WOLF HUNT: Not Awesome News

I’ve sorta mentioned this elsewhere, but it’s time for the official announcement: The Leisure Books (Dorchester) mass market paperback edition of Wolf Hunt isn’t gonna happen. Yeah, yeah, I’m bummed too. The Dorchester issues have been discussed in great detail elsewhere on the Internet, so I won’t whine about them here, but suffice to say that while the people I worked with there were genuinely fantastic, I thought it was better to NOT have them publish it than to have them publish it.

Where does that leave Wolf Hunt? I’m not sure. Right now I’m taking a “No need to rush into anything” approach, though of course if anybody wants to offer me $250,000 to publish it I’ll totally rush into that. You’ll get to read the book. “When” remains to be seen…

Of course, there’s always the snazzy hardcover edition. And if I change the title back to Werewolf Hunt (which I might! I have the power now! The marketing department’s not the boss of me!) think of how collectible it will be! OMG!!!


Kindle Books Gloriously Cheap!

As I write this, Draculas is #51 on the Amazon Kindle bestsellers list. So I’m just going to keep clicking refresh until it hits the Top 50. Personally, I don’t think that’s sad at all. It’s healthy, even.

And now I’m thrilled to announce that the Kindle edition of my Bram Stoker Award finalist Pressure is now available for $2.39.

As is Dweller, the tale of a boy and his monster!

And, as previously mentioned, my other Bram Stoker Award finalist, Gleefully Macabre Tales, is selling for $2.99.

These are such great deals that I don’t blame you if you feel guilty about taking advantage of them, but it’s okay, please do so, I’m all in favor of it. No, no, no…there’s no need to offer to send me extra money. If it’s really eating away at your conscience, just calculate how long you’d have to work to earn the money you’ve saved, and spend that time volunteering at your local orphanage or animal shelter.

Interview at Terri Garey’s Site

Terri Garey, author of the Nicki Styx series and the upcoming Devil Without a Cause, has interviewed me for her website.

GASP! as you discover my favorite Halloween costume as a kid.

RECOIL! as I share what kind of shenanigans will happen at the Necronomicon convention this weekend.

GAPE IN OPEN-MOUTHED SHOCK! at the question about gummi worms.


Fangy Bestseller!

Draculas cracked the Top 100 Amazon Kindle bestsellers (and is currently hovering in the high 60’s and low 70’s) on its first day of release! Following sales rankings is much more fun when you’re going “Woo-hoo!” than “Is that it? WTF???”

Did You Buy DRACULAS Yet?

Because that would be cool if you did.

The Secret Scandals of DRACULAS

On the eve of the publication of Draculas, author Jeff Strand announced a tell-all memoir entitled Draculas: It May Have Sounded Like Fun, But The Experience of Writing That Book Was Total Crap. Among the shocking revelations contained within:

  • Despite their claims of originality, the title Draculas is actually just the plural form of a vampire novel that was written in the 1800’s by an author named Bram Stoker.
  • Blake Crouch eats chocolate cake the way Blake wants to eat chocolate cake, societal norms be damned.
  • F. Paul Wilson’s last eight Repairman Jack novels were ghostwritten by James Patterson.
  • Despite his intense public support for e-books, Joe Konrath’s screensaver reads “Why should I read one of those things when I spend all day on the computer?”
  • None of the other authors could figure out why Blake kept insisting upon discussing the project via webcam chats…until one dark, dark night, when all became clear.
  • Paul, Blake, and Jeff were provided with fireproof suits to protect themselves from the Molotov cocktails that Joe hurled at every possible bridge connecting them with traditional New York publishing.
  • Jeff’s total contribution to Draculas: 23 words, randomly scattered.
  • In addition to the 80,000 word novel, Draculas contains 80,000 words’ worth of bonus content. But about 59,000 of those words are Joe repeating “Pet my monkey!” in different fonts. It will disturb you.
  • Jeff was only asked to be part of the project after thirty-nine other authors said “hell no.” Among the authors who declined the opportunity were Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Nora Roberts, Dave Barry, Billie Joe Armstrong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Robert Bloch (deceased), and that one chick from Jersey Shore who is making a lot of people have cows because she has a frickin’ book deal and they don’t and everybody knows she’s not even gonna write it herself.
  • Paul threatened to quit the project if the others didn’t get rid of Jeff. A rapid unanimous vote later and Jeff’s ass was gone. Then Joe threatened to quit if Blake wasn’t fired, and Blake said “You can’t fire me! I quit!” but unfortunately the timestamps on the e-mails clearly indicated that the firing had come before the quitting. Then Paul and Joe both had simultaneous temper tantrums, leaving nobody left to complete the book. Eventually F. Paul Wilson finished it himself, which is why it’s so awesome.
  • To cash in on the name recognition from the cover, from now on Jeff will write as “Strand Wilson.”

Draculas will be available on October 19th. It may even be October 19th when you read this. $2.99 for a full-length novel with more blood than eighteen standard blood-soaked novels combined. Bonus content out the wazoo. If you don’t buy it, then…I dunno, I mean, I don’t want to be disrespectful or anything, but seriously, what’s the matter with you?

Click HERE to get it. Yes, this is mandatory.

    Thriller 30 Podcast – Listen LIVE!

    Well, kids, we almost live in a world where there’s no need to say “Oh, how I wish Draculas were available, for I long to read it!” Tuesday, October 19th is the day.

    But before that day, Blake Crouch and I will be appearing on the Thriller 30 podcast, hosted by author CJ West. It starts at 7:00 PM EST. Click the link to listen live!

    DRACULAS on Diabolical Radio!

    Wednesday, October 6th (that’s tomorrow if you’re reading this when you’re supposed to) I’ll be returning to Diabolical Radio, this time with my Draculas co-authors J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, and F. Paul Wilson! The show will be archived, but you can listen LIVE at 10:00 PM EST.


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