Holiday Sale from Books & Boos Press

To celebrate the holidays and the release of Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1, Books & Boos Press is having a holiday sale!Select titles are on sale now through December 2. Check off everyone on your shopping list with 20% off print titles, and e-books at only 99 cents.

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Abandoned by Dan Foley

Every time James Sutton gets close to someone, they abandon him. James has had enough: he’s about to get his revenge, one body part at a time. “Deliciously demented.” ~ Mary Anne Simmons, Amazon review. Available HERE.

 

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Secret Things: Twelve Tales to Terrify by Stacey Longo

A collection of spooky stories full of twists and turns from Hiram award winner Stacey Longo. From a man who seems to know the impossible to a woman who uses her friend’s “black widow” status to her advantage, these stories have something for everyone. Available HERE.

 

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Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter Dudar

What if the person you wronged in life was waiting on the other side, just beyond the cobwebbed veil of death, to drag you to hell? From Bram Stoker Award-nominated author Peter Dudar comes this novella of relationships, revenge, and terror. Available HERE.

Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales

From the dark corners of award-winning horror writer Rob Smales’s twisted mind come thirteen tales of murder, terror, ghosts, and ghouls. Includes the Pushcart Prize-nominated stories “Death of the Boy,” “Photo Finish,” and “In Full Measure.” Available HERE.

Pookie and the Lost & Found Friend by Stacey Longo

Pookie the cat and her friend Jack want to go trick-or-treating. But first they have to cross through a cemetery filled with skeletons, witches, and other Halloween creatures. A fun children’s tale celebrating friendship and holiday festivity. Available HERE.

We’ve got something for everyone this holiday season, but don’t hesitate: these great deals won’t last long!

Coming just in time for the holidays!

Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1, will be released on Black Friday, just in time for your holiday shopping! To whet your appetite, here’s the debut of the book trailer. Click here to view the book trailer for Triplicity.

Be sure to pick up a copy of Triplicity: The Terror Project, Volume 1 by Stacey Longo, Rob Smales, and Tony Tremblay on Black Friday (Nov. 25), and check out the Books & Boos Press Holiday Sale that week, too!

Norwich Author’s First Children’s Book Focuses on Friendship and Not Judging Others

Norwich resident Terry George will make her debut as a children’s book author with Sasha & Jake, released October 4 from Farmer’s Daughter Press.

George, a former resident of Willimantic, wrote and illustrated the book. Her artwork and writing has been included in the Ledyard, Connecticut Bill Library’s Exquisite Project as well as in themed art shows at the Gallery at the Wauregan in Norwich. Two of her short stories, written under the pen name Ryanne Strong, have been published in the anthology Tricks and Treats: a Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors. When she’s not writing, Terry sculpts home décor and jewelry from polymer clay for her company, Cinnamon Bunny.

Terry George.

Sasha & Jake is the tale of Sasha, an Arctic fox befriended by a polar bear named Jake. The other animals of the tundra are afraid of Jake, simply because he has sharp claws and big teeth. Sasha must decide for herself if Jake’s appearance as a scary bear or his kindness and generosity are what’s most important. “We jumped at the chance to publish this book,” said Farmer’s Daughter Press editor Stacey Harris. “The story is charming, the illustrations are adorable, and in the end, it sends a positive message to kids to not judge others by their appearance.”

Sasha & Jake is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and select retail outlets. You can purchase the paperback here and the e-book here.

Reviewers may receive a copy by contacting Harris at sandlediting@gmail.com.

New Halloween Anthology Comprised of All-Connecticut Lineup

Some of Connecticut’s most talented literary minds are featured in a new anthology from Books & Boos Press. Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors showcases scary stories from famous past Nutmeggers Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John G. C. Brainard. Contemporary Connecticut authors include Stacey Longo, Melissa Crandall, G. Elmer Munson, Kristi Petersen Schoonover, Dan Foley, John Valeri, and Ryanne Strong. 

The collection was edited by Longo, who pursued the project “to celebrate our state’s rich literary heritage, and to pay homage to New England’s ghostly history.” Each story comfortably fits in the genre of dark fiction. “Readers may be surprised to find that Twain, Stowe, and Perkins, for example, had ghost stories among their past published tales,” said Longo. The collection will be released on September 1 “just in time for the change in season.” 

A trailer for the book can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/GkaGyqts8oE. The anthology will be available to order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold. 

Our Authors Appearing at Various Venues

On June 17, author Dan Foley appeared at the Book Club Bookstore and More in East Windsor to read and sign his new book, Abandoned.

Author Dan Foley.

On June 18 through 19, author Stacey Longo was signing her books at Northeast Comic Con at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA.

Author Stacey Longo.

Longo also spent time talking about writing and publishing at a YMCA day camp.
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Halloween-themed Anthology comprised of all Connecticut Authors Debuts this Fall.

