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Jun 27 13

From Cemetery Dance: Two Huge Stephen King Trivia Books Coming This Summer!

by Monster Librarian

From Cemetery Dance:

Two Huge Stephen King Trivia Books Coming This Summer!

We have TWO Stephen King trivia books coming out in August that you won’t want to miss! Both books still qualify for FREE US SHIPPING for a limited time only, so don’t wait to place your order!

The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book:
Revised & Updated Edition

by Brian James Freeman and Bev Vincent

The revised and updated second edition of The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book features all of the original questions from the first edition, along with more than one hundred new questions about Stephen King’s most recent releases!

Also included are ten brand new illustration-based questions from Cemetery Dance favorite artist Glenn Chadbourne, along with the 60 illustration-based questions from the original edition.

This new edition concludes with a brand new afterword by Kevin Quigley, founder of Charnel House, one of the oldest Stephen King fan sites on the web.

The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book

Read more or place your order today!

The Illustrated Stephen King MOVIE Trivia Book
by Brian James Freeman, Kevin Quigley,
and Hans-Ake Lilja

The Illustrated Stephen King MOVIE Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman, Kevin Quigley, and Hans-Ake Lilja features more than 1,000 questions about the movies, miniseries, and television episodes based on ideas conjured from the imagination of the King of Horror, along with more than 50 illustrated questions created by Glenn Chadbourne and an exclusive afterword by Mick Garris, director of The Stand, The Shining, Riding the Bullet, Desperation, Bag of Bones, and many others!

Read more or place your order today!

Jun 27 13

Asylum Press Transforms Zombie Terrors Into An Animated Comic Series available for Free on the iPad

by Monster Librarian

Asylum Press Transforms Zombie Terrors Into An Animated Comic Series available for Free on the iPad

June 27, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Asylum Press and Visionborne have joined forces to produce a slate of animated comics based on popular Asylum Press titles for the Apple iPad and other mobile devices. After the successful launch of fan-favorite Fearless Dawn #1, Zombie Terrors is the next in the lineup to be released exclusively through the Visionborne app that uses Airmid technology, a process that converts static 2D art into a vibrant 3D animated format that can be read and “experienced” using a reader app on iOS and Android.

Zombie Terrors #1 will be free on the iPad with subsequent issues available at .99.

All Airmid enhanced productions retain their original artistic essence in a way that’s totally unobtrusive to the author’s unique form of expression. Unlike other industry approaches, it does not force an artist to learn to use a complex new software suite to create animated content.

Zombie Terrors #1 is available the iTunes store now. It features a gory collection of zombie tales created by an international cast of artistic talent. Frank Forte delivers Beheaded, a tale of a crazed hillbilly who takes trophies off of his zombie victims. In Feast, a gourmet chef is taken hostage by a greedy mob boss. In Hate, a recently turned zombie that still has some semblance of his humanity must confront what he’s become. And finally, to add a little more spice to this gruesome brew, we’re throwing in some awesome pin-ups by horror master David Hartman.

“We’re very excited about the possibility of reaching so many new readers all over the world with these animated comic books,” says Asylum Press President Frank Forte. “Tablet computer ownership is exploding and we want to provide dynamic, top-quality content for comic book lovers. Visionborne’s amazing technology lets our readers experience comics in a cool new way that wasn’t possible before.”

“Asylum Press gives us a great opportunity to clearly showcase our know-how and to create a unique experience in the world of comics,” Francesco Scrufari, President of Visionborne, commented.

The Zombie Terrors #1 teaser trailer is on YouTube at the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZNNvmDpam4&list=UUJWvsKy-NB_eOMtnQji9QzA

Zombie Terrors #1 will be free and can be downloaded from the iTunes store here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombie-terrors-1/id656190348

ABOUT ASYLUM PRESS
Asylum Press is a Los Angeles-based comic book and graphic novel publisher. The company publishes high-concept books from the industry’s top talent within the horror, fantasy, and action adventure genres via a bold new business model that focuses on digital publishing and new distribution outlets in both the American and international markets. Its flagship titles include Fearless Dawn, The Bomb, Chopper, Black Powder, Warlash, and the popular horror anthologies Zombie Terrors, EEEK!, Asylum of Horrors, and Satan’s 3-Ring Circus of Hell. For more information, visit http://www.asylumpress.com.

