Sunday, December 9, 2007

Bulletins & Other News: Dec. 09, 2007

Jessica Lynne - Yea!!!=)
"I thought it was about time to tell you all about my first fiction publication. My short story called, "Not a Chance" will debut in issue 3 of Darkened Horizons, an anthology of the best horror fiction, ( later this month. Three inmates find out that a meat shortage is much more than what it seems... Stay tuned for more info and more stories! ~ Jess"

Kevin Lucia - Review of Coach's Midnight Diner, my story "Way Station"
"Hey folks, check out the review of Coach's Midnight Diner in Todd Michael Greene's blog here. This is the anthology I sent my first short story ever to....and I was fortunate enough for it to be selected as one of the three Editor's Choices. Somebody up there done likes me! ~ Kevin Lucia /"

Harry Shannon - "DAEMON" coming from Delirium Books in March, 2008
"A reminder that Delirium Books, publisher of several limited edition horror novels--including Brian Keene's The Rising and my own Night of the Daemon--is making selected titles available to a greater readership through a new, inexpensive trade paperback line. Horror fans should join now to receive Delirium's monthly picks at discounted prices, with free shipping in the US, and a free paperback book for signing up.

Go to for more info on Delirium's Horror Book Club, and check out Delirium's new promotional video.
More info at:

Oh, and by the way...Great news! Delirium will be publishing my spooky novel "DAEMON" in an affordable trade paperback version come March 2008! It will be available for pre-order in February, whether you're a club member or not. I'm really proud of this one. Don't miss it! ~ Harry"

Darren Reid - Best Selling Fantasy Author - Step Unto A New World - The Half Broken Crown
My new ebook, The Half Broken Crown is now officially on sale! Thanks to everyone who has been waiting this patiently - I know the delays were frustrating! Remember, you can read chapter one here for free - feel free to leave comments letting me know what you think.
Again, many thanks for all your support ~ Darren

News worth reposting:
Tor Books - Tor Authors on MySpace
"I thought I would pass along a list of some of the Tor author related pages here on MySpace (Not all are run by the authors, but many appear to be):

And that's that. If I missed any, feel free to let me know. Thanks. Enjoy the rest of your day! ~Tor Books" | | | Facebook Group |

Writer C.D. Allen - Cthulhu Creatures
"Lo and behold, just when I was beginning to think that E'ch Pi El was old news, Rainfall Books decided to reprint my story, Crawling Terrors From Sho-Beth Mein in their "best of" collection, Cthulhu Creatures. You don't just have my story. You also get such notable authors such as Simon Clark, Kevin O'Brien, Robert M. Price, Ran Cartwright, and Richard L. Tierney. Well worth it, if you ask me. Click on here to order a copy!"

Dark Horse Comics - MySpace Dark Horse Presents 5 is Live!
"The newest installment of MySpace Dark Horse Presents has been posted, featuring all new stories by Mike Mignola and Guy Davis, Adam Warren, Haden Blackman and Matt Bernier! Just click here to check it out!"

Willie Meikle - New Occult PI novel available now
"My next novel, The Midnight Eye Files: The Sirens, is now available on preorder from Black Death Books.... they've gone to a mass market paperback format, and lowered their prices from $15.99 to $11.99 , and free shipping, so it's a bargain: "

Willie ~

Space Box 2 - Free MP3s
"I finally got some free music up. If you want to download it, just click here. Hope you enjoy it ~ Dorn"

***** - Lots of new reviews and updates this week.
Check em out:

Are We Alone? - New episode delayed
The episode entitled "Sputnik: 50 Years, One Month, Two Weeks Later" that was scheduled for release last week will now be released this week.
For more details, go to:

Kelley Eskridge - Radio interview and new website
"Hello to all my myspace friends. I have an interview with the Public Radio International (PRI) program To The Best Of Our Knowledge airing this week on public radio stations around the US, and available in streaming audio on the program's website:

Look for Show 12/02B. My interview is the last of the show, starting at 38:30 and finishing at 52:00. The program topic is "Transgender Identity." I talk with interviewer Jim Fleming about my collection Dangerous Space, and the segment includes a brief reading. It's a fascinating show with interesting guests -- I hope you'll give it a listen and let me know what you think of the interview.

