Red (Halloween 2005)
A novel by James A. Moore
Introduction by Simon Clark
Cover and signature page art by Edward Miller
land along the shore of Black Stone Bay is filled with sharp, dark
granite teeth for which the area gets its name. From its cliff walk
along the black sand to the mansions and manors that date back hundreds
of years, the town has all the charm anyone could hope for and all
the wealth anyone could ever need. For the most part, the people
of Black Stone Bay are happy with their lots in life.
Halloween in Black Stone Bay is usually a celebration. This Halloween,
however, there's a chill in the air that has nothing to do with
the coming of autumn and the death of the year. This year, the children
dressed as monsters, clowns, and cowboys will be fighting for their
lives and hiding wherever they can. This year, the beaches of Black
Stone Bay will be washed in the blood of its people and the streets
will be strewn with their mortal remains.
Night after night, the people of Black Stone Bay will learn the
meaning of fear, and grow to dread the setting sun...
With an Introduction by
BLOOD RED is James A. Moore's first hardcover and first limited
edition release, and the first novel in our Halloween series! There
is NO other edition of BLOOD RED planned.
|Traycased Lettered Edition
|500 numbered hardcovers, bound in red cloth
with black foil stamping to the spine and front board, and signed
by the author
|15 lettered, slipcased hardcovers, book and
slipcase completely hand made using the finest materials, with
silk ribbon page marker, and signed by James Moore, Simon Clark,
and artist Edward Miller
Read an excerpt from BLOOD RED for free!
Read the prologue to BLOOD RED for free! The attached story, BLOOD
TIDE, was released as a limited edition chapbook at World Horror
Convention 2005, and is not included in the novel.
"James Moore may be one of the best kept secrets in horror
fiction, but I think the secret is finally getting out. His latest
novel is certainly indicative of a mature and confident talent.
He tackles vampires this time, but not the uncertain, introspective,
and sometimes romantic vampires that fill much recent horror fiction.
His are downright nasty, and there are a lot of them, and they're
about to escape into our world just in time to make Halloween in
one small town more than just a scary holiday. Moore mixes traditional
devices with innovative ones, and never lets the tension settle
down once the plot gets thoroughly underway. For those of us who
like our vampires evil, Moore provides the real stuff."
"Moore has produced the literary equivalent of a B-movie.
It's fast moving with a good mix of sex, gore and laughs... Moore
knows how to keep the pages turning and the blood running. Sad,
introspective vampires in powdered wigs need not apply."
"Moore has woven together the best threads of vampire lore
with lust, power, and brutality to create a stunning work of bloodthirsty
horror thats not to be missed. The fast pacing and even writing
style combined with cutting if occasionally crude dialog keep the
pages turning at a brisk rate. Grab this treat, turn off the phone
and enjoy a refreshingly inventive take on the vampire tale."
Monsters and Critics
"The latest novel by the author of UNDER THE OVERTREE brings
his considerable storytelling talent to bear in this chillingly
gory tale. Moore's pacing is on target, his characters varied, and
his prose direct and powerful."
"BLOOD RED is a complex, imaginative, and deep vampire novel
that readers will believe will become a classic like Stephen Kings
SALEMS LOT. The characters are three dimensional and
even the vampires have the personality they had when they were alive
instead of becoming two-dimensional caricatures. James A. Moore
has proven with his latest novel that he is one of the grandmasters
of the horror genre."
Harriet Klausner, THE MIDWEST BOOK
BLOOD RED does what all the best vampire novels do; it shitcans
the stereotype and digs for blood beneath the skin.
Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column
BLOOD RED is required Halloween reading.
HORROR FICTION REVIEW
Moores contemporary vampire novel offers plenty of
traditional horror chills leavened with flashes of humor.
The comparisons to vintage Stephen King are justified. Brutal
and scary, BLOOD RED has restored my faith, not only in the vampire
subgenre, but in horror as a whole. BLOOD RED is a book to be savored,
one drop at a time.
Kealan Patrick Burke
Moore is a master storyteller who, in BLOOD RED, weaves an
incredibly rich tale about vampires without making it a vampire
There is so much to enjoy about BLOOD RED. Moore is powerfully
"His work stands toe-to-toe
with the best of King, Koontz, and McCammon. He's simply one of
the ten best authors working in the field today."
Garrett Peck, CEMETERY DANCE