Hunter Shea

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Hunter Shea is the author of over 25 books, with a specialization in cryptozoological horror that includes The Jersey Devil, The Dover Demon, Loch Ness Revenge and many others. As part of the new horror line at Flame Tree Press, his novel Creature has gained critical acclaim. His novel, The Montauk Monster, was named one of the best reads of the summer by Publishers Weekly. A trip to the International Cryptozoology Museum will find several of his cryptid books among the fascinating displays. Living in a true haunted house inspired his Jessica Backman: Death in the Afterlife series (Forest of Shadows, Sinister Entity and Island of the Forbidden). In 2011, he was selected to be a part of the launch of Samhain Publishing’s new horror line alon ...more

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Hunter Shea Definitely the apparition of a boy that's been seen in my house for the past 20 years. We have no idea who he might be. That being said, his presence …moreDefinitely the apparition of a boy that's been seen in my house for the past 20 years. We have no idea who he might be. That being said, his presence isn't scary at all. He's just a part of the family. (less)
Hunter Shea My father was a big fan of westerns, so naturally I grew up a fan. Ever since I started writing horror, I've wanted to combine the 2 genres. Joe Lansd…moreMy father was a big fan of westerns, so naturally I grew up a fan. Ever since I started writing horror, I've wanted to combine the 2 genres. Joe Lansdale is a hero of mine and I've been in awe with how seamlessly he's managed to meld them both. I figured it was time I got off my keister and got to work spinning my own yarn of cowboys and terror. (less)
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The Montauk Monster

3.76 avg rating — 830 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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The Jersey Devil

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Creature

4.09 avg rating — 527 ratings — published 2018 — 4 editions
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We Are Always Watching

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Loch Ness Revenge

3.81 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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Antarctic Ice Beasts

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Slash

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Out of the Cave and Coming to Scares That Care this Summer

That’s it. I’ve had enough of staying home. I love my house and my yard, but we need a trial separation.

More than that, I miss my Hellions! So, to remedy this year long sad situation, I’ll be appearing at the Scares that Care charity weekend in Williamsburg, VA from July 30th through August first. I’m signed up to do a reading along with Matt Serafini on Friday night, and then I’ll be part of a p

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Description: The terrifying prologue to Forest of Shadows. Something is lurking in the woods, and it's out for blood.
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What a fun used bookstore find. The first third of this book was a total gut punch. Definite creeps and soul wrenching. I could not figure out what was going on and where this was heading. The last third kind of watched the wheels fall off with some ...more
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A wild ride down Yeti mountain. Lots of murder fodder and insanity here. A real fun read.
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A wild ride down Yeti mountain. Lots of murder fodder and insanity here. A real fun read.
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Unbortion is exactly as advertised. You will never be able to "un-read" what's within these pages. Gloriously gory and insane. And actually a pretty handy exploration of both the digestive tract and reproduction organs. Form a book club and make this ...more
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“It was one thing to talk about ghosts, quite another to have them messing around with things in the physical world.”
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“And just like in his horror movies and books, people did stupid things when faced with overwhelming stress and fear.”
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“A man must always take advantage of opportunities to piss and sleep. I've done the one, now it's time to do the other.”
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The Silent Corner (Jane Hawk #1) by Dean Koontz
 
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Dead Simple (Roy Grace #1) by Peter James
 
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The Expected One (Magdalene Line Trilogy #1) by Kathleen McGowan
 
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Creature by Hunter Shea
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  5 votes, 5.6%

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Hunter Shea Marie wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friend request! :)"

You're very welcome, Marie!


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Marie Thank you for accepting my friend request! :)


Hunter Shea Erin wrote: "Thanks for the friend request."
You're welcome! Welcome aboard. :)


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Erin Thanks for the friend request.


Hunter Shea De nada! I really have to get in the Good Reads swing of things this year!


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Simon Thanks for looking me up, Hunter.


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