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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tom Piccirilli's ALL YOU DESPISE (2nd printing) open for pre-order!

When  Shroud Publishing released Tom Piccirilli's rare limited edition novella, ALL YOU DESPISE, over a year ago, we quickly sold out of our original, small print run.  We had originally planned the initial print run at 500 copies, but in the end, we capped it at 100. The popularity of the novella was proof-positive of our reader's interest in short-tun limited editions, and, quite simply, the demand far outweighed our supply.  At the time,  we promised to do another small print run as soon as our schedule and resources allowed for it.

That time is now.

We are going to open ALL YOU DESPISE up for pre-orders while we set up another very small print run.  It is our intent to keep quantities very limited in order to maintain the collectable quality of the book.  As a result, we will only have 50 signed, hardcover copies available from the printer with an estimated arrival date of June 1st, 2010.

Pre-orders are available now, and we have to limit orders to two per person.


In All You Despise, a signed, illustrated, limited edition hardcover, Piccirilli’s characteristically lean prose grimly illustrates the high price of redemption and the violent limits of brotherly love.

When a nameless man awakens to find his blood-spattered brother passed out in his trailer it sets off a chain of painful, hard-hitting events that tests family loyalty and shows the savage impact of a father’s dark legacy.

Fast-paced and packing a visceral punch, All You Despise will keep the reader anxiously turning pages all the way to its unexpected conclusion.

This exclusive offering from Shroud Publishing features a special introduction penned by Bram Stoker-winning author Brian Keene and stunning illustrations by veteran illustrator Alex McVey.  Both contributors will also sign this special limited edition alongside the author.

Limited to only 50 copies and available only from Shroud Publishing, ALL YOU DESPISE will be a unique addition to your quality book collection.

All You Despise will be priced to move at only $34.99 (78 pp, jacketed hardcover, signed)

At this price, supplies will definitely not last.

Tom Piccirilli is the author of twenty novels including THE COLD SPOT, THE MIDNIGHT ROAD, A CHOIR OF ILL CHILDREN, and THE DEAD LETTERS.  He's a four-time winner of the Bram Stoker Award and has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award, the International Thriller Writers Award, and Le Grand Prix de L'Imagination. Learn more at

Brian Keene is a two-time Bram Stoker Award winning horror author. His novels include Dead Sea, Ghoul, City of the Dead, Terminal, The Conqueror Worms, Fear Of Gravity, and many more. Several of his books and stories have been optioned for film, video game and comic book adaptations. The New York Times, Fangoria, the History Channel, and others have credited Keene with ushering in the new era of zombie popularity in pop culture.

Alex McVey is an award-winning illustrator whose work has been published internationally, ranging from album art to graphic design to book illustration.  He has illustrated the works of Stephen King, Joe R. Lansdale, Gahan Wilson, Brian Keene, Ramsey Cambpell, and Richard Matheson, among others. His clients include ad firms, gaming companies, film studios, bands, and book and magazine publishers.

"Very few authors working today put pain on the page with the skill that Piccirilli does. From the narrator to Danny to the innocent people that become embroiled in their bitter lives, Piccirilli packs DESPISE with a living, breathing cast that comes alive and embeds itself in your brain in a scant 78 pages."

-- Blu Gilland, Bookgasm Review

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