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Get Shadow Falls:Badlands for FREE on iBooks

In anticipation of the upcoming release of SHADOW FALLS: ANGEL OF DEATH, I’ve decided to make SHADOW FALLS: BADLANDS a free download at Apple’s iBookstore. Just moments ago on Google+, Sean J. O’Neil told me Badlands was one of his favorite things I’ve ever done. Badlands’ sequel, Angel of Death will be available soon, perhaps even as soon as next week, but for now get your read on and check out this dark horror thriller for FREE on iBooks.

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Just Released: Badlands (a Shadow Falls Novel) for the Kindle

BADLANDS (a Shadow Falls Novel) is now out for KINDLE!

eBook readers like the Kindle and the Nook (and the iPad) have certainly taken over the marketplace. Nothing will ever replace the “analog” book but I realized it was time to get more of my older novels out as ebooks. As most of you know, I’ve used audiobook podcasts to help develop a number of my novels using listener feedback to help shape the stories as they went. Since being first podcast, Badlands has undergone a couple of big polishes and a recent major edit by the highly talented Barry Dima to get it in shape for this publication. So even if you’ve heard the story you will definitely enjoy it again as an ebook.

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Badlands: Prologue – Part 2

In the first part of the prologue we jump back some 300 years to the brave men, women and children who came from England to find a new life. Their passage is both arduous and tragic, and marked with death, as some of those who embarked on the journey would not make it to see the end. Once on land, the remaining would-be settlers departed in a wagon train to find the parcel they had purchased. A place they longed to call home. But as they draw closer, two more men mysteriously vanish. Leading a search party to find them is the group’s patriarch, William Lawton, and three other men. What they find are the grisly remains of one man and evidence there are things in the woods that are quite deadly indeed. There’s one person however who believes another force is at work here. William’s eldest son Thomas tells his younger brother Miles that while on board the ship, he saw their father push a woman overboard in the dead of the night. Miles doesn’t believe him but then wonders why Thomas would say such a terrible thing. Then, as he lay there sleeping, Miles is awoken by his father who whispers to him “Listen to every word I tell you and don’t make a sound or you will perish tonight like the others.”

Thanks to BLACK LAB for the SFB theme song THAT NIGHT from their new album PASSION LEAVES A TRACE.

Shadow Falls: Badlands, a horror novel by Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff

Badlands: Prologue – Part 2

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Badlands: Chapter Two

[THE STORY SO FAR: In chapter one we meet a man identified only as "The Stranger" who on a hot summer day in 1850 has a date with the gallows. The day before his execution begins like most of the others over the past three years when he awakes from the same recurring nightmare people trapped in a church burning to death, screaming for their lives as he stands there unable to help.

As has been the case since his arrest weeks ago, The Stranger is mistreated and abused by the town locals who view his hanging as the perfect cure for boredom in this little dusty town just north of the Rio Grande. As night falls, The Stranger's fight to stay awake is futile and this time he's visited by a different nightmare. Though the setting is similar, the inside of a burning church, the people are different. And this time he is confronted by an imposing figure who calls him by the name of "Brother Thomas" and mockingly implores him to "do something". The Stranger wakes in his cell in a cold sweat and that's when he realizes that someone has left his jail cell unlocked and the door open.

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Badlands: Chapter Two

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Badlands: Chapter Three

PREVIOUSLY ON BADLANDS: In Chapter two the man only known to us so far as “The Stranger” has left his mysteriously unlocked jail cell only to made a grim discovery, he is the only one left alive in the entire town of Sagebrush, Texas. While he lay sleeping, awaiting his own execution, someone or something slaughtered every man, woman and child, leaving behind bodies, their flesh torn apart. Though he looks everywhere, there are no signs of life to be found, only death. Deciding he has to leave as quickly as possible, the Stranger also realizes there are no horses, though a few were found killed, the rest have somehow vanished, leaving him to believe this could have been the work of horse theives. But hardly ever are horse theives this brutal. Nonetheless, with the sun setting and the prospect of being stuck here another night, the Stranger comes across an aged and somewhat deaf burro tied up behind a house. Loading as much as he can on the burro’s back, he leaves on foot trying to put as much distance between himself and the town as possible before nightfall. And hours and miles later, as he stops for the night to make camp in a dried up riverbead, he falls alseep, only to be woken up a short time later by the sound of a footstep in the darkness.

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Badlands: Chapter Three

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Badlands: Chapter Four

PREVIOUSLY ON BADLANDS: As the footsteps in the darkness come toward him, the stranger begins to believe he’s being followed. His mind flashes back three years to his time as a soldier during the American invasion of Veracruz, Mexico. One night shortly after the battle had been won by the U.S. Army, the Stranger went into town with some fellow soldiers including a man named Cyril. Caught breaking into a store by its owner, Cyril murders the man in cold blood. Then when confronted in the street by the shopkeeper’s angry family, it is again Cyril who initiates a bloodbath, one that culminates, to the Stranger’s horror, in Cyril scalping a little Mexican girl. But as the Stranger flashes back to the present, the footsteps have drawn closer, and as he turns, to his horror he discovers it is indeed someone from his past. Someone who greets him by saying “Hello Galen”.
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Badlands: Chapter Four

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Badlands: Chapter Five

PREVIOUSLY ON BADLANDS: It had been months since someone had used Galen’s name. We go back to the February before Galen’s incarceration in Texas when he was asked by his one-time employer to hand deliver a small package to Kansas City. Once there he discovers the address he’s been given is that of a bank that is closed until morning. With the itch to have a drink after weeks of sobriety, Galen goes to a nearby bar. After downing several shots of whiskey he has a pleasant but short visit with a stuttering and dumpy-looking whore named Daisy. While stumbling back to the boardinghouse where he is staying, he happens across a lit storefront window painted with the word “Fortune”. Compelled by something inside of him, Galen finds himself entering this old gypsy woman’s parlor, though what he’s looking for is incomprehensible at the moment. The gypsy crone asks him for six bits and begins reading his tarot. Something however in the cards alarms the old crone. Suddenly she pushes Galen out the door, then cryptically tellis him. “You watched them all die. And now they’re hunting you.”

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Badlands: Chapter Five

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