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Thursday, December 31, 2015

HUNTRESS/FBI THRILLERS by Alexandra Sokoloff

Review: Introducing the HUNTRESS/FBI THRILLERS Series By Alexandra Sokoloff 

 This astounding, exciting, series brings new definition to the term "gripping." I am reading in immediate consecutive order (one right after another), and rarely for me, am not even tempted to interspersed a different book. It's full-on Huntress/FBI for me. This series is jam-packed with high-octane, high-tension, thrills, with plot convolutions, with scary villains and multiple "trips down the rabbit hole" as reality bends and stretches. I can't praise this series highly enough. 



 Review: HUNTRESS MOON by Alexandra Sokoloff (HUNTRESS/FBI THRILLERS #1) Just the kind of mystery I rejoice to find! A mystery with a perfect reader's hook, plus plotting so good that even if it were just superficial, it would still be fascinating! But the author is not content to stop there: we get to unravel layers upon untold layers, more like delving inside a mollusc than an onion. Tons of subordinate characters who each and every one are outliers [outside the statistical norm]. An antagonist who is truly out of this world, balanced by an intuitive (!) FBI ASAC, a former profiler. What we have here, Gentle Readers, is a book that has attached itself to my mind, a novel I absolutely could not stop reading. 





 Review: BLOOD MOON by Alexandra Sokoloff Second in the Huntress/FBI thrillers series which commences with HUNTRESS MOON, BLOOD MOON continues this spookily spectacular saga in which a series of bloody unsolvable massacres a quarter of a century in the past reverberate in the present, presenting more killings, and danger for Assistant Special Agent in Charge Matt Roarke of the San Francisco FBI Office, a former profiler. Now it appears that the mass killer from twenty-five years ago has inexplicably returned, with more expertise, more control--and his still unsatisfied agenda. How many more families will suffer.

[review of COLD MOON, third in the series, will post Jan, 2]

JACQUELINE by Jackie Minniti_Tour



Review: JACQUELINE by Jackie Minniti

I can't imagine that too many human stories came out of the Second World War with happy endings. Certainly I never heard of any from my parent who served. JACQUELINE is one of those rare eventually happy tales, and the author, Jackie Minniti, based it on the recollections of her father, an active participant. In the process, Ms. Minniti, a retired teacher of reading, weaves a tale that awakens World War II  for young readers, who will come to comprehend some of the issues, and much of the emotions, of that tragic historical period. They will learn also that whenever possible, hope and the human spirit triumph.

Kudos to author Jackie Minitti for bringing this story to life.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly MacMillan_Tour




Review:  WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan

Inarguably, a parent's or grandfather's worst nightmare is the loss of a child,  for any reason. When it's a disappearance, the grief is open-ended and eternal in duration. Since the 1990's, such a case is announced perhaps worldwide, and the reign of the Internet and social media allows anyone and everyone to weigh in. The parents are spotlighted, often judged by those who have no possible clue.

I consider WHAT SHE KNEW a quintessentially British literary crime novel. I mean by that the restraint, the emotions "behind closed doors" (how apropos in the situation of the Detective Inspector), the unflappability of the investigators. [It is this emotional restraint that convicts the grieving mother, Rachel, in the public's view--that and the fact that she "lost" her son--that he was in her charge when he disappeared.]

Even in the midst of restraint, though, it will be a rare reader who is not wrung inside out, long before the conclusion.

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In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother’s search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skillful as The Girl on the Train and The Guilty One.

In a heartbeat, everything changes…

Rachel Jenner is walking in a Bristol park with her eight-year-old son, Ben, when he asks if he can run ahead. It’s an ordinary request on an ordinary Sunday afternoon, and Rachel has no reason to worry—until Ben vanishes.

Police are called, search parties go out, and Rachel, already insecure after her recent divorce, feels herself coming undone. As hours and then days pass without a sign of Ben, everyone who knew him is called into question, from Rachel’s newly married ex-husband to her mother-of-the-year sister. Inevitably, media attention focuses on Rachel too, and the public’s attitude toward her begins to shift from sympathy to suspicion.

As she desperately pieces together the threadbare clues, Rachel realizes that nothing is quite as she imagined it to be, not even her own judgment. And the greatest dangers may lie not in the anonymous strangers of every parent’s nightmares, but behind the familiar smiles of those she trusts the most.

