Happy New Year! Coming in 2014 from Myth Ink Books

Greetings everyone!

Happy New Year! We were on a bit of a hiatus due to the holidays and hope your holidays were cheerful and bright as ours were.  We ended 2013 with the release of our 30 Track Audiobook of The Friendly Horror, which is now available ONLY FOR $7. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The Friendly Horror will soon be a double CD set with bonus tracks not included in the digital release. ls_building.jpg

We are starting 2014 with news of a few of the planned releases for Myth Ink Books.  As the year unfolds we shall be announcing other projects.

Spring/Summer Releases:

BoD_CoverBoroughs of the Dead Vol. 2:  Deadline for Contributions is less than a month away! Submissions due February 1st 2014

In partnership with author and NYC Boroughs of the Dead Tour Guru Andrea Janes, a new collection of urban horror: Boroughs of the Dead Volume 2: An Anthology of New York City Ghost Stories

We have received many contributions from award winning, best selling authors. Just to name a few Legendary author John Peel, Actress & award winning, bestselling author of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels Leanna Renee Hieber and the leading Lovecraftian author of our day, the prose-poet of the horror fantasy field, Wilum Hopfrog Pugmire

 

Doctor Who: Ambassadors of Geekdom

We are seeking to continue examining the Doctor Who Universe celebrating not only the classic series and the 50th Anniversary but the era of the 11th Doctor, SealOfRassilon2000bportrayed by Matt Smith. We would like to stress that this volume will be geared for a non-academic audience. That was the core spirit of the Mythological Dimensions, and shall be for Ambassadors of Geekdom.We want to emphasize this in future volumes in the series: well-written, well-sourced, approachable essays by fans for fans.

The Ambassadors of Geekdom will be a series that examines the question: How do you celebrate your fandom? This volume will ask how do you celebrate your fandom of Doctor Who?

Summer/Fall

The Forgotten Summer:

A Lovecraftian novella that takes place during the Summer of Sam 1977 on Staten Island.

A bullied young boy learns of his ancestry and happens upon an ancient artifact that has infernal consequences.

Cornelius Kolff and the Kalevala: (tentatively titled)

Local Staten Island author of human interest stories and fairy tales grew up with a love for the folklore of Finland and its own mythology the Kalevala.  This volume will be part biography, part publication of Kolff’s manuscripts regarding the Kalevala, Finland and human interest stories.

These are but a few of the projects we have planned for 2014, we thank you all for the big welcome you gave us in 2013 when Myth Ink Books first launched, and look forward to all that 2014 has to offer!

The Friendly Horror Audiobook NOW AVAILABLE

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We are very happy to launch the 1st in our Audiobook line with:

“THE FRIENDLY HORROR”

30 Tracks, .pdf Liner Notes

$7 via Bandcamp

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Recording, Sound Design, & Music by:
Mars Homeworld, Dead House Music

Written by: Jessica Burke & Anthony Burdge

Illustrations by:
Luke Spooner, Carrion House

The Friendly Horror is a contemporary follow up to H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadows Over Innsmouth. This tale is a deceptively titled novella from our collection, The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales and is a generational tale of an Innsmouth family with an insidious plan to change humanity forever.

“Burdge and Burke describe the transition and journey to
Y’ha-nthlei the way C.S. Lewis describes Narnia.”
–Kris Lugosi, The Horror Society

Full Album Illustration by Luke Spooner
Full Album Illustration by Luke Spooner

Audiobook Coming Soon From Myth Ink Books

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Sneak preview of forthcoming Album art by Luke Spooner

Within the next day or so we shall be officially launching the 1st in our audio book catalog: The Friendly Horror read by Mars Homeworld

We shall also have an official announcement with this launch concerning freelance illustrator Luke Spooner joining Myth Ink Books.  The Friendly Horror will initially be available as a Digital Download only. Within a few weeks we shall a double CD set available for purchase as well.

