An Inside Look at our New Release: “Eldritch Tides”

IA! IA! Hail Dagon! Hail Hydra!

Good Afternoon Fellow Cultists,

Eldritch Tides Available Via Cryptocurium

In our post of 11/13/2019 discussing our prior hiatus we hinted at a forthcoming publication from us, and we’re happy to announce a novel titled “Eldritch Tides,” is Now Available.  The tale began to take shape this summer past from several discussions with  Jason McKittrick, the owner and operator of Cryptocurium. The Story Concept was created by Jason and was written by Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge.  At Cryptocurium, Jason creates and produces Lovecraftian handmade horrors, yet his products are not limited to Lovecraft as he also produces items inspired by Halloween, Aliens, Horror Movies, New Jersey Folklore and Cryptozoology.  The Cover and insert art was illustrated by Brandon Zimmerman

Innsmouth Cultist 3 Pack from Cryptocurium, image by Jason McKittrick

When Jason approached us with the idea, and after several location visits, discussions with actual people and places, and a bit of genealogical research, the tale began to take shape.  However, there was one stipulation, the main character had to be named after one of Jason’s daughters.  The character of Dr. Nora Danforth was created, and subsequently her real life sisters, Mia and Lily are also featured within the narrative.  The inspiration for character names did not end there, we have included 3 of our nieces,Maddy Jane, McKenzie Jane, (MJ) and Ellie, plus our nephew Charlie.  Lastly, as one of the Burdge family genealogists I made use of my ancestry in developing the character of Jeremiah, and another character.

Union Cafe
Lakehurst, NJ

Additionally our friends at the Union Cafe make appearances as well.  Since moving to New Jersey,  Jessie and I have frequented an awesome Cafe for breakfast and lunch in Lakehurst, NJ, the Union Cafe who recently celebrated their 1st Anniversary.  A very non-spoiler look at the tale has Jeremiah, see synopsis below, visit the Union Cafe to have a coffee and do a bit of research.  However, Cafe owner Sofie, and her employee Angie are onto to him and his dark demeanor.

Mural by Angie Roslin at Union Cafe featured in Eldritch Tides 

If you have read our prior tales, see our shop for prior publications, you may know that we make use of local folklore, history, and of course heavy doses of the Lovecraftian mythos.  After numerous developmental chats with Jason and Jessica, I began to write the tale, but once Jessica was freed from other projects she spent two weeks hammering out the tale and by the end of the Summer we had a draft manuscript of Eldritch Tides.

Here is the Synopsis:

“Storms, and Nature as a whole, reveal over time what has long been buried and should have never been found.”

– Dr. Gilbert Halsey, Toms River Psychiatric Unit.

                     The unrelenting, destructive force that was Superstorm Sandy moved ashore near Seaside Heights, New Jersey early on October 29th, 2012. The winds, rain and rising sea levels laid waste to homes and infrastructure, forever changing the topography of affected areas.

                     A long forgotten artifact, churned up by the storm, washed ashore to be discovered by a fledgling cultist Jeremiah Allen. The knowledge revealed to him by the Elder Tablet Jeremiah followed in the footsteps of his ancestors as he pursued the dark magicks contained therein.  After his evaluation of Jeremiah seven years later, the attending psychiatrist at Toms River Psychiatric Unit, Dr. Gilbert Halsey contacted an old friend at Miskatonic University. When Dr. Nora Danforth heard, and saw the news, she agreed to travel to Tom’s River to investigate The Elder Tablet.

