Friday, October 25, 2013


It is Coffin Hop Web Tour Day Two, and Angelic Knight Press has a fantastic book to give away. THE KEEPER, by Kim Despins is today's fantastic story! As Erik Williams says below in his Five Star review, "This is a damn good book." Do you like Werewolves? Are you likely to hate Fire and Brimstone preachers trying to mess up your life? Hmmn, me lads and lassies, here is the tale for you.

Get in on the great Werewolf action! How can you win this great book? Merely tell me one other project this great author has worked on. If you read the post, it will be easy. Happy Coffin Hop, and happy reading!

Blaze McRob

Book Description

May 31, 2013
The town of Anton has kept the secret of Aksonas farm for generations. Townspeople whisper and worry their children will be chosen and cursed to live an unnatural life in a makeshift family of wolves.

When the moon rises, the men in Olivia’s family become wolves and prowl the countryside to protect their farm from predators. When Olivia stumbles upon the body of the church caretaker on their land, she’s forced to face the possibility that one of her family may have gone rogue.

When she turns to the Sheriff for help in solving the murder, her family turns on her, forcing her to face the townspeople and the ghosts of her past alone. To make matters worse, a fire and brimstone preacher has decided to rid Anton of the ancient curse once and for all, no matter the cost.

About the Author

Kim Despins lives and plays in Colorado. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies and magazines including Shocklines: Fresh Voices in Terror (forthcoming from Cemetery Dance) and On Spec magazine.

She collaborated with her writing group Snutch to create Tales from the Yellow Rose Diner and Fill Station, a well-received and unique collection of stories that explore some of the ugliest moments in the lives of the diner's patrons.

Kim's greatest desire is to spend a single night with S. Clayton Yurpecs, drinking decent wine and painting each other's toenails.

The Keeper is her first novel.

5.0 out of 5 stars Werewoves? Sign me up. June 7, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
With the glut of zombies and sparkly vampires out there on the horror shelves, it's nice to see a true blue werewolf story pop up. You'd think there'd be more of them but here's the thing, it's hard to write a decent werewolf novel. I mean, it's man then beast and then man. And when they're in beast mode, it's not like they're telling you about their depression or how much they hate eating people. Nah, they're ripping your liver out with their giant fangs, man!

So, it's hard unless you resort to a "been there done that" like The Wolf Man or a comedy like American Werewolf in London or something along the lines of Thomas Tessier's The Nightwalker (where you never really see the beast because it's all internal changes from his POV).

Not so hard for Kim Despins. She delivers a solid, well-told werewolf novel. But it's not your trope filled, silver bullet, full moon werewolf book. Nope, it's a complicated one. Intricate. The implications of a family curse; the impact on a town; superstitions become violent reality; the large community (town) vs the small community (family); family vs family; Christianity vs Paganism; and love. Yeah, there's some love in there.

Point is, Kim doesn't go for the cheep thrill or the gore fest that say, someone like I would pen. No, her novel is full of depth, intelligence, and well-molded characters that will sit with you long after you finish the book. There is pain; an uncomfortable sense of dread rippling through these pages.

This is a damn good book.

Oh, and there's some pretty cool werewolf violence, too. Can't forget that!


  1. Tales from the Yellow Rose Diner. :)

  2. We have a winner! Congratulations, Jackie! We'll get a hold of you to get your information so we can send you a copy of this great book!


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    1. This is the work of the great RL Treadway, Nina! She is a master!


  4. Eric Williams has 8 reviews and 1 linkslist on Amazon.

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    1. I'm on my way to visit your blog! Happy Coffin Hopping!



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