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Pray for Hell by Morrigan Austin - Book Tour & Review

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TITLE: Pray for Hell (Sampson County Supernatural Book 2)

AUTHOR: Morrigan Austin


Sampson County, North Carolina is not the quiet little town most people think it is. Hidden deep within the sprawling corn and cotton fields there is a world that no one would ever expect existed.

Ashton Morris and his family have lived in Sampson County, North Carolina all their lives, for them the insane happenings are normal everyday activity, but for Deputy Jacy Crittenden they are anything but normal. Having left her hometown of New York for a quiet life and a little less bustle she can’t seem to wrap her head around the insanity she’s stepped into.

It has been only 6 months since she transferred and already there are ritualistically butchered cattle, a teenager that no one seems to know even exists, not to mention the Morris family and the strange death of the two youngest member’s father. Somehow Jacy needs to find out what’s going on… but her detective instincts just might lead her into a situation that would make her days on the force in New York seem like a walk in Central Park on a nice spring day.

“Pray for Hell” is the second book in the ‘Sampson County Supernatural’ series that promises to be a wild ride on the paranormal side of life… none like you’ve ever read before.


Sampson County, North Carolina is not the quiet little town most people think it is. Hidden deep within the sprawling corn and cotton fields there is a world that no one would ever expect existed.

My Review
 Pray for Hell is the second book in the Sampson County Supernatural series, and it can be read as a standalone. I thought the first book, Crazy Cat Lady, was a decent read, so I was intrigued to see how Pray for Hell would play out. Unfortunately, I didn't like it as much as book one.

The story is set, of course, in Sampson County, and there's something even more strange and creepy than a 'crazy cat lady' lurking in between the pages of this one. I won't spoil what it is, but to me, it wasn't quite as exciting (maybe that's just me) as the crazy cat lady from book one. I kinda liked her, and I would love to see more with her. 

The cover of Pray for Hell is colorful, but it doesn't scream horror to me. I wanted it to be scarier, darker, grittier. Something that would really make me feel that tingle of terror as I looked at it. 

The story itself is okay, even though it is short. It's in desperate need of an editor, too. There was punctuation placed in the wrong spot, spelling errors/typos, run-ons, etc. It disappointed me and made me not want to read the story, to be honest. I had to force myself to get through it. As an editor/proofreader, the constant mistakes really take me out of the story, and I end up not enjoying it as much as I'd like to.

Overall, Pray for Hell isn't as strong a story as Crazy Cat Lady, and it really needs some work to fix all the errors. Perhaps with some editing and tightening up, the story could end up being a decent read. 

I have to give this one 2.5 stars. Sorry. :(

Guest Post
For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a writer. I started writing stories with my cousin when she was twelve and I was fourteen. Our first written works were about the New Kids on the Block and even her mom was quite interested in what we’d written. I remember being told by several people that I should be a writer and so I continued to dabble in writing for quite a while.

I became involved in groups on AOL where several people would make up characters, get into a chat room and write until dawn broke. It was tons of fun and I even saved a lot of the logs. I have recently put those out as fun little short story books.

I write in various genres. I love fantasy and horror but I tend to lean more toward the horror genre it seems. I think it may be because I share a birthday with Stephen King. I like to think we have a bit in common because of that, I can only hope that one day I’ll be as big as he is.

Most of the stories I’ve written so far have been short stories, but I fully intend to write more lengthy volumes as time goes on. I hope you all enjoy the stories I’ve written and feel free to get in touch with me and let me know your thoughts. You can reach me by email at:

Kitty Honeycutt is the single mother of an amazing daughter. She is a publisher for over 100 authors, a writer, an entrepreneur, a singer and an animal and human rights activist.

She sometimes writes under the pseudonyms Kitty 'de Chatfou & Morrigan Austin. Her book “Ouroboros: Born of Fire” is due out in the year 2019, and will be her sixth published work.







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