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BOOK SIGNING: HorrorRealm Pittsburgh, March 15-17, 2013

Posted in Book signings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 26, 2013 by Gary Lee Vincent

HorrorRealm Pittsburgh

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at HorrorRealm Pittsburgh, Friday, March 15 through Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Darkened Waters by Gary Lee Vincent

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Waters – the third installment in his DARKENED Series, along with Darkened HillsDarkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of his latest release – The Manacled – along with Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

The Manacled by Rich Bottles Jr.

Both will be talking about and signing their collaborative projects:

The Big Book of Bizarro   and Westward Hoes

Convention hours:

Friday 4 PM to 10 PM

Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM

Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM

Where

Location/Contact Info:

Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh South
164 Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15241412-833-5300

Event website:  www.horrorrealmcon.com 

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Darkened Waters Kindle Edition Now Available On Amazon.com

Posted in Press releases with tags , , , , , , , on February 2, 2013 by Gary Lee Vincent

Darkened Waters Kindle EditionBurning Bulb Publishing is pleased to announce Darkened Waters – Book III of the DARKENED trilogy –  is now available on eBook/Kindle edition at amazon.com.

When the world goes to hell, the chosen must arise!

As Talman Cane orchestrates a flood of epic proportions in this third installment of the Darkened series the towns of Melas and Tarklin are caught completely off guard by the deluge.

Hell-bent on finishing what they started, the evil brothers return to the lunatic asylum to take care of the witnesses and add to the ever-growing army of the undead.

Aided by Lucifer himself and the insane vampire demon Legion, the stage is set to channel all of the forces of hell to come forth through the obelisk.

In an all-out race to survive, Jonathan, William, and Amanda soon discover they are up against impossible odds as Lucifer opens the Gateway to Hell, ushering in the zombie apocalypse and the End Times.

Find out who will survive this cosmic battle of the ages in Darkened Waters!

This is Book III of Darkened: The West Virginia Vampire Series by Gary Lee Vincent.

Please be advised that this book contains language intended for an adult audience.

BOOK SIGNING: Collingswood Book Festial, October 6, 2012, Collingswood, NJ

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Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the 10th Annual Collingswood Book Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2012. This award-winning, all-volunteer book festival is a big literary event with a small-town, friendly ambience. Festival-goers will have an opportunity to stroll more than six blocks of the main street filled with nationally recognized authors/speakers for adults and children, as well as booksellers, storytellers, poetry readings, workshops, exhibitors, kid-friendly activities, and entertainment for all ages. All events are free.

Darkened Waters by Gary Lee Vincent

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Waters – the third installment in his DARKENED Series, along with Darkened HillsDarkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of his latest release – The Manacled – along with Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

The Manacled by Rich Bottles Jr.

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

 

When

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Where

Location/Contact Info:

Outdoor Street Festival Along Haddon Avenue, Downtown Collingswood, NJ

Event website:  http://www.collingswoodbookfestival.com/ 

BOOK SIGNING: Shocka-Con Horror Sci-Fi Convention, September 29, 2012, South Charleston, WV

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WV Shocka-Con

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the WV Shocka-Con Horror and Sci-Fi Convention on Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Darkened Waters by Gary Lee Vincent

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Waters – the third installment in his DARKENED Series, along with Darkened HillsDarkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of his latest release – The Manacled – along with Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

The Manacled by Rich Bottles Jr.

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

For a full lineup of celebrity guests and special appearances, visit http://wvshockacon.com/.

This is a great opportunity for EVERYONE, as admission to the concerts, monster parade, vendor/guest areas are FREE!

When

Saturday, September 29, 2012.

Where

Location/Contact Info:

South Charleston, WV
By the Mound

Event website:  http://wvshockacon.com/

BOOK SIGNING: Horrorfind Weekend, August 31 – September 2, 2012, Gettysburg, PA

Posted in Book signings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by Gary Lee Vincent

Horrorfind Weekend

Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at Horrorfind Weekend Friday through Sunday, August 31 – September 2, 2012.

Darkened Waters by Gary Lee Vincent

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Waters – the third installment in his DARKENED Series, along with Darkened HillsDarkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of his latest release – The Manacled – along with Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

The Manacled by Rich Bottles Jr.

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

Also appearing at the event will be actors Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane, Ray Wise, Denise Crosby, and many others.  Other celebrity guests are listed here.

When

Friday through Sunday, August 31 – September 2, 2012.