          With little knowledge of what he was doing, Jeremiah uses the tablet to wake what can only be described as “…a hideous, luminous giant of viscous jet black protoplasmic mass, and iridescent eyes…”

The tale concerns the Elder Tablet, which is an item created by Jason McKittrick, sold seperately at Cryptocurium , or with a copy of the Deluxe Edition of “Eldritch Tides.”  What is the Elder Tablet you may ask… here are the details from Miskatonic University

Click to purchase your own Elder Tablet

Dimensions

Height: 15 Inches; Width: 12 Inches

“Seized during the infamous Innsmouth Raid of 1928, it was said that this item originated from a pre-human race of creatures that inhabited Antarctica when the Earth was young. According to Innsmouth legend, this tablet was brought back by Captain Obed Marsh from one of his many voyages to mysterious South Pacific islands. With aid from an inscription found in Alhazred’s Al Azif, members of the Esoteric Order of Dagon allegedly used this artifact to create Shoggoths for unknown, possibly nefarious purposes.”

Cryptocurium’s largest Lovecraftian shadow box piece to date measuring 12″ x 15″! Comes ready to display in red velvet lined black shadow box with glass and a catalogue tag from Miskatonic University.

Image by Jason McKittrick (Cryptocurium)

 

This concludes our inside look at “Eldritch Tides,” Go grab a signed copy today from Cryptocurium, with your very own Elder Tablet and relive the events which afflicted Seaside Heights as Lovecraft was celebrated at Providence’s Necronomicon 2019 event!!

Back from Hiatus. Where have we been?

Greetings everyone!
Myth Ink Books returns this fall with a new publication!

As many of our readers know Myth Ink Books is a 2 person Independent micropress, which has published several fiction and non-fiction titles. However, we had to take a break from new projects for a short bit, but we have not been idle! Read on, and afterward see how you can win a free audiobook of The Friendly Horror!

Our site is going through a re-design as well, please mind the paint!

In 2018 we worked with Who Dares Publishing on an essay anthology dedicated to Douglas Adams. You and 42: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Douglas Adams was published in May of 2018 an proceeds are donated to Save The Rhino International.  (READ MORE)

Shortly after the release of You and 42 we were contacted by The Morgan Library and Museum about their forthcoming Tolkien Exhibition.  As 2/3 of the New York Tolkien Conference team we were thrilled to work with The Morgan Library on their Tolkien Symposium and related projects.  The organization and planning took several months and everyone’s efforts came to fruition in March of 2019 when we held “Tolkien Weekend.”  This 2 day event consisted of Internationally attended conferences, one at The Morgan (Saturday) and the other at our usual conference home Baruch College (Sunday), which our awesome Conference partner Librarian/Author Chris Tuthill arranged.  Beyond Tolkien Weekend we participated in The Morgan’s Long Expected Party where Middle-earth Minstrel John DiBartolo and the Lonely Mountain Band performed.  We have yet to do a wrap up article for the Conference website, which shall be remedied soon, click here to read more of the New York Tolkien Conference. 

It is now November 2019 and there is a new publication on the horizon! We are not going to state anything more than it is a joint effort with an artist, his story concept, written by Jessica and myself.  The book is a work of fiction, and has very eldritch themes. The announcement of this project, details and more is imminent.

STAY TUNED!

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Click the logo, follow us on instagram, comment here that you have done so, and we shall send you a code to redeem your free download of The Friendly Horror.   This is open only to the first 25 to follow us on Instagram.

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Learn more of The Friendly Horror Audiobook by Clicking Here

 

New York Tolkien Conference: Friday March 23rd

Greetings!

This Friday, March 23rd 2018 the New York Tolkien Conference returns with a Guest Presentation by Tolkien Scholar & NYU Professor Nicholas Birns. For everyone who has followed our work and publications at Myth Ink Books you may have noticed we were fairly absent in 2017.  All of our planned projects and the Conference came to a halt for numerous reasons, some of which we discussed in this article found on the NY Tolkien Conference site.
With the launch of our new Conference format, and the event taking place this Friday, we are currently catching up with correspondence and projects regarding Myth Ink Books. There will be an announcement very soon regarding a wonderful new project we are currently working on.

As you may know we ran two NY Tolkien Conferences in 2015 and 2016.  Our history of organizing the Northeast Tolkien Society and the Conferences can be found here

This year we are launching the new format of smaller events each with their own theme.  For our Tolkien Reading Day event this Friday we celebrate the Ringbearers from Tolkien’s Legendarium.

