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Proud to Announce My Newest Literary Endeavor–Limbus

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 NassiseBenjamin Kane EthridgeAnne C. PettyBrett 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!

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Win a Free Copy of The Void!

If you are a Goodreads member, you can enter now to win one of ten copies of my next book, The Void!  Exciting, right?  Here’s the link for your clicking pleasure.

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The Cover of My New Novel–The Void!

Go add it to your to read list on Goodreads.  The Void will be dropping on July 13, 2012.

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Heads Up: The Void by Brett J. Talley (that’s me) On The Cover of Publishers Weekly

On Monday, the new Publishers Weekly will drop, and guess whose book is on the cover?  That would be mine (honored to share the cover with J.G. Faherty and Jeffrey Wilson).  For most of you, this will be your first look at the cover of the new book!  Not to be forgotten, That Which Should Not Be is chilling on the back cover.  And oh yeah, my studly good looks will greet you when you open the magazine.  Do you really need more of a reason to buy one?

I didn’t think so.

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Back Cover of Cemetery Dance Magazine

Pretty cool, huh? You know you want a copy.

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Pictures from the World Horror Convention

Here are a few pictures from the World Horror Convention last weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I didn’t take nearly enough, but these will at least give you an idea of the goings on there.

Here I am wearing my Lovecraft eZine t-shirt with a hearse someone turned into their own personal vehicle.  The Arkham license plate really seals the deal.

My publisher, Christopher Payne, is nothing if not persistent.  He annoyed at least twenty people into buying a copy of The Void.  Yes, that is an advanced copy of my next book sitting on the right edge of the table . . .

And here we are making the magic happen.  Love the hat.

There she is!  The final version will have a new cover, but that’s not coming out until the summer.

Here I am at the autograph session (note the pen) with Linda Addison, three-time Bram Stoker Award winner and all around literary genius.  Buy her stuff, be amazed.

And finally, my favorite Tennessee fan, Brad Carpenter.  Brad is finishing up his first novel.  You’ll be hearing a lot about him soon.

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Buy a Print Copy, Get the E-Copy for Free!!

My publisher is now offering a deal whereby you can buy a print copy of any of their books and get an e-copy for free!  So if you’ve been waiting to buy That Which Should Not Be, there’s no better time than the present.  But wait, there’s more!  If you buy a book during April, your name is automatically entered into a drawing for a Kindle Fire! Check it out now.

JournalStone is proud to announce the eBonus program.  If you purchase a print copy book, (hard cover or paperback) on the website, you will automatically receive the electronic copy of the same book for free.  It’s like purchase two books for the price of one.

If you enjoy holding a book in your hands but want instant access to it, you now have that opportunity.  This is NOT for a limited time.  This new program will be in place for as long as JournalStone is selling books.  At JournalStone we believe in being innovative as we lead the industry into the every changing framework of publishing and distributing books.  As a dynamic small press it is exhilarating to be a part of the quickly evolving framework that consists of producing and distributing book

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The World Horror Convention, Unbound

The trophy I didn't win.

I’m back from the World Horror Convention in Utah.  (I know you all missed me).  It was a really fantastic experience.  I met a lot of great people, including my publisher Christopher Payne (only took two books to get face-to-face); Brad Carpenter, an up and coming writer who I have no doubt will make a splash with his first novel; not to mention a bunch of famous people like Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Joe Lansdale, Mort Castle, Jeff Strand, Lisa Morton, Dacre Stoker, just to mention a few.


Love the cover.

That Which Should Not Be was a finalist for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award.  Sadly, it did not win, falling in mortal combat to Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird.  It’s hard to feel too terrible about it though.  The competition was stiff.  I’ll be reading and reviewing all of the nominees in the next few weeks.  I’ve already started on Southern Gods and let me tell you, it’s pretty brilliant so far.

The only book I may not be reading is Isis Unbound itself.  For reasons that are unclear to me, the publisher is currently only offering the book as a $45(!) limited edition.  That’s a lot to pay for a book, even one as good as Isis Unbound apparently is.  Hopefully they will ride the wave of publicity that is sure to accompany Allyson’s victory and put out an e-book.  We shall see.  I haven’t downloaded my pictures yet, but when I do, I’ll make sure to throw them up on the blog.


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