Books

 Jersey Devil CoverTHE LEGEND LIVES
Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth . . .THE DEVIL AWAKES
Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature’s stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth . . .THE BEAST MUST DIE
It’ll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey . . .

Releasing August 30th! Pre-order today.

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I Kill in Peace CoverKilling gets easier…with practice.

Peter Blades is, in every sense of the word, an ordinary man. Hard worker, father, husband, a man content with small-town life. Except for one small fact—he’s slowly being turned into a ruthless killer.

Compelled by mysterious texts to murder, he’s provided a fiery red Mustang and an ancient sword to carry out an ever-growing hit list. His jerkoff boss is victim number one. You always remember your first.

By the time his sword sings through the air to dispatch a would-be school shooter, taking lives is as easy as breathing. And if the world is going to hell around him, all the better. No one wants to burn alone.

“I Kill in Peace is a rare treat!” – Examiner.com

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They Rise coverSome call them ghost sharks, the oldest and strangest looking creatures in the sea.

Marine biologist Brad Whitley has studied chimaera fish all his life. He thought he knew everything about them. He was wrong. Warming ocean temperatures free legions of prehistoric chimaera fish from their methane ice suspended animation. Now, in a corner of the Bermuda Triangle, the ocean waters run red. The 400 million year old massive killing machines know no mercy, destroying everything in their path. It will take Whitley, his climatologist ex-wife and the entire US Navy to stop them in the bloodiest battle ever seen on the high seas.

“Outrageous, balls to the wall…made me yearn for 3D glasses and a tub of popcorn, extra butter!” – The Eyes of Madness

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torturesSHOCK – First, the electricity goes—plunging the east coast in darkness after a devastating nuclear attack. Millions panic. Millions die. They are the lucky ones.AFTER SHOCK…
Next, the chemical weapons take effect—killing or contaminating everything alive. Except a handful of survivors in a bomb shelter. They are the damned. HELL IS FOR HUMANS
Then, the real nightmare begins. Hordes of rats force two terrified families out of their shelter—and into the savage streets of an apocalytic wasteland. They are not alone. Vicious, chemical-crazed animals hunt in packs. Dogs tear flesh, cats draw blood, horses crush bone. Roaming gangs of the sick and dying are barely recognizable as human. These are the times that try men’s souls. These are the tortures that tear families apart. This is hell on earth. The rules are simple: Kill or die.
“A terrifying read that left me wanting more. I absolutely devoured this book.” – Cemetery Dance
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DoverDemon-The72lgThe Dover Demon is real…and it has returned.

In 1977, Sam Brogna and his friends came upon a terrifying, alien creature on a deserted country road. What they witnessed was so bizarre, so chilling, they swore their silence. But their lives were changed forever.

Decades later, the town of Dover has been hit by a massive blizzard. Sam’s son, Nicky, is drawn to search for the infamous cryptid, only to disappear into the bowels of a secret underground lair. The Dover Demon is far deadlier than anyone could have believed. And there are many of them. Can Sam and his reunited friends rescue Nicky and battle a race of creatures so powerful, so sinister, that history itself has been shaped by their secretive presence?

*Based on actual sightings of a creature that has confounded the world of cryptozoology for decades!

“This is my favorite monster novel of the year and I can think of few others in recent years that can rival it.” – Examiner.com

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Sometimes, the dead are best left in peace.

IslandoftheForbidden-HJessica Backman has been called to help a strange family living on a haunted island in Charleston Harbor. Ormsby Island was the site of a brutal massacre two decades ago, and now the mysterious Harper family needs someone to exorcise the ghosts that still call it home. The phantoms of over one hundred children cannot rest.

But something far more insidious is living on the island. When the living and the dead guard their true intentions, how can Jessica discover just what sort of evil lurks on Ormsby Island? And why is Jessica the only one who can plumb its dark depths?

“A non-stop rush from the first chapter to the satisfying, terrifying end. There are some splendidly chilling scenes of mass hauntings that will stick with you for way too long. This is 2015’s first must-read for the horror fan.” Russell James, author of Dark Vengeance and Dreamwalker

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                                                It Kills. . .

montauk monster coverOn 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.

