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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Writing Updates for August 2018—Out now, coming soon, and the future!

Hey! It's been a very long time since my last update here. In fact, I've only posted two updates this year so far—and it's already August! So, I wanted to write something for those who don't follow me on Twitter and Facebook or don't follow the email newsletter. (Do it, you know you want to!) I'll make it quick, I swear!

A Boy Possessed is out now! Do you like The Exorcist? Are you a fan of my supernatural books, like Her Suffering and Madness at Madison Mall? If so, then I think you'll like this one. Scattershot is now available for pre-order, releasing on September 13th. (the day after my birthday *wink, wink*) If you've been waiting for my return to extreme horror, this is it. It's a very violent and disturbing book. If you're not into serial killers, I'll be releasing a new cannibal horror book titled City of Hunger on October 11th. Off the top of my head, you can think of it as Children of the Corn meets The Hills Have Eyes. This one is also very gruesome.

In November, I should be releasing a book titled Dr. Sadist. This is another standalone book in my 'Snuff Network' series, which includes Mr. Snuff and Ms. Vengeance. You do not have to read the previous books in order to read this one, though. That's the great thing about standalones. Dr. Sadist will be my longest book to date. And, it will most likely be my most violent book ever. I'm not trying to hype it up, I'm just telling it how it is. The first six chapters alone are incredibly violent. Keep your eyes peeled for this one.

In December, I might be taking a little break from the horror genre. I wrote a book earlier this year about a teacher who tries to find justice for a student who was attacked in a school bathroom. It has similar tones to my book The Law of Retaliation, but it's mostly a dark and disturbing mystery book. But, if you enjoy my books, I think you'll still like this one. It has some very violent surprise that I don't want you to miss and I just think it's a great story. Please give it a chance when it releases.

I'm still undecided when it comes to 2019, although I already have a book written for next year. Part of me wants to experiment with new subgenres within extreme horror, part of me wants to continue writing some of the same old stuff ("if it ain't broken, yadda yadda..."), and part of me wants to write bigger, more daring books, meaning I would stick to the same formula but make the books more epic. Of course, if I went with the latter, that would probably mean I couldn't release a book every month next year. So, I have some decisions to make.

Regardless, I think 2019 is going to be a good year. And I hope you've enjoyed my releases so far this year. Thanks for reading! I always appreciate it!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Writing Updates for March 2018—New Releases and a Big Sale!

Hey! It's been a while since the last update, but I actually have some news to share. Be warned: if you follow my Facebook page, you probably already know all of this.

So, on March 22nd, I'm releasing my next book, Grandfather's House. The book follows Malcolm, a sixteen-year-old troublemaker who is sent to live with his grandparents after a prank goes wrong. Malcolm initially believes the stay will be simple. His hopes are shattered after he bumps heads with his grandfather, Ronald O'Donnell. And, unfortunately for Malcolm, Ronald is a staunch supporter of corporal punishment. His grandfather plans on disciplining Malcolm in order to 'save' him from himself. This is my longest book to date. It has more buildup than any of my previous books, but I think the climax is worth it.

On April 19th, I'll be releasing Party Games. This novel follows a group of estranged friends who gather at a cabin in the woods for a reunion party. Their party is interrupted by a charming young man named Chase Bowen, who happens to be stranded due to a broken-down car. Chase is allowed to join the party while he waits for a mechanic. Chase has different plans for the partygoers, though. He wants to play 'party games.' In his version of these games, however, there are sadistic consequences for losing. This is a violent novel inspired by Michael Haneke's Funny Games.

I'm already preparing May's book, too. I'm still tinkering with the title, though. The book is sort of like a cross between Natural Born Killers and I Saw The Devil, two amazing films. It might be one of my most violent novels to date. I'll share more details soon, but it's still a few months away. Keep your eyes peeled for that.

I'm also having a big sale right now. You can buy several of my books for $0.99/£0.99. Check out the deals below and thanks for reading!

