This one is pretty wild. I’m joining forces with four other authors to write a novel that’s basically composed of five different and unique stories. It’s like That Which Should Not Be, but with other people writing the other stories. Anyway, the official announcement is below. I’ll be sure to keep you all informed.
JournalStone Publishing is pleased to announce our first ever shared world anthology, Limbus, which will be released in the fall of 2012. We are featuring five authors, combining five individual stories, that will come together as one. The star studded cast of authors are, Joseph Nassise, Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Anne C. Petty, Brett J. Talley and Jonathan Maberry. These authors combine for several accolades including multiple Bram Stoker awards as well as multiple nominations, New York Times best sellers, international best sellers, service as HWA President and on and on.
If you were anticipating a novel that will be the talk of 2012, this will be it.
Look for future announcements/updates on the project over the next few months.
The synopsis is below.
Are you laid off, downsized, undersized?
Call us. We employ. 1-800-555-0606
How lucky do you feel?
So reads the business card from LIMBUS, INC., a shadowy employment agency that operates at the edge of the normal world. LIMBUS’s employees are just as suspicious and ephemeral as the motives of the company, if indeed it could be called a business in the ordinary sense of the word.
Job offers vary greatly in their particulars: one might find anything from a high-level assassination to a seemingly simple cat-sitting job and all the worlds of horror/dark fantasy in between.
In this shared-world anthology, five heavy hitters from the dark worlds of horror, fantasy, and scifi pool their warped take on the shadow organization that offers employment of the most unusual kind to those on the society’s fringe.
Who can say whether the recruiters for LIMBUS, INC. are good guys or bad guys? They might be both. The terms of the jobs offered might be as outrageous as the compensation promised. There may be contingency clauses not obvious to the recruit. The end result of the job may be success or failure, and the contractor may live to seek another assignment, or not.
One thing’s for sure – you’ll never think the same way again about the fine print on your next employment application!