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A Smugglerific Cover (& Giveaway): Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Today – on Friday the 13th, no less! – we are tickled to host the cover reveal for one of our most highly anticipated books of the fall: Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix! We were lucky enough to scoop up an early review copy at BEA this year and were instantly smitten with the Ikea-esque horror catalog-novel. Today, we are thrilled to share the cover and an ARC giveaway with you, dear readers!

Without further ado, behold: the Smugglerific Cover!

The Smugglerific Cover

Horrorstor (FINAL RGB)

Something strange is happening at the Orsk furniture superstore in Columbus, Ohio. Every morning, employees arrive to find broken Kjerring wardrobes, shattered Brooka glassware, and vandalized Liripip sofa beds—clearly, someone or something is up to no good. To unravel the mystery, five young employees volunteer for a long dusk-till-dawn shift—and they encounter horrors that defy imagination. Along the way, author Grady Hendrix infuses sly social commentary on the nature of work in the new twenty-first century economy.

A traditional haunted house story in a contemporary setting (and full of current fears), Horrorstör comes conveniently packaged in the form of a retail catalog, complete with illustrations of ready-to-assemble furniture and other, more sinister accessories. We promise you’ve never seen anything quite like it!

Horrorstör comes out on September 23, 2014 from Quirk Books.

Preorder the book:
Amazon Print US | Amazon Print UK | B&N Print | Book Depository
Amazon Kindle US | Amazon Kindle UK | B&N NOOK |

About the Author

GRADY HENDRIX is a writer and journalist and one of the founders of the New York Asian Film Festival. A former film critic for the New York Sun, Grady has written for Slate, the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Playboy, and Variety.

Follow Grady on his website and on twitter (@grady_hendrix).

The Giveaway:

To celebrate the cover reveal, Quirk Books is giving away FIVE ARCs of Horrorstör! This giveaway is open to addresses in the US, and will run until Sunday, June 22 at 12:01am EST. To enter, use the form below!

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  • Kerry O'Dea
    June 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Pet Sematary by Stephen King! So creepy!

  • Genevieve
    June 13, 2014 at 9:06 am

    I’ve read quite bit of horror but I’d have to say my favorite author is Richard Matheson with the novella I Am Legend.

  • Carson
    June 13, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Mofongo Knows!

  • Chris
    June 13, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

  • Anita Yancey
    June 13, 2014 at 10:32 am

    My favorite is The Shining by Stephen King.

  • Cherelyn Coggins
    June 13, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I’ve read or watched just about every horror film and book out there that I’ve heard of. The ones I havent heard of leaving me thousands more to know of. I think anything Steven King would have to contribute to my favorite. But there is others as well. Horror is my favorite!

  • Jody White
    June 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I am a fan of Edgar Allen Poe’s The Tell-tale Heart.

  • Ray Pratt
    June 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Probably The Shining

  • K.R.
    June 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Horrorstör 😉

  • Rachee
    June 13, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    “It” by Stephen King still scares me and gives me awful nightmares.

  • Christina
    June 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    It would be a toss up between It and Dracula

  • Dawn Betts-Green
    June 13, 2014 at 3:17 pm


  • Emily
    June 13, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    HOUSE OF LEAVES by Danielewski or BETWEEN TWO FIRES by Buehlman; both are mind-effers with a demonic bent.

  • kat
    June 13, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    It. Creepiest thing ever!

  • Jana N.
    June 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson.

  • Sarah
    June 13, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Stephen King’s Carrie!

  • Ashley
    June 13, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    My favorite horror story is Frankenstein.

  • Kate @ Midnight Book Girl
    June 13, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    There are so many horror stories that I love, but I think I’d have to go with It or The Stand by Stephen King.

    June 13, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you for the chance to win your books.
    I’m reading now a very frightening book: I REMEMBER YOU by Yrsa Sigurdardottir. CHILLING!!!!

  • Brandee
    June 13, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Isis by Douglas Clegg

  • Kristy McRae
    June 13, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I’m a big horror fan, and particularly love Stephen King….I think the one that scared me the most was Pet Sematary, particularly the last page! That image left me with some wild nightmares! Thanks for the giveaway. This new book sounds fabulous, and I’ve loved the books that Quirk has done so far.

