The Devil’s Woods, by my friend and best-selling, award-winning author Brian Moreland, has finally released today, Dec. 3!! It’s been a novel he’s wanted to publish for 25 years, and for me, it’s been a year and a half since I first pre-read it for him! I can only imagine his excitement to share this novel with readers, as I know how stoked I’ve been just this last year as I waited for this publishing day!! Check out the cover, then keep reading below.
I know you all will LOVE this book. It has elements of Native American/First People legends (and modern-day reservation locale and characters), eerie woods, history, supernatural, romance, redemption and revenge, and the good versus evil battle!! What I like most about Brian’s books is that his hero/heroine always shines through. His main character of Kyle has stayed with me in my head and I’ve dealt with an urge to beg Brian to give me another story featuring Kyle. I loved that character, I bet you will also.
Brian takes his readers through ups and downs, twists and turns, horrible endings for some, and redemption for others, but he always lets the good win out. For me, I appreciate that.
I’ll have my professional review up of The Devil’s Woods (but believe me it is 5 star and one of his best) soon, plus an interview and maybe some other cool things to get you interested in the book and the author behind the book. Check out what the book’s about and see the exclusive sample…coming right below!
The Devil’s Woods, Synopsis~
If it sounds good so far, purchase today for Kindle or in Paperback (nice matte smooth cover, a keepsake) at the links below. Check out this exclusive section from the book first though, you won’t see this sample anywhere else!!!
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK AT A PORTION OF THE DEVIL’S WOODS~
At Kakaskitewak Swamp, Kyle felt a knot in his stomach as he stared across the black water at the pines covered with animal skulls. These trees gave off the same humming vibration as the forest yesterday where he’d rescued Chaser. Kyle wondered if he were to touch those totem poles what secrets they would tell. He reached down and grabbed the canoe’s rope. “I’m going to paddle over.”
Ray grabbed his arm. “It’s forbidden.”
“It’s sacred Cree law.”
Kyle remembered the warnings the elders used to say to the kids, If you go past Kakaskitewak Swamp, the woods will snatch you. “Why has our tribe always been afraid of this place?”
Ray stared across the swamp. “Macâya Forest is like a living thing that feeds on whoever enters it. It happened to Hagen Thorpe’s lumberjacks over a century ago. And it’s happened to a few members of our tribe since. Grandfather lost his brother to those woods. He says it was the Macâya that got him.”
“Some kind of devil creature?”
“I don’t know what it is.” Ray stared at the black pines. “But it’s not an animal.”
At the opposite bank, Kyle thought he saw something move behind the trees, a flash of gray, but when he blinked it was gone.
LINKS to PURCHASE~
Barnes and Noble:
Brian Moreland, Biography~
Brian Moreland is a best-selling and award-winning author of novels and short stories in the horror and supernatural suspense genre. In 2007, his novel Shadows in the Mist, a Nazi occult thriller set during World War II, won a gold medal for Best Horror Novel in an international contest. The novel went on to be published in Austria and Germany under the title Schattenkrieger.
Shadows in the Mist and Dead of Winter are currently available, as well as his Kindle short-story The Girl from the Blood Coven and the novella it led into that he released this summer, The Witching House. Now, he has released the full-length The Devil’s Woods. His next novella, Vagrants, releases in 2014.
He loves hiking, kayaking, watching sports, dancing, and eating cookies. Brian lives in Dallas, Texas where he is diligently writing his next horror novel. When not working on his books or books for other writers, Brian edits documentaries and TV commercials around the globe. He produced a World War II documentary in Normandy, France, and worked at two military bases in Iraq with a film crew.
Brian lives in Dallas, Texas. You can communicate with him online at www.brianmoreland.com or catch him at an upcoming book signing or Horror Con.
Brian’s Horror Fiction blog: http://www.brianmoreland.blogspot.com
Coaching for Writers blog: http://www.coachingforwriters.blogspot.com
Just for Fun~
Here’s the acknowledgement Brian gave me in the front of The Devil’s Woods:
Here’s Brian and I at HorrorHound in February 2013: