Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas; has been out for just over two months now and is starting to get some great reviews. A few highlights include:

Tood Cash at FlamesRising.com

“Diving into these stories felt like a mix between the stories I read in old comic titles like The House of Mystery and The Vault of Horror. A short set-up with a handful of characters, an environment in something Man Knows Isn’t Right, and a twisty, usually gruesome ending makes up the bulk of these short stories. They make for the perfect campfire stories.”

Bill Bodden at Xenagia.net:

“Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas is a very solid collection of horror tales; Editor Matt McElroy has put together a strong slate of writers to chill our hearts. One doesn’t have to be a gamer to appreciate them or enjoy the shivers they send up the reader’s spine. If you’re like me, what the stories will do is inspire you to learn more about the setting, hoping to discover additional such interesting tidbits to read.”

Jeff LaSala at Examiner.com:

“Each short story offers one disturbing little slice of this fictitious rural town in eastern Texas—the whole of which is reminiscent of the creepiest aspects of The Blair Witch Project and the X-Files, with a dash or two of good ol’ small-town Lovecraftian horror thrown in.”

A special thanks to Tood, Bill and Jeff for those great reviews. Always appreciated. If you are thinking of writing a review, shoot us an e-mail when it gets posted online and we’ll be happy to add it to the Buried Tales website.

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ENnnies Voting is Open

-July 24th, 2009

Howdy everyone! The voting booth is now open for the 2009 ENnie Awards. We are really excited that Fabled Environments has been nominated for the second year in a row in the category of Best Cartography. Their Victorian-style Mansion is a wonderful map. (I could only dream of living in a house like that!) Please take a couple minutes to head to the voting booth and cast your ballet. Unlike the Origins awards, the ENnie is a fan-driven award. Make your likes and dislikes heard!

Buried Tales trailer

-July 7th, 2009

No, Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas isn’t being made into a movie… yet. (Hear that movie studios? It’s not too late to get your bid in!) But you can still check out a video trailer for the book.

Now that you’ve been suitably spooked, order your copy or download the PDF or Kindle ebooks today.

Buried Tales Released

-June 17th, 2009

It’s official! Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas is shipping this week to distributors. If you want the print book, visit the Buried Tales site for a list of online retailers or ask your FLGS to order TWL6001.

Today also marks the release of the Buried Tales ebook. At the moment, you’ll find Buried Tales on the Midnight Cellar and the OneBookShelf family of sites, including RPGNow, DriveThruRPG, and DriveThruHorror. From those sites, you can download a PDF. Within the next couple of days we’ll be adding a second file in EPUB format, which is the relatively new universal ebook format. That format, which is reflowable, makes for a better reading experience on portable e-ink devices. We also have a Kindle edition in the works, which will be available through Amazon.com (naturally). We hope to have that up by the end of the weekend.

There’s one thing I’d like to mention about the e-book. We’re pricing it low–only $4.99–compared to the print price. At that price, we’re not making much money on the ebook. We priced it low because we really want y’all to give Buried Tales a try. We have faith that if you try it, you’ll like it enough to buy it in print. If (or rather when) you read and enjoy the Buried Tales ebook, please consider picking up a print copy for your shelves.

Buried Tales

-May 5th, 2009

Remember that fiction anthology, Buried Tales of Pinebox, TX, we mentioned a few months ago? It’ll be hitting game stores next month! Ask your friendly local game store to pre-order TWL6001. It’s 174 pages of Pinebox chills.

In support of the book, we’ve created a dedicated page that will be seeded with lots of cool stuff. We’ve got bios on all 12 authors, titles and summaries of each story, plus bonus audio content! Visit http://buriedtales.12tomidnight.com and let us know what you think!

Oh, I almost forgot! Starting today and for the next few weeks, some of news articles at The Raven’s Report will be related to stories you’ll see in Buried Tales.