(Another side note: I’m incredibly swamped with reviews. I still take them, but please be aware that it will take me MONTHS to get to your book. I have a very long list as well as a full-time job and I just can’t crank them out any faster. 🙂 I’m doing the best I can!)
Published: February 2012 by Double Dragon Publishing
From Goodreads: Bart is a greedy morgue attendant with money on his mind. He gets more than what he bargains for when he chances upon a pain-letter, one he must pass on or bear the consequences of his inaction.
Stan is a chiseler, a fake medium, preying on his unsuspecting clients’ earnings through bogus channeling sessions. When he meets mysterious Joanna Stark, he believes her promises of powers beyond his comprehension, powers blessed by the Netherworld.
Jenna gives up her old life and career to settle down as Troy’s loving wife. He is a God-fearing man who will consent only to marriage. Except fate maps a different ending to their love story, a conclusion that takes them both down and never up again.
Bart, Stan, and Jenna are destined to go on a long and abominable journey that sinks them below their expectations and forces them to endure pain and anguish beyond their worst nightmares.
On the paths leading to the depths of Hell, their sins don’t matter!
Whoa. This book… wow. If you are in the least bit squirmish, this may not be the book for you. I consider myself to have a strong stomach, and this book was almost too much for me to handle. It’s incredibly detailed and graphic. That being said, I can say that it was excellently written. If your tastes lean more toward the demonic and creepy, then you will definitely enjoy this book! There are three short stories and each one follows a different person or group. I did find it very fascinating. I’m not someone who even gets scared of horror movies and this book had me thinking about it long after I was done reading and I was scared of the nightmares it would bring. This might be the perfect book if you’re looking for something to get you into the mood for Halloween. I admire the author’s creativity and approach and I can honestly say I’ve never read a book like this before. I can also say it was a bit of a shock when I read it because the book I’d just finished before had been a clean YA novel. 🙂 I did enjoy it though and recommend it for anyone looking for something dark. Maybe I’m not just as much of a horror fan as some other people, but this was definitely new for me.
Buy this from Amazon: Hellbound