Monday, December 5, 2011

Blog Tour: Black and Orange

Forget everything you know about Halloween. The stories are distortions. They were created to keep the Church of Midnight hidden from the world. Every October 31st a gateway opens to a hostile land of sacrificial magic and chaos. Since the beginning of civilization the Church of Midnight has attempted to open the gateway and unite with its other half, the Church of Morning. Each year they’ve come closer, waiting for the ideal sacrifice to open the gateway permanently. This year that sacrifice has come. And only two can protect it.
Martin and Teresa are the nomads, battle-hardened people who lack identity and are forever road-bound on an endless mission to guard the sacrifice. Their only direction is from notes left from a mysterious person called the Messenger. Endowed with a strange telekinetic power, the nomads will use everything at their disposal to make it through the night alive.
But matters have become even more complicated this year. Teresa has quickly lost ground battling cancer, while Martin has spiraled into a panic over being left alone. His mind may no longer be on the fight when it matters most…
because ever on their heels is the insidious physical representation of a united church: Chaplain Cloth.

 Benjamin Kane Ethridge’s fiction has appeared in Doorways Magazine, Dark Recesses, FearZone, and others. His dark fantasy novel BLACK & ORANGE (Bad Moon Books 2010) has won the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in First Novel. Beyond that he’s written several collaborations with Michael Louis Calvillo, one of which is a novella called UGLY SPIRIT, available in 2011. He also wrote a master’s thesis entitled, “CAUSES OF UNEASE: The Rhetoric of Horror Fiction and Film.” Available in an ivory tower near you. Benjamin lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter, both lovely and both worthy of better. When he isn’t writing, reading, videogaming, he’s defending California’s waterways and sewers from pollution.
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My Review:
I love the horror genre. I love books that throw you off kilter and make your head spin like it was a top! This book melds the two together into a whirlwind of quirky horror. (I think I just created a genre!) At times it felt like an action/horror movie and other times like a ..well I can't think of a proper way to describe it, but whatever it is it's good! This is a fast paced, attention grabbing, balls to the walls, joyride of a book!

I give it four and a half smashed pumpkins and a happy face!

Upcoming Tour Stops:

Tuesday, December 6th
Review at Sweeping Me
Wednesday, December 7th
Interview at The Plot Thickens
Thursday, December 8th
Guest Post and Review at Family Reads
Friday, December 9th
Review at Jasmyne’s Reviews
Monday, December 12th
Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Review at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Tuesday, December 13th
Guest Post at Emeraldfire’s Bookmark
Wednesday, December 14th
Review at Working for the Mandroid
Thursday, December 15th
Interview at Beyond the Books
Friday, December 16th
Review at Booksie’s Blog