“The Cursed Man” movie premiere announced. Sunbury Press issues special edition cover.

GLENDALE, Calif.  — Sunbury Press has released a special edition of The Cursed Man novel honoring the upcoming premiere of the movie, to be held at the landmark Alex Theatre in Glendale, California.

tcm_fc newAbout the Book:
Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him.  A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.

With his family deceased and a path of destruction behind him, Alister sits inside a mental institution, sworn to silence and separated from the rest of the world, haunted by his inability to escape death’s preferential treatment.

But when a beautiful psychologist arrives at the institution and starts offering him care, Alister braces himself for more killings. When none follow, he tries to figure out whether he truly is insane or if death has finally come to him in the form of a woman.

About the Author:
Keith Rommel is an award-winning author of ten novels and is an award-winning screenwriter. His writing has been called, “Horror for the curious mind.” His first two novels, The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man are at various stages of production to become motion pictures. 2016.

About The Cursed Man Movie:
MV5BMTQzNDYxNjkyMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDE2MDUxMjE@._V1_UY268_CR6,0,182,268_AL_Alister Kunkle believes death is in love with him. A simple smile from friend or stranger is all it takes to encourage death to kill.

Director: James L. Perry

Cast (in credits order)

Brahm Gallagher Brahm Gallagher
Brinna Locke Brinna Locke
Maritza Brikisak Maritza Brikisak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Bendik Linda Bendik
Woman on Street
Mark Bishko Mark Bishko
Suicide Witness
Paris Bravo Paris Bravo
Michael’s Daughter
C. Ashleigh Caldwell C. Ashleigh Caldwell
Head Nurse
Ruth Connell Ruth Connell
Bonnie
Anna Curtis Anna Curtis
Sharon
Lee Fobert Lee Fobert
Hospital Doctor
Paul Grace Paul Grace
Sheriff’s Sergeant
Jules Hartley Jules Hartley
Michael’s Wife
Tom Herschderfer Tom Herschderfer
Motorist
Jack Keebler Jack Keebler
Wheelchair Patient
M. Lee M. Lee
Woman on Street
Jo Mani Jo Mani
Sheriff’s Deputy
Bruno Marcotulli Bruno Marcotulli
Uncle Bob
Grant McLellan Grant McLellan
Young Alister
Timothy Patrick O'Neill Timothy Patrick O’Neill
Ralph
James L. Perry James L. Perry
Doctor Bills
John Henry Richardson John Henry Richardson
Director Lofton
April Rock April Rock
Nurse
Anna Ross Anna Ross
Nurse
Ron Ross Ron Ross
Alister’s father
Robert Sisko Robert Sisko
Skylar Skylar
Man on Street
Jim Tavaré Jim Tavaré
Laura Tavaré Laura Tavaré
Hospital Doctor
Kim Walker Kim Walker
Real Estate Agent
Ian Watson Ian Watson
Marc Wayne Marc Wayne
Man on Street
H. Dean Williams H. Dean Williams
Bruce

alexAbout the Premiere:
World Premiere of THE CURSED MAN movie – Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA. Halloween Night October 31, 2016 – 7pm to 11pm – Party before and after. This may be the greatest movie premiere on Halloween Night in the History of the Alex Theatre.  For more information about the venue, please see: http://www.alextheatre.org/

The Cursed Man
Authored by Keith Rommel
List Price: $14.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
222 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620063682
ISBN-10: 1620063689
BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers

The special edition movie premiere cover are only available through October.
For more information about the novel, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Cursed-Man-PAPERBACK…

For more information about the movie, please see:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2614902/combined

For more information about Keith Rommel, please see:

http://keithrommel.weebly.com/

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“Seeking Samiel;” Intense Occult Horror. Author Reminds Me of Stephen King’s 1st Novel, Carrie, April 9, 2016

ss_fc v2This review is from: Seeking Samiel (Kindle Edition)
My Quick Blurb for People in a Hurry to Find a Good Read

Back in the mid-sixties some guy decided to write an occult horror story from a teenage girl’s perspective. A huge challenge for a debut novel that, in fact, almost never got beyond Stephen King’s round file. Now, 40 years later, a woman residing in Pennsylvania has penned an occult horror set in South Africa, writing from the point of view of a young man. That setting and POV is a challenge Stephen King and his wife, Tabitha, would appreciate. From the first paragraph, I found the writing to be intense, compelling reading. I was grateful that the writer did not end this story with a cliffhanger. But I had two main concerns:

1 – Will it lose steam? And,
2 – Is her choice of South Africa a place that she actually can write of without irritating people who’ve lived there?

Well, for me she pulled off both challenges with skill. I will certainly read the next installment…

Length: Print, 278 pages.

Target Audience/Genre: Seeking Samiel is a Horror novel.

Q – What was the Amazon Rank on the date this review was published?
A – Print version, 4,168,621; Kindle version, 211,177.

Q – How was this book obtained?
A – I was provided a print copy free in exchange for an honest review. The book was so captivating, though, that I got a Kindle version using my Kindle Unlimited account.

Q – Is this a book that I can read without having to read others first?
A – Yes, since this is the first in a series.

Q – Are there a lot of typos/misspellings, grammatical errors or other editing failures?
A – No.

Q – Is this a fast, easy read or is it more of a leisure read?
A – Seeking Samiel is the sort of intense writing that I really admire and wish I could emulate. When you look at the author’s profile page and her photograph, then read the opening paragraphs, you’ll be tempted to say, “No way.” And, surely, you’ll find it a challenge to believe she has ever even heard a single f-bomb, let alone uttered several dozen in a single novel.

Q – What sort of language does this writer use to amplify the points made?
A – Adult English, with a large number of f-bombs. Mind you, the language is representative of the characters depicted, so it is difficult to find fault. Some readers, though, will prefer to steer clear of this book.

Q – My biggest pleasure or disappointment?
A – The intensity of the writing, and my ability to suspend disbelief regarding the setting. I’m not referring only to South Africa, but also to Ancient Egypt. Since I lived in a country neighboring South Africa, and lived in Egypt for more than a decade, I am impressed by the author’s skill.

Yet, I do want to point out the writer does make one error that is all too common regarding the New Testament. The last book is The Revelation, not the revelations. To some, this will seem to be picky. I sort of agree, but

I’ve included a small excerpt below, so readers can peruse the style of presentation utilized by the author.

EXCERPT

His eyes skipped from the pavement to the shop’s storefront. Normal looking people drove and walked by. Afternoon sun brightened alleys and cobblestone walkways that ran off the main street. The air held the crisp scent of the sea. He gripped the cell tighter and in a hushed, strict manner, said, “I do think that Eva believes the Book of Revelations to be her legacy. The people at her party, they all believe she is the anti-Christ.”

“I thought the anti-Christ was supposed to be a man.”

“‘Man’ can be interpreted to mean ‘human’. I read Revelations again last night. It says that the anti-Christ will be a man of sin, claiming divine authority, working false miracles and signs. Apparently, her book is full of workable miracles and signs. She claims divine authority, which I know from others I have spoken to, the ones who have admitted to worshipping her.

“You said Jeffrey claimed that he saw people bow to her and to the name of Jesus. I was taught by nuns that at the sound of Jesus name, every knee shall bow above the Earth and under the Earth. Those bowing to her worship her. They hissed when Jesus’ name was said? They were angry that they had to bow to the sound of his name.”

“You just gave me the chills. Do you believe she’s the…

Excerpted from page 109, Book of Samiel by Catherine Jordan.

Bottom Line:

This first in a series is a remarkable achievement. It is tightly written, with credible references to Ancient Egypt and to modern day South Africa. The writing is solid enough to make it easy to suspend disbelief.

I debated awarding four stars, then five. But, after some consideration, I realized that, warts and all, Seeking Samiel is a five star novel.

