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Group Read: Guest Author Invite > June 2017 Group Read with Author Hunter Shea

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Kenneth McKinley | 677 comments Mod
This month's read will once again be with a guest author in tow. Starting June 15th, Hunter Shea will be joining us for his latest offering, We Are Always Watching. For those of you who aren't familiar with Hunter's work, he is literally one of the hardest working guys in horror. I have yet to see another author that can pump out the volume of quality work that Hunter does. Please help me welcome Hunter Shea!


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Tim (deathspiral) | 2 comments Hunter is a fine lad and a great writer!


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Sheri | 11 comments Greetings Hunter

I'm thrilled to have you here chatting with our group throughout June. I'm looking forward to getting to know your work.

I have been wanting to read 'We Are Always Watching' since I had Amazon send me a sample. As a horror freak, I've always loved ghost stories with dark secrets, haunted houses or places, & all manner of the creepy things that send most people screaming.

Welcome to Gore & More! Thank you for spending some time with us.


Troy (robotroym) | 37 comments Yes! Looking forward to reading this one and joining in on the discussion! I've heard great things about 'We Are Always Watching'.


J.H. Moncrieff | 7 comments We Are Always Watching is a fantastic book! I loved it.


Shane Douglas Douglas (shanedkeene) Wait. Hunter who? ;) Seriously, welcome brother. Looking forward to the discussion.


Vicki Willis This book looks good! I just ordered my copy.
Thanks for doing this Hunter!


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D20 | 173 comments Welcome Hunter! I've read and enjoyed The Jersey Devil so I'm interested in this one.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Hey everyone! Thanks for allowing me into your 'home' (you know what happens when you do that with vampires!). I'm looking forward to talking to all of you. I hope you enjoy the book. It's based on a real 'Watcher' case that's still going on in New Jersey. Naturally, I put my own unique spin on it. There's a terrible film version called The Watcher. I think it's still on Netflix. Rest assured, the movie and my book can't be further apart from one another. :)


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 44 comments *Ahem* I am going to pull out a phrase used often in my youth: "Dude, I am SO STOKED RIGHT NOW!" *cough* Sorry about that. It had to be said.

Thanks so much for doing this, Hunter!
--Jen from Quebec :0)


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Ken wrote: "This month's read will once again be with a guest author in tow. Starting June 15th, Hunter Shea will be joining us for his latest offering, We Are Always Watching. For those of you..."
Wow, can I hire you to keep my spirits up? LOL Thank you so much for the kind words. I just have an overactive imagination and can type really fast. Looking forward to the fun this month!


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Tim wrote: "Hunter is a fine lad and a great writer!"

A fine lad indeed. Although growing up, I thought my name was 'schmuck'.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Sheri wrote: "Greetings Hunter

I'm thrilled to have you here chatting with our group throughout June. I'm looking forward to getting to know your work.

I have been wanting to read 'We Are Always Watching' sin..."

Thanks Sheri. I think you'll enjoy this one. It will definitely keep you guessing.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments JuniperGreen wrote: "Greetings Hunter.
Thanks for joining this discussion. We Are Always Watching sounds great, haunted house stories are among my favorites in horror. I'm looking forward to it."

Thank you. I live in a haunted house, so my fiction is my escape from reality. :)


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments J.H. wrote: "We Are Always Watching is a fantastic book! I loved it."
Aww, thanks. You rock!


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Shane wrote: "Wait. Hunter who? ;) Seriously, welcome brother. Looking forward to the discussion."

Shane!! Happy to be here. Should be a blast.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Vicki wrote: "This book looks good! I just ordered my copy.
Thanks for doing this Hunter!"


Thank you for grabbing one! Looking forward to this.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments D20 wrote: "Welcome Hunter! I've read and enjoyed The Jersey Devil so I'm interested in this one."

This is very different in tone than ol JD, but it is based on a real event in New Jersey!


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Jennifer Lynn wrote: "*Ahem* I am going to pull out a phrase used often in my youth: "Dude, I am SO STOKED RIGHT NOW!" *cough* Sorry about that. It had to be said.

Thanks so much for doing this, Hunter!
--Jen from Que..."

LOL! If this were a vampire book, you could be STOKERED!


Jen from Quebec :0) (muppetbaby99) | 44 comments HUNTER: Dude, I GROANED for reals when I read your STOKERED pun- but it was with a smile on my face. --Jen from Quebec :0)


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 62 comments I'm a little late to the group, but what a book to start discussing! I pre-ordered the S/L of this one before I even knew the synopsis. INCREDIBLE!!!


Shane Douglas Douglas (shanedkeene) If any of you are interested, my review of Hunter's book is here: https://www.horrortalk.com/reviews/bo...


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D20 | 173 comments Started reading yesterday, just chapter 1 so far.


Latasha (latasha513) oohh! this sounds great.


David Brian (davidbrian) | 116 comments I actually own a paperback copy of this (bought on the strength of the cover, and the fact I'd been looking to try Hunter's work), so I'm in!


Jason Parent | 12 comments This book was fantastic- highly recommended!


David Brian (davidbrian) | 116 comments Jason wrote: "This book was fantastic- highly recommended!"

Good to hear, Jason.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments David wrote: "I actually own a paperback copy of this (bought on the strength of the cover, and the fact I'd been looking to try Hunter's work), so I'm in!"

I love the cover. One of my all time faves!


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Jason wrote: "This book was fantastic- highly recommended!"

Thanks Jason. I know my mom tells everyone to read it. :)


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Jennifer Lynn wrote: "HUNTER: Dude, I GROANED for reals when I read your STOKERED pun- but it was with a smile on my face. --Jen from Quebec :0)"

I couldn't help myself.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Kimberly wrote: "I'm a little late to the group, but what a book to start discussing! I pre-ordered the S/L of this one before I even knew the synopsis. INCREDIBLE!!!"

Thank you so much. They did a wonderful job with the book. I can't believe it's mine!


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Shane wrote: "If any of you are interested, my review of Hunter's book is here: https://www.horrortalk.com/reviews/bo..."

Yeah, what he said!


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TJ (coachtim30) | 2 comments Have a great time reading, "We Are Always Watching". It's a great story by a terrific horror author!


Latasha (latasha513) Just started reading. Haha, I'm picturing Grandpa as the Grandpa from the lost boys 😝


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D20 | 173 comments That's planted in my head now.


Latasha (latasha513) lol sorry!


David Brian (davidbrian) | 116 comments Only thirty pages in, but a very decent opening.


Latasha (latasha513) David wrote: "Only thirty pages in, but a very decent opening."

I agree.


Kenneth McKinley | 677 comments Mod
Hunter, can you tell us a little about the cover? Who designed it? How much input you had on it, etc?


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 62 comments Ken wrote: "Hunter, can you tell us a little about the cover? Who designed it? How much input you had on it, etc?"

Great question! I was very impressed with the cover art--it really evokes the feeling that the story is going for.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments TJ wrote: "Have a great time reading, "We Are Always Watching". It's a great story by a terrific horror author!"
Thanks TJ. Your check's in the mal\il. ;)


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Latasha wrote: "Just started reading. Haha, I'm picturing Grandpa as the Grandpa from the lost boys 😝"
I used one of my own grandpas for old Abraham. Pleasant guy.


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Ken wrote: "Hunter, can you tell us a little about the cover? Who designed it? How much input you had on it, etc?"

The gorgeous cover is by one of the best artists in the biz today, Zach McCain. I was asked if I had any ideas for the cover and gave my two cents. He then took it, sketched out several versions and eventually painted the one you see. You can see how it all came to life right here : https://huntershea.com/2016/12/29/cov...


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments David wrote: "Only thirty pages in, but a very decent opening."

It's a very different kind of opening for me, but it serves the story. Plus, I've always wanted to start a book with a Hemingway-esque first line.


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June (-_-_-june-_-_-_) | 10 comments Hi Hunter, I've just downloaded a copy of We Are Always Watching, so will make a start over the weekend.
As others have said, great cover!


Vicki Willis Well, I was just going to take a peek and ended up reading 10% (end of chapter 3).
This is my kind of book and I have a feeling it is going to go fast.
A great start! The desperation of the family is really setting the mood.


Kimberly (kimberly_3238) | 62 comments The Grandfather has to be one of my favorite characters, EVER. :)


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments June wrote: "Hi Hunter, I've just downloaded a copy of We Are Always Watching, so will make a start over the weekend.
As others have said, great cover!"


Great! Yeah, when I saw that cover I said to my editor, "Damn, I hope the story is just as good!" :)


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Vicki wrote: "Well, I was just going to take a peek and ended up reading 10% (end of chapter 3).
This is my kind of book and I have a feeling it is going to go fast.
A great start! The desperation of the family ..."


Awesome. I wanted something that reflected what a lot of people are going through today (despite what the news tells us...I travel a lot and I see the truth).


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Hunter Shea | 63 comments Kimberly wrote: "The Grandfather has to be one of my favorite characters, EVER. :)"

I had the most fun writing him, and it required the most editing. The original Abraham was such a total jerk he was too one dimensional. I never tweaked a character more in any other book.


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