The Books

              BRAINSTORM

Brainstorm

Wow! What a truly amazing story of courage and personal transformation. I was deeply moved by this novel.

– Winslow Eliot

Inspired by true events, this fast- paced and compelling drama chronicles a handicapped family’s struggle to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

A story of personal transformation, it documents their life and death struggles and their ability to give so much when they have so little.

Their plight is set in stark contrast to the materialism of contemporary society and the public ridicule and social rejection they suffer as a result of their handicaps-short-term memory loss and epilepsy.

Garnet DeWitt has been having epileptic seizures for as long as he can remember-some so severe he wakes up in the hospital bruised and battered with no recollection of what happened.

Finally, doctors are able to isolate the area of his brain responsible for the seizures. But during surgery, something goes terribly wrong and it’s unclear if he’ll ever recover.

In the meantime, his handicapped wife Ella, struggling with public ridicule and dwindling finances, winds up in hospital and doctors discover she has a benign tumor that must be operated on.

But she slips into a coma, and enters a dark world that seems real on one hand and eerily surreal on the other.

Debbie Dupree, a successful realtor and the epitome of a capitalist machine, is her only hope for survival. Debbie starts helping them to ease her guilty conscience just as her own life begins to spiral out of control.

But is she too late?

 

ORGON CONCLUSION

An action-packed and fast-paced sci-fi that evolves into an epic battle leading protagonist Nathan Leer to question the very core of his moral fibre.

Drinking heavily and going from one failed relationship to the next, his lifestyle finally reaches a breaking point when his latest girlfriend, Adelita, freaks out and runs away, accusing him of assault.

At the same time, his struggling coffee shop is sinking and the bailiff is about to come knocking.

He meets the evil Beal, who tries to recruit him into a life of lasciviousness and self-indulgence.

One the verge of succumbing to temptation, he’s suddenly transported to planet Orgon, where he meets a beautiful female alien and discovers a life where the concepts of materialism, greed and corruption are non-existent.

But what he doesn’t know is Beal has an alliance with a distant planet and is secretly planning to completely corrupt earth and annihilate Orgon. Beal wants Nathan so bad, he’ll do anything to get to him-even if it means murdering a few of his friends.

A gripping roller-coaster ride that pits the forces of good and evil against one another in the context of the American Dream.

 

NIGHTMARE’S EDGE

A horror story that will scare the hell out of you and open your eyes to the harsh reality of life in paradise.

-AC

Nels Watson has been having nightmares for as long as he can remember-some so violent and real he wakes up sweat-soaked and trembling with fear.

His problems start when he travels to the beachfront community of Costambar, on the north shore of the Dominican Republic.

He meets his long-time Dominican girlfriend Novelee, and strange things start happening-his worst nightmares begin coming true.

He dreams of his friends being stalked and killed, and suddenly realizes he is being hunted by a ruthless killer intent on murdering him and his friends.

Novelee’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic and things go missing from his apartment. Who can he trust?

Struggling through sleepless nights, a sleeping pill addiction and an alcoholic haze, Nels recruits the aid of his powerful and well-connected friend Juan, and tries to navigate his way through his tumultuous romance and a series of violent attacks by the killer.

He sets out on a mission to save himself and his friends.

Nightmare’s Edge journeys deep into the underbelly of local culture and exposes the need for money that at times is the underlying motivation behind Dominican friendliness.

It strips away the idyllic veneer, revealing the dark and predatory nature of many of this country’s people.

A wild and terrifying ride that entertains and educates!

 

PHANTOM RAGE        (The Rage Trilogy: Book 1)              

Kathleen Freeborne lives a perfectly normal life until the day her paranormal team investigates the reportedly haunted King’s Playhouse Theatre in Prince Edward island, Canada.

On the morning of the investigation, she suffers a terrifying panic attack, leading her to believe her life is coming to a grinding halt and people are out to get her.

Events escalate from bad to worse when the team arrives at the theatre only to discover caretaker Bill Blythe is behaving oddly and fervently ranting incomprehensible religious gibberish. Shortly after his departure, they see a bloodied and battered apparition of a woman who tells them to beware the chosen one.

The frightened team flees only to discover a few days later that strange things are occurring around the little town of Montague. The townsfolk are behaving oddly and frightening events are happening everywhere.

After a series of gruesome murders, they embark down a dark path, trying to stop the demented killer.