Frodo & The Ring Script
by Catherine Sparsidis

A Great Burden Without Guidance: The Six Mortal Ringbearers
Presented by: Nicholas Birns

The One Ring was made by and meant for Sauron, the malevolent Maia gone rogue.  But Sauron’s great defeat at the end of the Second Age, and the ‘accidents’ of history, cause it to be borne by six very different individuals, of very diverse origins, social status, and moral character: the Númenórean king Isildur, the river-halflings Déagol and Sméagol/Gollum, and the Hobbits Bilbo Baggins, Frodo Baggins, and Sam Gamgee. On March 25, the ‘anniversary’ of the final relinquishing of the Ring’s great burden, we will compare and discuss the lives and personalities of these six ringbearers as a way to come to grips with Tolkien’s fascination with special items or tokens (Palantiri and Silmarilli as well as the Rings of Power) and how they illuminate his understanding of creativity and possessiveness.

ABOUT:  Nicholas Birns first read The Lord of the Rings in the early months of 1975, finishing very near to the memorable day of March 25. He has published on Tolkien in Tolkien Studies, Mythlore, and The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. He is also the author of Understanding Anthony Powell (University of South Carolina Press, 2004), Theory After Theory (Broadview, 2010) Barbarian Memory (Palgrave, 2013), and Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead  (Sydney University Press, 2015),  as well as many other books and journal articles. including contributions to Exemplaria, Science-Fiction StudiesLeviathan, Victorians Institute Journal, and Extrapolation. He currently is Associate Professor at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts, New York University.

Professor Birns is also a contributor to our volume of collected essays, compiled the Index, about Tolkien: Forgotten Leaves Essays from Smial.  

Myth Ink Books will be selling Forgotten Leaves at the Conference and if you wish to have your copy signed Professor Birns and other contributors will be available to do so.  In addition we will have other titles for sale, plus issues of The Journal of the New York Tolkien Society.

If you would like to attend Pre-Registration is required and can be found by hitting the button below.  We hope to see you all there!

Tails From The Other Side Book Tour: Dark Matters Paranormal Symposium June 17th, 2017

Recent News and Upcoming Event for:

Jessica Burke & Christopher Mancuso at Myth Ink Books table

Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal Book Tour

Tails from the Other Side Panel:
(l to r)
Jessica Burke, Anthony Burdge, Christopher Mancuso, Brian J. Cano and John Zaffis

On Saturday May 13th at the New Jersey ParaUnity Expo we had a very successful day at our first public event for Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal.  We are extraordinarily grateful to Expo organizer John Ruggiero, Guest Speakers John Zaffis, and Brian J. Cano and the Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue, Editor of Tails from the Other Side Christopher Mancuso.  The panel dedicated to discussing the book had 200 attendees, and we sold out of every copy of Tails from the Other Side. We raised $1000 for the rescue, in addition the Expo donated $1000 to the rescue. Since publication the book has raised nearly $3000.
In addition to John, Brian and Chris there were 5 other author who were at the Expo and we are very grateful to book contributors Chris DiCesare, Anthony Simonelli, Colleen Graves, Maureen Carroll and Brooke Haramija to having been available during the Expo to sign books for customers.

 

As you know 100% of the proceeds from sale of Tails from the Other Side is donated to Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue.  In an effort to continue our support of the rescue we have launched our new “Buy a Book, Feed a Cat,” program, which means that a portion of sales, online or in person, from selected titles will be donated to the rescue.

This program is now in effect for online sales, and shall be available on the next leg of our Tails from the Other Side book tour, which will be at the Dark Matters Paranormal Symposium.

ABOUT The Dark Matters Paranormal Symposium.

On Saturday June 17th, 2017 we will be vendors at the Dark Matters Paranormal Symposium with Tails from the Other Side author Christopher Mancuso. Chris will be available to sign books and answer any questions about Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue at the Myth Ink Books table.

