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Winter Kill Relaunching Next Month

Next month, a new, remastered Winter Kill will be available prior to the release of the sequel, Lie with the Dead, in March.

Winter Kill 2014 Cover

Winter Kill 2014 Cover

What’s changed, you ask? Not a whole lot. The manuscript itself is untouched. Evileye Books is giving Winter Kill a new cover and design to jive with the look of Lie with the Dead and future books in the series. Also, there will be an excerpt from Lie with the Dead included in the back of Winter Kill. Both the print and e-book editions will sport this new cover.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Lie with the Dead is GO!

After some unforeseen delays, Evileye Books and I have a release timeline for the next novel in the The Pack series, Lie with the Dead. From the official press release:

Lie with the Dead 3D cover

Lie with the Dead

“Lie with the Dead,” the second installment in Mike Oliveri’s werewolf noir series, “The Pack,” will be released in March, following the release of a revised edition of book one, “Winter Kill” in February.
“Lie with the Dead” continues FBI special agent Angela Wallace’s search for answers about the mysterious Tyler clan and the bloody aftermath of the shootout with gun runners that left her recovering in a hospital. In book two, the trail leads her to a deserted mining town in Nevada where, once again, she finds herself fighting for her life against unseen enemies hellbent on keeping secrets buried.
“Lie with the Dead” will be released in trade paperback and digital editions.

This has been a long time coming. I’m excited, folks!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

The In the Dark Kickstarter is Live!

Horror queen Rachel Deering has put together a stellar lineup of creators for the hardcover horror comics anthology In the Dark, which has just gone live on Kickstarter! There are a lot of great rewards, and less than 24 hours in, many of them are going fast.

In the Dark includes my short story “All Things Through Me”, featuring artwork by Mike S Henderson. I previously worked with Mike on “Big Bad Wolves” for Evileye Books, and it was great to partner up with him again. “All Things Through Me” introduces Tristan Yates, a character with a unique way of helping the dead. If you enjoy his story, I intend to do more with him.

A panel from "All Things Through Me". Art by Mike S Henderson.

A panel from “All Things Through Me”. Art by Mike S Henderson.

Other contributors include Brian Keene, Cullen Bunn, Duane Swierczynski, Tom Taylor, F. Paul Wilson, Matthew Dow Smith, Christopher Sebela, Drew Moss, David James Cole, and many more! It’s definitely a packed lineup, and from what I’ve seen so far, everyone is bringing their A-game. I’m thrilled to be a part of it, and I’m looking forward to reading it myself.

In the Dark will be a full-cover, hardcover book and a gorgeous addition to any horror or comics fan’s library. Please support the project!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Lie with the Dead Coming in October

It’s official: the trade paperback edition of Lie with the Dead will be released in October from Evileye Books.

Just look at that handsome devil. (The author photo's okay, too.)

Just look at that handsome devil. (The author photo’s okay, too.)

Lie with the Dead is the sequel to Winter Kill, released a few years back.

From the Evileye Books press release:

In book one, “Winter Kill,” Mr. Oliveri introduced us to FBI special agent, Angela Wallace, who travels to Minnesota to investigate the seemingly random killing of tourists in the state’s northern mountain region. There she follows a trail of intrigue that ends in a bloody firefight, leaving her lying in a hospital with more questions than when she opened the case.

Now in “Lie with the Dead,” Agent Wallace follows the trail to an abandoned town in Nevada, but quickly finds she is once again fighting for her life as she gets closer to the truth about the Tylers. Meanwhile, back in the Tyler homestead, rifts between the brothers is tearing the family apart, making old wounds surface and leading to an unforgettable book-ending twist.

It took far longer than I anticipated to finish Lie with the Dead, but I think fans of the first book will find it’s worth the wait. For those new to the series, The Pack from Evileye Books also includes the prose short “Bravo Four” and the free comic Big Bad Wolves (featuring art by Mike Henderson). The Pack is the follow-up series to the comic Werewolves: Call of the Wild I published with Moonstone Books.

Book 3 and the next short story are under way. More soon.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

DotS: Remastered and Relaunched

She’s back!

