Book Brief: 809 Jacob Street

809 Jacob Street809 Jacob Street
by Marty Young
Genre: Horror/Suspense
Word count: 45,421

Parkton is a dangerous town, full of dark secrets, and 14-year old Byron James finds himself stranded there. To make matters worse, his two new friends – his only friends – turn out to be class rejects with an unhealthy interest in monsters. They want to discover the truth to the infamous monster house at number 809 Jacob Street, and Byron is soon caught up in their game.

Joey Blue is an old bluesman who fell into his songs and couldn’t find his way out again. Now he’s one of the Gutterbreed, a slinking shifting shadow haunting the town’s too-numerous alleys. When an old dead friend comes begging for help, Joey’s world is torn apart. He is forced to stare down the man he has become in order to rescue the man he once was – and there is only one place he can do that.

The house on Jacob Street calls to them all, but what will they find when they open its door?

809 Jacob Street is available at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

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Saturday Book Showcase: 809 Jacob Street

809 Jacob Street809 Jacob Street
by Marty Young
4.1 average rating from 14 reviews
196 pages

Parkton is a dangerous town, full of dark secrets, and 14-year old Byron James finds himself stranded there. To make matters worse, his two new friends – his only friends – turn out to be class rejects with an unhealthy interest in monsters. They want to discover the truth to the infamous monster house at number 809 Jacob Street, and Byron is soon caught up in their game.

Joey Blue is an old bluesman who fell into his songs and couldn’t find his way out again. Now he’s one of the Gutterbreed, a slinking shifting shadow haunting the town’s too-numerous alleys. When an old dead friend comes begging for help, Joey’s world is torn apart. He is forced to stare down the man he has become in order to rescue the man he once was – and there is only one place he can do that.

The house on Jacob Street calls to them all, but what will they find when they open its door?

809 Jacob Street is available at Amazon.com and Amazon UK.

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Featured Book: 809 Jacob Street

809 Jacob Street809 Jacob Street
by Marty Young
4.4 average rating
Available on Amazon.

Old homeless Joey Blue must confront a town’s corrupted soul after a terrible warning comes from a dead friend, while newcomer Byron James finds himself involved in the dangerous games of two outcasts. And out on Jacob Street lurks the monster house, the house that calls to them all…

Excerpt:

“Dad reckons the place is haunted because of the murders that happened there,” Hamish added.

Byron didn’t believe in ghosts or anything supernatural, but murderers were a whole different ballgame. That was real – and dangerous.

“The family who lived there was killed, and when they were found, their faces were all black and distorted, their necks swollen and purple with finger marks around their throats.”

“Imagine what it would take to kill someone like that,” said Hamish.

“You’d be looking into their eyes as you slowly murdered them,” said Iain, looking into Byron’s. “Watching their horror grow as they realized this was it.”

“Watching their life drain away,” said Hamish.

“Their eyes growing dull.”

Byron stared at them, dumbfounded. Who were these freaks?

Then Iain laughed again and Hamish joined in.

“It’s okay, B. We’re not going to kill you. It’s just hard to imagine how anyone could do such a thing.”

What others are saying:

“Although this is Marty Young’s first novel, believe me it’s anything but amateur. 809 Jacob Street is as well written and well crafted as anything the master, Stephen King, ever penned. I can say with confidence, if you enjoy the kind of stories woven by King, you will definitely enjoy 809 Jacob Street. You’re in for a wild ride.” by Gary Val Tenuta

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