By John Everson
Their bites are more than deadly!
The blood of the tree is its sap. It has sustained Scott Belvedere’s family for generations. It’s the secret ingredient behind the family’s intoxicating ale and bourbon, among other elixirs. But only when Scott inherits The Family Tree Inn, deep in the hills of Virginia, does he learn anything about his family, its symbiotic history, or the mammoth, ancient tree around which the inn is literally built. And after he stumbles upon the bony secrets hidden in its roots, while in the welcoming arms of the innkeeper’s daughter, he realizes that not only is blood thicker than water—it’s the only thing that might save him from the hideous fate of his ancestors…
“Violet Eyes is old-school horror in collision with bleeding edge science fiction. This is Michael Crichton meets Stephen King. It’s a killer!”
~ Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Fire & Ash”
Violet Eyes was originally released by Samhain Publishing in 2013 and was also released in a limited edition hardcover by Sinister Grin Press in 2016 and in a Polish translation edition by Horror Masakra in 2021. When Samhain Publishing went out of business, Dark Arts Books reissued the novel with a new cover.