Friday, November 28, 2008

Two books up for pre-order: THE CONVENT OF THE PURE and OPEN YOUR EYES

Apex Publications is excited to announce that they are opening pre-orders for the next two books in their novella series. Remember, they are running a free shipping special so now is a great time to take advantage of some USPS savings!

Secrets and illusions abound in a decaying convent wrapped in dark magic and scented with blood. Portia came to the convent with the ghost of Imogen, the lover she failed to protect in life. Now, the spell casting caste wants to make sure that neither she nor her spirit ever leave.

"The Convent of the Pure is a compelling blend of the numinous and the creepy, with a rich, atmospheric setting. I devoured it in a single sitting!"
– Jacqueline Carey (Kushiel's Dart)

Publication Date: April 1st


Paul Jessup - OPEN YOUR EYES
Her lover was a supernova who took worlds with him when he died, and as a new world grows within Ekhi, savage lives rage and love on a small ship in the outer reaches of space. A ship with an agenda of its own.

Open Your Eyes is a space opera described by Jay Lake (Escapement, Green) as "echoing the fantastic imagery of Samuel R. Delany and the angst-ridden identity paranoia of
Philip K. Dick."

Publication Date: April 16th

Jason Sizemore
Apex Publications

Available from Apex Publications
Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales - Fran Friel
Orgy of Souls - Wrath James White & Maurice Broaddus
Beauty & Dynamite - Alethea Kontis

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Press Release: The Battering of Burstein

The Battering of Burstein

Apex Publications Ramps up the Raffle to Replace Stolen and Damaged Books

November 16, 2008 - Yesterday, Apex Book Company received a shipment of hardcover copies of Michael A. Burstein's new collection "I Remember the Future." At least, the box was supposed to contain the book. What we actually received was a box full of...nothing. A second box contained 16 copies of the book, but they were damaged and unfit for sale. In total, the damaged and missing copies amount to 1/3 of the shipment. The boxes containing the other 2/3 of the shipment have not yet arrived, and we are not optimistic about their location or condition.

Since the Annual Apex Raffle is currently in progress, we are extending the raffle in order to raise additional funds for the replacement cost of the books. Originally scheduled to end on November 30, the raffle will now run through December 15, with the priority allotment of funds going to replace the damaged and missing books.

We understand that many of you reading this have already participated in the raffle, and we are grateful for your support. We ask that you assist us by passing the raffle link below along to anyone you think might be interested, or posting it on your blog or any forums you frequent that allow such items.

Here's the raffle link:
There are plenty of items for readers, writers, and collectors of all that is dark and good. And don't forget, 'tis almost the season, and nothing says "Happy Holidays" like a gift that will scare the socks off your friends and family.

Remember, 10% of all proceeds will be donated to Dolly's Imagination Library, a community program to foster a love of reading among children. Don't worry, we'll wait until they're older before we start making them read Apex books.
Available from Apex Publications
Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales - Fran Friel
Orgy of Souls - Wrath James White & Maurice Broaddus
Beauty & Dynamite - Alethea Kontis


Posted on behalf of Minnette Meador

Just a special announcement to let you know that
Starsight II has just been released and is now available at Amazon and Stonegarden. If you have not read the first Starsight it is also available from Amazon. For those of you who live in the Portland/Vancouver area, I will be signing both Starsight I and II along with The Centurion & The Queen on November 22nd from 1pm-5pm at the Clackamas Town Center, Lower Level, JC Penney Court. 30% of the proceeds will be donated to the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, so please come join myself and several other local authors for this wonderful event. I will also be appearing at Powell's Books Beaverton on December 11th from 7pm-9pm with both Starsight books and the brand new sequel to The Centurion & The Queen, The Edge of Honor. For more information, please visit my webpage at

This has been a thirty year odyssey for me and I am thrilled to invite you to join me in celebration. Feel free to drop me a note if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the signings! Minnette :)

an epic fantasy by Minnette Meador
(book cover by Derrick Freeland)

War ravishes the Imperium, held together by the valor of ancient warriors and the devotion of the empire's elite. Trenara no longer trusts the power that has turned the boy she once loved into a man she no longer understands. He frightens her. Joshan's ascendancy grows every day as he leads them to Sirdar's domain. The monster has prepared a welcome that none of them expects and Joshan knows he is endangering them all. Sacrifices are made; bonds are broken. The line between good and evil is blurred in the blood of the innocent. Will Joshan use the
power to rescue his world or will a new tyrant sit upon Sirdar's throne?


Saturday, November 1, 2008

Annual Apex Post-Halloween Raffle

Are you ready for Halloween to be over? We aren't! In fact, we've decided to hand out a whole host of treats, with only a little trick involved. That's right! It's time for Apex's Annual Post-Halloween Raffle!

We've pulled from our high-security cellar vaults some the most fiendishly delightful goodies you've ever seen, like free fiction critiques, ARCs of as-yet unavailable books signed by the authors, valuable rare books worth more than $50, a steampunk classic with zepplins--REAL ZEPPLINS!--doodled by the author himself, and the only Maurice Broaddus Quintuple Threat Pack in existence!

Don't waste a minute! Get your raffle tickets now! There's just too much good stuff to miss out! Happy Post-Halloween!

10% of all proceeds will be donated to Dolly's Imagination Library.

Check out the treats

Available from Apex Publications
Mama's Boy and Other Dark Tales - Fran Friel
Orgy of Souls - Wrath James White & Maurice Broaddus
Beauty & Dynamite - Alethea Kontis