I am quite pleased to feature one of my fellow authors from Visionary Press on my blog today as part of the Monsters Unleashed Blog Tour.
Timothy was born in Temple, Texas and heeded conventional wisdom to write what you know as all of his books employ some aspect of his Texas roots. He mingles in all of the elements of typical horror but wraps them securely up with inconceivably fantastic ideas to achieve a truly unique style that will enthrall any devoted reader of horror.
Nothing I could say about Timothy's truly gripping books can adequately express the chills they inspire that will send you running from the darkness to a safe, quiet well-lit place to hide. I have included links and brief summaries to three of Timothy's most outstanding books. Do not miss any of these excellent stories!
The Smell of Ginger: http://amzn.to/1dbi42V
It's Halloween in Jasper, Texas and Butch and Suzy are driving with their dad to trick or treat at the strip mall and the local churches. They didn't count on the truck breaking down, getting lost in the woods, or coming across the ordinary old cabin, but there's nothing ordinary about the tenents - two spinster sisters who have been waiting eternally for children to call their own.
The Pumpkin Seed: http://amzn.to/1egWmHa
“I am a drinker of human blood and an eater of human flesh, a monster dressed in the skin of a man.” So states Charles, the main character of the novel, after being infected with a virus transmitted by an insect vector.
The Pumpkin Seed opens in India near the Nepal border in the late 17th century. A commissioned officer of the East India Company is seeking a profitable new trade route into China. Indian bandits of the Thuggie clan attempt to stop this further invasion by the British and release a plague of insects, which carry a unique virus. This organism not only infects humans, it transforms the chemical and physical nature of the host’s body. Longevity, resilience and the need to feed on human blood and flesh make the host an efficient killing machine, especially in regard to the human race.
Music Box Sonata: http://amzn.to/1abk6xt
At the top of a steep cliff, a derelict church serves its congregation of dust, cobwebs, and birds roosting in the rafters. One human occupant lives there hidden in the cellar. He is cursed to never walk in the tortuous sunlight, cursed to roam the woods on the cliff at night in the form of a hideous beast struggling with the violent desire to kill while striving to preserve remnants of his own humanity. Music Box Sonata is the second story from Once Upon a Time in Texas, a collective series of dark variations of popular fairy tales by Timothy C. Hobbs.