What most surprises me is that a novel this well written is ranked at some 200 thousand. By all rights, this should be selling much better than it is.

Comments regarding your opinion of this book or of my review, whether favorable or unfavorable, are always welcome. If you buy the book based on my review and become disappointed, especially, I do want to know that and I want to understand how I can improve as a book reviewer. Just please be polite.

Was Jack the Ripper harvesting female organs for an Elixir of Life?

LONDON — Sunbury Press have released Michael L. Hawley’s book, The Ripper’s Haunts, revealing his research into the motivations of the Victorian serial killer. Was Jack the Ripper harvesting female organs for an Elixir of Life?

About the Book:
coverHidden from history for over a century, the name of Scotland Yard’s key suspect in the mysterious Jack the Ripper murders was rediscovered in 1993. He was arrested, jumped bail, sneaked out of England―and then the murders stopped. Tracing his footsteps through Victorian London has revealed haunting finds. A macabre wax museum operated just yards away from the first vicious attack, in which the proprietor callously showcased explicit wax models of the fiend’s victims, presented to the public just hours after each untimely death. A clandestine police investigation was being quietly pursued, based upon a Jekyll-Hyde theory that the killer was harvesting female organs in his quest to create an elixir of life. Surprisingly, actor-producer Richard Mansfield’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was showing at the famous Lyceum Theatre in London during the 1888 Autumn of terror; incredibly, the employees of the theater were members of an organization that was also in search of the precious elixir. Recent studies on the Jack the Ripper murders performed by experts in forensic science, sociology, and criminal profiling support the conclusion that the person linked to these graphic killings would be someone interested in the three types of anatomical organs taken from the victims; someone like this very suspect.

Contents:
Mysterious Murders Begin, the Formative Stage of the Ripper Investigation
A Single Killer, Jack the Ripper
Whitechapel’s Wax Chamber of Horrors, 1888
Anatomical and Pathological Museums
The Suspect
Escape from England
Tumblety and Anatomical Models and Museums
Tumblety the Woman Hater
The Elixir of Life
Conclusion and Coincidences
Jottings of a Ripperologist

About the Author:
Michael Hawley holds a master’s degree in invertebrate paleontology and secondary science education from the State University of New York, College of Buffalo, and a bachelor’s degree in geology and geophysics from Michigan State University. He has published ten research articles in Ripperologist,Whitechapel Society Journal, andCasebook Examiner. He is the author of Curse of the Bayou Beast(fiction, 2015), Jack’s Lantern (fiction, 2014),The Ripper’s Hellbroth (fiction, 2013), and Searching for Truth with a Broken Flashlight (nonfiction, 2010). He has been involved in genealogical research since 1992, which ultimately led to his interest in Ripperology research. He is a commander and naval aviator in the U.S. Navy (retired), and is currently enjoying a career as a secondary earth science and chemistry teacher at Tonawanda City High School. He resides with his wife and six children in Greater Buffalo, New York.

The Ripper’s Haunts
Authored by Michael L Hawley
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
240 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067246
ISBN-10: 1620067242
BISAC: True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers

Also available on Kindle
For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Rippers-Haunts-97816…

Sheriff Promise Flynn discovers malfeasance at the Willis Asylum in Auburn Notch

PHILADELPHIA — Sunbury Press has released Between Good and Evil, R. Michael Phillip’s detective thriller — the first Auburn Notch Mystery.

BGaE_fcPromise Flynn is an overly impulsive Metro Detective whose disregard for procedure finally resulted in her being shot and left for dead during an investigation. To repair her bruised ego and splintered confidence she abandons the callous dark alleys of Chicago to patrol the quiet, birch-lined streets of Auburn Notch—a favorite vacation spot of her youth. For two years everything was idyllic, until the body of a young girl found in the abandoned asylum outside of town awakens the insecurities she thought her new life would insulate her from.

