Human Flesh by Nick Clausen review

They never caught it
 

During the winter of 2017, a series of strange occurrences took place in a small town of northern Maine. A rational explanation for what happened has still not been presented. Now, for the first time, all the available written evidence is being released to the public from what is commonly know as the Freyston case.

Human Flesh was originally published in Danish to great reviews, and is now available in English. This dark winter horror story will also satisfy crime lovers, as the plot is told through written evidence in a fictitious murder case. For fans of Hannibal Lecter and Pet Sematary.
 

REVIEWS

“Great, mysterious and creepy … I couldn’t put it down”
★★★★★ Adventures of a Book Nerd

“All the planning it must have taken to put the story together is impressive. And the effect is enormous. It gave me chills and I still feel it”
★★★★★ Bookish Love Affair
 

EXCERPT

Evidence no. 4: Entry from the blog My Otha Life by Otha Cochran

[…] I suddenly realized just how cold the house was, and I noticed the window being ajar, the curtain swaying in the draft. I quickly closed it and felt the radiator: completely cold. I had no idea why Grandpa would have shut off the heat and opened the window.

Upstairs I could hear Hugh still calling and opening and closing doors, obviously looking for Grandpa. My sense of dread increased still further, and I was just about to turn around and go upstairs when my eye caught something through the French door into the dining room. It was dark in there, too, but the windows were visible as bright rectangles, and in front of one of them stood a tall, gangly figure. It kind of looked like Grandpa, except I didn’t remember him being that thin.

I went and opened the door, but the man by the window didn’t move as I entered the room. I could tell he had his back to me, as though he had gone to look out the window and then fallen into a trance.

“Grandpa?” I asked low, not wanting to scare him.

No reaction.

Suddenly, I got a very strange feeling that the man wasn’t my Grandpa. I know it’s totally silly—I mean, who else could it be?

I squinted my eyes in an effort to see his features more clearly, and I realized to my astonishment he was naked except for a pair of white undies.

I’m not kidding. I know I should have felt embarrassed, but for some reason it just made me even more uneasy. Something was definitely not right.

“Grandpa?” I said, louder.

Still, the man didn’t stir. I noticed the faint whisper of the wind blowing through the room, and I noticed the windows in here were also standing ajar.

Finally, it dawned on me to turn on the lights. I can’t believe I didn’t think of it earlier, but the situation was just so unreal and I was really confused and scared. I found the switch and flicked it.

At long last, the man by the window reacted and started turning slowly around. I gaped at him. It was my Grandpa all right, but I almost didn’t recognize him. His cheeks were hollow, his lips thin and dry, the skin around his eyes was very dark, the eyes themselves were really haunting, being way too dark, like almost black, as though the pupils had grown to blot out the white.

There was something strange above his head, too, although it must have been the shadows playing a trick on me—but for a brief second, I could have sworn Grandpa had a couple of branches sticking out of the top of his skull. Yeah, I know. It sounds completely bonkers.

It was all over in a blink of an eye, then Grandpa looked exactly like I remembered him—the only odd thing about him being the missing clothes.

“Well, if it isn’t Otha,” he said, his face lighting up. “I was just wondering when you guys would show up.” […]

My Thoughts

I just meet this young author today, he had posted a picture of this book on a Facebook group and it immediately called my attention. So I began to read it and let me tell you I couldn’t put it down. It had me hooked from the first page until the last one. My heart was doing summersaults the whole entire time. I loved the thrill. It was disturbing and supper scary just the way I like my horror stories. This is my first book by this author and I can tell you it wont be my last. I truly enjoyed it.

I will give this book 5/5 bookstacks!

About the Author

Nick Clausen

Began writing at the age of 18 with a promise of doing 1,000 words a day until he got a book published. Kept that promise 18 months and 13 manuscripts later. Done almost 30 books since then. Lived as a full-time writer since 2017. Began translating his books into English in 2019. Prefer horror, fantasy and sci-fi. Reside in Denmark. Is inspired by the stories of Stephen King, Neil Gaiman and Thomas Harris.

Protector(silent Phoenix MC#4) by Shannon Myers

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He’ll never forgive me…

Jamie swore to keep us safe from evil, but it was at our doorstep the entire time; just waiting for the perfect opportunity to strike. I led it into our home and once he finds out, I’ll have to pay for my sins.

This world may have left me beaten and bloody, but it won’t break me…

That’s a power only he holds.

I did what I had to for my daughters and even if it means shattering my heart, I’ll fight for them with everything I have left. I will shield and protect them from the cruelty of this world and they will never know what I endured that night to keep them safe.

We lie to protect the ones we love…

I’ve buried the truth so far down, he’ll never find it.

Author Note: Please be aware that Protector is not recommended for readers under the age of eighteen as it contains strong language, sexual situations, drug use, and graphic violence.

Cover Reveal

Title: I Never Planned on You
Series: I Never #1
Author: Stefanie Jenkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Net Hook & Line Design
Release Date: August 22, 2019

BLURB

Dani had her entire life planned out by the time she was thirteen. She was going to marry the boy who stole her heart – her brother’s best friend – have a great life, and live happily ever after. Then tragedy struck and Dani had to bury those childhood dreams in a pine box along with the love of her young life.

