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John Grover

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John Grover is a Horror, Fantasy and Sci-fi Author residing in Massachusetts. He grew up watching creature double features with his brother on Saturday afternoons. This fueled his love of monsters, ghosts, and the supernatural. Some of his favorite TV shows and influences are The Twilight Zone, Tales from the Darkside, Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, X-Files, Night Gallery, Monsters, Star Trek, and much more.

John is the author of several collections, including his recently released Best of Collection, Twenty Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy as well as various chapbooks, anthologies, and more. Please visit his website www.shadowtales.com for more information.

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NEW RELEASE: UNDERGROUND BOOK 1

Greetings everyone!

I'm excited to announce the release of the first book in my new zombie Apocalypse Series!

Underground Book 1: Revelations is now live!

The war the world feared finally came except this was a different kind of war. One fought between the living and the dead. The living lost.

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John Grover JOLT of the WEEK! 2/21

Today’s tale is “A Journey Through Darkness,” a short story all about what scares you and the greed that drives some of us.
It’s a twisty haunted house story told and you are star!

You're invited! Come take a journey, one that promises riches beyond your imagination. You receive a contest invite in the mail for untold riches. Do you accept? Of course you do! Free money, right? Should be easy. The money is just waiting for you.
There's just one catch, you'll have to find the money yourself...in the creepiest, darkest house you've even known.
Will you make it through the night? Will you find the money you so richly deserve? Step into the house and find out. Go now, run, and take the journey of a lifetime...a journey through darkness.
What will you do with your winnings?

Available for Kindle for only $1.00!
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00II0ONAM


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John Grover BOOK of the WEEK! Today's book of the week is my fourth entry into my Books of Braenyn series: Tarrow's Tale!
This story features Braenyn's lover the shape-shifter Tarrow and his tale of woe. Experience his harrowing tale from his own words.
An adventure you won't soon forget. Available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Check out links in the comments below.
Thank you!

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00GVHSFR6
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tarro...
Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/eboo...


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John Grover Hello there!
This week's BOOK of the WEEK is my short fantasy story "Family Bonds- The books of Braenyn #3"

This is episode 3 of my fantasy series "The Books of Braenyn" starring my rogue elf thief Braenyn and his lover Tarrow.

This is in the tradition of a TV series--complete stories with an overarching theme. Stories range form 6,000 to 10,000 words. Join Braenyn in a hostile world filled with warlords, monsters, magic, betrayal and love. There is plenty of action and adventure for all.

In this tale, Braenyn return to his homeland to confront his mother about the secrets of his past and ends up defending all of his people in a fight for survival.

Pick up the latest adventure for Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Gorgeous cover art by my friend Jon Banchick of Banchick Illustrations.

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00DU1S4PY
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/mzy24k5
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/lmuwr7t

Want to read episodes 1 and 2? Check them out right here:
Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/mouc4c8
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/or7z2x2
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/p9rql4w


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John Grover Hello again everyone!
Today's JOLT of the WEEK is another new short story of mine.... "Wrong Turn."

Andrew was thrilled to be taking his entire family on a camping trip, it was a getaway that was long overdue... but when he takes a wrong turn off the highway he ends up in uncharted territory.

There is only one way ahead, through an old covered bridge and what waits beyond that bridge is a horror unlike anything he and his family have ever known.

Wrong Turn is available for Kindle, Nook and Kobo for only 99 cents. Download yours today.

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00E6SUVGA
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/q8bptjz
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/o74u36u


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John Grover Happy Friday everyone... it's time for my JOLT of the WEEK or this one could almost be considered a book of the week.

This week's feature is "Motherhood and other tales of terror." I took my flash story and gave the cover a refresh courtesy of Elderlemon Designs and added some new stories to it.
It's a trio of terror now with bonus material--3 chapters from my horror novel Let's Play in the Garden.

The title story of this trio, motherhood, was original published in the pro-magazine Flesh and Blood edited by Jack Fisher.

Pick up this quick read for only 99 cents at Amazon and Kobo or FREE on Smashwords!
Enjoy!

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B006E88MLQ
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/o9bzxtl
Smashwords: http://tinyurl.com/qbostqx


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John Grover Hello everyone,

Today's featured Jolt of the Week is my short story: "Echo Lake." This is one of my favorite pieces I've written....a quiet horror piece with subtle build and thick on atmosphere. I hope others will agree.

