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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

☀ Night Terrors: Nightlife [Collection] - Matthew Quinn Martin

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Nightlife: Night Terrors , a Horror Collection by (, Pocket Star).

Limited Edition Collection, includes NIGHTLIFE, HAZARDOUS MATERIAL, and all new sequel AS THE WORM TURNS.

Three amazing horror tales in one chilling bundle...the only thing you won’t fear is the price! Just $1.99 for a limited time only! Available Now!

PREVIEW: Read the first six chapters of book one, Nightlife, with Amazon Look Inside

Check out below the collection's synopsis/details, our excerpt and details of each book in the series, which is contained within, and our Q&A with Matthew Quinn Martin


Synopsis | Teaser | The Series | Author Q&A | Review: Hazardous Materials | About the Author | Tour Stops

Synopsis

“Doesn’t get any darker than this; you can actually feel the blood spatter…” –Hugo & Nebula winner James Patrick Kelly

Enter the world of Nightlife, where the streets crawl with unimaginable demons, and a monster can lurk behind every friendly face...

Matthew Quinn Martin first terrified horror fans with Nightlife, the captivating story of two unlikely monster hunters determined to save the city of New Harbor from the Night Angels—bloodthirsty creatures that feed on the forgotten. Jack Jackson and Beth Becker are among the few who can see these creatures for what they really are, but as they hunt the creatures, a mysterious organization known only as The Division is hunting them.

In the novella Hazardous Material, we get a glimpse of The Division’s origins and aims, when a young man stumbles onto a long-abandoned video arcade—which three decades ago was the site of the largest mass shooting in New York history—and unwittingly uncovers a relic of unimaginable power and mind-altering terror.

And in the never-before-released As the Worm Turns, Jack and Beth are back, along with their faithful dog, Blood. For months they’ve been keeping just one step ahead of The Division, whose enigmatic leader has been pursuing them with the single-minded obsession to capture them by any means necessary. But as Jack and Beth continue their quest to rid the world of the creatures once and for all they find themselves facing off against something even more terrifying than the Night Angels––something that could hold the key to humanity’s salvation…or its doom.

Three amazing horror stories in one chilling bundle...the only thing you won't fear is the price!

Teaser: Excerpt

Beth was alone. She looked down at the wallet still in her hands. Behind a scratched plastic window was a picture of her and Ryan, both of them smiling at her from happier times.

Had he gone missing the same as Zoë? What was happening? She shook her head. Maybe she’d finally gone around the bend. Could she really have just seen a man get shot, bleed white, and then liquefy into nothingness—and all because of a box of salt?

“Get a grip, Becker.” She reached for the nearest bottle, not even sure what was in it, and poured herself a full glass. “You’re seeing things.” She was about to take a sip when she heard the sound of footsteps from the shadows. She turned to spot a faint outline form in the blackness, almost as if it was born from it. It was a man, and the slightest flicker gleamed from his eyes as he moved into the light. Beth’s glass slipped from her grasp, shattering on the floor as she saw just who it was. “Ryan!” she called out, rushing over. “Oh, my God, Ryan!”

But something about him made her stop just shy of the slick spreading out on the floor where the corpse had been lying only minutes before. She looked at Ryan. Something wasn’t right. His hair was different, longer, the way he wore it back when they’d first started dating. He was dressed in clothing he’d thrown out years ago. The same clothing he’d had on in the photo in her wallet. His gaze landed on her, and in that moment, Beth had never wanted him more. Those eyes—so inviting, so mesmerizing, so . . . hungry. He shifted closer. He had yet to speak a single word.

“Ryan,” she said. “I was so worried.” But even as she spoke the words—even as she felt that if she’d just let him take her in his arms, all her troubles would disappear—she knew something was terribly wrong. She started to inch backward. “Ryan, why don’t you say something? You’re scaring me.”

He sniffed the air, almost gulping at it. Then he cocked his head at an angle that didn’t seem natural—or even human. Suddenly, he leaped for her, covering the three yards between them in a single bound.

She dodged. He missed her by inches. But he now stood between her and the door, cutting off any possible escape. He moved closer, hands grasping for her. Beth ducked around a table and shoved forward with all her strength, crushing him against the wall. Ryan screamed. It was that same high-pitched wail she had heard coming from the man who’d been shot. The one Jack said was “hardly a man.”

Ryan pawed at the table, sending it flying end over end as if it was made of papier-mâché. Planks splintered against the brick wall. Beth swept up a board. She hit him hard, right across the face. The board cracked in half, and her hand sang with a dull thwack. It did nothing. He simply shook it off and stepped forward, closing the gap between them as he pegged her against the bar. His hands clamped down on her. His grip was like quick-drying cement. She couldn’t move.

Beth’s knees began to give out as a heady brew of terror and desire overtook her. She felt the hard press of his hand pushing back her head, exposing her throat. She felt herself giving in. She wanted to go where Ryan had gone, to see what he’d seen, to become whatever it was he’d become.

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Nightlife: Night Terrors - The Collection

Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Nightlife [1]

For centuries an ancient evil has slept beneath the streets of New Harbor.   This Halloween, it wakes up.

An action-packed debut horror novel from talented new writer Matthew Quinn Martin, Nightlife pits a feisty bartender and a mysterious loner against bloodthirsty terrors as alluring as they are deadly.

Nightclub bartender and serial heartbreaker Beth Becker might be a cynic.  But when her best friend goes missing Halloween night, Beth knows it’s up to her to find out what happened.  Her quest will take her on an odyssey through the crumbling city of New Harbor, Connecticut.  Along the way she meets a homeless prophet warning of something he calls the “Night Angel”—a bloodthirsty creature that feeds on the forgotten.  And she will form an unlikely bond with a hunted stranger who knows all too well what stalks the streets at night.

