Tuesday, February 2, 2016

JOHN F.D. TAFF - 99¢ ebook sale

Great news!

For the next little bit Books of the Dead Press are having a 99¢ ebook sale for all four of John F.D. Taff's titles, including his newest release INFESTATION! If you haven't picked them up yet, now is definitely the time.



John F.D. Taff
Infestation

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Ben Bradley works for an American city that is falling apart. The city embarks on a housing redevelopment plan, but there are so many undesirables––the current residents, and the pests. A shadowy figure comes to town with the promise of ridding the city of its unwanted. First, the vermin disappear. Then the homeless. Then the children. To save his family, Bradley must face a legendary foe.

"Taff brings the pain." ~ Bram Stoker Award-Winning Author Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Code Zero and Fall Of Night


John F.D. Taff
Kill/Off

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When David Benning is blackmailed by a shadowy organization known only as The Group he's thrust into a world of guns, payoffs and killing unknown, seemingly ordinary people. As he becomes more enmeshed, he begins to grasp The Group’s true motives, and its secrets––secrets that must never be revealed. David can trust no one… not even the one person he has grown to love.

“Kill/Off is a tightly written, dark descent into the world of the contract killer. John F.D. Taff hits this one out of the park.” ~ Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Dead City


John F.D. Taff
The Bell Witch

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A historical horror novel/ghost story based on what is perhaps the most well documented poltergeist case to occur in the United States. The Bell Witch is, at once, a historical novel, a ghost story, a horror story and a love story all rolled into one.

“A compelling ghost story like no other, which will haunt you long after the last page.” ~ JOHN MILTON, Horror Reviewer at AndyErupts.com




John F.D. Taff

Named the #1 Horror Collection of 2012 by Horror Talk
Named top 5 books of 2012 by AndyErupts

You think you’ve got bad dreams? Consider author John F.D. Taff’s nightmares. Taff has the kind of nightmares no one really wants. But it’s nightmares like these that give him plenty of ideas to explore; ideas that he’s turned into the short stories he shares in this new collection Little Deaths. Little Deaths features 19 pieces of short horror fiction; some have appeared previously in print elsewhere, others appear for the first time here. All of them are chilling, weird looks at the human condition from a decidedly dark perspective.

“Little Deaths is a treat for fans of horror. The diversity of the collection is outstanding, the writing is the kind that gets nods for the Stoker, and all the elements of horror fiction are there in spades.” ~ HORROR TALK



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Sunday, January 31, 2016

GARY BRANDNER - 99¢ ebook sale

Great news!

For the next little bit Books of the Dead Press are having a 99¢ ebook sale for all four of Gary Brandner's "Howling" titles. If you haven't picked them up yet, now is definitely the time!


Gary Brandner
Karyn and her husband Roy had come to the peaceful California village of Drago to escape the savagery of the city. On the surface Drago appeared to be like most small rural towns.
But it was not. The village had a most unsavory history. Unexplained disappearances, sudden deaths. People just vanished, never to be found…

“If you haven’t read Gary Brandner, you’re missing a treat.” ~ STEPHEN KING


Gary Brandner

For Karyn it was the howling. The howling that had heralded the nightmare in Drago… the nightmare that had joined her husband Roy to the she-wolf Marcia and should have ended forever with the fire. But it hadn’t. Roy and Marcia were still alive, and deadly… and thirsty for the most horrifying vengeance imaginable…

“If you haven’t read Gary Brandner, you’re missing a treat.” ~ STEPHEN KING



They are man. And they are beast. Once again they stalk the night, eyes aflame, teeth flashing in vengeance. Malcolm is the young one. He must choose between the familiar way of the human and the seductive howling of the wolf. Those who share his blood want to make him one of them. Those who fear him want him dead. Only one woman and one man want to help him. Even though they can’t believe their ears. Or their eyes…

“If you haven’t read Gary Brandner, you’re missing a treat.” ~ STEPHEN KING



Includes:
The Howling
The Howling II
The Howling III

“If you haven’t read Gary Brandner, you’re missing a treat.” ~ STEPHEN KING



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Friday, January 29, 2016

New Release: Bill Howard - 10 Minutes From Home: The Complete Novel

Great news!

Bill Howard's serialized novel 10 Minutes From Home can now be purchased as a single unit and is available in paperback and ebook formats.

Available from:
AmazonAmazon UK, Smashwords, Kobo, Barnes & Noble

Here's the synopsis: 

When a viral outbreak hits Toronto, Denny Collins and his best friend Thom Washington find themselves trapped over 100 km from Denny’s home in a town called Pontypool, where his wife and daughter remain. As the streets teem with violence they must find safety, before finding a way out of the deadly metropolis.

"Bill Howard's 10 Minutes from Home might start out like a standard apocalyptic zombie novel, with scenes that could be taken straight out of a Romero script, but it slowly unfolds into a well narrated love story about one of the most harrowing experiences a couple might have to face. Bonus for those of you located in Ontario: there are plenty of references to genre hot spots, such as the town of Pontypool and Toronto's Bloor Cinema." - Jessa Sobczuk – Rue Morgue Magazine 

“Heartbreaking and soulful, 10 Minutes from Home is one gut-wrenching read I will not forget. This is one meta-cool book!" - John Palisano, author of NERVES 

“A purely cinematic, heart-pounding and thrilling story.” – Susan Curran, Anchor Bay Canada


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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

FREE EBOOK: Justin Robinson - Undead On Arrival

Great news! 