It's the tale of haunted man who lost his sister in a drowning accident when they were kids. He has never forgotten that day or Echo lake and Echo Lake has never forgotten him...

Enjoy this short tale for only 99 cents on Kindle, Nook and Kobo.

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B0072NYQCQ
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/pz7o24x
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/krd2hyx


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John Grover Today's Jolt of the Week is my sci-fi horror short story "In The Red."

This story was originally published in the now defunct Night Shopping Magazine.

The last survivors of the Earth's destruction have fled to the stars to look for a new home but when they get caught in a mysterious red nebulae things take a horrifying turn...

Short story of approximately 5,000 words.
Only $1.29 for Kindle, Nook and Kobo. Pick it up today!

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00B3KR5F4
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/lwcqnsz
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/pf6wpru


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John Grover This week's Jolt of the Week is my short story "Pest Control."
If you are a fan of monster mash-ups then this is the story for you! Werewolves vs Ghouls!

When a ghoul starts feeding on a werewolf burial ground all hell breaks loose. Lorne, the head of his pack, cannot let this lie for if he does the consequences could be disastrous.

It's an all out war between two beasties from the stuff of legends leading to a bloody conclusion. Don't miss out.

This is no ordinary infestation.
Available for Kindle and Nook Only $1.29

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00B3KR7I4
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pest-...


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John Grover Hello Lords and Ladies, Lads and Lasses, Paladins, Rogues, Kobolds and Orcs!

I have joined an alliance of fantasy writers to bring you a Sale of Epic Proportions!

From TODAY until 5/31, all fantasy titles in this group will be on sale for a full week. 99 cents to $2.99

I have included my epic novel "Possessing the Grimstone" regularly 3.99 for only 1.99 just for all of you dear readers. If you are an epic fantasy and sword and sorcery fan this is the sale for you.

Do not miss out...there are dozens of titles to choose from!
http://www.veranazarian.com/epicfanta...


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John Grover Today's Book of the Week is:

Ballad of the Fallen-Book III of my "Song of the Ancestors Fantasy series."

If you've managed to scoop up a free copy of Book I: Web of the Spider Queen you won't want to miss the other installments.

The 3rd entry takes us back to the darkness and nightmarish scenarios that made the first book so intense. This book dips back into my horror roots to deliver an action packed yet suspenseful fantasy tale.

A new enemy has risen in the realm and they can command the dead at will. Nothing will stop them from their goal, a plan that could destroy the entire realm and the universe with it.

Kindle Exclusive! Stay with the adventure. $2.99 on Amazon.
http://amzn.com/B00BR91MFU


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John Grover Today's BOOK of the WEEK is "The Human Condition- Book 2 of the Song of the Ancestors series."

This is a direct follow up to Book 1 Web of the Spider Queen and takes place directly following the exciting conclusion of Web.

The realm is again on the brink of destruction as an all out civil war has broken out among the races. Lianna, the Amazon Queen, finds herself an outcast in the land, even among some of her own people.

She must fight to save all that she loves with the help of some her old friends from Book 1. Continue the journey in my fantasy series as book 2 promises even more action, betrayal, massive battles and monsters.

AND hint-hint book 1 is FREE right now until Saturday. Check out this Kindle exclusive today.

http://amzn.com/B008ITKUAK


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John Grover Today's book of the week is "Web of the Spider Queen Book 1 of the Song of the Ancestors series."

This is my first foray into fantasy...dark fantasy to say the least. Web of the Spider Queen is a mix of horror and fantasy with dark web-strewn caverns, sinister magic, the undead, monsters galore complete with the trappings of fantasy-- towering castles, tribal elves, a fairy kingdom, massive battles and a journey to save the realm of Orum culminating in an epic fight against the title character herself.

It's must read for fantasy fans and will satisfy a horror reader's appetite for creeping dread and gore.

This is book 1 of a 4 book series. Currently three of the books are now live. The series is an Amazon exclusive and is in Select. So that mean for anyone who is a member of Amazon Prime you can borrow this book for FREE.

Check this title out today and get tangled in her web!
Cover art by K. H. Koehler.

For your Kindle: http://amzn.com/B0077XXRMQ


message 21: by John (last edited Apr 26, 2013 07:01AM)

John Grover Today's book of the week is my newest release.

Live for the first time on Kindle: Oblivion 6!

