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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…

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Hideous creatures and nightmarish situations abound in Malafarina’s “Malaformed Realities”

WERNERSVILLE, Pa.Sunbury Press has released thriller writer Thomas Malafarina’s latest short story compilationMalaformed Realities Volume One.

About the Book:
imagesHistory tells us that on October 3, 1849 the great master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, was found wandering the streets of Baltimore, Maryland delirious and in grave distress. He was taken immediately to the Washington College Hospital, where he died at 5 a.m. on Sunday, October 7. Poe never became coherent enough to explain how he wound up in such an abysmal condition. There are a lot of theories about his death but no concrete evidence. Maybe he simply lost his way back from those incredibly dark places his writing took him.

Thomas Malafarina can only hope that his own numerous journeys into that land of darkness will not someday take its toll on him. “I would hate to think of myself thirty years from now in some home for the aged and infirm, cowering in bed with the covers tucked tightly to my chin. Would I be too afraid to leave the safety of my covers because the demons, which once only lived inside my mind, had since become as real to me as flesh and bone in my addled condition? I suppose we will have to wait and see,” mused Thomas.

In the meantime, please enjoy yet another journey into the darkest corners of Thomas Malafarina’s mind. This collection is calledMalaformed Realities, not just as a clever play on his last name, but because distorting and twisting reality into something it was never intended to be is what he enjoys doing best. “And if in the process, I manage to disturb and frighten you along the way then all the better.”

Stories included in this volume:

  • When They Come For You
  • A Love Best Served Cold
  • MegaSynth RP-1
  • Brass
  • Inspector 17
  • Hear No Evil
  • Big Frankie
  • Dinner With Andy And Meg
  • Cold, Cold Women
  • If Thine Eye Offend Thee
  • Homecoming
  • Passageways To Perniciousness
  • Storage
  • Cutaneous Horns
  • Icehouse
  • Single Panel
  • The Brands
  • Breathe
  • Tools Of The Trade
  • Zombie Party
  • And The Scales Fell From My Eyes (A Novella)

Excerpt:
Cold, Cold Women
She had been the love of his life, the reason for his very existence. In fact, Dylan had considered her the warmest and most affectionate woman he had ever met. In his past, so many cold, cold women had hurt him so many times before taking all the love he had to give and then tossing him aside like so much garbage.

After years of dealing with this rejection Dylan had become wise to such deceitful women. He had experienced enough pain. He found he was never able give fully of himself in any relationship. He knew to watch for the signs. When he saw a woman turning cold, he would end it before he could be hurt again. After a while, he had begun to wonder if he would never find a truly caring woman.

Then he met Celia. She was everything he wanted in a woman and more. She was warm, compassionate and loving. She was the one woman who could break down the protective walls Dylan had built around himself. She taught him to give fully of himself once again without fear or concern and she had made his life complete—at least for a time.

But then he sensed that she too was beginning to grow distant and cold, just like the rest of them. These damned cold, cold women. She didn’t think he noticed, but he did. He knew the signs. After a time he realized she was no different than the others and soon she too would leave him. He was furious that he had allowed her to get so close to him, to break through his defenses, to get him to open up to her. Why had he been such a fool?

Now she lay quietly next to him in bed, her cold dead corpse growing stiff with rigor mortis. Her neck bore the blackened bruises from strangulation—her eyes bloodshot with petechial hemorrhaging. He was certain he could smell the stench of decay already forming about her and only after a few hours.

Life had made Dylan wise. He had ended it before she could hurt him any more than she already had. Why had she grown so cold? He didn’t know, but it really didn’t matter. Now she too would be buried in his back yard along with the many others who had tried to hurt Dylan. She had once been special but now she would become just another of the dozens of the cold, cold women now resting in the cold, cold ground.

About the Author:
01_24_15_Rabbit_Hash_KY_CroppedThomas 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 “99 Souls”, “Burn Phone” and “Eye Contact”, “Fallen Stones”, and the “Dead Kill” series. His short story collection are “13 Nasty Endings”, “Gallery of Horror”, “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume 1″, “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume 2″,  “Ghost Shadows”, and “Malaformed Realities”. 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.

mrv1_fcMalaformed Realities Volume 1
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
246 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620065327
ISBN-10: 1620065320
BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Malaformed-Realities-Vol…


Mark Slade’s “Electric Funeral” is a deadly combination of horror and art

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Mark Slades short story compilation “Electric Funeral: A Compilation of Short Stories Inspired by the Art of Darwins Mishap.”

