Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: Nine Candles of Deepest Black by Matthew S. Cox @mscox_fiction @XpressoTours

Nine Candles of Deepest Black
Matthew S. Cox
Published by: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication date: September 15th 2016
Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Young Adult

She saw it coming. She knew it would happen―but no one believed her.

Almost a year after tragedy shattered her family, sixteen-year-old Paige Thomas can’t break free from her guilt. Her mother ignores her, doting on her annoying little sister, while her father is a barely-functioning shell. He hopes a move to the quiet little town of Shadesboro PA will help them heal, but Paige doesn’t believe in happiness anymore.

On her first day at school, a chance encounter with a bullied eighth grader reawakens a gift Paige had forgotten, and ingratiates her into a pack of local outcasts. For weeks, they’ve been trying to cast a ritual to fulfill their innermost desires, but all they’ve done is waste time. After witnessing Paige touch the Ouija board and trigger a paranormal event, the girls are convinced another try with their new fifth member will finally work.

Once the darkness is unleashed, it’s not long before they learn it will give them exactly what they asked for―whether they want it or not.

My Review:

Have you ever heard that old saying “be careful what you ask for”? Haven’t we all. Well that is what Nine Candles of Deepest Black is about or that is what I get from it. Five girls do a little witchcraft and ask for something they want. Oh and they do get it just maybe not in the way they wanted. But you have to be very careful when messing with dark magic.

A sixteen year old, Paige Thomas and her family move to a small town after the death of her older sister hoping that it will be quieter and they can hopefully move on with their lives. Paige is the middle child and thinks she is invisible to her mom and dad and that they don’t care for her. Since the death of her sister Amber her dad is very depressed and her mother only dotes on her little sister Melissa.

Paige has never had any friends of her own but on her first day at her new school she meets a group of misfit girls whom she becomes fast friends with and they are Mackenize, Renee, Santana and Sofia. These girls like playing around with witchcraft but so far have not had anything to happen but after an encounter with an Ouija board they decide that Paige is their fifth person and she can help them with a spell.

This one little spell causes them more problems than any of them ever thought possible. People are turning up dead and Paige is running her butt off trying to keep all these people safe. I guess they learnt real quickly to be careful what you ask for. As I always say you have to pick your words wisely sometimes in order not to say something that is not your story to tell or not to lie.

Oh man I have truly loved and enjoyed reading Nine Candles of Deepest Black. I kept picturing everything in my mind as if I was watching a movie. From the beginning to the end I kept seeing me and my family sitting in front of the tv watching it on the big screen. I love horror movies, tv shows, books ect… and I would definitely watch Nine Candles of Deepest Black on the big screen. I think anyone who loves horror or even a good story would love Nine Candles of Deepest Black. This is not the first book my Matthew S. Cox that I have read and it won’t be the last. 

Author Bio:
Born in a little town known as South Amboy NJ in 1973, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Somewhere between fifteen to eighteen of them spent developing the world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, and The Awakened Series take place. He has several other projects in the works as well as a collaborative science fiction endeavor with author Tony Healey.
Hobbies and Interests:
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, Gamemaster for two custom systems (Chronicles of Eldrinaath [Fantasy] and Divergent Fates [Sci Fi], and a fan of anime, British humour ( 
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Nine Candles of Deepest Black by Matthew S. Cox

Nine Candles of Deepest Black

by Matthew S. Cox

Giveaway ends September 30, 2016.
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Giselle said...

Great review, Nancy! This sounds like a well written read and very atmospheric which is awesome in a horror book!

Unknown said...

Thanks for reading! and for posting such a lovely review :)