The Agony of After is Now Available!

The Agony of After is now available at most online retailers on paperback or eBook! Message me directly if you’re interested in purchasing a copy of the book (or any book in the series) autographed by myself and the lovely illustrator, Hannah Graff.
 
https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Hale/e/B00ERXPWFE/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
 
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7440406.Scott_Hale
 
This is the second horror (Book .02) anthology in The Bones of the Earth series. Lookout for the final book in the series, The Eight Apostates, coming later this year.
 
Synopsis:
 
The Agony of After
by
Scott Hale
 
is an anthology of four interconnected horror novellas that take place after The Blood of Before and before The Bones of the Earth series.
 
A social worker arrives at a low-income housing complex for a routine intake, only to discover it will be anything but, as he is given a firsthand account of his client’s own form of therapy for the world itself.
 
A group of twenty-somethings who take pride in their ability to label and judge others discover their LGBTQIA community has become the target of a series of hate crimes by a culprit who appears motivated by the writings of their peerless leader.
 
The community of Bedlam is shaken as four children from four separate families are abducted on the same day, at the same time, in the same neighborhood, without any witnesses or apparent motives.
 
A wanderer with a memory longer than his lifespan drifts across the Trauma-wracked wasteland of Earth, finding companionship and purpose where he can, until he is taken in against his will by a creature with nefarious plans for the distant future.
 
Horrific, satirical, and necessarily uncomfortable, The Agony of After is a realization of what followed the events of The Blood of Before, and a pivotal piece of the secret history of The Bones of the Earth series.
 

Free eBooks!

From 1/18 to 1/22, The Bones of the Earth, The Three Heretics, and The Blood of Before will be FREE on eBook through Amazon! And if you like what you’ve read, you can pick up the newest book in the series, The Cults of the Worm, for $2.99!
 
https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Hale/e/B00ERXPWFE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1516330150&sr=1-1

The Cults of the Worm is Now Available!

The Cults of the Worm is now available for purchase on ebook and paperback at most online locations!

https://www.amazon.com/Scott-Hale/e/B00ERXPWFE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1510012712&sr=8-1

Synopsis: 

Separated by distance and ideology, Aeson and R’lyeh still share one com-mon goal: to save Vrana from the Void.
But the world has changed.

King Edgar’s new religion, the Disciples of the Deep, has spread through-out the continent, converting people into the living embodiments of its twisted beliefs.

While the Holy Order of Penance has forsaken its self-induced isolation, and with an army of thousands, moves to reclaim their flock and make per-manent their presence on the mainland.

But with every conflict, there are more terrible things hidden within the car-nage.

The rumblings beneath the Ossuary’s sands. The monstrous multitudes pouring out of the Nameless Forest. The vermillion veins lifting out of the land, as if by some unseen puppeteer’s hand. Corrupted and Night Terrors who bleed blue light from their eyes while working collectively towards an unknown goal.

Even worse are the secret songs rising up out of the Earth’s bloodied bow-ers, from the growing Choir and its two cruel conductors.

To rescue Vrana, Aeson and R’lyeh will have to sacrifice everything they were and intended to become. They will have to flay themselves time and time again on the terrors between them, until nothing remains, because in the end:
“Flesh… makes fiends of us all.”

The Cults of the Worm is Coming!

The Cults of the Worm is getting closer and closer! Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be one of the first to know about its release! Also, subscribers will receive snippets from upcoming works as well, plus whatever other weirdness I decide to throw in!

 

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Important Updates!

Hello Everyone!

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve used this website, or really done any marketing whatsoever. That’s my fault. I’ve been so consumed with publishing The Blood of Before and finishing The Cults of the Worm that, unfortunately, I’ve neglected my marketing duties.

But no longer!

Firstly, on the books:

THE BLOOD OF BEFORE, book .1 in The Bones of the Earth series, is now available to purchase from your favorite online retailer.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31363809-the-blood-of-before

THE CULTS OF THE WORM, book 3 in The Bones of the Earth series, is now finished and in its first draft. I will be sending it off to beta readers soon, and then to the editor. I aim to have Book 3 released this fall.

As for the marketing:

I am going to take the next month off from writing to focus solely on marketing. I finally feel that I have a large enough body of work to instill confidence in newer readers. Here are my goals for the month:

  • Update website with new designs, content, and blog entries.
  • Finish and post my Kickstarter page.
  • Look into the possibility of setting up a Patreon.
  • Look into more paid advertising.
  • Make connections with bloggers for guest spots, reviews, etc.
  • More giveaways.
  • Visit local bookstores and see about having them stock my book.
  • Work with Hannah in creating an online store for Bones of the Earth memorabilia.
  • Do more live, as well as pre-recorded readings, to post on Facebook and Youtube.

Those are the goals. I think they’ll keep me busy well into the next month. As for the book release schedule, it is the following:

Book 3: The Cults of the Worm.

Book .2: The Agony of After (second anthology).

Book 4: Untitled final book in this Bones of the Earth series.

Standalone Horror Novels #1 and #2.

Sci-fi/horror series.

Hope to have some new content for everyone in the next few days!

Thanks, everyone, for your continued support.

Scott

 

The Blood of Before – Full Cover Reveal

BEHOLD!
 
The full cover for “The Blood of Before.” This horror anthology is Book .1 in The Bones of the Earth series, though it can be read without any prior knowledge of the previously published books.
 
Submitting the book to Createspace today for review. I hope to have the proof by the end of next week.
 
The Blood of Before
by
Scott Hale
 
is an anthology of six interconnected horror stories that take place
before The Bones of the Earth series.
 
A mother, called across the Victorian countryside, to return to her family estate and the violent lineage she left behind.
 
The writings of a supernatural investigator sent to explore a village where people die day by day, and the dead refuse to stay buried.
 
A college graduate, recently fired and drowning in debt, who agrees to babysit her former professor’s child—unaware she might become the boy’s new favorite plaything.
 
The egotistical writer of a self-published, self-indulgent horror magazine who follows a lead to a house where a family was murdered, and the mur-derer who still resides there.
 
In the depths of a swamp, children are seen carrying body parts to an island covered in satin, and the woman who lies at its center, gorging herself on their fleshy tributes.
 
A family fractured by hate and distrust come to discover that the grandfa-ther clock they’ve purchased is chiming out madness at the midnight hour, causing their love and hate to come together in one hideous, parasitic union.
 
From the darkest violence to the blackest humor, The Blood of Before is a glimpse into the horrors that led up to the Trauma and continue to affect the world of The Bones of the Earth.