Review & Giveaway : The Haunted E-Book by JL Bryan {Blog Tour}

Title: The Haunted E-Book

Author: J L Bryan

Published: Createspace Jan 10th 2011

Sypnosis: Dee escapes her dreary librarian job and unfaithful boyfriend by reading romance and fantasy on her Kindle. She tries The Haunted E-book, the story of a 19th century tramp printer whose ghost awakens whenever someone reads a book he created. The ghost stalks his readers and threatens them with death if they stop reading the book. Though she doesn’t usually like ghost stories, Dee can’t stop herself from reading it.
Then Dee learns the stories in the books are true, the malevolent ghost is real, and Dee might be the next character to die

My Thoughts:

I am happy to support J L Bryan with the release of his newest publication, The Haunted E-book. Jeff is currently promoting his new novel with a book blog tour,  offering fabulous prizes including print and eformat copies of The Haunted E-book, The Haunted Library  and a Kindle WiFi. You will have an opportunity to enter for several prizes both today and tomorrow on Book’d Out.

Jenny Pox, published last year, has been a hit  with a rare cross appeal offering something for both the mature and young adult reader and an impressive, well written story. When I interviewed Jeff last year about his book, he hinted that he was finishing up a horror story about a haunted E-book.  With such an intriguing idea, and confident in Bryan’s skill, I was looking forward to its release.

The Haunted E-book is placed more firmly in the horror genre. Bryan twists an innocuous Kindle into an instrument of terror wielded by the soul of a psychotic print press operator. The plot is intricate as it weaves story within story, while pulling the reader into a  journey of disturbing violence and spine tingling dread. There are intriging twists, creating an uncomfortable rhythm that heightens the tension as the characters are unwittingly trapped in a nightmarish plot. I thought Bryan’s explantion for the haunting was particularly creative, and as creepy as hell. The climax ties all the threads together in a satisfying manner and I doubt you will ever be able to look at your e-reader the same way again.

Contest and Giveaway

J L Bryan is offering a plethora of prizes during the Haunted E-Book Tour. The competition is international so don’t miss out on your entry!

By commenting on this post (or tomorrow’s guest post by the author) you will be entered into the drawing for the Grand Prize.

Grand Prize # 1 – The Haunted Library Collection : a collection of dozens of ebooks in the speculative genres

Grand Prize #2 – Amazon Kindle WiFi (or equivelent value gift card)

Grand Prize #3 -If The Haunted E-book reaches the Top 100 in the Kindle store during the tour, then a third Grand Prize Winner will be drawn.  The third Grand Prize Winner will receive a Kindle DX (or equivalent Amazon gift card).  Help make the Kindle DX available by telling others about The Haunted E-book.

The Grand Prize Winners will be chosen at random from those who comment at the blog stops along the tour.  The comment must be within 7 days of the Haunted Blog Tour post.  One comment per person, per blog counts toward a grand prize entry.  Additional comments on the same blog will not count as extra entries. You can earn extra entries, please visit The Haunted E Book Blog Tour page for details on how to increase your chances.


I have an electronic version of both The Haunted E -Book and Dark Tomorrows to offer one lucky commenter on this review post.

Enter to Win!

(Open international)

Leave a comment on this post that includes your name, email address and country.

Recieve an extra three entries if you tweet, blog or facebook this post (use the icons below to make it easy).

Total entries per person available: 4

Entries close: Feb 7th 2011

(Include a link to your tweet or post in your comment entry)


Along with the guest post by J L Bryan, I will be offering the opportunity to WIN a PAPERBACK copy of The Haunted E-Book. Make sure you stop back for your chance to WIN.

Subscribe to Book’d Out by email, RSS, twitter or facebook so you don’t miss out! {Links at right}


Purchase your copy of the Haunted E- Book or J L Bryans other books

@ Amazon

@ Barnes & Noble

@ Smashwords

@ Apple iBookstore


Check out the other blogs on the tour for more chances to win and learn more about the Haunted E-Book .

The Haunted E-Book Tour




14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Tweets that mention Review & Giveaway : The Haunted E-Book by JL Bryan {Blog Tour} « book'd out --
  2. Rabid
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 12:37:17

    Wow. Jeff’s blog tour must be going well, because it seems quite a few places on my blog roll are participating. Again, the book sounds interesting and I’m always a sucker for a good haunting story.




  3. Shanella
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 14:56:59

    I’m so excited to read this book! Not really a horror fan, but I’m fascinated by the potential this story has.






  4. donnas
    Feb 01, 2011 @ 17:28:01

    Thanks for sharing! Sounds like a good book. Looking forward to checking it out.

    tweet –!/DonnaS1/status/32324043537391616

    bacchus76 at myself dot com



  5. Ricki
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 00:30:25

    I love ghost/haunting books, so this sounds awesome!



  6. JL Bryan
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 01:10:51

    Rabid – Your blog looks great! It’s always nice to discover a horror fiction blog.

    Shanella – Hi again! Thanks for coming 🙂

    Hello again to you, too, Donna!

    Ricki – I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it. 🙂



  7. Jenny O.
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 04:21:35


  8. SandyG265
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 05:04:34

    I’ve been seeing a lot of blogs featuring Jeff’s book.

    sgiden at



  9. Vicki Keire
    Feb 02, 2011 @ 07:30:58

    I loved Jenny Pox and I’m excited about reading The Haunted Ebook. This is a great tour. I really want a haunted library. It’s got to be better than a regular library.




  10. Lauralynn Elliott
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 08:15:18

    I’m not sure exactly how to link a particular post on FB, but here’s the link to my profile where it can be seen.

    I loved The Haunted Ebook and look forward to reading the others by J L Bryan.



  11. Jonathan Eli
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 08:36:55

    The link will be up on my facebook page momentarily. Look forward to reading more on the blog tour.



  12. Tien
    Feb 03, 2011 @ 12:50:45

    Sounds like a promising book… I like how ” Dee can’t stop herself from reading it” and I hope the book would be like that for me too.

    Tien (



  13. Katrina whittaker
    Feb 04, 2011 @ 17:49:51

    Thanks for posting the comp shelly unable to spread the love as Ive got no power due to cyclone yasi … The book however sounds great and is love to read it !!! Will pop by tomorrow



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