For a very limited time Justin Robinson's amazing novel UNDEAD ON ARRIVAL will be a free download on most platforms. Justin is an incredible storyteller, so if you haven't already picked up the title, now's the time to do so.

Available from:
Amazon / Smashwords / Kobo / iBooks / Barnes & Noble

Here's the synopsis:

Glen Novak is a dead man. Unfortunately for the scumbag who killed him, Novak will keep on cracking skulls and breaking bones until he finds the piece of trash that set him up, or is turned into a walking sack of rotten meat. With Undead On Arrival, Justin Robinson gives us a hard boiled zombie tale, and one of the most brutally compellingly examinations of the living dead you’ll ever read.

No Cure. No Hope. No Mercy.

"Joseph Conrad's character Kurtz said 'The horror! The horror!' in The Heart of Darkness. He could have been alluding to this slice of zombie fiction. The horror is unrelenting, from the doom-laden beginning to the riveting end. This book is not for the squeamish, being peppered with blood, gore, swearing and sex, but it certainly maintains an uncanny and quite clammy grip of suspense, while grimly examining the duality of human nature." ~ Robert Morton, author of Death is Another Life 

"Something is rotten in the Central California town of Devon... and it's not just the smell of the zombies besieging its walls. Welcome to Undead on Arrival, a novel that ingeniously fuses the hard-boiled detective genre with the horrors of the zombie apocalypse. Get ready for a two-fisted thrill ride of murder and betrayal as Glen Novak has only a matter of hours to find out who punched his ticket and get his revenge, before he succumbs to the virus in his veins that will truly make him a dead man walking." ~ Clinton Wolf, Creator of Zombie Ranch 


"Through the eyes of Novak we are forced to experience firsthand what it means to watch and more importantly, 'feel', your body slowly blacken and die, becoming a thing with its own wants and needs. For those wishing to avoid becoming geek-bait in the upcoming zombie apocalypse, Undead On Arrival is required reading." ~ Scott Closter, creator of Space Doubles and SPi



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Monday, January 4, 2016

New Release: Pete Mesling - None So Deaf

BOOKS of the DEAD PRESS are proud to announce the release of our newest title: None So Deaf by Pete Mesling.

The book is currently available as an ebook from Amazon US, Amazon UKAmazon CASmashwords, KoboBarnes & Noble (to name a few).

About the book:

It has been said that there are none so deaf as those who will not hear, but that doesn’t stop some stories from screaming into the void. The seventeen tales of terror before you are such stories. Ranging from unplanned homicide and unexplained phenomena to undead vengeance and unholy acts, these tales are screaming to get through. Pete Mesling is not a quiet writer, and these are not quiet stories. So prick up your ears, turn down the lights ... and listen. Ignorance may be bliss, after all, but it also comes at a cost.


Check out what people are saying:

“Reminiscent of the best and darkest work of David Morrell and Dan Simmons, the new collection by Pete Mesling, NONE SO DEAF, crackles with malignant life and death. You can smell and taste these stories, which are written with a surgeon’s eye for detail and a mortician’s sense of drama.  Highly recommended!” ~ Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead Invasion

“Pete Mesling’s NONE SO DEAF gave me a serious dose of the creeps. Herein lies an assemblage of horrors that, when it isn’t reminding you of Bradbury at his grimmest, will have you double-checking the locks and turning on all the lights. Wonderful stuff indeed.” ~ Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy

“Lean and masterful prose. If you missed out that Mesling had a story in ALL-AMERICAN HORROR, which published the best stories of the last decade, buy this book. You might end up reading a story that could end up one of the best stories of THIS decade.” ~ Bram Stoker Award Nominated author of The Holy Terror, Wayne Allen Sallee

“These aren’t horror stories so much as flashes of darkness. Seventeen moments of the macabre captured like the snapshots of a scream… or an impaling.  Short, fast, and deadly moments of discovery!” ~ Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant, John Everson

“Pete Mesling is a terrific new author who deserves to be read. His work is fresh and different and I encourage everyone to give him a try.” ~ Black Quill, Bram Stoker Award Nominated author of The Memory Tree, John R. Little

“Pete Mesling is a brawler of a writer. Whether his touch is light as a feather, like Bradbury, or a hard left hook, like Lansdale, he has you exactly where he wants you.” ~ John Bruni, author of Tales of Questionable Taste 

“Pete Mesling’s None-So-Deaf explores the darkest regions of the human soul in readable tales that take no prisoners.” ~ Nancy Kilpatrick, author of Reborn


“Pete Mesling’s NONE SO DEAF takes the reader on a whistle stop tour of American gothic, traditional and modern, with unsettling carnivals, kids breaking into decrepit houses on a dare and corrupt preachers in the Wild West. Nasty new stings in the tail alternate with tilted perspectives on horror tropes for this box of entertainingly poisoned chocolates.” ~ Narrelle M. Harris, author of The Opposite Of Life

