Archive for March, 2017
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February. The Gratz Historical Society’s History of Lyken Township Volume Two took the top spot. Beagle Tales VI by Bob Ford was runner up.
|SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for February, 2016 (by Revenue)|
|1||NEW||History of Lykens Township Volume 2||Gratz Historical Society||History|
|2||NEW||Beagle Tales VI||Bob Ford||Humor|
|3||—||Dinorific Poetry Volume 1||Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli||Childrens|
|4||2||Seinsoth||Steven k Wagner||Sports Biography|
|5||41||Call Sign Dracula||Joe Fair||Vietnam Memoir|
|6||—||The B Team||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|7||—||The Closer||Alan Mindell||Sports Fiction|
|8||—||Bravo!||Guy Graybill||Music History|
|9||5||Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed.||Mike Campbell||History|
|10||—||Freemasons at Gettysburg||Sheldon Munn||History|
|11||8||The Sign of the Eagle||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical Fiction|
|12||1||Embattled Freedom||Jim Remsen||History|
|13||NEW||Planet Jesus #1: Flesh & Blood||Doug & Shaun Brode||Supernatural Fiction|
|14||NEW||Tories, Terror, and Tea||John L Moore||History|
|15||—||American Berserk||Bill Morris||Memoir|
|16||9||Living in the Afterlife||Michele Livingston||Spirituality|
|17||40||Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks||N Clair Clawser||History|
|18||15||Pit Bulls||Anthony Julian||History|
|19||20||Winter of the Metal People||Dennis Herrick||Historical Fiction|
|20||—||OneWay: The Oracle||Robin McClellan||Supernatural Fiction|
|21||26||Jesus the Phoenician||Karim El Koussa||History|
|22||7||Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves||John L Moore||History|
|23||12||Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps||John L Moore||History|
|24||30||Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades||John L Moore||History|
|25||24||Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks||John L Moore||History|
|26||45||The Ripper’s Haunts||Michael Hawley||History|
|27||14||Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peace Pipes||John L Moore||History|
|28||35||Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires||John L Moore||History|
|29||25||The Wolf of Britannia Part I||Jess Steven Hughes||Historical Fiction|
|30||19||Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks||John L Moore||History|
|31||18||Bows, Bullets, and Bears||John L Moore||History|
|32||27||The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger …||Max Klinger||Geneaology|
|33||NEW||Dead of Spring||Sherry Knowlton||Thriller Fiction|
|34||13||Mary Sachs||Barbara Trainin-Blank||Biography|
|35||—||Messages from Beyond||Michele Livingston||Spirituality|
|36||—||OneWay||Robin McClellan||Supernatural Fiction|
|37||49||The Devil Tree||Keith Rommel||Thriller Fiction|
|38||17||Keystone Corruption Continues||Brad Bumsted||History|
|39||34||Hour 30||Brandon Musgrave||Memoir|
|40||—||The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey||Lawrence Knorr||Geneaology|
|41||—||The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping||William Cook||True Crime|
|42||—||Where Elephants Fought||Bridget Smith||Historical Fiction|
|43||—||Well I’ll be Hanged||Tim Dempsey||History|
|44||37||Indian Villages and Place Names in PA||George Donehoo||History|
|45||50||Digging Dusky Diamonds||John Lindermuth||History|
|46||—||Der Lange Verborgene Freund||John George Hohman||Spirituality|
|47||—||Keystone Tombstones Volume 3||Joe Farrell and Joe Farley||History|
|48||—||Keystone Tombstones Volume 1||Joe Farrell and Joe Farley||History|
|49||—||The Sea is a Thief||David Parmalee||Historical Fiction|
|50||21||That Night at Surigao||Ernie Marshall||History|
The Gratz Historical Society’s local history “The History of Lykens Township Volume 2,” was #1 due to advance sales leading up to its release in April. Bob Ford’s humorous “Beagle Tales VI” continues a successful string of releases by the writer, took #2 thanks to sales in the beagling community. Mike & Ethan Sgrignoli’s “Dinorific Poetry Volume 1” bounced back to #3 due to author events. Steven K Wagner’s biography “Seinsoth” about the Dodger who almost was took #4 due to bookstore sales. Joe Fair’s Vietnam history, “Call Sign Dracula” was strong at #5 thanks to author activities.