Where is Ben? The clock is ticking...

Author Bio:

authorGilly Macmillan grew up in Swindon, Wiltshire and also lived in Northern California in her late teens. She studied History of Art at Bristol University and then at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery before starting a family. Since then she’s worked as a part-time lecturer in A Level Photography and a full-time mum.

Catch Up: 
author's website author's twitter author's facebook


Book Details:


Genre: Thriller
Published by: William Morrow
Publication Date: December 1, 2015
Number of Pages: 467
ISBN: 9780062413864
UK Title: Burnt Paper Sky
Purchase Links:
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/What-She-Knew-Gilly-Macmillan/dp/0062413864​
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/what-she-knew-gilly-macmillan/1122087338?ean=9780062413864​
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25817531-what-she-knew

Monday, December 28, 2015

WAR ON THIEVES BOXED SET by Ernest Dempsey

REVIEW: WAR ON THIEVES BOXED SET by Ernest Dempsey

Readers familiar with Ernest Dempsey's Sean Wyatt thrillers will rejoice at the advent of a new (and empowered) series character: Adriana Villa. Not an art "thief," she considers her role to be a restorer of lost objet d'art to the rightful owner--or at least, their living descendants. For example, Adriana might search out a work of art stolen by the Nazis, then return it to the former owner's grandchildren.  

When the first book in this set opens, Adriana is just in time not to prevent her father's kidnapping from a secure fortress she owns in Beirut. Diego Villa, himself a man of many secrets, prepares remote intelligence for agencies of many governments, but it is not his activities which inspired the kidnapping. Rather, a secreted mastermind intends to force Adriana' s talents into his greed, to recover three long-lost works of art. Should she fail to locate and acquire even one, her father will die.





 

UNSCRUPULOUS [Circle City Mysteries 5] By M. E. May

UNSCRUPULOUS by M. E. May
[Circle City Book 5]


UNSCRUPULOUS is an intriguing mystery with warm intent. The author cares deeply about her characters, especially the children, and so draws the reader in too. Set in Indianapolis, the primary protagonists are detectives of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. Nearing Christmas, a young, devoted mother is killed; her five-year-old daughter is missing. The immediate assumptions are family, then gang vengeance, then trafficking. In some way, the actual reason is worse. Five-year-old Maricella, and several other abducted youngsters, are very much endangered. Readers will cheer author M.E. May for crafting such an enduring story,  while hugging close their own children and grandchildren.




Sunday, December 20, 2015

2016_Reading for Myself Challenge

2016_Reading for Myself

Today I added a new 2016 challenge. In addition to the 10 (to date) external challenges, and the Goodreads Goal for 2016 [900], I've added a couple of my own design. 

2016_reading-for-myself_challenge: I read for review, literally day and night; so I seldom read for my own interest, and there's so many exciting books out there!! This challenge is to encourage me to read what I wish, and also to track (via Goodreads shelf), the quantity I read for myself.

Author and Character Marathons:

From Dec. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2015, I've had a Cthulhu Marathon (H. P. Lovecraft). I'll do that again in 2016.

I'll Endeavour to read ALL the Sarah Roberts Series by Jonas Saul, beginning at #1.

I'll continue my China Mieville author Marathon.


Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Guest Post: WOLF LAND by Jonathan Janz



Going Dark

 

One of my favorite quotes comes from Mr. WilliamFaulkner, a pretty fair writer is in own right. Mr. Faulkneronce gave a series of lectures at my alma mater, Purdue University, and when he was asked whether or not he was attempting to sensationalize his stories (like the often-shocking novel SANCTUARY) in order to draw more readers, Faulkner answered something like this:

 

“A carpenter doesn’t build a house so he can hammer nails; he hammers nails so he can build a house.”


What’s my point? It might surprise you to learn that I have one.

 

I don’t include horrible things in my books to titillate the reader.

 

Nor do I ratchet up the blood, gore, body count, sex acts, profanity, live-alpaca-sacrifice scenes in order to sell books (I’m kidding about the alpaca sacrifices, by the way, though I do mention the animal in my first 2016 release).

 

No, anything that happens in my stories happens because the characters deemed it necessary. Sure, when I first begin writing, there’s some volition involved. You’ve gotta push away from the dock before you sail, after all. But as early as possible, I cede control to the characters and head below deck. When I emerge after a work-in-progress is done, I can hardly believe where the ship has ended up.

