Books: Altered Reality Books: Suspense & Thrillers

The Nightmare Machine

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE NIGHTMARE MACHINE by Tim White Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours.

Check out my post and make sure to enter BOTH of the giveaways! 

About The Book

The Nightmare Machine Book cover


Author: Tim White

Pub. Date: February 20, 2024

Publisher: Ocean Scribe Publishing

Formats:  Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 600

Find it: Goodreads or Here

Purchase the book directly from Tim! There’s also a prequel novella!

What is The Nightmare Machine? Think Silent Hill meets Inception and Monster Hunter International.

Five millennia of suffering. A pilgrimage steeped in terror. Will her quest bring redemption or only a false promise of salvation?

Bangor, Maine. Sara Holcomb knows what she must do. Raised within a secret order devoted to protecting humanity from a malevolent god, the dutiful seventeen-year-old prepares for a terrifying expedition through a world of nightmares. So when the time comes, she convinces three close friends to escort her on a perilous journey to an otherworldly cathedral of bone and blood.

Transported to a land of chaos and horror while they sleep, Sara wrestles with guilt at bringing people she holds dear to this hell from which they may not escape. And as vicious traps and pitiless creatures tear at their bodies and minds, the honor-bound young woman fears they won’t be strong enough to complete the mission that will preserve mankind.

Review for The Nightmare Machine

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you probably know I’m a cover whore. Yes, I definitely picked up this book because of the cover. Then I opened the book, diving into the action that verifies my belief in the cover. Not only that, but the author writes these scenes so well, you’ll feel in the action. There’s enough detail to keep you invested but not too much to make the story drag. The characters are introduced, backstory included, and grow from there. We definitely understand why they are making the journey. It’s a fast-paced story that screams “just one more chapter” repeatedly. It’s a for-sure recommendation for me.

About the Author

Tim White is an author, editor, writing coach, and game designer in Phoenix, Arizona. He started writing fiction in 1996 and nonfiction in 2006. As of 2023, he has published more than 1,000 nonfiction articles and three nonfiction books. He has written three novels, four novellas, dozens of tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) scripts, and hundreds of short stories.

Tim is a zealous crusader for the power of storytelling to promote human flourishing. He writes fiction in several genres, particularly one that he calls “Romantic horror” (as in “Romantic-era novelists” such as Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas, not as in “romance novel”). This little-known genre is unique in that it uses fear as a backdrop against which heroism is sharply contrasted, dramatized, and elevated.

Tim’s Philosophy

Tim’s storytelling philosophy is summed up eloquently by one of his favorite authors:

“I often hear people say that they read to escape reality, but I believe that what they’re really doing is reading to find reason for hope, to find strength. While a bad book leaves readers with a sense of hopelessness and despair, a good novel, through stories of values realized, of wrongs righted, can bring to readers a connection to the wonder of life. A good novel shows how life can and ought to be lived. It not only entertains but energizes and uplifts readers.” ― Terry Goodkind

Before transitioning to writing full time, Tim was an Army combat medic, and later, a nurse paramedic specializing in trauma and surgery. He is a lifelong shooter and has ranked moderately well in state-level 3-gun competitions. Tim loves board games, video games, and role-playing games; cats; Pembroke Corgis; good coffee; good books; and escape rooms. He owns an escape room venue in Arizona, where he designs and builds every prop and puzzle in-house.

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The Nightmare Machine giveaway book tour

The Nightmare Machine Double Giveaway

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One winner will be chosen at random on 4/15/2024 and notified via email that they have won


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One winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours, International.

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the nightmare machine book tour schedule

The Nightmare Machine Tour Schedule

2/19/2024Kountry Girl Bookaholic
2/20/2024Writer of Wrongs
2/21/2024The Melting Plot
2/21/2024A Dream Within A Dream 
2/22/2024Two Chicks on Books
2/23/2024Kim’s Book Reviews and Writing Aha’s 
2/26/2024Books and Zebras 
2/27/2024Review Thick And Thin
2/28/2024The Momma Spot
2/29/2024One More Exclamation 
2/29/2024Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
3/1/2024Confessions of the Perfect Mom
3/1/2024Country Mamas With Kids

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