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Local Author’s Debut Novel Introduces Readers to a New Breed of Monster with an Age-Old Origin

Local horror writer D. Ryan Gish’s much anticipated debut novel “Enthralled” unleashed a brand new version of an age-old fright on readers in late April. The apocalyptic tale has been incredibly well received and proven that readers aren’t ready to put dystopian stories to bed yet.

Gish’s dystopian novel “Enthralled” shares the hauntingly beautiful writing style of his popular short stories and satisfies avid readers who have eagerly awaited the book’s release. In the weeks since “Enthralled” launched, the response has shown that Gish’s work is what horror readers truly crave.


Enthralled” follows the heartbreaking choices Shane McCall must make to protect his family as strange and deadly events plunge civilization into chaos and stack the deck in favor of horrific monsters that eagerly fill the void. Facing a near constant state of peril leaves many in despair, which ultimately consumes and destroys them. This proves to be the most poetic aspect of the book and the one that separates it from other recently released horror novels. Gish’s monsters create the very threat that leads to the internal demise of their victims and then reap the benefits. This modern twist on a legendary monster jettisons the story’s fear factor to a new level. The brilliant storyline is furthered by Gish’s beautifully written characters, which are relatable and memorable in a way that is seldom matched.

Shortly after “Enthralled” was released, readers began posting glowing reviews on Amazon and Goodreads and sharing widely on social media networks. One such review by Christine Edwards stated, “Enthralled” is a story that lingers long after you’ve closed the book. It resonates vividly on a wide spectrum of levels that spans mature love, deep depression, and everything in-between, during rather uncertain times. Don’t share your copy because you will want to read it again.”

Photo Credit: Hal F. White


Prior to penning “Enthralled,” D. Ryan Gish authored a noteworthy collection of short stories that evolved within awe-inspiring and often frightening fantasy worlds. Although Gish’s works, including “Enthralled,” tend to center on chilling tales, faithful readers of fantasy, sci-fi and horror will find comfort in his lyrical prose, stellar world weaving and relatable characters. An ardent reader himself, Gish’s stories stay true to the genres he loves wholeheartedly, much to the delight of his fans. Follow the author on Facebook & Twitter.

List price: $14.99

6” x 9” (15.24cm x 22.86cm)

Black & White on Cream Paper

282 Papers

Published by JME Books

Publication Date 4/11/16

ISBN-13: 978-0997170931

ISNB-10: 099717093X

BIASC: Fiction/Horror/General

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This is the second release by JME Books, founded by award-winning author Jaimie Engle. JME Books inspire, empower, and educate readers in fantasy worlds.

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