The Devil of Echo Lake

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Billy Moon would have given his life for rock ‘n’ roll stardom, but the Devil doesn’t come that cheap.

Goth rock idol Billy Moon has it all: money, fame, and a different girl in every city. But he also has a secret, one that goes all the way back to the night he almost took his own life. The night Trevor Rail, a shadowy record producer with a flair for the dark and esoteric, agreed to make him a star. . . for a price.

Now Billy has come to Echo Lake Studios to create the record that will make him a legend. A dark masterpiece like only Trevor Rail can fashion. But the woods of Echo Lake have a dark past, a past that might explain the mysterious happenings in the haunted church that serves as Rail’s main studio. As the pressure mounts on Billy to fulfill Rail’s vision, it becomes clear that not everyone will survive the project.

It’s time the Devil of Echo Lake had his due, and someone will have to pay.


“The author’s love of music adds another level to this atmospheric supernatural thriller, which should appeal to fans of Goth rock as well as horror aficionados.” — Library Journal

“Doug delivers the quiet, atmospheric horror that pervades the story with the deft touch of an experienced writer. I may not have heard of Douglas Wynne before I started reading The Devil of Echo Lake, but now that I have finished this excellent debut novel, I can honestly say that I’ll be looking for more of his work in the future.” — Joseph Nassise, bestselling author of the Templar Chronicles and the Great Undead War series.

“This book sings a dark, dark song — it’s got a grim rhythm that even rock-and-roll has forgotten. If you’re standing at the crossroads and you don’t know where to go, take the road that leads you to this book.”– Chuck Wendig, Author of Blackbirds and Mockingbird.

“Wynne combines the cinematic imagery of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll with a good old-fashioned ghost story.” — Publishers Weekly

“Ancient gods, haunted forests, the Devil, and Rock & Roll. What more do you need for a great story? The Devil of Echo Lake is a beautifully crafted book that puts a unique spin on the classic tale of Robert Johnson and the crossroads. In the first few pages, Douglas Wynne grabs hold and never lets go. You can’t miss with this fantastic debut.” — Brett J. Talley, author of Bram Stoker Award™ finalist That Which Should Not Be and The Void.

The Devil of Echo Lake does what all good books do–it compels the reader to keep reading…through the night. Write the name Douglas Wynne on a note, underline it, put it up on the fridge door–then buy everything this guy writes.” — Gene O’Neill, Author of Operation Rhinoceros Hornbill and The Burden of Indigo

“The Devil of Echo Lake delves into the oh-so-thin interface between reality and the supernatural. Douglas Wynne handles complex issues deftly in this novel. His characters, real and otherwise, ring true. His writing is strong and appropriate to his subjects–temptation, acceptance, realization, and ultimately redemption.” — Dr. Michael R. Collings, Author of The Slab, The House Beyond the Hill, and other tales of wonder and fear.

“Wynne illustrates just the right fine balance between describing what is going on behind the scenes and the very real terror that lurks in the shadows of the converted church. It’s creepy, spellbinding terror and fixates the reader into finding out more, more and more… It is no mystery as to why Douglas Wynne achieved a tie for best novel competition. I look forward with great enthusiasm to reading his future endeavors.” —

“It’s not often I find a novel that so engrosses me; it kept me turning pages until well after I should have been asleep. I simply could not put this book down. The fact that this is a debut novel is simply astounding. It is only very rarely that a new author arrives on the scene with such a well written book.” – Sanitarium

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Product Details:

Author:   Douglas Wynne

Publication Date:  October 19, 2012


     Hard Cover:  $44.95 plus $5.00 shipping, handling and sales tax.  Total Price $49.95

This is an autographed, limited 1st edition hardcover, with an introduction by Joseph Nassise that is not included in the paperback version. Each book will be numbered from 1 to 100. (Expected ship date for the limited edition hardcover is September 30, 2012. October 12, 2012) Now Shipping, a very limited number of the special edition Hard Cover copies remaining.

     Paperback:    $16.95 plus $3.00 shipping, handling and sales tax.  Total Price $19.95

     Electronic:    $6.00

Print Length:  252 Pages

Publisher:  JournalStone

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