EvilEye Books

Now Available! Creeping Stones and Other Stories!

Posted by cullenbunn on October 24, 2012  /   Posted in Fiction, Writing

Updated 10/27/2012

Creeping Stones and Other Stories, a collection of short horror tales by yours truly, is now available! I didn’t expect it to be released until mid-November, but you can get the book now… just in time for Halloween!

This is the first of two collections coming from Evileye Books. The stories in this volume include:

Why Sing the Sirens
Wide is the Way, Broad is the Gate
The Storm Children
Come Again, Halloween
Cold Snap
Still Waters
Creeping Stones
Tomorrow, When the Demons Come
Beneath Black Boughs My Darlings Slumber
The Caller From the Void
For Her Love
Cry of the Machine
The Feast of Crows
Remains

That’s 300+ pages of horror fiction… and you can get your copy right now on Amazon!

The Burning Maiden Now Available on Kindle!

Posted by cullenbunn on September 04, 2012  /   Posted in Writing

Evileye Books has released a new anthology on the Kindle today. The Burning Maiden features my short story, “And Their Shadows”, along with 15 other supernatural tales by the likes of Mike Oliveri, Joe Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Langan, and others. This is their first published anthology, so you should definitely check it out! Get The Burning Maiden for the Kindle here! Read More

“I Bury All Your Cows!” Welcome to Crooked Hills!

Posted by cullenbunn on October 04, 2011  /   Posted in Uncategorized, Writing

Just in time for the Halloween season, my middle reader horror novel, Crooked Hills, is now available! This is the first book in a series set deep in the Missouri Ozarks… in the most haunted town in America.

For Charlie and his brother Alex, an unexpected trip to visit their Aunt Mary in the haunted town of Crooked Hills turns into a life-changing adventure, forcing them to confront local bullies, hell hounds, dead witches, and girls with slingshots! A throwback to classic adventures like that of the Hardy Boys, mixed with the creepiness of GOOSEBUMPS and CIRQUE DU FREAK, Cullen Bunn’s CROOKED HILLS blends mystery and adventure to weave a fun and unforgettable story of will, friendship and family bonds.

The book is now available in trade paperback, for the Kindle, and for the Nook! For a limited time, the Kindle and Nook versions are on sale for less than 3 bucks!

Early reviews of the book have been very positive, and you can check out what people are saying here:

Hellnotes Review of Crooked Hills

Spooky Summer Fun: The Denver Book Examiner Reviews Crooked Hills

Review: Crooked Hills Book 1 by Serial Distractions

Dread Central Review of Crooked Hills

The Occult Detective Reviews Crooked Hills

If you haven’t purchased the book yet, there’s no better time than the present! If you have read the book–thank you! I hope you’ll take a few minutes to help spread the word. This book means a lot to me, and I want to point as many people to it as possible.

If you have a Twitter account, please let your followers know about the book. Include the #Crookedhills hashtag to help other tweeters find the book.

If you have a Facebook account, please got to the Crooked Hills page and LIKE it.

And please review the book on Amazon, Goodreads, iBookstore, BN, and wherever you can. If you run a blog, post about it.

If you have a favorite library, request that they order it. Crooked Hills is distributed to schools and libraries by Follett Library Resources.

Thanks, everyone! This book has been a long time coming, and I appreciate all the support.

Creeping Stones and Other Stories

Posted by cullenbunn on July 12, 2011  /   Posted in Writing

Here’s an announcement I’m pretty excited about! Early next year, the first of two (and maybe more?) short story collections will be released by EvilEye Books.

Evileye Books to Publish Two-Volume Set of Short Stories by Acclaimed Horror Writer, Cullen Bunn

First collection, “Creeping Stones and Other Stories,” to debut in February 2012. Individual stories to appear digitally leading up to book’s release.

