Janine R. Pestel
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Janine R. Pestel

I was born in Pennsylvania, raised in New Jersey, and now my husband and I live in beautiful Mesa Arizona.

In the 1990's, I was a motorsports photographer, along with my husband Joe. Together, we traveled the country photographing NASCAR, Indy Car, and Sports Car races for a publication in Trenton, NJ - Area Auto Racing News. Since moving to Arizona in 1999, we still photograph motorsports for the same publication in NJ, but now we only photograph races at Phoenix International Raceway.

I began writing and self publishing in 2016, and in that year published 4 short stories, 1 compilation of short stories, and 1 novella. I write science fiction, horror, and supernatural thrillers. My main series, currently, is the "Father Gunter, Demon Hunter" supernatural thriller series. The first book of the series - "The Bucktown Babies" - was self published on February 1, 2017.

In September of 2017, I signed with Creativia Publishing. They re-released "The Bucktown Babies", and my science fiction novella "The Mons Connection" - which, actually, was the first story I had written, back in early 2016. The 2nd book in the "Father Gunter, Demon Hunter" series - "The Raven Flies at Night" was published on January 7, 2018 In February 2018, I terminated my contract with Creativia, and am self published again.

When I write one of my Father Gunter novels. I research the demons. The demons I use are the actual demons (according to demonology) that are responsible for whatever that book's horror is. As an example, I am currently working on the third book in the series - "Night Mare." In the book, a town is plagued by people having terrible nightmares, and doing horrible things. The title comes from a demon called a Night Mare - which, according to demonology, is the demon responsible for bad dreams, or "nightmares."

My plans for 2018 include at least 3 new novels, including at least one more in the "Father Gunter, Demon Hunter" series. My books are available in e-book, paperback, and audio book.

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Best Sellers

    • Infected and Other Short Stories

    • By: Janine R. Pestel
    • Narrated by: Lucie Starling
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    This book features four short stories of horror, occult, and the paranormal....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Dead Things Mikey, Dead Things

    • By Spooky Mike on 02-14-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Wait at the Rainbow Bridge

    • By: Janine R. Pestel
    • Narrated by: Rhoda Rhodes
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    This is the story of the passing of a boy's beloved German Shepherd and how that German Shepherd and the boy are, one day, united once again....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming

    • By Felicia on 01-22-17

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Bucktown Babies

    • Father Gunter, Demon Hunter, Book 1
    • By: Janine R. Pestel
    • Narrated by: John H. Fehskens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    A former priest and demon hunter, Father Gunter is a demon's worst nightmare. But even he will need help to destroy the demons that threaten the small farming community of Bucktown....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gunter, There Is No H

    • By Spooky Mike on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Raven Flies at Night

    • Father Gunter, Demon Hunter, Book 2
    • By: Janine R. Pestel
    • Narrated by: John H Fehskens
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A demon's presence in the town has the townfolk depressed, with suicides being a daily occurrence. After the duo meets Father Nelson, they receive an amulet that will aid them in their battle against the Mountainview demon....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Gunter and Bob are back

    • By Spooky Mike on 06-04-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Mons Connection

    • By: Janine R. Pestel
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Santasier
    • Length: 1 hr and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    A group of astronauts came to Mars to look for signs of life at Olympus Mons. What brought them there was something found at a dig in Egypt....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A quick and decent offering

    • By Matthew on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Servants

    • By: Janine R. Pestel
    • Narrated by: Sheree Wichard
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Madeline was rich and arrogant. She fired all her human servants and purchased robotic "ServBots". Everything is great until she realizes all is not as perfect as it seemed....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Twisted Westworld

    • By Spooky Mike on 04-26-17

    Regular price: $3.95

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