Pub Date 15 Mar 2019
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A beautiful place to get away from it all... you'll never come back.
When Darren and Vanis set out to free themselves from life's anxieties and rekindle their relationship, a trip to the beautiful Maine coast sounds perfect. The breathtaking views and gorgeous cabin seem like another world. One to get lost in and from which they never want to return. But something has an eye on them.
For Zebulun Ayers, a trip to connect with nature is far more than he ever saw on Man vs. Wild or any other reality TV show. This is the real wild life.
Paradise, Maine is home to a monster rarely seen and one never mentioned, even among locals. The Watcher is waiting.
A Note From the Publisher
Prasie for the author and his first novel, THE BEAST OF BRENTON WOODS
"Lots of mystery! Gore! What fun!" - Amazon review
"A finely-tuned coming of age tale ensconced in the setting of a paranormal novel, THE BEAST OF BRENTON WOODS is a deep and engrossing read." - The Haunted Reading Room
"A page-turner, each chapter left me wanting more." - Scream Magazine
"Good old-school horror story, I enjoyed it and I think you will too!"- Horror Novel Reviews
"Thomas’ writing is straightforward throughout this novel. He paints clear pictures of the savagery commanded by both man and beast. I personally enjoyed the pacing of this book—there was little fluff to the chapters, providing quick story beats that kept me flipping pages in the classic “just one more chapter” fashion." - Spine Tinglers
He's the author of the werewolf novel, THE BEAST OF BRENTON WOODS (available now in print, eBook, and coming soon in audio from Tantor Media) and is hard at work on the sequel to that novel, RISE (set for late 2019/early 2020 release).
Q & A with Jackson R. Thomas
Q: What’s Paradise, Maine about?
JRT: A person known as “The Watcher” is living in the woods and attacking unsuspecting victims that get “placed” at a cabin overlooking the coast. It’s a very rough story. Not for your sometimes horror reader. This one is a splatterpunk book. If you like modern literary horror, you do not want to go near this one. I think it’s much more Edward Lee than say, Stephen King.
Q: How does is compare to your previous book, The Beast of Brenton Woods?
JRT: I don’t really know how to answer that. That one was a werewolf book, this one is probably even more violent, and I hope, frightening.
Q: Alien Agenda Publishing says, “Creating Horror with Heart”. From what you’re telling me, it doesn’t sound like you got the memo. Is that fair to say?
JRT: Well, I mean, I’m not going to say it’s a heartfelt story, but there is a bit of good in there, too. You just have to look a little harder to find it.
Q: What part of Paradise, Maine was the most challenging to write?
JRT: I wanted to write a harder book, but I still wanted some characters that you liked. I don’t mind writing people for you to hate, but I hope I succeeded at giving readers a couple of people to pull for.
Q: Who was your favorite character in this book to write?
JRT: The Watcher. I know, he’s the bad guy, but is he really? Well, yeah, he is, but I think you’ll see it’s a bit more complicated than that.
Q: What’s next?
JRT: I’m working on the sequel to The Beast of Brenton Woods.
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