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NEWS BLAST 02.22.2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2014 by brandonlayng

DARK REGIONS PRESS
Win a Copy of Clive Barker’s The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition!

One lucky DRP customer will win a copy of The Midnight Meat Train Special Definitive Edition when they order a DRP Big Box this weekend. This is a signed, limited edition hardcover and all you have to do to win this free book is to purchase a Big Box this weekend (Feb 21st-23rd). The lucky winner will find a ticket waiting inside for them. Order more Big Boxes to increase your chance of winning. Convince your friends to buy one and you can share the book (maybe keeping it at each house on alternating weeks, or they can just give it to you as an awesome gift because they think you’re great).

What’s in a Big Box?

1x Deluxe Signed Slipcased Hardcover or Premium Signed Hardcover from Other Publisher (retail: $45 – $300)
1x Signed Limited Edition Hardcover (retail: $40 – $60)
5x Trade Paperbacks (total retail value: $50 – $100)
1x Dark Regions Press grey t-shirt; sizes avail: S, M, L, XL, 2XL and 3XL (retail: $19.95)
1x Surprise Book ($10 – $195 retail value)
1x Exclusive One-Time 25% Off Coupon Code Included (expires 03/20/2014)
1x Dark Regions Press Bookmark
Exclusive Sneak Peek into The Midnight Meat Train by Clive Barker Special Definitive Edition
Extra Bonuses Included at Random!
Plus, FREE U.S. shipping!

Here’s the link to order now.
http://www.darkregions.com/books/drp-box

Good luck!

 

WAG THE FOX

Interview with Justin Gustainis, author of Known Devil

Gef Fox writes honest, entertaining, and intelligent reviews of movies and books in a wide spectrum of genres. But there are also excellent interviews with authors on the site, Wag The Fox. Here’s a great one with the Justin Gustainis, author of the Occult Crimes Unit Trilogy, from Angry Robot Books (a favourite publisher of mine). The interview is followed by a review of Hard Spell, Book 1 of the series.

Find it here: http://waggingthefox.blogspot.ca/2014/02/badges-blood-and-bigfoot-interview-with.html

 

CEMETERY DANCE

Ultra Cool One-time Only, CD T-Shirts

Cemetery Dance has recently announced their first ever surprise in-stock t-shirts. This is a one-shot printing and will not be available beyond the quantity they currently have, so you need to snap these up quick. Printed on Gildan heavy cotton tees, they are available in M, L, XL, & 2XL. The cost is a steal at only $18, plus shipping. Order yours today!

http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/X_TSHIRT09

 

ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS

Emma Newman Interview

ARB is posting the occasional author interview on the website and I thought it might be interesting for readers out there to hear from the authors with the possibility it might encourage you to pick up a book from this excellent publisher. The newest interview is with Emma Newman, author of The Split Worlds series.

http://angryrobotbooks.com/2014/02/robot-special-audio-emma-newman-interview/

 

RAY GARTON

Holiday Fiction

I’m a little late getting this one out because I haven’t been keeping up with my regular round of author websites like I once did. But I was very happy to find out one of my favourite authors (who has had a huge impact on my own writing) posted a piece of short fiction on his blog during Christmas time.

Follow this link http://preposteroustwaddlecock.blogspot.ca/2013/12/people-at-christmas-time.html

to read, “People at Christmas Time” by Ray Garton. And make sure to leave a comment or two to let Ray know how much you enjoyed the story or any other piece of his writing.

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 If you’re an author or publisher and you have something coming out, and you would like to have another mouth spread the word, drop me an e-mail at foxtat2-at-hotmail-dot-com. I’m always happy to help out.

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One of the BEST days

Posted in Ramblings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2011 by brandonlayng

What do you say when a writer you have the utmost respect for, that the genre has the utmost respect for, tells you he thinks the first half of your unpublished book is good? Yeah, sure you say “thank you”. Or you can smile like an idiot and jump around like I did. Because I haven’t yet revealed who’s reading the book and since I didn’t ask his permission I can’t give out names or go into too many details (Updated below post). I’m just too damned happy to keep my mouth shut about my excitement. I have spill some of it.

