Monday 12 February 2024

Author Jens Boele Describes His 5 Favorite Books

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the URBEX PREDATOR by Jens Boele Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:

Title: URBEX PREDATOR : Take nothin but pictures, leave nothing but bodies. A Deadly Survival Story.

Author: Jens Boele

Pub. Date: February 4, 2024

Publisher: Jens Boele

Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook

Pages: 394

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Abandoned Horrors. Deranged Souls. A Deadly Survival Story.

In the chilling new horror novel, "Urbex Predator," by Jens Boele, a group of intrepid urban explorers embarks on what they believe to be a routine trip to an abandoned barracks in the middle of nowhere.

As a relict from the Cold War era, they are a popular destination for photographers, influencers, and adventurers. A place that is closely guarded and harbors a multitude of risks. But it’s not just the derelict buildings that pose a danger.

Nela and her friend Tess venture to the eerie ruins to complete their photography thesis, only to find themselves relentlessly pursued through the darkened corridors by a group of ruthless thugs.

Zander, Yelka, her sister Vivien, and her manager Damon set out on a photo shoot, only to be unexpectedly cornered by a gang of depraved youths. As night descends, the boundaries between life and death blur, and the group is forced to confront the darkest corners of their own souls.

As the night deepens, will they fall victim or rise as hunters in the shadows?

Inspired by early works from literary giants like Jack Ketchum and Richard Laymon, "Urbex Predator" promises readers a heart-pounding journey through the realms of fear and survival, where every turn reveals a new nightmare. Yet, this spine-tingling narrative is not just the product of imagination; it's also a reflection of author Jens Boele's real-life experiences as an Urban Explorer, who spent many years venturing into the very places he describes in his book.


Alright, let's chat about my favorite books, no particular order – just diving in. 

Starting off with the King, because, well, it's Stephen King. "Salem's Lot" hit me when I was around 14, and man, it scared the living daylights out of me. That moment when Matt Burke realizes there's a vampire in his house? I was legit terrified under my blanket with a flashlight in hand. And the whole Marsten Mansion scene with young Ben Mears? Hell no! The junkyard? I could go on forever. Watched every movie, listened to all the audiobooks. Excited for the new movie dropping in 2024. 

"Christine" is another King gem. What makes it great is that you can read it at any age and still connect with it. I read it at 20, and Arnie Cunningham brought back memories of some kid in my class. You'll find an Arnie in every school, always dealing with the same struggles. Christine symbolizes unfulfilled desires that push people to cross any boundary. 

Now, let's dip into extreme horror with Richard Laymon and Jack Ketchum. "The Woods are Dark" and "Off Season" – both survival stories with heaps of violence and gore. Ketchum's "Off Season"? Read it almost in a day, stayed up all night hooked. Laymon's backwood horror has a more sexual side to the violence – yeah, it's both disgusting and thrilling. Lander Dill in Laymon's story stood out, and without spoilers, there's a similar vibe in "Urbex Predator." 

Closing with a newer one – "Gone to see the River Man" by Kristopher Triana. A serial killer fangirl, a remote cabin quest, a handicapped sister, and delivering a key to the River Man. What could go wrong? Man, this book is pure evil. Not gonna spoil it, but it left me with a seriously bad vibe. Is it good, though? Oh yes, it's a total page-turner.

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About Jens Boele:

Jens Boele, a veteran media designer in the entertainment industry, brings over two decades of cinematic expertise to his writing. Born in Germany in 1975, Jens embarked on his writing odyssey in his youth, culminating in the publication of his debut book, "Sunshine," in 2015. This was followed by "Hurensohn," and his latest spine-tingling creation, "Urbex Predator."

Jens is a genre-bending author, specializing in horror and crime thrillers. His narratives often blur genre lines, weaving intricate tales that plunge readers into the darkest corners of the human psyche. Jens's storytelling brilliance lies in his fascination with the criminal mind; his villains are always profoundly human, offering readers a chilling examination of the psychological aspects of the criminally insane.

Jens sets himself apart by seamlessly integrating classic horror with the gritty authenticity of the present day. This innovative fusion imbues his narratives with a dynamic quality, seamlessly blending archaic thrills with contemporary intrigue, resulting in an immersive reading experience that resonates with both vintage enthusiasts and present-day readers alike.

Jens Boele's latest endeavor takes his work across borders, as "Urbex Predator" becomes his first book to be translated into English. A globetrotter with deep connections to the United States, Jens's passion for exploration and his international perspective, nurtured by family and friends in the US, shine through in his writing, offering readers a captivating blend of horror and cultural diversity.

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive an URBEX PREDATOR T-shirt, International.

Ends March 8th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:
Week One:



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Kountry Girl Bookaholic

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A Dream Within A Dream

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Week Two:


Writer of Wrongs

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Two Chicks on Books

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Lady Hawkeye

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IG Review


Rajiv's Reviews

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Review Thick And Thin

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Week Three:


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#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

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Books and Zebras

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Confessions of the Perfect Mom

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Country Mamas With Kids

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Week Four:



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PopTheButterfly Reads

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The Momma Spot



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