Bloodstone

Bloodstone

by Nate Kenyon
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Bloodstone by Nate Kenyon

A recovering alcoholic on the run from his past, all Billy Smith wants is to be left alone. But commanded by the voices in his head to commit acts of violence he does not understand, he kidnaps a prostitute known only as Angel and heads north to a bucolic little New England town called White Falls. Something monstrous has taken root in White Falls, and has waited centuries for the right time to awaken. Psyches begin to unravel and violence erupts. The fate of the living ultimately rests on the back of one man. For the dead are watching.…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594144387
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nate Kenyon grew up in a small town in Maine with dark nights and long winters to feed his interest in writing. He earned a BA in English from Trinity College in Hartford, CT in 1993, winning awards in playwriting and fiction.

His dark fiction stories have appeared in various magazines and in the horror anthology Terminal Frights. Kenyon has worked in the Massachusetts public library system, and as the Director of Marketing & Communications for a New England law school. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association and International Thriller Writers.

Kenyon lives in a recently-restored 1840s Greek Revival home in the Boston area with his wife and their three children.

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Bloodstone 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good one, though not a book that I couldn't put down. Worth a read. Look forward to more from this guy.
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WriterManPA More than 1 year ago
This was a very good with a good amount of hair raising scenes to creep the reader out a bit. Look forward to reading more by Nate Kenyon.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was amazed when I first started reading Bloodstone, this novel is without a doubt what horror novels should be. Very moody and effective, a very chilling plot. The characters themselves were people that I can actually see. You automatically feel sorry for them and the situations they had to endure in life and living with the consequences of their actions they made in the past, especially with the protagonist Billy Smith. I don't want to give out too much away but this was one of the best horror novels that I have read, Nate Kenyon knew what he was writing about and this has made him a very effective horror writer. He knew how to add the right elements to the story. The pacing of the story was nice and flowed well. I could almost see the unspeakable nightmare happening to any other town whether it is big or small. It also raises the question we have to ask ourselves, can we live with something so horrible and try to pretend as if nothing happened? When readers read this book this will bring out something in them they had no idea was there. I commend Nate for writing this book and am looking forward to his next horror novel The Reach. All in all, if you are looking for a very effective horror story then Bloodstone is the book for you. You will not be disappointed in it at all. Coming from a horror writer myself I say this book is worth every penny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In ¿Bloodstone¿ Nate Kenyon has written a classic horror story of high caliber. The reader is easily immersed in the mystery of the correlation between the founding fathers of the town and the current residents and it becomes obvious that evil never dies¿ it just waits for the right circumstances to surface again. Kenyon has such a brilliant command of words that the elaborate descriptions of people, places and events seems so thorough and natural as if the reader witnessed the events themselves. It is good to see horror taken back to its basic and most chilling form.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nate Kenyon has written an outstanding first novel. Bloodstone's plot is a thrill ride, the imagery is vivid and disturbing, Kenyon's characters have depth, and the ending is poignant and satisfying. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bloodstone is a must read. The story is thrilling with a lot of complex and interesting characters. It begins with Billy Smith who is an ex-con struggling with his past and trying to begin a new life but never forgetting his mistake because he believes it keeps him grounded. Remembering what he has done keeps him from taking that drink he keeps thinking about. He is haunted by relentless dreams and voices that convince him to kidnap a prostitute by the name of Angel. He soon learns she is also tormented by similar dreams and voices. They are both drawn to the small town of White Falls, Maine, where together they begin to unravel the mystery of why they are there and what they are supposed to do. The chills and thrills build as they dig into the towns past history and have to confront the horrific things they find. The twists are fantastic and the ending must be good fighting evil -- it's the only choice. You will be shocked at the discoveries and know the end must be as it is. Your goosebumps will have goosebumps...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up, thinking it'd be a great read. And I don't want to bash it too badly because there are elements to it I like. But man, what is it with toay's writers and the endless -- and needless -- profanity that plague their books? C'mom people, you're supposed to be wordsmiths and storytellers. There are more to words and stories than using the Lord's name in vain and four-letter words. Scott Nicholson did a great job with his first book, The Red Church, which contained very few foul words and proving that, yes, good horror stories can be written without the filth. I hope Nate can, in the future, tap those readers who like horror fiction but not the profanity. There are more of us than you might think.