Social Distance and Read! 5 Apex titles for 99 cents each.

By Jason Sizemore
on April 01, 2020

Social Distance and Read! 5 Apex titles for 99 cents each.

April looks to be a long month for most of us. So we'd like to help you pass the time by temporarily offering the following five Apex eBooks for 99 cents each.

These books are available at the discounted price at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play, DriveThruFiction, and Apex.

We encourage you to purchase via DriveThruFiction or Apex as a way of supporting independent businesses. It's a tough world out there for us right now.

MARS GIRLS by Mary Turzillo (YA science fiction novel)
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I CAN TRANSFORM YOU by Maurice Broaddus (dark SF novella)
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AETHERCHRIST by Kirk Jones (dark SF novella)
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THE LOST LEVEL by Brian Keene (lost world fantasy novel)
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DARK FAITH ed. by Maurice Broaddus & Jerry Gordon (dark fantasy & horror anthology)
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Find Apex Publications At GenCon 2018 This Weekend!

By Suyi Davies
on August 02, 2018

Find Apex Publications At GenCon 2018 This Weekend!

Welcome to GenCon Week! This year's 51st GenCon takes us on the road, from the Apex Publications offices in Lexington to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, where all the good stuff is happening this week.

Throughout the Best Four Days of Gaming(TM), Jason and Jane will be manning the Apex table at Hall J, Aisle 900, Table K (Hint: Hall J is just in off the Capitol Concourse). Come by and say hello, have a quick chat with Jason and Jane, who're willing to give you all the cool behind-the-scenes info you need about any Apex title.

On this battleground of wares, you're definitely spoiled for choice. You'll find all of Apex's best titles in print, from oldies-and-goodies like James Newman's Ugly as Sin and The Wicked to our War Stories anthology of military science fiction; from all-time-faves like Brian Keene's Throne of Bastards and The Lost Level to Benjaun Sriduangkaew's Winterglass; from all the Apex Books of World SF in one place to recent releases like Paul Jessup's Close Your Eyes, Kirk Jones' Aetherchrist, Jerry Gordon's Breaking The World and Damien Angelica Walters' Cry Your Way Home.

Jason at Panels and a wee Seminar

Publisher and Editor-In-Chief of Apex Publications, Jason Sizemore, will also be a panelist and seminar host through this period. His schedule includes:

- Thursday 2pm: Tighten and Clarify Your Writing (Seminar, Austin)
- Thursday 3pm: Writing for a Themed Anthology (Panel, Boston)
- Thursday 4pm: Writing Informative and Engaging Author Bios (Panel, Boston)
- Friday 11am: Revising Your Story (Panel, Boston)
- Friday 12pm: All About Apex (Panel, Ballroom 1)
- Saturday 10am: Editing (Panel, Boston)
- Saturday 11am: What Happens at a Publishing House (Panel, Ballrooms 3-4)
- Saturday 1pm: The Morphing of the Story (Panel, Boston)
- Saturday 3pm: Signing (Signing Table)
- Saturday 4pm: The Ins and Outs of Patreon (Panel, Boston)

If you're in Indianapolis, drop by (or if you've got your good Uncle Jesse up there, ask him to). Remember, hall hours are 10am to 6pm each day until Sunday, when it's 10am to 4pm.

See you guys at Table K!

Join the adventure! Return to the Lost Level!

By Lesley Conner
on February 13, 2018

Return to the Lost Level by Brian Keene is available now direct from Apex, and through Amazon and Kobo!

(Amazon has the print edition for only $10.83! I don't know how long this will last, but it's a great deal, saving you 28% off the cover price!)

Return to the Lost Level is an old school, pulpy, lost world adventure with twist that only Brian Keene could bring. This sequel takes us back to the Lost Level, and follows Aaron Pace as he leads a group against the snake-like Anunnaki.


