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New Brian Keene and Mary SanGiovanni.

2 signed softcovers, $21 for both.  Will be available for 1 month.  These can be pre-ordered from now until 3/31.  These are being sold as 2 book sets.

 

STORIES FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC by Brian Keene

Written during the 2020 Pandemic, the stories in this new collection from bestselling, award-winning author Brian Keene are an eclectic mix of quiet slow burn terror, extreme horror, splatterpunk, bizarro and weird fantasy. In a year of deep divisions among humankind, STORIES FOR THE NEXT PANDEMIC is an evocative, atmospheric, and frightening look at the fears that still unite us…and the end that awaits us all.

THE SHAPES OF NIGHT by Mary SanGiovanni

Sometimes, in Bloomwood County, New Jersey, children go missing.  Sometimes those children die.  And sometimes, strange and alien shapes of night resurrect the bodies of those children for their own.  When Tim Jenkins has a terrible vision of one of his former students, Charlie Bentner, being mangled to death, he seeks Charlie out and unknowingly entangles both of them in a battle against time and space itself, a race against the shapes to stop an evil from entering our world and changing its geometry forever.

And for those who prefer hardcovers.  The pre-order window for these is only 1 week.  The print run will be based on the number of pre-orders received by 3/7.  For those of you who bought the Nemesai hardcover, these will be produced in a similar style. These are being sold as 2 book sets.

First 2021 Update. Shipping Status. My status. 2 New books in-stock!

Hello all,

Many of you may know that I have been fighting Covid the last 3 weeks.  I debated how much I should reveal about what I personally went through.  I decided to just cut to the chase to say my doctor is very optimistic about my progress and I seem to be out of the woods.  The last remaining issue (as far as I can tell) is fatigue levels.  Some days, I hardly notice anything and it feels like a normal day.  Most days, I get extremely tired to the point of exhaustion even after only a couple hours of work.  My heart goes out to all the people still suffering because of this pandemic.

I want to thank Brian Keene, Bryan Smith, and Paul Tremblay.  I appreciate the patience.  It is not easy to have a “changing” release date.  And to all the customers who bought their recent titles from me, I thank you for the orders. The good news is that I have started to ship Suburban Gothic, The Little Sleep, and No Sleep Till Wonderland.

I also want to give extra thanks to Brian Keene for updating via his social media the status of how I was doing throughout these last couple of weeks.  And to everyone who sent their prayers and well wishes, I sincerely thank you.

NOW SHIPPING:

 

A couple of notes:  Suburban Gothic is sold out.  I have copies of The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland available.  You can click on the cover images to place your order.

In addition to these books that have been sitting in my office since Dec 2020, I have two brand new January 2021 titles that I am ready to announce.  These books are also in-stock and shipping.  These books will probably sell out relatively fast so get your orders in early.

LAKEHOUSE INFERNAL by Christine Morgan.  Cover art by Danielle Serra.  Introduction by Edward Lee.  Winner of the 2020 Splatterpunk Award for Best Novel. Only 45 copies for sale!

“Lakehouse Infernal is the coolest, ball-bustingest, most outrageous, and most ENTERTAINING horror novel you’re likely to find in a long time.” – Edward Lee author of CITY INFERNAL

Lake Misquamicus was an unremarkable lake in Florida, unremarkable that is until suddenly it was filled with six billion gallons of blood, bile, pus, piss, shit and …things… directly from the pits of Hell. First the public was in shock, then the government built a wall, and as time passed it became another urban legend. But for some, it has become a travel destination. Spring-breakers, drug-runners, and religious nuts. But a weekend getaway on the shores of Hell, may not be the safest idea…

With an introduction by and officially endorsed by splatterpunk legend Edward Lee, LAKEHOUSE INFERNAL is an official entree in Lee’s infamous INFERNAL series. Christine Morgan (SPERMJACKERS FROM HELL) expands on this universe with her own twist of hardcore horror tourism.

“Think Spring Break, only instead of a beach house, it’s a lakehouse, but the lakehouse IS IN FUCKIN’ HELL, that’s right, a chunk of Hell that’s been upheaved and pushed up into our pretty little world–sunny Florida, no less!” – Edward Lee

 

THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE MINDS by Mark Matthews.  Cover art by Vincent Chong.  Only 45 copies for sale!

Kori Persephone Driscoe suffered through her dad’s mental illness. All she wanted was for him to get better, but instead he disappeared. Kori trespasses into the abandoned Northville Psychiatric Hospital, the last place her dad was treated, seeking solace and traces of his memory. What she finds instead is something no longer human living deep in the underground tunnels.

During the last days of the hospital, a roque psychiatrist had been manipulating the mood swings of the mentally ill, transforming patients into savage, manic creatures who seek justice by the light of the full moon. When the creatures hunt for prey, only an escaped patient and her beloved child can help Kori survive–but they better act fast, because the creatures want blood, Kori wants to save her dad, and the whole hospital is about to be blown to pieces and bury Kori alive.

