Monday, October 29, 2012

MONSTROUS MONDAY


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In honour of Tim Brannan's MONSTROUS MONDAY I want to introduce you to a monster the likes you may never meet again. If you're squeamish, now would be a good time to run.


Wesley, a mentally challenged young man has the gift of healing. He also sees the colour green deep inside bad people, alerting him to the evil within. He learns quickly that he and only he can make the green go away. But sometimes in order to do that, he must kill. With each kill, he becomes stronger, but so does his mortal enemy, a young woman who is gathering kills faster than Wesley is healing. In the end, they will battle each other for the ultimate power. Yes, Dark Knowledge is about good and evil.

As a writer, I love well-written novels, with prose I can drool over, and a story I can't put down, a protagonist I believe, and a bad guy that scares the heck out of me. DARK KNOWLEDGE is all of that and more. I was hooked from the beginning because the hero is challenged, but with each healing, little by little, knowledge is revealed to him, until he is attuned to sacrificing even his life to save the world.

What was most frightening about DARK KNOWLEDGE is that this evil controls the mind and leaves the victim without a chance of survival.

If you're looking for a book you can sink your teeth into, for a hero you can cheer for out loud, for a story so credible it makes your teeth chatter, I can't recommend DARK KNOWLEDGE enough. Riveting, on-the-edge-of-your-seat frightening, DARK KNOWLEDGE is the story of something evil this way comes.

I discovered Keith Pyeatt's work in the mid-90s. I knew I'd found a gold mine after first reading MIND SHADOW. Then it was ABOVE HALDIS NOTCH, followed by STRUCK. I can't wait for Pyeatt's next book!






DARK KNOWLEDGE

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I have to admit, the monster in Keith Pyeatt's DARK KNOWLEDGE scared me big time. I was so engrossed in the story, I ended up reading the novel in less than 2 days. I couldn't put it down. But--I had to sleep with a nightlight!

Here's Amazon's synopsis:

With knowledge comes a dark destiny...

A whole new world beckons inside the mind of mentally challenged Welsey Henson, a world that offers him a gift he can’t resist: knowledge. He carries these bits of knowledge back to the physical world, unaware of the dark instincts that come with them. The knowledge builds Wesley's intellect, giving him abilities he’s never had before—to know the world around him, to heal...but these new instincts thrust him into an evil contest he can't understand, much less win, against opponents who are trained to kill. The more Wesley understands, the harder it becomes to tell good from evil, and the more difficult his choices become. What must he sacrifice to save the world from his dark knowledge...his life, or his soul?

Product Details

File Size: 926 KB
Print Length: 257 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Etopia Press (August 18, 2011)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B005I55IV8
Text-to-Speech: Enabled 

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #386,071 Paid in Kindle Store

"Pyeatt has created an intense tale of horror that is one of the most gripping reads I've read this year...I highly recommend diving into Dark Knowledge if you're looking for an entertaining read that is as dark as it is brilliant." - Fictitious Musings Review.

"I would recommend this to all who love horror and fantasy but also to those who enjoy a thought provoking look at good and evil. Dark Knowledge is guaranteed to satisfy." - Bitten by Books

http://keithpyeatt.com/dk.html

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72 comments :

  1. Thanks so very much, Joylene. Seeing this made for a fantastic start to the week!

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  2. Wonderful tribute to what sounds like a great book.

    Great review for Monstrous Monday!

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    1. It was a great read, Yolanda. And I don't normally read Horror. This one gave me chills. Haha. I know, why do we do that to ourselves?

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  3. Very cool! Now thanks to this bloghop I have a new book to check out. Which of course is a great thing!

    Thanks so much for participating and letting us all know about "Dark Knowledge".

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  4. Sounds like a perfect Halloween read!

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  5. Your review leaves me so conflicted! It sounds like such a good book, but I can't handle horror. I steer clear of scary anything... movies, books, even bloody Halloween costumes. I'm one of those people who has to look away from the television when gruesome scenes pop up. (I have a daughter and granddaughter that do the same, so maybe it's genetic???) I know it's a popular genre, however, and I DO wish Keith much success with it.

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    1. I'm generally squimish too, but I love Keith's writing. It's scary, but it's not morbid. The good guy always wins. Come to think of it, all Keith's books are about good versus evil, with good winning.

      But that's okay, Carol. I can't watch certain things on TV for the same reason. The scene stays with me.

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  6. A wonderful synopsis, but that cover picture... eeek! I will definitely NOT be reading this! I'll have sleepless nights.

