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Bitter Cold [Kindle Edition]

J. Joseph Wright , Krystle Wright
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Journalist April Murray always went after her stories with the tenacity of a pit-bull, only she never thought she'd be covering her own demise. Braving a winter storm, in a sleepy Oregon town, she investigates a possible radiation leak at a defunct nuclear plant. What starts as a routine assignment takes an ominous turn when a boy is attacked by a lethal and mysterious predator that lurks in the snow, turning it black as night. With the help of a local handyman and his son, April finds herself in a battle for her life, and soon discovers the ravenous creature living in the frost isn't the only one who wants her dead.

BITTER COLD
...Don't go into the snow.

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"Not only does Wright excel at character building, but has a raw talent for perfectly meshing his environments to pull a reader into his world... I could see this book developing into a movie much along the lines of the Blob or the Fog... EPIC THRILLER..."
-- Kim Heimbuch

About the Author

J. Joseph Wright penciled his first novel in the fourth grade, but, after failing to publish it, toiled away in obscurity until his freshman year in high school. Upon reading and, inexplicably, enjoying one of J.'s witless essays, his English Comp teacher, a man of questionable taste, recommended he write for the school newspaper. Soon J. was regaling the student body with a fantasy horror fiction column, gaining a robust early fan base, albeit from a captive school audience.

After college, J. left a highly lucrative career in television for an even more lucrative career as an author, and now writes Paranormal Romance, Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

Website - JJosephWright.com

Twitter - @JJosephWright

Product Details

  • File Size: 468 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492800457
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Carrier Press (November 22, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XNCNB4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #554,651 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Right Chiller August 12, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Very creepy from the very beginning, this book has all the makings of a classic horror thriller. Local handyman Jeff warns the townspeople that there is something dangerous in the black snow but nobody believes him. Journalist April Jones is investigating a radiation leak from the old nuclear power plant. Are the leak and black snow linked?

The characters were likable and I found myself screaming in my head at them to get away from the black snow. An easy, enjoyable read with plenty of action and gore.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Read! May 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I can see this book possibly being adapted to a TV mini series, or even a movie. The progression wasn't too fast or too slow, it maintained a steady flow throughout. I was constantly wondering what was going to happen next, and even worrying for everybody's safety. I can't say anything negative about this book; I think anybody who reads Bitter Cold will enjoy it as much as I did!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bitter Cold: A Review May 14, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Bitter Cold: A Review
Novel by J. Joseph Wright

This story centers around Jeff, a widower, Logan, his twelve year old son, and April, a newspaper reporter for the Oregon Daily News. The three meet when April's neon has a run in with a guardrail on a snow slicked highway. They subsequently find themselves battling to stay alive while running from an unknown, but cunning and relentless entity brought to life by a curse that devours any living thing in its path.
This is a nice, quick read that requires no thought. If you start thinking about things a little too much, though, the story starts to lose its luster and little things start to creep in that just don't quite seem right. Like the teen at the beginning of the story who goes out in a "gale" to use the bathroom because a bucket in a corner of the room is too primitive (peeing in the woods is not?), and can take the time write his name in the snow and take in the scenery. That he can see the scenery or the bottom of a gorge requires moonlight that I'm pretty sure doesn't occur during a snowy gale. Did I mention the year is 1890? I'm not sure that "frigid tundra" is a term familiar to many in that time period. Also, the way the author resolved the issue with the entity at the end did not sit well with me. Does several feet of snow, esp. after a blizzard, just disappear in 1 day? In Rainier, Oregon? The epilogue also does not even mention Amy or her dog Sadie, secondary characters that along with our heroes are the only survivors of the town.
Other than these and other small details that don't quite add up, it is a fairly decent book. I especially liked the messages found by the rescue personnel at the end of the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars . March 11, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A chilling thriller and pretty gory encounter of the spiritual kind...

When Jeff Keller, a local townsman, meets April Jones, a journalist with a hunch, they soon realise that their worlds are destined to collide.

What is the ‘Black Snow’ that hides at the bottom of a mysterious gorge? Why has it suddenly become mobile? Will Jeff and April manage to lead everyone to safety before the whole town is consumed??

A very easy to read and entertaining story that had me a little freaked out from the very first page. I loved how fast paced it was and how easily it flowed from one chapter to another. Some pretty graphic and gory horror scenes left me hiding behind my cushion and I had to stop myself from yelling at the characters on numerous occasions.

My only gripe with this story was the extremely cheesy ‘Lassie’ type dog that kept saving the day in the nick of time, was able to communicate with humans through eye contact alone and was damn near invincible!

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good old white knuckle ride of a story and does not mind a bit of gore.

Reviewed by Emma

This book was given free for a honest review
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5.0 out of 5 stars Snow deaths February 9, 2014
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This book keeps u on your toes u don't know what is going to happen next I would like to know what happened to Amy
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4.0 out of 5 stars really liked it February 9, 2014
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I read this mystery/horror story on the perfect night. Below zero temps. Wind and lots of snow. Oh and no electric. So a perfect setting for a very creepy book. I usually don't like too many horror stories but this one kept me turning pages right to the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brrrrrr February 6, 2014
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Cold and creepy, this story gives a new meaning to the phrase "black death". What is that dark thing? I don't know but I'm not staying around to find out.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Bitter Cold January 22, 2014
By LS
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Rather too graphic for me. The descriptions of burning flesh were truly awful. The intensity of the story was not so much fun, either. Some horror fans might like it.
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J. Joseph Wright penciled his first novel in the fourth grade, but, after failing to publish it, toiled away in obscurity until his freshman year in high school. Upon reading and, inexplicably, enjoying one of J.'s witless essays, his English Comp teacher, a man of questionable taste, recommended he write for the school newspaper. Soon J. was regaling the student body with a fantasy horror fiction column, gaining a robust early fan base, albeit from a captive school audience.

After college, J. left a highly lucrative career in television for an even more lucrative career as an author, and now writes Paranormal Romance, Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy.

Website - JJosephWright.com

Twitter - @JJosephWright

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