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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
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