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THE HALLOWEEN CHILDREN reviewed by The Behrg: “Beautifully crafted, this is horror that will affect even the most jaded of horror fans.”

Early reviews are now appearing for The Halloween Children, my novel co-written with Norman Prentiss, which will be published as an eBook by Hydra/Random House this June.

For example, The Behrg has posted a review that represents a very fair and balanced assessment of the novel — and of course I would say that considering the praise you’ll find in this short excerpt:

The savvy reader begins to get the real picture of what’s going on by what’s NOT being said. I’ve always enjoyed the unreliable narrator motif, and it’s used here in quite a unique way that’s not fully understood until you reach the end… this has one of the best endings for a book I’ve ever read. The thematic metaphors woven throughout one of the most tragic and shocking finales you’ll find… as I was reading I felt as if my jaw kept dropping lower and lower. Beautifully crafted, this is horror that will affect even the most jaded of horror fans.

You can find The Behrg’s full review on his website, so please click that link and give it a read!

You can also learn more about the book or reserve your copy via these links:
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The Halloween Children eBook

Coming in June! THE HALLOWEEN CHILDREN eBook Edition!

I’m very pleased to report that The Halloween Children, the novel I wrote with Norman Prentiss for Earthling Press, will be re-released as an eBook from Hydra/Random House this June! You can read more about the book at these links:
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The Halloween Children eBook

JUST ANNOUNCED! Dark Screams: Volume Six featuring Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tim Curran!

Richard Chizmar and I have once again joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to produce five more volumes in our acclaimed Dark Screams horror eBook anthology series! Each volume collects stories by the best authors working in the business today, and we’re pleased to announce that Dark Screams: Volume Six will be published on April 27, 2017.

About the Book:
Dark Screams Volume Six
Stephen King, Lisa Morton, Nell Quinn-Gibney, Norman Prentiss, Joyce Carol Oates, and Tim Curran plunge readers into the dark side in this deeply unsettling short story anthology curated by legendary horror editors Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar.

THE OLD DUDE’S TICKER by Stephen King
Richard Drogan has been spooked ever since he came back from ’Nam, but he’s no head case, dig? He just knows the old dude needs to die.

THE RICH ARE DIFFERENT by Lisa Morton
Even though she made her name revealing the private lives of the rich and famous, Sara Peck has no idea how deep their secrets really go . . . or the price they’ll pay to get what they desire.

THE MANICURE by Nell Quinn-Gibney
A trip to the nail salon is supposed to be relaxing. But as the demons of the past creep closer with every clip, even the most serene day of pampering can become a nightmare.

THE COMFORTING VOICE by Norman Prentiss
It’s a little strange how baby Lydia can only be soothed by her grandfather’s unnatural voice, ravaged by throat cancer. The weirdest part? What he’s saying is more disturbing than how he says it.

THE SITUATIONS by Joyce Carol Oates
There are certain lessons children must learn, rules they must follow, scars they must bear. No lesson is more important than this: Never question Daddy. Or else.

THE CORPSE KING by Tim Curran
Grave robbers Kearney and Clow keep one step ahead of the law as they ply their ghoulish trade, but there’s no outrunning a far more frightening enemy that hungers for the dead.

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Dark Screams Volume Six

NEW COVER! Dark Screams: Volume Two featuring Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson!

As I mentioned yesterday, the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, recently hired Kealan Patrick Burke to create new covers for the first five volumes in the Dark Screams series, and today I’m thrilled to show off what he came up with for Volume Two:

Dark Screams Volume Two

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I’ll post the other new covers over the next few days, but each one is amazing! My thanks goes out to Kealan and the Hydra team for their incredible work on this series!

All 5 Volumes of Dark Screams Available for Instant Reading or Listening!

As you might remember, Richard Chizmar and I joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to publish a series of horror eBook anthologies called Dark Screams that feature the best horror authors working in the business today.

ALL five volumes are available for instant reading OR listening, so please be sure to check them out:

Dark Screams Volume OneDark Screams: Volume One

Featuring Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell

Purchase the eBook:
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Dark Screams Volume TwoDark Screams: Volume Two

Featuring Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson

Purchase the eBook:
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Dark Screams Volume ThreeDark Screams: Volume Three

Featuring Peter Straub, Jack Ketchum, Darynda Jones, Jacquelyn Frank, and Brian Hodge

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Dark Screams Volume FourDark Screams: Volume Four

Featuring Clive Barker, Heather Graham, Lisa Morton, Ray Garton, and Ed Gorman

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Dark Screams Volume FiveDark Screams: Volume Five

Featuring Mick Garris, J. Kenner, Kealan Patrick Burke, Del James, and Bentley Little

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REMINDER: Dark Screams Is Available On Audio!

As you might remember, Richard Chizmar and I have joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to publish a series of horror eBook anthologies called Dark Screams that feature the best horror authors working in the business today.

Tantor Audio also published ALL FIVE volumes on audio, so please be sure to check out what they’ve done because we were really impressed with the readers they selected!

Dark Screams: Volume OneAudiobook on Amazon.com
Dark Screams: Volume TwoAudiobook on Amazon.com
Dark Screams: Volume ThreeAudiobook on Amazon.com
Dark Screams: Volume FourAudiobook on Amazon.com
Dark Screams: Volume FiveAudiobook on Amazon.com

We’ll be posting more exciting news for readers of the Dark Screams series later this year, so stay tuned!

Dark Screams 1 through 5 titles

DISCOUNTED TODAY! Dark Screams: Volume Two featuring Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson!

The eBook edition of Dark Screams: Volume Two has been selected for a special Halloween sale at Barnes & Noble, and all of the major eBook retailers have matched their heavily discounted price of just 99 cents for a limited time only!

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About the Book:
Robert McCammon, Norman Prentiss, Shawntelle Madison, Graham Masterton, and Richard Christian Matheson scale new heights of horror, suspense, and grimmest fantasy in Dark Screams: Volume Two, from Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the world-renowned Cemetery Dance Publications.

THE DEEP END by Robert McCammon
Everyone thinks the drowning death of Neil Calder in the local swimming pool was a tragic accident. Only his father knows better. Now, on the last night of summer, Neil returns in search of revenge.

INTERVAL by Norman Prentiss
Flight 1137 from St. Louis by way of Nashville has gone missing. As anxious friends and family gather around the gate, a ticket clerk finds herself eyewitness to a moment of inhuman evil.

IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK by Shawntelle Madison
Eleanor has come from New York City to prep an old Victorian house in Maine for America’s Mysterious Hotspots. Although she’s always thrown herself into her work, this job will take her places she’s never dreamed of going.

THE NIGHT HIDER by Graham Masterton
C. S. Lewis wrote about a portal that led to a world of magic and enchantment. But the wardrobe in Dawn’s room holds only death—until she solves its grisly mystery.

WHATEVER by Richard Christian Matheson
A 1970s rock ’n’ roll band that never was—in a world that is clearly our own . . . but perhaps isn’t, not anymore . . . or, at least, not yet—takes one hell of a trip.

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Dark Screams: Volume Two