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Death Comes at Night – Great Halloween Read

Death Comes at Night Cemetery Reading
The author takes a moment to read Death Comes at Night, in the Cemetery.

While outside the norm of my usual posts, I wanted you all to know it’s not too late to get your copy of my novel, Death Comes at Night.

It makes a great Halloween read, especially at night.

Death Comes at Night is available for Kindle on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Comes-Night-James-Dalrymple-ebook/dp/B014GCF3MW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1446324523&sr=8-1&keywords=Death+Comes+at+Night

For Nook on Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/death-comes-at-night-james-dalrymple/1122514723?ean=9781612965642

Death Comes at Night is available in paperback, or as an e-book. It is also available at Apple’s iBooks, and on the publisher’s website:

Black Rose Writing

http://www.blackrosewriting.com/suspensethriller/death-comes-at-night?rq=Death%20Comes%20at%20Night

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Here’s an excerpt from chapter 1:

“In there,” she said.

Daniel shivered.

“What is it? What’s in there?”

She didn’t answer. She turned back to stare inside.

Now I must be crazy.

Daniel Monson had never really done anything crazy in his life. He lived a normal life, a perfect life, sort of.

Good things don’t last.

Shut up.

Go home.

What are you doing here?

Against his better judgment, Daniel stepped around the woman, into the barn.

The light was blinding. He had stepped out of the blackness into a light much darker.

There she was.

The black cocktail dress was torn from her shoulder revealing pearl white skin. A trickle of blood dripped from the corner or her ruby lips. Her arms were above her head as if she were lounging. Her legs were skewed and her black dress was pushed too far up her hips. She had the bluest eyes he had ever seen. She was staring up at him, pleading. He shouldn’t be here. He shouldn’t see this. Who did this?

Run.

He couldn’t run. His arms and legs felt very heavy. He hadn’t realized it, but his teeth were chattering.

So cold. So very cold.

He heard footsteps.

Running.

He turned to look at the woman in the doorframe. She was bleeding on the floor of the barn.

 

Death Comes At Night

Death Comes at Night Novel
Front cover of my new novel, Death Comes At Night

My first novel, Death Comes At Night, is now available for pre-order from the publisher. You can buy the book using this link:  http://www.blackrosewriting.com/suspensethriller/death-comes-at-night

Use promo code: PREORDER2015 to receive a 10% discount. The book will be available as both a hard copy and an ebook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. It is scheduled for release in two weeks.

Although this may seem like a dramatic departure from my regular blog posts, I wanted you all to know, and to share, and to buy 🙂

It takes a lot of effort to get a new book out there, so, please share this will all your friends and contacts. And, please buy the book 🙂 It WILL keep you up at night. Comments are welcomed. Please be honest 🙂

Here’s what it’s about:

Daniel Monson is about to find that Death Comes at Night.

Driving home from work one night, Daniel nearly runs over a woman standing in the road. Distraught, screaming, she appears to need his help. When Daniel gets out of his car to help her, what he doesn’t know is that she is already dead. From that moment, Daniel’s life spirals out of control. The dead woman has an agenda.

Kill her killer.

Tormented by the dead woman, Daniel is compelled to help. The closer he gets to her killer, the closer her killer gets to him. The hunter is hunted. Daniel’s life is in jeopardy. Then, the killer turns his attention to Daniel’s wife and daughter. Now, the dead woman must help Daniel before her killer destroys his family.

From the book:

“ARE YOU CRAZY?” Daniel said in his most understated yell. “What are you doing standing in the middle of the road? You could get killed.”

The woman turned slowly toward Daniel, arms at her side. She was barefoot, wearing a black cocktail dress, soaked to the skin. She was slender. Her hair was long and dark and very wet. She could have been swimming. Her eyes looked empty somehow, vacant. Daniel couldn’t tell if she could even see him, or hear him.

He took a step toward her.

“Are you O.K?”

She looked right at him.

Then, she SCREAMED.

A blood-curdling scream.

She backed away from Daniel, pulling her arms across her chest. She convulsed in a gag, bending over.

Daniel took another step toward her.

“NO!” she sobbed. “Don’t touch me. Don’t come near me.”

Daniel backed off. Holding his hands out, to show her he meant no harm.

“It’s O.K. I won’t hurt you. I can help you.”

“Help me?” she sobbed. “Help me, please,” she repeated, desperately.

Daniel took a step toward her.

“No, don’t,” she backed up.

Daniel stopped.

“I won’t,” he said. “What’s wrong? What’s happened?”

Her sobs continued.

“I…don’t…know. Something…happened.”

“What? Where?”

She pointed down a muddy road, into the dark woods. Drizzling diamonds glistened in the yellowing headlights from Daniel’s car, still on. All Daniel could see was mud, trees and rain.

“It’s so cold.”

Daniel looked at the woman. She didn’t look crazy, just wet. He was the crazy one.

“Here, take my jacket.” Daniel slipped off his soggy sports jacket and held it out to her.

“Hurry,” she said. She turned and began to run down the muddy road, into the darkness, barefoot. That was crazy.

Enjoy!

The Test

This video is from a volunteer weekend shoot with a few friends from back in 2006. In spite of the fact it was shot in standard def, it still made the LA Shorts Fest. I was asked by a friend to put it back up. Enjoy.

Written by Ed Parnel, Directed by James Dalrymple. Starring Randy Tobin, Piper Moretti, Marsha Fee Berger, Bryan Dyer and Andy Brosseau.