Monday, October 31, 2016

2016 ATAI Horror Book Contest Winner - Faolan O'Connor's Drawing Dead

2016 AUTHORS TALK ABOUT IT 

HORROR NOVEL CONTEST 

WINNER




The average mobster dies as they live. Faolan O'Connor, however, finds new life after he dies.

Faolan O Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it s his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he s ever imagined. 
Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can t conquer a city alone. 
Aided by an emotionally-crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian s rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?




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Michael (Path of Angels Book 1)


There is only one path.

Born mortal along with his three brothers, Michael is an Archangel with a specific role–to hunt fallen angels and send them back to Hell. He is determined in his mission, never straying from his appointed path, until he meets Lake Divine, and discovers there may be more to his beliefs than blind duty.

But Lake is not who he seems. Offspring of a human and a fallen angel, a Nephilim, Lake must choose his own destiny–give in to the coldness and embrace the dark, or seek the light and rise above the sins of his father.

Two paths lay before them, but only one has the potential to destroy them both.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

A Little Night Fishing - Halloween Edition Post



You will be afraid to go anywhere near the water. Hidden by the sea and the fog, he watches. His lust for human flesh has sprouted and grown over a preternaturally long life. Now his hunger is insatiable and he will hide no longer. On shore, a young , bumbling security guard barely escapes a mind-wrenching encounter, only to find himself all that stands between the thing and humanity, and a multiplying horror that is closer to us than we are to ourselves.



The Vampire - 4 Bites in The Neck




"I envy your journey with him." 

Jason Sterling never meant to put his life or anyone else's in danger. The Genier law firm's excellent reputation assures him all is well when he accepts the unusual job offer with the Genier's personal friend and client. The mysterious and alluring Augere becomes Jason's obsession. He doesn't know that the sumptuous home they share on Beacon Hill in Boston is far from the life in France, and the bayous of Louisiana,  where Augere's existence was forever changed. He has yet to learn the secrets of the decaying house in Savannah and its connection to Augere. Jason rationalizes the occurrences of anything unusual even when  events on a trip to Europe  suggest a reality quite different than what he knows but has begun to suspect.  When a terrifying incident convinces Jason he has been the victim of a dangerous and bitter betrayal he loses everything in an attempt to save his life. In time he comes to realize that putting his former life back together may not be the easiest or wisest decision. Both harrowing and uplifting occurrences continue to divide and reunite the two as their journey becomes a struggle for understanding, acceptance and friendship on their own terms.




Saturday, October 29, 2016

Standing In The Shadows - Halloween Special Post



The discovery of a brutally murdered young woman has shocked a peaceful island community. 

Tom Nowak, photographer for the Jersey Evening Post, had been eagerly awaiting his best friend’s visit from the mainland, until accidentally capturing a series of ghostly silhouettes in his pictures.

With few leads, and the impending trial of the island’s most notorious criminal, the local police force seems powerless to help.

Are these ethereal shadows a way to identify and apprehend the murderer, or will Tom’s obsession in seeking justice cost him more than his career?



Oubliette - 4 Screams of Terror - Authors Talk About It Horror Contest




Veronica knows the monsters aren't "just in her head", but no one listens to the headstrong ten-year-old as they tie her to a hospital bed every night.
Years later, after being dumped by her business-partner/boyfriend, Veronica finds herself on the verge of bankruptcy. Then a late-night call promises the perfect solution — a job opportunity decorating a castle in France. Will Veronica risk what little she has left to chase a fairy tale?
When the shadowy things that once terrorized her return, Veronica must decide how much she'll sacrifice for them, for her sanity, and for her life.
Oubliette — A Forgotten Little Place consists of interwoven stories with paranormal twists. An epic adventure, it spans nearly two millennia.
You'll be transported to an ancient Pagan ritual, Roman-ruled Gaul, the bloody Inquisition of the Knights Templar, France as it's ravaged by the Black Death, the duplicitous Reformation, the Paris Catacombs, and the gory French Revolution, while you unravel Oubliette’s cryptic layers.
Vanta M. Black was inspired to write Oubliette after learning about the real oubliette at Leap Castle, the famed most-haunted castle in Ireland. She traveled there, as well as to châteaux in France, and to the Paris Underground, for research.
Real paranormal accounts of elemental spirits, ghosts, sorcery and demons, plus actual historical events and legends, all feed into this masterfully-crafted narrative. Additionally, Black's own encounters with entities known as "shadow people", serve as the novel’s foundation.
Oubliette delivers blow after blow of mystery, horror, and suspense. This thriller seeps into your soul and doesn't let go. In the end, as you're begging for mercy, you'll also be begging for more.





