Rare Meat is a memorably terrifying new horror novel which will challenge assumptions about your own morality and what you might do to take your last chance at the life you always wanted. Evan Cornish always believed his life would turn out something special. It hasn’t. He’s trapped in the suburban, desk life he always dreamed he’d avoid, and it’s killing him. But he believes he might have found a bizarre, terrifying solution. He suspects his neighbour might just be a creature from old mythology. It hides among humans, it blends in. You need to know how to spot one, but if you do, and you have the stomach to hunt, murder and then actually eat one, what happens will change everything. Rare Meat is a bloodcurdling novel by prize winning Irish author Alan Walsh. For fans of writers like Stephen King, Joe Hill and Dean Koontz. “There are hunters in the hills. They talk of a creature that doesn’t need to eat or even breathe. And it looks like you or I. But it isn’t. Not even a little.”
Meet Alan Walsh
I’m an author living in Ireland, I’ve just published my second novel, Rare Meat, a horror novel about a desperate man who finds a monster which hides amongst people. Last year I won second prize in a national short story contest. I’m currently working on my next novel.
A dynamic, enthralling tale of love, jealousy, rage, and the Supernatural!. Story: When a self-loathing Gay man—Jack, meets an elegant yet incredibly mysterious Laurent Richelieu, he thinks his stroke of bad luck with men and women has come to an end. Or is it the beginning of a nightmare? As the two begin their courtship—Jack encounters horrifying experiences involving paranormal experiences, vampirism, and possible reincarnation, making him question his sanity. The more time Jack spends with his mysterious European love interest, the more revealed about the dark secret awaiting Jack. Are they destined to be together? —does Laurent honestly care for Jack? Or is there a much more sinister plot involved?
Meet Len Handeland
I’ve always enjoyed writing and drawn to being creative—as far back as I can remember. Back in middle school, when my classmates and I were assigned a book report, and the others groaned, I cheered—not only being given an exciting novel to read but also to compose the essay assignment as well. Everything had to be perfect, the spelling, grammar, and accuracy regarding the subject matter. Later on—in my late teens, I attended FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) in Manhattan studying illustration; years later, I decided to pursue a career in the hair industry using my artistic training at FIT and creativity to excel in hair owning three hair salons, one in San Francisco’s Union Square and two in the town of Sonoma; I am now retired from my former profession and have decided to pursue writing full time which has always been a life-long passion of mine. My first novel, “The Darkest Gift,” is being well received and was written with my affinity and passion for the vampire genre. Its a Vampire story of my own, in my own words. This Vampire story is different then others—where love is the only thing that matters. My second novel that I recently started writing, is a crime, drama, murder, mystery, which is quite a stark departure from the genre of vampires but deals with many of the same issues and feelings as in my first novel, which is love, rage, jealousy, deception, and a character who returns from my first novel. Len Handeland wrote “The Darkest Gift” as he felt no other author had written an enthralling vampire romance novel since Anne Rice, which was a breakthrough in featuring two vampires of the same gender as a couple. Being a life-long fan of vampires starting when he was a small child and into his adult years, Len wanted to write a compelling and enthralling book where the characters are complicated (both humans and vampires) and where the same-sex couples are far less ambiguous about their sexual orientation than in vampire books of the last century. Where the emphasis is on love, whether human and vampire or two vampires (of the same gender), it was vital for the author to avoid anything graphically sexual, but instead, the focus is on the sensual aspect of two men together. Also noteworthy was addressing stereotypes regarding vampires and some of the gay men in Len’s book. That all vampires are evil and unfeeling creatures, that all gay men are effeminate, couldn’t be further from the truth. He utilized the classic tale of good versus evil (in this case, vampire against vampire) and how one of the human characters, Jack, despite his struggles with sexual orientation, finally learns to accept and embrace who he truly is. The message the author is delivering is: do what is right and be true to yourself. In his novel, that applies not only to humans but vampires alike. The locations in my book are places the author has an affinity for, having spent time in each over the years. Rich in history and culture, and each with an exquisite beauty of their own. The settings include Paris, Haiti, and New Orleans, which all share a French connection. Len Handeland feels his work stands out from other “Gay vampire books” which may be too graphic sexually and reduced to being dismissed by most by being just that. At the same time, writing about the same-sex couple, whether that be two vampires or a human and a vampire, he wanted the focus to be on each character, feeling as if they had met their soul mate and were meant to be together forever.
“Reads like a collaboration between Charlaine Harris and James Lee Burke.”
In the most haunted city on earth, the police can’t afford to disregard the supernatural. When N.O.P.D. homicide detective Tony Nicosia realizes voodoo is involved in a spate of panhandler murders, he turns to someone he knows who can help him — Wyatt Thomas the French Quarter’s favorite private investigator. Voodoo mambo Mama Mulate, Wyatt’s partner, is also a Tulane University English professor. Together, they form the most powerful paranormal partnership in the Big Easy. If you have problems involving magic, voodoo, ghosts, the occult or the supernatural Wyatt and Mama are the ones to call.
Big Easy is the fun, sexy, and gripping first novel in the popular standalone French Quarter Mystery Series. Join Wyatt and Mama as they visit smoky Bourbon Street bars, dark French Quarter alleyways, and haunted New Orleans cemeteries. Read Big Easy and find out why the French Quarter Mystery Series is the favorite mystery series of readers who live in and around New Orleans. Check out what they say on Amazon.
“A funny, upbeat, sometimes creepy, hellishly fast read.”
“A rollercoaster of intrigue set in that exotic, erotic Mecca known as New Orleans.”
“A murder mystery that steeps the reader in home-cooking of down south, Creole and voodoo.”
“Loved the integration of magic with real life along with a dash of local cuisine.”
“While I couldn’t wait to see how it ended, I was sorry when it did.”
“I could almost smell those sweating bodies, had a feeling I could touch the tomcat’s fur, and taste the gumbo.”
Meet Eric Wilder
Growing up during steamy Louisiana summers, Eric Wilder would sit in the backyard at night beneath a giant pecan tree listening to his grandmother’s tales of ghosts, magic, and voodoo. The author of thirteen novels and many short stories, he still loves reading and writing horror stories, supernatural thrillers, and paranormal mysteries. He lives in Oklahoma near historic Route 66 with wife Marilyn, two wonderful dogs, and one great cat.