Friday, September 17, 2010

Hiram Five Book Set Available at $10.00 Savings!

Shroud Publishing is pleased to announce that the Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange are now available to order as a five book set, at a $10.00 savings!  Place orders HERE.

Welcome to the scandalous misadventures of scurrilous boozer and malcontent, Hiram Grange. Though afflicted with a laundry list of dysfunctions, addictions and odd predilections, Hiram Grange stands toe to toe (and sometimes toe to tentacle) with the black-hearted denizens of the Abyss and dispenses justice with the help of his antiquated Webley revolver and Pritchard bayonet. A five-part series. Cover and illustrations by Malcolm McClinton, and original woodcut prints by Danny Evarts.

With this order, you will receive all five books in Volume 1 of the Hiram Grange Misadventures, including:

Book One: Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned, by Jake Burrows
Book Two: Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers, by Scott Christian Carr
Book Three: Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist, by Robert Davies
Book Four: Hiram Grange and the Chosen One, by Kevin Lucia
Book Five: Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow, by Richard Wright

All five books at an exceptional bargain! Start the dysfunctional adventure today!

Here's what readers and reviewers are saying about the series:

"Stunning and startlingly original...a must read!" -- Nate Kenyon, author of THE BONE FACTORY and SPARROW ROCK

“Somewhere in the Underworld, Lovecraft is grinning with delight and Hunter S. Thompson is raising his bottle high. You won’t find a darker, more twisted character than Hiram Grange.” -- Greg Hall, author of AT THE END OF CHURCH STREET, and creator of the Funky Werepig Radio Show.

An absolute  must read for fans of fast-paced, action-packed occult thrillers."-- Gene O'Neill, Stoker-winning author of JADE and DEATHFLASH

“H.P. Lovecraft meets Ian Fleming – and H.P. Lovecraft wins. Lucia delivers non-stop action and shocks from the get-go, with tentacle very firmly in cheek…” -- Joseph D’Lacey, critically acclaimed author of MEAT and GARBAGE MAN.

"Twisted, shocking and full of pitch-black humor and darkly original twists. One of the best books I've read this year." -- Brian Keene, author of DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN and DEAD SEA

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dirty Sexy Books: Hiram Grange "Damn Close to Perfection"

This is the book that prompted bestselling author Brian Keene to say, "This is fucking EXCELLENT!" though his official word was:

"Twisted, shocking and full of pitch-black humor and darkly original twists. One of the best books I've read this year." Brian Keene, author of Darkness on the Edge of Town and Dead Sea
Now Rebecca, who runs the Dirty Sexy Books' blog, chimed in with this:
"I just loved this supernatural horror novella, and my only regret is that it went by too damn fast... a wicked good ride through some dark, twisted avenues with a demented savior... This one entertained me beautifully, and it had it all; it was a gritty and sexy balls-to-the-walls adventure.  If you’re a fan of dark urban fantasy like me, then you’ll rejoice upon finding this treasure trove...."
Read the full review here.

But that's not all. Steven Savile, the International Bestselling author of Silver, Primeval: Shadow of the Jaguar and Stargate SG-1: The Power Behind the Throne loved the book as well:
"Richard Wright is one of the best kept secrets in horror, which is a crying shame because a guy this good shouldn't be a secret at all. And best of all, he just keeps getting better. Hiram Grange and the Nymphs of Krakow is a good old fashioned rollicking tale of mysticism and mayhem. The pages turn themselves, it's that good." 
We're going to open HIRAM GRANGE AND THE NYMPHS OF KRAKOW, by Richard Wright up for pre-orders this week.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

hg342 = Hiram Grange Three For Two!

Get Three Hiram Grange Books for the price of two!

Simply go here to make your selection.

Buy any 2 Hiram Grange books and get the 3rd for free! YOU MUST PUT ALL THREE of your choices in the cart and then apply the coupon code "hg342"

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hiram Grange and the Chosen One Coming soon!

