Live. Die. Repeat.
Jeff Grobnagger's seizures take him on a ridiculous adventure into the spirit world and beyond.
He is standing in line at the grocery store when the seizure hits. No warning. Everything fades to black.
He wakes in an alley. Alone. Hung upside down by a noose lashed around his ankle.
And it's right around this time that a hooded figure emerges and strangles him to death.
So that sucks.
He wakes on the floor at the grocery store. Confused. Shaking.
This interrupting death scene plays out over and over again, every time Grobnagger has a seizure. Alley. Choking. Death. Repeat.
Why would anyone want to kill him? Is it just a recurring seizure dream?
When a sniper's bullet shatters his apartment window, he realizes he's in serious danger. For real.
Who is the hooded man? And who tried to kill Grobnagger in real life?
His quest for answers leads to a missing girl, cults obsessed with astral projection, an arcane puzzle sphere, an evil book, a private detective named Louise, and a mustached man named Glenn who makes the most delicious food he's ever tasted.
No one he meets is who they seem, and every answer leads to more questions, more seizures and more horrific deaths that may or may not be transpiring on some mysterious plane beyond the physical world.
Fade to Black is book one of five in the Awake in the Dark series.
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Live. Die. Repeat.
What readers are saying about Fade to Black:
Fade to Black is the funniest book I've read in... I can't remember how long. Seriously funny. I think I laughed out loud roughly once every three pages. That's a lot of funny packed into one book! And not just an internal chuckle here and there, but an honest to goodness laugh out loud that made my significant other call, 'What?' from the next room repeatedly. - Lisbeth Ames
"(FADE TO BLACK) weirdly resonates with me. It is sneaky in a way – it holds the things we fear up to the light – opening the reader up to honesty – to love and hope and the truths of our souls found in the darkest of nights. It’s weird and dark and twisted – and real. And I recommend the trip." - Leiah Cooper, SoIReadThisBookToday.com
"Buy it, read it, laugh your butt off over it and trust me you’ll likely love the heck out of this book." - Horror Chick, agirlsguidetohorror.com
"Smart, dark and thrilling." - Patricia Hamill
"I don't normally give five stars, but "Fade to Black" gets five stars from me for one reason: I haven't been this excited about a book in a long time. As I mentioned earlier, I am eagerly awaiting the second novel in the series, because I have to see what happens. It kind of reminds me of the feeling I got the first time I watched Lost, the TV series. It feels like my eyes have been opened to a universe of possibilities, and I cannot wait to see how McBain and Vargus explore that world." - E. Branden Hart, emptysinkpublishing.com
"Grobnagger's narration is hilarious. There are going to be times while reading this that you find yourself laughing even while he's breaking your heart." - eden Hudson, author of HOW TO KILL YOURSELF IN A SMALL TOWN
"Chuck Palahniuk (crossed with) the Dean Koontz Odd Thomas series." - Drunkle Dan, The Drunken Beardsmen podcast
"An unusually philosophical, intensely self-aware and thoughtful paranormal thriller. Takes the iconography of the tarot and does something extraordinary and original with it." - Lisbeth Ames