Wednesday, July 23, 2014

99¢ Sale: Bracken MacLeod - Mountain Home

For the next week or so readers have the chance to pick up the ebook version of Bracken MacLeod's debut novel Mountain Home for 99¢. The sale will be taking place on SmashwordsAmazon UK,  AmazonKobo, and Barnes & Noble. Enjoy.

Here's the synopsis:

Lyn works at an isolated roadside diner. When a retired combat veteran stages an assault there her world is turned upside down. Surviving the sniper’s bullets is only the beginning of Lyn's nightmare. Navigating hostilities, she establishes herself as the disputed leader of a diverse group of people that are at odds with the situation and each other. Will she - or anyone else - survive the attack?

“Bracken MacLeod's Mountain Home hits like a Claymore mine and cuts with the emotional precision of a scalpel. Ferocious and tender, painful and real. A powerful and thoughtful first novel.” ~ CHET WILLIAMSON, International Horror Guild Award winning author of Soulstorm

"Bracken MacLeod brings heart and muscle to this taut siege thriller." ~ Nicholas Kaufmann, Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author of Chasing the Dragon


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Friday, July 11, 2014

New Cover for J.C. Michael's Discoredia

We've decided to create a new look for J.C. Michael's amazing book Discoredia which is available from: Amazon,  Amazon UK,  Smashwords,  KoboiBooksBarnes & Noble, and a bunch of other places. The cover was created by Small Dog Design.

We feel that the new image captures the "horror" element of the title, which the original cover was missing.

If you haven't picked up the title yet, now's a perfect time.

Here's the synopsis:

As the year draws to a close a mysterious stranger makes a proposition to club owner, Warren Charlton. It's a deal involving a brand new drug called Pandemonium.

The good news: the drug is free.
The bad news: it comes at a heavy price, promising much but delivering far more.

Euphoria and ecstasy. Death and depravity. All come together, at Discoredia.

Here's what people are saying:

“In “Discoredia,” J C Michael unleashes upon ordinary, unsuspecting characters a fiendish plot that only maestros such as Bentley Little and Michael Slade could rival.”
~ Dean Lombardo, author of Space Games

“Discoredia will take you on a crazy ride to hell and back, if you’re ballsy enough to take on this awesome book.”
~ Claire Riley, author of Limerence

“J.C. Michael’s brilliant novel, Discoredia, is a literal trip into the abyss echoing with the screams of those classic movies from the 80s where the big bad was bigger than life, unrepentantly evil, and no one was safe. By the time Michael’s 200 beat-per-minute pandemonium kicks in it’s too late to do anything but keep rolling and pray you make it to the last track.”
~ Bracken MacLeod, author of Mountain Home

“J. C. Michael’s Discoredia is the ballroom blitz from Hell. Michael’s novel of sex, drugs, music and evil pulls you in seductively, then turns the amp up to 11. With a silky, snaky style reminiscent of Clive Barker, Michael weaves a tale that takes recreational drug use to a whole new, terrifying level. The book moves at a terrific pace, to the THUMP THUMP THUMP of dance music. And all the time, in the background, there is an elegant, sophisticated evil DJing the entire rave.”
~ John F.D. Taff, author of Little Deaths

“Fantastic. Epic. I’ve done a lot of drugs, and wrote my share of stories, but never have they both danced together in the darkness such as in Discoredia.”
~Mark Matthews, author of On the Lips of Children

Buy Discoredia here: Amazon / Amazon UK / Smashwords / Kobo / iBooks / Barnes & Noble

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Covers NOT for sale.

A few days ago we announced that "All good things must come to an end, and our Friends of the Dead program had run its course."

Today I'm announcing the end of our Book Covers For Sale program.

If you would like to purchase one of our covers you'll have until July 31st, 2014. After that, you're on your own.

There maybe be a few people that are a little confused in regard to the sudden changes here at Books of the Dead. Lord knows, I'd be thinking that the company was in serious trouble and if I listened closely I would be able to hear the sound of a death rattle getting near.

I promise you, nothing could be further from the truth.

Our 2014 1st quarter was our best quarter yet. We sold just under 20,000 units and we probably gave away 10,000 - 15,000 on top of that.

The problem here is growing pains, combined with a burning desire to stay ahead of the curve.

The business, in its current state, is being streamlined, so we will have more time to focus on our future. And our future, for the record, will center on marketing.

To Keri Knutson, who created all of those amazing covers, I’d like to say:
“Thank you.”

For those authors that have been thinking about buying a cover, I’d like to say:
“Waiting is no longer an option; now is the time to buy.”

Will the program ever return?

Only time will tell.



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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The End of: Friends of the Dead

All good things must come to an end, and our Friends of the Dead program has run its course. Soon, we will no longer be accepting new “Friends.”

For those authors that have joined our program, I’d like to say:
“Thank you.”

For those authors that have been thinking about joining, but procrastinating, I’d like to say:
“Waiting is no longer an option; now is the time to join.”

We will be accepting new “Friends” until July 31st, 2014, and we will promote our client list––both new and old–– until December 31st, 2014. On that day, the program, and the promotions that are connected to it, will be over.

Will the program ever return?

Only time will tell.




