Tuesday 1 May 2012

Guest Post: Ashland Menshouse

Do you believe?
Can a ghost haunt more than your home? Can a Sasquatch track more than footprints?
Aubrey Taylor's quaint and cozy life in the subdued, Appalachian town of Lake Julian had never been exceptional. Shouldered by his lifelong friends, Buzz Reiselstein and Rodriqa Auerbach, he quietly endured the puerile punishments of a persistent pack of pesky bullies that included the most-feared kid in school, Magnos Strumgarten, and his own obnoxiously, well-accomplished brother, Gaetan. Comfortable in his humdrum niche of the absolutely average, Aubrey never pushed back.
Until...fate dug a little too deep...and the unseen darkness of unspoken places rattled his mediocrity.
When spurious specters and elusive mountain men battle for a tomb of Watchers, buried in ages past, only those who choose to look beyond the surface feel the grip of the ancients' revenge. Unusual disappearances, a colorful cadre of insightful townsfolk and a whirlwind of blunders and mishaps exposes the struggling forces that transform Aubrey and his friends into more than spectators amidst the oldest war of all.
Prepare yourself to see the unseen as you've never seen it before.


2011 – New Release Features Lively Characters, Villains and Imaginative Story
The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch is released by author Ashland Menshouse
“Darkness shrouded the valley of Lake Julian as the sun’s ruddy twilight rays disappeared behind the slopes of the aging, forest-capped mountains.” Thus begins this fantastical tale set in an Appalachian mining town. Best friends Aubrey, Buzz and Rodriqa are poised to start high school, facing bullies, strict teachers and an annoying brother. But those are just the beginning of Aubrey’s troubles; nightmarish things are showing up to haunt him in the night, and the new girl he likes has troubling abilities.

The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch features angels, entombed watchers and mysterious strangers. An old widow is not what she appears, a beautiful woman is living down the block in a home that appeared from nowhere, and people are starting to vanish, from a class bully to an entire circus troupe. Strange things are happening in the dam’s oldest level, and Bigfoot’s been seen in the area. Can the young unlikely heroes use their wits to find the key to freeing the world from the watchers’ hold? Readers will be swept along with the fast-paced action of this refreshingly imaginative novel.
For further information contact: Ray Robinson via email at RayR@DogEarPublishing.net,  or through the website at: www.dogearpublishing.net.

The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch
Ashland Menshouse
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-145750-401-3         
440 pages                            
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.

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The Last Seer and the Tomb of Enoch is Ashland Menshouse’s debut novel.

Ashland Menshouse received a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky.  He obtained a doctoral degree from the University of Kentucky and completed post-doctoral studies at Emory University.  He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where he spends most of his time working with ill and injured children.  The sequel, entitled The Last Guardian and the Keeper of the Magi, is nearly complete.  Menshouse is also working on the early planning stages of the third novel, The Last Nazirite and the Shadowlight.

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