|Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 01:59 pm: |
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|Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 02:23 pm: |
Thought I'd post a sample of my e-newsletter, here, to hopefully entice new subscribers.
Hi, friends. Author JEFFREY THOMAS here, with the 7th installment of my e-newsletter and
news of a BOOK SIGNING, new PRODUCT LINE (heh), etc..
I’m a very lucky book lover. A huge new independent bookstore, TATNUCK BOOKSELLERS,
has just opened in my very own home town of Westborough, Massachusetts. On January 29th, a
Saturday, from 2PM on, I’ll be signing copies of my new SF/horror novel EVERYBODY
SCREAM! in its trade paperback incarnation. Mark it on your brand new 2005 calendar. Now
don’t leave me sitting there alone, sniffling – come see me, and bring all your friends! Read more
about this event here:
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY gave a great review of EVERYBODY SCREAM! in their 11/8/04
issue, in which they said: “the results are alternately hilarious and terrifying...Thomas uses
techniques and ideas pioneered by Lovecraft to make caustic social observations about humanity,
in particular our exploitation of other species.” The review in its entirety can be read at the
Amazon.com listing for the novel.
A great review of EVERYBODY SCREAM! also appears at the web site, “Gothic Revue.” They
say: “Jeffrey Thomas has a surreal ability to get to the heart and deep in the headspace of every
emotion his characters experience...Throughout the book I'm either cringing or smirking at its
taut balance of lyrical disorder...Full of edge, honesty, pain, and eroticism, it will satisfy any
insatiable appetite looking for a damn fine read.” You can read the entire review at:
A review of my erotic horror collection HONEY IS SWEETER THAN BLOOD (of which the
reviewer says, “Forget waiting for Barker's next short story collection; Thomas offers you a new
book of Blood that is more than capable of filling the void”) can be read here:
Last time I gave an excerpt from EVERYBODY SCREAM!, but this time around I want to afford you a tease of my novel BONELAND, from Bloodletting Press. It’s a nightmarish alternate history novel about a crime scene photographer named John Board, his insect-like living camera, and an alien intelligence that pulls the strings of the human race. Here you go...
It was toward these offices that thirty-seven year old John Board was escorted by the black-uniformed guard. The many doors they had to pass through to reach their destination did not open electronically; each needed to be opened individually with a key by a guard on the opposite side.
They passed along the outer edge of the eerily quiet death row area, and on into the administration section. Clerks passing in the hall glanced at Board with disinterest. None of them were women. The doors were of wood, not metal, not barred. They stopped at one of these, outside of which sat a guard reading a newspaper. He rose and knocked on the door for them, and a voice on the other side called, “Come in.”
A balding, well–tailored man sat behind a desk of dark wood like the door. He gestured toward a chair upholstered in red leather. For a moment Board hesitated to sit on it, thinking the man meant for the guard to sit down, but the guard stood stationary at the door. Board sat.
“I’m Warden File,” the man announced.
“Yes, sir,” Board muttered.
In his almost two years at Max Pen, Board had only seen the man a few times at a distance, but even then he could tell that the man was a Medium. Now, up close, it was hard for him not to stare at the huge tumor-like form bulging from the back of his head.
The growth immediately put Board in mind of his high school science teacher, Mr. Book, because it was a fat, tick-like animal which had affixed itself to the back of File’s skull. It was, in fact, nearly the same size as the warden’s skull and Board wondered how his neck could support them both. The mandibles of the tick were not visible, no doubt buried in bone, but two black eyes stared emptily, like mere vestiges. It forelegs had been absorbed into the human as well, with just the two back pairs of legs hanging down uselessly under File’s ears. The two organisms had become so fused that the warden’s monk-like fringe of hair even grew sparsely across the tick’s body as the hair circled behind File’s head. His skin had apparently grown over it, since the creature’s body was the same pink color as his own.
“I have a job to offer you, Mr. Board,” Warden File intoned blandly, folding his hands like mating insects upon his red velvet blotter.
I recently had a lot of fun designing T-shirts, lunch boxes, coffee mugs, etc. at the web site
CafePress.com. I’ve developed three stores there...one with a PUNKTOWN design, one with a
LETTERS FROM HADES sort of theme, and one called SCARED SHIRTLESS – which is an
entire story by me on the front of your shirt for all to read. Please have a look at these stores, here
here and here:
Know someone who might enjoy my work, and want to subscribe to this e-newsletter? Help them
(and me!) out by asking them to send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Some fantastic online shops selling books and magazines with my work include:
(special author’s page for my books)
(an extensive list of my available work)
Links of interest:
Jeffrey Thomas’ web site (still much in need of updating):
Jeffrey Thomas’ Night Shade Books message board is at:
Thanks as always. HAPPY HOLIDAYS and all best in 2005! – Jeffrey.