Thursday, January 26, 2017

Blog Tour: The Unwanted by JeanNicole Rivers @JeanNicole19 @yaboundtourspr

The Unwanted (Black Water Tales #2)
by JeanNicole Rivers
Genre: NA Horror/Psychological Thriller
Release date: March 31st 2016


In the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children. 

Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted. 

The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when she discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help…There’s something in the basement.

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Houston, I've found your female master of horror @JeanNicole19 ! The Unwanted will leave you spooked. --Bookishjessp 

OH MY GOD I LOVED THIS STORY! If I could pick a novel to be turned into a major motion picture, I would pick Black Water Tales: The Unwanted. This thriller/horror story is sooo scary! And I loved every minute of it! --A Well Read Woman Book Review 

I got chills so many times and couldn't read it before bed! --A Book Lover’s Life Book Blog 

The book starts off right away with the creepy and it doesn't let up until the end. – Vik Booklover 

I was completely engaged in the story and had a hard time putting it down, partly because I was interested in the answers and partly because I was terrified, and also just because it was just a really well written read. -- SMADA's Book Smack

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A Point in Time

If I could go back to one point in time it would be 1893, with a suitcase in hand, I would be walking up to the front door of 601-603 West 63rd Street, Chicago, IL, The World’s Fair Hotel. The World’s Fair Hotel, more famously known as the Murder Castle of H. H. Holmes was an enigmatic edifice constructed under Holmes’ demented direction. Made up of a plethora of confusing rooms, doors that opened to walls, trapdoors, bizarre hallways, soundproof rooms, staircases to nowhere, etc., the hotel served mostly to facilitate and hide Holmes’ murderous behavior. After capture Holmes admitted to 27 murders but it is suspected that he was responsible for hundreds, most taking place within the strange confines of his Chicago hotel.

While I am not fascinated by the atrocities that took place there, I do believe that walls have eyes and ears and I would be enthralled by the structure itself and all of the recollections and moods it contained. Floating through the halls, I’d slide my fingers along the moldings, in hopes of connecting with one of the wild, roaming spirits. I would study the wallpaper while contemplating the perverse mind of the man who inspired it all, a mind as dark and twisted as the hotel’s shadowy corridors. Through the window of my room I would watch the gray Chicago street and wonder if it’s previous guest had done the very same thing just before being lured to their demise. The victims themselves would be the center of my thoughts as well as what crooked twist of fate brought them into the path of a savage such as Holmes and his Murder Castle. It’s hard to imagine the people who walked into this beautiful, new hotel, hoping for a fantastic stay, but getting a truly heinous and deadly experience. It’s like what the characters in my book Black Water Tales: The Unwanted encounter when they first arrive at St. Sebastian orphanage. By all appearances, St. Sebastian is a safe refuge for the unwanted that come to inhabit it, but those crossing the threshold have no idea about the depths of the depravity that await them just inside.

About the Author
JeanNicole Rivers is a great lover of reading and writing. Though she loves reading and writing varied genres, horror/thriller is her favorite. JeanNicole has been writing poetry and short stories since she was a child, but has always aspired to master the art of storytelling through novels. The Unwanted is the second story in her series of Black Water Tales, following The Secret Keepers.

Jean Nicole was awarded 3rd place in the National Black Book Festival’s 2013 Best New Author competition and she enjoys the honor of having written featured articles for popular reader websites and blogs, such as Digital Book Today and The Masquerade Crew.

Jean Nicole Rivers graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor of arts in philosophy, and she lives in Houston, Texas.

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