And it isn’t over.
The entity responsible for killing Manny’s family and wreaking devastation in the small seaside community has reappeared. Again. As it has every year since. And is growing in power.
Every July 8th it returns, as survivors of the fires, including Manny, are mysteriously led back to the now-vacant seaside lot on Chelsea Avenue, where the entity intends to finish what it started in 1987 once and for all.
“Terrific horror story told in a unique way”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Frank Errington
Chelsea Avenue is a real location in Long Branch, New Jersey. The Murphy’s Law Club was a real place. On July 8th, 1987, the famous Haunted House on the pier in Long Branch did, indeed, burn down. The rest of this well-imagined story comes from the demented mind of Armand Rosamilia.
I really wanted to like this new book from Armand. First, I set out wanting to love every book I read. Second, this is Armand’s first book with Ragnarok Publications, a small press that’s doing big things in the horror and fantasy genres and I wanted it to be a success for author and press. And lastly, Armand is one of the good guys. What he managed to do, this year, with the project Authors Supporting Our Troops was truly an inspiration.
I’m glad to say, Chelsea Avenue, did more than live up to my expectations. For the most part, the story is told over a 15 year period, beginning with the events which took place on July 8th, 1987 and then on each subsequent July, 8th, until the climatic events of July 8th, 2003.
We get to witness what happens each year on the anniversary of the fire that destroyed Murphy’s Law in 1987, as more and more of those who survived the original fire are mysteriously drawn back to the lot where the club once stood, only meet their doom.
Manny Santiago’s parents owned the club and we get to see Manny go from being a teen, lucky to survive the fire, to his life as a cop, then detective, get married, get shot, divorced and live to be one of the final survivors of the original event.
Rosamilia does a very nice job with the telling of each year’s story, he pulls no punches, and provides some nice twists along the way.
At first, I was a bit put off with only getting the events of each July 8th, but I got used to the idea quickly and it became one of the most enjoyable aspects of the book.
Chelsea Avenue, is available now for pre-order at Amazon.com and will be released on September 8th, 2014 from Ragnarok Publications.
About the Author
rmand Rosamilia is a New Jersey boy currently living in sunny Florida, where he writes when he’s not sleeping. He’s happily married to a woman who helps his career and is supportive, which is all he ever wanted in life…
He’s written over 150 stories that are currently available, including horror, zombies, contemporary fiction, thrillers and more. His goal is to write a good story and not worry about genre labels.
He runs two very successful podcasts on Project iRadio, too…
Arm Cast: Dead Sexy Horror Podcast – interviewing fellow authors as well as filmmakers, musicians, etc.
Arm N Toof’s Dead Time Podcast – with co-host Mark Tufo, the duo interview authors and filmmakers and anyone else they feel like talking to
He also loves to talk in third person… because he’s really that cool. He’s a proud Active member of HWA as well.
You can find him at http://armandrosamilia.com for not only his latest releases but interviews and guest posts with other authors he likes!
and e-mail him to talk about zombies, baseball and Metal: