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Dark Regions Press is excited to be launching New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle on Tuesday, August 14th. Mort Castle is the author of over 350 short stories and a dozen horror books. He is also the co-editor of the 2012 anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury and the editor of On Writing Horror: A Handbook by the Horror Writers Association. With stunning cover artwork from three-time Bram Stoker Award winning artist Vincent Chong and thirteen never-before-printed tales, New Moon on the Water will be a highly sought after and collected volume.

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In a smoky, after hours jazz joint where almost nobody ever dies, or the ranch house next door owned by a monster, or a high rise elevator in which raging terror awaits the next passenger, these brilliant stories discover a world you thought you knew--and a darker one you will never forget. With 13 stories never before collected, NEW MOON ON THE WATER is Mort Castle's first new collection in a decade, presenting the best short fiction of the writer deemed a "horror doyen," "the Charles Dickens of horror," and "the master of contemporary horror."

"Mort Castle is one of the best short story writers in the horror field today. More than that, he's one of the best short story writers around, period. . He writes short stories that make a point, stick in your memory, remain with you long after you've put down the book in which they appear." – Robert Weinberg, Novelist, Editor of World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award recipient


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mort Castle is a horror author, editor, and a writing teacher with more than 350 short stories and a dozen books to his credit.  His novels include Cursed Be the Child and The Strangers, optioned for the screen by Whitewater Films, and cited on the list of "Ten Best Horror-Thriller Novels" published in Poland in 2008 by Newsweek.pl. Castle edited the essential reference work Writing Horror and the expanded and revised later edition On Writing Horror for the Horror Writers Association (Writer's Digest Books).  In 2012, William Morrow published Shadow Show: All New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, the anthology he co-edited with Sam Weller.


ABOUT DARK REGIONS PRESS

Dark Regions Press has been publishing horror books since 1985 and is an award winning press specializing in Horror, Dark Fiction, Fantasy, and Science Fiction. The press has published such renowned writers as Bentley Little, Kevin J. Anderson, Michael Arnzen, Elizabeth Massie, Jeffrey Thomas, W.H. Pugmire, Simon Strantzas and many others. Dark Regions Press has had many Bram Stoker Award nominations and numerous award winning short story and poetry collections and are the recipients of the HWA 2010 Specialty Press award and the Italian 2012 The Black Spot award for Excellence in a Foreign Publisher.


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Aug 14 12 1:57 PM

New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle, a new best-of collection including thirteen never-before-printed stories and stunning cover artwork from Bram Stoker Award winning artist Vincent Chong is now available through the DarkRegions.com website: http://www.darkregions.com/books/new-moon-on-the-water-by-mort-castle

"... funny, moving, surprising and dark. Mort Castle is a writer who loves word play, but like every writer worth his salt remembers that even for kids, play is a serious business." - Jack Ketchum, author of The Girl Next Door

"Castle's stories are frightening trips inside the dark psyche of common people ... (He is) a must read for the fans of both Stephen King and the fans of Raymond Carver." - Newsweek.pl

In a smoky, after hours jazz joint where almost nobody ever dies, or the ranch house next door owned by a monster, or a high rise elevator in which raging terror awaits the next passenger, these brilliant stories discover a world you thought you knew--and a darker one you will never forget. With 13 stories never before collected, NEW MOON ON THE WATER is Mort Castle's first new collection in a decade, presenting the best short fiction of the writer deemed a "horror doyen," "the Charles Dickens of horror," and "the master of contemporary horror."


Book Information

New Moon on the Water by Mort Castle is currently available in two collectible hardcover editions: a leather-bound signed by both author and artist Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover with slipcase edition and a 100 Signed and Numbered Limited Hardcover edition.  

Order the hardcover through DarkRegions.com while still in preorder and receive a trade paperback copy of the book for free, leaving your collectible hardcover edition in mint condition!