  • Elise Roberts
    June 13, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    I would have to say that my favorite horror novel is Stephen King’s “The Stand” but the one that scared me the most was “Salem’s Lot”

  • Sarah J
    June 13, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I love Edgar Allen Poe, but more recently I absolutely loved Fortress of Ephemera by Eric Christopherson. I read it months ago and still think about it!

  • Ammy Belle
    June 13, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Hm … tough one. I would say … House on Haunted Hill as my favourite

  • Lexi
    June 13, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Something Wicked This Way Comes is genuinely creepy and my favorite.

  • erinf1
    June 14, 2014 at 12:46 am

    the Raven by EA Poe 🙂

  • Justin Boyer
    June 14, 2014 at 1:16 am

    “Silence of the Lambs”

  • Veronika
    June 14, 2014 at 3:15 am

    I don’t really have a favorite horror story, even though I love both horror stories and movies, but if I had to pick it would probably be The Monstrumologist series by Rick Yancey (it’s more science fiction and fantasy than horror but I love it!!).

  • Danielle Fulton
    June 14, 2014 at 5:24 am

    The Fall of the House of Usher!

  • Stephanie
    June 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Have not read a whole lot of horror books (shocking as I love horror), but my favorite horror movie is The Orphanage.

  • hapax
    June 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Hmm. I guess I’d have to say my favorite horror story is WUTHERING HEIGHTS.

    Wait, you say, that’s not a horror story! To which I reply, have you READ it?

  • Kendra
    June 14, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Haven’t read much horror so far, but I’m enjoying NOS4A2

  • Jennifer Essad
    June 14, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    I’ll never forget seeing the movie “Carrie” at 16 during it’s release. It was a blind date and the worst choice for a movie w/a guy you didn’t know. The book was just as scarey

  • Chelsea B.
    June 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    Hide and Seek really got me!

  • Suz_Glo
    June 15, 2014 at 8:53 am

    My favorite horror stories include anything by Stephen King & “The Woman in Black” — the book and the movie!

  • Sarah
    June 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Oooh, I love horror! I don’t know if I can pick a favorite. Stephen King is a perpetual favorite, but maybe NOS4A2 by Joe Hill.

  • Jen
    June 16, 2014 at 10:49 am

    The Shining by Stephen King

  • Jenny Dubish
    June 16, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I would have to say I really like ghostly horror books. The most recent that I thoroughly enjoyed was “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier. It is a hauntingly creepy book.

  • Naomi de Plume
    June 17, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Gotta go with Danielewski’s “House of Leaves” as a novel, and Lovecraft’s “Rats in the Walls” as a short story. Can’t discount Bradbury’s “The Veldt,” though.

  • Lindsey
    June 18, 2014 at 12:15 am

    ‘It’ by Steven king. So so so creepy

  • Kate
    June 18, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    So many choices, but I’m going old school with Goosebumps: either “The Ghost Next Door” or “Ghost Camp” by R.L. Stine.

  • Eric
    June 18, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    The first book Poppy Z. Brite wrote – Lost Souls I think?

  • FarmWife
    June 18, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    It’s a toss up between Bedbugs by Ben H. Winters (friggin’ brilliant) and Misery by King. I didn’t sleep for days after reading both of them.

    And Eric: Lost Souls scared the bejebus out of me, too!

  • mclicious
    June 18, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    This looks so fantastic. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Anonymous
    June 19, 2014 at 1:42 am

    The Dunwich Horror

  • Harvey Brinda
    June 19, 2014 at 1:43 am

    The Dunwich Horror

  • Emma
    June 19, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I’d say Dave Duncan’s The Gilded Chain creeped me out the most.

  • Jessica
    June 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    The Green Ribbon freaked me out so much when I was in elementary school. Still gives me the heebie jeebies! Also can’t believe my mom let me read it hahah

  • Lillian Alice Maloney
    June 20, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Christine by Stephen King, although I like the movie better.

  • Jackie G.
    June 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    It’s been ages since I’ve read a horror story, but I was a massive fan of R.L. Stine’s Fear Street novels back in the day.

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