As the new Sheriff she begins her investigation refusing to accept the similarities between the young woman’s death and her own case, oblivious to being unexpectedly recognized and penciled in at the top of a clever murderer’s To-Do list. Her internal struggle intensifies when a discredited crime reporter from the past suspiciously arrives in town to resurrect his threadbare reputation, along with an FBI agent chasing down a lead in a cold case. Both men quickly become entangled in Flynn’s investigation and her attempts to finally put her past to rest.

Flynn reluctantly accepts the murder of the young girl might be the work of the two men responsible for her hasty departure from Chicago, but Agent MacGregor insists the evidence points to a man he’s been chasing. As the rising current of her past threatens to pull her under, Flynn finds herself unprepared for option three.

EXCERPT:
“Why are we b–back here? I hate this p–place. Why here?”

There was no answer. Glaring back in the reflection of the broken pane of glass in front of him was the dismissive, malevolent smile he received for most of his objections.

“S–say something!”

Nothing. Just a nod towards the task waiting behind him.

He lowered his head, leaning against the peeling, brown trim, tapping his knife against the shard remains of a windowpane. He cupped his neck with his hand, slowly rubbing the back of his neck, trying to calm his escalating nervousness. He looked over his shoulder and then at his watch, the second hand clicking past each of the illuminated dots above the hours. He couldn’t put it off any longer. The pale sliver of the moon resting just below the dense, gray storm clouds drifting to the east cast enough light to illuminate the second-floor room. It was a room best left in the dark. A room the innocence of day would find disturbing. A room long past its time for being of comfort to anyone. It was time.

In the center of the room a metal gurney rose up from the dust, its white paint yellowed and chipped with age, the leather straps and dark-brown stains hinting at a more sinister than assistive medical use. The large, thin-spoke, back wheels and angle iron frame attested to its pre-war age. Like the building it remained in, the medical conveyance for the mentally insane was abandoned decades before the young woman strapped to its cold surface entered into this world.

The young woman’s attempts to call out were futile, muffled by the cloth gag she franticly tried to bite through. Her clenched fists struggled against the coarse leather, her head rolling from side to side looking for any sign of a sympathetic face.

He ignored the desperate rattling of the old gurney, turning his attention back to the night sky.

“It’s not like you haven’t done this before.”

“S–stop it. Just stop it. I’ll d–do it when I’m ready.”

“You say that now, but you’re acting just like you did in Chicago. Sniffling coward.”

“S–stop calling me that! Th–that was different. She was a c–cop.”

“Was? So you think she’s dead? Maybe, maybe not.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
author photoMichael is a classically trained artist turned mystery writer. By combining his creative talents with a passion for mysteries he conceived his first series—The Ernie Bisquets Mysteries. It introduced Ernie Bisquets, a retired London pickpocket who decided he was going to assist the London police with there most difficult cases—whether they want his help or not. Michael has completed 3 books in the series, and has plans for at least five additional books.

Michael travels a bit, especially to Great Britain, but also has a fondness for New England. He spent many winters in the shadow of the White Mountains, skiing and enjoying the beautiful countryside. Those fond memories are the backdrop now for the new Auburn Notch Mysteries being published by Sunbury Press. The main character is Sheriff Promise Flynn—an ex-metro detective who left a dark past and her big-city detective shield behind and moved to a small New England town. What follows is anything but therapeutic.

When not painting or writing Michael is an avid antique collector, filling his current home—an 1894 Queen Ann Victorian he is restoring with his wife and son—with an assortment of antiques from around the world. Michael also enjoys cooking, working in the garden, and playing in the yard with their two rescues, Beau and Pup.

Between Good and Evil
Authored by R Michael Phillips
List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
222 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067291
ISBN-10: 1620067293
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Also available as a hardcover and on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Between-Good-and-Evil-ha…

Serial killer wreaks havoc in Tuxedo Park

mitp_fcNEW YORKNov. 28, 2015PRLog — Sunbury Press has released Murder in Tuxedo Park, William E. Lemanski’s first novel, set in late Victorian New York state.