Friday, October 28, 2016

Of The Night - 4 Stars - Horror Winner




Whitfield Creed had never been one to believe in such things as luck. Yet when he wakes to find he’s hung from a meat hook, in a warehouse, he can’t help but feel his luck may have run out.

A chance meeting with the wrong people immerses Whitfield in an underworld that he had presumed to be no more than folklore. Yet these creatures exist and with eternal life have manipulated mankind from the shadows through the millennia’s.

Trying to come to terms with the way these creatures occupy their eternity Whitfield must live amongst their ranks. With the elders of this ancient society bickering with one another and the constant threat of execution hanging over his head he must try to survive. Whilst also accepting his own immortality.

Of The Night is the debut horror novel by Mark Simmons and is a Tour De force of thrills and scares that will leave the reader breathless and begging for the morning.



Prince of Nightmares - 5 Stars of Pure Evil - (Halloween Special Edition)




"Fantastically warped and wonderfully twisted, John McNee is a writer with a towering imagination, and he knows how to use it." ~Victor Gischler, Edgar Award-nominated author of GUN MONEYS and DEADPOOL: Merc with a Mouth. 
“McNee has taken the dream spectrum and contorted it into an unrelenting haven of fear.” ~ K. Trap Jones, author of The Charm Hunter 
Welcome to the Ballador Country House Hotel. Nestled in the highlands of Scotland, it is unlike any other lodging. Guests can expect wonderful scenery, gourmet food, and horrifying nightmares—guaranteed. Daring travelers pay thousands to stay within the Ballador’s infamous rooms because of the vivid and frightening dreams the accommodations inspire. 
Before Josephine Teversham committed suicide, she made a reservation at the hotel for her husband, Australian magnate Victor Teversham. Once he arrives at the hotel, Victor finds himself the target of malevolent forces, revealing the nightmares—and their purpose—to be more strange, personal, and deadly than anyone could have guessed.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

The House Next Door (Prepare Yourself To Be Scared)



Mister Jones thought he had finished with the supernatural world - but the supernatural hadn't finished with him...

When Sheila Balsam finds herself compelled to buy a genuine antique in a strange little shop, she didn’t bargain for what came with the statuette - and Mister Jones finds himself once again drawn into the dangerous world of the paranormal : this time via the house next door.

An ancient evil has found a way to break from his enchanted prison and the only one who is going to stand in his way is the unfortunate Mister Jones, who seems destined to live in interesting times.

The House Next Door is the third in the highly regarded ‘Mister Jones’ collection of paranormal mysteries

The Wishing Shelf Awards ARC review said: A chilling story with plenty of twists and turns... keeps the expectant reader on tenterhooks.

What reviewers have said about the first two books: The Showing & Portrait of A Girl

‘An old-fashioned Dennis Wheatley feel’
‘A mad rush into danger that classic Horror lovers will adore’
‘The further I read, the more difficulty I had putting it down’
‘Entertaining, well-written, with a chilling ending!’




Zombie Dogs SB-16 Book 2 (Books for Halloween)



With their future uncertain, filled with raging, hungry, vicious Zombie Dogs comes a new unimaginable threat. The infected SB-16 coma patients are now becoming vile, insatiable, and monstrous Human Zombies.
Zombie Dogs banding together with the Human Zombies form an army of virtually indestructible creatures that are bent on devouring everything in their path.
The world’s infrastructure, from government, security and even the ability to sustain proper food supplies is being destroyed. Everything the Foster brothers have ever known is gone. Bellamy Foster leads his group of survivors on a perilous journey. Not only must he find a sanctuary for them all, but he is also on a quest to find his twin brother, Calloway. 
In this new world of dangers, being forced to find new locations where they can survive, death follows them around every corner.
Will they find a new sanctuary in time? 



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Housebroken - 4 Stars of Terror (Halloween Edition Post)




"This book was terrifying ... an emotionally brutal read from beginning to end. Highly recommended!" - Review by Horror After Dark

A dysfunctional family. Psychotic kidnappers. No motive. No ransom. These home invaders want only to 'observe' ...
 
HOUSEBROKEN is a terrifying psychological thriller where nothing is at it seems, a home invasion horror novel where the consequences for both action and inaction are more frightening than you can imagine. 

