Win a Signed Copy of All 3 Books in The Creation Series!

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Join us for the Release Party

The final book in The Creation Series will be released next week and in celebration we’re having a party even us introverts can join! That’s right, you can stay in your pajamas for this party —

Join us online at the Facebook event March 20th from 5:30 – 8:30 PST!

Hosted by the Confessions of a Reviewer Publicity Team, you’ll have the chance to meet up with fellow readers and quite a few talented authors and win some free eBooks throughout the night. You can also be entered to win a signed copy of all 3 books in The Creation Series!

So hop on over and register for the event and feel free to share this with any other readers who might be interested in joining! We’ll see you next Tuesday.

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Behrg Reviews “Kin” by Kealan Patrick Burke

I’m a huge fan of horror, but the regurgitation of material within similar sub-genres is one of the biggest challenges within the industry, whether it be print or film. We’ve all seen the end-of-the-world zombie epidemic or the college kids going out into the woods and then chased by back-woods cannibals to the point that the set-ups themselves become cliche. It’s one of the reasons I typically steer clear of creature features as too often they’re derivative and offer very little I might consider “new” or original.

KinAnd then you have those artists – writers, directors, etc – who take the familiar but tilt the concept on its head, offering a fresh perspective on what you’ve come to know so well. The movie “Cabin in the Woods” is a brilliant example of this, subverting your expectations while still delivering the horror and fun you might expect from the genre. In my opinion, Kin, by Kealan Patrick Burke, is right up there with it.

First, Burke chooses a brilliant starting point for this story, one I’ve never seen done before: the book begins with the only survivor (as if often the case) making their way out of the forest AFTER having been caught and tortured and having barely escaped with her life. This is where every other story might end, but this is our beginning. What follows is the aftermath of not only the survivor but the group of “kin” from whom she’s escaped. And the trail of bodies of those who help our survivor along her way.

Burke does a fantastic job of blurring the lines between protagonists and villains, of building believable character motivations and then dashing our expectations to pieces. Not only is this a character-driven exploration of pain and guilt and revenge, it’s also just a lot of fun and there are several moments that will be embedded deep into your subconscious from the moment you read them until either the moment you die or your mind wastes away into stormy clouds of dementia.

Seriously, these horrors will stay with you.

More proof that Kealan Patrick Burke stands on the shoulders of the many authors trying to make it in this genre. For those who aren’t afraid of exploring the darkness, put Kin on the top of your must-read-list.

The End of the World Has Never Been So Much Fun

Creation Book Release.jpgSo partly because my schedule is so chaotic at the moment and partly because the folks at Confessions of a Reviewer are such awesome people, the Confessions team will be running and hosting a Facebook Release Party for book 3 in The Creation Series.

The event will be March 20th, 8:30-11:30 EST and you can sign up here: 


There will be a host of cool give-aways available from some of the top horror and dark fiction authors on the market today, plus a chance to win a signed copy of the entire Creation Series, books 1-3, as well as some other guaranteed give-aways for all who attend.

It’s going to be a blast – so mark your calendars and spread the word. The end of the world has never been so much fun!


What is The Creation Series?

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With the final edits delivered on book 3 in The Creation Series, we officially have a release date. March 20th the end of one world will prove to be the beginning of another, and I couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this series to its epic conclusion.

For those of you not familiar with The Creation Series, I thought I’d share a bit of how these books came to be. In what feels like a lifetime ago, I had the chance to live in the country of Venezuela for a few years while on a service mission for my church, spending some time in a remote town on the outskirts of the Amazon Rainforest. Later in life, after completing my debut novel, Housebroken, I decided I wanted to explore an idea where horror and faith collide and couldn’t escape the recurrent thought that — like most ideas for a novel — began with the magic “what if” …

What if a ‘god-like’ being arrived on this earth with the intentions of starting life over? And what if, as its blueprint, it used the basis of the 7 days of the creation, as recounted in the Bible? 

And that’s where the horror elements crept in, for rather than simply creating light and darkness or plants and animals, this being would distort them to extremes. Blinding light and complete darkness. Water literally separated from the earth. And wait till you meet the “beasts and creeping things.”

(And yes, that’s the language used in the Bible!)

