Ho Ho No! Have A Twisted Christmas

By nature, I’m not a big Christmas guy, but I’ve learned to embrace the season by watching it through the eyes of my family. So, while I’m surrounded by Christmas lights, dazzling garland, Christmas specials on TV and 24 hour Christmas music on not 1, but 2 stations in New York (pray for the DJs), I have to find my subversion in books.

I first read Santa Steps Out about 10 years ago and just found it in my mother’s attic while cleaning this weekend. If, as a horror fan, you read one holiday book this season (and I hope to God it’s not a Debbie Macomber or Mary Higgins Clark sapfest), this is it. To say Santa Steps Out is sick, twisted and demented is an understatement. It’s also hysterical. Read it and you’ll never look at Santa, or that sexy Tooth Fairy, the same way again.

Santa Steps Out

And because the holiday season is upon us like a pandemic, I’d like to give away ebooks of Forest of Shadows, Sinister Entity and Swamp Monster Massacre. I’ll give one of each to 3 lucky winners. All you have to do is drop a comment here, tweet this out or comment on my FB fan page.

Ho ho oh where is my spiked egg nog?

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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.

15 responses to “Ho Ho No! Have A Twisted Christmas”

  1. Dar Lathrop says :

    Hunter,
    I’m with you on the Christmas sappiness. Will happily check out “Santa Steps Out.” And I DO have the egg nog. Thanks, and enjoy the season, despite the odds . . .

  2. Daphne says :

    Halloween is my favorite holiday. But with a little effort I can always zombie up Christmas!! Have a great Holiday season!!!

  3. Renae Rude - The Paranormalist says :

    I’m with you, and I’m in. All I want for Christmas is a copy of Swamp Monster Massacre. (I already bought the other two.)

  4. louckslindsey says :

    Santa Steps Out sounds like it’s out there enough for me! I’ve added it to my TBR list. By the way, I’ve never had spiked egg nog. I guess I’m missing out!

  5. fuonlyknew says :

    The title gives me a hint – Santa Steps Out, and The Tooth Fairy! This does sound wickedly twisted. On my TBR for sure. No sappiness here. Reading several zombie series and one really unique Sasquatch book!

  6. hookofabook says :

    I’m coming over with the egg nog and snacks!! 😉

  7. Ruth says :

    Santa steps out has been added to my Amazon cart. It sounds hilarious and right up my alley. Thanks for the recommendation!

  8. Divya says :

    Hi I’ve heard a lot of good things about your books but they are kinda hard to get here in India.But i’d really like to read them!

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