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PRESS RELEASE: State of Horror Acquired by Charon Coin Press

SoHlogo1smallRymfire Books is pleased to announce the acquisition of the popular State of Horror Anthology series by Charon Coin Press. State of Horror will become the flagship under the banner of publisher Charon Coin Press. The move occurred after the publisher, helmed by current State of Horror editor Jerry Benns, sought to solidify the launch of the new publishing press with an established series. The acquisition by Charon Coin Press, includes the anthology series: “State of Horror”, “Heavy Metal Horror”, “Post-Apocalyptic Raid”, “I, Executioner”, “Revenant 1 & 2”, and “Vermin”. Charon Coin Press announced each of these anthologies will receive the same re-launch treatment that the State of Horror Anthology is currently undergoing.

When asked about the driving factor for the sale of the anthologies, Armand Rosamilia had this to say, “I didn’t start out to be a publisher. I wanted to be a writer. However, when I saw the passion Jerry had for Rymfire Books and the State of Horror series, as well as interest in re-imagining other anthologies, I knew he’d be the perfect choice to smoothly take over where I left off. I’m confident Jerry will take the State of Horror and other series in new directions with more focus than I’d ever have time for. If I didn’t have 100% confidence in Jerry’s drive, this deal would have never happened.

In January 2014, Armand Rosamilia announced the re-launch of the State of Horror series with a new editor, Jerry Benns, joining the project. Since the announcement, interest in the series has grown with the opening of new submissions, cover redesign, and frequent writing prompts through social media. Charon Coin Press will continue the heavy push for the State of Horror Anthology along with the summer release of the first two books, State of Horror: Illinois and State of Horror: New Jersey. Both of these titles are in the post-submission processes and are on schedule.

Jerry Benns, founder of Charon Coin Press, is continuing the momentum begun with State of Horror and expanding the same formula with the other series. “This is just the beginning of the story. Charon Coin Press was founded with the idea of getting quality stories into reader’s hands and partnering up with authors to accomplish this goal,” stated Benns when discussing the acquisition. “State of Horror Anthologies will be a perfect foundation for Charon Coin Press’ anthology division. Each of the acquired anthologies will only grow from here. I began working with Armand because of the vision he had for the series. That vision and the desire to take the anthologies to the next level will remain the compass for the future. Words cannot explain how thankful I am to have had the chance to work with Armand over the past few months and I look forward to continuing to work with him on future projects.

May 1st will begin the next round of open submissions with State of Horror: North Carolina and Louisiana. The recent open submissions of Illinois and New Jersey, have now closed and will complete the selection process by the end of the month with a scheduled summer release. The series will contain the planned 13 tales, including a story by Rosamilia in each. The Charon Coin Press website ( has more details about the upcoming releases and submissions.

With the sale of these titles, Rosamilia was asked what the future looks like for Rymfire Books, “Rymfire Books will continue to grow but as the publisher of my own work, which was the original concept over five years ago when it began. I can re-focus on putting out ’Dying Days 4’ and my ’Flagler Beach Fiction Series’ and put all my energy into my writing.

For more information on these series visit or contact Jerry Benns at


PRESS RELEASE: Dying Days: Siege 1 & 2 Special Price

51mqvJAA21L__BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-v3-big,TopRight,0,-55_SX318_SY318_PIkin4,BottomRight,1,22_AA318_AA300_SH20_OU01_Dying Days author, Armand Rosamilia, has been known to do some crazy things from time to time. His newest idea definitely lives up to crazy good. Rosamilia and author Tim Baker co-wrote two novellas that take place in the Dying Days world but combine characters from both authors’ books entitled Dying Days: The Siege of European Village and Dying Days: Siege 2. For a limited time, both books will be released in a box set for the amazing price of $0.99 on Amazon. Not familiar with the books? Here is a little overview of each.


Dying Days: The Siege of European Village

European Village in Palm Coast, Florida is the last bastion of defense against the unending zombie horde. Darlene Bobich and John Murphy are fighting for survival, and their feelings for each other.

They are surrounded: The defenders of European Village ahead, mysterious strangers from the rear, and zombies everywhere. But inside European Village, a small band of survivors are doing whatever it takes to stay alive – but are they risking their own survival by keeping the new strangers out? Dying Days: The Siege of European Village is the latest release in the Dying Days series by Armand Rosamilia, and first with author Tim Baker (Water Hazard, Pump It Up) and combines their favorite characters in one rousing story! This collaboration includes an author interview detailing how the story came about, as well as sample chapters from both authors.

