What’s in a name? Friggin’ plenty!

“Whoa! How the blazes did I land up here?”

Is that what you’re asking yourself? Relax. For those of you redirected here from the earlier WordPress address, this is still the official Aymaran Shadow book blog, except that the blog name’s changed a bit and is being merged into the author Hemanth Gorur’s official blog.

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Top 10 Creepiest Paranormal Legends … #6

Read the previous post in the Behind The Scenes series: Top 10 Creepiest Paranormal Legends . . . #7

A man who refused to die by hanging. A woman buried alive giving her husband nightmares. A haunted prison with eerie paranormal activity. A family stalked by a vindictive specter. Grab the nearest table for support – you’ll need it when you read the next one.

The Frozen Living

Movies and tales abound in which people frozen to death are brought to the morgue only to resurrect themselves and walk away alive. The scientific impossibility of such occurrences relegate such tales to ludicrous spin-doctoring at worst and mild, if gory, entertainment at best.

What happened to Jean Hillard, a teenager from North Dakota in the US, in 1980 is enough to revive belief in unseen forces and the unseen hand of God, if not lend a whole new connotation to the phrase “frozen stiff”.

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Aymaran Shadow now in Paperback (India Edition)

Following fervent interest by readers in the Indian sub-continent for a print version of Aymaran Shadow, the wait is over. The Indian Paperback Edition of Aymaran Shadow is now out in print. Now, feel the crispy freshness of the printed book as you read about Sanya’s nearly fatal and hair-raising confrontation with a sinister intruder from another world.

The 2013 bestselling novel now retails at INR 250 in paperback format on Amazon (India), Flipkart, Pothi and Infibeam. Readers can also purchase the book directly from the author Hemanth Gorur’s website at 20% OFF on MRP.

Its International Paperback Edition is currently available at all leading retailers in the US, UK and Europe, including Amazon which is offering a 13% customer discount at the time of this post.

As part of a LIMITED PERIOD OFFER, the book is available at 15% OFF if bought at the CreateSpace e-store. Use Discount Code QY6KHBCP. Offer closes 1st Aug 2014.

The Kindle Edition continues to be available at $2.99. However, purchasers of the Paperback Edition are eligible to buy the Kindle Edition at only $0.99 (66% OFF). It is also available for borrowing on Amazon’s KOLL, identifiable with an Amazon Prime badge as you search and browse for books on your Kindle device or on Amazon.com.

Book Review – by Tony Parsons

Aymaran Shadow

An ethnic concept. Several twists/turns, suspense filled, lots of mystery. No grammar errors, or out of story line sequence, easy to read/follow, Unique characters. Maybe movie material . . .

. . . The book did not wow me but I enjoyed reading it, it pulled together at the end. I changed my mind & rated it at 5 stars.

Tony R Parsons

Top Amazon Reviewer

Read the full review here: on Amazon.

Why Samba 2014 Is A Paranormal Horrorfest…

Read the previous post in the Behind The Scenes series: Top 10 Creepiest Paranormal Legends . . . #7

So the mega event of the year – the quadrennial FIFA World Cup ’14 – gets under way tonight. And might well be cruising towards the tape by the time you read this.

It promises to be football mayhem for over a month starting 12th June. Lots of blood and gore on the cards as nippy forwards slice through defences, medios take down rival strategies, and burly halfbacks hack down spell wizards and ballet dancers masquerading as strikers.

Take third-ranked but perennial favorites Brazil, for instance. The current squad is certainly weighed down by the legacy left behind by their players of yesteryears, but it’s certainly not overawed by the occasion, much less by the competition. Spearheaded by a wily magician called Neymar, the likes of Fred, Oscar, Jo, Hulk, Marcelo, Dani, Luiz, Dante, Maicon and Thiago Siva are wont to strike dread into any opposition. Easy meat (the opposition, that is).