"Fast-paced and relentless ... Housebroken is a read not to miss." - Review by HellNotes

Enter the home of the Crotchets, the quintessential American family; so perfect, that complete strangers decide to learn from them ... at gunpoint. What begins as a harmless observation soon escalates into a maddening descent as the very definition of 'family' dissolves and is torn asunder -- both from forces without, and within. 
  
But these kidnappers, these 'strangers,' may harbor secrets as dark as the Crotchets themselves.
 
"Horror and thriller fans that pick up this book will have to ready themselves for an experience that will affect them mentally and physically ... Put Housebroken on the list of must-read horror novels." - Review by Horror Palace
 
For those who like in-their-face psychological thrillers, and don't mind having nightmares at night, HOUSEBROKEN is a horror novel that will stay with you long after the last page is turned. Packed with genre-bending twists, The Behrg has crafted an original take on a familiar trope that fans of Blake Crouch or Stephen King will be sure to enjoy.
 
SOME RULES HURT WHEN BROKEN. OTHERS CAN KILL.
 
HOUSEBROKEN was a First-Round Kindle Scout Selection, and Semi-Finalist in the Kindle Book Awards for Horror.



Yeitso - 4 Stars of Horror (Books for Halloween)




“Yeitso brought me back to those glorious Saturday afternoons of my youth watching Creature Double Feature.”

— Peter Schwotzer, Famous Monsters of Filmland


Veteran detective Russell Andrews has seen the dangers of big-city life: rape, murder, gangs. It’s not a place he wants to raise a teenage daughter on his own. After his divorce, he moves with her to serve as the sheriff of a sleepy New Mexican town. But the desert has dangers of its own—deadly secrets that eat men alive. Secrets growing in power. Andrews comes face-to-face with a thing out of myth, a force without a name in the modern world. The Navajo, though, call it Yeitso.

“Scott M. Baker builds tension and explores characters like a seasoned pro, all before offering them up as dinner for some of the creepiest crawlies you'll experience on the page. Yeitso is the perfect blend of small town quirk and pulpy monster madness that will leave you cringing and wanting more!” 

— Ryan C. Thomas, author of Salticidae and Hissers



Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Keep Away From Psycho Joe - 4 Creepy Stars for Halloween




Freshman year is over, and not a moment too soon for Ruby. He and his mom moved from Milwaukee to the tiny town of Bluehills at the beginning of the school year, and ever since he’s been in trouble. Now that school’s out for the summer, Ruby doesn’t know how he’ll fill his days. Ideally, he’d just pass the time watching movies with his pal Cludes… and Cludes’ lovely cousin Justine.

Whatever he does, he should probably keep away from the neighbor up the road, a man known around town as Psycho Joe. If the crude flyers posted all over the area are to be believed, Psycho Joe is a dangerous man – especially to young people.  

As Ruby starts digging up the dirt on his mad neighbor, each answer leads to new, darker questions. Things get stranger and stranger the deeper Ruby digs. Just how dangerous is Psycho Joe? Are there unearthly forces at work in Bluehills? Will the answers drive Ruby insane, too?

Ruby should have listened when they told him…
KEEP AWAY FROM PSYCHO JOE



Jethro & Me - 4 Horrifying Stars (Books for Halloween)




Jethro & Me is the tale of two friends from the country as they traverse the beginnings of the zombie apocalypse, testing their mental and physical resolve when faced with the horrors of both man and monster.

Where and whence the viral epidemic started is a mystery to our two friends but the fact that they must live and survive in this devastating new world is paramount in their travels.

There need to help others will be tested and their spiritual beings will be forever changed. They will bear witness to the deepest darkest secrets hidden from view behind closed doors and find that the mind of the righteous is not always so divine.

Among the quiet and serene beauty of the countryside they will discover that the true nature of men can sometimes be dark, cruel and perversly twisted. But together they can survive and find a way to keep each other from going insane from the horrors that surround them.



Monday, October 24, 2016

The Celtic Curse : Banshee - 4 Stars To Scare Your Pants Offf




17th Century Ireland; a young gypsy girl is brutally murdered for falling in love with the son of a clan leader. She curses the men responsible and their bloodline. For generations ‘The Banshee’ seeks revenge on the men by slaying them and anyone who gets in her way. 

Present day London; Sean realises his son, Kevin, is in danger of becoming her next victim and travels to Dublin to investigate the origin of the curse.

