Epic Award Finalist novel What Hides Within by Jason Parent was re-published last year by Bloodshot Books. The spider, Chester, as well as other characters, garnered fan support, as did Parent’s writing. Don’t miss grabbing it on sale. NOW YOU CAN GET IT JANUARY 4, 2019, ALL DAY FOR .99 cents in e-book format during his Book Bub deal! What Hides Within has a 4.7 out of 5 rating from 220 ratings and over 115 reviews on GoodReads!
Then, check out the newly released Victoria, a standalone novel featuring Victoria and Chester from the universe of What Hides Within.
About What Hides Within –
An award-winning horror/mystery with loads of dark comedy!
Inside all of us, there is darkness. Inside Clive, it’s tangible, and it’s aching to get out.
What Hides Within tells the story of a man held captive by an unknown evil. Clive Menard is a spineless slacker leading an ordinary existence. But when Chester enters his life, it becomes far from ordinary.
A disheveled Clive stands alone in a hospital waiting room. A series of incidences have led him to undergo unnecessary neurosurgery. A voice inside Clive’s head nags him to kill the doctor.
Weeks prior, a murder investigation and an unrelated kayaking excursion set the story’s interlocking events in motion. When a remorseful killer, a bomb-happy psychopath and a mysterious widow spider converge upon Clive, they bring with them destruction and death. Clive must discover who or what is steering his very existence before he, too, is consumed by the carnage around him.
With a driven detective following his every step and a vicious killer hiding within his circle of friends, Clive must walk a narrow and dangerous path, teetering between salvation and damnation. He must confront Chester and his own demons. But is he powerless to overcome them?
An EPIC Finalist, “Best Horror of 2013” read and eFestival eBook Award Runner-Up for Best Horror.
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About Victoria –
Victoria Menard has had a hard life. She’s an orphan and a thief… and perhaps even a murderer. Worst of all, her only friend is a talking spider named Chester that lives in her head.
For the last eight years, Victoria and Chester have traveled the world, seeing the sights, learning half a dozen languages, and terrorizing communities indiscriminately. Now sixteen, Victoria wants her independence. But the parasite inside her won’t let her go.
Chester has big plans, but Victoria’s brain may no longer be big enough for the both of them. How can a girl rid herself of an unwanted guest when that guest refuses to leave?
Victoria is a stand-alone novel set in the same universe as the EPIC award finalist novel, What Hides Within.
More About Victoria
Victoria, a coming of age novel, is a standalone creation within Jason Parent’s What Hides Within arachnid universe published Dec. 21 from Bloodshot Books.
The character of Victoria and the arachnid Chester cross-over from his previous novel, but the similarities end there. While What Hides Within is a horror novel with a mix of comedy and mystery, Victoria is a thriller with horror, mostly supernatural, elements. Fans of Parent’s supernatural suspense Seeing Evil would enjoy Victoria, as well as horror, thriller, and even young adult readers.
The beautiful cover for Victoria was created by artist Mikio Murakami, who also did What Hides Within, but they are two very distinct pieces of art. However, readers familiar with What Hides Within will notice how he creatively tied them in together!
Jason Parent, Biography –
Jason is an author of horror, thrillers, mysteries, science fiction, and dark humor, though his many novels, novellas, and short stories tend to blur the boundaries between these genres. From his award-winning first horror/mystery novel, What Hides Within, to his widely applauded police procedural/supernatural thriller, Seeing Evil, Jason’s work has won him praise from both critics and fans of diverse genres alike. His work has been compared to that of some of his personal favorite authors, such as Chuck Palahniuk, Jack Ketchum, Tess Gerritsen, and Joe Hill.
Jason grew up near Fall River, Massachusetts, the setting for several of his novels. He has lived in New England most his life, currently residing in Rhode Island.
Praise for What Hides Within –
“There are enough twists in this book to keep you guessing up until–and even after–the very end. The action is virtually non-stop, and the scenes laced with dark-humor give the story some comic relief, without letting up on the intensity of the overall novel. This is one tale that will keep you on your toes all throughout–particularly if you suffer from Arachnophobia . . .” – Horror After Dark on What Hides Within
“I thoroughly enjoyed What Hides Within. The book is terrifying in the most fundamental way. I twitched and squirmed my way through each page. There were several intertwining stories going on at the same time, and it was a lot of fun to ride the papery wave to the final climax.” – Pop Horror What Hides Within
“With a strong cast of supporting characters, including a young niece called Victoria who is mature beyond her years, What Hides Within is a multi—layered novel that works because it is so well and convincingly written. In my review of his short story collection Wrathbone and Other Stories, I described the author as being ‘a weaver of complex, macabre tales’. What Hides Within provides further evidence of Jason Parent’s supreme talent for doing precisely that.” – Catherine Cavendish, Author of Waking the Ancients, on What Hides Within
“What Hides Within is a well-crafted tale of psychological terror with shades of a Lovecraftian hard-boiled crime story. Great stuff.” – Into the Macabre on What Hides Within
“Jason Parent masterfully lays on layer after layer of intricate storytelling, weaving a masterful web and an entertaining tale. A tenacious page-turner which only requires the reader to check their disbelief at the door and enjoy. I found What Hides Within to be clever, at times comedic, and at times very dark.” – Frank Michael Errington on What Hides Within
Praise for Jason Parent
“Jason Parent has done it again! He has created a brilliant story that will grip you tight and won’t let go! I found myself turning page after page to see what happens next. From start to finish, this book is mind blowing!” – Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews on A Life Removed
“Wonderfully original tales of horror… Wrathbone and Other Stories gets my highest recommendation.” – Cemetery Dance
“From the eerie opening tale to the grisly closer, and all of the wonderfully mean-spirited tales in-between, Wrathbone is a winner!” – Jeff Strand, author of Dead Clown Barbecue
Publisher Bloodshot Books –
Established March 2015 – Bloodshot Books is a micro-press specializing in horror fiction, with a dash of science fiction, suspense and thrillers.