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!

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.

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.

Goodreads’ Giveaway

In preparation for our upcoming release of Insanity Tales II: The Sense of Fear this October, we are giving away three print copies of Insanity Tales, the book that started it all. Enter for your chance to win a copy here.IMG_8745

Our newest anthology, Insanity Tales II, debuts in October and contains eleven tales from six authors: David Daniel, Stacey Longo, Dale T. Phillips, Rob Smales, Vlad V., and Ursula Wong. We have continued the tradition of asking accomplished authors to contribute forewords to these collections. We had Jonathan Maberry write the first one; this time we brought in the talented Joe McKinney to contribute a foreword to this great collection that we know you will love.

The giveaway ends on September 13, so be sure to enter here today!

Authors of ‘Insanity Tales’ to Appear at Queen City Kamikaze

 

By Jason Harris

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Authors David Daniels, Stacey Longo, Dale T. PhillipsVlad V., and Ursula Wong will be appearing at the Books & Boos’ tables at Queen City Kamikaze. They will be signing copies of Insanity Tales, a collection short stories and one novella with a foreword by award-winning author Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin). 

This will be the first time all five authors will be available to sign this collection so come to Queen City Kamikaze and enter a world of madness as you find out about these nine tales of twisted psyches, peculiar people, and demons of the mind and spirit.

The authors will also participate in a panel, Writing, Editing, and Collaborating on a Book, at the convention.

Queen City Kamikaze happens on March 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 1 Crusader Way in Manchester, New Hampshire.