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Rue Morgue Reviews Blue Eel

The August 2016 issue of print horror magazine Rue Morgue (Issue #169) has just hit newsstands, and it has a review of Blue Eel!

Here’s an excerpt:

“Lorne Dixon’s Blue Eel is an engaging and offbeat mixture of police procedural, eldritch mysticism and monster story wrapped up in a tale of redemption.”

Sounds great to us!

Remember, Blue Eel is available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle editions.

BleedingCool.com Interviews Shadows Editors

We’d like to call your attention to this interview, where our intrepid Shadows Over Main Street editors, Doug Murano and D. Alexander Ward, talk to BleedingCool.com about their current slate of projects.

Order your copy of Shadows today, in paperback or Kindle!

Pre-Order Slice #3 !!

Our third Single Slice is now available for pre-order here.

Cover image of "The Desolated Orchard"

The story is “The Desolated Orchard,” written by horror favorite John F.D. Taff.

John is a horror/dark speculative fiction author with more than 25 years experience. He’s published more than 70 short stories and has seven novels in print. His work has appeared in magazines such as Cemetery Dance, Eldritch Tales, Morpheus Tales, Deathrealm, Schrodinger’s Mouse, Night Chills, Big Pulp and One Buck Horror, as well as anthologies such as Hot Blood: Seeds of Fear, Hot Blood: Fear the Fever, Shock Rock II, Best New Vampire Tales, Best New Werewolf Tales, Evil Jester Digest #1 and Horror for Good. Over the years, six of his short stories have been awarded honorable mentions in Datlow & Windling’s Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror anthologies.

We are thrilled to add John to our roster of Single Slice authors!

And remember:  each Single Slice is ONLY 99 cents!

The Horror Library will rise again!

Attention horror fans of all ages:

Cutting Block Books is excited to announce that we have re-acquired all rights to the Bram Stoker Award® nominated Horror Library anthology!

Like a hockey-masked psychopath in a horror film, the Library refuses to stay down.  We are making plans to continue the series, from Volume 6 and beyond, with a brand-new editor and renewed excitement for the horror anthology that has been helping to introduce new, talented writers to horror fans since 2006.

We’re still in the earliest phases of planning for the continuation of the series, so don’t expect a new volume until late 2017, at the earliest — but watch this space, and we’ll update you as things progress.

The Library lives!  Long live the Library!

Joyce Carol Oates in the land of Shadows!

As we announced in December, Cutting Block Books will be releasing Shadows Over Main Street, Volume 2 this fall.

Now we can announce that best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates has joined our list of authors!

We’re crazy-excited to bring you her dark and unsettling short story, “The Omen.”  She joins a growing table of contents that includes William Meikle and Lucy A. Snyder, along with others soon to be announced.

About Joyce Carol Oates:

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is the author of the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde and The Accursed. She is a recipient of the President’s Medal for the Humanities and is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978. Her most recent book is The Man Without A Shadow.

Joyce Carol Oates. (Photo by Dustin Cohen)

Joyce Carol Oates (Photo by Dustin Cohen)

Pre-Order Slice #2 !!

Our second Single Slice is now available for pre-order here.

The story is “Florie Detail,” written by Jason A. Wyckoff.  Jason’s first published work was the short story collection Black Horse and other Strange Stories (Tartarus Press 2012). He also contributed to two anthologies from Tartarus Press, Dark World (2013) and Strange Tales IV (2014), and to the anthology Horror: The Odd and the Bizarre (2015) from Sirens Call Publications.

Despite his being a relatively new author, we think Jason has an awesome future in horror! We at Cutting Block are thrilled to introduce him to our readers, and we hope to hear from him often.

And remember:  each Single Slice is ONLY 99 cents!

GigaGeek Magazine Interviews Lorne Dixon

GigaGeek Magazine, the online review site run by an enthusiastically self-proclaimed “group of geeks,” has just posted an interview with our own Lorne Dixon, discussing his new novel, Blue Eel.

This is a great interview for understanding what was in Lorne’s mind as he was crafting the novel that reviewers are calling “refreshing and original,” a “gripping yarn,” and “satisfyingly impossible to predict.”

As Lorne says in the interview, horror readers should “lead the way into uncharted waters” — which we interpret as, “come on in, the Eel water is fine.”   🙂

The Oklahoman Recommends Blue Eel

Oklahoma’s largest newspaper, The Oklahoman, has reviewed Blue Eel — and we have to say, it makes a pretty compelling case for why you should read the book!  See for yourself — read the review.

Go Sooners!

“Best of Horror Library” Receives Honor

Cutting Block Books is thrilled to have “The Best of Horror Library, Volumes 1-5” named to Horror Underground’s list of the “top 20” horror books of 2015!

You can see the full list here.

Congratulations to the entire team who brought us this fine anthology, most especially volume Editor R.J. Cavender, and of course, all of the excellent authors who are featured in the book. We couldn’t do it without them, first and foremost!

The Shadows Are Coming

We’re thrilled to confirm that, yes, Farolight Publishing has made a deal to bring the Shadows Over Main Street anthology series to our Cutting Block Books imprint!

If you’re unfamiliar with the first book of this series, check it out.  Unfortunately, the company who originally published the first book went out of business, so all editions of that book are now out of print.

Hoever, we’re excited to be working with series editors D. Alexander Ward and Doug Murano to bring you Shadows Over Main Street 2, slated for release in the second half of 2016!

Shadows Over Main Street, the home of small-town Lovecraftian terror — now at home with Cutting Block Books!

Critically Acclaimed Books

The Best of Horror Library: Volumes 1-5 is the latest anthology in the Bram Stoker Award® nominated Horror Library series. This one contains the best stories from all five previous volumes. Get your copy today!

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