VIOLET EYES is in bookstores this week. Get your creepy spiders for Halloween now!

"Look, he's crawling up my wall, black and hairy, very small.  Now he's up above my head, hanging by a little thread"      - The Who "Boris The Spider"

The spiders are loose!
Violet Eyes hit bookstores on October 1!

FailureTHIS WEEK, my seventh novel, VIOLET EYES, was released from Samhain Publishing! It's available in both e-book and trade paperback from all the usual places:

* Amazon
* B&N
* Books-A-Million
* Chapters-Indigo
* Samhain

This is my big “spider” book, and I’m really excited about the release. It’s been a long time coming -- I first outlined the novel five years ago.  I hope you'll pick up a copy and help spread the word about its release!

Here’s the back cover description:

Their bites are more than deadly…

The small town near the Everglades was supposed to offer Rachel and her son a fresh start. Instead it offered the start of a nightmare, when an unknown breed of flies migrated through the area, leaving painful bites in their wake. The media warned people to stay inside until the swarm passed. But the flies didn’t leave. And then the radios and TVs went silent.

That’s when the spiders came. Spiders that could spin a deadly web large enough to engulf an entire house overnight. Spiders that left stripped bones behind as they multiplied. Spiders that, like the flies, sought hungrily for tender flesh…through Violet Eyes.

The first couple reviews have already hit, and so far, it seems to be faring well. Hellnotes said this about it:

"VIOLET EYES is a huge win for me, and I recommend it to anyone looking for a good scare or wanting a reason to stay awake at night.  I can’t tell you how many times I jumped or slapped at the comforter because it felt like something was crawling on me.  This book will scare the crap out of you and keep you begging for more!"  << Read the Full Review

Violet LagoonTO CELEBRATE (and pave the way for the novel), the e-novelette “prequel,” Violet Lagoon is also on sale this week for just 99 cents!

When I originally outlined the novel Violet Eyes back in 2008, my editor loved the concept, but was concerned about releasing the book right after another series of spider-related novels had come out… so he said to wait on diving into that novel awhile. While I waited to write the full book, I decided to go ahead and write up the outlined prologue as a standalone story for Creeptych, a short collection I did with Delirium. That novelette is Violet Lagoon, which now is available under its own cover.

In the end, when I finally wrote Violet Eyes, the novelette ended up being too long to serve in its entirety as the novel’s prologue, but much of Violet Lagoon does appear in Violet Eyes — in part as the prologue and in flashbacks throughout the novel. I thought some people would still want to read Violet Lagoon, the original, uncut novelette, the way it originally was published.

So read Violet Lagoon, the story that spawned Violet Eyes here:

* Amazon
* Apple iBookstore
* B&N
* Kobo

Hoping everyone enjoys the creepy crawlies of Violet Lagoon and Violet Eyes!

Beware the Bite!


HorrorHound, Barnes & Noble, Writers Chatroom

LAST MONTH, I had a blast hanging out with my fellow Samhain authors (Jonathan Janz, Russell R. James, Kristopher Rufty, Mick Ridgewell, Brian Moreland and David Searls) at the HorrorHound convention in Indianapolis. I also had the chance to talk with Barry Bostwick (pictured at right - click the photo to see a larger version) and Danielle Harris (from the Halloween movies). I also met a bunch of horror fans at the con, some of whom are now on this e-newsletter list (Hi guys!) You can see more about the con and a bunch of pictures on my blog here.

This month, I'll be celebrating Halloween with authors W.D. Gagliani, Christian Larsen and more at the Barnes & Noble in Racine, WI. The "Horrorfest" will run all afternoon. See info on the B&N Southland Center site.

A week later, on Sunday night, I'll be the guest author at the Everyone is welcome to drop in and chat, so stop by!


Covenant, Sacrifice, The 13th and Siren

THEY ARE ALL my novels, sure! But they are also on sale this month on and has Covenant, Sacrifice, The 13th and Siren for sale for just $0.99 in e-book. I have no idea how long they're staying that way, so download fast.

Meanwhile, has put Covenant, Sacrifice and The 13th on their "Terrifying Tales" promotion for £1.00 Thanks to the UK sale, Covenant has been in the Top 5 Horror sellers in the UK all weekend!  So pick these up cheap for your e-reader, if you don't have copies already!


Hardcover edition of NightWhere will be out around Halloween!

IT'S BEEN IN the works for awhile, but Bad Moon Books will finally be releasing a limited 100-copy special signed hardcover edition of my sixth novel NightWhere at the end of the month. I'll be in contact with anyone who ordered a copy directly through me in a couple weeks to get payment, mailing address, etc.

If you haven't ordered a copy and want to grab one from Bad Moon, check out this link now. I believe there are still a few numbered copies available to order.

See more information on the Bad Moon NIGHTWHERE release here:


Cage of Bones reissued in trade paperback!

I HAVE ALWAYS felt bad that Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions never came out in a paperback version when it was originally released. It was my very first book, and appeared in a limited hardcover edition back in 2000 from Delirium Books. At one point, since there were only 300 copies made, there were some copies that were resold on eBay for $150! Eventually, the collection did get a stripped down e-book release from the publisher, but that version was missing content from the original hardcover.

This summer, I got the rights back to Cage of Bones, and reissued the e-book (reinstating all the original story introductions) through Dark Arts Books. And last month, the first trade paperback edition was finally released, 13 years after the original publication! I still think this collection has some of my best erotic horror tales, including "Pumpkin Head," "Anniversary," "Direkit Seed," "Cage of Bones" and "Every Last Drop" so I'm hoping a new audience will discover it! If you want a copy, grab one from: Anyone who orders from Dark Arts Books can have their copy autographed if you like (because I'll be the guy shipping it out!)

It's Pumpkin Time....

October is a favorite time of year for all horror fans. Time to celebrate the spooky! If you're looking for some free fiction or some creepy fun, stop by my micro site for the Pumpkin Man novel and read the prologue of that book, or the original story that inspired the novel, or my perennial favorite "Pumpkin Head."  All of those stories are free on

You can also use the online Ouija board to talk to the Pumpkin Man - ask him if he's going to come for you this Halloween, I dare ya!

Trick or Treat!

Yours in Dark Arts,

The Vampire Diaries
Barry Bostwick and John Everson at HorrorHound Weekend 2013

Upcoming Appearances

OCTOBER 20, 2013
Barnes & Noble
Southland Center, Racine, WI
Afternoon Reading, signings

OCTOBER 27, 2013
The Writers Chatroom
6 p.m. Central Time
Guest Author


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October 2013

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