Topic: Dark Regions Press Book Announcement Thread

Howdy folks, Chris Morey here from Dark Regions Press.  This thread will be dedicated to talking about our books and announcing new ones.

Dark Regions Press has been publishing since 1985. We specialize in Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction.  We have published such renowned writers as Bentley Little, Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Arnzen, Elizabeth Massie, Jeff Strand, Harry Shannon, Jeffrey Thomas and many others. Dark Regions Press has had many Bram Stoker Award nominations and four award winning short story and poetry collections.  We were also the recipients of the HWA 2010 Specialty Press Award.

About our books:

Most of our books we sell in the following three editions: leather-bound Deluxe Lettered/Thirteen Hardcover signed by both author and artist with slipcase, Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks.  We are also in the process of adding our entire catalog as e-books to the Kindle store.



Book announcements and information will be posted as replies to this topic.

Thanks guys, and we hope to have you as readers soon!

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The novel Crustaceans by William Meikle is now available on the DarkRegions.com website in a Deluxe Signed Hardcover and a Trade Paperback edition (first 100 copies signed by the author).  The book is already in stock and shipping to customers.

http://www.darkregions.com/crustaceans-by-william-meikle/

From Scottish writer William Meikle comes a novel that is a welcome return to those tomes of pure enjoyment that we read with guilt in our early teens, in the tradition of James Herbert’s THE RATS and Guy N. Smith’s NIGHT OF THE CRABS.

It begins with a dead whale on a Boston shoreline--not in itself an unusual occurrence. But the things that claw their way out of the blubber are very unusual indeed. A cast of giant crabs, evolved over centuries, descends on a small coastal town and, having feasted, make their way to the city using the sewer system. Soon they are swarming around Manhattan, hunted and harried by a SWAT team tasked with ridding the city of the menace...before the menace gets big enough to rid itself of the city.


About the Author

William Meikle is a Scottish writer with over a dozen novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of the ongoing Midnight Eye series among others, and his work appears in a number of professional anthologies. His ebook THE INVASION has been as high as #2 in the Kindle SF charts. He lives in a remote corner of Newfoundland with icebergs, whales and bald eagles for company. In the winters he gets warm vicariously through the lives of others in cyberspace, so please check him out at http://www.williammeikle.com

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Dark Regions Press currently has five titles nominated on the final ballot in the Bram Stoker Awards and for a limited time we are offering 25% off all five titles. Simply use coupon code STOKER25 in the final stage of checkout on the DarkRegions.com website.


The nominated titles are:

Multiplex Fandango by Weston Ochse (nominated for Superior Achievement in a Collection)

Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird (nominated for Superior Achievement in a First Novel)

Rusting Chickens by Gene O'Neill (nominated for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction)

Shroud of Night by G.O. Clark (nominated for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection)

Surrealities by Bruce Boston (nominated for Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection)


Simply use coupon code STOKER25 in the final stage of checkout to get 25% off any/all of the above titles!

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The novel The Harmony Society by Tim Waggoner will be available on the DarkRegions.com website on Tuesday, April 17th.

http://www.darkregions.com/the-harmony-society-by-tim-waggoner

Reality and nightmare. Past and present. Sanity and madness. For Nathan Bennett, there is no longer any difference between them - not since the Harmony Society came into his life. Now, as his world begins to collapse around him, Nathan must travel the strange and dangerous roads of the Nightway in search of the Dark Angel - a being of great power that the Harmony Society desperately wishes to control. But even if Nathan reaches the Angel first, what waits for him at the end of his long, dark road: salvation . . . damnation . . . Or both?

This novel is compelling, frightening, packed with haunting dreamlike imagery, and rich with imagination.
- Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Stoker-nominated author of THINGS LEFT BEHIND, THE INDIFFERENCE OF HEAVEN, and GRAVEYARD PEOPLE: The Collected Cedar Hill Stories, Vol. 1.