Before I talk about what was said, I want to talk about the author in question. He’s written some of the most innovative horror I’ve ever read. He continually amazes me with each book I read. His fiction has made me laugh, turned my stomach and want to jump in the pages to kick some ass. He’s one of my top favorite horror authors. So any praise from him, means a great deal to me. It’s that validation we’re all looking for. You want to hear from someone who’s been there and still doing it, that you have what it takes too.

He’s not done reading the manuscript yet, and I’ve got fingers crossed his opinion doesn’t turn sour on it before the end, but… seriously, he’s already made my year. The only thing that could top it would be being able to send him a copy of the published book with one of my wishlist of publishers’ names on the spine.

To top off all the great things he said about the book, he made me feel like a writer. There’s always talk about the lonely writer sitting in a dark basement plugging out words nobody is going to read. Well, a lot of days in front of the laptop, I feel like that. Today, I didn’t feel like that. And I probably never will again. Thanks to him. So if you’re one day reading a copy of “A Walk Amongst the Dead”, be sure to drop him a line and tell him thank you again (for me, and you, if you like the book) right after you read his introduction to the book. He’s offered to write one and I want to take him up on that offer, hopefully future publishers will see it my way and put it in.

I rank this one of the best days of my life. So far.

I’m not done writing you know.

*After asking if it was okay to post his name, he said it was okay. I’m very honored to say the author of roughly 60 published books, Grand Master Stoker Award-winning author, who is reading “A Walk Amongst the Dead”, is none other than… Ray Garton! If you don’t know who he is and you’re a fan of Horror, you should be ashamed of yourself. March out or log onto Amazon and buy one of his books today. He writes some of the craziest, scariest, most twisted stuff out there. His book “Lot Lizards” recently went into reprints through e-Reads.com buy a copy HERE It’s a good place to start. Then move onto Live Girls, Bestial, Ravenous, Nightlife, The Loveliest Dead, Dark Channel and many more you’re sure to enjoy them all.

SUPPORT THE LITTLE GUY on TWITTER

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2010 by brandonlayng

I want to start a new movement on Twitter. Believe it or not, writers are a force to be reckoned with on Twitter. That’s writer, you have power. You readers have even more power on Twitter than the writers you read. I want you to use your powers for good (you can be evil all the time, except this time, okay).

I’ve already started posting this in my own Twitter thread. Using the topic #SupportTheLittleGuy , I’ve begun adding the names of small press publishers to my tweets in the hope I – I’d like that to change to “we” – can bring there names to a broader reading audience.

If you’ve read my last post on the future of Dorchester Publishing, you’ll know I believe that the horror fiction world has taken a hit by losing a massive supporter in Leisure Books one of the company’s imprints. A huge shift is taking place and as a small press publisher I speak with says, “the playing field is being levelled between big publishers and small press”. Small Press is the last battlement standing that isn’t afraid to read a submission listing a novel’s genre as horror. If hard economic times are crushing giants like Dorchester imagine how the little guys (and gals) of publishing are getting hit.

If you’re a writer and enjoy doing what you do, you’ve probably been helped somewhere along the way in your career by a small press publisher, whether it be by publishing your short story in an anthology or publishing your first novel. It’s time we paid them back. Hop on your Twitter account and join the #SupportTheLittleGuy campaign.

Here’s a few I’ve already posted. Use them yourself if you like. Actually PLEASE use them!

#SupportTheLittleGuy @SkullvinesPress @HorrorWriters @StygianPub @TTApress @RDSPress @eldersignspress @Dark_Regions_Pr

#SupportTheLittleGuy @LOTLD @shroudmag @BandersnatchBks @belfirepress @PermutedPress @CemeteryDance @DamnationBooks @blackbedsheet

#SupportTheLittleGuy @GravesideTales Go to http://www.gravesidetales.com and sign up for The Gravesider Newsletter.

Go even farther and add your favourite small press authors to the #SupportTheLittleGuy campaign. Put in a few words to your followers about why they should follow them and buy their books. This is your horror genre. It’s up to you and me to keep it alive and strong.

If you have other small press publishers that are on Twitter or not on Twitter, be sure to let me know by leaving a comment on this post or by letting me know on Twitter. http://twitter.com/BrandonLayng

SUPPORT YOUR HORROR GENRE!