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ReAnimus Press is pleased to announce the acquisition of the legendary Advent Publishers! Advent is now a subsidiary of ReAnimus Press, and we will continue to publish Advent's titles under the Advent name. Advent was founded in 1956 by Earl Kemp and others, and has published the likes of James Blish, Hal Clement, Robert Heinlein, Damon Knight, E.E. "Doc" Smith, and many others. Advent's high quality titles have won and been finalists for several Hugo Awards, such as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy and Heinlein's Children. Watch this space for ebook and print editions of all of Advent's current titles!

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Standings for Horror Novels


2. The Piercing, Helen McCabe, Telos Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Angel Manor, Chantal Noordeloos, Horrific Tales Publishing, [link][comments]
3. Pretty Little Dead Girls, Mercedes M. Yardley, Ragnarok Publications, [link][comments]
4. Rampant, Joshua Werner, Source Point Press, [link][comments]
4. Sanguinary, Margo Bond Collins, Bathory Gate Press, [link][comments]
5. Poor Jeffrey, Paul Flewitt, Vamptasy, [link][comments]
6. Apparition Lake, Doug Lamoreux, Daniel D. Lamoreux, Creativia, [link]
6. Morgan, Liz DeJesus, Indie Gypsy, [link][comments]
7. The Seer's Lover, Kat de Falla, The Wild Rose Press, [link][comments]
7. Black Venom, Tamara A. Lowery, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, [link][comments]
8. Chelsea Avenue, Armand Rosamilia, Ragnarok Publications, [link][comments]
9. Plebs, Jim Goforth, J. Ellington Ashton Press [comments]
10. The Wheel of Misfortune, Matthew Alan Hughes, , [link]

11. MURDER RED INK, Mord McGhee, TSPress, [link][comments]
12. Jackson and Eva, Shebat Legion, Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Press, [link][comments]
12. DC's Dead, Michael Fisher, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
13. Shutdown, Shaun Meeks, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link][comments]
14. Martuk ... the Holy: Proseuche, Jonathan Winn, Self-published, [link]
15. Feral Hearts, Edward P. Cardillo, Catt Dahman, Michael Fisher, Jim Goforth Amanda M. Lyons, Mark Woods, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
15. 12:19, Michael Infinito, MuseItUp Publishing, [link][comments]
15. Fading in Darkness, Robert S. Wilson, Empire of Blood Books, [link][comments]
16. Midway, Melanie Karsak, Clockpunk Press, [link]
17. Metamorph, Stephen M. DeBock, Gypsy Shadow, [link]
17. Code Zero, Jonathan Maberry, St. Martins Griffin, [link]
17. Doctor Flesh: Director's Cut, Alex S. Johnson, Morbidbooks, [link]
17. Absinthe, Tony-Paul de Vissage, Class Act Books, [link]
18. Deep Dark Woods, Ty Schwamberger, Crowded Quarantine Publications, [link]
18. Secrets Room, Kim Faulks, Seven Tides of Nyx, [link]
18. A Bit of the Dark World, Toni V. Sweeney, Class Act Books, [link]
18. The Seething, J.A. Johnson & K.G. McAbee, Smashwords, [link]
18. Wolf Cult, Patricia La Barbera, Self-Published, [link]
19. By the Sea, Henry Gee, ReAnimus Press, [link]
19. Flash Blood, Joseph Hirsch, Damnation Books, [link]
19. Hot Toddies Aren't Enough, C.J. Sellers, World on Fire Press, [link][comments]
19. Cassie, Chris Philbrook, Independent, [link]
19. Immolation, Samuel Reese, J Ellington Ashton Press, [link]
20. Poets in Hell, Janet Morris, Perseid, [link]
20. Bird Box, Josh Malerman, Harper Collins, [link]
20. There Is No Lovely End, Patty Templeton, Odd Rot, [link]
20. Dr. Sadistic House Of Whorrors, Lisa Dabrowski, Oneiros, [link][comments]
20. The Dead Lands, Dylan J. Morgan, DJM Entertainment, [link]
20. The World on Fire, Sheldon Woodbury, JWK Fiction, [link]
20. Hunting Monsters Is My Business, John M. Whalen, Flying W Press, [link]

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