Six strangers. One Suicide Mission. Everything in the balance. The fate of our world is in their hands...
Check it out this sci-fi/horror novella now for only $2.99
Paperback and Nook/Kobo versions to follow but for right now you can snatch this guy up on Amazon Kindle:

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00CJ18GGS

Thanks so much for your support!


message 20: by John

John Grover BOOK OF THE WEEK:
Today's book of the week is:
The Fallen Church of Ashburn!
This is the second tale in the Books of Braenyn, my elf thief and his adventures in a dangerous fantasy land.

After discovering the dark truth about himself in The Scepter of Namiss, Braenyn begins his journey home to confront his mother. When he stops at a tavern to drown his sorrows he's called into action by a young girl in distress.

Putting aside his despise of humans, Braenyn descends into the very bowels of Hell itself when he investigates the mystery of the Fallen Church of Ashburn.

Check it out today and continue the adventure or pick up the first adventure--The Scepter of Namiss. This short but deadly sweet tale is reasonably priced for kindle, nook and kobo. Cover art by Jonathan Banchick.

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00AUIDWXO
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/av58knz
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/brz2g5x


message 19: by John

John Grover Book of the Week!

TERROR in SMALL DOSES.

Horror on the go! This short collection of flash fiction is perfect for you busy horror fans. All stories are no more than 2,000 words. Six flash tales to satisfy your craving. Read them on the bus, the subway, while waiting at the airport or the doctor's office.

Based on the limited print edition from the now defunct Nocturne Press, Terror in S...mall doses is a great sampler of my work. If you haven't yet tried my work and have been holding back this book is a great starter at a great price. Only 1.49 for 6 tales of terror.

Original cover art by Kirk Alberts.
Kindle: http://amzn.com/B005G8SBRA
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/terro...


message 18: by John

John Grover Book of The Week: The Scepter of Namiss-- book #1 of the Books of Braenyn.

Welcome to Braenyn's world of magic, betrayal, deep dark secrets, warlords, thieves and mercenaries--a fantasy series with "episodes" releasing periodically that tell the tale of the elf thief Braenyn. Along with his shape-shifting lover Tarrow, Braenyn sets out on perilous quests for riches but gets much more than he bargained for when dark secrets are uncovered.

The story begins with The Scepter of Namiss. Our elf thief sets out to steal the fabled scepter of King Namiss and discovers a dark truth about himself that will change his life forever.

Each story is self-contained but connects in an overarching theme. Each tale will be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Get the first "book" for Kindle, Nook and Kobo and join Braenyn on his journey today.

Kindle: http://amzn.com/B00AUAIT8K
Nook: http://tinyurl.com/com7jnc
Kobo: http://tinyurl.com/bnk6rt3


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John Grover Today's book of the week is my notorious horror collection "Feminine Wiles." Here we have 16 tales of the softer sex but do not be fooled. These girls will set your nightmares on fire.

There are no damels in distress here, no helpless victims, these women are cunning, delicious, sexy and evil! Blazing a path through horror fiction female villains are often overlooked. Not in this book, I feature them in all of their seductive glory. Will you answer when they call?
Features 16 short stories and various reviews on Amazon. Cover art by Christopher Zibelli. Thank you for checking it out.

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Feminine-Wiles-...

Nook: Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/femin...


message 16: by John

John Grover FREE TODAY - SATURDAY
Fantasy Novella.
Web of the Spider Queen. Book 1 of my Song of the Ancestors series. Scoop it up and enjoy. 3 Days only. Start the series from the beginning and join the adventure.
http://www.amazon.com/Spider-Queen-So...


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John Grover Book of the Week 3/22! Every Friday I will post a book from my works I think may interest readers.
Today's Book of the Week is: Let's Play in the Garden. A horror novel--a creepy read suitable for ages 13 and up!

"Merydith knows that she's different from all the other girls. She feels it deep down inside of her each time she and her brothers walk through her grandfather's big old house and grand, secret garden. The garden is an amazing place of magic and beauty--until the day tragedy strikes."

Cover art by Stephanie Mooney. Available in Paperback and ebook. See links to learn more. Thank you!

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Play-Garde...
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lets-...


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John Grover Book of the Week! Every Friday I will post a book of the from my works I think may interest reader.
Today's Book of the Week is: Let's Play in the Garden. A horror novel--a creepy read suitable for ages 13 and up!