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Top 10 Creepiest Paranormal Legends … #7

Read the previous post in the Behind The Scenes series: Top 10 Creepiest Paranormal Legends . . . #8

A man who refused to die by hanging. A woman buried alive giving her husband nightmares. A haunted prison with eerie paranormal activity. The legends are getting deeper. And spookier.

Also live is a not-so-spooky snap poll at the end of this post to dictate terms to me! Now, here comes #7.

The Bell Witch

John Bell was a North Carolina farmer who arrived at Adams, Tennessee, in 1804 and settled there along with his family. In the initial years, the family lived an untroubled and Spartan life. A few years later, however, things changed dramatically for the Bells.

The family started noticing strange things happening in their house. They began to hear peculiar scratching noises on the walls. This was followed by strange noises – of people being pinched and slapped, of objects being dropped – and animals getting skittish without any apparent reason.

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Ambush at Not-so-O.K. Corral

I’ve been off the grid these past few weeks. And with good reason. No, scratch that. With good number of scratches and gashes. I was still in action. Only, off the grid.

You know those days when life ambushes you. Yeah. Like when you’ve chosen a quiet, off-the-track, backwater location for your summer getaway and find a thousand other people had a same idea. And intend to leave after you do.

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Aymaran Shadow: Now On A $0.99 Offer

It’s a race against time in more ways than one. Two macabre stalkers with sordid pasts race across the Mediterranean and the Atlantic to claim their prey – an unsuspecting girl in India.

Aymaran Shadow. A tale of lust, horror and reprisal. And, a #12 Bestseller in 2013 with sixteen 5-stars. The Kindle Edition is now available for US customers at a Countdown Deal price of just $0.99, down from its regular price of $2.99. This offer closes 20th Mar 2014. So, hurry if you want to beat the clock!

That’s not all. The International Paperback Edition is currently available at all leading retailers in the US, UK and Europe, including Amazon which is offering a 12% Customer Discount at the time of this post for customers in all geographies.

As part of a LIMITED PERIOD PROMOTIONAL OFFER, the Paperback Edition is also available at 15% OFF its MRP if bought at the CreateSpace e-store. Use Discount Code NECF2Q8V. Offer closes 20th Mar 2014.

Purchasers of the Paperback Edition are eligible to buy the Kindle Edition at the $0.99 price even after the Countdown Deal ends. It is also available for borrowing on Amazon’s KOLL, identifiable with an Amazon Prime badge as you search and browse for books on your Kindle device or on Amazon.com.

For more information about the book, please visit the THE BOOK section on this blog or the official Facebook page. For more information about the author, visit the official website or Twitter profile of Hemanth Gorur.

Book Review – by Warrior Princess

Unique and tense

. . . The book is tense throughout, both in the parts that show Sanya’s face-to-face interactions and her online conversations with Ramona and Ambrois — the mysterious strangers that were the impetus to the development of the whole story. The characters are well-drawn and realistic, and the author’s prose has a unique and mesmerizing feel to it. Very interesting!

“Warrior Princess”

Reader and reviewer

Read the full review here: on Goodreads, on Amazon.

Top 10 Creepiest Paranormal Legends … #8

Read the previous post in the Behind The Scenes series: Top 10 Creepiest Paranormal Legends . . . #9

#10 of the Paranormal Legends countdown was about a man who refused to die by hanging. #9 was about a woman buried alive giving her husband nightmares. Could #8 get any worse?

Before we move on to the next legend, a spiffy reminder about the snap poll at the end of this post – if you want to get heard on this blog, dive right into the poll! On to #8.

Legends of Alcatraz

One of the most haunted prisons, and indeed one of the most haunted places on the earth, is the Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on Alcatraz Island.

Located in the San Francisco bay, it has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “most notorious federal penitentiary this country has ever known. Its history runs far and deep, as do the stories, the rumors, and the legends.” It has been characterized by none other than Mark Twain as “being as cold as winter, even in the summer months” after he visited it.

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