We’re all excited here at Books & Boos Press for our upcoming release, A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories). This anthology of horrific humor features fourteen talented authors, including the king of darkly funny fiction, Jeff Strand. The full lineup is:
Roy Bryan Bishop
James FW Thompson
The collection was edited by award-winning editor Rob Smales, and is scheduled for release on Aug. 14.
Books & Boos Press is pleased to reveal the cover for our upcoming release, Three A.M. Wake-Up Call. The third and final installment in the Terror Project series, the collection features three novellas: “Chew Toys” by Nick Cato, “Clinton Road” by Rob Watts, and “Roons” by David Daniel.
The cover was created by artist A.L. Cortez, who designed the covers for Triplicity and Three on a Match, the other two books in the series. “I wanted each book to share elements that tied them together—the recurring central figure, whom I’ve come to think of as a ‘terror muse’—and repeating illustrations forming a pattern in the background. But I also strived to make each cover uniquely its own.”
The stories in Three A.M. Wake-Up Call bring the series to an end by returning to more traditional, haunting horror. Cato’s “Chew Toys” answers the question, What if Son of Sam killer David Berkowitz wasn’t lying about his neighbor’s dog ordering him to kill? with entertainingly gruesome glee. Watts’s “Clinton Road” follows the path of a woman struggling with the disintegration of her marriage who takes up residence on a road steeped in urban legend and rumored paranormal activity. The collection ends with Daniel’s “Roons,” in which a man in his middle years returns home to find a haunting mystery that has waited decades to be unearthed.
Three A.M. Wake-Up Call is scheduled for release the first week of June.
Author Stacey Longo will be participating in a local author fair in Glastonbury, Connecticut, this coming Saturday (March 24).
The Welles-Turner Memorial Library’s Local Author Fair will be taking place in the Community Center’s Community Room from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Her newest title, My Sister the Zombie, which was published by Storyside Press and takes place in Glastonbury, will be available for sale.
The Riverfront Community Center is located at 300 Welles Street in Glastonbury. The RCC has plenty of off-street parking with spaces on either side of the building.
Books & Boos Press has placed many of its Kindle titles on sale until Dec. 31. Many different titles are now only .99 cents on Amazon.
Abandoned by Dan Foley
My Mom, MS, and a Sixth Grade Mess by Stacey Longo
Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales
Secret Things by Stacey Longo
Triplicity by Tony Tremblay, Rob Smales, and Stacey Longo
My Mom Has MS by Stacey Longo
Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter N. Dudar
Sasha & Jake by Terry George
Three on a Match, the newest release from Books & Boos Press, is now available. Don’t miss out on reading this collection of novellas from three talented Connecticut authors, Melissa Crandall, g. Elmer Munson, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover.
Three on a Match is the second installment of the Terror Project.
On sale now for a limited time! SASHA & JAKE by Terry George: a sweet tale of friendship and not judging others. Paperback 30% off, ebook only 99 cents. Pick up your copy today! http://www.amazon.com/dp/0997927402/?tag=jharr-20
Books & Boos Press is thrilled to announce Jeff Strand will have an original short story in our upcoming darkly funny anthology, tentatively titled A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories), edited by Rob Smales (you can find our submission guidelines here). Strand is the four-time Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of 30-plus books, including Blister, A Bad Day for Voodoo, and Wolf Hunt. His most recent releases are the YA novel Stranger Things Have Happened, and Everything Has Teeth, a short story collection. That he agreed to be in the anthology had all of us here doing a rather silly yet utterly respectful happy dance.
We’re also excited for Three on a Match’s upcoming release on September 5! Keep an eye out for the book trailer, which will be made public mid-August. Three on a Match is the second installment of the Terror Project, and features novellas from talented authors Melissa Crandall, g. Elmer Munson, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover, and is already garnering accolades. Lauren Baratz-Logsted, author of The Twin’s Daughter, calls it “spooky, sinister, spine-tingling: these three keep-you-up-all-night tales . . . have it all!”
In celebration of Three on a Match’s release, we’re going to offer the first installment in the Terror Project, Triplicity, on sale in the week leading up to the publication date. Keep an eye out for a deep discount on this fantastic trio of novellas from Tony Tremblay, Rob Smales, and Stacey Longo!
That’s not the only sale we’re offering this month. Sasha & Jake by Terry George will be 30% off the print book the week of August 13, and the ebook will be only 99 cents! Keep an eye out for an opportunity to get the free must-have accessories of the fall when this book goes on sale: if you leave a review on Amazon, you’ll get a special prize, hand-crafted by the author!