Listen to an Excerpt from R.L. Stine's New Adult Horror Novel Red Rain

October 26, 2012


Several months ago we learned that bestselling children's book author R.L. Stine was entering the adult horror novel arena with Red Rain, which was released by Simon & Schuster's Touchstone imprint earlier this month. Now we have an excerpt for you to listen to.

Before there was J. K. Rowling, before there was Stephenie Meyer or Suzanne Collins, there was R.L. Stine. Witty, creepy, and compulsively readable, his books defined horror for a generation of young readers— readers who have now come of age. In Red Rain, Stine uses his unerring knack for creating terror to tap into some very grownup fears. Travel writer Lea Sutter finds herself on a small island off the coast of South Carolina, the wrong place at the wrong time. A merciless, unanticipated hurricane cuts a path of destruction through the island, and Lea barely escapes with her life.

In the storm’s aftermath she discovers two orphaned boys—twins. Filled with a desire to do something to help, to make something good of all she witnessed, Lea impulsively decides to adopt them. The boys, Samuel and Daniel, seem amiable and immensely grateful; Lea’s family back on Long Island—husband Mark, a child psychologist, and their two children, Ira and Elena—aren’t quite so pleased. But even they can’t anticipate the twins’ true nature—or predict that, within a few weeks’ time, Mark will wind up implicated in two brutal murders, with the police narrowing in.

For the millions of readers who grew up on Goosebumps, and for every fan of deviously inventive horror, this is a must-read from a beloved master of the genre.

Listen to the excerpt here, and check out a video below of Stine sharing some scary tips for a fright.

If you want to learn more, R.L. Stine will be the featured guest on the next "Author Confidential," an exclusive series on SiriusXM "Book Radio" on which iconic authors sit down for candid interviews.

For the exclusive interview, R.L. Stine sits down with "Book Radio" hosts Kim Alexander and Maggie Linton to talk about the huge international success of Goosebumps (Scholastic), his popular series of children’s horror fiction novels which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the launch of his latest work, Red Rain (Touchstone, a division of Simon & Schuster).

SiriusXM’s "Author Confidential" with R.L. Stine will air Saturday, October 27, 2012, at 8:00 pm and replays on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at 10:00 pm and Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 9:00 pm on Book Radio channel 80. All times are ET.

The author is also host of SiriusXM "Boo!k Radio" beginning Friday, October 26, at 7:00 pm ET and continuing through Halloween. In celebration of the holiday, "Boo!k Radio" will air radio dramas and classic horror novels continuously.


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