Sci-fi Monster Novel "IT WAITS BELOW" by Eric Red Hits Stands in September – Pre-Order Available Now

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"It Waits Below" a novel by thriller writer, Eric Red, release date set for September. The book is an underwater science fiction action adventure that will have readers holding their breath to find out who will survive the creature below the surface.

With It Waits Below, Eric Red shows again that he is able to bring to fiction the same amazing action, pacing and characterization that he brings to his films.

It waits no more! In the 1800s, an asteroid carrying an extraterrestrial life form crashes to earth and sinks a Spanish treasure ship. Now, a trio of salvage experts dive a three-man sub to the deepest part of the ocean to recover the sunken gold. There, they confront a nightmarish alien organism beyond comprehension that has waited for over a century to get the surface. It finally has its chance. As their support ship on the surface is ambushed by deadly modern-day pirates, the crew of the stranded sub battles for their very lives against a monster no one on Earth has seen before. The official release date is September 2nd 2014.

Samhain Horror Executive Editor Don D'Auria says: "With It Waits Below, Eric Red shows again that he is able to bring to fiction the same amazing action, pacing and characterization that he brings to his films. This book flies by like the best Hollywood blockbuster."

Plot Summary: A trio of treasure hunters dive a submersible to the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean to recover a fabulous treasure in the shipwreck of a Spanish vessel sunk by a meteor centuries ago. The asteroid carried a predatory alien organism that the salvage crew accidentally brings aboard the sub when the gold is recovered. An undersea mishap disables the submersible, stranding the three people on the bottom of the ocean as they struggle to find a way to get back up to the surface before their air runs out. When one of the crew becomes infected by the extraterrestrial organism and begins to mutate, things go from bad to worse. Above, the support ship is attacked by a heavily armed gang of modern-day pirates intent on stealing the treasure, and the crew is caught in a bloody firefight. The support ship manages to retrieve the sub, but the infected crewmember has become a monstrous alien that grows to gigantic proportions when it reaches the surface. The survivors of the salvage expedition are attacked by an interstellar creature beyond comprehension and must battle it in a spectacular conclusion.

About The Author: Eric Red is a Los Angeles based motion picture screenwriter and director whose films include The Hitcher, Near Dark, Cohen and Tate, Body Parts, Bad Moon and 100 Feet. His first novel, Don't Stand So Close, is available in hardcover and trade paperback from SST Publications. His second novel, the werewolf western The Guns Of Santa Sangre, is available from Samhain Publishing. Recent published short stories have been in Weird Tales Magazine, Cemetery Dance Magazine, Shroud Magazine, and the Dark Delicacies III: Haunted anthology. He created and wrote the comic series and graphic novel Containment for IDW Publishing and the comic series Wild Work for Antarctic Press.

Please click on the link below to view the cover art on Flickr:
Trade Paperback artwork by John Gallagher:

To pre-order on Amazon:
Trade Paperback -
ISBN-13: 978-1619224216 (282 pages, $16.00)
eBook –
ASIN: B00LO4EMT6 (265 pages, $5.50)

For more information about It Waits Below or to order directly from the publisher, please visit the official Book Site:


Samhain Publishing, 11821 Mason Montgomery Road, Cincinnati Ohio 45249

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