Alone. Frightened. Captive. If you hear someone approaching, RUN. She is not there to help you.

There is an ancient evil in the Back Country, dormant for centuries but now hungry and lurking. When it sets its sights on an unsuspecting mother one routine morning along an isolated stretch of highway, a quiet farming family is suddenly thrust into a world of unspeakable terror, and a young girl must learn to be a hero.

Looking for the perfect Halloween read? Gretel is a gripping, spine-chilling, thrilling horror with twists and turns you won’t see coming.

“What an excellent take on a classic horror story! The incorporation of an ancient mystic religion, in a modern setting of indescriminate location often had me wondering what time in history this was set in, which only added to the suspense.”

“If you’ve read the story of ‘Hansel and Gretel,’ and you think you know all there is to know about a girl and her brother abandoned in the forest by their father at the behest of an evil stepmother, think again. You simply have to read Gretel: Book One by Christopher Coleman… Your pulse will race from the first page, and the tension doesn’t let up, even at the end. This is not your usual fairy tale.”

“This is not the Hansel and Gretel story that you grew up with as a child. This is a dark, evil, gritty interpretation of that story with evil and death ever present. The author presented the story in a easy comfortable tone that threw the reader off. He was in this tone one minute and the next, it got dark and very serious. The characters were very well presented and the action followed a logical progression to its ultimate end. A very good read.”

Gretel, by Christopher Coleman, is the best book I’ve read in a long time. I absolutely loved it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great story with wonderful characters and an intense, suspenseful plot that grows with each chapter.”

“I’m a huge fan of horror, and this was no exception. Hansel and Gretel, even in it’s original form, is not so much a fairytale as a horror tale, but this version really takes things to the next level. Coleman’s contemporary retelling and atmospheric setting really set the tone for the chills to follow. Definitely a creepy story, and one that kept me engaged from the first page to the last. I read this in one setting!”

“I couldn’t help but think I was reading something from Stephen King (one of my favorite authors ). I truly enjoy Christopher Colelman’s writing style. Loved all the twists and turns.”

That’s high praise right there! Start reading today by getting your copy at:

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And after you finish book #1, continue the series with…

Terror. Danger. Power. The witch has returned and no one is safe.

Almost a year has passed since Anika and Gretel’s horrifying night in an abandoned cannery in the Back Country, and the subsequent beginning of their quest to the Old Country for answers to the mysteries of Orphism. But rumors are reaching the far shore that the evil Witch of the North, presumed dead since that night of terror, is alive and strong. And hunting again. But this time no one is safe. Everyone Gretel loves is in danger, and she must summon a new level of power and conviction to end her family’s nightmare forever.

Looking for a scare with a jaw-dropping, chilling twist that will leave you wanting more? Marlene’s Revenge will satisfy your craving for horror, mystery and suspense.

“Fantastic sequel to Gretel. Scary with twists that will surprise you. A normal fairy tale this is not! It will keep you on the edge of your seat and make you want to leave the lights on.”

“Once again the author killed it with this sequel! The characters were vibrant and well developed.”

“Wow! Book 1 was great, but book 2! WOW! Freaky images entered my mind. Just what I love in a horror. And the ending? What the heck? Didn’t see that coming!”

Get your copy of the exciting sequel at:

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But that’s not all! There’s a third book…

The evil witch’s plague on the Back Country is over, but a new terror now lurks in a distant land.

Years have passed since Marlene’s death, and Gretel, unable to cope with her mother’s descent into madness, has fled the Back Country for the solitude and anonymity of the Old World. But one quiet day in the remote village of Stedwick, Gretel is taken by Gromus, an ageless mythical figure known only by locals, but whose reputation and power is steadily growing.

It is now up to Hansel to save his sister and the ancient land of their ancestors from a horror as old as the book that unleashed it to the world.

Hansel is a scary and twisted tale that will leave you asking yourself, “what would I have done?”

Hansel finished the story wonderfully!… The perfect ending to one of the creepiest stories I’ve ever read.”

Hansel is the third book in an excellent series. I have read Gretel and Marlene’s Revenge, and all three are fantastic! I hope there is another book in the series! Plenty of action, great plot and characters.”

“This book I could not put down and it kept me on the edge of my seat. Highly recommend”

Complete the amazing trilogy by getting your copy at:

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You can also find the complete series at:

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About author Christopher Coleman

Christopher Coleman lives in Maryland with his wife and two children. He received his degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland and has been writing professionally for over five years. GRETEL is his debut novel.

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