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About the Author

Stephen C Ormsby was an IT professional for twenty years before deciding to lead a more creative life. He has always loved the idea of writing novels and had written four when Long Lost Song came along, demanding to be published. This is his first but will not be his last. He lives in South Gippsland with his wife, two children and a mad cat. He has travelled extensively, is an avid reader and enjoys listening to a wide range of music.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 242 pages
  • Publisher: Xlibris, Corp. (July 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1477122478
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477122471
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,055,893 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Stephen C Ormsby was an IT professional for twenty years before deciding to lead a more creative life. He has always loved the idea of writing novels and had written four when Long Lost Song came along, demanding to be published.

His second novel Pendant: The Undead Hunters book 1 will be published on April 5, 2013 by GMTA Publishing. Road to Hell is a novelette is a prequel for The Undead Hunters series.

Stephen is busy writing sequels for both Long Lost Song and Pendant, as well as working on a fantasy series.

He is also currently editing two anthologies of Australian authors with the first to be published August 30, 2013.

He lives in South Gippsland with his wife, two children and a mad cat. He has travelled extensively, is an avid reader and enjoys listening to a wide range of music.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By NumberOneFan on August 25, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Finished reading Long Lost Song this morning.. I loved the two storylines that ended up bleeding into each other. The whole end times scenario was brilliant, but the idea of a song infecting people just blew me away. Very scarily possible.
Great book, found it hard to put down once I was into it!!

Congratulations Stephen! I look forward to the next one! :)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Zelazny on January 1, 2013
Format: Paperback
Inspired by the Faustian myth of Robert Johnson selling his soul at the crossroads, only in this case, there are much loftier consequences. The characters are rich and lush with realism as Ormsby moves us back and forth in time and through an all-too-real world filled with symphonic imagination, drawing his divided storylines closer together with a prose style that makes me think of Robert Frost crossed with Dean Koontz. A poetic and haunting page-turner, at times downright frightening, Long Lost Song is a wonderful read, and Stephen Ormsby is a great writer you should be keeping your eye on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Terri Ragsdale on October 16, 2012
Format: Hardcover
ASIN:1477122486 Long Lost Song
Stephen can be proud of this excellent written book. He has proven a brilliant and great imagination in creative writing. This book is different and very unique on its contents...dealing with voodoo is not uncommon among the Southern States in the United States. I like the idea of going back and forth in telling his story, and I also enjoy reading the narrative description of the landscape and on the description of the era of time. A book that has turns and plots and will keep you wanting to read more. Good job and good works.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nickinic - Ebooks Galore on January 4, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is great. The story line is just gripping. You can't stop reading. I loved it. What would you sell your soul for? We find out in this story what the price is for some. Maybe I read into this too much, but the reality of our society today is a running theme throughout this book. Compromising values (selling souls) to get what you want. Then, a song infecting people, basically happens every day. Our youth become in tune with whatever the newest song, game, movie is and act how they feel everyone expects them too, like a little army. I love the way the Author describes this altered world to us. It's very well written. Very good book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By The Sinner Reader on November 23, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
~4.5 stars~
What would you sell your soul in order to achieve? For Ricky Jenson it is for the title "blues guitarist extraordinaire" but will one man's dream become a curse upon us all?
Long Last Song by Stephen Ormsby switches between the past and present day in order to capture the full story of Ricky and the price he must pay for his deal. Can he turn the game on the "Black Man" or will music be lost to the world forever?
You'll have to wait until the very end to find out, but first you have to pick up your own copy. In a combination of urban fantasy, horror, and apocalyptic fiction, this is one wild read.

**Disclaimer**
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an HONEST review.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Angus on November 18, 2012
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Mr. Ormsby has created a tale of horror that grows upon the American folktale of promising the devil your soul in exchange for a talent. The horror bit comes in with whether the devil is more interested in the soul or escalating conflict to achieve larger goals. What interests the devil, as you read this work, will indeed be horrible on a grand scale.

The tying in of musical choices and descriptive writing covering both American and Australian locales produced many hours of enjoyment for me. I suspect it might for others also which is why I recommend this work for horror fans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth A. Brooks on December 20, 2012
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As a Black male, I found myself struggling at first with the dialect in this work. I found it more comfortable as I concentrated on the well-written characters and their journey. I'm not much on religion, and I was just this side of too much on the use of bible verses. That being said, I was very much engaged from start to finish. The many references to songs lays on a mental soundtrack as you follow along the path to redemption or destruction.
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