Hiram Grange doesn’t believe in fate. He makes his own destiny. That’s a good thing, because Queen Mab of Faerie has foreseen the destruction of the world, and as usual… it’s all Hiram’s fault. He must choose: kill an innocent girl and save the universe… or rescue her and watch all else burn. Just another day on the job for Hiram Grange.

In Book Four of the Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange, author Kevin Lucia, takes his readers on a wild chase through Belfast's darker boroughs as Hiram Grange faces his toughest--and perhaps most unusual--assignment yet.

AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER.  Should be available in 1 week.

About Kevin Lucia

Kevin Lucia is a Contributing Editor for Shroud Magazine. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies. He teaches high school English, and is working on a Creative Writing Masters Degree at Binghamton University. He lives in Castle Creek, New York with his wife and children. He is also currently writing his first full-length novel. Visit Kevin online at

What are People Saying?

“H.P. Lovecraft meets Ian Fleming – and H.P. Lovecraft wins. Lucia delivers non-stop action and shocks from the get-go, with tentacle very firmly in cheek…”

 - Joseph D’Lacey, critically acclaimed author of MEAT and GARBAGE MAN.

“In the mood for a wild ride of a book? Something smart and scary and exciting? Kevin Lucia’s HIRAM GRANGE & THE CHOSEN ONE fits the bill to perfection. It teems with monsters and demons, with arcane lore, black magic and narrow escapes. Even the hero is edgy and obsessed. What could be more delicious? Long live Hiram Grange!”

Robert Dunbar, Bram Stoker Nominated author of THE SHORE and MARTYRS & MONSTERS

"Kevin Lucia's writing is both scary and smart--a lethal cocktail that makes for mesmerizing storytelling."

- Tosca Lee, critically acclaimed author of DEMON: A MEMOIR

"Packed with high octane dark adventure and brimming with humor, Kevin Lucia’s HIRAM GRANGE & THE CHOSEN ONE thunders across the pages like a herd of wild horses.  This is what cult fiction is all about!"

- J. L. Comeau, Count Gore's Creature Feature

“Fans of Kevin Lucia’s short story work have long awaited his first novella. And his book in the Hiram Grange series is the perfect vehicle for Lucia to not only please his old fans, but to show new ones just how damn good he is.”

- Gregory Hall- author of AT THE END OF CHURCH STREET and host of the Funky Werepig

"Hiram Grange and The Chosen One is one of those stories you simply lose yourself in, and hate to have end. From the opening to the final scenes it never lets up with over-the-top action and plenty of dark laughs. I loved it! And want more Hiram Grange, please!"

- Bram Stoker-Nominated author  of SOLOMON'S GRAVE, Dan Keohane

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Robotic Chimp Heads... Yes, that's what I said...

From its global headquarters in Boston, the mysterious Occlusionist Movement is preparing to control the world with its Digital Eucharist, while in the serpentine bowels of the city an ancient demon is unleashed, eager for revenge against the man who imprisoned it years ago--Hiram Grange! On the heels of the release of Hiram Grange & the Twelve Little Hitlers, Rob Davies' intelligent and uproarious novella, Hiram Grange & the Digital Eucharist, has challenged the boundaries of adventure horror fiction. Eucharist is the third installment in the Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange series. About Rob Davies:

ROBERT DAVIES writes stories about lobster girls and laser beams. Mimetic fiction is for wimps. Raised on a steady diet of weird paperbacks, Infocom games, and comic books, Rob has always wanted to be a writer (Well, actually, he first wanted to be a dinosaur, but that didn’t work out so well). When not writing, Rob likes to travel around the world, searching for the ideal pint and the perfect bookstore. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts, with his wife Sara and two cats, Lilith and Tiamat. His favorite Horseman is Pestilence.

Visit Rob online at Cover Art and illustrations by Malcolm McClintonLayout, design, copyediting, and woodcut embellishments by Danny Evarts

What are People Saying?

