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October 26, 2015

SEVEN-X ( A Dark Psychological Suspense / Horror) -- Volume 1 by Mike Wech

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July 15, 2015

SEVEN-X SCARES IT'S WAY TO THE TOP OF BEST HORROR NOVELS LIST

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Click on the link to see the very best in horror!

100 BEST HORROR BOOKS
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May 5, 2013

One night Eddie Hansen sees a strange Octopus looking creature hovering over him while he is sleeping. He awakens to feel and see an odd presence, and has been warned that the demon Ose is assigned to devour him.

Here's some facts on Ose.

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It's interesting here that Ose is listed as demon #7
http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-dem...

7. Ose - Insanity
You have real particular problems if the night demon Ose possesses you, in that you will truly believe you are a King, Pope or creature. Most people would label this sort of behavior as insanity, which is exactly what Ose plans to keep his cover. Others just believe the game, which is exactly why Ose seems to have a pretty strong hold on many political figures, and probably some of your former bosses.

Ose is a president of Hell and rules thirty legions of demons. If you do have a problem with this demon you most likely don’t know it, as he even transforms the thoughts of inflicted mortals to believe they are the shape he chooses, but I would say it is a pretty good bet if you are a ferret using the Internet.

From Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ose_(demon)

Ose (demon)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In demonology, Ose is a Great President of Hell, ruling three legions of demons (thirty to other authors, and Pseudomonarchia Daemonum gives no number of legions). He makes men wise in all liberal sciences and gives true answers concerning divine and secret things; he also brings insanity to any person the conjurer wishes, making him/her believe that he/she is the creature or thing the magician desired, or makes that person think he is a king and wearing a crown, or a Pope.
Ose is depicted as a leopard that after a while changes into a man.
His name seems to derive from Latin 'os', mouth, language, or 'osor', that who abhors.

http://www.deliriumsrealm.com/ose/
Do you now think Dr. Haworth may have something to do with this?

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Published on May 05, 2013 02:30 • 956 views • Tags: 7x, demonology, demons, ghosts, horror, mike-wech, mystery, paranormal, science, seven-x, sevens, supernatural, thriller, ya, ya-paranormal
Eddie Hansen's experience with Achlys begins with his broken marriage with his ex-wife Jamie. Misery became his companion and she began to haunt him.

Here's some facts on her.

Achlys (Ancient Greek: Ἀχλύς; "The mist over eyes") was the daimona personifying the mist that fell before the eyes preceding death. She may also have been the goddess of poisons. She was also a personification of the Eternal Night, and is believed to have presaged Chaos. According to Hesiod, she was the personification of misery and sadness, and as such she was represented on the shield of Heracles: pale, emaciated, and weeping, with chattering teeth, swollen knees, long nails on her fingers, bloody cheeks, and her shoulders thickly covered with dust. She may have been a daughter of Nyx, though it is not stated anywhere.

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Achlys was the first being ever, even before Chaos. Achlys was the ever lasting night and the personification of misery. She was pictured as a pale woman with bloody cheeks, shoulders covered in dust, with long fingernails, swollen knees and forever crying. She was represented on the shield of Hercules.

So when she speaks through Tyler and Greta, her native language would be Greek.

http://www.theoi.com/Daimon/Akhlys.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achlys

http://www.in2greece.com/english/hist...

Don't name your baby, Achlys, it means pain.
http://www.ourbabynamer.com/meaning-o...
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Published on May 05, 2013 02:12 • 426 views • Tags: demon, horror, mike-wech, mythology, paranormal, seven-x, sevenx

March 22, 2013

Welcome to SEVEN-X March Madness!
Pick up a free copy of SEVEN-X from Amazon this weekend, March 23-24, 2013.

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Reviewers call SEVEN-X, " One Insane Ride You Don't Want To Miss," "Creepy to the Core" and "Chilling and Intense"

Find out for yourself and experience the descent into madness with SEVEN-X.

WARNING! We dare you to read SEVEN-X alone at night in a dark room!