About the Book:

ef_fcMark Slade, the publisher of “Nightmare Illustrated” magazine and contributor to Undead Living brings us this chilling collection of 15 morbid tales inspired by the dark artwork of Darwins Mishap.

Excerpt:

I lay on a pile of leaves, turned my coat up on my neck to deflect the cold wind whipping around me, all of those things ran rampant through my head. I closed my eyes, tried hard to convince myself I was free from all the stress that used weigh me down, when the truth stared me in the face. I had more troubles than I wanted.

I felt a cold hand touch my face. I flinched, opened my eyes quickly. I saw a young, dark haired woman in a hospital gown standing in front of me. She was stone-faced, no emotions at all. Her large brown eyes were lifeless. Her extreme pale skin only made dark circles under her eyes stand out more. She had her arms at her sides, but her right hand jumped as if she were keeping time to an imaginary song.

Electric Funeral

Authored by Mark Slade

Illustrated by Darwins Mishap

List Price: $24.95
8.5″ x 11″ HARD COVER
Color on White paper
66 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620064238
BISAC: Fiction / Horror / Short Stories

For more information, please see:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Electric-Funeral-9781620064238.htm?categoryId=-1


Malafarina’s “Dead Kill” series begins with “The Ridge of Death”

WERNERSVILLE, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Thomas M. Malafarina’s latest novel The Ridge of Death,the first book of the Dead Kill series.

About the book:

dk1_fc

Horror master Thomas Malafarina is back with the first book of his Dead Kill series entitled The Ridge of Death.  Enter a post-apocalyptic world where zombies still roam, but are the quarry of bounty hunters who are rewarded by the government for helping with the “clean-up.”

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 stepped out onto the roadway with his gun still at the ready. He looked around to make sure there were no other such creatures lurking about, and then cautiously approached the fallen beast. Most of its face and skull had been annihilated. For a moment he thought he saw the thing move slightly and considered blowing off the rest of it head. Instead he kicked it hard several times to see if there was any sign of movement. There was none. It would never rise up again. Covering his mouth and nose to avoid the ungodly stench surrounding the wretched thing, Jackson reached down and sunk the spear end of the rod deep into its shoulder, which was now the highest point on the thing’s body, making the flag as visible as possible.

As the point of the spear sunk deep into the rotting flesh with a sickening sound, Jackson pulled away quickly and was hit by an involuntary shudder which started at the top of his head and rapidly shot right through his body to the tips of his toes. He stood there on the side of the road slightly bent over with his both hands extended, palms down barely able to hold onto his gun, knees bent and legs trembling. “Oh my God! I hate these freaking dead things,” Jackson said with a shudder in his voice. He was so glad he was alone and no one had witnessed his ridiculous involuntary reaction.

Unfortunately, this was something that had to be done in accordance with government mandated regulations. He looked over and saw he was a few feet from mile marker 25.4. Taking a deep breath to regain his composure, Jackson withdrew his communications unit, or CU, as they were commonly called, and snapped a photo of the creature with his flag and digital code clearly displayed. He also made sure to get the mile marker sign in the photo for reference.

Walking cautiously back to his car, ever vigilant for not just other such creatures but also for possible approaching cars, rare as they may be, Jackson climbed behind the driver’s seat, started his engine, and closed all of his windows. Holding his CU, Jackson selected the required communication number from his list and after hearing the digital preprogrammed greeting, he left his message, “This is Jackson Ridge, citizen number 132-78-5498. I’d like to report a dead kill on the southbound lanes of Route 61 at mile marker 25.4. I have placed my digital code identification tag into the remains in accordance with regulation DK5479-38. I’m sending a digital image as confirmation of the dead kill. Please forward payment to my account on record. And do not hesitate to call me if you have any additional questions. Thank you.”

