........Of Tortured Faustian Slumbers [NOOK Book]

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Following the disintegration of his marriage, Seth Caine, a once famous and infamous author, immerses himself in alcohol and aff airs to mask his pain.

His wife Lily is a psychiatrist at an institute for the criminally insane. One of her patients is a sadistic killer who seems to know too much about Lily and Seth.

Seth has recently been having disturbing and frightening nightmares of his own death and ...

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........Of Tortured Faustian Slumbers

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Overview

Following the disintegration of his marriage, Seth Caine, a once famous and infamous author, immerses himself in alcohol and aff airs to mask his pain.

His wife Lily is a psychiatrist at an institute for the criminally insane. One of her patients is a sadistic killer who seems to know too much about Lily and Seth.

Seth has recently been having disturbing and frightening nightmares of his own death and destruction. Gradually his dreams have been becoming increasingly vivid and terrifying.

Following a night out with a friend, Seth has an intense sexual encounter with a beautiful stranger. This takes him further down a spiral of torment and insanity, which leads him to question his entire existence.

Vicious demons and beautiful succubi may have the answer to his successful return to the limelight. Seth could revel in the glow of notoriety again. He could even win his wife back, but there are sinister forces at work, and their motives for such generosity are shown when the Prince of Darkness himself pays Seth a visit.

Seth is expected to fulfill his side of a Faustian pact, and the price to pay would be an act in itself, which could condemn mankind to burn.

Follow Seth Caine now on his journey into madness and despair . . .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781477222058
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 8/29/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 466 KB

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  • Posted May 19, 2014

    This is a novel chronicling the most terrifying chapters in the

    This is a novel chronicling the most terrifying chapters in the life of a once
    notoriously famous author, Seth Caine.



    Caine’s notoriety has slipped by the wayside, and his sanity is soon to follow.
    When his marriage falls apart, and his son tragically dies, it seems as though
    he will allow drinking and women to overtake any semblance of a normal life.
    His writer’s block has become an unbearable burden. Normal becomes a
    distant memory when the nightmares begin and the demons show up, quite
    literally, on his doorstep.



    Hope appears in an unbelievable way when Seth Caine is offered an opportunity
    to restore his marriage and his fame…at the cost of his eternal soul.


    The moment I opened this book, the first paragraph – the first sentence — grabbed
    me by the throat and refused to release me. There was no “easing in” to the story.
    Faustian Slumbers opened with graphically torturous nightmares, setting the scene
    and leaving me in shock before I had scarcely begun! Still – I had to read on, and
    through the imagination of Giles, I was led through a maze of intrigue and horror
    and even introduced to the Devil himself.



    Giles has developed an effortless style of introducing the reader into the lives of
    the characters. I felt as though I were a shadow in the story, walking alongside Seth
    Caine as he met up with his friends, encountered the beautiful enchantress, and came
    face to face with demons. When another, even less savory personality is introduced
    in the guise of Severin Frost – a brilliantly crafty and demented killer locked away
    in the very facility where Caine’s ex-wife works as senior psychiatrist – I felt
    more as though I were being pulled along and unable to look away. It is this style
    of writing that carries the reader from beginning to end.


    With several stories unfolding at once, Faustian Slumbers never slows. Giles
    leads you down one path and just as you think you’re safely tucked into one
    particular bad dream, another unfolds and locks you, helplessly, into place for
    the next part of your journey.

    It is important to note that, while there are shocking nightmares described, the
    sheer believability of the story will leave you in a kind of daze as Giles makes
    a very smooth transition from credible events that could easily happen any day
    of the week into events that the average person hopes to never, ever experience.
    I did not want to put this book down until the very end.

    I would encourage any fan of horror, occult, or fantasy to turn your attention
    to C. William Giles and allow him to take you on a journey you won’t soon
    forget with this intriguing story.

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