"I reached a certain moment and wanted to stop and applaud my Kindle. On a tube train" – Sebastian Patrick, journalist and writer/editor of the official RED DWARF site
"When the biggest turn in the story occurred, I actually exclaimed (out loud with great exuberance), "Holy ****, that is so ******* clever" – Mich Masoch, CHS REGIME
"I can't get enough of writing like this" – Pablo Cheesecake, THE ELOQUENT PAGE
"Will leave its mark on the reader long after the last page" – Chris Limb, THE BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY
In a big house in the countryside, a recently bereaved and increasingly unstable author toils over a novel which will close the best-selling trilogy of Jade Nexus fantasy books.
Speculation and rumour are rife among hardcore Jade Nexus fans that their heroine will die at the novel’s conclusion - a possibility against which they loudly protest via social media as the release date nears.
How do you deal with grief, under such intense pressure? How do you cope with distractions from your work such as a violent intruder, panicked messages from your agent and a potential love interest moving into the cottage across the field? And far worse than any of those problems... what do you do about the Beast in your basement?
Filled with unbearable suspense, BEAST IN THE BASEMENT is a contemporary horror-thriller novella about obsession, revenge, censorship, blame culture and personal responsibility. A dark tale with a kick like a mule.
Jason Arnopp has previously written for the worlds of DOCTOR WHO and FRIDAY THE 13TH. His other fiction titles include A SINCERE WARNING ABOUT THE ENTITY IN YOUR HOME and AUTO REWIND. A former journalist, he has also written the non-fiction book HOW TO INTERVIEW DOCTOR WHO, OZZY OSBOURNE AND EVERYONE ELSE.
MORE PRAISE FOR BEAST IN THE BASEMENT:
"This is enormous spooky fun and reads like lightning!" – author Jenny Colgan
“This short sharp shock of weird horror cuts right to the quick. Writing about writers is tricky, but Arnopp handles it with beastly aplomb” – author Chuck Wendig
“Jason Arnopp snares his poor readers using inch-perfect plotting and compulsive suspense so that, once they're hooked, he can inflict his own dark brand of please-no horror on their unprepared psyches. BEAST IN THE BASEMENT is highly recommended for anyone who doesn’t realise how much an author can love and hate his readers at the same time. Hell’s teeth, what's the matter with the man?” – author JMR Higgs
"BEAST IN THE BASEMENT is the rarest of things, a story that manages to keep you guessing right up until the end. Arnopp obviously delights in messing with his readership’s heads... I really can’t get enough of writing like this" – Pablo Cheesecake, THE ELOQUENT PAGE
"It’s a clever, intimate and sometimes oppressive tale and Arnopp takes us deep into the dark recesses of his lead character’s tormented mind as he rushes from pitiful hopelessness to elation via an unhealthy dose of desperation" – Paul Mount, STARBURST MAGAZINE
"The suspense is palpable and almost cinematic at times, the descriptions of some scenes painting themselves on the mind’s eye with HD clarity. This is a taut tale of the some of the worst excesses of human paranoia that will leave its mark on the reader long after they have finished the last page" – Chris Limb, THE BRITISH FANTASY SOCIETY
Read BEAST IN THE BASEMENT today, before someone spoilers you! 2017 UPDATE: this edition features a link to download AMERICAN HOARDER, a free Jason Arnopp book!