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Five Little Deaths Review

Five Little Deaths by Clare de Lune

☆☆☆☆☆Dark, erotic and fast paced!

I first discovered Clare de Lune’s work via her short story – CITY OF THE DEAD – which was featured in the horror section of The Big Book of Bizarro. Clare has a gift for depicting mysterious landscapes in a dark and fascinating way, thus when I saw this collection offered up on amazon, I went ahead and purchased a copy.

The trick to writing short story fiction is to get in, tell the story, and get out. The problem is that many writers have difficulty telling the tale in a smooth, enjoyable manner that is most importantly, memorable.

Short stories can be easily spoiled with in-depth reviews, so I will not go into an thorough analysis of each work, but rather talk about my impressions of the first story and hopefully, you can decide whether this collection is right for you.

The first story is called BLOODY KISSES and focuses on a primary character, Charlotte, a blonde-haired widow who lives in an old house by the sea.  Charlotte is plagued with memories of her dead husband, Bryan, who apparently drowned, but whose body was never discovered.

We get a glimpse of Charlotte’s emotional problems, possibly depression or insomnia, when she is described as taking Percocet before settling into bed with a book to read.

The interesting piece here is what happens next.  We learn of an affection that Charlotte had with her husband’s friend Vic and after her husband died, she was troubled.  Shortly after Bryan’s disappearance, Vic also disappeared, thus adding a layer of mystery to the overall story.

It is at this point that Charlotte is revisited by Bryan (is he a ghost, vampire, or figment of her imagination) and he leads her on a journey down by the sea, where they engage in highly-charged passion along with Vic. Bad things happen here and you will just have to read to find out what they are.

In the end, the reader is left to wonder if Charlotte became a vampire, was murdered, or was having a drug-influenced dream at bed.

Mysterious and good.

– Gary Lee Vincent, Co-editor of The Big Book of Bizarro

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BOOK SIGNING: Sci-Fi in the Valley Con, May 18-20, 2012, Ebensburg, PA (Johntown/Altoona Area)

Sci-Fi in the Valley Con

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the SCI-FI IN THE VALLEY CON (Ebensburg, PA) Friday through Sunday, May 18-20, 2012.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project:
The Big Book of Bizarro.

When

Friday through Sunday, May 18-20, 2012.
SHOW HOURS:
FRI 2 – 8pm,  SAT 10am – 8pm,   SUN 9am – 6pm

Where

Location/Contact Info:

North Central Recreation Center
186 Schoolhouse Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931


2011 Bizarro Tour Officially Over!

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD Author, John Russo, DARKENED HILLS Author Gary Lee Vincent, and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD MOVIE "Sheriff" George Kosanna pose at one of the Horror Cons. All have stories in THE BIG BOOK OF BIZARRO by Burning Bulb Publishing.

It has been a long and crazy year, but the BIZARRO TOUR is officially over!

Over the past eight weeks, we have sold close to 200 books and I wanted to take this moment to personally thank each of you who have came out to the various conventions (cons) and book stores along the way to show your support.

Whether you purchased one of my titles (Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, or Passageway), one of Rich Bottles Jr.’s titles (Lumberjacked or Hellhole West Virginia), or went balls-out and grabbed our mutually-infamous The Big Book of Bizarro, your patronage is most appreciated.

Work is underway on Darkened Hills III (official title Darkened Waters) and I’ll keep fans updated here an on the official blog at www.DarkenedHills.com.

Until our next tour… happy holidays and happy reading,
Gary


BOOK SIGNING: Steel City Con, December 2-4, 2011, Monroeville, PA (Pittsburgh Area)


Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the STEEL CITY CON (Pittsburgh/Monroeville, PA) Friday through Sunday, December 2-4, 2011.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project:
The Big Book of Bizarro.

When

Friday through Sunday, December 2-4, 2011.
SHOW HOURS:
FRI 2 – 8pm,  SAT 10am – 6pm,   SUN 10am – 4pm

Where

Location/Contact Info:

209 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146

WWW.STEELCITYCON.COM


BOOK SIGNING: Empire Books, Nov. 26, 2011, Huntington, WV


Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at EMPIRE BOOKS (HUNTINGTON, WV) on Saturday, November 26, 2011.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project:
The Big Book of Bizarro.

When

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time: 5PM-7PM     12PM – 5-PM * Please note update to time

Where

Location/Contact Info:

30 Pullman Square
Huntington, WV  25701
(304) 529-7323
http://www.empirebooksandnews.com/ 


BOOK SIGNING: Kerri’s Korner Bookstore, Nov. 25, 2011, Fairmont WV



Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at KERRI’S KORNER BOOKSTORE (FAIRMONT, WV) on BLACK FRIDAY, November 25, 2011.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project:
The Big Book of Bizarro.

When

Friday, November 25, 2011
Time: 1PM-3PM

Where

Location/Contact Info:

1011 Speedway Avenue
Fairmont, WV  26554
(304) 363-BOOK


Vanessa’s Video Book Review of The Big Book of Bizarro

On Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, video blogger Vanessa provided us with a quick review of The Big Book of Bizarro. You can check it out for yourself below:

In her words, The Big Book has “… more sex than an Amsterdam Brothel, more aliens than John Carpenter’s movies, and more violence than you can wave a butcher knife at!”

Well, I guess she has a point!

The Big Book of BizarroHey, we’d love to hear from you!  Have you read The Big Book of Bizarro yet?  If so, let us know!  Post your review on amazon.com or on our Facebook wall at www.TheBigBookofBizarro.com.

 


The Big Book of Bizarro Collector Token

Stop by any of our upcoming book signings and pick up your very own collector token / wooden dollar promoting The Big Book of Bizarro by Burning Bulb Publishing.

This collector’s piece is a limited edition wooden dollar that gives the bearer $1.00 off the book at the signing.  However, we believe many who own the book will want to keep this very cool piece of pop memorabilia.  So be sure to hit us up for one at one of our signings throughout October – December 2011.

The Big Book of BizarroRemember, The Big Book of Bizarro is a one-of-a-kind, literary classic.  It makes a great Christmas gift for that hard-to-shop-for individual.

Spread the love and buy your copy today!


BOOK SIGNING: The Oddmall Festival, Nov. 5, 2011

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the The Oddmall Festival, Saturday November 5, 2011 in Hudson, OH.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project: The Big Book of Bizarro.

According to event coordinators:

Oddmall is more than just an ordinary craft show. It’s a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and wonder where artists, crafters, and like-minded sorts gather to offer their unusual creations for public consumption. It’s a forum for creative expression, a classroom for esoteric wisdom, a soapbox for wild ideas, a miraculous marketplace of the unconventional, a metaphorical Serengetian watering hole where the zebras and wildebeests of inspiration and artistry congregate amidst the snapping crocodiles and scorching sunbeams of originality and ingenuity. …umm yeah. Anyway, it’ll be fun. Trust me.    Website:  www.OddMall.info

When

Saturday
November 5, 2011
10AM – 6PM

Where

Location/Contact Info:

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center (Akron area)
240 East Hines Hills Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236
www.oddmall.info 


BOOK SIGNING: West Virginia Book Festival, Oct. 22-23, 2011

WV Book Festival

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the West Virginia Book Festival, October 22-23, 2011 in Charleston, WV.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative project: The Big Book of Bizarro.

When

Friday – Saturday
October 22-23, 2011
Times: 9AM – 11AM and 1PM – 3 PM both days

Where

Location/Contact Info:

CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER
200 CIVIC CENTER DRIVE
CHARLESTON, WV  25301
http://wvbookfestival.org/