Saturday, October 13, 2012

Keith Rommel Guest Post for The Lurking Man blog tour

Last year Keith Rommel released The Cursed Man (review here) and I just loved it. This year he has released a sequel, The Lurking Man, and I really want to read it. His writing style is amazing, and I wanted to do what I could for his blog tour celebrating the release of The Lurking Man, since I couldn't guarantee I could get the book read and reviewed in time for this post. So, I agreed to host a stop on the blog tour. I will be posting, under separate cover, information on the book itself and a contest that is being held, so be sure to read that other post as well!

BIO, Author Keith Rommel

Keith Rommel is a native of Long Island, New York and currently lives with his family in Port Saint Lucie, Florida. Rommel is a retail manager and has enjoyed collecting comic books since he was a child (a hobby inspired by a teacher in grade school to help overcome a reading comprehension disability).

Rommel is the author of two books in his Thanatology series entitled The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man. The Cursed Man is currently being considered as a feature film. He enjoys offering his experiences to other authors, writing several articles about writing and publishing, and is currently fast at work on the third novel in the Thanatology series which is scheduled for a summer 2013 release. 

He also has several other novels in the works. Besides writing, he also enjoys watching the New York Giants, scary stories, and spending time with family.
For more information on Rommel, or his writing, go to

Now for the guest post!

I’ll Creep Slowly In, When You Least Expect It….Death Becomes You

I’m frustrated looking at you. You just stand there with your mouth hanging open and your eyes search the black veil that surrounds you with intensity. I can tell you that whatever answers you're looking for, no matter how hard you look, you won't find them there.

I know this because you are like everyone else that comes here. Lost. You’re looking for this out here when you need to search within yourself.

But sadly, you are no different than anyone else. You’ve spent your life collecting meaningless trinkets, filling the precious time you were given with every distraction you could find, and you did so with little regard for the people near you. I don’t know how you missed it, but there was beauty all around you. Why would you choose to ignore it?

So now that you realize your life has come to an end, you are consumed with disbelief. If I’m going to be honest with you, I need to tell you that I've been looking forward to this moment for a long time. I desire to hear you plead and grovel over your regrets. Imagine the secrets you hold, the choices you've made in life will bind your very soul to that which lurks in the darkness. Your worst nightmare is standing only a few feet away but you are so wrapped up in your confusion that you don’t even know it.

I care nothing about your fear because you deserve this. But if I take my emotion away and look at this rationally, I might be able to use your experience to better the people. After all, there are so many of you I can barely keep up. What I want you to do is to tell them what you remember about this encounter. Let them know that the precious time they’re given is to be lived to the fullest. Because when anyone least expects it, I’m going to come…


  1. I just loved that bit of writing by Death. Thanks again Katy for posting!

    1. I know - I got chills the first time I read it :-)


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