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James Boyle - Ni'il: The Awakening

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13. Ni'il: The Awakening by James Boyle (2008)
The Ni'il Series Book 1
Length: 216 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 17 July 2010
Finished: 27 July 2010
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Tracee at Pump up Your Bookfor sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 17 June 2010
Why do I have it? I like horror and James Boyle is a new author for me.


Dan Connor is the Chief of Police in the tiny town of Placerton, Oregon and he has a big problem. Several dogs have gone missing and when the crimes escalate to include killings, Dan knows he's in trouble. The only witnesses to these crimes seem to be a pair of Native Americans who disappear before Dan can talk to them. When Dan's friend Stephanie Amis suddenly disappears the tension is racheted up and the suspect seems to enjoy the 'game' he's playing with Dan. Now faced with losing a second person he loves, Dan must come to terms with his newly-discovered powers and in the midst of a…

Kathryn Meyer Griffith, author of Before the End: A Time of Demons Chats About Getting Back Into Writing Horror

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Meet Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. I began writing novels at 21 and have had fourteen (nine romantic horror, one historical romance and two mysteries) previous novels published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press.

I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-three years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in Illinois called Columbia, which is right across the JB Bridge from St. Louis, Mo. We have two quirky cats, Sasha and Cleo, and the four of us live happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the day I die.

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Kathryn Meyer Griffith - Before the End: A Time of Demons

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12. Before the End: A Time of Demons by Kathryn Meyer Griffith (2010)
The Before the End Series Book 1
Length: 478 pages
Genre: Horror
Started: 28 June 2010
Finished: 8 July 2010
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Kathryn for sending me a copy of this book for me to read.
Why do I have it? I like horror and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.

Cassandra Graystone is a woman living a nightmare. She can see people who are about to die. She lost the rest of her family in a house fire twenty years before, and she and her remaining brother are musicians who play in bars and take care of their elderly aunt and uncle. Her unusual secret is one that she'd rather keep to herself until she begins to see darker and more dangerous visions and manifestations. She discovers that her visions are precursors to Armageddon and she begins to get visitations from an angel claiming that she is one of God's soldiers drafted to fight in the coming battles. Now her family and…