don't stand so close 2BIRMINGHAM, UK, December 8, 2013 – Short, Scary Tales Publications (SST Publications) Owner, Paul Fry is very pleased to announce that the trade paperback and eBook editions of Eric Red’s first novel Don’t Stand So Close have re-launched with a brand new cover. Paul stated: “We’re really excited to re-launch Eric’s novel with a brand new cover which we feel now perfectly captures the book’s erotic thriller theme. We believe that the cover is much more eye-catching and more striking.”

About Don’t Stand So Close: “She was every student’s fantasy and he was the teacher’s pet. She was older, beautiful and experienced. It was the brush of her hand passing back homework. That special glance. He spent hours in class imagining what her body looked like under her dress, until the day came when they had their first kiss. But his wildest dreams soon became his worst nightmare. She took him to forbidden places he wasn’t ready for, but when he wanted to stop she wouldn’t let him. If she couldn’t have him, nobody could, and lives would be lost before it was over. He never should have crossed the line with his teacher, because some lines should never, ever be crossed.”

Praise for the book:

“A powerful concoction of one part coming-of-age story, one part erotic thriller, and the sexiest and most twisted villain ever to give a homework assignment.”

—Ray Garton, author of Live Girls, Meds and the forthcoming Frankenstorm

Titillating and original.

—Joel Schumacher, director of The Lost Boys, Flatliners and Falling Down

Eric Red brings his considerable talent as a screenwriter to bear on this powerful tale of sexual adventure and teenage turmoil. Erotic and suspenseful, breathlessly narrated, incisively characterised, Don’t Stand So Close had me in its grip until I finished it at a single sitting.

—Ramsey Campbell, author of The Grin of the Dark

In Don’t Stand So Close, Eric Red takes what, at first, seems like a typical teen ‘coming-of-age’ sex romp and leads it down a very dark and twisted path. Being ‘Hot For Teacher’ has never been more disturbing.

—Nancy A. Collins, author of Sunglasses After Dark

Don’t Stand So Close is a riveting coming-of-age thriller. Heartbreaking, nail-biting, compelling and deeply insightful. Highly recommended for any teen who stands with one foot in the shadows.

—Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Rot & Ruin and Dust & Decay

About Eric Red: “Eric Red is a Los Angeles based motion picture screenwriter, director and author. His original scripts include The Hitcher for Tri Star, Near Dark for DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group, Blue Steel for MGM and the western The Last Outlaw for HBO. He directed and wrote the crime film Cohen and Tate for Hemdale, Body Parts for Paramount, Undertow for Showtime, Bad Moon for Warner Bros. and the ghost story 100 Feet for Grand Illusions Entertainment. He is currently writing and directing the film version of New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Maberry’s bestselling zombie novel Dead of Night.

His first novel, a dark coming-of-age tale about teenagers called Don’t Stand So Close, was published in 2012 by SST Publications. His second novel, a werewolf western called The Guns Of Santa Sangre, will be published by Samhain Publishing in November 2013. His third book, a science fiction monster novel called It Waits Below, is coming out through Samhain in summer 2014.

Eric’s recent published horror and suspense short stories include “The Buzzard” in Weird Tales magazine, “Little Nasties” in Shroud magazine, “In the Mix” in Dark Delicacies III: Haunted anthology, “Past Due” in Mulholland Books’ Popcorn Fiction and “Curfew” in Peep Show, Volume 2 anthology. His short stories “Colorblind” and “Do Not Disturb” will be appear, respectively, in upcoming issues of Cemetery Dance magazine and Dark Discoveries magazine.

He created and wrote the sci-fi/horror comic series and graphic novel Containment for IDW Publishing and the horror western comic series Wild Work to be published summer 2013 by Antarctic Press.”

SST Publications ( is an independent publisher focusing on publishing the best in horror and erotic horror fiction. We have published several books; our first title, Cold Storage included an introduction by legendary author Graham Masterton. Our most recent books include the erotic horror anthology Peep Show, Volume 2 and the debut dark, thriller novel Don’t Stand So Close by screenwriter/director Eric Red. We also published the classic erotic horror magazine Peep Show, and have recently launched our new horror fiction & dark art magazine Beware the Dark, which is a unique size (7.44 x 9.69 in), full-color interior, high-quality produced mag of between 100-130 pages bringing you the best dark and disturbing fiction and artwork. We publish our titles in multiple formats and they are distributed worldwide by Ingram, the world’s largest book distributor.

DON’T STAND SO CLOSE book trailer from Paul Fry on Vimeo.

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