“With his debut collection of mad scientists and classic monsters, childhood wonders twisted into nightmares, and Twilight Zone-style morality plays, Pete Mesling reminds us what’s fun about horror—and adds serious chills along the way.” ~ Norman Prentiss, Bram Stoker Award-winner, author of Invisible Fences

“We’ve got the genealogical report in on Pete Mesling. There’s some Fredric Brown. Some Kafka. And even some Brautigan. But mostly there’s Mesling. And that’s 100% unique and original. As is None So Deaf, this memorable collection.” ~ Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author of Moon On The Water, Mort Castle

BUY NONE SO DEAF HERE.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Upcoming Release: Pete Mesling - None So Deaf

Books of the Dead Press are proud to announce that on Monday, January 4th, 2016 we will be releasing the first of two short story collection from author Pete Mesling. The book is called None So Deaf and it is currently available for pre-order from Smashwords HERE.

Pete is no stranger to Books of the Dead Press. He appeared in Best New Zombie Tales Volume Two, which was released in 2010. His soon-to-be-released None So Deaf is already gaining quite a bit of attention.

Check out what people are saying:

“Reminiscent of the best and darkest work of David Morrell and Dan Simmons, the new collection by Pete Mesling, NONE SO DEAF, crackles with malignant life and death. You can smell and taste these stories, which are written with a surgeon’s eye for detail and a mortician’s sense of drama.  Highly recommended!” ~ Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of The Walking Dead Invasion

“Pete Mesling’s NONE SO DEAF gave me a serious dose of the creeps. Herein lies an assemblage of horrors that, when it isn’t reminding you of Bradbury at his grimmest, will have you double-checking the locks and turning on all the lights. Wonderful stuff indeed.” ~ Kealan Patrick Burke, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Turtle Boy

“Lean and masterful prose. If you missed out that Mesling had a story in ALL-AMERICAN HORROR, which published the best stories of the last decade, buy this book. You might end up reading a story that could end up one of the best stories of THIS decade.” ~ Bram Stoker Award Nominated author of The Holy Terror, Wayne Allen Sallee

“These aren’t horror stories so much as flashes of darkness. Seventeen moments of the macabre captured like the snapshots of a scream… or an impaling.  Short, fast, and deadly moments of discovery!” ~ Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant, John Everson

“Pete Mesling is a terrific new author who deserves to be read. His work is fresh and different and I encourage everyone to give him a try.” ~ Black Quill, Bram Stoker Award Nominated author of The Memory Tree, John R. Little

“Pete Mesling is a brawler of a writer. Whether his touch is light as a feather, like Bradbury, or a hard left hook, like Lansdale, he has you exactly where he wants you.” ~ John Bruni, author of Tales of Questionable Taste 

“Pete Mesling’s None-So-Deaf explores the darkest regions of the human soul in readable tales that take no prisoners.” ~ Nancy Kilpatrick, author of Reborn


“Pete Mesling’s NONE SO DEAF takes the reader on a whistle stop tour of American gothic, traditional and modern, with unsettling carnivals, kids breaking into decrepit houses on a dare and corrupt preachers in the Wild West. Nasty new stings in the tail alternate with tilted perspectives on horror tropes for this box of entertainingly poisoned chocolates.” ~ Narrelle M. Harris, author of The Opposite Of Life

“With his debut collection of mad scientists and classic monsters, childhood wonders twisted into nightmares, and Twilight Zone-style morality plays, Pete Mesling reminds us what’s fun about horror—and adds serious chills along the way.” ~ Norman Prentiss, Bram Stoker Award-winner, author of Invisible Fences

“We’ve got the genealogical report in on Pete Mesling. There’s some Fredric Brown. Some Kafka. And even some Brautigan. But mostly there’s Mesling. And that’s 100% unique and original. As is None So Deaf, this memorable collection.” ~ Pulitzer Prize Nominated Author of Moon On The Water, Mort Castle


Here’s the synopsis:

It has been said that there are none so deaf as those who will not hear, but that doesn’t stop some stories from screaming into the void. The seventeen tales of terror before you are such stories. Ranging from unplanned homicide and unexplained phenomena to undead vengeance and unholy acts, these tales are screaming to get through. Pete Mesling is not a quiet writer, and these are not quiet stories. So prick up your ears, turn down the lights ... and listen. Ignorance may be bliss, after all, but it also comes at a cost.



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Thursday, September 3, 2015

99¢ Sale: J.C. Michael - Discoredia

Discoredia by J.C. Michael is a fantastic story. John F.D. Taff calls it the "Ballroom Blitz from Hell." Bracken MacLeod says it's "a literal trip into the abyss."

The reason that Books of the Dead picked up the title is because it was totally original, and unlike anything I had read before. That being said, somehow the antagonist reminded me of Richard Straker Stephen King's amazing story 'Salem's Lot.

And right now, the ebook is on sale for 99¢ from AmazonAmazon UKSmashwordsKoboiBooks, and Barnes & Noble.

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.

“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

“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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