Spotlight & Excerpt: The Cemeterians + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE CEMETERIANS: The Complete Series by Daniel Kraus & Maan House Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: THE CEMETERIANS: The Complete Series

Authors: Daniel Kraus & Maan House (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: April 23, 2024

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 124

Find it: Goodreadsbooks2read

 

The X-Files meets Wake the Bones in THE CEMETERIANS: The Complete Series, an eerie, genre-blending story filled with horror, magic, mystery, fantasy, darkness, and bones that grow where they shouldn’t.

Some things won’t stay buried.
After human bones begin growing inside inanimate objects all across the globe, a renegade scientist and brilliant theologian delve into the cemeteries where the bones originated, discovering an otherworldly force tired of being buried in darkness.

The Cemeterians will chill you to the bone.

Written by New York Times bestselling author Daniel Kraus (The Shape of Water, Trollhunters (both with Guillermo del Toro), Rotters, Graveyard Girls, The Living Dead (with George Romero) The Teddies Saga, Whalefall (his latest), and The Autumnal (for Vault Comics)) and illustrated by critically-acclaimed and atmospheric artist Maan House (Witchblade, Krampus, Project Blue Book).

For fans of The X-Files, Poltergeist, Glitch, Wake the Bones (Elizabeth Kilcoyne), Rotters, Graveyard Girls, and The Living Dead (Daniel Kraus), Pet Sematary (Stephen King), Cemetery Girl (Charlaine Harris & Christopher Golden), and The Resurrectionist of Caligo (Wendy Trimboli & Alicia Zaloga)


PRAISE FOR THE CEMETERIANS:

The Cemeterians (Nightfall: Double Feature) was named one of the “Horror comics to watch for in 2023” – Fangoria

“Tactile, fearsome, haunting — this is horror of the finest quality.”   Multiversity Comics

“Transformative, boundary-pushing horror.” – Gatecrashers


Sample page:

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About Daniel Kraus:

DANIEL KRAUS is a New York Times bestselling author. His posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, The Living Dead, was acclaimed by The New York Times and The Washington Post. Kraus’s The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly‘s Top 10 Books of the Year. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus has won a Scribe Award, two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more. Kraus’s work has been translated into over 25 languages. He lives with his wife in Chicago. 

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

 

About Maan House:

House kicked off his professional comics career at Top Cow as the artist on both Witchblade and Cutter (2014-2015). During that time, he also illustrated the Krampus: Shadow of Saint Nicholas, the comic adaptation of the movie Krampus, for Legendary.

In 2018, House illustrated the comic for Project Blue Book, the accompanying comic (from Titan) for the History Channel’s television series.
He’s also worked on Godkillers (Aftershock), as well as developing an anthology comic work for the band Anthrax entitled Among the Living, along with other writers and artists.

Maan House is a Ringo Awards Nominee for Best Cover Artist (2021) He is based in Montevideo, Uruguay

 

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of THE CEMETERIANS: The Complete Series, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends May 31st, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/29/2024

Two Chicks on Books

Interview/IG Post

4/30/2024

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

5/1/2024

Comic Book Yeti

Interview/X Post

5/2/2024

@darkfantasyreviews

Excerpt

5/3/2024

Fire and Ice Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

5/4/2024

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

5/5/2024

@enthuse_reader

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/6/2024

@lexijava

IG Review

5/7/2024

FUONLYKNEW

Review

5/8/2024

Fiction Lux

Review/IG Post

5/9/2024

@bookcred

Review/IG Post

5/10/2024

@dana.loves.books

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/11/2024

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

5/12/2024

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

5/13/2024

@jaimes_mystical_library

IG Review

5/14/2024

@evergirl200

IG Review

5/15/2024

The Book Critic

Review/IG Post

5/16/2024

jlreadstoperpetuity

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/17/2024

@sparks_books

IG Review

5/18/2024

shereadstales

Review/IG Post

Week Four:

5/19/2024

@alexandriavwilliams_

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/20/2024

nerdophiles

Review

5/21/2024

MoonShineArtSpot

Review/IG Post

5/22/2024

Betwixt the Pages

Review/IG Post

5/23/2024

GryffindorBookishnerd

IG Review

5/24/2024

Two Points of Interest

Review

 

Spotlight & Excerpt: WIFWULF + Giveaway

WIFWULF

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WIFWULF  by Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, & Dailen Ogden Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: WIFWULF 

Authors: Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, & Dailen Ogden (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: May 7, 2024

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 112

Find it: Goodreadsbooks2read

 

Angela Carter’s The Company of Wolves and Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods meet Squad (Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle), in WIFWULF – a tale of transformation, blood, and beauty that calls to the wild freedom of our true selves within each of us.

A haunting story of deep loneliness, raw wounds, wild magic, and the freedom of transformation.

Wif. Noun, Old English: A Woman; this word is also the origina from which the word “wife” is derived. Contrast with “wer,” a man. Wulf. Noun, Old English: A Wolf, a wild carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family, which lives and hunts in packs.