A chilling, mind-bending journey that explores haunted happenings-that would shove most people over the edge-that paranormal investigators handle regularly.

Phantom Rage will terrify you so much you’ll want to sleep with the light on!

 

assaulted soulsASSAULTED SOULS                                  

Nathan King wakes up one day freezing cold and starving with hunger on a tattered mattress in a dark cave and has no idea where or who he is.

He meets Edward Sole, his protector, who tells him a nuclear bomb has been dropped and most, if not all of the world, has been destroyed.

Slowly the realization sinks in that in this horrific post-apocalyptic landscape, there are no rules, no laws. Cannibalism is rampant, mutant animals and humans are on the attack.

With all communication cut off, and meagre supplies, every day becomes a fight for survival and sanity!

Too make matters worse, a band of savages called The Neanderthals have emerged who rape, pillage and murder for more than just survival. They enjoy it.

Fighting for their survival and hoping to find a more hospitable island off the coast of Prince Edward Island, Ed and Nathan team up with Cadence Whitaker, Nathan’s girlfriend whom he has no recollection of, and fierce warrior Velvet Jones to try and escape the island before they’re all killed.

In the meantime, Ed has begun a slow descent into madness, leaving the group wondering who the enemy really is.

A lightning-paced, action-packed exploration of a terrifying existence in a wasteland decimated by mankind’s stupidity.

 

POISON RAGE
THE RAGE TRILOGY: BOOK 2

This spine-chilling horror story charts the macabre path of a strung-out team of paranormal investigators as they get closer to the truth surrounding deadly rage-filled attacks in the unassuming small town of Montague, PEI.

On the way,  dangerous roadblocks quickly emerge as lead protagonist Kathleen Freeborne discovers their inner demons are preventing them from discovering the truth behind the sudden and violent outbursts.

Her boyfriend Mark Riley has suddenly become distant and cold, withdrawing into an alcoholic abyss.

Her best friend Angela Dodson is also keeping disturbing secrets from the team and withdraws from her intimate relationship with boyfriend Jacob McCreery.

Meanwhile, Detective Blaine Redmond, close to discovering the shocking truth behind the rage slowly enveloping unsuspecting islanders, abruptly disappears.

The unstable paranormal investigators must find the detective and locate the source of the evil threatening to destroy the small town.

But will their inner demons prove too debilitating?

A  riveting and shocking ride that will take you to the edge of a frightening precipice!!

 

INFECTED RAGE
THE RAGE TRILOGY: BOOK 3

Haunted by the murderous demons of her past, Kathleen Freeborne rips down her shingle as paranormal investigator and hammers up a new shingle as a clairvoyant.

Her dreams of a harmonious life are shattered when she feels a client’s terrifying rage coursing through her body.

With the help of local police, she investigates macabre and disturbing events and learns there is much more to it than meets the eye–a feral cat is infecting locals with a rage virus.

As the action-packed and frightening plot twists and turns, Kathleen learns the virus might be linked to a successful businessman and maybe even the government.

On the cusp of learning the truth, she is suddenly hunted by a professional assassin intent on silencing her forever.

If that weren’t enough, her peaceful home is attacked by a pack of frothing, rage-infected zombies.

Her frantic and horrific struggle becomes a grueling journey for self-preservation and a search for the shocking truth behind the rage virus.

 

RULE 14

Rule 14Drifting from one failed relationship and apartment to another, down-on-her-luck protagonist Dana Vilner decides a peaceful home in the country is exactly what she needs to turn things around.

So, along with boyfriend Jackson LaPrairie, she packs up her two young daughters and rents what appears to be a paradise on Earth.

But it isn’t long before terrible things start happening; the landlord’s son begins stalking and threatening them, the landlords begin behaving oddly and aggressively and events escalate to the point they fear for their lives and their sanity.

Paradise rapidly transforms into a living hell.

As events spiral out of control and the harassment ratchets up, Dana knows it’s only a matter of time before someone becomes seriously injured or winds up dead.

A chilling exploration of the fight-or-flight response, Rule 14 ushers you deep inside the demented minds of those who process information through a twisted and psychotic lens.

 

RESURRECTION POINT   

Author Byron Solstice lives an idyllic life; a beautiful girlfriend, a successful writing career, loyal friends and a cute little home with a white picket fence on Prince Edward Island.

Or so he thinks.

A manic preoccupation with writing takes a debilitating mental and physical toll on his health and love life with Akila Bartley. Under doctor’s orders, he takes a break to try and rekindle the waning romance.

