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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.

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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!

NIGHT MOVES
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….

 

New Kelli Owen limited edition up for pre-order!

Expected to ship in less than 2 weeks!  Teeth by Kelli Owen gets the Black Voltage limited edition treatment!

 

TEETH
by Kelli Owen

All myths have a kernel of truth. The truth is: vampires are real.

They’ve always been here, but only came out of hiding in the last century. They are not what Hollywood would have you believe. They are not what is written in lore or whispered by the superstitious.

They look and act like humans. They live and love and die like humans. Puberty is just a bit more stressful for those with the recessive gene. And while some teenagers worry about high school, others dread their next set of teeth.

Vampires are real, but in a social climate still struggling to accept that truth, do teeth alone make them monsters?

New Charles Colyott and Mark Steensland Book in-stock and shipping!

JIMMY THE FREAK
by Charles Colyott and Mark Steensland

From Charles Colyott, acclaimed author of the Randall Lee mystery series, and Mark Steensland, co-
author of The Special, comes an emotional roller coaster of razor-sharp suspense.

Thanks to being dropped on his head when he was a baby, Jimmy is now both mentally disabled and
psychic. This has made him the perfect target for abuse by those who would exploit his wild talent for
their own power and glory.

Disgusted by his part in the game, Jimmy’s bodyguard Mike takes him on the run. But Mike’s boss isn’t
the sort to let a meal ticket go easily, so he dispatches a brutal hitman named Ash to hunt them down
and bring Jimmy back to work.

Winding through a snow-covered landscape of back alleys, cheap motels, and strip clubs, Mike must
fight his own personal demons while desperately trying to keep Jimmy free.

ADVANCE PRAISE FOR JIMMY THE FREAK

“Loved it! Colyott and Steensland have crafted an intense thrill ride full of suspense, action and heart.
Rain Man meets Midnight Run with some Stranger Things sci-fi mixed in. Highly recommended!”
— Stephen J. Smith, screenwriter of SUMMER OF ’84, author of THE SABRAEL CONFESSION

“Jimmy the Freak is a road trip thriller with a wild mix of heart, internal battles of right and wrong, and a
touch of the supernatural that ties it all together. Its pages are filled with conflicted characters trying to
fulfill what they believe to be their own personal truth. The only problem? Those truths conflict with
every other character’s motivations. Witty dialogue and a crackling pace make this novella a must-read.”
— Glen Krisch, author of NOTHING LASTING and WHERE DARKNESS DWELLS

“Poignant enough to rip your heart in two but at the same time as dark as a serial killer’s soul, Jimmy the
Freak ranks among the best books I’ve read in the last few years. It’s a tale that expertly mixes horror
and noir, reminding this reader of a cross between Of Mice and Men, Frailty, and The Dead Zone, with a
dash of classic road-trip thrills: good guys on the run from bad guys with guns. In a word, Jimmy the
Freak is fantastic.”
— James Newman, author of UGLY AS SIN, ANIMOSITY, and ODD MAN OUT

 

No Home For Boys by Edward Lorn has arrived!

The final book of Edward Lorn’s All things lead to the End series in now in-stock.  No Home For Boys is available for purchase to all those who bought book 4, Everything Is Horrible Now, directly from Thunderstorm.  (If you didn’t buy Horrible from me, but are interested in this new book, shoot me an email at thunderstormbooks@gmail.com).  I may have a copy or two.

I also got some more replacement dustjackets for book 4 back in-stock, so if you need one, just let me know.

Last, but not least, it would be helpful if you indicated your # in the comments (or email me) if you are looking for matching numbers.