Roland Allnach, author of Oddities & Entities, on tour October 2013

Posted By on September 13, 2013

Oddities and EntitiesAbout Oddities & Entities

• Paperback: 268 pages
• Publisher: All Things That Matter Press (March 6, 2012)

Oddities & Entities is a surreal, provocative anthology of six tales within the supernatural/paranormal/horror genres, exploring a definition of life beyond the fragile vessel of the human body. The stories are: ‘Boneview’, in which a young woman struggles to balance her ability to see through people with the presence of a supernatural creature in her life; ‘Shift/Change’, in which a hospital worker struggles to regain his memory as he is confronted by a series of desperate people; ‘My Other Me’, in which a lonely college student finds himself displaced from his body by his alter ego; ‘Gray’, in which a frustrated man is stunned to discover a little creature has been living in his head; ‘Elmer Phelps’, in which a brother and sister find themselves linked in a strange reality by a bat bite in their youth; and lastly, ‘Appendage’, in which a cynical mercenary is hired by his son to protect a research lab on the verge of a stunning discovery.

Praise for Oddities & Entities

  • Bronze Medalist, Horror, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards
  • Finalist, Paranormal, 2012 Readers Favorite Book of the Year Awards
  • Award Winner-Finalist, Fiction/Horror, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards
  • Award Winner-Finalist, Fiction/Anthology, 2012 USA Book News Best Book Awards
  • Bronze Medalist, Horror, 2012 ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Awards
  • Finalist, Short Stories, 2012 National Indie Excellence Awards

“If you only read one book this year, make it this one. Be prepared to have your comfort zone challenged.” –Lee Ashford, Readers Favorite

“Allnach is a master storyteller with a powerful pen. The stories are gritty, gruesome, bewitching, and beautiful.” –Cynthia Brian, NY Times bestselling author and host of World Talk Radio’s ‘Starstyle’

“The stories (Roland Allnach) writes are stealth bombs of suspense and they have a high creepiness factor…Oddities & Entities consists of six marvelous miniature masterpieces of horror.” –Douglas R. Cobb, Bestsellersworld.com

Oddities & Entities by Roland Allnach is composed of six engrossing, and sometimes grossing short stories. Each one is unique in its own way, and completely different from anything I have ever read before. Reading these stories gave me an awesome escape.” –Paige Lovitt, Reader Views

“This is a great book. Nothing you expect to happen, happens. The author keeps you thinking and turning the page over and over.” –Jason Lulos, Pacific Book Review

Roland AllnachAbout Roland Allnach

Roland Allnach has been writing since his teens, but did not actively seek publication until 2007. He has numerous published short stories to his credit, one of which was a 2010 Pushcart Prize nominee, as well as two multi-award winning books, Remnant (2010) and Oddities & Entities (2012). His literary inspirations arise from classic literature, history, and mythology, and his aim is to invest his stories and characters with a complexity and depth that continue to reward upon repeated readings. Writing aside, his joy in life is the time he spends with his family.

Find out more about Roland at his website, see what he’s writing about on his blog, and follow him on Facebook.

Roland’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, October 1st: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Wednesday, October 2nd: Wordsmithonia

Tuesday, October 8th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Wednesday, October 9th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Thursday, October 10th: The Reader’s Hollow

Friday, October 11th: No More Grumpy Bookseller

Tuesday, October 15th: Sweet Southern Home

Thursday, October 17th: Bibliophilia, Please!

Monday, October 21st: Pingwing’s Bookshelf

Tuesday, October 22nd: October Country

Wednesday, October 23rd: BoundbyWords

Thursday, October 24th: From the TBR Pile

Saturday, October 26th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom 

Monday, October 28th: Luxury Reading

Tuesday, October 29th: Sara’s Organized Chaos

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