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Publication Order of Dark Screams Anthology Books

with Richard T. Chizmar
Dark Screams: Volume One (By:Kelley Armstrong) (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Two (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Three (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Four (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Five (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Six (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Seven (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Eight (With: Richard T. Chizmar) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Screams: Volume Nine (By:Kelley Armstrong) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Halloween Carnival Anthology Books

Halloween Carnival Volume 1 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Carnival Volume 2 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Carnival Volume 3 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Carnival Volume 4 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halloween Carnival Volume 5 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Painted Darkness (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Than Midnight (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Weak And Wounded (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Whispers (With: Richard T. Chizmar) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Halloween Children (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Seven Stories (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost and Lonely (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Walking with Ghosts (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Blue November Storms (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Monster Night (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dreamlike States (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Spirit (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Illustrated Stephen King Trivia Book (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Illustrated Stephen King Movie Trivia Book (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fate and The Exorcist (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reading Stephen King (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Zombie Who Cried Human (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl Who Builds Monsters (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

This Is Push(2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Laymon's Terms(2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shivers VI(2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shroud 11(2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dueling Minds(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turn Down the Lights(2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror(2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Better Weird(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
10 Halloween Haunts(2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Detours(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Tides(2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Midnight Under the Big Top(2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Brian James Freeman is a popular novelist from The United States, who is known to have written successful books on the horror and literature & fiction genres. He is particularly famous for writing the Dark Screams series. Freeman began writing stories when he was very young. He sold his very first short-story at the age of 14. When Freeman was 24 years old, he penned his first book and published it successfully. Over the course of his writing career, author Freeman has written essays, novels, short stories, and novellas. A number of reputed publishers have published his writings, including Cemetery Dance, Warner Books, Borderlands Press, Book of the Month Club, Leisure, and several others as well. The short fictions of author Freeman have featured in various anthologies and magazines since the year 1994. Among his popular works of short fiction are the volumes of his acclaimed anthology series called Shivers and a fiction story known as From the Borderlands. Currently, author Freeman is serving at the Cemetery Dance magazine as its Managing Editor. The magazine features his column, The Final Question. The Library Desk Calander of Stephen King has published Freeman’s columns, interviews, and essays from 2009 to 2012. They have even featured in Jobs in Hell, Cemetery Dance, Hellnotes, etc. Author Freeman has also worked as a publisher for the Lonely Road publication. There, he was awarded the opportunity of working with some great authors like Chuck Hogan, Stephen King, Douglas Clegg, Guillermo del Toro, Mick Garris, Kirby McCauley, Stewart O’Nan, and Ray Carton. Freeman was born in 1979 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

As of today, author Freeman resides in Pennsylvania. He is happily married and lives along with his loving wife. Freeman’s love for cats and dogs made him adopt a couple of pet cats and two dogs of the German Shorthair Pointer breed. Freeman keeps himself busy with his writing works all the time. He is working simultaneously on multiple book stories and is expected to publish a few of them very soon. Other than writing under his original name, author Freeman uses his pen names, Brian Freeman and James Kidman, for writing some of his novels. Brian received his graduation degree in journalism from the Shippensburg University in the year 2002. After trying his hand in the journalist works, he thought of giving writing a try. Freeman was able to release his debut novel in 2004 under the title of Black Fire. Prior to this, he had published a short story called Bus Trip in 1994 as a part of the anthology called Paths of Imagination.

The Dark Screams series penned by author Brian James Freeman is comprised of 5 books in total, which were released between the years 2014 and 2015. Its debut book is entitled ‘Dark Screams : Volume One’, and was released in the year 2014 by the Hydra publication. This book consists of short story contributions from the likes of Bill Pronzini, Stephen King, Ramsey Campbell, Kelley Armstrong, and Simon Clark. The stories tend to push the dark suspense and horror boundaries to a bleeding edge. Authors Richard Chizmar and Freeman have tried to present the stories in such a way it takes the readers well beyond the extremities of the mortal toil, and into irreality’s glimmering void. The authors have described the lead characters in the form of Jordy Verrill, Kara, Ingrid, Edward James Tolliver, Little Jimmy, etc. At the start of the first story, it is shown that a meteorite from the sky falls on the property of Jordy Verrill. He sees this as an opportunity to make handsome money. Jordy Verrill looks to broadcast the news all over and get the attraction of the media.

This way, he hopes that he will be offered money and will be interviewed by various news channels. However, nothing happens as per his expectation. The rock is not found to be a usual rock. There lies an uncompromising force within the meteorite piece that makes Jordy Verrill the first target. In the next story, the description is about the advice of paying less than one owes to others. The advice appears to be quite an easy one to understand and follow. But, Ingrid and Kara, the childhood friends, realize that they can never repay what they owe. Such debts are the ones that tender in blood.

In another story, Edward Tolliver becomes a fake mental patient and seeks asylum. He intends to live among the mentally unstable patients and behave like one in order to catch the invaders red handed. By doing so, he lands his life in a great danger. Later, a man awakens to find himself chained inside a vault. He has his neck tied to that of a psycho murderer. When the man sees this murderer, he knows that he is not going to last for a long time in the proximity of this dangerous beast. Little Jimmy’s story describes that he learns a cold truth after realizing that seeing something cannot land you in any trouble unless someone else is aware of what you witnessed.

The next installment of the series is called ‘Dark Screams: Volume 2’. It was also published by the Hydra publishers in 2015. The contributors of this particular book include Norman Prentiss, Richard Christian Matheson, Robert McCammon, Shawntelle Madison, and Graham Masterton. Freeman and Chizmar have shown how these writers have scaled new heights of suspense, grimmest fantasy, and horror. The central characters depicted include Neil Calder, Eleanor, C.S. Lewis, Dawn, and several others. Chizmar & Freeman have described the stories as having taken place in Nashville, St. Louis, New York City, Maine, At the beginning of the initial story, it is depicted that Neil Calder dies by drowning in a local pool. People consider his death as just an unfortunate event. But, Neil’s father seems to know something that others don’t know. He is shocked to find that Neil Calder returns on a summer night to take revenge from his murderer. The next description shows a flight taking off from St Louis and flying via Nashville goes missing. The family members and friends of the passengers wait anxiously at the destination airport’s gate. Just then, a clerk witnesses an inhumanly evil act that frightens her very much. Eleanor moves to Maine from New York City for renovating an ancient Victorian house that is considered a heritage.

She keeps herself busy with work all the time. However, she seems to have no idea that this particular job is going to take her several places that she has never even dream about. CS Lewis writes an informative article on a portal that leads to enchantment and magic. Dawn’s room consists of a wardrobe holds an intriguing that can lead her to death unless she solves it before time runs out. A rock n roll band from the 1970s, that did not exist in the real world at that time, makes an appearance out of nowhere and goes on an exciting trip covering many places. The stories in this book were highly appreciated by the fans of author Freeman, who praised his efforts and reviewed the book with numerous positive reviews.

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