Cleaning the shelves book sale!

November 6, 2018

I need to free up some space in my room so I’m having a book sale! If you are interested in any of the titles or have questions – contact me at riotmelody at gmail dot com

US only (sorry!) and all prices include shipping.

HARDBACKS

J.F. Gonzalez and Wrath James White – The Killings – Signed by both authors – Sinister Grin hardback edition number 140 of 150 – dust jacket shows some wear – $60.00

Brian Keene – Apocrypha – Signed Maelstrom hardback edition limited to 260 copies – numbered “BK” from the author’s personal stock – in near mint condition – $70.00

Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury – King of the Bastards – Maelstrom hardback edition limited to 260 copies – not numbered or signed – in near mint condition – $50.00

Edward Lee – Header 2 – Camelot hardback edition limited to 400 copies – signed and numbered “PC” – in near mint condition – $30.00

Edward Lee – The Minotauress – Necro hardback edition limited to 400 copies – signed and numbered “PC” – in near mint condition – $40.00

Edward Lee – The Pig and the House – Necro hardback edition signed and numbered 239 of 300 – dust jacket shows minor wear – $40.00

Monica O’Rourke – What Happens in the Darkness – Sinister Grin hardback – dust jacket shows minor wear – $30.00

Cameron Pierce and Jim Agpalza – Fantastic Earth Destroyer – Signed Sinister Grin hardback – in near mint condition – $40.00

Shane McKenzie – Drawn and Quartered – Signed “hard rain” hardback edition limited to 99 copies from Thunderstorm Books – in near mint condition – $50.00

Wrath James White – Prey Drive – Sinister Grin hardback – in near mint condition – $30.00

PAPERBACKS

Jeff Burk – Shatnerquake German edition (OOP) – Voodoo Press – in near mint condition – $20.00

Jase Daniels – The Grubby End (OOP) – Crossing Chaos – book shows shelf wear and is in very good condition – $30.00

CHAPBOOKS

Ash Lomen – Swallowed by the Horizon – Bucket ‘O’ Guts Press – $10.00

Cody Goodfellow and Mike Dubish – The Electric Eye – Perilous Press – $10.00

David Kopaska-Merkel – Results of a Preliminary Investigation of Electrochemical Properties of Some Organic Matrices – Eraserhead Press – $10.00

David W. Barbee – The Wrestlorcist – Self-released – $10.00

Forrest Armstrong – Gasoline Monk: Basement Music – BizarroCon 2009 exclusive – self-released and comes with soundtrack CD – $20.00

G. Arthur Brown – Chapbook 2014 (short stories) – Self-released – Spin has some stains – $5.00

G. Arthur Brown – We Tape the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and other tales of media terror – the Straight Edge – $5.00

Garrett Cook – Coming Down in Three Part Harmony – Dunhams Manor Press – Cover has minor crease in the top corner – $10.00

Garrett Cook – handmade, college poetry construction paper collection – signed by Garrett Cook – $15.00

John Wayne Comunale – John Wayne is Dead issues 1 and 3 – Self-released – $5.00 for both

Patrick Wensink & MacKenzie Haley – Sex Dungeon for Sale: the Coloring Book – Self-released – $5.00

Scott Cole – Two More Short Stories – self-released mini-chapbook – $5.00

Sydney Leigh – Baby’s Breath – Villipede Publications signed and numbered #34 – $10.00

Ramsey Campbell, Bentley Little, and Ray Garton – Cut Corners Vol. 1 – Sinister Grin – $10.00

Really want something but don’t like the price I’m asking? Send me a message, maybe we can work something out.

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31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – The Complete List

October 31, 2018

For the month of October, I wrote brief pieces about my 31 favorite horror books.

Here’s every book that I talked about:

1: THE BEST OF H.P. LOVECRAFT by H.P. Lovecraft

2: THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR by Anne Rivers Siddons

3: GENITAL GRINDER by Ryan Harding

4: BOOK OF THE DEAD edited by John Skipp and Craig Spector

5: HELL HOUSE by Richard Matheson

6: SURVIVOR by J.F. Gonzalez

7: THE DRIVE-IN by Joe Lansdale

8: WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks

9: BRAIN CHEESE BUFFET by Edward Lee

10: THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells

11: THE STORE by Bentely Little

12: THE BLOODY CHAMBER AND OTHER STORIES by Angela Carter

13: IT by Stephen King

14: THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Jack Ketchum

15: A GOD OF HUNGRY WALLS by Garrett Cook

16: THE BOOKS OF BLOOD VOLS 1-6 by Clive Barker

17: ISLAND by Richard Laymon

18: THE RUINS by Scott Smith

19: A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS by Paul Tremblay

20: THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS by John Wyndham

21: SUFFER THE FLESH by Monica J. O’Rourke

22: THE RAW SHARK TEXTS by Steven Hall

23: WZMB by Andre Duza

24: SPLATTERPUNKS 1 and 2 edited by Paul M. Sammon

25: FRANKENSTEIN by Mary Shelley

26: MUERTE CON CARNE by Shane McKenzie

27: HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Z. Danielewski

28: THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS by David Wong

29: THE TROOP by Nick Cutter

30: SIXTY-FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD by Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, J.F. Gonzalez, Bryan Smith, Wrath James White, Nate Southard, Ryan Harding, and Shane McKenzie

31: EARTHWORM GODS by Brian Keene


31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 31 – EARTHWORM GODS by Brian Keene

October 31, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

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Brian Keene is one of the greatest modern pulp horror writers. All of his books are super exciting stories packed with monsters and crazy action. The one that really gets me going is EARTHWORM GODS. The basic premise is that one day it starts raining all over the world and it doesn’t stop, leading to worldwide flooding and also giant man-eating worms coming out of the ground. And if that’s not crazy enough, there’s also mermaids and Cthulhu himself has a cameo.

