Details: Blood Vengeance Michael Schutz-Ryan Permuted Press (January 20 th , 2015) 288 Pages eBook ISBN: 978-1-61868-117-433-2 Synopsis: Sick of being bullied, seventeen-year-old Brennan Cooper packs up for San Francisco to start over. But before he can settle into his new home, Bren is drawn to the abandoned apartment downstairs. In its shabby rooms, he sees the grey and rotting ghosts of murdered girls claw each other in sick imitation of their deaths. With his wild new friends, Brennan explores the seedy streets of the city. But the laughter and screams downstairs continue to terrify and entrance him. After meeting Tara, his dream girl, he convinces her to explore the downstairs apartment with him. There they encounter not only the murdered victims, but the raging spirit of the girls’ dead killer. Bren and Tara’s ghost-hunt soon becomes a manhunt as they trace the history of the “San Francisco Ripper.” But retaliation for their meddling is quick and brutal. Now time is running out, not just for Brennan and his friends, but for the spirits of the girls trapped for all these years with their murderer.
Michael Schutz-Ryan was born and raised in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin. He attended the UW-Stevens Point and graduated with an English degree from the Madison campus. A lifelong diet of Ray Bradbury and Stephen King whet his appetite for the macabre. A lover of all things horror, he plumbs the depths of Netflix in search of scary movies. Blood Vengeance is his debut novel. His short fiction has been featured in the anthologies Ugly Babies, Cranial Leakage: Tales from the Grinning Skull, and Beyond the Nightlight. He lives in northern California with his husband and the enduring spirit of their cat, Catie.