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The Rascal by Eric Arvin

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The Rascal by Eric Arvin
Release Date: October 7, 2015
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: Gay Mainstream / Paranormal / Horror / Thriller
Length: Full-length Novel (61,500 words)

Blurb:

Lana is a faded movie star who lives alone in a big house on a hill that overlooks the sea. She has lived this way since the death of her daughter and the disappearance of her husband.

Jeff and Chloe are a couple who live in a cabin below the big house. It was Chloe’s idea to strengthen their marriage; but she see’s now that it isn’t working. Jeff has become obsessed with the cabin and the old water well. Chloe only sees strangeness around her.

One night while talking on the computer with Ethan, Jeff’s brother, a feeling of dread comes to the fore. When Ethan sees a figure behind Chloe, he leaves his boyfriend and baby and sets out to save Jeff.

Chloe, Ethan and Lana come together to fight an evil that would destroy Jeff. Will they succeed or will all of them fall to the taste of a young cannibalistic ghost?

Buy the book: Wilde City Press

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Our thoughts:

I would call The Rascal a perfect novel to read in the month of October. We’re starting to see Halloween decorations, movies and costumes in stores, online and on television. We’re preparing for all things spooky and paranormal.

The Rascal falls into the categories spooky and paranormal perfectly. Arvin weaves a tale that is just as much rooted in the past as it is the present. When Chloe and Jeff move into a cabin on Bad Luck Hill, they are thrust into an evil feud that has been a long time brewing in that cabin. The town of Wicker is just as thirsty for a morsel of the goings-on on Bad Luck Hill and not at all willing to help Chloe or Jeff figure out what they are experiencing or how to fight it.

Chloe is a bit of a clairvoyant and she realizes from the moment they arrive that something is desperately wrong on Bad Luck Hill. The cabin, barn and well on the property are not immune to the reaches of those still lingering around.

Arvin masterfully writes evil, greed, love,  and hatred into a haunting tale of all that can go wrong within a family. The far-reaching effects of love gone wrong and those that exploit family for their own means. A true ghost story, The Rascal will keep you in suspense and leave you stunned on the final page.

Enjoy!

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

Meet the author:

Some of [Arvin’s] work is as direct as Hemingway with the sensitivity of O’Connor or Shields, and yet others nuanced as if Maupin wrote a letter to Penthouse.” – Thom Fitzgerald, director THE HANGING GARDEN

Eric Arvin resides in the same sleepy Indiana river town where he grew up. He graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelors in History. He has lived, for brief periods, in Italy and Australia. He has survived brain surgery and his own loud-mouthed personal demons. Eric is the author of WOKE UP IN A STRANGE PLACE, THE MINGLED DESTINIES OF CROCODILES & MEN, SUBSURDITY, SIMPLE MEN, and various other sundry and not-so-sundry writings. He intends to live the rest of his days with tongue in cheek and eyes set to roam.

You can find Eric Arvin’s books at Amazon, Wilde City Press and All Romance eBooks.

RELEASE DAY SPOTLIGHT: The Rascal by Eric Arvin

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The Rascal by Eric Arvin
Release Date: October 7, 2015
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Genre: Gay Mainstream / Paranormal / Horror / Thriller
Length: Full-length Novel (61,500 words)

Today we are shining the spotlight on author Eric Arvin’s newest release with Wilde CIty Press, The Rascal. This is a prefect pre-Halloween read. Just enough thrills, horror and ghost action to start the festivities off this time of year.

Blurb:

Lana is a faded movie star who lives alone in a big house on a hill that overlooks the sea. She has lived this way since the death of her daughter and the disappearance of her husband.

Jeff and Chloe are a couple who live in a cabin below the big house. It was Chloe’s idea to strengthen their marriage; but she see’s now that it isn’t working. Jeff has become obsessed with the cabin and the old water well. Chloe only sees strangeness around her.

One night while talking on the computer with Ethan, Jeff’s brother, a feeling of dread comes to the fore. When Ethan sees a figure behind Chloe, he leaves his boyfriend and baby and sets out to save Jeff.

Chloe, Ethan and Lana come together to fight an evil that would destroy Jeff. Will they succeed or will all of them fall to the taste of a young cannibalistic ghost?

Buy the book: Wilde City Press

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Meet the author:

Some of [Arvin’s] work is as direct as Hemingway with the sensitivity of O’Connor or Shields, and yet others nuanced as if Maupin wrote a letter to Penthouse.” – Thom Fitzgerald, director THE HANGING GARDEN

Eric Arvin resides in the same sleepy Indiana river town where he grew up. He graduated from Hanover College with a Bachelors in History. He has lived, for brief periods, in Italy and Australia. He has survived brain surgery and his own loud-mouthed personal demons. Eric is the author of WOKE UP IN A STRANGE PLACE, THE MINGLED DESTINIES OF CROCODILES & MEN, SUBSURDITY, SIMPLE MEN, and various other sundry and not-so-sundry writings. He intends to live the rest of his days with tongue in cheek and eyes set to roam.

You can find Eric Arvin’s books at Amazon, Wilde City Press and All Romance eBooks.

