Thursday, July 07, 2005

"They'll See and They'll Know, Why, She Wouldn't Even Harm a Fly!"

~Norman Bates from Psycho

The anticipation is killing me, yes, KILLING ME! Any day now, horror writer Deborah LeBlanc from The Girlfriends' Cyber Circuit will appear on this blog to drive us all mad with fright! In the meantime here is her death release, I mean her press release....)


In all their years at the funeral home, Janet and Michael Savoy had never seen anything like the viewing for nineteen-year-old Thalia Stevenson. That's because they had never witnessed a Gypsy funeral before, complete with rituals, incantations, and a very special gold coin placed beneath the dead girl's hands...

When that coin is stolen, a horror is unleashed. If the Savoys don't find the coin and return it to Thalia's grave before the rising of the second sun, someone in their family--perhaps their little daughter--will die a merciless death. The ticking away of each hour brings the Savoy family closer to a gruesome, inescapable nightmare. Only one thing is certain--Gypsies always have their revenge . . . even the dead ones.

"A powerful, haunting tale." --Tim Lebbon, author of Desolation

"Grave Intent is a first-rate novel, filled with genuine dread. I defy you to put this down after the first two pages--it can't be done!" --Gary A. Braunbeck, author of In Silent Graves

"Iconic writers like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Peter Straub who have sold millions penning psychological thrillers designed to scare the living daylights out of readers had better beware—they’ve all just met their match and her name is Deborah LeBlanc. An irresistible blend of horror, mystery and dark fantasy, Grave Intent is like a wild roller coaster ride through the seven levels of Hell that doesn’t stop until readers are all suitably slack jawed in shock and delirious with all-consuming fear. In a word: Awesome!"--Paul Goat Allen- Ransom Notes- B&N.Com

"Deborah LeBlanc’s new novel, Grave Intent, is a spine tingling trip of supernatural terror. LeBlanc grabs the reader on page one and never lets go right up through the startling conclusion….

"LeBlanc, author of Family Inheritance, rivets readers with this fast moving, nerve-shattering tale. The author has done her research and tells you all the things about the inner workings of funeral homes you ever wanted to know, but were afraid to ask.

"She creates strong, credible characters that the reader cannot help cheering for as the harrowing odds against them mount. Believable, too, is the plight of two very different mothers, both who are willing to sacrifice everything for their children.

"Grave Intent is one of the most terrifying and original novels I have read in a long time. This is a hauntingly bittersweet story that no fan of the macabre should miss. It gave me nightmares.

"Deborah LeBlanc is a fantastic new talent in the horror genre, and I look forward to her future work with great anticipation."~Shannon Riley, The Dark Krypt
And so do I... I know Deborah's visit will be worth the wait! Because as Jack Torrance said in The Shining...

"You've had your whole fucking life to think things over! What's a few more minutes gonna do for you now!?"