New Bryan Smith and Chad Lutzke in stock and shipping! Only a couple Janz HCs left!
by Bryan Smith
Only 56 copies!
An omnibus edition of Kayla and the Devil, Kayla Undead, and Wicked Kayla.
KAYLA AND THE DEVIL
College student Kayla Monroe seems to have everything. Stunning looks, smarts, and loads of money thanks to her privileged upbringing. But something’s gone wrong. Ever since the start of her sophomore year, people have been avoiding her. Her friends shun her. Guys no longer flock to her. Even her former stalker, an awkward geek, now wants nothing to do with her.
She is on the brink of utter despair when she encounters a young man in the park. The man is charming and movie star handsome. Kayla thinks maybe her luck has taken a turn for the better. But she couldn’t be more wrong. Because this man is the Devil. Capital D definitely intended. The ultimate embodiment of evil. And he has something to tell Kayla.
Kayla hasn’t always been the nicest girl in the world. At times she has been downright mean. She’s grown past that, but now her past has come back to haunt her. Someone wants revenge. Bad enough to engage the services of the devil. But the tables have turned again and the devil now has his own deal to offer Kayla.
He can end her suffering. End the shunning spell. But only at a very high price. And Kayla must decide whether she has it within herself to surrender her soul and commit an act so heinous it will damn her forever.
For some, death may only be the beginning…
College sophomore Kayla Monroe has survived harrowing close encounters with Jack the Ripper, Elizabeth Bathory, and the devil himself. With those ordeals only weeks behind her, she is forced to weigh making a decision that could alter the course of her life forever and make it impossible to ever reclaim her place in the “normal” world she once inhabited. After a horrifying encounter with old acquaintances looking to settle a vendetta, Kayla finds herself drawn ever more deeply into the intrigues and conspiracies of the supernatural underworld. A haunted world where death may only be the beginning of an even more desperate struggle.
Six years after making her deal with the devil, things aren’t going so well for Kayla Monroe. Her life is in a seemingly irreversible downward spiral. She’s been kicked out of school. She’s drinking too much. All her old friends have abandoned her. Not even the devil wants anything to do with her anymore. That all changes on Halloween night, when she comes up with a desperate, last-ditch plan to pull herself back from the brink of total oblivion. A plan that will mean getting more than a little…wicked.
BONUS CONTENT: The Kayla sequels that never were. Partial manuscripts of followup Kayla stories that were never finished. An extra 23,000 words of content. This material differs drastically from what appears in Wicked Kayla.
NIGHT AS A CATALYST
by Chad Lutzke
Only 55 copies!
As beautiful as the night can be, it often plays a role in something more foreboding, supplying the catalyst for things both terrifying and imaginative. Utilizing this hallowed time of day, author Chad Lutzke offers 24 short stories, with creature features, sleep deprivation, hiding the undead, revenge, cannibalism, morbid habits, and executions of karma being just a handful of the themes covered in this book. Read on and discover what the mind produces when using the night as a catalyst.
TALES FROM THE SHADOW SIDE
by Jonathan Janz
Only 3 copies left. Print run of only 40 copies for the Nightmare Alley version of this book.
A meek man enters a spooky theater for all-night horror movie triple bill. An unscrupulous contractor messes with the wrong family. A single mother discovers a bizarre link between her son and an unspeakable Lovecraftian horror. A con artist posing as an outcast from an Amish church gets more than he bargained for in the Indiana forest. And a college professor eager to make money by solving a decades-old cannibal atrocity learns the true meaning of terror in the Great Smoky Mountains.
In this collection of rarely-collected nightmares, you’ll find tales of suspense, dread, and madness.
It’s time to take a journey to Jonathan Janz’s Shadow Side.
Maelstrom 8. The rarest Maelstrom ever is now up for preorder
Maelstrom 8 is now up for preorder! This book is expected to ship December 2019.
Curse of the Bastards by Steven L Shrewsbury and Brian Keene
The Triangle of Belief by Brian Keene
World’s Fare by Michael Huyck.
The limited editions will be done in very similar style as previous years. Books will be bound in white cloth boards with full color dust jackets and black endsheets. If you liked the style of the limited editions from the previous years, then this is the set for you. But unlike previous years, where the print runs 260+ copies. This year’s set will have a maximum of 150 copies produced in the limited state. These books will be signed and limited, but not numbered. Preorders will only be available until Sunday, October 13th or until the 150 copies sell out, whichever happens first. The number of preorders becomes the print run.
The deluxe box set will be done with premium board material (no jackets), specialty endsheets, frontis artwork, satin page ribbon marker and a slipcase to house the three books. These books will be signed, limited, and numbered. Your name will be included on a special page. This state is for collectors who like their books with some extra touches. Pre-orders for this state are only available for the next 36 hours, this book will be sold out (and the print run established) on Sunday, October 6th at 4 pm AZ time.
Bored with retirement, the aging barbarian Rogan — accompanied by his loyal nephew Javan — returns to the land of his birth and encounters enemies both old and new near the great city-state of Nodd. All he wanted was to be left alone, but now Rogan will have to lay siege to the great metropolis, waging war against its bloodthirsty leader, uncovering the sinister plot of an ancient evil, and learning the truth about his god, Wodan.
Thunderstorm Books is proud to present CURSE OF THE BASTARDS — the final book in Steven L. Shrewsbury and Brian Keene’s Bastards Trilogy.
THE TRIANGLE OF BELIEF
In January 2018, authors Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni witnessed a group of unidentified flying objects over their home. That encounter with the unexplained forms the basis for this honest, revealing memoir-styled treatise on faith, religion, the occult, atheism, agnosticism, science, and the supernatural, as Brian Keene takes the reader on a journey through his own belief structure, revealing how it has influenced him as both a person and a writer, impacting everything from his lifestyle choices to the books he’s written. Regardless of your own individual experience, you’ll find yourself pondering THE TRIANGLE OF BELIEF.
Darryl sees dead people and the history all around them. It’s a living that has always come with complications, but now Darryl has become a tool exploited by competing powers from different times, different places, and different realities. The struggle eventually lands him and his friend in the middle of New Orleans and the Robert Charles race riots, where the past they select will decide the future the world gets. This world, anyway.
Thunderstorm Books is proud to present WORLD’S FARE, the debut novel by Michael Huyck.
New Robert Essig title in-stock and shipping!
MOJAVE MUD CAVES
by Robert Essig
A group of young Spring Breakers headed for Lake Havasu take a sudden detour in the middle of the Mojave Desert. It will be a quick stop, he said. It won’t take long, he said. It’s hot. Over 100 degrees, and no one really wants to meddle around some sweaty desert caves a mile off the highway. Then something goes wrong and no one knows what to do.
Needles, California, a town in regression, home of semi-retired truck driver Big Vic. He’s made a lot of mistakes in life and has vowed to make a change, starting by spending more time his adult daughter who has suddenly gone missing. Is it drugs, a kidnapping, murder? His investigation teams him up with an unlikely ally and he finds that tapping into his rough and tumble past is the only way to get answers.
In the desert of Southern California is something of a phenomenon. Tucked away from passersby on Interstate 40 and widely unknown, a series of tunnels crisscross through the mountains, but they’re not mine shafts or caverns. They’re not teaming with bats and stalagmites. These tunnels are deliberate. Festering with something ferocious, something deadly. Something evil.
What lurks within the Mojave Mud Caves?
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.