This wholly enthralling hulk of a summer beach read is redolent of sunscreen and nostalgia, recalling mass market horror tales of yore by John Saul, Dean Koontz, and Peter Benchley.” — Publishers Weekly — Voted one of the best reads of summer!

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HellHole

Deep in a Wyoming mine, hell awaits.

Former cattle driver, Rough Rider and current New York City cop Nat Blackburn is given an offer he can’t refuse by President Teddy Roosevelt. Tales of gold in the abandoned mining town of Hecla, in the Deep Rock Hills, abound. The only problem–those who go seeking their fortune never return.

Along with his constant companion, Teta, a hired gun with a thirst for adventure, Nat travels to a barren land where even animals dare not tread. But the remnants of Hecla are far from empty. Black-eyed children, strange lights and ferocious wild men venture from the deep, dark mine…as well as a force so sinister Nat’s and Teta’s very souls are in jeopardy.

There’s a mystery in Hecla thousands of years old. Solving it could spell the end of the world.

Named the #1 horror novel of 2014 by Horror Novel Reviews.

“A fun blend of horror and western, Hell Hole is a gun-slinging, treasure hunt adventure into terror. The characters Nat Blackburn and Teta are as entertaining as Butch and Sundance. Whether Hunter’s books explore haunted houses or creepy mineshafts, I know when I’m reading a Hunter Shea novel I’m in for a scary good time.”―Brian Moreland, author of The Devil’s Woods and The Vagrants

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The WaitingBASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS…

Clinging to life, haunted by the dead.

Newlywed Cassandra Pagano lies in a state between life and death, her body fed and preserved by the machines at her side. While she struggles, unaware of the world around her, someone waits—a boy. A phantom that appears solid, real, alive. Cassandra’s husband, Brian, sees him in the house, by her bedside, running down darkened hallways. The boy walks without sound, whispers words that can’t be deciphered.

Terror and tension are driving Brian to the breaking point. Why is the boy there, and what does he want with Cassandra…and her fading soul?

“It has all the makings for a classic ghost story. If you enjoy being spooked by ghastly little children with sinister intentions, this novella is definitely for you.” — Tim Meyer, Horror Novel Reviews

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The swamp belongs to them.  Humans are only prey.

Deep in the overgrown swamps of Florida, where humans rarely dare to enter, lives a race of creatures long thought to be only the stuff of legend.  They walk upright but are stronger, taller and more brutal than any man.  And when a small boat of tourists, held captive by a fleeing criminal, accidentally kills one of the swamp dwellers’ young, the creatures are filled with a terrifyingly human emotion—a merciless lust for vengeance that will paint the trees red with blood.

“Bloody good read!  This guy knows his monsters!”- Eric S Brown, author of Bigfoot War and Boggy Creek: The Legend is True.

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Now Available, the much anticipated sequel to Forest of ShadowsSinister Entity.

SinisterEntityHow can you escape the ghost of yourself?

The Leigh family is terrified. They’ve been haunted by the ghostly image of their young daughter, Selena. But how can that be, when Selena is alive and well, and as frightened as her parents? With nowhere else to turn, the Leighs place their hopes in Jessica Backman, who has dedicated her life to investigating paranormal activity. Accompanied by a new partner who claims to be able to speak to the dead, Jessica will soon encounter an entity that scares even her. And a terror far worse than she imagined.

“This is the real deal. The fear is palpable.  Horror novels don’t get much better than this.” –Literal Remains
“Sinister Entity  culminates in a climactic showdown between human and spirit that keeps you glued to the pages!” — Drake Morgan for Horror Novel Reviews
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Prepare for battle!

An evil as ancient as time itself has arisen and taken root in New York City. Father Michael, the mysterious undead defender of the Church, answers the call to action from the Vatican, while Cain, a malevolent wraith that feeds on fear and blood, has taken the life and form of the city’s mayor and readies a demonic army to ignite the apocalypse.

