Raymond Bolton – Finally, A Horror Novel With Bite!

Unveiling the Literary Mind of Raymond Bolton:
A Journey through Thrilling Worlds

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 Exploring Influences, Admired Authors, and the Passion for Reading

Raymond Bolton, acclaimed author and lover of immersive storytelling, shares his literary inspirations, favorite genres, and future reading plans. Join him on a thrilling adventure into the realm of words.

Raymond Bolton lives near Portland, Oregon, USA with his wife, Toni, and their cats, Max and Arthur. He has written award-winning poetry, published six novels, both traditionally, by WordFire Press, and independently. He has received endorsements from Michael R. Collings, who was named Grand Master at the 2016 World Horror Convention, from Paul Kane, award-winning and international bestselling author of over 100 books, and from the late Mike Resnick, who holds the record for Hugo Award Nominations (50).

You’re organizing a party. Which two authors, dead or alive, do you invite?

Dean Koontz and Stephen King

Which writers — working today do you admire most?

R R Virdi and Erin Morgenstern

What genres do you especially enjoy reading? 

I read most genres, but I am especially enamored of Horror, science fiction, paranormal fantasy, and (oddly, given this context) political thrillers.

What book are you planning to read next?

The Assassins of Thasalon by Lois McMaster Bujold

What kind of reader were you as a child? 

I started reading science fiction when I was thirteen years old, and quickly became a voracious reader

 Testimonials, Praise

“Just when you thought Horror Fiction had nothing new to offer (given the vast number of thinly recycled stories being released), along comes Wraith – which transcends the genre norm with a clever, thought-provoking approach to a worn-out concept. A delightfully dark revenge fest that comfortably sits between righteous delight and quivering revulsion, Bolton gives his readers a kinetic, adrenalized feast for the psyche  that’s bursting with startling images that keeps you reading when you’d rather not.” ~  Book Viral

“Bolton gets into the meat of relationships, and makes you care about his characters – which is all too rare, yet essential, in horror. Combined with a cracking story, it makes for quite the read!” ~ Paul Kane – award-winning and bestselling author of Hooded Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, and Arcana.

“Raymond Bolton’s Wraith presents an intriguing view of the intersections between the living and the dead. Beginning with a triple murder, this dark paranormal novel explores the consequences of betrayal, greed, infidelity, and vengeance on both sides of mortality…and in each instance, provides unexpected twists that propel readers onward, page after page. Bolton deftly shifts perspectives between the world of the Wraith and those he pursues with a fury that transcends death itself.” ~ Michael R. Collings, named Grand Master at the 2016 World Horror Convention

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“Wraith is a suspenseful and emotionally rich paranormal thriller, masterfully exploring revenge, betrayal, and the enduring bonds of family.”

Raymond Bolton’s Wraith is a gripping and emotionally charged paranormal thriller that delves deep into the realms of revenge, betrayal, and the afterlife. The novel follows Warren Sumner, who, after being brutally murdered along with his children and left for dead with his wife clinging to life, returns as a wraith to seek justice. His targets: the street thugs responsible for the attack and his treacherous business partner, Jordan, who has embezzled millions and is on the verge of escaping the country.

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