Books of the Dead Press
Books of the Dead Press has become one of the most successful small press companies in the horror genre, a leader in the ebook revolution, and an innovator in digital marketing. It was founded by James Roy Daley and was established in December of 2009. Within its first 18 months Books of the Dead published 15 titles, including work by New York Times bestselling authors such as Tim Lebbon and Jonathan Maberry. The press also published award winning writers such as Tim Waggoner, Michael Laimo, Ray Garton, Jeff Strand, Nancy Kilpatrick, Paul Kane, Joe McKinney, Simon Wood, Kim Paffenroth, Gary McMahon, John Everson, and Mort Castle. The company recently re-released Gary Brandner’s famous The Howling Trilogy, and its first book, 'Best New Zombie Tales Volume One', is one of the best selling zombie anthologies on the market today.
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Authors & Publishers Must Die!
From the mouth of an author, and a publisher: Authors and Publishers Must Die! is filled to the rim with straightforward MUST READ advice for the author in your life… with no punches pulled!
10 Minutes From Home: Episode 2
Denny, Thom and Isabel have escaped the madness of the streets and found a way out of the city. A long trek through the sewers takes them away from the dangers of Toronto, but as they get onto rural roads, a quiet country house may not only hold supplies and shelter, but may hold some answers.
A Life of Death: 2
The Historical Society offers proof Alex’s visions are real, but he begins to question whether his ability is a blessing or a curse. Uncertain, Alex attempts to use it to see his dead father again and speak for those in need. But his newfound aspirations may unveil skeletons hidden close to home.
A Life of Death: 1 - 4
Homicide detective Alex Drummond is confronted with the past through his son’s innocent question. Alex’s tale of his troubled senior year unfolds revealing loss, abuse, and mysterious visions of murder and demonic children. Is he going insane? With the help of his close friend Paige Kurtley, Alex must find the source of his misfortune.
Led to the Slaughter: The Donner Party Werewolves
Trapped in the Sierra Nevada without food, The Donner Party are led to the slaughter. After being manipulated and coerced into a string of bad decisions, the travelers, frozen and abandoned, find themselves unable to go forward or back, and are preyed upon by werewolves in their midst–-the very people they thought were friends. A BESTSELLING HORROR TITLE.
A tale of resilience, horror, and betrayal
A Life of Death: 4
A cemetery can be far more comforting than just a resting place for the dead, especially for reclusive teenagers. With the prospect of romance, Alex and Paige visit a Civil War battlefield for their school research paper, but ghosts find Alex wherever he goes. Will their fledgling romance survive? And how many times can a person die?
10 Minutes From Home: Episode 3
In the relative safety of a mall, Denny, Thom and Isabel take advantage of the situation and stock up on supplies. They meet John, a security guard, who tells them that there may be an even greater danger from the local uninfected visitors.
The Bell Witch
A historical horror novel/ghost story based on what is perhaps the most well-documented poltergeist case to occur in the United States. The Bell Witch is, at once, a historical novel, a ghost story, a horror story and a love story all rolled into one. “An outstanding read by one of my favorite horror writers of all time.” ~ Rhiannon Elizabeth Irons, TrulyDisturbing.com
Death of an Immortal: Vampire Evolution Trilogy #1
The most powerful and feared vampire disappeared at the height of his powers and passed into legend. Most vampires think he’s dead. He is not dead. Terrill has gone into hiding to evade his bitter enemy’s wrath, and has vowed never to kill another human. But one night his vampire nature reasserts itself, and he kills an innocent young woman.
10 Minutes From Home: Episode 1
When a viral outbreak hits Toronto, Denny Collins and his best friend Thom Washington find themselves trapped over 100 km from Denny’s home in a town called Pontypool, where his wife and daughter remain. As the streets teem with violence they must find safety, before finding a way out of the now deadly metropolis.
