Friday, March 13, 2015

Red Hood: The Hunt

The first book in the Urban Fairytales series, Red Hood: The Hunt is published!

On March 12, 2015 my eBook, Red Hood: The Hunt, was added at! Plus as always, print on demand paperbacks are available too!

I've loved twisting myths and legends in a few of my SciFi and Paranormal series Like the Valkyrie Chronicles, Drakon, and The Bridge, so I got to thinking. What if I do a series of twisted fairytales with a modern, urban fantasy spin on them. A re-imagining of them in an exciting format.

This premiere book of the series, Red Hood: The Hunt, takes place where a third of the world's population are cursed to become mindless killing beasts, werewolves, on the full moon. It shows how the modern world copes with it and the people who defend those not yet infected by the lycan contagion in walled cities.


Detective Daria McQueen is a homicide detective most of the time, until the moon is full. Three nights a month she stands at the gates with the rest of the Seattle police department to defend it against the packs of ravening werewolves intent on killing the Clean Blood humans in the city. Daria has a unique perspective, when she was a small child, she watched her family killed in front of her and her sister infected by the curse, while she sat in the panic-cage in their house.

She discovers a breach of the wall while on perimeter patrol and saves a family from three werewolves. Daria winds up being saved from a fate worse than death by a Wolf Hunter in a billowing red cloak. Someone she believed to be nothing but an urban legend. The Red Hood, Maireni Damaschin. The mysterious woman seems to possess inhuman abilities and seems wolf-like herself.

They are pulled into a tangled web of deception that goes back centuries, which could spell the end to Clean Bloods and throw the world into servitude. ---

I'm planning to release a new Urban Fairytale book every couple months, the next being based on Snow White, Snow: The White Crow.

I have the best readers in the universe! I want to throw out a special thanks to my beta readers on this one. It is a darker and grittier writing style so I needed people to look over it for me before I released it.

I want all of my super platypus awesome readers to know that I love them and appreciate any feedback, positive or negative. I also accept surfboards made of cheese.
I'd love to hear feedback and discussion from YOU about the characters in Red Hoody. I'd love to discuss the story with you!


  1. I wanted to write that I enjoyed this story very much. It is a welcome change of pace and this variant is an interesting one.

    I don't think I can write much more and not spoil the story for others, including one very pressing question... I will just say that I look forward to reading the next story and hopefully the rest of the series, in its entirety?

  2. Thanks Chad, it was a delight to write. You can ask me your pressing question using the "Contact Ne" widget on the right hand side of my blog. :)

  3. In the last 2 weeks I have read 7 books of you Erik! Becoming a fan of your writing! But I do have to read them as audiobooks seeing I have no time to read, but a lot to listen... Looking forward to soras as audiobook.. Also I want to say here that Hollie is a great narrator!!!!

    1. I'm excited for the day Hollie does book two in that series as well. :)