I am interested to see how an author approached this sort of genre without bad language and violence, while ensuring that the story remains intriguing.
“The pteromantyl was about four feet long with large bat-like wings and olive green skin. Its legs were bird like, bending backwards at the knees. Its arms, torso and face were like a human’s, but with a beak for a nose and its head was pointed in the back with horse-like ears. It looked half human and half pterodactyl.”
– Pteromantyls (Locations 235-238) Continue reading
“The woman jumped from her crouch in the corner. She fumbled toward the busted door, arms outstretched, wailing a determined cry. He hooked an arm around her waist. She flailed, arms pumping and legs bicycling the Tour de France.” (p. 8) Kindle Edition Continue reading
“It sounds like liquid crack,” Betty said and immediately regretted it.
– Green River Blend, P. 18 Continue reading
“Krissy pinched a nostril and snorted a big line while Allen held her hair. She came up with her eyes wide, wriggling her nose and blinking a lot. Allen bent over sniffing and then sat back with little change.”
– Pipeliner (Locations 1423-1424) Continue reading
For seventeen-year-old Jason Krabb, high school life in 1990s Idaho is a world of cargo shorts, cassette tapes, and junk food. Plagued equally by algebra and puberty, Jason sets out to find a girlfriend and become a rock guitarist. His quest is irreversibly jolted when he attends a bonfire and meets an alluring girl from the other side of town and a rag tag crew who are bringing gas lines through the desert in order to keep the lights on in Portland and Seattle, places where Jason hopes to find his nirvana as a guitarist.
Meanwhile, things deteriorate at home. Jason’s pediatrician mom, Leah, sadly faces the twilight of her parenting years while his father, Curtis, contends with the enormity of running a big ticket research laboratory and coming to terms with his son’s wayward path.
Pipeliner is at once a coming of age love story and a comical timestamp of early 90s family life. Set in the fictional Idaho town of Helen Springs, pop. 58,000, its characters are as vibrant as the lofty peaks and purple sunsets of the high desert. Here we find rich farmers, poor ranchers, dutiful Mormons, government honchos, disgruntled vets, drug-dealing bruisers, irksome teachers, and spirited students, all doing their best to keep the lights on.
The picturesque town of Santillana Del Mar, Spain is legendary for its mysterious caves, but few know deep in those caves lurks a hidden secret.
As seventeen-year-old-Keith stumbles onto a gateway deep within the heart of the mountain leading into a parallel universe known as Nevrhada—filled with Assassin-Vines, undead dragons, vampires, blood-thirsty Crocotta and other lethal creatures—he desperately clutches to his will to remain on earth. Despite his efforts to resist the lure of the enchanted world, Keith finds himself spiraling into a fantasy world beyond human imagination.
Propelled by the unknown—and the mesmerizing Princess Deso Cressida, with her captivating violet eyes and mind control that can enslave any mortal—Keith makes the ultimate mistake and trespasses into the Forest of Nightmares. A part of Nevrhada banned for all eternity.