We’re happy to announce that we’ll play host to one of Matt Drabble’s (Gated, The Montague Portrait) many blog tour stops as he promotes his latest, Asylum: 13 Tales of Terror. An anthology of the sinister, this one – as the title would have you believe – features 13 short stories, but this collection differs from many in the fact that these tales are bookended by a nice wrap around tale.
Get your calendars marked and your mind prepped for a visit to HNR on July 9th. We’ll be putting the shine on Drabble’s new release!
Synopsis: “Blackwater Heights is a building with a long dark history, some of it is well known but more is shrouded in myth and legend. None more so than that of its founding father Horace Whisker.
Martin Parcell is an ex-journalist with shattered dreams of an author’s career. Sidelined through a car crash’s injuries, he finds himself forced through governmental austerity measures having to take a custodians position at a private mental health hospital. A writer with undoubted talent, but an author without a story.
He begins his new job deep in depression and drowning under waves of his lost dreams. On his first night he meets Jimmy, his elderly supervisor who has spent most of his life within the hospital walls. Jimmy is nearing retirement age and desperate to rest his weary bones. Jimmy offers Martin a way out for both of them, access to the background histories and stories of the hospital’s patients. A collection of 13 tales from the darkly disturbed minds of the residents of Blackwater Heights.
As the long night unwinds, Martin finds himself deeply troubled as the tales unfold before him and threaten to drag him down into their insanity.”