The wealthy, gated community of Tuxedo Park, in upstate New York, has been home to many of America’s financial titans and social luminaries for over one hundred years. However, during the later nineteenth century, this staid, secluded enclave became the stalking-ground for one of America’s most heinous, early serial killers. The murder and mayhem continued unabated until an eccentric and brilliant young scientist and his alluring new acquaintance began their pursuit.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
William E. Lemanski, a Viet Nam combat veteran, has a former engineering background in the nuclear power industry.  Since retiring from both the New York Power Authority and Entergy Nuclear Northeast, he has been a freelance journalist in the Hudson Valley of New York, has held public office as a councilman and served as a police commissioner in the Town of Tuxedo, New York.  When not researching new book material, he spends time traveling the world on various big-game hunting expeditions.

EXCERPT:
The long, narrow, serpentine road curved beneath the overhanging trees in dappled shadows as it wound through the quiet forest. Barely noticeable in the shadows, a large, stately mansion, will occasionally emerge, setback a distance from the road and shielded by a stone wall or iron gate or a barrier of yew. Some with sprawling gardens, others with boathouses fronting the lake and still others with courtyards and horse stables.

The imposing structures were the abodes of the rich and influential titans of Wall Street and the sporting class of the early 20th Century. The gated enclave of Tuxedo Park, nestled in the Ramapo Hills, a mere thirty miles north of Manhattan, was one of the first planned communities in the country as well as one of the most affluent. And why not, after all, the new elegant dinner jacket worn by the upper class and heads of state is named after Tuxedo. This new look in fashion occurred when the New York gossip columnists would swoon over the Hamptons in the summer along with the Autumn Ball and winter sports of Tuxedo Park as the seasons revolved. The Park was even the national epicenter of that ancient, arcane and elitist sport called court tennis, not to mention the home of some of the nation’s finest thoroughbred racehorses.

Author William Lemanski reclines in his Tuxedo Park residence.

Author William Lemanski relaxes in his Tuxedo Park residence.

Originally created as a forested playground by tobacco magnate, Pierre Lorillard, the uniqueness of the Park became just as eccentric as some of its inhabitants. Aside from its thousands of acres of stonewalled seclusion, it boasted miles of electric street lighting and its own electric generating plant while over ninety-nine percent of the country still burned gas lamps. Just outside its imposing stone entry on the Post Road, a small community, actually a company town was established to house the hundreds of European laborers imported by Lorillard to build his many miles of roads and stone fencing and who also served as the maids, butlers and general staff of the Park’s inhabitants.

One of which, I became.

***

Perhaps one of its most eccentric and brilliant property owners was James I. Montague-Smith, who was referred to as Monti. His middle name was bestowed in honor of the famous British engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the brilliant and equally eccentric 19th Century character who built the Great Western Railway and the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship. Monti’s father was a British expatriate who, besides working with Brunel in the early years, became a colleague of Nicola Tesla, Edison and many other of the shining stars of 19th Century electrical science. Although also an engineer, Monti’s father focused more on the economic growth of the technology and became fabulously wealthy accruing a fortune from his many business interests.

Monti, although holding degrees in medicine and engineering, lived as a country squire and relied on his vast inheritance while spending his time dabbling in various experiments in his Tuxedo Park laboratory. Curiosity was his driving force having never found a diversion that wouldn’t interest him. His twelve-hour days were spent sequestered in his lab pursuing arcane investigations into obscure and sometimes bizarre topics. Science fiction was not his forte, but rather he questioned “by what force would a pencil drop to the floor?” And why would mass exert attraction to other mass, and just what defined the nature of one’s spirit, and so on into many of the inexplicable and esoteric phenomena of nature’s mysteries.

Murder in Tuxedo Park
Authored by William E Lemanski
List Price: $14.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Black & White on White paper
136 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066997
ISBN-10: 1620066998
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical

Coming Soon on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Murder-in-Tuxedo-Park-97…

Molly Pitcher look-alike found dead at memorial to Revolutionary War hero

CARLISLE, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Darkness at First Light, J M West’s third novel in the Carlisle Crime Cases series.

dafl_fcIn Darkness at First Light, Carlisle Homicide Detectives Christopher Snow and Erin ‘Mac’ McCoy discover an unidentified body, dressed like Molly Pitcher’s statue, lashed to the cannon in front of the folk hero’s gravesite. While at the macabre scene, Mac receives a call from Chief March assigning her and K-9 Officer Shadow to an Amber Alert kidnapping. In the process, the CPD IT guru discovers the girl online on a pay-for-porn site, which brings the FBI on board. The trail leads to the Revolutionary War reenactors’ encampment at Valley Forge. As the detectives track ‘Molly Pitcher’s’ elusive killer and Emma’s obsessed kidnapper, the media dog their movements to get the scoop on the sensational trial that follows.

When Mac receives enigmatic, threatening jingles, she risks her life on a solo investigation. As a result, sparks fly as tempers flare at CPD. As the pressure builds, the danger increases! Can Snow and McCoy’s marriage endure the stress of double cases and an infant at home? Can the detectives corral the criminals before they destroy more lives?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Darkness at First Light
is the third in the Carlisle Crime Casesseries of murder mysteries featuring Homicide detectives Christopher Snow and Erin McCoy by Jody McGibney West, pseudonym for Joan M. West, Professor Emerita of English Studies at Harrisburg Area Community College, The Gettysburg Campus. She also taught at Messiah College and Shippensburg University as an adjunct and served as Assistant Director of the Learning Center (SU). She is a member of Sisters in Crime. She has previously published poetry and Glory in the Flower,her debut novel. It depicts four coeds who meet during the turbulent sixties.

She and her husband live near Carlisle, Pennsylvania. They have two sons and two grandsons. In her spare time, West volunteers at the Bookery—Bosler Memorial Library’s used bookstore, participates in the Litwits Book group, and reads voraciously.

molly3EXCERPT:
Death casts a pall of absolute darkness—solid and devoid of sense or sensation, a psyche or any other living trait, a shock nearly beyond human comprehension—and certainly far from the realm of daily conversation—unless it’s somebody else’s. But the abandoned shell tells much, as Dr. Haili Chen, Cumberland County coroner and Fire Marshal Lane Rusk hovered, waiting for a scrim of light to illume the stark scene before them. Rusk’s assistant, Russell Garrett, lumbered among crowded markers carrying a tripod and camera, kicking clumps of dirty snow from his path.

Approaching sirens howled in the distance.

A female corpse dressed in eighteenth-century garb, skirt and legs partially burned, was lashed to the cannon in front of Molly Pitcher’s monument in the Old Carlisle Cemetery enclosed by a limestone wall at the corner of South Bedford and East South Street. In the east, a dove grey ribbon of light exposed a disturbing scene.

The previous night’s downpour had swept the victim’s cap to the ground, freeing limp, mouse-brown curls that hugged the cannon. Eyes—wide pools matching the gray sky—gazed into the void, her face a mask of surprise and terror. Fine crow’s feet, a mole beside her left eyebrow and a wide mouth pulled in a death grimace. A stout, stumpy handle protruded from her chest. Beneath the barrel, her legs and hands were lashed together.

Rusk circled the corpse, examining the scene with a perplexed frown, heavy eyebrows drawn; his mustache quivered as he nosed the charred shreds of burned cloth, bodily fluids and decaying flesh. He scraped a sample from the leg and cut a scrap of the skirt to test. The woman had a decent build, as the wet, coarse homespun clung to her body; she wore no underwear.

“Where’s Detective Snow?” he inquired of Dr. Chen to break the dreadful silence where winter ruled, despite the calendar marking March. A silent cloak of white fog hovered where sounds echoed eerily. Chills shimmied through Rusk’s open coat; he shivered and zipped it.

