“Valley of Tears” book promo

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The Woman in Black – Book vs. Movie

The movie, The Woman in Black, has attracted a lot of attention since its recent release. If you like a good ghost story, I would recommend you read the book by Susan Hall published in 1983. For me, it is up there with many of my favorites such as The Turn of the Screw by Henry James and The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. There are many articles online about the book, and a comparison to the film and the play. You might want to take a look at http://www.thereadventurer.com/…/book-vs-movie-courtney-summers-on-t… for comparison.

Out Now: Secret Desires

Secret Desires, by J. Troy Seate, from “The Locked Door Series”

Available online Friday, February 8, 2013

 from MuseItUp Publishing.

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The Swann Saga
Book 1
“Valley of Tears”
by J. Troy Seate
Publisher’s Pick!
Steve and Maria Swann are about to discover that real life is more frightening than their nightmares. Within the mountain peaks and woods that surround their new home, an evil lurks, and waits for the time to strike.
This non-stop mystery takes place in the idyllic setting of the Altinoma Valley, where a bizarre and horrifying string of violent tragedies reveals a nightmarish plot. As people disappear, the Swanns not only must confront forces that would destroy them, but also their own consciences.
Enter this world of impenetrable danger where the truth carries a high price: sexual slavery and death.


The Swann Saga
Book 2
“Tears for the Departed”
by J. Troy Seate
Renee Swann’s innocence was shattered in the Altinoma Valley, but she and her family survived. She believes she’s endured the most horrific circumstances imaginable, but she’s wrong. Now, nine years later, with a busy life and a good job in New York, Renee feels a growing uneasiness as the horrors of her past give way to a chilling new nightmare…and there’s nowhere to hide. Can she survive the horror that took root long ago once more, or will this ultimate exploitation and degradation destroy her?
Follow the triumphs and tragedies of the Swann family in the first novel of this series. Valley of Tears is now available through http://www.melange-books.com. Look for the trilogy’s conclusion in And the Heavens Wept, coming soon.


The Swann Saga
Book 3
“And The Heavens Wept”
by J. Troy Seate
The Altinoma Valley has been the catalyst of the Swann family’s destruction for nearly twenty years. As new terrors face the family’s surviving members, someone must journey back to the place where the legacy of deceit and horror began—where the haunted dead have a way of seeking retribution from their graves and those that want more blood wait to strike.


Welcome to Supernatural Snack Bar. My name is J. T. (Troy) Seate and I’m excited about a new blog dealing with stories about the supernatural, the strange, and the absurd. This site is about reading and writing with an emphasis on the paranormal. The snack bar will contain thoughts, stories, interviews, experiences and advice which has come over the length of my professional writing career that started in 2005. Since then, I’ve written everything from humor to the erotic to the macabre, and am especially keen on stories that transcend genre pigeonholing.

Although I enjoy writing in all genres, it’s the mysterious and the macabre that seem to influence the funny monkey in my brain the most. In addition to my novels and novellas, my short stories and memoirs appear in numerous magazines, newspapers, anthologies and webzines. Recent publications can be found at http://www.melange-books.com, http://www.whispershome.com, and http://www.museituppublishing.com. Muse It Up carries my most recent work, stories of the supernatural and paranormal with more to come. Melange Books carries my three suspense/thriller novels, among other stories, and Whispers carries most of my adult romances. Many of my works are linked from my website at http://www.troyseateauthor.webs.com and on Amazon, B&N, etc.

Submit thoughts, suggestions, essays, stories, novel excerpts, press releases, artwork, and whatever else to troyseate@gmail.com