I've also completely re-designed my website ( The site includes a blog that is interactive -- look on the sidebar for a link called "Start a conversation," which anyone can use to send a question or start a conversation. I hope you'll visit me there. All best ~ Kelley"

Clarkesworld Magazine / Wyrm Publishing - December issue of Clarkesworld Magazine
The December issue of Clarkesworld Magazine is now available online. Samantha Henderson, Loreen Heneghan and Lisa Mantchev provide three stories, Jason R. Ridler explains the connections between professional wrestling and fantasy, and Jeff VanderMeer interviews Steven Erikson. This month's art is "Sunken City" by Michael Brack.

The Smoking Poet - Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet
"Coming soon: our one-year anniversary issue, Winter 2007-08, live in mid-December! Happy Holidays from The Smoking Poet!"

Michael G. Munz - A Shadow in the Flames now available
"A Shadow in the Flames, the debut sci-fi thriller from Michael G. Munz, is now available. See the author's website,, for more information about the book and how to order."

Plague - Calling All the Faithful
The last part of chapter 10 for Plague is posted at:

"This will finish up the first part of Plague, and is also a good time for me to pause the story for a few weeks while I take care of the holidays and try to get a little ahead again on the story. I will have the drawing this evening for The Little Job in Arkham print and announce it as soon as I get a name."
You can see the print at:

"The next drawing, for the 11x17 print "A Little Job in Arkham", is coming up at the end of this chapter and , so if you have a friend who would like a chance to win the print make sure and let them know that they have to join the Plague group to be eligable for the drawing. You can see the print at: Thanks again for reading! ~ Bret"

Graveside Tales - GST Holiday Giveaway
Graveside Tales will be hosting it's first annual 12 days before Christmas Giveaway for our forum members. We are currently seeking book donations. This is a perfect way to pick up new readers. If you are an author who would like to donate a book or 2 please send me a myspace message. Thank you for your continued support ~ Graveside Tales

Preorder Fried! Fast Food, Slow Deaths and receive FREE S&H
FRIED! FAST FOOD, SLOW DEATHS edited by Colleen Morris & Joel A. Sutherland $14.95. Click here for FREE SHIPPING & HANDLING.

Brought to you by:

Donna Barr - AFTERDEAD 1.2: The Desert Peach Crosses Over
"The Desert Peach, back in a "real" world thousands of years after his first death, is asked to accompany the half-horse officer Stinz, who has been chosen for the high honor of breeding for the Reich -- and is terrified. The Peach finally learns why 'Nobody cares if you're gay.'"

Now available at and for more information go to:

Payseur & Schmidt - P&S Holiday Book Sale!
"From Now to Monday, December 10th, we're reducing prices on almost everything that we still have in stock. Now's your chance to get yourself or a loved one a copy of Nicola Griffith's amazing memoir, John Clute's horror lexicon, or any one of our other literary and wearable gems."

Check out the sale at

Djibril - The Future Fire/Black Swan writing competition ~ $500 prize
"In association with Black Swan we are offering an exciting creative writing competition. Write a short story based on the evocative and bizarre surroundings of Black Swan, and the best entry submitted by the closing date will win the first prize of (USD) $500, and be published in The Future Fire and in Second Life by Black Swan." (Enter Second Life and visit the following SLURL: )
Submissions must be made no later than midnight (GMT) on December 10th, 2007. See or this blog entry from Djibril for more details.

"Submissions for Darkened Horizons Issue 3 will be extended until 12/14/07 or until the anthology is filled.
Feel free to send any dark fantasy or science fiction that you have. I have received quite a few emails asking me if I accept materials other than horror and I want to take this moment to say Yes, I do. The stories needn't be over the top, either. I have very eclectic tastes, (see Issue 1 and 2). Horror is not for everyone, Darkened Horizons IS. Thank you ~ JMB"

Chaos and Reunion - Last book posted in entirety: Sideyot Speaks!
"After you read it, send me your review and permission to quote you and I'll send you a free copy of the PDF version! Send your review to
rsoborn at toad dot net. (Obviously, you will have to use the @ and the .) Use the subject "Chaos and Reunion." I'd really like to hear from you ~ Roberta"

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