Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Asylum Lake - R. A. Evans

The State's second largest Psychopathic Hospital opened in 1917 on 600 wooded acres overlooking a small lake near Bedlam Falls, Michigan. Through its doors came the weak and the weary, the disabled and the discarded, the frail and the forgotten. But an open door is an invitation, and some visitors, once invited, are loath to leave. The hospital abruptly closed in 1958 under a cloud of mystery. It has remained empty and silent, save for the memories trapped both within its walls and far below the surface of the nearby lake that bears its name. At the bottom of Asylum Lake, the unremembered are growing restless. Brady Tanner is trying to outrun memories of his own. After the sudden death of his wife, Brady retreats to the small town where he spent the summers of his youth. But he soon learns small towns can be stained by memories…and secrets, too. As Brady is drawn into unearthing these secrets, as he discovers a new love in an old friend, he is also drawn into the mystery of Asylum Lake and the evil that lies submerged beneath its sparkling surface. What is the source of this evil - and what does it want with Brady Tanner?


R. A. Evans writes. By day he pours his creative energy into meeting the varied needs of his clients. By night, he writes for pleasure. It's what he does. It's who he is. If you like your humor dark, your blood-letting messy, and the creepiness factor cranked to eleven, he's the author for you. His debut novel, Asylum Lake,Search for asylum lake hit the shelves to rave reviews and its sequel Grave Undertakings will be unearthed in May 2011. A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Evans started his career at a small town newspaper, and has spent the past fifteen years working in marketing and public relations. 


Asylum Lake is a chilling tale with plenty of dark humor. The characters are rich and the story will keep you guessing. 


The industry is evolving and I wanted to be on the forefront of the new digital age. By self publishing I am in charge of my author platform. In stead of being one author in a stable of authors repped by a publisher, I wanted to be my own top priority. 


I grew up on Stephen King. Salem's Lot made me both fear and love the things that go bump in the night. I also really enjoy reading Peter Straub, John Saul and Joe Hill. 

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