Tuesday, December 23, 2014





The Dread Owba Coo-Coo, by M.C. Norris, came to my attention in a rather unusual manner. I had just posted the second in a series of posts I'm doing on my website about why authors should make at least minimum wage. M.C. popped up and added to the discussion on Facebook after Andrea Smith made some comments there. To make a long story short, Andrea went on to mention how great an author M.C. is. So, I do what I always do and read the sample of the book she considers to be the scariest. The Dread Owba Coo-Coo. I requested to be M.C.'s friend and got into his head a bit. And the result is this post.

This is Andrea's book review:

5.0 out of 5 stars A definite must-read for those who like historical horror, November 16, 2014
This review is from: The Dread Owba Coo-Coo (Kindle Edition)
Tonight's nightmares will be courtesy of M.C. Norris and this book. If you want graphic historical horror on the high seas, you don't want to miss reading this book. The author has brought forth images that cannot be ignored. He has taken the descriptions of a slave ship to new levels. It is a book that I would need to read more than once to uncover the layers of reference and symbolism contained within is pages.
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Andrea is 100% correct with what she says. And so are the other reviewers below. If you enjoy going to another place in time for your horror, and I mean spine-tingling horror, M.C. Norris is your go to guy! How he is able to grab not only the period of time and add in realistic sensual truisms, but the man can flat out hit the language of that day! I'm a pretty good author, I believe, but I would never tackle what M.C does. He is brilliant. 

Among M.C.'s books posted below, you will notice that you can pre-order God Of The Dead, which will be out next month. M.C. is a busy guy!

Yes, there is also a Holiday book for your enjoyment. Krengel & The Krampusz. I was just going through this and was flabbergasted at the historical influences once again and the fascinating tale coming forth.
And, as if that's not enough, Deep Devotion is on sale for .99 for a couple more days. Don't miss out on this super bargain.
Well, my friends, I must thank Andrea Smith for introducing me to a fantastic author. Thank you.
I know there will be many people wanting to hit that buy button for M.C.'s great novels.

Blaze McRob

Book Description

November 15, 2014
It’s a snapshot from the darkest chapter in human history. A crippled slave ship, dismasted in the heart of the Middle Passage, comes to resemble a hellish island where there is no escape from the suffocating heat, from the circling sharks, from each other. But there is something else in their midst. Something ancient. Something evil.

Based on real events from the slave trade era, this intelligent approach to the zombie origin pursues a fly-borne plague to its African roots through a series of letters, log entries and balanced narratives from European and African perspectives, to an ancient pact forged between a dying Vodu witch and Sakpata, the god of disease. The product of the dark bargain is a creature both beautiful and terrifying to behold, relying on bloodsucking insects and a booming slave trade to spread its bloodline overseas to the shores of its new homeland, an island known as Hayiti.
5.0 out of 5 stars Climb Aboard! November 15, 2014
By Carole
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book scared the living daylights out of me! What an original story! Atmospheric, shiver-inducing, and packed with one unexpected twist after another, it manages to make The Walking Dead look like The Brady Bunch. The language is dark, sinister, and beautiful and the story is something altogether special. I don't want to give anything away so I'll just say, I received an advanced reading copy of The Dread Owba Coo-Coo and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since finishing it weeks ago. It's that kind of novel. Lovers of scary books climb aboard! 

5.0 out of 5 stars Unforgettable! December 9, 2014
By annie
Perhaps the darkest book I've ever read.

You will feel like you know firsthand what it was to be captured, marched to the African coast, and chained below the deck of a slave ship for a voyage so horrifyingly authentic that the zombies (did I mention that this book is about the zombie origin?) is reduced to background noise next to the real horrors of the slave trade.

I felt that the author did an outstanding job in paying respects to those who suffered and died in slavery through research and a balance of perspectives that gradually shifts from European to African over the course of the book.

There are countless scenes that you will never, ever forget, and you wouldn't want to. Reliving this chapter of history is a big part of what prevents something this horrible from ever being allowed to happen again. 

5.0 out of 5 stars Will Claw Its Way into the Darkest Corner of Your Brain November 17, 2014
By Joe
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Horror and history meet onboard the most terrifying slave ship that ever set sail. The historic references feel eerily authentic. The descriptions transported me back to that terrible time. All five senses were right there, onboard that sinister ship. So when ghastly and grotesque story elements began to rub shoulders with historic details, I found myself buying into those as well.
I won't give anything away. But if "The Walking Dead" sometimes keeps you up at night, prepare yourself for night sweats and chronic insomnia. This horrific tale will claw its way deep into the darkest corner of your brain, where it will take up residence for days after you've nervously turned the last page.

Deep Devotion by M.C. Norris (Sep 1, 2014)


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M.C. Norris

M.C. Norris
M.C. Norris is an author of speculative fiction whose first four books, DEEP DEVOTION (2014), KRENGEL & the KRAMPUSZ (2014), THE DREAD OWBA COO-COO (2014), and GOD OF THE DEAD (2015) are all published by Severed Press. Prior to his emergence as a published author in 2014, M.C. Norris sold numerous short stories to a variety of magazines, e-zines, podcasts and paperback anthologies.

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