Posts Tagged ‘Horror Fiction’

Over the past few days I have been working with my talented cover artist Rodrigo Adolfo in designing the front cover for my latest title Premonitions, which is the sequel to my Amazon bestselling horror novel Devil’s Nightmare.

I love getting my readers involved in the process, so I would like to get your opinion on these two cover designs. The difference between the two is the title at the top. The first one has “Premonitions” as the title and a tagline mentioning that the novel is the sequel to Devil’s Nightmare. The second design is a more bold design with the original title graphic from the first book on the first line and the title of the second book on the second line.

So, here is my question: Which one do you think looks best? You can vote in the poll below and also leave specific feedback in the comments section too if you like. I appreciate your involvement in this process.

PREMONITIONS (Option 1 - Tagline)

PREMONITIONS (Proof 5 - Full Title)

Earlier this week I had some spare time on my hands and decided to put together a trailer for my novel Devil’s Nightmare. I created it using one of Animoto’s cool templates and royalty free music to built it. Let me know what you think of it in the comments:

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My new horror novel Devil’s Nightmare just received it’s first official paperback review on Amazon. I published the paperback edition a couple of weeks ago and I’m glad to see that there are still readers out there that enjoy reading physical copies of books! I personally like both print and eBook formats. Sometimes both at the same time. Anyway, I’m rambling. Check out the latest 5-star review of Devil’s Nightmare below (copied straight off Amazon) and be sure to claim your copy too:

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5.0 out of 5 starsHorrific, Thrilling and Mysterious
By MG Wells

I was thoroughly creeped out THE DEVIL’S NIGHTMARE by Robert Pruneda. The story, characters and dialogue were realistic. This thrilling, well-written horror mystery kept me on the edge of my seat. Lots of twists and turns when you least expect them. If you’re a fan of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, I highly recommend this book. A thrilling read indeed!

Author’s note: I’m flattered that yet another reader has referenced Stephen King when describing their experience reading Devil’s Nightmare. I swear, I had nothing to do with that! 🙂 Now Dean Koontz, another one of my favorite authors, is thrown in the mix. I hope you’ll give my first horror novel a look and let me know what you thought of it. Enjoy! If you have already read it, posting a review (on Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Goodreads, etc.) would be greatly appreciated! Cheers!

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Update: Blog post originally published on March 1, 2013. Devil’s Nightmare has since become an Amazon best seller in both Horror Suspense and Horror Occult categories.

My first horror novel Devil’s Nightmare has been out for just under a couple of months now and it’s been getting some great reviews on Amazon. I wanted to share the five reviews (four 5-star, and one 4-star) received with you all. I’m very pleased that readers are enjoying this novel. Have a look for yourself, and if you haven’t grabbed your copy yet, be sure to click on one of the links at the end of this post. Enjoy!

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5.0 out of 5 starsScary Good Book
By mmp&jmp

I don’t mind scary but this book was a bit much. I was so drawn into the characters and the suspense that I forgot it’s a work of fiction. Didn’t know Mr. Pruneda before but I surely know him now. The plot and characters are so real, the twists and turns throughout the story so engaging that even I couldn’t figure out what was going to happen next – – – and I’m a pretty good guesser. Poor Cody. I really felt sorry for the child. Pruneda’s Detective Sanders . . . Well I’m not telling you. You’ll just have to read the book, even if you’re a scary type like me. It’s just that good.


Author’s note: I was very pleased to see that this reader connected with the characters so much that it felt real, even though it was a work of horror fiction. I’m also thrilled that the reader was a fan of my main character Detective Aaron Sanders. He was fun to write.

4.0 out of 5 stars Really Creepy!
By Teena

For his first book, Mr. Pruneda did a great job! I really liked how he built the suspense and I can’t wait for his next scary book. The only reason I didn’t give him five stars is there were a few too many typographical errors. All in all he is a wonderful story teller and he adds the right amount of detail which helped me picture the scenes.

Author’s note: I really appreciate this reader’s review because it gives some great constructive criticism about some flaws in the book while also sharing what she really enjoyed about Devil’s Nightmare. It gave it a nice balance.

5.0 out of 5 stars An edge-of-your seat, engaging, and all around outstanding read
By Sara Furlong Burr

I first became a fan of Mr. Pruneda after reading his first novel, Pursuit of a Dream. I was highly impressed with his knack for dialogue and uncanny ability at penning a well-written and engaging story that kept my attention throughout the book. Yes, I liked Pursuit of a Dream, but I LOVED Devil’s Nightmare. It seems, with this book, Mr. Pruneda has found his calling and I truly believe great things are in store for this author in the horror genre.

In Devil’s Nightmare, Detective Aaron Sanders finds himself thrust in the middle of an investigation involving a string of mysterious, and incredibly horrific murders, beginning with the discovery of three children in a graveyard and a young boy’s mother and stepfather (who I can’t say as I was all too sad to see be disemboweled). Newly orphaned Cody is the sole witness to the murders, but is too traumatized to speak of them no matter how hard Detective Sanders gets him to open up. Yet, at night, the boy is plagued by such disturbing nightmares that whatever has rendered him a virtual mute during the day is forgotten, and Detective Sanders is given some valuable clues as to the horrors Cody has encountered. What secret does Cody hold, and will Detective Sanders figure it out before the body count rises?

Devil’s Nightmare contains several plot twists that are far from predictable, which I love considering I can usually figure out twists coming from a mile away. Just when you think the story is over and the case solved, it’s not. And the final outcome will leave you breathless.