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  7. That sounds like a great book! I'll have to add that one to my list of things to read. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I'm very squeamish where monsters are concerned. Too many childhood nightmares!

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    1. That's okay, Nancy. Me, too, except I love Keith's writing and I always learn something. But I can't read Stephen King, and I love his writing too.

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  9. Sounds like an awesome and original book! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Interesting. We'll have to check out this book. Thanks for the tip!

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  11. Oh wow, the cover alone is terrifying! What an interesting premise - thanks for the recommendation!

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  13. Eek. The cover is pretty scary, by itself! :)

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  14. Oh, that sounds like a fun book. I'll have to check that out.

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  15. Sounds like the kind of horror I like, with monsters and great prose.

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  16. This book sounds interesting to me, if anything, because the protag is mentally challenged and gets a chance to gain knowledge of some kind, and he can't resist. Really cool premise!

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    1. Keith does a wonderful job too. Thanks, Cathy.

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    2. Having a mentally challenged main character definitely made writing it a challenge, Cathy. Luckily for me, I had immediate access to two compassionate ladies who each had over a decade of experience working with the mentally challenged.

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    3. You did a great job, Keith. Wesley is a memorable protagonist.

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  17. I love how you tied your monster in with a novel. Sounds like an intriguing and frightening book.

    Thanks for stopping by to see my monster!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. It was my pleasure, Shannon. I started at 6:45 this morning, and just finished the list now. There were some really creepy monster. I'm going watch comedies for the rest of the evening. LOL.

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  18. This was amazing! I love the cover of your book and what a great title.

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  19. Yep, creepy monster and creepy cover! I don't generally read or watch scary stuff. That's why I chose Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, lol!

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    1. I especially like Keith's work because it deals with the psychology of the mind. Scary stuff.

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  20. What a chilling story. Thanks for sharing this. I'll bookmark the Amazon page.

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  21. Ooh, that sounds so good! I love scary books where the tension builds and builds and builds until that final denouement. The anticipation is almost the best part! :) Thanks for the recommendation, Joylene.

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  22. That's a very intriguing premise! Thanks for the recommendation!

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  23. If I can find this book I might have to read it. It sounds like a very good story, and after reading the review I want to know how it ends.

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    1. Hi Jack. Keith's book is available at Kindle. The link is the title DARK KNOWLEDGE under the cover. Thanks for stopping by.

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    2. And now, paperback too. Yay. If you read it, Jack, hope you'll let me know how you like it.

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  24. Sounds like my kind of read. Added it to my list.

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  25. Hi Joylene,

    Ever so sorry for the delay in my eagerly anticipated, always adored and cherished comment!

    Now then, "What was most frightening about DARK KNOWLEDGE is that this evil controls the mind and leaves the victim without a chance of survival." Seems like my type of book. In fact, I have been controlled by some mysterious yet compelling force to leave this comment. Hey Keith Pyeatt, if Joylene recommends you, I'm sold!

    Hey Joylene, I remember a real scary Halloween night in Squamish. Yep, I got a bit squeamish in Squamish.

    Your starstruck fan, Gary.....

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    1. You are never late, Gary. Thanks for checking out Keith's novels. Yes, I most definitely wouldn't recommend them if I wasn't a huge fan.

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    2. I see you value Joylene's opinion as much as I do, Gary. You'll find many of her opinions worked into Dark Knowledge. Like with my other published novels and the upcoming novel Daeva (formerly Mind Shadow, Joylene), Joylene was my first reader/critiquer.

      Hope you enjoy Dark Knowledge.

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  26. This sounds fab! I hadn't heard of it but now I'm completely intrigued. I'll have to read it during the day tho so I don't get scared. ;)

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    1. Ha. Good plan, Pk. Of course, much of the tension is psychological, so reading in the light won't help (but maybe turning off the lights at night will be easier too). Enjoy.

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  27. I've never heard of this one. Thanks for keeping us in the loop! :) Have a great weekend!

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  28. You can't give a book a better review than to say you couldn't put it down. That cover would make me pick it up for sure. Thanks for letting us know about this book.

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    1. I love having Joylene's recommendation! Hope you'll pick it up, cleemckenzie.

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  29. That's quite an endorsement, Joylene. I generally don't read fantasy or horror, but you're making me rethink this.

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    1. Hi Laura. I love Keith's writing, always have. He's been a terrific critique partner, and I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said he's the reason I'm published today.

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  30. Thanks for the introduction to this book. I had not heard of it and I love the concept.

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