Hello and welcome to my first blog post on my newly updated website!
Today, I’d like to introduce you to a fellow paranormal writer, Danielle DeVor.
Danielle has just released her new novel, Sorrow’s Point.When defrocked ex-priest, Jimmy Holiday, agrees to help an old friend with his sick daughter, he doesn’t expect the horrors that await him. Blackmoor, his friend’s new residence, rests upon the outskirts of the town of Sorrow’s Point. The mansion’s history of magic, mayhem, and death makes it almost a living thing – a haunted mansion straight out of a Stephen King novel. Jimmy must decide if the young girl, Lucy, is only ill, or if the haunting of the house and her apparent possession are real.
After the house appears to affect him as well with colors of magic dancing before his eyes, rooms warded by a witch, and a ring of power in his voice, Jimmy is met by a transient who tells him he has “the Mark”. Whatever being “marked” means, Jimmy doesn’t care. All he wants to do is help Lucy. But, helping Lucy means performing an exorcism. The link below will bring you to the Amazon page for her book.
Additionally, Danielle stopped by to share an article talking about her work.
When I started writing, I thought I would be sticking to vampires. Mostly because I have always been a vampire-obsessed girl. And, ironically, as of yet, I haven’t written a horrific vampire story. My vampires tend to navigate around science fiction and fantasy. So, when I set out to write a novel that was decidedly dark, I needed to go into something that actually scared me. Turns out, that’s demons.
There is nothing more frightening than being trapped in your own body, not able to speak or get any message across. Being paralyzed watching your body be controlled by something else. Something that makes you seem extremely ugly and vile. Do things that you would be embarrassed to do in front of family let alone strangers.
And, then, there is the little fact that demons like to cause pain to the host in other ways. There have been cases where victims have coughed up rusty nails for christ’s sake. This isn’t something to play around with.
So, writing about the exorcism of a six-year-old girl, that’s something that would chill the bones of any normal person. Especially the exorcist performing the rite. Because, well, what is going to happen to his mind if he fails?
Additionally, you can check out Danielle’s website at https://danielledevor.wordpress.com/.