LIGHTS OUT now available!

My vampires-attack-a-prison novel LIGHTS OUT is now available from Thunderstorm Books.  Thunderstorm is doing something a little different with this one, releasing it as a signed hardcover limited to 140 copies, but with an affordable cover price of $35.  It’s a great little package, and I think it’s a step in the right directions, allowing both collectors and casual readers in on the ground floor.

Creatively, LIGHTS OUT is probably my favorite work to date.  The characters that inhabit the novel are some of the richest, grimiest bastards I’ve ever conceived, but there’s a core of humanity to (most) all of them that makes for some fun, brutal good times.

A little more about the novel…

Burnham State Maximum Security Penitentiary holds the worst criminals humanity has to offer. Murderers, rapists, and others who have preyed upon humanity populate the prison, creating a food chain of violence and fear. Something lives beneath Burnham, however, and after years of waiting, it has been set free.And it is hungry.

Now, those who call Burnham home must band together if they hope to survive. After years of being called monsters, they will face something much worse, and they will know how it feels to be prey.

Cover by the amazing Vincent Chong.

8 thoughts on “LIGHTS OUT now available!

  1. Hey Mr. Southard, just ordered this and I’m really fired up to read it.

    I first read your work in the recent demon anthology and I thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Gray. I’m looking forward to picking up all your new stuff!

  2. Pretty sure i got my copies in the mail today. Ill find out in a few hours when I get home from my soul-sucking job. 🙂 Ill let you know what I think in the next day or 2. Im putting everything else Im reading down for a few days….. I plan on blasting thru this one.

  3. I finished this last week and havnt had time to comment. Great job Nate. Being someone who visits a correctional facility several times a month, this story was right up my alley. It was very well written. The attention to detail concerning day to day life in prison was spot on. I also loved rooting for the bad guy. Once again. (Red Sky) Was I mistaken or is there a Red Sky tie in??? wishfull thinking on my part perhaps. Keep up the awesome work man. -K

  4. Hey, Kevin. Sorry I didn’t reply sooner. Yeah, Anton Ribisi is the same Anton Ribisi mentioned in Red Sky. Just having a little fun.

  5. When would libraries be getting this book? I have literally looked EVERYWHERE for it and I really really really want to read it 🙁

  6. Since this edition is largely for collectors, I’d be a little surprised if it showed up in libraries. Might not hurt to point your local library to the Thunderstorm Books website ( It will probably be a while before there’s a more affordable edition available. Sorry.

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