About the Author

Tim Waggoner wrote his first story at the age of five, when he created a comic book version of King Kong vs. Godzilla on a stenographer's pad. It took him a few more years until he began selling professionally, though. Overall, he has published more than twenty novels and two short story collections, and his articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest and Writers’ Journal, among other publications. He teaches creative writing at Sinclair Community College and in Seton Hill University’s Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction program. He hopes to continue writing and teaching until he keels over dead, after which he wants to be stuffed and mounted, and then placed in front of his computer terminal.

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We are happy to announce that The Harmony Society by Tim Waggoner is now available and in stock on the DarkRegions.com website: http://www.darkregions.com/the-harmony-society-by-tim-waggoner

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For a Limited Time we are offering 30% Off Everything on the DarkRegions.com website using coupon code DRPTAXBREAK

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The novel The White Room by Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award winner Rick Hautala will be available on the DarkRegions.com website on Tuesday, May 8th.

http://www.darkregions.com/the-white-room-by-rick-hautala

Heading for Hilton, Maine, to spend the summer restoring his old childhood home, Tim and Polly Harris and their young son, Brian, encounter more than they had bargained for when human bones are found at a nearby construction site, Brian nearly drowns, and Polly encounters a mysterious young girl whom no one else can see and an evil force bent on their destruction.

“Rick Hautala’s writing shines with dedication, hard-earned craft, and devotion.” - Peter Straub

“Rick Hautala is a modern master of horror. He breathtakingly captures the things we fear, and love. With love, humanity, and a chilling eye, Hautala makes our hearts race.” - Matthew J. Costello

“Rick Hautala proves each time out that he understands and respects the inner workings of the traditional horror novel as well or better than anyone writing. He brings his own brand of ice and fire and blood to his work and he never forgets to entertain the reader.” - Joe R. Lansdale

“Writes about the dark side of life as if he has lived there for centuries.” - John Coyne

“One of the most consistently reliable horror novelists ... [Rick Hautala] is adept at creating a chilly, unnerving atmosphere, particularly with his unconventional ghost stories.” - Don D’Ammassa, Science Fiction Chronicle


About the Author

Rick Hautala is best known as a speculative fiction and horror writer. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1974 where he received a Master of Art in English Literature. Rick arrived on the horror scene in 1980 with many of his early novels published by Zebra books. He has written and published over 90 novels and short stories since the early 1980s. Many of his books have been translated to other languages and sold internationally. Cold Whisper, published in October, 1991 by Zebra Books, Inc. was also published in Finnish as Haamu by Werner Soderstrom Oy, Helsinki, Finland, in August, 1994. Recently he has published many of his works with specialty press and small press publishers like Cemetery Dance Publications and Dark Harvest. His novel The Wildman (2008), was chosen to be Full Moon Press' debut limited edition title.

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The novel is now available on the DarkRegions.com website in both a leather-bound signed by both author and artist Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover with slipcase edition and a Trade Paperback edition: http://www.darkregions.com/the-white-room-by-rick-hautala/

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Urn & Willow by Scott Thomas, fifth entry in the Ghost House imprint, features eleven interior illustrations by artist Erin Wells.  The book is now available in two collectible signed hardcover editions on our website at DarkRegions.com

http://www.darkregions.com/urn-and-willow-by-scott-thomas

Ghostly tales of 18th and 19th century New England

The hour is late, and wind whispers at the window. Autumn leaves have taken wing and a breeze troubles the candle flame. Something from the past has returned and walks the moonlit night. Something dead.

The door may be bolted and the fire may be warm, but the ghosts in Scott Thomas's URN AND WILLOW will find you. They wait patiently within the covers, inviting you to visit the lonely chamber where three sisters starved to death, and the small town where the devil's hoof prints steam in the snow, and a house where the rooms mysteriously multiply and are inhabited by otherworldly creatures. Come inside and visit the haunted seasons of the past.

