CAMP HILL, Pa. — Camp Hill, PA – Sunbury Press has released a second edition of Thomas Malafarina’s first novel “99 Souls” with Alecia Nye cover art. The duo had previously paired up successfully on the author’s novel “Burn Phone.”
A boy is savagely disemboweled in the presence of his friends at an abandoned coal mine by an unidentified creature. During the investigation, which follows, a Philadelphia television reporter learns from an eccentric old codger a terrible legend about the disastrous history of the mine – a tale about a mine disaster many years ago in which three coal miners were trapped a mile below the surface. Out of desparation, one of the miners sold his soul to Satan in order to get revenge for the disaster. In return, Satan transformed this man into an immortal soul-feeding demon that must remain trapped in the mine until he gathers ninety-nine souls.
How do you kill what can’t be killed? How do you stop the unstoppable?Welcome to a place where terror reigns, where unspeakable horror and demonic savagery is the norm; where lost souls writhe and struggle for a freedom that may never come.
Welcome to Coogan’s mine; the home of Devil Dan.
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
Sunbury Press, Inc.
BISAC: Fiction / Horror
Praise from George Andrade of “Horror News”:
“What is noteworthy about the legend in Ninety-Nine Souls, though, is that Malafarina takes advantage of it to reflect the idea that though it is easy to become cynical, amused and even bored with the small town happenings in this country we all know in our deepest selves that we’ve been there – that no matter how coiffed and educated (“civilized”) we fancy ourselves to be we recognize deep down that but for the grace of God go ourselves, that but for the happenstance of our birthright, our locations or just plain luck we are not in a position where just plain bad luck, or an accident, can end our dreams of “getting out”. The feeling of being trapped and powerless and the need to “do what you need to do to survive” is an ageless design in the patchwork quilt that is the American identity.”
“99 Souls is a terrific first novel, though, and a promising debut; it’s about small town conspiracies and the sins of our fathers, greed and corruption, supply and demand and the angst that accompanies them … and eventual comeuppance. It just so happens to be a very sinister horror novel as well.”
Other Alecia Nye covers:
“Burn Phone” by Thomas Malafarina
“Pythagoras the Mathemagician” by Karim El-Koussa
… more to come!
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CAMP HILL, Pa. — Camp Hill, PA – Landisburg, PA artist Alecia Nye’s artwork has been selected for the cover of Thomas Malafarina’s new horror novel ‘Burn Phone’. The book will be released later this month by Sunbury Press. Nye’s print will soon be released in a limited edition.
About the book:
Charles Wilson, a traveling businessman in search of a prepaid cellular phone stumbles into a strange store where he is presented with a hideous phone that he discovers can open a portal to Hell, summoning demonic creatures to do his every bidding.
What is the origin of this device? Why was Wilson chosen to be the “Keeper of the Phone”? How will this newfound power affect Wilson? This is story of power, psychological terror, demonic temptations, and human greed.
This is Thomas M. Malafarina’s second full length for Sunbury press. He has also written the novel “Ninety-Nine Souls” and the short story collection called “Thirteen Nasty Endings” both published through Sunbury Press.
“Burn Phone” has plenty of suspense, terror, surprises and just enough gut wrenching gore to keep the author satisfied.
Thomas M. Malafarina is a horror author from the South Heidelberg Township area of Pennsylvania. To date he has published a horror novel called “Ninety-Nine Souls” and a collection of horror short stories called “Thirteen Nasty Endings” through Sunbury Press.
He was born July 23, 1955 in the town of Ashland, Pennsylvania, in the heart of the hard coal region. He was raised in a small, wood-framed row house along with his parents, his younger brother and two older sisters. Growing up in this blue-collar community Thomas learned the importance of hard work and dedication to family. These values instilled by his parents guided him through to his adult life.
Thomas has enjoyed a life-long love of writing, music and art and of course, horror. “Burn Phone” is his latest exploration into the world of demonic horror.
Thomas lives in South Heidelberg Township, just outside of Wernersville, PA with his wife JoAnne. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.
Format – softcover – perfect binding.
214 pgs. 5.5 x 8.5
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