NEW HORROR NOVEL, DEAD DAUGHTERS, NOW ON AUDIOBOOK!

Huge news. Dead Daughters, my new horror novel from Poltergeist Press, is now available on audiobook! You can find the audiobook here on Audible here. It was narrated by Ryan Francona, and I think he did a spectacular job nailing the voices in this one – and there are plenty.

Dead Daughters is my new horror novel with a thriller bend. I’ve been told it’s the best thing I’ve ever written, which is always a nice thing to hear. Whether it is or not, I’m very proud of it. Here’s a synopsis of the novel, along with a bit of high praise from some readers and book reviewers:

Drew Lowery is living the American Dream. He has the perfect family, a stable job, and a beautiful home in the suburbs of central New Jersey. Things can’t get much better. But what seems like the ideal life is suddenly upended when he receives a blank envelope in the mail.

Inside lies a picture of his daughter, a photograph of her violent murder. Only it can’t be her. He just tucked her in and kissed her goodnight ten minutes ago. But the mysterious Polaroid is only the beginning.

There’s the van following his daughter to school. The man she sees outside her window late at night. The fact someone entered her room while the Lowerys slept peacefully.

Local authorities are clueless. No leads, no clues, and ultimately – no answers. Drew launches his own investigation, falling into a hole of lies and deceit, a truth he never saw coming. Dead Daughters is the new twisted thriller from Tim Meyer, author of The Switch House and Kill Hill Carnage.

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Dead Daughters had me on the edge of my seat and then gutted me. By far, Tim Meyer’s best book. An absolute must read.” – Hunter Shea, author of Creature and Slash

“This story amazed me with how well it was constructed to make you think. I had multiple suspects and theories which kept changing through out this book. I kept trying to guess what would happened and be hit with another twist. Tim has multiple well placed lines that made my blood run cold. I was scared but of who? Everyone was a suspect.” – n0vel.id3a/Instagram

Dead Daughters is a tension-fraught, white-knuckle thriller that’ll keep you guessing all the way to the end. It has been a while since I binge-read a book in less than 24 hours, but Meyer’s newest sunk its teeth into me early and often, only allowing me a few hours sleep and continued second glances at the people around me.” – FanFiAddict.com

DEAD DAUGHTERS is a unique thriller by Tim Meyer that I most definitely recommend, with twists I honestly didnt see coming.” – D.K. Hundt

“Like a treacherous mountain road, Dead Daughters is full of twists and turns that will have you holding your breath, blind to whats lurking around the next corner.” – Lee-ann, Goodreads

Dead Daughters is psychological horror done masterfully. From page one, Meyer’s had me riveted, wondering just what the heck was going on and as things begin to unravel, he does a fantastic job of having our main character spiral out of control – not sure who to trust and what to believe.” Steve Stred, Kendall Reviews

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Again, the new horror fiction novel, Dead Daughters, is available in paperback, trade hardcover, ebook, and audio. If you’ve read it, leave a review! It really helps get the word out there. – TM

DEAD DAUGHTERS (Book Trailer)

This week, my wife and I got bored, decided to mess around and shoot a book trailer for DEAD DAUGHTERS, my new novel that comes out April 16th. I think the thing came out pretty good and I figured I’d post it here, in case you haven’t seen it floating around my social media. So, what do you think? Also, are book trailers a good promotional tool? Let me know how you feel about them in the comments below.

Some Free Horror Kindle Books!

Hey all!

Things are getting strange and scary out there, there’s no question about it. I’ve already self-quarantined and I’m pretty sure I’m not leaving the house until this whole thing blows over, which could be months. But that’s okay, because I’ve got plenty of books, video games, movies, and writing assignments to keep my occupied.

I know these next few months might be rough on some folks, especially on their financial situation. I wanted to make a few of my books free/cheap for the next few days, just in case you’re stuck indoors and need something to pass the time, to get your mind off things. Many authors have already started to do this and here is a comprehensive list of books that (as of this writing) are free or discounted: NIGHT WORMS FREE BOOKS!