 


War has come! The snake-like Anunnaki have always been a blight for the people living in the hidden dimension known as the Lost Level, but now, the denizens are fighting back. After their community is decimated and their loved ones are enslaved in the aftermath of a devastating Anunnaki attack, Aaron Pace leads a diverse group of warriors — including the bow-woman Tolia, the mighty Karenk, a baby Triceratops, and a time-displaced Ambrose Bierce — on a trek through primordial jungles, dark forests, and a sun-blasted desert while battling pterodactyls, man-eating worms, and other dangers. 

Can their small band lay siege to the Anunnaki city and rescue their friends, or will they suffer the same cruel fate so many others have before them? Find out in Brian Keene's Return to the Lost Level

Includes the bonus short story "The Chinese Beetle."

Miss out on The Lost Level? No worries. Pick up a copy of the first book in the series here.

After reading Return to the Lost Level or The Lost Level, please consider leaving an honest review on Amazon! Reader reviews really do matter and we appreciate each and every one.

Throne of the Bastards is here!

By Lesley Conner
on August 22, 2017

Today’s the day! Throne of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury is here! Sword and sorcery collides with horror once again in this sequel to the award-winning King of the Bastards!

Don’t miss the adventure! Catch up with Rogan has he fights to reclaim his kingdom in a vicious battle sure to get your heart thumping!

Buy Throne of the Bastards today!

Synopsis:

Learning that his family is in danger, Rogan returns to his former kingdom, now under siege from foreign invaders and supernatural forces led by his bastard son. With time running out, the aging barbarian and his trusted companions, Javan and Akibeel, must forge an alliance of new friends and old foes, mustering an army to retake the kingdom. Surrounded by savages, soldiers, demons, and dark magic, it will take all of their cunning, skill, ruthlessness, and courage to survive the slaughter and determine once and for all who shall sit upon the Throne of the Bastards.

New to Rogan’s tale? Start from the beginning! Pick up both King of the Bastards and Throne of the Bastards at the special combo price of only $25.95 for print or $7.99 for digital direct from Apex!  

Preorders for Throne of the Bastards are open!

By Lesley Conner
on July 17, 2017

Preorders for Throne of the Bastards are open now!

Sword and sorcery collides with horror once again in this sequel to Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury’s award-winning King of the Bastards.

You can order your copy before the August 22nd release and save $2 off the cover price (Use discount code BASTARDS2 at checkout)! Or pick up a Throne of the Bastards/King of the Bastards combo and save even more!

Preorder your copy of Throne of the Bastards today!

Learning that his family are in danger, Rogan returns to his former kingdom, now under siege from foreign invaders and supernatural forces led by his bastard son. With time running out, the aging barbarian and his trusted companions, Javan and Akibeel, must forge an alliance of new friends and old foes, mustering an army to retake the kingdom. Surrounded by savages, soldiers, demons, and dark magic, it will take all of their cunning, skill, ruthlessness, and courage to survive the slaughter and determine once and for all who shall sit upon the Throne of the Bastards.

Audiobook of KING OF THE BASTARDS by Brian Keene and Steven L. Shrewsbury now available

By Jason Sizemore
on May 15, 2017

Apex Publications is pleased to announce that in partnership with Beacon Audio, Brian Keene's outstanding adventure novel THE LOST LEVEL is now available in audio format.

Length: 5 hours 23 minutes

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2riEwRU

Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/King-of-the-Bastards-Audiobook/B071Z2CH1M

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/king-of-the-bastards-unabridged/id1236279173

Narrated by Doug Greene.

Preorder King of the Bastards for a chance at a sneak peek of The Lost Level sequel!

By Jason Sizemore
on July 06, 2015

King of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury is slated to be release on July 21st.
 


This morning Brian Keene announced that if we get 50 new preorders TODAY, then he would post an excerpt from the upcoming The Lost Level sequel!

If we get 100 new preorders today, he'll post an excerpt from both The Lost Level sequel and prequel!

