Koscienski and Pisano’s “The Devil’s Influence” debuts to #1 at Hellbender Books for May

Koscienski and Pisano’s “The Devil’s Influence” debuts to #1 at Hellbender Books for May

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano took the first and fifth spots with the two books in the Vengeful Prince Saga trilogy: The Devil’s Influence (book 2 – just released) and The Devil’s Grasp (book 1). Kyle Alexander Romine’s The Keeper of the Crows was bumped to 2nd.  Keith Rommel claimed the rest of the list with his supernatural thriller White River Monster in 3rd followed by recently-released crime thriller Southside Sinners in the 4th.

 

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for May 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW The Devil’s Influence Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Dark Fantasy
2 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
3 White River Monster Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
4 3 Southside Sinners Keith Rommel Crime Thriller
5 The Devil’s Grasp Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Dark Fantasy

Koscienski & Pisano were supported by author events at conventions. Romine’s book was supported by author activities.  Rommel was helped by recent movie releases and social media outreach.

Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” returns to #1 at Hellbender Books for April

Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” returns to #1 at Hellbender Books for April

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s The Keeper of the Crows returned to 1st.  Keith Rommel claimed the rest of the list with his supernatural thriller The Devil Tree 2 in 2nd followed by recently-released crime thriller Southside Sinners in the 3rd.  Psycho-thriller The Cursed Man was 4th and crime thriller You Killed My Brother rounded out the list.

 

 

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for April 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 6 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 8 The Devil Tree 2 Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
3 2 Southside Sinners Keith Rommel Crime Thriller
4 9 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psycho-Thriller
5 You Killed My Brother Keith Rommel Crime Thriller

Romine’s book was supported by author activities.  Rommel was helped by recent movie releases and social media outreach.

Thomas Malafarina’s “Malaformed Realities Volume 2” is #1 at Hellbender Books for February

Thomas Malafarina’s “Malaformed Realities Volume 2” is #1 at Hellbender Books for February

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Veteran author Thomas Malafarina claimed four of the top five spots! Newly released short story compilation Malaformed Realities Volume 2 was the top-seller. Malaformed Realities Volume 3, also just released, was a close second. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows fell to third place after a long reign at the top. Tom’s supernatural thriller about the devil speaking through a cell phone, Burner, was 4th. His supernatural thriller about a blood-thirsty demon dwelling in a coal mine in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, What Waits Beneath, rounded out the list.

 

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for February 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Malaformed Realities Vol. 2 Thomas Malafarina Horror Short Stories
2 NEW Malaformed Realities Vol. 3 Thomas Malafarina Horror Short Stories
3 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
4 4 Burner Thomas Malafarina Supernatural Thriller
5 5 What Waits Beneath Thomas Malafarina Supernatural Thriller

Malafarina was boosted by author activities and multiple releases in the same month. Romines was helped by strong ebook sales.

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for January

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month once again.  Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man took 2nd and 5th spots. Keith’s supernatural thrillers, The Devil Tree and The Devil Tree II grabbed third and fourth.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 2 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
3 4 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
4 The Devil Tree II Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
5 The Lurking Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller

Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals and Kindle promotions.
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Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for December

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for December for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month once again.  Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers The Cursed Man and The Silent Woman took 2nd and 3rd spots. Keith’s supernatural thriller, The Devil Tree, grabbed fourth. Michael Hawley’s supernatural thriller The Ripper’s Hellbroth was slipped to fifth place.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for December 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 3 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
3 The Silent Woman Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
5 2 The Ripper’s Hellbroth Michael Hawley Supernatural Thriller

Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals. Hawley was buoyed by author appearances and activities, including a television program on the Travel Channel.
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Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for November

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month. Michael Hawley’s supernatural thriller The Ripper’s Hellbroth was slipped to second place. Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers The Cursed Man and The Sinful Man took 3rd and 5th place. Thomas Malafarina placed 4th with his horror novel What Waits Beneath.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for November, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 1 The Ripper’s Hellbroth Michael Hawley Supernatural Thriller
3 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 What Waits Beneath Thomas Malafarina Horror
5 5 The Sinful Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller

Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Hawley was buoyed by author appearances and activities, including a television program on the Travel Channel. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals. Malafarina also performed well on the Kindle platform.
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Michael Hawley’s “The Ripper’s Hellbroth” is #1 at Hellbender Books for October

Michael Hawley’s “The Ripper’s Hellbroth” is #1 at Hellbender Books for October

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for October for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Michael Hawley’s supernatural thriller The Ripper’s Hellbroth was the bestseller for the month. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was second. Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers filled out the remainder of the list.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for October, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW The Ripper’s Hellbroth Michael Hawley Supernatural Thriller
2 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
3 The Silent Woman Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 You Killed My Brother Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
5 3 The Sinful Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller

Hawley was buoyed by author appearances and activities. Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals.

Kyle Alexander Romines’ “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for September

Kyle Alexander Romines’ “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for September

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month. Keith Rommel’s psychological thriller The Cursed Man was second.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for September, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
3 The Sinful Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
5 The Lurking Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller

Romines was buoyed by strong ebook sales and author activities. Three of Rommel’s Thanatology Series books placed in the top five, including The Cursed Man, The Sinful Man, and The Lurking Man. His supernatural thriller The Devil Tree, recalling a real-life serial killer from Florida in the 1970s, also made the list.

 

 

Midwest Book Review: "The Keeper of the Crows" by Kyle Alexander Romines

Small Press Bookwatch: March 2016
James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
Midwest Book Review
278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575
The Mystery/Suspense Shelf
The Keeper of the Crows
Kyle Alxeander Romines
Sunbury Press
50 West Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
www.sunburypress.com
9781620066461, $16.95, PB, 284pp, www.amazon.com
tkotc_fcSynopsis: No evil can remain buried forever, as disgraced journalist Thomas Brooks discovers when a wave of death grips the rural Kentucky town of Gray Hollow in terror. Following a very public humiliation, Thomas is looking for a story to get him back on the map – and free of the small town newspaper where he serves out his exile. The apparent murder of a stranger seems to be just what the opportunistic reporter needs, until he discovers the death is merely the start of something bigger. Also investigating the murder is Sheriff Jezebel Woods, who doesn’t approve of Thomas’ sensationalist intentions. Mounting deaths force the pair to set aside their differences to confront a force that threatens to destroy the entire town.
At the center of the mystery is the disappearance of a boy named Salem Alistair, who designed a series of grotesque scarecrows for his parents’ farm – scarecrows that are turning up at each subsequent crime scene. Thomas begins to doubt his uneasy alliance with the sheriff when he realizes Jezebel has her own secret history with Salem Alistair. Thomas and Jezebel are completely unprepared to face the supernatural force at odds with Gray Hollow. As the killings continue, and the town slowly begins to yield its dark secrets, the truth will pit Thomas and Jezebel on a collision course with true evil.
Critique: A compelling and entertaining read from cover to cover, “The Keeper of the Crows” is a deftly crafted novel that reveals author Kyle Romines as a master of the genre. Very highly recommended for community library Mystery/Suspense collections, it should be noted for the personal reading lists of mystery buffs that “The Keeper of the Crows” is also available in a Kindle edition ($2.99).

"Keeper of the Crows" is the top Sunbury bestseller for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for December, 2015. Kyle ALexander Romines took the top spot with his novel Keeper of the Crows. Keith Rommel’s The Cursed Man took the #2 spot.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for December, 2015 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 18 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Thriller Fiction
2 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psycho Thriller
3 9 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
4 1 Mary Sachs: Merchant Princess Barbara Trainin Blank Biography
5 NEW Gotham Graves Volume 1 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
6 26 Capital Murder Chris Papst Investigation
7 8 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
8 16 Murder in Tuxedo Park William Lemanski Detective Thriller
9 11 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
10 21 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last Mike Campbell History
11 2 The Penns’ Manor of Spread Eagle and the Grist Mills of the Upper Mahantongo Valley Steve Troutman History
12 7 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
13 Prohibition’s Prince Guy Graybill History
14 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
15 14 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
16 Hour 30 Brandon Musgrave Memoir
17 Blue Lines Up In Arms James Craig Atchison Detective Thriller
18 24 Dying for Vengeance J M West Detective Thriller
19 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
20 Prince and the Paupers Guy Graybill History
21 NEW From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
22 Digging Dusky Diamonds John Lindermuth History
23 6 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair War Memoir
24 Bravo! Guy Graybill History
25 The Death Machine Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
26 The Final Charge Charles Godfrey Historical Fiction
27 Pit Bulls II Anthony Julian History
28 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical Fiction
29 What to Do about Mama? Barbara Matthews & Barb Blank Self-Help
30 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History