And here are some of my titles that are free, 99 cents. Ends 3/20/20.

THE THIN VEIL: FREE

SUNFALL: SEASON ONE FREE

BLACK STAR CONSTELLATIONS FREE

DEMON BLOOD TRILOGY 99cents

 

BLACK FRIDAY $7 PAPERBACK SALE!

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CALLING ALL MANIACS!

It’s Black Friday, which means you’re probably scouring the Internet right now for all the best deals. Well, I have one for you. I’ve managed to keep a pretty healthy stock of my paperbacks and I’m looking to clear some space, so here’s my offer – $7 a book (that includes shipping to anywhere in the U.S. – sorry, International friends). They will be inscribed to your liking. The sale will run through Cyber Monday, so I’ll ship the books out on Tuesday. Here’s what I have in stock:

LIMBS

KILL HILL CARNAGE

THE SWITCH HOUSE

69: A SHORT NOVEL OF COSMIC HORROR

IN THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS

LORDS OF THE DEEP

BEERS AND FEARS: THE HAUNTED BREWERY

BLACK STAR CONSTELLATIONS

PRIMAL TERRA

SHARKWATER BEACH

ENLIGHTENMENT

There are a few ways to grab this deal. You can private message me on any of the social media platforms you follow me on (INSTAGRAM or TWITTER or Facebook) or send me an email at tfmeyer3(at)yahoo(dot)com. Include your mailing info, to whom you’d like me to sign the book for, and which books you’re interested in just to make sure I haven’t sold out. I’ll then direct you to my Paypal or whatever method of payment you prefer. Once the book(s) have shipped, I’ll provide you with the tracking number.

That’s it! Get them before they’re gone!

TM

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HUGE HALLOWEEN HORROR E-BOOK SALE!!!

 

 

In honor of the best holiday season of the year, a good portion of my books are on sale! The Kindle versions will be discounted until Oct. 31st, so get them while they’re 99 cents! Below is a list of the novels/novellas on sale. Click on the titles for links! Enjoy and Happy Halloween! 🙂

THE SWITCH HOUSE

IN THE HOUSE OF MIRRORS

BLACK STAR CONSTELLATIONS 

LIMBS: A LOVE STORY

KILL HILL CARNAGE (note: many of Sinister Grin Press’ books are 99 cents!)

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: MARK ALLAN GUNNELLS

57382351_2194483427334001_7719160458413867008_nHey, y’all! This month on the blog, I was happy to have Mark Allan Gunnells stop by to talk about his new collection, Book Haven and Other Curiositieswhich is fresh off the printers from Crystal Lake Publishing. I really enjoyed the collected tales, especially the titular novella, Book Haven. Last year I read the novel he co-wrote with Aaron Dries, Where the Dead Go to Diewhich was also fantastic. Anyway, without delay, here’s Mark Allan Gunnells!

 

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BEERS N FEARS BREWERY BOOK TOUR 2019

Hey all! Just wanted to post the information for our upcoming NJ brewery book tour. I have a lot of fun at these every year, so if you live in the area or within reasonable driving distance, I’d love to see your face! Below is everything you need to save the date! Let me know in the comments if you plan on attending!

*although not pictured, author Dan Padavona has been added to the May 10th signing.*

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NEW INTERACTIVE NOVEL, COMING SOON ON PATREON!

 

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So, after holding off for about a year, I’m finally dipping my toes into the Patreon pond. I’ve held off for a few reasons. Firstly, I wanted to make sure I could deliver exclusive content, and more importantly, I wanted to make sure I had the time to do it. Well, now that a few projects have reached their end, I’ll be launching my very own Patreon page later this month. I’m really excited about it. The main attraction is going to be a brand new novel called Paradise Club (details below). It’s going to be quite different because… well, I haven’t written it yet. That’s where the patrons will come in. Qualifying patrons will be able to influence the story by voting on the actions of certain characters. Think choose-your-own-adventure, but with a group!

