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Man, has it been hard to keep this one under my extra-large Mets cap (which has been replaced by my Seahawks snap-back).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

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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