Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Publishing Tips as We Enter 2018

This list was originally published on my Facebook page, but a lot of people seemed to enjoy it, so I'll add it here to the blog: 

As 2018 approaches, I wanted to create a list for aspiring authors. If you write and want to be published, or know someone who does, maybe this simple little list will help provide some insight or inspiration.

1. Do not pay to be published. Pay for a workshop or class and learn about publishing (call your local libraries and community colleges and see what they offer).

2. Do not pay to be entered in a contest. Like #1, there are too many people who take advantage of dreamers. Be cautious and critical when swimming in publishing and literary waters.

3. Read #mswl to get ideas that people want to read. (Take time to know what #mswl means.)

4. Ask yourself: who and where are my readers and how can I reach them? Think WAY outside Amazon!

5. Ask for criticism in the re-writing process. Be open to it. Know that editing and re-writing are the hardest but most rewarding parts.

6. Your BEST friends will always support you, but realize 99% of your social media friends won’t care about your book. See #4.

7. Write because you love it, not for fame or money. You may have great months, and you may be lucky enough to get 15 minutes of fame. But the only thing that is consistent is your own passion. Remember that.

8. Read different genres, old and new, and learn from them.

9. There are a few people with great natural talent, and although I admire that, I don’t think the incredibly talented can teach very well. Learn from those who took an average/above-average talent and made their work highly successful. They’ve got secrets we can actually learn.

10. Collaborate with artists from different mediums. Learn what inspires musicians and filmmakers, and you’ll find new insight and inspiration, too.

Happy (almost) New Year. Keep writing!

Learn more about my series on my website or Facebook page.

The final book in the Rabbit in Red trilogy is now available!

If you want print, call your favorite local bookstore and ask them to order BURY THE RABBIT by Joe Chianakas. I always encourage you to support local.

If you can't, you can order the paperback from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

Prefer digital? I encourage you to read on the TAPAS app, the best digital reading app, hands down. Go here, and use code JOEC820Z to get 200 bonus coins.

Or get your Kindle copy here.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Slashing your intro: The original opening to Rabbit in Red

Writing is really all about revising. Rewrite, rewrite, rewrite. When I teach writing workshops, I tell my students that I cut the first four chapters of Rabbit in Red. There was too much exposition, and it was way too slow of an opening.

I'm doing something similar now. I have a completed 84,000 word novel called PIT OF DARKNESS, that I'm shopping around. I decided to cut the first fifty pages all together. I wanted to throw my reader right into the heart of the action.

That doesn't mean vital elements in the opening chapters-- of either of my books-- go away entirely. I just have to do a rewrite to incorporate them more naturally, without slowing down the narrative with unnecessary exposition.

Anyway, when thinking about all this, now that my Rabbit in Red trilogy is complete with Bury the Rabbit hitting bookstores just a couple weeks ago, I went back and re-read the beginning just for kicks.

If you're a fan of my series, I thought you'd enjoy it. Enjoy the original opening to Rabbit in Red below :) It's not good, but you can see where I wanted the series to go right away. It's a critique of the educational system, and if you've gotten to book two, you know I ultimately set up a horror college at Rabbit in Red.

“So the nothing grows stronger,” the wolf threatened, and Bill ducked his head into his dad’s shoulder. He snuggled in between his parents on the couch, watching The Neverending Storyand although it was one of his favorite childhood films, the wolf and the Nothing terrified him. His dad embraced him, and Bill soaked in the comfort of his pop’s Old Spice. It was a smell that would jerk him from reality and throw him back to moments like this, to the happy childhood days when was father played the invincible hero. That was a long time ago. That was before his father had been murdered.

