I’ve signed the contract, and it’s official … I have something new to be thankful for on this, the eve of another Thanksgiving. I have a new novel coming out next year.

Post Mortem Press, publisher of SHRIEKS & SHIVERS (“Center Stage Sideshow”), THE GHOST IS THE MACHINE (“The Talent’s in the Bones) and my first novel, LOSING TOUCH, will be releasing my next novel, THE BLACKENING OF FLESH, sometime during 2016.

It’s June 1984. Jared Dix just graduated from Brickton High School, where he never fit in and never had any friends. He doesn’t know what he wants to do with his life, but is content, in his first summer of freedom, to be a delivery boy for Isringhausen’s Pharmacy.

Then he meets Monica, a slightly older college girl who is fascinated with his house because of its dark history.

Fifty-four years earlier, the Dix house was the site of a grisly massacre in which the Capone Gang wiped out the Cerutti Mob, a rival in the bootlegging game. It was a crime unknown to the history books until Monica puts the pieces together for a college paper. She never saw the inside of the house, though, until she meets Jared, who lets her in.

But then Jared’s brother, sister, and parents start acting not themselves, and strange bruises emerge on their skin that don’t look like bruises at all. It is then that Jared finds that a bloody chapter of local history is creeping into the present, and its up to him to make sure it doesn’t go any further.

J. Michael Major, Lovey Award-winning author of ONE MAN’S CASTLE says: “THE BLACKENING OF FLESH is a masterful blend of ghost story, gangster tale, and coming of age story all wrapped within a frightening, surreal cocoon of horror.”

I hope you feel the same way. THE BLACKENING OF FLESH is coming. I always say: “don’t wish your life away”, but right now, from where I’m sitting? 2016 can’t come fast enough.

Christian A. Larsen is the author of LOSING TOUCH, featuring a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Piers Anthony, now available in paperback and ebook formats from Post Mortem Press.

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