New Release Brings Sale Prices

We are celebrating the release of Insanity Tales III: Seasons of Shadow by placing Insanity Tales and Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear on sale for a limited time.

Don’t miss these sale prices of 20% and 25% off.

‘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.

Tales of Insanity Read to Patrons of Pandemonium

By Jason Harris

 

On Thursday, Jan. 14, three authors came to Pandemonium Books & Games to read some of their tales from the collections Insanity Tales and Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear, published by Books & Boos Press.

Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Smales read from their stories in Insanity Tales II and Vlad V. read from his story in the first Insanity Tales.

From left to right: authors Rob Smales, Stacey Longo, and Vlad V.

From left to right: authors Rob Smales, Stacey Longo, and Vlad V.

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If you haven’t been to Pandemonium, we would suggest making the trip to Cambridge, MA, so as to cross it off your bucket list. It’s a cool place with dragons on the walls and other steampunk-inspired items hanging from the ceilings and sitting on shelves throughout the store.2016-01-14 18.42.04

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You can even find copies of Insanity Tales and Insanity Tales II gracing the shelves. If you live too far to make the trip to the bookstore, just click on the titles in the preceding sentence and it will take you to Amazon.

Pandemonium Books & Games is located at 4 Pleasant St. in Cambridge, MA.

Meet ‘Insanity Tales II’ Authors this Thursday at Pandemonium Books and Games

Authors Stacey Longo, Rob Smales, and Vlad V. will be reading from and signing their stories in the collection, Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear at Pandemonium Books and Games this Thursday.Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear

The event starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m. The bookstore is located at 4 Pleasant Street in CambridgeMA 02139.

Black Friday Deals for Readers

2015-11-25 20.15.15We at Books & Boos Press wants to give our readers a chance to fill their Kindles and other e-readers with spiders. We are giving away e-book copies of Where Spiders Fear to Spin by Peter N. Dudar from Nov. 27 through 30! Don’t miss this chance to read this novella by Dudar, who is a Bram Stoker Award Finalist.

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.

To get your free copy, click here.

unnamedAlong with giving away Spiders, we have lowered the price on Insanity. You can now get $2 off the e-book or print copy of Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear until Nov. 30.

The collection features eleven stories from six of New England’s finest storytellers. David Daniel, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Rob Smales, and Ursula Wong each have two short stories in the book; Vlad V. contributed a novella. Multiple Bram Stoker winner Joe McKinney (Crooked HousePlague of the Undead) wrote the foreword.

The book is a themed anthology: each author based their stories on different senses, going beyond the traditional (sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste) to elements such as a sense of doom, of powerlessness to control the future, and a sense of false hope.

If you want some Insanity, click here.

Meet Author Stacey Longo at Rock and Shock this Weekend

 

Author Stacey Longo.

Author Stacey Longo.

Author Stacey Longo will be signing her books at the Books & Boos’ table at Rock & Shock this weekend. She will have on-hand copies of Secret Things, Ordinary Boy, Pookie and the Lost and Found Friend, and My Mom has MS. Two anthologies, Insanity Tales and Insanity II: The Sense of Fear, that each contain two of her stories and the anthology, Wicked Season, which she edited for the New England Horror Writers, will  all be on-hand as well.

She will also be on the Writer’s Studio panel on Saturday at 12 p.m.

Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear

INSANITY TALES II IS NOW AVAILABLE

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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.