Things You Need is another Clifton Heights collection, roughly 70k words, and will be out in paperback and Kindle September 28th. Cover art by Ben Baldwin:
Clifton Heights is a modest Adirondack town offering many unique attractions. Arcane Delights sells both used paperbacks and hard to find limited editions. The Skylark Diner serves the best home-cooked meals around, with friendly service and a smile. Every August, Mr. Jingo’s County Fair visits, to the delight of children and adults, also.
Handy’s Pawn and Thrift sits several blocks down from Arcane Delights. In its window hangs a sign which reads: We Have Things You Need. Like any thrift store, its wares range from the mundane to the bizarre.
One night, a lonely traveling salesman visits. He’s looking for something; something he desperately wants. Among the shelves of Handy’s Pawn and Thrift, he will face a harsh truth, however. The things people want are so very rarely the things they need.
“Kevin Lucia is this generation’s answer to Charles L. Grant.” – Brian Keene
Author bio: Kevin Lucia is the Reviews Editor for Cemetery Dance Magazine. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies.
His first short story collection, Things Slip Through was published November 2013, followed by Devourer of Souls in June 2014 and Through A Mirror, Darkly, June 2015. His next books, Mystery Road and Things You Need are forthcoming in 2018.