Sean learns that an ancient heritage site holds the key and discovers what he must do to save his son’s life and break the curse that has been haunting his family for generations.




Home 4 Star Winner (Books For Halloween)




Shoshoni used to be a thriving, small town in Wyoming, but now has lost its luster. Some don’t care what happens, while others have fought for the town’s demise to keep the prophecy from coming true. One man, hiding behind the glaring windows of the Shanley Hotel, wants the town restored. The young man, he gave his knowledge to many years ago, can help him in more ways than he knows, if he would just come home.

Strange things have been happening to thirty-three-year-old Cody; he’s lost sleep, heard sounds which shouldn’t be there, and has bruises he cannot explain. A woman, he’s sure has been stalking him, tells him to be careful, and he laughs. When he wakes with her in a motel room, he listens to what she has to say, though he doesn’t expect the psycho-stalker to tell him he should not go home.

At thirty, Tyler is still looking for ways to make an easy dollar, but he gets more than he expects when he goes home. He is seduced by the charms of the man living in the Shanley Hotel, and begins work restoring the block. When his brother, Cody, comes to take Tyler away from Shoshoni he is soon drawn into the darkness growing in the hotel without hope of escape.





Sunday, October 23, 2016

Hargrove House - A Not So Trick or Treat House



What waits for her in the cellar?

As a child, Torrie Reynolds entered the haunted Hargrove House on a dare. Terrified by what she'd heard while inside Hargrove House, she avoided it since. 
Now fifteen years later, Will Dalton offers Torrie the job of refurbishing it, and she has no choice but to take the offer to keep her business afloat. 
As the house is restored and rooms come alive with character and color Torrie brings to them, her fear of the house fades. Hargrove House begins to even feel like home to her. With each finished renovation project, it is harder for Torrie to leave. It is even harder for her to leave the comfort of Will Dalton's arms. 
But she discovers there are things more terrifying than ghosts when she learns why Will is digging in the dark, frightening cellar...




Inside The Wall



What if everyone just stopped caring? What sort of world would we create for future generations?

Letha and Nathan were best friends just as were their mothers before them. Soon, however, two dictators overthrow the city, take the children captive, kill the opposing parents and then brainwash, train, and sculpt these children into soldiers. At first, Letha rejects the new life she leads, staying strong only to protect those younger than her. She is then given the ultimate task: kill Nathan; If she does not, everyone, including herself, will die.

In a world where no one cares, Letha struggles against herself to do the right thing. Ultimately, she has to make a choice, save herself or drown in the codependency of one young boy who has become brainwashed and hardened into the dictator’s web. No matter what choice she makes, she will have to lose someone that she loves.



Saturday, October 22, 2016

What Lies Within



Evelyn Valentino, still halfway in love with her super-star ex-husband, meets James McMann, a handsome and charismatic builder in Paradise Valley, Arizona. Meeting him in a coffee shop, she is immediately attracted to him while her young daughter calls him "Mr. Stranger Danger." Swept away by James and his incredible charm, she is taken on a whirlwind courtship. Warned by her parents and friends to go slowly, she ignores them. Caught in his web he drops his mask and Evelyn discovers he is not the man of her dreams, but the hideous creature of her nightmares. Her only thought is of escape.




Friday, October 21, 2016

The Gilded Cage - Winner of 5 Stars ATAI Book Award Contest




Born to society and a life of privilege, Bertha Honoré married Potter Palmer, a wealthy entrepreneur who called her Cissy. Neither dreamed the direction the other’s life would take. He built the Palmer House Hotel, still famed today, and became one of the major robber barons of the city, giving generously to causes of which he approved. She put philanthropy into words, going into shanty neighborhoods, inviting factory girls to her home, working at Jane Addams’ settlement Hull House, supporting women’s causes. It was a time of tremendous change and conflict in Chicago as the city struggled to put its swamp-water beginnings behind it and become a leading urban center. A time of the Great Fire of 1871, the Haymarket Riots, and the triumph of the Columbian Exposition. Potter and Cissy handled these events in diverse ways. Fascinating characters people these pages along with Potter and Cissy—Carter Harrison, frequent mayor of the city; Harry Collins, determined to be a loser; Henry Honoré, torn between loyalties to the South and North; Daniel Burnham, architect of the new Chicago—and many others. The Gilded Cage is a fictional exploration of the lives of these people and of the Gilded Age in Chicago history.



Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stan - The Awakening - 4 Star Horror Novel




A controversial New York artist is entangled in a dramatic clash between good and evil.