Join top Paranormal and Psychic celebrities at the Dark Matters Paranormal Symposium! This amazing event is being held at the most haunted pub in America, Katie’s of Smithtown! There will be vendors, speakers, a live paranormal talk show, psychic readings, food trucks, adult beverages, two interactive ghost hunts and even Paranormal Karaoke!

YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-matters-paranormal-symposium-tickets-33943817873
The featured guests will be:

· Elizabeth Saint; Paranormal Engineer and Sensitive, founder of Ghostly Gadgets from the hit Destination America Channel show “Ghosts of Shepherdstown.”

· Chris Moon; Psychic Medium, Paranormal Investigator, Co-Host of “Box Talk w/Moonie & Dee” Paranormal Warehouse Network and Published Author from the hit YouTube series “The Ghost Box Chronicles.”

· Lee Ehrlich; Adventurer/Explorer who is most notably recognized as the World Authority on Underwater Paranormal Phenomena. He is a Paranormal Investigator with over three decades of experience who heads a nation-wide investigative team specializing in hostile and dangerous environments.

· Daniel Klaes; Owner of the infamous “Hinsdale House”, Paranormal Investigator, and Author. Daniel has recently been featured on the hit television show “Paranormal Lockdown.” Daniel is also Co-Host of the “Phenomena Encountered Show” on the Paranormal Warehouse Network.

· Paulette “Mamma” Moon; Psychic Reader, Paranormal Investigator and Published Author from the hit YouTube series “The Ghost Box Chronicles.”

· Dee Garcia; Paranormal Investigator and Psychic Counselor who is one of the hosts on both the “Phenomena Encountered Show” and “Box Talk w/Moonie & Dee” on the Paranormal Warehouse Network.

General admission tickets are $25.00

YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dark-matters-paranormal-symposium-tickets-33943817873

V.I.P. tickets are $55.00 and include preferential seating as well as a V.I.P. ghost hunt and Paranormal Karaoke!

Get your tickets today!

http://darkmattersps.com/

 

Website & Event Update: NJ ParaUnity Expo Only Exclusive Discount and Signing

Happy Spring!
We have been busy updating content on the Myth Ink Books website and planning our day for the New Jersey ParaUnity Expo, which is just 3 weeks away!
On Saturday May, 13th 2017 we shall be vending and moderating a panel at the 4th Annual NJ ParaUnity Expo, which we are very excited about.  All of our titles shall be available for sale, but our featured title will be Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal.

Special One Day Only Discount
This title will be discounted for a special NJ ParaUnity Expo only price of $20, reduced from $30, and only at the Expo.  If you have not picked up your copy yet and want to enjoy a great day with paranormal enthusiasts and experts then get your tickets here, and visit us in the vendors room.  This special Expo price of $20 will only be available at the event, we will not be reducing the price for online sales.
All sales are final and All Proceeds of Tails from the Other Side will be donated to Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue.

Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso

Get Your Book Signed!
In addition we will have project creator, paranormal investigator and Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso with us all day long.  If you would like a personal signed touch to your copy of Tails from the Other Side, Chris will be happy to sign as well as Editors Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge.  This signing will be at the Myth Ink Books table all day long, but you can visit the following noted guests and vendors at their own tables to have your book signed by them as well.

Haunted Collector‘s John Zaffis
Haunted Collector‘s Brian J Cano
Author of Surviving Evidence Christopher DiCesare
New Jersey Paranormal‘s Maureen Carroll
Seekers of the Paranormal‘s Anthony Simonelli (Author in attendance)
Vendor: Brooke’s Nook, Brooke Haramija
Author in attendance: Colleen Graves

Tails from the Other Side Book Panel at NJ ParaUnity Expo
12:45pm to 1:45pm in The Theater
We are very excited to be hosting the first panel dedicated to discussing Tails From the Other Side. This panel will have guests John Zaffis, Brian J Cano, and Christopher Mancuso with Myth Ink Books Editors Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge moderating.  The panel will discuss how the book came about, contributions by our guests, theories, personal stories and pets in the spirit world.
Check out the entire Lecture Schedule by Clicking Here

Learn more of John Zaffis here
Learn More of Brian J Cano here
Learn More of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue here, and of Christopher Mancuso here.

