Friday, June 17, 2016

Promo Post Black Water Tales: 'The Unwanted' by Jean Nicole Rivers

Today I’m excited to share a promo post with you about author Jean Nicole Rivers. Jean Nicole is the author of the Black Water Tales, a New adult horror/psychological thriller series. ‘The Unwanted’ is the second book in this series, following ‘The Secret Keepers'.

Find out more information about Jean Nicole Rivers latest book here, and read the awesome guest post Jean Nicole wrote about what inspired her to write her latest book.

The Book: the remote, eastern European town of Borslav there is St. Sebastian orphanage, a place where people discard their unwanted children. For the American, Blaire Baker, it’s the perfect place to volunteer her services. Paired with a cheerful volunteer nurse, Blaire is enthusiastic about the possibilities, but is quickly discouraged when she encounters the nefarious nature of the staff and the deplorable conditions of the facility and the children.

Upon arrival, one of the children informs Blaire, “There’s something in the basement.” It isn’t long before strange things begin happening, including Blaire’s flashbacks of the accident that killed her parents. The children soon suffer injuries that Blaire, first, fears may be the deeds of the callous workers but she soon thinks the abuse may originate from a source that is less than human, something unwanted.

The unwanted is coming but in order for Blaire to fight it, she must dig into St. Sebastian and herself in search of truth. Blaire wants nothing more than to help the children, but when she discovers the tragedy that happened in the basement and learns that the same evil forces are still at work, it will be Blaire who needs help…There’s something in the basement.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
March 31st, 2016
Black Water Tales #2
New Adult horror/ psychological thriller
eBook, Paperback
Available at:

Book Trailer 'The Unwanted:

What Inspired Black Water Tales 'The Unwanted':

Soon after completing my first book, Black Water Tales: The Secret Keepers, I found myself watching an inordinate amount of documentaries and I came across one in particular that struck a chord. It was about orphanages in other countries and what I learned was absolutely terrifying. I don’t much care for jump scare horror, I prefer horror that chills one to the core that makes you question, not what’s in the closet but what’s in the mirror. This documentary on the deplorable conditions of the facilities and the failing health of the children haunted me. I wondered, how could things like this still be happening all around us? And while I was intrigued and engaged, I was not yet fully inspired to write the book, writing the book still hadn’t occurred to me. It wasn’t until one evening, days after watching this documentary when I woke in the dark of night and there they were, those children who were severely malnourished and abused among other things were all standing by my bedside looking down on me. When I woke the next morning, I knew that I had to tell their story and I did.

Praise for 'The Unwanted':

Houston, I've found your female master of horror @JeanNicole19 ! The Unwanted will leave you spooked.

OH MY GOD I LOVED THIS STORY! If I could pick a novel to be turned into a major motion picture, I would pick Black Water Tales: The Unwanted. This thriller/horror story is sooo scary! And I loved every minute of it!
--A Well Read Woman Book Review

I got chills so many times and couldn't read it before bed!
--A Book Lover’s Life Book Blog

The book starts off right away with the creepy and it doesn't let up until the end.
-- Vik Booklover

I was completely engaged in the story and had a hard time putting it down, partly because I was interested in the answers and partly because I was terrified, and also just because it was just a really well written read.
-- SMADA's Book Smack

About 'The Secret Keepers' Black Water Tales #1:
It's midnight when Regina Dean she receives a harrowing phone call. On the other end of the line a scratchy voice whispers, "They found her, Regina...they found her." Over the phone Regina learns that the corpse of her best friend, Lola Rusher, has been found and she must return to her, Godforsaken, hometown of Black Water for the funeral of the beloved girl who disappeared when they were both only sixteen years old. Regina returns to Black Water and is reunited with a cast of old friends.

Soon Regina realizes that the details revealed with the discovery of Lola's corpse do not make sense, especially the fact that Lola's body was dug up on the land of their childhood piano teacher. Determined to lay Lola to rest, Regina launches her own investigation, but someone in Black Water warns Regina to STOP DIGGING. She is thrown into a race to solve the mystery before she loses her mind or meets Lola's fate.

Though Regina's hometown is a fun house of disturbing characters and distorted images, the truth about what happened to Lola Rusher will be revealed along with a most unexpected and perverse secret that threatens to expose everyone in Black Water. Everyone knows something, but no one knows everything...

This book is available at Amazon

About the Author:

Jean Nicole Rivers is a great lover of reading and writing. Although she loves varied genres, the horror/thriller genre is her favorite. Jean Nicole has been writing poetry and short stories since she was a child, but has always aspired to master the art of storytelling through novels. ‘The Unwanted’ is the second story in her series of Black Water Tales, following ‘The Secret Keepers’.

Jean Nicole was awarded 3rd place in the National Black Book Festival’s 2013 Best New Author competition and she enjoys the honor of having written featured articles for popular reader websites and blogs, such as Digital Book Today and The Masquerade Crew.

Jean Nicole Rivers graduated from Florida International University with a bachelor of arts in philosophy, and she lives in Houston, Texas.

For more information about Jean Nicole Rivers please visit her website. You can also visit Jean Nicole on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram and YouTube.

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