Cursed Curiosities

Cursed Curiosities

This one is a few months late. The truth of the matter is; until recently, I didn’t know this anthology was released back in August by Barbwire Butterfly Books. In any event, my short story “Gnomus” was reprinted in this tome. Take a gander, if you like.

Description:

Buyer Beware!

If you’ve recently approached a strange emporium of oddities or antiquities, I hope you’ve taken a few things into consideration…

What urge brought you there?

Were you drawn to a particular item on display?

Did it call out to you?

Though everything inside was for sale, did you consider how much you were willing to spend? Perhaps you proffered the listed price, or perhaps you haggled the price down a bit. But did you consider the imperceptible fine print? You may just find you’ve paid a great deal more than what your parcel is worth.

The following twenty-seven works chronicle such transactions. When you purchase this anthology, be sure you’re only paying the listed price to a reputable dealer. Otherwise, I cannot be responsible for the consequences.

You can learn more about this anthology and pick up your own Trade Paperback copy HERE.

 

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Re-Vamped — Now Available!

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Cover Model: Candice Wright

Re-Vamped: Blood Lust Revenge, edited by Ty Schwamberger & Adam Lewis is now available for Kindle.

Synopsis

Though people have been exploring the legend of the vampire for hundreds of years, the female vampire has been largely overlooked…until now.Neophyte Press proudly presents Re-Vamped: Blood Lust Revenge, a collection of short stories focused on fanged girls of the night with a taste for human blood and a penchant for power, seduction and terror.

Find your favorite turtleneck and sink your teeth into this monster of a collection. You’re in store for some long, dark nights filled with beautiful, hungry creatures. But don’t cry when you find yourself with two perfectly round puncture wounds on your neck…

‘Cause you’ve been warned.

Table of Contents

Extraction by Gill O’Teen
Mellifluous by Matt Becht
Undead Ladies Who Lunch by Jennifer Chambers
Players by Emma Kathryn
The Price of Immortality by Indy McDaniel
Sentinel Event by Karin Becht
Comedy Night by Mark Rivett
Chosen Quarry by Dean Harrison
Summer Schwartz Versus the Middle School Vampire by David Perlmutter
Smoke Woman by S. Hutson Blount
I Just Need to Draw a Little Blood by F.J.R. Titchenell
Deidre’s Folly by Scott M. Sandridge
Consumed by Richard Bist
Getting Fixed by Martha J. Allard
That’s Why the Lady is a Vamp by Iain Pattison
High Stakes by Kelly Metz
Cold Hands, Warm Heart by Darin Kennedy
Evergreen by Debbie Phillips Smith
Night of the Suck by Jennifer L. Barnes

Updates & News

I know my online presence (at least on here) has been very sporadic so far this year. But, let me assure you, that doesn’t mean things, lots of things, aren’t happening behind the scenes. I’ve bullet-pointed them, below.

  • I’ll be making my first public appearance in more than two years on Saturday, May 17th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Barnes & Noble, 4015 Medina Rd, Fairlawn, Ohio. This is a “Local Spring Author Exhibition” and should be a fun event. The store will have copies of DININ’ and Last Night Out available, but you are more than welcome to bring copies containing any of my work for me to sign. Also, my good friend and fellow (sports) writer, Vince McKee, will be signing at the event. Come see us, buy some books, then after the event join us at a nearby bar for a few drinks.
  • The narration for the audio book editon of The Killing Club by Chloe Golden is nearing completion and should be available for purchase within the next month.
  • I’m pleased to announce I’ve signed another narration contract with Chloe to produce an audio book edition of Last Night Out. It will be available later this year.
  • Re-Vamped: Blood Lust Revenge, co-edited with Adam Lewis, will be released in Kindle format this coming weekend. This is a re-release of the former Fem-Fangs (2010) anthology.
  • In March, I turned in a 80,000 word manuscript for my first non-fiction (horror) book to my UK publisher. Details are forthcoming, but I’ll warn you now, save your money and be ready to pre-order quick, because this limited edition hardcover (which will NEVER be printed again while I’m alive) is going to blow your mind!
  • I didn’t find out until last night, but The Best Horror of the Year, Volume 4, edited by Ellen Datlow and released by Night Shade Books in 2012, gave a nod to the Fell-Beasts anthology I edited. At the beginning of the section Ellen noted, “I will not be mentioning every original anthology I’ve received during 2011. I will try to provide descriptions of the best of those containing what I deem good horror or very dark fiction.” Nice to get a compliment every once in awhile. Thanks much for the kind words, Ellen.

