Arcranium™

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Pub Date 3 Jan 2023 | Archive Date 30 Jun 2024

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Description

Four horror authors with four vulnerable egos, square off against one another in the virtual world to find out who is the scariest. Welcome to Arcranium™, a powerful technology that fuses with the author's mind to stimulate their best possible creation, immersing other participants in the narrative. It's all in good fun, but with so much pride at stake, things are bound to get a little bumpy once the gloves come off. So, strap your headset on, and don't forget the safe word. The future of literature is about to get an upgrade. The future is … Arcranium™

Four horror authors with four vulnerable egos, square off against one another in the virtual world to find out who is the scariest. Welcome to Arcranium™, a powerful technology that fuses with the...


A Note From the Publisher

Arcranium contains scenes of excessive violence and gore, as well as strong sexual content. Readers who are easily triggered should be advised. Also, don't forget the safe word!

Arcranium contains scenes of excessive violence and gore, as well as strong sexual content. Readers who are easily triggered should be advised. Also, don't forget the safe word!


Advance Praise

“Creative in both concept and delivery, Towse and Manx deliver a highly original techno horror tale of one-upmanship gone wrong.” - Candace Nola, author of Bishop. 

Adjust your sensory input/output, choose your destination and let your imagination be your guide. A five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Horror Bookworm Reviews.

This is brutal, bloody, and will leave you with your jaw on the floor numerous times. I absolutely recommend this for one of your first reads of 2023. I suggest you lay back, breathe as Danny gives you a shot, and enter ARCRANIUM at your own risk. - Christina Pfieffer Reviews

Holy smokes! I couldn't give this book less than 5 stars simply due to the story itself. I've never read a book like this before and it was fantastic! Creepy, chilling, has the right amount of gore. I wasn't surprised that I loved this because Manx and Towse are two of my favorite authors. - Donna L. Reviews

“Creative in both concept and delivery, Towse and Manx deliver a highly original techno horror tale of one-upmanship gone wrong.” - Candace Nola, author of Bishop. 

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Short and sweet yet brutal in the best way! I really enjoyed this one. It gets straight to the point and every one of the scenarios was well done and scary by their own rights.

None of the characters were particularly likable which I don’t necessarily think is par for the course for horror writers, but there are DEFINITELY some out there which this book brought to mind.

Anyways, great sci fi horror vibes. Pretty gory and highly recommended.

I received an advance review copy for free from NetGalley and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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This was a great concept for a horror novel, I enjoyed the idea of four horror authors going against each other. It was well written and enjoyed the overall concept that I was looking for. It had realistic characters and enjoyed that they had problems with themselves. It uses the horror element perfectly.

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Thank you, Mark Towse, Daemon Manx, and NetGalley for the ARC. I leave this review voluntarily and happily. Also, thank you publishers for your hard work!

Let me tell you something, this book will seriously have you thinking about the future in VR and AI combined. Is it a good thing or something horrendous waiting to happen. It could be a bit of both or just something completely off the charts. I'm not getting into that conspiracy, but reading this will definitely have you thinking things.

A group of authors, all different from one another, always come together one night a month to talk about their writing. They all think in one way or the other they are better than the other. They think their style is the best, but one brings up a way to test all this out. Would you be willing to go deep into the mind to see how horrifying a story you can create? See if you're truly the best? Will there be consequences? We'll read and find out.

This book was fast-paced, and I never once lost interest in anything. Each chapter brings forth more and more of each characters strength and weaknesses. We get to see what the mind is capable of under different horrible situations with these characters. I truly enjoyed every moment of this book.

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4 horror authors take their competition for scariest story into an AI virtual program known as Arcranium.

Each person has their own unique style of story telling and draws on their creativity to scare the others. I loved Yas’ turn at the controls as her urban legend story was the scariest in my opinion.

I would’ve liked to see the characters developed a bit further; the reader only gets glimpses of their past and motivations and what drives them. We do learn more about Noah for obvious reasons.

Arcranium was a unique concept for a story, and incorporates scifi, gothic, splatter, & supernatural sub genres of horror.

Thank you to the authors, NetGalley, and Last Waltz Publishing for a copy!

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Arcanium has a really fun concept! The writing style is easy to follow and the characters interactions with each other are some you love to hate. I loved the almost anthology feel despite being one story and I feel like it not only gave great insight into the minds of the characters but it also kept the pace quick and engaging. I loved the overall plot and recommend for anybody looking to get into horror

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Woooow what a book! Really bloomin enjoyed this, was honestly glued to it for a full day, safe to say I did sod all in work that day and Im not sorry about it either!

From the get go you're sucked in to the story and dragged on a fantastic but horrible roller-coaster ride to hell with no time to brrathe after Skynetting from one author's story to the next!

If you're a fan of horror, as in all the horrors all squished and mushed into one ball of fever dream terror then this is your book.
All kinda horror nightmare stuff goes down, vampires - tick, trauma - tick, gore - tick. The authors managed to create something that flowed so well yet had so much going on.

Fabulous book, I'll be keeping an eye out for other books by both authors involved.

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4 ⭐ When fear, jealousy, and greed intertwine with cutting-edge, interactive VR technology, the concoction yields chilling outcomes. Arcranium™ is one riveting revengeful ride!

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