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Published on March 22, 2013 11:54 • 125 views • Tags: best-seller, five-star-rating, free, free-e-book, great-book, horror, madness, mystery, psychological, scary, suspense, thriller

February 7, 2013

This weekend Feb 9-10 Amazon is running another SEVEN-X promotion on Kindle. Get a FREE copy of the book reviewers call, "One Insane Ride," "Creepy To The Core," and "Absolutely Terrifying!"

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February 2, 2013

Interview with Mike Wech:

Can you tell us an interesting fact about you, your writing, or anything at all? Or, is there anything in particular you want the readers to know about you?

Writing SEVEN-X was a challenge from the mental, physical and spiritual aspects of writing a story. Most of the book was written during the night. I usually spent all night long working through until the morning. There were times when my wife would run out of the bedroom in the middle of the night screaming that she had a nightmare or the bed shook so hard it woke her up. We felt like it we were being attacked at times and all kinds of crazy stuff was happening during the writing of SEVEN-X. Another interesting fact is that the death scene in SEVEN-X is based on my real life or should I say real DEATH experience. I was stabbed through the chest in Medellin Colombia and left my body after I suffered severe blood loss. The knife bounced off my heart without puncturing it, but it collapsed my lung and I couldn’t breathe. I was rushed to the emergency room where they blew my lungs back up with a straw. I passed out watching the blood spurt out and woke up a couple of days later in the hospital bed. Full details on the event will be told soon.

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When did you first know that writing was what you wanted to do as a career?

I started writing stories when I was about five. I used to write poems and tell stories to my friends. In school, I always liked writing and began to purse it professionally after college. I wrote plays, skits, spec television scripts and film scripts, before finally getting paid to write. Writing then became a full time job and I was always writing for clients, commercially and corporately, neglecting the stories I wanted to tell. Finally, I took enough time out of my schedule and decided it was time to do my thing. I took twelve weeks off work and wrote SEVEN-X.

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When you are working on a book, do you plan ahead, or do you let the story flow as you write?

Usually I meticulously plan ahead and create an outline; along with character bios and a flow chart for plot and structure. SEVEN-X was completely different. I felt inspired with the story and it was all in my head. I did a lot of research and consulted with psychiatrists, medical doctors and exorcists before writing. I also went to a few exorcisms. Then with all the knowledge and story in my head, I sat down and interpreted the vision I was given it. I wanted to go inside the asylum as Eddie and discover what happened as he did without any pre-ordained thought. My characters were created and I knew who they were, so then I let it all flow out. For ten weeks straight I sat in my writing chair and dictated what I saw and felt. And as needed, I would continue researching and asking questions to make sure everything was authentic to the experience.

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Is there a special place in your home that you work at?

I have a great therapeutic massage chair that I love to write in. I plant myself on that baby and write away.
Are any of your characters in your books based on people that you know in real life?
Usually my characters are hybrids of people I know and people I observe. I take their most interesting traits and insert them into the character I am constructing. There are also varied traits of my own personality spread across various characters. It’s taking what I know fits into the essence of a person and building the character from the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual aspect of what that character sees as truth and is authentic to their behavior. Then I put then into the situation and let them live out the story.

Do you have an interesting writing quirk? Maybe something that you have to do while writing, or something that you have to do before you start writing?

I like to do a lot of research before writing. I need to know as much as I can about a subject before I get started. I need to know as much as I can about my characters too. I need to get to a place where I can think and act like them before I begin writing. I also like to pray and ask for inspiration before I begin each writing session. I feel being inspired trumps being creative any day. The best works of art are inspired.

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What is your opinion on Indie publishing versus mainstream publishing?

Indie publishing is much quicker in reaching and testing an audience for a product. It also gives the author an opportunity to refine the work and take into account the public opinion, then make changes as needed. Mainstream publishing is trying to fight your way past all of the “no’s” and place guards put in place to keep new talent out. Mainstream publishing is great for all the promotion, and marketing you get, but the time it takes to reach the market is lost time. Indie publishing takes a lot more work, but the control and reward is in the hand of the author.

Do you hear from your fans a lot? If so, what are some of the best & worst things that you have heard?
Fans are mostly positive and support my work. Some reviewers can be harsh, but I take all criticism into account and try to put myself in that person’s shoes to see things like them. I use the negatives to make positive changes. I never take it personally. It’s too much of a roller coaster. I’m either the next great writer or some hack idiot who sucks and can’t write.