And remember…

The End is the New Beginning.

Relics & Remains — Now Available

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The Trade Paperback edition of Relics & Remains is now available. Below are the details.

Relics & Remains. Edited by Ty Schwamberger

Synopsis

People have always been fascinated about the past. Some even going to great lengths to uncover what’s taken place long ago. But sometimes when people venture into locations that aren’t suitable for the living, bad things can happen.

That’s when these self-proclaimed explorers start to unearth strange looking, ancient artifacts and the cursed remains of the once-living. They think they’re going to be rich and famous. But, that might just be the furthest from the truth. To them, taking that risk is what it’s all about…until things start to go wrong.

So, for those of you into ‘finding’ strange things, here are some words of advice…

Proceed with caution when digging up someone else’s Relics & Remains.

Table of Contents

“Good For What Ails Ya” by Mike Oliveri

“Many Faces” by Wrath James White

“Centuries of Torment” by Adam P. Lewis

“The Black Diamond” by Michael Laimo

“Caroline’s Playhouse” by Dean Harrison

“The Painter” by Deborah LeBlanc

“Rachel Alhazred’s Tablet” by Steven L. Shrewsbury

“Adrift” by Dora Machado

“Monkey Paw 2.0” by Tim Deal

“Pickin’ & Grinnin’” by Thomas A. Erb

“Whispers at the End of Creation” by Maurice Broaddus

“Nailed” by John Everson

“’Chomp’ A Cautionary Tale” by Jeff Strand

Click here to check out the book trailer. Then head over to Amazon to purchase the Trade Paperback. Also available for your Kindle or Nook.

Hung With Care

Christmas in Hell, edited by Thomas A. Erb.

Ring in the holidays with this dark, chilling collection of twelve stories that will surely make you guzzle that rum-filled eggnog. Not everyone loves Christmas and all the “quality” time we get to share with those we love. And once you dig into this yule-timed anthology you will truly see the dark side of the Holiday season.

Inside Christmas in Hell you will discover zombies, ravenous reindeer, satanic Santas, psychotic spouses and much more macabre shenanigans that will make the twelve days of Christmas fly by like a reindeer hopped up on a keg of Red Bull.

Table of Contents:

“One Hell of a Christmas” by Joseph Mulak

“Reindeer Feed” by Darren Gallagher

“The Christmas Goblin” by Dean Harrison

“Shop ‘Till You Drop” by Nick Cato

“Merry Christmas Bitch” by Skip Novak

“I, Claus-A Poem” by Ignatius O’Brien

“Lane Feeds the Multitude” by Lincoln Crisler

“Hung With Care” by Ty Schwamberger

“To Grandmother’s House We Go” by Gregory Hall

“Christmas Town” by Charles Day

“The Dollhouse” by Alex Katrin

“Christmastime in Zombietown” by Michael Boatman

Click here to download this jolly anthology to your Kindle.

Relics & Remains

You might remember me posting a few years ago about editing an anthology entitled, Relics & Remains. After dozens of emails, talking with various publishers and basically never thinking this incredibly awesome anthology would dig itself out of its grave, I’m pleased to announce Relics & Remains has been picked up by E-Volve Books (Naked Snake Press). Below are the almost, long-forgotten details.

Table of Contents

Good For What Ails Ya by Mike Oliveri 

Many Faces by Wrath James White 

Centuries of Torment by Adam P. Lewis 

The Black Diamond by Michael Laimo 

Caroline’s Playhouse by Dean Harrison 

The Painter by Deborah LeBlanc 

Rachel Alhazred’s Tablet by Steven L. Shrewsbury 

Adrift by Dora Machado 

Monkey Paw 2.0 by Tim Deal 

Pickin’ & Grinin’ by Thomas A. Erb 

Whispers at the End of Creation by Maurice Broaddus 

Nailed by John Everson 

“Chomp” A Cautionary Tale by Jeff Strand

Synopsis

People have always been fascinated about the past. Some even going to great lengths to uncover what’s taken place long ago. But sometimes when people venture into locations that aren’t suitable for the living, bad things can happen. 

That’s when these self-proclaimed explorers start to unearth strange looking, ancient artifacts and the cursed remains of the once-living. 

They think they’re going to be rich and famous. 

But, that might just be the furthest from the truth. 

To them, taking that risk is what it’s all about…until things start to go wrong. 

So, for those of you into ‘finding’ strange things, here’s some words of advice… 

Proceed with caution when digging up someone else’s Relics & Remains.

Relics & Remains will be released around Halloween 2012 in Trade Paperback and eBook.