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The Eidola Project by @RobertHerold666 is a Fall Into Bookathon pick #horror #paranormal #giveaway

Title: The Eidola Project

Author: Robert Herold

Genre: Horror, Paranormal

Book Blurb:

It's 1885 and a drunk and rage-filled Nigel Pickford breaks up a phony medium's séance. A strange twist of fate soon finds him part of a team investigating the afterlife.

The Eidola Project is an intrepid group of explorers dedicated to bringing the light of science to that which has been feared, misunderstood, and often manipulated by charlatans. They are a psychology professor, his assistant, an African-American physicist, a sideshow medium, and now a derelict, each possessing unique strengths and weaknesses.

Called to the brooding Hutchinson Estate to investigate rumored hauntings, they encounter deadly supernatural forces and a young woman driven to the brink of madness.

Will any of them survive?


Sarah retrieved the lamp and twisted the peg. The outhouse door swung open on its own, and she gasped.

“Momma?” Sarah asked as she held out her lantern. No. A ruined version of Molly stood in the doorway.

Before her disappearance, people often commented on the sixteen-year-old’s beauty, but in the last twenty-eight days birds pecked out her pretty blue eyes, and maggots now swam in the sockets. Molly’s head hung to the left at an odd angle. Her skin looked mottled with patches of gray, blue, and black. A beetle crawled out of Molly’s half-opened mouth and darted back in.

Sarah’s heart leaped to her throat, and she jumped back. She lost her footing, fell onto the outhouse seat, and dropped the lantern to the floor. She bent to retrieve it; thankful the glass globe did not break. Sarah looked up and saw an empty doorway.

Impossible, she told herself. Must’ve dozed off, had a nightmare, and woke up when I dropped the lamp. Her heart still pounded in her chest, and Sarah took a deep breath to calm herself.

Holding the lamp before her once more, she crept out…

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What’s your favorite thing about the Fall season:

I’m all about Halloween! (Although I am deathly allergic to pumpkin seeds. L!)

What inspired you to write this story:

The original germ of an idea came from a short story I wrote way back in junior high school English (Thanks for helping me get my start, Mrs. Hoyt!)

I was also inspired by reading the nonfiction book Ghost Hunter, by Deborah Blum. This is an excellent account of “William James and the search for scientific proof of life after death.”


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Open internationally.

Runs September 1 – 30.

Drawing will be held on October 1.

Author Biography:

The supernatural has always had the allure of forbidden fruit, ever since my mother refused to allow me, as a boy, to watch creature features on late night TV. She caved-in. (Well, not literally!)

As a child, fresh snow provided me the opportunity to walk out onto neighbor’s lawns halfway and make paw prints with my fingers as far as I could stretch. I would retrace the paw and boot prints, then fetch the neighbor kids and point out that someone turned into a werewolf on their front lawn! (They were skeptical.)

I have pursued many interests over the years, but the supernatural always called to me. You could say that I was haunted. Finally, following the siren’s call, I wrote The Eidola Project, based on a germ of an idea I had as a teenager.

Ultimately, I hope my book gives you the creeps, and I mean that in the best way possible! (Book two involves a werewolf and is titled, Moonlight Becomes You. It will be out later this year and I’m busy writing the third installment of the series. The Eidola Project has won several awards—see my social media links.)

BTW: Eidola is pronounced “eye-do-la” and it’s a Greek word for ghosts, phantoms, and apparitions.

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2 comentarios

Miembro desconocido
18 sept 2020

I LOVE haunted house stories and so perfect for this time of year!!

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N. N. Light
N. N. Light
17 sept 2020

Thank you, Robert, for sharing your book in our Fall Into These Great Reads Bookathon!

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