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today Mon 7/27/15 on aobibliosphere™ : 100-101 Bewitching Book Tours spotlight, give@way & review: Devil's Nightmare by Robert Pruneda

Monday, July 27, 2015

101 Bewitching Book Tours review: Devil's Nightmare by Robert Pruneda

“Your nightmares follow you like a shadow, forever. ” - Aleksandar Hemon, The Lazarus Project

Devil's Nightmare
Aaron Sanders is a seasoned detective of the Austin Police Department but nothing prepares him for the horrific deaths that would question his integrity and sanity. Cody Sumner, his only witness and hope, refuses to cooperate at first but when Cody starts to talk, Aaron must suspend his disbelief and trust his instincts if he wants to save Cody, his town and himself from an adversary spawned from the deepest pits of hell.
first, a word of caution: Robert Pruneda's first installment in his Devil's Nightmare series is not for the squeamish. the author minces no words and makes no excuses. this is pure disturbing, visceral, graphic horror that delivers a punch yet provides entertainment value as well.
the pacing is fast and the plot thickens as the story moves along. there are layers upon layers of secrets in it and just when i thought i had the answers, i was proven wrong with its twists and surprises.
the major players, with their flaws and positive attributes, are well-drawn and realistic enough. i like Aaron's personality. he is tough, stubborn and dedicated to his job. he has a soft side, though, which he tries to hide but when he allows it to come out, he emerges as a different man especially when he starts to fall for Maria Jimenez, Cody's case worker. Aaron's attempts to woo her are humorous at times. although, i found the romance angle a little enforced at first, it still came out as a pleasant relief from all the horror plaguing Aaron, Cody and the other characters.
as a linguaphile, i also enjoyed the dialogs with its smattering of Spanish and some Latin phrases. even if someone has no knowledge of these languages, they could still be understood either by being stated in context or translated directly. these multi-lingual elements were also integral to the storyline.
the remaining chapters were some of the best parts of the book for me. things were resolved to my satisfaction even if i knew that there was a lot more to expect in the sequel Devil's Nightmare: Premonitions.
overall, an entertaining book for those who somehow manage to still get a good night's sleep in spite of their predilection for horror and supernatural stories.
   
*Devil's Nightmare is available in print and digital formats at Amazon. for more information about Robert Pruneda and his work, please visit Goodreads and follow him on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube
    
my personal rating is:
Devil's Nightmare contains material suitable for readers 16 and above only. 





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Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy for review. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
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