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Posts Tagged ‘Dark Regions Press’

New Release – A Host of Shadows

Posted by Dark Whisperer on March 31, 2010

A Host of Shadows

Author: Harry Shannon

Publisher: Dark Regions Press

Release Date: May 1st, 2010

ISBN-10: 1888993820
ISBN-13: 978-1888993820

Author Website

“Everyone carries a shadow,” wrote analyst Carl Jung, “and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.”

Few of us see the shadow with any clarity. Turn around for a peek, it slips away. Our violent, sexually-tinged fantasies are indulged regularly in darkened theaters, savored in eerie prose, celebrated in song, sometimes reluctantly encountered within the depths of a reoccurring nightmare. When we do look hard at one, long enough to recognize it as our own, the experience can challenge reality. We can then choose to become wiser as a result — or spin totally out of control…

How many fragments of a shattered mirror could you examine and still survive?

In this collection, his first in nearly ten years, award winning author Harry Shannon gives us twenty three short stories, some published here for the first time.

Whispers about the work of Harry Shannon…

“Master craftsmanship.” – Cemetery Dance

“A literary muscle rarely seen in the horror field these days; in fact, the last time I can remember reading novels that were both this action-packed and this smart was in the heyday of Robert McCammon. Shannon is a writer of incredible energy who never blinks his eye for detail.” – Gary A. Braunbeck, author of Far Dark Fields and Coffin County

“Shannon is a writer who is not afraid to walk into the shadows and drag the things living there kicking and screaming into the light.” – Brian Keene, author of Urban Gothic and Darkness on the Edge of Town

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New Release – Shades of Blood and Shadow

Posted by Dark Whisperer on October 2, 2009

shades_of_blood_medShades of Blood and Shadow

Author: Angeline Hawkes

Publisher: Dark Regions Press

Release Date: August 30th, 2009

ISBN-10: 1888993685
ISBN-13: 978-1888993684

Author Website

The palette of history and horror mingle in the hues of crimson blood and blackest death. The ghosts of the past mourn for lives unfinished, vengeance unfulfilled, and loves lost. The heart beats in a cacophony of anticipation and fear, echoing with the memory of those that once were, once danced, once believed. Hues of fear, of woe and dying, shades of death, of blood and shadow. Fallen women, queens, and angels. Angry men, ghosts, and devils. Life is woven in a tapestry of joy and sorrow; painted in the colors of pain, and triumph, and love. What artistry is found within the soul every man – some perfection, some wretched – painted words and pictures of things glorious and of things unspeakable.

Shades of Blood and Shadows by Angeline Hawkes is the second book in the New Voices of Horror series and represents an excellent short story collection from this Bram Stoker Award nominated writer. From ancient Mayans to the horrors at Chernobyl, she pulls you into the hearts and minds of fiendish creatures and tortured man. History offers up the wayward and monstrous in this collection of ghoulish hues.

Table of Contents:

  • Samhain
  • The Relic: Father Santiago’s Bones
  • All Becomes As Wormwood
  • The Heir
  • Opportunity
  • The Highwayman of Epping Forest
  • Last Breath
  • Incident Beside the Striped Tent: What the Fruit Seller Saw
  • The Piper of Glamis Hill
  • El Reptil Rey
  • The Tour Guide
  • The Woeful Tale of Fiona MacLean
  • Fallen

Whispers about Shades of Blood and Shadow

“…every story is unique, and every story works. Angeline Hawke’s writing is sharp, elegant and satisfying in the most deliciously dark way.” – Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Zombie CSU and Patient Zero

“Angeline Hawkes writes with the fatalistic poetry of unstoppable history gone disturbingly wrong.” – John Everson, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant, Sacrifice, and The 13th

“…Angeline Hawkes conducts an orchestra of creatures that are both bloody and sexy. You won’t forget this tour through historical horror; it’s sumptuous smorgasbord for beasts craving variety.” – Gregory Lamberson, author of Johnny Gruesome and Personal Demons

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New Release – Double Visions

Posted by Dark Whisperer on August 5, 2009

double_visions_lgDouble Visions

Author: Bruce Boston and others

Publisher: Dark Regions Press

Release Date: July 10th, 2009

ISBN-10: 1-888993669
ISBN-13: 978-1888993660

Author Website

SFPA Grandmaster Poet, Bruce Boston, collaborates with ten other speculative poets, including fellow Grandmaster Robert Frazier, Bram Stoker Award-winner Marge Simon, Asimov’s Readers’ Award-winner G.O. Clark. This collection includes seven Rhysling nominees, the winner of the Odyssey Poetry Award, and the winner of the Locus Online Poetry Poll for best All-Time SF, Fantasy, or Horror poem.

Whispers about Double Visions

Double Visions explores and articulates the alien countryside that lies just behind the facade of ordinary existence and examines the elusive, fleeting shadows where fundamental truths reside. I came away from this collection with an enhanced appreciation for the richness, strangeness, horror, delight, and utter beauty of our kind’s brief sojourn in the cosmos.” – from the introduction by J.L. Comeau

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New Release – Scattered Ashes

Posted by Dark Whisperer on April 22, 2009

ashes_lg5b15dScattered Ashes

Author: Scott Nicholson

Publisher: Dark Regions Press

Release Date: May 30th, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1888993646

Author Website

Scott Nicholson’s short stories have drifted on the wind, across deserts and dead seas, and now have found a final resting place. In Scattered Ashes, the best of his award-winning work is presented together for the first time.

Nicholson, author of seven novels including The Skull Ring and They Hunger, has stretched the genre to embrace peculiar pregnancies, supernatural mysteries, unorthodox creatures, and sinister psychology, exploring questions of faith and despair, love and loss. Gather around the campfire. The flames are intense and the ashes still warm…

This collection of Scott Nicholson’s selected short stories from 2002-2008, with three original tales and a Foreword by Jonathan Maberry, includes:

Timing Chains Of The Heart
Dog Person
The October Girls
Murdermouth
Sung Li
Silver Run
In The Family
The Night Is An Ally
Work In Progress
The Endless Bivouac
She Climbs A Winding Stair
Watermelon
The Meek
The Weight of Silence
The Hounds of Love
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Penance
Sewing Circle
Scarecrow Boy
Last Writes

Whispers about Scattered Ashes

“Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off.” – Jack Kilborn, author of Afraid

“Scott Nicholson is the kind of writer who always surprises and always entertains. His writing is crisp and fast-paced, his characters are real, and knows how to twist the knife.” – Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero and Ghost Road Blues

“Lovecraft may have invented cosmic horror, but Scott Nicholson brings it up close and personal.” – Deborah Leblanc, author of Water Witch and Morbid Curiosity

“Scott Nicholson is a terrific writer. Like Stephen King, he has an eye and ear for the rhythms of rural America, and like King he knows how to summon serious scares. My advice? Buy everything he writes. This guy’s the real deal!” – Bentley Little, author of The Academy and The Vanishing

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