turkey and stay away from the internet.   If you try and reach me during this time, there is a high probability I won’t respond until August 1st.  However, please note, I will respond to everything as soon as I am back.

Thanks!

 

June and July titles are in stock and shipping

Hello all,

June’s titles came in a bit late and July’s titles came in a bit early.  Click on the cover images to get your order in before they sell out!

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A Weirdish Wild Space by Mary SanGiovanni is a nonfiction collection you don’t want to miss!  The new Nightmare Alley imprint begins.  $50

Acclaimed author Mary SanGiovanni presents A Weirdish Wild Space, a collection of non-fiction essays about horror in fiction, cinema, art, and video games as well as essays about being a writer, a mother, a lover, a daughter, and a sister. In addition to historical essays about the publishing business are also remembrances of friends and mentors, women’s changing roles as creators of horror media, academic analyses of the craft, and more. A must-have addition to collector’s of Mary SanGiovanni’s work, this volume is raw and vulnerable, an earnest and endearing look inside the mind and heart of the creative mind.

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The Sound of Broken Ribs by Edward Lorn.  Get your copy today!  Cloth bound, signed copy.  $45

Lei Duncan has it all: the ideal life, the perfect career, a loving husband. What more could someone ask for? It is with this in mind that Lei takes her morning run, oblivious to everything ahead.

Belinda Walsh has lost it all: her home, her husband, her mind. She thought she knew Dan, but one phone call changed all that. Now everything she’s known to be true is a lie. It is with this in mind that she goes looking for something—or someone—to destroy.

When the lives of two strangers intersect, something will be born of the connection. For one of these two souls, the truth of the world will shift and morph into something powerful and dangerous. A darkness of the mind, a tear in sanity.

And something will peek through that darkness, beckoned by the sound of broken ribs.

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Other Words by Brian Keene. The last White Lightning book ever! This leather bound non fiction collection will line up perfectly with your Trigger Warnings and Unsafe Spaces! $95

OTHER WORDS collects — for the first time anywhere — Brian Keene’s non-fiction about other writers and books, including Brian Hodge, John Skipp, Richard Laymon, Tom Piccirilli, Mary SanGiovanni, Weston Ochse, David B. Silva, Tim Lebbon, James A. Moore, Gene O’Neill, C. Robert Cargill, the World Horror Convention, a history of occult detectives, and much more, as well as rare, in-depth essays on his own works such as THE RISING series, DARK HOLLOW, the EARTHWORM GODS saga, and others. A must read for any fan of horror fiction, Thunderstorm Books is proud to present Brian Keene’s OTHER WORDS.

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Adam Howe’s massive novella collection. Black Voltage edition limited to just 52 copies. $85

 

 OF BADGERS & PORN DWARFS

To pay back a gambling debt and avoid being castrated, dwarf porn star Rummy Rumsfeld must survive a geriatric pederast, redneck pornographers, a morbidly obese nymphomaniac with serious personal hygiene issues, a dwarf-eating badger, and George Lucas.

JESUS IN A DOG’S ASS

Dumbass desperadoes incur the wrath of a trailer trash church group when they kidnap a Jack Russell Terrier with the image of Jesus Christ on its butt.

FRANK, THE SNAKE, & THE SNAKE

Schmuck mob associate Frank Piscopo emerges from Witness Protection to embark on a disastrous drug deal that leaves him fighting for his life against a giant Burmese python with a taste for Italian-American.

DAMN DIRTY APES

Boxer turned strip club bouncer Reggie Levine leads a misfit posse on a backwoods safari for the rogue cryptid that abducted the high school football mascot. But as our unlikely heroes venture into the heart of darkness, they will discover worse things waiting in the woods than just the Bigelow Skunk Ape.

DIE DOG OR EAT THE HATCHET

Carjacked and snatched by an escaped mass killer, a timid diner waitress becomes the meat in a maniac sandwich when she and her kidnapper encounter deranged twin brothers.

