Posts tagged “Solomon Schneider

3 Days Left on Barking Rain Press REVENGE Promotion!

In September Barking Rain Press celebrated it’s one year anniversary! In light of that my publisher has been running a very special promotion where you can purchase a copy of my novel REVENGE for half price! Simply use code “BRP1YR” at checkout. You have three days left to take advantage of this massive discount. Please visit and help to spread the word far and wide!

If you are a member of the Horror Writers Association and are interested in reviewing a PDF copy of REVENGE in consideration for the Bram Stoker Awards recommendations please contact me at info [at] gabriellefaust [dot] com.

In addition, if you are a book reviewer interested in reading REVENGE for your online or print column PDF editions are also available through Barking Rain Press. Please visit for contact information.

Dark City Media praises REVENGE

Another stellar review has come in for REVENGE! This time the deeply appreciated praise comes from Kelly M. Smith on Here is an excerpt:

“REVENGE is horror fantasy unlike.anything you will ever read, as you learn that Shakespeare was on the right track when he asked Horatio is there was more than Heaven and Earth in his philosophy. The reader of this novel finds out there is a whole lot more: Purgatory, Hell and its Legions, the Archangels’ quarters just outside Heaven’s Gates and a mysterious King and Queen wanting to create a plane of existence all their own.”

Thank you so very much Kelly and! To read the full review CLICK HERE. You still have a chance to pick up a copy of REVENGE at half price via the Barking Rain Press website by using the code “BRP1YR” at checkout. This offer is good through the end of the month. You can also purchase an autographed edition here on Gabrielle Faust’s personal site by visiting the STORE section (CLICK HERE).

Thank you, again! XOV””VOX

In other news, Solomon Schneider has released a new album entitled RIFT SKETCHES! You can find out more about this groundbreaking new EP at Solomon is preparing for a national classical tour in 2013. More details to be announced soon!

Co-author Gabrielle Faust has launched two new ventures: An online radio show entitled NOCTURNAL CONFESSIONS on and a vampire boutique in Austin, Texas called the Nightshade Vampire Boutique. Find out more about both of these fascinating twists at the links below…

Nightshade Vampire Boutique:

Nocturnal Confessions:

In addition, Gabrielle Faust will be appearing at the new horror convention MonsterCon October 13 & 14th in San Antonio, Texas where she will be speaking on panels and signing copies of her novels throughout the weekend. For more information on MonsterCon visit

Hell Notes praises REVENGE

A new review for REVENGE has been posted on and it’s a stellar one! Thank you so much to Rick Amortis for his high praise of our work! We are deeply touched. :)

“Revenge is crafted with literary prose that differs dramatically from much of contemporary commercial horror fiction of today. It is evident many authors get swept away with appealing to the masses in simplistic form. From a marketing perspective it makes perfect sense. The more intrigued readers will be the more books will sell. It is refreshing to see an author embrace an artistic form throwing caution to the wind without compromising artistic integrity. Make no mistake about it however one will not breeze through Revenge in an afternoon or two like a Stephen King novel or perhaps Dean Koontz. Faust and Solomon’s prose beckons the imagination, savouring each passage of dialogue, action and exposition until you’re begging for more.”

To read the full review visit

Solomon Schneider & Seth Walker on Blunt Conversations TV

Check out his awesome new interview with REVENGE co-author Solomon Schneider with his Pillars Project tourmate Seth Walker on Blunt Conversations TV!

New REVENGE giveaway!

New REVENGE giveaway! This weekend, beginning today through Sunday evening, Gabrielle Faust will be giving away 5 FREE ebook versions of REVENGE and 1 signed paperback edition! Here’s how to enter. It’s so simple it should be shameful. ;)

• Visit the REVENGE Facebook page:
• Don’t just look at it silly! LIKE IT! ;)
• Leave a comment on the page stating what your favorite sin is and why
• Share the page with your friends on your timeline
• If you’ve already liked it then simply follow the last two steps

That’s it! How easy is that? Best of luck to everyone! The winners will be announced on Monday.

