Saturday, October 20, 2012

Happy Hopedale Halloween Giveaway!

Hopedale Press is pleased to announce its celebrating its very first Halloween season with a special promotion: The Happy Hopedale Halloween Giveaway!

Starting  Midnight (PST) Monday, October 22nd  and running until the Witching Hour (PST)  Thursday, October 26th, every Halloween-themed ebook in the Hopedale Press catalog will be available for free on Amazon Kindle. The ebooks that comprise the giveaway promotion are The Pumpkin Child, Judgment Night and Calaverada (which is set during Dia de los Muertos, but why split hairs?).

In THE PUMPKIN CHILD, a desperate man makes a deal with a witch to exchange his luck with that of the man he envies most, only to have his chickens come home to roost on a dark Halloween night.  

In JUDGMENT NIGHT, bored, outcast kids decide to break into a house on Halloween night in order to vandalize it, only to find themselves at the mercy of a depraved serial killer.  

In CALAVERADA, a band of hired killers arrive in Old Mexico in search of outlaws on the Day Of The Dead


Friday, October 12, 2012


Lynch: A Gothik Western is now available on audiobook from 
Lucas D. Smith narrates the tale of a Frankenstein gunslinger and his zombie horse as they ride out in search of revenge. 3 hours + of  gripping story-telling for $14.95.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Hopedale Press Titles Now Available On

Starting October 12th, Hopedale Press ebooks will be available for purchase from, a new ebook platform that is attempting to meet the needs of both readers and indie publishers.

Ebooks bought through are DRM-free and come in both EPUB and Mobi formats. They accept Mastercard, Visa, Amex, debit card and PayPal. And those of you who Tweet about the Hopedale Press ebooks for sale at can get anywhere from 5% to 20% off the purchase of the book!

Someone's In The Kitchen: Haunted Home Cooking To Die For...

George Pruitt rented a summer house in the country in hopes of getting away from the Manhattan rat race on the weekends. However, he didn't count on the place coming with its own in-home cook--one that's been dead for over forty years.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Pumpkin Child: A Southern Gothic Halloween Story

Hollis Railsback returned home from World War Two to find both his family business and his high school sweetheart stolen by the same man: Virgil Bayliss. Hollis had always envied Virgil's luck: everything seemed to come so easily to Bayliss, while he had to fight for everything he had. 

Then one night,after taking a wrong turn on an old dirt road, Hollis finds himself at the shack of Granny Grimes, the old witchy-woman who lives in the middle of a pumpkin patch. Granny Grimes offers to swap his luck with that of Virgil--but once his luck is changed, he can never switch it back. The very next day his luck begins to while, at the same time, Virgil Bayliss contracts polio.

But, after years of good fortune in business and love, when he and his wife experienced trouble having children, Hollis decides to push his luck yet again--only to have his chickens come home to roost one dark Halloween night.

CHARITY: A Hospital Horror Story

As if undergoing surgery without the benefit of health insurance wasn't scary enough...

The only thing worse than having to go to the notorious Charity Hospital in New Orleans for major surgery is having to keep watch for the cancer monster.

Sometimes the walking dead hunger not for flesh, but for justice...

Over the last 30 years Virgil Marsalis has watched his friends and family die, one by one, of cancer--the result of the water table in his rural Louisiana parish being contaminated by run off from the local chemical plant. But now the time has finally come for the dead to cast aside their shrouds and speak their piece.

The One-Eyed King: A Dark Tale of Robin Hood

The battle between Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham is over. Robin has been given back his land and titles and granted a royal pardon by King Richard. The Merry Men have disbanded and Robin and Marian are now man and wife. But the peace that has come to Sherwood proves short lived upon the discovery of a trio of horrible torture-murders.

Although Sir Guy of Gisborne is no more, Robin Hood now finds himself facing a new and far more terrible foe--his long-lost evil twin brother, the murderous bandit Tamlane the Dragon, and his own dark, twisted version of the Merry Men, known as The Dragon's Teeth.

Caution: Contains some adult subject matter

Monday, October 1, 2012

Lynch: A Gothik Western

For years Johnny Pearl tried to escape his demons by being a gunslinger. With his killer’s cool and famous pearl-handled pistol, he made a name for himself in the years following the Civil War as an outlaw. But fame has proved hollow, and Johnny finds himself on the outskirts of the Wyoming Territory, on the verge of taking his own life after one gunfight too many, until he finds redemption in the smile of Katie Small Dove.

Katie understands Johnny Pearl’s pain and helps heal his broken soul, giving him the strength to turn his back on his old life of death and destruction, and build a new future. Within a year he has a wife, a homestead, and a baby on the way, and for the first time in his life Johnny knows true happiness. Of course it can not last.

Johnny Pearl’s idyllic new world is suddenly and irrevocably shattered by the arrival of Captain Antioch Drake, a psychotic cavalry officer determined to avenge the recent massacre at Little Big Horn. Within minutes of Drake and his men arriving, the homestead is ablaze, his wife and unborn child cruelly slain, and Johnny left to hang from a cottonwood. 

Normally, this would be the end of Johnny Pearl’s story—if not for the unexpected appearance of a medicine show wagon, driven by a strange old man called Doc Mirablis, who claims to have once been a friend and colleague of a certain Viktor Von Frankenstein.

The life and times of outlaw Johnny Pearl are over. But the adventures of the undead gunslinger called Lynch have just begun…

Cover illustration by SWAMP THING artist Stephen R. Bissette.