Book Of The Day – Liquid Fear

by Greg on December 27, 2011

Today’s Book Of The Day is a Suspense/Thriller by Bestselling author Scott Nicholson. Liquid Fear has a 3.8 star rating and is only $2.99!

“More excellent stuff from Mr Nicholson – a sharply written thriller while still maintaining that Nicholson vibe I’ve come to love. Tightly plotted, and keying in to current fears and headlines, this is another winner to add to his already impressive catalog. Long may he continue.” William M. – Amazon Reviewer



Liquid Fear
by Scott Nicholson
Rating: 3.8 Stars
Category: Suspense Thriller
Price: $2.99

 

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When Roland Doyle wakes up in an unfamiliar motel room with a strange man’s wallet in his pocket and a woman’s dead body in the bathroom, he fears the worst…and that’s before he finds the vial of pills labeled “take one every 4 hrs or else.” Or else what? Ten years ago, Dr. Sebastian Briggs’s clinical drug trial for a cutting-edge fear-response drug went horribly wrong — or did it? It’s true that one trial participant died and five others were left with no memory of what happened to them. But now several interested parties, including a major pharmaceutical company and an ambitious U.S. senator, are willing to back Briggs’s continued research. All he has to do is recall his five surviving “volunteers,” whose addiction to a mysterious drug has left them largely at his disposal. They will do anything necessary to keep the pills coming and to stave off the creeping phobias, intense sexual impulses, and all-consuming madness that lurk on the edges of their minds. It’s easy enough for the good doctor to lure the survivors back to the remote Monkey House, where the original trials took place. But when the pills finally run out…that’s when the real show begins.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Nicholson is a real master of craft; he can keep you on the edge of your seat with the best of them. This book is a bit outside what he usually writes, but old fans as well as new should enjpy, and I can’t wait for the sequel. The book also raises some very timely issues that will provoke as well as entertain. Highly recommended!

*******

I began reading Liquid Fear one day before work last week when I had a few minutes to kill. I wound up clocking in late. I just didn’t want to stop reading! Scott Nicholson drops the reader right in the nail-biting middle of the action and doesn’t give you even a second to catch your breath before pushing you out into the twisted thick of it.

I LOVED THIS BOOK. And you will, too.

*******

From the first sentence I am immediately transported into a world so realistic that the awe-ful and terrifying live on the other side of the wall. Mr. Nicholson’s ability to render up images with a vividness that makes the reader an eager and willing participant is almost without compare. I am enraptured with his characters, no matter the status of their moral integrity. I come to love the antagonists just as much as the protagonists and the back-stage helpers and hinderers. For the duration of any of Mr. Nicholson’s stories, and even after I turn the final page, I live in the worlds he creates and I thank the Universe that I do.

Get Liquid Fear here: Liquid Fear

About The Author


Author Scott Nicholson has written 12 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He’s also a freelance editor and journalist. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream. He’s online at www.hauntedcomputer.com.

Nicholson has written hundreds of songs and poems and was a musician in a former life. a newspaper reporter, he’s won three North Carolina Press Association awards. He’s had the usual collection of odd jobs: dishwasher, carpenter, painter, paranormal investigator, baseball card dealer, and radio announcer. Now he haphazardly trades words for magic beans and uses “haphazardly” as often as possible while decrying the overuse of adverbs.

Entering the digital era with a vengeance, Nicholson is releasing original titles and collections while conspiring to release interactive books in the near future, building audio files, video, and collaborative fiction projects. He operates Haunted Computer Books and Indie Books Blog to bring a variety of voices to readers.

Nicholson won the grand prize in the international Writers of the Future contest in 1999. That same year, he was first runner-up for the Darrell Award. He studied Creative Writing at Appalachian State University and UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been an officer of Mystery Writers of America and Horror Writers Association and is a member of International Thriller Writers and inaugural member of the Killer Thriller Band.

Unfortunately, they never taught him to write: he had 105 rejections before his first story sale and over 400 before he sold a novel. He hasn’t learned much from his mistakes but thinks he’ll probably improve with practice. If nothing else, he’s become a better liar.

His website www.hauntedcomputer.com features author interviews, articles, and fiction excerpts. Bad relationship advice. Humor. Gardening tips. Subliminal tricks to sell his books. That sort of thing.

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