More information: http://www.darkregions.com/books/new-moon-on-the-water-by-mort-castle


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Sep 4 12 5:57 PM

 

Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala is now available on the DarkRegions.com website in two premium hardcover editions.  It includes twenty-four stories from the Lifetime Achievement Award winning best-selling author of the million-copy seller Night Stone, Rick Hautala.  

The book features an original wrap-around cover and eight original interior illustrations by award-winning artist Glenn Chadbourne.

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

One of 2012’s HWA Lifetime Achievement Award Winners, Rick Hautala has a writing career that spans more than three decades. From Moondeath, his first novel published in 1980, to the republication of his best-selling novel The White Room (DRP, 2012) and his forthcoming “Little Brothers” novella Indian Summer (CD Publications, 2012), his novels and short stories have entertained millions of readers around the world.

Now comes Glimpses, a career-spanning “best of” collection that brings together twenty-four stories, including eight from each of Rick’s critically-acclaimed collections Bedbugs and Occasional Demons, and eight previously uncollected stories.

And Glimpses delivers what it promises—quick glimpses into the deepest shadows of our lives, around unfamiliar corners of streets we think we know, and down the darkest alleys of strange cities where readers will have to face their worst fears and their most unnerving nightmares.

Of course, Glimpses wouldn’t be a Rick Hautala collection if it didn’t included gorgeous original artwork—a wraparound cover and eight new illustrations—from award-winning artist Glenn Chadbourne.

So whether it’s in a haunted schoolhouse or an abandoned lighthouse, an iron bridge that spans a fast-moving river or a World War I battlefield, prepare yourself because you never know what you may catch a glimpse of … and by then, it may already be too late.



“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, author of Vacation and Home
        
“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, author of the Hap and Leonard books and Edge of Dark Water

“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 Chronice

“A master of contemporary horror and suspense.”
—T. Liam McDonald, Cemetery Dance


About the Author

Under his own name, Rick Hautala has written around thirty novels, including the million-copy best seller Nightstone, as well as Winter Wake, The Mountain King, and Little Brothers. He has previously published two short story collections: Bedbugs and Occasional Demons. He has had over sixty short stories published in a variety of national and international anthologies and magazines.

Writing as A. J. Matthews, his novels include the bestsellers The White Room, Looking Glass, Follow, and Unbroken.

His forthcoming books from Cemetery Dance Publications include Indian Summer, a new “Little Brothers” novella, as well as two novels, Chills and Waiting. He recently delivered The Star Road, a science fiction novel co-written with Matthew Costello, to Brendan Deneen at Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s due to be published in 2013.

With Mark Steensland, he has written several screenplays, included the multiple award-winning short film Peekers, based on the short story by Kealan Patrick Burke; The Ugly File, based on the short story by Ed Gorman; and Lovecraft’s Pillow, inspired by a suggestion from Stephen King.

Born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts, Rick is a graduate of the University of Maine in Orono with a Master of Arts in English Literature. He lives in southern Maine with author Holly Newstein. Combined, they have five sons, all of whom have grown up and (mostly) moved out, leaving the house frighteningly quiet.

In 2012, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers’ Association.

Most of his books and stories—and all of them, soon—will be available in all major e-book formats from a variety of e-publishers. For more information, check out his website http://www.rickhautala.com.

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The latest: [b]Only 2x Deluxe Hardcover editions of Glimpses: The Best Short Stories of Rick Hautala remain[/b] for customer purchase. Read more about the book at: http://www.darkregions.com/books/glimpses-the-best-short-stories-of-rick-hautala

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Dark Regions Press is excited to announce a new poetry collection by Grand Master, four-time Bram Stoker award winning poet Bruce Boston and Bram Stoker award nominated poet Gary William Crawford.  Gary William Crawford's "The Shadow City" collection was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award.

The book features art and eight interior images by Bruce Boston.

