4 New Titles Shipping. Jeff Strand, John Urbancik, Matthew Warner, and Matt Serafini
BRING HER BACK
by Jeff Strand
Frank knows that he’s creepy. There’s nothing he can do about it. His creepiness–along with the fact that his father once killed eleven people in an office shooting—has kept him from ever having a girlfriend. When he finally works up the nerve to ask Abigail out on a date, after buying flowers from her every day for the past three months, he’s sure she’ll say no. Maybe she’ll even recoil or spit in his face. But she accepts his invitation. He’s sure it must be a cruel prank. It’s not. These two kind-hearted but weird souls have found each other, and Frank thinks his life is about to change for the better. But this is not a love story. This is a tale of revenge and madness. From the author of PRESSURE, BLISTER, and SICK HOUSE comes Jeff Strand’s darkest novel yet. “BRING HER BACK is like a Jack Ketchum novel packed with dark humor.” – Michael McBride, author of SUBHUMAN
THE CORPSE AND THE GIRL FROM MIAMI
by John Urbancik
In the middle of the night, in the middle of a thunderstorm, he wakes with no memory on a fresh grave, With a bullet hole in his chest. The name on the license in his wallet matches the stone. He doesn’t believe it. But the address on that license is his only clue. One part crime noir, one part horror, one part magic. Pure pulp.
EMPIRE OF THE GODDESS
by Matthew Warner
When Thomas Dylan’s young son disappears from their Virginia home, there’s no clue what happened until exactly one year later. That’s when robed men abduct Thomas at the point of an electric cattle prod.
They throw him onto a train, which takes him to a parallel version of Washington, DC. There, criminals hang from monuments. The robed men are from an imperial priesthood that abducts people from our world for sacrifice — and Thomas is next.
After barely escaping, he begins a journey to find his son. This means eluding authorities and navigating a society suffering from horrific diseases. When an Earthling dies here, his body releases energy that cures anyone standing nearby. This is how the priests have maintained their control — by raffling off sacrifices.
If an Earthling lives long enough, however, he’ll develop magical powers. Thomas eventually can cure disease, walk on water, and raise the dead. If anyone can stop the priests, it’s him. But this means deciding whether to find his son or save the world.
“Empire of the Goddess has some of the most exciting beginning chapters I’ve read in a long while, and the pace never lets up from there. Matthew Warner’s considerable horror-writing chops ensure that Empire of the Goddess is an effective and frightening alternate-world nightmare — highly recommended!”
— Norman Prentiss, author of Odd Adventures With Your Other Father and The Apocalypse-a-Day Desk Calendar
by Matt Serafini
It’s a species that has been around for 80 million years. It has over 300 teeth in 25 rows to trap its prey. It has very rarely been found in depths above 160 feet, meaning the frilled shark has never posed a threat to humans. Until now.
The residents of Crystal Key, Florida didn’t think there was anything to worry about. A missing girl with a troubled past was easy to dismiss, but that was only the beginning. When fishermen disappear and two girls are attacked on open water, everyone assumes the culprit is a predator stalking their piece of the Atlantic. But as an offseason hurricane descends, and communications with the mainland are severed, Crystal Key is about to discover that terror doesn’t only come from below.
Hold your breath. Until it’s time to scream.
The Special by James Newman and Mark Steensland
I only have a couple left! In-stock and shipping.
by James Newman and Mark Steensland
In a house on the edge of town, there is a room. In that room, there is a box. And in that box await pleasures beyond your wildest imagination…
Jerry Harford is fed up. Overworked. Underpaid. And damn near certain his wife is cheating on him. He’s never been one for revenge, but his friend Mike talks him into thinking about JERRY just this once.
Now Jerry can’t get enough of The Special. He’s obsessed, and he wants it all to himself.
Before long, Jerry’s going to learn that pleasure has a price and whoever said “Hell is the truth seen too late” was right … terribly right.
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR THE SPECIAL
“Reads like the twisted love child of David Cronenberg and Clive Barker. The Special is a grim fable of sexual addiction that will haunt your dreams long after you finish it.”
— Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination, Tamara, Dead Awake)
“It won’t make you go blind, it won’t put hairs on your palms; it WILL make you go ‘Ewww!’ The Special is a darkly humorous tale of sexual obsession and addiction, featuring the most mysterious box this side of Se7en. Read it … and then wash your hands.”
— Adam Howe (Tijuana Donkey Showdown, Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet)
“Completely f**ked up in the best possible way. Absolute insanity from beginning to end. I loved it!”
— Jeff Strand (Sick House, Blister, Dweller)
JUNE: New Books In-stock and Shipping
Before we get started I wanted to let you know that yes I do have some stuff planned in the future with Brian Keene. However, he is going to dictate the speed and time frames…he has no deadlines with me and I am 100% okay with him taking as long as he needs to heal. When forthcoming projects are ready, I promise you I will make timely announcements.
There are two ways to make an immediate positive impact for Brian.
Contribute to his go fund me: https://www.gofundme.com/brian-keene-burn-fund
Or buy some of his books off of amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Brian-Keene
Brian: get well soon, my friend!
For June, three books have started shipping. I have very low quantities remaining. These should all sell out soon.