            Bill awoke on a late September morning to find his mother slumbering on the couch. Now a senior in high school, Bill’s primary contact with his mother took place in these moments, saying good-bye to a passed out shell of human. As he walked by, Bill sighed at the sight of the empty vodka bottle on the coffee table, but he always bent over and kissed her goodbye, even if she never realized it or felt it only in a dream. He adjusted the blanket around her and tucked a pillow more firmly underneath her head. Drool drizzled out of her mouth and one arm dangled to the floor. Bill took her arm and wrapped it around her chest. “Bye, mom,” he kissed her and walked outside.
            He waited by the bus stop; Bill didn’t have a car of his own. He took out his tablet and continued reading a novella by Stephen King called The Body. It was about four boys, all with dark pasts of their own, on an adventure to find a dead kid. Bill would have killed to have such an adventure with friends, even if the dead kid part was pretty sick. Reality bored him, but his books and movies thrilled him. School didn’t excite him, at least not anymore.
It wasn’t always bad. He enjoyed his freshman year, when things were new and when teachers and students wanted to be at school. In his freshman English class, they read Romeo and Juliet. He remembered his teacher Mr. Barker put them in a circle and made them talk about Romeo’s love life.
“When the play opens,” Mr. Barker started, “Romeo is in love. Imagine that. Who is he in love with?”
            “Juliet! Duh,” a freshman wannabe jock answered.
 “Thank you for not reading the play!” Mr. Barker told him and then threw—yes threw—an eraser at the kid. The class erupted in laughter.
 “Nope. Our hormonal—or should I say horny—Romeo is,” and here Mr. Barker made air quotations, “in love when the play begins, but not with Juliet. Someone else who has read the play? Bill, do you know?” he asked.
 “Rosaline,” Bill answered.
 “That’s right! But our play is not called Romeo and Rosaline, is it? Romeo is depressed because Rosaline is committed to keeping her legs tightly closed. Romeo’s depression is getting on everyone’s nerves, especially his cousin Benvolio. What’s Benvolio’s advice?” he asked Bill again.
 “To find other girls. He makes him go to a party to look at other chicks. And that’s where he meets Juliet.”
 “That’s right. And so it is with love, my young Skywalkers. When you find yourself depressed over a breakup, no words will heal your pain. Remember Benvolio’s advice: you have to get back on the saddle. Only a new love can heal a heartbreak.”
But that was a long time ago, too. 
Now as a senior, Bill sat in Mr. Barker’s English class again, first hour of the day, and they had been reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Bill enjoyed the book and thought of all the great discussions they could have had. But no, Mr. Barker assigned a chapter and then made them take a multiple choice reading test after each one. The school demanded better test scores, virtually terminating the days of fun discussions. “This isn’t making us smarter. This is making us sheep,” Bill said out loud.
“Excuse me, Bill. What did you say?” Mr. Barker asked.
“Nothing,” Bill mumbled.
“That’s what I thought,” the teacher responded. “Now, make sure you have a sharpened number two pencil.”
“Sharp enough to gouge my eyes out, I hope,” Bill murmured.
“Bill, what was that?” Barker leaned forward with super sharp teacher hearing. Bill, a quiet student for the most part, felt a rush perhaps Bradbury would understand.
“How does this test accomplish anything? I think Bradbury would want us discussing his book. Not taking a dumb test.”
“You know the school is really in a burden with test scores, Bill. It’s what we have to do, and it does make a difference.”
“Yeah, a difference for your evaluation. And I suppose how much money the government gives this piece of shit school.”
“Ok, out, now. To the principal’s office, Bill. That attitude will not be tolerated.”
The principal’s ironic name was Mr. Dean. “This is your first visit here, and you’re a senior. That’s interesting, uh . . .” Mr. Dean looked at Bill’s rather empty record. “That’s interesting, Mr. Wise,” he continued. “What’s the problem today?”
“The problem is that school sucks. I’m tired of tests. I’m tired of everything.”
“It’s going to be a long senior year with that attitude.”
“You’re telling me.”
“It’s your first offense, so I’m only going to give you one detention. But I urge you to do as you’re told, and at all times to respect your teachers. Mr. Barker is one of our best.”
“He used to be. That was a long time ago.”
Mr. Dean, a short, fat, bald man who took out his adult self-esteem issues by disciplining teenagers, stared at Bill with a blank look on his face. Bill wasn’t sure if Mr. Dean was trying to figure him out or if he was constipated. Bill stifled a laugh; he imagined this is what it would be like to see Danny Devito taking a crap.
“Hmmm,” he grunted. “We’ll see you promptly after school. Don’t be late.”
“Dude, what’s with that lame shirt?” some senior jock asked at lunch time. Bill couldn’t remember his name, which was fine. It wasn’t worth remembering.
Bill was wearing one of his favorite t-shirts: a red and yellow shirt that read “Stephen King Rules,” something he first saw in the 80s horror comedy The Monster Squad. Bill found it on eBay for ten bucks.
“If you knew how to read, you might find something more meaningful than what’s in between two goal posts.”
“You’re a real loser, you know that,” the jock said.
“Your mother tells me the same thing about you,” Bill replied. You could never go wrong insulting one’s mother. Well, maybe it could go wrong if the guy you were insulting was twice your size. Bill was tall but skinny, and this guy was as thick as a punching bag. Ironic, considering what happened next.
He socked Bill square in the jaw. Bill fell to the floor, spilling his lunch and his school books. It hurt enough that Bill wanted to cry for a moment, but that’s not what a senior in high school does. “Better hope it doesn’t bruise. Your mom likes looking at my O-face when she’s on top of me.”
The punching bag jock went to kick Bill, but a teacher jumped in between the two. It was Mr. Barker.
“Ryan,” he snapped. “Enough. To Mr. Dean’s office. Now.”
