Friday, December 13, 2013

Sway, a Book that I can't leave alone.

...Or be alone after I read it.

I am reading Matthew Keith's new book, Sway. It is like a combination Silence of the Lambs and American Horror Story, too good to put down and too scary to watch without peering through my fingers. (yeah, somehow I expect that to save me. Go figure).

This psychological thriller is just plain the best in its field. I don't usually read this genre. Fantasy is my meat. But then again I don't read nonfiction either and there I go reading Killing Kennedy. So how would I know whether Sway is one of the best books in this genre? 

Writing. Good, edgy writing. That's how.

Short synopsis of Sway from Amazon:

A psychological thriller/horror that explores the inner workings of a man who had some of the worst experiences possible as a child. Now, as an adult, he is revisiting his childhood demons, trying to put it all together, all the while unaware that that's what he is doing. 

Through the re-emergence of a recurring childhood nightmare, he works toward beating back the man representative of a society holding him in check. 

Is it real, the product of a doctor who chemically induces his patients into visiting the dream as a means of control, or is it nothing more than the ravings of insanity manifesting itself through a dream?

Author website 

Author Bio:

I live in Kentucky near Fort Knox with my wife, 2 children, and our dog "Elvis". Although I have been writing for the better part of a decade, I have only recently begun publishing novels.

"Sway" is my third novel, and is very different from my first two which were the first two in a trilogy, "Watchers of the Night"—a sci-fi fantasy adventure about a young man who can walk the night in his dreams. He is recruited by an agency run by the United Nations that uses people like him to gather intelligence. The first book in that trilogy, published in April 2013, won 5th place in the annual writing contest. 

My next project, currently underway and due for release in the spring, is the final installment of that trilogy, "The Fall of Astralis". After finishing the Watchers trilogy, it is my intention to head back into darker fiction and continue to test my boundaries as a writer.


  1. Congratulations, Matthew.
    If the book has you peering through your fingers, imagine if it was a movie?

  2. Oh, this sounds so good! Definitely going on my list even though I'm kind of afraid to read it. :D
    Congratulations to Matthew!

    1. Be afraid. Be very afraid. But this is a winner.

  3. If the writing's good, totally worth it :D

    1. excellent writing. Almost too good. The scenes were...well I can't find the words. Engrossing? Unsettling? Mesmerizing? Scary enough to make me lie awake at night? yeah. pretty much all of those words.

  4. Thank you so much for such kind words from someone who is an amazing author in her own right! This book really took me out of my comfort zone, which was why I was so scared and at the same time so excited to release it. I can't express how pleased I am that you're enjoying it, Huntress... through your fingers!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    1. And from an author of your caliber, I am humbled by your opinion of *my* writing.

  5. Matthew rocks! It's great to see him here - and he'll be on my blog on Monday. Yay! :-)


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