JournalStone Publishing Announces Author Joe McKinney’s St Rage

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–JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the signing of a contract with award winning author, Joe McKinney for the publication of his new novel, St Rage, tentatively set for release in August of 2014. About the Book: Her memory is a blank. Texas State Trooper Mark Bowles finds her wandering in the wreckage of a 160 car pile up, crying for her missing children. Bowles tries to unravel the mystery … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terovolas – Author Edward M. Erdelac

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Terovolas Author: Edward M. Erdelac Abraham Van Helsing has been commissioned to return the ashes of one Quincey Morris to his next of kin in Sorefoot Texas. In midst of his journey he stumbles across a bizarre sequence of events. Cadavers are turning up in frequency and intensity. He encounters an unusual ranch comprised of statuesque Norwegian ranchers that may hold the very key to the answers surrounding of brutally slain bodies. Journalstone strikes again … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing Announces Its 3rd Annual 2013 Horror Writing Contest

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JournalStone Publishing (JSP) President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the commencement of its third annual Horror Writing Contest. The contest is open to all authors. Submission Requirements: Submissions must be at least 75,000 words or more in length (no exceptions) and must be sent in a Microsoft Word document in Times New Roman 11-point font, single line spacing to joel@journalstone.com. In the subject line you must put ‘JournalStone’s $2,000 Advance in 2013’. You … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Devil of Echo Lake – Author Douglas Wynne

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THE DEVIL OF ECHO LAKE By Douglas Wynne JournalStone Publishing A heavy metal/gothic rock star named Billy Moon begins to soon realize his fame and fortune has come at a rather unholy cost. Signing to record his third album in the famed, secluded Echo Lake Studios, a converted church with a macabre past, Moon begins to come apart at the seams, dangling by the frayed ends of sanity. Will Moon unveil the dark secrets of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Twice Shy – Author Patrick Freivald

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TWICE SHY By: Patrick Freivald JournalStone Publishing JournalStone Publishing strikes again with hot commodity, Patrick Freivald and Twice Shy. In Ohneka Falls, Ani Romero is a teenage zombie, a carrier of the Z virus struggling to cope with a forbidden secret and survive within human civilization. Twice Shy is an expose of teen angst, cliques and struggles against alienation and isolation. Our tale is endearing and alluring unto an audience that has ever experienced peer … Continue reading

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JournalStone Publishing Announces New “Double Down” Book Series

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JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce an exciting new, ongoing series of titles JournalStone Publishing will be releasing, premiering in 2013 under the “Double Down” series moniker. The Double Down Series of books will pair an acclaimed author with a gifted, fresh, cutting-edge author selected by the eminent author. Each book will contain an original novella by the eminent author matched with an original novel by the up-and-coming author. In the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Craving – Author Kristina Meister

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CRAVING THE APOCALYPTIC SERIES By Kristina Meister JournalStone Publishing The publishing house becoming increasingly known for fresh, imaginative and inspiring contemporary horror JournalStone strikes once again with Kristina Meister’s Craving. Lily Pierce boards a plane across the country to settle the affairs of her estranged, deceased sister Eva. Strange circumstances begin to unfold while talking with investigating officer Unger. Ever the cynic, Lily soon learns foul play was involved with respect to her sister’s alleged … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Donors – Author Jeffrey Wilson

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THE DONORS By Jeffrey Wilson JournalStone Publishing Every now and again the literary world presents a gift unto horror fans that is the pinnacle of restoring all that is delightfully macabre in the realm of terror. Undoubtedly Jeffrey Wilson is one such gift. Breaking away from the monotony and refusing to gravitate to saturated markets the masses salivate over, Wilson is an innovator and a force to be reckoned with. I’ve had the fortunate opportunity … Continue reading

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Book Review: Contrition – Author Robert E. Hirsch

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CONTRITION By: Robert E. Hirsch Journalstone Publishing When a mysterious drifter is saved in a small town off the gulf coast of the Mississippi, strange things begin to transpire. Brother Joseph of The Holy Cross had saved the stranger, Tristan from certain drowning. He’s acquired a certain sense of amnesia knowing little about his past, how he’d gotten into his predicament or how he was stark naked. As The Holy Cross finds a murdered child … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Wilson’s ‘The Donors’ Arrives per JournalStone

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JournalStone Publishing President, Christopher C. Payne is pleased to announce the imminent release of Jeffrey Wilson’s novel, The Donors, which will go on sale on June 29th. An evil force is at work at the Hospital where Nathan is recovering from injuries he received at the hands of his Mom’s abusive ex-boyfriend. Demonic looking men with pale faces and glowing eyes lurk in the shadows. Someone is harvesting skin and organs from living donors against … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Demon of Renaissance Drive – Author Elizabeth Reuter

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DEMON OF RENAISSANCE DRIVE By Elizabeth Reuter Annabelle a succubus nestled comfortably in the confines of eternal damnation is bored and restless. Her primary role is to deliver a multitude of incubus unto the Lord of Darkness. Gestation ordinarily lasts twenty four hours. Feeling a constant void she longs to experience the emotions of a mortal and devises a plan to stow away on a voyage to earth through a possible porthole. Often witty, whimsical … Continue reading

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Book Review: 90 Minutes to Live – Editors Joel Kirkpatrick, Bill Patterson

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Journalstone’s 2011 Warped Words – 90 Minutes to Live “There’s a time to live and a time to die When it’s time to meet the maker There’s a time to live, but isn’t it strange As soon as you’re born you’re dying” Bruce Dickinson-Iron Maiden Clairvoyant 1988 A true milestone for any budding author is to pen a tale that forces the reader to re-evaluate their own life and learn something about himself. Granted we … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pentacle Pendant – Author Stephen M DeBock

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THE PENTACLE PENDANT By: Stephen M DeBock Claire Delaney, a stunning blonde vixen that can best be envisioned as a sort of Charlize Theron type is vacationing in the Caribbean. A tourist approaches her in standard tropical manner and the two volley back and forth witty and whimsical flirts. They agree to meet later for a midnight swim and hopefully in Johnny come lately’s mind something more. The seducer gets more than what he bargains … Continue reading

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Book Review: Joker’s Club – Author Gregory Bastianelli

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Jokers Club has made me proud to be a horror fan again. No longer is there a need to endure sneers, snickering and low brow comments at social gatherings. Granted an interest in the macabre comes along quickly in tow with the stereotype of being unabashedly disturbed. Make no mistake about it even the disturbed do have integrity. In an era where we’re force fed contrived remakes such as Piranha, Friday the 13th and The … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Traiteurs Ring – Author Jeffrey Wilson

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THE TRAITEUR’S RING In all honesty I’d initially approached The Traiteur’s Ring with the same enthusiasm as a hippy in the late sixties regarded the Vietnam War. We’re faced with so many every day real horrors in 21st century living one may argue such grisly turmoil has no place within our fictional escapes. Wilson captures this statue of realism exploiting a very close to home mentality as our protagonists the U.S. Navy SEALS are stationed … Continue reading

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