Click here to read more about Notes from the Shadow City by Bruce Boston and Gary William Crawford

“In Notes from the Shadow City, Crawford and Boston distill a bleak dystopian vision. Alone or together, and utilizing poetry, prose, and photographic images, they have crafted a guidebook, a Baedeker to the same outliers as chronicled by Dostoyevsky, Kafka, and Orwell, where shadows are more real than the gnomons that cast them, and the predominant colors come from the stripped-down underside of the rainbow.”
—Robert Borski, author of Blood Wallah and Other Poems
 
“Like grim guides of the underworld, Boston and Crawford lead you into a terrifying landscape of tragedy and tyranny. At times morbid, despairing, inspiring, and hauntingly beautiful, the Shadow City etches itself into your mind with lonely, tormented characters and their tragic fates.”
—Anders Monsen, Editor, Prometheus

“Boston’s and Crawford’s voices meld beautifully to create dark music. Notes from the Shadow City will echo in your nightmares.”
—Linda D. Addison, Bram-Stoker-Award-winning author of Being Full of Light, Insubstantial

“To say that reading Notes from the Shadow City is a delight might be misleading; to say that it is unsettling, disconcerting, provocative, and remarkable is to scratch the surface of the shadows and begin to reveal the genius beneath.”
—from the introduction by Michael R. Collings, author of The House beyond the Hill


About the Authors

Bruce Boston lives in Ocala, Florida, once known as the City of Trees, with his wife, writer-artist Marge Simon, and the ghosts of two cats. He is the author of fifty books and chapbooks, including the novels The Guardener’s Tale and Stained Glass Rain. His poetry and fiction have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Asimov’s SF Magazine, Amazing Stories, Weird Tales, Strange Horizons, Realms of Fantasy, Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and The Nebula Awards Showcase. One of the leading genre poets for more than a quarter century, Boston has won the Bram Stoker Award for Poetry, the Asimov’s Readers Award for Poetry, and the Rhysling Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, each a record number of times. His fiction has received a Pushcart Prize and been a finalist for the Bram Stoker Novel Award and the Micro Award for flash fiction. For more information, and links to work online, visit http://www.bruceboston.com.

Gary William Crawford

Gary William Crawford (born 1953) is an American writer and small press publisher. He is the founder and editor of Gothic Press, which since 1979 has published books and periodicals in the field of Gothic literature. From 1979 to 1987, Crawford produced six issues of the journal Gothic, which features articles on Gothic fiction from 1764 to 1986. Later, the press published the horror poetry magazine Night Songs. In recent years, the press has published The Gothic Chapbook Series, which features pamphlets of fiction, poetry and scholarship. He has numerous poems, stories, and articles in the small press. Crawford has recently begun the online journal, Le Fanu Studies, about ghost and mystery story writer J. Sheridan Le Fanu, and is compiling Internet databases on Le Fanu, Fritz Leiber, Ramsey Campbell, Walter de la Mare and Robert Aickman.


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Sep 30 12 3:04 PM

Today is the last day to enter Round 4 of the Horror Books Raffle.  Visit http://www.horrorbooksraffle.com to enter for free.


The prizes are:

1st Prize:
Take The Long Way Home by Brian Keene (Signed and Numbered Hardcover)

First prize is a signed and numbered hardcover edition of the critically acclaimed novel Take The Long Way Home by best-selling author Brian Keene.


2nd Prize:
The Complete Drive-In by Joe R. Lansdale (Signed Collectible Copy)

Second prize is a signed collectible edition of the collection of three novels by Joe R. Lansdale, The Complete Drive-In. This includes an introduction by Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli.


3rd Prize:
The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World by Brian Keene (Signed and Numbered Hardcover)

Third prize is a signed and numbered hardcover edition of the short story collection The Rising: Selected Scenes from the End of the World by best-selling author Brian Keene.


4th Prize:
Nightingale Songs by Simon Strantzas ($99 leather-bound signed Deluxe Hardcover with slipcase edition)

Fourth prize is a leather-bound signed by both author and artist Deluxe Hardcover with slipcase edition of the collection Nightingale Songs by Simon Strantzas, all other hardcover editions previously sold out.


