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Blue November Storms eBook Edition Available Now!

If you’ve ordered the unsigned trade paperback of Blue November Stormsyour copy will be on the way very soon. The Cemetery Dance warehouse has just been slammed with a 35 title project that will probably end up devouring all of April, but they are shipping regular orders every day. (For those who ordered the signed and remarqued copies, those are already making their way around the country and will hopefully be ready to ship by the end of next month.)

In today’s news, the new eBook edition of Blue November Storms is available for download now:

Blue November StormsAbout the Book:
It’s been twenty years since the group of friends known as the Lightning Five visited their hunting cabin together. Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school, an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town.

Now they’re returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles, but mother nature has other plans in mind. Before too long supplies will be running low and the Lightning Five will have to make some hard choices… like who gets to live and who has to die.

Special Bonus Features:
* New introduction by horror legend Ray Garton about why you should never, ever go into the woods
* Twenty original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne
* Afterword by Brian James Freeman detailing how and why the story was written
* “Ink-slinger: An Interview with Glenn Chadbourne” by Robert Brouhard
* Stunning new cover artwork by Vincent Chong

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Thanks again for all of your support!

New Trade Paperback Announced: Blue November Storms by Brian James Freeman

“Everything in Blue November Storms works. Brian’s lean and vivid prose propels us through a story that surprises and moves; his characters and their relationships with one another ground this otherwise fantastic and frightening story in human experience. The spell worked for me and my bet is that it will work for you, too.”
— Ray Garton, from his introduction

I’m pleased to report Blue November Storms, which was originally published in the Cemetery Dance Novella Series years ago and quickly sold out, is finally available again as a value-priced trade paperback for just $9.99.

I’ve always thought of this early work of mine as a bit of a “chills and thrills” B-Movie type of story, so I hope readers who enjoy that kind of horror will have fun with it.

This new edition features a revised version of the text, an exclusive introduction by Ray Garton in which he explains why you should never go into the woods, 20 original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, a beautiful new cover painting by Vincent Chong, a bonus interview with Chadbourne about his artwork, and a new afterword I wrote explaining how the story got written in the first place.

You can see a few samples of Glenn’s interior artwork on my website, but I’ll post more here in a few days because they really are amazing.

Here’s the sales copy for this new trade paperback edition:

It’s been twenty years since the group of friends known as the Lightning Five visited their hunting cabin together. Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school, an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town.

Now they’re returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles, but Mother Nature has other plans in mind. Before too long supplies will be running low and the Lightning Five will have to make some hard choices… like who gets to live and who has to die.

You can order through Amazon.com!

Blue November Storms trade paperback

Photos of The Century’s Best Horror Fiction Artist Edition from Cemetery Dance Publications

The Deluxe Artist Edition of The Century’s Best Horror Fiction will be shipping next week. This sold out special edition was limited to just 25 signed copies that are individually lettered and numbered AE-1, AE-2, etc.

This special hand-bound, custom-made set features:

*  Cromwell Black Aristo Grain leather binding on spine

*  Asahi Japanese Bookcloth, Black Mohair, for front and back cover binding

*  French Marbled endsheets, a different sheet for each volume

*  pages edged with hand-dipped silver gilding

*  covers hot-stamped with Silver Matte hot foils

* Smyth sewn binding with cotton thread, cotton hinge cloth, sewn headbands, and black silk ribbon page marker

* each volume has an exclusive Glenn Chadbourne color frontispiece that has not appeared in any other edition

*  The books are housed in a custom-made wooden slipcase made by the extremely talented Dick Olsen of Bookslipcase.com. Each slipcase features a hinged door and engraved plate and there are magnetic closures embedded in the wood and a silver hook latch. The wood is poplar with a walnut stain and gloss polyurethane finish. Each door is embossed with one of three different pieces of artwork. In addition, although the interior of the cases has been sized to the exact dimensions of the books, these boxes were made by hand and each box features slightly different sizing for the door and outside dimensions, plus unique wood grain and colorations based on the piece of wood selected.

* Each set includes a one-of-a-kind original color acrylic and ink painting by Glenn Chadbourne, created exclusively for this edition, that has been matted and framed.  Each painting was inspired by a different story from the anthology. (A few samples are shown below.)

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More Than Midnight Signed Limited Edition Almost Sold Out!

There are only about 15 copies of the signed Limited Edition of my new mini-collection, More Than Midnight, left available, so today is probably your last chance to order! Thank you to everyone who helped put this 750 copy print run Out of Print in just 8 days, which is really quite amazing!

More Than Midnight by Brian James Freeman

Read more or place your order on the Cemetery Dance Publications website!

