Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Nightmare by Robin Parrish

What's your "ghost story"? Does everybody have one? Has anything unexplainable ever happened to you? Something that makes you uncomfortable or squeamish? Robin Parrish's book "Nightmare" begins:"Doesn't matter who you are or what you believe. Everybody has a ghost story."

"Nightmare" reels you into a compelling tale of haunted places and troubled ghosts as it chronicles college student Maia Peters' relationship with heiress Jordin Cole and her obsession with the paranormal.

Robin Parrish alternates the present, where Maia is searching for Jordin, who is now missing, with the previous year's worth of "paranormal investigating" where she shows Jordin essentially how it's done. How you seek out and find the disembodied souls in order to prove that they exist. But Jordin has some other reasons for wanting to experience the other side.

You will travel to places such as The Waverly Hills Sanatorium, the St. Louis Cemetery, Alcatraz Island, and the U.S.S. North Carolina, some of the most haunted locations in the world, according to Mr. Parrish's sources. And you will experience history from a completely different and eery perspective.

Really cool book if you are okay with reading about ghosts and demon activity. Some don't want to go there and I get that. Just so you know...

Read on if you're dying to know more...

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Bethany House (July 1, 2010)

Robin Parrish


Robin Parrish is a journalist who's written about the intersection of faith and pop culture for more than a decade. Currently he serves as Senior Editor at, a community portal that fuses social networking with magazine-style features about entertainment and culture.

He had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist. In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract with Bethany House Publishers. They contracted him for the rights to The Dominion Trilogy: Relentless (2006), Fearless (2007), and Merciless (2008). His science fiction thriller, Offworld came out in 2009. This summer debuts Nightmare, and he's working on another for 2011. Robin and his wife and children live in North Carolina.


The Nightmare is Coming...

Ghost Town is the hottest amusement park in the country, offering state-of-the-art chills and thrills involving the paranormal. The park's main ride is a haunted house that promises an encounter with a real ghost.
When Maia Peters visits during her senior year of college, she's not expecting to be impressed. Maia grew up as the only child of a pair of world-renowned "ghost hunters," so the paranormal is nothing new and to her most of the park is just Hollywood special effects. In fact, the ride feels pretty boring until the very end. There, a face appears from the mist. The face of Jordin Cole, a girl Maia knows who disappeared from campus a few months ago.
Convinced what she saw wasn't a hoax and desperate to find answers to Jordin's disappearance, Maia launches into a quest for answers. Joined by Jordin's boyfriend--a pastor's kid with very different ideas about paranormal and the spirit realm--Maia finds herself in a struggle against dangerous forces she never expected to confront on the edge of the spirit realm that try to keep the truth from emerging.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Nightmare, go HERE.

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