“On his way.” She consulted her watch, set her leather bag on a nearby stone marker, with an apology to the deceased. She unsnapped it and extracted her thermometer from the inside flap where each sterile instrument was tucked into its own pocket.

“TOD?” He tried again, assuming she’d estimate.

“Hard to say without a liver temp.”

Darkness at First Light: A Christopher Snow & Erin McCoy Mystery
Authored by J M West
List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
292 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066485
ISBN-10: 1620066483
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

Coming Soon on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/Darkness-at-First-Light-…

Strange beasts haunt the White River region near Newport, Arkansas

JONESBORO, Ark. — Sunbury Press has released White River Monster, Keith Rommel’s novel about the mysterious cryptozoological creature in Arkansas.

wrm_fcThe White River Monster has eluded people for over a century. Manhunts were brought to a fever pitch in Newport, Arkansas, where people were anxious to prove the existence of the river monster. But, it went unfounded.

For years, sightings were reported up and down the White River, but no physical evidence ever came forth. Soon the monster faded into obscurity and was dismissed as a legend never to be solved … that is until now!

Thriller writer Keith Rommel brings this cryptozoological mystery to life — in a classic tale of drippy, slimy, and deadly horror!

EXCERPT:
The taxi rumbled down a dirt road and jostled David Alan around in the back seat. He looked out the side window and for the past mile or two all he could see was a forest on either side of the vehicle and thick vegetation that made it seem impassible.

He was just about to question his driver he knew as Johnny where the river was when he said, “If you look out the left side, you’re going to see the river any second,” Johnny said. The man was so big, his body wobbled instead of bounced and the steering wheel rubbed his belly. The man with the thick southern accent had been nice enough during the long trip through winding back roads that had small hills and steep dips to see the White River. Sure enough, when he looked, he could see the fast moving river and white caps. Excitement made his chest flutter.

David stared in awe over the river and as fast as it came into sight, it disappeared behind another cluster of trees. He leaned back and held onto a smile. He was finally here. After enduring over 1,200 miles and 19 hours to get to the White River in Arkansas, he was aching to see what he travelled all this way for.

“Are you sure you want to do this?” Johnny asked.

“Yeah, I’m sure,” David said. “I didn’t travel all this way to turn around now.”

“I suggest turning around,” Johnny said and stared at David in the rearview mirror. David noticed him.

“Why is that?”

“Well, it would be for the same reason why I told you when I first picked you up. You’re going to be alone in pitch black and it’s freezing out there. If you happen to stumble on this monster you’re seeking, he might not be nice.”

“Alleged monster,” David said. “I thank you for your concern, but I’m sure I’ll be alright. I packed plenty of gear. At the very least, it’s enough to last me two or three days.”

“OK,” Johnny said and pulled the cab to the side of the dirt road. “You refuse to listen and now I held up my end of the bargain. We’re here.”

David looked around and could only see forest. He kicked open the back door and could hear the sounds of the rapids. The trunk popped open and David retrieved his backpack and put it on. He slammed down the trunk to make sure it closed and he went to the driver’s side door. Johnny rolled down the window.

“I wish you luck.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Keith is an award winning author and screen writer. His writing has been called, “Horror for the curious mind.”

Suspense/Thriller:
The Cursed Man (book 1) – Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
The Lurking Man (book 2)
The Sinful Man (book 3)
The Silent Woman (book 4)

Horror:
The Devil Tree (based off of the Florida legend)
The Devil Tree II: The Calling (based off of the Florida legend)
White River Monster

Crime:
You Killed My Brother

Paranormal:
Among The People.

Keith is the co screenplay writer for The Cursed Man movie and is the screenwriter and producer of The Lurking Man movie.

White River Monster
Authored by Keith Rommel
List Price: $14.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on White paper
182 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067215
ISBN-10: 1620067218
BISAC: Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural

Available only on Kindle

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/White-River-Monster-9781…