Fellow Friends of the Macabre,
The temperature is dropping, leaves are changing color, and before we know it, it will be Halloween night. In honor of the ‘spooky season’, many people enjoy reading horror books — either re-visiting classics they know and love, or reading something entirely new. I’m delighted to bring to your attention something of the latter: my novelette, GATOR HOUSE, will be published on October 1st in celebration of Halloween. At only 80 pages, it will provide you a tasty treat which you may consider an ‘appetizer’, before moving on to the delicious brain-meals that are Bram Stoker’s Dracula or Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House.
If you enjoy reading about characters you can root for, and if you enjoy monsters, GATOR HOUSE is for you. For a better idea as to what you may be getting yourself into, here’s the backcover blurb:
Samantha and Amy are a happy couple on a honeymoon road trip. They can hardly wait to arrive at the Gulf of Mexico and dive into the sea for a refreshing moonlight swim.
Their rosy ideals are crushed when an unexpected detour in South Texas leads them to the GATOR HOUSE: an ancient, decaying farmhouse converted into a bar & restaurant. Strange, backwoods characters work and drink at the establishment. Muddy, sticky, mosquito-infested swampland surround the old house on all sides. Enormous alligators lurk in the dark with red eyes, waiting for the perfect moment to strike . . .
Will Samantha and Amy escape the threatening patrons of GATOR HOUSE? And if so, how will they defend themselves against the hungry alligators who have not tasted human flesh for nearly a month?
Time for the gators to feed.
Time for Amy and Samantha to find out what they are truly made of.
If this sounds like a good time to you, feel free to hit the pre-order link below for the kindle version, or eagerly await the October 1st release of the paperback.
Wishing you a most happy October season,
PS: The incredibly talented writer/artist, Terry M. West (author of The Devil’s List, What Price Gory, among many other excellent horror books) designed the utterly wild cover art for GATOR HOUSE.