5th Prize:
The Gaki & Other Hungry Spirits by Stephen Mark Rainey ($99 leather-bound signed Deluxe Hardcover with slipcase edition)

Fifth prize is a leather-bound signed by both author and artist Deluxe Hardcover with slipcase edition of the collection The Gaki & Other Hungry Spirits by Stephen Mark Rainey.


6th Prize:
The Engines of Sacrifice by James Chambers ($99 leather-bound signed Deluxe Hardcover with slipcase edition)

Sixth prize is a leather-bound signed by both author and artist Deluxe Hardcover with slipcase edition of the Lovecraftian novella collection The Engines of Sacrifice by James Chambers.


All who enter the raffle until midnight tonight will be eligible to win one of the above prizes: http://www.horrorbooksraffle.com

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From the Bram Stoker Award winning mass-distributed author of Dead City, Mutated, Quarantine, Flesh Eaters and more comes his first supernatural haunted house novel in two premium signed collectible hardcover formats limited to 26 and 150 copies worldwide.  Crooked House is a novel of subtle and encroaching terror in the vein of The Shining by Stephen King.  Own specialty collector editions from one of the top-growing names in horror.  Don't wait until it's too late, join author Joe McKinney in the frightening exploration of the Crooked House.

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In this republican country, amid the fluctuating waves of our social life, somebody is always at the drowning point.

Those words were true when Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote them in 1851, and they were true in 1933, when a fire burned half of Crook House to the ground, taking James Crook’s wife and two sons with it.  A disgraced bootlegger and former pro baseball player, James Crook returned from prison to find his house, and his life, a pile of cinders.  Broken and insane, he rebuilt Crook House, putting his pain and loneliness into every timber.

But Hawthorne’s words are still true today, and nobody knows that better than Dr. Robert Bell, who has just moved into Crook House as part of his hiring package from a small Texas college.  He soon discovers that Crook House is more than just a new beginning for himself and Sarah and their daughter Angela.  For the Bell family, Crook House is a place where the past still lives, and its horrors waiting for the next drowning man.

With Crooked House, Joe McKinney brings you a chilling novel in the vein of The Shining by Stephen King, a haunted house tale that will stay with you long after the final page is turned.


About the Authors

Joe McKinney is a San Antonio based author of several mass-distributed horror, crime and science fiction novels. His works include the three part Dead World series, the science fiction disaster tale, Quarantined, which was nominated for the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award for superior achievement in a novel, 2009, and the real crime novel, Dodging Bullets. In 2012, McKinney's Flesh Eaters won the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel of 2011.

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Nov 27 12 4:29 PM

From Grand Master horror author Ramsey Campbell comes a new collection with original cover artwork by Santiago Caruso.  Launching next Tuesday, December 4th, Holes For Faces by Ramsey Campbell will be offered in: leather-bound Deluxe Hardcover signed by author and artist and limited hardcover edition signed by author, other editions to be offered at a later date.  

One of the most respected living horror writers in the world, Campbell has more awards for his horror tales than any other author, and "is likely to be remembered as the leading horror writer of our generation," according to S.T. Joshi. One of the heirs apparent to early-twentieth-century American author H. P. Lovecraft, Campbell's horror stories are often set in contemporary Merseyside, England, his own hometown, and involve quite ordinary characters. His unsettling, dreamlike prose, however, transforms his work into very effective horror fiction.

