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Beast In The Basement

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This psychological suspense-thriller is set in a big house in the English countryside, where a recently bereaved and increasingly unstable author toils over a book which will close the trilogy of best-selling Jade Nexus fantasy novels.

Speculation and rumour are rife among hardcore Jade Nexus fans that their heroine will die at the book'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? Far worse than any of those problems, what do you do about the Beast in your basement?

Sure to engross fans of Stephen King, Joe Hill and Gillian Flynn, Beast In The Basement is a contemporary horror novella about obsession, revenge, censorship, blame culture and personal responsibility. A dark and twisted tale with a kick like a mule. Download and read it now, before you get spoilered.


"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

"This is enormous spooky fun and reads like lightning!" - DOCTOR WHO 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" - STAR WARS 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" - WATLING STREET author John 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


Jason Arnopp is the writer of the terrifying Orbit Books novels The Last Days Of Jack Sparks and Ghoster, plus fiction and non-fiction for the worlds of Doctor Who, Black Mirror, The Sarah Jane Adventures and Friday The 13th. Explore the Kindle store for his other books A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home, Auto Rewind, How To Interview Doctor Who, Ozzy Osbourne And Everyone Else and From The Front Lines Of Rock. He lives in Brighton, UK, with way too many VHS tapes. Check out his YouTube channel, Jason Arnopp's Terrifying House Of Obsession.

Genre: Horror

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September 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Beast In The Basement: a chilling thriller with a kick like a mule
Author(s): Jason Arnopp
Publisher: Retribution Books
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