2021 AUTHORS/TITLES FOR ROOSTER REPUBLIC, STRANGEHOUSE, AND BIZARRO PULP PRESS

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Want to know who we’ve signed for 2021? We’ve talked about a couple titles in previous articles, but next year is Don Noble and Nicholas Day’s 5-year anniversary of owning and operating Rooster Republic, so we are releasing a complete collection of Don Noble’s short works, which will include original art and an original novella, as well as the finished, full text of TRAILER TRASH SAMURAI (portions of which have been previously anthologized). In addition to this, we will be releasing OCTOBER ANIMALS, a new novella from Nicholas Day. Both of these will be limited releases, and will have a pre-order window during summer 2021.

Hailey Piper (whose latest, THE WORM AND HIS KINGS, is available for pre-order from Off Limits Press) has signed on to release a new horror novel through Strangehouse Books, and this is one hell of a manuscript. We are tempted to call the book “Cronenbergian” but we aren’t sure that really does the story justice. It’s more than that. This book will knock yer socks off. It’ll be getting the hardcover treatment, as well, and we’ll have further announcements over the next couple of months. But, go ahead and get excited.

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TALES OF UNSPEAKABLE TASTE cover and other news

Well, let’s get the formalities out of the way and take a look at this new cover for Bizarro Pulp Press and Journalstone’s upcoming TALES OF UNSPEAKABLE TASTE, from the poison pen (tainted typewriter? killer keyboard?) of John Bruni:

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CRADLELAND trade paperback cover, a new release, and saying goodbye to summer

This year has been a Living Hell, but some damned fine work has reared its head.

Case in point, Sara Tantlinger’s CRADLELAND OF PARASITES, which becomes available in a trade paperback edition on Halloween. And, in the spirit of the impending “Spooky Season” we present to you the full wrap for her latest dive into darkness.

Hope you enjoy…

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Full Wrap for Andrew J. Stone’s THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR DANCE-OFF

Here’s a look at the full wrap for Andrew J. Stone’s (ALL HAIL THE HOUSE GODS and THE MORTUARY MONSTER) newest book, THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR DANCE-OFF, coming next month from Journalstone and Bizarro Pulp Press.

Check it oooooout:

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Karl Fischer’s LEVELS and a call for titles to be included in the 2021 Bizarro Pulp Press lineup

We don’t talk nearly enough about our collaborative work with Journalstone, specifically in regards to their imprint, Bizarro Pulp Press. We acquire titles and run production for these books, 4-to-6 titles per year, for release under Journalstone’s “Bizarro” outfit. We do this because we love the genre and we love the imprint. Our goal is simple: good books.

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FAIREST FLESH Street Date and Cover Reveal, and More

The street date for the trade paperback of FAIREST FLESH has been moved out by about a month and change. The title is now expected to release on December 1st, 2020 (instead of October 31st). The reason for this is simple: MARKETING.

FAIREST FLESH is a debut novel, and Rooster Republic/Strangehouse Books is as indie as it gets, all things considered, so in order to give this book the best release possible, we opted to move the release date to accommodate more time for lead-in marketing. Mostly, this translates to us getting the book into the hands of more reviewers, which we have been grinding away at for the better part of this week. And we’re rolling the dice on some bigger venues because, frankly, we believe this book deserves all the eyes we can get on it.

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FAIREST FLESH special edition pre-orders!

Paul Tremblay (A HEAD FULL OF GHOSTS and SURVIVOR SONG) had this to say about FAIREST FLESH:

“Deftly mashing together notorious historical figures, feminism, and the grimmest of fairy tales, FAIREST FLESH is as brutally horrifying as it is mesmeric. Consider me a K.P. Kulski fan for life.”

Fairest Flesh MEDIA dust jacket

Well, we’d say it looks like it’s time for . . . FLESH! This book will undoubtedly garner a lot of word of mouth, and it deserves every bit of it! Rooster Republic looks forward to hearing and seeing reader’s responses to this outstanding novel.

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“With Pestilence on Your Breath ,” a poem from CRADLELAND OF PARASITES

We are proud to bring you another selection from Sara Tantlinger’s newest book of poetry from Strangehouse Books CRADLELAND OF PARASITES. If you would like to order a copy, please let us know via email at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com.

With Pestilence on Your Breath

I bury my family
within muddy tombs,
watch you do the same
from across the graveyard
choked with corpses
nothing but bones
and dying grass blades
separating our burials

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“Rattus rattus ,” a poem from CRADLELAND OF PARASITES

Sara Tantlinger  is back with the a second poem selected from  CRADLELAND OF PARASITES. We’ll showcase two more after this in the next couple weeks, each scheduled for Monday. If you’re interested in purchasing a copy, please email us at roosterrepublicpress@gmail.com

Rattus rattus

Little pest, scrambling
through the dark, black
coat blending into night,
nocturnal creature
and all his mates, hiding
aboard trader ships
within straw beds
beneath the pillows
of sailors’ heads

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