Saturday, January 28, 2017

Local Author’s Debut Novel Recognized as Best in Up-And-Coming Horror

Enthralled by D. Ryan Gish has been listed on the 2016 HWA Bram Stoker Award Reading List

 Local horror writer D. Ryan Gish has proved his debut novel “Enthralled” is a contender among today’s best horror novels. In fact, the Horror Writer’s Association has listed it on the Bram Stoker’s 2016 Reading List, an honor in the literary community. Published by JME Books in 2016, this brand new version of an age-old fright has been incredibly well received by fans of the genre.

“I absolutely love this book, and one of the reasons I chose to publish it is because I couldn’t stop thinking about the characters or the story, long after I finished reading it,” shares award-winning author Jaimie Engle and owner of JME Books. “I knew it would be a huge success, and having this award to back it will hopefully entice readers to give “Enthralled” and D. Ryan Gish a chance.”

“Enthralled” follows the heartbreaking choices Shane McCall must make to protect his family as strange and deadly events plunge civilization into chaos and stack the deck in favor of horrific monsters that eagerly fill the void. Facing a near constant state of peril leaves many in despair, which ultimately consumes and destroys them. This proves to be the most poetic aspect of the book and the one that separates it from other recently released horror novels. Gish’s monsters create the very threat that leads to the internal demise of their victims and then reap the benefits. This modern twist on a legendary monster jettisons the story’s fear factor to a new level. The brilliant storyline is furthered by Gish’s beautifully written characters, which are relatable and memorable in a way that is seldom matched.

Prior to penning “Enthralled,” D. Ryan Gish authored a noteworthy collection of short stories that evolved within awe-inspiring and often frightening fantasy worlds. Although Gish’s works, including “Enthralled,” tend to center on chilling tales, faithful readers of fantasy, sci-fi and horror will find comfort in his lyrical prose, stellar world weaving and relatable characters. An ardent reader himself, Gish’s stories stay true to the genres he loves wholeheartedly, much to the delight of his fans. 

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List price: $14.99
6” x 9” (15.24cm x 22.86cm)
Black & White on Cream Paper
282 Papers
Published by JME Books
Publication Date 4/11/16
ISBN-13: 978-0997170931
ISNB-10: 099717093X
BIASC: Fiction/Horror/General

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