Tuesday, December 21, 2021

The Wakening by JG Faherty - Book Tour

  Book Blurb
Fifty years ago, Father Leo Bonaventura, a young exorcist, cast a demon out from a young boy in Central America. The demon, Asmodeus, vowed revenge. Now the demon has returned, in the same town where Bonaventura is a retired priest nearing the end of his life. At the same time, the possession of a young girl brings together an unlikely group of people, all of whom are linked in their pasts in some way: A group of paranormal investigators, including twin psychics. Robert Lockhart, a defrocked priest with a dark secret that only the twins know. A father whose dead wife was a college girlfriend of Robert’s and once conjured an evil spirit with him through a Ouiji board. Now they must all join forces and help Father Bonaventura rid the town not only of Asmodeus, but also the plague of poltergeists that have followed the demon into our world.

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Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wakening-JG-Faherty/dp/178758593X/

Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Wakening-JG-Faherty/dp/178758593X



Evil lives here.

Father Leo Bonaventura shivered as he entered the remote village of Tapajo. Satan’s presence lay across the tiny settlement like a malevolent blanket, woven between the scattered huts like a deadly miasma. Darker than the jungle night, more oppressive than the cloying, sulfur-tainted mist rising from the nearby river, it lapped at skin and clothes with an oily, invisible tongue.

“This way, Padre.” Benito, the native boy who’d met the boat at the dilapidated wooden dock, tugged at Leo’s sleeve. He wore a ragged tie-dye t-shirt and cut-off denim shorts. Despite his preoccupation with the coming task, the priest still managed to feel more than a small measure of discomfort at the boy’s knowledge of both English and Spanish. Not to mention his clothing.

Hundreds of years later and the handiwork of the Church is still evident everywhere, both good and bad. We brought them new languages, gave them education and clothes, and showed them the path to Heaven, but at what cost? Their identity, their culture.

Ahead of them, someone – or something – cried out, a long, animalistic howl that raised gooseflesh on Leo’s arms despite the stifling tropical humidity and heat. Hoarse shouts followed, a barrage of words in no language Leo recognized.

Venga, Padre. Come.”

Leo realized he’d stopped walking. He forced his body to move forward, fighting the instinctive urge to turn and flee. Around them, the jungle sat silent, as if the birds and animals had gone into hiding or fled the area to escape the unnatural presence that had invaded their territory.

Benito led him to a large thatch hut on the far side of the village. A communal hall, perhaps, the priest thought. A group of about twenty villagers stood nearby. Waiting.

Waiting for me. Their last hope.

Their savior.


Author Bio
A life-long resident of New York's haunted Hudson Valley, JG Faherty has been a finalist for both the Bram Stoker Award® (THE CURE, GHOSTS OF CORONADO BAY) and ITW Thriller Award (THE BURNING TIME), and he is the author of 8 novels, 11 novellas, and more than 75 short stories. He writes adult and YA horror, science fiction, paranormal romance, and urban fantasy. He grew up enthralled with the horror movies and books of the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s, and as a child his favorite playground was a 17th-century cemetery. Which explains a lot.


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