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Brian Hodge’s WORLDS OF HURT On Sale Now

DarkFuse is running a limited time Kindle sale on Worlds of Hurt.  You can now save $4 by downloading it today!

Worlds of Hurt

Demon est Deus inversus… 

They are the Misbegotten — once mortal men and women, from different times and different lands, who have all run afoul of a monstrous deity that remade them into undying predators. They are the creatures of our world’s darkest folklore, who hunger for flesh and blood…but who hunger for revenge most of all.

Beginning with his novellas for Poppy Z. Brite’s acclaimed Love In Vein anthologies, Brian Hodge has been weaving an ongoing story cycle into what’s been called “a mythos every bit as dismal and bleak as Lovecraft’s Elder Gods.”

Worlds of Hurt collects, for the first time, the first four chapters of the Misbegotten mythos into a single volume.

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WITHOUT PURPOSE, WITHOUT PITY Reissued

Brian Hodge’s post-apocalyptic novella Without Purpose, Without Pity is now a DarkFuse eBook with new cover and interior layout.  You can download the updated edition now at Amazon.

Without Purpose, Without Pity

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” they used to say here. But nobody had any idea how true that would really come to be.

When Las Vegas fell, it fell in stages. First, the long, slow death by drought. Then financial collapse and mass exodus. Scorched earth and scapegoats thrown to the flames. Finally, it fell from the face of the earth, cut off by a mysterious vortex that churns as relentlessly as the Red Spot on Jupiter, raised by forces we couldn’t possibly imagine.

So why had I stayed until it was too late? Easy: I’d spent years covering fights, and all of a sudden they were breaking out all over.

Now, in the aftermath, that’s about the only thing that hasn’t changed here. People still love to watch a good fight. So I’m lucky, one of the few to have kept his place in the world. Along with the fighters, who fight for the same reasons they always have. For honor, for respect, for the entertainment of a thirsty crowd of people starved for something unpredictable to watch, besides a horizon that will kill them.

But things can always get worse.

It started when one-time heavyweight contender Darius Thurman came back from a desert run a week late. It started with the call from his trainer, telling me how he was beginning to change. It started with the obvious conclusion:

Whatever had been on the outside all this time was finally finding its way in…

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WORLDS OF HURT by Brian Hodge Released

This is a surprise announcement, as this is an unscheduled title we’ve been working on behind-the-scenes for quite some time and today it’s live at Amazon for your Kindle or Kindle app.

Worlds of Hurt

Demon est Deus inversus… 

They are the Misbegotten — once mortal men and women, from different times and different lands, who have all run afoul of a monstrous deity that remade them into undying predators. They are the creatures of our world’s darkest folklore, who hunger for flesh and blood…but who hunger for revenge most of all.

Beginning with his novellas for Poppy Z. Brite’s acclaimed Love In Vein anthologies, Brian Hodge has been weaving an ongoing story cycle into what’s been called “a mythos every bit as dismal and bleak as Lovecraft’s Elder Gods.”

Worlds of Hurt collects, for the first time, the first four chapters of the Misbegotten mythos into a single volume:

“The Alchemy of the Throat” — A modern-day castrato soprano becomes the latest in a line of indispensible companions to an ancient benefactor. A Bram Stoker Award finalist.

“The Dripping of Sundered Wineskins” — The immortal Sisters of the Trinity catapult an Irish stigmatic toward his destiny of being either a saint or a butcher. A World Fantasy Award finalist. 

“When the Bough Doesn’t Break” — The testament of Saint Patrick the Fallen lures a pair of young seekers to rural Ireland, where an agent of divine retribution waits to be unleashed.

World of Hurt — The short novel that Rue Morgue said “makes Lovecraft’s Old Ones seem downright compassionate.”

Nearly half his life ago, Andrei spent 38 minutes as a corpse. It’s not a secret he shares with many people. Especially these last six years, ever since the comforting lie of tunnels and white lights crumbled away to leave him with the memory of what he really found on the other side of death…

Not Hell, but something worse: a Heaven unlike anything he’d ever been taught to expect.

Now, as Heaven seeks to reclaim him, Andrei awakens to the hidden truths of this world and the next, caught between two sides waging a clandestine war for the soul of the world, in which everything he’s ever taken for granted about good and evil has just been turned upside-down.

When death is no escape, what do you do? Andrei has a desperate need to know, as the clock runs out on the most excruciating moral choice of his life.

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WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY Kindle Daily Deal

Today at Amazon, Brian Hodge’s latest novella was featured in the Kindle Daily Deal.  It was the Science Fiction and Fantasy Daily Deal and has been discounted for only 99 cents for this special.