REVENGE praised by the Tomb of Dark Delights

Another excellent review arrived this morning from the Tomb of Dark Delights!

“This is a lavishly written, deeply involving novel that references world legend, religion and lore plotted at breakneck speed, hooking the reader in the jaws of the narrative from page one.” — The Tomb of Dark Delights

Read the full review here:

Just a minor detail to note, though, is that the plot summary they wrote is a bit wrong. Minor detail. ;) You can read the actual summary here on our home page:

DarkEva’s Dark Delights praises REVENGE

Another fabulous review of REVENGE has surfaced today! This one hails from the book review site Darkeva’s Dark Delights. Here is a small excerpt:

“I’ve never encountered a text so moving and philosophical that it gives you a whole different reading experience. In other words, when I was reading Revenge, I was so deeply immersed and engaged in the act of reading, that I forgot it was a novel. However, it’s also an incredibly thought-provoking novel written in a very luxurious style–luxurious not only in the sense that the descriptions are opulent and savoury, but also in the sense that one feels richer while reading the book.”

For the full review visit:

A great many thanks to Darkeva for this review! We are thrilled you loved the book. XOV””VOX

Beyond 6th podcast from REVENGE release party

At the REVENGE release party back in January the fabulous team from the local Beyond 6th podcast show joined us to celebrate. While there we sat down with them for a bit to chat about the new novel and the antics of our last time on the show which involved a can of Four Loko and a bus of vagabond gypsies. What can we say? It’s how we roll in A-town. Click the link below to check out our podcast which is now live on the Beyond 6th website:

Staple, Las Vegas Slam, & No Boundaries

If you missed Gabrielle Faust’s interview on No Boundaries radio this past week you can now check it out in the archives:

Also, this weekend you can catch Gabrielle Faust in the Dealers’ Room at the 2012 STAPLE Independent Media Expo in Austin Texas. She will be there from 11 to 6pm on Saturday and noon to 6pm on Sunday. You can also see the founder of the event talking about STAPLE on the news this week here:

In addition Gabrielle Faust has added Texas Frightmare Weekend to her leg of the tour! She will be attending to promote REVENGE and her new fragrance “Faust by Kitty Korvette” May 4 through the 6th.

If you’re in Las Vegas this weekend you can catch Solomon Schneider at the Las Vegas Slam along with master slam poet Seth Walker.

Life After Undeath weighs in on REVENGE

Another amazing review of REVENGE has surfaced today on the Life After Undeath horror review site! In this review we are compared to Neil Gaiman’s American Gods with a suggestion that REVENGE has the possibility of achieving “cult status”. We cannot thank the reviewer at Life After Undeath enough for the unbelievably kind words about our work. THANK YOU!!!

Visit to read the full review!

The first official review of REVENGE is now live over at! We were absolutely blown away by the praise we have received from reviewer Dave Gammon and feel quite humbled by his comparison of our work to that of King & Straub. We cannot express deeper gratitude. Below is an excerpt from the review. Please CLICK HERE or visit the link below to read the full review. :)

“I sense Revenge to be a future classic, a conversational piece among many in the horror literature community. After all aren’t we constantly plagued with the dilemma that have driven men to madness while pondering, what lies beyond? Schneider and Faust are a cohesive, well-oiled story telling machine that rival the adventure prowess of King and Straub. Highly recommended for any self-respecting horror fan.”

Better World Books

This is truly awesome! Better World Books has established a literacy program called Books for Books™, which donates books to literacy organizations around the world. Every time you purchase a book through the Better World Books website they will automatically donate a copy to a person in need of a book! This means, every time you buy a copy of REVENGE via the link below a copy will be delivered into the hands of a person in another country! Is that not absolutely fantastic?

