Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Free Read & Audio: The Painted Darkness

Posted by Simcha 12:06 PM, under | 6 comments

Thanks to Dark Wolf's Fantasy I discovered that Cemetery Dance Publications is offering free downloads of both the electronic and audio version of The Painted Darkness by Brian James Freeman, which is set to be released in hardback this November.

When Henry was a child, something terrible happened in the woods behind his home, something so shocking he could only express his terror by drawing pictures of what he had witnessed. Eventually, Henry's mind blocked out the bad memories, but he continued to draw, often at night by the light of the moon.

Twenty years later, Henry makes his living by painting his disturbing works of art. He loves his wife and his son, and life couldn't be better... except there's something not quite right about the old stone farmhouse his family now calls home. There's something strange living in the cramped cellar, in the maze of pipes that feed the ancient steam boiler.

A winter storm is brewing, and soon Henry will learn the true nature of the monster waiting for him down in the darkness. He will battle this demon and, in the process, he may discover what really happened when he was a child — and why, in times of trouble, he thinks: I paint against the darkness.

But will Henry learn the truth in time to avoid the terrible fate awaiting him... or will the thing in the cellar get him and his family first?

If you enjoy dark and spooky books then this sounds like one you might want to try out.
Downloadthedarkness.com to download the ebook or stream the audio book for free.


Thanks! I love, love, love audio books. I will be going there today!

Awesome. As I've said before not much of an audiobook person, but I'm glad to see its got an ebook. I'll have to check it out.


Nothing beats free.

Simcha, I enjoy your more thoughtful reviews and the fact you don't review for the sake of tearing something apart but rather to explore and inform, so a reader understands what he or she might be getting and can make an informed choice.

Simcha, would you be interested in occasionally contributing blog postings to the Elder Signs press blog site? I'm thinking reviews or whatever. It's a great way to self promote. Check out the site, and if you are interested, email me.

Thanks for telling us! Sounds like interesting book!

Tonya, let me know if it's good. I'm too much of a wimp to try out the book for myself. ( I can't handles scary)

BStearns: Yup, we've got something for everyone. Hope you enjoy it.

Stewart: Thanks for the nice comments about my reviews (though now I'm wondering which are my less thoughtful reviews ;) ) and I am thinking about your offer. Perhaps you can email me with some more specific details as to what would be involved. Though it did look like to me like most of the books on your site lean towards horror, which is not at all my genre. But you are welcome to email me more info.

Aleksandra: My pleasure. I love helping people find free books :)

Thanks for the tip! I downloaded my copy.

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