Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Preview: Cursed by Jeremy C Shipp

*More Scary Stuff to Celebrate the Season*

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Book Stats from Amazon:

  • Hardcover: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press (October 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933293861
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933293868
  • Genre: Horror, Bizarro
  • Book Blurb:

    Your life is no longer recognizable, every detail corrupted by unknown forces. The harder you struggle, the more you suffer. Your words mean nothing, your actions backfire, and one by one everybody you know is sucked down with you. You are: 1) Nick 2) cursed 3) afraid all the time That's because: a) someone or b) something is after you with a vengeance. Even with the help of other cursed people, you don't stand a chance because you're all, you know, cursed. That means you and everyone you know will: 1) suffer 2) die 3) amuse your tormentor That is, unless you figure out how to manipulate the person behind this and turn their power against them. Check your list a second time because they're probably on it. The only thing left to do is scratch them off.

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    Author Info:

    Jeremy C. Shipp is an author whose written creations inhabit various magazines, anthologies, and drawers. These include over 30 publications, the likes of Cemetery Dance, ChiZine, Flesh & Blood, Hub, Darkness Rising, Bare Bone, The Harrow, and Until Someone Loses an Eye. While preparing for the forthcoming collapse of civilization, Jeremy enjoys living in Southern California in a moderately haunted Victorian farmhouse. He's currently working on many stories and novels and is losing his hair, though not because of the ghosts. Vacation, his first published novel, debuted this year from Raw Dog Screaming Press, and recently made the Bram Stoker Award Preliminary Ballot.

    You can contact Jeremy on Goodreads, his website, or twitter.

    To read an interesting interview of Jeremy and win a signed copy of his new book Cursed you can link to The Modern Pagan to enter. It ends  Nov 1. To order signed copies of his books you can go here.

    Amazon purchasing links are here – US/UK/Canada

    The copy of Cursed that Layers of Thought received was supplied by the author. Thank you Jeremy!

    Review coming soon!

    9 comments:

    S B Frank said...

    Sounds intriguing. Cheers, SB Frank

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    SB -
    I thought so too. :)
    Thanks for coming by.

    Donna [Fantasy Dreamer's Ramblings] said...

    I'll be looking for your review, looks interesting.

    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

    Ooh...intriguing! Sometimes I feel this way, too!

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Donna -
    I actually saw his first book Vacation on Goodreads and loved the cover and the title. I will be covering that one too. Cursed has just been released so its in need of being covered first.

    I love reading books like this.

    Laurel -
    You know I felt that way too but the medication seem to help. *just kidding*

    I'm thinking it sounds "Frankensteinish" in that it may be a tribute to human despair, or another intense horrific human emotion.... which I have yet to define. Since I have not read the book we shall see. :)

    I loved the answering machine post yesterday. lol!


    Thanks for the comments!

    Jenners said...

    Sounds kind of freaky ... and the author photo looks kind of spooky too!!!!!!

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Jenners -
    I thought this was good Halloween material...:)
    Besides I love horror any time of the year.:)
    Thanks for the comment!

    Warden said...

    Just a quick little addition to your very well done review, I've spoken with Jeremy Shipp, and will be giving away a personally inscribed copy of his book on Dec 4th. the contest began today but it's not to late to get in on the fun. Check my podcast website for more details. www.shadowpress.wordpress.com

    Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

    Thanks Warden!
    The info you see above is just a cut and paste of publishers info for Jeremy's Book. We still have yet to read it and give our opinion. We like to give authors double exposure here.

    I am signing up for your podcast via itunes.

    I do a giveaway post here monthly and if your giveaways correspond in date and time I will include them. Where do you post them? on your blog? Let me know!

    Thanks!

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