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.

The Blood of Before – Week One Reveal

The Blood of Before is an upcoming horror anthology that is directly connected to The Bones of the Earth series.

To help announce its release, we will be sharing sketches of the illustrations that accompany each terrifying tale in the anthology.

Tonight, I give you the Coffin Queen by Hannah Graff.

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

https://www.goodreads.com/series/157691-the-bones-of-the-earth

“The Bones of the Earth” and “The Three Heretics” – Major Updates

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Hello,

I just wanted to let everyone know that both books, The Bones of the Earth and The Three Heretics, have received updates. Between the two of them, hundreds of errors and small improvements have been made. I expect this to be the final update to both of the books. Amazon should have already pushed out updates for Bones to previous owners; Heretics will *hopefully* have its updates sent out soon.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Every aspect of self-publishing has been a learning process for me, and it has taken some time to put together the right team of people to ensure this series is of the highest quality.

For those who have purchased paperbacks of either book, I… suck. I can’t patch those. But I can provide you with the updated eBooks. Also, I would be happy to give any of you the eBook of The Blood of Before for free when it is released later this year/early next year. Just contact me anyway you like, and I’ll be happy to hook you up and shower you in praise and apologies 😀

As for updates to other things:

The Blood of Before is going to be edited soon. Hannah and I have the cover planned out, and Hannah is going to be creating images to accompany each story. These images will be included in the novel.

The Cult of the Worm, Book Three, is coming along nicely. No reason why it won’t be out near year at some point.

Expect an announcement of a Kickstarter for the series very soon. Need to put the finishing touches on it.

Also, expect some marketing for the series now that the two books have been prettied up.

And finally, it’s looking like Bones and Heretics are going to be stocked in some local bookstores around here! Fingers crossed.

Scott