Welcome to Crimson

Hundreds of years ago a war was waged between man and monster. Finally the infamous monster hunter, Abraham Van Helsing achieved his goal and defeated Count Dracula. Dracula's blood was drained and encased inside a precious jewel (known as the Blood Stone) and then hidden by Van Helsing in an unknown location.

It is believed that several monsters are still in search of the stone and the human race had better hope that it never falls into the wrong hands.

In 1987, thirteen year old, Jake Chaney discovers that the quiet little town of Crimson is not what it appears to be.

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Reviews for Welcome to Crimson

John Jeffries

Being a massive fan of the 80's and horror, I absolutely loved this book. The characters are all superbly written, and the story is amazing. There are also lots of easter eggs for horror fans to find whilst reading. I for one, cannot wait to revisit the town of Crimson again. Excellent work, highly recommended.

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Christopher Hubble

I really enjoyed this book from the start to finish you are totally engaged in the story it is well written I like how it is set out as like you are watching but you are actually reading I feel that you are connected to the characters in the story and that it has elements for all.

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Earendil Star

It is a thrilling and gripping read. The are humourous parodies as well. Barnes has a flair in building tension through atmosphere.
Una, Claude and Talbot are my favourite and idiosyncratic characters especially Claude

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Mike Brososky

A fantastic adventure set in the 80s that brings all the feels of the era before it’s pages. Written in the vein of great adventures like ‘The Goonies’ and ‘The Monster Squad’ - this is a tale of friendship that will definitely be a contender with those greats. Weaving together the elements that make those adventures great plus add the spice of Universal Monsters, 1980s and the point-of-view of a vhs play through… it’s a wild ride that I didn’t want to end. Much praise for the author as he captured everything into his story while weaving a web of mystery and laughs. I cannot wait to see if there is any more mysteries to found down the road in Crimson!

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Wow! What an adventure that was! It’s funny, cute and gruesome all at the same time. I don’t want to spoil anything but Una, I cried with laughter, she is just brilliant.
I absolutely can’t wait for number 2! Bring it on!

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Lauren Brookes

Another great book from Dan! The mix of mystery, comedy and horror was brilliant. Similar to Maple Falls Massacre this book had me hooked and wanting to read on at night even though my eyes were tired. The characters were all so well developed with their own personalities, and the plot always had me guessing throughout the book and coming up with my own theories some came out true and some others didn’t which is the fun of it. I highly recommend this book if you are stuck in a bit of a slum or want to get back into reading as it has worked wonders for me!

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Helen Brookes

Again another fantastic read by author Daniel J Barnes. For those that you that have not read or checked out his books yet I would highly recommend. Available now on Amazon!

A fantastic read that took you on a packed full adventure, it was brilliantly written where you were able to engage with the characters and feel like you were part of the team. Loved Boris and Lonny! I found myself smiling to myself throughout parts of the book and it highlighted some childhood memories you have to read to understand no spoilers given here! I so didn’t want this book to end!!! This comes highly recommended go grab yours now enjoy.

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Great story with instantly likeable characters

Mr Dan Barnes has done it again another classic. Such a cool story and how it’s told. I’ve said it before with his other books but again another one that could easily be a film or mini series.
With such instantly likeable characters the Story progresses at a steady pace with tension building till the very end. Loved it.

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This book was an excellent read

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Bloody brilliant!! (pun intended)

Funny, gruesome and action packed! Grab a copy now, you really won’t regret it.

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It’s like goonies meets lost boys!

Amazing book everyone needs a copy of this. Go Boris!!!

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Amazing read!

Couldn’t put this book down!

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What an epic story. If you love monster squad and the goonies, then this book is for you. I couldn’t put it down.

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