THE FIELDS

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SST PUBLICATIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT:

THE FIELDS BY TY SCHWAMBERGER

Synopsis:

Billy Fletcher learned to farm the family’s tobacco fields—and beat slaves—by the hands of his father. Now, his father is dead, the slaves have long since been freed, and the once-lush fields are dying. Salvation by the name of Abraham knocks on the farmhouse door, bringing wild ideas. He can help Billy save the plantation and return the fields to their former glory . . . by raising his father’s slaves from the dead.

Can the resurrected slaves breathe life back into the Fletcher farm? Having brought the slaves back from graves that his father sent them to, can Billy be the kind master his father wasn’t? Is keeping the farm worth denying the men the freedom they earned with death?

Billy’s conscience holds the key to those mysteries, but not the biggest one: what does Abraham really want from the former slave owner’s son?

Welcome to The Fields.

Foreword by Joe McKinney

Introduction by Jonathan Maberry

Afterword by Ty Schwamberger

Here are the details of our limited hardcover edition (also available in Trade Hardcover):

Signed by Ty Schwamberger, Ben Baldwin & Tara Bush
Limited to only 100 copies worldwide
Each copy is numbered by hand
Four-colour laminated dust jacket
Exclusive book board cover design
Printed on acid-free paper

Extras:
Original edition cover art as the title page artwork by Thomas A. Erb
Interior illustrations exclusively for the Signed Limited Edition by Tara Bush
Features exclusive Dust Jacket artwork

Blurbs:

“[The Fields] . . . is part horror story in the classic sense—misdeeds from the past coming back to haunt the present. It’s part zombie story. It’s part adventure. And it’s part social satire in its darkest sense . . . The story starts with a bite and before you know it, you’ll be participating in a delicious and imaginative feast. Bon appétit!”
—From the Introduction by Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Patient Zero, Zombie CSU, Rot & Ruin and Dead of Night

The Fields is a merciless, pitchfork-to-the-face, homespun zombie adventure. Schwamberger offers up a shotgun blast of graphic undead action in this unique take on the genre.”
Shroud Magazine

“Ty Schwamberger knocks it out of the park with his novella, The Fields. No sooner do you begin to read, than you realize that the story is much bigger than the words on the page. The setting is timeless, and the horror depicted much more than ghoul and gore. The Fields is a story you don’t want to miss, and Ty Schwamberger is an author to watch, for he just may be headed for the major leagues.”
—Deborah LeBlanc, author of The Wolven

“If Nathaniel Hawthorne had known anything about zombies, this is the kind of story he’d have written. I’m not joking. This is some genuine old school horror. With The Fields, Ty Schwamberger has given us a crime so horrendous it’s impossible to look away. The sins of the father. A deal with the devil. It’s all here. And Schwamberger makes it look so frustratingly easy. This is one hell of a good story.”
—Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award winner, author of Dead City and Apocalypse of the Dead

“With The Fields, Ty Schwamberger did the near-impossible: made zombies interesting to me again. Not only interesting, but frightening, as well. Throw in more than a dash of scathing social commentary, a pace that never stops to catch its breath, and a sly bit of gallows humor, and you’ve got a winner. Kick yourself if you miss this one.”
—Gary A. Braunbeck, Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild Award winner, author of To Each Their Darkness and A Cracked and Broken Path

“Ty Schwamberger’s The Fields is an original zombie tale that will satisfy lovers of grisly fiction and well told stories. Good characters, cool twists and great writing make this a story that grabs one by the scalp early on. Anything with a Southern vein and the specters that can invoke gets my slash of approval.”
—Steven L. Shrewsbury, author of Thrall, Bad Magick and Hawg

“An intelligent zombie morality tale, unlike anything you’ve ever read before.”
Morpheus Tales Magazine

“The walking dead, a post-Civil War setting, and a sinister Lincoln-esque figure add up to a fresh new take on the zombie mythos.”
—Tim Waggoner, author of Nekropolis, Broken Shadows and Darkness Wakes

“Creepy and atmospheric, The Fields is a tale that will keep you reading till the wee hours of the night.”
—Ronald Malfi, author of Floating Staircase

“I’m not a big fan of zombie stories, but Ty Schwamberger’s The Fields isn’t your typical zombie story. It’s Ambrose Bierce meets Brian Keene; a brutal yet thought-provoking tale about resurrecting past horrors, and fulfilling one nightmare of a destiny. Visceral, fast-paced and original. Just when you thought there couldn’t be a new twist on the zombie story, Ty Schwamberger proves you wrong with The Fields. Dead wrong.”
—Dean Harrison, author of These Unquiet Bones