Here are three of eleven interior illustrations by artist Erin Wells within Urn & Willow by Scott Thomas.  Click on the images for larger versions:


About the Author

URN AND WILLOW is Scott Thomas’s 8th short story collection. Others include QUILL AND CANDLE, THE GARDEN OF GHOSTS, and OVER THE DARKENING FIELDS. He has seen print in numerous anthologies, such as EXOTIC GOTHIC 4, THE YEAR’S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR # 15, OTHERWORLDLY MAINE, and THE SOLARIS BOOK OF NEW FANTASY. The author of the novel FELLENGREY, his work also appears with that of his brother Jeffrey Thomas in PUNKTOWN: SHADES OF GREY and THE SEA OF FLESH AND ASH. Scott and his girlfriend Peggy live in coastal Maine.

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Dark Melodies by William Meikle, a new supernatural collection with tales all based on music will be available on the DarkRegions.com website on Tuesday, June 19th.

http://www.darkregions.com/dark-melodies-by-william-meikle

Music can transport you. It can bring sunshine on a cloudy day and lift your heart in times of trouble. But there is another side, a darker side, to music. Allow yourself to be open to a different melody, and who knows where the dance will take you.

In this collection you will follow the music into dark places, down dark passageways, where dark melodies play.


"William Meikle's stories capture the reader's imagination and takes it on a whirlwind of a roller-coaster ride that will leave you breathless come the last page." - Ginger Nuts of Horror

"I have become a big fan of Mr. Meikle, his books are always good and he is one hell of a storyteller." - Famous Monsters of Filmland

"In a literary world of mediocrity, William Meikle stands out as an author of almost arcane talents." - J Kent Holloway, author of Primal Thirst

"William Meikle's short stories and novels are shining examples of what is missing in horror fiction today: atmospheric in style, old-school in character, with an intriguing story to be told." - David Wynn, Mythos Books


About the Author

William Meikle is a Scottish writer with over a dozen novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of the ongoing Midnight Eye series among others, and his work appears in a number of professional anthologies. His ebook THE INVASION has been as high as #2 in the Kindle SF charts. He lives in a remote corner of Newfoundland with icebergs, whales and bald eagles for company. In the winters he gets warm vicariously through the lives of others in cyberspace, so please check him out at http://www.williammeikle.com

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Use coupon code JULY4TH on the DarkRegions.com website in the final stage of checkout to get 30% OFF your entire order!

All hardcover orders receive a free trade paperback book.  All orders over $100 receive a free limited edition sculpture!

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The critically acclaimed collection Cold to the Touch by Simon Strantzas is now available once again from Dark Regions Press in all-new collectible editions, including an introduction by author Reggie Oliver, new cover artwork and six interior illustrations by J.D. Busch and a new afterword by author Simon Strantzas.

http://www.darkregions.com/books/cold-to-the-touch-by-simon-strantzas

Cold to the Touch is available in a leather-bound signed by both author and artist Deluxe Lettered Hardcover with slipcase edition and a Trade Paperback edition.

Click here to read more about Cold to the Touch by Simon Strantzas

There is a cold that cannot be imagined, a chill so deep it turns blood to ice, cracks flesh, tears meat from bone. It is the horror of our own reality, the terrifying curse of our own survival. Can you feel it creeping down your spine?

Simon Strantzas, author of the mesmerizing Beneath the Surface and brilliant Nightingale Songs, brings his critically-acclaimed and long out-of-print collection back to find a whole new audience. In these thirteen strange and dark tales, you will find vacationers on the edge of forever, lonely pilgrims searching for answers, the dying reminded of all they have lost and all they have yet to lose. Strantzas's fiction is a haunting echo across the barren Arctic tundra, and once you hear its howl you will never forget the sound.


