"Welcome To Parkview" reads the rusted sign along the outskirts of town. The tarnishing letters seem inviting, yet foreboding and mysterious. Is passing through such a wise idea?The final destination may be more dangerous than the trip itself—an unapologetic journey through a town that thrives on sex, violence, and the macabre. A place built on deceit and temptation. A spot forever cursed with soulless transients, unforgiving lovers, and merciless vampires who hide in the shadows beyond.The facade is peeled back just enough for you to see past its surface. There’s but a glimpse of the darkness that put Parkview on the map. Then you realize that nothing here is a coincidence. In Parkview, it may be best to keep buried secrets quiet.In Parkview, even truth can be a deception.
Brian Paone was born and raised in the Salem, Massachusetts area. Brian has, thus far, published four novels: Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts—a memoir about being friends with a drug-addicted rock star; Welcome to Parkview—a macabre cerebral-horror novel; Yours Truly, 2095—a time-travel romance novel (which was suggested for a Hugo Award, though it did not make the finalists); and Moonlight City Drive—a supernatural crime-noir detective novel (which is a trilogy, with Part 2 coming in 2019 and Part 3 coming in 2021).
Brian also has four short stories published within Scout Media’s Of Words anthology series: “Outside of Heaven”—a throwback to the Creature Double Feature monster movies; “The Whaler’s Dues”—a modern-day mythological romance adventure fable; “Anesthetize (or A Dream Played in Reverse on Piano Keys)”—a disenchanted-youth ghost story; and “Two Gunslingers”—a classic duel-at-high-noon western tale.
Brian is married to a US Naval Officer, and they have four children. He is a retired police officer and worked in law enforcement for sixteen years from 2002 - 2018. He is a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, a New England Patriots fanatic, and his favorite color is burnt orange.