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New Stephen King Revisited Contest! Win A Signed Stephen King Limited Edition

Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce we’ll be giving away a SIGNED Stephen King Limited Edition to one randomly selected fan of StephenKingRevisited.com. There are a lot of ways to enter this FREE giveaway, including methods that don’t require social media accounts if that isn’t your thing. We hope you’ll enter as many ways as you can before time runs out!

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Stephen King Revisited: General Discussion & Questions

Stephen King We Never Sleep We’re posting this as a general discussion and question zone where you can give us feedback on this website and ask any questions you might have for Richard, Bev, or myself.

What have you liked about the essays? Do you have any suggestions for future posts?

You can also use the comments section here to share any other thoughts you have about the books we’ve discussed so far: Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, and The Shining.

One of the comments that inspired this thread was Dawn’s comment about how she had noticed the phrase “the air is rare” appearing in several different Stephen King books, so if you have any general Stephen King thoughts, comments, or questions you’d like to toss out there for discussion, this is the place to be!

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“Weeds” by Stephen King in DARK SCREAMS: Volume One

Hi Folks!

Just a little side note about a Stephen King story that we won’t be reading as part of Stephen King Revisited because King has never collected it in one of his short story collections.

Dark Screams Volume OneRichard Chizmar and Brian James Freeman have joined forces with the cutting edge team at Hydra, a division of Random House, to launch a series of horror eBook anthologies called Dark Screams that will feature the best horror authors working in the business today. Volume One is now available for download immediately!

About the Book:
Stephen King, Kelley Armstrong, Bill Pronzini, Simon Clark, and Ramsey Campbell are the first contributors to a mind-bending new series of short story collections that push the boundaries of horror and dark suspense to the bleeding edge. From Brian James Freeman and Richard Chizmar of the acclaimed Cemetery Dance Publications, Dark Screams: Volume One reaches across genres to take readers beyond the precipice of mortal toil and into the glimmering void of irreality and beyond.

Purchase the eBook:
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WEEDS by Stephen King
When a meteorite lands on his property, Jordy Verrill envisions an easy payday. Unfortunately for Jordy, this is no ordinary rock—and the uncompromising force inside has found its first target.

THE PRICE YOU PAY by Kelley Armstrong
Never pay more than you owe. Sounds like easy advice to follow. But for Kara and her childhood friend Ingrid, some debts can never be repaid . . . especially those tendered in blood.

MAGIC EYES by Bill Pronzini
Edward James Toliver has found a weary sort of asylum among the insane. He knows he’s not one of them—but how can he tell anyone about the invaders without sounding that way?

MURDER IN CHAINS by Simon Clark
Imagine awaking to find yourself in an underground vault, chained by the neck to a murderous lunatic, a grunting goliath who seems more animal than man. What would you do to save yourself?

THE WATCHED by Ramsey Campbell
Little Jimmy gets a glimpse of the cold truth when he finds out that it’s not always what you see that can get you into trouble; it’s who knows what you see.

Purchase the eBook:
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Dark Screams Volume One

Richard Chizmar Is Reading Rage Right Now

RageJust a quick update to let you know that Richard is reading Rage right now.

Remember, you can follow Richard on Facebook and Twitter for his personal updates and other posts of interest to readers and collectors and Stephen King fans.

The complete list of the books we’ll be reading can be found on the Stephen King Books In Chronological Order For Stephen King Revisited Reading Lists page.

We also have great guest essays for ‘Salem’s Lot and The Shining to post soon.

Stay tuned for more news and updates on Stephen King Revisited!

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Stephen King Revisited Contest: Winners!

Here are the contest winners for the Stephen King Revisited launch contest! Congratulations to all of the winners! We have already emailed these readers to let them know they won.

When we list the winners, we’ll include their first name and the first three letters of their last name to hopefully prevent confusion, but remember, we’ve already emailed with them to confirm they’ve won, so if you see a name that is similar to your name, and you haven’t emailed with us about winning a prize, it’s just someone else with the same name.

Revival by Stephen King** THIS WEEK’S WINNERS ARE:

The following person won a signed 1st edition hardcover of REVIVAL by Stephen King:

Jason Mar

The following have won a $500 Cemetery Dance Gift Certificate:

Randi Mor; John Litt; Stewart Mcm; Chris Kel; Iain Hot

The following have won a complete set of the Stephen King Doubleday Years Gift Editions:

Kent Son; John Que

The following have won a FREE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION of their choice from our website:

Melissa Pow; Teri Wea; Jason But; David DeV; Adam And; Emily Pet; Joley Sin; Jason Sto

The following have won a lifetime subscription to Cemetery Dance magazine:

Michael Dou; Sandi Pau

All decisions made by Cemetery Dance Publications are final. This contest may end at any time. Winners will be posted on StephenKingRevisited.com after they are notified and confirm they are real human beings and not bots. Rules subject to change.

Stephen King Revisited Contest and Mr. Mercedes Still Discounted To $3.75!

Two quick updates today:

1) We’ve selected the first group of winners in our Stephen King Revisited contest and they’ve been emailed to confirm their addresses. Once we hear back, we’ll post their names here on the site. MORE WINNERS WILL SELECTED NEXT WEEK, so read all of the details to make sure you’re entered because this is a FREE contest.

