Your nightmares have come true…

Intenze is the newest designer drug. Take it, and nightmares come alive. “Edging” is a better rush than the Tower of Terror. It’s a fraction of the price of a Six Flags admission. And it’s the most addictive high the tiny suburb of New London has ever known.

For Rick Carlson, the junkies roaming the streets don’t even scratch the surface of what worries him. He’s trying to win back his cheating wife. He’s trying to protect his residents at Belmont Assisted Living from their own drug-addled grandchildren. And he’s trying to save his twin boy and girl from their mother’s murderous paranoia.

But he can’t save them all.

The fears of all those who edge summon the Thirst—a living miasma that thrives on terror. It is bringing a storm. And Rick is running out of time.

The early reviews are in…

EDGING is a wonderful accomplishment. It evokes the early shadow of King, but Schutz’s voice is unmistakably his own.”

“When I read the synopsis for Edging I was intrigued by the idea of a drug that creates a horror movie in your mind. But the book goes much more beyond that. There were twists and turns I never saw coming throughout the entire book. I loved the characters and I laughed, cried, and cheered with them. This was a different and unique horror book and I loved every minute of it. I highly recommend this book and look forward to reading more by Michael Schutz.”

Edging is a hallucinatory ride through a nightmarish landscape

Strap yourself in for a wild, terror-filled ride rife with mayhem and madness! Reminiscent of several of the greatest moments of classic horror yet shining with a distinct style and brand all its own, EDGING is intense, creepy, freaky, trippy, unique, mind-blowing, and stupefyingly brilliant. Schutz captures the true horror of “things that go bump in the nightmasterfully. He paints his scenes with vivid, visceral, and unforgettable imagery. If you’re a horror fanatic looking for something new under the sun (or lurking in the shadows!), look no further. EDGING is that good, a macabre work of art worthy of a standing ovation. This story makes Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, and Freddy Krueger look like Mister Rogers, Barney the Dinosaur, and the Pillsbury Doughboy. I’m a finicky and brutally critical reader, and I’m happy to give EDGING my highest recommendation. I couldn’t put this book down. I’ll be pushing my way to the front of the line to get my grubby hands on anything this author writes. A top-of-the-list must-read for all horror fans. Kudos and bravo, Mr. Schutz.

Reviews don’t get better than that so it’s time to get your copy at:

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And after you enjoy that 5 star book, try another one like…

Sick of being bullied, seventeen-year-old Brennan Cooper packs up for San Francisco to start over. But before he can settle into his new home, Bren is drawn to the abandoned apartment downstairs. In its shabby rooms, he sees the grey and rotting ghosts of murdered girls claw each other in sick imitation of their deaths.

With his wild new friends, Brennan explores the seedy streets of the city. But the laughter and screams downstairs continue to both terrify and entrance him. After meeting Tara, his dream girl, he convinces her to explore the downstairs apartment with him. There they encounter not only the murdered victims but the raging spirit of the girls’ dead killer.

Bren and Tara’s ghost-hunt soon becomes a manhunt as they trace the history of the “San Francisco Ripper.” But retaliation for their meddling is quick and brutal. Now time is running out, not just for Brennan and his friends, but for the spirits of the girls trapped for all those years with their murderer.

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If you’re into anthologies, check out this one featuring a novella by Michael Schutz called ‘Uninoch’…

While his father preps him to take over the family business, Nick just wants to lose himself among the natives. The exotic beauty of the Guatemalan rain forest calls to him. He’s about to meet the love of his life. It will cost him his soul, but should it cost his humanity as well?

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About author Michael Schutz

Michael Schutz was born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. He attended the UW-Stevens Point and graduated with an English degree from the Madison campus. A childhood diet of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King whet his appetite for the macabre. A lover of all things horror, he plumbs the depths of Netflix in search of scary movies. He lives in northern California with his three naughty cat-children.

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