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Homemade Haunting

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  • Posted March 26, 2011

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    Homemade Haunting

    I am a big fan of mainstream horror, suspense, so when I was given the opportunity to review "Homemade Haunting" by Rob Stennett the title intrigued me, and the cover had me wondering what it was all about, but what I found inside the covers of the book was what really held my attention!

    Charlie Walker lost his faith in God at the age of seven when God failed to answer his prayers to save his mother who was dying of cancer. Now thirty years later when Charlie is asked by his wife Rachel what he would like for his birthday, the answer he gives is that he would like to quit his job as a high school English teacher for six months so he can write a best selling horror novel. When she agrees they sell their home and find a cheap rental in Castle Rock. As he starts to write the first few chapters come easy, but then nothing,and he comes to realize that he can't possibly write about something he knows nothing about, so he decides to dabble in the supernatural for inspiration. His first foray into the supernatural is buying and using a Ouija board, which seems to work because the chapters are flowing again, but he is also experiencing some weird things in the house. When he confides in his wife about what he has been doing she jumps on board with him and soon she seems almost obsessed with the paranormal. It soon becomes a battle of spiritual warfare, and when Charlie's guardian angel shows up and allows him to see the demons that are wreaking havoc on his family, Charlie does the only thing he can do, he turns to God to save his family!

    I really enjoyed this book! While this book deals with the topic of paranomal and "demons" the author writes it in such a way that it isn't really scary, he actually weaves alot of quirky humor into the story.I loved the footnotes peppered throughout the story and found myself reading them first thing when I found them on the page, and acutally had to laugh about the refrence to The Ghost Hunters on Sci-Fi, because its a show I watch regularly!
    The thing that really jumped out at me throughout the story is just how easy it is to allow darkness into our lives,and once its there its not always so easy to get rid of. I found it very refreshing that I could read a story about the supernatural that also has a spiritual message woven in.

    A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted February 20, 2011

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    Rod Stennett provides a powerful inspirational thriller as heaven and hell fight over battlefield Homo sapiens

    After years of teaching high school English, Charlie Walker, with his wife Rachel's consent, quits. They sell their house in Boulder and accompanied by their kids move into a run down rental in Castle Rock. Charlie plans to write a horror novel. His first few chapters come quickly, but the next few fail to gel.

    He realizes that like a method actor, he needs to feel first hand his subject that he knows nothing about. An atheist when it comes to the paranormal, Charlie buys an Ouija board not expecting anything to occur. Thus he is shocked when it works as he writes the next few passages. When Charlie hits another wall, he turns to the board again. He soon sees writings on the mirror in his bathroom. When he shouts out asking if anyone else is here, Rachel is thrilled to be living in a haunted house and delves onto the supernatural more deeply. He tries to stop, but the Dark has come and taken over his family. With a guardian angel at his back and a demon at his soul, the war between heaven and hell has brought the latest combat to a run down rental in Castle Rock.

    The engaging story line switches in tone from humorous to poignant to frightening as immortal combat has come to disbelieving Charlie who never forgave God for ignoring his prayers to save his mom. It is only when he realizes that evil has attacked his loved ones, like soldiers in a foxhole, he turns to the Lord asking for a saving miracle for those he cherishes above his own soul. Rod Stennett provides a powerful inspirational thriller as heaven and hell fight over battlefield Homo sapiens.

    Harriet Klausner

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