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The Eidola Project by Robert Herold - Book Tour + Giveaway




The Eidola Project




An Eidola Project Novel


Book One


Robert Herold

Genre:  Horror

Publisher:  Wild Rose Press (Black Rose Imprint)

Date of Publication: November 18, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-5092-2406-7 Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-5092-2407-4 Digital

Number of pages:  290
Word Count: 69870

Cover Artist:  Debbie Taylor

Tagline:  The Eidola Project is recruiting. Dare to join them?

Book Description:

It's 1885 and a drunk and
rage-filled Nigel Pickford breaks up a phony medium's séance. A strange twist
of fate soon finds him part of a team investigating the afterlife.

The Eidola Project is an intrepid
group of explorers dedicated to bringing the light of science to that which has
been feared, misunderstood, and often manipulated by charlatans. They are a
psychology professor, his assistant, an African-American physicist, a sideshow
medium, and now a derelict, each possessing unique strengths and weaknesses.

Called to the brooding Hutchinson
Estate to investigate rumored hauntings, they encounter deadly supernatural
forces and a young woman driven to the brink of madness.

Will any of them survive?




          Excerpt:

            Sarah
retrieved the lamp and twisted the peg. The outhouse door swung open on its
own, and she gasped.

            “Momma?”
Sarah asked as she held out her lantern. No. A ruined version of Molly stood in
the doorway.

            Before
her disappearance, people often commented on the sixteen-year-old’s beauty, but
in the last twenty-eight days birds pecked out her pretty blue eyes, and
maggots now swam in the sockets. Molly’s head hung to the left at an odd angle.
Her skin looked mottled with patches of gray, blue, and black. A beetle crawled
out of Molly’s half-opened mouth and darted back in.

            Sarah’s
heart leaped to her throat, and she jumped back. She lost her footing, fell
onto the outhouse seat, and dropped the lantern to the floor. She bent to
retrieve it; thankful the glass globe did not break. Sarah looked up and saw an
empty doorway.

            Impossible,
she told herself. Must’ve dozed off, had a nightmare, and woke up when I
dropped the lamp. Her heart still pounded in her chest, and Sarah took a deep
breath to calm herself.


            Holding
the lamp before her once more, she crept out…



About the Author:




The supernatural always had the
allure of forbidden fruit, ever since Robert Herold’s mother refused to allow
him, as a boy, to watch creature features on late night TV. She caved in.
(Well, not literally.)
                 

As a child, fresh snow provided
him the opportunity to walk out onto neighbors’ lawns halfway and then make paw
prints with his fingers as far as he could stretch. He would retrace the paw
and boot prints, then fetch the neighbor kids and point out that someone turned
into a werewolf on their front lawn. (They were skeptical.)


He has pursued many interests
over the years (among them being a history teacher and a musician), but the
supernatural always called to him. You could say he was haunted. Finally,
following the siren’s call, he wrote The Eidola Project, based on a germ of an
idea he had as a teenager.


Ultimately, he hopes the book
gives you the creeps, and he means that in the best way possible.









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2 comments:

  1. Thanks, Nancy! I like it too, but for some reason it's getting a lot of negative reactions on NetGalley. The reviews of the book have all been great. Thanks again for your comment and for your interest in my book!
    Bob

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