Kyle Alexander Romines takes the top spot at Hellbender Books / Verboten Books for February with “Keeper of the Crows"”

HELLBENDER BOOKS - Bestsellers for February 2020 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 -- The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Alexander Romines Supernatural Thriller
2 1 Wolf Chris Fenwick Supernatural Thriller
3 2 When the Sky Goes Dark Oliver Seneca Techno Thriller
4 -- Malaformed Realities v1 Thomas Malafarina Horror Stories
5 -- Malaformed Realities v2 Thomas Malafarina Horror Stories
The Keeper of the Crows No evil can remain buried forever, as disgraced journalist Thomas Brooks discovers when a wave of death grips the rural Kentucky town of Gray Hollow in terror. Following a very public humiliation, Thomas is looking for a story to get him back on the map—and free of the small-town newspaper where he serves out his exile. The apparent murder of a stranger seems to be just what the opportunistic reporter needs until he discovers the death is merely the start of something bigger. Also investigating the murder is Sheriff Jezebel Woods, who doesn’t approve of Thomas’s sensationalist intentions. Mounting deaths force the pair to set aside their differences to confront a force that threatens to destroy the entire town. At the center of the mystery is the disappearance of a boy named Salem Alistair, who designed a series of grotesque scarecrows for his parents’ farm—scarecrows that are turning up at each subsequent crime scene. Thomas begins to doubt his uneasy alliance with the sheriff when he realizes Jezebel has her own secret history with Salem Alistair. Thomas and Jezebel are completely unprepared to face the supernatural force at odds with Gray Hollow. As the killings continue, and the town slowly begins to yield its dark secrets, the truth will pit Thomas and Jezebel on a collision course with true evil. About the Author:
Kyle Alexander Romines is a teller of tales from the hills of Kentucky. He enjoys good reads, thunderstorms, and anything edible. The Keeper of the Crows is his first published book. His writing interests include fantasy, science fiction, horror, and western. Kyle’s lifelong love of books began with childhood bedtime stories and was fostered by his parents and teachers. He grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes, RL Stine’s Goosebumps series, and Harry Potter. His current list of favorites includes Justin Cronin’s The Passage, Hard Country by Michael McGarrity, and Red Rising by Pierce Brown. The library is his friend. Kyle discovered a passion for writing after graduating high school, which resulted in the completion of three novel-length manuscripts before The Keeper of the Crows. These fledgling attempts at writing taught him a great deal, and since writing Keeper he has worked to continue honing his skills. He hopes to continue writing as long as he has stories to tell. He is currently a medical student at the University of Louisville.
by Kyle Alexander Romines
Trade Paperback - 5.5 x 8.5 x .7
284 Pages
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural