Signed Copy Giveaway and the Latest Updates

First, I want to thank everyone who has come to this blog, FB, Twitter, offered words of encouragement, bought my book or helped get the word out. Sales have been great and as of today, I’m still haunting the top spot with my publisher. Your support and responses have truly made my heart grow 3 sizes.  

Since the NFL playoffs are going to be starting soon and I still have to get the beer for the day’s festivities, I’ll make this quick. My debut novel with Samhain, Forest of Shadows, is now available as a trade paperback. I’m all for the whole e-book thing. I know it’s the wave of the future…or  more like the reality of the present. I even have a Kindle (as does one daughter, with wifey owning the lone Nook in the house). But man, there is nothing like the feel and smell of a new book. I know I’m not the only one who takes a good long whiff as I flip through the pages for the first time. Come on, you can tell ‘ol Uncle Hunter.

To celebrate the print release of Forest of Shadows, I’m giving away 2 signed copies to random folks who comment on this blog post. It’s that easy. “But what should I say in my comment?” Well, anything that comes to mind. Let ‘er rip, or be short and sweet. Winners will be announced Monday night, 1/16/12.

In other news, I finished the first draft of the sequel to Forest of Shadows, tentatively titled Double Walker. For those of you who already read FOS, I leave it to you to guess which character the follow up will focus on. We’re just 5 months away from the relase of my next book, Evil Eternal. Guaranteed to blow your mind. Last but not least, a short story of mine, Commandment Eleven, has been picked up by Dark Moon Books and will be unveiled in time for the World Horror Convention.

Okay, enough of Mr. Big Mouth. Comment away and good luck!

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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weened on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself. His novels, Forest of Shadows, Evil Eternal , Swamp Monster Massacre , Sinister Entity, Hell Hole, The Waiting and Island of the Forbidden are published through Samhain Publishing’s horror line. Hell Hole was named Horror Novel Reviews #1 horror novel of 2014. His first thriller novel, The Montauk Monster, was released June, 2014 as a Pinnacle paperback, and was named by Publishers Weekly as one of the best reads of the summer. His follow up Pinnacle novel, Tortures of the Damned, a post apocalyptic thriller, will be out July, 2015. That will be followed up by his latest cryptid tale, The Dover Demon, in the fall through Samhain. His horror short story collection, Asylum Scrawls, is available as an e-book, straightjacket not included. Hunter is an amateur cryptozoologist, having written wild, fictional tales about Bigfoot, The Montauk Monster, The Dover Demon and many new creatures to come. A copy of his book, The Montauk Monster, is currently on display in the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME. He wrote his first novel with the express desire to work only with editor Don D’Auria at Dorchester (Leisure Horror). He submitted his novel to Don and only Don, unagented, placed on the slush pile. He is proof that dedicated writers can be rescued from no man’s land. He now works with Don, along with several other agents and publishers, having published over ten books in just four years. Hunter is proud to be be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors, cryptid and ghost hunters, directors and anyone else living in the horror lane. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits. His daughters have also gotten the horror bug, assisting him with research, story ideas and illustrations that can be seen in magazines such as Dark Dossier.

40 responses to “Signed Copy Giveaway and the Latest Updates”

  1. Mallory Anne-Marie Forbes says :

    I have to confess (shame on me) that I haven’t yet bought the ebook yet, but plan to by Feb. 1. However, I would be ecstatic to win a paperback copy! I’d still buy the Kindle version. I really enjoy keeping up with Hunter’s posts on this blog. What a great giveaway-and thankful the sequel’s getting itself into position;)

  2. Doug Dellipaoli says :

    Grest book. I bought downloaded it on kindle but would love to have actual book.

  3. Wendy Vincent says :

    Hey Hunter. Big fan. Would love a signed copy. 😀

  4. nancyg5997 says :

    Congrats on your print release of Forest of Shadows. I bought the Kindle version when it first appeared, but would absolutely love a signed print as well. I haven’t had the chance to read my copy…yet, because life kind of interrupted my reading time, but it is cued to be read in the next few weeks.