Ryan—a name Bill would forget as soon as possible—left with a grunt and a chuckle. Mr. Barker turned to Bill. “You ok?”
“Yeah.” Mr. Barker reached out a hand and pulled him up.
“Wanna talk about it?”
“No.” Bill cracked his slender neck from side to side and rubbed the small patch of chin stubble, an unsuccessful but never-ending attempt to age his teenage baby-face. 
“Bill, you’re smart. And I know you see through some of the crap we have to put up with in the system that is high school. But there’s nothing we can do about it. That’s just the way school is.”
“I know . . . It’s just . . . I don’t know,” Bill muttered.
“If you work hard enough, maybe you can change it.”
“Whatever. I’m still just a kid,” he said, but he tried to correct himself. “Just a student, I mean.”
“All the great leaders in the world were once just kids, too. And students. Anything is possible.”
“Yeah, that’s what they say. And then they give you a multiple choice test,” Bill grinned. “Not exactly the tools we need to change the world.”
Mr. Barker sniggered. “No, you’re probably right there. One step at a time, Bill. Pass your tests. Then change the world.”
Bill thought of Jaime throughout his afternoon classes. He didn’t have many friends here, but he did have one great friend: Jaime Stein. She lived out East, way out East, far away from the small Midwestern Illinois town Bill from which Bill longed to escape. Bill first met Jaime on an online group for kids who had lost a loved one. Her uncle had committed suicide, and Jaime searched for some kind of hope or answers, much like Bill wanted after the dreadful night he saw his dad murdered. It was long ago, when he was only eight years old, and he tried not to think about it. He tried to escape through horror and fantasy, but there were always triggers. A guy in PE class would spray some Old Spice and Bill could feel his father. He searched online for various things out of boredom and sadness, and that’s when he met the only person who got him through these long days. He knew after school they’d face chat and talk about all the ridiculous high school happenings.
Not long after that first group for kids who lost a loved one, he ran into Jaime again online on a horror forum that was discussing The Shining, King’s book versus Kubrick’s movie. They got into a heated argument. Bill thought King’s version was far superior and the Kubrick film ruined Jack’s character, making the man a monster and not revealing what really happened to the character at the end of the book. Jaime, on the other hand, thought King’s book was “diarrhea of the mouth,” to quote a critic, and that Kubrick’s take on the novel enhanced the horror and the setting of the story. Although they disagreed, it was a friendship in the making. He really needed to talk to her about today. It was not even a month into the school year, and Bill worried he was about to snap. There are so many exciting things in the world, and school used to be and should still be one of them, he thought. How did learning become so boring?
Bill read all through detention. Not exactly a punishment for him. The detention lady refused to let anyone use electronic devices. She was old and mean, and Bill wondered if all detention monitors were old, mean ladies. It was like being on an airplane with the mother from Carrie as a stewardess, someone who would force you to pray ten Our Fathers every time you played with an electronic device. All Bill wanted to do was read, and The Body was buried useless on his tablet. So he picked up a newspaper that had been left on a nearby desk instead. An article in the entertainment section caught his eye.
Eccentric Horror Producer to Host Fright Fest Contest
Hollywood’s strangest horror producer, Jay Bell, is making himself public for the first time since opening his Rabbit in Red Studios over a decade ago. Known for the creepy demands of his staff, directors, and actors, Bell, or JB as he is more often called, first made news coverage when taking a group of actors and film staff to an allegedly haunted location in the middle of Germany before filming his first feature film, Haunted Mind. For his second movie, The Devil is You, JB flew the entire cast and crew to an old African village where members were supposedly possessed by demons. JB made the cast and crew participate in these and a variety of other hands-on experiences to make his films as genuinely real and terrifying as possible. The media have asked JB for numerous quotes and explanations, but he’s been strictly silent, and he forces his workers to a clause of silence. Until now. The Rabbit in Red producer has launched a website that introduces a special challenge for horror fans. The tagline on JB’s website reads: FIRST YOU FOLLOW THE RABBIT IN RED, THEN YOU PLAY IT, THEN YOU SAVE IT, AND AT LAST YOU MUST KILL IT. The contest begins in two weeks with a variety of riddles one must solve, all related to the horror genre, we assume. Those who solve the riddles will be invited to his actual studio, which has been strictly closed to the public and the media, to participate in variety of horror quests. The winner gets to take part in his next upcoming film in whatever medium he or she chooses. JB describes it like an internship. To quote the website: “We’re looking for young fans of horror to bring fresh ideas to the genre. But we don’t do applications in any ordinary way here. Your application will be the riddle challenge on October 17, live, timed, and online here on our website. If your ‘application’ is accepted, then you’ll be flown out for an ‘interview.’ But don’t worry about brushing up on interview questions. You’ll be challenged through our Fright Fest 4D simulations. The winner of those simulations will be offered a role right here at Rabbit in Red. We’re looking for actors, writers, directors, editors, and all aspects of the filming industry. If you have a passion for film and if horror is your life, then I invite you to join us.”
Bill read the rest of the article and then re-read it a dozen more times. When detention was over, he took the article with him. He couldn’t wait to tell Jaime about it.
He wanted an adventure. He wanted to get the hell out of his house and the hell away from this school. And this might be the perfect opportunity. 

