Monday, October 31, 2016

ATAI HORROR BOOK OF THE YEAR - Faolan O'Connor's Drawing Dead




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

Home (Books That Say Boo)




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.





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 29, 2016

Jethro & Me - 4 Scary Stars (Books That Say Boo)




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.



Drawing Dead - Get Scared With This 5 Star Horror Novel




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?

Friday, October 28, 2016

Yeitso - 4 Creepy Stars (Books That Say Boo)




“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



Acadia Event



In 2012 and 2013, Author, M.J. Preston set out to run the worlds longest Ice Road. Now he's returned with the much anticipated novel Acadia Event. 

Marty Croft's past has come back to haunt him. Faced with a threat by the psychopathic son of his former gangster boss, he has been forced into a heist that will take him literally to the top of the world.

But this is the least of his worries. 

Because North of the 60th Parallel, the Acadia Mine Diamond has found something.

Something not of this world. 

Something that will change everything as we know it.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

Zombie Dogs SB-16 Book 2 (Books That Say Boo)



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? 



Lost



"Lost: The Field Researchers Book 2 by A.E. Hellstorm is one of the best books in its genre I have read for some time. Whether you like crime, thrillers, or horror, Lost: The Field Researchers Book 2 is for you. It expertly combines several genres in an involved, intricate plot. There is so much to this book that any aspect could make a brilliant stand-alone novel, but the combination creates a tense, emotionally driven tale." - Reader's Favorite 

Two years... Two years of trying to cope with the memory of the last monster he met, the one that gave him the scar on his neck, but, honestly, it’s just another one to his collection. FBI-agent Carl Hansen has seen too much of the dark, of things that shouldn’t exist, that nobody would believe. 
Now, he only wishes for a peaceful life. For some time it seems that he might get that, but then everything happens all at once. The terrorist attack that takes everyone by surprise, the loss of his colleague, the serial killer case he gets appointed to, and his new, unpredictable boss who sees through him like he was made of glass – and this is before the real weird things happens. 

Lost is the second book in the series about the Field Researchers; horror novels loosely based on the world created by H.P. Lovecraft. 






Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Housebroken - 4 Stars of Spooky (Happy Halloween Edition)




"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.



Death Angel



When Gabrielle makes a hasty decision, she is thrust out of life and into death. But with her death comes a new life among the people of the Death Angel Society, a realm that lingers between the mortal world and eternity. Memories of her life are all erased, and only snippets of who she is remains in her mind.

Learning the rules of the Society does not come easily to Gabrielle, but she immediately makes an impression on the most enigmatic General of the Society, Sebastian Black. He places her in one of the most coveted positions in the Society, a decision that confounds and angers many of her new coworkers, but she quickly proves her worth when she uncovers a discrepancy that greatly concerns all the Generals of the Death Angel Society. 

Gabrielle vows to make the best of things, despite trying to balance a budding romance, encounters with grotesque creatures, and the struggle to find answers to the mysteries of her former life.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The House Next Door (Halloween Special Post)



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!’




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Monday, October 24, 2016

Prince of Nightmares - 5 Screams - (Pure Horror 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.



The Braveheart Exit



Did you know that… Fifty percent of successful business owners plan to exit their companies before 2020? 

Yet millions of business owners have no plans for succession. For owners that have a plan, those strategies can easily fail due to inadequate transition tactics, poor implementation, and mismanaged processes. 

Randy M. Long, JD, CFP®, CExP™, created The BraveHeart Planning Process™ to ensure a successful business transition for you, the owner, and your family. The transition out of your business is likely the largest financial transaction of your life ---- generally 70-90 percent of your net worth. The sooner you start preparing, the better your chances to exit well. 

The BraveHeart Planning Process™ will help you create and execute your own roadmap for a successful business exit. When complete, your plan should provide for a transition when you want, to whom you want, for the amount you need for financial independence. And, it strengthens your family along the way. 

Randy has advised hundreds of business owners over a thirty-year career, involving the sale or transition of their businesses. He has also prepared and administered many estate plans for families who left their businesses to their children. He knows what works and what doesn’t. He understands business decisions that build families―and those that destroy them. This is planning at the nexus of business and family. 

Owning a business is not for the faint of heart. As you grow and ultimately transition your business, you should do so with a commitment to both live and leave a legacy that endures for generations. It’s time for you to get started! 
(Randy M. Long)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oubliette - 4 Horrifying Stars




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.






The Power of Now



To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. 

A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.






Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Vampire - 4 Stars - ATAI Horror Contest




"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.




Nirmala : The Mud Blossom




2016 New Apple Summer eBook Awards- Solo "Medalist Winner" in the General Fiction category 
2014 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Best Book in the category of Novella. 
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards-Finalist 
2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award- Honorable Mention 

This story is about Nirmala the Mud Blossom, who had the misfortune to be born a female in Mumbai. Rejected and thrown into the dustbin when she was just two days old, the child was rescued and returned to her family by the NGOs. 
Nirmala is ill-treated by her mother, always subject to violence at her hands. She is allowed to continue her studies only because she can then coach her younger brothers, as the parents are illiterate. Each beating is accepted with forbearance, as she loves to go to school to get books to read from her library. 
Nirmala is forced to stop her studies after the twelfth grade so her parents can save enough money to send the boys to college. She is then married off, but while her married life begins smoothly, it is only the beginning of her next phase of hell. After giving birth to her first child, Nirmala is subjected to harassment, beatings, and forced into doing things contrary to her beliefs and dreams. Her life is shattered. 
What will happen to this little mud blossom? Will she fight back or succumb? How can she rid herself of harassment and rise above the stigma she endures? 
Nirmala: The Mud Blossom graphically depicts the travails, discrimination, and abuse faced by female children in India from the cradle to the grave. 
"I am positive many readers will be thrilled with her powerful, passionate fiction portraying the "crying out" of the human spirit." 
Margaret Virany, author of 
A Book of Kells: Growing Up in an Ego Void 



Friday, October 21, 2016

A Little Night Fishing - Creepy Book 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 Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes - ATAI 4 Star Book




"Witty, warm and wacky--a spiritual journey of self-discover" 

"The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes offers us slices of classic Americana lovingly transformed by the spirit of Welsh storytelling. It is the spiritual odyssey of a woman finding her way back to faith. Her journey is touching, amusing, and at times hilarious." 
--Rev. Timothy Vaverek, S.T.D., Christian Writer
 
"Witty, wacky, zany--this is a postmodern romp which astonishes with moments of spiritual wisdom and provocative piety." 
--David Lyle Jeffrey, Distinguished Professor of Literature and the Humanities, Baylor University, Author, Houses of the Interpreter and People of the Book
 
In The Curious Autobiography of Elaine Jakes, author H.R. Jakes offers a fictionalized account of Elaine's life, telling a variety of stories that involve a romantic ride in an old-fashioned car, a frightening cheese plate, a magic sword, and a cross-dressing monkey. Her story is not one, but many as she humorously reveals time and again how connected her own narrative is to that of her Welsh forebears. During the journey, Elaine, a school teacher in the vivacious and eccentric community of New Hope, Pennsylvania, gains not only an appreciation of the world but also of her heritage, herself, and God.




Thursday, October 20, 2016

Standing In The Shadows - Boo Boo Boo Scary Post Edition



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?



The Unholy





A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, "The Unholy" is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision. PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion.