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)
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
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.
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.