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

Currently ranked as the #56 overall paid book in the Kindle store, this title is now #1 in several categories this evening:

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If you still don’t have your copy, grab it now as part of the Daily Deal.

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DarkFuse Novellas Nominated for Shirley Jackson Awards

Children of No One   Whom the Gods Would Destroy

Congratulations to both Nicole Cushing and Brian Hodge for being nominated for Shirley Jackson Awards for 2013.  The official announcement was made yesterday and can be read in its entirety HERE.

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2013 Readers’ Choice Award Winners Announced

We’re excited to announce the 2013 DarkFuse Readers’ Choice Award Winners.

The DarkFuse Readers Choice Award is voted on exclusively by book club members (hardcover, Kindle & EPUB). This is a truly unique award not governed by a panel, fueled by a social popularity campaign or lobbied for by the authors.  It is voted on by those who matter most, which are the readers.

Each quarter every book club member receives an e-ballot to vote on which book they felt was superior that quarter as judged by the quality of the fiction. The winners of all 4 quarters are then added to a final ballot which is again sent to all book club members.

The DarkFuse book club has spoken and here are the 2013 winners:

2013 BEST NOVEL

Corrosion

CORROSION by Jon Bassoff

A mysterious Iraq war veteran with a horribly scarred face…A disturbed young man in a strange mountain town…A masked preacher with a terrible secret…

Amidst a firestorm of violence, betrayal and horror, their three worlds will eventually collide in an old mining shack buried deep in the mountains. Corrosion, the shattering debut novel by Jon Bassoff, is equal parts Jim Thompson, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner, and an unforgettable journey into the underbelly of crime and passion. Drawn from the darkest corners of the human experience, it is sure to haunt readers for years to come.

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About the Author

Jon BassoffJon Bassoff lives in Colorado with his wife and two kids. His mountain gothic novel, Corrosion, was called “startlingly original and unsettling” by Tom Piccirilli, a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award, and as been adapted for film by the screenwriter Jack Reher.

His second novel, Factory Town, is also being adapted for the big screen.

2013 BEST NOVELLA

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY by Brian Hodge

“Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from godhood.”

For Damien, growing up was all about being an outsider in his own home. His mother and brother shared an unfathomable bond that left him excluded from their lives. Yet his earliest, fragmentary memory of them was so nightmarish, their lives were something he ran from as soon as he could.

Now an astronomy graduate student in Seattle, Damien is happy with his place as a speck in a cosmos vast beyond comprehension. Until his brother turns up after 13 years, to make amends and seek his expertise on a discovery that may not be of this Earth. The more the world expands to admit the possibilities of a universe stranger than even Damien has imagined, the greater is his urgency to resist being reclaimed by a past that never seemed to want him…until now.

Like a collision of galaxies between H.P. Lovecraft and Carl Sagan, Whom the Gods Would Destroy looks to the night skies as the source of our greatest wonder, and finds them swarming with our worst fears.

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About the Author

Brian HodgeBrian Hodge is the award-winning author of eleven novels spanning horror, crime, and historical. He’s also written over 100 short stories, novelettes, and novellas, and five full-length collections. His first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater among the 113 best books of modern horror. The capstone novella of his second, “As Above, So Below,” was selected for inclusion in the massive Century’s Best Horror anthology of 100 exemplary works of the 20th century.

He lives in Colorado, where more of everything is in the works. He also dabbles in music, sound design, and photography; loves everything about organic gardening except the thieving squirrels; and trains in Krav Maga, grappling, and kickboxing, which are of no use at all against the squirrels.

Connect through his web site (www.brianhodge.net) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brianhodgewriter), and follow his blog, Warrior Poet (www.warriorpoetblog.com).

 

DarkFuse would like to extend a big congratulations to both Jon Bassoff and Brian Hodge.  Also, a big thank you to all our book club members, especially to those who cast ballots.

For more information on our book clubs, check out the following links: eBook Club | Hardcover Subscription.

For more information on our Readers’ Choice Awards, please click HERE.

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2013 Readers Choice Nominees: Q4

The book club has finished Readers Choice voting on the best novel and novella of the 4th quarter of 2013 and here are the nominees…

Corrosion   

Congratulations to both Jon Bassoff for his nomination for best novel and to Brian Hodge for his nomination for best novella!

