Crystal Lake, IL, September 19, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Bram Stoker Award Winner Mike Oliveri Launches "The Pack", a New Multi-volume, Cross-platform Horror Fiction Series
Will produce original horror fiction and graphic novels for print and digital media.
Special Kindle edition of the first fiction book in the series, "The Pack: Winter Kill", will be released in October, followed by a trade paperback edition in November.
Evileye Books today announced the launch of "The Pack", a new horror series created by writer and Bram Stoker Award winner, Mike Oliveri.
"The Pack" title serves as the brand platform for the series of prose fiction books and original graphic novels to be produced by Mr. Oliveri and published by Evileye Books.
The first book to launch under "The Pack" platform is "The Pack: Winter Kill", a novella that blends horror, noir and thriller elements to explore new territories in the werewolf mythos. The book will debut in October exclusively on Amazon's Kindle and Kindle for iPhone, followed in November by the official trade paperback cover edition for online and bookstore distribution.
The second book in the series is an original graphic novel titled, "Chimaera", to be released in spring 2010.
Under the terms of the publishing agreement, Mr. Oliveri will write one prose fiction book and one graphic novel each year.
"'The Pack' is an offshoot of my fascination with the werewolf legends," said Mr. Oliveri. "The potential to explore the generational histories and clashes between the family members and the changing world just seems limitless. With my prose roots, I know the themes can be presented in a thrilling, narrative way. But werewolf stories are also so visually rich—especially in their violent attack and battle scenes—that I wanted to explore the graphic potential of my stories as well. With 'The Pack' series of fiction and graphic novels, I'll be able to explore facets of the werewolf mythos that have largely gone unexplored."
Brian Keene, best-selling horror scribe, calls "The Pack: Winter Kill" "a masterful blend of crime, suspense and the supernatural."
"'The Pack' is huge, epic and ambitious," said A.N. Ommus, Editorial Director of Evileye Books. "Mike Oliveri's take on werewolves throws out the tired stereotype of the man overcome by the physical transformation and the uncontrollable violent urges to kill and moves the legends into new territory, posing new questions and possibilities. Yet, Mike still delivers the gore and action hardcore horror fans crave."
Mike Oliveri is the author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning novel, "Deadliest of the Species". His horror fiction has appeared in critically acclaimed editions of "Brimstone Turnpike," "New Dark Voices" and "Dark Arts," among others. Oliveri has also written the comic book limited series, "Werewolves: Call of the Wild" and contributed a short story to "The Phantom Chronicles".
"Mike Oliveri writes with an audacious and unflinching style guaranteed to punch you in the guts and get you coughing blood." --Tom Piccirilli, author of "Shadow Season" and "The Cold Spot".
Evileye Books publishes fiction and graphic novels within the genres of horror, dark fantasy and science fiction.
Evileye Books is a publishing imprint of Pulp+Pixel Entertainment Co., an intellectual property rights management company representing and developing the licensed creative works of writers, artists, filmmakers, game developers and others.
Mike Oliveri is available for interviews.
Book cover and publicity images available.