Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Wonderful World of Horror

Folks, if you know nothing about indie author John Peters, then I have two things to say to, you should probably go read the author interview with him from Monday of this week. If you haven't yet read it, go read it right now, this post will still be here when you get back. :)

Second, I did a little digging of my own about John, and he has a lovely author bio on his author page through Amazon. So I copied and pasted it below. It's not stealing, I'm giving him credit and telling you where it's published. :D

Father, husband, basketball coach, newspaper editor and writer -- those eight words sum up most of what I am. And zookeeper. See, with five kids (yes, FIVE), we have a revolving number of animals coming through our home. At present that includes two dogs, four cats, a bearded dragon, five hamsters, a field mouse, and one tobacco horn worm (don't ask).  
I've been writing fiction for a few years, with my short stories appearing in Dark Recesses magazine, Down in the Cellar, the Stoker-nominated Horror Library Vol. 3 anthology, Nightmares 2 anthology, Midnight Echo, Spinetinglers, The Middle of Nowhere: Horror in the Middle of Nowhere, and elsewhere. 
Despite that resume, my present work on Kindle is not horror. My first novel, CLAIMING MOON, is best described as a romantic murder mystery with a little bit of paranormal thrown in. 
You can find my debut novel, CLAIMING MOON, here:
My website is here:
If you have any questions about me, my work, or you'd just like to say hello, drop me a line at or tweet me on Twitter at @johnpeterswrite
Thanks for stopping by.

I've also included the description of Claiming Moon as well as Holiday Horror for you. Read on to get a peek inside John's world of insanity.

Claiming Moon:

People are dying in Southwest Virginia, their bodies ripped open, a vital organ missing. 

Clearwater Police Detective Frank Taliaferro has served in larger departments, advised the FBI, even worked international cases for The United Nations, but now he’s back where his career began, in the small town of Clearwater, Virginia. And he’s never seen anything like these killings.

Frank finds himself forced to participate in a charity bachelor auction as a public relations move for the police department. 

Cassandra Kincaid, a rising star at the Daily Dispatch who has her sights set on moving to one of the larger dailies – New York, Washington, maybe Los Angeles – is forced into participating in the auction as a bidder so she can write a feature piece on the whole process.

Although she is none-too-fond of police, Cassandra ends up winning a date with Frank. Surprisingly, she finds the detective charming, definitely attractive, and enjoys their evening together until the date is interrupted by a gruesome murder. 

That’s when things get complicated. The two find themselves drawn together in an uneasy yet passionate relationship while they both race to uncover what is behind a series of macabre murders. 

Cassandra’s probing also uncovers a dark secret from Frank’s past, one that drives a wedge of mistrust between them, yet Cassandra finds she can’t get the detective out of her mind.

In the end her feelings for Frank may not matter because the two find themselves in a deadly face-off with the killer. Only then do they learn there is an ancient evil behind the grisly murders, but that discovery may be too late to save either of them.

Holiday Horror:

The holidays – a time of merriment and good cheer. Peel back the facade, though, and you just might find even at this time of year darkness gathering just below the surface.

ANYTHING FOR THE CAUSE is a tale of religion and belief, faith and obsession, one in which the bad guys come from unexpected places.

WITCH HOUSE is a fun little Halloween tale (Halloween SHOULD be a holiday) about a high school football hazing tradition that goes horribly awry.

THE DARK SECRET OF WARREN HOUSE is a story of Yuletide cheer, and a Christmas party like none you’ve ever experienced—in a house that some might say is haunted, and all would say is possessive of those who walk through its doors.

DADDY’S LITTLE ANGEL – What’s Christmas without a couple of kids, a holiday angel for the tree, and a visit from a dark, haunting past? 

NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION is a look at what happens when a commitment to improve one’s self becomes a deadly obsession.

Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

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