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First Photo! New trade paperback of DARKNESS WHISPERS by Chizmar and Freeman!

As I mentioned the other day, Darkness Whispers, the novella I co-wrote with Richard Chizmar, is now available in trade paperback and eBook formats from JournalStone Publishing.

A few of the first copies landed on my desk today and I’m thrilled with how this edition turned out:

Purchase the trade paperback edition:
Amazon.comJournalStone Publishing * Cemetery Dance Publications

Purchase the eBook edition:
Amazon.com * Amazon.ca * Amazon.co.uk * Barnes & Noble

New trade paperback and eBook editions of DARKNESS WHISPERS by Chizmar and Freeman!

I’m thrilled to announce Darkness Whispers, the novella I co-wrote with Richard Chizmar, is now available in trade paperback and eBook formats from JournalStone Publishing!

These editions feature fantastic new cover art from Kealan Patrick Burke, and Richard and I will be signing the copies ordered through Cemetery Dance Publications for a limited time!

Purchase the trade paperback edition:
Amazon.comJournalStone Publishing * Cemetery Dance Publications

Purchase the eBook edition:
Amazon.com * Amazon.ca * Amazon.co.uk * Barnes & Noble

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Blue November Storms eBook Edition Available Now!

If you’ve ordered the unsigned trade paperback of Blue November Stormsyour copy will be on the way very soon. The Cemetery Dance warehouse has just been slammed with a 35 title project that will probably end up devouring all of April, but they are shipping regular orders every day. (For those who ordered the signed and remarqued copies, those are already making their way around the country and will hopefully be ready to ship by the end of next month.)

In today’s news, the new eBook edition of Blue November Storms is available for download now:

Blue November StormsAbout the Book:
It’s been twenty years since the group of friends known as the Lightning Five visited their hunting cabin together. Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school, an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town.

Now they’re returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles, but mother nature has other plans in mind. Before too long supplies will be running low and the Lightning Five will have to make some hard choices… like who gets to live and who has to die.

Special Bonus Features:
* New introduction by horror legend Ray Garton about why you should never, ever go into the woods
* Twenty original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne
* Afterword by Brian James Freeman detailing how and why the story was written
* “Ink-slinger: An Interview with Glenn Chadbourne” by Robert Brouhard
* Stunning new cover artwork by Vincent Chong

Download from Amazon (US) Download from Amazon (UK) Download for the Nook Download from KoboDownload from Cemetery Dance Download from the iBookstore

Thanks again for all of your support!

New Trade Paperback Announced: Blue November Storms by Brian James Freeman

“Everything in Blue November Storms works. Brian’s lean and vivid prose propels us through a story that surprises and moves; his characters and their relationships with one another ground this otherwise fantastic and frightening story in human experience. The spell worked for me and my bet is that it will work for you, too.”
— Ray Garton, from his introduction

Blue November StormsI’m pleased to report Blue November Storms, which was originally published in the Cemetery Dance Novella Series years ago and quickly sold out, is finally available again as a value-priced trade paperback for just $9.99.

I’ve always thought of this early work of mine as a bit of a “chills and thrills” B-Movie type of story, so I hope readers who enjoy that kind of horror will have fun with it.

This new edition features a revised version of the text, an exclusive introduction by Ray Garton in which he explains why you should never go into the woods, 20 original illustrations by Glenn Chadbourne, a beautiful new cover painting by Vincent Chong, a bonus interview with Chadbourne about his artwork, and a new afterword I wrote explaining how the story got written in the first place.

You can see a few samples of Glenn’s interior artwork on my website, but I’ll post more here in a few days because they really are amazing.

Here’s the sales copy for this new trade paperback edition:

It’s been twenty years since the group of friends known as the Lightning Five visited their hunting cabin together. Twenty years spent living in the shadow of something they did in high school, an event that forever defined them in the minds of everyone in their small town.

Now they’re returning to the cabin to reminisce about old times and forget their troubles, but Mother Nature has other plans in mind. Before too long supplies will be running low and the Lightning Five will have to make some hard choices… like who gets to live and who has to die.

