Author: Greg Howard
Narrator: Gary Furlong
Length: 9 hours 6 minutes
Publisher: Anakim Press
Released: Aug. 1, 2017
Cooper Causey spent a lifetime eluding the demons of his youth and suppressing the destructive power inside him. But a disconcerting voicemail lures Cooper back home to the coast of South Carolina and to Warfield, the deserted plantation where his darkness first awakened. While searching for his missing grandmother, Cooper uncovers the truth about his ancestry and becomes a pawn in an ancient war between two supernatural races. In order to protect the only man he’s ever loved, Cooper must embrace the dark power threatening to consume him, and choose sides in a deadly war between the righteous and the fallen.
Greg Howard grew up near the coast of South Carolina, or as he fondly refers to it, “the armpit of the American South.” His hometown of Georgetown, South Carolina is known as the “Ghost Capital of the South,” (seriously…there’s a sign), and was always a great source of material for his overactive imagination.
Raised in a staunchly religious home, Greg escaped into the arts: singing, playing piano, acting, writing songs, and making up stories. After running away to the bright lights and big city of Nashville, Tennessee with stars in his eyes and dreams of being the Dianne Warren of Music City, he took a job peddling CDs and has been a cog in the music business machine ever since.
Now an adult with a brain, Greg finds the South Carolina coast to be a perfectly magical place where he vacations yearly. Currently, Greg resides in Nashville, TN with his husband, Steve, and their three rescued fur babies. Molly, Toby, and Riley.
Greg’s debut adult paranormal novel, BLOOD DIVINE, was released by Wilde City Press in September 2016. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers acquired Greg’s debut young adult novel, SOCIAL INTERCOURSE, which will be released in Summer 2018.
Gary Furlong grew up in Wexford, Ireland. Throughout his life he has worn many a hat: He has worked as a teacher in Niigata, Japan; a puppeteer in Prague; an improv artist in Memphis, Tennessee; and as a singer and actor all over Ireland. He started narrating audiobooks in late 2015 and hasn’t looked back.
Gary made his acting debut in the musical Godspell as a student. Since then he has pursued acting both on the amateur and professional circuits. Notable roles include Tom Collins in Bare Cheek’s production of Rent in 2010.
Over the course of his five years in Japan, he was an actor, director, and audio producer. It was during this time that he discovered his interest in audiobooks and voice-over.
He now works full-time as an audiobook narrator and voice actor from his home in Ireland.
Cooper lost traction with the road on the black ice of Sampit River Bridge. With a white-knuckled grip on the steering wheel, he coaxed the SUV back toward the center of the road, his fingers melding to the hard leather like clay. Straining to see through the persistent barrage of sleet battering the windshield, he spotted a metal sign up ahead. A severely dented post on the right side caused a protracted lean, as if the thing bowed to the majesty of the unusual winter storm. The reflective coating of the letters glimmered under the glare of his headlights. Welcome to Historic Georgetown. 3rd Oldest City in South Carolina. Ghost Capital of the South!
Spooky and supernatural, this tale is perfect for an October read! What would be your first thought if you returned to your hometown because you suspected someone that you loved was in danger. If you received several missed phone calls and a voicemail that says “he’s back”? That would totally freak anyone out right? First, who is “HE” and then second, why would he want your family? Knowing that not all of the his family’s story had been told, Cooper has so quick catch-up of his family history that needs to happen before he can have any chance of saving his family and friends. From what? He has no idea, but he knows that he will soon find out and the secrets that were kept may be older than he could have imagined.
Cooper is not a happy man. In fact, he sleeps with men left and right because they can’t compare to the one love of his life that he thought he had when he was young. Moving out of town, he tries to replace the feelings with meaningless sex and what-not, but that all changes when he gets a disturbingly large amount of missed calls and unusual voice messages from Lillie Mae. His only living relative, wonderful Lillie Mae who sounds frightened and frail over the phone. He has no other thought in his mind other than to get out of there and go back home. At first, he contacts the local police department only to discover the man that he has been trying to replace ever since childhood. This man, is the one and only head honcho of the police department…what a coincidence! Cooper soon finds out that coming back to War field was a mistake, actually it was more of a trap, but he knows that he can’t turn around and book it out of town now after everything that he’s learned.
Howard has a superb story-line and exceptional character development. All of his characters are mysterious, and intriguing with personalities that are memorizing. This review is complimenting the audiobook. The pace was absolutely terrific; it was fast-paced and the narrator was highly entertaining. He changed pitch and vocalization for every character and added sounds for special effect. Furlong’s representation of each character seemed to be spot-on! If you are a reader of paranormal mystery and the supernatural, you may want to pick this one up.
A copy of this audiobook was provided to Turning Another Page by Audiobookworm Promotions, but this in no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a five-star rating for Blood Divine by Greg Howard, narrated by Gary Furlong.
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