(CRYSTAL LAKE, IL) — Cullen Bunn’s mind is the restless sort, with a seemingly unbound curiosity and speculative imagination. He has written about Prohibition-era demons; weird Western tales of supernatural six-shooters; an Ozarks town haunted by a child-eating witch; and even a killer tooth!

Beginning this fall, Mr. Bunn turns his attention to the short story form. “Creeping Stones and Other Stories” is the first volume of a two-collection deal between Mr. Bunn and Evileye Books. Featuring fourteen stories, “Creeping Stones” presents horror yarns that explore themes of loss and the cost of redemption.

“Zombies and vampires are great,” said Mr. Bunn, “but with these stories, I wanted to explore different facets of horror and the supernatural—the emotional and psychological damage speculative fiction rarely explores these days.”

“Creeping Stones” marks Mr. Bunn’s first formal collection of stories, and will be made available in various editions including digital formats for the Kindle, Nook and iBooks ebook platforms; trade paperback; and in the future, a limited hardcover edition.

The second volume in the set will be titled, “A Passage in Black and other Stories,” and will feature eight stories and two novellas. The collection will debut in 2013.

Beginning in August, as a lead-in to the launch of “Creeping Stones,” Evileye Books will release 1-2 stories per month in digital format for the Kindle, Nook and iBooks platforms, and will include bonus materials that will not be made available in the collected edition.

“From the first planning discussions,” said A. Nathaniel Ommus, Editor of Evileye Books, “the idea has always been to reward Cullen’s fans by making his literary work available more often than once a year or bi-annually, as happens with most novels and longer works of fiction. By introducing key stories from the collection as standalone publications, we satisfy his readers’s thirst for his storytelling, but also reward them with added material not found elsewhere.”

The standalone stories debuting digitally will feature custom covers, excerpts from future works, interviews, profiles and behind-the-scenes peeks. Standalone short story editions will retail ninety-nine cents.

Pricing for the formal collected editions will be made available in late fall.

For more information, stay tuned to the Eyewire.

Crooked Hills Update

Posted by cullenbunn on May 31, 2011  /   Posted in Uncategorized

There’s been a bit of movement around my middle reader horror novel Crooked Hills. Last week, ARCs of the first book went out to reviewers, and another big batch of review copies are shipping in the next week or so. Whenever a new project hits the street (even in the early stages), I grow tense with worry over what people will think. A couple of early reviews have come in, though, and so far they’ve been positive.

Crooked Hills combines all the best aspects of classic children’s mystery books with paranormal chills and adventure.  Think “The Hardy Boys meet Supernatural“.  The characters are well-drawn and sympathetic and the action is fast-paced and fun.  Charlie’s voice is spot on, mixing a sense of fear and trepidation with youthful excitement and an old-fashioned “gee whiz” factor.  Even more impressive is Bunn’s ability to depict genuinely scary antagonists while still keeping the book readable by a young audience.  This book really is the total package.” 

— FROM  SERIAL DISTRACTIONS

“Let’s get one thing perfectly clear from the get-go: This is not a “kiddie” book. Author Cullen Bunn doesn’t talk down to the readers, doesn’t dumb thing down for lower grade levels. To the contrary, he tells a tight story with good detail, excellent plot, and does it without pandering. Sure, the characters are easily relatable to the nine-to-fourteen market, but that’s because that’s who they are. Far from mollycoddling, Bunn puts the readers in the dark and leaves them there without so much as a match for light, then he pounds on the door to give them a thrill. And it works well enough that even the parents of the children who read this book (and the ones that come after it) will enjoy them.”
— FROM DREAD CENTRAL

In addition, the Earwig Press website just went through a major redesign, and it now features a ton of information on the series. Please give it a look when you have a chance.

It’s been a long road to this book’s publication, and I couldn’t be happier that it ended up with Earwig Press. They’ve been nothing but enthusiastic and supportive, and that’s exactly what I wanted from a publisher. I’m already busily plotting out the next book in the series, and I’m really ratcheting up the fright factor on this one!

© COPYRIGHT 2014 Cullen Bunn