August Happenings: Sales, Releases, and Jeff Strand

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!

A Chance to Meet Author Rob Smales

The New England Author Expo takes place this Wednesday, July 26, at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA. from 4 to 9 p.m.

Author Rob Smales will be signing copies of his book, Echoes of Darkness at the Books & Boos Press table. There will also be copies of Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear, which contains two of Smales’ stories.

There will also be books by some of our other authors at the table as well.

The yacht club is located at 161 Elliot Street in Danvers, MA.

Upcoming Releases and a Cover Reveal!

We’ve been busy here at Books & Boos Press, signing authors, organizing projects, laying out and editing manuscripts, and preparing for our upcoming releases.

First up: Three on a Match, our second installment in the Terror Project series, is in the final proofing stages. The book features three novellas: “Splendid Chyna” by Kristi Petersen Schoonover, “All’s Well That Ends” by g. Elmer Munson, and “Thicker Than Water” by Melissa Crandall. We know the collection is amazing, but don’t just take our word for it: Patrick Rea, the director of Nailbiter and Arbor Demon, proclaims, “Three on a Match is a frightening menagerie of horror that offers a shocking blend of well-crafted tales to keep you up at night. My imagination was fueled by this nail-biting collection!”

Ana Lucia Cortez has once again done a fantastic job on the cover, tying in elements from the first book in the series, Triplicity, while giving this collection an imagery all its own. We’re proud to reveal the cover to you now!

Opening for Submissions in June

Our dark humor anthology, tentatively titled A Sharp Stick in the Eye (and Other Funny Stories) will open for submissions from June 1–September 30. Award-winning author and editor Rob Smales is the editor on this anthology, and he wants your creepiest yet funniest stories. Think Jeff Strand or Neil Gaiman. Payment will be a flat fee of $50 per story. We’ll have more exciting announcements about this project soon, but for now, keep an eye on our submissions page!

Other News

Our imprint, Farmer’s Daughter Press, has just signed author Ken Keeney to pen a children’s Christmas picture book for release in 2018. It’s a sweet, rhyming tale of two siblings preparing for the holiday with their family. We’re also pleased to announce the cover and illustrations will be done by Ogmios, a talented artist whose previous designs can be seen in The Moon is Dead by Vlad V. and Lightning (an RPG by OTB Comics).

Finally, the third book in the Terror Project series is underway, with three more authors working on deliciously twisted tales for our final installment. We’ll keep you updated on this collection, slated for release in spring 2018!

Authors’ Night by the Sea Event This Friday

This Friday at the Red Hook Brewery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, an Authors’ Night by the Sea event takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. This free event will allow the public to meet authors and publishers.

At the Books & Boos Press table, you will be able to meet author Rob Smales. We will have his book, Echoes of Darkness, available for purchase. We will also have Insanity Tales II, which is a collection containing two of his stories, and Triplicity, which contains one of his stories.

Other books such as Secret Things, Tricks and Treats, and Where Spiders Fear to Spin will be available.

Author Rob Smales Signing at Authors’ Night on March 31

Meet author Rob Smales on March 31 at Authors’ Night by the Sea event taking place at the Red Hook Brewery located in Portsmouth, NH. The event starts at 5 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.

Smales will be signing copies of Echoes of Darkness, Triplicity, and Insanity Tales II at the Books & Boos Press table.

Books & Boos Press Authors through 2016

Here are pictures of our authors at various events at bookstores and conventions during 2016.

Author Terry George at the Mohegan Sun Craft Fair.

Author Terry George at the Mohegan Sun Craft Fair.

Author Tony Tremblay at Queen City Kamikaze.

Author Tony Tremblay at Queen City Kamikaze.

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Authors Dan Foley, Melissa Crandall, John Valeri, Terry George, Stacey Longo, and Kristi Petersen Schoonover.

Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Smales at Northeast Comic Con.

Authors Stacey Longo and Rob Smales at Northeast Comic Con.

Authors John Valeri, Terry George, and Stacey Longo at the Hamden Holiday Craft Fair.

Authors John Valeri, Terry George, and Stacey Longo at the Hamden Holiday Craft Fair.

Author Rob Smales at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

Author Rob Smales at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

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Author Dan Foley at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

Authors Stacey Longo, John Valeri, and Melissa Crandall at the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

Authors Stacey Longo, John Valeri, and Melissa Crandall at the Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

Author Rob Smales at the Night by the Sea event.

Author Rob Smales at the Night by the Sea event.

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Author Tony Tremblay at the Holiday Bookfear at the Haverhill Public Library.

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Authors Dan Foley, John Valeri, G. Elmer Munson, and Stacey Longo at The Book Club in Broad Brook, CT.

Author Stacey Longo at the New Bedford Book Festival.

Author Stacey Longo at the New Bedford Book Festival.

Holiday Sale from Books & Boos Press

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.

Holiday Sale video from Books & Boos Press
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.

 

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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.

 

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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!