The Friendly Horror is a contemporary follow up to H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadows Over Innsmouth. This tale is a deceptively titled novella from our collection, The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales and is a generational tale of an Innsmouth family with an insidious plan to change humanity forever.  Cultdom_Friendly

The audiobook is read, recorded, produced by Mars Homeworld.  Illustrations provided by Luke Spooner

If you would like to hear two samples from the audio book please CLICK HERE TO LISTEN to our interview we conducted with Dave Cooper for the Cultdom Collective Podcast

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Mars is a multi – instrumentalist who has performed with symphony orchestras, as well as jazz, metal and goth bands on tours through Canada, and the United States. He is an accomplished session musician, and recording engineer. Having grown weary of the road, Mars decided to combine his two greatest loves; music and horror films, founding Dead House Music in 2005 as a company specializing in original, high quality music for independent genre film. He has since branched out into sound design, voice-over , and directing his own short films. Having subsequently worked with clients in Scotland, England, New Zealand, Canada, The Czech Republic, and all over the US; Mars has never looked back.

Luke Spooner of Carrion House

Luke Spooner a.k.a. ‘Carrion House’ currently lives and works in the South of England. Having recently graduated from the University of Portsmouth with a first class degree he is now a full time illustrator for just about any project that peaks his interest. Despite regular forays into children’s books and fairy tales his true love lies in anything macabre, melancholy or dark in nature and essence. He believes that the job of putting someone else’s words into a visual form, to accompany and support their text, is a massive responsibility as well as being something he truly treasures.

Holiday E-book Sales on Doctor Who, Friendly Horror & Gaiman

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!
The first of our Holiday promotions is now underway.

You can get our titles for just $.99 for your Kindle Device/App, iPad, or other book reading devices.

Just click on the Kindle or Smashwords Buttons to purchase these books.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00012]The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales

Our Collection of Weird, Strange and Profound short stories all with a Lovecraftian twist.  Be prepared to explore the Everyday with a macabre, decidedly Lovecraftian twist, where anything is possible.  The landscape of their collective imagination allows the mundane world to transcend into a place where kittens journey in time and space, and sometimes pick up hitchhikers… where humans aren’t the only ones who bring their children to work….where storms can become creatures with their own appetite… and where a simple ice cream cone takes on a nefarious edge. The titular piece, “The Friendly Horror” is a contemporary post-script to “Shadows over Innsmouth.”

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 Encounters with Enoch Coffin

       AVAILABLE VIA AMAZON FOR KINDLE & SMASHWORDS FOR KINDLE/iPad/ePub Readers

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MYTH1cThe Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who

10 Essays by Fans for Fans of Doctor Who that discuss the over all Mythology of the Doctor and his stories.

Perfect reading for your Post 50th Celebrations

“In a television show fandom that hoards its myths and canon tight to its chest, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who is a welcome inhalation of air; examining many of the very ‘set in stone’ beliefs that we hold true, while examining the etheric connections between a television series and some of the greatest mythological traditions of all time. A solid read.”
Tony Lee
Writer of IDW Publishing’s Doctor Who Ongoing

AVAILABLE FOR YOUR AMAZON KINDLE DEVICES & APP ONLY

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MDNG_CoverThe Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman

Winner of the 2012 Florida Publishing Associations Presidents Gold Medal in Science Fiction & Fantasy

15 Essays concerning the work of Award Winning, Best Selling Author Neil Gaiman. Fans unite to explore Gaiman’s worlds of the Sandman, Graveyard, Neverwhere, Stardust, his work on Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy & Much, much More.

AVAILABLE FOR YOUR AMAZON KINDLE DEVICES & APP ONLY

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Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge ‘The Friendly Horror & Other Weird Tales’ Review

A great review recently posted of The Friendly Horror and other weird Tales. Many thanks to Matt at Horror Novel Reviews

Horror Novel Reviews

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Written by: Matt Molgaard

In my time doing this, I’ve quickly learned that Weird Fiction is typically synonymous with mediocre writing and poorly developed tales. But that isn’t quite applicable in regards to Jessica Burke and Anthony Burdge’s collection of trippy narratives, The Friendly Horror & Other Weird Tales. These two can actually write, and some of their concepts, while certainly strange, are quite well conceived. This collection won’t appeal to everyone, but there’s some material here that plenty are going to enjoy consuming.

Among my personal favorites are A Guide to Acclimating New Felines to their New Home, which is just wildly outlandish but strangely fun; the kind of story you’ve got to read to really grasp. Hungry Snow – a tale that gives new meaning, and new life, to lively storms. And, my pick for standout effort, the titular piece, The Friendly Horror. This one holds direct…

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New Review of The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00012]Reviewer for The Horror Society, Kris Lugosi, has recently published a fantastic review of our book of Lovecraftian Fiction: The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales

The Friendly Horror as a stand alone story in this book really completed this collection. The Friendly Horror is a collection of Lovecraft inspired tales eloquently written with an unmistakable passion and voice for the genre. I really enjoy this duos writing style and their ability to keep a very strong Lovecraft voice in all that they write with a modern relatable tone.