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About the Author

The Oxford Companion to English Literature describes Ramsey Campbell as “Britain’s most respected living horror writer”. He has been given more awards than any other writer in the field, including the Grand Master Award of the World Horror Convention, the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Horror Writers Association and the Living Legend Award of the International Horror Guild. Among his novels are The Face That Must Die, Incarnate, Midnight Sun, The Count of Eleven, Silent Children, The Darkest Part of the Woods, The Overnight, Secret Story, The Grin of the Dark, Thieving Fear, Creatures of the Pool, The Seven Days of Cain, Ghosts Know and The Kind Folk. Forthcoming are The Last Revelation of Gla’aki (a novella) and Bad Thoughts. His collections include Waking Nightmares, Alone with the Horrors, Ghosts and Grisly Things, Told by the Dead and Just Behind You, and his non-fiction is collected as Ramsey Campbell, Probably. His novels The Nameless and Pact of the Fathers have been filmed in Spain. His regular columns appear in Prism, Dead Reckonings and Video Watchdog. He is the President of the British Fantasy Society and of the Society of Fantastic Films.

Ramsey Campbell lives on Merseyside with his wife Jenny. His pleasures include classical music, good food and wine, and whatever’s in that pipe. His web site is at www.ramseycampbell.com.

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Click here to read more about or order The Doomsday Stocking

The end is nigh, so let’s get into the spirit! It’s time to be prepared with some great books (because we all know you might have to hold up in a shed, bomb shelter or another confined space for quite some time).

The Doomsday Stocking has been designed to have you prepared for one of the worst effects of the end of the world: boredom.

What’s in this stocking, you ask? Holiday gremlins, bullet shells and butcher knives? Oh, much more than that, much more indeed!

This stocking is built to help you survive most apocalyptic scenarios (comet, mass-infection, the living dead, a conjugal visit from Cthulhu) utilizing the following essential survival items:

* [color=#BF0000]1x DRP Hardcover (Limited Hardcover OR Deluxe Hardcover, up to $150 value!)[/color]
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* [color=#BF0000]3x Stocking Stuffers – Get 3 of these 5 surprise stocking stuffers: extra DRP Hardcover, extra DRP Trade Paperback, DRP gift certificate ($10 to $50 value), an issue of Dark Regions Magazine (#16 or #17), ARC copy of yet-to-be announced DRP book(s) (up to $220 value!)[/color]
* [color=#008040]Bonus of the Apocalypse: three free stories from Jeff Strand’s upcoming collection Dead Clown Barbecue.[/color]


That’s right – everything you could possibly need to survive the oncoming doomsday is included in The Doomsday Stocking! But since we’re big fans of surprises…

One lucky Doomsday Stocking buyer will receive a lifetime subscription to Dark Regions Digital.

Did we make that clear? Every single ebook we ever release digitally for free. Talk about preparedness!

Up to $400 in Dark Regions Press products for a mere $50, and that’s not considering the lucky winner of a lifetime of DRP ebooks.

The end of the world is approaching fast, that’s why we’re offering free USPS Priority Mail shipping on all U.S. orders for The Doomsday Stocking until Friday, December 7th.  Free Priority Mail shipping means you get your books just in time for the grand finale!  All international orders will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail International packed extra snug and secure.

Join us this doomsday season with up to $400 in Dark Regions Press books and products, a sneak peek into Dead Clown Barbecue by Jeff Strand, three free ebooks for your reading pleasure and a host of surprise stocking stuffers to make this doomsday your most joyous yet!

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Have you stocked up on your end-of-the-world entertainment yet? When the power goes out for good, will you be prepared? Visit this page before it's too late: http://www.darkregions.com/doomsday

* A (post-apocalyptic) lifetime of free ebooks
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From the author of Pressure, Dweller and A Bad Day for Voodoo comes a new short story collection featuring seven never-before-printed tales and original cover artwork by Alex McVey.  The stories within this collection range from hilarious to downright disturbing, proving that Jeff Strand is still a master at what he's known for: a delicious blend of the humorous and the horrific.  Strand fans will take delight in the seven new stories first printed in Dead Clown Barbecue, including "Pett Semmuteary" "Dummy" "True Hero" "Fangboy and the Troll" "Stop Stabbing Me" "Pregnancy Test" and "Push the Button."

