One of the best parts of my job is that Jimmy lets me write about just about anything that I want to. So that means if I want to use my space to shamelessly promote something amazing that a friend or family member is doing, he’s cool with it. So that’s what we are going to do this week.
Now, at this point, y’all know that I am a reader. I always have been. I was the kid that had to be told to put down the book and go outside and play. The school library and Bookmobile were my favorite places to be. And I would read anything. I remember that one time I got strep throat and was out of school for days without access to new books, so I started reading the dictionary.
While these days, I have a penchant for ‘trashy romance novels,’ there was a time when I couldn’t get enough of horror books. It started with RL Stine and eventually moved on to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and the like. I remember scaring the crap out of myself the first time I read It.
I still love a good horror/mystery/thriller. And this is where the shameless promotion comes in…
My fiancé, Steve Noviello, just self-published his first book, The Science of Killing a God.
So, what is The Science of Killing a God about? Let me share:
Tucked away in an abandoned train yard, there’s a place where miracles happen and wars are fought. It is where all unexplained mysteries are sent to be solved, one way or another. The people who work there face both beauty and terror on a daily basis. All the while, an ancient deity roams the earth, plotting his revenge. These are the case files of St. Maxion’s Center. They chronicle the horrors, triumphs, and failures that occurred there and tell the story of how a group of friends came together to stand against a God. Much of the world has been destroyed, and as everyone works to rebuild, it’s time you learn why.
Sounds pretty cool, right? This book is amazing, and while I am a little biased, I also wouldn’t let Steve publish trash. I am his editor, after all…
And besides, if you don’t believe me, just look at a couple of the reviews.
One person wrote, “At face value, The Science of Killing a God is a suspenseful thriller with a fascinating plot and complex characters presented in the unconventional but successful approach of a compilation of case studies, journal entries, and personal correspondence. But the discerning reader will soon realize that each intriguing case study serves as an allegory of the moral, ethical, and spiritual dilemmas of the human condition. I loved this book. It’s thought-provoking, shocking, and definitely entertaining, and I can’t recommend it enough.”
Another said, “This book is absolutely amazing! The storyline is completely different from anything I’ve read before, and the format for the storytelling only helps bring the story and characters to life! From start to finish, it keeps you hooked, always wanting to read just one more chapter! The characters are fun and relatable; you wish you could know them in real life. Overall, such a fun read!”
The Science of Killing a God is a dark and twisty thriller. It has horror, mystery, and paranormal experiences. But it also has heartbreak, and beauty, and humor. I have laughed, cried, and yelled expletives at Steve when I learned about what he did to some characters.
So, if you are looking for your next great read, I highly recommend The Science of Killing a God. I am so proud of Steve for this book. He worked incredibly hard, and it is fantastic!
You can find the digital and paperback versions on Amazon. You can also follow Steve’s author page on Facebook for updates and links. You can find that at facebook.com/stevenovielloauthor.