Guys! HAUNT is available today!
It's a collection of nine brand new creepy tales I put together to raise money for the Chicago-area homeless, and it's release day and I have to say I am so incredibly proud of the final result.
Last year, you may recall, I arranged MELT with four other authors. All the money from that collection went to mental health assistance groups. I'd never put together a whole collection before and man, did I learn a lot. But we did it, and when I look back I remember MELT as a delightful experience. :) The book was a sweet and sexy collection of heart-warming stories about winter love....
So a collection of creepy tales centered around haunted houses, in time for Halloween, seemed an obvious follow-up, right?
Now, MELT featured myself and four other authors, but HAUNT is myself and EIGHT other authors. When you put out the call, good people answer the call. Harley, CM, S.B., and Sienna returned for a second round, and Gregory, Katey, Randi, and R. Diamond jumped in. In addition to being fantastic people, they're all great writers who have delivered a wide and weird collection of stories I hope you love reading on the gray and creepy October days to come.
Also, Aleisha Knight Evans delivered another amazing cover. She's just the best. Seriously. It's so creepy!
JESSIE, my personal contribution to HAUNT, can be read as a standalone story, but for those who've read MAIDENS & MONSTERS, you'll notice the connection. While the M&M tales were based off horror and gothic classics, I jumped forward in time to the 1930s for JESSIE and, as such, decided to reference a more modern master of horror, Stephen King. That's all I'm telling you, so go grab HAUNT and a cup of coffee and get reading!