Thursday, December 28, 2017

"Beyond the Vale" by Kerry Alan Denney!

Hiya peeps! There's a new release for all you fantasy lovers out there, who enjoy stories of the beyond! Check out this after-death tale, and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments below! Do you believe in life after death?

Beyond the Vale

 Beyond the Vale
~Author: Kerry Alan Denney

~Released: December 23rd 2017

~Length: 285 Pages

~Genres: Adult Fiction

There's no rest for the weary in the afterlife: We all must earn our passage to the next world -- or pay the ultimate price.

Logan Leonard comes to his senses with his memory full of holes, and a half-familiar woman asks him if he remembers how and why he died. She tells him he must earn his passage to the next level, leads him through doorways to impossible places with surreal landscapes and bizarre inhabitants, and sends him into pictures that are portals to his past. Logan meets his spirit guide in the form of a friendly dog, finds and then loses the woman of his dreams, and battles a madman who has enslaved the entire populace of the afterlife world.

Then shadows come to claim Logan, and suddenly the stakes are his own immortal soul--and the souls of everyone he loves. All he has to do to earn his passage is rescue the woman of his dreams, defeat the shadows and their master, and correct the mistakes he made that ruined his life. If he fails, everyone will burn.

Because the punishment for failure is a one-way ticket to Hell.

 About the Author

 Kerry Alan Denning
Colleagues and readers have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney "The Reality Bender." The multiple award-winning author of the novels Beyond the Vale, A Mighty Rolling Thunder, Jagannath, Soulsnatcher, Dreamweavers, Marionettes, and numerous published short stories, Kerry blends elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in his work: speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers, even when the voices don't compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists . . . even when he has to kill them.

On December 11, 2017, Kerry's new novel Beyond the Vale was awarded 2017 Top 20 Best Indie Book. On July 24, 2015, Jagannath became a #1 Amazon bestseller. On March 31, 2015, Soulsnatcher won 2nd Place as 2014 Book of the Year in The Drunken Druid's International Book Award competition.

Kerry lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia with Holly Jolly, his amazing professional Therapy Dog, where he is currently writing his next supernatural thriller . . . and deciding who to kill in it.

~ Connect with Kerry Online ~

 My Review

Logan, is dead. While that isn't entirely clear to him for several chapters, he's found himself in a surreal place, dealing with disappearing doors, a woman he's sure he used to know, the woman from his dreams, and a memory he can't seem to find. While he wades his way through the crazy, he finds he has to "earn" his passage to the next stage of existence.

As he remembers bits and pieces of his life and the events that led to his death, he has to help heal others stuck in this weird purgatory as well. If he fails, everyone is damned to hell. What a place to be trapped in, hu?

With a compelling message behind a twisting story, this book is sure to be a hit for any fantasy fans. With an interesting spin on what happens after you die, some Catholic aspects thrown in, and some snarky humor, this is certainly an entertaining read. While the writing style wasn't quite my taste, I enjoyed the story overall, and would recommend it to others.

I'm thankful to the author for the chance to read and review his newest release.

*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.