I Kill In Peace Early Reviews & A Giveaway
The countdown to the release of my novella, I KILL IN PEACE, has begun! April 12th is the big day, and the early reviews are starting to come in. Now, I knew this book was going to get pretty strong reactions, both good and bad. It’s out there, kinda like me, dealing with some delicate subjects. In fact, there were times I wasn’t sure Samhain would even touch it with a ten-foot pole. Thank you to my former editor Don D’Auria for giving it this chance. A writer will be hard pressed to find an editor who champions their creativity and vision more than Don.
So, what are people saying?
From uber reviewer Michael Patrick Hicks : “Of the handful of titles I’ve read from Hunter Shea, I Kill In Peace easily stands at the top of the stack as my hands-down favorite. It’s bloody, it’s violent, it’s mysterious, and it’s wickedly entertaining from start to finish as Shea hurtles readers from one crazy kill to another.The way Shea strips back the layers of his big reveal is completely terrific, and I Kill In Peace may be his most masterful bit of writing to date.”
Or how about this one from The Examiner : “What started off to be an interesting story got a much stronger pay off than I had expected and shows just how good a storyteller Shea really is. I Kill in Peace is a rare treat that is sure to thrill not only Shea’s fans but also fans of horror in general and is further proof that Shea is a talent that deserves to be read by a much wider audience.”
Now, either the book isn’t as crazy as I think it is, or Michael and Josef from The Examiner are truly demented, in which case I welcome them to the asylum.
I KILL IN PEACE was written over the feverish course of 3 weeks just after Christmas in 2014. It starts in a small Maine town (the same one I call my home away from home) and ends up in a very, very bad place. I remember at the time pondering all of the evils in the world and wondering how we – meaning humanity – could ever get our heads extracted from our asses. What if there was a way to right all our wrongs? What would happen if someone dared to take that first step?
You can pre-order I KILL IN PEACE directly from Samhain for just $2.45 (the ebook is priced at $3.50). Or grab a copy at Amazon so it can be delivered as soon as the clock strikes midnight on April 12th.
Or you can answer this simple question to be eligible to win a signed copy. I’ll announce the winner on April April 4th. Here it goes – If you could change one thing in this world, albeit it violently but guaranteed you won’t be caught, what would it be? (I foresee a lot of Trump jokes) Just post and answer in the comments section and I’ll draw a winner from there. Good luck and dig out that kill list!
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- March 29, 2016 -
I’ll admit to being demented. 🙂
Great job on this one, sir! What’s coming up next?
Good man! Thank you so much. Next up is The Jersey Devil in late August. Big, big plans for that sucker.
Oooh, nice! Can’t wait to see how you tackle that particular bit of cryptozoology. 🙂
Congrats! You did it again.
get rid of all the bad people
I like the broad brush approach!
Bring back loved ones died
That’s very sweet.
Daylight Saving Time – hate that shit!
Now that’s something I didn’t expect to get. And I totally agree with you.
Looking forward to adding this one to my growing pile of Hunter Shea works. As for The Question …. hmm … My first instinct is to say the elimination of all religions. Just think how little folks would have had to fight over in the past and today if all that was gotten rid of. As John Lennon said, “Imagine.”
That could work, or we could get a world full of Stalins. Hmmm, I wonder.
Very much looking forward to this one!
As for my answer to your question:
I would force people to be happy with themselves and stop trying to ruin other people’s lives because they don’t love themselves. Jealousy, pettiness, backstabbing, and sabotage would all be things of the past. I think it would boil down to: “Let me do what I want to do, as long as I don’t hurt you or others.”
I like that answer! Now the big question, how do we force them? The carrot or the stick?
Violence is one thing, an abrupt ending. I would rather have Control, The power of suggestion. But I would use it in a subtle method, which would put many routes into action, Where I could step in and manipulate the situation. But in the end, it would all be for Good.
That would be one kick ass super power!
Congratulations on the wonderful reviews, Hunter! If I could change one thing in the world, I would make it easy and cheap to travel across the world. It would certainly open all our eyes to so many different things.
Thanks Lindsey. I like cheap travel. Trying to find a way to fit a Florida weekend in my budget as we speak. Not fun.
If laws are created, enforce them, otherwise don’t bother to create them.
Drop the mic! 🙂
Sounds awesome, Hunter. Those are some great reviews! And I love the cover.
Gracias. I think it’s a cool cover, too. Subtle, yet stark. 🙂
Saw the hands off psychic drivers and anyone who smokes, texts or drives like a total dick!
For a moment I was wondering what a psychic driver was. A little mind control to help with the parallel parking. Then I realized you meant psycho. I totally agree!
Hah! Psychic Drivers are the drivers who don’t indicate when changing lanes etc. Thus indicating they might believe that you are psychic or that they are able to inform other drivers of their intentions with the power of their minds.
Come on people… Rid the world of cancer is the obvious choice. Fuck cancer!
Amen to that!
I’d get rid of all fascists.
and if you were the Dude, you’d do away with nihilists. 😉
I would wipe out debt (credit card, student loan, etc.) so that people can work hard and earn the life they deserve, not work their fingers to the bone to live and then die buried in debt and poverty.
That’s a great one. Man, it would have saved me a ton of hardships if that happened after I left college.
Let’s just say Bernie would win the presidential race…
I won’t elaborate because… You know…. Government conspiracies and all that.
Bern baby Bern!
Okie dokie I think I would go to certain family members that did not think enough of me when I had chemo and was losing my hair. Losing weight being so sick I couldn’t hold my head up. I would put “something in the well water “. And would watch all of you shrivel up and whatever. Well u asked
Now that is deliciously evil. Karma’s a bitch.
I would give everyone the super power of reading! Then people could do what they want with that.
You’re a woman after my own heart.
I would simply make it so I could finally read all of the books I’ve purchased.
You’re like Burgess Meredith from the Twilight Zone.
I’d make entertainment free. Movies, satellite, cable, internet…….No more of those nasty little hidden fees either!
Congrats on that wicked cover!
As one comment stated above…would LOVE to add this to my Library of Shea!
And…bring back and eye for an eye’! Abuse animals…get abused, Abuse children….get ready to suffer…. need I say more!
Biblical! I like it. 🙂
I would burn all the people who abuse children and old people
Harsh but deserved justice!
I would burn all the child abusers and those who abuse the elderly.
I would put all child abusers in a building lock the doors and light it on fire. Then shoot any who tried to get out.