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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/

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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

BOOK SIGNING: Steel City Con, December 2-4, 2011, Monroeville, PA (Pittsburgh Area)

Posted in Book signings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by Gary Lee Vincent


Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the STEEL CITY CON (Pittsburgh/Monroeville, PA) Friday through Sunday, December 2-4, 2011.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened HillsDarkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

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

When

Friday through Sunday, December 2-4, 2011.
SHOW HOURS:
FRI 2 – 8pm,  SAT 10am – 6pm,   SUN 10am – 4pm

Where

Location/Contact Info:

209 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146

WWW.STEELCITYCON.COM

★★★★★ Darkened Hollows Delivers!

Posted in Book reviews with tags , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2011 by Gary Lee Vincent

Darkened Hollows Deliveres!, October 14, 2011
By Tell It Like It Is (Vancover, BC, Canada)

This review is for: Darkened Hollows (Paperback)
Review copied from amazon.com

Darkened HollowsDarkened Hollows seamlessly picks up where Darkened Hills leaves off. It is a gruesome tale with over-the-top sex and violence typical of a “Darkened” tale.

It is an evil story set once again in Melas, WV, that picks at our primal fears (think tight, dark places and claustrophobia). Vincent’s rich, fast-paced story telling takes the reader from a hellish coal mine to a lunatic asylum. Arguably better than the first installment (and it was rad)!

Darkened Hollows is damn scary. Bravo!

★★★★★ The blood is the life…

Posted in Book reviews with tags , , , , , , , on October 9, 2011 by Gary Lee Vincent

The blood is the life…, October 8, 2011
By Teresa Pollak (West Virginia, USA)

This review is for: Darkened Hills (Paperback)
Review copied from goodreads.com

Darkened Hills by Gary Lee VincentThe Blood is the Life….as the quote goes, but for me, the ink is the life, and man does it come alive on the pages of this book!!! I really suspected I was going to love this book before I even began, and, true to form, Mr. Vincent did not disappoint. I ABSOLUTELY loved the tribute to classic Victorian horror novels present in this work. Vincent makes his vampires like they are supposed to be: scary, ruthless, lustful, and INCREDIBLY bloodthirsty. No, their skin doesn’t sparkle when sunlight touches them, so if you want vampires like that, look elsewhere. Who the hell wants to read about vampires that can go out in the sun anyway? That takes away the whole climactic scene in the classic vampire tales where our band of rag-tag heroes wage battle against the vampire just as the last rays of sun disappear beyond the horizon! And so it goes in this book. I think this book is exactly what we, as a vampire obsessed society needs: an example of how great a REAL vampire story can get. I have read some criticism of this work that rabidly insists Mr. Vincent “stole” this idea from Stephen King’s “‘Salem’s Lot”, which is a load of sh*t. That is akin to saying that H.P. Lovecraft “stole” Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” when he wrote his story “Herbert West: Re-Animator” just because both have mad scientists working on bringing corpses to life! So if there is anyone out here who is shying away from reading this book due to such a rabid and uncalled for comparison, let’s put the myth to bed right now: Darkened Hills is as much like “‘salem’s Lot” as “Twilight” is to “Dracula”! (And yes, I have read all these works, so I feel authorized to make the comparison).

Actually, Vincent’s book is MUCH more Victorian and Gothic stylistically. I kept thinking of the layout of “Dracula” and “Frankenstein” because of the semi-epistolary feel of some of the sections. For example, the section in which Harker and William are watching “Ghostowns” and see their hometown of Melas, WV on the TV is described in much the same way that the “Bloofer” lady is described in “Dracula.” Whereas Stoker uses an “excerpt” from the local paper, Vincent uses images of the TV segment, complete with intermediary statements like “Camera cuts to footage of a large prison-like structure going up in flames. Reporter continues:” This type of writing has been lost to the ages, and Vincent gracefully resurrects it in this work. The short chapters, and easily digestible “bits” told from many different characters’ perspectives gives the reader a feel of observation and objectivity, rather than feeling as though we are stuck with one narrator’s version of events through the entire book. It also lends itself to the feeling of serialization that Gothic works often used due to the fact that they were published piece by piece in newspapers of the age. I honestly can’t remember a book that seems so genuinely Gothic in scope, but yet so contemporary at the same time. I really don’t think many writers could pull it off. Kudos, Mr. Vincent.

All in all, I would certainly recommend this book to any and all, ESPECIALLY for this time of the year. This is a very fast paced read, and even if you are an incredibly busy person, you can pick this book up, bang out a couple pages, and easily make it to a “break” until the next time you get a few minutes. Everyone in WV should certainly read this book, and feel proud to have such a talented writer living so close, oozing his oddity amongst us! The characters are very well developed, the plotline is seamless (until the cliffhanger at the end, of course, but that is what the second installment is for!), and the writing is VERY refreshing compared to most of the crap that has been deluging vampire lit for the last decade or so. Thank you SO much, Mr. Vincent, for reminding us all what vampires used to be, and how fun they can still be!

BOOK SIGNING: Empire Books, Nov. 26, 2011, Huntington, WV

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2011 by Gary Lee Vincent


Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at EMPIRE BOOKS (HUNTINGTON, WV) on Saturday, November 26, 2011.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

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

When

Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time:  12PM – 5-PM 

Where

Location/Contact Info:

30 Pullman Square
Huntington, WV  25701
(304) 529-7323
http://www.empirebooksandnews.com/

BOOK SIGNING: The Oddmall Festival, Nov. 5, 2011

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Come join Burning Bulb Publishing authors Gary Lee Vincent and Rich Bottles Jr. at the The Oddmall Festival, Saturday November 5, 2011 in Hudson, OH.

Gary will be signing copies of Darkened Hills, Darkened Hollows, and Passageway.

Rich will be signing copies of Lumberjacked and Hellhole West Virginia.

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

According to event coordinators:

Oddmall is more than just an ordinary craft show. It’s a celebration of uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and wonder where artists, crafters, and like-minded sorts gather to offer their unusual creations for public consumption. It’s a forum for creative expression, a classroom for esoteric wisdom, a soapbox for wild ideas, a miraculous marketplace of the unconventional, a metaphorical Serengetian watering hole where the zebras and wildebeests of inspiration and artistry congregate amidst the snapping crocodiles and scorching sunbeams of originality and ingenuity. …umm yeah. Anyway, it’ll be fun. Trust me. Website:  www.OddMall.info

When

Saturday
November 5, 2011
10AM – 6PM

Where

Location/Contact Info:

Clarion Hotel and Conference Center (Akron area)
240 East Hines Hills Road
Hudson, Ohio 44236
www.oddmall.info 

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