A Sneak Peek at “The Glass Floor” by Stephen King in Cemetery Dance #68

As you might have heard, Cemetery Dance #68 is shipping from the printer now and it’s our Glenn Chadbourne Special Issue. In addition to a new interview with Glenn and a new short story he wrote with Holly Newstein, every story and all of the columns feature an original illustration created by Glenn!

It was a lot of fun to put this one together since we’ve never published a Special Issue focused on an artist before and Glenn is one of our favorite people in the business. He’s a talented artist and a good friend.

There are several great new stories in this issue by Rick Hautala, Bruce McAllister, Weston Ochse, Rick Koster, and Elizabeth Voss, but the icing on the cake was being able to include “The Glass Floor” by Stephen King. “The Glass Floor” was first published in Startling Mystery Stories in 1967 and it was King’s first professional sale. The story has only been reprinted once since then, I believe, and it has never appeared in any of his collections.

King wrote the story a few months before his twentieth birthday and it’s full of raw talent. There’s a line toward the end — “Wharton felt a quiet chill steal over him.” — that really hits the mark. If you’ve never read “The Glass Floor” before, I think you’ll feel a chill, too.

To set the mood, Glenn Chadbourne created a two page illustration for the story, which I’m pleased to debut here for your previewing pleasure:

Click on the image above for a larger version. If that link doesn’t work for you, try this one instead. Be sure to order your copy of Cemetery Dance #68 because it’s already shipping from the printer!

First Photos of the Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War! Limited Edition From IDW

IDW Publishing’s signed Limited Edition of Zombies vs. Robots: This Means War! is getting very close to completion. This special edition is signed by Jesse Bullington, Nancy A. Collins, Lincoln Crisler, Brea Grant, Nicholas Kaufmann, Joe McKinney, James A. Moore, Yvonne Navarro, Norman Prentiss, Rachel Swirsky, Sean Taylor, Steve Rasnic Tem, with ZvR co-creator Chris Ryall and editor Jeff Conner.  You can place your order on the Cemetery Dance website.

Here are some quick photos of the first copy of the Limited Edition that IDW sent our way:

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Glenn Chadbourne’s Stephen King Movie Characters SIGNED Limited Edition Art Print

This week is your last chance to get the free bonus Glenn Chadbourne “Stephen King Movie Characters” Signed Limited Edition Art Print with your purchase of any edition of The Illustrated Stephen King MOVIE Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman, Kevin Quigley, and Hans-Ake Lilja. The art print has a $24.95 retail value and orders for this book with US shipping addresses qualify for Free US Shipping right now through the Cemetery Dance online store.

Here is a sneak peek at the art print, but click on the image for a much larger view so you can see all of the details Glenn snuck in:

Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (Times 2!)

In the past week I’ve been involved in the announcement of two different Stephen King trivia books:

The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book: Revised & Updated Second Edition by Brian James Freeman & Bev Vincent with illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne and a new introduction by Kevin Quigley, founder of Charnel House, one of the original Stephen King fan sites on the Internet:

The Illustrated Stephen King MOVIE Trivia Book by Brian James Freeman, Kevin Quigley, and Hans-Ake Lilja with illustrations by Glenn Chabourne and an afterword by Mick Garris, director of The Stand, The Shining, Riding the Bullet, Desperation, Bag of Bones, and many others:

These trivia books are always a lot of fun to put together, but the best part is being the first to see the original illustrations that Glenn Chadbourne comes up with. (Each book has 50 to 60 questions that are based on an illustration.) I thought you might like a sneak peek at just a few of the 100+ illustrations he created for these two books:
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Update on The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition by William Peter Blatty

Here is the latest update on The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition by William Peter Blatty that Lonely Road Books will be publishing later this year:

The book is now designed and being proofread, and we’re still right on track for a summer publication date.

The Exorcist: The 40th Anniversary Revised Limited Edition

As I mentioned last time, I originally planned on printing 6 color artwork plates in this special edition, but Caniglia went overboard and turned in 13 (!) color pieces, so I’m breaking the budget and adding all of them to the book. You can never have too much Caniglia artwork in a beautiful special edition like this one.

In addition, Mr. Blatty has provided an introduction and an afterword that won’t be appearing in any other edition of the book, so even though the Lonely Road Books special edition is long sold out, those essays have been added as unannounced bonus features.

Finally, there is also a special unannounced bonus for the Lettered Edition customers: because Caniglia turned in so much extra artwork, there will be entirely different artwork on the Lettered Edition’s dust jacket instead of the same artwork that will be appearing on the Limited Edition as originally planned.

I’ll post more news as I have it, but you can also always email me if you have any questions. Thanks, as always, for your support!

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