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She was every student’s fantasy and he was the teacher’s pet. She was older, beautiful and experienced. It was the brush of her hand passing back homework. That special glance. He spent hours in class imagining what her body looked like under her dress, until the day came when they had their first kiss. But his wildest dreams soon became his worst nightmare. She took him to forbidden places he wasn’t ready for, but when he wanted to stop she wouldn’t let him. If she couldn’t have him, nobody could, and lives would be lost before it was over. He never should have crossed the line with his teacher, because some lines should never, ever be crossed.
The book trailer can be viewed at http://vimeo.com/81503070
BIRMINGHAM, UK, December 8, 2013 – Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) Owner, Paul Fry is very pleased to announce that the trade paperback edition of Eric Red’s first novel Don’t Stand So Close has re-launched with a brand new cover. Paul stated: “We’re really excited to re-launch Eric’s novel with a brand new cover which we feel now perfectly captures the book’s erotic thriller theme. We believe that the cover is much more eye-catching and more striking.”
About Don’t Stand So Close: “She was every student’s fantasy and he was the teacher’s pet. She was older, beautiful and experienced. It was the brush of her hand passing back homework. That special glance. He spent hours in class imagining what her body looked like under her dress, until the day came when they had their first kiss. But his wildest dreams soon became his worst nightmare. She took him to forbidden places he wasn’t ready for, but when he wanted to stop she wouldn’t let him. If she couldn’t have him, nobody could, and lives would be lost before it was over. He never should have crossed the line with his teacher, because some lines should never, ever be crossed.”
Praise for the book:
“A powerful concoction of one part coming-of-age story, one part erotic thriller, and the sexiest and most twisted villain ever to give a homework assignment.”
—Ray Garton, author of Live Girls, Meds and the forthcoming Frankenstorm
Titillating and original.
—Joel Schumacher, director of The Lost Boys, Flatliners and Falling Down
Eric Red brings his considerable talent as a screenwriter to bear on this powerful tale of sexual adventure and teenage turmoil. Erotic and suspenseful, breathlessly narrated, incisively characterised, Don’t Stand So Close had me in its grip until I finished it at a single sitting.
—Ramsey Campbell, author of The Grin of the Dark
In Don’t Stand So Close, Eric Red takes what, at first, seems like a typical teen ‘coming-of-age’ sex romp and leads it down a very dark and twisted path. Being ‘Hot For Teacher’ has never been more disturbing.
—Nancy A. Collins, author of Sunglasses After Dark
Don’t Stand So Close is a riveting coming-of-age thriller. Heartbreaking, nail-biting, compelling and deeply insightful. Highly recommended for any teen who stands with one foot in the shadows.
—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay
About Eric Red: “Eric Red is a Los Angeles based motion picture screenwriter, director and author. His original scripts include The Hitcher for Tri Star, Near Dark for DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, Blue Steel for MGM and the western The Last Outlaw for HBO. He directed and wrote the crime film Cohen and Tate for Hemdale, Body Parts for Paramount, Undertow for Showtime, Bad Moon for Warner Bros. and the ghost story 100 Feet for Grand Illusions Entertainment. He is currently writing and directing the film version of New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry’s bestselling zombie novel Dead of Night.
His first novel, a dark coming-of-age tale about teenagers called Don’t Stand So Close, was published in 2012 by SST Publications. His second novel, a werewolf western called The Guns Of Santa Sangre, will be published by Samhain Publishing in November 2013. His third book, a science fiction monster novel called It Waits Below, is coming out through Samhain in summer 2014.
“Eric Red digs deep into his seemingly endlessly macabre bag of tricks to turn the tables on Nabokov, and stops at nothing to entertain. Creating a pace, a flow and mood that only a true master of his craft can. A genuine look at the troubles of teenage angst in the company of alluring deviants. It’s a heavy dish of blood, lust, death and debacle, yet it will only leave you craving more.”—James B. Carter, author of “The Dying Season” and 2014′s The Last Blue Sky
“Don’t Stand So Close by Eric Red is a prime example of art imitating real life. I mean that in a good way. Red brings true horror to the reader in a classic tale of teenage hormones gone awry. Be careful not to ‘stand so close’ to this one, as you might end up drenched in all sorts of gooey bodily fluids. Then again, isn’t that part of the fun? I think so. Highly Recommended!” —Ty Schwamberger, author of The Fields, Dinin’ & The Killing Club
“Eric Red’s debut novel, DON’T STAND SO CLOSE, is an intoxicating tale of seduction, anxiety and courage, nudging the reader to explore their own emotional vulnerability and consider the complexities of the human psyche, no doubt leaving many thinking to themselves Thank God it wasn’t me!”
–- Terry Erwin “Horns,” Author of CHOPHOUSE and STATIONHOUSE NO. 1.
Available in hardcover, paperback and eBook from SST Publications at http://amzn.to/1fGklDN.
Check it out at www.ericred.com.