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Graeme Reynolds (graemereynolds) | 9 comments My horror novel, High Moor is now available in epub format via this site, with the Kindle version going live tomorrow.

Here's the blurb...


When John Simpson hears of a bizarre animal attack in his old home town of High Moor, it stirs memories of a long forgotten horror. John knows the truth. A werewolf stalks town once more, and on the night of the next full moon, the killing will begin again. He should know. He survived a werewolf attack in 1986, during the worst year of his life.

It’s 1986 and the town is gripped in terror after the mutilated corpse of a young boy is found in the woods. When Sergeant Steven Wilkinson begins an investigation, with the help of a specialist hunter, he soon realises that this is no ordinary animal attack. Werewolves are real, and the trail of bodies is just beginning, with young John and his friends smack in the middle of it.

Twenty years later, John returns to High Moor. The latest attack involved one of his childhood enemies, but there’s more going on than meets the eye. The consequences of his past actions, the reappearance of an old flame and a dying man who will either save or damn him, are the least of his problems. The night of the full moon is approaching and time is running out.

But how can he hope to stop a werewolf, when every full moon he transforms into a bloodthirsty monster himself?

Excerpt:
The appearance of a werewolf in High Moor, and the encounter with Malcolm Harrison couldn’t be a coincidence. It could be a trap. But if it was a trap to flush him out of hiding, why now, after all these years

And more to the point, why the hell am I walking straight into it?

If anyone wants a review copy, then contact me via PM or drop me a mail to graeme@horrifictales.co.uk and let me know if you want an epub, .mobi or .pdf version.

Can't wait to hear what people think of it.


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Cambria (cambria409) | 3305 comments I LOVE me some werewolves and this looks great!!! Congrats on your publishing adventure and Great luck with your reviews!!! You should check out Journalstone.com. they love horror over there and they have a JournalStore that you can put your book there for sale. They format it for you too. :)


Graeme Reynolds (graemereynolds) | 9 comments Thanks Cambria, I'll take a look at Journalstone. Hope you enjoy the book

Graeme


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Cambria (cambria409) | 3305 comments Thanks! Good luck!


Graeme Reynolds (graemereynolds) | 9 comments Unfortunately I can't use Journalstone because they only accept US based authors. Never mind. I'll try and endure the Smashwords process later on today


Graeme Reynolds (graemereynolds) | 9 comments Had my first review on Amazon today

A horror novel that stands apart from the crowd,

I don't consider myself a huge fan of horror novels per se, but I always appreciate good writing and well-crafted stories. Graeme Reynolds' indie-published debut novel "High Moor" is a hit on both counts. Any good novel should immediately grab the reader and draw him in. "High Moor" does this, and at no time does the story let up. Once begun, it isn't a novel you will easily put down.

This excellent werewolf story is very different from others this reader has encountered. Though not a YA novel as such, it features both young adult and adult characters, which should please both sets of readers. I will warn that strong--but always appropriate--language occurs throughout. Since the author is British, I also enjoyed that flavor to it.

Several things stand out in this novel. First are the wonderful descriptions. Reynolds has a straightforward writing style that's never pretentious. He paints his scenes in perfect detail, without overdoing, and involves all of the reader's senses. Second, the novel's rich story line is sprinkled with wry humor and filled with surprises and suspense. Third, the characters are three-dimensional, and all of them engage the reader's sympathies--even the bad guys.

My wife read the first five chapters and stopped there, not because she didn't like it, but because it "creeped her out" too much. In truth, she loved the story--and the writing--and has recommended it to friends. That's the best testimony any novel can receive.

Even if you aren't a horror or werewolf fan, consider picking this novel up. I don't think you'll be disappointed. "High Moor" demonstrates that indie publishing can truly shine and hold its own. I'm anxiously looking forward to the author's next novel.


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Jenn  (Greeneyez2012) Yay!


Graeme Reynolds (graemereynolds) | 9 comments Thanks Jenn and Cambria. Let me know if you want a copy to review.


Brett Talley | 69 comments I've only read the first chapter, but so far I really like it.


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Jenn  (Greeneyez2012) Brett wrote: "I've only read the first chapter, but so far I really like it."

Wow! That's saying something!!!!


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Jenn  (Greeneyez2012) Graeme wrote: "Thanks Jenn and Cambria. Let me know if you want a copy to review."

I'd love to but my tbr is well into the new year and you probably want reviews faster than that!


Graeme Reynolds (graemereynolds) | 9 comments Thanks Brett. Means a lot that you are enjoying it.
Jen, all reviews are good, so if you want a copy then I'm more than happy to provide one


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Jerry (jerrygon) | 1 comments Just added to my "to read" list. The cover looks FANTASTIC and the prologue/1st chapter have me hooked!

A return to "real" werewolves instead of cuddly vegetarian ones? It's ABOUT TIME!


Graeme Reynolds (graemereynolds) | 9 comments Wow. Thanks Brian. Its on offer at Amazon for the next couple of hours if you want it cheap. It will be back at $2.99 in about 4 to 5 hours once i get home from work.


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