To learn more about the Books for Books™ program visit Please help us to spread the word about this program and place your order for a copy of REVENGE today. :)

In other news… REVENGE co-author Solomon Schneider will be performing tonight in Chico, California as part of the Transmutation Tour with poet Seth Walker. Also tonight, Gabrielle Faust will be performing in Austin, Texas at the Red Eyed Fly at 8pm. For more information on both of these events visit the Facebook events pages listed below.

Solomon Schneider’s Event:!/events/316609421719169/

Gabrielle Faust’s Event:!/events/220058118087476/

Solomon Schneider stalked by polar bears

Apparently it’s getting pretty wild out on Solomon Schneider’s leg of the REVENGE book tour. Who knew polar bears were roaming the wilds of America’s badlands? Better call the producers of LOST!

The Pillars Project

After the epic book release party a couple of weeks ago REVENGE authors Gabrielle Faust and Solomon Schneider both set off on separate creative paths. Gabrielle Faust will be touring extensively to promote REVENGE with a focus on horror, fantasy and science fiction conventions in between signing events at regional bookstores. Solomon Schneider will be focusing on another creative collaboration with poet Seth Walker and fellow musicians Grey Fiction, combining their collective artistic energies into what is now known as The Pillars Project. The Pillars Project will be visiting 50 cities over the course of 5 months. It is the hopes of both authors that their paths will intersect at some point during the year for joint signing events. However, in the meantime, be sure to always keep your copy of REVENGE on hand just in case you spy one of them in the hopes of procuring both autographs. ;) To keep up with the whereabouts of wandering wizard Solomon Schneider be sure to like The Pillars Project Facebook page: A full updated schedule for Solomon will be added to the Appearances page of this site as soon as it is available. You can also find a complete schedule for Gabrielle on that page, as well as on her personal site at

REVENGE release party an epic success!

I’m still processing last night’s party. It was beyond epic! At one point I looked up to see the place filled to capacity. It truly could not have been more magical and perfect from the performances by myself, Shana Norton, Darwin Prophet and Solomon Schneider to the fantastic food, spectacular drinks and joyful friends! It was so wonderful to see my co-author again and watch him sign his very first book. That is a moment all authors remember forever and I’m honored I could be there to be a part of his. Thank you, again, to Jasper Ashton and Mikki Hallam of Ironworkz for being such charming servers, the Dive Bar & Lounge for hosting us, Matt McGinnis for securing the Lucid Absinthe, Dripping Springs Vodka and Lerin Wine, and Dylan Beeler for standing dutifully behind the merch table all night. And thank you to the entire Beyond 6th crew for the podcast interview. Here is to you, gypsy buses and the memory of the original Four Loko! You are angels and we could not have had such an amazing event without you there. I know there are more people I should be thanking but I’m in such a state of awestruck shock at the overwhelming success of the book launch that I am a deer in headlights today. Know you are all in my heart and will be forever! :)


As usual, I was terrible about taking photos at the event but here is one of myself, Dylan Beeler and my co-author Solomon Schneider. I saw a lot of people taking photos so hopefully there will be more record of the event to share soon!

REVENGE book release party THIS WEDNESDAY

The time is upon us! Just yesterday a beautiful box of books arrived on my doorstep just in time for the book release party this week at Dive Bar & Lounge. I am still a bit awestruck with how Barking Rain Press rallied to the cause and managed to pull off what can only be described as a true miracle. 6 weeks ago Solomon and I were sorrowfully searching for a new publisher and devastated by the idea that perhaps REVENGE might not see the light of day after our previous publishing experiences with this particular manuscript, but then, like a knight in shining printed paper, Barking Rain emerged and its fearless owner Sheri Gormley embraced this bizarre tale confident that we would make our deadline and have books in hand for the release party, which had been in the works for months already. I must admit that for a while I had started to become a bit disillusioned with the publishing world, but I will say that Barking Rain Press has begun to restore my faith that there are still publishers who are wholeheartedly committed to their authors and to producing genuinely stellar books for the world to read. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Barking Rain Press and hope to publish many more titles with them in the future!

