Happy Halloween from Omnium Gatherum!

Congratulations to the winners!

Zakk Walters/Cold Cuts Calvin Demmer/Detritus in Love Donald Armfield/Hollow House Donald Brawley/ Muti Nation Jeremy Schofield/What Immortal Hand Sara Schumer/Keep Away From Psycho Joe  Daniel Anders/Bonsai Babies  Andi Reed/Ashes of Another Life Jonathan Gonzalez/Ravens and Writing Desks

In honor of the best holiday of the year Omnium Gatherum is giving print copies of some of our most popular titles! Click on the book covers for descriptions and click on the links below each row of books to enter. Be sure to share with your friends! 

Release Day is Here for Cold Cuts by Robert Payne Cabeen!

Join us to celebrate the Cold Cuts book release. Tonight (Aug. 26th) at the Hyaena Gallery from 8-12. Framed artwork featured in the book and many other pieces inspired by the story will be on display. And we'll of course be serving cold cuts! You can get your copy during the party or for those who can't attend, on Amazon.

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Two environmental scientists, one who takes his work and himself seriously, the other a pop culture geek with a junk food habit, struggle for survival when Québécois paramilitary fanatics demolish their remote science station in the frozen wasteland at the bottom of the world. Drs. Pratt and Eaton uncover The Order of the Red Wolf's Cold War Era nuclear reactor, but not before it has irradiated the Antarctic fauna and created hordes of ravenous mutations. Can the oddball duo survive monstrosities that roam the ruins of their devastated science station? Will they be able to overcome their own desperate appetites-- born of madness and starvation? One thing is certain. They will learn the meaning of terror when the cold cuts deep.

 

Ashes of Another Life by Lindsey Goddard Free Today!

When Tara Jane Brewer leaves her polygamous community behind after her family dies in a tragic house fire, she is plagued by ghastly images of death. Hunted by a member of the church who plans to bring her home to Sweet Springs at any cost, Tara Jane must fight to keep her freedom. But everywhere she goes, she sees the charred faces of her burned family, watching her, following her, all thirty-four of them, waiting for her to come home and resume her place in the family.

The Winners of the Beatrysel Holiday Giveaway!

Beatrysel
9.99 14.99

Unsatisfied with the ancient grimoires, the Magus made his own. Unsatisfied with the ancient demons, the Magus made Beatrysel. She was a creature of love, but there is no love without hate, no light without darkness, no loyalty without betrayal.

And demons covet flesh.

Johnny Worthen's novel BEATRYSEL is a modern Faust tale set in the American Northwest where the cold winter rain melts the barriers between what is real and what is more real.

BEATRYSEL is a terrifying journey through modern metaphysics, High Magic and ancient religions where secret dreams turn to nightmares when Will becomes Form. Power-hungry magicians, serial killers and scorned lovers must contend with the power of the most beautiful and dangerous Magick in creation— for Beatrysel is a creature of love.

Beatrysel is still on sale for just $9.99 for a little while longer.

Thank you to everyone for entering the contest and spreading the word about Beatrysel.

The winners of the Beatrysel paperback are:

Massimo Carlone

Karen Donovan

Andrea Philips 

Winners of the Beatrysel refrigerator magnet:

Khoo Wei Lip

Lindsay Scholes Blowers

Chris Carroll

 

 

Beatrysel Holiday Sale $9.99

Beatrysel
9.99 14.99

Unsatisfied with the ancient grimoires, the Magus made his own. Unsatisfied with the ancient demons, the Magus made Beatrysel. She was a creature of love, but there is no love without hate, no light without darkness, no loyalty without betrayal.

And demons covet flesh.

Johnny Worthen's novel BEATRYSEL is a modern Faust tale set in the American Northwest where the cold winter rain melts the barriers between what is real and what is more real.

BEATRYSEL is a terrifying journey through modern metaphysics, High Magic and ancient religions where secret dreams turn to nightmares when Will becomes Form. Power-hungry magicians, serial killers and scorned lovers must contend with the power of the most beautiful and dangerous Magick in creation— for Beatrysel is a creature of love.

