“The Secrets of Love and Death will tug on your heartstrings while simultaneously scaring the pants off you. A triumphant coming-of-age tale with a dash of the supernatural and a twist of gritty horror, The Secrets of Love and Death may be Van Lowe’s best novel yet!” - Anabelle Blume, author of Frozen Heart and Melted Tears.
Published: July 12th, 2015
Cover Artist: Deb Daly
Theo "Turtle" Dawson is overweight, under-confident and unloved, that is until the arrival of Turtle's new classmate, feisty Rita Calderon. It's springtime in Foster City, and young love between the teenage couple begins to bloom, until...
...Turtle's best friend, big brother returns from the grave. At least that's what A.D. wants Turtle to believe. Is A.D. really back among the living, or is Turtle going loony-bin crazy? And if Turtle's loving brother has returned, why is he asking Turtle to do such murderous things? "The Secrets of Love and Death" is a ghostly tale of romance and horror, memories, and murder.
“E. Van Lowe and his dark twin, Sal Conte, dig deep in The Secrets of Love and Death and come up with emotional gold. Not for the faint of heart, The Secrets of Love and Death will grab you by the throat and not let go until the horror-filled, page-turning ending.”- John Lansing, author of the bestselling thrillers, The Devil’s Necktie and Blond Cargo
ROMANCE IN HORROR STORIES
Sometimes, romance can be a horror.
This is definitely true in my novel Boyfriend From Hell (The Falling Angels Saga) where Satan shows up in the form of a handsome, charming boyfriend seeking a mate. Generally, however, in horror stories, the romance exists outside of the horror, often, in spite of the horror. These are my favorite kind of horror stories, where the reader gets to cheer for a romance that exists against all odds.
My love of romantic horror dates all the way back to the original The Invasion of The Body Snatchers movie. I saw the old black & white movie on TV as a kid with my older brother. We loved the movie, even though we were too young to understand that the romance in the film is what made it so powerful.
Love can be the glue to a horror story as it is in my latest novel, The Secrets of Love and Death (White Whisker Books) written with horror meister, Sal Conte. The relationship in the book begins innocently enough. In fact, Rita and Turtle meet under what can be described as a humorous incident. I won’t spoil it for you by revealing anything more.
The Secrets of Love and Death is available today and tomorrow for just 99 cents (reduced from $5.99). Please go to the book’s Amazon page and see what reviewers are already saying about this page-turner of a novel (seventeen 4 and 5 star reviews) and then pick up your copy while it’s still available at the 99 cent bargain price.
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About the author:
E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award. Included in his many books are bestselling novels, “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth Angel.”
He is also, horror novelist, Sal Conte, author of the 80s horror classics “Child’s Play” and “The Power.” Sal’s short stories “The Toothache Man,” and “Because We Told Her To,” are available as ebooks only on Amazon.
E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.
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