I’m not personally a big fan of horror, but after reading Devil’s Nightmare, I will certainly be reading more books in this genre and, hopefully, another one from Mr. Pruneda in the near future. Watch out, Stephen King, here comes Robert Pruneda!

Author’s note: I always appreciate such detailed reviews that give other potential readers a broader scope of what to expect in the novel that he/she is considering to purchase. The dialogue in Devil’s Nightmare is one of the things this reader particularly enjoyed, along with the suspense and the fact that I have apparently been successful with keeping this readers guessing. I also am very flattered by the reference to Stephen King, my favorite author.  

5.0 out of 5 stars So cool, it was like John Saul & James Patterson had a baby!
By Diana

With a dash of DeMille, I might add. Absolutely get this book! In the midst of all the horrific things going on in the story, the sarcastic humor of Detective Sanders kept you cheering through! Gotta save Cody (loved that poor kid) from this nightmare I kept thinking 😦 From start to finish, it was well told in a great first person style, which I liked very much and made it easy to visualize the insanity happening … kudos! Should be on a best sellers list somewhere, soon!

Author’s note: I really enjoyed how this reader described my writing as the genetic mixture of some very talented authors that I admire. This reader also connected with the characters (particularly Detective Sanders and Cody Sumner). I appreciate this reader saying that Devil’s Nightmare should be on a best sellers list soon. (insert subliminal message here . . . click on the link below and claim your copy). 🙂

Wow! My heart’s still beating out of my chest!
By Donna L. Sadd

I really enjoyed reading Devil’s Nightmare. I was hooked at the prologue; then it’s fast pace proceeded to yank me through one heck of a scary thrill ride! This is a difficult review to write without spoilers, but what I can say is that the characters are fleshed out well, description and dialog paint the story vividly, and the mystery takes twists and turns that kept this reader guessing. I’m not a horror fiction fan; however, I’m a fan of Mr. Pruneda’s work and this occult thriller seriously kept my heart pounding every step of the way. I could easily see Devil’s Nightmare being made into a film and I recommend that you read it . . . with the lights on of course!

Author’s note: This was my very first review. This reader, like others, has pointed out that she’s not a fan of horror fiction, but really enjoyed reading Devil’s Nightmare. The fact that she kept reading this story could possible mean that I may be successfully converting some readers over to the genre. Mwahahahaha! 🙂

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I have a sweet deal for you! I’ve just dropped the price of Devil’s Nightmare to 99¢ as a special treat for Valentine’s Day. Check out what other’s have said below (and the cool banner that my cover artist designed) for more info and get your copy today.

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“What can I say about Devil’s Nightmare . . . other than I LOVED it! It’s very intriguing and keeps you turning the pages.” | Sara Furlong Burr, author of Enigma Black

“From start to finish, it was well told in a great first person style, which I liked very much and made it easy to visualize the insanity happening … kudos! Should be on a best sellers list somewhere, soon!” | Diana B. via

“[Pruneda] did a very good job of keeping things in order and moving smoothly along. This is a good story! The language was real and worked in the context of the story.” | Dannie Hill, author of In Search of a Soul

“If you like Stephen King, then you’ll love Devil’s Nightmare by Robert Pruneda.” | S.G. Lee, author of A Penny Saved, A Murder Earned

“The characters are fleshed out well, description and dialog paint the story vividly, and the mystery takes twists and turns that kept this reader guessing. ” | Donna L. Sadd, author of LUCCI – The No Smoochie Poochie via

Detective Aaron Sanders’ abilities and fortitude are put to the test when he investigates a brutal double-homicide where a boy’s parents are found mutilated inside their home. The boy is the only witness to the crime and his clothes are stained with his parents’ blood. His clothes are also tainted with the blood of other victims from a separate and even more horrific crime scene at a nearby cemetery. All of the victims appear to have been killed in the same manner and the boy knows the true identity of the evil responsible for the multiple deaths, but he is unwilling to talk. No one Devils Nightmarewould believe him. A threat on the boy’s life and a disturbing nightmare causes Detective Sanders to question his beliefs and his own sanity. This investigation ultimately leads Sanders in a fight to save himself and the life of an orphaned boy from an unimaginable evil that is spawned from the curse of the devil’s nightmare.

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On Sunday, Feb. 10, I had the pleasure of visiting the cyber-dwelling of the super cool Jill Edmondson (author of the Sasha Jackson Mysteries) to chat about writing and my horror-thriller Devil’s Nightmare, which by the way, has a new professionally designed cover. I had loads of fun with this interview and I hope you enjoy it too. Click on the Devil’s Nightmare banner below to get beamed over to Jill’s site for the full interview.

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Devil's Nightmare (coming Jan. 15, 2013)

It’s official!  My latest novel Devil’s Nightmare is now available for purchase on Amazon for all Kindle readers and Kindle reading apps. Just click on the cover image and you’ll be directed to my book’s page on My novel is also available on Amazon UK here.

I was originally planning on publishing this novel on January 15, but I was up late last night working on my synopsis do to a bit of insomnia (i.e. I couldn’t stop thinking about publishing my book). Now that the Kindle version is up and ready for purchase, I will be working on the .ePub version for Nook and Kobo. They should be ready within the next week. Until then, if you have a Kobo or Nook, you can get the .ePub versions on Smashwords here. You can also download 20% of the book for free. I’ll let everyone know when the book is available on Nook and Kobo in a separate post. 

Thanks again for your support and encouragement as I release this novel for the world to enjoy! Have an awesome week! 


Robert Pruneda
Author of Devil’s Nightmare and Pursuit of a Dream.