Tuesday, June 3, 2014

THE VAGRANTS releases today

I'm happy to announce that my latest novella is now available as an eBook. While many of my books have been historical and set in the isolated wilderness, THE VAGRANTS takes place in modern-day Boston. This story is a mix of horror and urban fantasy, inspired by my love for reading Clive Barker and H.P. Lovecraft, both masters at blending the real world with parallel worlds.

Shorter than my novels, The Vagrants is another quick read, about the same length as my novella The Witching House. Scroll down and you'll find the synopsis, along with some cool videos of abandoned subway tunnels. Enjoy. 

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Beneath the city of Boston evil is gathering.

Journalist Daniel Finley is determined to save the impoverished of the world. But the abandoned part of humanity has a dark side too. While living under a bridge with the homeless for six months, Daniel witnessed something terrifying. Something that nearly cost him his sanity.

Now, two years later, he’s published a book that exposes a deadly underground cult and its charismatic leader. And Daniel fears the vagrants are after him because of it. At the same time, his father is being terrorized by vicious mobsters. As he desperately tries to help his father, Daniel gets caught up in the middle of a war between the Irish-American mafia and a deranged cult of homeless people who are preparing to shed blood on the streets of Boston.

"Brian Moreland writes a blend of survival horror and occult mystery that I find impossible to resist. His writing is clean, precise, and, best of all, compulsively readable. I know, when I've got one of his books in my hands, that I'm going to be lost to the world for hours on end. He's just that good." 

Joe McKinney, author of Dead City and Flesh Eaters 

"Brian Moreland writes horror on a level that soars above the usual fare, and THE VAGRANTS is no exception. Chocked full of scares and suspense, Moreland delivers a tale that will soon be a classic. This is the kind of story horror lovers need."

Kristopher Rufty, author of OAK HOLLOW and THE LURKERS

"I am in awe of Brian Moreland."

Ronald Malfi, author of Snow and Floating Staircase 

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Parts of my book take place in the abandoned tunnels that run beneath Boston and have been sealed off for decades. Here's an article about the Boston subway that I find fascinating. It has a great video of a tour through the abandoned Boston tunnels.

Below are 2 other videos that will give you a personal experience of exploring abandoned subway tunnels. The first one is an unnamed tunnel system that could be in any city, but it's what I imagined while writing THE VAGRANTS. 



The second video is a Red Line subway train running through one of Boston's abandoned subway tunnels. There's a scene in my book where I have a man standing next to the tracks when the train passes. 

Below is an example of what he would have seen. 



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THE VAGRANTS is available for Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, direct from my publisher, and wherever eBooks are sold.

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