The truth is that we live in a pretty scary world. And honestly, if there is anyone who should be open to the existence of supernatural evil, it is Christians. The Bible is full of it."
HOLMEN, Wis (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
With Halloween one week away, Bard and Book Publishing, an arm of Athanatos Christian Ministries, has announced today the release of Chris Morrow’s highly anticipated horror tale, “The Devil’s Choir,” ($4.99 USD) as an e-book.
Versions of the e-edition are planned for release on Kobo, Sony, Apple and Nook, said Anthony Horvath, executive director of Athanatos Christian Ministries.
"Sometimes people raise an eyebrow when I tell them I'm a Christian horror writer," says Morrow, a native of southwest Missouri. “The truth is that we live in a pretty scary world. And honestly, if there is anyone who should be open to the existence of supernatural evil, it is Christians. The Bible is full of it."
Morrow is an up-and-coming horror author whose short stories and novellas have appeared in numerous print and online magazines and anthologies. Although "The Devil's Choir” is his first full-length novel, he drew some of his inspiration for the novel from Halloween memories of growing up in the Midwest.
"I've always loved Halloween. I guess it goes back to when I was a child and my mom would take me trick-or-treating all over our little Midwestern town. It was fun and at the same time a little creepy, the big kids in their scary costumes; knocking on doors, never knowing who was going to open them. Then in high school it was hayrides and scavenger hunts. I wanted to include the excitement and spirit of Halloween in ‘The Devil's Choir,’” Morrow said.
“The Devil’s Choir” retains his unique style, one that keeps readers sleeping with the lights on, but also incorporates elements of the traditional mystery/thriller in concert with an overriding Christian worldview.
The story revolves around two primary characters, Melanie Elarton, a young college student with some unique abilities, and Ari, an investigator with an interesting past. The bulk of the story takes place in present day in a small town in rural Kansas. The story comes to a head on the night of the town's annual Halloween masquerade ball."
"The Devil's Choir" won second place in ACM's annual Christian novel contest. ACM also hosts short story, poetry, and children's book contests. He is one of the authors in the Bard and Book community, the home of some of his other short stories in the horror genre.
The print edition of the novel is set for release Jan. 18, 2013, and is available for pre-order at devilschoir.com.