My #bookreview of THE DEVIL’S BED by Doug Lamoreux

THE DEVIL’S BED by Doug Lamoreux

BLURB:

What awaits Brandy in The Devil’s Bed?
While touring a ruined castle in southern France, Brandy Petracus is led to the unhallowed graveyard of Templar Knights executed for practicing Black Magic. Long forgotten by the world, this ancient cemetery is known to the locals as the Devil’s Bed, and its occupants do not rest in peace.
In this fast-paced clash of good vs. evil, Brandy soon finds herself the leader of an eclectic group besieged by resurrected Templar knights – craving their blood. Vampirism, madness, dark humor and flashbacks to 14th century Paris tell Brandy’s story of commitment, trust and sacrifice, as she is forced to hole up in an ancient chapel with her friends and fight for survival.
Even then, the Devil’s Bed has yet to surrender all of its secrets.

MY REVIEW:

Brandy, and her fiancé Ray and future sister-in-law/BFF Vicki, are touring Europe so Brandy can finish her Master’s thesis titled: `Burial Practices Around the World and What They Mean to Life’.  The story starts with Brandy and Vicky taking a tour of Castle Freedom at Paradis, France where the Knight’s Templar’s were supposedly burned at the stake for worshipping the Devil.  While they were being burned, they cursed the people condemning them with the promise of resurrection and revenge.  Bored with the tour, blonde, beautiful Vicki leaves the group with a handsome stranger.  He leads her to the cemetery where the remains of the unholy Knight Templars are interred.  He attacks her and leaves her for dead.  Now the action really starts.
It took me awhile to get into Doug Lamoreux’s writing style, but once I did, I really enjoyed it.  He has a very unique way with words and a true wordsmith.  His characters are well developed and I came to think of Ray and Brandy as friends.  There are so many characters you will identify with.  And like all good horror stories, you hope the character you’re attached to, doesn’t end up as one of the victims.  But, there are a lot or victims in this well plotted story.
Ray and Brandy’s strained relationship turns into a partnership as they strive to survive the onslaught of undead.  I loved Ray, this big, tattooed biker dude, screaming like a girl as a disembodied hand goes skittering across the floor.  And then small, petite Brandy, carrying her bag o’ plenty saving the day.  I really loved these characters and wouldn’t mind seeing them again in another story as Brandy finishes up her thesis.  I’m sure there’s lots of places Brandy can research where trouble is just around the corner.
But even amongst all the death and carnage, there’s dark humor that will have you laughing out loud.  If you love dark, gory, funny horror tales, this one is for you.  I give it 5 feathers.  Well done.

A #mustread for all horror fans.  Buy your copy now:

 

About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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