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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

BLOG TOUR, #GIVEAWAY & EXCERPT - Victim Souls by Andrew Terech

Book & Author details:

Victim Souls by Andrew Terech 
Publication date: November 8th 2014
Genres: Horror, Young Adult

Synopsis:

Sometimes, only bad guys can beat the Devil…

The plan is simple: get the money and deliver the car. What could possibly go wrong?

What can’t?

Things start to go south when Sam Drake realizes that his brother Johnny is hiding something, a secret about Sam’s troubled childhood that goes beyond his most feverish nightmares…

Then Johnny’s girlfriend, Ash, starts sending Sam the kind of mixed signals that can only lead to big trouble…
As the trio of small time crooks falls deeper into an abyss of betrayal and violence, they will discover that the greatest danger they face is not of this world.

With everything he believes about himself and the world around him shattered, Sam will become the unlikely champion in a battle with true evil, a fight to save a soul that has already been forfeited to darkness.

His own.



A few seconds later, our door flung open. Johnny rushed into the room and slammed it shut. He leaned against the wall and looked at us with wide, terrified eyes. He grabbed his head with both hands.
“What the fuck happened?” I demanded.
He spoke under his breath. “She’s dead…”
I felt like I was about to hurl. “What?”
“You sure she was dead?” Ash asked calmly.
“Fuck, Ash! She was cut open, guts everywhere. I didn’t take her pulse, but yeah, I’m pretty fucking sure!”
I coughed, tasting the bitter alcohol climbing my throat. “Okay, seriously, what the hell is going on?”
Johnny slid to the floor. “Go look for yourself.”
Ash grabbed my shirt. “Let’s go, Sammy.”
I wanted to run to the bathroom and hug the bowl, but Ash practically dragged me along. When we stepped outside, the silence of the desert night gave me an unexpected chill. My heartbeat pounded in my ears. Time slowed down as Ash pressed on the broken door. It swung open, revealing the red-splattered room.
Ash and I stepped inside. I did everything I could to not instantly vomit.
The redhead was pinned to the wall by two large knives in her shoulders. Her rib cage and gut were ripped open. All of her insides were gone.
Chunky piles of flesh were strewn throughout the room. I couldn’t tell if the bloody mounds were her organs or something else; everything looked torn and mashed, and I wasn’t exactly interested in picking through the shit and playing Operation.
My attention was drawn to the bleeding walls and the message written within the streaks of red.
To the left: Johnny the Beast
To the right: Ashley the Liar
On the ceiling: Samuel the Key
            Above the corpse: Turn around before it’s too late

RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY - closes 9th April
5 signed copies of the Special Edition of Victim Souls that contains the short story that inspired the novel.

AUTHOR BIO

Andrew’s a horror fiction writer who is also a massive fan of the genre. He’s been writing short stories and working on his novel for over 5 years. He has several short stories published, as well as some editing credits. He moderates a writing workshop in Phoenix, AZ where he’s been exposed to many different forms of fiction, which have broadened his influences. He aims to write stories that creep out his readers, while offering well-developed, rich characters they can sink their teeth into. He’s also a fan of experimenting with form and structure to create something uniquely my own.

Andrew grew up on Long Island in New York, and has lived in Arizona for the past 7 years. His professional background is in psychology where he’s carved out a nice career for himself. However, writing has always been his passion.

Currently, he’s hard at work, developing additional content to publish. He hopes to find an audience that loves the genre, and is up for a good scare.


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