Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Raven’s Peak by Lincoln Cole Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

Raven’s Peak
World on Fire
Book 1
Lincoln Cole

Genre: Horror/Paranormal Thriller

Date of Publication: 7/4/16

ISBN: 9780997225976

Number of pages: 280
Word Count: 76,000

Cover Artist: MN Arzu

Book Description:

A quiet little mountain town is hiding a big problem. When the townsfolk of Raven's Peak start acting crazy, Abigail Dressler is called upon to find out what is happening. She uncovers a demonic threat unlike any she's ever faced and finds herself in a fight just to stay alive.

She rescues Haatim Arison from a terrifying fate and discovers that he has a family legacy in the supernatural that he knows nothing about. Now she's forced to protect him, which is easy, and also trust him if she wants to save the townsfolk of Raven's Peak. Trust, however, is considerably more difficult for someone who grew up living on the knife's edge of danger.

Can they discover the cause of the town's insanity and put a stop to it before it is too late?

“Reverend, you have a visitor.”
He couldn’t remember when he fell in love with the pain. When agony first turned to pleasure, and then to joy. Of course, it hadn’t always been like this. He remembered screaming all those years ago when first they put him in this cell; those memories were vague, though, like reflections in a dusty mirror.
“Open D4.”
A buzz as the door slid open, inconsequential. The aching need was what drove him in this moment, and nothing else mattered. It was a primal desire: a longing for the tingly rush of adrenaline each time the lash licked his flesh. The blood dripping down his parched skin fulfilled him like biting into a juicy strawberry on a warm summer’s day. 

About the Author:

Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

Where are you from?
Columbus, Ohio
Tell us your latest news?
Right now the latest news is the launch and release of Raven’s Peak! It’s pretty much consumed me for the last few months.
When and why did you begin writing?
I wrote my first novel when I was fourteen, but I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I read a lot of books by people I admired and always wanted to do that.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The day my dad helped me publish my first book at fourteen years old. It was terrible, but it meant a lot. I didn’t consider myself a serious writer, though, until about a year ago.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I loved reading fantasy and I wanted to create a world of my own.
Do you have a specific writing style?
I like to think so. I’ve been inspired by a lot of other authors, but my style is fairly distinct even across all of the genres I write in.
How did you come up with the title?
I’ve wanted to write a story about a town named Raven’s Peak that had strange things happening for a long time. I didn’t necessarily know that would be this book when I first started writing it, but as soon as I tied the two together I knew that would be the name of the book.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Anyone can be a hero.
How much of the book is realistic?
Some of it is, but since its paranormal and a thriller there are a lot of fantastical elements to it as well.
What books have most influenced your life most?
Everything by Stephen King and Isaac Asimov. Those are my biggest inspirations for what I love to write and read.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
Stephen King. His book on writing made me completely reevaluate my style and what I wanted to do as a writer.
What book are you reading now?
Game of Thrones right now.
What are your current projects?
I’m working on the sequel and third book in my Graveyard of Empires series, and it’s something I’ve been planning to come back to for a while now.

What would you like my readers to know?

This book was something entirely new for me and really gave me a chance to branch out and try new things. I’ve published sci-fi, fantasy, and literary fiction before but this series means a lot to me because of the main character. I didn’t want my book to fit into any perfect molds for who the heroes are and what theology it fit into.

Tour giveaway

3 ebook copies Raven’s Peak

3 print copies Raven’s Peak