Ever since he survived his suicide attempt, New York artist Stan Foster has not been himself. Plagued by amnesia and a head full of visions of death and destruction, he claws his way through a life he doesn't recognize. The search for his true identity leads him to believe he is Satan: spit out from the bowels of hell to live among the mortal inhabitants of earth. Is he delusional, or is there truth behind this troubling revelation?
Stan must piece together who he was with only clues he stumbles across. Eventually, he must decide if he wants to remain who he used to be or become someone new. Stan’s psychiatrist, Abigail, is committed to help him find his true identity. She too must overcome her troubled background to offer him the redemption he is after.

A brilliant literary piece of the supernatural, redemption and love

Stan is a masterfully crafted and suspense-filled story about evil, love, and the power of redemption. Deep, intriguing and full of soul-searching, this satisfying mystery thriller will keep you captivated from the first page to the last.



Wednesday, October 19, 2016

In The Hands Of The Unknown



When FBI-agent Miriam Goldblum sees the girl who has been eaten alive from the inside, she enters a dark world where nothing is sacred. It is a world where people can alter the reality to suit their own paranormal agenda, and Miriam soon finds herself tangled in a twisted web where nothing seems to be as it should be.



Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Unfinished Business



Revisit this classic, fan-favorite tale of rediscovered love by #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts.
What was she doing here? Hyattown had changed very little in the years Vanessa Sexton had been away. In some ways her high school sweetheart, Brady Tucker, hadn't changed much either—he was still lean, athletic, rugged…But the once reckless boy had become a solid, dependable man. He'd stood her up on the most important night of her life; could she ever trust him again?
So Vanessa had finally come home, Brady thought. She could still turn him inside out with one of her sultry looks. He couldn't believe she hadn't forgiven him for that night twelve years ago—but he'd had his reasons for not showing up. He'd let her leave town then—but he wasn't going to let her get away this time…

Monday, October 17, 2016

Real Dogs Don't Whisper



Do you believe in second chances? Real Dogs Don't Whisper book is about second chances and miracles. Award winning, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper is more than a book about dogs – it’s a book about life. 

Named Winner for the 2013 National Indie Excellence Awards, Alex Carroll Radio Publicity Sponsor's Choice. 

2013 Silver Winner in Readers’ Favorite Non Fiction Animal category

2013 Bronze Winner in Global Ebook Awards, Animals/Pet category

2013 Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards, Animals/Pets category. 

2013 Finalist in the "Animals/Pets: Narrative Non-Fiction" category by International Book Awards

2013 Nominated for Global Ebook Award, Animals/Pet category

Read about four about rescue dogs that were ready to be given up on because they have special needs; they teach their human about life; how to believe in hope; how to accept and give love; and, so much more.

Real Dogs Don’t Whisper: Life Lessons from a Larger than Life Dog! (and his Owner), is the true story of a remarkable family as told in a unique way by both Kelly Preston, the owner of the household, and her spunky, hilarious, nine-year old Lhasa Apso, Mr. MaGoo. 

Kelly, Mr. MaGoo, Buffy, Carla Mae, and Betty Boop. A girl, her two Lhasa Apsos, one Cocker Spaniel, and one adorable mutt - each with their own challenging set of difficulties to overcome. One puppy has serious neurological disorders. Two were severely abused. All are on a journey of discovery. Together, learning love and patience along the way, they have grown and thrived. And perhaps none so much as the girl. 

Kelly Preston is, first and foremost, an animal lover. Raised on a ten-acre property in a small town in Pennsylvania, she grew up with horses, rabbits, and – of course – dogs. When she left home after college, she acquired Gizmo, an irresistible Lhasa Apso that started her on a journey full of joys and sorrows, hopes and tribulations, frustrations, endless lessons in patience, and above all else, love. All of this has come at the hands (more precisely the paws) of Gizmo, Betty Boop, Buffy, Carla Mae, and the inimitable Mr. MaGoo. 

Mr. MaGoo is a nine-year-old Lhasa Apso and the book’s co-creator and co-writer. He is, in his own words, “the alpha and omega of all dogs – in the cutest and sparkiest, most fun-loving package ever.” Ignoring Kelly’s persistent eye-rolling, Mr. MaGoo has forged ahead with this project in an attempt to, as he puts it, “present the facts from a dog’s perspective. In other words, the correct, most accurate, most interesting, only-one-that-matters perspective,” to which he adds, simply, “Woof!”’






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