It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Christmas is a small chink of light at the end of what has been a horribly brutal year. Everyone could do with some help and positivity so Kendall Reviews will be helping to push a variety of authors and publishers over the next few weeks.
As well as all our usual promotions, Kendall Reviews have banners at the end of all of our daily posts and I’ll be showcasing these at the end of each week, with today being this first. These predominately feature authors/books but publishers are more than welcome to send a banner in.
From next week, I’ll be showcasing several publishers, with a Christmas Selection Box that I hope the Fiends of Kendall Reviews will support and pick a few choice titles that take their fancy.
Please support the authors & publishers listed over the next few weeks, if you do decide to buy something then please tweet out about it. Just a quick post saying which title you bought and don’t forget to tag me (@gjkendall) and I can help spread the word. If you can also leave a review either on your blog, Amazon, Goodreads, Twitter that means so much to everyone. Even a one-line review or just a star rating can make a huge difference to a book’s sales.
Together let’s PROMOTE HORROR
Bad People: Craig Wallwork
THREE MISSING CHILDREN. Over the past three years, the quiet Yorkshire village of Stormer Hill has lost three of its children. No bodies were ever discovered. No evidence found. No witnesses.
THE WRITER. Struggling to find inspiration for his new novel, celebrated crime author, and ex-police officer, Alex Palmer, believes the story of the missing children could end his writer’s block, but is he prepared for the story that’s about to develop?
THE DETECTIVE. Tom Nolan, a seasoned detective and loner involved in finding each missing child. Nolan is tasked with chaperoning Palmer and walking through each case. But as both men revisit the past, and dig deeper, neither are prepared for the chilling discovery to why the children were taken.
THE BRETHREN. A secret cult. Two men, and a series of brutal and unimaginable murders spanning over seven years with one intention; to show the world that death can be justified if it’s for a greater good.
Basement Beauty: Carmilla Voiez
In the Scottish city of Glasgow, a serial killer leaves a trail of victims like statues. Fear poisons the city’s residents, but Amalthea cannot afford to hide at home; she’s too busy trying to scratch a living. When she receives a letter from a secret admirer, she suspects it’s from a random creep who drinks at the bar, but the truth is far darker and more dangerous. Amalthea is afraid to walk home alone at night, but is she afraid enough?
Daniel is self-styled romantic poet who pities the women incapable of loving him back. He hopes things will be different with Amalthea.
Basement Beauty is a gritty vampire novella from the award-winning author of Starblood.
The Horror At Lavender House: Christopher Henderson
Harry Undine is psychic, and it’s tearing him apart.
When his so-called gift kicks in, the pain can be deep and soul-wrenching – a pain nobody would understand, even if Undine revealed the truth. Which he won’t. That sort of sensitivity might be considered ‘cool’ by hippies and New Age freaks, but it’s a million miles from the tough Rat Pack image Undine aspired to when he was growing up.
So Undine keeps his mouth shut as he hunts for a cure – a personal quest more important than the research he is supposed to be carrying out as a paranormal investigator for the Corsi Institute.
Out in the suburbs, WPC Jo Cross is determined to do right by the terrified old lady she promised to help.
Jo approaches the Institute for assistance, and soon Undine’s sixth sense is screaming a premonition of danger. But the location Jo describes is notorious, and the Institute team leaps at the opportunity to investigate Mitcham’s most infamous haunted house. Undine cannot back out of the investigation, not without admitting his shameful secret.
Meanwhile, on the edge of south London, something more ancient and more horrifying than any of them could imagine has already begun to stir….
The Messy Man Trilogy: Chris Sorensen
A haunted house, a haunted motel, a haunted audio booth…
Nightmares lurk around every corner in this supernatural trilogy. Follow audiobook narrator Peter Larson and ghost whisperer Ellen Marx as they undercover secrets best left buried.
The Ash: Dan Soule
You know the drill: mushroom clouds, end of the world, only the clichés survive. This isn’t that…
Even on the day of his divorce, Constable Jim Castle just wants to get back to his family, but no one can risk going outside. Not anymore. Worse still, when the fallout starts, Jim is hostage to a gang of armed thieves in a rundown farmhouse. Their plan is simple: wait it out as the radioactive ash piles higher and try not to kill each other. But they don’t have to worry about any of that. Because all their assumptions about what caused the end of the world are about to be snatched away – like a body into the ash.
A blend of The Road meets Alien in the English countryside, The Ash is a breakneck horror ride. Another of the Dan Soule’s Fright Night tales, where even if one man can face his demons, it still might not be enough. So turn the page and get pulled screaming into… The Ash.