The Social Media Murders
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071WMPY14/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071WMPY14/

Cannibal Creek
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZH9DT1/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073ZH9DT1/

Spit and Die
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075HYNTR2/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B075HYNTR2/

Butcher Road
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EQ43JZI/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EQ43JZI/

Camp Blaze
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCNISXU/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NCNISXU/

Her Suffering
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0776Z658J/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0776Z658J/

Ms. Vengeance
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0769XS5PT/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0769XS5PT/

Rotten Apples
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074SYLX28/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074SYLX28/

The Abuse of Ashley Collins
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N34P5NS/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N34P5NS/

Mr. Snuff
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DJE9W52/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DJE9W52/

Jon Athan
@Jonny_Athan

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Writing Updates for January 2018—New Year, New Books

Happy New Year! Yeah, I know: I'm two weeks late. Better late than never, right? Anyway, I have some quick updates for those of you who don't follow my Facebook page. (You really should like my page, though.)

Our Dead Girlfriend is out on January 18th. The novel follows a group of teenagers who discover the dead body of a female high school student in the woods. Although frightened and uncertain, instead of reporting the body to the police, the boys decide to keep the fresh corpse as their girlfriend. This is as much as horror story as it is a story about adolescence, friendship, envy, and loneliness. If you were a fan of Mason's Television, I think you'll enjoy this one.

Sympathy for the Widow will release on February 15th. In this novel, Trevor Morrison is murdered at the back of a bus. His killer, Mario Flores, is found not guilty by reasons of insanity and sent to a psychiatric facility. After eight years, Mario is released and he rebuilds his life: he gets a good job, he marries a faithful woman, and he has a beautiful child. Naomi, Trevor's widow, has some sinister plans for Mario, though. She captures him and his family and plans on torturing them until she finds an answer to her question: was Mario actually mentally unstable when he killed Trevor or did he fake it? This is a tale of extreme horror and vengeance. If you were a fan of The Law of Retaliation, this one is for you.

At Grandfather's House will likely release on March 22nd. This is my longest book to date. It follows Malcolm, a teenager with a knack for trouble. After a 'prank' lands him in serious trouble, he's sent away to live with his grandparents while while his mother attempts to save him from expulsion and criminal charges. Malcolm believes the stay will be easy—a vacation of sorts—but then he bumps heads with his grandfather, a stern, violent man... Although this book uses a slightly slower pace, this is for fans of The Abuse of Ashley Collins.

I already have books planned for April and May, but I'll share more on those later. Keep your eyes peeled for future updates. And, thanks for the support. 2017 was a fantastic year for me and I hope 2018 is better. I wish you the best, too! Keep reading!

Until next time,
Jon Athan
@Jonny_Athan
Buy it now for $2.99 or read it through Kindle Unlimited!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Writing Updates for November 2017—New Releases and 2018's First Books!

Hello! It's finally time for another update. As usual, I'm going to try to keep it short and sweet.

Starting with new releases, Ms. Vengeance is out on November 23rd, 2017. The novel follows Mizuki 'Misty' Himura, an artist who is brutalized by a pack of thugs in an alley. After a long recovery, she dedicates her life to exacting her vengeance and punishing the sex offenders in her city. If you're a fan of classic exploitation films from the 70s and 80s, I think you'll like this one. On December 21st, I'll be releasing Her Suffering, a disturbing supernatural horror novel about a young woman who is sexually assaulted by a malevolent entity. If you enjoyed my previous supernatural books, like Madness at Madison Mall or In the Name of the Devil, this one is for you.

The first quarter of 2018 has already been scheduled, although I'm still re-writing and editing some of the drafts. On January 18th, 2018, I'll be releasing Our Dead Girlfriend. The book follows a group of teenage boys who discover a fresh dead body in the woods. After some deliberation, they decide to keep the body as their girlfriend. On February 15th, I plan on releasing Sympathy for the Widow. (I might change the title.) The book is a horror-thriller about a widow who seeks vengeance against the man who 'got away' with her husband's murder through an insanity defense. It's one of the most violent novels I've ever written—expect the unexpected.

In March 2018, I hope to release a novel about a teenager who is sent to live with his grandfather after a prank lands him in serious trouble. He finds himself bumping heads with the man. And, to his dismay, he finds that his grandfather is not afraid to punish him. I have a title for the book already, but I'm not ready to release it. I've also completed two other first drafts for 2018, but I'll share more when we get closer to those dates.

I've kept myself busy for the past few months. I spend eight to ten hours a weekday writing, editing, and proofreading. I spent another ten hours on the weekends doing the same. I really work every day. I am exhausted, but I'm also grateful. Thank you for reading my books. I truly appreciate it. If you have the opportunity, please take a few minutes and leave a review on the last book you read of mine. It helps more than you can imagine.

