Wednesday, June 4, 2014

New Novel Announcement--"HITMEN: Four Tales of Magick, Monsters, and Murder"!

The hits keep on coming! A brief recap, in case you missed it: I have my first creature feature, Snakehead Swamp, debuting on the Syfy Channel later this month, and just last week, my short story "Red Fog" was accepted in Emby Press' superhero monster hunter anthology The Good Fight.

Now, today, I bring you exciting (at least to me) news about my next horror novel and your first peek at the cover, beautifully rendered by artist, author, and spellweaver Bob Freeman. This story is near and dear to my heart and has been a labor of love for a very long time. The book is nearly ready to send to the printers and, closer to its release, I'll be bringing you the usual goodies: Short tie-in fiction, an unofficial soundtrack listing, and, of course, the behind-the-scenes commentary detailing the rather unique road to this novel's completion.

For now, I present to you HITMEN: Four Tales of Magick, Monsters, and Murder.


Willowbrook: A town rotted by corruption and vice. For years, the feared Boss Marcon controlled the rackets and legitimate commerce, alike. But the stakes are raised when a mysterious figure--a giant of a man with a gruesome blue skull for a face--starts leaving mangled bodies all over town. The creature is silent and unstoppable, a hulking monstrosity surviving gunshot wounds and able to tear a man limb from limb. This monster is targeting Marcon's criminal empire, obliterating hardened hitmen with ease. Is it a rival assassin...or something worse?

Part crime drama, part brutal monster action, HITMEN is a collection of four-interconnected novellas, spotlighting those in the monster's path: Eli, the guilt-ridden killer who's had a spiritual awakening; Flynn, a young boy seeking to understand the mysteries of the supernatural; Marcie, the young heiress to Boss Marcon's empire; and Vinnie Caponi, an urban mythologist who has hunted the Blue Skull for years. Each character has a role to play in the mystery, their paths finally intersecting, leading them to their fate--facing the towering killer, once and for all.

1 comment:

Tim Blake said...

exciting, I look forward to the read!