Beatrysel Holiday Giveaway! Enter to win

Unsatisfied with the ancient grimoires, the Magus made his own. Unsatisfied with the ancient demons, the Magus made Beatrysel. She was a creature of love, but there is no love without hate, no light without darkness, no loyalty without betrayal.

And demons covet flesh.

Johnny Worthen's novel BEATRYSEL is a modern Faust tale set in the American Northwest where the cold winter rain melts the barriers between what is real and what is more real.

Beatrysel is a terrifying journey through modern metaphysics, High Magic and ancient religions where secret dreams turn to nightmares when Will becomes Form.

Power-hungry magicians, serial killers and scorned lovers must contend with the power of the most beautiful and dangerous Magick in creation— for Beatrysel is a creature of love.

Bonsai Babies for Award Consideration

Omnium Gatherum would like to offer the following work for award consideration::

Bonsai Babies by Mary Turzillo

In Bonsai Babies:
• a man screws his wife after she has turned into a carnivorous dinosaur.
• a knight becomes a dragon's sex slave.
• the bandit-queen Phoolan Devi is reincarnated in a vindaloo.
• a child prodigy is trapped in the Mandelbrot set.
• a woman spurned after a mastectomy is revenged by a ghost with an electric drill.
• a baseball-playing squid two-times his human girlfriend. 
• a women bioengineered to be a regenerating crudité board enjoys the kielbassa of a man bioengineered to be an antipasto.

Holiday Sale Ravens and Writing Desks!

9.99 14.99
Add To Cart

"The best test is always a quest." 

On her way home from school, Thirteen-year-old Lucy Gayle meets a wizard who coerces her to undertake a mysterious quest to save magic. As she travels through a strangely familiar storybook landscape she uncovers clues that lead her to question whether the worlds she travels are reality, a hallucination or the creation of an unknown author. To find the answer, Lucy must pass three trials – one of courage, one of compassion and one of logic. Only then she can finally choose what it is she believes.

Release Day is Here for Bonsai Babies!

Omnium Gatherum is excited to announce the release of Bonsai Babies by Mary Turzillo. 

In Bonsai Babies:
• a man screws his wife after she has turned into a carnivorous dinosaur.
• a knight becomes a dragon's sex slave.
• the bandit-queen Phoolan Devi is reincarnated in a vindaloo.
• a child prodigy is trapped in the Mandelbrot set.
• a woman spurned after a mastectomy is revenged by a ghost with an electric drill.
• a baseball-playing squid two-times his human girlfriend. 
• a women bioengineered to be a regenerating crudité board enjoys the kielbassa of a man bioengineered to be an antipasto.

Release Day is Here for Keep Away From Psycho Joe!

$12.99

Omnium Gatherum is excited to announce the release of Keep Away From Psycho Joe by Brent Micheal Kelley.

Freshman year is over, and not a moment too soon for Ruby. He and his mom moved from Milwaukee to the tiny town of Bluehills at the beginning of the school year, and ever since he’s been in trouble. Now that school’s out for the summer, Ruby doesn’t know how he’ll fill his days. Ideally, he’d just pass the time watching movies with his pal Cludes… and Cludes’ lovely cousin Justine.

Whatever he does, he should probably keep away from the neighbor up the road, a man known around town as Psycho Joe. If the crude flyers posted all over the area are to be believed, Psycho Joe is a dangerous man – especially to young people.  

As Ruby starts digging up the dirt on his mad neighbor, each answer leads to new, darker questions. Things get stranger and stranger the deeper Ruby digs. Just how dangerous is Psycho Joe? Are there unearthly forces at work in Bluehills? Will the answers drive Ruby insane, too?

Ruby should have listened when they told him…
KEEP AWAY FROM PSYCHO JOE

 

Release Day is Here! Detritus in Love

$6.99

Omnium Gatherum is excited to announce the release of Detritus in Love by Mercedes M. Yardley and John Boden.