Speaking of REVENGE…yes, the book release party is THIS WEDNESDAY! My, my how time just flew by! We tending to final details, but all is looking fabulous for this celebration. If you haven’t read up on this special event please visit More information can also be found on Matt McGinnis’s award-winning blog “What Are You Drinking?”. Thank you so very much to Matt McGinnis for all of his hard work on the REVENGE book release party! Without him we would not have the fabulous cocktails we will be drinking on Wednesday night! Matt will be unable to attend so we must lift a glass to salute him!

One final note: If you are searching for the ebook version of REVENGE you can purchase your digital copy at Note, all paperback editions, whether purchased through the Barking Rain Press website or my personal site at (these editions are signed by yours truly) come with a complimentary download coupon for the ebook version! :)

I look forward to celebrating with everyone on Wednesday! Thank you, again, to everyone who has shown such overwhelming support for this book. We could not have done it without you!

Gabrielle Faust

REVENGE now available everywhere books are sold!

After a tumultuous publishing birth and a slight release delay REVENGE is finally available on Amazon and all book retailers, nationwide! As always, autographed editions will be made available through my website on the Store page. To order from Amazon, click the link below. Please be certain to request REVENGE at your local bookstore. Your support is deeply appreciated. XOV””VOX

Final full cover art for REVENGE

Sweetening the pot with a new giveaway!

There are only a couple of more days before the pre-order package deal will not longer be available. I do believe I feel the desire to sweeten the pot a little with a giveaway. One lucky person who places a pre-order of REVENGE before midnight on January 7th will win the following, in addition to the rest of their exclusive pre-order package:

• 1 REVENGE ceramic beer stein
• 1 REVENGE T-shirt
• 1 REVENGE ceramic travel mug

This is a prize package worth $59! All of the items can be seen on the REVENGE Cafe Press store at To place your pre-order for REVENGE visit today!

The Pillars of Salt tour continues in 2012

In 2012, The Pillars, consisting of Solomon Schneider and Seth Walker, will continue to invite audiences along on the artistic and philosophical roller coaster ride they began exploring and building in 2011. Read more:

The Austin Post praises REVENGE

More good pre-reviews for REVENGE! This one from the Austin Post! Thank you to Gabino Iglesias for his unbelievably kind words! :)

“REVENGE is an epic tale of cosmic proportions. Faust and Schneider’s dark-yet-effervescent prose is a delightful commodity seldom seen in modern horror. Dark, imaginative, unrelenting and graceful, the writing will make you forget the passage of time. REVENGE drips with intelligence and the prose is a unique blend of horror and beauty that will shake your psyche awake. The perfect mixture of horror and lyricism that Faust & Schneider bring to the table can not be found anywhere else in modern literature. REVENGE is a spellbinding read that will ensnare you with its spiraling cyclones of horror and beauty and keep you turning the pages.” — The Austin Post

REVENGE receives praise from NY Times best-selling author

THANK YOU to Jonathan Maberry for this cover quote for REVENGE!! Jonathan, you are an angel!

“REVENGE is horror fantasy at its very best: magical, truly frightening, lyrical and sewn-through with a thread of hope. Gabrielle Faust & Solomon Schneider are two of the most exciting horror writers in the business.” -Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of DUST & DECAY and DEAD OF NIGHT

Solomon Schneider at Greenhouse

I wanted to share this clip of one of my co-author’s recent performances with spoken word poet Seth Walker at Greenhouse. Solomon is on cello. It gave me chills and I think it will you, as well. Solomon and Seth are still out on the road, fighting the good fight of the wandering wizard’s quest…


Barking Rain Press Preview Program

Barking Rain Press has started a new Preview Program for new releases, including REVENGE. Sign up now to receive a free 4 chapter preview of REVENGE and also receive a coupon for 35% off your first order at Barking Rain Press when the novel becomes available in January! There is no cost to join the preview list for this book, and no obligation to buy. Visit and spread the word!


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