2) For those of you who like to plan ahead or who haven’t read this one yet, Norman Prentiss over at eHorrorBargains.com spotted that the eBook edition of Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King is only $3.75 today on Amazon for some reason, which is a terrific deal for such a new release from a major author:

Mr Mercedes by Stephen King

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Richard Chizmar Reading The Shining, Contest Update, Found Photos, and Following Richard

Four quick updates today:

1) Our Stephen King Revisited contest is up and running and we’ll start picking winners THIS WEEK. Read all of the details to make sure you’re entered because this is a FREE contest and the prizes are pretty awesome.

2) Remember, you can follow Richard on Facebook and Twitter for his personal updates and other posts of interest to readers and collectors and Stephen King fans.

3) Richard Chizmar was caught reading on the job yet again today. For the record, he hit Chapter 17, The Doctor’s Office:

Richard Chizmar Reading The Shining

4) In the category of “you never know what you’ll find in an old book,” here are two photos Richard found in The Shining paperback. He has no idea where they came from:

photo in 'Salem's Lot 01photo in 'Salem's Lot 02

Finally, this would be a great time for you to join in and read along with Richard. You can order an eBook and start right now. Here are the eBook store links if you want to download a copy:

Amazon.com
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Kobo
iTunes/iBookstore

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Stephen King Revisited Contest! Prizes Include A Signed Stephen King Book And More!

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Revival by Stephen King(Already a subscriber? Then you’re good to go for this giveaway and there’s nothing else you need to do!)

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* a signed 1st edition hardcover of REVIVAL by Stephen King

* $500 Cemetery Dance Gift Certificate

* a complete set of the Stephen King Doubleday Years Gift Editions (Carrie, ‘Salem’s Lot, The Shining, Night Shift, The Stand, and Pet Sematary), a combined retail value of more than $550!

* a FREE SIGNED LIMITED EDITION of your choice from our website

* a lifetime subscription to Cemetery Dance magazine

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All decisions made by Cemetery Dance Publications are final. This contest may end at any time. Winners will be posted on StephenKingRevisited.com after they are notified and confirm they are real human beings and not bots. Rules subject to change.

Stephen King Books In Chronological Order

Here is the list of Stephen King’s books we’re reading as part of Stephen King Revisited, along with links to the essays and other content we have posted for each book.

Carrie (1974)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Ray Garton * Richard’s follow-up
‘Salem’s Lot (1975)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Christopher Golden
The Shining (1977)
Historical Essay * Richard’s ThoughtsGuest Essay by Michael Koryta
Rage (1977)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Norman Prentiss
Night Shift (1978)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Brian Keene
The Stand (1978)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Josh Boone
The Long Walk (1979) [by Richard Bachman]
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Ed Gorman
The Dead Zone (1979)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Chet Williamson
Firestarter (1980)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Ian Rogers
Roadwork (1981) [by Richard Bachman]
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts
Danse Macabre (1981)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Hank Wagner
Cujo (1981)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Kealan Patrick Burke
The Running Man (1982) [by Richard Bachman]
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts
The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger (1982)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Bev Vincent
Different Seasons (1982)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts
Christine (1983)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by James Newman
Cycle of the Werewolf (1983)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts
Pet Sematary (1983)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Stewart O’Nan
The Eyes of the Dragon (1984)
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts * Guest Essay by Joseph Madden
The Talisman (1984) with Peter Straub
Historical Essay * Richard’s Thoughts
Thinner (1984) [by Richard Bachman]
Skeleton Crew (1985)
IT (1986)
The Dark Tower: The Drawing of the Three (1987)
Misery (1987)
The Tommyknockers (1987)
The Dark Half (1989)
The Stand: The Complete & Uncut Edition (1990)
Four Past Midnight (1990)
The Dark Tower: The Waste Lands (1991)
Needful Things (1991)
Gerald’s Game (1992)
Dolores Claiborne (1992)
Nightmares & Dreamscapes (1993)
Insomnia (1994)
Rose Madder (1995)
The Green Mile (1996)
Desperation (1996)
The Regulators (1996) [by Richard Bachman]
The Dark Tower: Wizard and Glass (1997)
Bag of Bones (1998)
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon (1999)
Hearts in Atlantis (1999)
Storm of the Century (1999)
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (2000)
Dreamcatcher (2001)
Black House (2001) with Peter Straub
Everything’s Eventual (2001)
From a Buick 8 (2002)
The Dark Tower: Wolves of the Calla (2003)
The Dark Tower: Song of Susannah (2004)
The Dark Tower: The Dark Tower (2004)
Faithful (2004) with Stewart O’Nan
The Colorado Kid (2005)
Cell (2006)
Lisey’s Story (2006)
The Secretary of Dreams: Volume One (2006)
Blaze (2007) [by Richard Bachman]
Duma Key (2008)
Just After Sunset (2008)
Under the Dome (2009)
Blockade Billy (2010)
The Secretary of Dreams: Volume 2 (2010)
Full Dark, No Stars (2010)
11/22/63 (2011)
The Dark Tower: The Wind Through the Keyhole (2012)
Joyland (2013)
The Dark Man (2013)
Doctor Sleep (2013)
Mr. Mercedes (2014)
Revival (2014)
Finders Keepers (2015)
The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (2015)
End of Watch (2016)
Charlie the Choo-Choo (2016) [by Beryl Evans]
Six Scary Stories selected by Stephen King (2016)
Gwendy’s Button Box (2017) with Richard Chizmar
Sleeping Beauties (2017) with Owen King
The Outsider (2018)
Flight or Fright (2018) coedited with Bev Vincent
Elevation (2018)

** Other Posts of Interest:
Richard’s SK Top Ten Novels List (as of the beginning of this re-reading process)

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