The Devil’s Prayer By Luke Gracias – Review by Laura Furuta

The Devil's PrayerThe Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Devil’s Prayer
By: Luke Gracias
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Devil’s Prayer by Luke Gracias is a book in the horror genre. It is one that had me turning pages. I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I enjoyed reading about the main character of Siobhan Russo. Siobhan’s mother had disappeared six years ago, and she was left with responsibilities and questions. Now those questions have only grown as her mother has committed suicide. Determined to find out the truth behind her mother’s disappearance and suicide she travels to the convent where her mother lived. There she finds a final confession from her mother, Denise, and pages that are part of The Devil’s Prayer. What will Siobhan learn when she reads her mother’s confession? Will she find all of the answers that she is seeking? What do the pages of The Devil’s Prayer reveal? Siobhan has also found herself being pursued by extremist monks who want the pages she has found back. Will they be successful, or will Siobhan escape their grasp? Read this book to find out. This story has scenes of action and danger. It is thrilling and suspenseful. I had to remind myself to breathe. Siobhan’s mother was also a very interesting and intriguing character. I was appalled and angry at what she went through, however, I at times questioned the actions that she took. The story also has other additional characters. Some of them help and some are only out for themselves. I enjoyed reading about the part that each one played in the book and their interactions with Siobhan. This is a story that had chills going up and down my spine and found I didn’t want to put it down until I had finished the final page. Highly recommended.

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Dread by Jeff Wade

Dread by Jeff Wade
Genre – Horror / Thriller
Page Count – 50 pages
Cover Designer – Jeff Wade
Publisher – Wade Publishing
A heinous nightmare brings Frank bolting upright in bed. Except he’s not in bed. His forehead meets what feels like ten million tons of solid rock. Where is he? How did he get here? He senses something terrible has happened, but what? Sleep steals over him again—and another terrible dream offers more pieces of the puzzle.
The nightmares continue.
More clues are revealed.
But as his amnesia fades, so does his sanity.


Jeff Wade is a grandmaster and instructor of Taekwondo and wrote the novel Drawer #7, the novella Finding Nowhere, and the short story Dread. He was the Crabb Writing Award winner at Belmont University in Nashville. With over three decades practicing and teaching martial arts, and an extensive background in firearms and gunsmithing, Wade’s writing depicts action scenes with uncanny authenticity. But his stories reach far deeper than that. He has also studied psychology, which he applies both on the mat and on the page. His characters are loaded with ticks and quirks that breathe life into them. The scenarios in which they find themselves are not only difficult, but often heart-wrenching. While his themes tend to the dark side, they are gilded with light. The characters–and the reader–are posed tough questions. Perplexing scenarios. Moral dilemmas. All with a hint of dark humor. Jeff Wade lives in Miami with his wife Chikako, four kids, his dog Lucy, a bunny named Jojo, and a chicken named Mary.


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