The company released three new titles in February:
|SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for February, 2016|
|Embattled Freedom||Jim Remsen||History|
|Tories, Terror, and Tea||John L Moore||History|
|Planet Jesus #1: Flesh & Blood||Doug & Shaun Brode||Supernatural Fiction|
|Beagle Tales VI||Bob Ford||Humor|
For more info: http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
Vero Beach, FL — Sunbury Press has released The Silent Woman, Keith Rommel’s fourth novel in the Thanatology series of psychological thrillers. The first two books, The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man, have already been made into Hollywood movies and are winning awards on the festival circuit. Both movies are slated for release and distribution later this year. The third novel, The Sinful Man, is scheduled for filming in April.
About the Book:
A little girl is nearly kidnapped. A wild man runs loose, terrorizing a neighborhood. An older sister stops at nothing to protect her younger sibling from outsiders.
A woman sits in a prison cell, left to rot alongside a ruthless tormentor on a mission to break her. But, little does she know, the prison holds more insidious monsters than the beastly cellmate who steals her food and trades away her belongings for seemingly irrelevant trinkets.
Secret murders. A clandestine friendship. A broken pact between sisters. In an effort to cover up a string of devious acts, an unlikely coalition unites to bury their shared dark past.
A woman continues to be tortured by her mocking bunkmate, as well as by her own past—and all the things she can’t recall about it. What has she done? Why is she here? Where is she? As she ponders and pieces together the mysteries of her history, she traverses a place that incarcerates her not only physically but also forces her deeper into the prison of her own mind.
The Silent Woman: A Psychological Thriller
Black & White on White paper
BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers
Chambersburg, PA — Sunbury Press has released American Berserk: A Cub Reporter, a Small-Town Daily, the Schizo ‘70s, Bill Morris’s compilation of odd-ball stories from his days as a reporter in Chamberburg.
After publishing his third novel, Motor City Burning (Pegasus Books, 2014), Bill Morris turned his attention to researching, remembering and reliving some of the spectacularly lurid stories he covered in Chambersburg nearly forty years ago. These included arson, rape, murder, kidnapping, attempted suicide, the paranormal, prison breaks – all of it leavened by the more prosaic aspects of life in a picturesque small town in central Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley. He has now collected his memories – along with explorations into the slippery nature of memory – in a non-fiction book he’s called American Berserk: A Cub Reporter, a Small-Town Daily, the Schizo ‘70s.
Praise for Bill Morris:
Motor City Burning
“Rich and thrilling.” – Kirkus Reviews
“A crackling pace.” – The New York Times
“Outstanding.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
All Souls’ Day
“Bill Morris is an exceptionally gifted and savvy writer. The comparison to Graham Greene is fully merited.” — Nelson DeMille
“A wonderful job…a comprehensive portrait of American life in the ‘50s.” – Michico Kakutani, The New York Times
“A vivid and entertaining expedition.” – Loren D. Estleman, The Washington Post
“A hipper, sharper Ragtime.” – Details
Authored by Bill Morris
- Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (March 7, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1620068230
- ISBN-13: 978-1620068236
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
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POTTSVILLE, Pa. – March 11, 2017 – PRLog — Sunbury Press has released What Waits Beneath, Thomas Malafarina’s campy horror novel based in his native Schuylkill County harkening back to 1960s pulp classics.
About the Book:
Thomas Malafarina’s first novel is set in 1965 in his native Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. A young boy is savagely disemboweled in the presence of his friends at an abandoned coal mine by an unidentified creature.
