Praise for Don't Stand So Close
"Eric Red brings his considerable talent as a screenwriter to bear on this powerful tale of sexual adventure and teenage turmoil. Erotic and suspenseful, breathlessly narrated, incisively characterised, Don't Stand So Close had me in its grip until I finished it at a single sitting."
—Ramsey Campbell, author of The Grin of the Dark
"Don't Stand So Close is a riveting coming-of-age thriller. Heartbreaking, nail-biting, compelling and deeply insightful. Highly recommended for any teen who stands with one foot in the shadows."
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay
Short Scary Tales
July 2012, 278 pp.
$14.00 (Bad Moon Books) | Amazon | SST (UK)
Acclaimed horror director and writer Eric Red has released his first novel, Don't Stand So Close, with Short Scary Tales, and the book has already been getting positive attention. Dread Central did this write-up, while JoBlo raved, "carnally charged, wildly unforeseen and addictive page-turner about a teenager's torrid affair with his dangerously perverted new English teacher. Equal parts humorous, sordidly sexy and ever suspenseful, DON'T STAND SO CLOSE is a must read for not just horny teens, but for aficionados of well written horror fiction as well!" We expect Eric will continue to generate more fantastic coverage for his novel.
About the Book:
When handsome 17-year-old Matt Poe moves to a rural town in Iowa, he is the new kid in school. An outsider who can't fit in, his only friend is his beautiful and sympathetic teacher, Linda Hayden. The older woman is the first to take an interest in him, helping him adjust to the community and keep his grades up. Matt can't help falling hard for Linda and what begins with a kiss becomes a torrid, secret affair. But his teacher is a lot more than he bargained for and the kid's wildest dream becomes his worst nightmare. The only people who can save Matt are his two classmates, Grace McCormack and Rusty Shaw. But the three of them are in way over their heads against an evil adult trying to make sure they stay after class permanently.
About the Author:
Eric Red is a Los Angeles based motion picture screenwriter, director and author. His original scripts include The Hitcher for Tri Star, Near Dark for DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, Blue Steel for MGM and the western The Last Outlaw for HBO. He directed and wrote the crime film Cohen and Tate for Hemdale, Body Parts for Paramount, Undertow for Showtime, Bad Moon for Warner Bros. and the ghost story 100 Feetfor Grand Illusions Entertainment. He created and wrote the Sci-Fi/Horror comic series and graphic novel Containment for IDW Publishing. Eric's recent published horror and suspense short stories include "The Buzzard" in Weird Tales magazine, "Little Nasties" in Shroud magazine, "In the Mix" in Dark Delicacies III: Haunted anthology and "Past Due" in Mulholland Books' Popcorn Fiction. His short stories "Colorblind" and "Curfew" will be appear, respectively, in an upcoming issue of Cemetery Dance magazine and the Peep Show, Volume 2 anthology.
This Saturday, July 7 at 1pm, Eric will do a signing at Mystery Ink in Huntington Beach, CA, and just did one over at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA. We look forward to his special appearance at KillerCon IV and know many of you will be anxious to meet him, as well :-)