Is that something stirring in the bushes? A rustling in the grass? Who is that whispering at the edge of those tall spindly trees?
Yes, the The Day of the Jackalope Audiobook is now available, read by the incredibly talented J. Scott Bennett.
Scott’s done another fantastic job of bring Weirdbey Island to life.
Hear Dylan face the tiger who is Mr. Flittermouse, the dastardly Myron Draven, and of course the mysterious Jepa Cloak. Click below for a sample and hear the story come to life. And if you’d like to go ahead and purchase a copy, and I strongly advise you do, you can find the audiobook on Audible, Amazon or iTunes!
Greetings at the Occasional Blog! I’m most excited to announce that book two of Weirdbey Island is published and is available in all bookshops! The Day of the Jackalope follows on from the spooky events of The Pirates of Penn Cove
If you live on Whidbey Island, or have traveled to its beautiful shores then there’s a fair chance you’ve visited the quaint town of Langley (which is where Dylan and his friends live). And if you have, you’ve probably spotted one of the many colored rabbits who hop about the town’s gardens and streets.
There’s even one who frequents the Useless Bay Coffee shop where I often write (evidence below).
Anyway… why am I talking about the Langley rabbits? Because I need to warn you that they’re not as they seem… and there’s more. Much more.
And all will be revealed in The Day of the Jackalope. Dive into the book now and discover more. It’s available as an eBook, paperback, and now there’s an absolutely wonderful audiobook by J. Scott Bennett too.
Here’s the blurb and click below for a sample:
The Day of the Jackalope by Eldritch Black
A dastardly secret. A creature that cannot be. A great mystery itching to be solved.
Dylan Wylde has barely had time to recover from his harrowing battle with Captain Grimdire when he and his friend’s find themselves caught up in a new mysterious adventure on Weirdbey Island.
People are vanishing in the night and no one wants to talk about it…
Are these sinister occurrences linked to the eerie fortune teller who’s just arrived in town? The one gathering a horde of strange, creepy-eyed followers?
Dylan and his friends soon find themselves investigating the disappearances while uncovering a cryptic mythical creature who shouldn’t exist.
Now, as a series of dark events spread across the island, they’re forced to face a terrifying new foe who threatens to take over the world.
Jackalopes, rotten mermaids, and rabbits that are not what they seem…
Yes, it’s here! The Book of Kindly Deaths is now available as an audiobook!
Hannibal Hills, the very same narrator who did such amazing work on Krampus and The Thief of Christmas has done another wonderful job of bringing my words to life.
Not only has Hannibal voiced Eliza, but each of the characters from the variety of short tales within the book as well. Grim Shivers broods and menaces, the Wrong People are both humorous and horrific, and he caught the chemistry between Eliza and Shard perfectly.
I had so much fun ‘proof-listening’ to this audiobook and I think you’re going to love it.
I’m very excited to announce that The Pirates of Penn Cove is now available as an audiobook!
The narrator, J. Scott Bennett, has done an amazing job in bringing Dylan, Jacob, Zach & Emily to life, and the huge cast of strange and eccentric characters who roam across ‘Weirdbey Island’.
J. Scott Bennett made me laugh in several places and absolutely nailed the spookiness and downright skullduggery of the vengeful Captain Grimdire!
It’s summer, but perhaps you just felt a chill breeze. Maybe there was a tinge of fog in the trees that shouldn’t have been there this morning, or a strange scraping sound coming from the cellar…
Why? Perhaps it was because I just published a new book, ‘The Pirates of Penn Cove’. The story contains a strange summer adventure, sinister villains, and sudden fogs after all, and perhaps they’re sweeping out from the pages.
I wrote The book on Whidbey Island, where I live. Or Weirdbey Island, as I call it, because it really can be remarkably odd, in the best way.
Are there ghostly pirates on its shores? I’m not sure, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
Here’s the blurb so you can discover more, and a sample so you can read the beginning before embarking on this new adventure:
A lost Pirate’s Treasure. A Mysterious Secret Society. A Summer Adventure like no other.
Dylan Wylde’s no stranger to fear. His brother’s a bully, his only friends are halfway across the country, and now’s he’s been forced to move to Whidbey Island, or Weirdbey Island as it’s called by those in the know.
Soon Dylan finds himself having to confront his deepest fears as he uncovers a hidden society with a nightmarish secret. Throw in a monstrous sea beast, a pair of desperate treasure hunters, and a wild chase to find long buried chests before a fearsome centuries old undead pirate can destroy the whole island.
And he hasn’t even unpacked yet.
For readers who love spooky magical adventures, Goosebumps and Stranger Things.