Did you enjoy this? If so, let me know! I've got all sorts of cut chapters and scenes from the series, and I'd enjoy sharing them with you!

Learn more about my series on my website or Facebook page.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Time to Bury the Rabbit!

The final book in the Rabbit in Red trilogy is now available!

If you want print, call your favorite local bookstore and ask them to order BURY THE RABBIT by Joe Chianakas. I always encourage you to support local.

If you can't, you can order the paperback from Barnes & Noble or Amazon.

Prefer digital? I encourage you to read on the TAPAS app, the best digital reading app, hands down. Go here, and use code JOEC820Z to get 200 bonus coins.

Or get your Kindle copy here.


Author's note:

I started writing this series in the summer of 2014. It's been a long, wonderful journey. The first book came out fall 2015, and now-- October 2017-- we bury the rabbit.

Some of you have been with me since day one. Some of you are just now finding the rabbit. I want to thank all of you for reading and celebrating my series. I couldn't have kept up the energy and the momentum without you.

I hope you read and enjoy it.

Is this really the end? (Does a horror franchise really ever die?) I won't answer that today, but the next book you will see from me is in a very different world. It's called PIT OF DARKNESS, and I hope to get it to you in 2018.

All the best,


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Be Featured in an Upcoming Video

There are many things that I look forward to over the next few months: The Dark Tower movie, the IT remake, Stranger Things season 2, and of course the release of the final book in my Rabbit in Red trilogy, Bury the Rabbit.

Good thing there's plenty to do between now and the Halloween release.

For starters, this weekend I'm hosting a special Rabbit in Red discussion at the Peoria Barnes & Noble. You're invited, whether you've read the book or haven't started it yet. It's Saturday, July 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Moreover, we're filming that day for a special Rabbit in Red documentary. We're making a short movie about what it's like to write a trilogy, the writing scene in central Illinois, and the international success of the book (basically, what did it take to get to this point). Join and share the event at this link.

See the teaser for the film here:

I'm looking for people to be featured on camera. Some of you will be interviewed about the book: what you like about it, what you look forward to in the final volume. Others will talk about horror, their own writing, or whatever is on their mind. Anything goes.

So, join me this Saturday!

Can't make it? Let me preview two upcoming events.

The next book club discussion for Rabbit in Red takes place Thursday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. at Alpha Park Library.


The pre-release party for Bury the Rabbit-- where you can get a physical copy before it is released to the world-- is on Saturday, Sept 16 from 12-5 at Zeek's Comics & Games in Washington, IL. It's Zeek's 2nd anniversary, and I wanted to have something special for it. JOIN THE EVENT HERE!



