Sunday, June 19, 2011

Daily Kindle Bargain - The Nightmare Within by Glen R. Krisch

The Nightmare Within by Glen R. Krisch is available on Kindle for just $2.99.


Maury has the power to pull dreams into the waking world, giving the dreams corporeal form. These dream-people range from seemingly human figures, to monstrous beasts compelled by the most primal urges. Once exposed to the real world, the dreams evolve, adapting to their surroundings.

Maury is gathering dreams for display at Lucidity, the soon-to-open Museum of Dreams. From a boy named Kevin, he removes Mr. Freakshow, a nightmare feeding on the trauma of Kevin having recently witnessed his father's murder.

As Maury falls in love with a dream-woman named Joy, he realizes how wrong it is to enclose the dreams. During the Lucidity's Grand Opening, Mr. Freakshow escapes. To create a diversion, Mr. Freakshow frees the other dreams. The Nightmares, The Erotic Dreams, The Serenity Dreams--all of the dreams--invade the city.

Mr. Freakshow knows the rules that govern the dreams:
1. A dream-person achieves immortality by killing its dreamer.
2. If a dreamer dies for any other reason, the embodied dream disappears forever.

At first Maury seeks out Mr. Freakshow in order to stop him, only to realize there is only one way to accomplish this; he must find Kevin first, killing him before the nightmare has its way.

Kevin will do whatever it takes to be free of his nightmare, once and for all.
Maury will do whatever it takes to protect the love of his life.
Mr. Freakshow will do whatever it takes to realize his immortality.

Will Kevin survive his nightmare?

From the Reviewers:

"Krisch writes with sheer force and raw power–a welcome entry to the horror ranks."
--Scott Nicholson, best-selling author of The Red Church

"Ever since he was a child, Maury has had the special ability to pull dreams into the waking world, giving them corporeal form. Now an adult, Maury, a practicing psychologist, has decided to parlay his unique gift into gathering the dreams of his patients and placing them on display in the soon-to-be-opened Museum Of Dreams. One major problem, though, soon emerges that complicate Maury's plans: one of his patient's nightmares, named Mr. Freakshow, manages to escape from the Museum - and he's determined to kill the patient, a ten-year-old boy named Kevin, in order to achieve immortality. Faced with the grave consequences of his actions, Maury is soon thrust into a desperate race against time to thwart Mr. Freakshow's efforts and prevent the unthinkable from occurring...

"The Nightmare Within is an imaginative, engaging suspense thriller. Creatively crafted, author Glen Krisch's engrossing tale doubles as an action-packed escapist fantasy and an enlightening morality tale about the perils of self-delusion. Bolstered by a compelling cast of unique characters - dreams and nightmares included - The Nightmare Within invites the reader to consider what he/she would do if confronted with the same moral dilemma facing Maury: act in your own self-interest, or eschew your own personal gratification for the sake of preserving an innocent, endangered soul? While the answer may seem easy on the surface, it ultimately requires a level of deeper thought in which many may not be prepared to engage - one, though, that Krisch's thought-provoking account is not afraid to explore in rather vivid detail. A strongly recommended read."
--Chelsea Perry, Apex Reviews

About the Author:

I have written three novels: Where Darkness Dwells, The Nightmare Within, and Nothing Lasting. My short fiction has appeared in publications across three continents for the last decade. Dog Horn Publishing (U.K.) will publish my story collection debut in 2011. I am also a staff editor for Morrigan Books. As a freelance editor, I have worked on books by Tim Lebbon and Lawrence Block, among others.

Follow Glen Krisch on Twitter: @glenkrisch

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