Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s been about three months since I released THE GRIND SHOW and I’m happy to report that it’s still doing great–so thanks to all of you for your support. While the sequel is still in the works, it’s with great pleasure that I write to inform you that I have just published my second novel, CRUDE SUNLIGHT. I started writing this book way back in 2007, and it’s been through about six or seven major drafts since then. It’s been tightened, edited and refined into the lean, mean, scary machine that it is today, and I think you’re going to love it.
Here’s the premise: 
Down in the depths below Buffalo’s abandoned State Insane Asylum the shadows writhe and wait, hungry for a new cycle of revenge and despair. Into their web of madness disapears Henry, forcing his older brother to begin a search that will lead Thomas into the darkest corners of his soul. For the dangers that lurk in the interstices of Buffalo’s haunted heart care not for flesh but for the substance of the spirit, the resilience of the mind and the strength of one’s will to survive–and Thomas, fleeing as he is his own troubled life, soon finds his very sense of self under attack.

Accompanied by Julia, his younger brother’s tormented ex-girlfriend, Thomas forces himself to walk the same downward spiral that claimed Henry. But the hunger that Henry awoke has broken stronger men than Thomas, shattered their minds and consumed them whole in the darkness. What hope does Thomas have in the face of such ravening despair?

Crude Sunlight
If you have a penchant for psychological horror, if you enjoyed the spine-tingling style of SILENT HILL and THE RING, or are a huge fan of such authors as Shirley Jackson or Caitlin R. Kiernan, I think this will be right up your alley. Even if tales of the macabre aren’t your style, I just wanted to share that my second book is now officially out, and that things are a-humming and a-rattling right along on my end. In fact, in a couple of weeks I’ll be releasing THRONE, a modern fairy-tale set in NYC, as dark as anything penned by the original Brothers Grimm.
So yes! If you’re curious, head on over to Amazon to take a look at CRUDE SUNLIGHT, of which famed author and Publisher’s Weekly reviewer Jeff Vandermeer wrote: 
A promising first novel from an interesting stylist with a lot of atmosphere and chills.”

Thanks and I would love to hear what you think!

Happy reading,

Phil Tucker