You can now call your favorite local bookstore and pre-order a copy to make sure you get it by Halloween. I want to encourage you to support your local bookstores, please. Here's the Amazon pre-order link, too.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Short Story Contest Winner!

Congratulations to the winner of the Rabbit in Red short story contest, Matthew Daudish.

Matt's short story will appear in Bury the Rabbit, the final Rabbit in Red book, scheduled to release on October 31, 2017.

Matt was born in Indiana and currently lives in Connecticut with his wife Ashley, their springer spaniel puppy Luna, black cat Seuss, and guinea pig Arya.  Matt attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2012.  He currently works as a manufacturing engineer, programming inspection machines that measure jet engine parts.  
In his free time, Matt enjoys visiting local breweries, watching movies, reading, and writing short stories with horror themes.  He also enjoys brewing his own mead and painting horror themed labels for the bottles.  His favorite Horror movie is Hellraiser and his least favorite horror movie is Hellraiser Revelations.  His favorite non-horror movie is The Last Action Hero.
You can find him on Twitter at @MJDAUDISH.

Congrats, Matt! And thank you to everyone who submitted a story for this contest. Picking a winner is always difficult. After Halloween, if you'd like, we can publish the other entries on this blog. 

Look for Bury the Rabbit this Halloween. 

Haven’t started the series?

Get Rabbit in Red and Burn the Rabbit on sale on Amazon for just $2.99 (Kindle edition). Or request the paperback copies at your favorite local bookstore!

Or search for them on whatever platform you prefer to read. We even have a great audio edition for the first book on iTunes, Amazon, and Audible. But if you ask me where to get them: always support local. Call your favorite bookstore and put in an order for the first two books today and get caught up!

Follow me on Facebook for all sorts of extra fun updates and contests, or visit my webpage here.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June BOOKLOOT Review

I'm a subscription box junkie, and this month I got my first ever BOOKLOOT!

BookLoot is a monthly subscription box that provides a new release book with several related gifts. The June theme was "Call of the Water." Let's check it out!

If you've never done a subscription box, you're totally missing out. It's always a thrill when they arrive.

When I opened the box, here's what I saw:

The box was packaged very nicely. Notice that the book-- the biggest surprise-- is buried underneath. On top, there are already several gifts to explore.

First, you get a print of the month's theme. June 2017: Call of the Water. Perfect for summer! I'm already excited.

One gift included is lotion bar-- the bar inside smelled great, and the Pirate Princess jar fits the theme of the book. A fun extra gift!

The next gift was a reading journal. On the inside were all kinds of prompts and whatnot so you could keep track of what you read and what you thought about it. BookLoot is a YA themed box, so I think this is perfect!

The next gift: cool art print and short story! Definitely a sexy print to go with the book. Fun! Plus, this is an extra-short story BookLoot published. You can submit your own stories to be featured in the box. How awesome!

Finally, the big prize-- this month's featured book! It came with a letter from the author and a signed card. Let me tell you: This is a beautiful edition. The hardcover looks and feels great, and it's something every book collector would enjoy on their shelves. Definitely a nice-looking book, even if I am judging it by its cover.

It currently has a 4.01 on Goodreads. Here's the summary:

"Caroline Oresteia is destined for the river. For generations, her family has been called by the river god, who has guided their wherries on countless voyages throughout the Riverlands. At seventeen, Caro has spent years listening to the water, ready to meet her fate. But the river god hasn’t spoken her name yet—and if he hasn’t by now, there’s a chance he never will.

Caro decides to take her future into her own hands when her father is arrested for refusing to transport a mysterious crate. By agreeing to deliver it in exchange for his release, Caro finds herself caught in a web of politics and lies, with dangerous pirates after the cargo—an arrogant courier with a secret—and without the river god to help her. With so much at stake, Caro must choose between the life she always wanted and the one she never could have imagined for herself.

From debut author Sarah Tolcser comes an immersive and romantic fantasy set along the waterways of a magical world with a headstrong heroine determined to make her mark."

What a cool summer read! I look forward to it.

So, you get all of this for just $29.99. Check 'em out and subscribe here!

AND GUESS WHAT? DID YOU KNOW BOOKLOOT subscribers will be the FIRST to get BURY THE RABBIT? Yep, I've signed on to be featured in their October box. I can't wait to see the scary extras. Not just that, but subscribers get an exclusive TRILOGY edition! See more details about that here.

