Servant of the Red Quill available 01-02-15


Servant of the Red Quill
Servant of the Red Quill

Servant of the Red Quill is the follow-up to Terry M. West’s haunting period piece, The Giving of Things Cold & Cursed. The star of both tales is Baker Johnson, a flawed, British psychical researcher living in New York city in the 1920’s. The first tale in the Baker Johnson series received glowing reviews and was read by many fans of classical Gothic horror.

Servant of the Red Quill takes place in 1927, two years after the events of The Giving of Things Cold & Cursed. Baker Johnson has turned his back on the paranormal field and he spends his days drunk and in the company of  questionable women. When Baker is approached by the attorney of a powerful man, the psychical researcher is reluctantly pulled into a case involving a troubled family in Yonkers. Jeremiah Simms, a wealthy collector of haunted objects, has acquired a rare tome penned by the infamous Marquis de Sade. Titled Servant of the Red Quill, this cursed book unleashes an evil spirit that threatens to destroy the Simms family. Baker must face a cunning and powerful demon to save the innocent. But the deadliest demons of this battle lie within Baker.

This new 11,000 word novelette will be released on Amazon Kindle on 01-02-15 with a paperback version to follow. It has a price of $1.99. West also recently announced a third Baker Johnson story, Weird Tales of the Dark Prophet. While a release date or details of the third entry haven’t been announced, West did confide that the legendary HP Lovecraft would be appearing in the tale.

You can pre-order Servant of the Red Quill here!


Heroin in the Magic Now cover
Heroin in the Magic Now cover
HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW is not for the easily offended!

Horror author and HFM managing editor Terry M. West celebrated the release of his highly anticipated horror novella today. Heroin in the Magic Now, described as a dark, paranormal cross between Breaking Bad and True Blood, is now available on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats.

Synopsis: HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW explores pain and hell. The story is set in a dark make-believe New York. The Night Things have climbed onto our shores from the shadows and they are now part of the system. Gary Hack, a down on his luck exploitation film director with an appetite for heroin, finds himself working in the dangerous world of monster fetish videos.  Gary is made an offer he can’t refuse by Johnny Stücke, an immortal crime boss. The video Johnny envisions could be the greatest zombie fetish film ever created. But it could also ignite an apocalypse that could destroy the city. HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW is original, startling and brutal. BONUS: Included with the first tale is a lengthy preview of HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW 2.

Early reviews have been extremely kind. As we cautioned in an earlier post about this book, it is a dark and extreme tale and it is not recommended for minors or the easily offended. But if you are ready for a true tale of horror, order here!


Check out the book trailer: