Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fractured Time

You may remember my interview last July with writer Alan Draven. He's got a new book out, Fractured Time and it sounds awesome!

Fractured Time by Alan Draven
Title: Fractured Time
Author: Alan Draven
Publisher: Black Bed Sheet Books
ISBN: 978-0-9769947-8-7
Format: TPBK (print), Kindle, PDF, Sony and MS Reader
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Horror/Dark Suspense
Dimensions: 9” X 6”
Page count: 385 pages
Price: $17.95
Publication date: July 2011
Availability: Everywhere online


Donovan Vicar is a “feeler”—a man who feels the vibrations of
people around him. One October evening on his way home, he
bumps into a man that he senses to be particularly evil. The
man is heading to Dallas, Texas. Donovan embarks on a late
bus ride to seek him out. As the empty bus leaves the station in
foggy Bitternest, Louisiana, Donovan falls asleep. When he
wakes up, he is disoriented by what he sees—he is still in
Bitternest, only his surroundings seem more primitive and
unfamiliar. He is shocked to realize that he has traveled back in
time to the year 1957 and that the city is plagued by the
mysterious disappearances of numerous young women.
Everything points to Timothy Crane, a man alleged to have
many shady associations and rumored to be dabbling in black
magic. Aided by Ritchie Campbell, a young man with his share
of dark secrets, and his old friend Edgar Ward, Donovan finds
himself caught up with the events unfurling in Bitternest. He is
slowly coming to terms with his gifts as a “feeler” and only
begins to get a glimpse of all the power brewing inside him. The
stakes are raised and everything culminates into one fateful
night leaving them less than a week to figure out what Crane is
really up to and how to stop him. It might also be Donovan’s
only chance to ever get back home...


Alan Draven was born the same year KISS's first album was
released. He lives in Montreal, Canada. His stories have been
published online, in magazines and anthologies. He is also the
founder of Pixie Dust Press. His first novel, Bitternest, was
published in 2007. In 2008, he edited the gothic anthology
Sinister Landscapes which went on to become a number one
Amazon bestseller. In 2009, the novella collection Creeping
Shadows was released featuring his novella “Vengeance is
Mine”. In 2010, his short story and novella collection titled The
Bitternest Chronicles was published. His screenplay for his
short story “Breaking and Entering” was adapted into a short
film to be released soon. Fractured Time is his second novel.
His books can be found everywhere online. He can be reached
24 hours a day on Facebook and via his blog at

Bitternest (2007) — Alan Draven’s first novel
“Draven's down-to-earth writing style makes this book an easy read
and the ever-changing plotline keeps up an invigorating pace.
Bitternest delivers the chills and thrills.”—Dark Realms Magazine
“Bitternest is a scarily timely tale that beautifully weaves its storylines
together in a fast-paced, expertly written manner through the use of
short chapters that keep the reader glued to the action and turning
the pages as quickly as possible.”—Dread Central
Sinister Landscapes (2008) — Gothic anthology edited by Alan
“Sinister Landscapes [...] is such a welcome relief. Overall the book is
an admirable mix of mostly dark and unsettling tales with enough
variety to keep the reader's attention from start to finish.”—Dread
“Draven has compiled some utterly amazing stories for this
anthology. From ghosts to demons to serial killers and beyond, [...]
some of the finest modern-day, Gothic-tinged stories.”—Fatally
Creeping Shadows (2009) — featuring Alan Draven’s novella
Vengeance Is Mine
“Creeping Shadows is a three-ring circus of horror and you definitely
get your money's worth! Ranging from grisly hauntings to
psychological dread and supernatural curses, Alan Draven, Jessica
Lynne Gardner, and Brandon Ford bring it on home with wicked
imaginations, razor-sharp writing, and plenty of grue and gore that's
done with style and remarkable control!”—Tim Curran, author of
Skin Medicine and Resurrection

“Alan Draven’s Vengeance Is Mine offers a chilling, unique twist on
this legend of history’s most infamous serial killer. His own twist on
the enigmatic stream of violent murders is refreshing and inspired
from a horror standpoint.”—Bruce Brown, author of Howard
Lovecraft & the Frozen Kingdom
The Bitternest Chronicles (2010) — Alan Draven’s short story
“The Bitternest Chronicles is a fun read that tells me we have only
good things coming in the future from Alan Draven.”—Dread Central
“If you are a fan of mystery, suspense, or horror, or are just looking
for a book that is hard to put down, The Bitternest Chronicles will not
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