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Lights Out

By Nate Southard


Full Force Horror!


Burnham State Maximum Security Penitentiary holds the worst criminals humanity has to offer. Murderers, rapists, and others who have preyed upon humanity populate the prison, creating a food chain of violence and fear. Something lives beneath Burnham, however, and after years of waiting, it has been set free.

And it is hungry.

Now, those who call Burnham home must band together if they hope to survive. After years of being called monsters, they will face something much worse, and they will know how it feels to be prey.

Content Review

Lights Out is the best vampire novel of the decade.

Mixing classic horror mythos with modern graphic violence in a cesspool prison environment, Nate Southard brings the graphic horror full force. The only thing more terrifying than the depraved characters are the things that hunt them.
The story is fast paced, engaging, and splendidly written.

But Lights Out is not for the squeamish.  The graphic characterization of the prison inmates and corrupt prison staff is shocking and horrific in and of itself.  Add to that the historic monsters of the story and there is no escape from the horror.

An innovative twist on a classic theme, Lights Out is most definitely shelf worthy and highly recommended.

Get it on Amazon: US Link

Get it on Amazon: UK Link


About the Author: Nate Southard

Nate Southard’s books include Scavengers, This Little Light of Mine, Red Sky, Just Like Hell, Broken Skin, and He Stepped Through. His short fiction has appeared in such venues as Cemetery Dance, Black Static, Thuglit, and the anthology Supernatural Noir. His short stories “Going Home, Ugly Stick in Hand” and “The Blisters On My Heart” have received honorable mentions in The Year’s Best Horror, and he earned a Bram Stoker Award nomination for his story “In the Middle of Poplar Street.” A graduate of The University of Texas with a degree in Radio, Television, and Film, Nate lives in Austin, Texas with his cat. You can learn more at natesouthard.com.

Also by Nate Southard: Red Sky


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