With an unlikely ally, Father Michael will prepare for the grim confrontation as he grapples with his sworn duty to God and the shreds of humanity left beating in his immortal heart. The time is ripe for Cain and the fulfillment of dark prophecies. Father Michael must battle Cain and his horde of demons in a final showdown that could very well herald the end of mankind.

 Hunter Shea has crafted another knockout. At turns epic and intimate, both savage and elegant, Evil Eternal is a harrowing, blood-soaked nightmare.”   –Jonathan Janz, author of The Sorrows

“Evil Eternal is one of the most refreshing entries in the balls to the wall type of horror novel in many a long year.”– Ginger Nuts of Horror 

Trade paperback and e-book available at AmazonBarnes & Noble.

Audio Book available at Amazon and Audible.com.


The dead still hate!

Something dreadful happened in the remote Alaskan cabin. Something monstrous. The shadows are closing in…and they’re out for blood.

“With Forest of Shadows, Hunter Shea combines ancient evil, old school horror and modern style. Highly recommended!” — Jonathan Mayberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot and Ruin and The Dragon Factory.

  “Forest of Shadows is a frightening, gripping story that left me too frightened to sleep with the lights off. This novel scared the hell out of me and it is definitely a creepy ghost story I won’t soon forget.” —Night Owl Reviews

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SHORT STORIES, MAGAZINES & ANTHOLOGIES

AsylumScrawls-altDemonic possession, serial killers, monsters, beasts, the insane and the damned – they’re all here, safely tucked behind the bars of the asylum. These seven tales of the macabre and bizarre are sure to haunt you until the icy fingers of the grave claim you for eternity.
What’s in the Asylum?
 In PHANTOM FEELING, meet Hank, a recent amputee living in his parents’ attic. His childhood toys are coming out to spell secret messages to him – or is he losing his grip on his sanity?
THE FACELESS GIRL follows two couples at a famous movie star’s mountain mansion. The master bedroom holds a terrifying secret – an apparition that will not leave.

The last place you want to be is strapped to the pummel stone in STONED. Poor Kitty’s wasted her life on the stone, but things are about to take an unexpected and deadly turn.

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GraveyardSpeaks-The72lgAvailable as a FREE e-book through Samhain Publishing this April, The Graveyard Speaks. The dark, moaning apparition that rises from the same grave night after night has chased away even the most skeptical cemetery caretakers. Only one ghost hunter has the will to face the unknown, but at what price?

The Graveyard Speaks is your introduction into the mysterious and at times dangerous life of the paranormal’s most powerful spirit explorer. Read it with the lights on, and if you’re brave enough, follow the trail to Sinister Entity. This isn’t ghost hunting you see on TV!

Download your copy today at Samhain Publishing , Amazon.com, or B&N.

 


While digging in the Mongoloian heat, Felicia Tang enters an archaeological mystery. What looks like a normal burial mound is actually the entrance to a centuries old chamber housing countless urns within rough hewn niches. Who built the vast chamber and why? What remains lie within the urns? Most of all, what is still very much alive in the dark?

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Some of them lurk in the shadows, others have been right in front of you for years now, but you still don’t see them coming. Who are they? That’s not an easy question to answer. It’s easy to say they are the next wave of horror superstars, but they take many forms and some don’t even categorize their work as horror. Some write stories that are rough and raw, making you squirm as they paint a portrait of terror with their words. Some write stories that are polished and deceptively quiet, making your heart ache by the final line. No matter what kind of stories they write, these authors always find a way to get under your skin. This ground-breaking anthology of horror fiction is certain to be one of the most talked about anthologies of the year.

Available in various collector’s editions from Cemetery Dance Publications in 2013! Click the cover to reserve your copy of this limited edition.

20 responses to “Books”

  1. Sharon says :

    Thank you for The Forest of Shadows , So Cool !!!!

    • Hunter Shea says :

      Thank you Sharon. I’m so glad you liked it. The follow up short story, The Graveyard Speaks, is free at Amazon and Samhain. It leads right into the new book, Sinister Entity. Have fun and there’s no shame in sleeping with the lights on.😉

  2. Melissa Gude Eastlick says :

    Just finished reading The Montauk Monster….I couldn’t put it down!! (literally…I read 95% of the book on a flight from Providence, RI to Seattle, WA) I’m begging you…PLEASE tell me the story doesn’t end there and that you are working on a sequel! Loved it! Thanks!