Then he disconnected, put his car in gear, and continued down the highway to his new writing assignment. One hundred dollars would be transferred into his bank account before the day was over…

The Ridge of Death

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
322 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063651
ISBN-10: 1620063654
BISAC: Fiction / Dystopian

Also available on Kindle and Nook

For more information about the book, please see:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Dead-Kill-Book-One-The-R…


Just out! Stories about those who have lived beyond life… “Undead Living”

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the short story compilation “Undead Living” edited by Thomas M. Malafarina.

ul_fcAbout the Book:

Horror master Thomas M. Malafarina brings you this compilation of short stories about the undead in comtemporary settings. Included in this volume:

Feeding Frenzy – Michael Collins

The Supreme Race – Catherine Jordan

The Storm – Kristina Mosley

The Collectors – Fallon Stoeffler

Trouble With The Tooth Fairy – Victoria Rowe

Angel Of Mercy – Joseph Rubas

Night Drive – C. Inferno

Encounter In The Dead Of Night… – Sergio Palumbo

Kittens With Chainsaws – Johannes Pinter

Even The Great Will Fall – Thomas M. Malafarina

Handsome Jack – C. M. Saunders

Richard The Vampire – Joshua Malbin

Responsibility – Paul Stansfield

The Benefits of Being Dead – Benjamin Blake

The Price Of Rice – Mark Slade

Undead Living

Authored by Thomas M. Malafarina, Edited by Thomas M. Malafarina, Authored by Catherine Jordan, Authored by Michael Collins, Authored by Kristina Mosley, Authored by Fallon Stoeffler, Authored by Victoria Rowe, Authored by Joseph Rubas, Authored by C. Inferno, Authored by Sergio Palumbo, Authored by Johannes Pinter, Authored by C. M. Saunders, Authored by Joshua Malbin, Authored by Paul Stansfield, Authored by Benjamin Blake, Authored by Mark Slade

List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
186 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620062852
ISBN-10: 1620062852
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

Front and back cover art by Amber Russell.

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Undead-Living-9781620062…


13 creepy horror tales comprise Malafarina’s “Ghost Shadows”

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press has released Thomas M. Malafarina’s latest horror short story compilation “Ghost Shadows.”

Ghost Shadows

Ghost Shadows

About the Book:
Like a dark cloud of foreboding, stories of horror can cast their ghostly silhouettes across our very souls. Ghost Shadows is a collection of thirteen such stories by modern day master of the macabre, Thomas M. Malafarina. From tales of psychological terror to those involving the demonic tortures of Hell itself, Malafarina seeks to cast his own ghost shadows across the souls of his legion of devoted readers.

About the Author:
Thomas M. Malafarina (www.ThomasMMalafarina.com) is a horror fiction writer from Berks County, PA. He has published four novels, “99 Souls”, “Burn Phone”, “Eye Contact” and most recently, “Fallen Stones” and story collections called “13 Nasty Endings”, Gallery Of Horror”, “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume One” and “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume Two” through Sunbury Press of Camp Hill, PA. (www.Sunburypress.com). He has also published a collection of single-panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too: Cartoons For The Slightly Off-Center” through Sunbury. He has written dozens of short stories, which have been featured in numerous anthologies as well as on internet audio podcasts.

Ghost Shadows
Authored by Thomas M Malafarina
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
170 pages
Sunbury Press Inc
ISBN-13: 978-1620061930
ISBN-10: 1620061937
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Ghost-Shadows-9781620061930.htm?categoryId=-1

Also available on Kindle and Nook


Thomas Malafarina’s “Fallen Stones” — sometimes the dead have their own agenda…

Mechanicsburg, PA – Sunbury Press released horror author Thomas M. Malafarina’s latest novel “Fallen Stones” about an inheritance gone wrong… sometimes the dead have their own agenda!

About the book:
FS_pubWhen Stephanie Wright and her family inherit and move into a luxuriously renovated rural Schuylkill County farmette she believes all of her worries are over. But then her husband, Jason stumbles on a small ancient family burial site on the property. He decides to destroy the headstones, keeping the gravesite a secret so not to spoil his wife’s newfound happiness. But sometimes the dead have their own agenda. When Stephanie begins researching her family genealogy she uncovers a terrible family tragedy, the true unholy reason for what they originally perceived as good fortune rears it hideous head. The story has plenty of suspense, supernatural intrigue, and down and out gut wrenching terror to keep any reader, horror fan or not flipping pages and hungry for more.

