So far this month we have featured some excellent writers in different genres – horror, paranormal, British crime – and there is a lot to be said for those who master their genre. There is something satisfying about picking up a book by a favourite author and knowing what you are going to get – that’s why they are your favourite writers.
And so it is with Erin Cole – I have been a huge fan of Erin’s since I first started reading her blog, Listen to the Voices (which she has recently changed to Erin Cole.) Her ability to write absolutely anything when called to made her stand out to me – as a reader. Roland of Gilead (Stephen King fans will understand the reference) uses the term “wordslinger” – and I think that suits Erin very well. Poetic, dramatic, lyrical, fanciful and, quite simply, fantastic. She has had stories published in many books and eZines and it was an absolute treat to find she had finally had her debut novel, Grave Echoes, published and soon to have a collection of short fiction available as well.
Grave Echoes by Erin Cole:
“The nightmare is real…
Kate Waters suffers from narcoleptic hallucinations, which recently involve her unreachable sister, Jev, and a mysterious key. When Kate receives the terrible news concerning Jev’s fatal car accident and acquires the mysterious key from her visions, she unlocks her sister’s world of
perilous secrets involving witchcraft, poltergeist, and a heartless killer determined to get back what is his.
The danger lies in whom to trust.
Terrifying paranormal encounters, a trailing wolf, and an attempted murder of one of Jev’s friends, forces Kate to turn to the one she fears most, the priestess of Jev’s coven, Thea. She challenges Kate’s beliefs and provides her vital clues about her sister’s murder, but will Kate overcome her fears before anyone else dies? To do so, she will have to trust in a world where the possibilities are unbelievable and the consequences are deadly.”
Coming soon from Erin Cole:
This collection contains some of the stories you’ve all loved (“Still Alive,” “Legend of La Chusa,” “Don’t Look Back,” etc.) and a few new ones too (“Letti’s Monsters,” “The House of Dolls,” “The Shadow People”). (From Erin’s blog.)
Erin begins her day with a cup of no nonsense. It wears off by noon, and by nightfall, she is delirious with feral imagination. Though she is yet without an agent, she is sure that her elaborate web of dark fiction will eventually snare the interest of those picnicking in greener pastures.
Until then, she will continue stalking them from behind nomadic bushes.