We have added a link in our archive of reviews but you can CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REVIEW

 

Call for Writers: New #DoctorWho Non Fiction Anthology

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                 In 2010, Kitsune Books published the first volume of the Mythological Dimensions series, The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who. This was soon followed by the award winning The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman. We were to continue with the Mythological Dimensions series covering other areas of interest, however, in December 2012 Kitsune Books closed due to unforseen circumstances

The first two volumes of the Mythological Dimensions series have since been republished with Myth Ink Books. Myth Ink Books is now launching a new series of books covering similar topics. We are seeking to continue examining the Doctor Who Universe celebrating not only the classic series and the 50th Anniversary but the era of the 11th Doctor, portrayed by Matt Smith. We would like to stress that this volume will be geared for a non-academic audience. That was the core spirit of the Mythological Dimensions, and shall be for Ambassadors of Geekdom.We want to emphasize this in future volumes in the series: well-written, well-sourced, approachable essays by fans for fans.

The Ambassadors of Geekdom will be a series that examines the question: How do you celebrate your fandom? This volume will ask how do you celebrate your fandom of Doctor Who?

For information and details on when and where to submit proposals CLICK HERE FOR THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Call for Writers: Boroughs of the Dead Vol. 2

BoD_CoverWe are very happy to announce, in partnership with author and NYC Boroughs of the Dead Tour Guru Andrea Janes, a new collection of urban horror:

Boroughs of the Dead Volume 2: An Anthology of New York City Ghost Stories.  

You may already be familiar with Andrea’s first book Boroughs of the Dead Volume 1:  New York City Ghost Stories and our own book of Lovecraftian Horror Fiction:  The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales. This new anthology of New York City Ghost Stories shall be in the same vein as the aforementioned books.

The Boroughs of the Dead are macabre walking tours of New York City with ghosts, graveyards, historical true crime, Poe’s Greenwich Village, and more!  Featured in Time Out New York, Andrea enthralls each tour group with her knowledge of New York City, from the macabre to the historic.  Boroughs of the Dead Volume 1 is a collection of her stories that were influenced by New York City’s haunted history.

Our own collection of short stories, The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales, was heavily influenced by H.P. Lovecraft and the landscape of Staten Island, NY, in particular Staten Island’s dark history.  Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00012]

For this new anthology, Boroughs of the Dead Vol. 2, we are looking for your best original short horror and ghost stories set in and around New York City. This anthology of urban horror will focus on telling tales of terror from the five boroughs.

Contributors will receive payment of $25 and two contributor’s copies.

We have posted the Submission Guidelines (click the link or hover over the tab at top)

Please only submit one story at a time. Deadline: Feb. 1st, 2014.

 

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Horror Fiction Review: The Friendly Horror & Other Weird Tales

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00012]Latest review of our book The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales by Colleen Wanglund, a local reviewer for The Horror Fiction Review & Monster Librarian has been posted at THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW 

–“A heavily Lovecraftian influenced collection, the title THE FRIENDLY HORROR is deceptive but appropriate….

THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW: November, 2013 Reviews

Thank you very much to The Horror Fiction Review, Colleen Wanglund & Nick Cato–this is very much appreciated and we are very grateful.

The Friendly Horror and Other Weird Tales is a Myth Ink Books publication & can be purchased via Amazon.com 

About THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW:

THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW began in 2003 as an old-school fanzine, generally a 14-20 paged, stapled-Xerox publication featuring reviews of horror novels, occasional film reviews, and author interviews. In 2008–mainly due to skyrocketing printing costs–the fanzine became an e-zine

http://thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com

Content & Social Media Updated

Greetings,

As per our previous post, this website is still under construction. However, it is moving along quite rapidly.  We have added drop down menus for reviews of our publications, information pages in our Print Catalog area and added various social media outlets to follow us across the internet. Plus right on the front page you can click on a cover image for a particular book & be taken directly to Amazon.com for purchase.

There is more content to add to these areas, but more importantly we shall have our Submission Guidelines ready for 2 new volumes we shall hopefully announce by early next week.  

Stay Tuned 

 

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