ABOUT VISIONBORNE
Visionborne is a visual effects and 3D animation company headquartered in Los Angeles. By carefully combining technology, creativity and tradition, Visionborne strives to present new and innovative means to enjoy creative content, and to generate cinema-grade 3D animation at a fraction of the common costs. The company created Airmid, a ground-breaking platform devised to enhance static media content with finely adapted audiovisual details, in a format suitable for iOS and Android devices.

Jun 27 13

Tachyon Publications signs with the Legato Publishers Group

by Monster Librarian

As of January 2014, Tachyon Publications will be distributed by the Legato Publishers Group.

Legato, an affiliate of Publishers Group West, has announced the signing of 20 founding publishers, including ECW Press and Trafalgar Square Books.

“Legato will launch with some of the best independent publishers in the industry. These are sharp publishers with a strong future and I am delighted to be a part of it,” said Legato Publishers Group President Mark Suchomel.

“We’re very excited by this opportunity,” said Tachyon Publisher Jacob Weisman. “The attention from working with a boutique distributor backed by the infrastructures of Publishers Group West and Perseus will be invaluable.”

“We are saddened to be departing from our previous distributor, IPG,” said Weisman. “We’ve grown and flourished with them, and are grateful for the opportunities they have afforded us.”

Tachyon Publications is an independent press specializing in science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Since 1996, Tachyon has produced innovative, award-winning genre fiction by authors such as Peter S. Beagle, Tim Powers, Patricia A. McKillip, Cory Doctorow, Michael Moorcock, and many others. Recent titles of note include the 2013 Nebula Award-winner After the Fall, Before the Fall, and During the Fallby Nancy Kress, and current Hugo Award-nominee The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson.

Jun 27 13

Dark Regions Press Moving Sale

by Monster Librarian

We are moving the business north to be situated closer to our new printer and our binder (as well as a stronger local market, Powell’s Books and lots of local artistic talent!).

From Dark Regions Press.

Howdy folks! I’m excited to tell you that we’re moving Dark Regions Press to Portland, Oregon to be closer to our binder, new printer and an active and artistic local community!In an effort to help fund the move, we are discounting 50% off all remaining inventory in an effort to sell 95% of existing inventory. Any remaining inventory after the sale will be donated to the Jackson County Library system and the local Goodwill distributor.

Just use coupon code MOVINGSALE in the final stage of checkout on this website to receive 50% off your entire order!

Thank you for your support of DRP’s move to Portland, Oregon!

Head on over to Dark Regions Press to take advantage of this sale!

Jun 20 13

TWO OMNIUM GATHERUM MEDIA BOOKS RECEIVE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD NOMINATION

by Monster Librarian

TWO OMNIUM GATHERUM MEDIA BOOKS RECEIVE SHIRLEY JACKSON AWARD NOMINATIONS
28 Teeth of Rage and Delphine Dodd Nominated in Shirley Jackson Award Novella Category

LOS ANGELES, California (June 17, 2013) — Dark fantasy and horror publisher Omnium Gatherum Media (OGM) is pleased to announce two of its 2012 novellas have been nominated for the Shirley Jackson Award (SJA).

28 Teeth of Rage (Ennis Drake) and Delphine Dodd (S.P. Miskowski) are both nominated in the novella category, representing two of the five potential winners. This is Drake’s debut and first award nomination; however, Miskowski’s Knock Knock was nominated in the SJA novel category in 2011.

“I couldn’t be more pleased that Omnium Gatherum has books once again nominated for an award of this stature,” says Kate Jonez, chief editor and publisher of OGM. “In fact, as a publisher only in business since 2011, it’s safe to say we’re deeply honored to have had books nominated in our first and second years.”

First given in 2007, the Shirley Jackson Awards are a prestigious juried prize for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, horror, and the dark fantastic. The awards will be announced at Readercon 24, Conference on Imaginative Literature, in Burlington, MA, on Sunday, July 14, 2013.

To learn more about Ennis Drake and 28 Teeth of Rage, see the author’s Goodreads page at http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5363741.Ennis_Drake; and to learn more about award-winning author S.P. Miskowski and Delphine Dodd see the author’s website at http://d-o-cat.blogspot.com.

Jun 20 13

Permuted Press: New Post-Apocalyptic Thriller The Tilian Virus

by Monster Librarian

KENNETT, MISSOURI, June 20, 2013 – Permuted Press, the leading publisher of zombie and horror fiction, today announced the release of The Tilian Virus, Book One of The Pandemic Sequence, written by Tom Calen. The first book in a trilogy, The Tilian Virus follows a group of survivors who must learn to live in a world ravaged by a horrifying virus, and the deadly victims it claimed.

