Today is my turn on the blog tour for "The Nightmare Girl" by Jonathan Janz, I am closing the tour and if you missed the previous stops please check them out, we all offer different content.
About the author:
Jonathan Janz is the author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories.
His work has been championed by authors like Joe R. Lansdale, Jack Ketchum, and Brian Keene; he has also been lauded by Publishers Weekly, the Library Journal, and the School Library Journal.
His novel Children of the Dark was chosen by Booklist as a Top Ten Horror Book of the Year.
Jonathan’s main interests are his wonderful wife and his three amazing children.
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The Nightmare Girl by Jonathan Janz
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: FLAME TREE PRESS; New edition (14 Feb. 2019)
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nightmare-Girl-Fiction-Without-Frontiers/dp/1787581292/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1548443635&sr=1-1
BLURB: When family man Joe Crawford confronts a young mother abusing her toddler, he has no idea of the chain reaction he’s setting in motion. How could he suspect the young mother is part of an ancient fire cult, a sinister group of killers that will destroy anyone who threatens one of its members? When the little boy is placed in a foster home, the fanatics begin their mission of terror.
Soon the cult leaders will summon their deadliest hunters―and a ferocious supernatural evil―to make Joe pay for what he’s done. They want Joe’s blood and the blood of his family. And they want their child back.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launching in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.
For my stop I have a wee bit from the author, enjoy.
Do your book ideas come from real life horrors? Any real cults that sparked ideas for The
Well, the generic answer would be that I've read about numerous cults, and that I did do
a ton of reading about cults.
The less generic answer, but one that's sort of challenging to talk about, is that my
biological father was in a cult and tried to convert me when I was eighteen. I hadn't seen
him in a long time and wanted to start some sort of relationship with him, so I flew to
California in an attempt to establish a connection. He proceeded to take me on a drug
deal in a back alley in Westwood, and then he drove the money up to a compound on a
mountain in Malibu, where he left me in the truck staring at an armed guard. This was all
a few hours after he'd shown me a video trying to persuade me to follow his religion. His
whole rationale for believing in this particular cult leader was that the leader was alive
"now" and why couldn't a messiah be alive during his (my father's) life? For my biological
father, the fact that Christ and other holy figures had lived long ago disqualified them
from being worshiped. But because this cult leader was alive now (at that time), he was
worthy of being deified and venerated.
Anyway, the weird fervor I experienced that day, in addition to the funding of the cult
through the drug trade, most likely played a role in the creation of THE NIGHTMARE
GIRL. How's that for oversharing? :-)
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