"Join Hiram Grange as he negotiates with a little voodoo help an unfamiliar and scary Boston. Along the way he struggles with Black Magic rituals, creatures summoned from the Abyss, his own inner demons, and the mysterious enslaving power of the Digital Eucharist. At stake: Saving the world from the  Occlusionist Movement. The writing is consistently authentic and compelling. An absolute  must read for fans of fast-paced, action-packed occult thrillers."

--Gene O'Neill, Stoker-winning author  of JADE and DEATHFLASH

"The Digital Eucharist is a trip in every sense of the word...dark, funny, humanistic, and surreal. While others are producing stories and characters in a familiar cookie-cutter format, the minds behind Hiram Grange are blazing a trail as unique and wonderful as the world they are working within. Hiram Grange is Absinthe for the fastidious horror reader."  

-- Michael Knost, Bram Stoker Award-winner of WRITERS WORKSHOP OF HORROR

"Vivid, engaging, and darkly humorous – Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist is another spectacular entry in the Hiram Grange series that you can't afford to miss."

-- Jason M. Tucker – Author of MEAT CITY & OTHER STORIES

Thursday, March 25, 2010

"This isn't just a series of books; it's a force to be reckoned with..."

Anton Cancre over at Horror News, had glowing praise for Scott Christian Carr's, Hiram Grange and the 12 Little Hitlers:

"What I am coming to adore about Hiram is his fragility, the simple realization that this is the last person anyone would want to depend on for their salvation. It makes him more human, more real to me. Within these pages, Scott shows us Hiram at his most vulnerable. An incredibly weak, insecure and utterly shattered person upon whom a practically unbearable weight is placed and he simply cannot face it all. So he dives face first into any drug he can get into himself, begging for the oblivion his mother chased and eventually found staring down the barrel of his Webley.

In anyone else's hands the pathetic fallacy in which Hiram mental state is regularly reflected in the music playing wherever he went could very well come across as a cheap, clumsy and ineffective trick, but he handles it with such grace and subtlety that it is nothing less than magic."

Anton also recognized the work of the artistic team that lent their talent to give the Hiram books their unique look and feel:

"The marvelous cover and interior artwork by Malcolm McClinton that has become, in my mind, inseparable from H.G., is once again present. This time out, the images are slightly skewed, twisted and stretched in a way that reflects Hiram's state of mind quite nicely. I should also mention the often unremarked upon woodblock illustrations of Mr. Danny Evarts, something ubiquitous with Shroud publications. Slight and unobtrusive, as they should be, but always placed in a way that adds to the writer's work without drawing attention to themselves."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Malcolm McClinton Unveils Digital Eucharist Art

When we joined forces with Malcolm McClinton to put a face on Hiram Grange we were pretty sure that we had already hit the jackpot.  Malcolm had brought years of professional illustration experience with him, and his unique style dovetailed nicely with the whole Hiram concept.

However, as Malcolm created each new piece of art for the Hiram series, we quickly realized that he was an integral part of the creative team and his talented art significantly helped us cement the image of Hiram and his associates in our mind.

In his latest work, Malcolm has created a series of horrific masterpieces that transcend the amazing work he has done for the character to-date.  Shroud Publishing is very proud to share samples of Malcolm's illustrations and cover for Rob Davies' book, Hiram Grange and the Digital Eucharist.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Horror News: Hiram is "powerful, moving and freaky..."

Anton Cancre from Horror News, just posted an in-depth review of Jake Burrows' Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned (get it on Amazon now).

Here are a few things he had to say:

"This is someone who sees the hilarity, horror and tragedy in the absurd. Someone who knows that paralyzing, gut-busting laughter isn't that far removed from gibbering and chuckling, curled into an empty-eyed ball in the corner of a padded cell. This knowledge elevates the tale into a powerful, moving and freaky ass piece of art."

"Jake Burrows has given a potential caricature depth and an accessible emotional center that I did not expect..."

"...One of the more tense and taught openings to a horror novel I have read in a long time..."