Follow me on Facebook for all sorts of extra fun updates and contests, or visit my webpage here.

Promo Team

Hey, Rabbit in Red fans and supporters--

This summer, I'm networking with various entertainment sites to run promotions for my books. Do you run a Facebook page or have a strong Instagram following of people who would enjoy my trilogy? E-mail me at, send me your page link(s), and tell me why you'd like to join the promo team.

The best perk is that I offer royalties, a cash payment of a percentage of sales. I only work with one page at a time, for a week or whatever time we negotiate. If you and I commit, we will develop an agreement where you earn royalties from the books sold during the time you helped promote them!

Interested? Shoot me a message.

Below: Images, links, and posts for the promo team to use. Feel free to modify for your page, but I wanted to make this as easy as possible for the team. Thanks, all!

Sample posts and images

1. Keep posts brief and to-the-point
2. Use a link each time so those who click on it will be taken directly to a shop
3. Use a variety of images. Copy the ones below
4. At minimum, consider posting one thing each morning and one thing each evening. You can certainly do more, but this will help get the most. Personally, I'd do a post when I first wake up, a noon/lunch time post, and an evening/night post.
5. Tag me when you can (@joechianakas)

Here are 21 posts for you to use (perfect if you post 3x a day for 7 days!)


Every horror fan should read Rabbit in Red! It's a wild ride through your favorite scary stories.

Start the trilogy here for just a couple bucks!


Rabbit in Red won horror book-of-the-year and has been a #1 bestseller multiple times! If you haven't started this awesome horror journey yet, get a copy now today: 


Wow-- Horror Block and Box of Dread both sent copies of Rabbit in Red to thousands around the world. Have you read this yet? It's a MUST READ! Get your copy today: 


The second book in the Rabbit in Red series is even better than the first! Darker, scarier, deeper-- no joke! Wow, and that ending? I can't wait for the third book!

Get a copy today: 


Horror fans: Who knows where @JoeChianakas book Rabbit in Red gets its name? Comment below!

Haven't started this #1 horror book? You're missing out. Get it here: 


Have you seen the cover for the final Rabbit in Red book? SICK! I can't wait.

Start the series today. The final one releases on Halloween! 


It's only $2.99 on Amazon! Less than a trip to Starbucks. What are you waiting for?


I can't love this book any more than I do, and if you're a horror fan, you just have to read it too!


There's an awesome rock song inspired by Rabbit in Red! Listen to it here!

Get your copy of the #1 horror book TODAY: 


You don't see a live-action trailer for a book very often, but Rabbit in Red has an awesome one! Wow!

The book is available on Amazon: 


Once you've read the first, you have to get the second. LOVE the first, but the second is even BETTER! 

Burn the Rabbit is available here: 


Have you seen all the five-star reviews? No wonder it earned #1 horror book-of-the-year!

It's on sale for just a couple bucks! So worth it.


The last book comes out on Halloween! As if we need another reason to love that day! Now's the perfect time to start following the rabbit.

Get your copy here:


Horror Society calls Rabbit in Red "Horror's Hottest Trilogy!" Have you started this yet?


SWEET read: "Down the Rabbit Hole." A magazine interview with Rabbit in Red author @JoeChianakas 


Who loves Horror Block? Did you know they picked up Rabbit in Red AND Burn the Rabbit!?!

Here's a cool TV interview with author @JoeChianakas the artist who made those amazing covers, @CamronJohnsonIllustrations


We've been sharing a lot because we genuinely love this book. So, who's started it? What do you think? @JoeChianakas said he'll discuss with us in the comments, so post your thoughts!

Didn't get it yet? What the hell are you waiting for? :)


If you could be a part of any horror movie like the characters in Rabbit in Red, which movie would you want to experience? 


@JoeChianakas loves the #19. 19 characters are invited to Rabbit in Red in book one, and you'll find subtle uses of the #19 all throughout. It's an allusion to what? Who knows?


If you loved this book as much as we did, please post your review on Goodreads and Amazon! @JoeChianakas does contests where he gives away free swag to reviewers, so post yours today and get entered to win!


The last Rabbit in Red post (for awhile anyway, I promise). For those who loved it like we do, check this out! There's an exclusive trilogy edition in the works, and the final book, Bury the Rabbit, releases on Halloween!