THE SORROWS by HWA Member Jonathan Janz
Author: Jonathan Janz
The Sorrows, an island off the coast of northern California, and its castle have been uninhabited since a series of gruesome, unexplained murders in 1925. But its owner needs money, so he allows film composers Ben and Eddie and a couple of their female friends to stay a month in Castle Blackwood. Eddie is certain an eerie and reportedly haunted castle is just the setting Ben needs to find musical inspiration for a horror film.
But what they find is more horrific than any movie. For something is waiting for them in the castle. A being, once worshipped, now imprisoned, has been trapped for nearly a century. And he’s ready to feed.
While The Sorrows is often romantic in tone, you ll hardly have time to coo over the scenery while you hold your lover’s hand because Janz will disrupt any tender moment with horrifying mayhem. Every soft reprieve is destroyed by a shocking assault. And for this reader, there is no better drug. Janz is a little trickster, perhaps not intentionally, in setting up the reader for a ghostly supernatural yarn when The Sorrows is really a vicious, sexy beast of a novel. –Meli Hooker, Dreadful Tales
Jonathan Janz is a skilled Writer, his characters are well-crafted and believable, and for a first novel, The Sorrows is pretty damned impressive. –Dan Reilly, Horrorworld
The Sorrows is a brilliant mix of Gothic Horror, music and first class scares. –Jim McLeod, Ginger Nuts of Horror
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: March 6th, 2012