Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Welcome, Joel M. Andre

Book Synopsis:
All around her Lauren Bruni is faced with destruction. Her marriage has ended, and her professional life is at the breaking point. For Lauren, this is only the beginning of her pain.

In the small town of Cottonwood, AZ everything seems to be headed in the same direction. A serial killer is on the loose, and his trail of victims holds no connection. His rampage escalates and becomes far more brutal with each murder he commits.
As Lauren attempts to prevent her own life from collapsing down around her she must stop a killer with supernatural strength. But there is something far more sinister in the works than she could ever imagine. In the end it is up to Lauren to make the ultimate sacrifice to save a community from the purest form of evil.

About the Author:
Joel M. Andre was born January 13, 1981. At a young age he was fascinated with the written word. It was at fourteen that Poe blew his mind, and Andre began to dabble with darker poetry.

Between the years of 1999 and 2007 Joel was featured in various poetry anthologies and publications. In 2008 he released his first collection,Pray the Rain Never Ends.

Knowing there was something deeper and darker inside of his soul, Joel decided to take a stab at commercialism. Releasing the dark tongue in cheek, A Death at the North Pole, created a dark world among the death of Kris Kringle. Ultimately providing a tale of redemption.

October of 2008 saw Joel release his second book, Kill 4 Me. A tale in which a woman is haunted by a vengeful spirit through text messages and instant messaging.

Taking some time off and doing a lot of soul searching, Joel took things in a new direction and dabbled in the Fantasy Genre with, The Pentacle of Light. The tale dealing with five major races battling for control of Earth, and the acceptance of their God.

Finally, after missing his detective Lauren Bruni, he released the book The Return in October 2009, this time moving the action from the North Pole and placing it in the small Arizona community he was raised in.
Andre’s latest book is The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen about a dead man who seeks revenge on the woman that tormented him in peaceful Northern Arizona.

Currently, he resides in Chandler, AZ.
You can visit his website at www.joelmandre.info

Book Details:
Publisher: Darkcountry Publications
 September 2010
Genre: Suspense/Horror


What inspired me to write, The Black Chronicles: Cry of the Fallen? That is an interesting question that probably doesn’t have a very interesting response.

For the last few years, I have been on a Lauren Bruni kick. The character is a fun and witty gal that has some edge to her. I know some people find her cold, but that is only a protective layer to her. Inside, there is a woman who has been through hell and maintains her composure. She wants to give all she can to the people she cares about, but her past demons prevent her from opening up.

It was with that in mind, that I decided to take the world that she lived in and create a dark environment that she could be in. The first book in this series is about focusing on the pain she has and to allow her darkness to flow through the pages. This certainly didn’t make her a likeable character, but it does make her human. We all have these periods in our life that seem to consume us and we want to break free from those trappings, that is what this book is about.

Beyond that, I just wanted a good old fashioned horror tale to share with people as well. I wanted to take werewolves, demons and a serial killer and blend them into something that would entertain the reader. I then wanted the chance to take my hometown of Cottonwood and share it with people who might have never been there.
As I write a story, I also think about what readers have liked in my past works as well. My dark humor and thought provoking elements are an essential part of the process. Of course, these points are not beaten into the reader and the book can be enjoyed on a casual reading level as well.
What I do know after writing this book, is that I want to take the healing process forward with Lauren and start to build additional emotion in her and have her branch out as well. The Black Chronicles are going to continue and the next book is certainly going to have an interesting set of twists to it. I want to reward the readers for taking the journey with Lauren, by giving them more of her history and then having the chance to watch her shine.
I think I strayed from the original question, but I gave you some insight into me and the book. I hope those who do read it, enjoy the tale. There is something for everyone in it and I am pretty proud of this book.
All the best,
Joel M. Andre


Admin said...

Thank you, Roseanne, for being a part of the tour and hosting this fantastic author on your blog!


Roseanne Dowell said...

Any time, Molly. You're very welcome.

Joel M. Andre said...

Hi Roseanne,

Thanks for allowing me to do the guest post today!

All the best,

Joel M. Andre