Spread the news of this exciting deal and preorder your copy of King of the Bastards today!

Preorders for King of the Bastards now open!

By Lesley Conner
on June 22, 2015

King of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury is open for preorders!

Part sword and sorcery, part extreme horror, King of the Bastards is wild adventure across seas, beaches, and mountains full of horrifying monstrosities, dark magic, and demonic entities.

Rogan has been many things in his life as an adventurer — a barbarian, a thief, a buccaneer, a rogue, a lover, a reaver, and most recently, a king. Now, this prehistoric bane of wizards and tyrants finds himself without a kingdom, lost in a terrifying new world, and fighting for his life against pirates, zombies, and the demonic entity known as Meeble. And even if he defeats his foes, Rogan must still find a way to return home, regain his throne, save his loved ones, and remind everyone why he's the KING OF THE BASTARDS.

 

King of the Bastards will be released on July 21st, but you can preorder now. All preorders come with an exclusive discount code for 40% off any other Apex product. Plus, free domestic shipping!

Preorder now!

BRIAN KEENE is the Bram Stoker and Grand Master award-winning, bestselling author of over forty books, including Darkness on the Edge of Town, Take the Long Way Home, Urban Gothic, Castaways, Kill Whitey, Dark Hollow, Dead Sea, and The Rising trilogy. He’s also written comic books such as The Last Zombie, Doom Patrol, andDead of Night: Devil Slayer. His work has been translated into many foreign languages. Several of his novels and stories have been developed for film, including Ghoul andThe Ties That Bind. In addition to writing, Keene also oversees Maelstrom, his own small press publishing imprint specializing in collectible limited editions via Thunderstorm Books. Keene’s work has been praised in such diverse places as The New York Times, The History Channel, The Howard Stern Show, CNN.com, Publisher’s Weekly, Media Bistro, Fangoria Magazine, and Rue Morgue Magazine. Keene lives in Pennsylvania. You can communicate with him online at www.briankeene.com or on Twitter at@BrianKeene.

STEVEN L. SHREWSBURY lives, works, and writes one day at a time. Over 365 of his short stories have been published in print or digital media since the late 80s along with over 100 of his poems. He writes in the realms of horror and sword & sorcery. His novels include Within, Philistine,Overkill, Hell Billy, Blood & Steel, Thrall, Stronger than Death, Hawg, Thoroughbred, Tormentor, Godforsaken, and the just released Born of Swords.

 

 

King of the Bastards cover reveal!

By Lesley Conner
on June 15, 2015
1 comment

The final cover for King of the Bastards by Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsbury is complete and ready to be revealed!

Cover art by Daniel Kamarudin.

Cover design by Justin Stewart.

Synopsis:

Rogan has been many things in his life as an adventurer — a barbarian, a thief, a buccaneer, a rogue, a lover, a reaver, and most recently, a king. Now, this prehistoric bane of wizards and tyrants finds himself without a kingdom, lost in a terrifying new world, and fighting for his life against pirates, zombies, and the demonic entity known as Meeble. And even if he defeats his foes, Rogan must still find a way to return home, regain his throne, save his loved ones, and remind everyone why he's the King of the Bastards.

King of the Bastards is coming this July 21st. Preorders open on June 22nd.

 

Cover art for King of the Bastards

By Lesley Conner
on May 01, 2015
1 comment

King of the Bastards, a dark fantasy novel by Brian Keene and Steven Shrewsberry, is slated to be released this July. We're working hard to get everything polished and ready to go, and things are coming together beautifully.

Earlier this week, a contract was signed and payment was made for the fantastic artwork that will become the cover of the Apex edition of King of the Bastards.

The title of the piece is "Barbarian" and I think it perfectly captures the fierce style and adventure of the novel. The artist is Daniel Kamarundin. You can check out more of his artwork on his Deviant Art page.

If you weren't excited for the release of King of the Bastards before, you'd better be now, because it is going to be amazing!

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