Dying Days: Siege 2 

Just when they thought they were out… The last survivors of the zombie raid on European Village find out they have nowhere else to go in this post-apocalyptic world. Darlene Bobich must once again team up with Ike in order to survive! Dying Days: Siege 2 is the sequel to the successful collaboration between authors Armand Rosamilia (Dying Days, Keyport Cthulhu) and Tim Baker (Pump It Up, Unfinished Business) and includes two bonus short stories, interviews with the authors as well as samples of their latest work.  

Now that you have a little taste of what the books are about, check out posts from around the web to learn more:  

Tim Baker’s Blinddogsbooks: Two Zombie Novellas for Only 99 Cents (and a nightmare about polar bears)

The Blog of Eli: Author Armand Rosamilia Hits Unsuspecting Readers with a DOUBLE TAP 

Keep an eye out for some great special promotional artwork throughout Armand Rosamilia’s Facebook page and updates on other special offers.  

Need More? Well, the last thing you will need is the link over to this great deal. Click on the link below to get your specially priced Dying Days: Siege 1 & 2 today.


PRESS RELEASE: Do You Want To Be In Dying Days 4?

Recently in an article on author Armand Rosamilia’s website, he asked fans of the Dying Days series what they thought would be the best format for a contest in which fans would have the chance to be in Dying Days 4. Fans of the books cast their votes for one of three options. The fans have spoken and the results were close. Recently, he tallied up the results and announced a contest for readers to participate in. In order to keep it interesting, Rosamilia chose two methods for a chance to win a spot in the next book.

Sneak peek at Dying Days 4 cover art
Sneak peek at Dying Days 4 cover art

Until April 1, 2014, readers can enter their names for a drawing. Once the contest ends, a name will be chosen and announced on Armand Rosamilia’s website and here on Rymfire Books. How do you get your name entered? Let’s take a look.


Here are the rules from

1. Send me a cool pic of you holding any (or all) of the Dying Days books. It could be eitherDying Days, Dying Days 2, Dying Days 3, Highway To Hell, Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer, Still Dying, Still Dying 2, Dying Days: Origins, Dying Days: The Siege of European Village, Dying Days: Siege 2You’ll automatically be entered in for a chance to star in it. AND… for every book in the picture I’ll give you another chance, as well as bonus entries for originality! Note: I will use the pictures as promotional items on my blog, Facebook page, etc.

2. Reviewing any of the above-mentioned Dying Days books will also get you a shot at being in the book. It does not matter what your rating is, as long as it is on Amazon (and bonus chances for every other place like B&N and Goodreads you post as well), and you’ll also get your name added for each and every review, so if you review all 10 books listed above and post them to Amazon, B&N and Goodreads, it gives you 30 chances to win!

Armand Rosamilia will be collecting pictures and taking names of verifiable reviews through his email at until April 1st. It is time to get your camera and Dying Days books together or log on to your favorite book seller site to write a review. What are you waiting for?

PRESS RELEASE: Armand Rosamilia Releases New Cover Art for “Extreme Horror Collection”

Rymfire Books is proud to announce the release of Extreme Horror Collection by author Armand Rosamilia. Previously, artist Nic Burgess released this title with an eye-catching cover. However, with the upcoming release of Dying Days 4, Rosamilia wanted to reorganize his previous title, containing four novellas from the Dying Days world and bring a fresh look at the collection.

Rosamilia contacted artist, Ash Arceneaux, to help with an updated version of the cover to reflect the feel of the other Dying Days releases. The new cover and story order, were released February 14, 2014 at all retailers. The cover features a closer representation of Darlene Bobich’s character who had captured fans of the series. Previously, Rosamilia released an updated cover for his popular Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer, as one of the four novellas, to reflect the character’s appearance from the stories. The updated cover is part of a growing promotional campaign to prepare for this year’s releases in the series.


Extreme Undead Collection provides readers with a collection of stories from the genesis of the Dying Days world. The stories featured are:

Highway to Hell” – one of the first introductions of the Dying Days world, featuring Randy, a guy who is just trying to survive in a world in which the living are in the minority. He left his home to run from the growing zombie horde and seeks out places to hide, that is until he comes across a mysterious and sexy girl.

Zombie Tea Party” – A zombie short story collection.

Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer”- This collection of short stories features the familiar Darlene Bobich leading up to the Dying Days book. Get to know the stories that brought Bobich to Florida.

Dying Days” – The first Dying Days title, features Darlene Bobich’s survival adventures on the Florida coast.

Extreme Undead Collection brings the stories that will prepare you for the adventure of Bobich and other characters. The collection is the perfect place to start your journey into Rosamilia’s world of extreme horror*. This release is a full-length collection to keep you turning page after page.

Pick up your copy today on these platforms:





(*) WARNING: These books contain extreme situations and violence. Not for the faint of heart.