tkotc_fcSunbury Press closed out a record year in 2015. However, sales remained weak through the holiday season. Fourth quarter sales were up 6% over Q4 2014, but it was the weakest quarter of the year, when typically it is the strongest. Sales were up 64% year over year. Overall, a great performance tempered by the lack of a hit new release at the end.

“Keeper of the Crows” returned to the top spot thanks to author events in Louisville, KY. Keith Rommel’s “The Cursed Man” benefitted from a large order from a Hollywood producer. Tony Julian grabbed #3 with Pit Bulls and #27 with Pit Bulls 2 thanks to Christmas purchases. “Mary Sachs,” last month’s leader, slipped to 4th, but local sales remained strong. The Joe’s New York release of “Gotham Graves” debuted at #5 thanks to author events. Chris Papst’s “Capital Murder” revived to #6 as interest in the scandal renewed. Bridget Smith’s “Where Elephants Fought” held at #7 due to interest in the Vicksburg, MS area. William Lemanski’s novel “Murder in Tuxedo Park” climbed to #8 thanks to online orders. Alan Mindell grabbed #9 and #12 with “The Closer” and “The B Team” as he continued to make appearances in the San Diego area. Mike Campbell’s “Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last” continued its streak in the top 30, reaching #10 thanks to continued interest in the lost aviatrix. Steve Troutman’s “Penns Manor” slipped to #11, as orders to the valley waned a bit. All-time best-selling author Guy Graybill returned to the rankings with “Prohibition’s Prince” #13, “Prince and the Paupers” #20, and “Bravo!” #24. Guy was very active in the 4th quarter. “Jesus the Phoenician” rolled back the stone and rejoined the bestsellers at #14. The book remains a steady seller most months. Ernie Marshall’s battleship history “That Night at Surigao” remained at #15 thanks to steady sales to naval historians. Brandon Musgrave’s “Hour 30” climbed to #16 due to college bookstore orders. “Blue Lines Up in Arms” by James Craig Atchison benefitted from author events, returning to the rankings at #17. J M West’s “Dying for Vengeance” found #18 due to sales in the Carlisle area. Dennis Herrick’s bestselling “Winter of the Metal People” granned #19 due to sales in the Southwest. Joe Harvey’s YA historical thriller “From Blue Ground” debuted at #21 and has sold well regionally. John Lindermuth dusted off “Digging Dusky Diamonds,” finding himself at #22. Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir “Call Sign Dracula” slipped to #23. Charles Godfrey’s novels “The Death Machine” and “The Final Charge” were #25 and #26 thanks to sales to Civil War reenactors. John Cressler’s “Emeralds of the Alhambra” returned to the rankings thanks to discussion about its potential as a movie, taking #28. The Barbs’ “What to Do about Mama?” rode author events back to #29. Sheldon Munn’s “Freemasons at Gettysburg” took #30 due to regional sales.

The company released six new titles during the month of December.

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SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for December, 2015
Gotham Graves Volume 1 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
From Blue Ground Joe Harvey YA Fiction
Perilous Journey Ted Brusaw Historical Fiction
Healing Tips for the Mind, Body, and Soul Arif M Shaikh Self-Help
Restitution Courtney Frey Memoir
The Savage Apostle John Kachuba Historical Fiction

For a list of Sunbury’s best-sellers, please see the Sunbury Press web site:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/BESTSELLERS_c3.htm
For a complete list of recent and upcoming releases, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/COMING-SOON_c47.htm