The memory of what she lost haunted her until she disappeared into the night, leaving behind everyone, and everything she’d ever known.

Years later, she returns home to find everything has changed. When she meets Kyler, there is something about him that gets past the walls around her heart. Will she let fear control her, or will she let go of the past and learn to love again?

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/45427438-i-never-planned-on-you

AUTHOR BIO

Stefanie Jenkins writes contemporary romance and lives in Surf City, North Carolina with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Maryland, Stefanie brings her favorite parts of her hometown to life in her books. She is a coffee addict, wine connoisseur, hockey fan & lover of all romances – give her all the swoon & angst.

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Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.

Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.

Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.

Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.
The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.

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Swoon-worthy, forbidden, and sexy, Liam North is my new obsession.” – New York Times bestselling author Claire Contreras

The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth–the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.

She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.

“Overture is a beautiful composition of forbidden love and undeniable desire. Skye has crafted a gripping, sensual, and intense story that left me breathless. Get ready to be hooked!” – USA Today bestselling author Nikki Sloane

About the Author

Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her new book SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is available now!

An heiress without a cause.
Two billionaires determined to claim her.
And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield-the heart.

“What an incredible book! Survival of the Richest has everything — Skye Warren’s beautiful writing, a sexy, compelling story; intricate characters, and a provocative love triangle that will captivate you until the very end.” ~ New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane

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Blog Tour Einstein’s Compass by Grace Blair

This is my stop during the blog tour for Einstein’s Compass by Grace Blair. Read on for more information about the book and a giveaway with 13 prizes! This blog tour is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 24 till 30 June. See the tour schedule here: http://www.lolasblogtours.net/blog-tour-einsteins-compass-by-grace-blair

Einstein’s Compass

By Grace Blair

Genre: Time Travel Adventure/ Historical Fiction/ Science Fiction

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: January 1, 2019

Blurb:

What if young Albert Einstein had a magical compass that inspired his theories of relativity?

In Einstein’s Compass: A YA Time Traveler Adventure, a young Albert is given a supernatural compass that allows him to travel through time and space, and find wisdom in other dimensions, including the lost city of Atlantis. But evil forces seek the power of the compass, including a monstrous, shape-shifting dragon from a different age. Can the compass protect Albert from such villainy?

Links Einstein’s Compass:

– Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30995754-einstein-s-compass

– Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Einsteins-Compass-Time-Traveler-Adventure-ebook/dp/B07KRMNPZK

– Audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Einsteins-Compass-Audiobook/B07PWN9TY8

– Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/einstein-s-compass-a-ya-time-traveler-adventure-by-laren-bright-and-grace-blair

– Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/einsteins-compass-grace-blair/1129923666?ean=2940161984345

– Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/einstein-s-compass   

You can watch the book trailer for Einstein’s Compass on Youtube: https://youtu.be/65RUpTwpv0E

Listen to a sample of the audiobook here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Einsteins-Compass-Audiobook/B07PWN9TY8

Einstein’s Compass was a finalist for the 13th annual NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS. See all the finalists: https://www.indieexcellence.com/13th-annual-finalists

Einstein’s Compass  is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Young Adult category of the 2019 International Book Awards. See all finalists: http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2019awardannouncement.html

What reviewers have to say about Einstein’s Compass:

“Under Grace Blair and Laren Bright’s hands, Einstein’s Compass is more than just another time travel story, but one of soul searching, enlightenment, and classic struggles between good and evil. During this journey, young Albert embraces the threat of death and world-changing perspectives. Indeed, Albert will change the world, one day. But the roots of his knowledge and endeavors take a different turn in a riveting fantasy about soul-searching and growth which will keep young adult readers engrossed to the end.” ~Midwest Book Reviews Diane Donovan, Senior Editor

“I was impressed with how the authors managed to incorporate the known information on the lost continent of Atlantis, Light Workers, souls, reincarnation, time travel and the early years of Albert Einstein before he became famous, into a mesmerizing work of fiction readers will have difficulty putting down.”Doug Simpson, Author of “We Lived In Atlantis”

“I recommend Einstein’s Compass as historical fan-fiction, the magic, and fantasy built on top of the factual world of Albert Einstein. Although it is intended for a Young Adult audience, it is well suited to adults who enjoy fictionalized history with a wide-ranging epic theme and a Harry Potter-esque plot. Jacqui Murray, Author of Ask a Tech Teacher

“The extended combination of history and magic was an unexpected mix, which pulled me in from the beginning, captivating me all the way to the surprising ending. This novel takes you from the early childhood of Einstein, which includes an illness that may have contributed to his perspective on the world around him as he grew older. It is refreshing to find a combination of history, religion, and folklore told in such a compelling manner with just the right amounts of magic and suspense. Rox Burkey, Author of The Enigma Series

