Saturday, July 09, 2016

Mama Tried Coming in August

Synopsis: Outlaws … 

It's what makes the best of country music and crime fiction. Sometimes it's hardened criminals: murders, thieves, and convicts, sometimes it's just a poor fool driven to the edge by hard times, hard drinking, or a hard lover.

In this collection you will find stories from the best voices in crime fiction inspired by the best voices in outlaw country music. Stories with:

• An off-books mercenary trying to save a trucker's delivery from a beautiful thief.
• An ex-con dealing with small town prejudice...and armed robbery.
• Outlaw newlyweds running from a tri-county drug lord.
• A young girl seeking solace in the company of dogs bred to fight that she never found in family.
• A wife discovering the other woman is not what she thought.
• A writer finding out what prison is really like.

Stories by J.L. Abramo, Trey R. Barker, Eric Beetner, Levi Black, Michael Bunker, Delilah Dawson, Les Edgerton, Christa Faust, Tommy Hancock, Grant Jerkins, Ken Lizzi, Riley Miller, James A. Moore, Bobby Nash, Mel Odom, Eryk Pruitt, Jay Requard, Charles R. Rutledge and Ryan Sayles.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Carnacki: The Lost Cases ToC

Next month, Ulthar Press will be releasing a new collection of Carnacki the Ghost Finder stories. These 'lost' cases' are based on adventures that Carnacki mentioned but never got around to telling. Some of the top occult detective writers (and me) in this one. I'll put up a link when the book becomes available.


CARNACKI: THE LOST CASES is on schedule to be released next month! Here's the table of contents:
THE DARKNESS by A. F. KIDD
THE SILENT GARDEN by JASON C. ECKHARDT
THE SHADOW SUNS by JOHN HOWARD
THE STEEPLE MONSTER CASE by CHARLES R. RUTLEDGE
THE MOVING FUR CASE by PAUL R. McNAMEE
THE DELPHIC BEE by JOSH REYNOLDS
A HIDEOUS COMMUNION by JAMES GRACEY
THE DARK TRADE by JOHN LINWOOD GRANT
THE GRUNTING MAN by WILLIAM MEIKLE
THE DARK LIGHT by ROBERT M. PRICE
THE YELLOW FINGER EXPERIMENTS by JAMES BOJACIUK
THE GREY DOG by JOHN LINWOOD GRANT

Saturday, June 04, 2016

A Little Ochre Book of Occult Stories

Karl Edward Wagner once said that his stories about his hero-villain Kane were really horror stories with just enough action to make them qualify as heroic fantasy. For the new KEW collection 'A Little Ochre Book of Occult Stories', editor Stephen Jones has chosen two of Wagner's most chilling Kane tales. In fact, for my money, UNDERTOW is the most flat out horrific Kane story of all. The last page stays with you long after you've finished the story. The other Kane yarn, REFLECTIONS FOR THE WINTER OF MY SOUL is definitely in my top five stories about Kane.
In addition to these stories, you also get Wagner's most famous and most reprinted story, STICKS, plus a few other short tales, some verse, and a never before published essay. All of this in a beautiful and well made little book. My pal Cliff Biggers and I were lamenting the days of the small press when publishers like Arkham House, Mirage, and Donald M. Grant turned out hardbacks of all sizes and shapes. You don't see nearly as much of that these days, but this small book from Borderlands is definitely the same sort of thing you'd have gotten from August Derleth back in the day. For fans of Karl Edward Wagner and for lovers of books, this collection gets my highest recommendation for style and content. Limited to 500 copies and available now.



Monday, May 30, 2016

Know Your Supermen

You say that DC REBIRTH has you dazed and confused? That you can't keep up with the different versions of Superman without a score card? Well here's a handy chart. Believe it or not, this is as simple as I could make it.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Available for Pre-order for the Kindle



Look what's available for pre-order for Kindle. A big anthology with stories by Christopher Golden, Tim Lebbon, Richard Lee Byers, James A. Moore, some guy named Rutledge, and a whole lot more.  The trade paperback will follow the ebook. Mutant animals go berserk! The story by Jim Moore and me features a crossover between Jonathan Crowley and Carter Decamp.





https://www.amazon.com/SNAFU-Unnatural-Selection-Christopher-Golden-ebook/dp/B01GBOFMK6?ie=UTF8&keywords=SNAFU+Unnatural+Selection&qid=1464550888&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1




Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Birthday Christopher Lee!

Happy Birthday to Christopher Lee, shown here as The Duke De Richleau in my favorite of Lee's films, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT.