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Nowhere Blvd: A Horror Novel [Kindle Edition]

Ryan Notch
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Praise for Nowhere Blvd:

"I don't usually pick up a horror book unless it has Stephen King on front page but this author could give Stephen King a run for his money!"
-Bridget, Goodreads

"The novella is captivating in the way of a truly good horror movie, where you know you should shut your eyes but just can't help watching what happens next."
-Mary West, Amazon Reader


In this Kindle horror exclusive, eleven year old Spencer Williams mysteriously re-appears in his bedroom after having been missing for two years. The story of where he's been is one no sane person would believe, a tale of being kidnapped by a creature out of legend and taken to a scary and strange urban fantasy land. A place where young children the world over are subjected to horrible experiments by the original boogie man, the living nightmare known as Smiling Jack.

Spencer keeps his secrets, happy to have been the only child ever to have escaped the clutches of Smiling Jack and his minions. With his nightmares fading into the past, Spencer returns home and tries to live a normal life. But when his baby sister goes missing, will Spencer be willing to take the ultimate risk to save her?

Will he be willing to return to the horror of Nowhere Blvd?

More praise for Nowhere Blvd:
"I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I'd say it's perfectly targeted at young adults...but I'm not that young anymore...and I loved it!"
-Nicole, Amazon reader

If you're looking for a book that locks you in and won't let go, pick up Nowhere Blvd today!


Editorial Reviews

Review

A masterpiece of Dark Fantasy at its darkest. 

About the Author

In addition to his published stories, Ryan Notch is also the producer of the films Night Things and The Pill.  His photographic techniques experimenting with light graffiti have been featured in the Fu Collective Gallery in Denver. 

He currently resides in Centralia, Pennsylvania, a town evacuated by the Federal government due to a coal mine fire burning beneath it since 1962. The only town in America ever to have its zip code revoked. During the day he wanders the empty streets and houses as if in a dream, looking for something he lost but can't remember where or what it was. At night he writes his horror stories by lying down next to a burning fissure along main street and placing his ear to the ground, transcribing what he hears coming up from below.

Product Details

  • File Size: 286 KB
  • Print Length: 106 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006R4RTSE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,314 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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Despite lacking the final polish of a Random Housian, professionally-edited publication, this novelette DELIVERS. I was spellbound the entire journey. The realm of Nowhere Blvd is crafted with the skill of a master.

This would make an AMAZING screenplay as well...boy would I love to see it realized in film.

Probably one of the best self-published kindle books I have had the pleasure of reading. I have no connection to the author either - a friend of mine who likes horror turned me on to it, and it blew me away. The pacing, storyline and characters are all extremely memorable.

I will never think of the old "boogeyman" legend the same way again.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Nowhere Blvd is not your traditional "monsters under the bed" story, and it is certainly not all in your imagination. Instead, Notch takes a classic childhood theme (a boy travelling to a magical land) and turns the story inside out, upside down, and obliquely. The magical world soon turns out to be more and more horrific, and as the novella continues, I found myself desperately flipping to the next page, holding my breath, thinking "do go in there!" The novella is captivating in the way of a truly good horror movie, where you know you should shut your eyes but just can't help watching what happens next.

The main character is also truly inspiring, showing an amazing amount of resourcefulness and ingenuity for a small boy. Notch does an excellent job of demonstrating how a child's psyche might transform if exposed to true danger and peril, with no hope of rescue (except that which you make for yourself.) The only downside to Nowhere Blvd is that it is not longer, and the cliffhanger at the end leaves readers frustrated and begging for a sequel (hint hint.)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scary Book! - Nowhere Blvd. A Horror Novel January 7, 2013
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After reading this book, I can certainly say that is definitely scary! Now I can see why they ask if you are over 13 after being able to post a review on Amazon! The author has you sitting on the edge of your seat, awaiting to read each next page with surprise!

You have to read it almost in one setting because you won't be able to put the book down once you discover a boy goes missing and what happens to the boy. Great horror genre!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars why is Ryan Notch not a best selling author? January 3, 2014
By jj
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why is Ryan Notch not a best selling author?

I have read several of his stories and enjoyed them, but Nowhere Blvd blew me away. It was horrifying without being overpowering. if I really think about the content and Spencer's journey, it's almost too horrifying to bear. But it is handled perfectly with enough detail to make it real and nightmarish but not so much that I couldn't read it. in fact I couldn't stop reading it. I made the mistake of starting it before bed and didn't actually go to bed until it was finished. The story pulls you to the next page so quickly you don't have time to look at a clock. Besides time is different in Nowhere Blvd.

At its surface this is a story about childhood fears. It is creepy and terrifying, but what this story really left me with is the length someone can go to survive and at what point do we loose our humanity to do it. which is a much scarier and more real theme than the boogeyman.

There is also something beautiful about the way Notch writes, even when what he is writing is so far from beauty.

I very rarely get truly spooked by a book, but when I went downstairs after reading this one I took a flashlight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! Multiplied by 100 March 18, 2014
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This book was so readable.... the plot was brilliant & the story flowed so well & always held my interest.

All the way up to the final paragraph the reader is wondering what little Spencer will choose.

Ryan Notch hit it out of the ballpark with this novel. Great job & an exciting trip for the reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliantly scary! May 13, 2013
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Nowhere Blvd is, in one word, riveting. I could hardly put the book down to sleep, not that sleep came easy after beginning to read this book about what REALLY hides in the dark places in the closet and what happens when you go through it.

The author neatly takes us back and forth between past and present, time spent on Nowhere Boulevard and time spent in the real world, always following Spencer - the only child to ever return home from that place.

There were certainly typos, enough that I might consider sending them to the author somehow because it certainly DOES detract from the immersion of the story. However, the prose behind everything was 100% solid.

(book was obtained free though onehundredfreebooks.com)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An awesome little story March 12, 2013
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I think that there is something new in this story. What that new thing is I can't put my finger on. I further think that this author could be the next Stephen King - I mean back when Stephen King could still tell a good story.

The story wouldn't keep an adult up at night, but I definitely wouldn't read this story to a child. I'm going to be looking for further stories from this author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fun Scary Ride! January 15, 2013
By glow
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Nowhere Blvd: A Horror NovelRyan Notch's tale of terror is unforgettable and definitely undervalued. He has created an alternate world that was very well planned out and captivating as well as fascinating and creepy characters! I couldn't put the book down until I knew how it all turned out. Thank you Ryan for a great thrill ride of a book. I look forward to seeing what you write next. Let me know if I can support you in spreading the word of your brilliance!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic story, but loads of grammar errors.
Nowhere Blvd by Ryan Notch
September 28 to 30
Horror Reader, October 7 discussion

Poor little Spencer Williams. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michigan Parents
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't Miss This Great Read!
I am amazed (and delighted) at the high quality of story-telling as demonstrated by Ryan Notch. As Stephen King becomes more formulaic in his approach along comes RYAN NOTCH with... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stephen DH
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT NOVEL---LOVED IT!
Published 4 months ago by carole hagen
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted Tale
This Indie novella is a twisted tale that makes you cringe - yet you don't want to put it down!
It is... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Tina Dunn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This is a great read. It put me in mind of a Ray Bradbury story. Excellent. But it needs to be edited. There are several errors throughout the story that takes away from it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Kimberly M Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best
This is hands down my favorite Novel from the talented and twisted Ryan Notch. Each of this stories weaves a sinister landscape with believable characters and emotions cut from the... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Rena Joi Natali
4.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't Shakespeare, but darn if I didn't read it in an hour and not...
The hardest thing to overcome about this read were all of the grammatical errors, such as the continued misuse of "to" for "too. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Brett A. Michelson
4.0 out of 5 stars Nail bitter
This is the first book I have read by Ryan Notch, and it was a great read. I couldn't put it down for I wanted to know what's going to happen next... Great read...
Published 7 months ago by Deborah Huff
3.0 out of 5 stars Odd but interesting
Not a bad story, little odd, looked forward to the conclusion, wasn't sure if I wanted the "hero" to succeed. Thanks to the author for his work!
Published 8 months ago by Wenlee
5.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere Blvd: A Horror Novel
11 yr. old Spencer Williams missing for 2 yrs. suddenly he re-appears in his bedroom. Who is going to believe the story where he has been: a legendary creature Smiling Jack from a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tony R. Parsons
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More About the Author

Ryan Notch lives in Centralia, Pennsylvania, a town evacuated by the Federal government due to a coal mine fire burning beneath it since 1962. The only town in America ever to have its zip code revoked. During the day he wanders the empty streets and houses as if in a dream, looking for something he lost but can't remember where or what it was. At night he writes his horror stories by lying down next to a burning fissure along main street and placing his ear to the ground, transcribing what he hears coming up from below.

Ryan's first feature length horror film, Night Things, is now available on Amazon! Check it out at http://www.amazon.com/Things-Anderson-Kennedy-Melissa-Kathryn/dp/B00J9XISDA

Or watch a trailer for it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDeDRvjytfQ

And discover his photography as well at www.areographers.com



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