New Interview Content: Tails from the Other Side Interview with leading paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley on Strange Dimensions Radio.

We have updated our featured Interviews section with a chronological list of interviews. On December 7th, 2016 Christopher Mancuso, Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge were interviewed by Rosemary Ellen Guiley for her Strange Dimensions Radio Show.
Visit our Interviews Section (clicking here) to read more of the show and listen directly from the show archive
Learn more of the work of Rosemary Ellen Guiley by visit her site here
New Featured Authors:
We enjoy showcasing the work of authors who have contributed to our publications and have updated our Featured Authors section.  Please check out these extraordinary writers who have shared their work with us.

We hope to see you all May 13th at the New Jersey Paraunity Expo!

 

Book Panel Scheduled for New Jersey Paranormal Expo

tails-from-the-other-side-new-version4Greetings and Happy New Year!
It has been a short time since our last post, but we have been busy behind the scenes with our latest publication Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal.  Since its release, we’ve been assisting Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue raise money for their operations through via purchases of this book. We cannot thank everyone enough for your orders, all proceeds of which are donated to Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue.  531089_1045fe0d00ee4028822084d31337948c.jpg_srz_238_238_85_22_0.50_1.20_0
We are incredibly grateful for all the positive reviews received via Amazon and our Facebook page for Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal.  It is very heartwarming for all involved to know that readers have found the content touching, moving, and informative.

njpeThis year we are taking the varying topics found in the book beyond online discussion and onto the convention stage.  On Saturday May 13th, 2017 we will be at the New Jersey Paraunity Expo hosting a panel 12:45pm to 1:45pm featuring discussion based on the book.
Read more of the Lecture and Panel Schedule for the conference here.
The panel will host Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso, our Co-Editor and the creator of Tails from The Other Side, along with Haunted Collector‘s John Zaffis and Brian J. Cano.  Both Zaffis and Cano are Guest Contributors with chapters in the book.  The moderators of the panel will be editors/publishers at Myth Ink Books Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge.

Our panel will discuss how the idea for the book was born from a conversation between Zaffis and Mancuso and we’ll move into historical and cultural perspectives on pets and the paranormal, pets and the afterlife, personal experiences, stories from the book, and audience Q&A.

Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso
Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso

In addition, we’ll be in the vendors room, selling Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal with Christopher Mancuso.  We’ll be available to sign the book along with other Guest Contributors and authors also in attendance.  Please visit the Myth Ink Books table in the vendors room to learn who will be available throughout the Expo to sign your copy.
All proceeds from the sale of Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal will be donated to Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue. 
Visit the official Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal Book Page to learn of all our Guest Contributors and further details on the book

Learn More of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue and the great work they do by Clicking Here or the image below:
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For more information and to purchase your ticket to the New Jersey Paraunity Expo please visit the site here: or click the image
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For More Information on our Guest Contributors and Panelists John Zaffis and Brian J. Cano Please Visit their sites below:

John Zaffis and the Museum of the Paranormal

 

 

 

Brian J. Cano, #Paralosophy and your portal to possibility

 

 

 

Now Available — Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal

tails-from-the-other-side-new-version4In August 2015 we were approached by Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso to create a book that combined his two passions: the paranormal and animals. We were very open to the project and as a fundraiser for Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue we knew this book had to happen.  We solicited a number of celebrities in the paranormal field, spoke to friends, and launched a Call for Papers.
There was such a huge response to this project and we cannot thank everyone enough, to those who contributed and everyone who helped spread the word of this project.