What Do Monsters Fear? by Matt Hayward
After waking up one too many times in puddle of his own mess, Peter Laughlin, a thirty-five year old rock musician, has decided to kill himself. However, after catching an advertisement for rehabilitation in the back of a local newspaper, coupled with the fact that his one night stand with old friend Bethany resulted in pregnancy, Peter decides to try and clean up his act. Again. Only this time, things will be different.
At Dawson Rehabilitation, things seem idealistic. Peter quickly befriends Henry Randolph, an alcoholic in his sixties, who, along with Donald Bove, Shelley Matthews, Jamie Peters and a mentally-defunct man named Walter Cartwright, make up the rest of the guests.
Something is wrong at Dawson Rehabilitation.
Peter and Henry don’t trust the center’s councilor, a man named Jerry Fisher. Jerry’s hiding a secret. One ancient and terrible.
Tucked away in the Pennsylvania backwoods, in a remodeled farmhouse once owned by Dr. Harris Dawson himself, Peter finds himself in a fight for his life against Phobos, the great God of fear. To defeat him, Peter will have to set aside his doubts and answer the all important question: What do monsters fear?
Anathema by Kristopher Rufty
Hunter Jensen always dreamed of a big family house in the country. Thanks to the success of his latest novel, he’s finally able to make his dreams a reality in the tranquil town of Hargrave, North Carolina. Life is beautiful until his daughter Crystal tells him about the girl who lives in her closet. Her imaginary friendship is only the first of many disconcerting events that threaten to fracture his dream of country living into a nightmare straight out of his novels. Does an invisible girl truly conjure the sobs that haunt the hallways at night? Is she to blame for the bizarre noises in the darkness? Or has his daughter’s vivid imagination simply crept into his own? As Hunter seeks to uncover the secrets long buried in the town’s shadows, he begins to fear a force more sinister than anything he’s ever imagined is drawing him and his family toward their demise.
The Bedding of Boys by Edward Lorn
This is the third book of the set of five. Right now it is only available to those who have ordered the first two books. I.e., it is technically sold out. If you bought the first two books and want to continue the set, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Regina Corsi is a monster, the vilest of predators. Her desire for young boys is only matched by the bloodlust that overcomes her once the sex is finished. But she’s grown hasty in her hunting. And only a special friend can keep her disturbing appetites a secret.
Nevada Barnes is fourteen, and, emotionally speaking, still very much a child. When his stable home life is thrown into turmoil by an unexpected visitor, he escapes into the arms of an older woman, where he will find his own desire growing stronger each and every day.
In the small town of Bay’s End, Regina and Nevada dive head first into a relationship doomed for disaster, a sex-fueled madness neither will be able to satiate. But Regina’s special friend is impatient and will not be distracted by their constant coupling. It will feed, whether Regina wills it to or not. For the bedding of boys has consequences that reach far beyond the legal ramifications of her actions.
May 2018: JF Gonzalez, Wrath James White, Glenn Rolfe, and Brian Keene News.
Two apologies before we get started.
First, sorry for the lack of newsletters of late. Long story behind the reasons. I won’t bore you with the details. Going forward this newsletter will continue on a primarily monthly schedule.
Second, sorry for the lack of cover images in this newsletter. For some reason I temporarily cannot load images, but I did not want to delay this newsletter getting out as some of these book releases are right around the corner.
All available titles can be found at this link: http://thunderstormbooks.com/thunderstorm/
New announcement! The limited version of JF Gonzalez and Wrath James White’s Monsters/Animals will be shipping this month. This is Thunderstorm’s first ever “flip” book. One side is Monsters by JF Gonzalez which is signed by Brian Keene (introduction). One side is Animals by JF Gonzalez and Wrath James White which is signed by Wrath James White. Both front covers were illustrated by Chris Enterline. Limited to just 77 “Nightmare Alley” copies.
New announcement! Also shipping this month. A Box Full of Monsters by Glenn Rolfe. Black Voltage #87.
What’s in a box full of monsters? Small town horrors from the depths of Jade Lake to the heart of man, bitter cold and set to ruin. The darkness is within us all. Take its hand….
Beware the tentacles and green haze, the lady of the lake, what you might become. There’s something lurking in the waters of Avalon, Maine. You might never be the same.
In the town of Eckert, Wisconsin, seismic underground disturbances have a community on edge. Scientists can’t put a finger on the cause. There is a refrain whispered to those that list: Take them. Bring them. Ascend.
When Li’l Ron meets Sweet Kate beneath Abram’s Bridge, he’s both entranced and frightened. A compulsion to discover her history and her killer will drive him into a small town’s darkest secrets.
Three boys disappear playing a game they call chasing ghosts. They should have stayed away from the old Cobb house. At the edge of town, all hell is going to break loose.
This edition is limited to 52 signed copies. It is signed by Glenn Rolfe and four authors who each provided an introduction to one of the novellas: Ronald Malfi, Kristopher Rufty, Michelle Garza, and Michael Patrick Hicks.
One last note. White Fire by Brian Keene, which sold out on April 1st after a 48 hour preorder window, is also scheduled to ship this month.
More book announcements coming soon. See you next month!
#13. Last Day to pre-order the limited edition of White Fire by Brian Keene.
In case you missed yesterday’s announcement, this book will no longer be available after 5:30 pm AZ time tonight (4/1/18).