Hell Spawn is alive! ALIVE!

So, Hell Spawn, the latest in Catholic horror, is live.

 

In paperback, hardcover, and yes, ebook.

This has been one of the most interesting experiences of my writing career. In large part because this one started with a publisher asking for the book, requiring an outline, getting an editor especially for my output, and having people casually mention that it’s a Dragon Award contender before it’s even published.

I think people like it.

And it already has over a dozen reviews. The lowest of which is one three-star review who can’t seem to understand that, when your subplot involves MS-13 in New York, less than 500 words on sanctuary cities is not “over the top preaching.”

They want to see over the top preaching, I can mange that [cackles evilly].

But otherwise, the reviews have been amazing, all four and five stars. You’ve probably all seen the early reviews (and if you haven’t, they’re right here). This is pretty much more of the same.

I like the one entitled “Wow — Can I Open My Eyes Yet?
The highlights are as follows.

From the start, the hint of humor in the narration during the chase scene let me assume that this was probably going to be a good book, despite the dark overtones of the title. But when the fight scene at the precinct with the demon started, I was ready to scamper out of the way of the fight that made me feel I was right there! Powerful descriptive writing, as the whole scene appeared clearly in my mind and the chaos never stopped! Whew! Believe me, this is a book you’ll want to read, if only to see the mastery of words from this author. I was definitely impressed!

Someone named Brenda who I need to buy a drink for.

This is a well written book with an interesting and intriguing story line. The author brings strong well developed characters and weaves an exciting story filled with danger,suspense and action. He does a great job pulling you into the story and keeping you glued to the pages right to the end. I highly recommend this book

Or Heidi’s review

This was such a interesting book to read. It was full of action, suspense, thrills, excitement, and great characters.

Or this one.

The murders are brutal to say the least thankfully the author does not take it to a totally immersed sick level but uses it to keep just enough tension to move the story along.

….There is enough humor to counter the dark nature of the story.

….Since we are dealing with a saint there is a religious aspect to the book that some may get a bit standoffish about…however you are reading a book about a saint and expecting no religion theology to be shown would be a bit foolish.

….Tommy’s discoveries and his journey as he tracks down this demon is compelling and keeps you interested to following him down that dark alley.

So, yeah, this has been awesome.

I think it’s time to get on board with the best thing that I’ve ever written.

I can promise you that you won’t regret it.

Purchase Hell Spawn here.

 

About Declan Finn

Declan Finn is the author of Honor at Stake, an urban fantasy novel, nominated for Best Horror in the first annual Dragon Awards. He has also written The Pius Trilogy, an attempt to take Dan Brown to the woodshed in his own medium -- soon to be republished by Silver Empire Press. Finn has also written "Codename: Winterborn," an SF espionage thriller, and it's follow-up, "Codename: Winterborn." And "It was Only on Stun!" and "Set To Kill" are murder mysteries at a science fiction convention.
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