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Man, has it been hard to keep this one under my extra-large Mets cap (which has been replaced by my Seahawks snap-back).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?

montauk monster cover

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.

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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.

25 responses to “I’m Now A Thriller Writer!”

  1. JimHerbert says :

    Congratulations! Your work DESERVES to become dog-eared with constant re-reading! BCINGU in the stacks!

  2. Nina D'Arcangela says :

    Woo-hoo!!! There is just no stopping you!!!

  3. theotherjamesherbert says :

    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.

  4. fuonlyknew says :

    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.

  5. Erin Al-Mehairi says :

    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.

  6. sjbelz76 says :

    Congrats on this one, Hunter. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into these pages.

  7. jamieevansbooks says :

    Can’t wait for it….I added it my goodreads list! 😉

  8. Jonathan Janz says :

    I’m so stinkin’ excited about this, Hunter. Congratulations, man! You deserve it! 🙂

  9. the happy horror writer says :

    You are just the nicest, friendliest person and I’m SUPER EXCITED for you! Congratulations, Hunter!


  10. Joseph Pinto says :

    Just ordered my paperback copy!

  11. blazemcrob says :

    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!


  12. Hunter Shea says :

    Reblogged this on Monster Men and commented:

    Another day, another genre, another monster.

  13. Renae Rude - The Paranormalist says :


    This is what I get for falling behind on blog reading. This is awesome news, Hunter. I’m so pleased for you.

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