He read the words of the riddle over and over until his eyes grew tired. The night was descending heavily and he was unable to bear the weight of it much longer. He soon gave in to a deep sleep right there in the lap of the old Moorehouse chair that seemed to caress him, protecting him, rocking him, mothering him like some ancient benevolent keeper of precious souls. (Excerpt from Ash: Return Of The Beast • Kindle, $3.99 • http://bit.ly/JTsN2s
The riddle was discovered in the old diary of the now deceased Michael J. Moorehouse whose obsession with the notorious occultist, Aleister Crowley – not to mention his obsession with solving this riddle – is what ultimately led to his unfortunate demise. If you don't know what you're doing when it comes to matters of magick, you may find yourself at the mercy of powers beyond your control. Do you still want to know the key to this riddle? You'll find it in Ash: Return Of The Beast. Just don't say I didn't warn you.
Coming soon to paperback!
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
***** "A page turner... dragging you into a world where few authors have successfully gone... to the Gates of Hell and back! The thrill ride alone is worth the purchase." - Valerie Bowen, author of the Mind of a Madman series
***** "Wow...Dan Brown fans watch out! It's gripping, tantalizing... I was hooked by the end of the first chapter and literally unwilling to put it down!" - Nikki, book blogger at Close Encounters With The Night Kind
***** "A riveting occult crime thriller. I couldn't put it down." - Rai Aren, author of Secret Of The Sands
***** "A close-the-drapes-and-hang-onto-your-seat-read. Highly recommend it." - Meredith Wright Hutchins, attorney, Olympia, WA.
***** "Filled with magick... at times drawing one into the evil." - Ellen In Atlanta, amazon.com reviewer
***** "Plenty of atmosphere and a compelling narrative. A worthwhile roller-coaster ride." - Bob Freeman, author of The Descendant
***** "What a great story – fast paced and exciting, right to the end." - Roxanne Bland, Of Werewolves And Other Strangers
***** "Excellent read! Exciting, really moves right along & a wee touch of romance. You wont be sorry!" -Sue McRae., Stanwood, WA
***** "A tingly, spine-chilling little entry that belongs in any true horror aficionado's collection." - Wendy Potocki, author of The White Lady Murders
***** "An ending you will never see coming! Highly recommended!" - Lila L. Pinord, author of In Time, Min's Monster, and Skye Dancer
What are they all raving about? Here's the story synopsis:
Ash: Return Of The Beast is a modern-day supernatural crime thriller, a tale of revenge steeped in the occult. The story is a work of fiction inspired by a little known factoid about the death of Aleister Crowley (1875-1947), the notorious occultist the British press once labeled as "The Wickedest Man In The World". Crowley’s body was cremated but the unexplained 1947 disappearance of the urn containing his ashes has remained a mystery… until now.
This diabolical tale propels the reader through a series of curiously interconnected events spanning the years from 1947 (and the death of Aleister Crowley) to the 1990s and the coming-of-age (and eventual stardom) of a "death-metal" rocker with the unlikely name of Rodney Duckworth.
The time-line shifts to the present day where Brian Kane, a gruff and gritty street-worn Seattle Police Detective, reluctantly teams up with the mysterious Rowena Ravenwood, an attractive and rather unconventional female FBI agent assigned to a most unusual investigative unit. Their task is to figure out why good, healthy, God-fearing preachers in their fair city are suddenly dropping dead... one at a time... nine days apart.
What is the meaning of the strange symbols branded onto the bodies of these hapless victims? Are they all part of some bizarre cult? No eyewitnesses. No fingerprints. Is it really murder? Where’s the evidence? And what is the disturbing secret that Detective Kane is holding so close to his chest?
The investigation catapults Kane and Ravenwood headlong into life-threatening situations as they wind their way through the strange, dark labyrinth of the world of the occult and find themselves battling for their lives against the powerful forces of ritual magick.
A bloody carnage of unimaginable horror is about to be unleashed upon the world. The survival of the entire human race hangs in the balance and the clues to help solve the case are in desperately short supply. Worse yet, so is the amount of time left to stop the mysterious killer's reign of terror before all Hell breaks loose. And – according to Special Agent Ravenwood – that’s not just a figure of speech.