Books & Boos Press will be releasing a Halloween-themed anthology comprised of all Connecticut authors this fall.

Tricks and Treats: A Collection of Spooky Stories by Connecticut Authors features a mix of both classic and contemporary authors from the Constitution State. The lineup includes famous residents such as Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John G. C. Brainard, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, as well as modern-day authors Melissa Crandall, G. Elmer Munson, Ryanne Strong, Stacey Longo, John Valeri, Dan Foley, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover. Some, though not all, of the stories are set in Connecticut.

Tricks and Treats will be released in September.

Manchester Author Sets Latest Novel in Connecticut

Adobe Photoshop PDFRetired nuclear engineer-turned-horror writer Dan Foley’s latest book, Abandoned, tells the tale of a Connecticut man with abandonment issues. “Foley uses horror and humor to tell this story of a disturbed serial killer,” said managing editor Stacey Harris, whose small publishing house, Books & Boos Press, released the novel on May 28. Set in the fictional town of Mettabasset, the Connecticut landscape serves as the backdrop for the novel.

Foley has lived in Manchester for over 30 years. The main character in Abandoned, James Sutton, “needed to be in a location where his job would take him to several states in a matter of hours,” Foley says. “The town of Mettabasset appears in many of my works … I’ve lived all over the country, and chose Connecticut as my home. My books always pay homage to Connecticut in one way or another.”

Abandoned is not for the squeamish. The main character is, at heart, a psychopath, on a mission to make sure nobody—and nothing—is ever abandoned again. He begins to amass a collection of items that James feels were neglected by people … all of which require formaldehyde to preserve.

Abandoned is available in trade paperback and ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and select retail outlets. Foley will be celebrating the book’s release with a launch party at The Book Club bookstore in Broad Brook, CT on Friday, June 17, from 5:00 –6:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.2013-08-19 12.23.58-2

Advance Praise for ‘Abandoned’ by Dan Foley

2016-04-29 22.43.00To get you ready for Dan Foley’s upcoming release, Abandoned, Books & Boos Press is pleased to share some of the advance praise that has been coming in:

“Dan Foley knows the hard truth: that the darkest of monsters reside within the human heart. Abandoned is just plain scary—the kind of horror that’s made all the more terrifying because it could be true.” ~ Charles R. Rutledge, co-author of Blind Shadows and Congregations of the Dead

“A deliciously macabre dark comedy that serves as a reminder of just how close we all can be to the brink of insanity.” ~ Peter N. Dudar, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of A Requiem For Dead Flies and Where Spiders Fear to Spin (Read Peter’s full review here!)

“If the measure of a man is his mind, Dan Foley inhabits a world of horrors that is otherwise unoccupied. Abandoned grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go. This one will stay with you long after the last page has been turned.” ~ John Valeri, Hartford Books Examiner

“. . . an inventive and sympathetic exploration of the extreme effects of rejection and isolation. Although there are hints of Fowles’ The Collector as well as Lindsay’s Dexter, this book is all Dan Foley. Abandoned is an exciting portrait of a man struggling to reconcile his cravings for belonging with his urges for bloody retribution. It shows . . . that Foley clearly has heart—maybe several of them—in jars on his desk.” ~ Bracken MacLeod, author of Mountain Home and Stranded

And check out the Abandoned book trailer!

The Book Trailer for ‘Where Spiders Fear to Spin’

Click here to check out the book trailer for Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Bram Stoker Award Finalist Peter N. Dudar.Peterdudarcover

Where Spiders Fear to Spin tells the tale of former soap opera star Sadie Mills, a woman literally haunted by her past whose final days are filled with horror. Her daughter resents taking care of her, her former lovers are dying off one by one, and her dead husband’s vengeful ghost has returned from the dead to drag her to hell.

Cover Revealed for Dan Foley’s ‘Abandoned’

Books & Boos Press is proud to reveal the cover of Dan Foley’s new book, Abandoned, which will debut in June. The artist for this fabulous cover is Lynne Hansen, of Lynne Hansen Design.2016-04-29 22.43.00

Lynne Hansen has over twelve years of marketing and promotions experience, including graphic design, and she specializes in creating book covers that tell a story. She’s created covers for books by New York Times bestselling authors like Christopher Golden, Rick Hautala, and Thomas E. Sniegoski, as well as other staples of the genre, including James A. Moore, Owl Goingback, John R. Little, Peter Atkins, and many more.

“Lynne’s experience, creativity, and delightful sense of humor made her the perfect artist to work on this cover,” said Managing Editor Stacey Harris. “She was my top choice for this project, and we’re thrilled to have her on board.”

You can find out more about Lynne’s work at www.LynneHansenDesign.com.

You can meet Foley on Saturday, April 30, at The Book Club, a bookstore in the Broad Brook section of East Windsor. He will be reading and signing copies of his current books. The bookstore is located at 100 Main Street.