The Forever House

The Forever House

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"Often macabre and sometimes terrifying, The Forever House is a ghastly and grim adventure." - Grimdark

In Rockridge, Ohio, a sinister family moves into a sleepy cul de sac. The Eldreds feed on the negative emotions of humans, creating nightmarish realms within their house to entrap their prey. Neighbors are lured into the Eldreds' home and faced with challenges designed to heighten their darkest emotions so their inhuman captors can feed and feed well. If the humans are to have any hope of survival, they'll have to learn to overcome their prejudices and resentments toward one another and work together. But which will prove more deadly in the end, the Eldreds . . . or each other?

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 18mm | 264g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1787583198
  • 9781787583191
  • 2,471,397

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"With new twists on vampirism and the haunted house, horror fans will find this Lovecraftian terror tale of interest." -- Booklist "The horrors inside the Eldred house are spectacularly realized [...] Waggoner's tale delivers some solid scares." -- Publishers Weekly "Fast-paced, hair-raising, and with a twist ending with enough spin to make you rethink who the real monsters are, The Forever House is the sort of phantasmagorical terror that keeps you reading through gore, grit, and grime until the very end." -- The Nerd Daily "His ability to weave the surreal with the hyper-real is his greatest talent." -- Signal Horizon "The Forever House works on multiple levels. It is a meticulous character study, a well-written social commentary without becoming overtly heavy-handed, and ultimately, a terrifying horror novel filled with creatures out of nightmare that will stay with you long after its astonishingly semi-hopeful yet dread-inducing ending." -- iHorror "The Forever House is a dark, imaginative horror read from Tim Waggoner, who plants his tongue firmly in cheek- and occasionally- right through it. Tasty. Suburbia can be Hell." -- Kendall Reviews "Tim Waggoner . . . has a knack for taking conventional horror tropes and giving them a deliciously bizarre spin." -- Horror Fiction Review "With his latest novel, Waggoner moves into nightmare territory with a creepy family that lives for destruction. The Forever House makes this Tim's third release from Flame Tree Press, a publisher quickly establishing itself as one the premier houses for quality horror fiction." -- This is Horror "Often macabre and sometimes terrifying, The Forever House is a ghastly and grim adventure." -- Grimdark Magazine "This is top rate action/adventure horror with the right amount of humanity to keep the reader's attention from cover to cover." -- NY Journal of Books "Tim Waggoner manages to meld surreal imagery and events with strong character work and an immersive point of view, resulting in work that shocks you on the surface and unsettles you right down to your bones." -- FEARnet "Refreshingly different from most of what's being published in the horror genre these days." -- Cemetery Dance Magazine "Waggoner is in possession of a talent that should be taken seriously, and I can't wait for his next book." -- The Horror Channel "He supplies everything that a horror fan could want, and he delivers with style." -- Hellnotes "The Forever House gives the horror fan a good dose of creepy, horrific and bloody action." -- The Scary Reviews "THE FOREVER HOUSE has to be one of the craziest books I've ever read and I mean that in the best way possible!" -- Char's Horror Corner
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About Tim Waggoner

Tim Waggoner's first novel came out in 2001, and since then he's published close to fifty novels and seven collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins. His novels include Like Death, considered a modern classic in the genre, and the popular Nekropolis series of urban fantasy novels, as well as The Mouth of the Dark and They Kill, both published by Flame Tree Press.

In 2017 he received the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, and he's been a multiple finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. His fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year, and in 2016, the Horror Writers Association honored him with the Mentor of the Year Award. In addition to writing, he's also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College.
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