Now Win This!: Bag of Cool Scares Sweepstakes

The Bag of Scares itself!
From superhero comics to zombies, from Sherlock Holmes and Beyond the Rue Morgue!
We're clearing out our prize closets to share bags and bags of seriously great stuff!

Our first bundle of 7 books includes superhero comics and an illustrated novel, zombie adventures (plus a vampire or two), and brand new tales of fear and dread written about legendary crimefighters.


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Dead Mann Running by Stefan Petrucha

Just because a bullet has your name on it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t duck…

Either I’m stubborn, or it’s rigor mortis, but being dead didn’t stop me from being a detective or finding my wife’s killer. But it’s tough out there for a zombie, and lately it’s been getting tougher. These days the life-challenged have to register and take monthly tests to prove our emotional stability. See, if my kind gets too low, we go feral. I’ve been feeling a little down lately myself.

Anno Dracula: Dracula Cha Cha Cha by Kim Newman

Rome. 1959. Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda – his sixth wife. Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Geneviève. Finding herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city, Kate discovers that she is not the only one on his trail…

Encounters of Sherlock Holmes by George Mann, editor

A collection of Sherlock Holmes stories from a variety of exciting voices in modern horror and steampunk, including James Lovegrove, Justin Richards, Paul Magrs, Guy Adams and Mark Hodder. Edited by respected anthologist George Mann, and including a story by Mann himself.

Beyond Rue Morgue Anthology: Further Tales of Edgar Allen Poe’s 1st Detective by Paul Kane and Charles Prepolec, editors

An anthology of stories based around the very first mystery detective, Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, created by Edgar Allan Poe. Dupin famously featured in 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' (1841), then went on to star in two more investigations, 'The Mystery of Marie Rogêt' (1842) and 'The Purloined Letter' (1844). The anthology includes the original 1841 story and Clive Barker's sequel, 'New Murders in the Rue Morgue' (which was first published in his Books of Blood series) to bookend the stories. Contributors: Steve Volk, Lisa Tuttle, Simon Clark, Joe R. Lansdale, Elizabeth Massie, Ed Gorman, Jonathan Maberry, Yvonne Navarro, Weston Ochse and Clive Barker.

Joe Golem and the Drowning City, an illustrated novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden

In 1925, earthquakes and a rising sea level left Lower Manhattan submerged under more than thirty feet of water, so that its residents began to call it the Drowning City. Those unwilling to abandon their homes created a new life on streets turned to canals and in buildings whose first three stories were underwater. Fifty years have passed since then, and the Drowning City is full of scavengers and water rats, poor people trying to eke out an existence, and those too proud or stubborn to be defeated by circumstance. 

Juggernaut by Adam Baker

Iraq 2005. Seven mercenaries hear an enticing rumor: somewhere, abandoned in the swirling desert sands, lies an abandoned Republican Guard convoy containing millions of pounds of Saddam's gold. After liberating the sole surviving Guard member from US capture, the team makes their way to the ancient ruins where the convoy was last seen.  Although all seems eerily quiet and deserted when they arrive, they soon find themselves caught in a desperate battle for their lives, confronted by greed, betrayal, and an army that won't stay dead.

Batman: Death by Design by Chip Kidd and Dave Taylor
( a deluxe numbered and signed hardcover)

In this new original graphic novel, Gotham City is undergoing one of the most expansive construction booms in its history. As chairman of the Gotham Landmarks Commission, Bruce Wayne has been a key part of this boom, which signals a golden age of architectural ingenuity for the city. And then, the explosions begin.


  1. Barbara

    Looks like a great mix of books!

  2. Tabitha Jensen

    Hot dang! That is an awesome looking mix *crosses fingers*

  3. Clare 2e

    Keep in mind- [b]NOT a COMMENTS contest[/b]. If you don’t click the link above to register, you won’t be entered. Very good luck!

  4. Cheryl English

    I’m in Baby. I’m in!

  5. Andrew Kuligowski

    This is an intriguing combination of books, especially the graphic novels and the Poe sequels (although my prejudice is not to be too hopeful – with apologies to the author) … and while I don’t HAVE to comment, I am choosing to! (Just as well, I hate going through a whole excerpt, only to see a bunch of “Enter me” comments following it.

  6. L L

    These sound interesting

  7. Karen T Gonyea

    Count me in 🙂

  8. kathy pease

    Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in 🙂

  9. cassandra mccann

    oh i would love love love this

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