There’s a killer on the road…
He’s a big rig truck driver who goes by the CB handle White Knuckle, and he’s Jack the Ripper on eighteen wheels. For thirty years he has murdered hundreds of women in unimaginable ways, imprisoning them in a secret compartment in his truck, abducting them in one state and dumping their dead bodies across the country.
Dedicated FBI agent Sharon Ormsby is on a mission to hunt down and stop White Knuckle. She goes undercover as a truck driver with a helpful long hauler named Rudy in a cross-country pursuit that will ultimately bring her face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.
"Eric Red is the successor to Richard Matheson and Robert Bloch. And he proves it once again here in WHITE KNUCKLE with a "road" story that is every bit as memorable as Matheson's DUEL. Partly horror with a psycho on the loose, partly police procedural, it's a taut suspense story, and a welcome return to the road horror story by the man who defined this genre with his screenplays NEAR DARK and HITCHER. There is no padding in the story, the pacing moves as relentlessly as White Knuckle's black Kenworth truck. Literally, no filler - all killer."
- Robin Pierce, Starburst Magazine. (9/10 stars)
"The character of White Knuckle himself is one of the most gruesome and terrifying ever imagined. Like Thomas Harris did in THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, Red demonstrates that the scariest monsters are flesh-and-blood humans we might see on any given day, with an altogether different attitude about the value of life. Eric Red is an author to discover and enjoy, and WHITE KNUCKLE is highly recommended for those who prefer their horror with a huge dose of reality. But avoid reading it before taking a road trip, unless you're prepared to alter your route before hitting the road."
"Absolutely compelling reading...While WHITE KNUCKLE is punctuated by brutal violence and high action, it's really powered by its characters. FBI Agent Sharon Ormsby is an effective protagonist that really comes to life, a strong and smart woman with a real life and a past that she will have to confront. The action of the story rests on her able shoulders...You can't be sure what the future has in store for any character, and you can't get comfortable with anything or take anyone's fate for granted."
- Tim Potter, The Horror Review.
"Rip-roaring, knuckle-biting, constantly suspenseful adventure in this riveting mystery thriller by the author of IT WAITS BELOW, WHITE KNUCKLE pits a probationary FBI Special Agent with a sad background and finely tuned intuition against a human monster--a long hauler trucker who began killing and torturing animals at age six and who has slaughtered women and girls in interstate rampages for four decades. Rife with high-octane tension, WHITE KNUCKLE is a Don t Miss, but don't read while traveling the highways, or sleeping alone."
- Mallory Heart Reviews (Five star review)
"Red's prose is hammer down all the way. If you're looking for a good, solid read to wile away a few summer hours, WHITE KNUCKLE is certainly worth a look."
- Cemetery Dance.
"WHITE KNUCKLE is a tautly gripping thriller that keeps you on edge throughout the entire cross-country trek. It's a heart-thudding thrill-ride that must be taken this summer." - Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com.
"WHITE KNUCKLE is one mean mutha truck driver."
- Jack Ketchum.
“WHITE KNUCKLE is a phenomenal read. The scenes are drafted in what can only be best described as the epitome of terror.”
Samhain Publishing Executive Editor Don D'Auria says: “Like all the best writers—and directors—Eric Red is versatile. Whether he’s dealing with the supernatural or the psychological, he knows exactly how to get the maximum suspense and tension out of any scene. He’s a master at it!”
WHITE KNUCKLE, is available in trade paperback and digital editions from Samhain Publishing, Amazon, iBook, B&N and Kobo.
“DON'T STAND SO CLOSE is a riveting coming-of-age thriller. Heartbreaking, nail-biting, compelling and deeply insightful. Highly recommended for any teen who stands with one foot in the shadows.”
– Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay
“Titillating and original.”
– Joel Schumacher, director of The Lost Boys, Flatliners and Falling Down
“Eric Red brings his considerable talent as a screenwriter to bear on this powerful tale of sexual adventure and teenage turmoil. Erotic and suspenseful, breathlessly narrated, incisively characterized, DON'T STAND SO CLOSE had me in its grip until I finished it at a single sitting.” – Ramsey Campbell, author of The Grin Of The Dark
“In DON'T STAND SO CLOSE, Eric Red takes what, at first, seems like a typical teen 'coming-of-age' sex romp and leads it down a very dark and twisted path. Being 'Hot For Teacher' has never been more disturbing." – Nancy A. Collins, author of Sunglasses After Dark
"Eric Red's first novel is a powerful concoction of one part coming-of-age story, one part erotic thriller, and the sexiest and most twisted villain ever to give a homework assignment."
