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    Mr Chris Tetreault-Blay(Author)

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Step into a house, its history woven with fear and suffering, where three creepy tales await you.In 'Ummidia' find out what happens when fear grows into obsession. The house's namesake, Ryan Courtenay, descends into madness after smuggling an exotic pet home from the States.Discover a fragment of the property's twisted past and grisly present in 'The Killing Floor', as a group of teens choose to celebrate end-of-term in the worst possible way - by spending the night.One of the group is fortunate enough to flee, but the house's curse follows him. Join Gareth Miles as he journeys through foreign lands, eventually to the underworld itself. Along the way, he meets a man who offers him immortality - but for a price. Are you game enough to gamble with the 'Trickerjack'?An all-new release from the author of 'The Wildermoor Apocalypse' trilogy.

Chris originally hailed from Basingstoke but moved to sunny Devon after graduating from Staffordshire University in 2005. He lives in Newton Abbot with his wife and twin children, and currently works as a logistics supervisor.Being a fan of horror film & fiction, sci-fi and heavy metal, he naturally worked towards his own novel whilst writing three different short stories - all of which will have morphed in some way to form what will become The Wildermoor Apocalypse trilogy. Upon discovering and taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) 2014, Chris was finally given the chance to bring all of the pieces together to write the first in this series - his debut novel, 'Acolyte'.Chris cites James Herbert, Dean Koontz, H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe among his literary heroes.

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  • PDF | 134 pages
  • Mr Chris Tetreault-Blay(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (2 Feb. 2016)
  • English
  • 4
  • Fiction

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  • By TraceyN on 12 July 2017

    Wow. Three very different stories, but each of them equally chilling. The first story fed into a key phobia of mine, so I was particularly freaked out by it. The tension builds through Ummidia and into The Killing Floor, so by the time I reached Trickerjack, I felt like a tightly coiled spring. I was impressed at the way Trickerjack made me feel so uncomfortable. Chris transported me to his different worlds whilst never once letting up on that tension, enabling me to feel the characters' emotions, confusion, pain and fear alongside them. He provides enough detail that you can instantly visualise the scene and your imagination can then fill in the rest, which is great for readers like myself, who don't like to have everything handed to them on a plate. If you're feeling lonely, read this book - after a few pages, I can guarantee that you won't feel like you're alone any more...

  • By Richard Ayre on 3 February 2016

    After reading 'Acolyte' I was definitely wanting more from Chris Tetreault-Blay, and House of Courtenay does not disappoint. Three novelettes, tied together by the memories of a house you would do well to stay away from. I loved the idea of the house itself sharing its macabre memories and the three stories in this book are all brilliant. But in different ways. In Ummidia we get a grizzly account of how obsession can be a very unhealthy emotion. This story actually gave me nightmares. That has not happened for a very long time. I won't tell you what I dreamed about so I won't spoil it for you but I suspect its something that a lot of people have a great fear of! The second tale shows us a pulp, splatterpunk side of the author with some real gore and mayhem going on. Its what always happens when you mix teenagers with a house of dubious history. Great stuff. The third story goes down a much darker route-literally, and shows us the fate of one of the survivors from tale number two. It also introduces us to the marvellously Satanic character of 'Trickerjack'. Not someone you want to play games with.All in all a very deftly written, well put together book. It reminded me a little of 'Creepshow' in that the three tales have a common thread but ultimately stand on their own as separate entities.Tetreault-Blay is rapidly becoming one of my favourite horror authors. He has an easy going writing style that takes you along merrily before turning on you and biting your face off!A fantastic book. Can't wait to see more from this author.

  • By Benjamin E Sawyer on 27 February 2016

    Ah, short story horror, welcome home my old friend. Certainly the best I've read since Stephen King's 'Nightshift'. Here, the tales are linked by the house in the title. A scene of unspeakable horrors, terrifying legend and, well...that would be telling.Scared of spiders? Avoid this book.Would you spend the night in a haunted house, no? Give it a miss.Fond of the odd gamble? You won't after reading this.But if you're a horror fan who likes to leave their lights on at night, then this is a must buy.Chilling, gruesome but thoroughly absorbing. The last two tales are linked directly which had me glued to the Kindle right up to the sticky end.Brilliant.

  • By Anita May Waller on 10 February 2016

    These stories are pure unadulterated horror. If you read this genre of fiction you need to get this book. It's difficult for me to expand on this because I have no intention of dishing up spoilers - suffice to say I have given it five stars because that's what it is. Each story is sort of interlinked and yet each one could be a stand alone. It takes skill to do that and Chris Tetreault Blay has it in spades. This is a thoroughly enjoyable, unputdownable book... unless you actually want to sleep at night!

  • By kathleen mccarthy on 16 May 2016

    More genius from this author who, personally, I would rather read than Stephen King! Some peoples imagination knows no binds and these will not disappoint.. Dark, shocking, sophisticated.. Pure talent..I do not believe in spoilers so will let you decide..same old same old..? Or current, invasive, and terrifyingly good!

  • By josie Bagwell on 27 March 2016

    Very haunting and beautifully written!


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