Breach Of Consciousness
By Peter Castillo
Genre: Thriller, Horror
Edited by Michael Garrett, Stephen King’s first editor.
From the mind of new horror author Pete Castillo, comes a story about an age-old paranormal phenomenon.
Marco Torres was a boy when his parents noticed something unusual about him. The scare wasn’t long, but little did they know, it was just the beginning.
Eventually, Marco becomes aware of his abnormality, so he searches for answers. Around the same time, ghostly psychic visions of a crazed homeless man appear to him. When the visions and the defect subside, Marco thinks he’s in the clear until he’s almost killed by the same crazed man.
As Marco gets older, his affliction intensifies. He tries to become a writer, and does a quick stint in the Navy. Eventually, he flips when his path crosses with a mystery couple who have the same abnormality as him.
After the couple gain Marco’s trust the hard way, the new friends go on several adventures including a murder investigation. Will Marco learn to harness his ability without getting himself killed in the process?
I almost immediately liked protagonist Marco. He isn't a perfect character, but that is part of what makes him likable. I enjoyed his tenacity and humor. Even though he doesn't understand them, Marco's clairvoyant powers don't stop him from living a full life. And before he knows it, he meets others who share the same psychic abilities. The murder of a childhood friend sparks a thrilling and frightening adventure. A great read for those who love a suspenseful story!
About the Author
Since before he knew it, Pete Castillo had a foot in the paranormal door since he was a boy. He has memories of being captivated by reruns of the original Twilight Zone. At the time, he may not have had a complete understanding of the story lines, but there was something about the genre that held his interest. The imagery of Star Wars and the rock band KISS also added to the beginnings of his creative thinking.
As an adult, he dabbled in writing. He learned from “How To” books on sculpting fiction, feedback from various editors, as well his favorite books and films.
Later, as another urge to write crept up on Pete, he decided to sit down and follow through with a project, no matter how many rewrites. The result is his first published novel called Breach Of Consciousness. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. He can be reached through his website: petecastillo.com or Twitter: @atpetecastillo