Permuted Press continues its tradition of partnering with talented authors to release great, unique horror titles. October, 2013 brought a flurry of activity with the following acquisitions.
SP Durnin, Keep Your Crowbar Handy Series:
Formulated in classic zombie horror
style, Keep Your Crowbar Handy is a 6 book series to be published by
Permuted Press. Architect of the KyCH world, SP Durnin, has done
extensive rewrites and edits from the original 170,000 word epic first
edition and is birthing new life into this series.
RJ Sevin, Buster Voodoo:
A washed-up janitor from Six Flags New Orleans
investigates the disappearance of children in Marie Laveau’s zombie nightmare.
Vanessa A. Ryan, Horror at the Lake: A Vampire Tale:
Susan Runcan wants to
clear the name of her famous archeologist grandfather Lindon Runcan, who
died fifteen years earlier. Although Lindon claimed thieves stole the
ancient artifacts from his last expedition in Egypt depriving the
Egyptian government and his backers of the spoils, Lindon stole them
himself. Susan inherits the artifacts from her uncle, including a
mysterious gold medallion, as well as her grandfather's stately home in
the town of Lake Masley. She comes hoping to the lake to learn the
reason her grandfather risked his career for these artifacts. But
instead, she finds a town gripped with fear ruled by rumors of murders.
Rhiannon Frater, Pretty When She Dies, Pretty When She Kills, and Pretty When She Destroys:
An ordinary woman is
murdered by an ancient vampire and reborn as a powerful vampire
necromancer. Now it is up to her to save the world.
Rhiannon Frater and Kody Boye, Midnight Spell:
Two lifelong best friends
ostracized in their small town – he is gay, she is a witch – cast a
midnight love spell. They and their new love
interests will have to battle a force of darkness which has killed in their
town before and will kill again.
Rhiannon Frater, The Mesmerized:
A woman in Las Vegas witnesses a
horrific, supernatural mass event and must team up with the few people
left unaffected to save their loved ones from the new terror controlling
Mason James Cole, Pray to Stay Dead:
Set in the 1970's, five friends try to survive the zombie apocalypse.
Bram Stoker award winning author Jonathan Maberry calls PTSD, "a brutally
entertaining collision of zombie thriller and grindhouse action."
Tony Monchinski, I Kill Monsters series:
Nine books are pending release in the I
Kill Monsters series. The series begins in August, 1998. Boone is a
hard-drinking, cocaine-snorting, steroid-injecting kid with a hot
temper. He's a racist, and he just so happens to be a terrible shot.
Boone runs with a crew that makes their living the old fashioned way. They steal for it. Robbing vampire clans of their blood and flipping it
to rival blood suckers has been quite lucrative... until they rob the
wrong vampire. Now the hunt is on.
Tony Monchinski, Dervish:
A group of disgraced military types are used
as test subjects in a new weapons system combining alternate universes,
inter-dimensionality, and time travel. Using their special forces
experience, they have to survive fighting armies of the past, present
Tony Monchinski, Gassers:
Tony Monchinski, author of the best selling
Eden series will be delivering a new action/horror work in 2014 for future release.
Brendan Deneen, The Ninth Circle:
This dark, surreal novel inspired by
Dante's Inferno introduces us to teenager who runs away with a traveling
circus in hopes of finding a better life after becoming enraptured by
the bewitching blue eyes of Hairy Carrie, the bearded lady. Soon, he discovers that nothing is ever quite what it seems.
Craig DiLouie, The End of the Road:
As five college friends cross
America in a minivan to find themselves, they chance upon a road that
isn’t on any map that they can't resist exploring. When they finally
find themselves, they won’t like what they find. This short story is now
available at major online retailers in eBook format.
Jessica Meigs, The Becoming Series 4, 5 and 6, Under Siege, Descent and
Jessica Meigs continues her best selling series, The
Becoming, with three new works with Permuted Press. Look for these
releases throughout 2014 and 2015.
Stephen A. North, Beneath the Mask:
Rumors claim the whole earth is under
siege. Is it an alien invasion or terrorist attack? Tampa, Florida is
quarantined and Military Police are called up for the crisis. Sergeant
Alexander Cray is on a patrol that begins with a deadly encounter at an
interstate truck stop and continues through a trek across a
panic-stricken, lawless metropolis.
Stephen A. North, Drifter:
In the year 2099, facing joblessness, a spiralling
crime rate, and an unquenchable demand for offworld human labor and
soldiers, Earth's rulers begin using forced
transportation to other planets. Do your time and maybe you will
get a second chance at life on Earth as it should be. When condemned killer Mace Christopher is
sentenced to Test Group Six on the hell planet known as Bacchus III, he
knows his chance of survival and his second chance at the good life just
got even slimmer.
R. Thomas Riley and Roy C. Booth, Mortuary of Madness:
Ackerman, the last family member in a long line of controversial
morticians, had to get out of the small, stagnating town he grew up in
before it smothered him to death. Saddled with the recent death of his
father and plagued by ugly family rumors of experimentation with
reanimation, William had reached his breaking point. All William ever
wanted was health, happiness, and a family in his life, but all of those
dreams suddenly change when his childhood sweetheart is wrenched away
by her money-hungry parents. This eerie, macabre
tale of revenge follows one man's tortured descent into madness,
explores the hazards and trappings associated with greed, and shows the
evil that men are capable of when pushed to the limit. This novel is based
off of an original screenplay by Actor Jim O'Rear.
Look for these and many others from Permuted Press at retailers throughout 2014 and beyond.