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Review of “The Montauk Monster” and Guest Post from Author Hunter Shea

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail?

Click here to get "Free Five" from Amazon.com

Click here to get “Free Five” from Amazon.com

Not too much new to report since my last post about a week ago.

However, I will say that I’m still the proud papa of a Top 50 Kindle Horror Short Story ebook. Free Five has held in the top 50 for over a year and a half since its release.

As always, it’s free, so if you haven’t already checked it out, I’d appreciate it. If you already have, thanks for your support.

But now, without further ado…

For full disclosure, I received a copy of this book from Kensington Publishers for an honest review.

But I’m not going to lie. I like Hunter Shea. And the good thing is, in addition to being a cool guy, he’s a talented writer. So an honest review is easy.

So NOW without further ado…

From Kensington Publishing:

The Montauk Monster Mech.inddIt Kills. . .

On 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. Continue reading


Guest post by Hunter Shea: “Horror’s Platinum Age”

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail?

Not much new to report this week from a writer standpoint.  I’m still writing.  Working on a short story for a themed anthology I’ve been invited to be a part of, but I can’t say too much about it at this point except to say I’m really enjoying the piece.  And it always feels good to be writing.

What does the future hold?

My TESSpecFic group is getting ready to start a series of posts on the genre of Horror  and the subsequent problems of having such a broad stroke label for a genre that may be interpreted differently by many different readers and writers.  Okay, that last part is what my post will be about next Friday.  Other group members are perhaps taking a different approach to the topic.

But without further ado…

I first met Hunter when I started this crazy blog thing almost ten months ago.  Continue reading

My #luckyseven excerpts and “The Cabin in the Woods” review

What’s news for horror writer Paul D. Dail?

Just gotta brag a little this week.  Since releasing Free Five at Amazon over a month ago, it has managed to stay in the top 50 for Kindle Fiction Short Stories.  Thanks so much to all of you who picked one up.  Again, it’s the same stories that I have posted here, but I added author afterwords to each of the stories.  They were almost as much fun to write as the stories themselves.

What does the future hold?

Next Friday, I’m pleased to be welcoming back horror writer Hunter Shea for a guest post on what he is calling our “Platinum Age of Horror.”  Hunter is also back celebrating the release of his second novel, Evil Eternal.

But without further ado…

I was recently tagged by both Jonathan D. Allen and Jill-Elizabeth for the #luckyseven meme.  If you haven’t seen this meme before at other blogs… well, I’d be shocked.  In fact, I was wondering if I was going to be tagged for it, but as I don’t normally participate in memes, I wasn’t terribly surprised that it had been floating around so long without hitting me. Continue reading

900 Words with Me.

What’s news?

I received a great new review at Amazon for The Imaginings from author Hunter Shea.  Don’t worry.  I won’t put up every review here that I get, but seeing as I interviewed Hunter (click here for “Seven Questions with Author Hunter Shea”), I thought it was a nice connection.

“The Imaginings is a fun trip through hell on earth! Author Paul Dail does a great job weaving a horror story that will unsettle you. There’s a demon trying hard to gain purchase in our world, and he may have found the perfect human host to wreak havoc. The madness never lets up as everything hurtles to a confrontation for the ages in the Montana wild. Filled with rich, complex characters that will draw you in from the get-go, The Imaginings is a bitchin’ read.”

Thanks so much, Hunter.  And for the rest of you, if you haven’t already, please check out Hunter’s blog where you can find his recently released, Forest of Shadows (he’s getting some pretty great reviews, as well).

What does the future hold?

Speaking of author interviews, I’m excited to announce (or remind you if you read last week’s post) that next Friday, I will be posting “Seven Questions with Author Jonathan D. Allen.”  Continue reading

My first Coffin Hop giveaway! And “Seven Questions with Author Hunter Shea”

What’s news?

For the final week of October, I will be participating in two blog hops.  If you’ve never heard of this before, essentially it’s a way to find out about new bloggers with similar interests.  To see all the bloggers participating in these two hops, click on the links below:

– Halloween Hop (October 28-31)

– Coffin Hop Horror Web Tour (October 24-31)

All participating blogs in the Coffin Hop are supposed to be hosting some sort of contest.

Which means I’m hosting my first giveaway!  Three winners will be chosen to receive a free e-copy of my book The Imaginings.  In order to be eligible, the requirements are simple. Continue reading