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Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on October 29, 2007 CEMETERY DANCE has announced that MAD DOGS by BRIAN HODGE is in stock and shipping from their offices. From Brian Hodge, the author of the highly acclaimed Wild Horses, comes his long-awaited second crime novel, which once again finds him careening at whiplash speeds between black humor and the pounding heart of darkness. About the Book Actor Jamey Sheppard may not be starving, but he's definitely struggling. His career has been one piddling role after another with names like Radical Dude #3. Still, as he's road-tripping from Los Angeles to Arizona to reunite with his fiancée for their wedding, the future looks brighter than gold. Until a liquid lunch deputy turns the best day in his life into the worst. But Jamey's no criminal. He's only played one on TV. From the moment he's mistaken for Duncan MacGregor, the real-life renegade he's just portrayed in a re-enactment segment on American Fugitives, Jamey's life can never be the same. And so begins his sun-scorched odyssey through overnight media saturation celebrity and the national fascination with outlaws. In his hideaway, Duncan MacGregor is watching, too. And he just has to meet the guy who relived his own worst moment in front of a nationwide audience. Within days, in a twist that even American Fugitives couldn't have seen coming, their fates are intertwined, as they ricochet down a road filled with the world's dumbest bounty hunters, Hollywood deal-makers and wannabes, cops on both sides of the law, a metal-plated ex-con with a prehistoric outlook on life, an impromptu right-wing death squad, a merciless Jay Leno, and the most dangerous people of all when it comes to grudges and vengeance: Family. Staying on the run could be the best career move Jamey's ever made … if he can just live long enough to sign on the dotted line. CEMETERY DANCE is issuing this book in two editions ( a Limited Edition of 1000 signed copies ($40) and a Traycased Lettered Edition of 26 signed and lettered copies bound in leather and with a satin ribbon page marker ($175) (javascript:void(0);/*1193753910832*/) Source: Cemetery Dance (

Press Release: The Horror Mall to Open End of October

Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on October 22, 2007 Big news from Bloodletting Books!!!! We will officially be opening a new bookstore with Shane Staley the publisher of Delirium Books. The site will go live on Halloween and will be the most state of the art online genre bookstore in existence. This new and greatly improved site will be Bloodletting Books new home. With the expansion of both Bloodletting's bookstore and publishing business it has become necessary to separate Bloodletting Press from Bloodletting's bookstore and this new site will allow us to do just that. We will maintain our current website for promoting Bloodletting Press titles only. So in short Bloodletting bookstore is just moving its store to the Horror Mall, everything will be the same but you'll see a huge improvement in the site and service. We are going to stock more books than ever before from the finest authors in the genre. There is no need to worry about past orders as all current orders are recorded and secured and will be processed as normal. What's different about this site from other bookstores? Basically, it's an online mall. There will be different sellers and stores providing different products, but all stores will be under a single checkout process, so customers will be able to shop in one place for all your horror needs. Bloodletting Books will be the primary bookseller at Horror Mall. All genre titles sold at Bloodletting Books' will now be sold through the bookstore at Horror Mall. Shane and I will be working together to stock the site with nearly every major small press release. Just as with all your past purchases at Bloodletting Books we will continue to provide the warehouse and shipping for all books purchased so you will see no difference in our customer service but a great difference in quality and ease of use with our new website. Shane and I have been working together on this for quite some time now, as we agreed early on that what the horror genre needed most was a central place to come together to buy books and other products. Delirium Books was branching out into the selling of other publisher's books and instead of competing with each other, Shane and I decided to unite and work together to build a mega-site dedicated to the best this genre has to offer. Horror Mall will focus on cross-promoting horror literature with movies and art, among other things. Other features of the site will include a message board and blog which will be linked to a newsletter that will go out to everyone who wants to know when new products are added to the mall. The site will also feature a customer points system similar to Delirium's where you earn points for each purchase which can be used as cash towards future orders. Also, as customer service has been a key to both Bloodletting's and Delirium's success, the new site will include a customer support system where customers can submit their questions via a ticket and track its progress online and through e-mail. There's a lot more to discuss, but for those of you that want to be on the mailing list from the beginning, you can join the newsletter by clicking the link below: Sign up for the Horror Mall Daily Newsletter ( ) Source: Bloodletting Books (

