Monday, August 1, 2011

Review #14: The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen by Joel M. Andre

Hi guys,

This is a review post of a ebook I received from taking part in Partners in Crime Tours. I am so excited to take part, as this is my first ever blog tour. For information, my review and everything is below. Hope you guys enjoy it. =]

***Disclaimer: In concordance with the FTC, this ebook was provided for review by the author for Partners In Crime Tours and then given to me free for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and I was not paid or influenced in any way. =]

Book Details: Publisher: Darkcountry Publications
September 2010
Genre: Suspense/Horror


All around her Lauren Bruni is faced with destruction. Her marriage has ended, and her professional life is at the breaking point. For Lauren, this is only the beginning of her pain.

In the small town of Cottonwood, AZ everything seems to be headed in the same direction. A serial killer is on the loose, and his trail of victims holds no connection. His rampage escalates and becomes far more brutal with each murder he commits.
As Lauren attempts to prevent her own life from collapsing down around her she must stop a killer with supernatural strength. But there is something far more sinister in the works than she could ever imagine. In the end it is up to Lauren to make the ultimate sacrifice to save a community from the purest form of evil.

My Thoughts/Review

This is my first every book that I am reviewing for a book tour. I am so excited that I am involved with Partners in Crime Tours to be able to do this.
This book is the first in a series and I thought this would be a normal mystery book but it turned out not to be. I thought I would be guessing who the killer was and at the end the protagonist would eventually catch the killer but that didn't happen either.
The title of this book sounds really good and it didn't disappoint.
I didn't really know this book was a paranormal dark mystery when I read it til I got into it. I am so glad that I read this book.
The main character is Lauren Bruni, she is a detective and in her small town murders start to happen and she has to find who the killer is.
It turns out that the killer is actually a demon from hell and is going around killing people who deserve it in some way and the only person that can stop this demon in cowboy boots is Lauren herself.
This story isn't really what I am used to in a book but I really liked it.
I think I was converted to a new type of genre from this book.
Joel M Andre is a fantastic writer. He really brings the story to life with his incredible detail and plot.
The best way that I can describe this book is that it is like a horror movie.
People die left and right at the hands of this evil demon and the thing is they die in such unique ways that you know its coming but it shocks you each time. Andre details his secondary characters in such a way that you feel for them when they die. They each have there own little back story with just enough detail for you to care.
The story did jump around a lot but that is what makes a horror book good. It made this book really suspenseful. I kept thinking about it and wanting to read it to find out what would happen. Joel Andre is an awesome writer with a such a great book. =]
Overall I rate this book a 4 out of 5 stars.
I can't wait to read the next book in this series to find out what happens to Lauren on her journey. If you like paranormal dark mysteries and suspense/horror I suggest you go pick up this book. =]

Links to find the book:

Author Info:
Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry.

Between the years of 1999 and 2007 Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection,
Pray the Rain Never Ends.

Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark tongue in cheek,
A Death at the North Pole, created a dark world among the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately providing a tale of redemption.

October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book,
Kill 4 Me. A tale in which a woman is haunted by a vengeful spirit through text messages and instant messaging.

Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with,
The Pentacle of Light. The tale dealing with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God.

Finally, after missing his detective Lauren Bruni, he released the book
The Return in October 2009, this time moving the action from the North Pole and placing it in the small Arizona community he was raised in.
Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona.
Currently, he resides in Chandler, AZ. Visit Joel at his Facebook here.

***Make sure to visit these other awesome stops on the tour. The ones that are out right now are definitely a must read if you are interested in this book. So definitely check them out.***

Tour Participants:
July 25: Character Interview~April @ Cafe of Dreams Book Reviews
July 26: Guest Post ~Roseanne @
July 27: Review~Giovanni@Gelati's Scoop
August 1: Review~Michael@ The Book Shelf Review
August 4: Guest Post~Nicole@ Tribute Books Blog
August 5: Character Guest Post~Charlotte@
August 8: Review~Stacey@ The Write To Make A Living
August 11: Guest Post~Cheryl@A Good Day To Read
August 11: Interview~Cheryl@The Book Connection
August 12: Guest Post and Review~Darlene@Darlene's Book Nook
August 15:
August 16: Review~Stephanie O @Romancing The Book
August 17: Review~Molly@Reviews By Molly
August 18: Review~Cheryl@ A Good Day To Read
August 18: Spotlight~Cheryl@Books, Products, And More
August 22: Interview~Blog Talk Radio's G-Zone
August 24: Review~Rick@Rhodes Review
August 25: Interview~
August 25: Review~Cindy@Oodles Of Books
Til next time everyone,
Happy Reading. =]
-Michael/Bookshelf Reviewer

1 comment:

  1. Michael, that you so much for participating in Joel's tour with PIC. Joel is a fabulous and talented author and I am so glad that you loved the book! Excellent review and welcome to the world on Virtual Tours! You fit right in, lol!!