“Fallen Stones”
Authored by Thomas M Malafarina
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
348 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620061169
ISBN-10: 1620061163
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

About the author:
Thomas M. Malafarina (www.ThomasMMalafarina.com)   is a horror fiction writer from Berks County, PA. He has published four novels, “99 Souls”, “Burn Phone”, “Eye Contact” and most recently, “Fallen Stones” and story collections called “13 Nasty Endings”, Gallery Of Horror”, “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume One” and “Malafarina Maleficarum Volume Two” through Sunbury Press of Mechanicsburg, PA. (www.Sunburypress.com). He has also published a collection of single-panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too: Cartoons For The Slightly Off-Center” through Sunbury. He has written dozens of short stories, which have been featured in numerous anthologies as well as on internet audio podcasts.

Also available on Nook and Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Fallen-Stones-9781620061…


Malafarina Maleficarum Volume Two completes the two book set of early Tom Malafarina works of horror

Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released horror author Thomas M. Malafarina’s compilation “Malafarina Maleficarum – Volume Two”, combining his second novel “Eye Contact” and short story compilation “Gallery of Horror,” inspired by the surreal collages of Nunzio Barbera.

About the book:
malmal2_pubIn Germany, in 1487 Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger published what was to be considered one of the most famous medieval exposés on witches, called the Malleus Maleficarum. The purpose for the book was two fold. Firstly, it was meant to challenge all arguments against the existence of witchcraft and secondly to instruct magistrates on how to identify, interrogate and convict witches.

Sunbury Press presents this second volume of some of horror author, Thomas M. Malafarina’s early works and in homage to the Malleus Maleficarum have entitled it Malafarina Maleficarum. It contains Thomas’s novel Eye Contact as well as stories from his second short story collection Gallery of Horror.

In the tradition of “Night Gallery”, horror author Thomas M. Malafarina and contemporary artist Nunzio Barbera have collaborated to present a collection of strange and bizarre stories, combining both art and fiction, which they call Gallery of Horror. The goal of the work was to produce stories with the same surrealistic atmosphere of the old television show along with short stories containing similar ironic twists. In addition, many of the stories have Malafarina’s own special brand of descriptive gore. Each story was inspired by, and features one of, Nunzio Barbera’s works of art and was created with the hopes of taking the reader on a very special journey into the unknown and frightening world that is the mind of Thomas M. Malafarina.

There is a thin line between reality and illusion, between sanity and insanity, between life and death. Through no fault of his own, David Matson, the protagonist in Eye Contact, is thrust into a world of darkness, of illusion, of hallucinations and never-ending nightmares; a world from which he longs to awaken but cannot. Join him in his interminable struggle to return to reality and see what horrors fate has in store for him.

So sit back in your favorite reading chair, dim the lights and prepare to read a great collection of some of the earliest published works of Thomas M. Malafarina and become familiar with his special writing style. We are certain you will not only love what you read but will be left hungry for more.

Malafarina Maleficarum: Volume 2
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
378 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620060520
ISBN-10: 1620060523
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

 


Malafarina Maleficarum Volume One combines early Tom Malafarina horror favorites and two new stories

Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released horror author Thomas M. Malafarina’s compilation “Malafarina Maleficarum – Volume One”, combining his first novel “99 Souls”, short story compilation “13 Nasty Endings” and two new never-before-published stories “From Below” and “The Shutter.” The company also released revised versions of “99 Souls” and “13 Nasty Endings.”

About the book:
malmal_pubIn Germany, in 1487 Heinrich Kramer and Jacob Sprenger published what was to be considered one of the most famous medieval exposés on witches, called the Malleus Maleficarum. The purpose for the book was two-fold. Firstly, it was meant to challenge all arguments against the existence of witchcraft and secondly to instruct magistrates on how to identify, interrogate and convict witches.

Sunbury Press presents this collective volume of some of horror author, Thomas M. Malafarina’s early works and in homage to the “Malleus Maleficarum” have entitled it “Malafarina Maleficarum”. It contains Thomas’s debut novel “99 Souls” as well as stories from his first horror short story collection “13 Nasty Endings” and two new stories “From Below” and “The Shutter”.

