Welcome to The Yak ... and before you laugh at that name for the new blog ... well, okay, go ahead (who can blame you?). To celebrate all things new, I'm doubling down with a new cover for my supernatural time-travel thriller, Velvet Rain. And I'm tripling down with a cool giveaway!
When I first released the book, I was pretty happy with the cover I created. But as time went on (fitting, given the storyline), I realized the book was long overdue for a snappy upgrade. I wanted to convey the awesome power of the protagonist, Kain Richards, when he does his thing. And that thing is really cool. Dangerous, yeah, but freakin', all-out cool.
Why do we love time-travel stories? One could probably write a book on that alone. But I don't think it's a stretch to say that we all have regret over something. To get a do-over, it's just too seductive. But as Velvet Rain explores, every shiny penny you find on the ground has its dark side.
So what's it about? It's not your same-old, same-old time-travel yarn where the hero just snaps his fingers and everything goes back to the way it was. In Velvet Rain, nothing is ever as it was--or as it seems. This gritty thriller puts an epic spin on time-travel, weaving paranormal and horror with terrifying twists and turns from start to finish. I'll let the book's description fill you in:
He was born a miracle. It will take one to save the world.
A mysterious drifter, Kain Richards is the last of his kind—and a man on the run. Once a tortured prisoner and pawn in a clandestine government experiment, his freedom hangs in the balance against the relentless pursuit from Brikker, an obsessed and ruthless madman who will stop at nothing to possess him.
Born with the Turn—the godlike power to reverse time—Kain’s ability is constrained inside a “bubble” that alters time within it. The further back he turns, the larger the bubble, the larger the effect—and the greater, stranger, and more dire and unpredictable the consequences, for those within, and beyond, the Turn’s reach.
Kain also possesses the Sense, giving him knowledge of the previous timeline and fuzzy, incomplete glimpses of the future. While the vast majority of the population don’t have the Sense, some do—and Brikker is one of them. And yet, while those who have it aren’t even aware of it, experiencing little more than déjà vu when time has turned, Brikker’s Sense far exceeds Kain’s, and is utterly dangerous. Not only can he remember every detail of a previous timeline, his glimpses into the future are far deeper, far more telling, giving him a deadly advantage. As these glimpses can only occur when time has turned, Kain is the key to Brikker’s twisted plans that tread an unalterable path to a terrifying future of death and destruction.
Knowing full well he must keep to the road, yet worn from the chase and his curse of the Turn, Kain settles into a job as a farmhand, only to fall for a beautiful and sensible Iowa farmwoman. Unable to stay but unwilling to leave, his dark secret sets their lives in peril. His health and his powers failing, only an iron will in an epic final battle will give him the chance to stand against the evil menace that threatens to consume him and the woman he loves—and to save the world from a hellish apocalypse.
And now for the really cool stuff--the giveaway!
For two lucky winners, each will receive a signed paperback of Velvet Rain, plus two ebooks: Velvet Rain, and my award-winning horror novel, The Dark!
As a bonus, all entrants will receive my free Starter Library, which includes the chilling tales Fosgate's Game and Never Too Late.
The contest runs from April 12 to April 19, 2019, with the winner being announced shortly after.
Don't miss out: There are lots of bonus points to be had by visiting the giveaway daily, increasing your chances--plus some really big bonus points on your initial entry.
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Click the button below to enter. Good luck, and have fun! Oh ... and by the by ... what do you think of the new cover? You can leave a comment below.
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Award-winning author David C. Cassidy is the twisted mind behind several chilling books of horror and suspense. An author, photographer, and graphic designer—and a half-decent juggler—he spends his writing life creating tales of terror where Bad Things Happen To Good People. Raised by wolves, he ... Read more