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Post by Kenwood on Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:35 pm

Shock Totem Publications is proud to announce the upcoming release of Beautiful Sorrows, a collection of 27 short stories by Mercedes M. Yardley.

There is a place where sorrows pile up like snow and rest in your hair like cherry blossoms. Boys have wings, monsters fall in love, women fade into nothingness, and the bones of small children snap like twigs. Darkness will surely devour you—but it will be exquisitely lovely while doing so.

Mercedes M. Yardley’s Beautiful Sorrows is an ephemeral collection encompassing twenty-seven short tales full of devastation, death, longing, and the shining ribbon of hope that binds them together.


A special paperback pre-release was available this past weekend in Las Vegas, at the fourth annual Killercon convention. The entire Shock Totem team was on hand for this event and we sold out of all fifty copies we had.

If you did not attend the event, Beautiful Sorrows will officially be released next month in paperback and digital formats. You can pre-order it now through our new webstore.

You can also pre-order the limited edition hardcover, scheduled for release in November. It is strictly limited to 50 case-bound copies signed by the author, P. Gardner Goldsmith (foreword), and Yannick Bouchard (artist). It is priced at $34.99, and also comes with the exclusive chapbook Star-Eaten Soul.

There are only 19 copies of the hardcover left, so if you want to secure a copy, order now. We expect it to sell out in the next few days.



* Both covers created by Yannick Bouchard


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Re: Shock Totem Publications Presents...Beautiful Sorrows, by Mercedes M. Yardley

Post by Ms. Contesta McDinglenuts on Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:35 pm

Fuck yeah!

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Post by davisac1 on Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:40 pm

Ooh!

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:10 pm

Yeah, if you've only read Murder For Beginners (you HAVE read that, right? batter ), then you are in for a treat. Merc is a way cool writer, and very diverse.

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Post by Kenwood on Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:38 pm

There's nothing quite as snarky in this collection. Really, the title says it all. It's very Gaiman-esque.

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Post by Mercedes on Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:12 am

Yeah, this is pretty ephemeral. Skipp will hate it. Razz

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Post by Kenwood on Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:39 am

Mercedes wrote:Yeah, this is pretty ephemeral. Skipp will hate it. Razz
I think he'll love that it exists, at least. Laughing

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Post by Andrew on Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:33 pm

Wow. Looks great!

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Post by Mercedes on Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:48 pm

Thanks, everybody! I'm so stoked!

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Post by Shiney on Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:16 pm

What Ken said, Skipp may not "like" it as far as he would read and enjoy it in style, BUT he'd pimp the shit ouit of it and help you in any way he could.

He's smitten.


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Post by Tall Tyrion on Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:01 pm

We all are. headbang

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Post by Sarah on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:43 pm

The title really does say it all. It was really quite wonderful, Mercedes. I really think people will be drawn in by the cover and trapped there by the words.

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Post by Shiney on Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:57 pm

headbang

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Post by Kenwood on Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:54 pm

Sarah wrote:The title really does say it all. It was really quite wonderful, Mercedes. I really think people will be drawn in by the cover and trapped there by the words.
Really.




















lol

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Post by Mercedes on Fri Aug 10, 2012 8:55 pm

Really really really, you jerk. You're such an editor! lol

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Post by Tall Tyrion on Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:40 pm

lol

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Post by Balor on Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:48 pm

I'm so entirely pumped for this. Can we get a TOC listed by any chance?

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Post by Kenwood on Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:49 pm

Will do so soon. =)

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Post by Balor on Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:17 pm

Jerk.

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Post by Mercedes on Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:51 am

Jerk.

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Post by LeeThompson on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:46 am

Exciting! I'm ready! When the hell is September 22nd going to get here?!

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Post by Mercedes on Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:11 am

Lee, I just tried to "like" that. Oh, Facebook has taken over my brain.

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Post by Sarah on Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:00 pm

Mercedes wrote:Lee, I just tried to "like" that. Oh, Facebook has taken over my brain.
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Post by LeeThompson on Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:10 pm

Mercedes wrote:Lee, I just tried to "like" that. Oh, Facebook has taken over my brain.

Hee hee,

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Post by Kenwood on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:29 am

Anyone looking to buy a limited edition hardcover, do so soon. There are just 14 copies left.

And Rob, if you haven't seen it yet, here is the TOC:

Table of Contents:

* The Daughter of Achelos: A Paean to Friendship (Introduction)
* Broken
* Black Mary
* Flat, Flat World
* Extraordinary Beast
* The Boy Who Hangs the Stars
* Untied
* The Container of Sorrows
* A Place of Beauty
* Music to Jump By
* Axes
* The Quiet Places Where Your Body Grows
* Show Your Bones
* The ABCs of Murder
* A Place Shielded from Horrors
* Crosswise Cosmos Sabotage
* Life
* Luna e Volk
* Stars
* Wings
* Sweet, Sweet Sonja T
* Blossom Bones
* Edibility
* Heartless
* Pixies Don’t Get Names
* Ava
* She Called Him Sky
* Big Man Ben
* Beautiful Notes (Story Notes)

If you'd like to order either the hardcover (with exclusive chapbook) or the paperback, you can do so here: http://shocktotem.bigcartel.com.

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