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Look Out For… Halfway Down The Stairs by Gary A. Braunbeck and The Dichotomy Of Christmas

braunLook Out For… Halfway Down The Stairs by Gary A. Braunbeck

“Halfway Down The Stairs is a welcome and comprehensive retrospective of the short stories of Gary A. Braunbeck.”

Climb halfway down the stairs with Bram Stoker Award-Winning author Gary A. Braunbeck, into worlds that occupy the spaces between “here” and “there,” where office workers become little more than scrolls of code and an ordinary man discovers that he has to help reassemble the missing face of God; from battle-scarred veterans who have to protect their village from encroaching spirits to a college experiment that may bring about the end of days, all of these stories feature Braunbeck’s trademark element: an unblinking eye for emotional detail that elevates the subject matter of each piece into the realm of the genuinely literary.

The stories span Braunbeck’s thirty-year career from some of the very first tales of Cedar Hill to all-new stories, including the never-before-published author’s preferred version of the controversial, ‘The Sisterhood of Plain-Faced Women.’

Halfway Down the Stairs is a treasure chest of wonders for Braunbeck fans.

Why We’re Excited About This Book: Halfway Down the Stairs is a welcome and comprehensive retrospective of the short stories of Gary A. Braunbeck. Containing over thirty tales, including some brand new to this collection, this book is a showcase for Braunbeck’s talents. He has a unique ability to harness the emotional core of a supernatural encounter, creating stories that are not just chilling but compassionate, touching and powerful.

But don’t just take our word for it; the stories within Halfway Down the Stairs are introduced by a range of renowned horror writers, including Ramsey Campbell, Graham Masterton, Laird Barron and Elizabeth Massie.

So open up the covers and treat yourself to this fantastic selection of Braunbeck’s most compelling and haunting work.

Halfway Down The Stairs is out now from JournalStone.

 

dichotomoy-of-xmasLook Out For… The Dichotomy Of Christmas

“Christmas doesn’t have to mean peace and celebration and gifts. Where’s the fun in that?”

Media Bitch Literary Agency and International Animal Rescue are proud to present the Dichotomy of Christmas. A fantastic read from the new voices in horror. Each story represent an unique voice in the realm of dark fiction and poetry.

Michael Bray, Fiona Dodwell, Kealan Patrick Burke, Cassandra Swan, Jason White, Matt Hickman, Andrew Lennon, Brooke Lerma, Jack Rollins, Stuart Keane, Graham Masterson and M. R Sellars have combined their talents and contributed short stories to haunt you long after the yule log burns out.

Come experience the dark side with fantastic tales surrounding the joyous time of Christmas.

Why We’re Excited About This Book: Because Christmas doesn’t have to mean peace and celebration and gifts. Where’s the fun in that? There’s been a tradition of Christmas horror going at least back to the Victorian times; the dark nights, the crackling fire and wind outside, the memories of winters past–all these combine to make the perfect setting for a haunting story, as the authors in new anthology The Dichotomy Of Christmas no doubt understand.

The book contains stories about deceitful present giving, festive murder, strange relatives coming to stay and creatures born as an anagram of ‘Santa’. So sit back with a glass of seasonal tipple and enjoy the darker side of Christmas.

All proceeds from the book will be donated to International Animal Rescue.

The Dichotomy Of Christmas is out now from Media Bitch.

 

JAMES EVERINGTON

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