What does your family think of your writing?

My family is great. They support me, but they really don’t understand the business or what it takes to get a product to market. I personally don’t blame them. This is a rough and crazy business that any sane person should avoid at all costs. My wife hasn’t been able to finish SEVEN-X yet. She got too scared about 80 pages in and it was too intense for her to handle. But she fully supports me and the book.

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How has being published changed your life, if any way?

Publishing SEVEN-X has been a great stepping-stone for me. It was the right path for getting this story to the public and preparing for the film version of SEVEN-X. The real change came from my realization that I don’t need to only write screenplays, if I want to make films. A novel is the best way to premiere a story. It allowed me the freedom to take off the barriers of film writing and opened up a new way of telling stories for me. I really enjoyed the process of writing a novel.

What are you currently working on? We would love to know what is coming next from you.

Right now I am editing a TV show for a client and working on a feature film entitled, “Dead Drop Sugarcane.” I just finished adapting SEVEN-X into a screenplay. I wrote my business plan, secured the location and am in the process of attaching investors and talent to the project. Next I’ll begin work on Volume 2 of SEVEN-X, which will be out in the summer of 2013.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a writer?

Write!!! Forget everyone else. Don’t worry about anything. Just write. Let it all out, and then take all feedback and criticism you can get into account. Figure out how to make your work better, then re-write. Learn all you can from any writing resource you can find. Then write again. Keep learning. Keep getting better. Keep writing and never stop doing it, if this is what you really want.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

The hardest part of writing SEVEN-X was coming out of it. I took Eddie’s journey into insanity and lived through him, feeling his despair, pain and torment. Going into such a deep, dark place was excruciating and terrifying. I scared the crap out of myself and coming back to reality was a process of having to ease in and out of living through Eddie. If you read this book alone at night, you will begin to understand where I went to write SEVEN-X. My body also had bad reactions. I almost went into cardiac arrest twice and felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest on several occasions. I had to go to the hospital to get checked out. Thankfully my heart tests came back fine, but the stress and pain of writing this book took its toll. If it weren’t for prayer and mercy, I might not have made it through.

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What hardships have you encountered while writing your books?

Anytime you write on spec, the biggest hardship is the loss of time and money. You are sacrificing a big chunk of your life to get a story out. So for me, I better be inspired and the story better be worth the sacrifice. In other genres, like comedy, the writing is a lot more fun. And the sacrifice of time is offset by the fun of the work. SEVEN-X was not fun to write, but it was a story that I needed to write. I felt like I was in a battle from the beginning to get SEVEN-X completed. I experienced physical pain, mental anguish and spiritual warfare to finish. But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I am very happy with the result. Nothing good comes without sacrifice and hardship.

What books (or authors) have influenced you the most during your career?

Writing horror was something completely new to me, so I read The Exorcist and The Shining before I started writing SEVEN-X to get a feel for what made them so popular and such good movies. SEVEN-X was always intended to be a film and was written to be easily adapted into a screenplay. I decided it was a better business decision to start with a novel and I want to write a series of novels to support the films. Other books that I read before writing were One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest and The Lovely Bones. All great books from great authors, which made great movies. I’m hoping to follow in their footsteps.

To read the book review and see more go to:
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Published on February 02, 2013 09:18 • 109 views • Tags: author, best-seller, interview, mike-wech, seven, seven-x, sevens, x

November 24, 2012

Get in the Holiday Spirit by scaring the living hell out of yourself or your loved ones. Curl up by the fireplace or under the covers, listen to the wind howl and freak the %$#K out. You know you love a good scare and a great story, so pick up a copy of SEVEN-X at Amazon.com for only $.99 until Christmas.

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Published on November 24, 2012 10:53 • 140 views • Tags: black-friday, christmas, dark, fear, freaky, holiday, horror, psychological, sale, scary, seven-x, sevenx, spine-chilling-horror, suspense, terror, thriller
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October 28, 2012

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Published on October 28, 2012 13:19 • 120 views • Tags: demons, ebook, exorcism, free, halloween, horror, intense, psychological, scary, scary-book, seven-x, sevenx, suspense, terrifying, thriller

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