The strange man tells Beth the hideous truth about the nightmare creatures that have haunted mankind’s imagination for eons—creatures the world calls vampires.  Together they are the only hope for New Harbor, but to defeat what lurks in the shadows they’ll have to conquer something far stronger than fear—their own desires. [Published 21 October 2013, 291 pages]

Hazardous Materials [2]

The story of monster hunter Jack and his partner Beth continues in Nightlife: As the Worm Turns…but first, take a short stroll down one of Nightlife's darkest streets in this horror e-novella praised as "A taut, mesmerizing tale of horror, madness and video games...as if Stephen King penned Ready Player One." (TL Costa, critically acclaimed author of Playing Tyler).

 Twenty-seven-year-old Jarrod Foster has hit a dead end.  He spends his days disposing of hazardous waste and his nights wondering where it all went wrong.  While gutting an abandoned roller rink, Jarrod discovers a bricked up video arcade still stocked with vintage games…which, three decades ago, was the site of the largest mass shooting in New York history.  Jarrod’s boss lets him keep one of the arcade games—an oddity called Polybius that no one seems to have ever heard of.  Jarrod hopes to sell it and start a new life, but one grim night, he drops a quarter into the game…and the game drops Jarrod right into a nightmare.

As his life spirals into darkness, and his actions begin to mirror those of the long-dead spree killer, only one question remains…is Jarrod playing a game, or is the game playing him? [Published 11 May 2015, 77 pages]

As The Worm Turns [3]

(available as part of collection) In As the Worm Turns, Jack and Beth are back, along with their faithful dog, Blood.  For months they’ve been keeping just one step ahead of The Division, whose enigmatic leader has been pursuing them with the single-minded obsession to capture them by any means necessary.  But as Jack and Beth continue their quest to rid the world of the creatures once and for all, they find themselves facing off against something even more terrifying than the Night Angels–something that could hold the key to humanity’s salvation… or its doom. [Published 6 July 2015, ### pages]

About the Author

Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, it wasn’t until Matthew moved to Manhattan that he realized he was a writer. These days, he lives on a small island off the North Atlantic coast of the United States where it gets quiet in the winter…perhaps too quiet...

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Tour Stops

Follow Nightlife: Night Terrors (Collection)'s tour at:

July 6th: I Heart Reading
July 6th: Indy Book Fairy ☀
July 7th: European Geeks ☀
July 9th: I’m an Eclectic Reader ☀
July 11th: Author C.A. Milson’s Blog ☀ℚ
July 12th: Reily’s Point of View ☀
July 12th: Shyla Wolff’s Thoughts ☀
July 15th: Majanka’s Blog ℚ
July 17th: Hollow Reraders ☀
July 19st: Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents ☀
July 21st: PRATR ✍
July 23rd: Cassidy Crimson’s Blog ☀
July 25th: Editor Charlene’s Blog ℚ
July 28th : Nat’s Book Nook ☀
July 30th: Books are Forever ☀
August 2nd: Bookish Madness ☀ August 5th: Books Chatter ☀ℚ August 6th:  FaeBooks
August 10th: Bloody Bookish ✍
August 12th: The Book Daily ☀
August 13th: Book Review Mythical Books ☀
August 15th: Bookaholic Ramblings ☀
August 17th: Illuminite Caliginosus ✍
August 17th: Books and Tales ☀
August 19th: SolaFide Book Blog ☀ℚ
August 20th: 365 Days of Reading ☀
August 23rd: Bedazzled Reading ℚ
August 26th: Compelling Beasts Blog ☀ℚ
August 28th: I Heart Reading ✍
August 28th: Rising Indies United ☀
August 31st: C.M. McCoy Eerie Blog ✍ℚ
September 3rd: Books Chatter ✍
September 6th: 100 Pages A Day ✍

Praises for book one, Nightlife:

"Thrilling, edgy, and scary as hell, Nightlife is an outstanding debut and one of the most original takes on the vampire novel I've ever read." - Jason Starr, International Bestselling Author of The Pack

"Nightlife completely creeped me out. Martin is a master of suspense. Keep me up all night again soon!" -Nancy Holder, New York Times Bestselling Author, The Wicked Saga

"Doesn't get any darker than this; you can actually feel the blood spatter. Nightlife is the gutsiest debut I've read in a long time." - James Patrick Kelly, Hugo and Nebula Award winning author of Think Like a Dinosaur.

"An incredibly riveting, edge of your seat plot that was equal parts spooky mystery and gruesomely tragic horror novel." - All Things Urban Fantasy

"Whoa! This is like the ultimate Vampire book! No fluff here. This is not your modern, sexy, 'I wanna get laid by a vampire' book - this was some scary stuff." - Wall to Wall Books

"I don't think I've actually read anything like it!" - Bibliosanctum

"If you like your fantasy urban and dark, give this book a try. If you want to see vampires restored to a fearsome glory, give this book a try. If you just want a creepy good story for the Halloween month, give this book a try!" - Badass Book Reviews

"Nightlife is the perfect story to read if you like to get a good scare on!" - Jersey Girl Book Reviews

"Have you been wanting vampires that are mean, nasty, eating machines? Tired of the glitter and sparkle and angst? Well, check this book out....a perfect blend of action and pathos that most readers of horror should enjoy." - Now is Gone

"The vampires Matthew created are nothing like I ever read before. They are scary and creepy!" - Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chick

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