"Come the bright, unwavering light of dawn, H.G. and the VotD made for a damn fine and totally entertaining read that moved me in unexpected ways. I can't wait to find out what lies in store for our intrepid anti-hero once he washes the puke out of his hair."

Then there is praise for Malclom McClinton's original artwork:

"Then there is the cover art and interior paintings by  Malcolm McClinton. In these stark, simple images, he manages to perfectly capture the frailty and pathos that drives Hiram in the face of the utter insanity of the moment. The addition of illustrations like these is what has put Shroud to the forefront of my mind when it comes to small press releases, second only to some of the better releases by Necro. Art like this makes it much easier to justify the added cost that comes with any small press purchase."

Read the entire insightful review here.

Dark Recesses: Hiram Grange a "kinetic tour de force."

Nancy Greene from Dark Recesses recently reviewed Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers:

"Scott Christian Carr’s Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers is a kinetic tour de force of drug-addled adventure..."

"I can’t say enough about the writing style in this book. It’s descriptive and poetic, hard-hitting and emotional..."

"Overall this is a riveting book, and I have a feeling that the Hiram Grange series is sure to become a cult classic."

Please read the entire review here.

Get Hiram on Amazon and get it by tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Many Faces of Hiram Grange

There is a singular joy as a writer in the experience of having a talented artist bring a face to your character.  The authors of the Hiram Grange books were ecstatic to work with Malcolm McClinton, who was able to depict Grange's nuanced persona in a variety of subtle (and not so subtle) facial expressions.

These are the faces of Hiram Grange:

Monday, January 11, 2010

Get Introduced: 50% off of Hiram Grange!

I think you'll dig Hiram Grange. So much so that I'll give you 50% off of the two first Hiram Grange novellas and/or the Hiram Grange issue of Shroud for the next two days. Coupon code: "Hiram50"

Remember, that's two days only from


Monday, January 4, 2010

Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers Shipping Now!

Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers is available now, and shipping from Amazon!

On the heels of the release of Hiram Grange and the Village of the Damned (B&N, Amazon, SP), Scott Christian Carr's wildly original novella, Hiram Grange and the Twelve Little Hitlers, has already begun to create some excitement among readers. Hitlers is the second installment in the Scandalous Misadventures of Hiram Grange series.

One of those readers is none other than Lloyd Kaufman, President of Troma Entertainment and Creator of the Toxic Avenger.  Kaufman read Hitlers, and said it was:

 "more fun than a barrel full of Hitlers... The best novel since Don Quixote!"

Greg Hall, the master of ceremonies over at the Funky Werepig radio show was equally impressed:

“Somewhere in the Underworld, Lovecraft is grinning with delight and Hunter S. Thompson is raising his bottle high. You won’t find a darker, more twisted character than Hiram Grange.”

But the lavish praise and adoration doesn't stop there! Renowned  sci-fi author Patricia Anthony, who wrote Cold Allies, Brother Termite, Conscience of the Beagle, Happy Policeman, Cradle of Splendor, God's Fires, Flanders, and Eating Memories said this about Hitlers:

"Scott Christian Carr is one of the most insightful writers I know. He's also one of the funniest. Reading 'Twelve Little Hitlers' never fails put you under an intellectual pleasure-dome, which is great in and of itself --- The unexpected surprise is, you'll also laugh your ass off!" 

Tracking the Confluences...

We are now making a point to track the events, occurrences, and sightings that may reveal confluential activity.

What is a Confluence?


A confluence is, simply put, a crossroads of supernatural activity; an area of spiritual conflict within the greater War of Good Versus Evil. The Earth is spotted with thousands of minor (or roaming) confluences, but only twelve major (or fixed) confluences. 
A minor confluence can occur spontaneously whenever spiritual conflict breaks through to the corporeal plane. These usually manifest in unusual supernatural occurrences for a short period of time, including ghost sightings, poltergeist activity, or the appearance of physical omens. A major confluence, however, is firmly tied to a specific geographic area on a seemingly permanent basis. 
Track the confluences HERE...

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