THIS EDITION IS LIMITED TO ONLY 750. 6" x 9" trim size. Three novellas: "Blanky, " "Sour Candy" and Jack and Jill.
A brand new, never before published novella, Guests. New exclusive introductions to each novella by Kealan Patrick Burke. Thirteen full-color illustrations by Kealan Patrick Burke. Dust jacket featuring wraparound artwork by Kealan Patrick Burke (the only edition featuring the dust jacket). Signed by Kealan Patrick Burke.
Printed offset on archival Cougar Natural. Housed in an embossed paper covered slipcase with an acrylic coating. A child who can turn your reality into an unspeakable nightmare. A monster from childhood with wire-hangers for hands.
A baby blanket that will suck the breath from your lungs. And a tour bus full of elderly visitors in search of a new life-even if it isn't their own. These are the guests that occupy the mind of author Kealan Patrick Burke. Now, he invites them into yours. Guests is a collection of four novellas by Kealan Patrick Burke, complete with new introductions to each story and illustrations by the author himself."Jack and Jill" is a harrowing story of childhood trauma and how the scars it leaves behind can manifest into adult-sized nightmares; "Sour Candy" is a twisted and unnerving tale of psychological terror that holds readers as captive as its characters; "Blanky" is an emotionally charged study of loss, grief and rage; and "Guests, " a brand new story exclusive to this collection, is a chilling exploration of what makes a monster, what makes us human, and how the weak will always run rather than face their own reflections. In each of these four novellas, Burke shows us that real horror lies in life's tragedies. Guests is Kealan Patrick Burke at his most hauntingly lyrical and original, with four fear inducing tales of terror that will leave readers breathless. Kealan Patrick Burke (born in Dungarvan, Ireland) is an author.
Some of his works include the novels Kin, Currency of Souls, Master of the Moors, and The Hides (Bram Stoker Award nominee), the novellas The Turtle Boy (Bram Stoker Award Winner, 2004) and Vessels, and the collections Ravenous Ghosts, The Number 121 to Pennsylvania & Others, Theater Macabre and The Novellas. He has also appeared in a number of publications, including Postscripts, Cemetery Dance, Grave Tales, Shivers II, Shivers III, Shivers IV, Looking Glass, Masques V, Subterranean #1, Evermore, Inhuman, Horror World, Surreal Magazine, and Corpse Blossoms. Burke also edited the anthologies: Taverns of the Dead (recipient of a starred review in Publishers Weekly), Brimstone Turnpike, Quietly Now: A Tribute to Charles L. Grant (International Horror Guild Award Nominee, 2004), the charity anthology Tales from the Gorezone and Night Visions 12. In 2008 an 8-minute short film based on his short story "Peekers" was written by author Rick Hautala, and was directed by Mark Steensland.
 In 2009 Burke played the lead in the Independent film "Slime City Massacre", alongside Debbie Rochon.  Burke won Best Actor at the 2010 PollyGrind Film Festival with his portrayal of Cory. In 2013 a feature film adaptation of "Peekers" was announced in development with Lionsgate Entertainment, written by Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard ("Oculus", "Soma") and produced by Lawrence Grey. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "badmoonbooks" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Uruguay.