Guest Post: Hunter’s Trap, by Anne Michaud

A very good friend of mine is launching her new book and I said she could take over my blog for today. Anne LOVES dark things and never grew up. She never stopped listening to gothic, industrial and alternative bands like the ones she listened to when she was fifteen. She loves to read horror and dystopia and fantasy, where doom and gloom drip from the pages. She was supposed to make films, and had a few listed on festival programs but decided to write short stories, novelettes and novels instead, and has been printed in a dozen anthologies and magazines since.

The blog is all yours, mon ami.

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Merci Darkey!!!!

I wrote Hunter’s Trap two years and a half ago, for some new print press opening their doors to unagented authors; it got to the final round but ended up rejected, for reasons unknown. In between the ten queried agents, seven asked for the full manuscript to read; bold, daring and creepy as hell were mentioned attributes, but none of them bit the bait. So I let the book rest, thinking it could always be suggested as a second project in case an agent decided to represent me and asked to read something else that was ready.

And then, things happened, things that made me realize that maybe I don’t always play well with others, maybe I do have a tendency to want things my way, and maybe I want more creative control over my books. And why shouldn’t I want it all? Ten years of working hard, getting cramps from twisted fingers for luck, sacrificing a virgin every full moon spells for someone else to change my writer’s life… until I got fed up and decided to take charge.

So I founded Sad Ghost Press – an adequate imagery reflecting the main theme throughout my books. I’m scared, I’m a tad melancholy and a lot excited, because on September 9th, 2014, HUNTER’S TRAP will hit the virtual shelves and be available for people to read. My way, the way I want it.

 

Hunter's trap-FINAL FRONTSeventeen-year-old Dayton Mulligan is stuck looking after his little brother Jeremy when their father goes off on his annual hunting trip. But when Dad’s last phone call ends in a shotgun blast, it’s enough to send both boys out into a blizzard to search for him.

Caught in the killer weather, Dayton and Jeremy take refuge in an abandoned hunting cabin, which isn’t as empty as it first seems. A ghost inhabits its walls and promises to reveal the truth behind their father’s disappearance, but the brothers doubt their host’s sincerity as the spirit demonstrates its hatred for anyone who trespasses on its land.

Far from the safety of civilization, Dayton must swallow his fears, fight for himself and for his family before it’s too late and Hunter’s Trap claims them all, forever.

 

 

Goodreads giveaway ending on October 10th: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/103358-hunter-s-trap
Twitter: @annecmichaud
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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

2 Responses to Guest Post: Hunter’s Trap, by Anne Michaud

  1. Anne Michaud says:

    Thanks for letting me invade your blog, oh Dark One:)

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