First off, thanks to those generous enough to offer their time as a beta reader. Your feedback was greatly appreciated!
Finally, here is the blurb:
THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Fact: During the night of February 1, 1959, in the remote reaches of Siberia, nine Russian hikers slash open their tent from the inside and flee into a blizzard in subpolar temperatures.
Fact: By morning all are dead, several having suffered gruesome, violent deaths. What happened to them has baffled investigators and researchers to this day.
It has become known as the Dyatlov Pass Incident.
Now, an American true-crime writer seeking answers to the enduring mystery sets out to retrace the hikers’ steps on their fateful expedition. However, nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover…
“Voracious readers of horror will delightfully consume the contents of Bates’s World’s Scariest Places books” – Publishers Weekly
I’ve finished the fifth book in the World’s Scariest Places series. It’s called MOUNTAIN OF THE DEAD. I’ve been working on revisions with an agent, and now that they’re largely done, I’m looking for a couple generous people who would consider reading a copy of the book and providing a bit of feedback (which could be as much as you want, or as little as a paragraph or two detailing what you liked or didn’t – don’t worry, I’m good with criticism!)
If you are interested, please send me an email at jeremybatesbooks (at) gmail (dot) com
Would love to hear from you!
And here’s is the blurb for the story (it’s based on true events):
During the night of February 1, 1959, in the remote reaches of Siberia, nine Russian hikers slash open their tent from the inside and flee into a blizzard in subpolar temperatures, most without boots or proper clothing. By morning all are dead, several having suffered gruesome, violent deaths. What happened to them has remained unsolved to this day.
Albert Smith, an American true-crime writer seeking answers to the enduring mystery, sets out to retrace the hikers steps on their fateful expedition. However, nothing can prepare him for what he is about to discover…
PS: A movie was also made on the same topic a few years ago. I didn’t learn of it until a short while ago, but feel free to watch it – the plot is very different to my book…
Los Angeles, 1985. Never was the motto sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll more apt than the scene on the legendary Sunset Strip with the arrival of the underground Hollywood glam bands.
While Mick Freeman, a record executive with a major label, works tirelessly to sign five toxic rockers whom he believes might flip the entire music world on its head, his wife, Jade, spends her days bored and alone at home, struggling with a midlife crisis that threatens to topple their twenty-year marriage.
And then she meets the new mailman. Young, handsome, charismatic, he sweeps her off her feet—straight into a nightmare the likes of which she could never have imagined.