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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Loch Ness Revenge by Hunter Shea [5 stars]

 
 
From the Description
 
Deep in the murky waters of Loch Ness, the creature known as Nessie has returned.
 
Twins Natalie and Austin McQueen watched in horror as their parents were devoured by the world’s most infamous lake monster.
 
Two decades later, it’s their turn to hunt the legend. But what lurks in the Loch is not what they expected. Nessie is devouring everything in and around the Loch, and it’s not alone.
 
Hell has come to the Scottish Highlands. In a fierce battle between man and monster, the world may never be the same.
 
 
Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Publisher: Severed Press
Publication Length: 149 pages
 
 
I received a copy of this book as part of the publicity tour hosted by the awesome Erin Al-Mehairi. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this novella. I did not receive any form of compensation for my review. If you are a blogger, author, or member of the media and you would like to feature Loch Ness Revenge or Hunter Shea in a review or interview, please contact Erin Al-Mehairi, publicist, at hookofabook@hotmail.com
 
 

 
Loch Ness Revenge creature feature you don't want to miss! Hunter Shea excels at writing characters who are realistic and easy to identify with, and taking cryptids out of legend and inserting them straight into your nightmares. Natalie and her twin, Austin, are fun to follow as they hunt for the creature that ate their parents. Henrik, a fellow monster hunter, has awesome toys and if I ever take up hunting for monsters I want his real-life counterpart along for the ride. This high octane thrill ride starts out strong and the action doesn't slow down leading to a fantastic ending. I was so caught up in the story that I devoured the whole book in one sitting. I only have one thing to say to Hunter Shea, "Please sir, can I have some more?" A highly recommended 5 star read.
 
 
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About the Author
 
 
 
Hunter Shea is the product of a childhood weaned on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search Of. He doesn’t just write about the paranormal – he actively seeks out the things that scare the hell out of people and experiences them for himself.
 
Publishers Weekly named The Montauk Monster one of the best reads of the summer in 2014, and his follow up novel, Hell Hole, was named best horror novel of the year on several prestigious horror sites. Cemetery Dance had this to say about his apocalyptic thriller, Tortures of the Damned – "A terrifying read that left me wanting more. I absolutely devoured this book!"
 
Hunter is an amateur cryptozoologist, having written wild, fictional tales about Bigfoot, The Montauk Monster, The Dover Demon and many new creatures to come. Copies of his books, The Montauk Monster and The Dover Demon, are currently on display in the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, ME.
 
He wrote his first novel with the express desire to work only with editor Don D’Auria at Dorchester (Leisure Horror). He submitted his novel to Don and only Don, unagented, placed on the slush pile. He is proof that dedicated writers can be rescued from no man’s land. He now works with Don, along with several other agents and publishers, having published over ten books in just four years.
 
Hunter is proud to be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi. It is one of the most watched horror video podcasts in the world. Monster Men is a light-hearted approach to dark subjects. Hunter and Jack explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun. They often interview authors, cryptid and ghost hunters, directors and anyone else living in the horror lane.
 
Living with his wonderful family and two cats, he’s happy to be close enough to New York City to get Gray’s Papaya hot dogs when the craving hits. His daughters have also gotten the horror bug, assisting him with research, story ideas and illustrations that can be seen in magazines such as Dark Dossier.
 
You can follow his travails at huntershea.com, sign-up for his newsletter, or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and GoodReads.
 

Praise
 
 
"Loch Ness Revenge is not only monsterific, but it's also comedic." – Tim Meyer, author of Worlds Between My Teeth
 
 
 
"Shea delivers a tense and intriguing work of escalating tension splattered with a clever, extensive cast of bystanders turned victims…An otherwise excellent, tightly delivered plot…Fans of cryptid creatures are likely to revel in this love letter to a legendary menace." – Publishers Weekly
 
"Bloody good read! This guy knows his monsters!" - Eric S Brown, author of Bigfoot War and Boggy Creek: The Legend is True, on Swamp Monster Massacre
 
"Hunter Shea is a great writer, highly entertaining, and definitely in the upper echelon in the current horror scene. Many other writers mention either loving his work and/or having the man influence their own, and for just cause. His writing suits anyone with a taste for the dark and terrifying!" –Zakk at The Eyes of Madness/The Mouth of Madness Podcast