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

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I was tagged for the Next Big Thing promotional blog project by friend and fellow author W.D. Gagliani. He is the creative mind behind, and the author of, the novels Wolf's Trap, Wolf's Bluff, Wolf's Gambit, Wolf's Edge, and Savage Nights, as well as many short stories in the horror, crime, and thriller fields. He has also published a fair amount of nonfiction -- book reviews, articles, and interviews, all helping illuminate his chosen fields. You can visit him at: www.wdgagliani.com

Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing:

What is your working title of your book?
Damaged Souls

Where did the idea come from for the book?
A traffic accident. Someone I know was hit from behind and offered money instead of waiting for the police to arrive (in Brooklyn a person can literally wait 6 or 7 hours for a minor fender bender.)

What genre does your book fall under?

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I pictured Jeffrey Dean Morgan as far as the look of the character. But I’d be happy with any actor playing the role.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
A man is given a second chance at life, only now the stakes have been raised. He is in a race against time, against an evil so great that Hell itself will be released on Earth if he doesn’t stop it.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
It will be published by Samhain Publishing.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
About 2 months.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
Well, I’d like to think I put an original spin on it, but I’d have to say anything dealing with demons, Hell, Purgatory, though not the traditional Catholic or Western kind. I try to incorporate all religions when dealing with the supernatural.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The “accident story” and wanting to go from there, with of course a horror slant to it. I haven’t written anything with demons and liked the idea of working them into the story. They’re so wicked.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
It deals with a heavy loss, then consequences, and my view of Purgatory. I like books about people getting second chances, then seeing how they might blow them, then see if they can redeem themselves. Of course in my book the world is at stake, so it’s a little intense.

And now, check out the authors I have tagged and their blogs the week of December 1st. (I should have 5, but alas I do not.) They are not all involved with The Next Big Thing, but check them out anyway!

David Dunwoody— http://daviddunwoody.com/
Alan Spencer—http://horroralan.blogspot.com/
Craig Saunders—http://www.craigsaundersauthor.blogspot.com

Monday, October 8, 2012

Don't Mess With Sasquatch! By Hunter Shea

Don’t Mess With Sasquatch!

By Hunter Shea

According to The Facts on File Encyclopedia, World Mythology and Legend, Bigfoot is defined as “the traditional wild man figure, named for the large footprints the creature purportedly leaves. Descriptions are always similar: he is large and has hairy, apelike features and an overpowering stench.”

I’ve been entranced by the concept of Bigfoot ever since Leonard Nimoy introduced him to me in my living room on an episode of In Search Of. I like to think that despite all our advances in science, there are still mysteries out there waiting to be discovered. And off all the beasts that roam within the realm of cryptozoology, I hope that our pal Sasquatch is the one that is real, out there, roaming the woods.

I say this even though the main character in my first book, Forest of Shadows, a full time devotee of the paranormal, claimed Bigfoot theory to be full of crap. I think I subconsciously did this so I could prove my own hero wrong some day. No one likes a know-it-all.

Writing a Bigfoot novel has always been a dream of mine. So, if I was going to tackle it, why not shine the light on his lesser known cousin, the Skunk Ape? Now, for those not in the know, the Skunk Ape is a Bigfoot typically found in Florida. He gets the name from his exceptionally ripe body odor. You’ll find a lot of Skunk Ape lore originating within the cloying swamps of the Everglades. Check out The Legend of Boggy Creek to get the drift. It’s a wonderfully terrible movie. 

Now, what would happen if a band of accidental interlopers accidentally killed a Skunk Ape baby? Like humans, Skunk Apes probably have a tight knit familial unit. How would they react? And how would the humans respond to the impossible? I like to think it would go something like this….

An excerpt from Swamp Monster Massacre:

John felt the hammer blow to his back before he had a chance to turn around. It sounded like a herd of stampeding wildebeests .

            He hit the shallow water face-first and got a mouth full of gunk from the bottom. When he exploded to the surface, he couldn’t help but scream.

            Four hairy monsters, the smallest at just about seven feet, the largest over eight, stood side by side on the shore, bellowing with murderous intent. All had broad, muscular chests, and one sported a pair of drooping, furred breasts. The hair on their heads was long, like an 80’s glam band gone rogue. Their immense, talon-like hands hung low, almost to their knees. A small amount of bronze flesh was visible on their faces, but the rest of them just looked like bipedal wooly mammoths. And their eyes! Eight flaming eyes bore out from under all that hair and filth.


            Liz was nowhere to be seen, but three of the skunk apes had hold of his wife. Tears ran down her face and she wailed, “John! Please, help me!”

            A sharp crack came from behind him and he whipped around to see Rooster take a careful shot at the one that held Carol’s left arm. A jet of blood sprouted from its shoulder, but it didn’t let go.

            Instead, it tightened its grip, bringing out a scream in Carol that didn’t seem humanly possible.

            “It’s breaking my arm!” she shouted.

            John fought the mire that tried to hold him in place. He was weeping and shouting and out of his mind with helpless anger and fear.

            “Just hold on baby!”

            He was inches from shore when the beasts bent at the knees in a concerted effort and tugged. Carol came apart in three shredded hunks as easily as a cheap piƱata. One of them held a portion that contained her right leg, part of her torso, neck, and worst of all, still-screaming head.”


            John meant to empty every bullet he had in his gun, but it had been lost in the water.

            Another shot rang out, biting off the trunk of a tree.

            He heard someone shout, “John, get back!”

            Carol’s eyes settled on his, and her shouting, and her pain, stopped. A final tear snaked down her cheek, and she was silent.

            The skunk apes tossed her pieces into the water, beating at the ground with their massive hands and screeching, baring jagged, yellow teeth. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Check out the latest review of my novel Machines of the Dead over at Dark Eva's Dark Delights! http://thedarkeva.com/2012/07/book-review-machines-of-the-dead-by-david-bernstein/

Friday, July 6, 2012

Check out a review of my novel, Machines of the Dead, over at Living Dead Media!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Check out a review for Machines of the Dead and an interview I did over at Zombiephiles! http://www.zombiephiles.com/zombies-ate-my-brains/machines-of-the-dead-sci-fi-zombies-interview

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I will be at the following conventions this year:

Necon  July 19-22

HorrorFind the weekend of August 31st. Will be doing a reading and signing books. 

AnthoCon November 9-11 (debuting my Samhain novel, Amongst the Dead)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Stuff I'm working on: My next Samhain title.
                                Machines of the Dead book 2