WIFWULF is an original folklore myth telling the story of Charity Bjornsdotter, a young woman in 1860’s Montana who spends her days in the woods with her closest friend, a local wolf she calls Silver Slash. Charity is on the precipice of marriage to the most handsome man in her small village, the mercurial-yet-beloved Paul Skeld. But as her husband isolates her from Silver Slash, she begins to feel a call to the wilds…for it is there that her true destiny awaits. WIFWULF is the harrowing tale of a woman forcibly separated from that which makes her feel alive, a reinterpretation of the classic werewolf myth… and the origin story of a new goddess.

A successfully funded, beloved project on Kickstarter, WIFWULF explores a few facets of trauma but especially speaks to relationship abuse, something that has touched more than one member of the creative team. It’s a story that reminds us that even when you feel at your most monstrous, you can find your way back. But not unchanged.

It is also a story about werewolves. About bloody revenge and deep loneliness. About the secret, sad meaning behind the howls we hear from the dark forests on the darkest of nights.

Experience this haunting story in the dark of night, in whatever moonlit warren you call home – or shed your skin, embrace the night, and run wild with magic – and become forever changed.

This book contains mature content and may not be for everyone. WIFWULF contains gore, intimate partner violence, body horror, and animal death.

For fans of Emily Carroll’s Through the Woods, Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (specifically: The Company of Wolves), works by Kelly Link, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other PartiesSquad by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Lisa Sterle, Clarissa Pinkola Estés’ Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype, Kelly Armstrong’s Bitten, Pretty Deadly by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Emma Rios, By Chance or Providence by Becky Cloonan, Monstress by Marjorie Liu & Sana Takeda, and the films The Witch and Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki).

“This just may be the most beautiful ‘werewolf’ story I’ve ever consumed in any medium.” Chris Shehan (The Autumnal, House of Slaughter)

“A luscious, vicious fever dream of a fairy tale about the cages we find ourselves in and the true cost of freedom. WIFWULF is the kind of story that lingers.” — Jody Houser (Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy, Stranger Things)


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About Jackson Lanzing:

 

JACKSON LANZING is one half of New York Times Bestselling writing partnership known as “the Hivemind,” alongside Collin Kelly. The two met in college, where they first became bitter rivals before becoming best friends. Their work in comics includes Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, Kang the Conqueror, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Beyond: Neo-Year, Dark One (with Brandon Sanderson), Joyride, and Star Trek — for which they received a 2023 Eisner nomination for Best New Series. They also work in film, TV, games and, and are incredibly proud of their recently released middle-grade novel Thor Quest: Hammers of the Gods from Marvel Press. They live a few minutes from one another in Los Angeles, CA — along with their wives and far too many pets — where they spend their time reading, debating, playing music too loud, and enjoying every tabletop roleplaying game they can get their hands on. 

Twitter | Instagram

 

About Collin Kelly:

COLLIN KELLY is one half of New York Times Bestselling writing partnership known as “the Hivemind,” alongside Jackson Lanzing. The two met in college, where they first became bitter rivals before becoming best friends. Their work in comics includes Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty, Kang the Conqueror, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Beyond: Neo Year, Dark One (with Brandon Sanderson), Joyride, and Star Trek — for which they received a 2023 Eisner nomination for Best New Series. They also work in film, TV, games and, and are incredibly proud of their recently released middle-grade novel Thor Quest: Hammers of the Gods from Marvel Press. They live a few minutes from one another in Los Angeles, CA — along with their wives and far too many pets — where they spend their time reading, debating, playing music too loud, and enjoying every tabletop roleplaying game they can get their hands on. 

Twitter | Instagram

 

About Dailen Ogden:

DAILEN OGDEN is a freelance comic artist, writer, and illustrator based in Colorado. Dailen is known for their esoteric art and comics, and spends their free time collecting houseplants and raising a Shepherd puppy, as well as a tarantula and a python.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook 


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of WIFWULF , US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends May 31st, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/29/2024

@darkfantasyreviews

Excerpt

4/30/2024

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

5/1/2024

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

5/2/2024

Comic Book Yeti

Interview/X Post

5/3/2024

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

5/4/2024

Fire and Ice Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

Week Two:

5/5/2024

Books and Zebras

IG Review

5/6/2024

@kaylyn_s_booknook

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/7/2024

100 Pages A Day

Review

5/8/2024

The Litt Librarian

Review/IG Post

5/9/2024

FUONLYKNEW

Review

5/10/2024

@enthuse_reader

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/11/2024

Betwixt the Pages

Review/IG Post

Week Three:

5/12/2024

@bookcred

Review/IG Post

5/13/2024

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

5/14/2024

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post

5/15/2024

@jaimes_mystical_library

IG Review

5/16/2024

The Book Critic

Review/IG Post

5/17/2024

@stargirls.magical.tale

IG Review

5/18/2024

jlreadstoperpetuity

IG Review/TikTok Post

Week Four:

5/19/2024

@sparks_books

IG Review

5/20/2024

Two Points of Interest

Review

5/21/2024

shereadstales

Review/IG Post

5/22/2024

@alexandriavwilliams_

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/23/2024

nerdophiles

Review

5/24/2024

MoonShineArtSpot

Review/IG Post

 