But a high concept is only as good as the characters that inhabit the world of the story, and The Creation Series more than anything is an exploration of the frailties of man. There are no heroes in this story, only men and women who are as flawed as any of us in real life. Toss these characters — each with their own agendas and complexities — into the boiling pot of the plot taking place around them and you’ve got a stew that is sure to delight and horrify, all at the same time. Then place both the events and characters in the unique setting of the Amazon Rainforest, and it’s a story I haven’t seen anything quite like.

Part thriller, part sci-fi, part horror, this series breaks the boundaries genres normally operate in, but if you’re a fan of speculative fiction with a dark twist I invite you to dive in.

In celebration of the launch of book 3, The Creation: Gods and Man, the first book in the series will be on sale for just $0.99 for the entire month of March. And if a buck is too steep of an entry price, you can whet your appetite on Part Zero – The Creation: In The Beginning, which is free on Amazon, to determine if the story grabs you.

More to come this month, including a chance to win signed copies of all 3 books in the series, so stay tuned and please, help spread the word!

Part Zero – The Creation: In The Beginning – FREE   U.S. / UK

Part One – The Creation: Axis Mundi – On sale for $0.99  U.S. / UK

Part Two – The Creation: Let There Be Death – Reduced to $2.99  U.S. / UK

Part Three – The Creation: Gods and Man – Pre-order today  U.S. / UK

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Cover Reveal – THE CREATION Book Three

In case you missed the announcement on the Confessions of a Reviewer website, I’m thrilled to share the cover for my upcoming release in The Creation Series!

The third and final book in the series, The Creation: Gods and Man, will be available March 20th. Books one and two are both available on Amazon now and free through Kindle Unlimited.

More to come as far as what to expect (or to shatter your expectations) as to the conclusion of this series but for now check out the amazing cover, courtesy of ElderLemon Designs and the ever gracious Kealan Patrick Burke.

Excited to be sharing this vision with you soon.

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If you’re new to The Creation Series, you can pick up Part Zero: In The Beginning FREE on Amazon here.


Behrg Reviews “Hellbent” by Gregg Hurwitz

hellbent1500+ ratings at the time of this review with a 4.55 average. You don’t get a score like that by chance.

It’s no secret Gregg Hurwitz has long been one of my favorite authors. From his unique characters to the brilliant way he uses his settings to his carefully crafted prose, he’s truly a writer’s writer. This third installment in the Orphan X series is by far his best and there’s a comfort here as Hurwitz finds his groove, no longer trying to create his own Jason Bourne or Jack Reacher but letting his work shine on its own.

Evan Smoak and the Orphan program works best when the high tech thrills are brought close to home. Hellbent is Hurwitz’ most emotional exploration within the Smoak universe and yet he’s able to accomplish this with a book that never slows down. Some unforgettable character moments — one involving a candy cane which, trust me, if you read this you won’t be able to forget — and a set up for the series which guarantees there will be many more Orphan X books to come.

If you’re not yet familiar with Hurwitz’s work, there’s never been a better time to jump on board this train. And if I can make a suggestion, pick up the Audible versions of the series as Scott Brick is THE voice of Evan Smoak and delivers an amazing performance.


The End is Coming …

“In seven days God created the world.
This God will destroy it in even less.”

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I’m thrilled to share that the final book in The Creation Series will be seeing publication early this Spring!

For those who have joined me on this journey from the beginning, my sincerest thanks. I’m extremely proud of this series and, while book three has taken longer than anticipated, it’s everything I could have hoped for.

I’ll be sharing more news with release dates, cover reveals, synopsis, etc, soon, as well as holding a few give-aways related to the release. If you haven’t connected with me on social media, please head on over to Twitter or Facebook as I’ll be sharing info there regularly.

And if you haven’t had a chance yet to jump into this series, there’s never been a better time! Book one, The Creation: Axis Mundi, will be on sale for just $0.99 now through Feb. 13th. And if you’re at all hesitant about what this adventure entails, check out a few of the reviews below:

Grab book one while on sale!


This is a thriller of the highest order. It will intrigue you and excite you and, to be quite frank about it, will have you begging for more. Highly recommended.”

     — Confessions of a Reviewer

“The Creation is a story that captured my complete, undivided attention from the first to the very last page … the emotions felt as if they were “bleeding” off the page. Highly recommended!”

     — Horror After Dark

“From the boardrooms of corporate America to the jungles of the Amazon, this novel completely captivated me.”

Joseph Souza, best-selling author of Unpaved Surfaces