It has been a long road since the initial concept and launch of the project, which became Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal.  The book contains incredibly heart felt, loving stories from pet guardians. Each author shares “Tails,” of pets in life, and paranormal experiences after the pet passed away. Our In-house illustrator, Luke Spooner of Carrion House, created our cover image, which is an incredibly beautiful and loving tribute to our beloved animal companions who have passed to the other side. All of the stories in the collection are non-fiction, unique, and wonderfully told from each contributor.

Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso
Paranormal Investigator/Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue Christopher Mancuso

We are happy to announce that Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal is now in stock; orders shall begin shipping this week.  We will be launching the book at an upcoming event, Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue’s “Catsgiving” on Saturday November 19th, 2016. If you are interested in attending, please click to visit the event page.

The original book abstract is below with a full table of contents, and a button to order. Further details can be found on this website via our page dedicated to this project

Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal
“At one time, we have all benefited from the loving nature of our animal companions. Whether cat, dog, bird or other, our pets have provided much needed love and support. However, it is a heart wrenching, devastating loss when our pet passes away. This project is dedicated to the paranormal experiences you may have had after your animal companion has crossed over to the Other Side. After our pets have passed, many of us can swear we have felt a familiar brush against a leg, heard a familiar bark or meow, or maybe we’ve been witness to another companion left behind play as she once used to with the companion who has passed on. Our animal companions also have a heightened sense of awareness and can track something which we cannot see. Sometimes we’ve been witness to a pet experiencing and reacting to the paranormal. Or sometimes the pet’s ability to sense something Other Worldly precedes our own paranormal pet experience.

531089_1045fe0d00ee4028822084d31337948c.jpg_srz_238_238_85_22_0.50_1.20_0This project is supported by, and has contributions from Demonologist, Haunted Collector’s John Zaffis and Brian J. Cano, groundbreaking author/speaker & researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Visionary Living, Inc. ,a leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, author of Conspiracy of Angels, Michelle Belanger, Occult Researcher, “The Ghost Boy of Geneseo,” Chris DiCesare, Artist and Paranormal State’s Eilfie Music, Tim Shaw, Blair Murphy, Patrick Burns, and Sam Baltrusis, read their bio, chapter titles and excerpts here.

FULL TABLES OF CONTENTS SEE BELOW (or Click Here)

  • Introduction by Christopher Mancuso
  • A Few Words about Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue by Christopher Mancuso
  • People & Pets: Past & Present by Christopher Mancuso
  • Forming bonds with pets that transcend into the afterlife. An Interview with John Zaffis conducted by Christopher Mancuso
  • Animals in the Afterlife by Rosemary Ellen Guiley
  • Dusty & the Bean by Jessica Burke
  • Tail The First by Dale Who
  • A Different Kind of Stray by Michelle Belanger
  • Shadow by Gina Ferrell
  • His Name Is Beadie by Brian J Cano
  • Bella’s Passing by Debra Hoffmann Knowles
  • Tardy’s Legacy by Lizzie Holochwost
  • The Cat Came Back by Eilfie L. Music Edwards
  • Blare
 by Maureen Carroll
  • Louie’s Legacy by Emily Gear
  • Emily Girl by Debbie Lanz
  • A Car Full of Waffles by Christopher Di Cesare
  • Murray & Sasha by Tim Maile
  • Smudge & Phoenix by Marilyn Deniston
  • Casey by Stephanie Bingham
  • Pepper by Colleen Graves
  • Followed Home by Gina Ferrell
  • One More Time by Sherry Louise Stoll
  • Sending a Tweet by Patrick Burns
  • Peaches by Wendy Swick
  • 

