Beautiful full-page inside cover ad in the August issue of Roundup Magazine featuring NOOSE in the Kensington Books western line.

August 15th, 2018

NOOSE is available in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

Publication day for NOOSE.

August 1st, 2018

MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE.

In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral.

Available from Kensington Books at your favorite bookseller or on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

My new western novel NOOSE from Kensington Books has sold so well it has gone into its second printing before publication in August.

July 19th, 2018

Honored to be in the distinguished company of the great western author William W. Johnstone in the new ad.  Not bad for a first time western novelist.

NOOSE is available in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

“A fresh, new look into Westerns as we have known them.” – NetGalley

July 11th, 2018

“The Wild West and a bad-ass Bounty Hunter cowboy….a winning combination! When said Wild West is a Weird Wild West it’s even better!!! This book was a fresh, new look into Westerns as we have known them. IMO, today’s westerns have become very stale, and pretty much the same across the board. It was so very refreshing to read a story that brings a brand new perspective to this genre. I absolutely LOVED Joe Noose. He was bad-ass (I’ve already said that didn’t I?). He was IMO snarky and to the point. The way he turns the tables on those who tried to wrong him was a fascinating and exciting ride. I hope there are more books to come with this MC! Anyone who has become bored with the Western genre, give this one a try! You won’t be sorry.” – NetGalley

NOOSE is available for preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

Louis L’ Amour meets Pulp Fiction in NOOSE, the first Joe Noose Western from Kensington Books.

June 28th, 2018

“Brings volatile action & bloody violence to a classic genre, injecting modern speed into old west legend for the first in an edgy, gritty new western series.”

On July 31 2018, Eric Red, acclaimed author and writer of such blockbuster films as The HitcherNear Dark, and Blue Steel, brings Jack Reacher action and Pulp Fiction violence to the Wild West for a bloody, action-packed new series. NOOSE is the first installment of the Joe Noose Westerns, featuring a bounty hunter with a heart of gold and a taste for violence.

In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral…

NOOSE is available for preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

Enter for a chance to win a copy of my new western novel NOOSE from Pinnacle Books!

June 3rd, 2018

“MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE. In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral . . . “

To enter, go to: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/280806-noose

My new Joe Noose Western series, NOOSE and HANGING FIRE, from Pinnacle Books and Kensington Books are now available for preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

May 21st, 2018

Preorder in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon at https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD and https://amzn.to/2kf78JA

NOOSE publisher’s description: “MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE. In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral . . . “

HANGING FIRE publisher’s description: ”THE DEVIL IS A WOMAN…In all his days as a bounty hunter, Joe Noose never met an outlaw like Bonny Kate Valance. The notorious female gunslinger has the kind of beauty that drives men wild—and a criminal record longer than the Snake River. She also has a date with the gallows. But before anyone can put a rope around that pretty neck, Joe Noose has to bring her in alive. On the way, he’ll have to protect his prisoner from a vile ex-lover and a vengeance-seeking posse. Which puts Noose’s neck on the line, too. Especially when this female of the species is deadlier than the male…”

Praise for my previous novels THE GUNS OF SANTA SANGRE and THE WOLVES OF EL DIABLO:

“Blood-soaked weird west story….Red places a premium on action. Readers will enjoy.” —Publishers Weekly

“Bloody fights, desert vistas [and] a touch of romance make this a fast-paced adventure…” —Library Journal

“Readers will rediscover an Old West genre.”—True West

“In the Old West, there are bad guys and even badder guys. But Eric Red’s are the biggest baddest of all.”—Jack Ketchum, author of Off Season

My new western novel NOOSE from Pinnacle Books is available for pre-order in Mass Market Paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

March 26th, 2018

“Introducing a bold new Western series from Eric Red, the acclaimed author and writer of such blockbuster films as The HitcherNear Dark, and Blue Steel.

MEET JOE NOOSE. A GOOD BOUNTY HUNTER WITH A BAD ATTITUDE.  In the cutthroat world of bounty hunters, Joe Noose is as honest as they come. Which isn’t saying much. Just look at his less-than-honest colleagues. They framed Joe for a murder they committed. They made sure Joe’s face wound up on a wanted poster. Now they’re gonna hunt Joe down and collect the reward money. There’s just one problem: Joe Noose thinks it’s his bounty. It’s his reward. And it’s their funeral . . . “
NOOSE is available for pre-order at: https://amzn.to/2GdAFwD

New interview on Kendall Reviews.

