by Randy Chandler
My out-of-print and hard-to-find 2005 novel HELLz BELLz will be published this summer as an eBook. Like BAD JUJU before it, BELLz died when HellBound Books suffered a series of fatal misfortunes.
Of all my books, HELLz BELLz has the best rating at GoodReads. Soon it will have a new format and brand new cover.
I’ll make details available in coming weeks. For now all I can say is that HELL BELLz is coming back from the dead to ring in fast and furious horrors all over again.
BELLz is the perfect beach book–if you can find a beach in hell.
From the editor
It suddenly got very hot in here…summer is sizzling with the long awaited re-release of Randy Chandler’s brilliant second published horror novel HELLz BELLz, in ebook format on June 20, 2012.
Comet Press is very excited at the opportunity to bring back HELLz BELLz and it will be available for a very low price on Kindle and Nook, with a beautiful new cover by Daniele Serra. First published in 2005 by Hellbound Books, HELLz BELLz has been unavailable until now, unless you were willing to shell out 80 bucks for a coveted copy (but worth every cent).
About HELLz BELLz: When an ancient bell begins to toll in an abandoned church, the town of Druid Hills descends into a night of unholy hell. To survive, the less crazed citizens must fight for their lives as they battle their own primitive urges to commit unspeakable acts. Before the night ends, some will discover that there are fates worse than death.
During it’s short time in print, HELLz BELLz received a great review from SFReader in 2005:
“Chandler is a writer to watch. His characters have an easy appeal and likeability that is rare in the horror field. The story is actually fun. The violence and gore don’t detract from the story, but instead they are used properly and add-as they should-to the story. The tension is built with the skill of a professional, and it is added to by the reader’s knowledge that every character is expendable. Hellz Bellz is good fun. There is sex, violence and a hell of a story. This novel reminds me just a little of early-Stephen King mixed with everything Richard Laymon ever wrote. This one, you should read.”
And Horror-Web gave it 4 out of 4 stars:
“Oh intellectual horror, how I’ve missed you!! After one too many mind-numbing books, Hellz Bellz is a treat to be both desired and consumed.”
Along with HELLz BELLz, his creepy and disturbing novelette Hellbent House, which appeared in the original paperback, will also be published at the end of June on Kindle, and will be priced at a very low .99 cents and free on special promotional days. Check back soon to find out what dates the story will be available to download for free.
In the meantime, get your bells ringing by reading chapters 1 – 3 of HELLz BELLz here.
—Cheryl Mullenax, Comet Press
Randy Chandler is the author of the new novels Dime Detective and Daemon of the Dark Wood, and of two previously published novels Bad Juju and HELLz BELLz. He also co-authored Duet for the Devil with t. Winter-Damon (God rest his soul) and has contributed short stories to numerous anthologies. Randy has been a magazine editor/publisher, a freelance book reviewer, a mental health worker, a gas-pump jockey, an ambulance attendant, a soldier in Vietnam, and a funeral home flunky. He often haunts fields of carnage where angels and devils do battle.