Bloody Valentine, Torment and Beasts released by Crossroads Press
Crossroads Press has released Bloody Valentine, Torment and Beasts as eBooks, now available on Amazon, Barnes and Nobel, Google Play, and for iBook. This brings to five the number of my Zebra titles that Crossroads has re-issued. Once again, I’m quite happy with the covers. Each represents the book fairly accurately, and each somehow manages to capture the flavor (read luridness) or the originals and their 1980s horror appeal.
Beasts is the earliest of the titles, originally published in 1989, my second novel. Bloody Valentine and Torment were the 11th and 12th books I wrote for Zebra, the last two of my novels that were published under my own name (Stephen R. George), Torment in 1993, Bloody Valentine in 1994. My subsequent horror novels appeared under the pseudonym Jack Ellis. Both novels were part of a four-book deal with Zebra, signed toward the end of the horror boom that had exploded in the 1980s. Both are “ghost” stories of a sort, though Bloody Valentine has more of the weirdness I tend to enjoy, with an FBI experiment in profiling at its core. My original title for Bloody Valentine was “The Profile Experiment”. Although I offered a number of alternate titles, Zebra settled on Bloody Valentine, which I’ve retained for the digital re-issue. Torment was my original title for that book, as was Beasts.
Crossroads Press cover artist for all titles is David Dodd, who each time out seems to capture the essence of the books without losing their 1980s horror heritage. I like them all.