Big News and a Weekend Giveaway

The month of May has been flat-out crazy. And I mean crazy in a good way. I’ll start off with the great news. I signed a deal with Samhain for the sequel, yes, I said sequel, to Forest of Shadows. The next book is called Sinister Entity and takes several characters from the first book, over a decade later. Who made the cut to book two? You’ll have to wait until April, 2013 to find out. Until then, I can show you the amazing cover that just got into my hot little hands 2 days ago.

This wait is going to kill me!

As you all know, my second book with Samhain, Evil Eternal, was released at the beginning of the month. The promotional wheels have been spinning and I’m gearing up for the big Books Without Borders fair on June 9th. Word is there will be thousands of folks attending. I’m just offering up a few prayers to the sun god to keep it bright and dry.

I saw the first official review for Evil Eternal this week and it was a doozy. It’s from the folks at Ginger Nuts of Horror. Here’s just the beginning:

Some horror books are excellent because they delve into the deepest parts of our psyche, and try and shed light on what makes us us.  Some are excellent because the author has an amazing talent for writing wonderful prose, and some books are just excellent, because they entertain the reader with a blockbusting balls to the walls story.
I’m happy to say that Evil Eternal is one of the most refreshing entries in the balls to the wall type of horror novel that I grew up reading,  in many a long year.”

Click here if you want to read the rest of the review.

I fininshed the first draft of an all new novella that will hopefully be out in the Fall this year. First revision starts right after I post this.

And now on to the fun part. I’m giving away signed prints of the cover for Evil Eternal to anyone who comments on this post. If you were a fan of Forest of Shadows, let me know what you think of the cover for Sinister Entity and take a guess at who the star of the show will be. If you read Evil Eternal, let me know what you think of it. Hell, just come by and say ‘what up’! I’ll start sending out the signed covers this coming week.

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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.

24 responses to “Big News and a Weekend Giveaway”

  1. categardner says :

    Well, I don’t want a free copy obviously (as I won Forest of Shadows) but so good to hear you’re going to have yet another book out.

  2. tapsfanfromupton says :

    Love the eyes , the evil is looking right at u

  3. tapsfanfromupton says :

    Love the eyes, the evil is looking right at u

  4. Steve Belz says :

    Bravo! That cover definitely has me intrigued. I like how the face seems to transition from a face to a skull before fading into the mist. Also, Evil Eternal is kicking many forms of ass. I’m about 60% done and I hope to finish it this weekend. Great work!

  5. Nina D'Arcangela says :

    Great looking cover art Hunter, and congrats on the sequel deal for Forest of Shadows! Evil Eternal seems to be making quite a splash! Congrats again ;}

  6. Joseph Pinto says :

    I’m so happy for you Hunter!! Well deserved!!!

  7. Sherry says :

    What an awesome cover Hunter! I can’t wait for the sequel to Forest! and I don’t know how I missed your latest book Evil Eternal. I must go check this out!

  8. Renae Rude-The Paranormalist says :

    Yup, I’d pick it up very happily if I saw it on a shelf. Is the artist the same for Eveil Eternal and Sinister Entity? Congratulations, Hunter. Yu deserve it 🙂

  9. J.C. Martin says :

    Wow, you’ve been VERY busy! Loving the cover! Definitely sinister and mysterious!

  10. hookofabook says :

    I want a signed copy of the cover of Evil Eternal!!!! Please! I will beg however many times I need to. 🙂 I’m reading it! It must have been a day for cover releases and I posted Jonathan’s on my blog. I have another post today, but tomorrow I will post your cover release, how’s that? I am so excited for you!

  11. Jonathan Janz says :

    Wow, man, that is a seriously spooky cover! Congratulations! 🙂

  12. maw25 says :

    I love the cover but I don’t like waiting until next year. 😦

    Congratulations on the new signing, too.

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