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Red on the Inside (Awake in the Dark Book 3) by [McBain, Tim, Vargus, L.T.]
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Red on the Inside (Awake in the Dark Book 3) Kindle Edition

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The Awake in the Dark saga continues.

Red on the Inside is book 3 in the epic 5 volume paranormal suspense series. New to the series? Get the first book here:

The events of Bled White (Awake in the Dark #2) leave Grobnagger drained, often struggling to keep from falling asleep. He shuffles through life half awake, half tethered to reality. He still has no idea what is happening to him, but he's not sure he even cares anymore.

When those that mean him harm finally begin to assert themselves, however, Grobnagger finds himself and his friends under direct threat of death. Plans are made to cross over and rescue Amity once and for all from her vulnerable position in the other world. But his adversaries are one step ahead and a violent spectacle becomes inevitable. His adventures to this point may have changed him some, but now Grobnagger will never be the same.

What readers are saying about Red on the Inside:

"'Red on the Inside' is a metaphysical mindfreak that had me pondering my existence for hours after I put the book down." - Liza Robbins

"So far the best book of the series in my opinion... I'll be eagerly awaiting the next installment." - Jeff Gilpin

"Everything in the story is so clear that I often felt like I was right there in the world they created." - Heather DiAngelis

Praise for the Awake in the Dark series:

"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,

"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,

"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,

"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 HALO BOUND

"Chuck Palahniuk (crossed with) the Dean Koontz Odd Thomas series." - Drunkle Dan, The Drunken Beardsmen podcast

Awake in the Dark series ebook categories:
-Paranormal Suspense series
-Psychological Horror
-Psychological Thriller
-Occult Horror
-Metaphysical Fiction

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  • Print Length: 260 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #297,263 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Read this series. It will be the best thing you do.

It’s not often that I read a story that hits me like the Awake in the Dark series has. There’s just something about it; a wonderful concoction of suspense, hilarity and amazingly layered characters.

Meet Grobs; Awake in the Dark series’ leading man. He’s an introvert, an unsuspecting hero, and a guy so in need of pep talk you’ll be rooting for him until the very last page, every time.

Jeff Grobnagger begins his journey in an alley, tied by his ankle and awaiting his death from the Hooded Man. He’s been there before, over and over again, each time meeting his demise. That’s just chapter one of book one. You’ll be hooked by the first paragraph, or at least by the time Grobs begins stroking a dead dog’s corpse while hiding in a dumpster.

He’s the guy that can’t catch a break, and the guy who just wants to sit in his small bubble eating a jar of pickles. The hardest part about reading Grobs’ story, is how deeply he resonates within you. In book one, you’ll fall in love. By book two, you’ll come to realise that you and he are the same person. By book three, you’ll give your left leg to make him real, just so the two of you can sit alone, in the dark, eating peanut butter off a spoon.

Grobs is what makes this series magnificent. He hides behind his satirical nature, always surprising you with his deeply philosophical thoughts. Layer, upon layer, he’ll get to you, right in the feels.

However, before I continue harping on about my newest fictional character obsession, or decide I need to start a fanfiction series, I’m going to talk about the way this series is written.

McBain and Vartgus have thrown together an imaginative tale with an edge. There’s no fluff here.
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I have been following the story of Grobnagger since the beginning, and all I can say is godsdamn! It's been a ride and the 3rd installment does not disappoint! First off, I have to say that if you haven't read the first 2 books, stop now and go read them as this is will make no sense to you at all...I'll wait... ... back? see, didn't I tell you they were great? But to business. Red on the Inside takes you further down the rabbit hole in the story of Jeff Grobnagger with themes that touch on the meta-physical and philosophical, a deep and twisting tale that had me going back a few times to really get a handle on everything that is happening, or not happening to our poor hero. The real villain of the piece is fleshed out into a truly despicable creature that is worthy of Moriarty status.

The writing has once again improved, being tighter, meaner and edgier and just watching the journey and growth of not only the characters, but also the authors has been a real pleasure and a treat. You will laugh, you will cry and without spoiling anything, the twists will have you pulling out your hair!!
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