Kyle Alexander Romines takes the top spot at Hellbender Books / Verboten Books for February with “Keeper of the Crows””

Kyle Alexander Romines takes the top spot at Hellbender Books / Verboten Books for February with “Keeper of the Crows””

HELLBENDER BOOKS  – Bestsellers for February 2020  (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 1 Wolf Chris Fenwick Supernatural Thriller
3 2 When the Sky Goes Dark Oliver Seneca Techno Thriller
4 Malaformed Realities v1 Thomas Malafarina Horror Stories
5 Malaformed Realities v2 Thomas Malafarina Horror Stories

The Keeper of the Crows

No evil can remain buried forever, as disgraced journalist Thomas Brooks discovers when a wave of death grips the rural Kentucky town of Gray Hollow in terror.

Following a very public humiliation, Thomas is looking for a story to get him back on the map—and free of the small-town newspaper where he serves out his exile. The apparent murder of a stranger seems to be just what the opportunistic reporter needs until he discovers the death is merely the start of something bigger.

Also investigating the murder is Sheriff Jezebel Woods, who doesn’t approve of Thomas’s sensationalist intentions. Mounting deaths force the pair to set aside their differences to confront a force that threatens to destroy the entire town.

At the center of the mystery is the disappearance of a boy named Salem Alistair, who designed a series of grotesque scarecrows for his parents’ farm—scarecrows that are turning up at each subsequent crime scene. Thomas begins to doubt his uneasy alliance with the sheriff when he realizes Jezebel has her own secret history with Salem Alistair.

Thomas and Jezebel are completely unprepared to face the supernatural force at odds with Gray Hollow. As the killings continue, and the town slowly begins to yield its dark secrets, the truth will pit Thomas and Jezebel on a collision course with true evil.

About the Author:

Kyle Alexander Romines is a teller of tales from the hills of Kentucky. He enjoys good reads, thunderstorms, and anything edible. The Keeper of the Crows is his first published book. His writing interests include fantasy, science fiction, horror, and western.

Kyle’s lifelong love of books began with childhood bedtime stories and was fostered by his parents and teachers. He grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes, RL Stine’s Goosebumps series, and Harry Potter. His current list of favorites includes Justin Cronin’s The Passage, Hard Country by Michael McGarrity, and Red Rising by Pierce Brown. The library is his friend.

Kyle discovered a passion for writing after graduating high school, which resulted in the completion of three novel-length manuscripts before The Keeper of the Crows. These fledgling attempts at writing taught him a great deal, and since writing Keeper he has worked to continue honing his skills. He hopes to continue writing as long as he has stories to tell.

He is currently a medical student at the University of Louisville.

by Kyle Alexander Romines
HELLBENDER BOOKS
Trade Paperback – 5.5 x 8.5 x .7
9781620066461
284 Pages
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
Romine’s “Keeper of the Crows” returns to #1 at Hellbender Books for July

Romine’s “Keeper of the Crows” returns to #1 at Hellbender Books for July

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for July 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 4 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 2 Dead Kill 3 – The Ridge of War Tom Malafarina Supernatural Thriller
3 7 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 3 From the Dark Tom Malafarina Supernatural Thriller
5 White River Monster Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
Kyle Romines’ debut western “Atonement” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for June

Kyle Romines’ debut western “Atonement” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for June

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for June 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Atonement Kyle Alexander Romines Western
2 18 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical
3 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical
4 The Closer Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
5 1 The Titan Strain Virginia Soenksen Dystopian Thriller
6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 The Wolf of Britannia I Jess Steven Hughes Historical
8 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical
9 NEW The Man Who Hated History Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
10 NEW Plus and Minus Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
11 10 Who’s Killing the Brooklyn Dodgers? Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
12 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical
13 8 The Fantasy League Murders Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
14 9 Fortune’s Lament John Cressler Historical
15 5 Wake Up and Smell the Bees Donald Dewey Detective Thriller
16 The Wolf of Britannia II Jess Steven Hughes Historical
17 Shadows in the Shining City John Cressler Historical
18 Murder Run Shelly Frome Murder Mystery
19 6 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical
20 Three Rogues at Gettysburg J Geoffrey Barber Historical
Koscienski and Pisano’s “The Devil’s Influence” debuts to #1 at Hellbender Books for May

Koscienski and Pisano’s “The Devil’s Influence” debuts to #1 at Hellbender Books for May

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for May for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano took the first and fifth spots with the two books in the Vengeful Prince Saga trilogy: The Devil’s Influence (book 2 – just released) and The Devil’s Grasp (book 1). Kyle Alexander Romine’s The Keeper of the Crows was bumped to 2nd.  Keith Rommel claimed the rest of the list with his supernatural thriller White River Monster in 3rd followed by recently-released crime thriller Southside Sinners in the 4th.

 

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for May 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW The Devil’s Influence Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Dark Fantasy
2 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
3 White River Monster Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
4 3 Southside Sinners Keith Rommel Crime Thriller
5 The Devil’s Grasp Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Dark Fantasy

Koscienski & Pisano were supported by author events at conventions. Romine’s book was supported by author activities.  Rommel was helped by recent movie releases and social media outreach.

Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” returns to #1 at Hellbender Books for April

Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” returns to #1 at Hellbender Books for April

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for April for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s The Keeper of the Crows returned to 1st.  Keith Rommel claimed the rest of the list with his supernatural thriller The Devil Tree 2 in 2nd followed by recently-released crime thriller Southside Sinners in the 3rd.  Psycho-thriller The Cursed Man was 4th and crime thriller You Killed My Brother rounded out the list.

