SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Journalstone Publishing announces the upcoming release of Fade to Black, the latest novel by acclaimed Florida novelist Jeffrey Wilson. Fade to Black (ISBN: 978-1-936564-85-9, Trade Paper, 254 pages, Category: Thriller/Horror, $16.95) will be available wherever fine books are sold on June 14, 2013. Fade to Black will be simultaneously released in an eBook edition.
Recently named a finalist for a Military Writers Society of America 2012 Book of the Year award for his 2012 release The Donors, Jeffrey Wilson is a trauma and combat surgeon who served two tours in Iraq. Wilson’s latest novel, Fade to Black—a taut and terrifying thriller that teems with intensity—has garnered high critical praise, including:
"A brilliant combination of war novel and supernatural thriller. This book could only have been written by an author who knows firsthand the blood, sweat, dust, and terror of combat."
—Tom Young, author of The Renegades
"Wilson just keeps getting better and better… you'll bite off every fingernail waiting to see the final outcome!"
—Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Nightmare Ballad
About Fade to Black: Protagonist Jack Keller is a young man caught between two terrifying worlds. In one world, he is Marine Sergeant Casey Stillman. Locked in combat in the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, he is lying next to his dead and dying friends, bleeding in the street—until he wakes up at home, in bed with his wife. In this other world, Jack is Jack Keller, a high school science teacher, husband, and devoted father to his little girl. But the nightmares of war continue to haunt him—and they’re vivid, they’re horrifying, and they’re way too real. When news of killed Marines in Fallujah surface, Jack realizes he knows far more about these men then he should. Could it be coincidence, or something else? When the dead Marines begin visiting him while he is awake, Jack realizes that he is in serious trouble. Faced with the possibility of losing his mind—or worse still, that these nightmares aren’t nightmares at all, but are real—Jack knows he must somehow find a way to bridge the two realities and fight his way back to save his wife and his little girl.
From its unforgettable opening to its final, chilling conclusion, Fade to Black is an extraordinary thriller that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned.
Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, a firefighter, a paramedic, a jet pilot, a diving instructor, a Naval Officer, and a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon. He also served two tours in Iraq as a combat surgeon with both the Marines and with a Joint Special Operations Task Force. Wilson has written dozens of short stories, including “Calling Home,” which was published in BuzzyMag and “The Writer,” which was included in the Warped Words 2011: 90 Minutes to Live anthology. He is the author of two previous novels, Traiteur’s Ring (2011) and The Donors (2012). Jeffrey and his wife, Wendy, are Virginia natives who, with children Emma, Jack, and Connor, call Southwest Florida home. When not working as a surgeon or chasing his three kids, he is hard at work on his next novel. Visit Jeffrey Wilson online at: www.jeffreywilsonfiction.com
Journalstone Publishing is an independent book publisher focusing on titles within the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres. Founded in 2010, Journalstone publishes books for both the adult and young adult audiences. In addition to showcasing works by new writers, Journalstone publishes a yearly short story anthology and hosts an annual contest for horror novelists. Journalstone Publishing (www.journalstone.com) is based in San Francisco, California.
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