After ten years out of print, Deadliest of the Species, my Bram Stoker Award-winning first novel, is now available from Evileye Books.

Deadliest Book Stack

Now available on Nook and Kindle!

 

She’s been through a lot in the interim, but she’s now in good hands with my editors at Evileye, the same guys who helped bring you Winter Kill. Judging by the email and convention conversations I’ve had over the years, this release is going to make a lot of people happy.

This new, electronic edition of Deadliest of the Species is only $2.99. It’s already live for the Nook and Kindle. Other electronic formats will follow shortly, including iBooks, and we’ll have a trade paperback edition soon after that.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

The Burning Maiden 99 Cents, Limited Time

The Evileye Books anthology The Burning Maiden is now on sale for only 99 cents!

The Burning Maiden

Get it while it’s hot!
Cover illustration by Daniele Serra

Editor Greg Kishbaugh has put together a great lineup including stories by Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Cullen Bunn, Matthew Pearl, Mort Castle, and yes, even yours truly. 99 cents is a steal for this book, and the deal will only be available for a few days.

Make with the clicky before it’s too late!

Available for Kindle and Nook.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Back at Last: Deadliest of the Species Remastered Next Month

There is one question I get from readers more than any other: “Where can I get a copy of Deadliest of the Species?”

The answer alternated between “eBay” and “you can’t,” depending upon my mood. Though it won a Bram Stoker Award, Deadliest of the Species has been out of print for ten years.

Next month, that changes.

Deadliest Book Stack

Deadliest of the Species, remastered

I’m happy to announce Evileye Books will republish Deadliest of the Species in an all new, remastered edition. It will drop for Kindle and Nook readers this March, followed by a trade paperback edition in April.

From the press release:

In “Deadliest of the Species,” Mr. Oliveri lays down the roots of his writing craft and stakes out his place in the horror tradition as a masterful writer of plot, suspense and thrill sequences. Anyone who has read his work will tell you they couldn’t put the stories down. The same is true of “Deadliest of Species,” where it all started.

This has been a long time coming, folks. I hope you dig it.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

When Evil Begets Evil

What if Aleister Crowley had a family? What kinds of things would that child endure? What evil deeds would shape his childhood?

What happens when that child lashes out against everything that’s been done to him?

These are the questions I played with when I wrote the short story “A Family Tree, Uprooted” for the anthology The Burning Maiden.

The Burning Maiden

Published by Evileye Books. Cover illustration by Daniele Serra.

The protagonist is a broken man. He’s endured decades of abuse and now, after hunting his family down one by one, he returns to the old homestead for one last confrontation.

The problem, of course, is this is a short story, and there’s a whole lot of background going on. The reader has to know what the protagonist has dealt with and why it drives him to revenge. The reader has to know how heinous the family is, and understand the evil underlying the whole thing. Exposition works, but it would just drag down the story.

I chose to use implied history.

Our protagonist has a lot of memories here, and it’s a place he doesn’t want to be. As he makes the slog up the hill toward the house, he sees things that trigger nasty memories. He feels the pain those events inflicted. He bears the scars, both physical and mental. By the time we reach the climax, we have a good idea of the ordeal this guy went through, even if we didn’t witness the beatings and the blood and the dark magic firsthand.

I’m not the first to use this device. I first really noticed it in Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber, but we see it in books and movies all the time. In its most common form, a character mentions something in passing, an incident or event, and we pick up its bearing in context. I think it’s a great way for writers to convey history without hijacking the main story with needless exposition.

For a finish, I dropped in a surprise that leaves the major action of “A Family Tree, Uprooted” open to interpretation. Some readers took it one direction, some readers another. Both picked up on the implications I intended, though, so I must have done something right.

Download the Kindle edition and let me know what you think. While you’re at it, you’ll get short fiction by guys like Joe R Lansdale, Tim Lebbon, Mort Castle, Cullen Bunn, Sarah Langan, and Bruce Boston. Horror fans, tell me that list doesn’t have you drooling!