 

 

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for April 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 6 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 8 The Devil Tree 2 Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
3 2 Southside Sinners Keith Rommel Crime Thriller
4 9 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psycho-Thriller
5 You Killed My Brother Keith Rommel Crime Thriller

Romine’s book was supported by author activities.  Rommel was helped by recent movie releases and social media outreach.

Kocienski & Pisano’s “The Devil’s Grasp” is #1 at Hellbender Books for March

Kocienski & Pisano’s “The Devil’s Grasp” is #1 at Hellbender Books for March

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for March for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. The Devil’s Grasp, the first in The Vengeful Prince Saga trilogy by authors Brian Koscienski and Chris Pisano ruled the nether regions. Keith Rommel claimed half of the list with his recently-released crimed thriller Southside Sinners in the second spot, psycho thrillers The Sinful Man third and The Cursed Man ninth, and supernatural thrillers The Devil Tree in 5th and The Devil Tree 2 in eighth. Veteran author Thomas Malafarina grabbed fourth with his novel Fallen Stones and the final position on the chart with Burner.  Kyle Alexander Romine’s The Keeper of the Crows slipped to 6th. Michael Hawley’s The Ripper’s Hellbroth returned to the rankings at #7.

 

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for March 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 The Devil’s Grasp Brian Koscienski & Chris Pisano Dark Fantasy
2 NEW Southside Sinners Keith Rommel Crime Thriller
3 The Sinful Man Keith Rommel Psycho-Thriller
4 Fallen Stones Thomas Malafarina Supernatural Thriller
5 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
6 3 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
7 The Ripper’s Hellbroth Michael Hawley Supernatural Thriller
8 The Devil Tree 2 Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
9 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psycho-Thriller
10 4 Burner Thomas Malafarina Supernatural Thriller

Koscienski and Pisano were boosted by convention sales and news of their upcoming second release in the series, The Devil’s Influence. Rommel was boosted by social media chatter about the release of his upcoming movie, The Lurking Man. Malafarina was helped by author activities and recent multiple releases. Romines and Hawley continue to be supported by fans.

Thomas Malafarina’s “Malaformed Realities Volume 2” is #1 at Hellbender Books for February

Thomas Malafarina’s “Malaformed Realities Volume 2” is #1 at Hellbender Books for February

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for February for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Veteran author Thomas Malafarina claimed four of the top five spots! Newly released short story compilation Malaformed Realities Volume 2 was the top-seller. Malaformed Realities Volume 3, also just released, was a close second. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows fell to third place after a long reign at the top. Tom’s supernatural thriller about the devil speaking through a cell phone, Burner, was 4th. His supernatural thriller about a blood-thirsty demon dwelling in a coal mine in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, What Waits Beneath, rounded out the list.

 

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for February 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 NEW Malaformed Realities Vol. 2 Thomas Malafarina Horror Short Stories
2 NEW Malaformed Realities Vol. 3 Thomas Malafarina Horror Short Stories
3 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
4 4 Burner Thomas Malafarina Supernatural Thriller
5 5 What Waits Beneath Thomas Malafarina Supernatural Thriller

Malafarina was boosted by author activities and multiple releases in the same month. Romines was helped by strong ebook sales.

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for January

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month once again.  Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers The Cursed Man and The Lurking Man took 2nd and 5th spots. Keith’s supernatural thrillers, The Devil Tree and The Devil Tree II grabbed third and fourth.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 2 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
3 4 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
4 The Devil Tree II Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
5 The Lurking Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller

Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals and Kindle promotions.
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Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for December

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 again at Hellbender Books for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for December for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month once again.  Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers The Cursed Man and The Silent Woman took 2nd and 3rd spots. Keith’s supernatural thriller, The Devil Tree, grabbed fourth. Michael Hawley’s supernatural thriller The Ripper’s Hellbroth was slipped to fifth place.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for December 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 1 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 3 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
3 The Silent Woman Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 The Devil Tree Keith Rommel Supernatural Thriller
5 2 The Ripper’s Hellbroth Michael Hawley Supernatural Thriller

Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals. Hawley was buoyed by author appearances and activities, including a television program on the Travel Channel.
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Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for November

Kyle Alexander Romine’s “The Keeper of the Crows” is #1 at Hellbender Books for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its horror/thriller imprint, HELLBENDER BOOKS. Kyle Alexander Romine’s supernatural thriller The Keeper of the Crows was the bestseller for the month. Michael Hawley’s supernatural thriller The Ripper’s Hellbroth was slipped to second place. Keith Rommel’s psychological thrillers The Cursed Man and The Sinful Man took 3rd and 5th place. Thomas Malafarina placed 4th with his horror novel What Waits Beneath.

HELLBENDER BOOKS – Bestsellers for November, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 2 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 1 The Ripper’s Hellbroth Michael Hawley Supernatural Thriller
3 The Cursed Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller
4 What Waits Beneath Thomas Malafarina Horror
5 5 The Sinful Man Keith Rommel Psychological Thriller

Romines was helped by strong ebook sales. Hawley was buoyed by author appearances and activities, including a television program on the Travel Channel. Rommel performed well with ebook sales due to his movie deals. Malafarina also performed well on the Kindle platform.
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