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Friday, September 05, 2014

Featured Indie Book: 809 Jacob Street (Marty Young)

809 Jacob Street (Marty Young)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Horror/Suspense/Thriller 809 Jacob Street by Marty Young.

809 Jacob Street is set in Parkton, a dark and dangerous town with a corrupted soul. This suspenseful novel explores what it takes to be a monster, and reveals that sometimes, it's the person sitting next to you that you need to be worried about...

The Book has been published via Black Beacon Books and is available as eBook and Paperback - 190 pages - released in October 2013.

About the Book

Parkton is a dangerous town, full of dark secrets, and 14-year old Byron James finds himself stranded there. To make matters worse, his two new friends - his only friends - turn out to be class rejects with an unhealthy interest in monsters. They want to discover the truth to the infamous monster house at number 809 Jacob Street, and Byron is soon caught up in their game.

Joey Blue is an old bluesman who fell into his songs and couldn't find his way out again. Now he's one of the Gutterbreed, a slinking shifting shadow haunting the town's too-numerous alleys. When an old dead friend comes begging for help, Joey's world is torn apart. He is forced to stare down the man he has become in order to rescue the man he once was - and there is only one place he can do that.

The house on Jacob Street calls to them all, but what will they find when they open its door?

809 Jacob Street (Marty Young)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "This is a writer cutting his own way through horror, and I can't wait to see where his journey takes him." - Joe McKinney, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Flesh Eaters and Dead City

- "A refreshingly hypnotic tale that blends Monster Squad and the small-town coming-of-age themes of Stephen King to his own dark and surreal ends." - Robert Hood, author of Immaterial and Fragments of a Broken Land: Valarl Undead

- "Marty Young is a writer of rare talent. He manages to interweave the mundane and supernatural so skilfully you never see or feel the joins. He draws you outside the lines, behind the curtain, out of the blue and into the black, and does it with such grace and skill that it's only in retrospect that you realise how dark your surroundings have become, how unfamiliar the landmarks are.[...]" - K. Power

- "There's a lot more to this book than the title and the cover suggest. More than just a story of a haunted house, this is a slow-burning tale of haunted people in a haunted town. At turns vicious and gut-wrenching, Young drags the reader through the dark underbelly of small town with a hook through the shoulderblades.[...]" - C. Rabarts

- "Marty Young takes us inside the hearts and minds of people tortured by the monster house on 809 Jacob Street. This is a slow burning exploration of psychic terror that builds to a startling climax and the beginning of an even deeper mystery. Recommended!" - Greg Chapman

About the Author

Author Marty Young
Author Marty Young
Marty Young is a Bram Stoker-nominated and Australian Shadows Award-winning writer and editor, and sometimes ghost hunter. He was the founding President of the Australian Horror Writers Association from 2005-2010, and one of the creative minds behind the internationally acclaimed Midnight Echo magazine, for which he also served as Executive Editor until mid-2013.

Marty's first novel, 809 Jacob Street, was published in 2013 by Black Beacon Books, and won the Australian Shadows Award for Best Horror Novel. His novel was also given an Honorable Mention in Shelf Unbound's Page Turner competition.

His short horror fiction has been nominated for both the Australian Shadows and Ditmar awards, reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror ('the best of 2008'), and repeatedly included in year's best recommended reading lists. Marty's essays on horror literature have been published in journals and university textbooks in Australia and India, and he was also co-editor of the award winning Macabre; A Journey through Australia's Darkest Fears, a landmark anthology showcasing the best Australian horror stories from 1836 to the present.

When not writing, he spends his time in the deep dark jungles of Papua New Guinea as a palynologist, whatever the heck that is.

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809 Jacob Street (Marty Young)

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