Waiting on Wednesday - The Influence by Bentley Little

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Influence by Bentley Little
Cemetery Dance Publications (October 29, 2013)

Everything is about to change...

When Ross Lowry moves into his cousin's guest house in the small community of Magdalena, Arizona, he expects nothing more than breathing room and a brief respite from his economic woes.

But something is not right in the desert.

After a raucous party on New Year's Eve, the luck of the attendees undergoes an immediate U-turn. The rich and successful suddenly find themselves facing catastrophic failure while the less well-off are unexpectedly flush with good fortune.

This is only the beginning...

Soon the citizens of Magdalena are experiencing unnatural desires. Next their children begin to disappear and freakish creatures emerge from the surrounding wilderness. The community is unraveling at a frightening pace. But these are merely the early warning signs of a showdown with a powerful force of darkness that could obliterate the world forever, and only Ross Lowry sees the danger that lurks ahead...

A new Bentley Little book, just in time for Halloween - does it get any better than that? Little is one of those ever-reliable, go-to horror authors for me. Sharing shelf space with the likes of Richard Laymon, Edward Lee, and Brian Lumley, he's not necessarily a release day must-read, but someone whose work is always enjoyable when our paths happen to cross. This sounds like vintage Little, and may just creep into my October reading, if I can happen to get my hands on an advance copy.


  1. Probably some good dramatic elements as the community unwinds as well.

  2. Adding it to my tbr list. It looks interesting.

    New follower.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  3. Sounds good. This is my first time seeing this one. Thank you for the introduction.
    What I'm Waiting and Wishing For...

  4. Wow that's an interesting summary. I'm not really sure if I'll ever read it but I definitely want to read some reviews. I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out.
    Come check out my WOW post.

  5. Intriguing, I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing :)


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