Local rock band Ragman is finally taking off. Stephanie Case’s flamboyant performances and scorching guitar work have started attracting crowds, and singer John Tsiboukas—aka Johnny Tango—is delivering the best performances of his life. After months of playing to dead rooms, it looks like success is at hand.
The thing is, there’s something wrong with Johnny’s voice. Until just a few weeks ago, he couldn’t hit the right pitch if you painted a target on it and let him stand real close. Now he sounds amazing. . . and strange things happen every time he sings. Lights burn out. Whole rooms become cold and hushed. People get violent.
For Johnny and Case, Ragman is a ticket out of a life of meaningless, dead-end jobs and one lousy gig after another, but as the weirdness surrounding Johnny begins to turn into outright nightmare, they find that the price of stardom might be higher than either of them could ever have imagined.
Voice comes out of nowhere as a great work of horror fiction! It had all the creepy, gut-clenching, teeth rattling, and heart pounding elements that I haven't seen in a book for a long time! I loved Joseph Garraty's style of writing. It's simple and elegantly creepy! This is one that I will be recommending to any and all fans of the horror genre, or just someone that loves a morbid story. I would, if pressed, describe this as a fresh spin on the "deal with the devil" storyline.
The characters! Oh wow, where do I start! Case is awesome! She's a tough as nails, knock your teeth in, killer on the guitar chick that doesn't take anything from anyone! Then John aka Johnny, he's the lead singer that doesn't have much of a voice, but that changes and so does he. He's interesting to read and definitely gets you thinking. The rest of the characters are just as well written, but it's obvious that these two are the stars of the show...and boy do they shine! The story is fresh and fun to read. It keeps you going and wanting to never stop until the last word.
It should be obvious by now that I have thoroughly enjoyed this book. I would even daresay that this is the best in this genre that I've read this whole year! I loved each and every word!
I bow to you Mr. Garraty..this is an excellent book and you have every right to be incredibly proud of it!
Other Blog Stops:
Tuesday, August 16
Interviewed at Working Writers
Wednesday, August 17
Interviewed at The Dark Phantom Reviews
Thursday, August 18
Interviewed at The Book Connection
Friday, August 19
Guest participant at Literarily Speaking August Book Panel
Monday, August 22
Book spotlighted at Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner
Tuesday, August 23
Guest blogging at Writing Daze
Wednesday, August 24
Book spotlighted at Book Marketing Buzz
Thursday, August 25
Guest blogging at Literal Exposure
Friday, August 26
Chat with Joseph at Pump Up Your Book Live! Chat Party! (link coming soon!)
Monday, September 5
Book reviewed at Mad Moose Mama
Tuesday, September 6
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Wednesday, September 7
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Thursday, September 8
Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Monday, September 12
Interviewed at The Hot Author Report
Wednesday, September 14
Book reviewed at Life in Review
Thursday, September 15
Guest blogging at Beyond the Books
Monday, September 19
Book reviewed at Review From Here
Wednesday, September 21
Guest blogging at The Book Bin
Monday, September 26
Interviewed at Examiner
Tuesday, September 27
Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn
Wednesday, September 28
Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
Friday, September 30
Interviewed at American Chronicle