Unexpectedly, they witness a two-vehicle crash that leaves his best friend Elias Masters burning alive in a fiery metal grave.

Events turn more disastrous when, on a leisurely outing with Elias’s girlfriend, Susanne Watterton, they discover a strange old man at East Point Lighthouse who promises to resurrect Elias from the dead.

Investigating the grisly events, Byron realizes he’s pitted against forces far more powerful and destructive than any characters he’s ever created in novels.

Along with seasoned Detective Clay Redmond, he embarks on a macabre and epic battle to save his friends and the small island from a terrifying and unspeakable evil.

 

The Strap

When Gray Eagleson remembers the strap, it brings back horrific images of pain, suffering and humiliation in the public school system. When he thinks of money, he remembers how little of it he has since getting laid-off from a public relations job. When he thinks of relationships, the painful memory of how his long-time girlfriend cheated on him with his so-called best friend surfaces painfully.

His confidence at an all-time low, he decides a trip to Ecuador, the most bio-diverse country on the planet, is exactly what he needs to take his mind off his problems.

Before departing, he meets Adriana Enrique on an internet dating site, promising to meet her on his arrival. He also helps his best friend Derrick Richmond evict some biker tenants involved in a marijuana grow-operation in one of Derrick’s rental properties. During the eviction, one of the bikers, Stuart Treblecoch, aka The Strap, threatens to kill Gray for tossing biker belongings into a blazing backyard inferno.

Arriving in Ecuador, he soon discovers the idyllic vacation has turned into a terrible nightmare. The Strap is hunting him down, Adriana’s behavior casts a black shadow of doubt over his optimistic expectations and he meets a Canadian woman, Abby Taylor, who wants his help evicting violent squatters who have overrun a hotel she purchased in the beach town of Atacames.

As the nail-biting tension and violence ratchet up, Gray believes that a visit with a shaman and an experience with the mind-altering and spiritually enlightening drug ayuahuasca is his only hope for salvation.

The Strap ushers you full-throttle deep inside the exotic sights and culture of Ecuador while also exposing the very real dangers that exist. Through Gray’s harrowing journey for personal redemption, survival and sanity, we discover the frailties and insecurities of the human mind and the ever present need for companionship that lies at the root of human nature.

 

A Head for an Eye

Matt Green’s peaceful capitalist life is shattered when a trusted property management company mismanages his portfolio, leaving him with vacant rental properties, civil litigation, mounting debts and the threat of criminal charges for harassment.

To add insult to injury, he meets an enigmatic and alluring woman, Angelique Augusto, on an internet dating site.

After an intensely passionate two weeks, Angelique demands to know Matt’s whereabouts every hour of every day. In the midst of financial, legal and emotional turmoil, Matt receives a visit from a police detective who questions him in connection with the murder of a man Angelique met on an internet dating site.

Frustrated by the Canadian judicial system, his mounting litigation and his fear of being wrongly convicted of murder, Matt flees with Angelique to the lawless Sierra Madre of Mexico to reunite with Angelique’s long-lost sister, Gloria Alvarez.

Matt discovers Angelique is a Tarahumara Indian, a descendent of a peaceful and reclusive tribe with the propensity for fierce retribution when their cultural identity is threatened. Some call them the happiest and toughest race on Earth. Unlike the Canadian judicial system, the Tarahumara brand of justice is a Head for an Eye; steal from them and they kill you.

While Matt finds Angelique’s toughness and passion so endearing, her possessive and obsessive behavior lead him to suspect she’s completely insane, totally capable of murder. He fears for his life after learning she’s still surfing dating sites and flirting with users. If that isn’t enough, she teams up with a drug cartel assassin and starts ordering hits on those she believes have besmirched her honor or the honor of her family.

A Head for an Eye juxtaposes the ruthless Tarahumara brand of justice with the questionable North American justice system, explores the mysterious Indian tribe said to have solved every problem known to mankind and delivers a terrifying and nail-biting journey into one of the most murderous and lawless regions in the world.

A shockingly real, eye-opening and gritty tale.

 

Assaulted Souls II                                                  

Walk on a roof edgeClinging to life, two post-apocalyptic survivors are rescued from a chaotic and violent struggle on the east coast of Canada. Just when they begin to think their troubles are over, they’re quarantined on a ship by the government, watched 24/7, poked and prodded like laboratory animals.