A Life of Death: 1
Homicide detective Alex Drummond is confronted with the past through his son’s innocent question. Alex’s tale of his troubled senior year unfolds revealing loss, drunken abuse, and mysterious visions of murder and demonic children. Is he going insane? With the help of his close friend Paige Kurtley, Alex must find the source of his misfortune and ensure his sanity.
A Life of Death: 5
Alcohol claims another life close to home. Alex and Paige set out to discover the truth, but who would believe a troubled teenager who claims to have visions? The search for proof and the identity of the culprit may lead to unexpected answers.
A Life of Death: 3
Skeletons from the past are haunting more than just Alex—esteemed adults within the community and even teachers. Alex is confronted with the true tests of life, but can he find the courage to stand up for those in need, including his stepfamily? There is more at stake than bruised ribs and broken bones, and Alex may have to pay the price.
Killer on the warpath. Monsters on the street. Vampires in the night. Zombies on the hunt. Welcome to Terror Town, the place where no one is safe. Nothing is sacred. All will die. All will suffer. --- From the mind of James Roy Daley, author of The Dead Parade, comes one of the most brutally violent horror stories ever written. A BESTSELLING HORROR TITLE.
10 Minutes From Home: Episode 4
Seeing the imminent danger at the Bramford Apartments, Denny, Thom and Isabel return to the infested building to warn their newfound friends. But will they find a way to get everyone out of the high rise, which is teeming with legions of the infected?
Books of the Dead Press is proud to present:
John L. French - a crime scene investigator for the Baltimore Police Crime Lab - has seen more than his share of murders, shootings and serious assaults. As a break from the realities of his job, he writes science fiction, pulp, horror, fantasy, and, of course, crime fiction.
And he does it perfectly. Because he knows.
Anything Can Be Dangerous
Contains four amazing stories, plus a preview to the highly praised novel Husk. The stories include: Anything can be Dangerous ~ the simple things in life can kill. Through the Valley of Death ~ a dark vampire story that will make you remember fear. The Finger ~ zombie literature has never been so extraordinary. Feeding Frenzy ~ lunchtime in a place called hell. A BESTSELLING HORROR TITLE.
13 Drops of Blood
From the author of THE DEAD PARADE comes 13 tales of horror, suspense, and imagination.
Enter the gore-soaked exhibit, the train of terror, the graveyard of the haunted. Meet the scientist of the monsters, the woman with the thing living inside her, the living dead... James Roy Daley unleashes quality horror stories with a flair for the hardcore. Not for the squeamish. A BESTSELLING HORROR TITLE.
Best New Werewolf Tales (Vol. 1)
Want the Greatest Werewolf Stories Ever Written? Award winning authors and New York Times Bestsellers come together in this fantastic werewolf anthology. Includes great tales by Jonathan Maberry, John Everson, Michael Laimo, James Roy Daley, Douglas Smith, David Niall Wilson, Nina Kiriki Hoffman… and so much more. A BESTSELLING HORROR TITLE.
A Life of Death: 10
Detective Drummond finds his way into ancient Egypt, speaking with ghosts. Unresolved murders are not bound by time or location. However, there is a cost. Additional information makes Drummond question his suspicions about Greg Rayson. In the process of investigating the serial killer, Alex’s high school friend comes to a decision. For Alex, something seems off; his suspicions lead closer to home.
Best New Zombie Tales (Vol. 1)
Want the Greatest Zombie Stories Ever Written? Award winning authors and New York Times Bestsellers come together in this fantastic zombie anthology. Includes great tales by Ray Garton, Jonathan Maberry, Kealan Patrick Burke, Jeff Strand, Robert Swartwood, Gary McMahon, Kim Paffenroth… and so much more. A BESTSELLING HORROR TITLE.
The Hanging Tree
In the old west punishment comes swiftly. Especially when the crime is murder. Mort Clancy - a pathetic drunk - had one to many drinks at the local watering hole and he did something stupid: he shot the sheriff. Now there's a new law in town, and Mort's on his way to the hanging tree. But the hanging tree has a terrible reputation, and what dies on the tree doesn't always stay dead.
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