  5. Joyce Kopecky says :

    Thanks so much for this!! Appreciate it!!

  6. Joanne B says :

    I have not bought this book yet, but it has been on my wishlist for a while. Thanks for the giveaway. Congrats on the print version.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

  7. Lynn Hones says :

    Hi Hunter from fellow writer Lynn Hones. I finally have internet again and noticed this on Facebook. I agree about the whole Kindle vs. “real books,” debate. I LOVE my Kindle and writing ebooks, but want more than anything to finally have a book “in print.” I want to hold a book that has my story in it. Maybe it’s the five decades I have under my belt turning pages, but I won’t feel like a “real author” until I have one. I also enjoy the smell of a new book. I bet it smells even sweeter with your name on it. I’d love to win one of your books. Congrats and keep inspiring the rest of us. You do make a difference! Well, I think I’ve used my quota of quotation marks for the day. LOL

  8. wayne salat says :

    Can’t wait for the sequel.

  9. Bec says :

    That’s a great cover pic – nice and creepy!

  10. Steve D says :

    Hunter, I got a copy of the book on Kindle, but would love to have a signed copy too! Question – How long did it take you to write the book?

    • Hunter Shea says :

      Hi Steve…To answer your question, Forest of Shadows took me 4 years to write and polish. Flash forward to the sequel, which will be done from start to finish in about 6 months. It’s easier once the kids are grown! 🙂

  11. Ashley Applebee says :

    Congrats on the print release!! I love the cover!! I have a kindle, but I will always love print books. I actually prefer them to ebooks. There is just something about all those pretty books lined up on a shelf that I just adore!!
    Again congrats and it looks like an awesome read!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com

  12. Anthony Ventarola says :

    OK dude, I am done with Mr Castaldo’s book. Now I begin yours!!

  13. Tom Burke says :

    Great read…would love a signed copy!

  14. Steve Belz says :

    Hunter! I would love a signed copy of ‘Forest of Shadows’. Even if I do not win, I will probably still end up purchasing it to have you sign in person whenever your book tour begins. Also go Giants!

  15. Paul Schwartz says :

    Congratulations on your first novel Hunter! It is great to see the printed word making a comeback and folks like you making a living following your dreams or nightmares whichever the case may be.

    I wish you continued success!!

  16. Gil DeMelo says :

    I too have been know to sniff a book or two… There is no comparison to reading an actual book. Would love a signed copy… If HC was already available I would have already bought one and had you sign it for me… I’ll keep pushing your books to whoever will listen to me…

  17. Sherry says :

    I loved the ebook version and would absolutely love a signed print copy. Can’t wait for the sequel. 🙂

  18. Brian says :

    I’d love to win this.

  19. Pamk says :

    I’d love to read the book. And was wondering how many books in this series do you forsee?

  20. Jackson Holiday says :

    When I’m out of glue, books are great for sniffing. Fantastic site. Great sounding book. Congrats on the success. You have a new fan!

  21. Patty says :

    Hunter,
    I agree 110% there is nothing like the smell and feel of a book. I did receive a Kindle from my daughter for Christmas and will enjoy it. It also will fit so much better on my Harley when we take our trips. I did ask her not to be mad at me if she sees me reading or purchasing a book because like I said there is nothing like the feel and smell of a book.
    Hope you have a great day,
    Patty

  22. Cate Gardner says :

    I’d love to win a copy. Congratulations on the book’s release.

  23. JOY ISLEY says :

    Your book sounds really good.
    Happy New Year Hope you have a lot of time to read and write books.

  24. pamedic13 says :

    Let me know where to send you a six pack

  25. Cornelia says :

    Would love to have a copy.

  26. Gil DeMelo says :

    To pamedic13… How can I get a six pack of the “Forest of Shadows” brew? Of course I would pay for it… I would love to showcase it for my basement bar area…

  27. Gil DeMelo says :

    Kev… Betcha can’t guess what I’m sniffing now…

  28. Doug Engler says :

    Hey Hunter, Great job on the Show tonight on liveparanormal. It was a really interesting story you told us about the little tug at the hotel.

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