I first discovered this book when it was published by Leisure Books and it had this ridiculous cover of a bad photoshop of a gummy world bursting out of a city street. I thought the cover was so nuts and stupid that I had to immediately buy it. I ended up adoring the story and little did I know that years later I would be working with Keene and rereleasing the book with a new cover painted by Alan M. Clark (which, just to brag, I own the original painting that Clark made for the Deadite reissue).

You can buy this book here.

And if you’ve already read EARTHWORM GODS or are just looking for more Keene books to read, today is the release of the newest Brian Keene Deadite Press book – WHITE FIRE. This time Keene sets his pulp horror sights on the pandemic story and tells a story about a small town that is overrun with a biological weapon.

WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

White Fire

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

nogigistoosmall

CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

bluecrisisboy


31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 30 – SIXTY-FIVE STIRRUP IRON ROAD by Brian Keene, Jack Ketchum, Edward Lee, J. F. Gonzalez, Bryan Smith, Wrath James White, Nate Southard, Ryan Harding, and Shane McKenzie

October 30, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road Cover

I know I said each author was only getting one book and this is a co-authored book featuring nine authors and several of them have already appeared but fuck it. This project came about as a charity effort to benefit Tom Piccirilli who was facing health issues at the time (he has since passed away). In the beginning, it was each author attempting to one-up each other on gore and gross-out scenes (that’s what happens when you let Edward Lee write the first chapter). But as it goes on, the book turns into something very different. The authors themselves enter the story and the book becomes a meta-commentary about why people like extreme horror and why these authors write in the sub-genre.

It started as an effort to raise money for medical bills for a friend and the project turned into a dissection and discussion of one of the most misunderstood parts of horror. As a huge fan of the more extreme end of horror (which should be obvious if you look over my list for this project), I loved reading the biggest and best names in hardcore horror giving their thoughts and insights into why we love such vile and disgusting entertainment.

It also ends on a really hilarious joke to any extreme horror or Deadite Press fan.

You can buy this book here.

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

nogigistoosmall

CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

bluecrisisboy

WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

White Fire


31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 29 – THE TROOP by Nick Cutter

October 29, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

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Nick Cutter is the pen name of Craig Davidson (at least it’s one of them – he writes under multiple names). He’s been writing genre fiction but I didn’t stumble upon him until the 2014 release of THE TROOP. I got a copy of it for free at a convention and it sat on my shelf for a while. Randomly, one evening I picked it up and ended up staying up all night reading the entire novel in one sitting. To say I loved it may be a bit of an understatement.

The story follows the doomed camping trip of a Boy Scout troop on an island in the Canadian wilderness. A deadly parasite infection begins to spread among the scouts and scoutmasters that twists the mind and deforms the body. The story is a combination of body horror, monster freak-outs, torture porn, and it’s all written in the fashion of a classic thriller. In terms of a pure adrenaline horror adventure, it doesn’t get much better than this.

You can buy this book here.

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

nogigistoosmall

CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

bluecrisisboy

WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

White Fire


31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 28 – THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS by David Wong

October 28, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

spiders

David Wong has been called the Internet’s most popular author and I have a hard time disagreeing with that. He is best none and being one of the main writers and editors at Cracked.com and his first novel, JOHN DIES AT THE END, was a cult hit and adapted into a movie by Don Coscarelli. I’m a big fan of Wong’s fiction and essays with his second novel, THIS BOOK IS FULL OF SPIDERS being my favorite. Technically, it’s a sequel to JOHN DIES AT THE END but it’s really it’s own story and just features characters who appeared in another book first.

The plot is basically a cosmic horror take on INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS with invisible spiders that take over people’s brains. The story is filled with strange and bizarre plot twists that constantly keep the reader on their toes. Wong’s writing is constantly inventive and plays with tropes and cliches that are equal parts meta-comedy and deconstruction of the horror genre.

You can buy this book here.

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

nogigistoosmall

CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

bluecrisisboy

WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

White Fire


31 Days of My Favorite Horror Books – Day 27 – HOUSE OF LEAVES by Mark Z. Danielewski

October 27, 2018

For the month of October, I will be writing brief essays about my 31 favorite horror books.

house of leaves

This is one of the most notorious modern horror novels. At its heart, it is a haunted house story but this novel is so much more than just a spook house. What makes the book so famous is the bizarre way in which it is written. The words on the page literally are designed in such a way to get the reader lost in the book in a way that mirrors how the characters in the story become lost in the supernatural house. Tons of footnotes, various levels of reality that intertwine with each other, and text that contains colors and strange patterns that have meaning to themselves make this one of the most unique horror novels you can ever read.

I’ve read this book multiple times over the years and even studied it in a college class (I had an English class about haunted house novels – one of the most fun classes I’ve ever taken). Every time I revisit this story I take away something different and the many layers of the house unfold. If you decide to travel into this bizarre story, I highly recommend taking about three days and basically read the book in one sitting. It’s a bit of an imposing story due to the strange way in which it is published but if you just dive in and stick with it, it’s an immensely rewarding journey.

You can buy this book here.

Looking for more Halloween reading? Check out the newest titles from Deadite Press:

NO GIG IS TOO SMALL by Andre Duza

nogigistoosmall

CRISIS BOY by Garrett Cook

bluecrisisboy

WHITE FIRE by Brian Keene

White Fire