Anyway, I hope you’ll join me. Let me know what you think in the comments! Here are the details:

Hi! I’m Tim Meyer, author of KILL HILL CARNAGEIN THE HOUSE OF MIRRORSLIMBS: A LOVE STORY, and THE SWITCH HOUSE. I’m also a co-writer on the post-apocalyptic series, SUNFALL, and co-host of The Project Entertainment Network’s APERTURE HOUR PODCAST. I’m coming to Patreon to give you exclusive content and a unique interactive reading experience – starting with my serialized novel, PARADISE CLUB. Consider it a choose-your-own-adventure story where qualifying patrons get to vote on the actions of certain characters.

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PARADISE CLUB


Welcome to Paradise. Sandy beaches. Crystalline waters. An all-inclusive resort with virtually everything you can think of. A true idyllic paradise.

Until some of the guests go missing. Until some of them end up dead. Something is happening at the Paradise Club that wasn’t on the brochure. Elliot Harper – family man and former FBI agent – is about to find out how fast paradise can become hell.

PARADISE CLUB is a serialized novel, written for Patreon first. It can best be described as LOST (tv series) meets THE BELKO EXPERIMENT meets HOSTEL.

So, if you want access to this exclusive interactive novel, monthly short stories, video updates, and sneak peeks at future novels, come join me here on Patreon.

Let’s get creative together.

– TM

PATREON LEVELS

OBSERVER OF PERPETUAL CHAOS

$1 or more per month

*Get access to the interactive novel, PARADISE CLUB. (*At least* one chapter a month, 5k-word minimum)

*A Short Story every month. (1k-word minimum)

*Access to a quick weekly video where I talk about life, writing, books, movies, and anything I feel like. Which probably includes beer.


COME KILL WITH ME

$3 or more per month

*PREVIOUS REWARDS

*At this level, you’ll be able to vote on the fate of the characters of PARADISE CLUB (majority votes wins). Choose their outcomes. Help shape them. Help them escape their fate. Or damn them to Hell.

*You’ll also get a special “THANK YOU” in the published version of PARADISE CLUB.

*You’ll also get a signed paperback copy of PARADISE CLUB upon its release, personalized to your liking. Or maybe I’ll write whatever I want on the title page. You’ll just have to wait and see.


YOU’RE A MANIAC!

$9 or more per month

*ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

*You’ll also get to be appear as a character in PARADISE CLUB. You can lend me your likeness or just your name – your preference. Your fate will probably remain with me – or other people.

*Every 6 months, I’ll send you 2 signed paperbacks from my backlog. Your choice. Just a thanks for being a Maniac. And if you’re at this level, YOU ARE A MANIAC. That’s for sure.


 

PSYCHOS ONLY

$15 or more per month

You get all the previous rewards, plus, I’ll hold a monthly Q&A (video), where you can ask me anything about life, writing, books, movies, what my sock collection looks like, or anything that interests you.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW: R.F. BLACKSTONE

54353405_2231263827126579_4595291776071237632_nThis month on the blog, I got to interview fellow Severed Press author, R.F. Blackstone! This was a fun interview to conduct, and R.F. has some pretty interesting books available. Go check them out! 

 

TIM MEYER: Let’s get started by telling people a little about you and your newest release.

R.F. BLACKSTONE: Hi Tim and thanks for having me on the show. I’m an Aussie shmuck living in Mexico City with my wonderful wife. I came from an interesting family; my Dad was a stage actor, teacher and magician with a natural gift for storytelling, which I inherited from him. And that is how I ended up writing books. Now you know and knowing is half the battle!…Yeah, I’m a big nerd but not in the Big Bang sense of the word. More like a proud to be a cinephile and aficionado of the weird and curious nerd.

KAIJU WORLD is my latest book from Severed Press and is a love letter to the giant monster movies of yore and Guillermo del Toro, plus a little bit of Michael Crichton thrown in for good measure. Imagine if you will, a theme park not populated with dinosaurs but instead city destroying monsters! That’s Kaiju World in a nutshell.

