Welcome to Hell Hole : New Cover Reveal and a Tease

I’ve taken horror to the old west with my next full length novel for Samhain, HELL HOLE. I’ve been sitting on the cover for a while now, waiting for the right time to show it to you.


Set in the turn of the 20th century in real life mining ghost town, Hecla, Wyoming, Hell Hole has a posse full of terror. What can you expect to find? How about this :

Nat Blackburn, an aging cowboy, former Rough Rider and current New York City cop on a mission for his war pal, President Teddy Roosevelt. There are rumors of riches in the abandoned mines, but everyone who has gone to look for it has disappeared, including the entire town.

Teta Delacruz, Dominican gun-for-hire and Nat’s right hand man. He’ll happily fight to the death for the man who saved his life on the battlefield.

When they arrive in the dusty remains of Hecla, all hell breaks loose. From savage wild men to eerie black eyed children, vengeful Djinn and tortured souls chained to the land, there’s more to the mines of Hecla than flecks of gold.

It’s a gunman’s last chance for glory, and maybe, the end of the world.

Hell Hole will be out in ebook and trade paperback summer, 2014. Stick close to this blog and chain for more details as we get closer!

I hope you’re excited as I am. What do you think of the cover?

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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.

18 responses to “Welcome to Hell Hole : New Cover Reveal and a Tease”

  1. Nina D'Arcangela says :

    You are a non-stop horror machine!! Congrats on another upcoming release!

  2. frazerlee says :

    Great cover and concept. As Spinal Tap once sang “you know where you are in a hell hole!” 🙂 – Monster congrats dude!

  3. hookofabook says :

    I LOVE IT!! And it looks great with the story, and I LOVE this book (thanks so much for trusting me to read its preliminary stages) and I can’t WAIT for it to come out, everyone is going to love it. It really would be a great film!

  4. louckslindsey says :

    Woo-hoo! I’m adding this to my TBR list right away!

  5. Joseph Pinto says :

    Congrats, Hunter. And sweet cover!!!

  6. sjbelz76 says :

    Nice! I’ve noticed a couple of authors putting out Horror/Western books lately. This definitely has me intrigued. Also seems to have a dash of ‘Ghost Mine’ in it. Congrats and can’t wait for the release!

    • Hunter Shea says :

      It’s a very strange synchronicity. I was talking to 2 other authors back in the winter and we were all working on horror westerns, even though we hadnt’ discusses it previously. Luckily, all of our concepts were different. I was midway through Hell Hole when Ghost Mine came on, which was the second odd coincidence. The collective unconscious at work!

  7. Russell R. James says :

    Nice cover! #1 on the beach read list this summer.

  8. Jack Campisi (@backinjack) says :

    VERY cool cover. (And Hell Hole is one of my favorite Spinal Tap songs.)

  9. Hunter Shea says :

    Reblogged this on Monster Men and commented:

    From the blog and chain of Hunter, the latest and greatest news…

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