 

Which brings me to WOLF LAND.

 

I did know that a major character was going to die very early on. Maybe that was devious of me, but I liked the idea of positing someone as the lead only to unceremoniously slaughter that person in the first act of the tale. I don’t think that was audience manipulation or anything, but I’ll admit it—that was planned. Maybe I’ve watched Hitchcock’sPSYCHO a few too many times.

 

Absent of that, however, I had no idea where this novel would go.

 

I just never thought it would venture into such dark places.

 

If you haven’t read it, I won’t ruin it for you, but good gravy, there were times during the writing of WOLF LAND when I would have to set the laptop aside, open the window, lean back in my chair, and massage my temples as the fresh summer breeze whispered over me. See, Irequired that cleansing. Many days, when I was done writing, I would totter about in a fog, wondering why certain events had to unfold the way they did. Couldn’t my characters just enjoy a little break for once?

 

The answer, of course, was no.

 

This is why I have trouble suppressing a chortle whenreaders occasionally ask me why such terrible things happen in my books. I want to look at them incredulously and ask, “Do you think I have a choice?”

 

When I create a character, with very few exceptions, it pains me to destroy him or herWhen terrible things happen to characters to whom I’ve grown deeply attached, I want to cry for those characters.

 

Back to WOLF LAND. My new novel includes what is probably the darkest subplot I’ve ever written (thoughsubplot might be an inaccurate description—the story strand to which I’m referring, after all, ends up becoming as important as any in the novel).

 

And as necessary as the events in those scenes were, actually recording them required a great deal of effort and endurance. I remember the days when I knew I had to write something awful. I’d lie sleepless in bed the night before, wondering how I was going to journey into such shadowy realms. Early on those days, I would find myself retreating inward, dreading what was going to happen when I wrote in the afternoons. Then, when I’d write one of those monstrous scenes, my whole body would tighten up, myneck would tingle, and the room around me would turn sepia-toned as the events grew worse…and worse…and worse.

 

Looking back, I’m proud of what I wrote. But the composition of some of the scenes in WOLF LAND was not pleasant. I don’t really want those scenes to be pleasant for the reader either, but I do want them to be riveting. Hopefully, I’ve done my job.

 

Sometimes a story goes dark, and when it does, the writer has to go with it. Sometimes the sea turns black and tumultuous and the waters churn with all manner of hideous beasts.

 

Or in this case, the countryside teems with werewolves.


I hope you go dark with me and my characters. And I hope you find it as intense as I do.

 

 



Wolf LandSynopsis

An unholy predator on the prowl!

The small town of Lakeview offers little excitement for Duane, Savannah, and their friends. They’re about to endure their ten-year high school reunion when their lives are shattered by the arrival of an ancient, vengeful evil. 

The werewolf.

The first attack leaves seven dead and four wounded. And though the beast remains on the loose and eager to spill more blood, the sleepy town is about to face an even greater terror. Because the four victims of the werewolf’s fury arechanging. They’re experiencing unholy desires and unimaginable cravings. They’ll prey on the innocent. They’ll act on their basest desires. Soon, they’ll plunge the entire town into a nightmare. Lakeview is about to become Wolf Land. 

 

Biography, Jonathan Janz

Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, and in a way, that explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows "the best horror novel of 2012." The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, "reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub's Ghost Story."

2013 saw the publication of his novel of vampirism and demonic possession The Darkest Lullaby, as well as his serialized horror novel Savage Species. Of Savage Species, Publishers Weekly said, "Fans of old-school splatterpunk horror--Janzcites Richard Laymon as an influence, and it shows--will find much to relish." Jonathan's Kindle Worlds novel Bloodshot: Kingdom of Shadows marked his first foray into the superhero/action genre.

Jack Ketchum called his vampire western Dust Devils a "Rousing-good weird western," and his sequel to The Sorrows (Castle of Sorrows) was selected one of 2014's top three novels by Pod of Horror. 2015 saw the release of The Nightmare Girl, which prompted Pod of Horror to call Jonathan "Horror's Next Big Thing." His newest release is Wolf Land, which Publishers Weekly called “gruesome yet entertaining gorefest” with “an impressive and bloody climax.” He has also written four novellas (Exorcist Road, The Clearing of Travis Coble, Old Order, and Witching Hour Theatre) and several short stories.

His primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author's wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true. You can learn more about Jonathan at www.jonathanjanz.com. You can also find him on Facebook, via @jonathanjanz on Twitter, or on his Goodreads and Amazon author pages.


Praise for Wolf Land and Janz

"One of the best writers in modern horror to come along in the last decade. Janz is one of my new favorites." –Brian Keene, best-selling author

“It’s the best of its kind I’ve read in years, such that I’d call it “The Quintessential Haunted House Novel.” You’ve taken the old school traditions of the form which readers want and then have injected modern style, characters, and macabre, hard-edged mayhem into the guts of the story. THAT’S the way to do it, my friend!”-Author Edward Lee on HOUSE OF SKIN

“Jonathan Janz is one of the rare horror novelists who can touch your heart while chilling your spine. His work offers incisive characters, sharp dialogue, and more scares than a deserted graveyard after midnight. If you haven’t read his fiction, you’re missing out on one the best new voices in the genre.” –Tim Waggoner Reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub’s Ghost Story, this should please readers who appreciate a good haunting.” 
—The Library Journal

“Jonathan Janz is one of the rare horror novelists who can touch your heart while chilling your spine. His work offers incisive characters, sharp dialogue, and more scares than a deserted graveyard after midnight. If you haven’t read his fiction, you’re missing out on one the best new voices in the genre.” 
–Tim Waggoner, author

“A 10-year high school reunion is the catalyst for lots of furry, toothy scares in this gruesome yet entertaining gorefest.” –Publishers Weekly

"Probably the best werewolf novel I've read in a decade."- Pete Kahle, author of The Specimen

"If you like werewolves, you will think you have died and gone to heaven.Highly recommended." -Confessions of a Reviewer

"This fast-paced read was a frenzy of carnality in epic proportions. Visceral and surreal, Janz has outdone himself with this newest title."
-Nikki, Horror After Dark

"For years now, the werewolf has been hijacked by the shifter romance genre. Well, Jonathan Janz has claimed a bloody morsel back for the horror genre!" 
-2 Book Lovers Reviews

"Janz is the literary love child of Richard Laymon and Jack Ketchum (with a little Joe Lansdale DNA in the mix), with all the terror that implies. Try him out. You won't be disappointed." -Pod of Horror

“Jonathan Janz has created a realistic world and peopled it with characters that could be people you know then introduces a whole new werewolf legend to rip them to shreds. I highly recommend this relentlessly fast paced story. A hair raising 5 star read.” –Horror Maiden Book Reviews

Purchase Links

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Land-Jonathan-Janz/dp/1619231166

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-land-jonathan-janz/1122266491

Samhain

https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5624/wolf-land

Giveaway!!!

Enter to win ONE (1) print copy signed by Jonathan Janz of WOLF LAND! Click the link to enter. There are several things you can do to get multiple entries each day. Forward any questions to Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at hookofabook@hotmail.com.


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DIG TWO GRAVES by Kim Powers



Review: DIG TWO GRAVES by Kim Powers

Wow! DIG TWO GRAVES is outstanding! I was fully enwrapped from the first page. I wanted to read it in one sitting (but sleep and obligations intervened). I know if I had been alone (and didn't have to walk the dogs LOL) I could have finished in a day. The will was there. 

The characters are so alive, it's like they're
 in the room with me. The author clarifies their personality and motivations so skillfully that even the "bad guys" are understandable. Probably the very best part of this is the father-daughter interaction of Ethan and Skip--no-holds-barred, here are my emotions, here are my thoughts: if I'm not transparent enough, I'll tell you how I feel. Loved it!!

DIG TWO GRAVES is a must-read thriller. Definitely a Best of 2015.

Monday, December 14, 2015

THE OTHER INHERITANCE by Rebecca Jaycox



Review: THE OTHER INHERITANCE by Rebecca Jaycox

Fantasy is not my forte, though I do read it occasionally, depending on the author. Those fantasy authors I select are those whose writing is so appealing that the subject matter is immediately intriguing. Rebecca Jaycox is in this category. I read the Kindle sample and immediately wanted to peruse the novel. I was caught up, and the story effortlessly carried me away.

In the small city of Porth,  Reggie, age seventeen, copes with a depressed, alcoholic, mother, the absence of a father, the usual high school bully clique--and the ability to revive life after death, a talent unwanted. Then the dreams begin--or are they visions?--in which she is told she has an important role in the "Master Plan."

THE OTHER INHERITANCE is exceptional YA urban fantasy. I anticipate Rebecca Jaycox' future work.



SAYING THANK YOU by Monisha Vasa



Review: SAYING THANK YOU by Monisha Vasa.

As a child, I was taught the importance of "please," "thank you," and general civility. I taught my children, and I continue to teach my numerous grandchildren. But often I feel like a single drop in an ocean of selfish rudeness. I think modern culture has mostly left civility behind. So when I come upon a book as perfect as SAYING THANK YOU--I am THANKFUL for this book. What a gentle way to teach youngsters the significance of achieving and maintaining an attitude of gratitude, of looking for reasons to be grateful. I feel inspired.

MARTIN DASH by Andy Bailey_Tour



Psychological Romance Thriller
Date Published: 6/20/2015

What would it be like to have no feelings? No desire, no anger, no pleasure? Behold Martin Dash. A man who possesses stunning features that captivate all who encounter him but is also cursed with a medical condition that means he has no emotion to give in return. But one woman is convinced that there is something behind the apparently blank façade and sets out on a dark trail to uncover the haunted past that holds the key to the mystery; a journey that takes in politics, criminal finance, London's neo-burlesque scene and, finally . . . murder. MARTIN DASH is the first book of a trilogy that relates the bizarre experiences of a young man whose life was always destined to be terrifying as well as exceptional.


Andy Bailey is a British writer residing in deepest Staffordshire ('the Creative County' . . .) His principal claim to fame as an author (so far) is the creation of 'Martin Dash' and his recurring theme is the absurdity and futility of human endeavour (unless you're on double time) and his writing seeks to explore the strange motivations that drive the endlessly entertaining members of the species, homo sapiens.

 

Contact Links

Website:  www.bonjabooks.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/AndyBaileyMartinDash

Twitter:  @AndyBailey23 - https://twitter.com/AndyBailey23


Purchase Links

Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Martin-Dash-Andy-Bailey-ebook/dp/B0104DKIL8/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1445185014&sr=1-1

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0104DKIL8?keywords=martin%20dash&qid=1445186201&ref_=sr_1_1&s=digital-text&sr=1-1





Sunday, December 13, 2015

WOLF LAND by Jonathan Janz_Tour



   “A 10-year high school reunion is the catalyst for lots of furry, toothy scares in this gruesome yet entertaining gorefest.” –Publishers Weekly on Wolf Land

Wolf LandSynopsis

An unholy predator on the prowl!

The small town of Lakeview offers little excitement for Duane, Savannah, and their friends. They’re about to endure their ten-year high school reunion when their lives are shattered by the arrival of an ancient, vengeful evil. 

The werewolf.

The first attack leaves seven dead and four wounded. And though the beast remains on the loose and eager to spill more blood, the sleepy town is about to face an even greater terror. Because the four victims of the werewolf’s fury arechanging. They’re experiencing unholy desires and unimaginable cravings. They’ll prey on the innocent. They’ll act on their basest desires. Soon, they’ll plunge the entire town into a nightmare. Lakeview is about to become Wolf Land. 

 

Biography, Jonathan Janz

Jonathan Janz grew up between a dark forest and a graveyard, and in a way, that explains everything. Brian Keene named his debut novel The Sorrows "the best horror novel of 2012." The Library Journal deemed his follow-up, House of Skin, "reminiscent of Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub's Ghost Story."

2013 saw the publication of his novel of vampirism and demonic possession The Darkest Lullaby, as well as his serialized horror novel Savage Species. Of Savage Species, Publishers Weekly said, "Fans of old-school splatterpunk horror--Janzcites Richard Laymon as an influence, and it shows--will find much to relish." Jonathan's Kindle Worlds novel Bloodshot: Kingdom of Shadows marked his first foray into the superhero/action genre.

