Thursday, October 30, 2014

Digital Demons Today!

Kindle, Nook, and all other digital versions of Demons are available today

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

On sale before going away for good

Once the kindle version of THE JULIUS KATZ COLLECTION is available (paperback available now), I'll be retiring the current kindle collections containing Julius Katz stories (Julius Katz Mysteries, Archie Solves the Case, and One Angry Julius Katz & Other Stories). I was torn somewhat with One Angry Julius since there are other stories in the collection that I think are pretty good, and others must've thought so also since one of the stories, A Hostage Situation, was a Thriller Award nominee, and another, Emma Sue, was named a notable story by Best American Mystery Stories. For this reason I've put One Angry Julius on sale for $0.99, and will keep it at that price until the collection is available to replace it.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Confession

The sordid truth was bound to come out sooner or later, and over at Tony Black's Pulp Pusher I come clean about where THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS came from...

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More Demons!

I've got the following reading/signing events scheduled:

New England Book Mobile, Newton MA (where the demon hunting takes place!) Oct. 22nd 7pm

Annie's Book Stop, Worcester MA, Oct. 25th 5pm

Harvard Coop, Cambridge MA, Oct. 30th 7pm

If you'd like a signed book, preorder from one of these bookstores, or pickup a copy from Mysterious Bookshop in NY.

So what have the early reviews been saying about Demons?

“The sympathy that Zeltserman invokes on behalf of Henry is heartbreaking, and readers will fully believe in both the madness and the greatness of his tragic young hero.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Humor outweighs the horror in this amusing look at a 15-year-old saving the world . . . Zeltserman manages the voice of a teenager deftly, and the adolescent angst rings true. The demons are almost background to a tale about growing up.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Henry’s fortitude and single-mindedness will stir the hearts of adult and YA action fantasy fans" Library Journal

 'Like Stephen King, Dave Zeltserman makes the incredible come alive." Bookreporter.com

 'There's plenty of suspense and lots of chapter cliffhangers that make the book hard to put down. Zeltserman comes up aces again, with just the book for your Halloween reading.' Bill Crider

'For a YA novel, there’s plenty of action, a splash of horror and lots of suspense. It’s also loaded with drama which stems from being a teenager and from the curse that has befallen Henry.' DeadBuriedAndBack

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Win a Demon!

To celebrate today's release of THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS, the good folks at Overlook Press commissioned Jacob Klingele to make this one-of-a-kind demon figure, and they've asked me to run a contest to give this very unique object away to a deserving fan. So here's how this will work: if you're a fan of the book, you should have no problem answering these five questions about demons. Email me your answers to dave.zeltserman@gmail.com by November 7th, and one lucky fan will win the above demon figure.

1) When demons aren't plotting to open up the gates of hell, what do they do during their downtime for entertainment?

2) As THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS documents, the demons hiding among us take jobs to keep us from being suspicious.  What's the most common profession that demons end up in?

3) For those few of us who are unlucky enough to be able to see and hear them for what they are, describe how they sound.

4) In our realm, what are the demons natural enemies?

5) How many cities must the demons simultaneously perform their awful rituals so that they can open up the gates of hell?


Monday, October 13, 2014

Demons at Comic Con

Here's a photo of me and Overlook Press' publicity person extraordinaire, Kait Heacock. I'd never been to Comic Con before, wasn't quite sure what to expect, but it was a fun experience.I don't know how many people were there on Friday--the number I heard was a 120,000 people had bought passes for Comic Con--and the Javitz Center was jammed making it tough to move around. Not as many people wearing costumes as I would've thought, the showroom was huge with some very cool booths, and I wish I had had time for some of the presentations. But all in all, a fun time.

Friday, October 3, 2014

More Demons!


The trade publications have dug Demons:

“The sympathy that Zeltserman invokes on behalf of Henry is heartbreaking, and readers will fully believe in both the madness and the greatness of his tragic young hero.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Humor outweighs the horror in this amusing look at a 15-year-old saving the world . . . Zeltserman manages the voice of a teenager deftly, and the adolescent angst rings true. The demons are almost background to a tale about growing up.” —Kirkus Reviews

"Henry’s fortitude and single-mindedness will stir the hearts of adult and YA action fantasy fans" Library Journal

I also talk about Demons over at Dread Central

And finally, leading up to the the Oct. 16th release of Demons, my publisher is giving away more copies!

 

 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

More Demons being given away!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Boy Who Killed Demons by Dave Zeltserman

The Boy Who Killed Demons

by Dave Zeltserman

Giveaway ends October 09, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Boy Who Killed Demons "heartbreaking" Publishers Weekly, starred review


My upcoming The Boy Who Killed Demons (Oct. 16th) received the following starred review from Publishers Weekly: 

 Henry Dudlow is a boy with a terrible affliction. Either the world is about to be invaded by demons, or Henry has completely lost his mind. His efforts to find answers unfold in his diary, which holds the confidences of a young man isolated from his family and peers by an ability he can neither control nor deny. Henry’s conviction that the rising demon threat is real leads him to ever more dangerous behaviors, even as he connects with people who are sympathetic to his plight. Henry is denied the proof he needs to feel completely confident in his actions, and yet must continue to take action due to the terrible consequences his inaction could bring, so he bravely become something bad, in order to prevent something far worse. The sympathy that Zeltserman (Monster) invokes on behalf of Henry is heartbreaking, and readers will fully believe in both the madness and the greatness of his tragic young hero.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Giveaway going on now for THE BOY WHO KILLED DEMONS

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Boy Who Killed Demons by Dave Zeltserman

The Boy Who Killed Demons

by Dave Zeltserman

Giveaway ends September 16, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win