Authors Showcase: Closed At Dark by Rob Blackwell
November 21, 2014
The Book: Closed At Dark
The Author: Rob Blackwell
The Story: When a mysterious white-haired man tries to kidnap Sara Ignatius’ son and then vanishes before her eyes, Sara knows there’s only one person who can help her: Soren Chase, one of the country’s best supernatural investigators.
For Soren, the case is personal. Sara’s fiancé was John Townes, Soren’s best friend who died in a supernatural attack several years earlier. Soren will do anything to save Sara’s son, but he must act fast. Because the kidnapper has a mission of his own, and he’s willing to destroy anyone who gets in his way.
A prequel to the forthcoming full-length novel The Forest of Forever currently in the Kindle Scout program, Closed At Dark is a self-contained novella that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves urban fantasy, mystery and suspense.
About Rob Blackwell:
Rob is an award-winning journalist with fifteen years’ experience and the author of The Sanheim Chronicles and The Soren Chase novels, two series that combine urban fantasy, mystery and suspense.
His first novel, A Soul to Steal, was featured on USA Today and praised by book bloggers and readers alike for its great plot and a “fantastic ending.” Many of this other books have been Kindle bestsellers in the Dark Fantasy category.
As a journalist, Rob has won several Virginia Press Association awards and was co-winner of the Jesse H. Neal Award for Business Journalism. He has appeared several times on other media outlets, including NPR, BBC, CNBC and C-Span.
You can find out more about him on his Facebook page, at facebook.comasoultosteal or on Twitter at @abwashbureau.
Rob lives in Virginia with his wife and two children.
Review by Gina M.: Get this now! Don’t even think about it, just do it! It was absolutely amazing and just what I was hoping for. It’s suspenseful and it creeped me out. The characters just pop right off the pages and it had me expecting to look up and see the white haired man just staring at me.
I’ve been a fan since the Sanheim Chronicles–if you haven’t read them yet, go get all three NOW–and this new series looks like it will not disappoint. Can’t wait to read the first book!
Review by Katrina Dailey: This was a great read! Rob Blackwell is a talented author, and I’ve loved his work since reading the first book in the Sanheim Chronicles. I love books that deal with the supernatural and this was something I just flew through.
This book was suspenseful, had great characters, and left you hanging just enough in the end. I’m looking forward to the next book in the Soren Chase series!