Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Demons Within - Featured Author Book Review

book cover art for Demons Within by J. Thorn Demons Within: Unholy Fire
The Hidden Evil Trilogy #2
by J. Thorn
Genres: Horror, Paranormal

     The problem with reviewing series and sequels is that I find myself afraid of revealing too much information in my synopses that could possibly reveal any surprises from the first book to those who have not yet read it. So I will keep my overview fairly brief and hopefully avoid any spoilers. After surviving the first confrontation with Preta, Ravna decides to take a road trip with his girlfriend. A seemingly innocent side trip in their sight seeing has deadly repercussions as they find themselves tangled within Preta's web of horror once again.

     I love how Thorn has portrayed this story. Each section is told in first person by a different character, giving us their perspective as events unfold. While some of the characters necessarily overlap their stories, we also are given an inside peek at what that specific character was thinking during specific scenes, until the entire story appears before us. Incredibly suspenseful, riveting horror filled twists, and an original storyline leaves me waiting impatiently for the third and final book in this trilogy.

     I definitely recommend this book to fans of supernatural horror stories.

I give it 4 star review graphic 4 stars!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Featured Author Guest Post - J. Thorn

     I would like to begin by sincerely thanking Laurie Love for featuring my books this month and for inviting me to write a guest post for her blog. It’s always an honor and a privilege to be asked to do so.

     I get out of bed every morning because I believe in giving. I believe in making the lives of others better. I do this by creating art that makes life more enjoyable, rejuvenates the spirit, and connects us through universal human experiences. And I happen to tell great stories that are dark, emotional, and engaging.

     I’m a disciple of Stephen King and I grew up reading his stories. If you enjoy King, you’ll enjoy my books as well. I do things in a slightly different way. It seems to be how I’m wired. I’ve posted my phone number on my website, on my social media profiles, and in the back of all of my books. Don’t believe it? Call 216.245.8476 and leave me a message and I’ll call you back. I respond to every message I receive whether it be via voice-mail, Facebook, Twitter, email, carrier pigeon, or smoke signals (maybe not the last two). I don’t have an agent, or a handler, or a PR person. I don’t know if I’ll always be able to respond personally to every message, but I can now so I do. I’m more interested in connecting with the right readers, not the most. You can get to know me better on my website or connect with me on various social media platforms, although I’m most active on Twitter @JThorn_ and Facebook.

If you want to talk, call me. I’ll call you back.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Preta's Realm - Featured Author Book Review

book cover art for Preta's Realm by J. Thorn Preta's Realm
by J. Thorn
The Hidden Evil Trilogy #1
Genres:Horror, Paranormal

     Drew is a normal everyday kind of person. Loving husband, father, and competent employee, until he inherits an unknown and unwanted debt from his grandfather. His grandfather had been a soldier overseas and brought home a most disturbing souvenir, an evil spirit. This spirit now claims a debt that was never fulfilled and claims Drew's soul until this debt is paid. Not only does Drew begin to wonder if he is losing his grip on his sanity after being visited by the spirit of his dead grandfather, but he also discovers that his life is not quite the wonderful fairy tale story that he had thought that it was.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Law of Three - Featured Author Book Review

The Law of Three: A New Wasteland
by J. Thorn
Portal Arcane Series #2
Genres:Horror, Paranormal, Fantasy

     Samuel is back for more. He is a bit wiser as he retains the memory of having been in this odd land before. He has actually been cycled through many reversions, many more than he recalls. Not only is Samuel still chased by the wolf packs but new creatures have been imagined to slow down any progress Samuel can make in his attempts to ensure his survival.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July's Free Whispersync Freebie from Amazon

     Did you know that every month amazon selects a title that is available as both a free ebook and the audiobook version can be downloaded free from which is now owned by amazon. Granted, the free ebook, from what I have noticed so far, is a classic book within the public domain that you can download for free anyhow. The audiobook, however is a completely different story. This month's selection is Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. For more information click here, in fact bookmark that link and check it each and every month!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Reversion: The Inevitable Horror - Featured Author Book Review

book cover art for The Reversion: The Inevitable Horror by J. Thorn The Reversion: The Inevitable Horror
by J. Thorn
Portal Arcane Series #1
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Fantasy

     Samuel gains consciousness with a noose around his neck, hanging from a tree amidst police caution tape. After freeing himself and surveying his surroundings, he finds many other nooses in surrounding trees, some with bodies still swinging from them, some without. Samuel also comes to realize that he has no memory of how or why he has come to this place. Many that have come to the forest of the dead have no recollections of their past. Often the memories will come back to them slowly. Even more often, these memories are unwanted once they do come.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Tommyknockers - Listen While You Work Audiobook Review

What I listened to ...

cover art for audiobook The TommyKnockers by Stephen King The Tommyknockers
by Stephen King
Genres: Science Fiction, Thriller,
Narrator: Edward Hermann

     THIS is the audiobook that I SHOULD have started with. Granted, I would rather experience new books, but I think as a starting point that I should have began with a book that I am already familiar with the story line. I have read The Tommyknockers a couple of times and I must say that this was the most enjoyable experience yet in my adventures into audiobooks. While it is true that only listening to books that I have already read can really limit my choices, I think that by "re-reading" a couple of books may really help me with the whole visualization process that I have been having with audiobooks. Also it may not be such a horrible way to revisit some books that I have wanted to re-read but just have not found the time to do so.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Gone Home - Book Review

book cover art for Gone Home by Kim Welsman Gone Home
by Kim Welsman
Genres: Science Fiction, Fantasy

     This book is a sequel to Welsman's Going Home. To give a little background, the main character, Peggy, is of the alien race that lives on the planet Sylax. She was genetically created and not conceived in the usual way. She is often the victim of racism because of the difference in her creation and psychic abilities. In the first book, Peggy had been sent on a mission to Earth. This book reveals to us little bits of information about that mission and tells of Peggy's conflict to convince the Sylaxian Council to allow Earthers to serve on the council, now that she has returned home and reported of her findings on Earth.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Worthy - Book Review

book cover art for Worthy by Laura Rouney Worthy
by Laura Rouney
Genre: Romance

     Happy 4th! Have plans today? I'm headed off to a family barbecue and actually taking a little time for some rest and relaxation. If you don't have plans today, fear not, for I have the perfect book for you to read while you have the day off and a long holiday weekend ahead.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

J. Thorn - Featured Author Biography July 2013

picture of author J. Thorn

J. Thorn

Main genre:
  Horror, Fantasy

     While I really enjoy featuring an Indie author and bringing attention to new authors, there isn't a whole lot to be found on the internet as far as biography material goes. Thorn currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He splits his time between IT work, writing, and as a guitarist in the heavy metal band Threefold Law. Thorn has received several awards and acclaims, please visit the author's website for further information.