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Friday, April 15, 2016

I Kill In Peace by Hunter Shea [5 stars]





 


From the Description
 
Killing gets easier…with practice.
 
Peter Blades is, in every sense of the word, an ordinary man. Hard worker, father, husband, a man content with small-town life. Except for one small facthe’s slowly being turned into a ruthless killer.


Compelled by mysterious texts to murder, he’s provided a fiery red Mustang and an ancient sword to carry out an ever-growing hit list. His jerkoff boss is victim number one. You always remember your first.

By the time his sword sings through the air to dispatch a would-be school shooter, taking lives is as easy as breathing. And if the world is going to hell around him, all the better. No one wants to burn alone.


 
Publication Date: April 12, 2016

Publisher: Samhain

Publication Length: 104 pages




I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novel. For more information about this book or to join in the fun follow along with the blog tour hosted by the always fantastic Erin over at Oh, for the Hook of a Book. If you would like a copy of the book for review or to conduct an interview with Hunter Shea, please contact Erin Al-Mehairi, Publicist, at Hook of a Book Media: hookofabook@hotmail.com



 
 
I Kill In Peace is a nasty piece of work! It is easily the most graphic and violent thing I've read by Hunter Shea to date. If you're squeamish or have delicate sensibilities this one isn't for you. However if you're like me you will love this novella. It's sure to please even the most jaded horror fan. Peter is a great character. I found myself feeling bad for him and wondering if he could get out of the mess he was in even as I cringed at the things he was forced to do. Although I do have to admit I was actively cheering him on with the second victim. The action is intense and bloody as this fast paced story drags you along for the ride. The twist ending blew me away, I totally didn't see it coming. I highly recommend this phenomenal 5 star read.

 

 


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About the Author

 

 
 
Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weaned on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself.

Publishers Weekly named  The Montauk Monster  one of the best reads of the summer in 2014, and his follow up novel, Hell Hole, was named best horror novel of the year on several prestigious horror sites. Cemetery Dance had this to say about his apocalyptic thriller,  Tortures of the Damned  – "A terrifying read that left me wanting more. I absolutely devoured this book!"

Hunter is an amateur cryptozoologist, having written wild, fictional tales about Bigfoot, The Montauk Monster, The Dover Demon and many new creatures to come. Copies of his books,  The Montauk Monster  and  The Dover Demon, are currently on display in the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME.

He wrote his first novel with the express desire to work only with editor Don D’Auria at Dorchester (Leisure Horror). He submitted his novel to Don and only Don, unagented, placed on the slush pile. He is proof that dedicated writers can be rescued from no man’s land. He now works with Don, along with several other agents and publishers, having published over ten books in just four years.

Hunter is proud to be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light-hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors, cryptid and ghost hunters, directors and anyone else living in the horror lane.

Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hot dogs when the craving hits. His daughters have also gotten the horror bug, assisting him with research, story ideas and illustrations that can be seen in magazines such as Dark Dossier.
 
You can follow his travails at www.huntershea.com, sign-up for his newsletter, or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.




 


Praise for Hunter Shea


 

"This wholly enthralling hulk of a summer beach read is redolent of sunscreen and nostalgia, recalling mass market horror tales of yore by John Saul, Dean Koontz, and Peter Benchley." — Publishers Weekly — Voted one of the best reads of summer, on The Montauk Monster



"Bloody good read!  This guy knows his monsters!"- Eric S Brown, author of  Bigfoot War and Boggy Creek: The Legend is True, on Swamp Monster Massacre



"Hunter Shea is a great writer, highly entertaining, and definitely in the upper echelon in the current horror scene. Many other writers mention either loving his work and/or having the man influence their own, and for just cause. His writing suits anyone with a taste for the dark and terrifying!" –Zakk at The Eyes of Madness/The Mouth of Madness Podcast