Permuted Press Announces Acquisition of the New Work from New York Times Best Selling Author, Jay Bonansinga

Permuted Press announces their acquisition of LUCID, the latest full length novel from New York Times best-selling author Jay Bonansinga.

Lori Blaine is not your average seventeen-year-old high school student. Cool and iconoclastic in her dread-locks and natty thrift shop garb and with an IQ that’s off the charts, she is the ersatz leader of the eclectic Goth group of Valesburg Central High School.

Lori Blaine has a problem: lack of sleep, and The Door.

For months Lori’s dreams have been perpetually haunted by a strange ominous door. The door is always there on the periphery. Beckoning to her. Daring her to see what might be waiting for her on the other side.

At the urging of an overzealous school psychologist, Lori decides to face her fears, and propels herself through the dream door…and immediately plunges into a shattered looking glass world.

Welcome to the In-Between–the terrifying, surreal, topsy-turvy territory behind peoples’ dreams. Here, Lori unwittingly becomes a conduit between nightmares and reality–and not just her own.

As the universe begins to unravel and the entire space-time continuum crumbles, Lori is thrust into a new role: savoir, where she quickly learns her powers are beyond anything imagined by her melodramatic Goth pals.

Lori Blaine is the last slim hope for a waking world on a collision course with catastrophe.

Permuted Press has established itself for over a decade as the leading independent publisher of zombie, post-apocalyptic, and survival horror fiction titles. Since Permuted Press’s acquisition by a privately owned investment firm in the summer of 2013, their releases have increased in frequency and scope. Permuted Press now publishes a wide variety of genres including Science Fiction, paranormal, fantasy, macabre and traditional horror.

Permuted Press President Michael L. Wilson stated, “Jay is legendary for his association with the successful series, The Walking Dead. Having the work of such a prestigious name like Mr. Bonansinga among our list of titles is a real thrill for our growing company.”

Jay Bonansinga is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling Walking Dead series as well as a screenwriter and filmmaker who has been called “one of the most imaginative writers of thrillers” by the Chicago Tribune. He is an acclaimed Bram Stoker award finalist and his books have been translated into nine different languages and several are in various stages of development as movies. Jay lives in Evanston, Illinois and is a visiting professor at both Northwestern and DePaul universities where he teaches screenwriting.

The deal was put together by MacKenzie Fraser-Bub at Trident Media Group. (Film/TV: Andy Cohen of Grade A Entertainment)

LUCID will be available at retail in January, 2015.