Book Of The Day – Blood, Smoke And Ashes

by Greg on March 7, 2013

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Thriller/Horror novel by Bradley Convissar. Blood, Smoke and Ashes has a very impressive 4.6 star rating and is only $2.99!

“I am about half way through this book and I LOVE IT. It is a thrilling and a ‘can’t-put-down’ ride to the very end. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes detective with a paranormal side. Truly worth a try.” Patricia M. – Amazon Reviewer

A note from the author: In memory of my dog Friday, who passed this past Saturday at the age of 8 and 1/2 due to complications from his diabetes, half of all sales of Blood, Smoke and Ashes today and tomorrow will be donated to the ASPCA. I plan on posting the sales report on Saturday and my donation receipt on my author FB page. Thanks everyone!

Blood, Smoke and Ashes
by Bradley Convissar
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Thriller/Horror
Price: $2.99


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In the Fall of 1955, the state of Nevada used the electric chair to execute a prisoner for the first time.

It was also the last time.

Molly Blackburn, nicknamed Jane the Ripper by the Las Vegas press after killing eleven men while posing as a prostitute, was strapped to the chair without incident. The switch was flipped.

Everything after that went horribly wrong.

Since that day, a copycat Jane the Ripper has appeared almost every decade in a different city, mimicking Molly’s choice in victims as well as her methods of murder. She kills eleven men then disappears, never to be found. The similarities between the bodies left behind each decade is uncanny. As if they are all the victims of the same murderer, not a copycat.

But that’s impossible, of course, because Molly Blackburn is dead, her execution witnessed by a dozen people.

FBI Agent Jack Shaw, the lead investigator in the Jane the Ripper cases since the seventies, finally catches a break in 2009 when the intended fifth victim manages to turn the tables on the newest copycat . Everyone believes that the horror has finally ended with her capture. Shaw is not so sure, though, wondering if someone else will take up the mantle and kill seven more men to complete the cycle. But when no more bodies with her distinctive markings show up over the next two years, Shaw allows himself to believe that maybe he has seen the end of the Jane the Ripper murders.

As it turns out, what he thought was the end was only the beginning.

His hunt will take him across the country, and even when he thinks he’s finally discovered the truth, he quickly learns that not everything is as it seems.

That not every monster is created equal.

That the nature of good and evil is not as black and white as he has always believed.

That not everything that is broken can be put back together.

That not every fractured soul can be saved.

When blood, smoke and ashes rise, no one comes out the same on the other side.

Blood, Smoke and Ashes is a 115,00 word supernatural thriller that also contains the first half of my crime/thriller novella “I Never”

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Brad Convissar is known for writing Twilight Zone type horror stories. Pandora’s Box and Dogs of War are amazing short stories and novellas. This is his first novel and I’ve been waiting months to read it. I was not disappointed! It’s a thriller. It’s exciting. Just when you think it can’t get worse, it does. My only question? Are you working on another novel? I hope so! Read this. You will not regret it.


An intense, nail biting wild ride of a book! There are no slow points, every page makes you look forward to the next. I would recommend this tale to anyone that enjoys the darker side of the human (and not so human) condition!!


This book is amazing. I loved the unique storyline. I thought I knew what was going to happen next, only to get to the next page and be utterly shocked. I thought, the story was over, only to find out it wasn’t. Then I thought it was over again, only to find out it wasn’t! That turned out to be a really good thing. I recommend this book to everyone. Read it, you will be glad you did. Great book Mr. Convissar!


I don’t usually read paranormal books, but was recommended this book by a friend. Wow! I was so impressed with the authors ability to bring the human element into this novel. I was able to read this book in 2 sessions, it had me captivated. He gave you enough background on the characters for you to know them, but didn’t go in depth as to make that part tedious to read.


Brad Convissar’s first full length novel is a genuine diamond in the rough. Briskly paced and entertaining. Brad takes us on a journey about an angry spirit of a serial killer whose hate and vengeance is stronger than death itself. The nightmare must be stopped at all costs and a trio of unlikely heroes must find a way to execute the evil once and for all. Very solid writing from Brad Convissar. Well done.

Get Blood, Smoke and Ashes here: Blood, Smoke and Ashes

About The Author

Brad Convissar is a dentist by day, a writer of dark fiction at night, and a father, husband, and not-so-proud pet owner when time permits.

He is the author of several dozen short stories, four novellas, and will be releasing his first novel, Blood, Smoke and Ashes, a supernatural thriller, in early 2013.

He was born in Georgia, but moved to southern New Jersey before he could be forced to be an Atlanta Braves fan. He spent his formative years living outside of Philadelphia where he latched on to the Philly sports teams and was promptly disappointed for almost twenty years. He spent his college years in New Orleans, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in evolutionary biology at Tulane University, then relocated to lovely Newark New Jersey, where he earned his DMD.

After eight years of bouncing around, Brad finally settled down back in south Jersey, only miles from the house he grew up in. He is happily married and the proud father of two children. He is also “dad’ to a diabetic, half-blind eight-year-old daschund named Friday who is little more than a lump on the couch most of the time.

When not filling cavities or performing root canals or extracting teeth or fabricating dentures, or writing, he spends his time playing with his kids, playing video games, reading comic books, reading non-illustrated books, and impotently rooting on his beloved Philadelphia Phillies or less than beloved Philadelphia Eagles.

His favorite authors are, but not limited to, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Clive Barker, Richard Matheson, Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Simon Green, Jim Butcher, and Jeffery Deaver. He likes to think he learned something of the art of writing from each of these authors.

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