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Trent Series Goes Out of Print

What’s that old expression, when one door closes another opens?

In the same week my newest novel, The Hungry Earth, is published, the Trent novels — Dying Is My Business and Die and Stay Dead — are now officially out of print.

This means the e-books are no longer available anywhere. However, you will still find some paperbacks for sale, probably at a deep discount, as St. Martin’s has the right to sell their leftover stock. I will continue to earn royalties on those sales, so feel free to buy them if you want.

I wish these books had found their audience, but alas, so many books never do. I’m grateful to St. Martin’s for taking a chance on the series, and on me. Now, onward and upward!

 

THE HUNGRY EARTH Releases Today!

Today’s the day! The Hungry Earth hits bookstores today! I’m so excited for everyone to read it!

The Hungry Earth is available in e-book, print, and audio (narrated by my dear friend Linda Jones)! You can order it from:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Powell’s

IndieBound

Or your favorite bookseller!

Here’s what people are saying about The Hungry Earth:

“Jack Finney meets Michael Crichton meets 21st century spores. Nicholas Kaufmann’s The Hungry Earth is a fast-paced thrill ride through a scarily plausible fungal nightmare.” — Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of Survivor Song and The Cabin at the End of the World

“Nicholas Kaufmann’s The Hungry Earth is required reading for anyone who loves tightly plotted horror. It’s a gleeful throwback to the best body horror of the ’80s, updated with a modern premise. His best work to date. Devour it, before it devours you!” — Sarah Langan, bestselling author of Good Neighbors

“If you’re like me, The Hungry Earth will make you squirm out of your skin. Nicholas Kaufmann offers up an unputdownable blend of gruesome body horror and fast-paced suspense that will have you looking suspiciously at mushrooms for a long time to come.” — Ray Garton, author of Live Girls and Ravenous

“Kaufmann’s The Hungry Earth is eco-horror at its finest. With vividly drawn characters and a protagonist you’ll want to follow through additional books, the plight of Sakima and its denizens resounds with emotional intensity and accelerates with the verve of the best medical thrillers. Visceral, detailed, impeccably researched. And all too real for comfort.” — John Hornor Jacobs, author of A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror

Grab your copy today!

GIVING THE DEVIL HIS DUE Out Now!

On sale today, September 1st, from Running Wild Press! Giving the Devil His Due, edited by Rebecca Brewer, is a charity anthology that features a brand-new, original story by me called “Daughter of Echidna.” 100% of the net proceeds will go to supporting The Pixel Project’s anti-violence against women programs, campaigns, and resources. Here is the publisher’s description:

What if a young girl had the power to stop her tyrannical father from battering her mother ever again?

What if a student had a secret weapon to end sexual assault by her predatory professor permanently?

What if a housewife had unusual means to get back at her controlling husband and walk away from her marriage alive?

In Giving the Devil His Due, the Pixel Project’s first charity anthology, sixteen acclaimed fantasy, science fiction, and horror authors take readers on an unforgettable journey to alternative worlds where men who abuse and murder women and girls meet their comeuppance in uncanny ways.

Featuring stories from Stephen Graham Jones, Christina Henry, Peter Tieryas, Kelley Armstrong, Linda D. Addison, Hillary Monahan, and more, Giving the Devil His Due presents sixteen stories that will make you think about the importance of justice for the victims of gender-based violence, how rare this justice is in our own world, and why we need to end violence against women once and for all.

You can purchase the book in paperback or e-book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powells, Bookshop, direct from the publisher, or from your favorite bookseller. Sixteen great stories for one great cause!

THE HUNGRY EARTH Available for Pre-order!

My new novel, The Hungry Earth, coming October 5th, is now available for pre-order!

Sakima, New York, a sleepy, idyllic city nestled in the Hudson Valley, a place where everyone knows each other, families look after the highly prized community garden, and the crime rate is so low that Dr. Laura Powell, the police department’s medical examiner, spends most of her time tending to her own private medical practice.

That changes drastically the day a local high school student is found dead, an apparent suicide. Called in to perform the autopsy, Laura uncovers a strange growth inside the body, composed of a mysterious substance she can’t identify. Enlisting the aid of her scientist ex-boyfriend, Booker Coates, Laura launches an investigation that leads to a horrifying discovery.

Something deadly has taken root in Sakima, an organism whose toxic influence spreads like a disease through the population, dangerously altering minds and dominating wills, a ruthless intelligence that demands obedience. As more and more townspeople fall under its control, forming violent mobs to seek out those who remain uninfected, Laura and Booker must find a way to stop it before they become its next victims. But how can they stop something they don’t understand?

With The Hungry Earth, Nicholas Kaufmann, co-author of the bestselling horror novel 100 Fathoms Below with Steven L. Kent, launches a chilling new series of science thrillers featuring Medical Examiner Laura Powell.

Reviews

“Jack Finney meets Michael Crichton meets 21st century spores. Nicholas Kaufmann’s The Hungry Earth is a fast-paced thrill ride through a scarily plausible fungal nightmare.” — Paul Tremblay, bestselling author of Survivor Song and The Cabin at the End of the World

“Nicholas Kaufmann’s The Hungry Earth is required reading for anyone who loves tightly plotted horror. It’s a gleeful throwback to the best body horror of the ’80s, updated with a modern premise. His best work to date. Devour it, before it devours you!” — Sarah Langan, bestselling author of Good Neighbors

“If you’re like me, The Hungry Earth will make you squirm out of your skin. Nicholas Kaufmann offers up an unputdownable blend of gruesome body horror and fast-paced suspense that will have you looking suspiciously at mushrooms for a long time to come.” — Ray Garton, author of Live Girls and Ravenous

“Kaufmann’s The Hungry Earth is eco-horror at its finest. With vividly drawn characters and a protagonist you’ll want to follow through additional books, the plight of Sakima and its denizens resounds with emotional intensity and accelerates with the verve of the best medical thrillers. Visceral, detailed, impeccably researched. And all too real for comfort.” — John Hornor Jacobs, author of A Lush and Seething Hell: Two Tales of Cosmic Horror

I’m very excited about this one! You can pre-order the e-book edition at AmazonBarnes & Noble, Kobo, Google Play, and Apple Books! Pre-order the paperback at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, or your favorite bookseller!

 

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