 

Synopsis:

 

When Mike Allard, a history teacher at the local high school of a rural Tennessee town, arrived at work there were some murmurs of illness; students and teachers absent with signs of flu. Even for a newly employed teacher like Mike, a half empty class was a welcome gift. By that night, though, the murmurs grew more panicked. Every television station broadcast wall-to-wall coverage of the sudden outbreak. Before midnight, the word “pandemic” had become insufficient. The Tilian Virus had swept the globe with incomprehensible speed. The government urged patience – explaining that while the symptoms were severe, recovery seemed likely.

 

But then the victims changed. Mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, lost what made them human and reverted back to the predatory instincts at the core of our existence.

 

Weaving together events seven years apart, The Tilian Virus explores the curse of hope as Mike Allard leads a small band of survivors to an unknown end. Struggling to keep those around him safe, Mike wrestles internally with the futility of survival in a world of withered decay.

 

The Tilian Virus is available on various digital book platforms, including Kindle, Nook, and iBook, and has been produced as an audio book through Audible. The second and third novels in the series, The Tilian Effect andThe Tilian Cure respectively, are scheduled for release in 2013.

 

Jacob Kier, owner and founder of Permuted Press, discovered the series on Amazon. “I’m always on the hunt for something fresh,” Kier said. “When I came across The Tilian Virus, I was immediately drawn in by the universality of the characters. The central figure, Mike Allard, is an ‘everyday Joe,’ not a super soldier or mercenary like most zombie fiction heroes. He’s just an ordinary high school teacher facing extraordinary circumstances.”

 

“When Jacob contacted me and told me Permuted Press was interested in the series, I knew it was a perfect fit,” stated author Tom Calen. “In the horror and zombie fiction world, it doesn’t get bigger than Permuted Press. I’m honored to join the company’s impressive list of novelists.

 

Permuted Press was established in 2004 with a modest goal: to produce a single, high-quality zombie anthology titled The Undead. From this simple goal grew a publishing company that has published over 80 titles targeting the apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, and survival horror fiction markets. Permuted Press has relied heavily on the power of the internet and advances in publishing technology to establish itself as one of the best known publishers in the apocalyptic niche. Permuted has utilized print on demand (POD) technology, eBooks, and grassroots internet marketing to catch and cater to its ever growing fan base.

 

Tom Calen is the author of the science fiction series The Pandemic Sequence, as well as the independent novel Torrance. A New York City native, Tom worked in the world of business before abandoning all reason and deciding to write full-time. He credits George RR Martin, Robert Jordan, and Frank Herbert as the major influences on his style.

 

 

 

Jun 19 13

Dark Horse News: JOLLEY RESURRECTS BLOODHOUND AT DARK HORSE WITH CROWBAR MEDICINE!

by Monster Librarian

JOLLEY RESURRECTS BLOODHOUND

AT DARK HORSE WITH CROWBAR MEDICINE!

 

Milwaukie, OR, JUNE 19—Dark Horse Comics is thrilled to announce the long-awaited return of the beloved series Bloodhound, from writer Dan Jolley (Prototype 2) and artist Leonard Kirk (X-Factor)!

 

Previously published by DC, Bloodhound begins a new five-issue series, Crowbar Medicine, that will take our hero, Travis Clevenger, to new intensities the Big Two would have never allowed—establishing Clev as the next Dark Horse superhero.

 

Travis Clevenger may not have superpowers, but he can put a beatdown on anyone who does! Consulting with the FBI in exchange for release from prison, Clev is getting his life together when an out-of-control superhuman’s destructive rampage and a rogue scientist’s response—offering designer superpowers to anyone who can afford them—shock the nation, leading to Clev’s biggest case yet!

 

Bloodhound’s acclaimed three-parter in the pages of Dark Horse Presents concludes today, familiarizing readers with what Bloodhound is all about through a complete story and paving the way for his epic return.

 

Additionally, the first volume of the long-out-of-print original Bloodhound series is in stores today, collecting the acclaimed DC series from Dan Jolley, Leonard Kirk, and Robin Riggs—232 pages of brutal goodness.

