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I’ve Been Way Too Busy

Wow! I’m telling you. I’ve been way to busy for a part-time author with a full-time day job and family obligations, not to mention being a weekend-warrior in a two blues bands. I just finished final review of three new books coming soon from Sunbury Press. Actually they are re-writes and re-edits of my first three books.

I originally wrote the books, “99 Souls”, “Thirteen Nasty Endings” and “Burn Phone” and published them back in 2010. I thought after five years it might be a good idea to rework these books using the improved skills I’ve hopefully developed over the past five years. (I know it’s actually 6 years but I started reworking these back in 2015).

Also, many of the reviews of my early work praise the stories but come down hard (rightfully so) on the less than desirable editing. As a result the newly released books will also have new titles and new covers. They’ll be called “It Waits Below” (formerly “99 Souls”), “Thirteen Deadly Endings” and “Burner” (both self explanatory).

In addition to these I’ve been working on tons of new short stories as well as the third book in my “Dead Kill” series and starting another series which is s a spin-off from Dead Kill II.

If that wasn’t bad enough, I’m also reworking my novel “Eye Contact” as “Fallen Stones”.

Somewhere in the middle of all of this we will be releasing two more short story collections, “Malaformed Realities Vol 2 and Vol 3”.

So hold onto your hats Malcontents wherever you are because 2017 is going to be an amazing year for books from yours truly.

 

Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change Released!

Good news for all you Malcontents out there. The latest book in my Dead Kill zombie series, “Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge of Change” has been officially released and is now available at both the Sunbury Press website  http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dead-Kill-Book-Two-The-Ridge-of-Change-9781620066713.htm?categoryId=-1 in paperback, as well as on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ridge-Change-Dead-Kill/dp/1620066718 in both paperback and Kindle formats.

This picks up a few months after the place where Dead Kill Book 1: The Ridge Of Death left off. I would, of course recommend reading Book 1 first. Even though Book 2 is a separate story, if you haven’t read the first book there are DK 1 references which will be spoilers but were necessary in order to properly establish the scenes for book 2.

I hope all you Malcontents enjoy my latest release. Look for several other of my releases and re-releases coming in 2016.

Zombies stalk the wilds near Reading, PA in Thomas Malafarina’s latest novel

READING, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Thomas Malafarinas latest novel, Dead Kill Volume 2: The Ridge of Change, post-apocalyptic fiction about survival under grim circumstances.

dk2_fcAbout the Book:
It’s 2054. Ten years since the Zombie virus of 2043 struck. Although all are infected, humanity has learned to deal with the dead and reduced their numbers to being no more than a nuisance. But like mankind, viruses need to do what they must to survive. Change and mutation is the survival mechanism of viruses. Author Thomas M Malafarina continues his Dead Kill series withDead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change.

What Others Are Saying:
“Thomas Malafarina writes with a visual artist’s eye for detail and design and revels in the same exuberant flourishes for violence and tableaus of flesh as Clive Barker, all the while working the clichés and conventions of the horror genre bravely and unabashedly. Though he has created his own King-like milieu in and around his native Schuylkill County (PA), Malafarina shares Lovecraft’s cosmic vision and torment of inner and outer space and he designs philosophically laden set pieces that thoroughly dissect the minutia of man as if he were just another sentient being in a violent and insatiable cosmos (and a clumsy one at that), a doomed soul wracked with mental anguish and ripe for the picking from the evils of the universe, just another chapter in an ancient taxonomy. Tom’s novels continue to grow in scope and ambition – he is a veritable talent to watch (and read)!” — George Andrade – Horror News

“Thomas M. Malafarina is the kind of writer I aspire to be. Like a visionary painter, creates mood in the landscape of dread, strong emotions with characters you care for, and suspense that causes a reader’s nails to dig deep into their own legs.  Stories cut from a cloth of originality that is Thomas M. Malafarina.” — Mark Slade – Nightmare Illustrated Magazine

“Malafarina’s vision into a world where zombies are nearly eradicated is fresh and savagely satisfying, making this a must read.” — Keith Rommel – Author of “The Cursed Man”

Excerpt:
Jackson Ridge was terrified beyond all human understanding. He didn’t dare let even so much as a single breath escape from his tightly pursed lips while the mangled reanimated remains of what was once the Yuengsville Chief of Police, Brent Holden slowly trudged across the dirt barn floor toward him. Jackson was bound tightly with heavy bull rope and was unable to move. As if that were not a futile enough situation, large spikes had been driven through his palms crucifying him to a thick, heavy wooden crossbeam in the horrifying barn turned death chamber. In the distance, not very far away he could hear the moans of the other undead creatures milling about in the unseen pit he knew was there. He could smell their foul reeking stench. He wondered if they could likewise smell the warmth of his own blood coursing through his veins. And might the vile beasts possibly find a way to escape from their own prison and come for him? But he knew by then it would be far too late for him anyway.

