THE DEVIL BEHIND ME by Fulbright & Hawkes. Now available in paperback.
Our novella THE DEVIL BEHIND ME was published by Dark Regions Press two years ago as part of their Digital Exclusive line. We were happy to work with them on the project, but the cover art was so awesome, we really couldn’t wait to hold a printed copy in-hand. Two years later, that day has finally come — we’re pleased to announce that a paperback edition is now available for only $8.99 through Amazon.com. It’s Krampus-flavored horror, just in time for the 2015 holiday season.
About the book: Alex Brandt’s life is the stuff of lore and legend, but not the fairytale one would welcome. The sole survivor of the Krampusnacht Massacre, Alex was shipped away to America on the heels of tragedy. Childhood trauma followed him to an adulthood plagued with fear and self-doubt. The horror of his past affects him so deeply each holiday season that his girlfriend urges him to resolve his issues once and for all.
Seeking closure to the Christmas tragedy, with the help of his uncle and a retired German police officer, Alex returns to the scene of the crime in Bavaria. But what lurks in the Alpine darkness on the snow-swept mountain slopes knows Alex has come back, and it’s seeking some closure of its own…
SHAMIAN GATE by Fulbright & Hawkes. Cover illustration by Sean Jun.
This is just a quick post to remind folks that SHAMIAN GATE, a new novella by Fulbright & Hawkes, is now available in trade paperback and ebook editions through Amazon.com.
A quick comment before I post the book details; this book is not our typical horror fare, although it certainly has elements of what I’ve come to think of as our traditional hallmarks. It was born, in part, from an exciting and emotional time, when we were in a country far away, thousands of miles away from home, meeting a girl who knew us only as strangers, scared and uncertain, with a long road of challenges ahead. I dare say that the true story is far more challenging than the book was to write, but, destinations aside, the journey yields its own rewards. I sincerely hope that folks enjoy this tale in whatever place it meets them.
About the book: “For centuries Shamian Gate has waited. Legends say that a scroll of powerful magic was hidden beyond the gate in order to protect the world from the disaster that would occur should this power fall into the wrong hands. Only one key can unlock Shamian Gate. Throughout the ages, an order of monks has searched China for this key so the gate could be unlocked, and the secrets of the scroll revealed.
“Traveling to the Anhui Province, Jeff and Ashley Russell know nothing about this key or the gate, but the two Americans find themselves thrust into the midst of an ancient mystery when they adopt a Chinese orphan. Trapped in the heart of red China with no one to trust, they struggle to stay alive and save the boy they traveled so far and waited so long to call ‘son’. Drawn into the legend’s black shadow, menaced by the secret order, only one thing can save them—and the world—from the horrors that lie in wait beyond the Shamian Gate.”
Logo for my new web project, Realms of Night, featuring online horror cover art and more
I thought I’d better stop in and knock the dust off my blog. I’m guilty as hell of neglecting my own site while gallivanting across the Interwebz doing other, more interesting stuff. One of the “more interesting stuffs” is a new web project that I launched a couple of months ago: REALMS OF NIGHT.
I seriously hope horror fans will find this site to be a cool place to hang their hockey masks and stay awhile. It’s primarily an online gallery of cover scans from my book and magazine collection. So, mostly horror art, some pulp stuff, comics (eventually), mystery and suspense, too. It’s a constant work in progress, and, as I mentioned, I’m just kind of getting started, but there is enough cool stuff up there now to consume an hour or so of idle entertainment. Kick back with a cold one, stop in and surf, maybe leave a comment or two. We don’t bite … hard.
The idea for Realms of Night spawns from my desire to share my collection with folks without having people come to my house. This appeals to both my anti-social nature as well as my need to commisserate with like-minded individuals, serious fans of the genres I enjoy. I don’t by any means have the greatest collection in the world, but I do have a decent collection of 1980s horror paperbacks, magazines, a few rare hardcovers, pulp mags, and other stuff I thought I’d like to scan and categorize online for the world to browse.
If you enjoy clicking through galleries of horror and dark fantasy cover art, I hope you’ll stop by the site, subscribe, and follow us on Twitter @RealmsOfNight1.
THE MIDNIGHT ORDER by Christopher Fulbright, DarkFuse, May 2015
My new horror novella THE MIDNIGHT ORDER is due out from DarkFuse in May 2015, but the Kindle edition is now available for pre-order direct from Amazon. Order now and save 15% off the regular list price.
About the book: To say ex-porn star Nikki Lane has led a troubled life is putting it mildly. She’s abused every human vice from here to Hell and back again—she’s given herself to men, alcohol, drugs and pain. But now she’s ready to face her demons, to snatch her life back from the dark pit of depravity.
Looking for a place to get away from it all, Nikki seeks the advice of an old friend who belongs to an exclusive group of recovering individuals called the Midnight Order, who promise to siphon the evil from her very soul in a remote castle on the East Coast.
But at nightfall, the paradise transforms into a bleak fortress of horror when the Order convenes its secret cleansing ceremonies. And the chilling price is more than Nikki’s willing to give as she’s forced to face her greatest demon yet.
What stalks the halls of the castle, the cliffs of the island, and the shores of the beach? What cruel payment is demanded from…the Midnight Order?
Cemetery Dance #72, February 2015
It’s no news that I’m a fan of all breeds of 1980s horror fiction. I have a massive collection of paperbacks. They line the walls from floor to ceiling in our bedroom. My wife is fond of telling the kids, “If there’s an earthquake, look for me under the Richard Laymon section.”
A couple of years ago, I got to thinking that I’d like to do some interviews with authors who worked for different publishers during the 1980s. I had already done a feature on my blog about some of the Leisure paperbacks of the time, so I thought I’d move on to Zebra books. In February 2013, I picked a few authors whose work I enjoyed and pinged them to gauge their interest.
Much to my pleasure, all three authors I asked — C. Dean Andersson, Ronald Kelly, and Rick Hautala — agreed to interviews. The conversations went far better than I hoped (you never know what you might dredge up talking to a writer about past publishing experiences). It took me several weeks to compile the interviews into an article suitable for submission.
Then, on March 21, 2013, Rick Hautala passed away. The horror community lost another great writer, someone who, in my brief contact with him, seemed to be a genuinely great guy with a wealth of experience. Now, almost two years later, those interviews have been published in Cemetery Dance #72. I sincerely hope the article serves not only as a fun and informative trip down memory lane for fans of horror fiction, but also as an homage to Rick and his contribution to the genre.
Please check out the Cemetery Dance website for more about this issue and ordering information.