Coming Fall 2017: Inferno: Tales of Hell and Horror, by Angeline Hawkes

Available Fall of 2017 from Elder Signs Press: Inferno: Tales of Hell and Horror, by Angeline Hawkes.

“Through me the way into the suffering city. Through me the way into the eternal pain. Through me the way through the Lost People.” Prepare yourself, gentle reader, for within this book, the angel Obadiah and his reluctant demon guide travel the length and breadth of Hell’s nine circles and commune with 25 souls as part of a census of the damned. Angeline Hawkes, co-author of Night Wraith, brings her prodigious talents to bear on these twisted tales of sin and depravity. Bear witness to the fate of those who indulge in violence, greed, and other deadly sins throughout history. Abandon all hope, you who enter here!

About the Author:

A 2006 Bram Stoker Award finalist, Angeline Hawkes has seen the publication of novels, novellas, collections, fiction in 40+ anthologies, and over 100 short fiction publications. Angeline often writes collaboratively with her husband, Christopher Fulbright.

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Now Available: Tombs, by James Dorr, available June 2017

tombs-final-copyAvailable Summer of 2017 from Elder Signs Press: Tombs: A Chronicle of Latter-Day Times of Earth, by James Dorr.

It had been a time when the world needed legends, those years so long past now. Because there was something else legends could offer, or so the Poet believed. He didn’t know quite what—ghouls were not skilled at imagination. Their world was a concrete one, one of stone and flesh. Struggle and survival. Survival predicated on others’ deaths. Far in the future, when our sun grows ever larger, scorching the earth. When seas become poisonous and men are needed to guard the crypts from the scavengers of the dead. A ghoul-poet will share stories of love and loss, death and resurrection. Tombs is a beautifully written examination of the human condition of life, love, and death, through the prism of a dystopian apocalypse.

About the Author:

Indiana writer James Dorr‘s The Tears of Isis was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award® nominee for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. Other books include Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance, Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret, and his all-poetry Vamps (A Restrospective). An Active Member of HWA and SFWA with nearly 400 individual appearances from Airships & Automatons and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine to Xenophilia and Yellow Bat Review, Dorr invites readers to visit his blog.

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Now Available: A Summer with the Dead, by Sherry Decker, May 2017

sum7-copyAvailable Spring of 2017 from Elder Signs Press: A Summer with the Dead, by Sherry Decker, is a contemporary, paranormal horror tale taking place on the Olympic Peninsula.

On the run from her abusive husband, Maya Pederson takes refuge with her Aunt Elly on her farm. Her first night there, Maya is wakened by a whisper. “Help me,” someone begs. “Don’t leave me here.”

Thus begins a string of nightmarish events in Maya’s already stressful life. Disturbing dreams that seem far too real, dreams about the farm’s history, dreams about murder and blood and bodies buried under the house. Aunt Elly says Maya is the only person she’ll tell her memories to because she trusts her and she’s her only living kin. Can the women triumph over the darkness or will they fall prey to the vengeful thing seeking to destroy them?

About the Author:

Sherry Decker has sold short fiction to professional markets such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Black Gate, Dark Wisdom, Best of Dark Wisdom (the anthology) and many small and semi-pro presses. Her collection, Hook House and Other Horrors (Damnation Books) is available through the publisher’s site and Amazon.com (also Kindle and Audio) and her children’s book, Rusty the Robot’s Holiday Adventures is available through Pie Plate Publishing and Amazon.com (also Kindle).

 

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Interviews with James Dorr

tombs-final-copyCheck out these interviews with author James Dorr, whose upcoming title Tombs: A Chronicle of Latter-Day Times of Earth, will be available in June of 2017!

Here’s an interview from Heidi Angell’s “Meet the Writer”:

http://www.heidiangell.com/ single-post/2017/01/07/Meet- the-Author-James-Dorr

Another interview by Weldon Burge in Smart Rhino Publications’ January Newsletter,
http://us10.campaign-archive1. com/?u= 688433d8ea0a71a9f20eb91ba&id= c23c484217

This interview delves into detail about the novel-in-stories/mosaic novel format utilized in Tombs.

And another, by Carrie Ann Golden:

Author Interview: James Dorr

 

About Tombs:

It had been a time when the world needed legends, those years so long past now. Because there was something else legends could offer, or so the Poet believed. He didn’t know quite what—ghouls were not skilled at imagination. Their world was a concrete one, one of stone and flesh. Struggle and survival. Survival predicated on others’ deaths. Far in the future, when our sun grows ever larger, scorching the earth. When seas become poisonous and men are needed to guard the crypts from the scavengers of the dead. A ghoul-poet will share stories of love and loss, death and resurrection. Tombs is a beautifully written examination of the human condition of life, love, and death, through the prism of a dystopian apocalypse.

About the Author:

Indiana writer James Dorr‘s The Tears of Isis was a 2014 Bram Stoker Award® nominee for Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection. Other books include Strange Mistresses: Tales of Wonder and Romance, Darker Loves: Tales of Mystery and Regret, and his all-poetry Vamps (A Restrospective). An Active Member of HWA and SFWA with nearly 400 individual appearances from Airships & Automatons and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine to Xenophilia and Yellow Bat Review, Dorr invites readers to visit his blog.

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Dark Horizons: An Anthology of Dark Science Fiction, coming October 2016

Elder Signs Press is excited to announce that Dark Horizons will be available in October 2016.

Dark Horizons: An Anthology of Dark Fiction

Technology gone wrong. Madmen playing with science beyond their control. Alien creatures with malign intent. Welcome to Dark Horizons, where the future is lost.

