‘Echoes’ Cover Release

Books & Boos Press is proud to reveal the cover for our upcoming release, Echoes of Darkness by Rob Smales.2016-01-10 16.12.33

The artwork was done by renowned artist Mikio Murakami of Silent Q Design. His latest works include the design for Chains Over Razors’ debut album, Crown the Villain, and the cover art for Robert Essig’s book, In Black.
For Echoes of Darkness, Murakami used a theme of a repeating mirror and an ominous, deathlike figure, underscoring the theme of the collection. “Mikio’s work is always evocative and chilling,” said managing editor Stacey Harris about the cover. “His work on the Echoes cover is brilliant. It perfectly captures the haunting essence of the stories within.”
Echoes of Darkness will be released on February 28, 2016.
Smales is the author of Dead of Winter, which won the Superior Achievement in Dark Fiction award from Firbolg Publishing’s Gothic Library in 2014. His short stories have been published in two dozen anthologies and magazines, including the recently released Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear.

Artist Mikio Murakami Hired to Create Cover for Next Book from Books and Boos Press

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.

INSANITY TALES II IS NOW AVAILABLE

Insanity Tales II

Books & Boos Press is excited to announce the release of Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear. This anthology showcases six of New England’s finest storytellers in a terrifying collection out just in time for the Halloween season.

Insanity Tales II features ten short stories and a novella. David Daniel (Goofy Foot, Reunion), Stacey Longo (Ordinary Boy, Secret Things), Dale T. Phillips (A Memory of Grief, Shadow of the Wendigo), Rob Smales (Dead of Winter, the upcoming Echoes of Darkness), and Ursula Wong (Purple Trees, the upcoming Amber Wolf) contributed two short stories each. Vlad V. (Brachman’s UnderworldThe Moon is Dead!) wrote a novella for the collection.

Each story focuses on a sense—not just the traditional ones of sight, sound, smell, touch, and taste, but also of intangible ones, like a sense of justice or impending doom. The result is a suspenseful and terrifying anthology. Multiple Stoker Award winner Joe McKinney wrote the foreword, and said “If you haven’t read any of these authors yet, I envy you, because you are about to have a truly great reading experience.”

Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear is available on Amazon in print here or as an e-book here. It is also available wherever books are sold. For additional works by these talented authors, their first anthology, Insanity Tales, is also available here.