 

Praise for Dan Jolley’s Bloodhound:

 

“Four-color crime and punishment like they just don’t make anymore. It’s good for the blood.”—Warren Ellis

 

“Leonard Kirk, Eddy Barrow, Robin Riggs, and Moose Baumann did a fantastic job on the art in this book. The subtle character work is great, telling a story well beyond the words being spoken, and when the violence breaks out, jeez does it look good in that wincing and turning away from the page kind of way.”—Fanboy Comics

 

“Clevenger’s tragic story of lust, murder, and betrayal is extremely grounded, feeling more like Sin City than Superman.”—Den of Geek

 

 

Bloodhound: Crowbar Medicine #1 is on sale October 16in comic shops everywhere!

 

Bloodhound Volume 1: Brass Knuckle Psychology and Dark Horse Presents #25 are available today.

 

 

 

About Dark Horse Comics

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, including The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, Emily the Strange, Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys, Serenity, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Jun 18 13

SDCC: DARK HORSE ANNOUNCES SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON EXCLUSIVES STORE!

by Monster Librarian

June 18, MILWAUKIE, OR—The largest and most highly anticipated pop culture event of the year is right around the corner, and Dark Horse is bringing you the latest and greatest in exclusive comics and products from Dark Horse Deluxe!
This year at the Dark Horse booth, a dedicated store will be open throughout the convention where fans can purchase these limited and highly collectible products.

 

Game of Thrones 7-Inch Stark Shield Wall Plaque (Limited Edition of 1,200)

Sculptural replica of Stark shield. Packaged in full-color box. Includes hook for wall mounting.

Price: $30.00

Availability: Two per person, available all days

 

Last Man Standing Signed Hardcover Book (Limited Edition of 1,000)

15 x 12.25–inch, signed, 272-page, full-color hardcover art book with dust jacket.

Price: $75.00

Availability: All days

 

Mass Effect Bronze Alliance Normandy SR-1 Ship Replica (Limited Edition of 300)

Bronze-plated, 6.75-inch ship replica on base. Packaged in full-color box.

Price: $50.00

Availability: Two per person

 

Hellboy Qee—SDCC Exclusive (Limited Edition of 350)

5.5-inch Qee vinyl figure of Hellboy wearing officially licensed Comic-Con logo T-shirt. Packaged in color window box.

Price: $20.00

Availability: Two per person, available all days

 

Domo Qee—SDCC Exclusive (Limited Edition of 1,200)

2.5-inch Qee version of Domo. Design unavailable elsewhere. Packaged in color box.

Price: $9.00

Availability: Four per person, available all days

 

Good Luck Trolls—SDCC Exclusive (Limited Edition of 1,000)

2.5-inch black-light green Good Luck Troll figure with white hair. Packaged in color box.

Price: $8.00

Availability: Four per person, available all days

 

Plants vs. Zombies Comic—SDCC Exclusive (Limited Edition of 1,000)

PopCap’s immensely popular Plants vs. Zombies game finally gets the plant-filled, zombie-zapping comics treatment it deserves! Crazy Dave helps fend off a “fun-dead” neighborhood invasion in Plants vs. Zombies: Lawnmageddon. Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures) and Ron Chan (The Guild) join the botanical battle to deliver a hilarious, all-ages zombie romp to your neighborhood! Stop by the Dark Horse booth or the PopCap booth to snag an exclusive print edition.

 

Price: $2.00

Availability: 500 copies will be for sale at the Dark Horse booth and 500 at the Electronic Arts Booth (#129)

 

The Strain: The Fall #1 Comic— SDCC Exclusive Variant Cover by Rafael Albuquerque (Limited Edition of 500)

The vampire plague has infested New York City in this continuation of the critically acclaimed comic by writer David Lapham and artist Mike Huddleston, adapted from The Strain Trilogy by visionary filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and novelist Chuck Hogan. The Strain is also currently in development for an FX series!

 

Price: $5.00

Availability: Ten per person

 

Star Wars #7— SDCC Exclusive Variant Cover by Rodolfo Migliari (Limited Edition of 1,000)

This is Star Wars as you remember it . . . and as you have never seen it before! We’re taking you back to those heady, adventure-filled days following the destruction of the Death Star—when the Empire ruled, the Rebels were on the run, and the galaxy was a dangerous place where anything might happen!