March 19th, 2018

Eric Red chats to Kendall Reviews

Coffee is ready…

KR: Could you tell me a little about yourself please?

I’m a Los Angeles-based film director and screenwriter and novelist. I started in the motion picture business thirty years ago and have been writing novels for six years now.

KR: What do you like to do when not writing?

I love spending time with my wife and dogs and seeing friends. Otherwise I’m reading or watching movies.

KR: What is your favourite childhood book?

The Lord of The Rings and The Hobbit. I also loved the Dr. Suess books.

KR: What are you reading now?

Just finished Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, and Without Fail by Lee Child, my favorite contemporary author, and am starting Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama.

KR: What is your favourite album, and does music play any role in your writing?

Hard to pick a favorite album but The Beatles are my favorite musicians. I have all their records on a playlist on iTunes I listen to constantly. When I’m writing, I listen to a lot of movie scores, especially by Jerry Goldsmith and Elmer Bernstein. Maybe it’s my movie background but film music inspires me when I write and gets me into the zone.

KR: Who were the authors that inspired you to write?

As a young author, in no order, Richard Price, Jim Harrison, John Irving and William Goldman. Given my books and films, those are probably not the authors people would expect, but these were the writers whose books spoke to me on a very deep level and made me want to be a writer.

KR: Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer to just see where an idea takes you?

I’m methodical. Because of my screenwriting background I’m a structure wonk rigorous about working out the story beats—for me character flows from story, not the other way around. First I come up with a three- or four-sentence summary of a novel because all books must begin with a great idea in my opinion. Then I write a one-page synopsis, after which I write a ten-page outline with a beginning, middle and end. Once I have that, I’m ready to start the book. And during this time I’m making pages and pages of notes, because ideas start coming to me constantly for a novel I’m hot on.

KR: What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

The short answer is all the research necessary, but that depends on the book and the subject matter. My third novel IT WAITS BELOW was a science fiction thriller involving a submersible sub that dove to the bottom of the ocean, so I spent months interviewing one of the top pilots of those kind of subs and oceanographic scientists to get all the details right. On the other hand, my first novel DON’T STAND SO CLOSE was a high school coming-of-age thriller and most of the research involved remembering my own high school experiences.

To read the rest of the interview, go to http://bit.ly/2IxLMBT

Arrow in the Head at JoBlo.com on my new thriller movie WHITE KNUCKLE with Horror Equity Fund.

February 2nd, 2018

Eric Red is one of our favorite writers around here. How could we not love the work of the scribe who gave us such cool films as THE HITCHERNEAR DARKBLUE STEELBODY PARTSBAD MOON, and 100 FEET (which featured Arrow in the Head founder John Fallon)? Back in 2015, Red wrote a novel titled WHITE KNUCKLE (you can read Jake Dee’s review of the novel at THIS LINK), and now we are excited to hear that he’s teaming up with Horror Equity Fund, Inc. to write and direct a film based on the novel.

Described as a “terrifying road thriller in the tradition of THE HITCHER”, WHITE KNUCKLE is

a gripping story of female empowerment about a woman who survives an attack by a serial killer, and then takes it upon herself to stop him from hurting anyone else.

For a more detailed synopsis, we can turn to the book’s description:

There’s a killer on the road… He’s a big rig truck driver who goes by the CB handle White Knuckle, and he’s Jack the Ripper on eighteen wheels. For thirty years he has murdered hundreds of women in unimaginable ways, imprisoning them in a secret compartment in his truck, abducting them in one state and dumping their dead bodies across the country. Dedicated FBI agent Sharon Ormsby is on a mission to hunt down and stop White Knuckle. She goes undercover as a truck driver with a helpful long hauler named Rudy in a cross-country pursuit that will ultimately bring her face-to-face with White Knuckle in a pedal-to-the-metal, high-octane climax on a highway to Hell.

Horror Equity Fund’s CEO Marlon Schulman, CCO Brian Herskowitz, and EVP Tony Timpone will be executive producing WHITE KNUCKLE. An entertainment company focused solely on the horror and thriller genres, Horror Equity Fund aims to “bring content creators, fans, and investors together and give them access to the tools that help them see their passions into profits”. The company is currently raising funds through a soon-to-close Regulation CF investment funding campaign.

Timpone promises that WHITE KNUCKLE will “keep people off the highways like JAWS kept ‘em out of the water”.

Read the full article at: http://bit.ly/2DYaTPL