Detritus is young, a little odd, and in love with a dead girl who doesn't know she's dead. Detritus? best friend is also a ghost in a Nazi costume. These things are strange, but nothing compared to the dark and surreal wave rolling toward him. He needs to be ready. The Opposite is coming.

“This tapestry is a vibrant visceral horror, written by two introspective visionaries.” —Richard Thomas, author of Breaker and Tribulations
Detritus in Love is haunting and unsettling, a darkly poetic, feverishly vivid dreamscape for broken romantics everywhere. Read it and be disturbed. ” —Craig Spector
“With Detritus in Love, Mercedes M. Yardley and John Boden have created a beautifully poetic dark fantasy of love, loss, and belonging that will break your heart and leave you haunted.” —Damien Angelica Walters, author of Paper Tigers and Sing Me Your Scars
“Detritus in Love is a dark portrait of the fantastic, tinged with shades of Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride” and Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book. Boden and Yardley kept me hoping and wishing on each star they painted in their stark night sky.” —Matt Betts, author of Odd Men Out and Indelible Ink
Detritus in Love is a fantastic tale that confidently walks the line between darkly whimsical and truly creepy. ” —Sam Cowan, Dim Shores

 

Coming Oct. 14 Bonsai Babies by Mary Turzillo

In Bonsai Babies:
• a man screws his wife after she has turned into a carnivorous dinosaur.
• a knight becomes a dragon's sex slave.
• the bandit-queen Phoolan Devi is reincarnated in a vindaloo.
• a child prodigy is trapped in the Mandelbrot set.
• a woman spurned after a mastectomy is revenged by a ghost with an electric drill.
• a baseball-playing squid two-times his human girlfriend.  
• a women bioengineered to be a regenerating crudité board enjoys the kielbassa of a man bioengineered to be an antipasto.

Release Day is Here for Lethal Birds by Gene O'Neill

Omnium Gatherum is thrilled to announce the release of Lethal Birds by Gene O'Neill. 

Lethal Birds is a collection of five memorable stories from award winning author Gene O'Neill. It includes a novella that kicks off the beginning of his new novel The White Plague, the Bram Stoker Award ® winning novella The Blue Heron and  Bram Stoker Award ® nominated novella Rusting Chickens. Operation Rhinoceros set in Borneo where Gene spent some time avoiding local delicacy the Sago palm tree grubs, available raw or roasted, and supposedly sweet and as tasty as prawns, rounds out the collection. The idea for the book occurred to Gene at a birthday party for his grandson, T.J. His mother made a birthday cake per his instructions, of the popular game, Angry Birds. Gene looked at that cake and remembered some of his best stories included or had birds in the titles and so Lethal Birds was conceived.

 

Join us to celebrate the release this weekend. Gene will be reading at Shades & Shadows Saturday September 17 at 8 pm and signing copies at Dark Delicacies Sunday September 18 at 2 pm. Both events are on Magnolia Ave in Burbank. Stop by for one or both!  

Release Day is Here for Ashes of Another Life

Omnium Gatherum is proud to announce the release of Ashes of Another Life by Lindsey Goddard,

When Tara Jane Brewer leaves her polygamous community behind after her family dies in a tragic house fire, she is plagued by ghastly images of death. Hunted by a member of the church who plans to bring her home to Sweet Springs at any cost, Tara Jane must fight to keep her freedom. But everywhere she goes, she sees the charred faces of her burned family, watching her, following her, all thirty-four of them, waiting for her to come home and resume her place in the family.

Lindsey Goddard has an impressive talent for getting inside the minds of her characters—both innocent and malevolent—which makes her scenes of horror all the more disturbing.
— Graham Masterton
Lindsey Goddard is a fine writer and if you appreciate such a wordsmith, I want to highly recommend her work. This story is heart wrenching and horrifying all at once. It’s not so much about a cult as it is about being hostage to unyielding ideas. It’s about loss, love, and the cruelty family members do to one another. There is raw pain, deep understanding, and a deft hand telling the story. Watch this writer in the future. She’s got what it takes.
— Billie Sue Mosiman, author of Edgar-nominated Night Cruise and the new thriller, The Grey Matter
This gripping tale of the young and haunted Tara Jane, will keep you on the edge of your seat.
— Chantal Noordeloos, author of the Lucifer Falls series.