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RFB: Well, for a period of time, a little longer than what you’d expect, I went through a giant monster movie binge. Godzilla, most of them anyway, Kong, Pacific Rim (love the first one!) and then I re-watched all the Jurassic Parks and the idea literally popped into my head, “What if instead of dinosaurs it was Godzilla?” And part of the reason for that thought was because in my opinion the Jurassic Park movies are actually monster movies. They say it in the first one and then in Jurassic World, they have to use animal DNA to fill in the holes, so these aren’t exact clones. And from there the leap to giant city destroying monsters instead was easy.

TM: Which writers influenced you the most?

RFB: Hmmmmm, damn that’s a hard one *strokes beard thoughtfully*…Well, definitely Guillermo del Toro (his The Strain series of books was great), Miguel de Cervantes annnnnnnnd John Carpenter (his scripts are amazing especially They Live and In the Mouth of Madness). Also Brian Keene and Don Winslow should go on the list too…Actually now that I think about it there are far too many to name but those are probably the most influential on me.

TM: What’s your writing process like? How do you approach each book?

RFB: Well it varies from book to book (isn’t that what all authors say?) It could come from a song, a random thought or even watching a movie or TV show and pondering about it. But usually I start writing notes in on of a plethora of notebooks I have lying around the house. (Free tip: always carry a notebook with you everywhere.) Then most of the time I write it as quickly as I can, not because of inspiration but because my attention span isn’t that great when it comes to the books I write. I hate having more than one project on the go. Naturally there is a lot of cussing and bemoaning of how terrible it is and confusion as to why I’m writing this story in the first place.

But, once it’s done I get editing quickly and the moment I’m happy with it I move on. One and done. Boom! Also, I’m not a major fan of multiple drafts, two at most for me.

TM: Do you plot or outline, or make it up on the fly?

53435072_429632941139556_4232942127090237440_nRFB: Ah the question of the ages! The single most important debate to rage throughout time! Nobody can remember when it first started but it has been fought over since time immemorial!

I’m a little bit of both. Normally I’ll do a 1-3 sentence outline for each chapter and then discover my way through each one, makes it more fun for me and lets my characters breathe and grow.

TM: Do you do a lot of research for your stories?

RFB: How much is ‘a lot of research’?

No, seriously I’m asking…Okay, since nobody is going to answer that question, I’ll have to answer yours. It really depends on the subject, I mean I’m a fountain of useless information that I’m happy to pepper in each story. But for, example my first with Severed Press, BIG SMOKE was set in Havana, Cuba so I had to do a heap of research for it, streets, buildings and making sure it was based in reality before unleashing a zombie apocalypse on it.

With Kaiju World there was a little bit with just positioning of islands in regards to Japan. But generally I’m lazy and try to write things that I already know a lot about, unless it is something I think could really help the story, then I go all in.

TM: Do you prefer writing novels, novellas, or short stories?

RFB: Novels and short stories for the win. I haven’t done much with novellas just because once I get going, unless I have really limited myself with word counts, it is hard for me to stop. I’ve been self-publishing short stories (10,000 words each) and those have been a great little palate-cleanser between novels. And Novels are just amazing because you can deep dive into the world and characters and, well, let’s face it: Novels with your name on them look amazing on the bookshelf.

TM: What are you working on right now? Can you give us a brief synopsis?

RFB: I have a couple of novels and my first novella in the planning stages and one is soon to be started on. Basically, one is about a woman trapped in a country house being hunted by a demonic hellhound, think Cujo meets Hush (the movie). Another is a zombie apocalypse story that involves a 80s Action Star, a Food Truck owner and a secretary (side note: that one came from a song by the Misfits).

 

ABOUT R.F. BLACKSTONE

Born in the slightly off town of Newcastle on the coast of Australia, R.F. Blackstone learned how to survive life in the land Down Under where everything can kill you. The son of a stage actor, magician and teacher, R.F. Blackstone had an interesting upbringing learning to see the world in a different way. Now taking that slight skewed way of looking at the world and applying it to his writing.
He has spent 10 years writing scripts before trying his hand at novels. Currently he lives in Mexico City, where he enjoys tequila, tacos al pastor and pumping out stories.

BOOKS:

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