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A man who finds a severed nose on a plate on his dining room table. A bell that can summon Satan (maybe). Casual Fridays at work that get out of control. A cheery outlook on the post-apocalyptic landscape. The final thoughts of a doomed skydiver. A girl punished by having to share a bed with her grandmother’s corpse. Revenge via baking a tarantula into a cake. A shocking look at where those awful computer-generated book covers come from. And the lost tale of Fangboy.

These are only a few of the demented stories in DEAD CLOWN BARBECUE, a collection of thirty gleefully macabre tales, seven of which were written just for this collection. There’s even a brand new one about a ventriloquist dummy. Those things creep you out, right? You’ll laugh. You’ll scream. Okay...you probably won’t actually scream, unless you already had issues before you started reading, but you might cringe and get a little spooked.

“No author working today comes close to Jeff Strand’s perfect mixture of comedy and terror.” - Cemetery Dance


Live Chat Event

On Monday, December 17th 2012 at 8:00 PM PST Dark Regions Press is hosting a life chat event with Jeff Strand, author of Pressure, Dweller, Wolf Hunt and the new book Dead Clown Barbecue.  Free to attend, and all who attend will receive three stories from the collection, while three lucky question-askers will win signed copies of Dead Clown Barbecue!

To attend the event, simply visit DarkRegions.com/events on Monday, December 17th at 8:00 PM PST.


Resources

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About the Author

"Jeff Strand is a funny, deeply disturbed individual."—Jack Ketchum, author of Off Season and The Girl Next Door

Jeff Strand's bio used to mention his cat, but every author mentions a cat in their bio, so he's decided to quit doing it. Fight the power.

He's been writing ever since he was old enough to throw screaming fits in crowded supermarkets, though the quality of his work from that era is questionable. "How to Rescue a Dead Princess" is his silliest book.

If you're looking for something less silly, although not exactly high literature, you may want to try his Andrew Mayhem series: "Graverobbers Wanted (No Experience Necessary)," "Single White Psychopath Seeks Same," and "Casket For Sale (Only Used Once)." Also available is his obligatory 'giant ants attack the world' novel, "Mandibles."

Cemetery Dance magazine said that "No author working today comes close to Jeff Strand's perfect mixture of comedy and terror." They weren't talking about "How to Rescue a Dead Princess."

He checks his e-mail every forty-six seconds, and receiving e-mail from his readers makes him positively giddy. It's almost a little creepy. Write him at your own risk at JeffStrand@aol.com.

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Dark Regions Press is excited to announce that the best-selling author of Edge of Dark Water, The Bottoms, the Hap and Leonard novel series and Bubba Ho-Tep will be joining Tom Piccirilli in the list of ten Black Labyrinth authors.  Joe will be delivering an original psychological horror novella by the end of this year.

If we can have the book in stock on time, our goal is to launch Joe's book for order on the DarkRegions.com website on Tuesday, November 12th of this year.     

The book will be available in all Black Labyrinth editions, including the specialty oversized Ultra-Deluxe hardcover tome. For more information on the Black Labyrinth imprint, click here to visit the Black Labyrinth page or visit directly at: http://www.darkregions.com/blacklabyrinth


Joe R. Lansdale is the author of over thirty novels and numerous short stories. His work has appeared in national anthologies, magazines, and collections, as well as numerous foreign publications. He has written for comics, television, film, newspapers, and Internet sites. His work has been collected in eighteen short-story collections, and he has edited or co-edited over a dozen anthologies. He has received the Edgar Award, eight Bram Stoker Awards, the Horror Writers Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the British Fantasy Award, the Grinzani Cavour Prize for Literature, the Herodotus Historical Fiction Award, the Inkpot Award for Contributions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, and many others. His novella Bubba Hotep was adapted to film by Don Coscarelli, starring Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis. His story "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road" was adapted to film for Showtime's "Masters of Horror." He is currently co-producing several films, among them The Bottoms, based on his Edgar Award-winning novel, with Bill Paxton and Brad Wyman, and The Drive-In, with Greg Nicotero. He is Writer In Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University, and is the founder of the martial arts system Shen Chuan: Martial Science and its affiliate, Shen Chuan Family System. He is a member of both the United States and International Martial Arts Halls of Fame. He lives in Nacogdoches, Texas with his wife, dog, and two cats.