PRESS RELEASE: Armand Rosamilia’s Dying Days 4 Cover Revealed

Rymfire Books has a sneak peek this week at the new cover of the eagerly anticipated upcoming release of Armand Rosamilia’s new Dying Days book. Fans may recognize the style of Ash Arceneaux from previous releases. Arceneaux returns as designer of the cover art, capturing Rosamilia’s vision in the Dying Days series.

Sneak peek at Dying Days 4 cover art
Sneak peek at Dying Days 4 cover art

Dying Days 4 finds the survivors continuing the struggle for humanity after zombies have taken over the world. Survivors struggle against their enemies, alive and dead, in the last remaining stronghold. While Rosamilia is hard at work on the next Dying Days installment, he has hinted about what readers can expect as he brings back favorite characters from the series and some new faces.  

Rosamilia posted a teaser this week on his site about the characters for the upcoming book,

I’ll also be bringing in a few characters you might have forgotten about along the way, too… and a few new ones you’ll love and/or hate… but, as always, Darlene Bobich will be the main story for you to follow along…”

The upcoming release of Dying Days 4 will give readers even more of the series to savor. The release will be longer than previously released books in the series. If you are new to the Dying Days world, check out Darlene Bobich: Zombie Killer or begin with Highway to Hell- the first book in the Dying Days series.

As Rosamilia continues writing for this new release, Rymfire will continue to share tidbits of information. Arceneaux’s cover is stunning in its visuals and will give you a little taste of what is to come. 

Stay tuned for more updates on Dying Days 4.

Press Release: Authors Supporting Our Troops

Rymfire author Armand Rosamilia, author of the Dying Days series, has launched the Authors Supporting Our Troops (A.S.O.T) book drive. Rosamilia is reaching out to fellow authors and publishers to seek donations of the authors’ books, signed, for distribution to United State Armed Forces stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan.  The author book drive for troops is currently underway and runs through April 1st, 2014 but may be extended due to overwhelming response.

Message from Armand Rosamilia on Authors Supporting Our Troops Facebook page:

“I’ll be collecting fellow authors’ books to send to our troops stationed in Kuwait and Afghanistan in April. Interested in donating some of your books? The men and women of the Armed Forces love receiving signed books from authors to read and pass around while they’re over there! If you’re an author and want to help, join this page and then get in touch with Armand Rosamilia for the address to send your copies. Let’s do something positive for someone else! And thanks to Joe McKinney for previously doing an event like this and giving me the idea!”

Armand Rosamilia became involved with this great cause with author Joe McKinney after meeting him at the Word Horror Convention in New Orleans. McKinney was collecting books by authors to ship overseas. Those books are a great way to give the troops something to read and be entertained while they are on deployment. Rosamilia picked up the mantle after McKinney was no longer able to continue the collection. After making contact with service members returning from deployment in Afghanistan, Rosamilia began to organize this year’s drive. When asked how this event has influenced him, Rosamilia had this to say, “Words truly can’t describe the elation doing this. I believe in karma, and this is proof it exists. My father is a Vietnam Veteran. Who hasn’t been affected and touched by war, no matter how young or old? Everyone has a soldier in their family or a friend who does.”

There is something special and personal about holding a real book an author signed and the gratitude towards the troops behind the collection to bring these books to the soldiers. The book drive is for printed books only, not eBooks. The book drive will give these brave men and women of the military the chance to enjoy the authors’ books, whether or not they have access to an eReader. The printed books are arriving daily from across the country. Currently, over 300 authors have shown interest in donating their signed books. Many authors are reaching out to their fans offering to match book purchases going towards this event. The Facebook page, Authors Supporting Our Troops has been set up and each delivery is photographed and then shared on the page. Additionally, to offset the cost of shipping the books to the bases, t-shirts have been made available for non-authors to help support the drive. The profits from the shirt sales will help with the expense of shipping the books to the bases. The shipping can get quite costly for large numbers of boxes.

If you are an author or publisher who would like to be involved in the event simply “join” the event on the Facebook page and contact Armand Rosamilia. Do not have a book published? Join the Facebook page for ways to help support the event through special t-shirt sales or donations.

Event details:

Time of ASOT Drive: Authors Supporting Our Troop will collect donations until April 1, 2014.

What is being collected: New print books donated by the author signed by author. We are unable to accept used books or eBooks.

How to participate: Contact Armand Rosamilia via email at to receive the shipping address for the books.

More information can be found on Facebook Event page and Twitter: Authors Supporting Our Troops & Twitter updates at #ASOT2014

What can non-authors do to contribute: By purchasing a limited edition t-shirt of “Authors Supporting Our Troops” the proceeds will go to offset the shipping costs. Also, contact Armand Rosamilia at to learn other methods of donating for shipping costs.