The Fields is indeed a strange tale. One professional reviewer called it merciless. Another said it was dark. It is both these things . . . and more. A finely worked, barbed tale of morality and zombies. Something you almost don’t want to read, but as with all truly horrific things, you just can’t look away. Old school horror brought bang up to date and given a shot in the arm!”
—Sean T. Page, author of The Official Zombie Handbook, War against the Walking Dead and Haynes Zombie Survival Manual

 

You can order directly from the publisher SST Publications or via Amazon.

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Deep Dark Woods

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(English Edition)

VOODOO PRESS IS PROUD TO PRESENT:

DEEP DARK WOODS BY TY SCHWAMBERGER

Synopsis:

Jake Jennings thought a camping trip would be a great way to reconnect with his family. But when he mysteriously disappears after heading off in search of firewood, his wife, Samantha, and daughter, Alexis, are left all alone in the woods, searching, hoping, and for the time being, surviving.

Four college friends are on their way to spend a weekend in the woods for a college research project and, of course, a little partying. But as they near their destination, they are run off the road by another car. After losing one of their numbers in the crash, the friends must find a way back to the sanctuary of their school.

Park Ranger Carl Stevens has been on the job for eight long years, through good times and bad. Just when he thinks it couldn’t get any worse, his tedious life is turned upside down when he almost hits a girl, running from the woods and into the middle of the road. But that’s the least of his worries, especially once he hears what she’s been running from.

Can an everyday Park Ranger save the girl, find the missing family, and stay alive long enough to celebrate?

Because not everyone survives what’s lurking inside the deep dark woods…

You can pick up the 285 page Trade Paperback or the Kindle edition on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Night Out — Now Available!

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Cover by Thom Erb

The Special 5 Year Anniversary Edition of Last Night Out is now available for purchase in Trade Paperback and eBook. This edition includes an Introduction by Gene O’Neill and Afterword by yours truly, telling the origins of the book, and how this special edition came to be.

Synopsis:

Gabe, Alan and Erin thought one last night out on the town before their junior year of college came to an end would be fitting. The three friends did the same as always – they went to a bar. Only this time they decided to try someplace new: The Torchlight Inn. They are eager to make it a night to remember.

During their time at the shabby bar they come face to face with seedy bar patrons, a biker gang and one strange-acting bartender named T-Bone. But all is well until Alan and Erin mysteriously disappear and Gabe has to try and find his friends before being forced to pay their bar tab.

Little do any of them know the secret the place holds beneath its cracked floorboards…

Where a whole new kind of terror is waiting for them.

You can order your own copy in Trade Paperback and/or Kindle on Amazon.

Cheers!

 

Escaping Lucidity (audio book)

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The audio book edition of my short story collection Escaping Lucidity is now available to download (mp3) on Amazon & Audible.com. It was narrated and produced by Randy Capes with Cup O’ Tea Productions. You can also listen to a free sample via the links.

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You can still purchase the Trade Paperback or Kindle on Amazon.

 

 

Escaping Lucidity — eBook Edition

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Escaping Lucidity is now available for Kindle and Nook via the below links.

Amazon (Kindle – US)

Amazon (Kindle – UK)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

Description

Escaping Lucidity is the complete short works of Ty Schwamberger. Within this tome you’ll be taken on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard and dark streets, where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse and fighting crime on the mean city streets. You’ll also find “Author Notes” after each story written by Schwamberger himself giving insight on why he wrote each particular story, interesting facts about characters, the story’s setting and where the work first appeared.

Are you ready for a mind-bending ride?

If not, don’t say you weren’t warned… ‘cause bad things tend to happen when you’re trying to escape lucidity.

Good Luck!