Thanks again,
Jon Athan
@Jonny_Athan
Buy it now for $2.99!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Halloween Horror Book Sale 2017 | Week 2

It's time for the second week of the Halloween sale. From October 25th to October 31st, you can buy most of my 2017 horror novels for $0.99/£0.99 each. (Rotten Apples and Spit and Die aren't included in this sale. They're still new!) Check out the deals below! (Please check the price before purchasing!)

The Law of Retaliation
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072VP8KTM/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B072VP8KTM/

Cannibal Creek
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073ZH9DT1/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073ZH9DT1/

The Abuse of Ashley Collins
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N34P5NS/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N34P5NS/

The Social Media Murders
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071WMPY14/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071WMPY14/

Madness at Madison Mall
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071L6XR8Z/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B071L6XR8Z/

Erotomaniac
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XRHXPK2/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XRHXPK2/

Mason's Television
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WLKRR1B/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WLKRR1B/

Camp Blaze
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NCNISXU/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01NCNISXU/

Bad Appetites
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MQM16SE/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MQM16SE/

I hope you've enjoyed these deals. Let me know if you bought anything so I can personally thank you, too. Also, please share this with any friends who might be interested. It helps a lot!

Thanks for reading!
Jon Athan
@Jonny_Athan
On sale now for $0.99/£0.99!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Halloween Horror Book Sale 2017 | Week 1

Hey! It's time for the annual Halloween book sale. From October 19th to October 25th, you can buy all of my 2016 horror novels for $0.99/£0.99 each. Already own them? Well, most of my 2017 horror novels will be on sale during Week 2 of this sale, which begins October 25th. (I'll post another update on that day.) Check out the deals below! (Please check the price before purchasing!)

A Family of Violence
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G2IVIL8
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G2IVIL8

Butcher Road 
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EQ43JZI/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EQ43JZI/

Mr. Snuff 
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DJE9W52/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01DJE9W52/

A Psycho and his Disciple 
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KG6F728
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01KG6F728

Captives and Captors
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HAGVSAC/
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HAGVSAC/

The Harbinger of Vengeance
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B019Y6335Y/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B019Y6335Y/

In the Name of the Devil
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B6K4VWK/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01B6K4VWK/

Land of the Deviant
US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MEERLQP
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MEERLQP

Sinister Syndromes
US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CGVYX3K/
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01CGVYX3K/

Again, keep your eyes peeled for an update on next week's sale as well as my upcoming release Spit and Die. Hope you enjoy the sale!

Thanks for reading!
Jon Athan
@Jonny_Athan
On sale now for $0.99/£0.99!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Writing Updates for August 2017—Still writing!

Hey! It's been a while since the last update, hasn't it? Well, here it is! I'll try to keep it short and simple.

Let's start with new releases. My latest horror-thriller, The Law of Retaliation, released a few weeks ago. It's a brutal, fast-paced novel for fans of revenge stories. If you haven't read it, you should definitely give it a peek. At the end of this month, I'll also be releasing Cannibal Creek for Kindle. Can't wait that long? Well, you can buy the paperback for $9.99 right now! If you love hardcore slashers, don't miss this one. It features some of my most detailed, gruesome death scenes.

Next month, I'll be releasing a book titled Rotten Apples. The book follows a pair of brothers, Jacob and Kevin. On Jacob's thirteenth birthday, he discovers Kevin is a serial killer. Kevin doesn't hurt Jacob, though. Instead, Kevin tries to teach him about the world in order to mold him into a serial killer. Jacob, however, struggles with his conscience. The story asks: can one rotten apple spoil the whole barrel? You'll find out on September 28th when this book releases.

In October, I'll be releasing another slasher tentatively titled Saliva. (That title will change before release.) The book follows two groups of friends who become stranded on a desolate Texas road. On that road, they find themselves targeted by a deranged serial killer who wants to drink their saliva. Sick, right? In November, I'm releasing a big book—a special book. It's about a woman who was wronged—to put it lightly—by a gang of men. She decides to get her vengeance the old fashioned way: vigilante justice. I already know December's book, too. I'll share more on that at a later date, though.

I've already finished the first draft for the first two books of 2018 and I'm working on the outline for the third book now. So, as you can see, I'm still writing. I hope you've been enjoying the books. As usual, thanks for reading. Your support has been invaluable!

Until next time,
Jon Athan
@Jonny_Athan

Pre-order now! Out August 31st!