Sinister Entity Unleashed!

DOPPELGANGER : a ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart.

Today marks the official release of my 4th novel with Samhain Publishing’s horror line, Sinister Entity. For those of you who read my debut novel in 2011, Forest of Shadows, this book will have a few familiar characters. It picks up where things left off, only 13 years later (love that lucky 13). If you didn’t read FOS, no worries. Sinister Entity was written to be a standalone novel, kicking off what I hope will be a terrifying series that delves into the darker realms of the paranormal.


Now, what does this all have to do with doppelgangers? It turns out, quite a few notable people in history, from Percy Shelley to Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln, have had encounters with doppelgangers…sometimes with disastrous results. Doppelganger is German for ‘double walker’. It’s literally a paranormal double of a living person. The whole phenomenon has fascinated me for years. So I did what all writers do; created my own doppelganger and had it take one on.

Normally on a release day, I’d post an excerpt from the book to get you hooked like the crack dealer I am. This time around, I can do you one better. I wrote a short story that introduces the main character of Sinister Entity during her investigation of a wailing, shadowy ghost that haunts a snow filled cemetery. It’s called The Graveyard Speaks and here’s the best part. It’s free! Download your copy and if you want more, come on over and face the evil spirits in Sinister Entity.


But wait, there’s more! My book is being released alongside my buddy Jonathan Janz’s awesome new novel, The Darket Lullaby. To celebrate, the simply amazing Erin from Hook of a Book reviews is hosting a FB author Q&A on April 2nd between 9 and 11pm ET. Email questions to her at and she’ll post them on FB. Jonathan and I will do our best to amuse and if needed, frighten you. Nothing is out of bounds. Seriously. Click here to Like the page and join the party.

I’m not done. Call within the next 10 minutes and you’ll get 4 Shamwows for the price of 1. Wait. Scratch that. What I meant to say is that I’m also giving away a signed copy of Forest of Shadows to a random person who comments on this blog post. If you live outside the US, I’ll send you an e-version of the book.

So come on, grab your voice recorders and a change of underwear. We’re going on a sinister ghost hunt.


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About Hunter Shea

Hunter Shea is the product of a misspent childhood watching scary movies, reading forbidden books and wishing Bigfoot would walk past his house. 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’s novels can even be found on display at the International Cryptozoology Museum. His video podcast, Monster Men, is one of the most watched horror podcasts in the world. You’ll also find him every week on the Final Guys podcast, available everywhere. He’s a bestselling author of over 30 books, all of them written with the express desire to quicken heartbeats and make spines tingle. Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to gobble down Gray’s Papaya hotdogs when the craving hits.

26 responses to “Sinister Entity Unleashed!”

  1. Jack Campisi (@backinjack) says :

    Congratulations, Monster Man. I have read ‘Sinister Entity’ and it’s great. A creepy story with great characters, what’s not to love? Can’t wait to check out ‘The Graveyard Speaks’. — On to the next.

  2. Scott DayOH says :

    Hunter – Congrats on the new release. I just downloaded The Graveyard Speaks. Cannot wait to begin the new story!

    /signed by DopplegangerScottDayOH

  3. Maria D. says :

    Happy Release Day Congratulations Hunter!

  4. Adriana Noir says :

    Congratulations, Hunter! I’m so excited! I can;t wait to start reading it. \m/

  5. Sean Stiff says :

    Just finished Evil Eternal and loved it! That’s two I ‘ve really loved so I’ve decided I’ve got to read everything else you write! My next read of yours is going to be Forest of Shadows (bought it already). Once that’s done and I get Sinister Entity, I’ll have them all!

  6. hookofabook says :

    Thanks for talking up the party!! Can’t wait!!!!

  7. kpchartier says :

    Haven’t tried your stuff yet, but I’m game! By all the comments above, I’m sure to be amazed!

    • Hunter Shea says :

      If you dig ghosts, demons, and monsters, I try to keep my customers happy. Hey, stop by the FB event tonight and pick my brain, or what the margaritas will leave of it.

  8. kpchartier says :

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s awesome to see authors do this kind of stuff for their fans!

  9. Adrian Ludens says :

    You are a busy guy! Sounds like some great stuff! I’ll download the free story as soon as I get home tonight. Good luck with these, Adrian

  10. Ruth says :

    Just finished Graveyard Speaks and you’re right, it was like crack! I have to know what happens next. You fantastically evil author!

  11. Joseph Pinto says :

    Just downloaded both Forest of Shadows & Sinister Entity!! Congrats buddy!!

  12. jackiekingon says :

    Just bought Sinister Entity and TWEETED it.I loved Forest of Shadows. All the best, Jackie Kingon

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