SCOTT WESTERFELD Appearance Updates for NYC

Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on October 22, 2007 SCOTT WESTERFELD has added new dates for book store events for New York City and Fairfield, CT I’m doing yet another New York City event for David Levithan ( wrangling (i.e., making sure we don’t go over time). The other authors are: Alaya Johnson (, Racing the Dark Kristen Kemp (, Breakfast at Bloomingdale’s Louise Plummer (, Finding Daddy Abby Sher (, Kissing Snowflakes Jake Wizner (, Spanking Shakespeare Wednesday, November 7 6PM-7:30PM Tompkins Square Library 331 E. 10th Street (off Ave B) Perhaps now is the time to remind you of my other two upcoming events: Fairfield Public Library ( Thursday, October 25 4PM-6PM 1080 Old Post Road Fairfield, CT 203-255-7394 Books will be sold there by the local Borders. Saturday, October 27 3-5PM Books of Wonder ( 18 West 18th St. New York, NY Source: Scott Westerfeld (

MAURICE BROADDUS Upcoming Online Events

Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on October 22, 2007 Maurice Broaddus has been named the featured writer on Apex Online ( Readers will get not only an interview ( with him, but also a free story ( In the Shadows of Meido ( – originally published in IDW Publications comic book line.

ELDER SIGNS PRESS Printing Updates

Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on October 18, 2007 In response to inquiries on the release date, the printers should be wrapping up and shipping the books to various warehouses in the next ten shipping days. Due to traffic, we can’t predict the exact speed the shipments will arrive, but we hope it will be as soon as possible! (javascript:void(0);/*1192804951325*/)

JOE HILL Appearances Supporting 20th CENTURY GHOSTS

Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on October 17, 2007 JOE HILL has posted his appearance schedule in support of the new release of 20th CENTURY GHOSTS. You can follow the appearances in the HFNN Events Calendar as well as the listing below. Promoting 20th Century Ghosts Wednesday, October 17, 2007 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP 9 College ST South Hadley, MA 01075 Thursday, October 18, 2007 04:00 PM - 08:30 PM BARNES NOBLE 1741 S Willow St Manchester, NH 03103 Saturday, October 20, 2007 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM WATER STREET BOOKS 125 Water Street Exeter, NH 03833-2456 Monday, October 22, 2007 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM BORDERS 116 Bangor Mall Blvd Bangor, ME 04401 Wednesday, October 24, 2007 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP 1 London Plaza Milford, NH 03055 Thursday, October 25, 2007 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM XM SATELLITE RADIO/Sonic Theater Saturday, October 27, 2007 02:00 PM TOADSTOOL BOOKSHOP Colony Mill Marketplace 222 W St Keene, NH 03431 Sunday, October 28, 2007 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM RIVER RUN BOOKSTORE 20 S Congress St Portsmouth, NH 03801 Monday, October 29, 2007 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH 279 Harvard ST Brookline, MA 02446 Monday, October 29, 2007 07:00 PM - 08:30 PM BOSTON PHOENIX Monday, October 29, 2007 05:00 PM - 06:30 PM FREELANCER Thursday, November 01, 2007 BOOKSENSE Friday, November 02, 2007 MAINE LITERARY FESTIVAL 9 High ST Camden, ME 04843 Friday, March 14, 2008 LEE COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM Southwest Florida Book Festival 2345 Union ST Fort Myers, FL 33901 Source: Joe Hill ( messageID=4620549225 MyToken=05b41093-3954-4fa5-a89f-d6313754d1e3)


Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on September 26, 2007 Burning Effigy Press will once again be appearing at Toronto's WORD ON THE STREET book festival. Our booth is located in the Fringe Beat section, and not only features a fine selection of poetry, literature and frightening tales, but also a full day's lineup of author autograph sessions. The signing schedule follows below. Please come out and say hello, buy a book and support your local small press scene. Burning Effigy Press Author Signing Schedule Word on the Street (Toronto) September 30, 2007 11:00am-1:00pm – Gemma Files (Words Written Backwards) 1:00pm-2:00pm – Jeff Cottrill (Guilt Pasta) 2:00pm-3:00pm – Adebe D.A. (Sea Change) 3:00pm-4:00pm – Timothy Carter (Section K and Product of a Deranged Bottom) 4:00pm-6:00pm – Brett Alexander Savory Gord Zajac (The Distance Travelled: A Little Slice of Heaven) We look forward to seeing you there! Source: Burning Effigy Press (


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Posted by Horror Fiction News Network on September 25, 2007 NECESSARY EVIL PRESS has announced its third book in their novellette series. PLACEHOLDERS by JOHN R. LITTLE will be published in two states; a 275 limited numbered soft cover edition and a 26 lettered limited edition with a metal traycase. The book will include an introduction by TOM MONTELEONE and cover art by CANIGLIA. From the Publisher: For most of us death comes only once. For Richard, that rule no longer applies. He has died hundreds of times over, taking the place of those in agony as well as those unaware, men and women alike, as they each meet their death. Along this macabre passage through seeming immortality, he begins to suspect that these unrelated deaths cloak a personal mystery and discovers that the horror of the truth resides where death is no longer a safe refuge…Source: Necessary Evil Press (

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