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Tasmaniac
02-22-2012, 05:07 AM
The Awakening
by
Brett McBean

4515

Introduced by Ray Garton
Cover & internal illustrations by Erin Wells
Published by Tasmaniac Publications (as part of The Asylum Projects H/C line)

Order through Cemetery Dance while stocks last!
Click on CD's link for more details and to order now! http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/o_mcbean01

4516

"(Brett McBean) lures us in and settles us into a story that is not designed to make us scream and hide under the covers, but one that lingers after we're done reading it and haunts us. (The Awakening) has a heartbeat and a grip that pulls you in and keeps you from getting away."
-- Ray Garton, from his introduction.

For as long as he can remember, fourteen-year-old Toby Fairchild has been afraid of the strange old man living across the street. Along with the rest of the kids in the small Midwestern town of Belford, he sees the reclusive Mr. Joseph as the local bogeyman.

Mr. Joseph's life is an unhappy one. The memories of his past fill him with deep sorrow, and the kids of Belford have long been afraid of him, what with his unusual features and awkward gait.

However, when Toby accidentally discovers the remarkable truth about Mr. Joseph, an unlikely friendship develops. Over the course of the summer, Toby will come to know about pain and death; loss and the meaning of freedom, as Mr. Joseph recounts the incredible story of his past back in Haiti. A story laced with voodoo spirits, slave plantations, evil sorcerers…and zombis.

Toby will learn that monsters do exist – though not always where you expect to find them.

http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/o_mcbean01

Grant Wootton
02-22-2012, 06:52 AM
Love the Erin Wells artwork Tas :cool:

Tasmaniac
02-22-2012, 10:42 PM
Love the Erin Wells artwork Tas :cool:

Cheers, Grant!

Yeah, Erin did a wonderful job on this. As well as the wraparound dust jacket there's ten internal illustrations, endpapers, signature sheet and foil stamp design to salivate over!

Tasmaniac
02-28-2012, 09:45 PM
We're calling this a pre-publication sell out! Cemetery Dance have a limited amount of copies remaining so if you're interested grab it while you can!
https://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/o_mcbean01

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Tasmaniac
07-02-2012, 03:02 AM
Just to let you all know The Awakening has now left the printer and is heading towards the Cemetery Dance headquarters as we speak!

JDar.
07-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Just to let you all know The Awakening has now left the printer and is heading towards the Cemetery Dance headquarters as we speak!

Steve, will CD be distributing the books (USA/Canada) bought directly from Tasmaniac? :confused:

(Based upon the past, if they left the printer on the second, we would have had them in our homes by now. :cool: )

Tasmaniac
07-18-2012, 07:11 AM
Steve, will CD be distributing the books (USA/Canada) bought directly from Tasmaniac? :confused:

(Based upon the past, if they left the printer on the second, we would have had them in our homes by now. :cool: )

Hey Jan,

Tasmaniac are distributing to our customers (of which you are one :) ) but because there was dust jacket damage during transit from the printer to our distributor we are awaiting replacements (was told this morning they are printing them as we speak!). Shouldn't be too far away!

Tasmaniac
07-18-2012, 07:15 AM
Steve, will CD be distributing the books (USA/Canada) bought directly from Tasmaniac? :confused:

I should add that the fine, upstanding people at Cemetery Dance agreed to take a limited amount of copies to sell on their Other Publisher's Books page.

JDar.
07-18-2012, 12:28 PM
Hey Jan,

Tasmaniac are distributing to our customers (of which you are one :) ) but because there was dust jacket damage during transit from the printer to our distributor we are awaiting replacements (was told this morning they are printing them as we speak!). Shouldn't be too far away!

Whew - glad the distribution system hasn't changed. ;)

Bummer about the DJs - but thanks again for making sure we get another high-quality book. Looking fwd to both Brett's novel and his third JUNGLE novella. :cool:

Jan

Tasmaniac
07-20-2012, 09:40 AM
Looking fwd to both Brett's novel and his third JUNGLE novella. :cool:

Jan

Cheers, Jan! I hope you enjoy both of them. :)

BrianS
08-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Any updates on these hitting the mailbox?

JDar.
08-07-2012, 02:40 PM
Any updates on these hitting the mailbox?

Rec'd mine (in Michigan) yesterday - def worth the wait - it's beautiful. :cool:

Jan

BrianS
08-07-2012, 08:15 PM
Thanks JDar - did you get yours from CD or direct from publisher? I am waiting on CD order.

RJK1981
08-08-2012, 03:33 AM
Waiting on mine as well, ordered through CD.

JDar.
08-09-2012, 01:19 AM
Thanks JDar - did you get yours from CD or direct from publisher? I am waiting on CD order.

Direct from Tasmaniac. Since Paul/Thunderstorm Books distributes these to USA/Canada, we pay low (sometimes no) shipping costs . . . . and we usually get to fondle them before Steve/Tasmaniac gets his copy. :cool:

Dan Hocker
08-09-2012, 03:39 PM
Hey guys if you ordered from us and haven't received your copy yet, you should probably send Mindy a email about it.

Tasmaniac
08-12-2012, 02:43 AM
First review in!

http://www.scaryminds.com/reviews/2012/book147.php

billymarsh
08-16-2012, 03:28 PM
The Awakening is now being classed as a pre-publication sell out. The following book dealers have been allocated a limited amount of copies: Cemetery Dance, BadMoon Books, Camelot Books, Jeff'n'Joys Quality Books (UK) and Ellison Hawker (AUS). If you want to pre-order a copy, try those dealers. Steve.

BrianS
08-16-2012, 06:21 PM
Hmmm . . . seems like the handling of this is a little strange. Did CD get any copies of this?

Dan Hocker
08-16-2012, 06:34 PM
Hmmm . . . seems like the handling of this is a little strange. Did CD get any copies of this?

We did, however we do not have any copies available.

thelion
08-16-2012, 06:57 PM
Yeah. I was bummed that Mindy had to cancel my order, but everything was handled perfectly like always. Thanks for the heads up on this one Dan.

Dan Hocker
08-16-2012, 07:34 PM
Yeah. I was bummed that Mindy had to cancel my order, but everything was handled perfectly like always. Thanks for the heads up on this one Dan.

Yea it's a bit of a complicated mess on our end. Starting with one of the boxes that where shipped to us going missing in transit, or something like that I can't remember completely.

RJK1981
08-16-2012, 07:35 PM
I was bummed too, but the situation wasn't CD's fault, so nothing that could be helped.

Tasmaniac
08-17-2012, 05:23 AM
Okay, so here's what happened:
90 copies were supposed to ship to Cemetery Dance - 6 cartons in total. Printer sent me confirmation via UPS. Cemetery Dance signed for 5 cartons, leaving 1 carton unaccounted for. Printer has no idea where it is and cannot get an explanation from UPS.

So I'm compensated $3.90 a copy (funny that I haven't received that yet) and 10 Cemetery Dance customers are disappointed.

Keep an eye out on E-bay 'cause there are 10 copies floating around out there.