Some praise for this book:

“A wickedly clever take on a well-worn trope, The Hobgoblin of Little Minds explores lycanthropy through the lens of mental illness and shows Matthews at the height of his powers as a cartographer of the many shades of darkness that inhabit human minds. This bleak, Odyssean, and impeccably well-wrought fable proves what many of us have known for quite some time: Mark Matthews is the reigning king of modern psychological horror.”
~KEALAN PATRICK BURKE, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Kin

“Matthews delivers a shocking new asylum mythos. At Northville Psychiatric Hospital, longstanding literary horrors of tunnels, malign treatments, and twisted minds receive new Frankensteinian life, patched together into a frightful blend of existential dread and family entanglements.”
~TROY RONDINONE, PhD, author of Nightmare Factories

“A stunningly daring descent into madness. Dank, dark and scary as hell. Brimming with tragic characters and monstrous villains–think Nurse Ratched by way of Dr. Moreau under the direction of Cronenberg. Proves once and for all that reality is often the strongest fuel for the nightmares burning bright. This one is a belter. An absolute beast!”
~JOHN BODEN, author of Spungunion and Walk the Darkness Down

“Matthews twists pioneering ideas from epigenetics and neuroscience into a classic horror tale, producing a nightmarish adventure that breathes new life into the werewolf legend.”~BILL SULLIVAN, Ph.D, Professor of Pharmacology at Indiana University

“As a new take on the werewolf story, it is a fascinating read, but as a deep dive into the realities of mental illness, the book is an absolute triumph.”
~IndieMuse.com

 

The second to last topic I want to cover today is the SPLATTER WESTERN LIMITED EDITION HARDBACKS that Death’s Head Press and Thunderstorm Books are producing together.  Direct copies of these books sold out very quickly (on-line booksellers will be carrying copies).  Jarod and I are working on some final touches right now.  Expect an official announcement of where we are at before the end of the month (either 1/24 or 1/31).  Shipping will commence shortly thereafter.

 

One final note:  if you email me, there may be delays in my response.  I usually try and respond to emails within 48 hours, but given how far I am behind on everything right now, sometimes emails will take a back seat to other tasks.  I will get through them eventually and hopefully by early February Thunderstorm Books will be back to running efficiently (as much as I was in the past anyway).

Thank you.  It is good to be back.

Paul

Suburban Gothic by Brian Keene and Bryan Smith is up for pre-order.

Thunderstorm’s last book announcement of the year!

110 copies signed by both authors.  $95.  Expected to ship in December.  Click on the image to place your order.

Two titans of modern horror — Brian Keene and Bryan Smith — team up for a terrifying sequel to both Keene’s URBAN GOTHIC and Smith’s THE FREAKSHOW.

The Westgate Galleria Mall was once a sprawling, shining temple to American consumerism and suburban growth. Now, it is a crumbling reminder of how both have fallen — an architectural ghost, haunting the outskirts of society. That makes it the perfect filming location for a YouTube channel devoted to the exploration of abandoned places. But the mall isn’t as empty as it seems, and the residents have sinister, obscene plans for them. Now, with daylight still hours away, both the hunters and the hunted will fight to stay alive…and desperately try to make it home.

SUBURBAN GOTHIC by Brian Keene and Bryan Smith — Home is where the severed heart is…

Death’s Head Press and Thunderstorm Books announce Splatter Western Hardbacks!

With the popularity of the Splatter Western line of books, Death’s Head Press has partnered up with a sidekick, Thunderstorm Books, to bring these brutal, bloody, western books into signed limited edition format.  Each uniform volume will feature the original bold artwork by legendary artist Justin T Coons and feature tales from superb horror authors, both up-and-comers and veterans alike.  DHP and TSB are proud to present the Splatter Western Limited Edition Hardbacks.

How this sign up will work is the $10 will act as a placeholder and count towards the shipping of the first two books.  We are seeking to know how many matching lettered sets we can fulfill, so by signing up for the entire line you are letting us know your commitment to buy all the titles.  This will also allow us to get you set up in our system and get a matching letter reserved.

Since seven of the books have already been released by Death’s Head Press in paperback and ebook format, with more on the horizon, DHP and TSB have decided that the best approach is to offer flexible payment options for book collectors for the hardbacks.  You can build your Splatter Western Hardback set at your own pace.  We are getting ready to send the first five books of the series to the printer. However, you don’t have to buy all five at once.  As long as you are buying one book per month (or communicating with us if you need a different schedule), your letter will remain secure.  Books are expected to start shipping in January/February 2021.

As for the books themselves, they will have special boards, full color dustjackets (featuring Justin T Coons artwork), signature pages lettered only to 52 copies, numbered spines, and specialty endsheets.  The price of each book is going to be $75.

If you already are a Thunderstorm lettered edition collector checkout the Clubhouse page to secure your spot.  Otherwise, reserve your set today by checking out via PayPal by clicking on the image:

 

If the link shows “sold out” then no more sets are available.

If you have any questions you can shoot an email to thunderstormbooks@gmail.com or jarod@deathsheadpress.com.

Newsletter! Books in-stock! Finally!

All,

It has felt like a million years since I last did one of these.  I have gotten a ton of freight in this week.  Nearly every day boxes of books have arrived.  I need to go through them all.  And go through and do some counts to see how many of each I have available.  Then develop a plan on shipping them all out.  I am going to start on that over the next couple of days.  I expect shipping them all out takes a bit longer than normal.

First, the book I am going to start this crazy week with is Wormwood by Chad Lutzke and Tim Meyer.  This is the signed limited hardcover version, bound in bonded leather with specialty endsheets.  Also there are a total of 4 bonus stories included (two from each author).  Only 45 copies bound in typical Black Voltage oversized format.  I am expecting this will sell out fast.

I highly recommend you follow me on twitter at @ThunderstormBks.  More books may be posted there over the next week or two.

Second, tomorrow, Sunday 11/15, I am going to have some amazing news to share!  I am champing at the bit.

Third, my last newsletter and book announcement for the year will be on Sunday 11/22.  You’ll want to tune in for this one.

One quick production update.  The Paul Tremblay two book set containing The Little Sleep and No Sleep Till Wonderland is now at the printer!  I have been told these will ship to me by the end of December.  Fingers crossed.