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Dark Regions Press proudly presents Luminous Worlds by Rhysling Award winning sci-fi poet David C. Kopaska-Merkel.

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We can only write what we know, whether that comes from communicating in broken French and broken English with a Parisian nurse, or staring in horror at the human effects of a geological calamity. Here are twenty years worth of dark poetry, representing a dark world, the very one we live in. These poems were written at home, at work, in the air, shipboard in the middle of the Indian Ocean, confined to a hospital bed in a foreign land, in other words, all the usual places. Influenced by Lovecraft, Zelazny, and Algernon Blackwood, among others, Kopaska-Merkel enlists his imagination and scientific background in service to poetic expressions of the wonder, horror, and magic that permeate our world.


Advance praise for  Luminous Worlds

“Linked by themes of cosmic isolation, ruin, dead cities, and mysterious women, these poems proceed by their own sure dream logic. Kopaska-Merkel’s deep understanding of science blends strangely but effectively with the surreal to create convincing narratives of impossible experience.”  
– Ann K. Schwader, Rhysling Award winner, author of Twisted in Dream and Wild Hunt of the Stars

“Over the last 25 years, David C. Kopaska-Merkel’s Dreams and Nightmares has been at the heart of speculative poetry movement, publishing some of the very best speculative poetry anywhere – in these pages, you’ll see that he’s written some of it, as well.  David has been a flame at the heart of a movement; herein, find the artistic core of things, and the vision behind a now-venerable publication. Damn, but the man can write!”
– W. Gregory Stewart, Nebula Nominee and multiple Rhysling Award winner

“The stark wind of a cautionary tale dips through the ruined cities and skewed alien love songs of Luminous Worlds. These are cohesive literate subtle explorations loaded with kinetics. ‘Ghost Lakes’ haunts with geologic power. An entire Japanese horror movie is encapsulated in ‘Tsunami Child.’ Kopaska-Merkel's formidable voice becomes a force to be reckoned with.”
– Robert Frazier, SFPA Grandmaster Poet, author of Phantom Navigation



About the Author

David C. Kopaska-Merkel describes rocks for the State of Alabama, and publishes Dreams and Nightmares, a magazine of SF and fantasy poetry. More than 1000 of his poems and stories have been published since the 70s. In 2006 a collaboration with Kendall Evans won the Rhysling Award of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Flash fiction can be found at http://www.dailycabal.com. David lives with an artist and furry layabouts in a centuried farmhouse with a yellow tin roof. David was born in Virginia, but has lived where the dentist is king as long as anywhere. You can learn more about Dreams and Nightmares here http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/ and here http://dreamsandnightmaresmagazine.blogspot.com/.

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Enoch Coffin is a proud inhabitant of Massachusetts, an artist following in the footsteps of local legend Richard Upton Pickman. Coffin is an artist with a singular quest: to capture in paint, or ink, or clay -- however he might -- sights that no mortal has ever portrayed in art before...and lived to exhibit. His quest will take him throughout actual New England locations, and that other New England of H. P. Lovecraft, where his models will be doomed souls, ravening ghouls, and entities from beyond the veil.

Individually acclaimed for their weird fiction, in this collection of short stories authors W. H. Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas collaborate to paint the portrait of a character every bit as fascinating and unique as the subjects of his artistic encounters.

With haunting illustrations on the front and back cover by renowned illustrator Santiago Caruso and interior illustrations accompanying every story by illustrator Clint Leduc, Encounters with Enoch Coffin is anticipated to be one of the best-selling Dark Regions Press titles of 2013.

