Tell your friends, shout it from the rooftops, break down your neighbor’s door and carve it into their kitchen counter: Mercy House is now available everywhere that ebooks are sold!
I’ll probably do one more post towards the end of the week to wrangle all the press (interviews, reviews, and guest essays) that will be popping up soon. But, to recap, here’s the stuff that you need to know:
Is this a novella or a novel? It’s a full-length (about 90,000 words) novel!
Will there be a paperback? No! This is being released through Random House’s digital-only imprint Hydra. Coffee is for closers and Mercy House is for ebook readers. If course I’d love a paperback on my shelf but, sadly, I have no control over how the book is being released. If you don’t have an ereader but still want in on this action: Kindle, Nook, and most other reading platforms are available for your phone or computer for free.
Killer old folks? Sure that sounds good, but I’m still not convinced. What have other people been saying about Mercy House? I’m glad you asked. Yesterday, HorrorTalk ran this very enthusiastic review. Huge thanks to reviewer Jonathan Lees (who I spoke to for an interview shortly after he read the book, so I’ll post that when it’s up). Add that to Wag the Fox and The Novel Pursuit and I’d say buzz is starting out positive.
And, of course, there are the blurbs. ROLL THOSE BLURBS!
“Mercy House is 100% distilled nightmare juice. Adam Cesare notches up the horror to nigh-unbearable levels. Even my skin was screaming by the end of this book.”—Nick Cutter, author of The Troop and The Deep
“Adam Cesare makes his presence felt with Mercy House. A no-holds-barred combo of survival horror and the occult.”—Laird Barron, author of The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All
“Adam Cesare’s Mercy House is a rowdy, gory, blood-soaked horror tale guaranteed to keep you up at night. And if that was all it was, I’d have been a happy reader. But Cesare has a maturity far and away beyond his years. His characters are treated with a surprising capacity for understanding and empathy, giving them an unexpected depth rarely seen among the nightmare crowd.Mercy House is the kind of novel you sprint through, eating up the pages as fast as you can turn them, and yet it lingers in the mind like a haunting memory, or the ghost of a smell. Cesare is poised to take the reins of the new generation. Looking for the new face of horror? This is it right here.”—Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award–winning author of The Dead Won’t Die and Dead City
I like the cut of your jib, Cesare. How can I help? Well that’s very nice of you. Aside from the obvious “please buy the book!” there are a number of ways to help spread the word. Vendor reviews (posting your thoughts on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks) are some of the most effective ways to let people know what you think of Mercy House, but you can also share this post (or any link that leads back to the book, really) on Facebook, twitter, or any readers groups you belong to, and you can track your reading process and leave a review on the book’s Goodreads page.
Thank you all for your enthusiasm and your patience. I’m so damn excited to have this book out.