The Island of the Forbidden Publicity Page

Welcome to the publicity page for The Island of the Forbidden (Pub: Jan 6, 2015 – Samhain Horror by Hunter Shea, created and managed by Erin Al-Mehairi and Tim Busbey of Addison’s Compass Public Relations and Hook of Book Media and Publicity. We are so glad you’ve stopped by, but be sure to pop in periodically for news and updates ongoing! The horror book tour stop schedule will be updated each day.

Sign-up for the giveaways too! Shea is giving away FIVE books, one to each of five lucky winners. Enter using the Rafflecopter below, located after the tour stop schedule.

Hashtags for social media! #IslandoftheForbidden #JessicaBackmanReturns #Paranormal #HookofaBook

Island of the forbidden tour logo

We are so excited that Jessica Backman is back on the case. Honing her ghost hunting and paranormal expert skills, Jessica takes what she’s learned in the previous Forest of Shadows, The Graveyard Speaks, and Sinister Entity, and heads to a mysterious island full of spirits of unrest!

Are you ready to join her on the island?

You can read a great article about the series and Jessica, right here!

And check out the special MONSTER MEN podcast by Jack Campisi and Hunter Shea about Island of the Forbidden

Publicity Stops – January and  February 2015

Jan. 6 – Launch Day

1) Stop by Hunter Shea’s Facebook page  for a Q and A with the author!! Starts 8 p.m. EST!!

2) Mallory Heart Reviews, review

Jan. 7

Cat Cavendish, Author of Pendle Curse

Hosting Guest Article on “Writing a Series”

Jan. 8

David Spell, review and interview



Jan. 9

Zachary Walters


Jan. 12

Brian Moreland, Author of Shadows in the Mist

Guest Article on “When Characters Become Family”

Jan. 13

Lindsey Loucks, R

Review and hosting a guest article on “Being a Cat Collector”

Jan. 14

The Horror Maiden’s Reviews, Angela Crawford


Jan. 16

Keith Rommel, Author/Screenwriter of The Cursed Man


Jan. 20

Russell James, Author of Dreamwalker

Jan. 26

Glenn Rolfe, Author of Abram’s Bridge


Jan. 28

Zombie Girl Shambling


Jan. 30

David Bernstein, author of The Unhinged


Feb. 2

Wag the Fox


Feb. 5

Matt Manochio, author of The Dark Servant


Feb. 13

Pamela Morris, Review

Feb. 19

The Horror Bookshelf, Review

Feb. 20

The Horror Bookshelf


March 3

Ira Gansler, author of The Things in the Darkness


March 4

Castle Macabre


March 5

Bookie Monsters

Review by Des

March 13

Jen Matlock, Book Worm


Dates Posting As Fit Schedule:

Linda Townsend:

Horror After Dark:

Creating Serenity:

Spencer Dennings, Amazon review

Rene Noa, Amazon review

If you’d like to still review a copy of this book, or be a part of future tours, please e-mail Erin at


Enter to win one of five Hunter Shea books being given away! Two signed copies of Montauk Monster, one signed copy of Sinister Entity, and two e-books of choice of his titles are up for grabs! One book to each winner, given in order of random drawing. Enter to win at the Rafflecopter link. Must use valid email that winners can be contacted by. Print books are U.S. residents only. Contest ends March. 28, 2015. Any questions, contact Erin Al-Mehairi, Publicist, at

CLICK on this LINK to enter:   *****Direct Link to Rafflecopter*****


Island of the Forbidden Synopsis~

Sometimes, the dead are best left in peace.

Jessica Backman has been called to help a strange family living on a haunted island in Charleston Harbor. Ormsby Island was the site of a brutal massacre two decades ago, and now the mysterious Harper family needs someone to exorcise the ghosts that still call it home. The phantoms of over one hundred children cannot rest.

But something far more insidious is living on the island. When the living and the dead guard their true intentions, how can Jessica discover just what sort of evil lurks on Ormsby Island? And why is Jessica the only one who can plumb its dark depths?

Jessica Backman Series (they can also be read standalone)

Forest of Shadows
Graveyard Speaks
Sinister Entity
Island of the Forbidden

Raves for Hunter Shea~

Forest of Shadows

“A frightening, gripping story that left me too frightened to sleep with the lights off. This novel scared the hell out of me and it is definitely a creepy ghost story I won’t soon forget.” —Night Owl Reviews

Sinister Entity

“This is the real deal. The fear is palpable. Horror novels don’t get much better than this.” —Literal Remains

“. . .Culminates in a climactic showdown between human and spirit that keeps you glued to the pages!” —Horror Novel Reviews

Evil Eternal

“Hunter Shea has crafted another knockout. At turns epic and intimate, both savage and elegant. . .a harrowing, blood-soaked nightmare.” –Jonathan Janz, author of The Sorrows

Swamp Monster Massacre

“If you’re craving an old-school creature-feature that has excessive gore. . .B-horror movie fans rejoice, Hunter Shea is here to bring you the ultimate tale of terror!” —Horror Novel Reviews

Hunter Shea, Biography~

hunter shea photoHunter Shea is the author of paranormal and horror novels Forest of Shadows, Swamp Monster Massacre, Evil Eternal, Sinister Entity, HellHole and Island of the Forbidden, which are all published by Samhain Horror.

The June 3, 2014 release of his horrifying thriller Montauk Monster was published by Kensington/Pinnacle. His second Kensington novel, Tortures of the Damned, will be published later this year.

He has also written a short story to be read prior to Sinister Entity, called The Graveyard Speaks (it’s free, go download!), and a book of stories called Asylum Scrawls.

His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Dark Moon Digest, Morpheus Tales, and the upcoming anthology, Shocklines : Fresh Voices in Terror. His obsession with all things horrific has led him to real life exploration of the paranormal, interviews with exorcists, and other things that would keep most people awake with the lights on.

He is also half of the two men show, Monster Men, which is a video podcast that takes a fun look at the world of horror. You can read about his latest travails and communicate with him at, on Twitter @HunterShea1, Facebook fan page at Hunter Shea or the Monster Men 13 channel on YouTube.

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