"Simon Strantzas is an important new writer of weird fiction, a position solidified by the release of his new collection, Cold to the Touch, from Tartarus Press. What I admire most about this collection, besides the fine writing, is how these stories defy a simply summarization. This fiction goes far beyond the simple scares of most horror. A mystery defying the usual explication of plot lies at the heart of each one, giving us much to chew on long after the story has ended. Cold to the Touch is a great reading experience."
— Steve Rasnic Tem

"[T]he second collection by the author, with thirteen stories, six of them new, all of them quite powerful and dark."
— Ellen Datlow

"Cold to the Touch is a delightfully chilling gallery of the ghoulish, the nightmarish, and the weird. With this follow-up to the excellent Beneath the Surface, Strantzas continues to impress."
— Laird Barron


About the Author

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Simon Strantzas is the author of the critically-acclaimed Cold to the Touch and Nightingale Songs. His first collection, Beneath the Surface, has been called "one of the most important debut short story collections in the genre". Strantzas's stories have appeared in The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror, Cemetery Dance, and Postscripts. In 2009, his work was nominated for the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction. He lives in Toronto, Canada, with his wife and an unyielding hunger for the flesh of the living. For more information, please visit http://www.strantzas.com/

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We've given away two of the three sculptures that are going to grab bag winners.  Only one more sculpture will be given away.  These sculptures are signed and numbered limited edition sculptures based off of our books.  The next winner could win the Zombie Head Candle Holder or the Regret Demon Head: [url]http://www.darkregions.com/books/halloween-grab-bag[/url]

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Here is another interior illustration by artist Santiago Caruso within The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli:

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Please support Tom by ordering The Walls of the Castle at: http://www.darkregions.com/books/the-walls-of-the-castle-by-tom-piccirilli

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Folks, here's a list of ways you can help spread the word and raise money for Tom Piccirilli.  We have raised nearly $1,000 for Tom so far, but our goal is to raise another $1,000 for him by this time next week.  Please help us give Tom, Michelle and their family a sense of security this holiday season.  Any help at all is greatly appreciated:


1. Order Tom's new novella The Walls of the Castle, first book in our new Black Labyrinth imprint. 20% of hardcover proceeds will be donated to Tom: http://www.darkregions.com/books/the-walls-of-the-castle-by-tom-piccirilli


2. Retweet this tweet on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Dark_Regions_Pr/status/268105988207431680


3. Share this photo on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152257417855223&set=a.10150231850415223.454723.236914670222&type=1


4. Read and share Tom's blog on Brian Keene's website: http://www.briankeene.com/?p=12849


5. Tell anyone you know who appreciates Tom's work to hop on his Facebook and send him their thoughts: http://www.facebook.com/tompiccirilli


6. Download The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli press kit to get banners, press releases and other information to help spread the word about the book: http://www.darkregions.com/template/downloads/press_kits/the_walls_of_the_castle_press_kit.zip



Thank you all for your continued support.

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We are sending Tom Piccirilli his first payment tomorrow to help him, Michelle and their family.  We've nearly reached $1,000, but would like to top $1,000 before we send him the money tomorrow afternoon.  If you haven't yet, please preorder The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli at: http://www.darkregions.com/books/the-walls-of-the-castle-by-tom-piccirilli

Information for collectors: there is only 1 Specialty Oversized Cowhide-Bound Ultra-Deluxe Numbered Hardcover Tome w/ Special Edition Traycase edition of The Walls of the Castle by Tom Piccirilli remaining.  Here is the full information on these premium specialty editions:

Specialty Oversized Cowhide-Bound Ultra-Deluxe Numbered Hardcover Tome w/ Special Edition Traycase: mint and first edition, hand numbered 1-13, 8.5''x11'', bound in black cowhide, signature page which is signed by author, artist and editor, Smyth sewn, printed with oil-based ink, includes end papers, black book ribbon with black header, premium Crane's Crest paper, a special edition Black Labyrinth traycase.  Only thirteen copies will ever be produced and numbered worldwide.  Features the title novella, all four interior illustrations by Santiago Caruso, the bonus novelette Face Blindness and the exclusive essay "What I found in my Spinal Fluid This Time" by author Tom Piccirilli.  Features Santiago Caruso's cover artwork as a color frontist piece.

All ten Black Labyrinth books will be available in this edition.  Don't miss your chance to be one of thirteen people in the world to own this premium edition that marks the first collaboration between Dark Regions Press and Tom Piccirilli and is the first book in the Black Labyrinth imprint.

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