"Merydith knows that she's different from all the other girls. She feels it deep down inside of her each time she and her brothers walk through her grandfather's big old house and grand, secret garden. The garden is an amazing place of magic and beauty--until the day tragedy strikes."

Cover art by Stephanie Mooney. Available in Paperback and ebook. See links to learn more. Thank you!

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Play-Garde...
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lets-...


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John Grover Book of the Week: Possessing the Grimstone!
My first full-length fantasy novel. This is classic fantasy stuff with monsters, magic and mayhem! Young farmer's son must embark on a perilous journey with a ragtag band of heroes from different nations to stop a strange invading army. Their only hope is recovering the lost pieces of a fabled stone that might not even exist! Check out Possessing the Grimstone today. Cover art by Mike Gauss. Only $3.99!
Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Possessing-the-...
Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/posse...


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John Grover The third entry into my Song of the Ancestors fantasy series is now available for Kindle Select.
http://www.amazon.com/Ballad-Fallen-S...


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John Grover Tim wrote: "Thanks for connecting with me John, looking forward to reading your work."

Hey Tim! Great to meet you. Thanks for following my work. :-)


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John Grover Book of the Week: If God Doesn't Show.
Co-written with R. Thomas Riley this apocalyptic novel cooks up a recipe blend of End of the world disasters, A dangerous cult, the walking dead...but not the kind you think and Cthulhu and his kin! Check out in paperback, kindle or nook:
http://www.amazon.com/Doesnt-Cthulhu-...
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/if-go...


message 9: by John

John Grover A new feature I'm going to introduce will be the book of the week. A book from the collection of my titles will be featured each Friday.
Books of various genres, lengths and series will be spotlighted.
I write in the horror, fantasy and sci-fi genres. This might help readers, fans, or those who have never read me, catch a glimpse of a book that interests them. All of my titles are sold through Amazon, B&N and Kobo.

This week's book is Creature's and Crypts.


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John Grover The aftermath is coming...
Join the post-apocalyptic adventure and its cast of strange characters.
http://aftermathworld.wordpress.com/


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John Grover Do you own a Nook? Here is a listing of my titles on Barnes and Noble for any interested Nook users.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/john-...


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John Grover Looking for some new Young adult horror? Check out my newest:
Let's Play in the Garden

Magic Garden...

Merydith knows that she's different from all the other girls. She feels it deep down inside of her each time she and her brothers walk through her grandfather's big old house and grand, secret garden. The garden is an amazing place of magic and beauty--until the day tragedy strikes.
http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Play-Garde...


message 5: by John

John Grover All new fantasy novel now live!


A mage finds his magic, a leader finds her strength, a hero finds his courage.

A storm is coming. The sky darkens. Wind howls. Thunder rocks the land. The world of Athora is in grave danger.

An unknown enemy rises in the uncharted lands of the east, emerging from the mists of the Fifling sea. Armed with a powerful magical artifact thought lost over a thousand years ago, they’re destroying everything in their path. Yet hope remains, for this unstoppable evil only possesses one piece of this weapon, the Grimstone. Should they discover the remaining pieces, the world will fall.

All the people of Athora unite to stand against this strange power and the nightmarish army that wields it. Pim of the Wivering race and the human warrior Tolan begin a quest to stop the unthinkable by uncovering the location of the last two pieces of the stone before the forces of darkness get to them first. The two allies and their companions race against time, meeting friends and foe alike in an epic adventure of trust, betrayal, magic and danger.
http://www.amazon.com/Possessing-the-...


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Simon Hey John.


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Andi Anderson Thanks for the friendship, John! Your books look awesome!


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John Grover New title just released! Creatures and Crypts.
20 short stories. Over 70,000 words of fiction.
Cover art by Kirk Alberts.

Creatures of the living and the dead gather in a volume of over 70,000 words to stalk their prey…humans. 20 stories set the scene for a cast ranging from the Grim Reaper, shambling zombies and restless spirits, to unimaginable monsters that only inhabit the shapeless darkness and the author’s imagination. Join them as they wreak havoc on their unsuspecting victims and celebrate with a victory dance on hollowed bones!
New and previous published material can be found in Creatures and Crypts, including the second place winner of the New Bedlam short story contest—Unknowable.

Check it out now: http://tinyurl.com/83zuker


Louise Thanks for the add, John. :)


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