A Mixed Bag of Blood


"The stuff nightmares are made of" --Cemetery Dance Online


"A brutal horror story that will keep surprising you over and over" -- Horror Underground

Toxic Behemoth

Toxic Behemoth
Is the world ready for TOXIC BEHEMOTH?

The Unhinged

The Unhinged


“Surrogate is another fine example of just how powerful a horror story can be." --Examiner.com

Apartment 7C

Apartment 7C
Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands.

Relic of Death

Relic of Death
"A fascinating, unpredictable, ever-shifting tale of greed and desperation. Highly recommended!" —Jeff Strand, author of Pressure

Witch Island

Witch Island
Reminiscent of 80s slasher flicks!!!!!

The Tree Man

The Tree Man
"Warlocks, witches, spiderlike familiars, and the ghosts of the evil dead... pit them all against a kid with a stolen shotgun and you've got a helluva dark ride! Creepy as Hell! Bernstein has crafted a Grimm's Fairy Tale for the modern age." -John Everson, author of NightWhere and Violet Eyes

Damaged Souls

Damaged Souls
"David Berstein's Damaged Souls is a hard-hitting mix of gut-churning horror, strikingly dark imagery, and prose as sharp as a cultist's sacrificial dagger. Don't miss it!" -- Tim Waggoner, author of The Way of All Flesh.

Fecal Terror

Fecal Terror
The Shittiest Book Available!!!!

Amongst the Dead

Amongst the Dead
"David Bernstein is a real craftsman, and one of the most thrilling voices to come along in a decade. He's who you should be reading now." —Joe McKinney, author of Flesh Eaters and Apocalypse of the Dead “David Bernstein is a rare kind of writer who really delivers the goods when it comes to horror. He'll be burning up the best seller lists soon. Count on it.” —Eric S Brown, author of A Pack of Wolves "David Bernstein's work resonates off the page, unforgettable in its elegant delivery, a ripple effect no doubt translating to ever bigger and vaster audiences as he continues to terrify -- and impress!" —Gregory L. Norris, author of The Q Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Tears of No Return

Tears of No Return
“Tears of No Return begins with a gripping chaos of mind-readers, secret government agencies and vampires and never lets up. It demands to be read for all its intensity. David Bernstein plants a central idea in a minefield and just sits back and watches the explosions domino on each other. Thoroughly entertaining and highly recommended!” —Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award- winning author of Black & Orange and Dungeon Brain

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Bye Bye World

Bye Bye World – You Can Keep Your Brains and Crossbow

I love a good end of the world yarn. Always have. As a kid, Dawn of the Dead was life changing for me. The world as we know it goes kaput, and 4 survivors get to live in a mall! Better still, they get to kill zombies! I thought, Armageddon can be so cool – as long as I’m one of the survivors and get to pick where I spend my days.

Growing up at the tail end of the Cold War era, the threat of nuclear annihilation was always top of mind. It was reflected in movies like Testament (a real tear jerker) and The Day After, a TV miniseries that had a nation glued to the boob tube. Russia went through perestroika and we were more concerned with getting laid, high and having nothing but a good time (thank you, Poison).

Since 2001, the world has changed, and with it, our story preferences. It’s strange but true, the darker we see our future, the darker the things we watch and read. Take The Walking Dead, the most popular show on TV. I mean, even the normies are digging it, which is starting to wear on the true horror hounds out there. That show is nothing but a hot, sweaty, hopeless, drawn out apocalypse. Time will tell what our fascination is with the zombie aspect. I think we’re too close to the source material now to see the forest for the trees. But the core of the narrative on the show is this – the shit has hit the fan, maybe the dead are the lucky ones.

Living as close to a terrorist target as I do, I’m very cognizant of how my day can go from ordinary to hell in a moment’s notice. It’s this creeping dread that got me to write Tortures of the Damned. A lot of us spend our lives asking what if. Tortures of the Damned explores the worst answers to what if, just like The Walking Dead and so many other shows and books, with one exception – when you die, you die. Zombies aren’t real and will never be a concern should things go to hell. If I was going to write an end of the world thriller, I had to make it seem as real as possible, while still throwing in a bit of the fantastic but possibly plausible to make it something you’ve never seen before.

Little kids now have zombie backpacks and soccer moms put little family zombie stickers on the back window of their SUVs. How is that possibly scary anymore?
Electromagnetic-pulse bombs (bombs that wipe out all electronics and power) and chemical weapons. 

Those are truly terrifying and all too real. Very bad people have possession of these weapons. It’s only a matter of when they will decide to use them and where.
Tortures of the Damned explores a very real potential future, one without the undead but oh so much worse. No shopping malls to whoop it up this time. But there is always the strength of the human spirit, and the will to survive. It’s the paths one has to take in order to live another day that are truly engrossing.

Hunter Shea is back again with a Pinnacle/Kensington paperback following his smash hit of The Montauk Monster last summer. This time the world could be ending!

Follow along using the hashtags: #TorturesoftheDamned #Apocalypse #RunforYourLife

Tortures of the Damned, Info and Synopsis-

·                                 Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages

·                                 Publisher: Pinnacle (July 28, 2015)

·                                 Language: English

·                                 ISBN-10: 0786034777

·                                 ISBN-13: 978-0786034772

First, the electricity goes—plunging the east coast in darkness after a devastating nuclear attack. Millions panic. Millions die. They are the lucky ones. 
Next, the chemical weapons take effect—killing or contaminating everything alive. Except a handful of survivors in a bomb shelter. They are the damned.
Then, the real nightmare begins. Hordes of rats force two terrified families out of their shelter—and into the savage streets of an apocalytic wasteland. They are not alone. Vicious, chemical-crazed animals hunt in packs. Dogs tear flesh, cats draw blood, horses crush bone. Roaming gangs of the sick and dying are barely recognizable as human. These are the times that try men’s souls. These are the tortures that tear families apart. This is hell on earth. The rules are simple: Kill or die.


“A lot of splattery fun.”—Publishers Weekly
 “Harrowing, bloodsoaked.” —Jonathan Janz, Author of The Nightmare Girl
“Frightening, gripping.”—Night Owl Reviews

“Old school horror.” —
Jonathan Maberry,  New York Times bestselling author

Hunter Shea, Biography-

Hunter Shea is the author of the novels The Montauk Monster, Sinister Entity, Forest of Shadows, Swamp Monster Massacre, and Evil Eternal. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Morpheus Tales and the Cemetery Dance anthology, 
Shocklines : Fresh Voices in Terror.

 His obsession with all things horrific has led him to real life exploration of the paranormal, interviews with exorcists and other things that would keep most people awake with the lights on. He lives in New York with his family and vindictive cat. He waits with Biblical patience for the Mets to win a World Series. You can read about his latest travails and communicate with him at www.huntershea.com.


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