New Book! The Vault by Richard Chizmar
THE VAULT by Richard Chizmar
The Vault is early me—for better or for worse—kind of like opening an old-fashioned road map and touching a finger to the big, black X that marks the first tentative steps of a long and arduous journey. A journey I am grateful every single day to still be traveling.
But that’s the future—and it will have to wait. Right now, let’s go back in time. Way back. Thirty years.
See that baby-faced guy slumped over his desk in front of the big window? That’s me, under that baseball cap, pecking away at my keyboard, learning, hoping, dreaming—always dreaming.
Let’s walk a little closer, and see what I’m up to.
—from the introduction.
This book is available in three states totaling only 400 copies. All three states have the same content. The hardcovers should ship in June, the paperback in July.
Black Voltage #100. 66 signed and numbered hardcover copies, $85.
Nightmare Alley. 99 signed hardcover copies, $45.
Trade paperback. 235 unsigned copies, $15
New Jeff Strand limited edition up for pre-order!
by Jeff Strand
From the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of THE HAUNTED FOREST TOUR and WOLF HUNT comes another action-packed over-the-top creature feature!
Rusty Moss has raised his niece Mia since she was a baby. Now that she’s almost eighteen, he’s worried that the life he’s given her—living off the grid in a cabin deep in the woods—is holding her back from her full potential. But that angst gets pushed aside when the undead forest animals arrive.
At first it’s just a squirrel—shockingly violent and almost impossible to kill. Followed by a grizzly bear, also aggressive and resilient, even when point-blank shotgun blasts to the face are involved.
Now the cabin is surrounded by all manner of zombie creatures. They have no way to call for help. The truck that could take them to safety is three miles away, stuck in the mud.
But Rusty and Mia have their courage. They have their wits. And, most importantly, they have an axe and a fully fueled chainsaw…
New Greg Chapman limited edition in stock and shipping!
THE NOCTUARY PANDEMONIUM
by Greg Chapman
Psychiatrist Dr. Desmond Carter had always believed that his former patient, author Simon Ryan, was dead.
But, when a bloodstained manuscript penned by Ryan arrives at his office, Desmond begins to doubt everything he thought he had known—not just about the troubled author’s past, but his own sanity. Desmond seeks the truth. Instead, he discovers the wellspring of madness.
In Pandemonium, the sequel to his acclaimed 2011 novella The Noctuary, Greg Chapman drags you deeper into the nightmarish reality of the Dark Muses—creatures forged from the very darkness in our own souls.
The words contained within will drive you mad… and damn you to Hell.
Chad Lutzke limited edition announcement!
HALO OF FLIES
by Chad Lutzke
“Horror with heart” are three words that readers continually offer when describing Lutzke’s work. Stories that force us to take a deeper look beyond the surface. At humanity. At ourselves. Uncomfortable scenarios unique in great measure.
You haven’t been here before.
Here you have four different novellas written by Lutzke over the past three years—an omnibus of dark fiction that lends itself to the horror genre in a most nontraditional way––all with the interconnecting theme that is coming-of-age. Be it a 12-year-old latchkey kid, a curious high school graduate, an orphan with the face of a skull, or even an elderly man learning to live again.
You’ll find no usual suspects here. No killers, ghouls or ghosts. What you’ll find is unsettling in its own way. Relatable, humanistic fears. And if you happen to shed a tear along the way, that’s okay. You’re not alone.
OF FOSTER HOMES & FLIES – A neglected 12-year-old boy does nothing to report the death of his mother in order to compete in a spelling bee. A tragic coming-of-age tale of horror and drama in the setting of a hot New Orleans summer.
STIRRING THE SHEETS – An elderly funeral worker, struggling with the loss of his wife, finds an unnatural attraction to a corpse at work resembling his bride in her younger years. A story of desperation, loneliness and letting go.
WALLFLOWER – After an encounter with a homeless man, a high school graduate becomes obsessed with the idea of doing heroin, challenging himself to try it just once. A bleak tale of addiction, delusion, and flowers.
SKULLFACE BOY – Having never been outside the walls of Gramm Jones Foster Care Facility, sixteen-year-old Levi leaves in the middle of the night with an empty backpack and a newfound lust for life. A journey that leads him into the arms of delusional newlyweds, drunkards, polygamists, the dangerous, and the batshit crazy. His destination? Hermosa Beach, California, where he’s told there is another like him, with the face of a skull.
New Mary SanGiovanni limited edition in-stock and shipping!
by Mary SanGiovanni
From award-winning author Mary SanGiovanni comes a collection of some of her best short fiction to date. NIGHT MOVES is a frightening journey through the shadowed and often deadly lands that overlap our world…and others. Love and loss, self-respect and self-image, obsession and compulsion, and the things that drive people slowly insane carve a path through the darkness:
• An ancient, silent evil from beneath an abandoned theater hunts those who invaded its sanctuary.
• A mother’s grief opens a door to a realm of shadows.
• The death of a woman’s fiancee initiates a fate worse than death.
• An apartment in a run-down building contains the darkest secrets of known and unknown universes.
• A wellness retreat in the woods becomes ground zero for a horrible otherworldly discovery.
• A grown woman’s loss of her teeth, one by one, is only the beginning of the unthinkable changes in her life.
• A traumatic memory comes back to haunt a woman who had run all the way to Japan to try to escape from her own guilt and loneliness.
• Ancient gods and monsters abound in small towns of Americana past and of the not-too-distant future.
It is indeed funny how the night moves, and in it, the monsters are closing in….