Ahhh, Halloween. A time for horror movies, skeleton war memes, and children to extort sweets from strangers by dressing up as something wholly inappropriate. At the moment I’m introducing my daughter to the life-changing genius that is Buffy the Vampire Slayer (I totally win at parenting) and we reached the first Halloween episode. At the first mention of this hallowed holiday, she turned to me:
‘Dad, thinking about Halloween makes me really hungry. I can’t wait to get all those sweets.’
It’s nice to see she has her priorities straight.
As a horror writer, I love Halloween. Sure, it’s dumb and commercial and I’d rather listen to Donald Trump than carve a pumpkin, but as someone who lives for the imagery of the thousand horror films and novels I was raised on, there’s something hugely appealing about being surrounded by so much gothic splendour, even just for one night. So, to celebrate this most horrific time of the year, I thought I’d give all of you a treat.
For the two weeks running up to Halloween, I’m selling Blood on the Motorway, my apocalyptic horror novel, for only 99p, if you buy from Amazon or iBooks. If you’re in the states, you’ll find it’s only 99c. How’s that for a Halloween treat? In fact, no matter where you are, you should get it at a nice little discount.
So, if you’ve not yet picked up this slice of end-of-the-world horror, why not give yourself a little Halloween treat? Here’s what some readers have said about the book:
"Great read - the end of the world AND a sadistic mass murderer - what more could anyone want? Starts with a bang and keeps the tension ratcheting up right to the end." - Amazon UK Review
“A totally compelling story. Lots of twists, turns and cliffhangers. With a mixture of likeable characters and some you really wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. A recommended read.” - Amazon UK Review.
If you’ve already picked up the book, why not recommend it to your friends, family, or just some random strangers in the street?
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