Thursday, November 19, 2015

Q Island by Florida Novelist Russell James Released

Hailed as “powerful…a seriously creepy page turner,” Q Island is now available nationwide

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Samhain Publishing announces the release of Q Island, the latest novel by acclaimed thriller writer and Florida novelist Russell James. Q Island is now available wherever fine books are sold.

An inventive, intelligent, intense thriller, Q Island has received high praise.  Publishers Weekly reports:  “James creates powerful intimacy and terror…a seriously creepy page-turner that will keep readers up all night.”  According to The Horror Bookshelf, Q Island is “full of great characters that you can’t help but root for….offers plenty of action-packed scenes that will thrill fans of just about any genre.”  Horror Underground adds:  “highly recommended…Russell James tells a unique story that hits the ground running from page one.”

About Q Island:  Epidemic! An ancient virus surfaces on Long Island, New York turning its victims into black-veined, infectious, psychopathic killers. Chaos and madness rule.  In desperation, the military quarantines the island, trapping Melanie Bailey and her autistic son, Aiden. Somehow, Aiden survives the infection. He could be the key to a cure—if Melanie can somehow get him to the mainland.

Gang leader Jimmy Wade   has his own plans for what to do with a boy who might be a cure. He and his men launch a heated hunt for the boy forcing Melanie and Aiden to avoid Wade’s tightening grip as well as the growing legions of the infected. Can they escape what’s being called Q Island?  Can anyone get out alive?
A taut, tense, terrifying thriller that teems with intensity, Q Island is an eerily realistic tale. With a chilling plot, compelling characters, and a pulse-quickening storyline, Q Island will leave readers breathless.  Earning nods as one of this year’s best horror novels, Q Island is an extraordinary story exceptionally well-told.

After a tour flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, Russell James now spins twisted tales best read during daylight. In addition to two horror short story collections, Tales from Beyond and Deeper into Darkness, James is the author of seven paranormal thrillers:  Dark Inspiration, Sacrifice, Black Magic, Dark Vengeance, Dreamwalker and Q Island. His next novel, The Portal, is slated for release in 2016. A native of Long Island, Russell James lives in Florida. Visit  Russell James online at:

Q  Island is available in trade paper (ISBN: 978-1-61922-979-2, 306 pages, $16.99) and eBook editions.

Founded in 2005, Samhain Publishing is an international publisher of tradition print and eBook fiction.  Focused primarily on works within the romance and horror genres, Samhain Publishing has a catalog of over 2200 titles. Visit Samhain Publishing online

Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Q Island or Russell James are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone:  (615) 297-9875, or by email: .

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