Zombie Boyz by Klune, Arvin, Stone, Kaine, Day and Knight

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Zombie Boyz: Guess Who’s Coming at Dinner by Geoffrey Knight and Ethan Day
Zombie Boyz: Surviving Sin City by Daniel A. Kaine and Ethan Stone
Zombie Boyz: Ghoul’s Gym by T.J. Klune and Eric Arvin
Published on 18 December 2014
Published by Wilde City Press
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GUESS WHO’S COMING AT DINNER

This new adult book was the perfect way to start this series. I would burst out laughing over and over again. I loved Chandler’s clever voice. All the social media and pop culture references were so on I was in hysterics! It was just a fun, fun book to read. Because of that, it went way to fast!

In this short story, Chandler is boarded up in his family home with his parents, sister, aunt and grandparents. The family tone is awesome. The war crazy grandpa, toe the line grandma and drunken whore of an aunt. Top that with a psycho sister and Ward and June Cleaver and we have quite the dynamic going. Chandler is sharing a room with grandpa so he can’t even wank in privacy! That really sucks when a zombie apocalypse is going on and the one guy you’ve lusted after for years was left behind in a hospital, most likely infected with the zombie virus.

Chandler holds out hope for Zane and when he discovers he’s part of the zombie rehabilitation program, Chandler goes back for him. Now Chandler has to bring home a zombie boyfriend when his parents don’t even know he’s gay. Oops! The coming out scene was epic.  So funny and I loved the twist. The outrage was directed away from the norm but the reaction and words used were the same. The irony was awesome. The family pulling together and fighting off the zombie at the end was superb! The personalities of each family member really shined.

Read this story for a good laugh and to be entertained.

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SURVIVING SIN CITY

I LOVE books that have places I can relate to and after living in Vegas for 7 long years of my life, this book really hit home. I loved hearing the street names and landmarks. I lived off Gibson and Horizon Ridge so to see that very intersection in a book was exciting! It just brought the story to life even more for me.

This was a true hunt down and fight to survive zombie apocalypse story. It was just enough run, safety, run. We get an idea how the virus spreads and also how it is mutating. I like that each chapter focused on a different voice, alternating between Cooper and Kaleb.

Cooper and Kaleb are thrust together after the zombie virus starts to turn people all over the city of Las Vegas in a matter of hours. Kaleb sees his mom turn then barely makes it to a safe house where he runs into Cooper. Hailing from London on vacation, Cooper is a survivalist. He’s also a bit of a conspiracy theorist so he know right away what is happening and the repercussions. He’s desperate to get back home to his bunker of supplies. That’s not happening anytime soon. Full shutdown.

As much as Cooper tries to deny liking and even needing Kaleb’s help, he realizes soon enough that they make a great team. Kaleb’s knows the area, drives and can wield a weapon. The two of them together are unstoppable.

Kaleb decided to help Cooper get to an airport to escape back home and then set off to meet up with his brother. Along the way they run over a lot of zombies and see some pretty messed up zombie feasts. This one is not for the squeamish! You do have to love a nail gun-toting, SUV driving hero!

A good zombie story that still has chemistry and hot, possibly last, apocalypse sex is a total winner! I liked their dynamic: Younger/older. Pizza delivery man/professional.  Caring/Smart ass. Dominant/Submissive. They both had desire to survive and protect the other and that is golden.

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Ghoul’s Gym

This little love story goes south when a zombie plague is set lose amongst the population. Jake and Uly start the day off right with a quick release but not all is okay. It is obvious to Uly that Jake has his undies in a bundle and he can’t get the man to open up and say what is bothering him. Uly trucks off to his job at Art of Man gym while Jake goes off to pursue an option that he believes will level the playing field. To say Jake is lacking some self-confidence would be an understatement. He has a gorgeous man, house, job and still feels he isn’t enough. If only he could be bigger, beefier. Well that is what he is going to do. He’s going to juice up and be the man he thinks Uly should have.

Unfortunately, the juice is tainted and all hell breaks out at Art of Man. The zombie apocalypse hits hard and vicious and it is a total fight to survive. Uly and his friends are trying to fight off the zombies and get out of the locked down gym. Uly just wants to make it out alive to see Jake. He doesn’t know that Jake is already tainted and turning into a zombie.

The alternating POV was perfect for this story. We get the inside voice as Jake struggles to maintain his humanity and find Uly. He knows if he can just see Uly that his love and desire to be with him will keep him from changing. His fight is so intense I really thought love would overcome the zombie apocalypse!

Uly’s fight with his friends is gruesome but so entertaining. The different survival mechanisms emerge and it is just how I’d imagine it being in a situation so extreme. I had favorites who overcame and a few that didn’t fair as well.

This short is a true survival story that is not for the faint of heart. Prepare for the gore but also know that once you start reading it you won’t stop until you know who survives!

Kudos to Klune and Arvin for going against the grain on the ending of this story. I’m sure a lot of people were not happy but I can see this story continuing with the ending that it has.

RATING FOR ALL: BAD ASS ZOMBIE FIGHTING BOOTS!!!