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Monday, June 23, 2014

Joe R. Lansdale - Hot In December

The next author to join Friends of the Dead is horror heavyweight, Joe R. Lansdale.

Joe has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, and many others. His novella "Bubba Hotep" was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli and his story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror." Now he's promoting his new novella Hot In December, which was released by the good people at Dark Regions Press.

(The cover for this wonderful title was created right here at Books of the Dead, and it sure does look sweet!)

Here's the synopsis:

A psychological thriller in the vein of Dean Koontz and Lee Child, Hot in December is a fast-paced and entertaining novella from the author of Edge of Dark Water, The Bottoms and the Hap and Leonard novel series.

One death is only the beginning for Tom and his wife Kelly who witness a fast-driving car killing their innocent neighbor in the street. Tom describes the driver to the police, but there is something he didn't anticipate: the driver belongs to a powerful criminal gang in East Texas. The criminals make Tom and his family a target, abducting his wife Kelly and threatening his daughter. Now Tom must look to old war comrades for help in a brutal and unforgiving struggle to rescue his wife and bring justice to the notorious gang.

Here's what people are saying:

"Reading Joe Lansdale is like listening to a favorite uncle who just happens to be a fabulous storyteller." ~ Dean Koontz

"Joe R. Lansdale's fellow Texans would call Joe a 'straight shooter.' That's what makes his writing so good-no BS involved. Joe's work is alternately scary, funny as hell, disturbing, but always (and most importantly) memorable." ~ Bruce Campbell

A storyteller in the great American tradition of Ambrose Bierce and Mark Twain." ~ Boston Globe 

"Joe R. Lansdale has a folklorist's eye for telling detail and a front-porch raconteur's sense of pace." ~ The New York Times Book Review 

"One of the greatest yarn spinners of his generation: fearless, earthy, original, manic and dreadfully funny." ~ Dallas Morning News 

Buy Hot in December HERE.


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mark Edward Hall - Soul Thief

The next author to join Friends of the Dead is Mark Edward Hall. Mark is promoting his book Soul Thief: A Thriller, which is the second novel in his Blue Light Series.

Keep your eyes open, because On the Night Wind, the third book in the Blue Light Series, will be getting released soon.

(The cover for this wonderful title was created right here at Books of the Dead, and it sure does look sweet!)

Here's the synopsis:

The Brotherhood of the Order is one of the oldest and most mysterious organizations on earth. Its primary mission is to protect one of the most carefully guarded secrets in human history, an object so enigmatic and powerful that in the wrong hands it could wreak havoc upon the earth. In the right hands it just might have the power to save humanity from its own destructive impulses.

Doug McArthur, hit in the face by a young friend at the age of seven, is suddenly able to see a supernatural creature who calls itself Collector. Doug’s life is turned upside down when he realizes that it’s not just the creature he sees, but the atrocities it commits.

Since marrying Annie his visions have been quiet and Doug is grateful. Now Annie is pregnant with their first child—a child that promises to be special—and their world is in the process of coming apart, beginning with the destruction of their home and forcing them to run for their lives, back into the world of Annie’s childhood, the De Roché dynasty, to a murdered mother and a cruel and enigmatic father.

Doug, whose love for Annie borders on the obsessive, has a deep and abiding hate for her father. He is nearly insane with grief over their plight, but soon finds that De Roché is the least of his worries when he begins to hear the pleading voice of a lost child that he cannot possibly save.

And then, in the midst of Annie’s mother’s funeral, Doug is given a strange artifact, along with a dire warning by a dying priest. He must leave Annie and his unborn child and begin a sojourn into the darkest regions of the human heart. In his attempt to save his wife and unborn child, Doug finds that there is much more at stake than the lives of two people, perhaps the very salvation of the human soul.

Buy Soul Thief: A Thriller HERE.


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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Latashia Figueroa - This Way Darkness: Three Tales of Terror

The next author to join Friends of the Dead is my twitter buddy Latashia Figueroa. As a child, Latashia was told that her house was haunted. Perhaps that's the reason the dark and macabre captivates her mind and refuses to play nice. Of course, Latashia assures us that she's perfectly normal… but, the fact is… her husband disagrees.

Latashia is promoting her wonderfully disturbing debut short story collection This Way Darkness: Three Tales of Terror.

(The cover for this wonderful title was created right here at Books of the Dead, and it sure does look sweet!)

Here's the synopsis for each tale:

Wrapped in Small Flesh and Bone: 
Robert and Linda desperately want a child but are unable to conceive. Linda will do anything to get pregnant. Robert’s love for his wife brings them to an unconventional decision. They put the miracle of making a baby in the hands of a witch.

The Alternative: 
After her mother dies from cancer, Lorna Powel realizes she does not just fear death, she hates it. But there is someone who understands Lorna's disdain for her fragile mortality. He knows because he has been watching her for a long time, waiting in the shadows to offer an alternative to death.

The Retreat: 
Brad Levee has joined eleven others on a life-changing spiritual retreat that was promised to bring them closer to God. But the charismatic leader, Aleister, has a different plan for his followers that will shed blood. And Aleister isn't the only one Brad should fear.

Buy This Way Darkness: Three Tales of Terror HERE


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