GATOR BAIT

Prohibition-era 1930s: A seedy piano player with an eye for the dames gets a new gig at a Louisiana honky-tonk owned by vicious bootlegger Horace Croker and his trophy wife, Grace. Folks come to The Grinnin’ Gator for the liquor and burlesque girls – and for the bloody exhibitions of Big George, the giant alligator Croker keeps as a pet.

 
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The Nightmare Girl by Jonathan Janz. Jonathan’s Shadow Side imprint continues! Only 60 copies, $75

When Joe Crawford sees the toddler being abused by the boy’s young mother in a gas station parking lot, he doesn’t think; he steps in and tries to help the child. Only after the child is in custody does Joe learn that the young mother is a member of an ancient Irish fire cult, a collection of zealots so extreme and violent that Joe, his wife, and his young daughter become targets of their wrath. The sinister cult members are bent on revenge, and they’ll stop at nothing to destroy everything Joe holds dear.

Most of all, they want their child back.

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And finally a reprint anthology I put together celebrating early Thunderstorm and honoring Don Koish. Evil’s Influence. Only 72 copies, $99. (This one is selling extremely fast and is nearly sold out).

 

EVIL’S INFLUENCE
by Brian Keene, Brett McBean, Nate Southard, Ronald Kelly, and Bryan Smith

Since its creation, Thunderstorm Books has offered the discerning horror fan collectible pieces of art and provided authors both new and old, unknown and celebrated, a showcase for their unique voices.

An integral part of that creation was the wisdom and guidance of Don Koish, who helped pave the way for quality works of horror with his much beloved Necessary Evil Press. Now, in celebration of a nearly decade of publishing, as well as honoring the influence of Necessary Evil, Thunderstorm Books offers a collection from its first five published writers.

Featuring both Thunderstorm Books and Necessary Evil Press classics by Brian Keene, Brett McBean, Bryan Smith, Nate Southard, and Ronald Kelly. Five authors. Five novellas. Five short stories. Sure to sell out soon.

Table of Contents:

Take the Long Way Home by Brian Keene
House Call by Brian Keene
The Familiar Stranger by Brett McBean
Amanda’s Gift by Brett McBean
Just Like Hell by Nate Southard
Working the Bag by Nate Southard
A Shiny Can of Whoop Ass by Ronald Kelly
Diary by Ronald Kelly
The Halloween Bride by Bryan Smith
Standing in Line for the Death Machine by Bryan Smith

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New Edward Lorn novel up for pre-order!

THE SOUND OF BROKEN RIBS
by Edward Lorn

Lei Duncan has it all: the ideal life, the perfect career, a loving husband. What more could someone ask for? It is with this in mind that Lei takes her morning run, oblivious to everything ahead.

Belinda Walsh has lost it all: her home, her husband, her mind. She thought she knew Dan, but one phone call changed all that. Now everything she’s known to be true is a lie. It is with this in mind that she goes looking for something—or someone—to destroy.

When the lives of two strangers intersect, something will be born of the connection. For one of these two souls, the truth of the world will shift and morph into something powerful and dangerous. A darkness of the mind, a tear in sanity.

And something will peek through that darkness, beckoned by the sound of broken ribs.

A Weirdish Wild Space New Mary SanGiovanni up for pre-order!

Acclaimed author Mary SanGiovanni presents A Weirdish Wild Space, a collection of non-fiction essays about horror in fiction, cinema, art, and video games as well as essays about being a writer, a mother, a lover, a daughter, and a sister. In addition to historical essays about the publishing business are also remembrances of friends and mentors, women’s changing roles as creators of horror media, academic analyses of the craft, and more. A must-have addition to collector’s of Mary SanGiovanni’s work, this volume is raw and vulnerable, an earnest and endearing look inside the mind and heart of the creative mind.

$50 signed limited edition hardcover.

OPEN FOR PRE-ORDERS! This books should start shipping in mid-June.