- Ray Garton, author of Live Girls, Meds, and Frankenstorm
When handsome 17-year-old Matt Poe moves to a rural town in Iowa, he is the new kid in school. An outsider who can't fit in, his only friend is his beautiful and sympathetic teacher, Linda Hayden. The older woman is the first to take an interest in him, helping him adjust to the community and keep his grades up. Matt can't help falling hard for Linda and what begins with a kiss becomes a torrid, secret affair. But his teacher is a lot more than he bargained for and the kid's wildest dream becomes his worst nightmare. The only people who can save Matt are his two classmates, Grace McCormack and Rusty Shaw. But the three of them are in way over their heads against an evil adult trying to make sure they stay after class permanently.
Six-guns vs. werewolves in the Old West!
They’re hired guns. The best at what they do. They’ve left bodies in their wake across the West. But this job is different. It’ll take all their skill and courage. And very special bullets. Because their targets this time won’t be shooting back. They’ll fight back with ripping claws, tearing fangs and animal cunning. They’re werewolves. A pack of bloodthirsty wolf men has taken over a small Mexican village, and the gunmen are the villagers’ last hope. The light of the full moon will reveal the deadliest showdown the West has ever seen—three men with six-shooters facing off against snarling, inhuman monsters.
"THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is an old-fashioned, well-made dime novel, doing Louis L'Amour, Elmore Leonard and Richard Matheson proud."
"Bloody fights, desert vistas, a touch of romance, and plenty of werewolf action make THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE a fast-paced adventure. Screenwriter and author Red (DON'T STAND SO CLOSE) delivers a supernatural Western that should appeal to fans of the growing "weird West" genre."
- Library Journal
"Imagine THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN mixed with DOG SOLDIERS and you've got Eric Red's THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE. It's full of classic horror moments, non-stop action, and characters pushed to the edge. Three outlaws are hired by a young woman to protect her village from what she claims is a pack of werewolves. They begin a journey that will forever change the way they see the world. Filled with action set pieces and terrifying monsters, GUNS is a fun and exciting read that no horror fan should miss."
- Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine.
“In our mythos of the Old West, there are bad guys and even badder guys, But Eric Red’s are the biggest, baddest guys of all…”
– Jack Ketchum
“With THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE, Eric Red delivers a wild mash-up of action-thriller and bloody horror. This one really digs its claws into you from page one to last bite. Fast, furious, and wickedly fun. Highly recommended.”
– Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fire & Ash and Extinction Machine
“It’s The Magnificent Seven meets Dog Soldiers! Taut, action packed and gory as hell! I couldn’t put it down!”
– Arrow In The Head at JoBlo.com
THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE is available in trade paperback and eBook at your local bookseller, from Samhain Publishing at http://bit.ly/1aGwxAg or from Amazon at http://amzn.to/18o8QwT.
IT WAITS BELOW can be ordered in trade paperback and eBook on amazon at http://amzn.to/1zsCCtW or directly from the publisher at http://bit.ly/1l0rMu3.
It waits no more!
In the 1800s, an asteroid carrying an extraterrestrial life form crashed to earth and sunk a Spanish treasure ship. Now, a trio of salvage experts dives a three-man sub to the deepest part of the ocean to recover the sunken gold. There, they confront a nightmarish alien organism beyond comprehension, which has waited for over a century to get to the surface. It finally has its chance.
As their support ship on the surface is ambushed by deadly modern-day pirates, the crew of the stranded sub battles for their very lives against a monster no one on Earth has seen before.
"IT WAITS BELOW is a perfect summer horror read, sure to sate any and all gore-addicts and jaded sci-fi E.T. geeks. It will keep you utterly off-guard and guessing what's to happen next!"
- Arrow in the Head at JoBlo.com.
"Eric Red's latest novel from Samhain Publishing is a perfect follow-up to his werewolves vs. gunslingers tome, THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE. In IT WAITS BELOW, Red mixes a little Lovecraftian mythos with classic, big screen Sci-Fi as an ancient beast, buried deep under the ocean, has awakened after a long slumber. The book reads like a Hollywood blockbuster with all the fixings as a deep sea team battles both the alien menace and pirates in an attempt to save mankind!"
- Famous Monsters Of Filmland Magazine. (Editor's Pick Nov/Dec 2014 issue)
"IT WAITS BELOW is a page-turner, an action-packed, underwater thriller that packs a powerful punch, liable to keep you up all night, feverishly turning pages."
- Lansing State Journal.
"It's all in how you tell the tale, and Red tells the tale like a seasoned skipper surrounding a bonfire and his mates on a rarely visited island off the coast of No Man's Land. The action is steady, the mystery is alive and the novel's conclusion will leave your head spinning 360 degrees. There isn't a base that goes uncovered in Red's latest, and if terror on water tales float your boat, IT WAITS BELOW is an absolute must-read."
- Horror Novel Reviews. (The Top 10 Horror Novels of 2014)