Celebrity Room Hours:

  • Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where

Location/Contact Info:

Wyndham Gettysburg
95 Presidential Circle
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Hotel phone:  (717) 339-0020
Event website:  www.horrorfindweekend.com

Darkened Hollows Kindle Edition Now Available On Amazon.com

Posted in Press releases with tags , , , , on July 11, 2012 by Gary Lee Vincent

Download Darkened Hills II - Darkened Hollows - for Kindle.Burning Bulb Publishing is pleased to announce Darkened Hollows  – Book II of the DARKENED trilogy –  is now available on eBook/Kindle edition at amazon.com.

“When the box was opened, there was only one living person to feed on.” Legion’s eyes grew crimson red with a chaotic glow, “It didn’t even come close to quenching my thirst.”

Deep within the coal mines of Melas, something sinister is just dying to get out!

In the heart-stopping sequel to the award-winning Darkened Hills, Jonathan and William must return to West Virginia to face possible criminal charges stemming from their last visit to the damned town of Melas, where both had narrowly escaped the clutches of a vampire seethe.

And as livestock start mysteriously getting murdered with all of their blood drained, worried farmers are searching for answers – leaving the local Sheriff and his deputy racing against time to learn the cause before a more violent crime is committed.

Meanwhile, a nearby mining accident traps a group of coal miners, forcing a perilous escape through the abandoned Runners Ridge mine.

As the trapped miners soon discover, the dead don’t always stay dead and the horrors that are unleashed is just the beginning of the terror about to fall on the rural community nested within the Darkened Hollows!

Download Darkened Hills II – Darkened Hollows  today on amazon.com.  Note that Prime members can also borrow it for free!

★★★★★ “Of Floods, and Fires, and Vampires”: A Review of Gary Lee Vincent’s Darkened Waters

Posted in Book reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by Gary Lee Vincent

The following review was originally posted by Joey Madia on his New Mystics Review Blog at the following link:

http://newmysticsreviews.blogspot.com/2012/07/of-floods-and-fires-and-vampires-review.html

(Burning Bulb Publishing, 2012, ISBN: 9780615623511)


The Horror (or Sci-Fi) Trilogy, based as it is on the classic three-act model, is a time-honored literary tradition. But as satisfying as it can be, it’s hard to pull off through the final act. To sustain the suspense, slowly unravel the details of and maintain interest in the central characters, tease the reader with cliffhangers without creating alienation—these are the obstacles to the successfully executed trilogy.

It’s a well-known mantra in literary circles that “anyone can write a good first act”—it’s all Expectation, initial IOUs (as my college writing professor termed them), and the setting of the large and small events in motion. To those who have read my reviews of Darkened Hills (2010) and Darkened Hollows (2011)— the first two books of the West Virginia Vampire Series—the reasons why “act one” and “act two” of the trilogy work so well are clear: they serve as a wonderful homage to and pastiche of the oft-told tale of the vampire, mixing as they do the larger international lore with the idiosyncrasies and unique people and places of rural West Virginia.

The best we can do as genre fiction writers is to bring something new to the prerequisites and symbol systems of the particular genre in which we write, and Gary Lee Vincent has done that and more, especially in this final installment, which goes from the local to the national to the truly universal (and therefore mythological). Darkened Waters covers several time periods and geographical bits and pieces, overlaying a mythological array of characters both familiar and unique to Vincent’s blood-drenched world in addition to the returning residents and visitors to Melas, WV and its environs. It breaks out well beyond the framework of the first book, which took many of its names and cues from Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Stephen King’s de- and re-construction of it, ‘Salem’s Lot, and stakes its claim to its very own place in vampire literature.

Similar to the strength of the mining scenes in the second book of the trilogy, Vincent’s detailed and vivid descriptions of landscape and its destruction rivet the reader as Nature is once again unleashed on the small towns of Melas and Tarklin, setting in motion an epic battle of Good vs. Evil, Simple Mortal vs. Massive Monster that moves relentlessly and entertainingly toward its climax.

Complete with adult themes and dark matters, ample twists and turns, and a healthy dose of laughs, Darkened Waters delivers on the promise of Darkened Hills and Darkened Hollows and does so in a satisfying and memorable way.

As always, I end with a few words about the multi-talented Gary Lee Vincent: He has published several non-fiction books as well as the novel Passageway and has a background and Ph.D. in Computer Information Systems. In addition to being an author, editor, and publisher of Burning Bulb, he is also a recording artist, with three albums to his credit. I look forward to what comes next.

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