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Kealan Patrick Burke
04-21-2013, 12:27 AM
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THE TENT

The perfect getaway...

The perfect place to hide...

Hocking Hills, Ohio is an oasis for campers, hikers, nature enthusiasts, and for those who just want to get away and lose themselves in the wild.

And as long as you follow your guide's advice and stay within the permitted areas, you can expect to survive the night.

Because deep within the dark woods, something insidious awaits, something few have ever seen, something ancient, unknowable, and insatiable.

If you go down to these woods today, you won't live to see the sunrise...

A brand new novella from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY and KIN.

Available now on Smashwords.com (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/308350). Available via all other vendors soon...

bookworm 1
04-21-2013, 02:21 AM
Sounds like a fun read....But I am still going camping this summer instead of NECON.:)

RJK1981
04-21-2013, 10:21 PM
Suggested this in one of the Goodreads groups I'm in for our first novella group read! This and The Walls of the Castle were my suggestions. Waiting for this one to have a Goodreads page, though not surprising it isn't there yet considering it just went up for sale

Kealan Patrick Burke
04-23-2013, 01:52 AM
Suggested this in one of the Goodreads groups I'm in for our first novella group read! This and The Walls of the Castle were my suggestions. Waiting for this one to have a Goodreads page, though not surprising it isn't there yet considering it just went up for sale

Thanks! Here's a link to the Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17839402-the-tent) page.

bookworm 1
04-23-2013, 02:08 AM
The cover reminds me of several first year scouts first year of summer camp.
12369

THE TENT

The perfect getaway...

The perfect place to hide...

Hocking Hills, Ohio is an oasis for campers, hikers, nature enthusiasts, and for those who just want to get away and lose themselves in the wild.

And as long as you follow your guide's advice and stay within the permitted areas, you can expect to survive the night.

Because deep within the dark woods, something insidious awaits, something few have ever seen, something ancient, unknowable, and insatiable.

If you go down to these woods today, you won't live to see the sunrise...

A brand new novella from the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of THE TURTLE BOY and KIN.

Available now on Smashwords.com (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/308350). Available via all other vendors soon...

RJK1981
04-23-2013, 08:11 AM
Thanks for the link Kealan.

Love the cover for this.

The group on Goodreads I am recommending this is a paced reading group. If anyone is interested in joining I can send an invite or just post the group page here, get more people voting for The Tent once the poll goes up ;)

I had been thinking of recommending William Meikle's Clockwork Dolls, but I'd rather read this one right now.

subie09lega
04-23-2013, 04:44 PM
The cover reminds me of several first year scouts first year of summer camp.

I remember those years! LOL

Kealan Patrick Burke
04-23-2013, 09:43 PM
I like your avatar, Bookworm! ;)

bookworm 1
04-23-2013, 10:11 PM
That was my home for a week last summer at scout camp.
I like your avatar, Bookworm! ;)

Martin
04-23-2013, 10:13 PM
Amazon has this story available:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGDYR9Y/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_KIFDrb15QR54X

Kealan Patrick Burke
04-28-2013, 08:52 PM
Thanks Martin!

RJK1981
04-30-2013, 09:14 PM
Not sure The Tent will end up being one of the group reads like I was hoping, so far just me and one other person voted for it, but it will be what I read no matter how it goes. Will probably get it either tonight or tomorrow

kresby
05-01-2013, 06:20 PM
This was a very good story. Started reading and got drawn in. I thought I knew what was going on but then.....wow!....bam... Kealan throws me for quite the loop and takes me on a great horrific ride. Nice job man. I think this is one of your best ever.

Kealan Patrick Burke
05-02-2013, 09:28 PM
Not sure The Tent will end up being one of the group reads like I was hoping, so far just me and one other person voted for it, but it will be what I read no matter how it goes. Will probably get it either tonight or tomorrow

Thank you, sir. I hope you enjoy it!

Kealan Patrick Burke
05-02-2013, 09:30 PM
This was a very good story. Started reading and got drawn in. I thought I knew what was going on but then.....wow!....bam... Kealan throws me for quite the loop and takes me on a great horrific ride. Nice job man. I think this is one of your best ever.

Thanks Kresby, and great to hear from you! I know you can be a tough sell, so I'm delighted to hear this one worked for you! While I'm too close to the story to be objective in regard to the quality of it, I can say it's easily the most fun I've had with a story in quite some time.

kresby
05-03-2013, 01:42 PM
Right on Kealan. Have Sylva buy you a beer and charge it to me next time your pubbin'.

Kealan Patrick Burke
05-03-2013, 07:51 PM
Will do ;)

Kealan Patrick Burke
05-06-2013, 05:45 PM
Great review of THE TENT over at The Horror Booth:

http://thehorrorbooth.com/2013/05/05/the-tent-by-kealan-patrick-burke/

RJK1981
05-09-2013, 12:13 AM
Finished up reading this yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed this one, as I was assuming I would. Loved the ending of this!

Kealan Patrick Burke
05-09-2013, 06:42 PM
Delighted to hear that!

Kealan Patrick Burke
05-18-2013, 08:38 PM
Cool new review of THE TENT, with minimal spoilers:

http://www.brutalashell.com/2013/05/book-review-the-tent-a-novella-by-kealan-patrick-burke-2013/

bookworm 1
07-13-2013, 07:53 PM
I am off to camp with the scouts tomorrow. I don't think I will be reading this till after I get back.:o

uturnfilms
07-13-2013, 08:32 PM
I work at a scout camp, so I too will wait until the season is over to read!

Kealan Patrick Burke
07-14-2013, 06:38 PM
You guys are no fun. You should be reading this ALOUD to the troops around a campfire! ;)

RJK1981
07-14-2013, 07:22 PM
You guys are no fun. You should be reading this ALOUD to the troops around a campfire! ;)

I agree! great story for telling in the dark around the fire, lol!:p

Kealan Patrick Burke
08-09-2013, 07:04 PM
I've heard from a couple of folks who did that very thing over the past few weekends. They now wish they hadn't, and their kids may be scarred for life.





Awesome.

TJCams
08-09-2013, 07:14 PM
My wife and I were thinking of a short little 2 night camping trip in a couple weeks - might save The Tent for that. :)

Kealan Patrick Burke
08-09-2013, 10:50 PM
My wife and I were thinking of a short little 2 night camping trip in a couple weeks - might save The Tent for that. :)

Perfect! Read it to her by firelight. Romantic AND scary!

RJK1981
08-10-2013, 07:09 AM
I've heard from a couple of folks who did that very thing over the past few weekends. They now wish they hadn't, and their kids may be scarred for life.





Awesome.

lol, that's great! What would make it even better is to have someone dress up like someone from the ending part and walk into camp! Or go for a hike encounter The Tent, lol ;)

Kealan Patrick Burke
08-10-2013, 06:13 PM
All they'd need is a backpack covered in mud and some sticks...

RichardThomas
08-17-2013, 02:09 AM
very cool, KPB. love that cover art, too. congrats.

bookworm 1
08-19-2013, 12:43 PM
That is how we send the boys into the woods for wilderness survival........No wait that is how they return from wilderness survival...... covered in mud.
All they'd need is a backpack covered in mud and some sticks...

Kealan Patrick Burke
08-26-2013, 06:00 PM
very cool, KPB. love that cover art, too. congrats.

Thanks Richard!