Nathan King is assured by chemical biologist Stan Imes that the injections are merely anti-radiation medication, and the quarantine is necessary to insure they aren’t infected by a rage virus that has turned much of the population into raging killer zombies.

But survivor Velvet Jones doesn’t buy it. After learning of a vicious murder, Velvet tries to convince Nathan they are being genetically modified into the perfect super-soldiers, to fight the battles of the demented megalomaniacs in power. Nathan isn’t so sure. But he soon realizes his mind is not his own anymore after violent impulses surface, nasty side-effects from genetic enhancement, propelling him to want to murder Velvet, perhaps his only ally in the living hell.

It isn’t long before he learns they are not alone. There are other test subjects, some whose blood type creates uncontrollable violent impulses. They are kept in a special facility, subjected to all manner of torturous behavior control techniques and ultimately executed if their adverse behaviors cannot be controlled.

It soon becomes apparent that Nathan must escape District 101, a glass-enclosed experimental island, described by government officials as the perfect utopia. Struggling with his own decaying mind, the murderous side-effects of the mind and body-altering medication and a looming mission to kill innocent survivors, he’s forced to dig deep, find some semblance of sanity in a mind that seems willing to be controlled, and fight the biggest and scariest battle of his life.

 

Assaulted Souls III       

What if the government made it mandatory for you to have a microchip implanted in your brain, telling you it was for your security and safety? Would you believe it? Would you take it?

Walk on a roof edge

What if you learned world powers were setting up sophisticated spy cameras everywhere to watch and record your every move 24/7? Would you believe it? Would you run and hide? Would you become a subversive and fight back?

What if you learned soldiers and law-enforcement officers had become super-soldiers, genetically modified trans-humans capable of out-running Usain Bolt, out-lifting Olympic weightlifters, regrowing limbs and even communicating telepathically through microchips installed in their heads and nanobots replacing living cells coursing through their bodies? Would you believe it? Would you acquiesce to the new world order? Would you revolt?

In a chillingly real examination of these questions, post-apocalyptic survivors Nathan King and Velvet Jones escape government clutches, returning to war-ravaged Prince Edward Island only to discover their problems are just beginning. They are not only being hunted by savage opportunistic tribes struggling for food and survival, giant insects created by the new world order are also preying for blood.

If that isn’t enough, a government desperate to cover up its megalomaniac trail of death and destruction declares them a subversive enemy of the nation and launches a search and destroy mission.

Battling multiple incoming enemies, they soon learn their only hope for survival might be an intangible; a portal inadvertently created by the genetic modification drug that seems to catapult them into another world, another dimension.

In gritty and shocking fashion, Assaulted Souls 111 illustrates just how close we might actually be to a totalitarian regime ruled by ruthless and power-hungry leaders and thugs.

 

BLOOD CURSE                                                         

Recently relocated to Prince Edward Island, MacKenzie Adamson starts to feel the isolation of country living. Starving for affection, companionship and love, the debilitating depression demons begin to sink their ugly fangs into his already damaged psyche.

Walk on a roof edge

He becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman half his age who works as a cashier at a local gas station. Only problem is, Ophelia Sallis won’t give him the time of day. Desperate to find friends and female companionship, Mac seeks the aid of Voodoo witch Magdeline Ortega who casts a love spell to unite the two.

Initially it works like a miracle, but before long, Mac begins blacking out and sleeping with multiple women on the Island, even touching some inappropriately in public. None of it he remembers.

Magdeline informs him something has gone terribly wrong with the spell and the only way to reverse it is to go to the Dominican Republic and participate in a strange and mysterious ritual.

On the Caribbean island, the alcohol-induced debauchery worsens as Mac teams up with his motley crew of morally-compromised, partying and womanizing friends and is unable to track down Magdeline.

Things begin to go horribly wrong when he realizes a jilted ex-girlfriend has become bent on his destruction and powerful evil Voodoo spirits are using him as a pawn in a violent tug of war to gain control of the spirit world.

Spiraling down a deadly abyss of debauchery, Mac struggles to free himself from the dangerous natural and supernatural forces hell-bent on his demise, while simultaneously struggling to find himself and his sanity. A roller-coaster horror ride that documents many gritty and real elements of danger that exist in this so-called idyllic island paradise.

Be warned. Not for the faint of heart.

