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Twisted Tales of Deceit by P.D. Alleva - Guest Blogger Book Review

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What would you do if you were surrounded by devils?
Twisted Tales of Deceit is the first installment in the Beyond the Chamber Door series, featuring three blood curdling and devious tales (The Calculated Desolation of Hope, Somnium, & Knickerbocker) chronicling evil’s influence on innocent hearts and our uncontrollable desire to give in to their calculated transgression. These dark influences are surrounding us in every corner of our daily habits, looking to alter and bend human will to their lust and incessant desire to feed on depravity and sin.

What devils and imps are feeding on your soul? Creeping and slithering with insatiable appetites for souls and blood, they manipulate and offer friendly hands to draw us into their primal rage of fear.

Journey into the corridors of darkness, sin, and manipulation, with this first installment.

The Calculated Desolation of Hope: The Devil is Mephisto and he wants William’s heart, to turn him into darkness and leave his love obliterated.
Somnium: Jimmy can’t help talking to himself in the mirror. Or is that a devil pressing his hand to steal his dreams?
Knickerbocker: Isaac Crane, new to Sleepy Hallow, soon learns that the Headless Horseman is more than a myth, and he wants Crane’s head on his mantle.
Discover the influence of demons and the dark hearts of the powerful and corrupt and their insatiable appetites for young souls and their dreams.

Twisted Tales of Deceit is the first installment in the Beyond the Chamber Door series. These are tales chronicling an evil influence on the human psyche, tipping our hands into the engagement of what is most horrifying; our dastardly, human deeds steeped in self-destruction, desperation and the loss of dreams. Metaphorical warnings have been constructed inside these pages to reflect the everyday signs the universe provides under the guise of reflective light that return to mirror how evil tempts our hand so to not fulfill the dreams of the soul. Our doubts, our sadness, our indecisions rooted in fear, are toiled with by the presence of imps bent on hatred and in need of our nightmares to survive. Here, the human spirit is dripped like honey, tasteful to the dark corridors of human malevolence and taken advantage by the corrupt and seamlessly endless parade other worldly dimensions have on what should be our earthly utopia, creating rage in the cosmic hedonism of jealousy.

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Jennifer's Review

Twisted tales of Deceit is a very good book. 
My favorite of the three tales is the retelling of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow. It has an incredible ending. 
I really enjoyed reading this book.
4 stars.
Author Bio
I’ve been writing all my life. Short stories, novels, poetry. Whatever my cosmic muse sends to me at any particular time. I wrote my first novel in sixth grade, a science fiction novel. Writing has always been the one behavior that truly gets my gut. I love the process of creation and I love the editing process.

My first book, a psychological thriller, Indifference,was published in 2011. I’ve since published four books, three fiction and one book on philosophy and self-help. A former psychotherapist and hypnotist – now retired- I opened a mental health and addiction treatment facility in 2011, creating what was considered the ‘gem of treatment’ – not my words – collaborating with world renowned philosophers, healers and psychologist to develop a behavioral modification protocol that utilizes ancient healing practices combined with modern science to effectively treat mental health and addictive symptoms with outstanding success. Let Your Soul Evolve is the title of the book that incorporates these practices. I’ve also written and developed a behavioral protocol attached to the book (the workbook will be published later this year).

I’ve always been of two minds, practical and impractical. A confessed conspiracy theorist (and yes I do have a few of my own), spiritual guru, and student of secret society practices with an interest in supernatural and metaphysical influences, I bring these interests into my fiction novels.

Now living the dream of a career writer, my most recent fiction novels, A Billion Tiny Moments in Time (oddly enough I wrote this novel in 2008 but never had time to publish the story as a result of a 24/7 business that required my attention), Twisted Tales of Deceit and Presenting the Marriage of Kelli Anne & Gerri Denemer, are currently available.

I’m a multi-genre author. My stories are part literary and part philosophical, exploring dark themes with supernatural influences. I just completed the first draft in a new dystopian scifi series (tentatively titled, The Rose) and have begun writing Golem, a supernatural horror thriller. I’m hoping for Halloween releases for both.

I’ve always been of two minds: one wanting to save the world and the other to destroy it. Since neither are mine to manifest, I include these themes in my novels. I enjoy entertaining the reader with dazzling in depth stories. Some are inspirational, some spiritual, and others are down right dark and nasty.

Major influences are: Poe, King, Hemingway, Shelley, Dan Brown – to name a few - and all indie authors. Indie authors keep up the good fight and believe in our dreams with the failure is not an option mentality.

So, check out one or all of my books, you will not be disappointed. And be ready for a truly exciting future whose sole purpose is to dazzle, entertain and have the time of our lives in the process.

Love and light, PD Alleva 

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