 

Price: $5.00

Availability: Ten per person

 

Catalyst Comix #1— SDCC Exclusive Variant Jam Cover by Dan McDaid, Paul Maybury, and Ulises Farinas (Limited Edition of 500)

Straight from the glory of Comics’ Greatest World, Frank “Titan” Wells, Amazing Grace, and the Agents of Change are back, baby! But you’ve never seen them like this! Superhero comics get a back-alley facelift as these very different champions confront cosmic threats and personal demons—and it all starts at the end of the world as we know it! Written by Joe Casey (Sex, Gødland, Baker the Righteous Maker) with art by artists Dan McDaid (Doctor Who), Ulises Farinas (Glory), and Paul Maybury (Aqua Leung)!

 

Price: $5.00

Availability: Ten per person

 

Make sure to stop by booth #2615 to check out all this awesome stuff, only available at San Diego Comic-Con 2013!

 

 

 

About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. The company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Gerard Way, Felicia Day, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Neal Adams, and Jim Steranko, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The Mask, Ghost, Timecop, and SpyBoy. Its successful line of comics and products based on popular properties includes Star Wars, Mass Effect, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Aliens, Conan, EVE Online, Halo, Serenity, Game of Thrones, and Domo. Today Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading publishers of both creator-owned content and licensed comics material.

Jun 18 13

From Cemetery Dance: Femme/Kinsmen Slightly Dinged Combo Pack!

by Monster Librarian

Femme/Kinsmen Slightly Dinged Combo Pack!
Two Great Reads, One Low Price!
Save 83% Off Retail!

 

Cemetery Dance has some slightly dinged copies of Femme and Kinsmen that came back from a distributor that we’re bundling together for the low price of just $6.99 for the set plus shipping — that’s 83% off retail!

These copies might have some minor marks to the dust jackets or maybe a tiny ding on a corner, but they make GREAT reading copies! If you haven’t read Bill Pronzini before, this is a great way to get started!

Femme: An Original “Nameless Detective” Novella
by Bill Pronzini

Femme fatale. French for “deadly woman.”

You hear the term a lot these days, usually in connection with noir fiction and film noir. But they’re not just products of literature or film, the folklore of nearly every culture. They exist in modern society, too. The genuine femme fatales you hear about now and then are every bit as evil as the fictional variety. Yet what sets them apart is that they’re the failures, the ones who for one reason or another got caught. For every one of those, there must be several times as many who get away with their destructive crimes…

In the thirty years the Nameless Detective has been a private investigator, he has never once had the misfortune to cross paths with this type of seductress… but in Femme he’ll meet Cory Beckett, a deadly woman who has brought some new angles to the species. New—and terrible.

KinsmenKinsmen: A “Nameless Detective” Novella
by Bill Pronzini

Allison Shay was traveling home from the University of Oregon with her new boyfriend, Rob Compton, when their car broke down near the tiny rural town of Creekside, California. Soon after, Allison and Rob went missing without a trace.

Whatever happened, it felt like something bad to the Nameless Detective. Five days without a whisper of contact with the outside world. Long past the inconsiderate-kids stage; long past the silly and the harmless.

Kinsmen takes Bill Pronzini’s classic private investigator to California’s northeast backwoods, where an isolated community is determined to keep a deep, dark secret: why Allison Shay and Rob Compton really vanished.

The real question facing the Nameless Detective: are they still alive?

Order The Femme/Kinsmen Slightly Dinged Combo Pack While Supplies Last!

Apr 11 13

Dark Regions Press : Sale for Good final push

by Monster Librarian

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

In an effort to reach their goal of donating 1,000 books to schools, libraries and military bases Dark Regions Press has launched the “Final Push” stage of the Sale For Good.  All items in stock are now 50% off, DRP Book Sets now have even bigger discounts and all orders on the DarkRegions.com website of $100 or more will include the entire Dark Regions Digital catalog; 32 free books on the e-reader of your choice.  Read more about The Final Push on its news page at: http://www.darkregions.com/the-final-push-all-orders-of-100-or-more-receive-entire-dark-regions-digital-catalog-and-more/

* Over 100 titles of horror, fantasy, dark fiction, science fiction and poetry
* Ebooks, paperbacks, signed limited edition hardcovers, sculptures and t-shirts
* Each book sold is a book donated during the Sale For Good
* Up to 67% OFF all retail prices

To learn more about the Sale For Good and how you can help with the cause of donating 1,000 books to charitable organizations, visit: http://www.darkregions.com/the-final-push-all-orders-of-100-or-more-receive-entire-dark-regions-digital-catalog-and-more

Monster Librarian note: This is a great cause, head on over to Dark Region’s Press and pick up a terrifying title.