Hunted: Extended Edition by Nick Stead [Press Release]

Twisted Fate Publishing to release revised and extended edition of Hunted from horror author Nick Stead

Born of humanity’s darkness, driven by lupine hunger – and all the more monstrous for it

The horrific tale continues. In the wake of the all-new revised and extended edition of Nick Stead’s debut novel, Hybrid, book two comes roaring onto bookshelves. Hunted has been given the same treatment as the first in the series, and now, August 2020, Twisted Fate Publishing is about to set this new brute loose.

Twisted Fate Publishing, a new, independent UK publisher, is delighted to announce the publication of the revised and extended edition of Hunted from Huddersfield author, Nick Stead.

This series is not for the faint hearted. Stead went down the Darren Shan route of naming the character after himself, and it tells the tale of his murderous, alter-ego, beginning with the night he was bitten and turned into a werewolf at the tender age of fifteen. From that moment on, he is gripped by bestial instincts and uncontrollable rage. And it’s not just at full moon. His inner wolf seeks to gain control whenever there’s easy prey to be had, or a fight with a rival. Strong emotions call it forth and Nick must learn to keep them in check if he wishes to keep from hurting the ones he loves.

But his carnivorous urges are not the only thing he must battle. A war rages in the shadows, and for the undead, time is running out.

The re-release of Hunted is a much more polished version of the manuscript, which has been given hundreds of hours of editing time to lift the quality of the prose to more in line with what Stead produces now, four years after the original first edition. Many passages have been tightened, while others have been completely rewritten and fleshed out where necessary, to provide a much more enjoyable read of the story so many have come to know and love in the years since the series was first published.

The original version of Hunted was already better quality than the first edition of Hybrid, but there was still plenty of work to give it a more polished feel and strengthen some of the weaker passages. This second instalment is even darker and more brutal than the first in the series, and it’s been a big hit with werewolf horror fans so far. I think readers are going to enjoy it even more for the hard work I’ve put in on these re-releases.” – Nick Stead, author of the Hybrid series.

Hunted will be available on Amazon for both Kindle and Kindle Unlimited from Sat 29th August 2020, as well as in paperback format. Or you can pre-order the Kindle edition here –

Hybrid is out now –

More information about the Hybrid series, the author, and his other works, can be found at

If you want to see my thoughts on the original release and more, check out the links below:

Hybrid Review – Hunted ReviewVengeance Review – Author Interview: Nick Stead


Notes for Editors:

About Nick Stead

A lifelong fan of supernatural horror and fantasy, Nick spends his days prowling the darker side of fiction, often to the scream of heavy metal guitars and the purrs of his feline companions.

Fate set him on the path of the writer at the tender age of fifteen. The journey has been much longer and harder than his teenage self ever anticipated, but seventeen years later he is still forging ahead.

Nick is best known for his Hybrid series. He has also had short stories published in various anthologies, and will soon be releasing his first non-Hybrid novel based on the true story of the Pendle witches.

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About the book

Title: Hunted, Book 2 of the Hybrid series

Nobody said being a werewolf would be easy.

Fear and prejudice rules the dark world Nick Stead has been thrown into. His self-imposed isolation is harder than he ever imagined, and he craves his old life as an average teenager more than ever.

The cold and distant Lady Sarah is his only company, a vampire too old to remember the transition from human to monster. She can’t fill the void opening up within.

Nick’s heart yearns for new friendship. Without it, killing is all he has left.

But indulging that bloodlust comes at a high price – one that could cost him his sanity, or his life.

It’s no longer just the Slayers on his trail. Now a deadlier threat stalks the shadows, and Nick must settle his dual nature before it is too late.

There’s nowhere left to run…

Fiction / Horror / Supernatural Horror / Dark Fantasy

Print edition: ISBN 978-1838077310; RRP £10.99 / US$13.99 (28 July 2020)

Electronic edition: ASIN B08DTLKHVD, Kindle; RRP £1.99 / US$2.99 (27 July 2020)

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About Twisted Fate Publishing

Twisted Fate Publishing is a new, independent UK publisher of Speculative Fiction. Based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Twisted Fate Publishing seeks to publish talented writers of the seriously warped and interesting, from the wonderfully weird to the downright terrifying.

Contact details:

Twisted Fate Publishing contact: Nick Stead

Tel: +44 7935800517

Email: [email protected]

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Interviews with authors can be arranged through Twisted Fate Publishing. Contact Nick Stead, as above.

Twisted Fate Publishing titles are available from Amazon. For more details, visit our website, as above.

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