Listen to MASS HYSTERIA - If You're Brave Enough! Plus a few other updates...

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On August 15, Mass Hysteria was released in paperback and ebook. Now, it's available in audiobook for your gruesome listening pleasure! Narrated by Joe Hempel, Mass Hysteria can be bought at Audible and iTunes right now! Here's the gist on my crazy, not for the faint of heart horror story:


Something virulent. Something evil. Something new. And it is infecting the town of Falls Breath.

Carried to Earth in a freak meteor shower, an alien virus has infected the animals. Pets and wildlife have turned rabid, attacking without warning. Dogs and cats terrorize their owners, while deer and wolves from the neighboring woods hunt in packs, stalking and killing their human prey without mercy.

As the town comes under siege, Lauren searches for her boyfriend, while her policeman father fights to restore some semblance of order against a threat unlike anything he has seen before. The Natural Order has been upended completely, and nowhere is safe.


Soon, the city will find itself in the grips of mass hysteria.

To survive, humanity will have to fight tooth and nail.

This edition includes a bonus short story, Consumption!


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All editions of Mass Hysteria contain the bonus short story ConsumptionConsumption has been available a solo ebook for quite a while now, and that, too, now has a Joe Hempel narrated audiobook companion!


You Are

Reclusive chef Heinrich Schauer has invited six guests to a blind twelve-course tasting menu.

What You Eat

While snow blankets the isolated Swiss valley surrounding his estate, the guests feast eagerly, challenging one another to guess at the secret tastes plated before them.

This Meat Is Murder

As they eat, each guest is overtaken by carnal appetites, unaware of their host’s savage plans...or of the creature lurking below.One thing is clear: There is more on the menu than any of them have bargained for.

Buy Consumption


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Over on Patreon, I have posted this month's Book of the Month Club title. If you haven't checked out Revolver previously, this one's a doozy! Given the on-going state of political affairs here in the US, aka The Great American Garbage Fire, I suppose in these post-Trump months Revolver could be considered Resistance Fiction or anti-fascist sci-fi. I've written and spoken about this story elsewhere, but one post that gets into the heart of this story and what went into drafting it can be found over at Grim Reader Reviews

Every month I post one of my stories for Patreon supporters to download for $1, so if you're looking for a quick, cheap, and easy way to catch up on my work, that's the place to do it. Patreon supporters have even gotten advanced copies of work before their released elsewhere, such as Mass Hysteria, as well as shorter works like Black Site and Preservation. Go check it out!

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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