I’ve always wanted to write a horror novel. I can go back thirty years to when I was predominantly reading Dean Koontz and Robert McCammon (and Piers Anthony, but that’s another story). I used to make lists of different ways to kill people for when I would write my first novel. Gruesome, I know, but I was always a quirky kid.
In my quest for a new book idea, guess what I decided on? A horror novel! It has fantasy elements, too, but it’s first and foremost a horror novel. It pays homage to a number of books and shows that I love, like IT by Stephen King, Supernatural, and Longmire. Here is the blurb to get you up to speed:
While he slept, author Mark Tyler Watts accidentally unleashed a creature from his stories into the world. The cannibalistic Atahsaia attacked and horrifically killed two women in town. By the time Watts realized it was from his own writings, more creatures had been let loose, all seeking flesh and chaos.
Partnering with spiritualist Victor “Vic” Marzio, Watts seeks out the creatures to destroy them and put them back where they belong: on the page. Yet after they destroy his written works, the creatures continue to make their presence known. Soon his best friend is attacked, and Watts begins to wonder if they can fix the catastrophe he’s released upon the world.
As the hands of time continue to move forward, can they complete their mission before another person dies?
From Shanna C. Robillard, the author of the Beyond the Shadows trilogy, comes a new novel steeped in myths, fables, and horror. Read her newest book, Folklore: The Beginning, coming soon!