 

BLACK DAWN

Saul Climer is a down-on-his-luck alcoholic. Dwindling finances, the isolation of country living, a souring romance, and a lurid love affair with the bottle all drive him into a pit of depression and reckless abandon. black dawn cover front finalAs he’s dragged deeper into the black void of despair, he realizes his nightmares are not only becoming more vivid, he’s actually dream-teleporting and witnessing gruesome, macabre murders.

At the end of his rope mentally and physically, he realizes his ex-girlfriend’s life is in danger, as well as the lives of some close friends. Thrust into a battle with internal and external demons, he discovers there’s more to this life-and-death struggle than meets the eye: Voodoo spells, calculating killers, and a possible government cover-up.

Black Dawn is a dark tale about an epic war of real and perceived dangers. Pitting human vulnerability against the courage it takes to risk life, limb, and heart, it’s an action-packed ride that is both terrifying and uplifting.

 

THE END IS NIGH                                          

Cray Lenning’s life as a garbage collector in a small town is reclusive and boring. Burdened with strong feelings of distrust and resentment, he’s content to wallow in lonely self-pity. But when he witnesses a defrocked preacher proclaim “The end is nigh” seconds before getting struck by a car, Cray’s world spirals out of control.

Initially, Cray dismisses the wayward preacher as a wacko, but ominous signs begin to convince him otherwise.  Enter Sandra Colling, a heartbroken but resolute nurse. Together, they build an underground shelter to try and survive a deadly inferno blazing across the country, and embark on a frantic mission to save others. Trapped inside the shelter, they learn the terrifying reality of their choices: a traumatized police detective; a manipulative and self-righteous psychologist; a sadomasochistic sex-addict; a rambling alcoholic preacher; and a mentally ill redneck with an explosive temper.

Their dire predicament worsens when water runs out and they’re forced to emerge from the shelter. To survive in this God-forsaken wasteland, they must form an unlikely alliance and battle a far more deadly presence topside—a gang of ruthless escaped convicts hell-bent on starting an evil polygamist cult that rules by fear, intimidation, and brutal murder.

 

12 thoughts on “The Books

  1. Orgon Conclusion- well done again William, so different from Brainstorm and once again I couldn’t wait to finish it…
    It took me away and I didn’t want to come back, a sign of a great writer. There should be a sequel Thank-you once again!

  2. I am not a big time reader, but recently went on a long haul flight to Europe and picked up Brainstorm from Amazon to read on the plane.

    The fact that the book is inspired by true events makes it a very moving book with a great premise. the characters are well developed and the writing allowed me to really see the plight of this family. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I would reccomend it to anyone who is interested in inspiring true stories.

    Jari

  3. I just finished reading Rule 14. I don’t usually respond about books I read because I devour so many, however I utterly enjoyed your book and the style of your writing. I look forward to enjoying more of your works, and adding you to my list of favorite writers.

    • Thanks so much for that, Trish. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Positive feedback is the fuel that keeps my creative fire burning. I’m thrilled you enjoyed Rule 14 and you like my writing style. Sorry it took so long to respond. I’ve been juggling, writing, editing, renovations and real estate lately. Happy reading. WB

  4. I was more than happy to discover this site. I need to to thank
    you for your time for this wonderful read!
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  5. Great reading William. Looking forward to your next novel. Keep up the good work. I couldn’t put them down every time I started a new book Keep writing !!!

    • This one got away from me. I was in the Dominican Republic. I’m sorry. Thanks so much for the positive feedback. It truly means a lot to me. I’m so happy you enjoy my work. It makes it all so worthwhile. Thank you Elaine. WB

  6. His steely work ethic is apparent and with an exceptionally open manner in his stories they keep Mr Blackwell in demand – I can see more of his inner story telling with the improvements seen in every addtional book – Not only was his writing talent released in full force in BRAINSTORM but it has only touched the surface of whats to come from his seemingly realistic approach to including the reader into the story..!! well done

    • Thanks so much for the support. I appreciate it immensely. It keep the fire burning brightly. So glad you enjoy my writing style and storytelling ability. It’s words like yours that keep me going in the face of adversity. Cheers, WB

  7. Just finished William Blackwell’s The End Is Nigh. His best yet.! Blackwell kept me in suspence though the entire book. Couldn’t wait to finish it and then I was sad to see it End. His writing is mesmerizing, addictive and masterful. Keep em coming William. Can hardly wait for your next riveting novel. I’m a huge fan and highly recommend all of his works.

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