Living with a paranormal storm looming on the horizon, constantly feeling the darkness trying to penetrate his soul, Steven A. LaChance has discovered that the aftershocks of a demonic possession can be more dangerous than the initial haunting itself. Marked by the supernatural trauma inflicted by the Union Screaming Houseas chronicled in his first book, The Uninvited Steven and his family find that no matter where they move, no matter what they do, they are still vulnerable to otherworldly attacks.
As malevolent forces continue their relentless assaults, Steven and his close-knit community fight for their sanity and their lives. Blessed Are the Wicked is one man's account of the repressed horror and pain that nearly tore his world apart.
|Publisher:||Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD.|
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About the Author
Steven LaChance(Missouri) has appeared on numerous television and radio programs worldwide. He has been a featured guest onThe Morning Show with Mike & Juliet , Fox News, NBC News, CBS News, Travel Channel,Chiller , CNN,Destination America , the Discovery Channel, plus many more, including his starring appearance in the Booth Brothers documentariesChildren of the Grave andThe Possessed . Steven has also completed a documentary for the Fifth Season DVD release of Supernatural , the popular television series about two brothers who hunt demons.
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If I could I would give this book 10 stars!! I am in amazement on how wonderful it is.!! This is a MUST READ for all that have read "The Uninvited". or heard Steven A. LaChance speak. YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!! Being an paranormal investigator I have had my fill of stories that just don't add up or of clients that give you stories that you can disprove in only one investigation. Steven's story is not FICTION! It is a real life altering list of events that happened to him in the Union MO house and now with Blessed are the Wicked, more is out about his experiences and what may be behind the haunting that he and his children lived though. It is a very moving conclusion to the first book about the Union Screaming House. He tells us more and gives us a clearer picture about what really happened, Signs that were in the first book are now understood in a way that you can not imagine. It is a very emotional book, but his humor comes through just when you need it to get through the pages. I am ready to read it again!! Not because I may have missed something, but because it is so damn good!! Congrats to Steven on a well written book about a very hard to tell story.
Finished Are The Wicked by Steven A. LaChance and all I can say is that this books answers all the questions readers have after the first book and fills in much of the detail that you were wanting. Steven has outdone himself again with this book. This book was totally worth the wait for him to finish writing it. Steven LaChance brings you into his and his families personal nightmare and weaves the story in a way that makes sense and brings you full circle and clears so many questions. His writing is so unique and makes you feel the pain he felt, you can mentally see the things he sees etc. BLESSED ARE THE WICKED picks up where THE UNIVITED left off.The book is very emotional in a lot of the parts especially in the end. I highly recommend this book to anyone in this field and has followed any of the screaming house events. I gotta give props for steven for finally sitting down and writing and releasing everything. Shannon TheHistorian did amazing job editing this book. Amy Glaser and everyone at Llewellyn should be very proud of this book!
Steven LaChance's "The Uninvited" is my absolute favorite book, that was until "Blessed Are The Wicked" came along. The book is a stand alone sequel. Stand alone because even if you had never read "The Uninvited" "Blessed Are The Wicked" can be read and enjoyed on its own merit. The storytelling is terrific. Steven uses diary, flashbacks, and nightmares to weave a terrifying tale about not only the Union Screaming House but other unsettling things going on in the small town of Union. Scary? There were times when I was reading that I literally had a take a moment to remind myself I was safe and alone. But Blessed did so much more for myself than simply to scare me. This book is emotionally charged which not only leaves you feeling for the characters but also adds to the fright when those times do arrive within the story and they do arrive quite frequently. My thoughts need to go out to Steven for fighting this battle and being able to come on the other end sane and a more spiritually rounded person than what he was before it started. I do not want to give too much of the book away other than to say YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK AND THE UNINVITED. I heard someone say the other day that both of these books are going to become true haunting classics. I could not agree more. In my mind, they are the best written and moving of all of the true haunting genre.
A fantastically well written review to sequel of, "The Uninvited". This story I enjoyed because it was such a interesting detailed aspect of the haunting at, "The Union Screaming House" and the aftermath of a haunting in this way. This book was very well written and the characters proved to be interesting and pivotal to the story development as well. I do feel that this author has a great career ahead of him, this is a great read that delves deep into topics but the authors writing style allows us to keep track but also not realize how much we are turning the pages to find out what happens next. I am definitely recommending this amazing sequel written by this author. I must say, I was hesitant as first of reading this book because more often than not the sequels just seem to be a drag and just the author writing what they forgot, this aspect was as fascinating or possibly even more fascinating than the original story. Definitely a great book for the paranormal enthusiasts or those that enjoy a true haunted story.
This book scared me to death. I did not sleep for two weeks after reading it.
I absolutely love Steven A. LaChance's books, especially the uninvited. And this book is a perfect compliment to it. It goes into detail about what steven and his family went through after the Union house haunting. It made me laugh, cry, and even had made me mad a little bit, however, to me thats what makes a great author. His books will always be on my recommendations lists as well as my favorites shelf.
I read this in one night. No sleep. Hanging on the pages. Touched by things written that still come back to me in random moments. Haunted by the story. Haunted by the images of people lost. This sequel reveals it's mysteries masterfully like deeper layers of veils in the darkness...
I am not usually a fan of sequels for anything since they more often than not fall short of "part one". Blessed Are the Wicked is an exception. Mr. LaChance has a way of writing that makes you actually feel emotions towards the people in the story. I am a veteran paranormal investigator so I could readily relate the crumbling of relationships amongst the team involved in helping the family that moved in after the LaChance family. I highly recommend this book as it adds details that were not in the first book.
This is a amazing book.A read that take's you along with a man and his loved one's and friends on a fight for their very live's Within the first 11 pages I was crying ,l was laughing, and could feel the pain and feelings the people where going through as if I was there.This is a must read.
Blessed Are The Wicked is perhaps one of the worst true haunting books I’ve read. Why? Because it’s not about the haunting. It’s not about what happened at The Union Screaming House – which, by the way, is barely touched upon – and I, having not read the first book, barely understood what had happened there. It’s not even about the aftermath, about dealing with demonic possession and the occassional resurfacing of demons and ghosts. No. It’s about the author and his family, and that’s mostly it. There’s not enough about the haunting here, and way too many mundane details about the author and his family. The story itself seems over the top and fabricated – if a house was truly that wicked, it would be worldwide news, especially in today’s era. The author offers little proof for what happened besides his own word (no real search for the history of the house, no other witness accounts). This book reads like a horror movie, or an episode of Goosebumps, except then for grown ups. It’s too over the top not to be fabricated. Even Hollywood is more down to earth when they make horror movies ‘inspired by real events’. I’m willing to keep an open mind, but when you have poltergeist-like phenomena, demonic possession, satanic rituals in the basement….well, then you know you’ve just stumbled into lalalala-land (aka fiction territory). The author also has a very black/white view on just about everyone. He classifies people as “good” and “bad” and leaves out everything in between. The writing is boring and sloppy, the author focuses too much on himself instead of on what’s happening, the haunting sounds fake, and all in all, there was nothing scary about it. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.