The Book of Mark
The Soul Eater Chronicles 2
by James Master
Release date: March 17, 2018
Returning to your hometown when you despise it is one thing. Returning to
your hometown in order to bury your parents is something entirely different. Mark Danvers returns to his hometown of Ophiem after receiving the devastating news that his parents were killed in a tragic automotive accident. Having suffered the loss of his sister, Lysa, Mark left in self-exile, but now he returns as the sole survivor of his family. Mark doesn’t want to stay in Ophiem any longer than is required.
During his stay, he is reunited with his two best friends. Instead of reliving the past, his friends inform Mark that something sinister has taken up residence in his family’s home and may even be behind his parent’s “accidental” deaths. Mark soon finds himself falling down a rabbit hole filled with police cover-ups, vampires, and an ancient entity that hungers for every soul in the small town of Ophiem.
Mark isn’t alone in the battle to thwart the Soul Eater that seeks to devour Ophiem. In order to uncover the truth about the deaths of his family members and the evil that is corrupting the small town, Mark will be forced to ally with old friends and foes. Along the way, he’ll also encounter new allies. The gun-slinging, katana wielding, and pop-culture referencing monk named Timothy has been sent to investigate and defeat those that seek to summon the ancient demon into the mortal realm.
The Book of Roland
The Soul Eater Chronicles 1
Family comes first even when the Zombie Apocalypse happens. Roland begins his day like any other day. Drinking coffee, watching the news, receiving a cryptic call from his brother, the scientist, confirming that what feared had finally come to fruition. Promising to meet up with his brother, Roland forgets about everything and starts his journey. When all others are fleeing Indianapolis, the center of the outbreak, Roland wades into the hordes of undead because family comes first.
On his quest, he encounters others that he will save that will also save Roland in the coming days. One of them is a teenager named Ashley that suffers the loss of everything but gains Roland's friendship. Another is a gun-slinging, katana wielding, and pop-culture referencing monk named Timothy who informs them about the sinister origins of the undead. Together, the group plunges into the heart of the epidemic and attempt to foil the plans of a demonic threat to their reality.
About the Author:
A natural born reader, James tackled the works of Stephen King and Michael Crichton
when he was in the sixth grade. His influential young mind now twisted by the science fiction and horror genre, James did what any respectable young man would. He started to write.
He hasn’t stopped writing or reading which is where his path crossed the path of Burning Willow Press, LLC. Ironically enough, you can find James’s first published work, “The Dark Forest,” in the anthology “Crossroads in the Dark II: Urban Legends” published by Burning Willow Press.
He graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2015. By day, James works as a mild-mannered reporter for The Pilot News as well as an editor for the weekly paper The News-Mirror. By night, he works for BWP reading submissions or writing his own works.