Release Day is Here for Muti Nation!

Release Day is here for Muti Nation by Monique Snyman! Paperback and ebooks are available on Amazon..

Every country has its secrets. Every culture has its taboos. Every house has its cross.

When Esmé Snyders – a young occult-crime expert – investigates a grotesque muti-murder in Pretoria West, she doesn’t realise she’s become a player in the killer’s deadly game. Before long, more savagely mutilated corpses join the tally, proving that the evasive murderer is slipperier than what she’s used to when it comes to muti-killers. While searching for a monster capable of such heinous crimes, Esmé is thrust into a dangerous adventure of love, sex, death and the paranormal. Can she win a game she doesn’t know she’s playing?

 

Release Day is Here for Ravens and Writing Desks!

Release Day is here for Ravens and Writing Desks: A Metaphysical Fantasy by Chris Meekings! Books are available in print and ebook.

"The best test is always a quest."

On her way home from school, Thirteen-year-old Lucy Gayle meets a wizard who coerces her to undertake a mysterious quest to save magic. As she travels through a strangely familiar storybook landscape she uncovers clues that lead her to question whether the worlds she travels are reality, a hallucination or the creation of an unknown author. To find the answer, Lucy must pass three trials – one of courage, one of compassion and one of logic. Only then she can finally choose what it is she believes.

The Wolf House: The Complete Series Available Today!

Read the complete Wolf House Series by Mary Borsellino. Available today for just $1.99!

“Electrifying. Chilling. Enthralling. Amazing.“ — L.J. Smith, author of The Vampire Diaries

In this new edition of the acclaimed series, Goth teens and rock musicians battle ruthless vampires — and the perils of the heart.

The mean streets of Chicago belong to The Wolf House — a pack of vampires like: 

Blake, who loves toying with hunters; 
Tim, who’s lost several centuries of his memory; 
Cora, who has an unquenchable thirst for cruelty. 

Facing off against them are a collection of artists, punk rockers, and misfit high schoolers— smart, talented, angry ... and doomed: 

Bette and Rose, best friends lured into the vampires’ world; 
Lily and Will, vampire hunters, musicians, and all-around human disasters; 
Sofie and Jay, who barely survived Cora’s brutality and now are Blake’s pawns. 

In the world of the undead, love is a curse and friendship a weapon. When the sun goes down, the games begin … and innocence dies. 

1. Origins and Overtures: At first, Bette and Jay are more fascinated than frightened by the secret underworld of vampires ... but they're about to find out just how wrong they are. 

2. Roads and Crosses: When death creeps in closer than ever, it destroys the equilibrium Lily and Will shared. Can the new people they're becoming hope to regain what's been lost? 

3. Fair Game: Vampires obsessively stalk those they love and gleefully manipulate those they oppose. As tensions between humans and vampires begin to boil over, Bette and Tim wonder how much of a person's identity can survive those new instincts. 

4. Fire Proof Heart: Having an eating disorder was miserable enough as a human. Now that Ash is a vampire, it's a living hell. She's the latest victim of Cora's evil games against Blake, but now Blake -- capricious, charming, endlessly bloodthirsty -- is the only one who can save her. 

5. Last Girl: In the horror movies Michelle watches with her friends, the last girl is the one who kills the monster and gets to live, even when everyone else is dead. It's not a role Michelle wants, but that's not her choice to make. And it seems as if Alexander's only reward for tenaciously surviving all this time is to lose everything over and over again. When all's said and done, is being the last one standing a blessing or a curse? 

“Rock'n'roll, sex, tattoos, feminism, bisexuality, and a sense of what teens really are about.” —The Age