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Norm Applegate

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I live in Sarasota, and I write thrillers, horror and paranormal novels.
I’m also a Mac Fanatic. Smooth Jazz enthusiast. Drummer. Former hypnotist and Horror Movie Fan.

My first novel, Into the Basement is about abduction, torture and murder. I also wrote Blood Bar, which is about vampires and a different kind of club. Into the Spell, is a hypnosis paranormal thriller, you know, the dark side of the occult.

First To Die, a vampire adventure not for vegetarians. It's a bit more violent and juicy than my other books, but there is a sliver of breathing room. Expect a lot of violence, knives, pain, carve in, carve out. My Kim Bennett is a bent woman.

My latest novel is a thriller, Shockwave. Fast staccato writing style with plenty of action to
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Lunch with New York Times Best Selling author David Hagberg. Our usual stop is Sarasota's Polo Club in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. Talked publishing, tipped a few and snapped some photos of our novels...cause that's how we roll...hahahahahaha.

In the picture: Cheryl & Norm Applegate, David and Laurie Hagberg

David’s latest two novels are Blowout and Castro’s Daughter.
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Into the Basement

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First to Die

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Blood Bar

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Into the Spell

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2007 — 7 editions
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Shockwave

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Jumpers

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The prisoner

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First To Die (Volume 1)

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Blood Bar, a vampire tale

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First to Die (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: A vampire with a sickening fetish. A gypsy she loves the kill. A CEO probably insane wants revenge. A sexually bent woman, Kim Bennett. …and they want her dead! First to Die by Norm Applegate This book is not for vegetarians A grave has been robbed. A document has been stolen. Vampires are turning on each other. The Black Testament, discloses the truth behind vampires. How to live with them, how to kill them. A vampire has taken the document to the vaults beneath Notre Dame. Kim Bennett goes after it. It’s a trap. The CEO of the organization wants to see Kim bleed. Former dominatrix, part vampire, Kim Bennett turns it up a notch. Carve in, carve out, blood leaks… Kim battles twisted characters, a killer with a sickening fetish and a society fueled by blood lust. This novel is as much a thriller as it is blunt force trauma. Laced with sexual frenzy layered on graphic violence, this book is not for vegetarians.
Into the Basement (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: Asian, enjoys torture… Russian, enjoys abduction… Obsession, sexual slavery… Bent woman, Kim Bennett… Into the Basement is Norm Applegate’s first book. It’s a graphic thriller about two serial killers who steal women and torture them in the basement. Into the Basement by Norm Applegate You’ll never walk alone at night in the dark! Ever! Into the Basement is approximately 69,000 words In San Francisco, women are disappearing. Three detectives pull Kim Bennett into the game. The hunt for a killer. She goes missing! This is a raw dark story of sadistic people that pits Kim's physical and mental agility against one of the fastest rising crimes in America, sexual slavery. This is an adult story that has been described as "juicy." Update, Into the Basement was written in 2006, in January of 2010, Basement was re-edited and spruced up, enjoy! Chapter 1: Abduction Someone was hunting a female. Mean, hardened eyes. She left work on time, routine. Susie Smallwood was the target. Torture Then something hit her teeth. Then again. Murder She was helpless. Bound with gray duct tape across her mouth.
Into the Spell (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:30PM
Description: Hypnotist, deranged… Ghost, Madame Blavatsky… Serial killer, female… Bent woman, Kim Bennett… Into the Spell is Norm Applegate’s second book. It’s a paranormal thriller about a serial killer controlled by a hypnotist, who speaks to the dead. The Mayor's daughter is murdered. Kim Bennett and FBI agent A.L. Hague are catapulted into the dark side of hypnosis, paranormal behaviors, ghosts and the occult. The situation gets worse. A .44 caliber bulldog is found. The same pistol used by the Son of Sam. It sets the clock ticking in an adventure of sex and control.
Blood Bar (Horror)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:26PM
Description: A beautiful woman killing vampires… A bad guy, nicknamed The Beast… A Vampire Hangout, Blood Bar… And a sexually bent woman, Kim Bennett… Blood Bar by Norm Applegate “Move towards me, tilt your head, I’m feeling greedy; give me all of you.” Blood Bar is Norm Applegate’s third book. It’s a vampire thriller about a woman Erin Roberts, who never smiled a day in her life except when she was killing vampires. Expect a healthy dose of action: murder, sharp blades, carve in, carve out, blood spills, graphic, sexual. Applegate creates a very graphic and violent story filled with blood, gore, and sex. - THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS Think Anne Rice meets Thomas Harris and Stanley Kubrick in a dark alley. - GIRLS JUST READING When the readers of Twilight grow up, they will thoroughly enjoy the gritty style of Applegate's storytelling. - Martha A. Chives It is not often that a book can hook a reader within the first page, but Blood Bar did that and more. - CAFE OF DREAMS
The Prisoner (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 23, 2012 04:35AM
Description: Jack Dwyer ex-military psychologist puts together the pieces. You go to the FBI, they don’t buy it. You go to the Chinese Embassy, they aren’t listening. You’re followed, picked up on the street. You’re beaten, blindfolded and taken to a safe house. You’re not sure why. But then you meet the prisoner and the pieces come together. There’s only one outcome…violent! Edited by Deborah Levinson Cover art Linda Boulanger The Prisoner is approximately 68,000 words long.
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message 17: by Stacy

Stacy Green Hi Norm! Thanks for the friendship!


Anastasia Hi Norm!!


Kelly/yllektra Thank you for the friend invite! :)
And ...Merry Christmas!


Quantum Thief - BlackWolves Master Thanks for friending me Norm


message 13: by Norm

Norm Applegate Good morning HB, a Toronto gal. I grew up in Bloor West Village and North York. Great city, lived there for 24 years.

Romance novels are not what I write...forewarned! My latest novel is a thriller: Shockwave, kind of gory, terrorists, pipe bombs, abduction...

and good to meet you too.

all the best
Norm


Harlequin Books Hello Norm, it is a pleasure to meet you.


message 11: by Norm

Norm Applegate Thanks Aynur, I saw it myself on a number of Turkish Facebook walls. I believe Sadist is available on a couple of websites:

http://www.dunyakitap.com/kitap/sadis...

http://www.kitapadresi.com/kitapdetay...

http://www.kibo.com.tr/kibokatalog/ki...

all the best
Norm


kagit kiz Hi!
I just saw 'Sadist' on a facebook turkish book page and first comment from a follower is "creepy!":D
ı am curiosly waiting Sadist
take care
Aynur


message 9: by Norm

Norm Applegate John wrote: "Finally downloaded full tweet adder - now to figure it out. LOL"

I stumbled around with it for a while. Maxed out my follower list. Now I use it to send out my tweets. I have it set for 40 a day.


message 8: by John

John Allen Finally downloaded full tweet adder - now to figure it out. LOL


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message 6: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for your friend request, Norm, which I happily accept. You seem like an interesting person, and I see you like the same genre as myself, so feel free to tell me more about yourself. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

http://www.edrambeau.com


message 5: by John

John Allen If you get a chance, I posted the Prelude to the new and improved version of Gifted Trust. I think you can handle it.


message 4: by Norm

Norm Applegate First to Die, is now available at:
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message 3: by Norm

Norm Applegate A dark SUV slipped through the fog and came to a stop. It was quiet. Almost silent. "First to Die" March, Black Bed Sheet Books & Amazon


Christine Hi Norman, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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Louise Hello, Norm! :-)


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