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Devil's Nightmare (Devil's Nightmare, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Pruneda
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Detective Aaron Sanders' abilities and fortitude are put to the test when he investigates a brutal double-homicide where a boy's parents are found mutilated inside their home. The boy is the only witness to the crime and his clothes are stained with his parents' blood. His clothes are also tainted with the blood of other victims from a separate and even more horrific crime scene at a nearby cemetery. All of the victims appear to have been killed in the same manner and the boy knows the true identity of the evil responsible for the multiple deaths, but he is unwilling to talk. No one would believe him. A threat on the boy's life and a disturbing nightmare causes Detective Sanders to question his beliefs and his own sanity. This investigation ultimately leads Sanders in a fight to save himself and the life of an orphaned boy from an unimaginable evil that is spawned from the curse of the devil's nightmare.

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"Robert Pruneda is a good story teller and if I had to take a guess, I would say he was influenced by the old horror classics." - Readers and Writers Connect

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  • File Size: 3869 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Headrolls out of Five July 29, 2013
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Devil's Nightmare is a crime thriller filled with suspense, intrigue, and gore--three primary ingredients to satisfy the appetites of fans of this genre. After reading the first chapter where a boy is running for his life from an evil entity, I was excited to take a seat and enjoy a wild rollercoaster ride. Unfortunately during the story, I felt as if I was stuck inside a bumper car.
I appreciate the story's intricate plot of a 'lone wolf' detective trying to find out who or what killed a young boy's two friends and his parents, and witnessing horrific events that could not be explained. However, the writing was sloppy; there were many words being repeated in consecutive sentences disrupting the flow. Also there were way too many typographical and grammar errors. I understand it is difficult for indie authors to edit their work to perfection, but no one should pay for an incomplete book. Most of these flaws were written in the prose of the story. On a positive note, the dialogue did contain some interesting conflicts which kept me engaged.
My biggest complaint with DN is the protagonist, Detective Aaron Sanders. I found him to be a slob, a bully, and self-absorbed. He also has the worst flirting skills I have read or seen in a long time. I just didn't like him. In fact, I wouldn't have minded if he died at the end. That's how much I disliked him.
Character development is a huge deal in the literature world, and although the detective did slightly change his ways of thinking towards the end, it seemed to be out of guilt and not because his heart told him to.
I really enjoyed the climax of DN and how all of the intricate details were revealed. Even though I carried a hatred for the detective, I was satisfied with how the story ended. Unfortunately, it was not enough for me to say that I liked the book. To me, it was just average. Some people will agree with me; some will not. It is all just a matter of taste.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary Good Book February 26, 2013
By mmp&jmp
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I don't mind scary but this book was a bit much. I was so drawn into the characters and the suspense that I forgot it's a work of fiction. Didn't know Mr. Pruneda before but I surely know him now. The plot and characters are so real, the twists and turns throughout the story so engaging that even I couldn't figure out what was going to happen next - - - and I'm a pretty good guesser. Poor Cody. I really felt sorry for the child. Pruneda's Detective Sanders . . . Well I'm not telling you. You'll just have to read the book, even if you're a scary type like me. It's just that good.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars a pretty good read..... July 30, 2013
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Great read for 99 cents....can't beat that! Although a bit far-fetched at times. I wouldn't mind reading more from this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Scary Plot August 4, 2013
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Devil's Nightmare leans toward science fiction--which is not my favorite reading material--however, I have to admit this book kept my attention all the way through. Once I started reading I couldn't stop until I discovered who the "killer" was. Thrilling plot.

Jeanette Cooper, author of
Affair of the Heart & Others
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Horror Story July 23, 2013
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I loved the twists and turns about the book. What really got me was the characters. You got to know them and sided with or against them. You never knew exactly what happened until near the end but that is what made it good. You never want to know the details at the beginning or it ruins the book. This was a cross between a great detective novel and a horror story. Loved it!!!!!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Creepy! February 24, 2013
By Teena
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For his first book, Mr. Pruneda did a great job! I really liked how he built the suspense and I can't wait for his next scary book. The only reason I didn't give him five stars is there were a few too many typographical errors. All in all he is a wonderful story teller and he adds the right amount of detail which helped me picture the scenes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, my heart's still beating out of my chest! January 13, 2013
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I really enjoyed reading Devil's Nightmare. I was hooked at the prologue; then it's fast pace proceeded to yank me through one heck of a scary thrill ride! This is a difficult review to write without spoilers, but what I can say is that the characters are fleshed out well, description and dialog paint the story vividly, and the mystery takes twists and turns that kept this reader guessing. I'm not a horror fiction fan; however, I'm a fan of Mr. Pruneda's work and this occult thriller seriously kept my heart pounding every step of the way. I could easily see Devil's Nightmare being made into a film and I recommend that you read it...with the lights on of course!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars engrossing mystery September 6, 2013
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I really enjoyed watching this story unfold despite the fact that I guessed the ending correctly early on. Plenty of mystery and suspense to keep me turning the pages. The characters and dialog were interesting and believable. The story is well written and researched. You definitely don't want to miss this one!.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Well written and very detailed. I never really believed in black magic and devil worshiping but now I wonder. If there is a God then there must be a devil. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Shoulanda August
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
An okay book to read if you like scary things or things that creep you out.....
Published 2 months ago by Suzie Harris
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
loved it...reading the second book now and cannot put it down.
Published 2 months ago by jgmom2
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
poorly written
Published 3 months ago by John Eades
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller with a lot of love
I really hate writing review just cause I hate writing but as a horror/thriller lover I have to give all five and say something about it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dpop
5.0 out of 5 stars Thrillingly Terrifying! You won't be able to put it down!
This was an unusual pick for me because I do not usually read horror novels. This book was thrillingly terrifying! I really enjoyed the characters, even the obnoxious detective. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joy L Rhodes
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Slow read that wasted too much of my time. I would not recommend!
Published 3 months ago by sk
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
keeps you on your toes, you want to keep reading, to see what happens next.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting.
The other reviews said it all; good story, nice plotting for para-normal. Mr. Pruneda seems a little tight with his character descriptions. Read more
Published 3 months ago by David Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing read
Loved every minute of it!! Now got the sequel too...
Published 4 months ago by Silicon Valley
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More About the Author

Robert Pruneda is author of the Amazon Kindle bestselling horror novel Devil's Nightmare and contemporary family motor sports drama Pursuit of a Dream (Victory Lane: The Chronicles). He lives in south Texas and has called the Lone Star State his home all of his life. Pruneda is also very active in social media and an avid gamer who can often be found fighting side-by-side with his friends on his favorite first-person shooter . . . but he prefers survival horror.

Say hello to Robert on Twitter @SharkbaitWrites and on Facebook at You can visit his author site and blog at to follow his blog posts and stay current on upcoming novels.

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