I Live in a Haunted Hotel with Ghost Cats & Dogs by Blair Murphy
  • Check-In Cat by Brooke Haramija
  • Caesar by Julie Betts
  • Storm’s Gift by Suzanne Sorrell
  • Velckie’s Journey by Lizzie Holochwost
  • Macy by Patti Speed
  • Forever First Pet by Marley Harbuck Gibson
  • Cookie by Anthony Simonelli
  • The Big Black Dog by Cathy Young
  • The Story of Zeus aka White Buffalo by Lisa Terio
  • Tails of the Unexpected: Banner by Dale Who
  • Ghost Tails From Salem: Phantom felines at Bunghole Liquors & Salem’s Stephen Daniels House by Sam Baltrusis
  • Fur Ball by Rosanne Doerbecker
  • Salem by Boni Bates
  • He Made it Home to Maine, After All by Sue Heins
  • Lady by Kristie Stecco
  • Taja by Sandrine Barbour
  • Frodo by Jen Devillier
  • Rhett by Debbie Elward
  • The Laundry Specter by Tim Shaw
  • Isis by Athena Cameron
  • The Road to Rescue by Christopher Mancuso
  • Afterword by Anthony S Burdge
  • Nationwide Pet Rescue Rescue Index472c43d5d595e4c5ad5387834d9f1703Please consider purchasing this book to support Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue

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Halloween Flash Sale – Get $5 off and free audiobook

We have launched our annual Halloween Sale over at our Shop!

From today until midnight on November 2nd you automatically get $5 off your purchase of either The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales or Dark Tales From Elder Regions New York.

The $5 discount on these titles shall be automatically deducted upon Checkout.

If you purchase both titles we shall send you a link and code to receive a FREE Audiobook of The Friendly Horror!

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Illustrated by Luke Spooner
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The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales 2nd Edition
by Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge

Introduction by David Neilsen

Illustrated by Luke Spooner

“This charming book is a …delightful celebration of that delicious state of being called ‘Lovecraftian.’ …this duo can write, with excellent effect….”
—W. H. Pugmire, Author of Monstrous Aftermath

“The Friendly Horror is a collection of Lovecraft inspired tales eloquently written with an unmistakable passion and voice for the genre…Luke Spooner does an amazing job of giving that haunting, sketchy feel to his drawings that only enhance the reading experience. They are a perfect complement to each tale …Burdge and Burke describe the transition and journey to Y’ha-nthlei the way C.S. Lewis describes Narnia…”
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Illustrated by Luke Spooner
Illustrated by Luke Spooner

ABOUT Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York

Illustrated by Luke Spooner
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Introduction by
Peter Rawlik

Afterword by
Brian J. Cano

There is a reason New York City is called “The City that Never Sleeps,” and it is not for reasons we have all become accustomed to.

This anthology of 20 urban horror stories explores the dark corners, shadowy alleys and mysterious underworld of all five boroughs of New York City providing the true reason why The City Never Sleeps.

If you love New York City in all its shapes and guises (and who doesn’t?) and are a fan of well-crafted horror fiction of every variety, you’ll relish the new Myth Ink Books collection of 20 vividly weird stories all set in The Big Apple, Dark Tales from Elder Regions: New York. These highly inventive tales tap into the city’s luridly storied past as well as the gritty opulence of its present and are rich in historical detail and cultural nuance. It’s almost like a trip to NYC and far cheaper than an airline ticket. So grab your reading glasses, pack your carry on bag, and get ready for some delicious shudders, cheap thrills, and heady visions in the city that puts the Gothic into Gotham, with this fine selection of stories that bring chilling nightmares to the city that never sleeps.

– David Barker, author (with W. H. Pugmire) of The Revenant of Rebecca Pascal (Dark Renaissance Books, 2014)

 

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Pre-Order Tails From the Other Side & Support SI Hope Animal Rescue

tails-from-the-other-side-new-version4Greetings Everyone,

We are very happy to announce that Tails from the Other Side: Pets and the Paranormal is Now Available for Pre-Order!

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Edited by Jessica Burke, Anthony Burdge & Christopher Mancuso
Illustrated by Luke Spooner of Carrion House

Read Excerpts from our Guest Contributors
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The book will have 40 contributions overall from pet guardians, leaders in the paranormal field and a nationwide pet rescue directory.

