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.

Three books.

Curse of the Bastards by Steven L Shrewsbury and Brian Keene

The Triangle of Belief by Brian Keene

World’s Fare by Michael Huyck.

Two states.

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.


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!


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

Hello all,

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.

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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.

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.

New Glenn Rolfe, Tim Meyer, and Stephen Kozeniewski limited editions in-stock and shipping!

Three new Black Voltage titles are now in-stock and shipping.

by Glenn Rolfe

What kind of demons await you tonight?For Richie, life’s constant cheap shots are adding up. When he finds something is watching him, he never dreamed that it would show him everything he ever wanted.When his son, James, comes to stay for the last month of summer, the changes in his father’s behavior come to the forefront. What is his father doing staring into the window in the middle of the night?Was the fiery spark in the dark real? Or is Jame’s imagination getting the best of him?Summer’s almost over.And life is about to change.Will James be able to save his father? Or is it already too late?The Window holds the answers…and the key.

by Tim Meyer

These woods are dark and full of monsters…In 1991, hell was unleashed upon Saint Christopher’s Summer Camp for Kids. The killers left behind piles of bodies and rivers of blood. Some say a family of inbred cannibals was responsible. A masked psychopath with a butcher’s knife is another popular theory. Some still believe a camp counselor lost his mind and went crazy on everyone with an axe. But there’s also the mysterious, derelict factory that sits nearby, atop Kill Hill. A place where urban legends are manufactured, the grotesque and bizarre.Twenty-five years later, the factory on Kill Hill is still said to be operational, but no one can get near it. It’s safely guarded along with the secrets within. But there are a few loose strings and hitman Frank Harmon has been sent to tie them up. His kill list is short, but the night is long and full of unspeakable horrors. With the help of a few college students on an impromptu camping adventure, Frank must contain the mess at Kill Hill before it spreads to the neighboring towns. Before it infects the entire country. Before it invades the entire world.From the fantastical, high-octane mind of Tim Meyer, author of Sharkwater Beach and In the House of Mirrors, comes his most frightening tale yet! Summer camp this year is at your own risk.

by Stephen Kozeniewski

Someone has begun targeting vampires.

Vampire leaders of the thirteen Houses attribute the string of recent losses to over-zealous vampire hunters. Only Cicatrice, the most ancient and powerful vampire in the world, suspects that the semi-legendary Hunter of the Dead may be the real culprit.

Carter Price, a vampire hunter who despises the way his profession is becoming centralized and corporatized, begins to suspect the Hunter of the Dead is back, too – and no longer distinguishing between vampires and mortals. Against his better judgment, Price agrees to work with Cicatrice.

The uneasy allies attempt to uncover the truth about the Hunter, while a vampire civil war brews in the background. But perhaps most difficult of all, they must contend with their new apprentices, who seem to be falling in love with each other against every rule of man and monster…