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Thursday, October 1, 2015


A trip Hunter Shea made to the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine two years ago sparked the idea for THE DOVER DEMONWhile he was there, he met famed cryptozoologist, Loren Coleman and talkedabout creatures he’s personally investigated. It turns out, he was the man on the scene in Dover, MA in the late 70s when the uber strange biped was spotted by several people over the course of two nights in April, Hunter reported. He also gave it its name, Dover Demon. 


Now, Hunter’s fictional world of The Dover Demon has been published as a novel and he was able to go back to the museum of cryptids in August and have a launch party for the book with Loren Coleman! To read more about that and see photos, head over to his site via this link:


The Dover Demon, Synopsis~

File Size: 1032 KB
Print Length: 242 pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (September 1, 2015)
Publication Date: September 1, 2015


The Dover Demon is real…and it has returned.

In 1977, Sam Brogna and his friends came upon a terrifying, alien creature on a deserted country road. What they witnessed was so bizarre, so chilling, they swore their silence. But their lives were changed forever.

Decades later, the town of Dover has been hit by a massive blizzard. Sam’s son, Nicky, is drawn to search for the infamous cryptid, only to disappear into the bowels of a secret underground lair. The Dover Demon is far deadlier than anyone could have believed. And there are many of them. Can Sam and his reunited friends rescue Nicky and battle a race of creatures so powerful, so sinister, that history itself has been shaped by their secretive presence?






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Praise for Hunter Shea~


This wholly enthralling hulk of a summer beach read is redolent of sunscreen and nostalgia, recalling mass market horror tales of yore by John Saul, Dean Koontz, and Peter Benchley.” — Publishers Weekly — Voted one of the best reads of summer, on The Montauk Monster


“Bloody good read!  This guy knows his monsters!”- Eric S Brown, author of Bigfoot War and Boggy Creek: The Legend isTrue, on Swamp Monster Massacre


Hunter Shea Biography~

Hunter Shea is the author of the novels The Montauk Monster, Tortures of the DamnedSinister Entity, Forest of Shadows, Swamp Monster Massacre, Evil Eternaland The Dover Demon. His stories have appeared in numerous magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Morpheus Tales, and the Cemetery Dance anthology, Shocklines : Fresh Voices in Terror. He’s currently working on or completed a few more manuscripts set to come.

His obsession with all things horrific has led him to real life exploration of the paranormal, interviews with exorcists and other things that would keep most people awake with the lights on.

Hunter is proud to be be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors,cryptid and ghost hunters, directors, and anyone else living in the horror lane.

He lives in New York with his family and vindictive cat. He waits with Biblical patience for the Mets to win a World Series. You can read about his latest travails and communicate with him or find him on Facebook and Twitter.



First giveaway!

On this tour, win one signed print copy of The Dover Demon if you are in the U.S.! Just sign-up at the Rafflecopter link below:

Second giveaway!

Hunter Shea’s other summer smash hit, Tortures of the Damned, was featured in Fangoriamagazine. He’s giving away 2 signed copies that Fangoria. How do you win? Anyone who signs up for Dark Hunter Newsletter ( now and September 28th and lives in the US is eligible. Already signed up? Refer a friend and if they win, grab it from their mailbox.


One thing's for sure: author Hunter Shea knows his cryptids! He knows them, understands them, maybe even loves them. Each one he writes of he brings vividly to life. But it's not just these unexplained life forms Mr. Shea delineates: he's just as strong with the human characters as well. Those who populate this novel carry a heavy burden: not just the demands of contemporary life, but the weight of memories from four decades ago--of an evening when they witnessed the impossible. Now--the impossible has returned! It doesn't get scarier than this!

1 comment:

  1. I bought this on release day! I'm only about a quarter of the way through it so I skipped over your review. I do see that you enjoyed it! he writes my kind of stories.