“This is a stellar collection of work — each story is its own character, with its own voice, its own points to make, and its own share of distinctive scares and poignancy.  You never feel like you’ve read this story before, earlier in the collection.  Just strap yourself in and let Ty Schwamberger show you what the next generation of dark-fiction writers have in store for the rest of us … and try to not look over your shoulder afterward.”  ~ Gary A. Braunbeck, 7-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and author of IN SILENT GRAVES and TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS

Table of Contents

Introduction by John R. Little

Liquid Courage
Urban Monsoon
Gnomus
The Ringmaster
Hunger
Rebirth: The Rise of Pharaoh Masika
Web Blog
Spare Rib Soup
Cake Batter
Future Hall-of-Famer
The 7th House
Thirst
The Halloween Hero
The Legend of Johnston’s Creek
In The Woods
Jacob’s Mind
One Brew Too Many?
City of Woe (co-written with Penny Mason)
A Son’s Destiny
Hung With Care
Bartender, Please
All in the Line of Duty (novelette)
“Suck On This, Bitch!” (novelette)

Author Notes by Ty Schwamberger

You can also still order the Trade Paperback edition at:

Amazon (US)

Amazon (UK)

Barnes & Noble

Escaping Lucidity — Trade Paperback

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My short story collection, Escaping Lucidity, is now available in Trade Paperback from Ravenswood Publishing. Various eBook editions are now on Pre-Order, but won’t become available until August 1st. John R. Little was gracious enough to write a special Introduction for the collection.

Description

Escaping Lucidity is the complete short works of Ty Schwamberger. Within this tome you’ll be taken on a terror-filled ride through dark woods, the desert, a graveyard and dark streets, where monsters and strange creatures run amok. The other half of this collection is filled with characters driven to the brink of insanity, coping with the loss of loved ones, spousal abuse and fighting crime on the mean city streets. You’ll also find “Author Notes” after each story written by Schwamberger himself giving insight on why he wrote each particular story, interesting facts about characters, the story’s setting and where the work first appeared.

Are you ready for a mind-bending ride?

If not, don’t say you weren’t warned… ‘cause bad things tend to happen when you’re trying to escape lucidity.

Good Luck!

“This is a stellar collection of work — each story is its own character, with its own voice, its own points to make, and its own share of distinctive scares and poignancy.  You never feel like you’ve read this story before, earlier in the collection.  Just strap yourself in and let Ty Schwamberger show you what the next generation of dark-fiction writers have in store for the rest of us … and try to not look over your shoulder afterward.”  ~ Gary A. Braunbeck, 7-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and author of IN SILENT GRAVES and TO EACH THEIR DARKNESS

Table of Contents

Introduction by John R. Little

Liquid Courage
Urban Monsoon
Gnomus
The Ringmaster
Hunger
Rebirth: The Rise of Pharaoh Masika
Web Blog
Spare Rib Soup
Cake Batter
Future Hall-of-Famer
The 7th House
Thirst
The Halloween Hero
The Legend of Johnston’s Creek
In The Woods
Jacob’s Mind
One Brew Too Many?
City of Woe (co-written with Penny Mason)
A Son’s Destiny
Hung With Care
Bartender, Please
All in the Line of Duty (novelette)
“Suck On This, Bitch!” (novelette)

Author Notes by Ty Schwamberger

You can order your own copy via the following links:

Available in Trade Paperback:

Amazon (US)

Amazon (UK)

Barnes & Noble

Available in eBook (Pre-Order now, Available on 8/1/15):

Amazon (Kindle – US)

Amazon (Kindle – UK)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

The Killing Club — Going Out-of-Print

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The Killing Club, for whatever reason, is my most overlooked work. This 25k word novella was published exclusively in digital format in June 2013 by Crossroads Press. It will now be going Out-of-Print on Sunday, May 17th. So, you only have a few days if you would like to download this novella to your Kindle or Nook.

Synopsis:

Kristen always wanted to be part of the “in crowd.” Her social worries intensified after transferring from a small, public school to private, upscale Smithshire Academy in the middle of her high school career. She wanted so badly to be part of the social network in her new school, she didn’t think twice when one of the existing members of the popular girl’s group, The K-Club, invited her over one night for a sleepover. Where all the girls whose names started with the letter “K” are going to be. Kristen’s self-doubt allows her to be pulled into the group on one condition…

She must first go through the initiation process that the other girls have set forth before her.

What ensues is a group of popular high school girls practicing in the occult, Kristen going over to a stranger’s house to “scare” them and sacrifices to secure Kristen’s spot in high school legend.

Will all Kristen’s work be enough to appease the girls of The Killing Club and the great God of high school popularity to let her into the group?

The extent of blood that Kristen wishes to get on her hands will hold the answer.

You can still watch the original book trailer on YouTube.

Available in eBook:

Amazon (Kindle)

Barnes & Noble (Nook)

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