“99 Souls” is a novel of demonic horror, which takes place in Schuylkill County, PA during three different periods, starting in 1965, then flashing back to 1895 and eventually ending in 1985. The story revolves around a legend of a soul-sucking demon that dwells in an abandoned coalmine. As a young man, the creature was trapped in a mine during a cave in and was tricked into selling his soul for a chance to survive. However, before he can gain his freedom, he must collect the souls of 99 humans as payment to his dark master. The novel is suspenseful, awash in local coal region color, is sometimes quite gory and descriptive; but never ceases to be a page-turner.

“13 Nasty Endings” is a collection of 13 short stories, each of which is truly nasty and eventually ends badly for someone. It was Thomas’s first foray into short story writing and since its original publication these and many other of his short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies, online horror magazines and have been featured on audio podcasts as well. Each of the stories is unique, terrifying and often disturbing.

So sit back in your favorite reading chair, dim the lights and prepare to read a great collection of some of the earliest published works of Thomas M. Malafarina and become familiar with his special writing style. We are certain you will not only love what you read but will be left hungry for more.

Malafarina Maleficarum: Volume 1
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
300 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620060278
ISBN-10: 1620060272
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

 


Thomas Malafarina’s “Gallery of Horror” now available in special 8×10 color edition

Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released a large format color edition of Thomas M. Malafarina’s latest book “Gallery of Horror”, a collection of ten short stories based on the dark collages of Keyser, West Virginia’s Nunzio Barbera. Nunzio’s collages can now be seen in their original color in this 8×10 version.

Regarding Thomas Malafarina’s “Eye Contact”
“If H.P Lovecraft were to write the “The Dead Zone”, this would be it …”  George Andrade, Horror News.net

About the Book:
GOH - color - webFrom 1970 to 1973, the television network NBC aired a program called “Night Gallery” hosted by Rod Serling who was best know for the series “The Twilight Zone” during the 1950s and 1960s. Each week, the show started with Rod standing in front of a work of disturbing artwork displayed on an easel. Next he would proceed to introduce the night’s feature play, which always carried the same title as the displayed work of art.

In the tradition of “Night Gallery”, horror author Thomas M. Malafarina and contemporary artist Nunzio Barbera have collaborated to present a collection of strange and bizarre stories, combining both art and fiction, which they call “Gallery Of Horror”.

The goal of the work was to produce stories with the same surrealistic atmosphere of the old television show along with short stories containing similar ironic twists. In addition, many of the stories have Malafarina’s own special brand of descriptive gore. Each story was inspired by, and features one of, Nunzio Barbera’s works of art and was created with the hopes of taking the reader on a very special journey into the unknown and frightening world that is the mind of Thomas M. Malafarina.

Stories included:
• The Age Of Man
• The Wind Whispers Mary
• Girls Don’t Poop
• Talk2Me
• Call Him Maury
• Beyond The Mind’s Eye
• Remember When
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List Price: $24.95
8″ x 10″ (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
Full Color on White paper
104 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1934597699
ISBN-10: 1934597694
BISAC: Fiction / Horror

About the Author:
Thomas M. Malafarina is an author of horror fiction. To date he has published three horror novels —  “99 Souls”, “Burn Phone” and “Eye Contact” — as well as a collection of horror short stories called “13 Nasty Endings” and a book of single panel cartoons called “Yes I Smelled It Too; Cartoons For The Slightly Off Center” through Sunbury Press.

In addition, many of Thomas’ works have appeared in short story anthologies and e-magazines. Some have also been produced and presented for internet podcasts.

Thomas is best known for the twists and surprises in his stories, and he is quite fond of developing the explicitly descriptive scenes of horror, gore and violence he depicts in his work.

Thomas lives in South Heidelberg Township, just outside of Wernersville, Pa., with his wife, JoAnne. They have three grown children and three grandchildren.

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypress.com/galleryofhorror.html

For more information about artist Nunzio Barbera
http://www.artreview.com/profile/NunzioBarberaII

Review of a recent exhibition by Nunzio Barbera:
http://www.prlog.org/10978004-nightmare-on-south-front-s