Dark Screams: Volume One featuring Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell!
Richard Chizmar and I have joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to launch a series of horror eBook anthologies called Dark Screams that will feature the best horror authors working in the business today.
Each volume will feature different types of chills and thrills, a little something for every type of horror fan, and there are already five volumes of Dark Screams in the works.
We would definitely appreciate your support if you could preorder a copy of Dark Screams: Volume One for the e-reader of your choice through the links below!
About the Book:
Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell are the first contributors to a mind-bending new series of short-story collections that push the boundaries of horror and dark suspense to the bleeding edge. From Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the acclaimed Cemetery Dance Publications, Dark Screams: Volume One reaches across genres to take readers beyond the precipice of mortal toil and into the glimmering void of irreality and beyond.
WEEDS by Stephen King
When a meteorite lands on his property, Jordy Verrill envisions an easy payday. Unfortunately for Jordy, this is no ordinary rock—and the uncompromising force inside has found its first target.
THE PRICE YOU PAY by Kelley Armstrong
Never pay more than you owe. Sounds like easy advice to follow. But for Kara and her childhood friend Ingrid, some debts can never be repaid . . . especially those tendered in blood.
MAGIC EYES by Bill Pronzini
Edward James Toliver has found a weary sort of asylum among the insane. He knows he’s not one of them—but how can he tell anyone about the invaders without sounding that way?
MURDER IN CHAINS by Simon Clark
Imagine awaking to find yourself in an underground vault, chained by the neck to a murderous lunatic, a grunting goliath who seems more animal than man. What would you do to save yourself?
THE WATCHED by Ramsey Campbell
Little Jimmy gets a glimpse of the cold truth when he finds out that it’s not always what you see that can get you into trouble; it’s who knows what you see.
I was thrilled to discover that two of my stories had made Ellen Datlow’s list of Honorable Mentions for horror stories published in 2013:
Freeman, Brian James “An Instant Eternity,” Turn Down the Lights.
Freeman, Brian James “Marking the Passage of Time,” Cemetery Dance #69.
I’m pleased to report that Cemetery Dance Publications was featured in The New York Times and you can now read the article online:No Comment
Leigh Buchanan at Inc. magazine came to visit the Cemetery Dance Publications office and wrote an article about life at the “spookiest little publisher in the world,” which you can read online now.No Comment
Rue Morgue has reviewed The Halloween Children (which I co-wrote with Norman Prentiss) and the reviewer definitely got what Norman and I tried to do with this one:
“This latest installment in Earthling Publications’ annual Halloween series recollects the macabre and gruesome events that befall a suburban apartment. Delivered through a series of journal entries and interview transcripts, The Halloween Children goes beyond the creepy kids and paranormal hauntings tropes to deliver a disturbing and thought-provoking look into family dynamics and our own changing imaginations.”
— Rue Morgue issue #149
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