Only minutes earlier Jackson had watched as the dead police chief had transformed into a savage, flesh-craving zombie. The ungainly clumsy creature had stumbled to rise, placing its twisted hands on the side cross rails of the barn stalls, using them to help it stand upright. Then the living dead thing had looked directly at Jackson. Its eyes had no longer held the same look of hatred, which living Brent Holden’s contemptuous eyes had once reserved for Jackson. Now they conveyed something that he realized was far, far worse. Now they held a look of insatiable hunger in those deathly filmy orbs. A single glance at those hideous undead hungry eyes was enough to cause all of the breath to leave Jackson’s lungs in one unwelcome gasp of terrified exhalation.

About the Author:
Thomas MalafarinaThomas M. Malafarina is a horror fiction author from the South Heidelberg Twp area of Berks County, Pennsylvania. He was born July 23, 1955 in Ashland, Schuylkill County, PA where he lived until moving to Berks County in 1979.

Many of Thomas’s stories take place in his native Schuylkill County and also in Berks County settings. Thomas’s books are published by Sunbury Press of Camp Hill, PA.

Thomas’s novels include “Dead Kill 1: The Ridge of Death,” “Dead Kill 2: The Ridge of Change,” “99 Souls,” “Burn Phone,” “Eye Contact,” and “Fallen Stones”. His short story collection are “13 Nasty Endings,” “Gallery of Horror,” and “Ghost Shadows”. He also has a collection of single-panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too”. In addition, Thomas’s stories appear in many anthologies currently on sale on Amazon.

Thomas has had a life-long love of the horror and monster genre in all its form of books, movies and art. Annually, Thomas creates works of horror art, props and scenery, which he donates to a local non-profit Halloween Barn Of Terror.

Thomas lives just outside of Wernersville, PA with his wife JoAnne. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

The Ridge of Change
Authored by Thomas M Malafarina
List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
280 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066713
ISBN-10: 1620066718
BISAC: Fiction / Horror / General

Also available on Kindle
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dead-Kill-Book-Two-The-R…

Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge of Change Coming Soon

I just turned in the first round of edits for Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge of Change. Next will come the final proof edits then it should be released, hopefully by the end of the month. It is currently available for pre-order on the Sunbury Press website. http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dead-Kill-Book-Two-The-Ridge-of-Change-9781620066713.htm . Reserve yours today.

 

Book sale and signing event in May

I’ve just arranged with my publisher, Sunbury Press to do a book sale and signing, Friday, May 6th, 6-9 pm. It’s called a First Friday event and will be held at Sunbury Press Books, 105 S. Market Street Mechanicsburg, PA. Stop by and purchase one of my books. I’ll be happy to sign and personalize it for you.

Moon Books Horror Anthology 2015 Released

Moon Books has just released its first horror anthology, featuring one of Thomas’s stories alongside works by some of the best and brightest new horror writers in the business.

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Interview On Unfleshed Podcast

Recently I had the honor and privilege of being featured on an interview with Tj Weeks and S. K. Ballinger on the Unfleshed Podcast. Here’s a link to the show. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsqRJtqycUw

Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change Completed

My latest novel in my Dead Kill series, Dead Kill Book 2: The Ridge Of Change has finally been completed. It gave me great pleasure as it always does to type “The End”. Now it’s in the ever-competent Sunbury Press for final editing and galley proofing. We are hoping to have it ready for the Halloween season. So all of you MAL-contents out there, get ready for you latest installment of the continuing Dead Kill saga.

Interview on Live In The Wolf’s Den Podcast

I was interviewed recently at the Warren County Sci-Fi festival for a Podcast called Live Inside the Wolf Den​. Here is a link to the show. My interview starts at 16:00 minutes. Enjoy http://www.blogtalkradio.com/livewolfden/2015/07/21/episode-51-the-show-with-so-much-stuff-it-ought-to-be-2-shows-show

Appearing At Warren County Sci-Fi Fantasy Festival

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This Saturday, July 11th at 10:00 I will be appearing at the Warren County Sci-Fi Fantaasy Festival (http://wcsfd.webs.com/authors). I’ll be selling, personalizing and signing books as well. Hope to see you there.