Daemon of the Dark Wood by Randy Chandler
A man who digs cursed earth, uncovers great sorrow.
When the women of Widow's Ridge begin to go missing, a deputy sheriff, a psychiatrist and a community college professor become mired in chilling myth and mystery. When the missing women reappear, the horror of the Helling comes home to roost.
"Daemon of the Dark Wood may be sexually fueled, but make no mistake, its horror roots are firmly grounded. From the first pages of the novel Chandler does an excellent job of creating fear in the reader. The tension is unrelenting throughout; the violence is visceral and often extreme. On top of this, Chandler manages to pull off sex scenes that are both arousing and horrific at the same time. Whether you are straight, gay, or a fetish devotee, readers will find plenty in The Daemon of the Dark Wood to be enthralled, appalled, or horrified by." --Horror World
"Randy Chandler writes with apt audaciousness. He seems truly fond of the salacious wenches he has created. Daemon of the Dark Wood deals with loss of control, but the novel’s author is in masterly command." --Hellnotes
"If the devil is truly in the details then Chandler is a Practiced Master of the Dark Literary Arts." --Walt Hicks, Hellbound Times
"It starts off at a leisurely pace, and gradually builds to a frenzy. Chandler offers up wild situations and images that bring to mind Bentley Little. Or maybe even Edward Lee." --Horror Drive-In
"Chandler wastes no time when it comes to creating tension and his narrative immediately conjures up a world of screams and fear."--HorrorTalk
"It’s fun, fast, and trashy, but with solid writing chops and great descriptions. Randy Chandler is no hack." --Toxic Graveyard
"Daemon of the Dark Wood will please any reader who relishes a well-written tale of ancient knowledge and hidden dangers, and those who fight to keep the human realm free of unbridled evil." --ForeWord Reviews Magazine