This project is supported by, and will have contributions from Haunted Collector’s John Zaffis and Brian J. Cano, groundbreaking author/speaker & researcher Rosemary Ellen Guiley of Visionary Living, Inc. , leading authority on psychic and supernatural topics, author of Conspiracy of Angels, Michelle Belanger, “The Ghost Boy of Geneseo,” Chris DiCesare, Occult Researcher and Paranormal State’s Eilfie Music, Author, Photographer and Filmmaker Tim Shaw, Owner of the Grand Midway Hotel Blair Murphy, Haunting Evidence Paranormal Investigator Patrick Burns, and Paranormal Expert and Author Sam Baltrusis, read their bio, chapter titles and excerpts here.

531089_1045fe0d00ee4028822084d31337948c.jpg_srz_238_238_85_22_0.50_1.20_0To Be Published and shipped by Halloween 2016.
Pre-Ordering Now you are assisting with printing costs and begin fundraising for Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue.
ALL PROCEEDS TO BE DONATED TO STATEN ISLAND HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE



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531089_1045fe0d00ee4028822084d31337948c.jpg_srz_238_238_85_22_0.50_1.20_0ABOUT TAILS FROM THE OTHER SIDE: PETS AND THE PARANORMAL
At one time, we have all benefited from the loving nature of our animal companions. Whether cat, dog, bird or other, our pets have provided much needed love and support. However, it is a heart wrenching, devastating loss when our pet passes away. This project is dedicated to the paranormal experiences you may have had after your animal companion has crossed over to the Other Side. After our pets have passed, many of us can swear we have felt a familiar brush against a leg, heard a familiar bark or meow, or maybe we’ve been witness to another companion left behind play as she once used to with the companion who has passed on. Our animal companions also have a heightened sense of awareness and can track something which we cannot see. Sometimes we’ve been witness to a pet experiencing and reacting to the paranormal. Or sometimes the pet’s ability to sense something Other Worldly precedes our own paranormal pet experience. This book will highlight stories from our guest contributors and pet owners who have had paranormal experiences with pets.

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Regarding ParaCon for Paws

Greetings,

As our readers are aware, we announced a book project, Tails from the Other Side, last summer, the proceeds of which will be donated to Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue. The title was a collaboration with the Director of Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue/Paranormal Investigator Christopher Mancuso and Myth Ink Books. The first Call for Submissions was posted on August 1st, 2015, and can be read here. Since that announcement, we have had such a wonderful response from pet owners and our guest contributors. There’s been great anticipation about this book and the charity it will benefit. Tails from the Other Side is currently being edited, will be published by this Halloween, and will have pre-order information available later today.
However, we recently became aware that a charity event and organization, ParaCon for Paws not only announced an event entitled, “Tails” from the Other Side, but re-branded their organization’s Facebook page to reflect this change.

We respect the work ParaCon for Paws has done and are doing to benefit “Take Me Home Pet Rescue,” but we need to make our readers aware of this confusing state of affairs. The Myth Ink Books copyrighted title Tails from the Other Side has no affiliation with ParaCon for Paws’ rebranded organization and event of using the same title.  Our project, Tails from the Other Side, is to benefit a local animal charity, SI Hope Animal Rescue, and we do not wish our readers to be at all confused between our project and the now re-branded ParaCon for Paws. In no way is Myth Ink Books or Staten Island Hope Animal Rescue affiliated with ParaCon for Paws.  Our title Tails from the Other Side will contain original contributions and stories from pet guardians and leaders in the paranormal field. It will not contain any discussions or talks from ParaCon for Paws’ upcoming event.
For full details on our Tails from the Other Side project and guest contributors, please see our page here.

We find it too coincidental, not to mention unprofessional, that a new event and organization, which had their first event last spring under the name ParaCon for Paws, only recently rebranded using the title of our volume. We are therefore requesting the organizers of ParaCon for Paws change the title of their event and organization.

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