Smales will be signing copies of Echoes of Darkness, Triplicity, and Insanity Tales II at the Books & Boos Press table.
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.
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.
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!
The project is a series of novella collections. Each installment will contain three novellas, with three books currently in the works.
The first installment, Triplicity: The Terror Project, Vol. 1, will debut in December 2016. Triplicity is comprised of “Steel” by Tony Tremblay (The Seeds of Nightmares), “The Christmas Spirit” by Rob Smales (Echoes of Darkness), and “Brando and Bad Choices” by Stacey Longo (Ordinary Boy). “We couldn’t be happier with the starting lineup,” said Marketing Director Jason Harris. “We’re coming out strong with this trio of impressive writers.”
The second installment is scheduled for release in fall 2017, and the third has a tentative release date of early 2018.
Echoes of Darkness features thirteen tales that span Smales’s writing career thus far, including the first short story he ever sold for publication (“Playmate Wanted,” originally appearing in Dark Moon Digest #5 in 2011) as well as new pieces he wrote specifically for the collection.
Echoes of Darkness is already earning advance praise. “Rob Smales’s prose is seamless and effective, engaging the reader and enticing them in,” stated Bram Stoker Award nominee and author Hal Bodner.
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Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales, to be released at the end of February by Books & Boos Press, is already garnering advance praise.
“Reading Rob Smales’s collection Echoes of Darkness is a lot like munching on barbeque potato chips—once you’ve dived into the first story, it’s almost impossible not to keep reading until the end. Smales has a refreshing, clean prose style that is accessible and engaging. In particular, I recommend this book to readers who are new to the genre, as Smales comes up with some nifty and clever riffs on some traditional horror tropes,” says Bram Stoker Award nominated writer Hal Bodner. Bodner is the author of The Trouble With Hairy and Bite Club.
“The writing of Rob Smales hits you like a whip cracking against a spine. Your flesh tears with each whack, yet you keep asking for more, and no matter how bloody and painful the night becomes, you pray it never ends,” Max Booth III, author of How to Successfully Kidnap Strangers, said.
Alex Scully recently reviewed Echoes of Darkness for The Horror Review. “Smales tosses the traditions of genre by taking classic tropes like zombies, and giving his readers a wicked twist in the end. We all know how zombie stories end, right? Think again. ‘A Night at the Show,’ the second tale in this collection, illustrates the Smales touch wonderfully. A werewolf story. Nicely done. Well written. Fantastic characters, and then . . . the end. Woah! Was that what I expected? Not in the least.” (To read Scully’s full review, please visit http://www.horrorreview.com/echoes-of-darkness-book-review/.)
Readers will be able to purchase Echoes of Darkness on Feb. 28 from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and select retail stores. Smales will be signing copies of his book at Queen City Kamikaze in Manchester, NH on March 12, and at Super MegaFest in Marlborough, MA on April 8–10.
Books & Boos Press is excited to announce that artist Mikio Murakami of Silent Q Design has been contracted to create the cover of Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales, due out in early 2016.
Murakami founded Silent Q Design in 2006, blending together both the use of realistic templates and surreal imagery in his art. His talent has been commissioned for album covers, business logos, and book and magazine covers, including Shock Totem magazine. Most recently, he designed the cover of Among the Ruins by Stephen Williams.
A showcase of Murakami’s artwork can be found on his website, www.silentqdesign.net.
Echoes of Darkness is a collection of short stories by Smales, a previous Pushcart Prize nominee and most recently the winner of the 2015 eFestival of Words award for Best Anthology. More about Smales can be found at www.robsmales.com.