Spotlight & Excerpt: Resonant + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RESONANT: THE COMPLETE SERIES by David “DB” Andry, Ale Aragon, & Skylar Patridge Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

Title: RESONANT: THE COMPLETE SERIES

Authors: David “DB” Andry, Ale Aragon & Skylar Patridge (Illustrators)

Pub. Date: April 2, 2024

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 264

Find it: Goodreadsbooks2read

 

In a terrifying dystopian world, true horror arises and chaos rules when humankind’s moral defenses fall and our worst impulses run wild. RESONANT is a post-apocalyptic horror story where Cormac McCarthy’s THE ROAD meets THE ODYSSEY, by way of THE WALKING DEAD – for fans and readers of Bird Box, Y: The Last Man, A Quiet Place, Road Warrior, and The Walking Dead.

NOW IN SERIES DEVELOPMENT FOR BET+ with Gerard McMurray as executive producer, director, and writer Adapted for television by CBS Studios, Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, and Gerard McMurray

RESONANT: The Complete Series FOREWORD BY GERARD McMURRAY!

OUR WORST IMPULSES UNLEASHED.

A decade has passed since the first Waves hit, unleashing humanity’s darkest impulses and plunging the world into chaos. Paxton, a single father of three, must venture from the secluded haven they’ve built to restock the medicine his chronically-ill youngest son needs to survive. When the somewhat routine trip goes awry, Paxton and his children—now separated—will battle everything in their path to reunite.

Can you resist the Call of the Void?

Collects the entire ten-issue series in a deluxe trade paperback omnibus with a foreword by Gerard McMurray (Director – The First Purge, Director, Executive Producer, and Writer – Burning Sands)

For fans of The Walking Dead, The RoadBird Box, A Quiet Place, Y:The Last Man, and Road Warrior.

“What stands out in RESONANT is how the real horror comes not from the waves, but the other people…The scary moments are amplified by the great character development.” – Horror DNA

Top 25 Best Comics of 2021 — Comics Bookcase

“…an odyssey even more terrifying than Bird Box.” — The Beat

“…a firestorm of raw emotion, anxiety, and fear that any horror buff is going to appreciate.” – AIPT

“Pick this one up if you like apocalyptic stories and comics that speak to something dark and creepy in all the worst ways, even in the light.” – Black Nerd Problems


Illustration 5


 

About David “DB” Andry:

David “DB” Andry is a physical therapist and comic book writer from Sacramento, CA. His works include RESONANT and END AFTER END from Vault Comics and the self-published graphic novel, THE WILD UNCERTAIN. Follow him on Twitter @dbandry for updates and excessive amount of chicken pictures

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

About Ale Aragon:

Alejandro is the co-creator of DEATH ORB, a sci-fi cyberpunk story, written by RYAN FERRIER and originally published by DARK HORSE in 2018. The same title is going to be translated to Spanish and published through MULTIVERSAL EDICIONES in Argentina along 2021.

Alejandro has been working around the industry over almost a decade, with credits at DARK HORSE COMICS (Death Orb, Eve: True Stories), BOOM! STUDIOS (28 Days Later, Robocop, The Expanse), IDW (Sons of Chaos), VAULT COMICS (Resonant), IMAGE COMICS (Overlook) and lots of other cool projects.

He lives in Rosario, Argentina.

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

 

About Skylar Patridge:

Skylar Patridge: Comic artist, illustrator, and sometimes writer. Currently working on RESONANT from Vault Comics. Has done work for Image, Dark Horse (REVERSAL), Vault, Black Mask & Scout (VOLUME) as well as a variety illustrations and pinups for comics, anthologies & books.

Home location: New Mexico

Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads

 


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of RESONANT: THE COMPLETE SERIES, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends April 23rd, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule:

Week One:

3/25/2024

Comic Book Yeti

Interview/IG Post

3/26/2024

jlreadstoperpetuity

IG Post

3/27/2024

@darkfantasyreviews

Excerpt

3/28/2024

Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt/IG Post

3/29/2024

#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt

3/30/2024

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

Week Two:

3/31/2024

Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s

Review/IG Post

4/1/2024

GryffindorBookishnerd

IG Review

4/2/2024

A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post

4/3/2024

The Book Critic

Review/IG Post

4/4/2024

Callisto’s calling

IG Review

4/5/2024

Karma Zee Readz

Review/IG Post

4/6/2024

@evergirl200

IG Review

Week Three:

4/7/2024

@sparks_books

IG Review

4/8/2024

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

4/9/2024

@stargirls.magical.tale

IG Review

4/10/2024

nerdophiles

Review

4/11/2024

Lifestyle of Me

Review

4/12/2024

Books and Zebras

IG Review

4/13/2024

@enthuse_reader

IG Review/TikTok Post

Week Four:

4/14/2024

Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post

4/15/2024

@shangread_la

IG Review

4/16/2024

Rajiv’s Reviews

Review/IG Post

4/17/2024

@dana.loves.books

IG Review/TikTok Post

4/18/2024

FUONLYKNEW

Review

4/19/2024

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

 

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