Books & Boos Press is sad to announce that we are closing our doors. While we hate to disappoint our authors and readers, the co-owners are in the process of divorcing, and all mutual assets are being liquidated, so to speak. Please understand also that we’re still on good terms and are divorcing amicably, and are still friends.
You can still follow BB’s adventure on our Instagram account here.
Our website will remain, but certain pages like “Our Titles” will disappear on Jan. 1, 2020.
After seven years as a humor columnist for the Block Island Times and ten years as a weekly humor blogger on staceylongo.com, Stacey Longo is finally offering past columns and blog posts in chapbook and e-book form. Each book in the series will take a lighthearted look at a specific topic. The first installment, Longo Looks at Dieting, is available now for preorder on Kindle (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KDZQKRM) for only $2.99. The print version will retail at $4.99. The paperback version of Dieting will be released in tandem with the second chapbook, Longo Looks at Christmas, on November 18.
“Over the years, I’ve had people ask if I was ever going to organize and publish some of my past columns. So I finally got off my tuckus and started doing it,” Longo says. Two more installments are scheduled for release in 2019.
Longo Looks at Dieting “won’t really tell you how to lose weight,” the author says. “Mostly it’ll assure you that you’re not the only one who can go through a colonoscopy prep and actually gain weight. I blame bad genes. Maybe you blame bad jeans. Both are perfectly acceptable excuses.”
This anthology includes the stories:
Vengeance is Mine by Brian Asman
A Trunk Story by John McIlveen
Norwegian Wood by Roy Bryan Bishop
Route by J.C. Raye
My Corner Office by Martin Zeigler
The Same Deal by Daniel Becker
The Three Little Piggs by David Price
Al’s All Nude Barbeque by Wayne Faust
My Dinner with Krampus by James FW Thompson
The Zombie in My Office by Jim Horlock
Nerds vs. Jocks vs. Cthulhu by Eric Cline
Case of the Killer Beard by A.P. Sessler
Contractual Obligations by Renee Miller
Clyde the Necrophile by Jeff Strand
The collection was edited by award-winning editor Rob Smales. You can purchase the paperback or Kindle version here.
It’s Monday afternoon. Just chiming in to let you know that the 25% off sale on the Echoes of Darkness paperback ($8.99) and the 50% off sale on the Kindle edition ($1.99) ends at midnight.
Get you physical and digital copies before this sale goes back into the vault as Disney use to say.
To celebrate the upcoming release of A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and other funny stories), edited by Rob Smales, we’re putting Echoes of Darkness—Smales’s short story collection—on sale now for a limited time! You can pick up the paperback for only $8.99 (that’s 25% off!), or pick up the Kindle version for only $1.99 (50% off)!
But hurry up and act now—these amazing prices will end on August 14.
Say . . . isn’t that the release date of A Sharp Stick in the Eye?
You can buy Echoes of Darkness here: https://tinyurl.com/smalessale
You can preorder A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and other funny stories) here: https://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Stick-Other-Funny-Stories/dp/0997932945
Link to video promoting sale: https://youtu.be/uXsw7aAtrG8
We have released the final installment of the Terror Project series, THREE A.M. WAKE-UP CALL, this past Tuesday (June 5).
In coordination with our new release, we’re putting the first two books in the Terror Project on sale:
TRIPLICITY and THREE ON A MATCH will be $9.99 (30% off) for the paperback and $1.99 for the e-book (50% off) from June 4–10.
TRIPLICITY will also be coming out on audiobook any day now (I received an email from ACX on Wednesday saying it was “heading to retail,” but no indication of when it will be available). Tony and Rob, I’ll update you when it’s available.
THREE ON A MATCH is heading into audio production now, with an anticipated October release date for the audiobook. Then our narrator will move on to the final book.
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.
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
Our authors will be reading and signing in multiple places during the month of October.
Author John Valeri.
Listen to and meet Dan Foley, Stacey Longo and John Valeri at the Mary Cheney Library
on Oct. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. for Indie Author Day
. They will be discussing the writing process, getting published, and marketing one’s work. The library is located at 586 Main Street in Manchester, CT.
Author Dan Foley.
Meet authors Longo and Rob Watts at Super Megafest
in Marlborough, MA. on Oct. 21 and 22. They will also be hosting a panel, So You Want to be a Writer
, at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22. Rob Smales will be joining them for the panel.
Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Watts.
Meet authors Foley, Smales and Tony Tremblay at the Merrimack Valley Halloween Book Festival
at the Haverhill Public Library
in Haverhill, MA. from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special guests include authors Brian Keene, Mary Sangiovani, and Joe Hill.
Author Tony Tremblay.
Meet Smales at Super Megafest
on Sunday, Oct. 22. He will be talking about writing and other topics with Longo and Watts on the So You Want to be a Writer
panel at 11 a.m.
Author Rob Smales.
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.