Horror Spotlight on Tale of the Sharp-Dressed Man by Jon M Michaels

While growing up, I devoured books by Stephen King & Dean Koontz. It wasn’t until years later that I realized their books were considered horror. What? Back then I never even watched a horror movie because they terrified me…but I could read the story. In fact I loved the stories. Naturally a bit of this genre has creeped into a few of my stories

When I read the blurb for Jon. M. Michaels dark humor paranormal/horror Tale of the Sharp-Dressed Man, I knew I had to spotlight this book. You’ve got to check out the blurb, it grabbed me right away. 

 

Tale of the Sharp-Dressed Man Jon M Michaels

 

 

“The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn meets The Devil’s Advocate”

Thirteen-year-old Luke Morgan is living a charmed life on his Grandpa Theo’s farm, sheltered from the noise of the world by endless, rural beauty. But, his country innocence is quickly shattered one late afternoon as he watches an approaching thunderstorm with his grandfather at his side. Something other than churning clouds are in the sky that day. A twisting, black, mass of evil that his grandfather is not unfamiliar with.
Upon seeing the strange spectacle, Theo tells Luke that the two of them must travel to their neighbor’s home—and kill the entire family. Luke quickly learns there is much he doesn’t know about his kindly grandfather, as he is plunged into a nightmarish world of demons and human suffering.

“Equally chilling and hilarious, Tale of the Sharp-Dressed Man is a spectacular debut novel!” ~ Award-Winning Author, Alicia Dean

Excerpt for Tale of the Sharp-Dressed Man:

The doors swung open with ease, and I stepped into the world of real light. It was wonderful. I closed my eyes and breathed in deeply, smelling flowers and churned earth. I heard voices mingled with the crackle of static coming from cop radios. I opened my eyes and noticed a black hearse parked next to the hospital beneath a tattered cedar-tree. Painted on the doors was Hughes County Coroner.

“Holy, crap. It’s her.” I quickly looked around to see if anyone was paying attention to me. I was practically invisible. I scooted to the hearse and peeked in a window. Through a set of small drapes, I was barely able to make out a black body bag. Then I noticed the back of the hearse was wide open.

I had to get a closer look.

I approached the bag and saw that it was not fully zipped. A small tuft of gray hair poked through the opening, which was apparently the head. Her feet were closest to me, which meant I was going to have to crawl inside to get a better look.

What was wrong with me?

Knowing full well how absurd my actions were, yet unable to stop myself, I clambered inside and made my way to the protruding hair. I was a foot or two away from her head when it started to wiggle. In fact, the entire bag wiggled like it was full of vibrators. Gurgling sounds were coming from within.

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What Do you Think? Are You Running to Pick it Up to Read, or Running the Other Way in Terror?

18 thoughts on “Horror Spotlight on Tale of the Sharp-Dressed Man by Jon M Michaels”

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      Thanks Pam.

  1. Alicia DeanAlicia Dean

    I have read this. Jon is my first cousin once removed, and I helped edit this book, his debut novel. And, it’s fabulous! Creepy and funny.

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      That’s what I was aiming for. Thanks for the comment Constance. By the way, Constance is the name of one of my characters. A young witch in training.

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      Could not have written this book without your help. You are incredible. All that you do to for writers…it’s like we’re your children and you lay it all on the line for us. I don’t know how you find the time. Thank you, thank you, Miss Alice. 🤡

  2. Susan CoryellSusan Coryell

    Yikes! Goosebumps from reading that excerpt! Good luck to you!

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      I was aiming for goosebumps, glad i was able to.

  3. Constance BretesConstance Bretes

    spooky, that’s for sure. Good luck Jon, and nice website, Maureen!

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      That’s what I was aiming for. Thanks for the comment Constance. By the way, Constance is the name of one of my characters. A young witch in training.

  4. Alina K. FieldAlina K. Field

    Love the website and that blurb is definitely an attention-getter!

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      Thank you, Alina.

  5. Marissa GarnerMarissa Garner

    Okay, where’s my nightlight? This freaks me out.
    Love the new website!

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      It was a bit freaky to write. Thanks, Marissa.

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      Thank you, Kara. I was hoping for a creepy reaction.

  6. Judy Ann DavisJudy Ann Davis

    Whoa. A little creepy and scary for me. Good luck with sales and promotion.

    • Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

      Thanks, Judy. Writing is easy compared to promoting…at least for me.

  7. Jon M MichaelsJon M Michaels

    Wow! Just learned I was in the spotlight. Thanks, Maureen. Writing this story was a hoot and the second volume is even more fun.

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