Albert Einstein was fascinated with time and space from an early age, but what inspired him? Receiving a magical compass from his father, Albert sets off on a journey to learn more than math and science offered to understand even time and space. Unfortunately, an ancient evil from the days of Atlantis also seeks his compass and will stop at nothing to have it. Can the Agents of Light protect Albert from the shape-shifting dragon and help him achieve his destiny, or will he fall prey to the dangers of his day and lose the powerful device before he completes his mission? The combination of science with the supernatural is a winner, and the good vs. evil fight is interesting, making this a good book for YA readers. InD’Tale Magazine, Sarah E Bradley

Einstein’s Compass exhibits a solid writing style and dutifully hits Einstein’s developmental and educational milestones while weaving in an imaginative backstory and unique antagonists’ perspectives. The what if  of Albert Einstein developing his landmark scientific theories through the aid of spiritualism and time travel, all the while battling an immortal dragon-person from Atlantis, is certainly a unique concept. Booklife Magazine a division of Publisher’s Weekly

About the Author:

Grace Allison Blair is an award-winning self-help and motivational author, and podcast host, who has assisted thousands to find their spiritual wisdom to solve everyday challenges.

Throughout her adult life, Grace became a serious student of the spiritual. She found that, often, psychological principles and practices were incomplete, but could be filled out by adding the missing spiritual component. Her approach was always to see practical applications for what she uncovered in the mystical. It was through immersing herself in this field of study and experience that she came up with her idea for her book, Einstein’s Compass.

Grace is a successful award-winning author, modern mystic, wellness consultant, business development advisor, marketing coach, and workshop facilitator. She has faced many life challenges, including a life-threatening disease, and used what she encountered as a stimulus to gain greater happiness and fulfillment.

You can find and contact Grace Blair here:

– Website: http://modernmysticmedia.com/einsteins-compass/

– Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gracethemystic

– Twitter: https://twitter.com/gracethemystic

– Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/grace-blair

– Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18612049.Grace_Allison_Blair_Award_Winning_Author

– Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Grace-Blair/e/B07KQVK836

– Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracethemystic/

– Instagram Einstein’s Compass: https://www.instagram.com/einsteinscompassnovel/

Giveaway

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Einstein’s Compass. These are the prizes you can win:

– 1 signed Einstein’s Compass hat (US Only)

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– 5 e-copies of Einstein’s Compass (International)

– 5 audiobook copies of Einstein’s Compass (International)

– 1 Amazon gift card $10 (International)

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Grace Blair Top Ten Books

The Dove Keepers         by Alice Hoffman

People of the Book       by Geraldine Brooks

The Alchemist               by Paul Coelho

The Time Machine        by H.G. Wells

Pillars of the Earth         by Ken Follett

The Tale of Genji          by Murasaki

Power of Myth              by Joseph Campbell

Texas                             by James Michener

The Other Einstein        by Marie Benedict

The Riyria Chronicles    by Michael Sullivan

Eye for Eye: Birthday, Spotlight & Review


Eye for Eye: A heart-pounding edge-of-your-seat crime thriller with jawdropping twists (Talion Book 1)

Book Blurb

When I first met Susie, she appeared to be a normal, happily-married woman dealing with tragedy.
Then, I uncovered her secrets. While I could understand everything that she’d done, I could never approve.
But, knowing what she was capable of, it became clear that if I was going to survive her, I had to play by her rules.
And, the first and most important rule is… leave no singing bones.When I first met Susie, she appeared to be a normal, happily-married woman dealing with tragedy.

Then, I uncovered her secrets. While I could understand everything that she’d done, I could never approve.

But, knowing what she was capable of, it became clear that if I was going to survive her, I had to play by her rules.

And, the first and most important rule is… leave no singing bones.

My thoughts

This book is a must read!

Let me start by saying the cover is so beautiful. 😍 I am firm believer of don’t judge a book by its cover but this book captivated me because of its beauty and then after I read it I was happy not to be dissapointed.

This book was a first read for me by this author and I can happily say I look forward to read more from him and of course more of this amazing series.

I give this book📚📚📚📚📚 5/5 bookstacks.

 

About The Author

J.K. Franko was born and raised in Texas at a time when what he really wanted to do in life – writing and film – were not considered legitimate career paths.

His Cuban-American parents agreed there were only three acceptable options for a male child: doctor, lawyer, and architect. After a disastrous first year of college pre-Med, he ended up getting a BA in philosophy (not acceptable), then he went to law school (salvaging the family name).

Some of his papers were on the law journal, cited by courts and he even appeared on the National Law Journal’s “Worth Reading” list – for law – which is the equivalent to a top review in the New York Times.

While moving up the big law firm ladder, Franko also published a book (non-fiction) and a number of articles.

The, after ten years, he decided that law and family life weren’t compatible. And thus decided to go back to school where he got an MBA, and later a PhD, crossing the line from well-educated to over-educated around the turn of the century.

He left law for corporate America, with long stints in Europe and Asia and it was his wife who pushed him to write novels.

And so, after thousands of hours writing, and seven or eight literary miscarriages over the course of eighteen years, he completed his first book, finally launching his career as a writer of fiction.

Ironically, though he started writing fiction before any of his three children were born, they were all old enough to see and remember their father’s first book launch.

J.K. Franko now lives with his wife and children in Florida with their four dogs and one cat.