During the investigation, which follows, a Philadelphia television reporter learns from an eccentric old codger a terrible legend about the disastrous history of the mine – a tale about a mine disaster many years ago in which three coal miners were trapped a mile below the surface. Out of desparation, one of the miners sold his soul to Satan in order to get revenge for the disaster. In return, Satan transformed this man into an immortal soul-feeding demon that must remain trapped in the mine until he gathers ninety-nine souls.
How do you kill what can’t be killed? How do you stop the unstoppable? Welcome to a place where terror reigns, where unspeakable horror and demonic savagery is the norm; where lost souls writhe and struggle for a freedom that may never come. Welcome to Coogan’s mine; the home of Devil Dan.
About the Author:
Thomas M. Malafarina (www.ThomasMMalafarina.com) is an author of horror fiction from Berks County, Pennsylvania. To date he has published six horror novels “What Waits Beneath”, “Burner”, “Eye Contact” , “Fallen Stones”, “Dead Kill Book 1: The Ridge of Death” and “Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change”. He has also published four collections of horror short stories; “Thirteen Deadly Endings”, “Ghost Shadows”, “Undead Living” and most recently “Malaformed Realities Vol. 1”. He has also published a book of often-strange single panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too; Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center”. All of his books are published through Sunbury Press.(www.Sunburypress.com).
In addition, many of the more than one hundred short stories Thomas has written have appeared in dozens of short story Anthologies and e-magazines. Some have been produced and presented for internet podcasts as well. Thomas is best known for the twists and surprises in his stories and his descriptive often gory passages have given him the reputation of being one who paints with words. Thomas is also an artist, musician, singer and songwriter.
Dusk fell rapidly upon that dreary and overcast late summer day in August 1965. A disquietingly cool autumn breeze had begun to chill the air; a not so subtle forewarning of the inescapable approach of winter just a few months away. In the distance, black silt-covered hills cleaved their way through the earth stretching westward through the barren coalfields of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. Elsewhere, the world was going through what was quite possibly one of the greatest cultural revolutions in its history. But here in this quiet place, time seemed to stand strangely still.
A winding dirt road snaked its way between the silt banks heading upward toward a plateau, which intersected a rising hillside. At its crest stood a rotting timber-framed doorway, once the entrance to a major coalmine, which had been abandoned more than a half century earlier.
A group of six young boys trudged purposefully up the access road toward the neglected mine. They stared at the rusted mine car rails which extended out from the yawning breach resembling the tongue of some nightmarish beast waiting to devour its unsuspecting prey. As they approached the former entrance to the mine, the boys involuntarily moved closer together forming a tighter cluster perhaps thinking that by doing so they might somehow shield themselves from whatever unknown evil the mine possessed. They had all heard and known the stories.
Near the entrance, a security light shown with an eerie amber glow from high atop a battered wooden electrical pole from which wires dangled loose and foreboding. Seven feet or so above the ground, rusted metal l-shaped footrests jutted out from the sides of the pole creating a staggered ladder pattern leading high upward toward its top. However, the climb upward seemed far too dangerous for any sane person to attempt. The tawny light faded in and out of intensity, indicating repairs to this particular fixture were long overdue and would likely never come. In the crimson setting sunlight and the golden glow of the diminishing lamplight the mouth of the mine resembled a gateway to Hell.
On the decomposing timber, which stretched across the crown of the entrance, hung a painted sign, worn and barely legible reading “Co ___ n’s Mine.” A menacing looking blood dripping handprint obscured the missing letters. Several similar handprints dappled the two worn wooden mine doors, both of which were likewise deteriorating and dangled precariously askew.
One by one, the members of the group pushed a younger boy by the name of Johnny Carter to the front of the line. The boy did everything in his power to try to project an air of false bravado, but upon seeing the moldering doors of the mine and the blackness, which loomed just a few feet in front of him, the child became overwrought with terror.
What Waits Beneath
Authored by Thomas Malafarina
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. (March 7, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
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