Werewolves, Witches, and Zombie Dogs…Oh My! With Stephen Osborne – Post + Giveaway

June 8, 2016

Werewolves, Witches, and Zombie Dogs…Oh My!

My name is Stephen Osborne, and I’m a spooky story junkie.

Today I’m pleased to announce the release of Under a Blood-red Moon, the 5th book in the Duncan Andrews series. Duncan, Robbie, and I have been through a lot together. We’ve dealt with nasty ghosts, ghouls, vampires, and demons. And with Under a Blood-red Moon, we get…werewolves! I love werewolves. Always have. Ever since I saw Lon Chaney Jr. in The Wolf Man, I’ve been fascinated by those wonderful lycanthropes. The beast within. The primordial power. It was inevitable that Duncan would have to deal with a werewolf pack sooner or later.

And werewolves come in many forms, of course. There are the half man, half wolf types that walk upright, snarl a lot, and have a lot of yak hair glued onto their faces. There are the ones that actually become wolves and run around on all fours, howling at the moon. Some become wolves by magic, some by being bitten by a wolf. What a lot of people don’t realize is that quite a lot of the werewolf lore we know was made up by screenwriter Curt Siodmak. When he was writing the movie The Wolf Man, he invented a lot of stuff. The pentagram on the hand of the next victim was a Siodmak addition to the lore. And if you pay attention to the movie, you’ll notice that the full moon isn’t important (that came later). In The Wolf Man, it’s the autumn moon that causes the transformation, which must make things tough for a lycanthrope when he’s got evening plans anytime during the fall.

I’ve loved spooky stories my whole life. I recall staying up on Friday nights to watch horror movies on channel 4. The Wolf Man, Dracula, and Frankenstein were all favorites. But even better was a soap opera that was on when I was a wee child called Dark Shadows. I used to rush home from school to catch the happenings at Collinwood and the Collins family, who dealt with werewolves, vampires, and witches on a daily basis. I love Dark Shadows to this day, and I credit it for giving me a love of story, and a love of the macabre.

I hope everyone enjoys Under a Blood-red Moon, and the continuing adventures of Duncan and Robbie. To celebrate, I’d like to offer a free copy of one of my backlist titles! For a chance to win, please comment (with your email or some way to contact you) and tell me one of your favorite horror stories. It can be a short story, a novel, a movie, a TV show, or even a true ghost story you know of. A winner will be chosen on June 11th. Good luck, and thanks for everything!

If you’d like to contact me, you can find me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stephen.osborne2 or my website https://authorstephenosbornecom.wordpress.com

Check out Under a Blood-red Moon today!

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Blurb:

Private Detective Duncan Andrews is back, along with the usual gang: Robbie, Gina, Nick, and Daisy, the zombie bulldog! Duncan is trying to figure out how his boyfriend, Robbie, will fit in with the team now that he is no longer a ghost. That worry is soon set aside when Duncan accepts a new case to locate a missing young man named Graig Betz. Duncan soon learns Graig is part of a werewolf pack that is terrorizing Indianapolis. The pack is led by a witch, Ashley Campbell, an old rival of Gina’s. Duncan and his team must try to rescue and cure Graig and stop the wolf pack from destroying an entire city.

 

10 Responses to “Werewolves, Witches, and Zombie Dogs…Oh My! With Stephen Osborne – Post + Giveaway”

  1. H.B. says:

    Congratulations on your new book! Also Happy Memorial Day =)

    I don’t read much horror but the first book to pop in my head was Buried Desires by Ofelia Grand and Amy Spector.

  2. H.B. says:

    Woopsie forgot go leave me email: humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  3. waxapplelover says:

    I’m not much of a horror story reader, and ghosts and monsters are probably the edge of what I can handle. Two of the books that come to mind are Fish and Ghosts by Rhys Ford and Threshold (Whyborne & Griffin series) by Jordan L Hawk. Congrats on the new release! I have to catch up now.

  4. waxapplelover says:

    Forgot about the email address: waxapplelover (at) gmail (dot) com

  5. laurie says:

    Congratulations on your new book! Also Happy Memorial Day =)

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

  6. Happy Memorial Day! I’ve been wanting to check out Jordan Hawk’s books. One of my personal favorite horror books is Hell House by Richard Matheson. Not m/m, but really, really creepy!

  7. Michelle says:

    I totally want me a zombie dog :) !! The ones that have stayed with me is pretty much anything Dean Koontz published in the late 80′s, early 90′s. Watchers, Lightning, Strangers, The Bad Place. I live ‘em all!!!

  8. AHPG says:

    Congrats on the release of Under a Blood Red Moon and a happy release day and Memorial Day :) As for your question i love horror books, my favorite author in that genre (not m/m) is John Saul, some of my favorites are The Homing, Second Child, Darkness, and Shadows

    ahpg(at)ziggo(dot)nl

  9. susana says:

    Congratulations on the new release! I do love horror stories; as a child/teen I read the classic like Lovecraft or Maupassant. But one of my favourite horror stories is The Shining by Stephen King: both the book and the film are terrifying
    toimuharta(at)hotmail(dot)com

  10. Trix says:

    I always loved the movie SHALLOW GRAVE, featuring smartalecky dialogue and a young Ewan McGregor!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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