For today’s part of the 2012 Blogger Book Fair, we had planned to have a guest post from Steven Katriel, the author of the new gothic horror novella The Portrait Of Alatiel Salazar. However, due to illness, Mr. Katriel’s guest appearance has been delayed. I hope to feature his guest post in the future, but for now, I hope you’ll enjoy this bit of information about his book and Mr. Katriel himself.
The Portrait Of Alatiel Salazar
When Gabriel Holland’s beloved Helena vanishes from his life, he journeys to the home of disgraced artist Cristian Salazar, the man he holds responsible for her disappearance and the death of several friends. Once in the town of Carliton, Gabriel finds only malice and mystery in the tales told by the few brave enough to speak ill of Salazar and the sinister Cousin Beatriz. And within shadows, in the guise of night, walks Alatiel, the creature Helena has become…
Here’s a sampling of what people are saying about The Portrait Of Alatiel Salazar:
“For admirers of Dracula and The Woman in Black.”
“Few people now write with the same understanding of Gothic fiction & Horror as Steven Katriel.”
“Easily the most original book I’ve read this year.”
“A masterful tour de force of Gothic mystery and the macabre.”
As for my own reading, I haven’t had a chance to read the full story – yet – but I have read the preview chapters posted on Mr. Katriel’s blog. My immediate reaction was to think of Edgar Allan Poe. This is gothic horror in the truest sense and the scenes are brimming with atmosphere. Poe would have been pleased, I think.
If you’d like to pick up The Portrait Of Alatiel Salazar, click this link to find out where you can get it!
About Steven Katriel
Steven Katriel writes Gothic Horror, Paranormal Fantasy, and Literary Fiction. He has lived in Wales, UK all his life. In recent years, he wrote history articles for a community magazine. Steve’s literary heroes and heroines range from Oscar Wilde to Hilary Mantel. He has a passion for past times and this is reflected in his writing.
Don’t forget to check back next week to read Mr. Katriel’s guest post!