Jack Ketchum called his vampire western Dust Devils a "Rousing-good weird western," and his sequel to The Sorrows (Castle of Sorrows) was selected one of 2014's top three novels by Pod of Horror. 2015 saw the release of The Nightmare Girl, which prompted Pod of Horror to call Jonathan "Horror's Next Big Thing." His newest release is Wolf Land, which Publishers Weekly called “gruesome yet entertaining gorefest” with “an impressive and bloody climax.” He has also written four novellas (Exorcist Road, The Clearing of Travis Coble, Old Order, and Witching Hour Theatre) and several short stories.

His primary interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children, and though he realizes that every author's wife and children are wonderful and amazing, in this case the cliché happens to be true. You can learn more about Jonathan at www.jonathanjanz.com. You can also find him on Facebook, via @jonathanjanz on Twitter, or on his Goodreads and Amazon author pages.


Praise for Wolf Land and Janz

"One of the best writers in modern horror to come along in the last decade. Janz is one of my new favorites." –Brian Keene, best-selling author

“It’s the best of its kind I’ve read in years, such that I’d call it “The Quintessential Haunted House Novel.” You’ve taken the old school traditions of the form which readers want and then have injected modern style, characters, and macabre, hard-edged mayhem into the guts of the story. THAT’S the way to do it, my friend!”-Author Edward Lee on HOUSE OF SKIN

“Jonathan Janz is one of the rare horror novelists who can touch your heart while chilling your spine. His work offers incisive characters, sharp dialogue, and more scares than a deserted graveyard after midnight. If you haven’t read his fiction, you’re missing out on one the best new voices in the genre.” –Tim Waggoner Reminiscent of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and Peter Straub’s Ghost Story, this should please readers who appreciate a good haunting.” 
—The Library Journal

“Jonathan Janz is one of the rare horror novelists who can touch your heart while chilling your spine. His work offers incisive characters, sharp dialogue, and more scares than a deserted graveyard after midnight. If you haven’t read his fiction, you’re missing out on one the best new voices in the genre.” 
–Tim Waggoner, author

“A 10-year high school reunion is the catalyst for lots of furry, toothy scares in this gruesome yet entertaining gorefest.” –Publishers Weekly

"Probably the best werewolf novel I've read in a decade."- Pete Kahle, author of The Specimen

"If you like werewolves, you will think you have died and gone to heaven.Highly recommended." -Confessions of a Reviewer

"This fast-paced read was a frenzy of carnality in epic proportions. Visceral and surreal, Janz has outdone himself with this newest title."
-Nikki, Horror After Dark

"For years now, the werewolf has been hijacked by the shifter romance genre. Well, Jonathan Janz has claimed a bloody morsel back for the horror genre!" 
-2 Book Lovers Reviews

"Janz is the literary love child of Richard Laymon and Jack Ketchum (with a little Joe Lansdale DNA in the mix), with all the terror that implies. Try him out. You won't be disappointed." -Pod of Horror

“Jonathan Janz has created a realistic world and peopled it with characters that could be people you know then introduces a whole new werewolf legend to rip them to shreds. I highly recommend this relentlessly fast paced story. A hair raising 5 star read.” –Horror Maiden Book Reviews

Purchase Links

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Wolf-Land-Jonathan-Janz/dp/1619231166

Barnes & Noble

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wolf-land-jonathan-janz/1122266491

Samhain

https://www.samhainpublishing.com/book/5624/wolf-land

Giveaway!!!

Enter to win ONE (1) print copy signed by Jonathan Janz of WOLF LAND! Click the link to enter. There are several things you can do to get multiple entries each day. Forward any questions to Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at hookofabook@hotmail.com.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/MjMxYWEzMGI1ZDE2MGYyYTgzYjk4NzVhYzhmMTdmOjI2/?



Review: WOLF LAND by Jonathan Janz

Whenever I hear of a new Jonathan Janz story, I want to jump and shout. This is an author who brings his best game to every story. He never disappoints, a writer you can count on.

WOLF LAND is heavy-duty horror, but it's also superb delineation of life in a small community, both for the town as a whole, and for individuals--those who remain and those who move away. Mr. Janz  is  not content with surface characterization: he delves deeper than even the characters themselves understand. I think that this comprehension and revelation of character was what made WOLF LAND shine for me.

A note on the horror: this is not a tame "lovely little werewolf--can I pet him?" novel. The horror is in your face--sometimes literally--and the gore meter is Red Zone. So just beware.



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