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. 

 

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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: Money Shot + Giveaway

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the MONEY SHOT V. 4: Money Shot Comes Again by Tim Seeley & Gisèle Lagacé Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

 

Title: MONEY SHOT V. 4: Money Shot Comes Again

Authors: Tim Seeley & Gisèle Lagacé (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: May 7, 2024

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 128

Find it: Goodreads, books2read

The Fantastic Four meets Sex Criminals in MONEY SHOT VOL.4: MONEY SHOT COMES AGAIN: an out-of-this-world adventure that’s a spicy treat, a little sweet, and packed with a whole lotta heat.

Money Shot with a Cherry on top!

The XXX-plorers are back on their hands and knees for the good of humanity! When the giant ass space jellyfish who run the ordered universe arrive on earth, the porn-stars-cum-science explorers must put away grudges, crushes, and side-hustles to once again take one (or two! or three!) for the team.

An epicly sexy new arc begins, which takes aim at dumb billionaires and bad optics, and guest stars a LEGENDARY underground comix heroine – Cherry Popstar!

Read the entire super hot, sexy science fiction MONEY SHOT series!
Money Shot Vol. 1 collects issues #1 to #5.
Money Shot Vol. 2 collects issues #6 – #10
Money Shot Vol. 3 collects issues #11 – #15
Money Shot Vol. 4: Money Shot Comes Again! is a brand new arc!



PRAISE FOR MONEY SHOT VOL.4: MONEY SHOT COMES AGAIN:

“If (you) enjoy satirical softcore with a hard edge, then Money Shot Comes Again is going to leave you satisfied and hungry for more.” — ComiCon.com

“(Money Shot: Comes Again is) a welcome piece of the marketplace that’s terribly underserved.” -– Fandom Post.com

“The big thing … is the incorporation of Cherry Popstar, an inspired addition to this story and a fun nod to classic erotic comics.” – The Beat


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About Tim Seeley:

TIM SEELEY is one of those “slash” people…a writer-slash artist. He has drawn a number of different comic book series including G.I JOE, HALLOWEEN, WILDCATS and ANT-MAN & WASP. His writing work include NIGHTWING, MONEY SHOT , INJUSTICE v. MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE ,the critically acclaimed REVIVAL, and the NY TIMES bestselling HACK/SLASH. He resides in Chicago, Illinois with his wife, daughter and 80s action figure collection.        Hometown: Chicago, IL

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Amazon

About Gisèle Lagacé:

Lagacé has been writing and illustrating webcomics for several years, publishing the first project, Cool Cat Studio, back in 2000. Since then, Lagacé has worked collaborated on many webcomics, such as Penny & Aggie (first artist,) Ménage à 3 (Rated R/NSFW,) Eerie CutiesMagick Chicks, and Sticky Dilly Buns. Most of these comics are part of Pixie Trix Comix, where Lagace is an artist, as well as the publisher. Outside of webcomics, Lagacé has done artwork for Archie Comics, i.e., Archie #635, #636, #639, # 646, the Archie Meets Ramones one shot, and occasional covers and digest stories. I’ve also done the artwork for the Betty Boop mini series published by Dynamite, interior art and covers for Jem & The Holograms for IDW, a couple Gwenpool covers for Marvel, and a few other things. October 2018 sees the launch of my new Image Comics series, Exorsisters, written by co-creator, Ian Boothby. Lagacé is best known for her webcomic Ménage à 3, which ran from 2008-2019. In 2018, Ménage à 3 won the Joe Shuster Award for Canadian Comic Book Creators for Outstanding Webcomics Creator. Lagacé is also the winner of the Web Cartoonists’ Choice Awards (Best Art- 2001) for her Cool Cat Studio series (writer & artist) 

 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of MONEY SHOT V. 4: Money Shot Comes Again, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Ends May 14th, midnight EST.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/29/2024

Comic Book Yeti

Interview/X Post

4/29/2024

Sadie’s Spotlight

Excerpt/IG Post

4/30/2024

Fire and Ice Reads

Excerpt/IG Post

4/30/2024

@darkfantasyreviews

Excerpt

5/1/2024

Two Chicks on Books

Interview/IG Post

5/1/2024

The Momma Spot

Excerpt

5/2/2024

nerdophiles

Review

5/2/2024

GryffindorBookishnerd

IG Review

5/3/2024

Nonbinary Knight Reads

Review/IG Post

5/3/2024

Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post

Week Two:

5/6/2024

@evergirl200

IG Review

5/6/2024

The Book Critic

Review/IG Post

5/7/2024

@enthuse_reader

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/7/2024

Sandra’s Book Club

Review/IG Post

5/8/2024

jlreadstoperpetuity

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/8/2024

Two Points of Interest

Review

5/9/2024

shereadstales

Review/IG Post

5/9/2024

Brandi Danielle Davis

IG Review/TikTok Post

5/10/2024

@bookcred

Review/IG Post

5/10/2024

@alexandriavwilliams_

IG Review/TikTok Post

 

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