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Cry of the Fallen (The Black Chronicles #1)

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On a warm summer afternoon, in Northern Arizona, a double homicide stains the ground with blood. Detectives are called out to handle the investigation, each plagued with their own internal demons, and aren't prepared for what they are about to find. Detective Lauren Bruni, faces a world of darkness and evil, as a demonic force begins to leash an attack on a small town. As ...more
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Oct 03, 2010 rated it really liked it
A truly great horror story. Perfect for spooky Halloween-time reading!

Darkness and evil intertwine, forming an unbreakable strength, a strength that can only be broken by one.

The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen, is the story of the most evil of evils coming forth, taking what he believes to be his and leaving behind torture, pain, decay and eternal hell. This evil can only be stopped by one person, a woman whose life is anything but calm and collected and who is suffering a fiery hell of h
Donna Brown
Jul 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Cry of the Fallen is a paranormal thriller with a ballsy (understatement!) female lead character who has an awful lot on her plate. Her husband has left her, taking her daughter, the town she lives in is facing the onslaught of a vicious serial killer and she seems to annoy people wherever she goes.

As Lauren takes on the evil attacking Cottonwood, it becomes apparent that this goes far beyond a psychotic killer and that, in fact, this sleepy town in Arizona is caught up in a battle between good
Oct 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of horror, some of my favorite authors are Clegg, Little and Wright to name a few and now I will have to add Andre to that list as well!

This book really packs a punch from the beginning pages right until the end! The town of Cottonwood Arizona has a problem, there is a murderer on the loose and it really seems like his victims are random. The first two murders were perpetrated against Lilia Saunders and her mailman Carl. The left side of Carl's face had been literally peeled off
Giovanni Gelati
Jul 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Hey, today’s Wednesday, right? I lost a day there already this week; it feels more like Friday. Anyway, let’s get into it: Joel Andre will be my guest for the first time in The G-ZONE, my blogtalk radio show, on August 22nd, 2011 @ 2pm EST. Mark it down; don’t be late. Okay if you are late just listen in to the archives so you don’t miss a word. Here is the link to the show:
My guest today is Michael Lamendola, author of “Dirty Work”. We go live at 4pm ES
Jul 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebook
Lauren Bruni is a homicide detective in the Verde Valley area of Arizona. Recently there has been a spate of particularly vicious murders - gruesome, bloody, and designed to cause maximum pain - with no idea as to how the victims relate to one another. To make matters worse, strange creatures are being sighted - a wolf man, a mysterious cowboy whose face is impossible to see, a strange, wizened creature creeping around the graveyard ... Who is the killer? What is the connection? And can Lauren s ...more
Romancing the Book
Oct 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, horror
Review by Stephanie O: O.M.G.

I do not even know where to begin on this review. Just the prologue itself is AMAZING! I took to reading this on my Nook, which showed it to be around 112 pages, I promise you no matter the page number count this book is packing. I found myself looking over my shoulder while reading this book last night (around chapter 9) and I couldn’t put it down. This book kept moving there was never the feeling that I wanted to “skim” the words just to move forward and get it ove
Jul 29, 2011 rated it liked it
I received this e-book for review from Partners In Crime Tours as part of the author's virtual book tour. I did not receive any compensation for my review, and the views expressed herein are my own.

Evil has befallen the residents of Cottonwood, and he is wearing jeans and black cowboy boots!

Lauren Bruni is a homicide detective investigating the cruel and gruesome deaths that have struck her small town. She comes across as cold and insensitive, especially where her partner, Officer Miguel Sanchez
This is the first book I have read by Joel Andre and definitely wont be the last. From the beginning you are pulled into the mystery and suspense of the story. He really knows how to weave the story and pull you in. You have to keep reading because you have to find out what happens.

The characters all have stories. Including the secondaries. What you find out about them almost just from casual conversation between others really sets the tone. Everyone has a history and many intersect. The main ch
Jul 16, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got this book for review on my blog. It was really good. The author was very detailed. The story was a little not what I am used to. It starts off like a mystery but by the end goes into the paranormal. I thought it would be a mystery with Lauren, who is a detective, trying to find out who is killing all these people. But it ended out having to do with demons and the devil. The author made you really interested in the side characters and used alot of detail with them. The only bad thing is the ...more
Cassandra (The book & movie dimension blogger)
Full, non-spoiler review courtesy at Book & Movie Dimension a Blog

Someone with black cowboy boots and a vengeful nature is murdering tons of people in a town in Arizona. Detective Lauren Bruni tries to investigate who can be behind the murders. Lauren is a woman who has lost something dear to her yet finds the courage to still be an investigator each day knowing her work keeps her away from them. Lauren also realizes she may be a player in the murderer's dance. Containing an enticing almost
Stacey Donaldson
Aug 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
Life for Detective Lauren Bruni will never be the same when a series of bazaar murders begin on her side of the mountain. The murders appear to be random, but the brutality of the crimes is unthinkable. While she is determined to get to the bottom of things, she soon realizes that there are forces at work that are much, much bigger than her.

Cry of the Fallen is a great horror story. It's been a long time since I read a book that painted such vivid images in my mind. Every page played liked a wel
Nov 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes horror
Recommended to Mareena by: Dorothy at Pump up Your Book
Lauren Bruni is a detective with the Arizona Police Department whose life is falling apart. Her marriage has disolved, her daughter is missing and her partner has begun to hate her. When increasingly violent murders begin to occur that seem to be somehow connected to Lauren, she must find a way to protect her people from a demonic killer known as the Cowboy. I really liked this book even though it was extremely violent in parts. I give it a B+!
From my book review blog Rundpinne. ..."Andre writes an extremely detailed book, which at times can be rather gruesome and not for the faint of heart. A mysterious stranger, dressed in jeans, a cowboy hat and impeccable black boots is going around viciously murdering people."...the full review may be read here.
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Joel M. Andre (1981-Present) was born in Cottonwood, Arizona.

From a young age Andre knew his passion was to write tales that shocked and sent chills down the spines of readers. But it was not where he began.

During his teen years he focused his attention to writing poetry in the style of Poe. His work dark often lifted the brow of friends. But the passion was there, and soon the winter wonderland t
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