Pre-Order Melzer's "Escape" And Hit The Mother Lode! by J.C. Hutchins


My friend and fellow author James Melzer debuted some terrific news today, and I wanted to share it with you fine peeps. Melzer is the author of Escape: A Zombie Chronicles Novel, the first book in a trilogy that combines zombies and government conspiracies. It'll be in bookstores later this year.

To whet your appetite for that novel, Melzer is rewarding folks who pre-order Escape by sending them an exclusive excerpt of the novel months before it's released ... and he's sending pre-order customers The Mother Load, a massively awesome horror/suspense short story anthology Melzer commissioned for this promotion.

is an eBook collection of never-before published stories from six great authors, including Mur LaffertyS.G. BrowneDavid MoodyWayne SimmonsMatt Wallace, and Jeremy C. Shipp. It's available to anyone who pre-orders Escape starting today -- Friday, February 25, 2011 -- and right up until Escape's release on December 6, 2011.


Wanna support Melzer? Awesome. Here's the rules:

The only way folks can get their hands on this eBook collection is by pre-ordering Escape at any of the following online retailers: Amazon (Print Edition)Amazon (Kindle Edition)Amazon UKAmazon CanadaBorders.com, and Indigo Canada.

People must forward their purchase receipts to EscapeNovel@Gmail.com. Within 24 hours, they'll receive a .zip file containing The Mother Load anthology in .mobi, .epub and PDF formats for their eReaders. An exclusive text excerpt of Escape is included in this file.

Learn more about Escape at Melzer's website. Here are some great things two great writers are saying about Melzer's work:

"This is the 1984 of zombie novels" -- Scott Sigler, New York Times Bestselling author of Ancestor and Contagious

“Just when you think you know where it’s going, Melzer kicks you in the balls and turns everything on its head. Escape will take you to the edge and leave you wanting more.” -- David Moody, author of Hater, Autumn, and Dog Blood

So what are you waiting for? Support my friend and fellow author James Melzer by pre-ordering a copy of Escape today! With that anthology and excerpt of the book that'll soon arrive in your inbox as reward, you'll feel like you've hit the mother lode!


"Personal Effects: Dark Art" Book Trailer #3: Victor Miller by J.C. Hutchins

My groundbreaking "vlurb" book trailer series for Personal Effects: Dark Art continues with this installment from living horror legend Victor Miller. This is the man who wrote the original Friday the 13th, and created Jason Voorhees, the iconic slayer who's chopped his way from Crystal Lake to Manhattan to Hell ... and back again. I am humbled and honored to have Victor appear here. He read the book. He enjoyed it. And he has a few things to say to you. Listen well, take his advice ... and stick around after the end credits for a nice surprise.

Co-producer/editor Michael Bekemeyer gets continued mad props for his brilliance in the cutting room. Find the first two trailers here.

Please spread the word about this ongoing, groundbreaking video promotion by embedding the video on your blog. Email this page to friends. Tweet it. Facebook it. If you think this video is worthy of sharing, please do what you can to spread the word.

So click play. Crank it up. Be afraid of The Dark.

More videos are coming. Personal Effects: Dark Art. In bookstores everywhere this June. Pre-order now.