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Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday Finds 7-3-2009

Here are my finds this week!

The Bone Factory by Nate Kenyon

Publisher: Dorchester Publishing Company

About the book: The Jackson Pumped Storage Project was supposed to be one of the most ambitious hydropower experiments in the world. But when a particularly brutal winter and bad planning forced a shutdown in construction, it became one of the most expensive mistakes the locals had ever seen. That is, until Hydro Development decided to try again, and awakened a sleeping giant–and the murders begin.

A thousand miles away, hydropower engineer David Pierce gets a second chance when he’s hired to head a crucial part of the resurrected facility. Recently fired from a position with a rival company, his world was swiftly crumbling before his eyes, his marriage in trouble and money growing tight. In the blink of an eye, everything changes, and he, his wife and their young daughter are driving to Quebec City to begin their new lives together.

But Jessica Pierce is no ordinary little girl, and the visions that have haunted her since birth swiftly grow worse: visions of the “blue man,” and with him comes blood and pain and terror. There begins the most horrifying few weeks of the family’s lives as they battle the unforgiving Canadian winter and a madman under the influence of something far more terrifying and destructive than anyone can understand. (from author's website)

Read an excerpt of The Bone Factory now!

About the author: Nate Kenyon grew up in a small town in Maine, an avid reader and writer from a very early age. He attended Trinity College in Connecticut, majoring in English and winning awards for playwriting and fiction. After graduation some of his short fiction found publication in literary and genre magazines such as Nude Beach, The Belletrist Review, Nocturnal Ecstasy and Terminal Frights.

Kenyon moved to the Boston area in 1995 and took a position working in the marketing and communications field. In 2005 he sold his first novel, Bloodstone, to Five Star Publishing (Thomson Gale). Bloodstone was published a year later to critical acclaim, named a Bram Stoker Award finalist in hardcover, winning the P&E Horror Novel of the Year, and becoming one of Five Star’s all time bestselling speculative fiction titles. In 2007, mass-market paperback publisher Leisure Books signed him to a two-book contract for Bloodstone and his next novel, The Reach. Bloodstone was released from Leisure in May 2008, and The Reach hit shelves in December 2008, receiving a starred review from Publishers Weekly and raves from Booklist, Pop Syndicate, Dark Scribe and many more. His third novel, The Bone Factory, will be released in July 2009.

Kenyon has a trade paperback science fiction novella, Prime, coming in summer 2009 from Apex Books. He has recently had stories published in Shroud Magazine, Permuted Press’s Giant Creatures anthology, and Legends of the Mountain State 2, and has several others forthcoming. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.

Kenyon still lives in the Boston area with his wife and three children, and is at work on his next novel.(from author's website)

The Bone Factory
Publisher/Publication Date: Dorchester Publishing Company, June 2009
ISBN: 9780843962871
336 pages

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A Study in Red by Brian L. Porter

Publisher: DD Literary Services and Graphic Design

About the book: A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper by Brian L Porter tells the story of Robert Cavendish, a modern day psychiatrist who is bequeathed a strange set of papers which purport to be the journal of the long-dead infamous Whitechapel Murderer whose crimes gripped the hearts and minds and instilled terror on the streets of Victorian London. As he begins to read the journal, Robert becomes convinced of it's authenticity and finds that the words of the Ripper have a strange and compelling effect on him. Unable to cast the pages aside he finds himself being drawn into the dark and sinister world of the killer until he is unable to distinguish what is fact and what is fantasy. In short, Robert Cavendish begins to feel as though he is being taken over in some way by the soul of the long-dead Ripper. What happens as he progresses through the journal will disturb and shock the reader as the close dividing line between sanity and madness is explored to the full. (from Barnes and Noble website)

To get the full effect - you really must go read this excerpt of A Study in Red.

About the author: Born in the UK in 1953, Brian L Porter served in the Royal Air Force, before beginning a career in retail management. Following a long depressive illness which saw him give up his career Brian took up writing as a means of expression. After having over 200 poems published, and three times being voted one of the Forward Press (UK) top 100 poets of the year he switched to short story writing, and to date has been rewarded with a number of successful publications of those stories, in the UK, Malaysia, and Holland. The Devil You Know and Wolf have been released as e-books. Over the last five years he has also successfully written and had five stage plays performed in local theatres. His stories including Night Flight and The Devil You Know have appeared in Capture Weekly Literary Journal in Kuala Lumpur, and Peccary Magazine in Holland recently published Mexican Therapy in their inaugural issue. The Voice, a dark psychological tale of brutal murder in Paris, was published by New Fiction in their anthology Mazes of the Mind ISBN 1 85929 141 4. The titles A Novel Tale, A Holy Grail, Final Confrontation, and Bodies in the Cellar have all been published by Secret Attic magazine. Recently his short stories Compliments of the Boss and A Long Way From Home have been published as e-books by RS Publishing in Australia. (From Double Dragon website)

A Study in Red
Publisher/Publication Date: DD Literary Services and Graphic Design, January 2008
ISBN: 9781554045273
244 pages

Barnes & Noble

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Kristen said...

Oooo looks like you were hunting for blood this week!

gautami tripathy said...

Great covers, both!

Here is my Friday Find

Angie said...

The covers of both of those books are very intriguing. A book cover is often enough to make me pick up a book, even when I don't know what the book is about.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

A pretty gruesome twosome for your week! But fun reading, I hope!

Beth said...

Ooh! A Study in Red looks great! Onto my WL now! :)


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