Don't miss our live chat event with authors W.H. Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas on Tuesday, February 19th at 3:00PM PST (6:00PM EST) at: http://www.darkregions.com/events/


Table of Contents

Ye Unkempt Thing
Matter of Truth and Death
Beneath Arkham
Spectral Evidence
They Smell of Thunder
Mystic Articulation
Every Exquisite Thing
Impossible Color
Ecstasy in Aberration
Shadow Puppets
Fearless Symmetry
Unto the Child of Woman


Praise for W.H. Pugmire

"The prose-poet of the horror/fantasy field; he may be the best prose-poet we have...perhaps the leading Lovecraftian author writing today." - S. T. Joshi

"An important figure in the fields of modern horror and the weird." - Laird Barron

"Stylistically he owes as much to Oscar Wilde and Henry James as to HPL and Poe, creating a truly unholy fusion that defies academic boundaries between ‘mainstream’ and ‘genre’ fiction." - Editor and scholar Scott Connors

Praise for Jeffrey Thomas

"In time he will, in this reviewer’s opinion, be listed alongside King, Barker, Koontz, and McCammon." - Brian Keene

"Jeffrey Thomas’ imagination is as twisted as it is relentless." - F. Paul Wilson

"With brutal elegance and chilling subtlety, Thomas pulls his readers into his dark visions immediately from every opening line." - Paul Di Filippo


Launching for preorder on Tuesday, February 19th at: http://www.darkregions.com/books/encounters-with-enoch-coffin-by-w-h-pugmire-and-jeffrey-thomas


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Book Details and Specifications

Authors: W.H Pugmire and Jeffrey Thomas
Front & Back Cover Artist: Santiago Caruso
Interior Artist: Clint Leduc
Editor: Joe Morey
ISBN-13: 978-1-62641-000-8
ISBN-10: 1-62641-000-3
Page count: 270
Story count: 12
Interior illustrations: 12
Size: 6"x9"
Publication date: 02/19/2013
Deluxe Hardcover pricing: $99 USD
Limited Hardcover pricing: $45 USD
Trade Paperback pricing: $17.95 USD
Ebook pricing: $3.99 USD

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Dark Regions Press is an independent specialty publisher of horror, dark fiction, fantasy and science fiction, specializing in horror and dark fiction and in business since 1985. We have gained recognition around the world for our creative works in genre fiction and poetry. We were awarded the Horror Writers Association 2010 Specialty Press Award and the Italian 2012 Black Spot award for Excellence in a Foreign Publisher. We produce premium signed hardcover editions for collectors as well as quality trade paperbacks and ebook editions. Our books have received five Bram Stoker Awards from the Horror Writers Association.

We have published hundreds of authors, artists and poets such as Kevin J. Anderson, Bentley Little, Michael D. Resnick, Rick Hautala, Bruce Boston, Robert Frazier, W.H. Pugmire, Simon Strantzas, Jeffrey Thomas, Charlee Jacob, Richard Gavin, Tim Waggoner and hundreds more. Dark Regions Press has been creating specialty books and creative projects for over twenty-seven years.

The press has staff throughout the country working virtually but also has a localized office in Ashland, Oregon from where we ship our orders and maintain the primary components of the business.

Dark Regions Press staff, authors, artists and products have appeared in Rue Morgue Magazine, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist Online, LA Times, The Sunday Chicago Tribune, The Examiner, Playboy, Comic-Con, Wired, The Huffington Post, Horror World, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Sony Reader store and many other publications and vendors.

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Download the first story from Encounters with Enoch Coffin "Ye Unkempt Thing" via the following links:

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[i]He had no idea how large the creature was, but it must be colossal, and yet there was something skeletal, wasted, in its aspect. It rested on all four weirdly-bent, bony limbs, its emaciated body the same color as the rock upon which it was perched; a grayish-green, as if it were a chameleon that had changed its hue to blend in. The only other color was a white cloth or gauze wrapped around its hairless head, completely concealing its face. But as it called out, the depression of its elongated open mouth could be seen through the material that bound and blinded it.[/i]

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Download the second story from Encounters with Enoch Coffin "Matter of Truth and Death" via the following links:

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