A full table of contents can be found on The Burning Maiden website. Stay tuned for news of the print edition due next year. As an additional bonus, the Kindle edition of The Burning Maiden includes previews of Evileye novels like Winter Kill.

Make with the clicky, my friends. You won’t be disappointed.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

The Burning Maiden Available Now

Hot off the Kindle presses is Evileye’s new anthology, The Burning Maiden!

Burning Maiden Kindle

Cover by Daniele Serra

I’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time, as Evileye has put together a killer table of contents including Joe R Lansdale, Cullen Bunn, Tim Lebbon, Sarah Langan, Bruce Boston, Matthew Pearl, Lindsay Faye, and more. My short story “A Family Tree, “Uprooted” will be in some fine company indeed.

Shoot on over to Amazon and download your copy today. Print edition to follow.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

“Bravo Four” Available Now!

Evileye Books and I decided to pull the trigger on the release of “Bravo Four”, and it’s available now for less than a buck in the Kindle store!

Bravo Four short story cover

Come get some

“Bravo Four” scratches an itch I’ve had for a long time while writing horror: what would happen if a werewolf got loose in the midst of the Vietnam War?

This short story offers a glimpse into the Tyler family’s history, and it’s the first of several shorts I’ll be writing to expand the series. It’s also a great jumping-on point for new readers, as “Bravo Four” includes an extended preview of Winter Kill. Whether new reader or fan of the series, I think folks are really going to dig this piece.

Please help spread the word! Here is a shortened link you can share on Twitter and any other social network or forum you happen to frequent: http://goo.gl/erx2N. Any click over to the Amazon page is greatly appreciated. Remember, writers thrive on word of mouth!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Coming Soon

You will soon, at last, have some new Oliveri work in your hands.

First up, Evileye Books this weekend released a cover teaser for a new The Pack project, “Bravo Four”:

Bravo Four short story cover

I think you’re gonna dig this one.

I don’t have a firm release date as we’re still wrapping up some of the ancillary materials, but the true content of the piece is done and ready to go. Fans of The Pack will dig this one, and it will also be a good introduction to the series for anyone who hasn’t read Winter Kill (or, for that matter, Call of the Wild). As soon as it’s ready to go, believe me, you’ll hear about it.

Also, my editor had this to say:

https://twitter.com/ommus/status/219267387269201921

“That’s great, Mike, but what about Lie with the Dead?”

I’m glad you asked. Lie with the Dead is on track, despite delays. I’m wrapping the current round of revisions as I type this update, and then it will go back to my editor to kick around for the final draft. I apologize for the delay on this, but I still believe in this series and hope to keep it going for a long time.

In comics, I’m told this will be available in August:

Pig Money

Art by Jorge Fornes

When Greg Kishbaugh at Kaleidoscope Entertainment asked me to send in a short comic script, I was happy to oblige. The result is “Pig Money”, an 8-page crime piece which will appear in the debut of the A Dark and Stormy Night quarterly anthology. I’ve worked with Greg a bit through Evileye Books, and his biz partner Rafael Nieves has a long history with comics. Both are sharp guys, and I’m looking forward to seeing what else they’ve got up their sleeves.

I will, of course, supply purchase information when it becomes available.

Finally, I’ve been told The Burning Maiden will drop on Kindle in the middle of this month!

The Burning Maiden

Complete with a new cover illustration by Daniele Serra

Folks have been waiting for this one a while now. It’s had its challenges on the back end, but I believe you will find it well worth the wait. I’m very excited to be a part of the lineup Evileye has put together for this one.

Unfortunately I have no further updates on some of the other projects I’d expected to appear by now. Publishers have gone incommunicado, things have been canceled, or there have just been general delays while editors and publishers assemble the books. There are at least three more anthologies I was hoping to have in your hands by now.

More news soon.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

DarkWalker is Here!

My good friend John Urbancik’s new book, DarkWalker, has just launched from Evileye Books!

Darkwalker by John Urbancik

Cover art by Daniele Serra

The book will be available for free on Kindle for a short time. The trade paperback will be available later this summer, followed soon after by Nook and iBook editions.

Congrats, John!

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.