DarkFuse book club members will receive final ballots on 2/15/14 which will consist of the winners from both category in all 4 quarters of 2013:

2013—Best Novel
Q1: Season of the Wolf by Jeffrey J. Mariotte—Nominee
Q2: The New Flesh by Keith Deininger—Nominee
Q3: The Hole by William Meikle—Nominee
Q4: Corrosion by Jon Bassoff—Nominee

2013—Best Novella
Q1: Clockwork Dolls by William Meikle—Nominee
Q2: House of Rain by Greg F. Gifune—Nominee
Q3: Nightmare Man by Alan Ryker—Nominee
Q4: Whom the Gods Would Destroy by Brian Hodge—Nominee

Winners will be announced on 3/15/14.

For more information on the Readers’ Choice Awards, please go here.

To become a book club member, please visit our Book Club Page.

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WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY Limited Hardcover

Whom the Gods Would DestroyThe DarkFuse shop has just posted a handful of copies of Brian Hodge’s limited hardcover edition of Whom the Gods Would Destroy.  The DarkFuse offices have received many e-mails and phone calls about this particular limited over the past few weeks and it’s now available, so get your copy before it’s gone.

This limited hardcover was produced in only a 100-copy print run, signed by author and numbered.  90% of the print run went to book club subscribers.  The other 10% are now available to the public at the link below.

12/17/13 UPDATE: All copies of the limited edition have sold out.

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WHOM THE GODS WOULD DESTROY by Brian Hodge Released

Now available for $2.99 for your Kindle.  Get your copy HERE.

Whom the Gods Would Destroy

“Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from godhood.”

For Damien, growing up was all about being an outsider in his own home. His mother and brother shared an unfathomable bond that left him excluded from their lives. Yet his earliest, fragmentary memory of them was so nightmarish, their lives were something he ran from as soon as he could.

Now an astronomy graduate student in Seattle, Damien is happy with his place as a speck in a cosmos vast beyond comprehension. Until his brother turns up after 13 years, to make amends and seek his expertise on a discovery that may not be of this Earth. The more the world expands to admit the possibilities of a universe stranger than even Damien has imagined, the greater is his urgency to resist being reclaimed by a past that never seemed to want him…until now.

Like a collision of galaxies between H.P. Lovecraft and Carl Sagan, Whom the Gods Would Destroy looks to the night skies as the source of our greatest wonder, and finds them swarming with our worst fears.

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Also, check out some other goodies online…

1) DarkFuse Magazine has posted a new essay by Brian Hodge called “Whom the Gods Would Destroy: The End of the World Begins At Home” which also includes an original soundtrack companion to the book.  Tracks can be streamed or downloaded for free.  Visit DarkFuse Magazine now.

2) On DarkFuse’s YouTube channel, you can now watch an exclusive interview with the author:

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Brian Hodge Live Event This Tuesday (12/10/13)

The public is welcome to attend next week’s online live event, a book release party for Brian Hodge’s Whom the Gods Would Destroy.  It will be held on DarkFuse’s Events Page at 9 PM EST on Tuesday, 12/10/13.  You can sign up to be reminded about the event HERE. There will be prizes drawn at random for several lucky attendees.

About the Book…

Whom the Gods Would Destroy“Any sufficiently advanced intelligence is indistinguishable from godhood.”

For Damien, growing up was all about being an outsider in his own home. His mother and brother shared an unfathomable bond that left him excluded from their lives. Yet his earliest, fragmentary memory of them was so nightmarish, their lives were something he ran from as soon as he could.

Now an astronomy graduate student in Seattle, Damien is happy with his place as a speck in a cosmos vast beyond comprehension. Until his brother turns up after 13 years, to make amends and seek his expertise on a discovery that may not be of this Earth. The more the world expands to admit the possibilities of a universe stranger than even Damien has imagined, the greater is his urgency to resist being reclaimed by a past that never seemed to want him…until now.

Like a collision of galaxies between H.P. Lovecraft and Carl Sagan, Whom the Gods Would Destroy looks to the night skies as the source of our greatest wonder, and finds them swarming with our worst fears.

About the Author…

Brian HodgeBrian Hodge is the award-winning author of eleven novels spanning horror, crime, and historical. He’s also written over 100 short stories, novelettes, and novellas, and five full-length collections. His first collection, The Convulsion Factory, was ranked by critic Stanley Wiater among the 113 best books of modern horror. The capstone novella of his second, “As Above, So Below,” was selected for inclusion in the massive Century’s Best Horror anthology of 100 exemplary works of the 20th century.

He lives in Colorado, where more of everything is in the works. He also dabbles in music, sound design, and photography; loves everything about organic gardening except the thieving squirrels; and trains in Krav Maga, grappling, and kickboxing, which are of no use at all against the squirrels.

Connect through his web site (www.brianhodge.net) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/brianhodgewriter), and follow his blog, Warrior Poet (www.warriorpoetblog.com).