Edited by: Charles P. Zaglanis
Release Date: October 2016
Pages: 280
Price: $14.95
Format: Trade Paperback

Table of Contents:
Dark of the Moon by James Dorr
Gospel of the Ascended Machines by Aaron J. French
Demon on His Shoulder by Eric Del Carlo
The Fall of Strongholds by Joshua Steely
Digital Edition by L.Chan
A Small Plot of Land by Benjamin Sperduto
The Glass Plague by Costi Gurgu
Circular Argument by Darin Kennedy
Drifting Into the Black by Timothy G. Huguenin
The Damascus Code by Lee Zumpe
Ice Cream by Jay Caselberg
Last Contact by Stewart Sternberg
Making the Rounds by Adrian Ludens
Mother Lode by David Hoenig
The Psychic Battery by E. Dane Anderson
The Shipment by Kevin Bannigan Jr.
The Yellow Planet by Eric Blair
We Have Rules Here by Madison McSweeney
Deeper by Christopher Fulbright

Dark Horizons: An Anthology of Dark Fiction (fall 2016) (updated with table of contents)

Elder Signs Press is excited to announce the upcoming anthology: Dark Horizons, coming in fall of 2016.

Dark Horizons: An Anthology of Dark Fiction

Technology gone wrong. Madmen playing with science beyond their control. Alien creatures with malign intent. Welcome to Dark Horizons, where the future is lost.

Edited by: Charles P. Zaglanis
Release Date: Fall 2016
Pages: approx 324

Table of Contents:
Dark of the Moon by James Dorr
Gospel of the Ascended Machines by Aaron J. French
Demon on His Shoulder by Eric Del Carlo
The Fall of Strongholds by Joshua Steely
Digital Edition by L.Chan
A Small Plot of Land by Benjamin Sperduto
The Glass Plague by Costi Gurgu
Circular Argument by Darin Kennedy
Drifting Into the Black by Timothy G. Huguenin
The Damascus Code by Lee Zumpe
Ice Cream by Jay Caselberg
Last Contact by Stewart Sternberg
Making the Rounds by Adrian Ludens
Mother Lode by David Hoenig
The Psychic Battery by E. Dane Anderson
The Shipment by Kevin Bannigan Jr.
The Yellow Planet by Eric Blair
We Have Rules Here by Madison McSweeney
Deeper by Christopher Fulbright

Street Magick: Tales of Urban Fantasy (fall 2016) (updated with Table of Contents)

Elder Signs Press is delighted to announce the upcoming anthology: Street Magick: Tales of Urban Fantasy, coming in fall of 2016.

 

Street Magick

Within this anthology, modern day witches and warlocks shape reality to their will. Creatures of legend make back-alley deals under cover of darkness. The city’s inhabitants encounter items and events imbued with mystic power. Because cities have a life—a magick—all their own.

Edited by: Charles P. Zaglanis
Release Date: Fall 2016
Page Count: approx. 256

Table of Contents:
The Occasional Beast That is Her Soul by John Claude Smith
Bottles by James Dorr
Branded For Hell by James C. Simpson
Grounding a Mockingbird by D.H. Aire
Codex Veritas by Darrin Darin Kennedy
How to Beat a Haunting by Evan Osborne
Whatever the Moon Decides by Sherry Decker
Come Mr. Tally-man.by Eric Del Carlo
Death’s Harvest by Nicole Givens Kurtz
Children of God by Costi Gurgu
Valkyrie’s Quest by Josh Brown
Dragonfound by Steve Lewis
Miracle Worker by L. Chan
The Gift by Charles P. Zaglanis
Choose Your Own Excuse by Christine Daigle
Thy Soul to Him Thou Servest by Lee Zumpe
In a Witching Minute by Tara Moeller

A Summer with the Dead, by Sherry Decker (spring 2017)

Available Spring of 2017 from Elder Signs Press: A Summer with the Dead, by Sherry Decker, is a contemporary, paranormal horror tale taking place on the Olympic Peninsula.

On the run from her abusive husband, Maya Pederson takes refuge with her Aunt Elly on her farm. Her first night there, Maya is wakened by a whisper. “Help me,” someone begs. “Don’t leave me here.”

Thus begins a string of nightmarish events in Maya’s already stressful life. Disturbing dreams that seem far too real, dreams about the farm’s history, dreams about murder and blood and bodies buried under the house. Aunt Elly says Maya is the only person she’ll tell her memories to because she trusts her and she’s her only living kin. Can the women triumph over the darkness or will they fall prey to the vengeful thing seeking to destroy them?

 

About the Author:

Sherry Decker has sold short fiction to professional markets such as Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Black Gate, Dark Wisdom, Best of Dark Wisdom (the anthology) and many small and semi-pro presses. Her collection, Hook House and Other Horrors (Damnation Books) is available through the publisher’s site and Amazon.com (also Kindle and Audio) and her children’s book, Rusty the Robot’s Holiday Adventures is available through Pie Plate Publishing and Amazon.com (also Kindle).

ESP’s New Editor

ESP is delighted to announce that Charles P. Zaglanis has accepted the position of Editor-in-Chief at ESP. Charles brings with him a wealth of editing experience, from both his prior role as ESP’s Assistant Editor, as well from his current position as Editor-in-Chief for White Cat Publications (which he will maintain).
Please join us in congratulating Charles on his new position.

What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu – the Spanish edition

Elder Signs Press is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Nosolorol Ediciones, who will translate and publish What to Do When You Meet Cthulhu: A Guide to Surviving the Cthulhu Mythos.

Nosolorol Ediciones is an independent press with a long experience with terror, horror, and fantasy. They are the publishers of “Aquelarre”, the first roleplaying game developed in Spain.

Nosolorol Ediciones is going to publish this book with a new cover developed specifically for the Spanish edition. The book will be available in print and electronic format.

Spaniards will fear the unimaginable horrors very, very soon…