  3. fautus01 says :

    I finished reading “The Montauk Monster” about a week ago and I have to tell you that it is possibly one of the best written, most page turning and fun books I have ever read. A blend of horror, sci-fi and action done so well that most other authors, especially main stream authors could only hope to ever write in their career. I had not realized it was something that was real until I write of review of it on Good Reads.
    It was the kind of book that you don’t really want to end. I didn’t want to believe that Meredith and Dalton would have gotten swept up into the “clean-up” that the government was doing. It felt like it was open to interpretation and that the two of them would end up coming back, with possibly Dalton working for another small town police force, only to be swept up into it all over again.

    Anyways I just had to tell you all this. I have been telling all my friends in the horror community about it and well, I just cant say enough about it. I hope the sequel becomes a reality. So I just have to say Thank you for giving me one of the most horrifying and entertaining books I’ve read in a very, very long time.

    • Hunter Shea says :

      Wow. Thank you so much. That really means a lot. My next book with Pinnacle, called Tortures of the Damned, comes out in July. You liked Montauk Monster, so I know you’ll have a ball with that one.🙂

  4. fautus01 says :

    I cant wait for it Hunter. I don’t read anything except comics, which I noted that you name drop a lot comic and media related things, so I hope that the upcoming books will be in paperback form. So unfortunately, your swamp monster massacre I wont be able to read. But Im totally stoked on your new things coming out. And I know I’ll have a ball with them.
    Love all the DC comics stuff mostly, what if any are you into? And what do you think of the way the movies are written and made?
    Just wondering.
    Thanks for the reply. I very much appreciate it.
    Oh and I live in Rhode Island, so I live close enough to Montauk to have a continuation of that story happen here, hehehe

  5. Laurel Heidtman says :

    I just finished Forest of Shadows a couple of days ago, but I wish I hadn’t. I had trouble putting it down, but I didn’t want it to end! And that ending–I had tears in my eyes! What a great ending!

    This is the first book of yours I’ve read. It won’t be the last and I’m really glad to see there are more with Jessica Backman.

  6. Emily says :

    Just finished Island of the Dammed. Starting Swamp Monster Massacre. Love yor books hard to stop reading.

  7. gerald carleton jr says :

    hi hunter i,ve read montauk monster and i want to get all your books as soon as i can great writing ty

  8. Christine says :

    Just finished reading Tortures of the Damned. I’ve enjoyed it so much I’m hunting down the rest of your novels.

    I’m curious. Is there a sequel planned? I

    • Hunter Shea says :

      Thanks Christine. I am mulling over a special project that would take place minutes after the end of the book, so stay tuned.

      • Charles Sands says :

        Mr. Hunter:
        Just finished Tortures of the Damned. The end bothered me. Not that I didn’t like it, it haunted me. I got so close to the characters that I was shocked, even saddened that the kids where supposedly left alone at the end; or where the kids killed by the explosion too? …and when Rey and Dakota died. The writing was so that I could feel the family’s grief. Glad to hear there might be a sequel. Looks like Montauk Monster is next, but not sure which one yet.

      • Hunter Shea says :

        Thank you, Charles. That was a tough one for me to write, and I struggled with the ending. As I said earlier, though, I am thinking of ways to extend the story.

  9. ann says :

    dude them people at best sellers list wont listen to me u deserve to be on ny best sellers list ,most books bore me after first couple pages,,and lol writers hate me I tell em the truth about there books ,dude u better than king ,only one bad thing to say,,,,,dude write faster lol,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  10. Teresa Jessie says :

    Just finished reading Tortures of The Damned. So good. Is there going to be a sequel?

    • Hunter Shea says :

      Thank you so much for reaching out to me (and reading the book!). There aren’t any plans for a sequel right now, but with all the requests I’ve been getting, the wheels are starting to turn. Stay tuned! Sign up for my newsletter to get the news first if I do decide to continue the story.

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