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Highland Cove

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Welcome to the blog tour celebrating the spine-tingling new novel by Dylan J. Morgan, Highland Cove! Read on for a chilling excerpt, book details and a chance to win a digital copy!

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Highland Cove

Publication Date: March 23rd, 2020

Genre: Horror/ Paranormal/ Ghost Story

Highland Cove Sanatorium sits abandoned on a desolate island one mile off the Scottish mainland. It’s a dark, foreboding place, filled with nightmares. Even darker are the asylum’s secrets: a history of disease and mental illness, macabre experiments and murder.

The tales of ghostly appearances are said to be more fact than fiction, but no one has ever documented the phenomenon. Codie Jackson aims to change all that. Arriving from London with his small independent film crew, they plan to make a documentary that will forever change their lives.

But when one of the crew disappears, things begin to spiral out of control. A storm closes in to ravage the island, and in the darkness Highland Cove’s true horrors are revealed. Now lost within the institution’s labyrinthine corridors, Codie and his team realize that their nightmare is only just beginning.

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Excerpt

She hesitated, and then stepped to the partially opened door. Raising her hand, she brushed fingers over dried paint peeling from the timber. Leaning further forward she stared through the opening at a floor coated with dirt and the remains of a building crumbling on its foundations.

A door slammed shut in the building’s depths.

Wind whistled through the gap with the murmur of a whispered voice.

With a gasp Kristen stepped away, gaze fixed on the door, expecting it to widen at any moment.

A hand pressed into the small of her back and she flinched again, spinning from the touch. Liam stepped onto the porch, pushing his phone into his pants pocket. He looked at her, his smile settling her nerves somewhat.

“Are you okay?”

Clearing her throat and shrugging her rucksack higher on her shoulders, she nodded, gave a nervous chuckle. “I’m fine. I guess this place is kind of spooky.”

“It’s the final resting place of thousands of tortured souls. It’s spooky as hell.”

Liam gave her a subtle wink, but if he was teasing her she didn’t need it right now. The rhythm of her heart had yet to settle, hairs rigid on the back of her neck. Liam stepped to the entryway, his hand almost at the door.

“Be careful, Liam.”

“What is it?”

She hesitated, swallowed hard. “I thought I heard something from inside, that’s all. A bang, like a door closing.”

“Really?” Liam said, and raised his eyebrows. “They know we’re here, then.”

His smile widened, and he pushed through the door into the asylum.

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About the Author

Dylan J Morgan

Now living and working in Norway, Dylan J. Morgan was born in New Zealand and raised in the United Kingdom. He writes during those rare quiet moments amid a hectic family life: after dark, with limited sustenance, and when his creative essence is plagued the most by tormented visions.

He is the multi-genre author of ten books, all available exclussively to Amazon. Focusing on Horror, Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia, and sometimes a hint of Science-Fiction, his books cater for those readers who enjoy a dark, terrifying journey into worlds where a happy ending is seldom seen.

When not writing, and when not reading, he can be found roaming the realm of the Witcher 3, or witnessing satisfying deaths on Game of Thrones, or even listening to some of the loudest heavy metal in his iTunes’ library.

If you’re searching for that light at the end of the tunnel then stop looking—you won’t find it here.

Dylan J. Morgan | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

 

My Review

5 Stars

Highland Cove Sanatorium is an abandoned facility on an island one mile off the coast of Scotland. It has a haunted history that has drawn people over the years. Codie Jackson is determined to prove that the hauntings are real or fake. Him and four others travel to Highland Cove and start filming.

When they get there a storm blows in and keeps them trapped on the island. Once filming starts a crew member disappears and everyone gets lost in the maze of the sanatorium. It is starting to become clear that Highland Cove is haunted and they ghost’s mean to keep the film crew with them.

The crew has some that think the haunting are fake and some that want to prove they are real. I began to relate to each person and hoped that they all would make it out although I highly doubted it. There are twists and turns throughout the book and reveals that left me breathless.

This is the first book that I have read from Dylan Morgan. All I can say is WOW!!! I was instantly drawn into the story and kept on the edge of my seat as I read. I love the dark stories and you add in a haunted sanatorium and I am in love.

If you love dark stories, hauntings, and other things that will creepy you out you need to check out this book. I can’t wait to dig into Dylan’s other stories.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

 

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Blog Tour Schedule

April 13th

Reads & Reels (Review)

Life at 17 (Review)

I Smell Sheep (Spotlight)

Didi Oviatt (Spotlight)

Jennifer Mitchell, Bibliolater (Spotlight)

The Faerie Review (Spotlight)

April 14th

Lecari’s Live Journal (Review)

Tranquil Dreams (Review)

Breakeven Books (Spotlight)

The Magic of Wor(l)ds (Spotlight)

April 15th

Backshelf Books (Review)

Cup of Books Blog (Review)

Jessica Belmont (Review)

Turning the Pages (Review)

Cats Luv Coffee Book Reviews (Spotlight)

Dark Whimsical Art (Spotlight)

April 16th

Bookish Heidi (Review)

J Bronder Book Reviews (Review)

Sophril Reads (Review)

April 17th

Eclectic Review (Review)

Entertainingly Nerdy (Review)

Ity Reads Books (Review)

Banshee Irish Horror Blog (Review)

 

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