Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Dark Gift by T.L. Jones w/John Brightman


Welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench where, every Wednesday, readers can discover talented new authors and take a peek inside their wonderful books. This is not an age-filtered site so all book peeks are PG-13 or better. Come back and visit often. Happy reading!



Book Blurb

Welcome to the Bridgewater Triangle, an area purported to have paranormal activity dating back to the 1500s. The small town of Freetown has dealt with this phenomenon for centuries, more recently with the support of N.E.P.R. but now, something is different.

While John Bingham, the founder of N.E.P.R. leads his team into yet another investigation of the area, he and his team come up against something far more evil. A ruthless and ritualistic serial killer has declared Freetown the site of a rampage that will rob this tiny hub of its last shred of peace.

Then the unthinkable happens. Two people have gone missing, one of them John’s wife. Normally, John would handle the situation with a cool and level head, but evil has made this personal. Determined to get her back, John relies on the rest of his team, but too soon he wonders if he can trust them. Can he trust anyone? Could a member of his own team be cruel enough to wreak such havoc? John races against the clock to find all the answers and bring his wife home alive.




The Freetown Forest stood eerily quiet. The moon high in the sky, brightly lit the leave-strewn paths winding through the over-grown trees.

Blood-curdling screams pierced the silent night with horrifying intensity. The young woman behind the screams, tortured beyond anything her mind could comprehend.

Finally, the screams ceased and her mangled lifeless body lay in the center of a carved out pentagram. No more pain to feel, no more blood to give. The dirt beneath her body held no blood. The eye sockets that were once beautiful green eyes were nothing more than black holes. Her naked body, marred with holes that had held tubes to drain every last drop of her blood. The heart that once beat in her chest had been removed. Her once beautiful face, forever frozen in a gruesome contorted horror from the pain she had endured.

The killer stood back and looked upon his work with endless pleasure. She had been delightful, he thought. She had been such a fighter, and of course, her calling out to God to help her made him tingle from head to toe. Yes this one had been a good choice. He walked around collecting all his tools, making sure to leave nothing behind. After all, he still had a few more of these rituals to complete before he would be ready. It certainly wouldn’t do to give the local law enforcement any help in stopping him. He had to achieve his goal, or all of this would be for nothing.

Making several trips around and around the site to check for any possible items being left behind, had him whistling to himself. He was impeccable about his rituals, and this one would be no different. Once satisfied everything was packed up he poured water on the fire. It wouldn’t do to leave a bonfire burning all night in the Forest he snickered.


Meet T.L. Jones, Author….   

T. L. Jones lives in South East Texas with her husband, Dave, and Teacup Poodle, Winston. She is a former police officer and uses this experience to bring thrilling, believable mysteries to her readers.

Along with a vivid imagination T. L. loves anything paranormal and participates when possible in paranormal investigations. T.L. is a member of the East Texas Paranormal.

She has a passion for writing and developing intriguing characters for her books.

When time and weather permits you will find her scuba diving with her husband.

T. L. is an avid reader and enjoys hearing from her readers.


Links to T.L. Jones’s website, blog, books, etc.

Website: http://www.tljonesauthor.com/

Website Buy Link: http://www.tljonesauthor.com/BuyBook.html

Amazon ~ Jaded Visions: http://www.amazon.com/Jaded-Visions-T-L-Jones/dp/1932996370/ref=la_B001JO5H5O_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1357325913&sr=1-2

Amazon ~ Jaded Feelings: http://www.amazon.com/Jaded-Feelings-T-L-Jones/dp/1932996397/ref=la_B001JO5H5O_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1357326000&sr=1-3

Amazon ~ Dark Gift: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Gift-TL-Jones/dp/0988560003/ref=la_B001JO5H5O_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357326024&sr=1-1

Kindle ~ Dark Gift: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Gift-ebook/dp/B00A0C07JM/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1357326024&sr=1-1

T L Jones Author FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/T-L-Jones-Author/293739833044?ref=hl

T L Jones Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/TLJonesauthor


I want to thank T.L. JONES for visiting with us this week!  HAPPY READING!


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2 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Dark Gift by T.L. Jones w/John Brightman

  1. Mari Collier says:

    I finally had time to visit here and read about a new book. It sounds as though this would compete with anything written by Stephen King. Best of luck!

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