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I am pleased to announce the release of my latest novel, Monster, published by Samhain Horror (the horror line of Samhain Publishing). Monster is available in ebook and trade paperback formats (coming soon in audiobook) and available online and in brick-and-mortar bookstores. Below is the cover art designed by the creative minds at Samhain. I have also included a tiny excerpt and synopsis. I hope this will give you enough of a taste to want more–an appetizer into the worlds of horror I create. Check back for more information on Monster.
There was another shot and Richard began to shout from the hall. “Something’s here! Something’s here!”
Adam grabbed his own gun and, along with Carol, rushed out into the corridor where Richard stood holding his revolver with shaking hands. The tip of the gun wavered back and forth as he tried to take aim. The four bullet holes were easy to spot in the wall. Unless the wall was his intended target, the man had missed clean.
Manning had beat the couple into the hall and Margaret was just now coming from her room. No one seemed to notice the sweat on the hair around Carol’s face, nor the few long strands of red hair on Adam’s chest.
“Do you see it!” Richard yelled. Before Manning or anyone else could answer, the frightened man shot off another round, hitting a nearby door. The thunderous blast made Carol jump–she screamed. Manning bolted forward and wrestled the gun away from Richard.
“No,” Richard shouted, “we have to shoot it.”
“What?” Manning said. “Shoot what?”
“It was… It was black… I heard a noise. I came out of my room. That door, that door.” The man fell against the wall and slid to the floor.
“What about the door?” Adam asked, trying to keep the tension out of his voice. “Richard, what about the door?”
“It was shaking…rattling…banging…like someone was fighting to get out.” Richard had to stop briefly to catch his breath. “It rocked back and forth in its frame.”
“That accounts for the loud crashes,” Adam said.
“You heard them too?” Manning asked.
“Yeah.” Adam glanced over at Carol. “I heard them too.”
“How about you Miss Cham…Carol? Did you hear any noise?”
“Yes, I think so.”
“Count me out,” Margaret said. “I can sleep through a thunder storm.” She shrugged. “And I have.”
“So what came out?” Carol asked.
“What?” Richard said. “Came out?”
“Out of the room,” Manning added. “You said someone or something opened the door and came from the room.”
“No,” Richard told them. “No, I didn’t say that. It didn’t open the door. It didn’t have to.”
Adam Hayes pilots a small team to a remote Antarctic research station. Their mission is to investigate the loss of communications. Once there, the group of five find the station deserted, the radio smashed, and several strange piles of empty clothing. Forced to stay the night by a blinding snowstorm, they set out to solve the mystery of the missing crew. Eventually they learn the horrifying truth–that the station is not empty after all–that something unimaginable, dug up from the deep ice, roams the complex. And now they must fight for their lives against a cunning, thinking Monster and those who would capture the creature for their own evil experiments.