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DARKNESS WHISPERS by Chizmar and Freeman Shipping Now!

I’m pleased to report Darkness Whispers, my brand new novella co-written with Richard Chizmar, is NOW SHIPPING!

This title is the very first Signed Limited Edition hardcover from Scarlet Galleon Publications and all 500 copies SOLD OUT pre-publication!

There will hopefully be trade paperback and eBook news to report in the near future, so please stay tuned if you missed out. Thank you for your support!

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Bentley Little on DARKNESS WHISPERS by Chizmar and Freeman!

Darkness WhispersIt’s no secret that I’ve been a huge fan of Bentley Little’s work ever since I first read The Revelation as a teen, so you can imagine how thrilled I am to share his thoughts on  Darkness Whispers, a brand new novella I’ve co-written with Richard Chizmar, which will be the very first Signed Limited Edition hardcover from Scarlet Galleon Publications:

“Filled with enough plot, characterization and metaphorical heft to stuff a full-length novel, Darkness Whispers brilliantly depicts the supernatural exploitation of a small town’s moral failings. Subtly shifting from Bradbury-esque whimsy to badass horror worthy of the King himself, the novella is a major achievement by Richard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman.”
— Bentley Little, award-winning author of The Consultant and The Influence

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New Signed Limited Edition: DARKNESS WHISPERS by Chizmar and Freeman!

I’m very pleased to announce Darkness Whispers, a brand new novella co-written with Richard Chizmar, which will be the very first Signed Limited Edition hardcover from Scarlet Galleon Publications!

Darkness WhispersAbout the Book:
Darkness Whispers will introduce you to the town of Windbrook, a sleepy little community nestled deep in the secluded Skullkin Valley of western Pennsylvania.

All is well in Windbrook, just like usual, just like always. Nothing changes here, nothing is different.

Except… except today something is different.

An old man with piercing gray eyes will arrive in town this morning. This man isn’t human. Not even close. And he isn’t coming alone. Death travels with him.

Richard Chizmar, award-winning author of A Long December, and Brian James Freeman, acclaimed author of The Painted Darkness, have combined forces to create an old-fashioned tale of horror, full of good and evil, with a breathtaking ending that will leave you wondering when this peculiar old man might be coming for you…

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Photos of the GONE GIRL Signed Limited Edition from Cemetery Dance Publications

Here are a few photos of the long sold out GONE GIRL: THE DELUXE SIGNED & SLIPCASED SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION by Gillian Flynn, which Cemetery Dance Publications recently published.

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Published as a Slipcased Hardcover Limited Edition:
• Limited to just 948 signed and hand-numbered copies
• Personally signed by the author on a unique signature page
• Printed on 60# acid-free paper
• Bound in a three piece binding with leather and full-cloth with colored head and tail bands
• Featuring hot foil stamping on the front boards and spine
• Printed and bound with stylish black and white marbled endpapers
• Smyth sewn to create a more durable binding
• Each copy housed in a fine, hand-made slipcase made with the same cloth as the book’s binding
• Limited ONE TIME printing of this special edition
• Retail price $75

Reviews for The Halloween Children by Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss

For those who missed out on The Halloween Children (which I co-wrote with Norman Prentiss), it looks like Earthling Publications still has a few copies, but I have a feeling that you might be running out of time to place your order.

Here are some of the reviews for this one in case you’re interested:

The Halloween Children

“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

The Halloween Children is a twisty funhouse ride through the minds of Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss, two enormously talented writers who have created an instant Halloween classic in this, their first collaboration. Much like Norm Partridge’s Dark HarvestThe Halloween Children is an expert distillation of the Halloween season, capturing that peculiar mix of excitement, dread and outright fear in its pages… From the great, early slow build of the book to the terrifying, satisfying payoff, The Halloween Children is a complete success. Freeman and Prentiss do a great job in blending their unique styles into one pure voice – like Stephen King and Peter Straub with The Talisman and Black House, you’ll try to guess who wrote what, and you’ll most likely get it wrong. Reading this was the perfect kickoff to the Halloween season for me, and I have a feeling it will be part of my permanent October rotation for a long time to come.”
— October Country

The Halloween Children is frankly one of the more disturbing books I have ever read. From page to page my opinion of who was the monster behind what was going on changed from husband to wife to the children and then back. I was shocked and startled, grossed out and horrified – and I enjoyed every minute of it. And in the end, I still wasn’t sure who was the craziest – myself included. Freeman and Prentiss have created a disturbing tale with images so vivid they leapt from the page into brilliantly colored pictures in the mind. This is one powerful book. Treat yourself to this one for Halloween but be warned – have plenty of candy on hand for The Halloween Children should come knocking.”
— The Baryon Review

“A beautifully-written, scary novel that is as much about the dark side of marriage as it is a savagely disturbing Halloween yarn.”
— Horror Drive-In 

“Smouldering novel with a deceptively subtle start before erupting into a charnel house of vivid horror. The Halloween Children is intelligent story-telling for the discerning, and most definitely the stuff of Halloween nightmares.”
— Simon Clark, author of Blood Crazy and The Night of the Triffids

“With sledgehammer imagery that hits you right in the subconscious, The Halloween Children takes a good hard look at unconditional parental love and the insidious nature of family.”
— Kaaron Warren, Shirley Jackson Award winner, author of Slights and Through Splintered Walls

“When we grow up, we forget the strange and frightening world that children can inhabit in their minds…and sometimes we forget it at our peril. Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss have brought this home in a highly convincing horror story for Hallowe¹en, told in a chorus of voices that give it an eerily 3-D sense of gradually-mounting dread. One scene in particular is unforgettable…you will never be able to look at a parakeet again without it seeing it and even smelling it.”
— Graham Masterton, author of The Manitou and Night Warriors

Order the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover from Earthling Publications while supplies last!

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The Halloween Children reviewed by Rue Morgue

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

The Halloween Children

Preorder the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover from Earthling Publications while supplies last!

The Halloween Children reviewed by October Country

Blu Gilliand over at October Country has reviewed The Halloween Children (which I co-wrote with Norman Prentiss for Earthling Publications) and he had some very nice things to say about the book:

The Halloween Children is a twisty funhouse ride through the minds of Brian James Freeman and Norman Prentiss, two enormously talented writers who have created an instant Halloween classic in this, their first collaboration. Much like Norm Partridge’s Dark HarvestThe Halloween Children is an expert distillation of the Halloween season, capturing that peculiar mix of excitement, dread and outright fear in its pages… From the great, early slow build of the book to the terrifying, satisfying payoff, The Halloween Children is a complete success. Freeman and Prentiss do a great job in blending their unique styles into one pure voice – like Stephen King and Peter Straub with The Talisman and Black House, you’ll try to guess who wrote what, and you’ll most likely get it wrong. Reading this was the perfect kickoff to the Halloween season for me, and I have a feeling it will be part of my permanent October rotation for a long time to come.”

Blu had a lot more to day and you can read the full review at October Country.

The Halloween Children

Preorder the Signed Limited Edition Hardcover from Earthling Publications while supplies last!