I’m Now A Thriller Writer!
Man, has it been hard to keep this one under my extra-large Mets cap (which has been replaced by my Seahawks snap-back). Well, I can’t hold it in anymore. I’m incredibly excited to let you all know that my first thriller novel, THE MONTAUK MONSTER, will be out as a Pinnacle paperback this June. This is part one of a two book deal. I’m busy at work putting together the framework for my next thriller (while finishing the final draft of the Sinister Entity follow up where things go in a totally new, and darker direction).
First, what do you think of the cover? Nice choppers on that bad boy, huh?
Here’s a little bit about the book:
It Kills. . .
On a hot summer night in Montauk, the bodies of two local bar patrons are discovered in the dunes, torn to shreds, their identities unrecognizable. . .
It Breeds. . .
In another part of town, a woman’s backyard is invaded by four terrifying creatures that defy any kind of description. What’s clear is that they’re hostile–and they’re ravenous. . .
It Spreads. . .
With every sunset the terror rises again, infecting residents with a virus no one can cure. The CDC can’t help them;FEMA can’t save them. But each savage attack brings Suffolk County Police Officer Gray Dalton one step closer to the shocking source of these unholy creations. Hidden on nearby Plum Island, a U.S. research facility has been running top-secret experiments. What they created was never meant to see the light of day. Now, a vacation paradise is going straight to hell.
I have to tell you, I held nothing back with this one. And for you horror hounds out there, I can assure you there is plenty in the pages of The Montauk Monster to satisfy your blood thirst. You can pre-order a copy at Amazon. Believe me, there is more to come about this. I just needed to get it out before I exploded. It’s been an amazing experience working with a new publisher (and yes, I’m still very much with Samhain, too!) and taking my writing in a different direction. And I’ve always, always wanted to publish a paperback, so I can finally check that off the list. Think of this one as a roller coaster on speed. No one’s getting off with the ability to see or walk straight.
Stay tuned for more and be careful when you take out the garbage at night. That just might not be the neighbor’s dog sniffing around in the dark.
Congratulations! Your work DESERVES to become dog-eared with constant re-reading! BCINGU in the stacks!
Thanks Jim! If you want, I’d be happy to send you a signed coy of the cover (advanced promo piece from the publisher) if you live in the US. Just send me your address to email@example.com and I’ll get one out to you.
Woo-hoo!!! There is just no stopping you!!!
Thanks Nina. Gotta keep busy. That 401K isn’t going to go far when I retire. 🙂
And as an irrelevant sidenote, I wish to state for the record that that was the first time I’ve ever used that many exclamation points in a single paragraph. So: yay.
Oh Boy! A land pike! It does kind of look like a pike or a muskie with those pointy teeth. Sounds thrilling, congratulations. Creature thrillers are among my favorites and I’ll be watching for this one.
Hahahaha. I like that. A land pike. Those are some dangerous looking teeth.
So happy, this book will thrill so many many readers! I like how the cover came out. This was the fastest paced book I’ve ever read I think.
I was going for runaway train with the pacing and I felt your head spinning when you read it. 😉
Congrats on this one, Hunter. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into these pages.
Thanks Steve. When you get a minute, send me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you a signed promo cover.
Can’t wait for it….I added it my goodreads list! 😉
Thanks Jamie. I’m telling people they may want to have anti-anxiety meds handy when they read it.
I’m so stinkin’ excited about this, Hunter. Congratulations, man! You deserve it! 🙂
Thank you, your Dudeness! This is our year, buddy!
You are just the nicest, friendliest person and I’m SUPER EXCITED for you! Congratulations, Hunter!
Thank you so much Aniko. 🙂
Just ordered my paperback copy!
You are THE man! Thanks Joe.
I thought at first there would be no monsters in this, but I am relieved to see there is. Woo, hoo! Looks like a super tale to me!
It’s always about the monsters! 🙂
Reblogged this on Monster Men and commented:
Another day, another genre, another monster.
This is what I get for falling behind on blog reading. This is awesome news, Hunter. I’m so pleased for you.
Thanks Renae. It’s awesome to finally have a paperback coming out.