Place your order on the Cemetery Dance Publications website!

Or you can order an unsigned copy of Amazon.com!

Trade Paperback of The Painted Darkness Shipping Now!

The trade paperback of The Painted Darkness, which has a retail price of only $9.99, is shipping now.

Cemetery Dance Publications still has some copies that are signed by Brian Keene, who wrote the introduction, and myself that you can order right now.

You can also order from Amazon.com or BN.com if you’d like to use a Gift Card you might have sitting around or take advantage of your existing account on those sites.

So again, your ordering options are:

CemeteryDance.com
Amazon.com
BarnesAndNoble.com

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!

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Signed Trade Paperback of The Painted Darkness for Just $9.99

I’ve had a lot of readers asking about a paperback edition of The Painted Darkness because they missed out on the hardcover or they’re not eBook readers, so I’m pleased to report that a trade paperback is on the way — and the retail price will only be $9.99! In addition, if you like your books signed, please note that all of the preorders that Cemetery Dance sells for the next 10 days will be SIGNED by Brian Keene and myself — plus the book qualifies for FREE US SHIPPING for a very limited time only. Considering how fast the signed Limited Edition and Lettered Edition sold out, I really think this is a terrific deal. If you’ve been on the fence, this would be a great time to order a copy.

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The Painted Darkness
by Brian James Freeman

Featuring an exclusive introduction by Brian Keene

About the Book:
When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry’s mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon.

Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by painting his disturbing works of art. He loves his wife and his son, and life couldn’t be better… except there’s something not quite right about the old stone farmhouse his family now calls home. There’s something strange living in the cramped cellar, in the maze of pipes that feed the ancient steam boiler.

A winter storm is brewing, and soon Henry will learn the true nature of the monster waiting for him down in the darkness. He will battle this demon and, in the process, he may discover what really happened when he was a child — and why, in times of trouble, he thinks: I paint against the darkness.

But will Henry learn the truth in time to avoid the terrible fate awaiting him… or will the thing in the cellar get him and his family first?

Written as both a meditation on the art of creation and as an examination of the secret fears we all share, The Painted Darkness is a terrifying look at the true cost we pay when we run from our grief — and what happens when we’re finally forced to confront the monsters we know all too well.

Reviews and Praise:
“The tone and building dread reminds me of classic Stephen King. Great velocity and impact, and super creepy. Don’t go in the basement!”
— Stewart O’Nan, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Country and A Prayer for the Dying

“Brian James Freeman’s evocative tale about the dark corners of an artist’s imagination is elegant and haunting.  This beautifully designed book with splendid illustrations by Jill Bauman is a pleasure to read and a joy to hold.”
— David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of The Shimmer

“Spooky stuff!”
—  Richard Matheson,
New York Times bestselling author of What Dreams May Come and I Am Legend

The Painted Darkness is a dark, terrifying, and deeply moving gem of a novella.  Brian James Freeman managed to both scare me and move me to tears.”
— Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of The Keepsake and Harvest

“Wonderfully reminiscent of the quiet horror of Charles L. Grant, The Painted Darkness takes readers on a gently chilly walk through the forest of fears both conscious and subconscious. With Straubian lyricism, Brian James Freeman evokes not only the irrational terrors of childhood, but addresses the roots of creativity and the vital importance of art. A very impressive achievement.”
— Bentley Little, author of The House and His Father’s Son

The Painted Darkness delves into territory that fascinates so many of us — the fine lines between beauty and horror, faith and fear, art and the unconscious. Both a wonderful allegory and a gripping read, Brian James Freeman has written a taut, memorable tale.”
— Michael Koryta, award-winning author of So Cold the River and The Cypress House

“Fast-paced, satisfying horror… a compelling read thanks to skillfully composed prose that builds tension and evokes emotional response. The paper edition includes several eerie full-page b&w illustrations by Jill Bauman.”
Publishers Weekly

Read more or place your order at CemeteryDance.com while the signed promotion lasts!

Thanks, as always, for your continuing support!